The Perfect Android Phone! What’s Yours? [Mashup]
Aug 1, 2011 7:23 AM –
By receiving many review phones and tablets, it is one of many reasons I have not personally purchased a new Android phone (I’m still sporting the Nexus One by choice). It got me thinking why I really haven’t, I’m looking for the perfect Android phone but finding that ultimate combination will be a wishful mashup.
If I had to describe the perfect Android phone that suits my lifestyle it would be:
The Perfect Android Phone Mashup
Design: Nexus One form factor and weight.
Many N1 owners would concur the solid weight and sleek feel of that phone is superior (bring back the trackball!) I’m personally not a fan of the bulk a physical keyboard adds to the hardware so I can go without it. However, there are many people that love the functionality of a physical keyboard. This topic was derived from an interview I conducted with Sal Dhanani, Telenav Co-Founder and Vice President of Products, a global leader in mobile location-based applications; as we conversed he told me his perfect Android phone would be a Samsung Galaxy S2, with a keyboard and the GPS of an HTC phone.
Speed: Dual core processor.
I would have to go with the speed of the T-Mobile G2x, packing NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processors. Although the 1.2GHz dual cores from the HTC EVO 3D and HTC Sensation 4G are very tempting.
Screen quality and size of Samsung Galaxy S2.
The 4 inch screen size is a good balance of large and not too big like the 4.3+ doohickies in the market. So far the Super AMOLED Plus displays have been unmatched this year.
Unlocked freedom of a Nexus device.
I like stock Android without the carrier or OEM skins, whereas, I can download Android apps and customize my own phone. More important is no hassle Tethering and the ability to spark my own Wi-fi hotspot without paying a carrier a monthly fee to do so. Lastly, to be one of the first groups to receive software updates from Google versus waiting on wireless carriers.
Cameras: rear and front from a Samsung device with dual LED flash.
Samsung high definition cameras are strictly superior. Being the mobile-centric resource we are, we have opted for taking many of the product review photos and videos you see from mobile devices. I love the manual and auto focus from this brands’ camera which provides an excellent blend of hardware and software. The standard these days tosses a full 1080p HD camcorder or 5+ megapixel camera on the rear, while the front ranges from 1.3-2 megapixels. To make even these more awesome would be to double the rear and bring the front to at least 720p HD specs.
Mobile Internet Speeds.
That’s a no brainer… 4G, however, I choose Sprint’s WiMAX 4G! But what about Verizon’s 4G LTE? Nope, the price and location saturation of Sprint’s offering has been a winner for my travels the past few years.
Other nifty features…
- Multimedia ports; HDMI & USB. Including wireless media sharing features such as DLNA.
- Finger print reader and Webtop capable like Motorola Atrix 4G.
- Kickstand from the EVO!
What is your Perfect Android Phone? Tell us in the Comments Below!
Any product development manager reading this, I’ll take my 25% off the top.