Oct 16 AT 3:20 PM Taylor Wimberly 52 Comments

Top 5 most wanted Android smartphones for October 2012


Hundreds of Android phones are released every year, but only a handful of products get all the attention. The big releases are normally saved for the fall shopping season and we are expecting new flagship phones from HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony, and many more. Read on to see which phones topped our power rankings.

1. LG Nexus 4

 Most wanted feature: Stock Android 4.2.

Who’s it for: Android enthusiasts that want an up-to-date, pure Google experience. Fans of pre-paid wireless looking for the best unlocked phone.

Rumored release date: October 29th.

Expected US carriers: AT&T and T-Mobile for the unlocked version. It’s possible we could see a carrier locked version on Sprint or Verizon, but the unlocked model will be more desirable.

2. Samsung Galaxy Note II

Most wanted feature: 5.5 inch display.

Who’s it for: Creative types that like to draw with the S Pen. Users that want to fit a small sized tablet in their pocket.

Release dates: October 25th for Sprint, mid-November for other carriers.

Expected US carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Cellular.

3. HTC Dlx

Most wanted feature: 1080p display

Who’s it for: HTC fanatics that want the best HTC has to offer. Verizon customers that want a 1080p display for bragging rights.

Expected release date: Currently in testing, could debut by mid-November

Expected US carriers: Verizon exclusive

4. Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD

Most wanted feature: 3,300 mAh battery

Who’s it for: Those that want all day battery life, and then some.

Release date: October 18th

Expected US carriers: Verizon exclusive

5. Sony Xperia T

Most wanted features: PlayStation Certified, 13 MP HD camera from Sony with full 1080p HD video recording

Who’s it for: Fans of James Bond. Mobile gamers that want access to the PlayStation Mobile store.

Expected US carriers: AT&T exclusive

Poll: What phone are you waiting for?

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