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Best Android Phones 2014

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Which is the best Android phone to buy? Now that the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z3 and the LG G3 have landed, we pick out the top Android smartphones of 2014 to look out for

Updated: 09/10/2014

The "big four" high-end Android smartphones are now all here. We've had our hands on the HTC One M8, the Samsung Galaxy S5 the Sony Xperia Z3 and the LG G3 and let you know what we think of them. If you are ready to pick the best, click the links below or read on to find out a bit more about Android

Best Big Android Phone | Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Best Google Experience Phone | Nexus 5
Best Small Android Phone | Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Best Cheap Android Phone | Moto G 2014 Edition
Best Android Phone for Battery Life | Sony Xperia Z3
Best Android Phone for Watching Video | LG G3
Best Big Brand Alternative | One Plus One
Best Android Phone Camera | Samsung Galaxy S5
Best Android Phone Overall | HTC One M8

Of course, Android is not just about big spenders.There’s a whole host of cheaper, smaller and, in fact, bigger alternatives too, and they come from all manner of different manufacturers. It seems like everyone is making a Google-running phone these days, which makes the selection process even more of a headache.

If you are happy to spend big on a monthly contract or buy a high-end Android smartphone outright, then you've plenty of options and you‘ll get the hardware that pushes the operating system to its limits. Think lightning-fast quad-core processors, huge HD touchscreens and the kind of camera that means you can finally ditch the compact. Some of these handsets are even waterproof now.

At the other end of the spectrum, you can save yourself several hundred pounds and still get a great Android phone - one that is a more pocket-friendly size and many now run on the latest version of Android. Crucially though, it will still let you play games, watch YouTube videos, check Facebook and browse the web.

The Android operating system has been praised for letting you truly customize your phone. It has for some time though lacked the polished, good looks of Apple’s iOS. Google has upped its game recently, though, and in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the more recent Android 4.4 KitKat and the upcoming Android 5.0 L, we have the cleanest and most user-friendly version of the operating system since it was released back in 2008.

If you really don’t fancy owning an iPhone 5S or a Windows Phone 8 phone, then maybe it’s time to go Google. Hunting out the top rated high end and mid-range handsets, we’ve selected the 10 best Android phones to buy right now.

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