Android 2012 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Android Articles for 2012

The Best (and Worst) Video Chat Apps for Android OS Devices

Want to talk face-to-face from your phone with people elsewhere in the world? After testing six Android OS video chat apps, we tell you which are the best, and why.

Apple iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II: Which Is the Greatest?

If you're new to the smartphone world, you may not know which way to go. Do you want an iPhone, which seems to be the "it" device that everyone wants,[...]

What Is the Best Free GPS App for Android OS Phones?

With a profusion of free GPS apps now available for Android OS, which one is best? In this roundup, Brighthand compares five top free apps and declares a winner.

HTC One S Review: A Surprisingly Powerful Android Smartphone

The HTC One S isn't the flagship model from this company, but it has a feature set that, according to Brighthand's European correspondent, compares well to its larger and more[...]

Motorola Droid RAZR vs. Droid RAZR MAXX: There Is a Big Difference

Anyone shopping for an Android smartphone from Verizon is likely to be confused about two smartphones that have very similar names and very similar features. Despite this, one is clearly[...]

BlackBerry 10 Smartphones to Run Android Apps

In a conference call this morning, the new CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones will have an Android player, allowing them to run third-party software created[...]

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III

Smartphone shoppers face a choice between Apple's flagship smartphone or Samsung's. Brighthand is here to help with a hands-on comparison of these two.

HTC One X Review: AT&T’s New Top Android Smartphone

The One X is the new flagship Android smartphone from HTC and AT&T. It has a large display, runs the latest version of Google's Android OS, loads of other high-end[...]

Seven Paid GPS Apps for Android OS Phones: Worth the Price?

With GPS apps for Android OS phones, "to pay or not to pay" as a big question. Join us as we take a hands-on look at seven paid GPS apps[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Is Bigger Really Better?

The Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android smartphone that's large enough to skirt the line of being a tablet. It supports AT&T's super-fast 4G LTE service, and even comes with[...]

Samsung Galaxy S III Review: Universally Excellent Android Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S III launches a hype level typically reserved for the Apple iPhone for good reason given Samsung's reputation for quality handsets. Does this smartphone deliver?

Motorola Droid RAZR M Review

Verizon's Motorola Droid RAZR M mixes performance and value. Brighthand takes a closer look at this speedy mid-range Android smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Note II Review: Big, Powerful, Productive

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is huge with a 5.5-inch screen, and carries a ton of features. Is it just too much for a smartphone?

Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S III

They are the most popular smartphones available today, but deciding between the two can be a challenge. Brighthand compares these flagship smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S III Review: The International Version

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the new flagship smartphone from this Korean company. In this review, Brighthand's European corespondent takes a look at the international version of this device,[...]

Motorola Droid 4 Review: 4G LTE, Keyboard, Dual-Core Power

The new Motorola Droid 4 takes Verizon's flagship Android line and adds an updated design, faster processor, and 4G LTE. But is that enough to make it a worthwhile upgrade?[...]

Square Credit Card Reader Review: Remarkably Easy

For iPhone and Android owners, Square Inc. offers a quick, simple, affordable way to take credit card payments. It's a handy solution if you're running a small business, or even[...]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review: The Most Advanced Android Smartphone Available

Featuring a 720p screen and Android OS 4.0, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus sets a new high point for Android phones, as well as generating a lot of excitement! We take[...]

Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX Review: Spectacular Battery Life

Verizon recently took the unusual step of introducing the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX just a few months after the original Droid RAZR came out. The newer model isn't quite as[...]

Can the Samsung Galaxy Note Replace Your Tablet?

We take a look at the Galaxy Note "phablet" as a potential replacement for your tablet. Can you do everything you need to do on the go with something that[...]