Holiday gift guide 2012 – smartphones and tablets
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- 3 AT&T 2012 Holiday smartphone and tablet gift guide
- 4 Sprint 2012 Holiday smartphone and tablet gift guide
- 5 T-Mobile 2012 Holiday smartphone and gift guide
- 6 International 2012 Holiday smartphone and tablet gift guide
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The LG Nexus 4 is an irresistible device. It brings state-of-the-art hardware: a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a large 4.7-inch HD screen and the latest of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. At the same time, it costs merely $299 for the 8GB version. It doesn’t support LTE but HSPA+ is there at pretty fast speeds, and at that price, we’d gladly overlook this omission.
T-Mobile might not have the iPhone, but with so many extremely agile Android and Windows Phone devices, we could forgive it. The first reason for that is the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The 5.5-inch phablet combined with the low monthly fees on the carrier, makes for a perfect balance of extreme productivity for a reasonable price.
If you want a device that you can operate with one hand, though, the Samsung Galaxy S III is a better fit. Samsung has loaded it up with a Snapdragon S4 chip, 2 gigs of RAM, all in an extremely thin body. And with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming before the Holidays, you’d have all you can dream in Android land with it.
If you’ve grown tired of Android and iPhones, you have the option of Windows Phone 8, and the HTC 8X is possibly the prettiest device on the platform. Arriving in a selection punchy fun colors, it offers the usual perfectly smooth WP8 experience with a dual-core processor.
The HTC One S might be a few months old, but its anodized aluminum body has definitely passed the test of time, and if you are after looks, you can’t go wrong with it. It’s not just about appearance, though. The device is getting the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for perfectly smooth performance this month.