Aug 28 AT 9:19 AM Nick Gray 7 Comments

Back to school Android smartphone buying guide

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The back to school season is in full swing. High school and college students are on a buying spree to find all the supplies they need for the 2013 school year. While pencils, pens notebooks and a good backpack may be what most people think of this time of year, we happen to believe that a good smartphone can play a very important role in a student’s day-to-day school routine.

We’re not here to give you tips on how your smartphone can be used to improve your study habits or help you with your projects, but we will tell you what phone you should buy. Over the past few days we’ve asked our readers and our staff to identify the best Android powered smartphones on the four major US service providers. There are certainly a lot of options out there, but the numbers we got back clearly show that only a few phones are actually worth looking at.

The clear winners are the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S 4, Google Nexus 4 and the new Motorola Moto X. These four phones have dominated Android headlines for most of the year and certainly offer the best Android experience. If you’re on the market for a new phone, we’re hoping our staff and reader picks will help you choose the perfect phone for you. We’re also interested in your feedback. Don’t like our choices or have another recommendation that we missed? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

Happy back to school shopping!

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Staff picks

  1. HTC One
  2. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note II
 Reader picks

  1. Google Nexus 4
  2. HTC One
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
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 Staff picks

  1. HTC One
  2. Motorola Moto X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active
Reader picks

  1. HTC One
  2. Motorola Moto X
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
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Staff picks

  1. HTC One
  2. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  3. LG Optimus G
 Reader picks

  1. HTC One
  2. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note II
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 Staff picks

  1. HTC One
  2. Motorola DROID MAXX
  3. Samsung Galaxy S 4
 Reader picks

  1. HTC One
  2. Samsung Galaxy S 4
  3. Motorola DROID MAXX

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