Top 10 Best Sprint Android Phones May 2018

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Android phones are direct competitors of the iPhone, offering the same kind of experience with tons of apps and a large and multi-touch touch-screen. Contrary to the iPhone, however, Android smartphones rely on an open-source operating system and can be manufactured by various manufacturers and you'll see Motorola Android phones, Samsung and a lot of HTC Android smartphones, to name a few. This list computes the best Sprint Android phones based on multiple reviews.

#1.

#1. Samsung Galaxy Note8
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Analysis:

Let's face it, a worldwide catastrophe like the Galaxy Note7, which cost the brand millions in revenue, is not something a company easily brushes off its shoulders, but that's what Samsung apparently wants to do, going bold with the massive Samsung Galaxy Note8, with the hopes of reviving its disgraced phablet line... (more)

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Samsung Galaxy Note8 ably supports its high-tech screen with an octa-core 10nm 64-bit processor reaching a 2.35GHz maximum clock speed, 6GB's worth of RAM, and the Vulkan API (mainly for gaming)
  • Imaging: it uses two 12-megapixel cameras (one telephoto and one wide-angle cam) to deliver up-to-240fps slow-motion videos, Ultra HD video-recording, and a 2x optical zoom




#2.

#2. LG V30
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The third installment of LG's flagship V lineup, the LG V30, is definitely a charmer, slapping on new pros to the V20's already-high-end offering... (more)

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The LG V30 reminds us of several other flagship-level Androids with its quad-core 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • Imaging: it brings back the V20's 4K-video-enabled double-rear-camera setup, this time in the form of a 16-megapixel f/1.6 main cam and a 13-megapixel 120-degree-angle sub-cam
  • Connectivity: it overtakes a lot of other high-end contenders in terms of maximum data rate, promising up to 979Mbps (LTE Cat 16 networks) in that department


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#3.

#3. Motorola Z Play
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Released as the third installment of Motorola's flagship Moto Z family, the Z Play (-steps down to a Full-HD-1080p 5.5-inch screen-) (-) (the first two models boast Quad-HD-1440 displays) and (-has only 3GB of RAM, instead of its siblings' 4GB-) (-), but it nevertheless plays in the high-rollers table with the rest of its pros and cons... (more)

Noteworthy:

  • Performance: The Motorola Z Play runs on a flagship bundle of hardware components, including a 2GHz eight-core CPU, a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, and Motorola's Contextual Computing and Natural Language processors
  • Special: it reacquaints the high-end market with Moto Mods, which are various interchangeable, magnet-based accessories, such as speakers or projectors
  • Imaging: it shows off a high-grade 16-megapixel rear camera bedecked with a color-balancing dual-LED flash, a 4K video-recording option, and both phase-detection as well as laser autofocus

#4.

#4. LG V20
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The (+world's first smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box+) (+) is LG's V20, a sequel to the 2015 V10 that brings back its ancestor's (+chic Second Screen technology+) (+), which is basically a 2.1-inch 160 x 1040 513ppi IPS Quantum panel sitting right above its (+5.7-inch Quad HD 513ppi main interface+) (+)... (more)

Noteworthy:

  • Performance: The LG V20 lines up with tons of other flagship smartphones (as of 2016) by running on a Snapdragon 820 CPU (dual 2.15GHz + dual 1.6GHz) aided by a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and an Adreno 530 graphics chip
  • Special: it is the first smartphone to feature a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (ESS SABRE ES9218) audio system, promising to minimize overall audio distortion and background noise
  • Imaging: it likely adds itself to our list of the best camera smartphones (as of September 2016) by touting literally two rear cameras (16-megapixel and 8-megapixel), which deliver premium-class features like electronic image stabilization (EIS) and hybrid autofocus
  • Durability: it is one of only a handful of premium Androids sporting MIL-STD-810G-certified shells, meaning that it resists drops from as high as four feet
  • Connectivity: it reels in LTE Cat 12 speeds of up to 600Mbps, which is insanely-fast, considering that most other high-end smartphones (when it cae out) reach only up to 150Mbps on LTE Cat 4 bands

#5.

#5. LG Stylo 2
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This sequel to the LG G Stylo, though bringing back the 720p-only (-) 5.7-inch screen (a Full HD definition sounds more-appropriate for its size) and running on a basic-level 1.2GHz quad-core CPU (-), comes with several pros over its predecessor... (more)

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#6.

#6. HTC U11
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Like the other phones from HTC's U Series (namely, the U Ultra and U Play), the U11 boasts of especially-developed features like the adaptive (+HTC USonic+) (+) and H(+TC Sense Companion AI+) (+)... (more)

Noteworthy:

  • Special: it boasts of Edge Sense, which adds another dimension of human-device interaction by letting users launch apps and functions by squeezing the handheld's sides
  • Imaging: it aims to attract selfie addicts with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera, which has a higher resolution compared to its 12-megapixel rear counterpart

#7.

#7. Samsung Galaxy S7
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Just like LG's MWC 2016 G5 flagship, Samsung's Galaxy S7 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 2.1GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core processor (+) (for US and most western markets) with 4G of LPDDR4 RAM (+), though they did not come without a couple of minor cons... (more)

Noteworthy:

  • Special: it has two photodiodes on its pixels (instead of one) through the Dual Pixel camera technology, which means that its 12-megapixel camera potentially focuses quicker and more-accurately than conventional solutions
  • Connectivity: it promises up to 450Mbps maximum data speeds on LTE Cat 9 networks, which is blazing fast when compared to the 300Mbps and 150Mbps max data rates scored by many of its rivals

#8.

#8. LG G6
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The first 2017 flagship phablet of LG, the G6 offers a mixed set of specs, most of which seem to be promising, while some do not... (more)

What We Noted:

  • Performance: The LG G6 is equipped with a processor with two 2.35GHz cores and two more cores with a 1.8GHz clock rate
  • Imaging: it joins in a growing array of phones equipped with a dual-camera setup, as it sports two 13-megapixel shooters at the back

#9.

#9. BlackBerry KEYone
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One of the most glaring changes that Blackberry has decided to apply to the KEYone is the major scale-down on its imaging features... (more)

What We Noted:

  • Imaging: it steps back in terms of camera features with an 8-megapixel selfie shooter and a 12-megapixel rear camera -- smaller compared to even Blackberry's older Androids

#10.

#10. Google Pixel XL
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Google's 2016 Pixel XL accompanies the flagship Pixel version, and it replaces its sibling's FHD-1080p-only 5-inch screen with a (+5.5-inch QHD-1440p 534ppi display+) (+), while bringing back its support for (+VR games and utilities through Google's Daydream View headset+) (+), (+Snapdragon 821 (dual 2.15GHz + dual 1.6GHz) CPU+) (+), and (+hearty 4GB LPDDR4 RAM+) (+)... (more)

Worth mentioning:

  • Performance: The Google Pixel XL runs on Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 821 quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz CPU alongside a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, obviously pitting it against other top-notch smartphones of its time
  • Special: it supports virtual reality (VR) tools/games, which it delivers through Google's Daydream View headset
  • Imaging: it captures slow-motion videos in up to 240fps with its 12.3-megapixel dual-flash rear camera, which incidentally offers 4K imaging, dual autofocus technologies, and 1.55-micron pixels that helped it outrank the iPhone 7 on the DXOMark scale (89 versus 86)
  • Connectivity: it blusters with its 600Mbps peak data rate (Cat 11 networks), a facet that only resided in premium space as of its 2016 market entry



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