Best Android phones in the next 3 months?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jason2811, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    I'm getting tired of my iPhone 4S and thinking about switching back to Android (I used a Droid Incredible from 2010-2011) if the next iPhone isn't anything great.

    What are the best Android devices that will be released between August and December? Will they all ship with Jelly Bean? Any Google-supported Nexus devices coming out?

  2. Timzer macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2011
    I would say the next Nexus device and the Galaxy Note 2 are the ones to look forward to. I've got a GS3 and can say I love this phone. I truly don't feel the need to run a custom ROM on this thing. It's amazing.
    The Galaxy Note is not everyone's cup of tea, but from the users I know, they swear by it. Most of which had reservations about it's size, but now won't use anything less. It is the overwhelming response I get from these Note users. I'm looking forward to the unveiling of the Note 2 at the end of this month.
  3. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    Galaxy Note is way too big.

    I'm hearing a new Razr Maxx may be released so I may look into that if it has great battery life.
  4. sg01 macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2010
    I am looking forward to the next Nexus phone.
  5. Dolorian macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    I am on the same boat, about to jump into Android. The new iPhone would need to blow me away to make me change my mind at this point. I am willing to wait until Apple unveils it next month before getting my first Android phone.

    I have my eyes set on the Galaxy SIII and the Nexus, but I've heard about the new Nexus being around the corner, so as I wait for the new iPhone and also the black version of the SIII, perhaps some news of the new Nexus will emerge if not then I'll go with the SIII and then change to the new Nexus later on.
  6. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    The new Razr HD will have a bigger HD screen but not have the Maxx's battery unfortunately.
  7. skidbubble macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2010
    I'm still awaiting the 64gb SIII.

    128gb total of glorious storage. Yes, please.
  8. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Currently I'm enjoying my Galaxy S III, HTC One X, and Galaxy Nexus.

    I will be taking delivery of the upcoming Nexus sometime in Q4. The final build of Android has not be disclosed yet.

    Beyond that, there are several other potential new releases, but just like Apple, the manufacturers of these upcoming Androids are not talking.

    One things for certain. Having used Android's since the very beginning I can say that the three current phones I have are all very fast, fun and effective. Smooth reliable and very comfortable due to the spacious displays, they highlight the limitations of the small iPhone display.

    However I do respect those who find the 3.5" iPhone screen sufficient.
  9. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
  10. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Xiaomi mi2 but unlikely to be sold outside of China :( this is a crime against geek humanity!
  11. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
  12. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
  13. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    Actually, I'm wrong. The FCC report was released recently and there will only one phone will be released-- Razr HD with a 2500mah battery.
  14. SurferMan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2010
    South FL
    Really, pry best bet is waiting to see what they do with the next Galaxy Nexus. With the rom I'm on though I don't have a problem holding on to my GSII till next year to see what happens. I just love the size at 4.3" an its so fast and smooth, battery life even edges out my iPhone 4.
  15. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    I hope the motorola "Maxx" series of phones gets released on more carriers. AT&T needs better android phones.
  16. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    Note and Nexus will be the only things worth buying. Don't bother waiting for anything else. Everything else is pretty much garbage.
  17. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
  18. Passenger88 macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I am waiting for the iphone 5 before I make a choice between the S3 or the iphone. But what will be the difference with the new nexus and s3?
  19. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Nexus is I think the best android phone because you're not constrained to waiting for a carrier to get the next version of android, add their stuff to it, test it and finally roll it out 6 to 8 months later.
  20. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    I'm waiting for the new Note, to decide between the Note and the SG3.
  21. Diiiiips macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2011
    I'm in the same boat. Really tempted to order the S3 now as I don't think the 5 will have any surprises to entice me but I'll wait and see I guess.

    Is it unlikely that the new Nexus will allow removable storage? Being able to put an SD card into the S3 makes it such a cheaper option than buying a 64GB phone for me.
  22. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Unless you are a Verizon Nexus owner. :) Who are still waiting for JB....If you are willing to root then you might as well get any Android phone.

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