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The best Android smartphones – November 2013

The best Android smartphones – November 2013
 

November is here and we rate Android smartphones right from the start. We have new devices and a brand new Android version. We will use our famous AVC rating method to show you the best Android smartphones for November 2013. Every month the numbers are changing and new phones are getting added.

NEW ENTRIES

There are some new phones added in our rating charts. This months the newbies are very interesting:

  • Google Nexus 5: the new Google phone is here and it has the latest Android version, Android 4.4 Kit Kat. So all other phones lose points because they have older Android versions. But is LG Nexus 5 the best phone?
  • LG G Flex: In October we had a flexible phone (Samsung Round) and in November we have another one, LG G Flex.
  • HTC One Max: The HTC phablet is impressive but is far from the first spot. That’s a pity.
  • LG G Pro Lite: A new cheaper Android phone with huge 5.5 inches screen.
  • Sony Xperia M: This is not a new phone but it was recently rated and added to our list.

NEW ANDROID VERSION

We rate our phones with the best in each category. So Nexus 5 has the latest Android 4.4 version. Kit Kat is here and all the phones must be compared to the latest Android version. That’s why you can see all the phones lose points compared to the October rating.

NOVEMBER. 2013: BEST OF THE MARKET

Right now the best of the market are as following:

  • Width: The most slim device is Huawei Ascend P6 with 6.2mm
  • Weight: The most light device is HTC Desire C with 100g
  • Screen PPI: The screen with the most pixels per inch belong to HTC One (469PPI)
  • Main camera: The best camera right now is on Nokia Lumia 1020 (not an Android phone)
  • Front camera: The best front camera is on Huawei Ascend P6, a 5MP camera
  • Processor: The fastest phone is Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with an octa core processor
  • RAM: The phone with the biggest RAM is Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (3GB)
  • Battery: The biggest battery can be found on Huawei Ascend Mate, it is 4050mAh
  • Android version: The latest Android version is 4.4 Kit Kat
  • Release Date: The newer the phone is, the best for us.
  • Our View: We also have a personal rating that is one of the 11 ratings

So the best Android phone would be a phone with all these specs launching in the market right now. That’s how we rate our devices. So let’s see the final ranking.

RATING OF THE DEVICES

The best device this month is still Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that lost 1.61 points and is on the first place with 72.1. It is followed by two Samsung devices, Samsung Galaxy S4 (68.7) and Samsung Galaxy Round (68.6). In October rating Round was second because it had more points than Samsung Galaxy S4 as it was a new device. One month later, Samsung Galaxy S4 got the second place as it has better specs.

The fourth place belongs to Nexus 5. It’s a new phone with the latest Android version so it has 67.3 points and is just 0.1 points ahead of Huawei Ascend P6 which has 67.2 and comes fifth. The next place belong to LG G2, one software rich device and the next two places belong to Sony with Sony Xperia Z1 and Sony Xperia Z.

The ninth place belong to LG and the flexible LG G Flex and the top 10 closes with another Sony device, the ultra slim Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

CompanyModelRating Nov. 13"PPICAMCPURAMmAhWgAVDatePGBuy now
SamsungGalaxy Note 372.15.7386138 * 1.9300032008.31684.313-095Best price
SamsungGalaxy S468.75.0441138 * 1.6200026007.91304.213-045Best price
SamsungGalaxy Round68.65.7386134 * 2.3300028007.91544.313-095Best price
GoogleNexus 567.35.044584 * 2.3200023008.61304.413-114Best price
HuaweiAscend P667.24.731284 * 1.2200020006.21204.213-064Best price
LGG266.55.2424134 * 2.3200030008.91434.213-095Best price
SonyXperia Z165.45.044120.74 * 2.2200030008.51694.213-095Best price
Sony Xperia Z60.05.0441134 * 1.5200023307.91464.113-025Best price
LGG Flex59.76.0245134 * 2.3200035008.71774.213-115Best price
SonyXperia Z Ultra58.76.434484 * 2.2200030506.52124.213-075Best price
HTCOne58.24.746944 * 1.7200023009.31434.113-035Best price
ZTEGrand Memo58.05.7257134 * 1.7200032008.51204.113-033Best price
SonyXperia ZL57.75.0441134 * 1.5200023709.81514.113-035Best price
SamsungGalaxy S4 mini57.14.325682 * 1.7200019008.91074.213-055Best price
LGOptimus G Pro56.65.5401134* 1.7200031409.41724.113-045Best price
HuaweiHuawei Ascend D255.85.0443134 * 1.5200030009.41704.113-035Best price
MotorolaMoto X55.04.7312102 * 1.72000220010.41304.213-084Best price
LGNexus 453.84.731884 * 1.5200021009.11394.212-115Best price
HTCOne Max53.55.937344 * 1.72000330010.32174.313-105Best price
LGOptimus G52.24.7318134 * 1.5200021008.41474.012-115Best price
HTCOne mini50.64.334142 * 1.4100018009.31224.213-084Best price
SamsungMega50.56.323382 * 1.7150032008.01994.213-065Best price
HTCDesire 50049.74.321784 * 1.2100018009.91234.213-093Best price
SamsungGalaxy Note II49.55.526784 * 1.6200031009.41834.112-095Best price
HuaweiAscend Mate49.26.124184 * 1.5200040509.91984.113-054Best price
HuaweiHonor 247.94.532684 * 1.42000223010.51454.012-113Best price
SamsungGalaxy S II Plus47.94.321782 * 1.2100016508.51214.113-023Best price
SamsungGalaxy S347.44.830684 * 1.4100021008.61334.012-055Best price
LGOptimus F547.34.325652 * 1.2100021509.31314.113-054Best price
ZTESupreme46.65.0294132 * 1.510002500101534.113-083Best price
LGG Pro Lite46.35.520082 * 1.0100031409.41614.113-112
SonyXperia SP45.44.631982 * 1.710002370101554.113-044Best price
HTCOne X45.44.731284 * 1.5100018008.91304.012-054Best price
LG Optimus 4X HD45.34.731284 * 1.5100021508.91334.012-063Best price
SonyXperia M44.84.024552 * 1.0100017509.31154.113-082Best price
HuaweiAscend P144.44.325682 * 1.5100016707.71104.012-053Best price
SamsungGalaxy S244.44.321782 * 1.2100016508.51162.311-043Best price
LGOptimus Vu44.35.025684 * 1.5100021008.51684.012-115Best price
SonyXperia L43.84.322882 * 1.0100017509.71374.113-053Best price
LGL7 II43.74.321782 * 1.076824609.71184.113-033Best price
SonyXperia T43.64.5323132 * 1.5100018509.41394.012-094Best price
HTCOne S43.34.325682 * 1.7100016507.81194.012-043Best price
HTCOne Sv43.24.321752 * 1.2100018009.21224.013-014Best price
ZTEBlade V42.74.023354 * 1.21000180010.91304.113-092Best price
SamsungGalaxy Grand42.15.016282 * 1.2100021009.61624.113-013Best price
LGL5 II41.34.023351 * 1.051217009.21034.113-032Best price
SamsungGalaxy S3 Mini41.24.023352 * 1.0100015009.91114.112-113Best price
LGOptimus L941.14.723452* 1.0100017009.11254.012-113Best price
ZTEBlade G40.84.521752 * 1.251220009.21404.113-062Best price
HTCDesire X39.24.023352 * 1.076816509.31144.012-103Best price
HuaweiAscend G51038.44.521852 * 1.251217009.91504.113-042Best price
SamsungGalaxy Star Pro38.24.023321 * 1.0512150010.61214.113-101Best price
SamsungGalaxy Nexus38.14.731652 * 1.2100017508.91354.011-103Best price
LGOptimus HD38.14.532682 * 1.51000183010.41352.312-053Best price
SonyXperia J37.14.024551 * 1.051217509.21244.012-102Best price
SonyXperia S36.94.3342122 * 1.51000175010.61442.312-023Best price
HuaweiAscend Y30036.74.023352 * 1.0512173011.21304.113-032Best price
LGOptimus L736.54.321751 * 1.051217008.71224.012-052Best price
SamsungGalaxy Xcover 236.04.023352 * 1.210001700121484.113-033Best price
LGL2ii35.43.212531 * 1.05121540121104.113-101Best price
ZTEBlade 335.34.023351 * 1.0512160010.01304.012-091Best price
SonyXperia P35.24.027582 * 1.01000130510.51202.312-053Best price
HTCOne V35.23.725251 * 1.051215009.21154.012-042Best price
SonyXperia E35.03.516531 * 1.05121530111154.113-031Best price
SamsungGalaxy Note35.05.328582 * 1.4100025009.71782.311-104Best price
SamsungGalaxy S Duos34.84.023351 * 1.0768150010.51204.012-092Best price
SonyXperia Miro34.33.516551 * 0.851215009.91104.012-092Best price
SonyXperia Sole33.53.726552 * 1.051213209.91072.312-052Best price
SamsungGalaxy Ace 232.93.824652 * 0.8768150010.51222.312-052Best price
SonyXperia U31.93.528052 * 1.05121320121102.312-052Best price
SonyXperia Go31.73.516552 * 1.051213059.81102.312-072Best price
LG Prada 3.031.34.321782* 1.0100015408.51382.311-013Best price
LGOptimus L531.04.014451 * 0.851215009.51254.012-062Best price
HTCDesire C29.33.516551 * 0.6512123012.31004.012-062Best price
HuaweiU8860 Honor29.34.024581 * 1.4512193011.01402.311-122Best price

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