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Best Android smartphones 2012 round-up

All you need to know about the Android phones on offer including price, release date and specs.

We’re only into mid-March of 2012 and already a vast amount of smartphones have been announced. This is mainly due to Mobile World Congress (MWC), a large smartphone and tablet focused trade show which took place in Barcelona in late February.

Whether you approaching an upgrade, want to buy someone a smartphone as a present, or just want to know what all the latest devices are here’s a round-up of all the latest smartphones, when they will be available, how much they will cost (SIM free) and the key specifications.

We’ve listed the manufacturers and phones in alphabetical order to make it easier to skip to ones that catch your eye.

HTC

HTC One XHTC One S

Around £400. Available now.

1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch (590 x 960) screen, 16GB storage, 8Mp camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

HTC One V

Around £250. Available now.

1GHz processor, 3.7-inch (480 x 800) screen, 4GB storage, 5Mp camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

HTC One X  

Around £480. Available now.

1.5GHz quad-core processor, 4.7-inch (720 x 1280) screen, 32GB storage, 8Mp camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Huawei Ascend D QuadHuawei

Huawei Ascend D Quad

Price and release date TBC.

1.5GHz quad-core processor, 4.7-inch (720 x 1280) screen, 8GB storage, 8Mp camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Huawei Ascend P1

Price TBC. Due for release this summer.

1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch (540 x 960) screen, 4GB storage, 8Mp camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

LG

L3

Around £120. Due for release in May.

800MHz processor, 3.2-inch (240 x 320) screen, 1GB storage, 3.2Mp camera and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

L5

Around £200. Due for release in the second half of 2012.

800MHz processor, 4-inch (320 x 480) screen, 5Mp camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

L7

Around £250-300. Due for release in the second half of 2012.

1GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch (480 x 800) screen, 5Mp camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

LG L-Style Phones

LG Optimus 3D Max 

Around £500-550. Not confimed for UK release.

1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3in (480 x 800) glasses-free 3D touchscreen, 8GB dual 5MP cameras and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

LG Optimus 4X HD 

Around £450-500. Due for release in June.

1.5GHz quad-core processor, 4.7-inch (720 x 1280) screen, 16GB storage, 8Mp camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

LG Optimus Vu

Might not come to the UK.

1.5GHz dual-core processor, 5-inch (768 x 1024) screen, 32GB storage, 8Mp camera and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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