The smart phone market has undeniably become of the standout markets in modern times. The arrival of Apple’s iPhone sparked an upcoming fierce competition, one of which is certainly Google-owned Android. The operating system operates on several smart phones from massive manufactures such as Motorola, Samsung to name but just a few. We’ve made a list of the top five best Android phones available in 2011.

#5 – Motorola Atrix 4G :Best Android Phones


The Motorola Atrix 4G claims to be the most powerful smart phone currently available in the market. And it certainly won’t be wrong to claim that accolade, even in the congested and highly competitive smart phone market. Its features include:

  • Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo), upgradable to v2.3
  • TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors screen
  • Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 AP20H chipset

#4 – Samsung Epic 4G :Best Android Phones


The quality of the Samsung Epic 4G can’t be doubted. The same can indeed be said about the phone’s sleek and elegant design. It comes with:

  • Android 2.1
  • 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash screen
  • Super AMOLED Touchscreen
  • Instant social networking capabilities
  • 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor

#3 – HTC Thunderbolt :Best Android Phones


The sheer capacity of the HTC Thunderbolt will turn away potential consumers. However, let’s not take anything away from the smart phone itself; this powerful device has its various advantages with bulky dimensions, some of which are:

  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz Scorpion processor
  • Adreno 205 GPU
  • Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon
  • 8GB (can be expanded to 32GB) storage, as well as 768 MB RAM

#2 – HTC EVO Shift 4G :Best Android Phones


You can easily be mistaken for mixing up the HTC EVO Shift 4G with the Samsung Epic 4G. The EVO sports a similar design, but has the edge in its simplicity and overall design. The smart phone sports the following feature:

  •  Android 2.2 – Froyo (upgradable to v2.3)
  • 12 MB RAM/2048 MB ROM
  • 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash screen
  • 800 MHz Scorpion processor
  • Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7630 Snapdragon chipset

#1 – Google Nexus One :Best Android Phones


The best Android phone available in 2011 is still, and has been ever since Android’s introduction to the market, Google’s Nexus One. The phone is still one of the best-selling Android devices in North America and has played a major part in Android taking a 50+ percentage market share. Its features include:

  • Android 2.1 – éclair
  • AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors screen
  • 1 GHz Scorpion processor
  • Adreno 200 GPU
  • Up to 290 h (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G) stand-by time
  • Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon chipset
  • Up to 10 hours (2G) / Up to 7 hours (3G) talk time