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I recently got fed up with my previous smartphone (name omitted) and I'm considering switching to an Android based phone. However, I have been stumped by the sheer number of handsets. I'm more than willing to change carriers and I have no preferences in keyboard style.

What I am looking for (and cannot find on google) is a comparison of features between different Android phones so that I can make an educated decision (or at least whittle that decision down).


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Some good suggestions here, as well:… – Amanda Jan 3 '12 at 19:02
This may be of use: – Al E. Jul 19 '12 at 14:45

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This link to wikipedia shows a list of Android devices. If you scroll down to the table with the section headed Released, Installed devices you will see a list of smartphones. I would recommend clicking on Version twice, to sort with the latest Android version eg2.2 ( and consequently newer phones) at the top.

You will notice that the Evo 4g and the Galaxy S are near the top. This should help to narrow down your choices.

A little unwieldy, though it has a surprising number of devices. – Matthew Read Sep 16 '11 at 21:25

Here is one that I just came across. Droidthing has all kinds of parameters for you to mess around with to find the perfect Android phone to fit your needs.

Droidthing has got the best UI but it isn't the most complete DB. – Matt Nov 28 '10 at 4:22

The official Google Phone Gallery is pretty good for comparing different Android devices.

This one is surprisingly slow to update their DB. I just went to check out the Droid Pro and it's not on the site yet. – Matt Nov 28 '10 at 4:19
Unfortunately, it does not allow you to search based on phone features, which is what was asked :( – NT3RP Mar 12 '11 at 3:47

Check Geekaphone

Their comparison feature and ratings are pretty cool. – Matthew Read Sep 16 '11 at 21:22
Wow, what a nice site! Thanks for sharing. – Flow Oct 8 '11 at 15:41

PhoneScoop has an excellent search engine and compare an extensive list of features site-by-side with differences highlighted automatically. I've used it for every phone I've purchased in the last few years.


GSM Arena has a great tool to compare devices one to another.

I've found GSMArena to be often incorrect and pretty hard to use. – Matthew Read Sep 16 '11 at 21:23

I like the PC Pro website which has a well sorted reviews section - click on Android (under OS) and you'll have a list. You can tick the boxes next to the phones and then a compare button will appear giving you a line by line comparison.

Note this is a UK site and some phones have different names to the US versions.

Too bad it's UK only. – Matthew Read Sep 16 '11 at 21:22

Try PDADB's PDAchooser.
Its a bit overwhelming with all the options you have available to filter by but it always seems up-to-date and if you ever need to find phones other than android it can do that too


This comparison table is created by Portable Electronics.

Seems a little unwieldy. – Matthew Read Sep 16 '11 at 21:22

For free information, check out CNet Reviews. If you're willing to pay a little, visit They do really well at apples-to-apples comparisons on a wide variety of products, including cell phones.


If you've narrowed down your search to a couple of phones I recommend using this site

It is not Android specific, so you can compare anything that's in the database if you were looking for other devices. You will also find related comparisons so you can have a look at other competing devices.

Please note since it's a relatively new website I've found a few errors, but nothing too major.