Android Cheat Sheet: The Top 6 Android Phones

Nexus One

Apple may be selling millions of iPhones but there’s no denying Android is a hot platform with 160,000 phones activated every day. Every U.S. carrier is bringing a high-end Android smartphone to the market, and this comparison of the top six should make that purchase decision a little easier. All six of these Android phones compare favorably with the iPhone 4, and contain top-of-the-line specs. The companies behind the phones shipping with the Android 2.1 version of the operating system have indicated they all will receive an update to the latest version Android OS (aka Froyo) at some point. For everything you need to know about Froyo check out Kevin’s post detailing why it’s so hot.

Feature Nexus One Droid Incredible EVO 4G Droid X Epic 4G Samsung Captivate
Manufacturer HTC HTC HTC Motorola Samsung Samsung
Android version 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1
Rear camera 5 MP 8 MP 8 MP 8 MP 5 MP 5 MP
Front camera None None Yes- video chat Yes- video chat None Yes- video chat None
Screen (inches) 3.7 3.7 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.0
Internal memory 512 MB 8 GB 440 MB 8 GB 512 MB 16 GB
Storage 4 GB microSD 8 GB microSD 8 GB microSD 16 GB microSD 16 GB microSD microSD is not included
Keyboard Onscreen only Onscreen only Onscreen only Onscreen only QWERTY Onscreen only
Special note Gets all OS updates There’s a shortage of these in the market WiMAX capable Offers access to the MotoBlur app WiMAX capable Designed as a social network hub
Cost (2-year contract) $179.99 $199.99 $199.99 $199.99 TBD TBD
Carrier (U.S.) T-Mobile Verizon Sprint Verizon Sprint AT&T
Availability Now Now Now July expected July expected TBD

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