For those who might be looking for a new smartphone this holiday season, you may be faced with some level of difficulty choosing a device which can suit you well. This is more so since the market is full of fine smartphones performing exceptionally well. In the past few months, smartphone manufacturers have unleashed a number of top notch devices. It is clear that the android ecosystem has some of the most attractive phones having a sleek look and also being offered at affordable prices with many of the choices in the display being fantastic. Here are the 5 best android phones which have been on sale this year.

  • Moto X:  This is indisputably the best android smartphone, and comes with a number of new specs, including a 5.2-inch screen and a 13 MP rear camera. Motorola has given their customers a chance to choose from the different colors and different features that the phone comes with. One can choose from wood to leather versions which might make a nice gift to someone this holiday. Other notable specs include a 2 GB RAM, 2MP front camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat. More so, the Moto X is also water resistant.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4: With some other recent phone brands having a large screen, none of them can beat this phone’s screen size. Operating this powerful gadget is pure fun, especially when composing messages. Also, picking calls has been made simpler. The screen size is 5.7-inch. Other notable features for this best android smartphone include a 16 MP rear camera, 3.7 MP front camera and 3 GB RAM. There has been so much improvement in this phone and it has so many features you will not find in any other phone.
  • LG G3: In the LG’s portfolio, this is one of the most powerful handset. It indisputably ranks among the best android smartphones 2014. The internal memory for this gadget is 32 GB, running an android 4.4 KitKat. The device is light in weight and compact, with buttons placed on the rear which makes its operation even easier. The smartphone contains some unique features that are so helpful to users. On the part of the camera’s quality, it has a 13 MP rear camera and 2.1 MP front camera.
  • Nexus 6: If you always had a thing for large smartphones, this might be your best pick. The Nexus 6 is among the best android smartphones to hit the market this year. The big size is what makes it stand out having a display of 6”, which is amazing. The camera is top quality and the device runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. The device has a 3GB RAM.
  • Sony Xperia Z3v: Sony hasn’t been left behind this year hitting squarely in the US market. Its features are almost those of the Z3. However, this one has a bigger body and screen that is more comfortable to use while messaging. Among some other features, it has a 20.7 Megapixel rear cam and 2.2 MP front cam.

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