If you have been digging up the web for the best cell phones 2012 options, then we suggest you pull the brakes right here. This lineup will give you a detailed account of the handsets that have graced the scenario in the past month as well as those which are expected to hit stores this year. So run through the information laid out to help you decide which one of these offerings would take the place of your current device. Also give this roster a look if you are simply chalking down your wishlist and want a neat phone to feature on it.
Upon its Internet arrival, the Nokia Lumia 900 had the entire package; a trail of rumors and speculations along with interesting features and specs. With all these factors in tow, it has emerged to be amongst the most awaited Windows Phone of the year. Although it has been officially unveiled and will be coming through AT&T, its precise arrival dates in the U.S. have not yet been confirmed. But the device can be expected to hit the UK this June. The Lumia 900 sports an expansive 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack glass touchscreen, comes fueled by a 1.4GHz processor and has 16GB of internal storage. This 4G LTE capable phone includes an 8MP snapper with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, while there is also a 1MP front camera for you to stay connected with family and friends through video chats.
2. Motorola Droid Razr Maxx
You probably knew that the successor of sorts to the Droid Razr, namely the Maxx, would find a place in this cell phones roster. And you couldn’t have been more right, since this smartphone not only borrows the much loved form factor from its predecessor, but also bundles in some neat features. A noteworthy aspect is its 21-hour battery life which should last you through your working hours and beyond. Furthermore, the memory on this phone spells out to be 32GB since the onboard storage capacity is 16GB, while the handset wraps in a 16GB microSD card. The rear panel is fitted with an 8MP possessing full HD video recording capabilities. Needles to say, there is also a front-facing snapper. This Gingerbread offering can be made sweeter by installing the Ice Cream Sandwich update. Complete with 4G LTE connectivity, it comes powered by a dual core 1.2GHz processor. It was only last week that this handset arrived on Verizon Wireless sporting a $299.99 price tag with a new two-year contract.
3. LG Spectrum
The LG Spectrum 4G LTE handset arrived on Verizon last month and came stamped with a price of $199.99 on a new two-year contract. It dons a 4.5-inch True HD display and has been embedded with a Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual core chip. As for the camera, the primary 8MP one is complete with AF, LED flash and is capable of HD video recording. The secondary 1.3MP snapper may ensure that you don’t miss out on that official meeting even when on the move. You can drop the worries about the OS if any, since it runs on Gingerbread and can be upgraded to let you revel in the Ice Cream Sandwich enhancements.
4. Prada phone by LG 3.0
We know the fashionista in you would probably be scribbling the Prada phone by LG 3.0 title on the shopping list right about now; so run through the specifications to know more about this 8GB Gingerbread slice. Firstly, much like the other Android devices on our best cell phones roster, this handset’s OS can be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. A 4.3-inch glossy NOVA touchscreen has been embedded in its sleek 8.5mm chassis. Underneath the hood, you will find a 1GHz dual core processor and a 1540mAh battery to power up it up. The rear panel shows off Prada’s Saffiano pattern and sports an 8MP primary camera, allowing the fashion conscious brigade to capture the latest trending scenes while on the go. The handset is expected to roll out this month for those who constantly intend to make a style statement.
5. Samsung Galaxy S Advance
You are probably waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S III news to officially roll out, but in the meantime you can give the Samsung Galaxy S Advance a look and it may just strike a chord with you. It houses a 1GHz dual core CPU, runs on the Gingerbread OS with TouchWiz, integrates a Li-ion 1,500mAh battery and a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display in its sleek 123.2mm x 63.0mm x 9.69mm body. There is a 5MP primary camera with AF and LED flash as well as a 1.3MP front-facing snapper. You will have the option to choose between the 16GB and 8GB variants when making the purchase for the S Advance and yes, it does have a microSD card slot which can hold up to 32GB memory. However, there is no word on the precise release date and price.
We can give you a couple of reasons that might convince you to grab the 4G LTE capable Sony Xperia ion when it arrives on the smartphone scenario. For starters, it possesses dual HD cameras, comes powered by a 1.5GHz dual core chip and warps in a 4.6-inch HD Reality display. Complete with a Mobile Bravia engine, the screen proffers resolutions of 1280 x 720p. Running Android 2.3, this handset has a 12MP snapper with 1080p video recording abilities, while the front-facing one can capture movies in 720p. The Xperia ion is expected to be coming exclusively through AT&T in Q2 of this year.
7. HTC Titan II
We aren’t usually up for clichés, but it would certainly be apt to state that, ‘last but not the least’ on our cell phones lineup is the HTC Titan II handset which has sparked innumerable rumors about its availability dates. So while everyone’s guessing, you can dip into the detailed specs jotted down just for your consideration. It flaunts a 4.7-inch super LCD capacitive touchscreen display, runs on the most recent Windows Phone 7 OS and comes fueled by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor. The incorporated 1,730mah Li-ion battery breathes life into the handset which has a 16MP camera on its rear panel. The Titan II is anticipated to be available exclusively through AT&T in the upcoming months.
The mixture of HTC, Nokia, Motorola and other offerings on our best cell phones 2012 list should probably help you figure out which one of the aforementioned devices you would want take home. Drop in a comment if you already own one of the available handsets on the list or even if you are the waiting for your preferred one.