Best Android Smartphones Available in Canada by Network for 2011

December 23, 2011 by
With 2011 quickly coming to a close we look back to give you our list of the best Android Smartphones available by Network. We've listed the best Android Smartphones for all of the major Canadian carriers below.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Note: While it's only available from Bell & Virgin Mobile right now technically you can purchase it and use it on any Canadian network as it comes unlocked.

Bell & Virgin Mobile - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was just released 2 weeks ago and is the only Android Smartphone that features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Bell & Virgin Mobile are the only providers with it until early 2012 when Rogers is expected to launch it.

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) which includes features like Face Unlock, Check data usage and more
  • 4.65", 1280 x 720 pixels, HD, Super AMOLED, contour display (curved glass)
  • 4G Download Speeds up to 21 Mbps
  • 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 5.0 MP camera with continuous auto focus, LED flash and zero shutter lag
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • No physical buttons on the front display

Rogers - Samsung Galaxy S II LTE

The LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S II from Rogers is their best Android Smarpthone. Samsung has confirmed that all of their S II smartphones will be upgradeable to Android 4.0 in early 2012 which makes this a great buy.

  • Android 2.3 upgradeable to Android 4.0
  • 8.0 MP autofocus camera with flash and HD (1080p) video capture + 2.0 MP front-facing camera
  • 1.5 Ghz dual core processor
  • LTE Download Speeds up to 75 Mbps
  • 4.3", 480 x 800 pixels, WVGA Super AMOLED Plus Touchscreen

TELUS - Samsung Galaxy S II X

Quick sentence of two about hte phone.

  • Android 2.3 upgradeable to Android 4.0
  • 8.0 MP camera with LED flash and 4x digital zoom
  • 1080p HD video capture
  • 2.0 front-facing camera for video calls
  • 1.5 Ghz dual-core processor
  • 4G Download speeds up to 21 Mbps
  • 4.5, 800 x 480 pixels, Super AMOLED Touchscreen

Fido - Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is a great little budget Android Smartphone. It's the only phone in our list to feature a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Unfortunately this smartphone will not support the new Android 4.0.

  • Android 2.3
  • 8.1 megapixel camera with 16 x digital zoom, autofocus, integrated LED flash and HD video capture
  • Slide-out QWERTY keypad
  • 1 Ghz processor
  • 3.7" Touchscreen display, 854 x 480 pixels, 16.7 million colours
  • Wi-fi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Expandable microSD memory up to 32 GB

Koodo Mobile - Samsung Galaxy Ace

Its full of features you would normally find on some higher-end phones. An auto-focus 5-megapixel camera and a 3.5" screen matted with Gorilla Glass makes the Samsung Galaxy Ace a great phone.

  • Android OS 2.3.4
  • Skype capable
  • 5.0 MP auto-focus camera
  • Virtual Keyboard with Swype technology
  • 3.5" TFT LCD with Gorilla Glass

WIND Mobile & Mobilicity - HTC Amaze 4G

The dual-core processor makes this a very responsive phone. Add the 8-megapixel camera and the 4.3" qHD Super LCD Screen enables the HTC Amaze 4G to take and display photos beautifully.

  • Android 2.3
  • Skype capable
  • 1.5 GHz Dual-core processor
  • 4.3", 540 x 960 pixels, qHD Super LCD Screen
  • 8.0 MP camera with flash + 1080p HD video capture

SaskTel - Samsung Galaxy S II

Features a 4.3" Super AMOLED screen and a speedy 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. Combine with an 8.0 MP camera that captures HD (1080p) video, it makes the Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the best Android phones.

  • Android 2.3
  • 8.0 MP camera + HD (1080p) video capture
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 4.3", 480 x 800 pixels, WVGA Super AMOLED Plus
  • 2.0 MP front-facing camera

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