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Battle of the Android Beasts

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There is currently a waging war among Smartphone manufacturers to produce the baddest Android beast. It’s a droid war zone! In my humble opinion, this is quite counter-productive as the focus should be on perfecting Android to be the absolute best operating system. Nonetheless, as Android seems to have adopted a calibre of its own aside from iOS, the battle wages for the best device.

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LG G2 front and back view

Speaking of war zones, it’s getting bloody on the Android front. Samsung, LG, and now HTC are all contending to produce the ultimate Android beast. We’ve all heard about the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG has got the LG G2 and Nexus 5 (by Google) under it’s belt, while HTC has got the One M8.

Here is a side-by-side comparison that we compiled for you:

Device Type LG Nexus 5 (by Google) Samsung S5 LG G2 HTC One M8
Screen Size 5 inches 5.1 inches 5.2 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3 – TouchWiz UI Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Corning Gorilla Glass 3 – HTC Sense UI v6
Weight 130 g 145 g 143 g 160 g
CPU Snapdragon 800, 2.26 GHz processor Snapdragon 801, 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 800, 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 801, 2.3 GHz
Storage 16GB or 32GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB or 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Operating System Android 4.4 (4.4.2) KitKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat Android 4.2.2 (4.4.2) KitKat Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Battery 2300 mAh (17 hours) 2800 mAh (21 hours) 3000 mAh (17h 30m) 2600 mAh (20 hours)
Rear Camera 8 megapixels 16 megapixels 13 megapixels 4 megapixels
Front Facing Camera 1.3 megapixels 2.1 megapixels 2.1 megapixels 5 megapixels
Networking 4G LTE/3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA, NFC 4G, 3G, 2G, EDGE, GPRS 4G, 4G, 3G, 2G, GPRS, EDGE
SIM Micro-SIM Micro-SIM Micro-SIM Nano-SIM
Memory Card Slot No Yes up to 128 GB No Yes up to 128 GB
Radio No No Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS

Furthermore, rumour has it that Samsung will be releasing the Note 4 later this year as Google also plans on releasing the Nexus 6. The year, 2014, is evidently the year paving the future which is mobile echoing the theme of the Mobile World Congress. Samsung’s hybrid phones popularly known to some people as phablets gained popularity because it proved useful to professionals. Alternatively, Google’s flagship smartphones, Nexus, were also popular because of fair specs and features paired with a friendly price. It is alleged that both devices will run the latest Android software 4.5 or 5.0 which is rumoured to be launched at the I/O Conference in June. The question is, which device are you going to get?

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