Top 5 Trending Smartphones of 2012

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July 14, 2012

Smartphones have changed the way we communicate and consume content. You can even say that smartphones have paved the way for better mobile technology for our future. Today, we as consumers expect nothing less than a smartphone that’s compact, elegant, fast, and easy to use. Of course the smartphone must work properly as well. With high demand for that all in one, top notch smartphone, companies strive to put out their best work in the market today.

We see all kinds of smartphones in the market today, smartphones with big displays, QWERTY keyboards, and super-fast processors, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good product. The smartphones you see here are not only some of the highest trending smartphones of 2012, but they also pull in good ratings as well. So whether you’re looking for a smartphone that’s thin and sleek, has a fast processor, or a big screen, you’ll be sure to find it in this top 5 smartphones list.

Nokia Lumia 900Nokia Lumia 900 – The Lumia 900 has got to be one of the most talked about smartphones released in 2012, and with good reason. It’s super sleek design and attractive array of colors (cyan blue/black/white) has attracted smartphone lovers from all over the world. Ever since the announcement back in Jan of 2012, it’s been getting lots of great reviews and feedback.

Nokia’s Lumia 900 isn’t just pretty to look at, it packs some heat in the specs department as well! The Lumia 900 comes equipped with a 4.3″ AMOLED touchscreen display, 1.4GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, 8MP camera with dual LED flash/auto-focus, 1.3MP front facing camera, 720p HD video capture. This Windows Phonebased handset can be found for around $100 in stores, and as little as $49.99 on a two year contract at AmazonWireless.

Samsung Galaxy NexusSamsung Galaxy Nexus – Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus was the first smartphone to be released, running Android 4.0, better known as Ice Cream Sandwich. This smartphone is relatively sleek, but more compact than anything else. Even though Samsung’s galaxy Nexus was released last year, it still holds a solid place in the smartphone world today. The handset boasts a beautiful Super AMOLED HD display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 16/32GB of storage, 5MP camera with LED flash/ auto focus, 1GB of RAM, full 1080p HD vid capture, and a front facing 1.3MP camera.

Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus can be found on Sprint and Verizon Wireless in the United States, as well as other markets around the world. It can be found for as little as a penny (depending on carrier) on a two year contract at AmazonWireless, which is an outstanding deal for the quality of product you’ll be getting.

HTC One XHTC One X – The One X by HTC might just be the companies’ sleekest smartphone yet. It comes in an array of stylish colors like white, gray, and black. The One X also includes extra incentives like Beats Audio, and a special 25GB offer with Dropbox. If that’s not enough to win you over, the handset comes with a massive 4.7” HD touchscreen display, 1.5GHz dual core processor in the USA, (1.5GHz quad core processor in international markets) Android 4.0, 32GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, DLNA capable, NFC capable, 8MP camera with LED flash/auto focus, full 1080p HD video capture, and a front facing 1.3MP camera.

As you probably already know, HTC’s One X can be found in markets all over the world. In the United States, you can currently find it at AT&T and Virgin Mobile. The Virgin Mobile version is known as the One V, and is scaled down dramatically in both appearance, and specs. Expect to pay around $199.99 on a two year contract for the One X. You can also find it at AmazonWireless for $119.88, so be sure to check online before buying in store.

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note – You may have heard of the Galaxy Note, with the massive 5.3” display, and stylus pen. It’s not exactly your everyday smartphone, in fact it’s being marketed as a tablet phone, or “phablet” if you will. While you may get some looks holding this rather big smartphone to your ear, it still appeals to a wide audience that favors screen real-estate, and something a little different than your average smartphone.

As you know, Samsung’s Galaxy Note comes equipped with a stylus pen. The pen allows you to interact with the smartphone by drawing, dragging, dropping, writing and pretty much everything else. It comes equipped with a 1.4GHz dual core processor, 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display, full 1080p HD video capture and playback, 8MP camera with LED flash/auto-focus, 2.0MP front facing camera, 16GB of internal memory, and 1GB of RAM. This Android (Gingerbread) based smartphone can be yours for $199 (at AmazonWireless) on a two year contract with AT&T. Color choices are carbon blue and ceramic white.

Samsung Galaxy S IIISamsung Galaxy S III–Although not officially released yet, Samsung’s Galaxy S III has a huge following of admirers. Which makesthis handset very likely to become one of the top, trending smartphones of 2012.The Galaxy S III has already been released in the UK, and is definitely being well received by consumers. Cnet.co.uk places the Galaxy S III at 4 ½ stars out of 5, with a 4 out of 5 staraverage user rating.

The smartphone dubbed the superphone, is already being enjoyed around the world. However, the United States will have to wait until June to get their hands on it. Unfortunately, the United States version won’t feature the highly anticipated quad-core processor, (like European version) but instead will receive a 1.5GHz dual core processor.

Other than the processor speed difference, Samsung’s Galaxy S III should release with the same specs everywhere. It’ll come with an 8MP camera with auto-focus/LED flash, 1.9MP camera, full 1080p HD video capture, NFC capable, DLNA capable, MHL capable, Android 4.0, 4.8” display, 1GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of internal storage. This beast of a smartphone will also include Samsung’s S Voice, (which is similar to Apple’s Siri technology) and will be coming to five US carriers starting in June. Color choices include pebble blue and marble white.

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  • CarterMorgan

    I got the HTC One X recently, and I have to say, it’s probably the best phone I’ve ever had. A coworker, at Dish, let me check his out, and it has incredible speeds with the LTE network from AT&T. I normally watch a lot of videos and stream live TV and recordings to my phone on the Dish Remote Access app. With my receiver hooked up to a Sling Adapter, I can watch any channel I have at home or anything I have recorded on my DVR right on my phone. Its seamless streaming through the LTE network and incredible interface have me very satisfied; I don’t see how the One X can get any better!

  • Jacob Staggs

    Thanks for the comment CarterMorgan. The One X is definitely getting great feedback from everyone. So I’m not surprised that you like it so much lol.