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The best red smartphones - for Christmas 2013 and not only

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The best red smartphones - for Christmas 2013 and not only
Whether you are celebrating Christmas or not, you do know that one of its traditional colors is red - also the color of love, passion and generally positive things. Well, okay, your phone's battery status indicator going red is definitely not on the positive side, but that's a whole different story. Anyhow, we totally understand why smartphone manufacturers, from major to less important ones, are continuously looking to include red among the color versions of their products. So, with Christmas upon us, we thought this would be a great time for putting together a list of the best red smartphones out there.

Unsurprisingly, you'll find more than just one Samsung handset in the list. The South Korean company is well-known for offering various color option for many of its devices, and red hasn't been forgotten. HTC, Nokia, Motorola and Sony are also present.

Missing from the sea of devices that you're about to discover below is Apple. Although Cupertino has diversified its iPhone color range with this year's two new models, it has yet to make a red phone. Sure, we have the pink iPhone 5C, but pink is just not what we're after right now.

We left out the Moto G - because, to get it in red, you need to pay an extra $14.99 for a changeable back shell, while all the other handsets can be had in this color at their regular prices. Yes, we know that even with the extra $14.99 the Moto G remains very affordable, but, still, it does not count as a red smartphone.

All clarifications being made, let's dive in and see what red smartphones you should consider as a gift this Christmas - there's still time! - or as a regular purchase after the holiday season ends (if you really like the color, nothing should stop you from getting a red handset at any time of the year).


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posted on 23 Dec 2013, 08:13 6

1. ihavenoname (Posts: 963; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


All look great, but S4 is slightly too dark.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 08:17 5

2. Florin.T (Posts: 60; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


The same can be said about the S III. Samsung seemingly has a darker view on what red means.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 11:15 5

16. tadaa (Posts: 180; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


hey a new writer :)

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 15:51 3

19. dratomic (Posts: 335; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


hes from unwiredview. i think. btw 1520 looks most gorgeous

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 16:14

20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yes it does look nice. So does the One max.. I'm looking at a 1520 right now.. Lol❕

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 09:22

28. AppleHateBoy (Posts: 456; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


Can they make a Stealth Black version of Galaxy Note 3/S4/Round? I mean that the area around the screen, the border of the screen and the screen should be of the exact same shade of black resulting in a phone that looks like it doesn't have a screen (when it's turned off). It would be really awesome if they could pull it off.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 17:21

21. -Shadow- (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


I have this "aurora red" S4 and in my opinion is the best s4 color. Also better than those bright red colors IMO.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 18:31 1

22. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Nawww.. Lumia red is the best.. Lol❕

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 02:23

26. amiroomg (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


htc one red 4 sure.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 18:33

29. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


That one does look cool..

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 08:30 8

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2099; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Note 3 and 1520 are looking cool.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 08:35 1

4. ghemanth (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


where is the Sony Z1 Red Colour (Limited Edition) ????????

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 08:41 2

6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4828; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That's probably fake. If you really want a red Z1, just buy it and put a red color case on it, just like what I did with my Z.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 08:40 9

5. N-fanboy (Posts: 477; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


My girlfriend went and got herself the space grey iphone 5s even though i literally begged her to buy the HTC One lol.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 08:48 3

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4828; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Tell your girlfriend with a rage face: "Y U NO BUY HTC ONE, Y U NO BUY NOKIA LUMIA, ME NO LIKE IPHONE POOP!".

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 09:08 11

10. luigi0824 (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


just break up with your girlfriend lol

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 09:55

13. WindowsiDroid (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Haha +1 for making me laugh.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 18:33

23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Why don't you get the One so you can finally stop bitchin*, whining, and moaning about WP❔

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 08:47 1

31. SleepingOz (Posts: 2479; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Why don't you just f off and get a life?!

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 16:23

33. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 632; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


You are worse than hardcore android fanboys...

Why don't you get a life so you can stop trying to force Lumias down everyone's throat?

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 08:56 2

8. Deaconclgi (Posts: 145; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Just bought my wife a red 1520. She loves it. Also got a 520 for $59 on amazon the other day but it is black. My 1020 and Nexus 5 are white. Does the red Nokia hardcover on my white 808 count? No???

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 20:10

24. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yes, the 1520 is awesome... What a all around awesome device..

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 09:06

9. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Good to see the Motorola make the list.

Love the Xperiz being on there as well.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 09:11 2

11. taikucing (unregistered)


All are red hot

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 09:36 1

12. hari120 (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


going to buy Xperia L red :)

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 15:25 1

18. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


This one is better than Xperia L

http://api.sonymobile.com/files/xperia-sp-hero-red-1240x840-9624b53f65505147cadc381ea491bae8.jpg

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 09:58 4

14. amats69 (Posts: 828; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I got the red htc one..im a very happy customer...

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 16:22

32. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 632; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


As a black HTC One owner i envy you! The red one is so beautiful :D

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 10:26 2

15. dorianb (Posts: 333; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


That DROID looks like it was raped by an Italian super-car engineer.
& no.... that's NOT a good thing.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 12:25 1

17. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 151; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Not including the 920 is almost a crime.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 18:34

30. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yeah, it still for sale in the store..

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 22:07

25. DONUT (Posts: 189; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


i think the Xperia SP should be on the list too

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 02:54

27. jameshoe (unregistered)


Why Nokia Lumia 720 is missing?

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