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Which Android phone is for you?

The handset market is slowly being saturated by Android phones. There’s at least one from every major manufacturer around — Samsung, HTC, Sony-Ericsson, LG, Motorola.


Even Acer and Lenovo has one though it’s not yet released locally. By my count, we have over a dozen handsets on Android locally:

  • HTC Tattoo
  • HTC Magic
  • HTC Hero
  • HTC Legend
  • HTC Desire
  • HTC Wildfire
  • Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700
  • Samsung Galaxy S i9000
  • Sony-Ericsson Xperia X10
  • Sony-Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini
  • Sony-Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro
  • LG Optimus GT540
  • Motorola Milestone

Two more Android phones are coming from Samsung this month. RedFox is also launching their own Android phone. So which one is for you?

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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82 Responses

  1. rye says:

    I’m using Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700, and I’m very happy with it. :D If I have the money, of course its Nexus One.

  2. If Wildfire is indeed @ 15k, that’s a good buy already. Though, I still love my Nexus One. :)

  3. sylv3rblade says:

    Motorola Milestone! I’ll gladly trade one + cash for my Galaxy Spica.

  4. ewancoo says:

    I have Galaxy Spica since it’s one of the most affordable androids phones currently. I also have 3 more of my colleagues owning the Spica.

  5. Kevin says:

    Samsung Galaxy s for me.. :)

    Sir Abe saw you last night at tapa king? closing time…

  6. kingtsy says:

    I like my Samsung Spica.

  7. wreek888 says:

    i got samsung galaxy spica, it has a better camera/resolution than HTC widefire.

  8. Whatif says:

    I have N1 but if I’m gonna buy today its gonna be
    Galaxy S! I think HTC phones are overpriced here.

  9. Fleeb says:

    I have a Spica. Was thinking of getting an Optimus but it is not available yet. I wanted to have a Galaxy S caliber smart phone (4″ screen etc) but my phone usage dictates that it is still impractical for me at this point (unless I simply wanted to flaunt then I will buy it or an iP4 :D).

  10. Rafa says:

    i have a galaxy s, its great and all, but i still think HTC has the best Android stuff, since they were the first, and have the most experience with android and google

  11. Herce says:

    4″+ screen or bust!

  12. Ed says:

    Still wating for Samsung i5500…

  13. Kinny says:

    Still don’t ‘understand’ Android phones all that well. Right now sticking to my trusty Nokia’s. E72, E63 and 6700slide.

  14. citroen says:

    I have samsung spica. but i am considering the apple iphone 4.hehe

  15. skagen says:

    spica for me. much cheaper on all andriod phones available. (i think)

  16. gio says:

    sony ericsson x10

  17. zEr0-IcE says:

    Proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S… so that gets my vote!

  18. Lexty says:

    I’ll choose the Desire… but Im still loving my Nexus One.. if the Samsung Galaxy Q is for real. ill change my phone to that one. Touchscreen + Qwerty keyboard! perfect combination!

  19. Jazon says:

    Is there an Android phone with a physical QWERTY keypad? Thanks!

  20. Ryan Ang says:

    Droid X lol

  21. Ceazar says:

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S and it’s great. Everything you need and want is there. Can’t ask for more. . . at the moment he he he. . .

  22. Galwin says:

    I’m on the hunt for a new phone and I consistent;y read good reviews on Spica, I guess it’s for me.

  23. Jay Castillo says:

    Hi Abe, I hope you can create a shootout/comparison of these android phones. I am looking for one with a QWERTY keyboard like the Motorola Milestone.

  24. Richard Benedict says:

    I’ll go for Motorola Milestone XT720

  25. bench says:

    I am WILD to get the HTC WILDFIRE..or else I will FIRE you up…he he he…

  26. havent tried any android phone but i would prefer those from samsung.. so i go for GALAXY S.

    well, Im using NOW A SAMSUNG I8910 HD..





  27. chintoguy29 says:

    I just bought a Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700. Despite its mid-range price its power packed with features. I always emphasize the price of any gadget that I buy because Im not rich but I like buying gadgets. Since most Android powered phones in the market today are on the high side. Maybe if Im going to buy a second phone for my second line, I would probably get LG Optimus GT540.

  28. isko says:

    Now surfing from my galaxy spica.

  29. Nong says:

    Kaya me napabili ng Galaxy Spica dahil sa mgandang review ni sir abe.

  30. lurker says:

    out of the above phones. ano yung kaya mag video call? also pa list naman price at kung san makakabili. thanks!

  31. Ceal says:

    HTC Legend! Will buy one tomorrow :-))

    -Sent via YugaTech Mobile App

  32. guyrony says:

    I’d pick Galaxy S any time of the day.

    Now where did my fairy Godmother go to?

  33. lurker says:

    how much is the htc legend?

  34. Justine says:

    I’ll go for the Samsung Galaxy S i9000! :D woohoo!

  35. rand0m_insanity says:

    @abeolandres Yet only a few are pretty affordable. It’s a good thing though. I hope HTC’s Wildfire be the start of more affordable ‘droids.

  36. vepino13 says:

    @abeolandres How much po ang HTC legend?

  37. sheepman says:

    htc desire here :)

  38. slighmd says:

    Android is slowly growing in our country. now if we could only have paid apps in the market…

  39. JunAlquis says:

    Desire is slightly better than Nexus one sooo I’ll pick Samsung Galaxy s.. lol

  40. Yuan says:

    may balita na ba kung magkakaroon ng update ang Spica to Android 2.2 Froyo?

  41. xtian1986 says:

    nexus one pa rin ako! xD

  42. andrew says:

    Galaxy S sana kung d lang dahil sa plastic body na walang pinagkaiba sa ibang cheap samsung phones. Kaya desire na lang ako! Loving htc sense. Coming from an x10, mas maganda talaga implementation ng sense regardless of the smoothness of the ui.

  43. mike says:

    none of the above. Those are all SINGLE SIM stupid phones for stupid people who bites the marketing hype.

  44. seaman says:

    Hi ask ko lang ano ung android what makes it difference to iphones? is E series of nokia cosidered as android? thanks

  45. Ryan says:

    HTC Desire…

  46. Ric says:

    I got the Desire 2 weeks ago. It’s very fast and slick. One of my best purchases in a long time. I’m just waiting around the corner for the Froyo update which should make the phone even better.

  47. brodanmd says:

    samsung galaxy spica… love it!

  48. Alwin says:

    I’m enjoying my rooted HTC Magic, tho I’m drooling over the HTC Desire, but I want my next smartphone to have secondary camera for video calling. So…. I’ll stick with my HTC Magic til I find the next best thing :D

  49. Ton says:

    Spica. Hands down.

  50. android_fanboi says:

    Nexus One pa rin … dahil hindi na ito masusundan ng Nexus 2 unless Google make another one- i hate skinnable UI

  51. Miguel says:

    Me too – since I started using Android with the DevPhone 1 (variation of HTC Dream/G1), I got used to the default UI being the way to go.

  52. avid0n3 says:

    To all (especially @mparaz):

    Do you guys know kung makaka-avail ako ng Nexus One dito sa ‘Pinas kapag nagsign-up ako as developer sa Android Market (at nagbayad ng USD25)?

    Gusto ko rin kasi ng default UI kapag nagstart magdevelop. Una pa sa mga updates! Thanks! ;-)

  53. bluepenguin says:

    galaxy S – astig!


  54. John Michael says:

    To all Nexus One owners out there: Has your phone been updated to Android 2.2 (Froyo)? I havent received the over the air update yet. Any reccomendations?

  55. Arvee says:

    @avid, heard of it when our professor invited us to join the Globe-Android something contest. That time, Google announced that the N1 on sale that date was one of the last batch they’ll release (about 50k units left nalang ata) through their online store.

    Then he told us, when we sign-up as an Android app developer, we still can avail of the phone even when Google stops selling the N1 on their site.

    There was nobody in my summer class eager to sign-up with me kasi dati, di pa masyadong hyped-up ang androids sa university namin and the fee was a bit heavy (P2,500 pero including the reg fee for the competition).

    Sayang, I passed on an opportunity to buy a N1 when I can avail it already. Totoo pala yung sabi ng prof namin.

  56. Reel Advice says:

    I have a Milestone and I’m loving it! Just waiting for some Froyo love from Motorola though!

  57. Jedro072 says:


  58. JKisaragi says:

    I have the Galaxy S and I am lovin’ it! The big screen makes it easier for me to use the portrait qwerty keyboard, and swype is also a fun and easy way to write (or should I say swipe?) text messages. It recognizes some filipino words. Dunno if it’s based on some of the words that I’ve already used before though.

  59. john says:

    Sony Xperia X10!!

    best looking android phone..

    best camera in android..

    best design..

    best Custom User Interface..

    2.1 nalang kulang ^^

  60. nico says:

    is SE X10 good.?

  61. avid0n3 says:

    I guess Tim Bray http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Bray have read my post here that’s why he posted this: http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/08/nexus-one-developer-phone.html. LOL

    Kidding aside, sana available ito kahit sa mga Android developers here in the Philippines.

    PS. Thanks sa reply @hahaharvee

  62. Fleeb says:

    What do you need dual sim for? It’s just a batt hog.

  63. hello says:

    wala bang android phone na “made in china” ?

  64. Frances says:

    So tempting to get a new Android phone with so many choices out there, but I still love my Nexus One. Great hardware + great OS = best phone.

  65. Frances says:

    @John Michael – First time I heard that Froyo was released I found instructions online on how to update manually. Didn’t wait for the OTA update anymore. I’m sorry, but I don’t remember the site where I got the instructions, but I think you’ll be able to Google it easily.

  66. it’s x10 mini pro for me! love the qwerty, wifi and android apps that i experiment with!

  67. Ray says:

    Yes i agree to John,

    SE X10 Xperia,

    Best design.

    mediascape & timescape

    Good looking thats true.. than to any android latest phone.

    But only 1.6,,Don’t worry will be upgraded to 2.1

    much more powerful have HD.

  68. Jomz says:

    I’m still looking forward to an Android platform with a secondary camera. Hope it’s in the making.

  69. Rem says:

    Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10/X8 and HTC Google Nexus One.
    One thing I don’t like about the X10 is it doesn’t have a multi touch support yet. :(

  70. John Michael says:

    @ Frances- Thanks. But I do hope you’ll remember the site where you found the instructions on manually updating to Froyo. All the sites that i tried have broken links

  71. kikxx says:

    recently upgraded to x10 mini pro from my SE P1i

    ibang iba tlga android. if only the X10 had a qwerty board. xnxa na i just cant live w/o a qwerty pad

  72. Mark says:

    Xperia X10 Mini Pro from Sony Ericsson
    Really nice stylish and compact :)

    Love it!!!!

  73. ryebert says:

    I was before torn between SE x10 minipro and samsung spica. After reading all the reviews (real users and experts), I bought my first Android – Samsung Spica. And I am happy with my phone right now. I even muster enough courage to root (sort of equivalent to jailbreaking in iphone lingo) on my own, when i found a very easy to follow guide. BTW, i did not even dare jailbreaking my iphone by myself.
    Having an android, will take some getting used to, specially for begginers. But there are plenty of sites that will guide newbies on how to maximize their android to its potential.

  74. leemar says:

    I was thinking before kung ano ang bibilhin ko, my sister had spica, ang pinagpipilian ko is x10 mini pro dahil sa keyboard or yun samsung wave dahil sa super amoled screen. And now i end up buying motorola milestone…very nice smartphone…sulit ang pera ko.

  75. Guia says:

    Hi there! Help please. Is the Motorola Defy available in the Phils? If yes, where can i buy this? Thanks

  76. Dan says:

    I saw Moto Defy worth 22,800 here in laoag city, ilocos norte. ipon muna ako baon, im gonna buy one.

  77. Cookie says:

    I just got my Motorola Defy last Saturday, March 19th and all I can say is that I love it! Truly awesome too, since it was my very first smartphone purchase. :-)

    For your interest, I got it from eBay.ph for P16.5k, with one year parts and service Motorola warranty. ^__^

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