Top Ten Android Smartphones of 2013

Check out the top ten Android smartphones released till July 2013.

Half of the year 2013 has passed. We got so many good smartphones so far. They range from budget friendly to high end ones. All are rich in the specs sheet. Let us have an analysis of the top ten smartphones of 2013 so far. But as the list will not stay with 10, we are setting one more criteria. Lets analyse the top ten “Android” smartphones released in 2013, so far.

It will be really hard to pi point a particular smartphone as “the best”. What I feel best, might not be your choice, it is rather a subjective judgement. So, here we are presenting for you the list of best 10 Android smartphones. Pick the one for you from it.

1.HTC One:


Beyond any doubt, we can say that HTC One will be one of the top ten Android smartphones available currently in the market. With its rich features and premium look, HTC One will make itself your first grab.

The main features of HTC One smartphone are:

• 4.7-inch Super LCD, Full HD Display with 468ppi pixel density.
• 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor
• Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) OS with HTC's Sense user interface.
• 32/64GB Internal Memory
• No External Memory
• 4MP Primary Camera
• 2.1MP Secondary Camera
• 2300 mAh Li-polymer Battery
• Price: 42,000 Rupees.


• Excellent Design.
• Quality Display.
• Ultra pixel Camera.


• Battery not up to the expected level
• No memory card slot.

2.Samsung Galaxy S4:

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 is on the same line with the HTC One in the matter of richness of specifications. It has more interesting features like Smart Stay for more feature loving users. The main advantage of the S4 on HTC One is the expandable memory. But it lacks the premium look, mainly due to the plasticky build.

The main features of Samsung Galaxy S4 are:

• 5 -inch Full HD super Amoled Display with 441 ppi pixel density.
• Exynos 5 Octo core 1.9 GHz Processor
• Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS
• 16/32/64 GB Internal Memory
• External Memory up to 64GB
• 13 MP Primary Camera with LED Dual Flash
• 2 MP Secondary Camera
• Standard Li-Ion 2600 mAh Battery
• Price: 41,500 Rupees.


• Dual Camera, enables to take photos and videos with the front and the rear cameras simultaneously.
• Supports video calls in both cameras.
• Octo-core processor
• Expandable memory up to 64 GB


• No wireless charging, no flexible display, and no eye scrolling as expected.
• Should have been a different look rather than that of the Galaxy S3

3.Sony Xperia Z:

Sony Xperia Z

Best of Sony in a smartphone – that was right about the Xperia Z smartphone. The main attraction of the phone is its design and water proof feature. The phone has got certificate in Water proofing and Dust proofing.

The main features of Xperia Z smartphone are:

• 5 -inch Capacitive touchscreen Display
• Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chip
• Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
• 16 GB Internal Memory
• External Memory up to 32GB
• 13 MP Primary Camera with LED Dual Flash
• 2.2 MP Secondary Camera
• Non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh Battery
• Price: 36,000 Rupees.


• Water resistant.
• 13MP rear camera.
• 2.2 MP Front Camera.
• Good music quality.


• Non removable battery
• Software Bugs
• Poor performance from 13MP Camera.
• Poor Battery life.
• Not scratch resistant.
• No dedicated shutter key.

4.Google Nexus 4:

Google Nexus 4

The Nexus 4 Google's own kid, manufactured by LG. Android can never perform better other than in the Google device, as per the hope of the company. On the downside, the device does not have LTE support. Other than that, the Nexus 4 is a decent smartphone.

The main features of google Nexus 4 smartphone are:

• 4.7-inch IPS LCD Display.
• Quad core, 1500 MHz, Krait Adreno 320 Processor
• Android 4.2 OS.
• 8 GB/16GB Internal Memory
• No External Memory
• 8MP Primary Camera
• 1.3 MPSecondary Camera
• 2100 mAh Battery
• Price: 26,000 Rupees.


• Pretty good battery life.
• Outstanding quality.
• More applications and game download quickly.
• Screen protected by scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2


• Limited memory capacity.
• Non removable battery

5.HTC One X Plus:

HTC One X Plus

Though there is a “plus” in the name, HTC One X plus is actually a cut down version of the HTC One. This smartphone also has a very rich spec sheet. In the matter of price, the One X Plus is more affordable than the bigger brother.

Here are the main features of HTC One X Plus smartphone:

• 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 Touchscreen Display.
• NVIDIA Tegra 3, 1.7 GHz Quad core Processor
• Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS.
• 1 GB RAM
• 64GB Internal Memory
• No External Memory
• 8MP Primary Camera
• 1.6 MP Secondary Camera
• Li-ion Polymer 2100 mAh Battery
• Price: 30,000 Rupees.


• Powerful processor
• Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio, built in
• 25 GB Dropbox space
• Handy internal storage of 64 GB


• Micro-sim
• No 4G
• No memory card slot
• Only 1 GB RAM

6.Samsung Galaxy Note 2:

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung galaxy Note 2 is meant for those fans with large hands as well as a large pocket. Bigger size, bigger screen and bigger device, Galaxy Note 2 is really the big boy among the leading smartphones. High end features and the stylish S pen makes it unique.

The main features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 are:

• 5.5 -inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen Display.
• Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 Processor
• Android OS, v4.1.1 (Jelly Bean).
• 2 GB RAM
• 16GB Internal Memory
• External Memory up to 64 GB.
• 8MP Primary Camera
• 1.9 MP Secondary Camera
• Standard battery, Li-Ion 3100.
• Price: 37,000 Rupees.


• Bigger 5.5 Inch Super HD AMOLED Screen
• Stylish Look.
• S Pen
• Sensitive touchwiz
• Powerful Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 processor with 2GB RAM
• 3100 mAh battery provides good battery back up
• Perhaps the best business phone with a lot of specs
• Great Camera Quality for both cams.
• Reasonable pricing


• Bigger in size, thus handling would be tougher.

7.Motorola Razr Maxx:

Motorola Razr Maxx HD

Though not released in this year, the Motorola Razr Maxx still remains a hot selling smartphone in India. This shows the popularity of the smartphone. Motorola has finally fighting back to survive in the flood of quality feature rich smartphones.

The main features of the Motorola Razr Maxx smartphone are:

• 4.3 -inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen Display.
• Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 Processor
• Android OS, v2.3.6 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
• 1 GB RAM
• 16GB Internal Memory
• External Memory up to 32 GB.
• 8MP Primary Camera
• 1.3 MP Secondary Camera
• Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery.
• Price: 31,000 Rupees.


• Stylish Look.
• Good Camera Quality.
• Reasonable pricing

• Non Removable Battery.

8.Sony Xperia SP:

Sony Xperia SP

Xperia SP is Sony's yet another mid ranged smartphone. Though it is a scaled down version of Xperia Z, the SP does not disappoint us. It has all the features of the Xperia Z, but in a scaled down manner. For those who want a Xperia Z experience at a cheaper price, Xperia SP will be a great choice.

The main features of Sony Xperia SP are:

• 4.6 -inch TFT capacitive touch screen Display.
• 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Processor
• Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS.
• 1 GB RAM
• 8 GB Internal Memory
• External Memory up to 32 GB.
• 8 MP Primary Camera
• VGA Secondary Camera
• Li-Ion 2370 mAh battery.
• Price: 24,499 Rupees.


• Low Price
• Good Camera
• Translucent Bar for Displaying Notification


• Not Water Resistant

9.ZTE Blade III:


ZTE is well known for its budget friendly smartphones. After Blade and Blade2, ZTE has unleashed its brand new smartphone Blade III, which comes for a very affordable price. The smartphone is available in China at this time and is on the way to European markets.

The main features of ZTE Blade III smartphone are:

• 4.0 -inch TFT capacitive touch screen Display.
• 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon Chipset.
• Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
• 512 MB RAM
• 4 GB Internal Memory
• External Memory up to 32 GB.
• 5 MP Primary Camera
• 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
• Li-Ion 1600 mAh battery.
• Price: 7,000 Rupees.


• Very budget friendly.
• Decent screen.
• Smooth operation.


• Below average key board.
• No flash light.
• Poor camera.
• Poor internal memory.

10.LG Optimus G Pro:

LG Optimus G Pro

Though it was released earlier, the LG Optimus G Pro smartphone, or rather phablet, could make its way to the Indian shores only very recently. It has more or less the same standards of Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but without an S pen. It excels the Note 2 in case of the higher resolution display. No wonder, it will soon become the pet of so many Indians.

The main features of the LG Optimus G Pro are:

• 5 -inch TFT capacitive touch screen Display.
• 1.7GHz quad-core Processor.
• Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
• 2 GB RAM
• 32 GB Internal Memory
• External Memory up to 64 GB.
• 13 MP Primary Camera
• 2.4 MP Secondary Camera
• Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.
• Price: 42,500 Rupees.


• Stylish design.
• Compact Build.
• Big Screen.
• Full HD.
• Good Camera.
• Good Battery.
• Best in Performance.
• Fast Multi tasking.


• Viewing Angles not up to expectation.
• One hand operation is difficult.
• Rear side is Plastic, which might seem cheap to some.
• Over sensitive screen.
• Qbutton will take time to get used with.

Which one do you think is the best? Comment below!
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Last updated on 09-07-2013. Published on 05-07-2013.
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