Though some of these devices have been available online for a few days, there is nothing like walking into a store and having some intimate time with a handset before making a commitment. Today, May 26, Verizon has 3 new devices available in-store, and chances are many of you will be running over to get your hands all over them. Said Android smartphones are the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the Motorola Droid X2, and the LG Revolution.
We are all obsessed with the idea of having that one device that has it all. Such is not the case for these, and as sad as it seems, that Prince Charming Android phone can only be found in our dreams (for now). All three devices offer very different features, creating a diverse variety of phones, so you can pick which one will suit your needs better.
We have put together a poll to see what our readers think about Verizon’s tri-force, and which devices they will be taking home. So, Let’s take a look at today’s poll contestants!
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Oh, Xperia Play! We have been waiting so long for you. Rumors about the existence of this device started flying around since last year, around August. As you probably already know, this device is meant to be targeted at all you hard-core gamers out there. Being the only device that features a slide-out gaming pad, it will sure keep your spare time very busy, while you take care of saving the world and what not.
We are all complaining about the fact that phones are still being released without dual-core processors. Of course, we want the latest and newest, and though this is not a dual-core device, it does have the newer generation of Qualcomm single-core processors. This device sports a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon II processor, with an Adreno 205 GPU (which should keep your gaming and media running pretty smooth).
Aside from the lack of dual-core (No 4G LTE either), this phone has everything else that you can expect from it, like Android 2.3 Gingerbread, VGA front-facing camera, and a 5 MP rear-facing camera.
Motorola Droid X2
The Motorola Droid X was quite popular last year, mostly due to its thin body, and that stunning 4.3-inch display. Well, if you are a proud owner of the Motorola Droid X, the Droid X2 will give you a boost in performance, while giving you a very familiar feeling to what you are used to.
When I say the word “familiar,” i mean it. The Droid X2 is pretty much the same as its predecessor, but with 2 main upgrades: A 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, and a qHD display (960×540). Other specs include teh familiar Android 2.2 Froyo (to be upgraded to Gingerbread), 512 MB of RAM, and 8 MP rear-facing camera.
The device does lack a front-facing camera, along with 4G LTE compatibility, but some of you may very well not care about those.
First seen at CES (officially), the LG Revolution has become a big upgrade for Verizon LG users. Though the LG Vortex and LG Ally were great entry-level devices for new Android users, it is time for LG to step up the game when it comes to Verizon handsets.
The LG Revolution is actually the only one three devices (and the only one released today) that is 4G LTE capable on Verizon Wireless (along with the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung Droid Charge). Its 4G compatibility and the front-facing 1.3 MP camera are pretty much the most exciting features in the Revolution. Aside from those two, the specs include Android 2.2 Froyo, a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5 MP rear-facing camera, and a 4.3-inch TFT display.
Which do you want?
As mentioned before, each of these devices has its own advantages over the others. Which one is the best? That simply depends on your needs. Gamers will definitely have a good time with the Xperia Play. If you really want a front-facing camera, the Droid X2 would be out of the picture, but it is also the only one with a dual-core processor. If data speed is an important factor, it may be good to consider the LG Revolution, which is compatible with Verizon’s new 4G LTE network.
Please take a vote and let us know which of these will be your next Android smartphone. We always like to know what you guys think, so let us know the reason for choosing one of these devices (or none) in the comments section.