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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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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Android_devices

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.

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

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    Droidthing has got the best UI but it isn't the most complete DB. – Matt Nov 28 '10 at 4:22
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The official Google Phone Gallery is pretty good for comparing different Android devices.

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    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
  • This site has changed and is now linking to the Pixel2 landingpage. – schlenger Jan 23 '18 at 11:13
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Check Geekaphone

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    Their comparison feature and ratings are pretty cool. – Matthew Read Sep 16 '11 at 21:22
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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.

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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
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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.

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

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This comparison table is created by Portable Electronics.

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  • Seems a little unwieldy. – Matthew Read Sep 16 '11 at 21:22
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For free information, check out CNet Reviews. If you're willing to pay a little, visit ConsumerReports.org. They do really well at apples-to-apples comparisons on a wide variety of products, including cell phones.

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If you've narrowed down your search to a couple of phones I recommend using this site http://www.compare-cellphones.org/

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.