For all of us, brand matters. Trusting new brands in the fiercely competitive smartphone market is becoming more difficult. Some people think Samsung is the world’s top company, competing Apple’s iPhone through its collection of different devices. However, sometimes we find that smart devices are becoming boring due to same features and functionalities.
No need to wait anymore as some truly innovative handsets unknown to you have already launched. In these latest devices, you can have many variations in software features, design, screen size, and processor power that make the device better and more interesting to use.
Have a glance at the list of the best Android phones available, containing remarkable features and reaching high performance.
Top 10 Of The Best Android Phone Brands
Jolla is one of the best android phone brands, loaded with Sailfish OS to provide remarkable user experience. This phone has an open source operating system and gesture-based interface, and supports Android applications. Many reputed android app development companies have developed apps that are compatible with Jolla devices.
The best thing about Jolla devices is that it supports apps that make users’ transition painless. Moreover, users have to rely on third-party app stores for downloading applications, because this system does not allow access to the Google Play store. The Sailfish phone is available with swappable smart covers that not only bet on changing the hardware’s looks, but it also modifies the software theme with eye-catching wallpapers, colors, and sound effects. Jolla devices aim to provide a faster and better UX. Get device from Jolla’s site for 399 (about £327, US$555, AU$593).
Coolpad enjoys huge success and it’s becoming China’s coolest smartphone brand. According to a survey by IDC, this brand gotten of millions of sales in 2014 and was the 5th largest phone brand. The key highlight of this device is its fingerprint sensor that supports 360 degrees finger rotation feature.
Coolpad has been an OEM for many telcos around the globe; however, they want to stand out with their own brand, by targeting Southeast Asia. The latest device, Coolpad Note 3, is equipped with a 5.5 inch HD screen and upgraded with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage that supports 4G LTE, 3G and GSM network frequencies.
Xolo is the best and most appropriate brand for people who are looking for low-end to mid-range smartphones. Its initial model, XoloQ3000, is available with a 5.7inch 1080p HD screen, with 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras. XoloQ3000 costs US$240, which is still quite expensive for ordinary people.
Recently, Xolo announced the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its flagship Q3000 smartphone. Xolo Q3000 offers faster touch experience and decent color contrast. Performance wise, it is the best to purchase and worth to have.
Nubia is another unknown name of the mobile brand that gained attention when launching 5.2-inch Nubia Z9 smartphone in the USA. Available in a slim metal frame, this borderless smartphone doubles as a touch surface that allows unlocking home screen, switching to the single-hand mode and adjusting the brightness with ease.
It comes with a “Frame interactive Technology” for third-party apps to run the software on the device. This product is available in three variants:
- Premium edition with 4GB RAM and fingerprint recognition – $725.
- Elite Edition with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage – $645.
- Classic edition with 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage – $564.
OnePlus is the brand of a Chinese manufacturer who introduced OnePlus One, the company’s first smartphone device. OnePlus One has a powerful 2 .5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM, which is more than the Samsung Galaxy S5.
It Runs on CyanogenMod 11S, and it is the most customizable Android version available for just $299, with 16GB of internal storage. It is integrated with a 3,100mAh battery that lasts for 24 hours without charging. The display is designed with CABC and DRAM (Display RAM) technology that bets on energy saving. This feature adjusts dynamic and static content on the screen. The phone has touch screen support, on-screen gestures and three microphones for better voice recognition and noise cancelation.
Visit here to buy OnePlus 2 for $499 from Amazon.com.
Asus has already established its name in the technology market and it is better known for its PCs. However, some people are unaware that the company also offers an excellent collection of smartphones. ZenFone 2 is the best example of its smartphone line, offering smooth performance and remarkable user-interface. It has a 3,000mAh battery that can be charged about 60% in 39 minutes when it runs out of energy.
ZenFone 2’s 5.5-inch display is featured with full-HD resolution of 1,920×1,080-pixels and it is powered by a 2.3GHz, 64-bit quad-core chip. Its 13MP rear camera surpasses Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6. Interestingly, Zen UI has been polished by Asus in order to offer a glimpse over Android Lollipop, for users to enjoy a wide range of customization options.
Visit here to buy Asus Zenfone 2 for $199 from Amazon.com.
Alcatel-Lucent, a French tech firm, lands in the market with the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, an “orientation-free” phone. This phone is available in a 4.7-inch version and a 5.5-inch model, having a microphone and speaker.
The larger model of this phone is integrated with 64-bit octa-core chipset, 13MP main camera, 64-bit octa-core chipset, 16GB of internal storage, 2,910mAh battery, and many other eye-catching features. This model comes with a fair amount of customizations, including swiping towards the left of the home screen to access the OneTouch Stream that collects timeline of upcoming appointments, weather information, wallpapers, accessories and featured applications.
Dissimilar to other companies available in this list, Smartfren is a mobile telco one, shifting to the Android platform to manufacture smartphones at a competitive cost.
Smarfren’s phones challenge its competitors, OnePlus and Xiaomi, by developing an intelligent start screen for Android subscribers. This brand provides faster access to their most apps and functions, through a customized version of Celltick’s Start that will preload on Smartfren Android devices.
Its flagship device, Smartfren Andromax, comes with 5.0 inch IPS LCD with HD720P and dual camera with 8MP AF, with LED flash & 2MP with LED flash. This smartphone costs $155.
OPPO has gained huge popularity for delivering the most exquisite mobile electronic devices, in over 20 countries. It offers marvelous mobile experiences by a manufactured device with smart technology and meticulous designs. OPPO’s flagship device has a 5.5-inch 2K HD screen with 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras that provide pictures with perfect clarity. The product costs $499 unlocked and it is definitely worth having.
Mito is a smart device manufacturing company, based in Indonesia, offering a wide range of smartphones, tablets, and feature phones. Around 80% of its sales come from feature phone devices. Its flagship device is Mito Fantasy Selfie 2 A18 that ripped off Oppo’s rotating camera. This device comes with a 4.7-inch 720p HD screen, having 8MP camera. The cost of Mito Fantasy Selfie 2 A18 is about $110.
We hope you have found some exciting and unknown android brands in here, that offer the best devices at a competitive price. If you have any questions about such brands or their launched devices, then feel free to address them through comments.
Shahid Abbasi is a marketing consultant with Peerbits, a one-stop Android app development company and the home of app enthusiasts. Shahid likes to be busy with his team, to provide top-notch mobility solutions to enterprises and startups. Follow Peerbits on Facebook.