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Google Android Army – List and Comparison of Android Phones

Google’s Android OS phone army has been growing since the release of the T-Mobile G1 in October of 2008. This guide lists and compares Android phones. Initially this list will be limited to U.S. released Android phones, but may grow to include Android phones from around the world.

Keep reading on Android Army Part 2 (apparently we’ve run out of space for this one).

What is Android?

Android is an open source operating systems for mobile platforms.

What are the different OS versions?

Cupcake 1.5
Donut 1.6
Eclair 2.0
Eclair 2.1

Why would you want an Android phone?

1. Most of the apps on the Android Market are F-R-E-E. 57% of apps are free, compared to 25% of Apple’s free apps.
2. Options, Options, Options. Do you want an Android phone with a physical keyboard? No problem. Do you have a thing for Motorola phones? You can get a Motorola Android. Not a big fan of Motorola phones? You can get an HTC Android phone, or Samsung or….
3. You’re not being censored from apps deemed unworthy, raunchy. You decide what you want to download.
4. Updates. You’re not tied to a phone that is going to become obsolete in a year. From Google’s track record, Android updates are common, and there is continuous improvement.

 



 

T-Mobile G1 T-Mobile MyTouch 3G
Network

T-Mobile

T-Mobile
Manufacturer HTC HTC
Size 4.6 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches 4.5 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches
Weight 5.6 ounces 4.1 ounces
Display TFT LCD touchscreen, 65K colors TFT LCD touchscreen, 65k colors
Size 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Resolution 320×480 pixels 320×480
Processor 528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM 7201A 528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM 7201A
Memory 192 MB RAM 192 MB RAM
Hard drive 256MB (1GB microSD card standard) 512MB (4GB microSD card standard)
OS Version 1.0-1.6 1.5-1.6
Keyboard Physical, Touchscreen Touchscreen
Camera 3.2 megapixel 3.2 megapixel, autofocus
Video N/A Yes, 352×288 pixels
Battery

1150 mAh Lion
Stand-by: 406 hour
Talk Time: 5 hr 20 min

1340 mAh Lion
Stand-by: 600 hr
Talk Time: Up to 6 hr
Features SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging, HTML browser, games, digital compass, voice memo, MP3 player, trackball, accelerometer sensor SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging, HTML browser, games, digital compass, voice memo, MP3 player, trackball, accelerometer sensor
GPS No Yes
Bluetooth Yes (2.0) headset support only Yes (2.0) headset support only
Charging miniUSB miniUSB
Colors White, black, brown White, red, black, Fender Edition
Other Will relaunch in 2010 with 3.5mm jack, 288 MB RAM, 8GB microSD card, Swype technology and more preloaded apps
Price & Availability Currently available, $99.99 for new contracts, $369.99 suggested retail Currently available, $149.99 for new contracts, $399.99 suggested retail
Release Date October 22, 2008 April 27, 2009
Units Sold 1+ million 1 mil+
Other Names HTC Dream, Era HTC Magic, HTC Sapphire
More Info Fender Edition available

 

 

T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Fender Edition
Samsung Moment
Network T-Mobile Sprint
Manufacturer HTC Samsung
Size 4.45 x 2.19 x 0.58 inches (113 x 56 x 15 mm) 4.6 x 2.34 x 0.65 inches (117 x 59 x 16.5mm)
Weight 4.10 ounces 5.67 ounces
Display TFT LCD, 65k colors AMOLED capacitive touch, 16.7 million colors
Size 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Resolution 320×480 320×480
Processor 528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7201A 800mhz Samsung S3C6410 CPU
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Hard drive 288MB, 16Gb microSD standard 256MB
OS Version Cupcake 1.5 Cupcake 1.5
Keyboard Touchscreen Physical, Touchscreen
Camera 3.2 megapixel, auto-focus 3 megapixel auto-focus, 1x optical zoom, LED flash
Video Yes Yes
Battery battery LiIon 1349 mAh
Stand-by: 384 hrs
Talk Time: 7 hrs

battery Lilon 1440mAh
Stand-by: hour
Talk Time: 5.5 hours

Features SMS, MMS, music player, speakerphone, streaming video, email, microSD slot, 3.5mm audio jack, pre-loaded with music, WiFi, accelerometer 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi, visual voicemail, accelerometer, proximity sensor, Outlook email, microSD/SDHC expansion slot
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, 2.0 stereo Yes, 2.0 stereo
Charging miniUSB microUSB
Colors Fender Grey
Other
Price & Availability Limited availability in-store, $179.99 new accounts Currently available, $99.99 with new accounts, $299.99 retail
Release Date January 20, 2010 October 7, 2009
Units Sold 17,250, limited edition
Other Names
More Info

 

HTC Hero Droid Eris
Network Sprint Verizon
Manufacturer HTC HTC
Size 4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches (112 x 6.2 x 14.35mm) 4.45 x 2.19 x .051
Weight 4.76 ounches 4.23 ounces
Display TFT LCD touchscreen TFT LCD touchscreen
Size 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Resolution 320×480 HVGA 320×480 HVGA
Processor 528 Mhz Qulcomm MSM720A 528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7600
Memory 288 MB 288 MB
Hard drive 512 MB 512MB (8GB microSD standard)
OS Version Cupcake 1.5 Cupcake 1.5
Keyboard Touchscreen Touchscreen
Camera 5.0 megapixel, autofocus 5.0 megapixe, autofocus
Video Yes Yes
Battery

1250 mAh Lithium-ion
Stand-by: 440-750  hours
Talk Time:  420-470 min

1300 mAh Li-on
Stand-by:  373 hrs
Talk Time: 214 min
Features HTC Sense UI, trackball, 3.5mm audio jack, microSD expansion, G-sensor, digital compass, WiFi, media player, SMS, MMS, Email, HTML browser HTC Sense, Microsoft Outlook support, Microsoft exchange, WiFi, Google Talk, HTC Peep, 3.5mm audio jack, Skype, SMS, MMS, Email, HTML browser
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes 2.0 stereo Yes, 2.0 stereo
Charging miniUSB HTC ExtUSB
Colors White, silver, brown, pink Black
Other Essentially same as HTC Hero
Price & Availability Currently available, $149.99 new accounts $479.99 retail No Longer Available
Release Date October 11, 2009 November 6, 2009
Units Sold
Other Names
More Info Was $79.99 new accounts, $469.99 retail

 

Motorola Cliq Motorola Backflip
Network T-Mobile AT&T
Manufacturer Motorola Motorola
Size 4.48 x 2.28 x .61 inches (114 x 58 x 15.6 mm) 4.25 x 2.09 x 0.60 inches (108 x 53 x 15.3 mm)
Weight 5.75 ounches 5.75 ounches
Display TFT LCD Touchscreen TFT LCD Touchscreen
Size 3.1 inches 3.1 inches
Resolution 320×480 64k colors, 160 dpi 320×480 65k effective colors
Processor 528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7201A
Memory 256 MB 256 MB
Hard drive 512 MB ( comes with 1GB, up to 32 GB microSDHC expansion) 512 MB (2GB microSD included, up to 32GB supported)
OS Version Cupcake 1.5 Cupcake 1.5
Keyboard Physical, touchscreen Physical, touchscreen
Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus 5 MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video Yes, [email protected] Yes, [email protected]
Battery

1420 mAh Lion
Stand-by: 320 hours
Talk Time: up to 6 hours

1400 mAh Lion
Stand-by: 315 hr
Talk Time: Up to 6 hr
Features MotoBlur, 3.5mm audio jack, accelerometer, proximity sensor, 5 way navigation key, geo-tagging, SMS, MMS, email, HTML browser, noise cancellation, digital compas, WiFi, 3G MotoBlur, accelerometer sensor, reverse flip QWERTY keyboard, proximity sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi, 3G, geo-tagging, SMS, MMS, email, noise cancellation, digital compass
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, 2.1 with A2DP Yes, 2.1 with A2DP
Charging microUSB (2.0) microUSB (2.0)
Colors Titanium, winter white Platinum silver
Other First Motorola Android phone AT&Ts first Android phone, Yahoo apps instead of Google
Price & Availability Currently available, $149.99 new accounts, $399.99 retail Currently available, $99.99 new accounts, $349.99 retail
Release Date October 7, 2009 March 7, 2010
Units Sold
Other Names Motorola Dext, MB220 Motorola Enzo, Motus, MB300
More Info Yes

 

 Motorola Cliq XT
 Samsung Behold II
Network T-Mobile T-Mobile
Manufacturer Motorola Samsung
Size 4.6 x 2.3 x 0.49 inches (116.8 x 60 x 12.4mm) 4.7 x 2.2 x 0.46 inches (116.8 x 55.9 x 12.2mm)
Weight 4.59 ounces 4.2 ounces
Display TFT LCD AMOLED
Size 3.1 inches 3.2 inch
Resolution 320×480 65k TFT 320×480 16m colors (65k effective)
Processor 528 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 Mhz Qualcomm
Memory 256MB
Hard drive 512MB (2GB microSD) 200MB  (2GB microSD included up to 16GB expandable)
OS Version Cupcake 1.5 Cupcake 1.5
Keyboard Touchscreen Touchscreen
Camera 5 megapixel, autofocus, LED flash, 2592×1944 pixels 5 megapixel
Video Yes, [email protected] fps Yes
Battery

1420 mAh Lion
Stand-by: up to 500 hours
Talk Time: up to 450 mins

1500 mAh Lion
Stand-by: 384 hrs
Talk Time: Up to 6 hrs
Features Motoblur UI, 3.5mm audio jack, geo-tagging, accelerometer, proximity sensor, FM radio, pinch and zoom screen, WiFi, e-compass, music player, streaming media, Adobe Flash Lite, soft touch navigation pad 3.5mm jack, Touchwiz UI, accelerometer, Wi-Fi, HTML browser, SMS, AMS, MMS, Email, IM, geo-tagging, smile detection, music player
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth v1.5 with A2DP v2.1 with A2DP
Charging microUSB microUSB
Colors Licorice and purple battery covers, silver base Black
Other Essentially keyboard-less Motorola Cliq with addition of navigation pad Predecessor was Samsung Behold in 2008
Price & Availability Currently available, $129.99 new contracts, $329.99 suggested retail Currently available, $149.99 new contracts, $309.99 suggested retail
Release Date April 2010 November 18, 2009
Units Sold
Other Names Motorola Quench (EUR), MB501 SGH-t939
More Info

 

 Motorola DROID
 Google Nexus One
Network Verizon T-Mobile, AT&T
Manufacturer Motorola HTC
Size 4.6 x 2.4 x 0.54 inches (115.8 x 60 x 13.7mm) 4.7 x 2.4 x .45 inches (119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm)
Weight 5.8 ounces 4.6 ounces
Display TFT LCD AMOLED
Size 3.7 inch 3.7 inches, 100,000:1 typical contrast ratio, 16.7 million colors, 1 ms typical response rate
Resolution 854×480 (FWVGA) 16M colors, 240dpi 800×480
Processor 600 Mhz ARM Cortex A8 1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250
Memory 256MB 512 MB
Hard drive 133MB (8GB microSD included, up to 32GB support) 512 MB (4GB microSD card shipped, up 32GB expandable)
OS Version Shipped with Eclair 2.0, upgraded to 2.1 Eclair 2.1
Keyboard Physical, touchscreen Touchscreen
Camera 5 megapixel, dual-LED flash, autofocus 5 megapixel, flash, auto-focus,  2560×1920
Video Yes 720×480 @ 24fps Yes, 720×480 @ 20fps
Battery

1400 mAh Lion
Stand-by: up to 350 hour
Talk Time: up to 6 hr 30 min

1400 mAh Lion
Stand-by: up to 290 hr
Talk Time: Up to 10 hr
Features Turn by Turn Nav w/ Google Navigation, WiFi, speech recognition, multitouch, accelerometer, proximity sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, geotagging, SGX530 Graphics, HTML browser, digital compass, music player, SMS, MMS, email, push email, IM, Flash Google Navigation, WiFi, spech recognition, geo-tagging, trackball, 3.5mm headphone jack, light and proximity sensors, HTML browser, smile detection, SMS, MMS, email, push email, IM, noise cancellation, digital compass, music player
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP v2.1 with A2DP
Charging microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
Colors Black Brown (teflon coating)
Other First Android phone with Eclair 2.0 Can only be purchased through Google, CDMA version in development
Price & Availability Currently available, $199 new contracts, $149 existing customers with new 2 yr contract Currently available $179 T-mobile new contracts, $529 retail price
Release Date November 6, 2009 January 5, 2010
Units Sold Over 1 million Around 200,000
Other Names Motorola Milestone, A855
More Info Yes

 

Motorola Devour HTC Desire
Network Verizon AT&T, T-Mobile?
Manufacturer Motorola HTC
Size 4.55 x 2.4 x 0.61 inches 4.7 x 2.36 x 0.47 inches (119 x 60 x 11.9mm)
Weight 6.35 ounces 4.76 ounces
Display TFT LCD AMOLED
Size 3.1 inch 3.7 inch
Resolution 320×480 (HVGA), 65k colors, 160 dpi 480×800 WVGA, 16M colors
Processor 600 Mhz Qualcomm MSM7627 1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250
Memory 256 MB 576 MB
Hard drive 512 MB (comes with 8GB microSD, expandable to 16GB) 512 MB (microSD expandable up to 32GB)
OS Version Donut 1.6 Eclair 2.1
Keyboard Physical, Touchscreen Touchscreen
Camera 3 megapixel 5 megapixel, autofocus, flash,
Video Yes @24fps Yes, 800×480 @ 24 fps
Battery

1400 mAh Lion
Stand-by: up to 442 hour
Talk Time: up to 389 min

1400 mAh Lion
Stand-by: up to 360 hr
Talk Time: Up to 400 min
Features Motoblur UI, Adobe Flash Lite, image editing, geotagging, HTML browser, WiFi, SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Vcast, accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, HTC Sense UI, Widescreen photo capture, geotagging, face detection, 3.5mm audio jack, G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, tethering, WiFi, FM radio, SMS, MMS, email, push email, im
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP v2.1 with A2DP, enhanced data rate
Charging microUSB microUSB
Colors Silver Silver
Other Similar to the Nexus One with HTC Sense UI
Price & Availability Currently available, $149.99 with new contracts, $479.99 retail Unknown
Release Date March 25, 2010 May/June 2010
Units Sold
Other Names A555 HTC Bravo
More Info

 

HTC Droid Incredible HTC EVO 4G
Network Verizon Sprint
Manufacturer HTC HTC
Size 4.63 x 2.30 x 0.47 inches (117.5  x 58.5 x 11.9 mm) 4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches
Weight 4.6 ounces
Display AMOLED TFT LCD
Size 3.7 inches 4.3 inch
Resolution 480×800 WVGA 480×800
Processor 1 GHz (underclocked to 768Mhz)Qualcomm QSD 8250 Snapdragon ARM CPU 1 GHz Snapdragon QSD8650 CPU
Memory 576 MB 512 MB
Hard drive 8GB (microSD expandable to 32GB) 1GB (comes with 8GB microSD expandable to 32GB)
OS Version Eclair 2.1 Eclair 2.1
Keyboard Touchscreen Touchscreen
Camera 8 megapixel, dual LED flash, autofocus Rear: 8 megapixel, flash
Front: 1.3 megapixel
Video Yes, Yes, 720p capture
Battery

1300 mAh Lion
Stand-by: up to 146 hours
Talk Time:up to 313  min

1500 mAh Lion
Stand-by: 600 hr
Talk Time: Up to 6 hr
Features HTC Sense UI, FM Tuner, accelerometer, trackball, g-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, Optical joystick for onscreen nav, 3.5mm headset jack, tethering, WiFi, connect to VPN, HTC Footprints, Microsoft Exchange email, NFL Mobile, Skype Mobile HTC Sense UI, HDMI Out, 3.5mm headset jack, proximity, motion sensors, digital compass, front facing camera for video conferencing, Qik, kickstand, WiMax, Sprint Navigation, tethering
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with FTP.OPP, A2DP, PBAP Yes
Charging microUSB microUSB
Colors Black Black, White (Best Buy)
Other Very similar to the Nexus One, better camera and more storage First 4G phone in the US
Price & Availability $199 new contracts, $299 other $199.99 new contracts
Release Date April 29th June 4, 2010
Units Sold n/a n/a
Other Names
More Info Yes Yes

 

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