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The new year is through its first week and while we all gear up for the next 12 months, you might want to check out some great new deals on Android phones and get something that will last you this year and the next. Some of the Android phones that were released last year still hold the top spot and are likely to stay there till the second half of 2015 at least.
If you aren’t one for waiting (or spending top dollar on the latest) here is a list of the Top 5 Best Android Phones in Canada that you can buy today.
#1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Bell, Rogers, Telus, SaskTell – $299.99)
The Galaxy Note 4 tops this list. It is undoubtedly among the top 3 Android phones this year and is one mean machine. Its got the size, the display, the power to back it up, the battery life to last long and a pen that is actually useful. The build quality has improved further from the Note 3, which in itself was a significant jump from the two previous iterations. Even the camera on the Note 4 is a hefty 16 megapixels, which should satisfy most photo-enthusiasts.
#2. Sony Xperia Z3 (Bell, Rogers – $149.99)
The Sony Xperia Z line has a third iteration which is popular for its water and dust proof certifications. The device itself is quite slick and the build quality is premium material. As with other Sony outings, the Z3 also excels at media consumption with Play Station 4 support, a huge HD display, 4K video recording and a 20.7 megapixel camera. It doesn’t lack anything on the hardware front either, with a quad-core, dedicated graphics unit, 3 GBs of RAM and a huge battery.
#3. LG G3 (Rogers – $50)
I personally feel the LG G3 deserves more credit than it gets. It is a stellar Android phone with a good built, simply styled. Its hardware features are right up there with the best and the 5.5 inch QHD display is crisp and sharp. Processing power is not a problem either and the battery backup is nothing to scoff at. All in all, its a great Android phone worth your attention if you want something different and simple.
#4. Motorola Moto X (Telus – $99.99)
The Motorola Moto X is a great phone, especially after the Moto G, which is one of the best budget Android phones to date. The Moto X takes it higher with great personalization features and a good balance of utility and performance. If you want to enjoy a good, simple Android experience on a phone that places functionality and user experience over flagship hardware, then Moto X is a good choice.
#5. Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (Rogers – $199.99)
The Galaxy S5 was a great Android phone on its own, but the rugged, Active version is even better, if you don’t mind the extra bulk. The casing has a MIL-STD-810G certification and the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. This means you can take your S5 Active anywhere you want and not have to worry about dropping it. The other hardware features remain the same as it’s original iteration, making it a great choice for those who want a tough phone without compromising on performance.
While there are several other options you can choose from, we feel these are the best 5 Android phones that cater to various needs depending on what you want your phone to do. If you have other phones you want to add to this list, please feel free to comment below and let us know!