The Top 10 Android Phones You Can Buy This Month

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You may of heard about a big phone launch coming this month from those guys in Cupertino.But if you’re reading this, you probably don’t care. Android makers have plenty of powerful phones ready to go this month that can stand up to whatever Apple throws out.

We have our top Android picks for October, plus a few few rumoured phones to look forward to.

#10 HTC DROID Incredible 2 (Verizon)

The DROID Incredible 2 is the sequel to one of HTC's most popular phones last year. It's not a HUGE upgrade as far as looks and performance, but it's still a solid phone.

Click here for our review of the DROID Incredible 2

Price: $199.99 with a two-year contract

#9 Motorola Photon 4G (Sprint)

The Photon is Motorola's latest super-powerful 4G smartphone. It's very similar to the Motorola Atrix 4G, with a bright qHD screen and a dual-core processor. It's also a global phone, meaning it will work on GSM networks overseas.

The first round of reviews for the Photon have been pretty good. Some think it could be the best phone on Sprint right now.

Price: $199 with a two-year contract

#8 T-Mobile G2x (T-Mobile)

The G2x has gotten stellar reviews, and is now widely considered to be the best phone on T-Mobile. It has a 1 GHz dual-core processor and can record full 1080p HD video.

Price: $149.99 with a two-year contract and mail-in rebate

#7 Samsung Infuse 4G (AT&T)

We're big fans of the Infuse's giant screen. Videos look absolutely gorgeous on it. The phone is also super thin and light. If you watch a lot of movies on the go, this is a great phone for you.

Read our full review of the Infuse 4G.

Price: $99.99 with a two-year contract

#6 HTC Thunderbolt (Verizon)

The Thunderbolt is Verizon's first 4G phone and has been wildly successful so far. It has a giant 4.3-inch screen and access to Verizon's speedy 4G network. Those speeds come at a price though.

Price: $249.99 with a two-year contract

#5 Motorola Droid Bionic (Verizon)

After months and months of delays, Motorola's Droid Bionic finally launched in September. It's easily one of the most powerful phones on the market, and reviews have been pretty good. The only really bad thing we've read about the Bionic is its Blur skin for Android. From what we understand, it makes the phone a bit clunky to use.

Still, if you're on Verizon and looking for a real beast, this is your best bet.

Price: $299.99 with a two-year contract

#4 Samsung DROID Charge (Verizon)

Samsung's DROID Charge is a beast. It's a mammoth device running on Verizon's 4G network. You also get Samsung's gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus display, which is excellent for games and movies. The bad news: It ain't cheap.

Click here for our review of the DROID Charge

Price: $299.99 with a two-year contract

#3 HTC Sensation 4G (T-Mobile)

HTC's Sensation is easily the best Android phone on T-Mobile right now. It's insanely powerful and runs HTC's Sense 3.0 skin over Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Click here to read our full review.

Price: $199.99 with a two-year contract

#2 Google Nexus S 4G (Sprint) and Google Nexus S (AT&T, T-Mobile, Unlocked)

The Nexus S is still our favourite Android phone since it offers the purest Android experience available. With the Nexus S you're guaranteed to get the latest updates straight from Google without waiting for your carrier or manufacturer to catch up.

Sprint's 4G model now has Google Wallet, the new NFC app that lets you buy stuff with your phone. Click here to read our review of Google Wallet >

Price: Free with two-year contract from Sprint (4G), $99.99 with two-year contract from T-Mobile or AT&T (3G). You can order all models from Best Buy.

#1 Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint)

It's finally, finally here. Samsung's most-anticipated phone will be available on all carriers by the end of the month.

You've heard us go on and on about the Galaxy S II, so we'll just direct you to our reviews instead if you want to know more. Sprint's model is already available. AT&T's launches October 2. And T-Mobile's launches October 12.

Price: $199 (AT&T), $199 (Sprint), $229 (T-Mobile) with two-year contract

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