The best red smartphones - for Christmas 2013 and not only

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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33 Comments

27. jameshoe unregistered

Why Nokia Lumia 720 is missing?

25. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

i think the Xperia SP should be on the list too

17. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Not including the 920 is almost a crime.

30. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah, it still for sale in the store..

15. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

14. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

32. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

12. hari120

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

going to buy Xperia L red :)

11. taikucing unregistered

All are red hot

9. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Good to see the Motorola make the list. Love the Xperiz being on there as well.

8. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 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???

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

5. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

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

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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!".

10. luigi0824

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

just break up with your girlfriend lol

13. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

Haha +1 for making me laugh.

23. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

31. SleepingOz unregistered

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

33. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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?

4. ghemanth

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Note 3 and 1520 are looking cool.

1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

All look great, but S4 is slightly too dark.

2. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

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

16. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

hey a new writer :)

19. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

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

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

28. AppleHateBoy unregistered

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.

21. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

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

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