You can't go wrong with any of our picks, but we've still managed to suss out the best Android phones around
It's tempting to say there is no "best" Android smartphone. Good lord, it's tempting. And it might even be true. We've reached the point where every flagship from every manufacturer has a leg up in one area but falls just a tad short in another. If you're willing to spend the money for a top-shelf phone, chances are you're going to come out OK and have an excellent experience.
So we could tell you that there's currently no "best" Android smartphone. But that's the easy way out. We've got to make the call.
We're halfway through 2014. We've experienced the newest phones from Samsung, HTC, LG and others. We've tested. We've reviewed. And, most important, we've used them like we would our own personal phones. And in many cases they've become our daily drivers.
We might not all agree on what the best Android phone is, and that's OK, because you really can't go wrong with anything on our list. But we've made the tough decisions.
And here, now, is how things stand at the midpoint of 2014. These are the best Android phones.