Android MovingMoving to Android is perhaps one of the best decisions you can make to better you law practice. David Chanin is one such attorney who wants to be numbered among the best. David’s looking to switch from  BlackBerry to a new smartphone with more power and reliability. David wonders what’s the best option for someone new to Android. So, to answer (and perhaps persuade) David to make the best choice, here are my top five Android phones you should buy today, regardless of the carrier:

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Verizon)

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Sure, the Galaxy S4 is right around the corner, but it’s not here yet, and you can’t get any better than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I mocked the big screen, but I’ve since come to my senses. The screen’s still huge, but for anyone getting older, losing their eyesight, and tired of squinting to see the letters, numbers and words on any screen, you’re going to love this big bad boy. Plus, the multiasking and S-Pen are slick. You can get a full look at all of the specifications.

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD (Verizon)

Droid Razr Maxx HD

I waffled between this phone and the HTC Droid DNA. I probably should have chosen the Droid Razr Maxx HD. Not because it’s significantly better, but because I think Motorola has a much better interface than HTC’s Sense. The Razr Maxx HD also doesn’t differ significantly from the Droid DNA by way of powerhouse specs, since it contains a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 32 GB internal storage, and 1080p screen. Verizon/Motorola just pushed Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) which brings the phone into the modern age.

HTC Droid DNA (Verizon)


You didn’t think that this phone would get left out, did you? With a full, 5 inch, 1080p screen, and the thinnest profile of the bunch, the HTC Droid DNA rocks as a quality phone. Click here to read my full report.

Nexus 4 (T-Mobile)

LG Nexus 4

The only thing disappointing about the Nexus 4 is that it’s limited on it’s ability to access LTE connections. The Nexus 4 doesn’t have the biggest screen on the block, but with Google’s latest Android OS, you’re getting the best features in one of the better devices. Here’s a list of the specs, including 1280 x 768 pixels, 16 GB internal, wireless charging, a multitude of sensors, and Gorilla Glass.

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Various)

Samsung announced its new flagship device on March 14, 2013 in a semi-embarrassing spectacle. None-the-less, the Galaxy S4 is cool. Don’t believe me? Check this out:

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