5 Best Android Phones [August, 2014]

If you’re in the market for a brand new Android smartphone in the month of August, you’re going to be faced with a very difficult decision. The Android marketplace is chock full of big name devices. And while the decision will come easy for some people, others are going to struggle weeding through them all. In an effort to help those in need, we take a look at the devices we think are the five best Android phones for the month of August, 2014.

Over the past seven months, we’ve seen a number of huge Android smartphone releases. Early in the year, it was the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 that made a lot of noise. More recently, its been devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy S5 mini, OnePlus One, and the LG G3. There are tons of names and tons of options out there for consumers.

As we’ve pointed out many times in the past, having that kind of choice is great for consumers. However, the Android smartphone market can be extremely difficult to navigate for those that don’t follow the smartphone industry.

We are constantly bombarded with questions about the best Android phones money can buy. There are a number of different devices that we could recommend, the Android smartphone market is full of solid choices, but we want to narrow things down a bit and take a look at what we consider to be the top five Android phones available.

These devices represent the devices that we’d recommend to friends and family. And while our list may differ from yours, these are the devices that Gotta Be Mobile editors have selected for recognition this month. We feel like the devices listed here deliver the best, all-around package for this month and this month alone.

That said, here are the five best Android phones for August, 2014.  (Note: The Moto X+1 is rumored for August and could be one of the month’s best options. We can’t include it here because it’s rumored. Keep an eye on rumors as we push through the month.)

Samsung Galaxy S5

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Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the first devices to take a look at if you're in the hunt for a brand new Android smartphone. It offers some spectacular features at a spectacular price and it's worth ruling out before taking the plunge.

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We've spent a considerable amount of time with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and consider it one of the best Android smartphones on the market. With an improved camera, design that is water and dust resistant, beautiful display, and upgraded software, the Galaxy S5 is a device that should be on every smartphone shoppers list.

It also helps that its price has dropped well below its initial $199.99 asking price.

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