Android Phone’s have become an undisputed king of the Mobile Phones market in the world. Not long ago these android phone’s ran on single core processors but within a time span of 1-2 years we have seen drastic improvement’s in terms of processing speeds. The latest mobile phones to flood the market mostly come with very high power quad core processors that show absolutely no lags in performing any task including playing high graphic games and hence they can get your work done very quickly. These quad core gadgets also come with high power ram’s so they also work as an advantage. Here we will make the list of the best quad core android phones that are available in the market and we would be considering following criteria’s in order to make our list: Processor, GPU, Battery, Display, RAM, Android Version and Build.
So here is the list of the best powerful quad core android phone’s for 2013:
10. Huawei Ascend P2
Huawei Ascend P2 is one of the latest entrant in the quad core mobile phones segment from the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The phone comes with Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor running on Huawei K3V2 chipset and supports 1 GB Internal Ram (although a 2gb RAM in this phone would have certainly given higher spot in our ranking to this device). The phone has brilliant build and is one of the slimmest and lightest mobile phones in the list with just 8.44 mm thin. The phone has 4.7 inch display which supports 720 x 1280 pixels and 312 ppi pixel density and has Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Protection. The Phone would have Li-Ion 2420 mAh battery which would give phone enough juice to last one day easily. Huawei Ascend P2 would come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Preinstalled and there is no information if the phone can be upgraded to Androd V4.2 yet. The phone has very decent 13 MP Primary camera and 1.3 MP Secondary camera. The Phone is expected to be available in April 2013 and we can expect the phone to be priced well.
9. HTC Butterfly
HTC Butterfly is another very beautiful and powerful device here in the list. The Phone comes with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and Adreno 320 GPU and has 2GB Ram. One thing about the phone that stands out is it’s very sharp and brilliant display, the phone has 5 inch Super LCD3 HD capacitive touchscreen which supports 1080 x 1920 pixels and 441 ppi pixel density and has Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Protection. One thing about the phone that misses it’s mark is it’s underpowered battery, we are not sure if a Non-removable Li-Po 2020 mAh battery would be able to support such a power hungry phone well throughout a full day. The phone comes with 8 MP primary camera and 2.1 MP secondary camera and comes with Android OS V4.1 preinstalled which would be upgradeable to Android 4.2. The phone also seems to be overpriced with unlocked version retailing for $800 is definitely costly.
8. HTC One X
HTC’s ex Flagship phone HTC One X has definitely won a lot of accolades for it’ absolute lag free performance. HTC One X runs on Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with ULP GeForce and Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset. HTC One X also comes with 1 GB Internal RAM and 16 GB/32 GB Internal Memory which can be expanded using an external SD Card. The phone has 4. 7 Inch Super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen which supports 720 x 1280 pixels and 312 ppi pixel density. The phone comes with outdated Android OS V4.0 preinstalled which can be upgraded to Android OS V4.1 (but we can’t really complain here considering the phone is already a year old). It also has 8 MP Primary and 2 MP Secondary camera. The phone has Non-removable Li-Po 1800 mAh battery which is again pretty bad for a quad core phone. The unlocked version of the phone is currently retailing for around $600.
7. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the highest selling android phone’s in the market thanks to it’s brilliant build, awesome display and very powerful processor. The phone comes with Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 processor with Mali-400MP GPU and Exynos 4412 Quad chipset and it has 2 GB RAM. But one thing about the phone that stands out is it’s very big 5.5 inch Display which also makes it the phone with the largest display in our list of quadcore phones and it is also the only phone that comes with S Pen Stylus. The 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen supports 720 x 1280 pixels and has 267 ppi pixel density. It also has 8 MP primary camera and 2 MP secondary camera and comes with Android OS 4.1 preinstalled which can be upgraded to Android OS 4.2. Samsung Galaxy Note II also has very powerful Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery. The phone is currently retailing at $650-$700 which makes it one of the most value for money phones in the market.
6. Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S III is the world’s highest selling Android Phone yet and has been the last Samsung flagship device (before Samsung Galaxy SIV). The processor specs of Samsung Galaxy SIII is very similar to that of NoteII except that the phone display size just feels a bit more apt. Samsung Galaxy SIII Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 with Mali-400MP GPU and Exynos 4412 Quad chipset and has 1 GB Ram. It has 4.8 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 306 ppi pixel density. It also has 8 MP primary camera and 2 MP secondary camera and comes with Android OS 4.1 preinstalled which can be upgraded to Android OS 4.2. Galaxy S III comes with Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery which would work well to support phone for a day. The phone currently sells for less $600 for unlocked version which is great price for phone with such awesome specs.
5. LG Nexus 4
LG Nexus 4 is the current Google Android flagship phone and is the perfect phone if you are looking to buy a non modified vanilla version of latest Android. LG Nexus is the perfect phone for developers because you always tend to get the upgrades on the phone quickly and can play around with developer options more freely. LG Nexus 4 runs Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor with Adreno 320 GPU and Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon chipset. The Phone has 4.7 inch True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen which supports 768 x 1280 pixels and 318 ppi pixel density. The phone also has 2 GB Ram which would make the Vanilla version of Android extremely smooth. The phone comes with Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean) which is up gradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) also the phone has Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery. The unlocked version of phone currently retails for $550.
4. LG Optimus G Pro
LG Optimus G Pro is the real big competition to Samsung Note lineup. Finally LG seems to be on track with Android lineup of mobile phones. LG Optimus G Pro has features to outclass any other quadcore smartphone from this list thanks to it’s powerful processor, sharp hd display, battery and camera. LG Optimus G Pro comes with Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 with Adreno 320 GPU and Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset. Also the Phone has 2 GB RAM which makes it even more special. The phone has 5.5 inch True Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which supports 1080 x 1920 pixels and 401 ppi pixel density. The phone has 13 MP primary camera and 2.1 MP Secondary camera. It comes with even more powerful Li-Po 3140 mAh battery. The phone runs on Android OS V4.1 (Jelly Bean) and is expected to be upgeadable to Android V4.2 in near future.
3. HTC One
HTC One is the latest greatest HTC flagship phone and we are truly convinced that this is the best looking Android handset available in the market today. HTC One comes with Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 with Adreno 320 GPU and Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset and also has 2 GB Internal RAM. The phone has the brightest and sharpest display in out quad core phones list, it comes with 4.7 inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display which supports 1080 x 1920 pixels and amazing 469 ppi pixels density and has Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Protection. The phone comes with heavily modified android os version 4.1 and would be upgraded to Android OS V4.2 in near future. The phone has 4 Ultramegapixel primary camera and it would be interesting to see the phone’s camera performance. The phone comes with Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery.
2. Sony Xperia Z/ZL
Sony has created quite a stir in 2013 Android phone market with it’s two latest Quadcore android devices. The mobile runs on Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait with Adreno 320 GPU and Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 chipset supporting 2 GB Ram. It has 5 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen which supports 1080 x 1920 pixels and 441 ppi pixels density. The phone’s have 13 MP primary camera and 2.2 MP secondary camera and runs on Android OS V4.1,2 and is upgradeable to Android OS V4.2 The phone’s have Non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery.
But the feature’s that stands out about Sony Xperia Z is its IP57 certified – dust and water resistant (upto 1 metres and 30 minutes) body and its Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass.
1. Samsung Galaxy S4
Quadcore processors are mainly integrated into mobile phones so that you can perform additional tasks with ease. And there is one phone that has so many additional features built in that lets you utilize the complete quadcore processor in the best way. Samsung Gaalxy S4 is definitely the leader in Quad core Android phones market for 2013. This flagship Samsung Device comes with Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor(depending upon the markets) with PowerVR SGX 544MP3 gpu and Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset and supports 2GB Ram. The phone comes with 5 Inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display which supports 1080 x 1920 pixels and 441 ppi pixels density. The phones comes with extremely feature rich 13 MP and 2 MP secondary camera. Also it is one of the only mobiles in the list that comes with Android OS 4.2 preinstalled and would be upgradeable to Android OS V5.0 in future. All these features make Samsung Galaxy S4 one of the Best Upcoming Android Phones of 2013.
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