Smartphones running on Google’s user friendly operating system, Android have long dominated the extremely competitive smartphone market. Up until recently, these phones were equipped with single-core processors, but within the short span of 1 to 2 years, a drastic improvement has been witnessed with reference to processing speeds.
The latest smartphones which dominate the market mostly come with high-powered quad-core processors with no lag detected whatsoever when executing the latest smart applications and 3D games. These quad-core smartphones also feature high-power RAM which is an additional benefit. The top 6 quad core android smartphones out there in the market are as below. Listed phones have been chosen based on the processor, display, RAM, GPU, battery, Android OS version, build quality and fit and finish.
Top Quad Core Android Phones 2013
6. Samsung Galaxy S III:
Samsung Galaxy S3 is the highest selling Android smartphone in the world and was Samsung’s flagship model before the launch of the Galaxy S4. Processor specifications of the Galaxy S3 are similar to those of the Galaxy Note 2 except that the display size looks a little more appropriate for the device.
Samsung Galaxy S3 sports the quad-core Cortex A9 1.4 GHz with Exynos 4412 quad chipset and Mali 400MP GPU with 1 GB RAM. It sports a super AMOLED 4.8 inches capacitive touch screen with 306 pixel density. It also has 8 megapixel primary and a 2 megapixel secondary camera and comes with the Android v.4.1 preinstalled upgradable to Android v.4.2. The Galaxy S3 is powered by a Lithium ion 2100 mAh battery which would work well to power the phone for a full day.
5. LG Nexus 4:
LG Nexus 4 is the current flagship Android model from Google and is the perfect phone for someone who is looking to buy the latest Android smartphone available in the market. LG Nexus is the smart choice for developers because of periodic upgrades which can be quickly downloaded and installed and can explore more of the developer options with ease. LG Nexus 4 runs the Krait quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon chipset, and Adreno 320 GPU.
The phone sports a 4.7 inches true high-definition capacitive touch screen supporting up to 768 x 1280 pixels and 318 pixel density. The phone also features a 2 GB RAM which would make execution of applications and games a breeze. The phone comes with Android v.4.2 Jelly Bean OS pre-installed upgradable to v4.2.2. The phone is powered by a Li-Po 2100 mAh battery which is adequate to support the device.
4. LG Optimus G Pro:
The LG Optimus Pro is the only true worthwhile competitor to the Samsung Note range of models. At last LG seems to be back on track with its Android range of smartphones. The LG Optimus Pro sports features to outperform any other quad-core smart phone owing to its powerful processor, sharp high-definition display, camera and battery. The LG Optimus Pro features a Krait 300 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset and Adreno 320 GPU.
The smartphone is also paired with 2 GB of RAM which makes it even more efficient. The phone has a gorgeous 5.5 inches full high-definition capacitive touch screen LCD which supports 1080 x 1920 pixels and 401 pixel density. The phone comes with a 13 megapixel primary and a 2.1 megapixel secondary camera. It is adequately powered by a powerful Li-Po 3140 mAh battery. The phone is operated on the Android v.4.1 Jelly Bean upgradable to Android v.4.2 in the near future.
3. HTC One
The HTC One is the latest and the greatest HTC flagship model to hit the shelves. Anyone taking just one look at it would be truly convinced that this is simply the best looking Android smart phone available in the market as of date. HTC One sports the Krait 300 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor with Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset and an Adreno 320 GPU. The HTC One boasts of a 2 GB RAM which perfectly complements the processor. The phone features the sharpest and the brightest display in our list.
The smartphone has a super LCD3 4.7 inches capacitive touch screen display which supports 1080 x 1920 pixels and an amazing 469 pixel density. The display screen comes with Corning Gorilla glass making it rugged and durable. The phone runs on the modified Android v.4.1 and is expected to be upgraded to Android v.4.2 in the near future. The phone sports a 4 ultra-megapixel primary camera and it will be real interesting to check out the phone’s camera performance. The phone is powered by a Li-Po 2300 mAh battery.
2. Sony Xperia Z/ZL:
Sony has generated quite a buzz in the industry with it’s two latest quad-core android phones. The phones run on the Krait quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, Qualcomm MDM9215M/APQ8064 chip set and Adreno 320 GPU. The processor is aptly paired with 2 GB of RAM. The phone sports a 5 inches TFT capacitive touch screen which supports 441 pixel density and 1080 x 1920 resolution.
The phone has a 13 megapixel primary and a 2.2 megapixel secondary camera running on the Android v.4.1.2 upgradable to Android v.4.2 in the near future. The phone is powered by a Lithium ion 2330 mAh battery. But the feature which makes the Sony Xperia Z unique is its IP-57 certified water and dust resistant body and its scratch resistant and shatter proof glass.
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1. Samsung Galaxy S4:
Quad core processors are mainly incorporated into the latest smartphones so that you can perform additional tasks easily. There is one phone that has so many additional features integrated that it enables you to use the quad-core processor to its fullest capacity. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is without a doubt the number 1 quad-core android smartphone for 2013. This flagship model from Samsung sports the latest 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 and 1.6 GHz Cortex A15 quad-core processor, Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chip set and Power VR SGX 544 MP3 GPU.
The model comes with up to 2 GB of RAM. The phone features a 5 inches capacitive super AMOLED touch screen display which supports 441 pixel density and 1080 x 1920 resolution. The phone is equipped with a high-end feature loaded 13 megapixel primary and 2 megapixel secondary camera. It is one of the phones in the list that comes with Android v.4.2 pre-installed upgradable to Android v.4.5 in the near future.
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