Best Android Phones on AT&T

Let’s continue our Android Phone Finder questions with what kind of user you are.

Read the descriptions below and select the answer that’s closest to how you use your phone. This question is important to help you find the best available phone that fits the way you use the phone. We do this by focusing in on the features that are most important for how you use the phone. We’ll also show you the true cost of the phone over the two year contract. (Note that prices do not include taxes, fees, or overage charges which can vary greatly depending on the location.)

Q2: What kind of phone user are you?

 

Gamer

For gamers, the number one thing you need is a powerful device with a strong processor to run the best games. You also want a large screen so that you can see the details in the games. Another reason for a large screen is so that since most games are touch based, your fingers cover less of the screen the larger it is. Gamers are the true power users — they will always need the latest phones with the fastest processors and the largest screens.

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Business User

Business users need a professional device that has great connectivity. One of the many devices with tethering should be a must. A keyboard is a pretty good feature as well — especially for those users coming over from the Blackberry world. The screen also needs to be really good quality. Not necessarily large, but a good quality, easy to read screen. Next, battery life is very important for power business users that are checking emails and talking on their phones all day.

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Social User

A social user needs a little bit of everything. The ability to check in with their social networks at anytime and any place. Plus the ability to take pictures to post, GPS to find connections, and most likely a keyboard to type up those network updates quickly.

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Casual User

A casual user generally uses the phone more than any other option. For them good call quality and battery life are the most important features. Since the typical casual user isn’t a real power user, a keyboard is optional. Size is more important — the smaller, the more convenient, and the better.

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None of the Above

If you don’t really fit into any of the above segments, feel free to take a look at any of the phones below and look for features that are important to you.


Best AT&T Android Phones for a Gamer

Captivate

Manufacturer: Samsung
Specs: 1 Ghz processor, 4.0″ 480×800 resolution AMOLED screen, 5MP, 720p Camera, 16 GB internal memory, Wifi, GPS
Size: 4.12 ounces, 4.8″ x 2.5″ x 0.38″
Relative Size: Very large, yet thin.
Battery: 6 hours talk time
Network: AT&T

The Rundown: Undoubtedly the best thing about this phone is the gorgeous screen. The AMOLED brings a great contrast and is just beautiful. The downsides to this phone are AT&T unwillingness to allow non-Android Market apps on the device, and the lack of flash. Still a super powerful phone and currently you best option on AT&T.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $49.99 with two year contract.
Direct from AT&T:: $199.99 with two year contract, $499.99 without contract.

Best AT&T Android Phones for a Business User

Captivate

Manufacturer: Samsung
Specs: 1 Ghz processor, 4.0″ 480×800 resolution AMOLED screen, 5MP, 720p Camera, 16 GB internal memory, Wifi, GPS
Size: 4.12 ounces, 4.8″ x 2.5″ x 0.38″
Relative Size: Very large, yet thin.
Battery: 6 hours talk time
Network: AT&T

The Rundown: Undoubtedly the best thing about this phone is the gorgeous screen. The AMOLED brings a great contrast and is just beautiful. The downsides to this phone are AT&T unwillingness to allow non-Android Market apps on the device, and the lack of flash. Still a super powerful phone and currently you best option on AT&T.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $49.99 with two year contract.
Direct from AT&T:: $199.99 with two year contract, $499.99 without contract.

Best AT&T Android Phones for a Social User

Captivate

Manufacturer: Samsung
Specs: 1 Ghz processor, 4.0″ 480×800 resolution AMOLED screen, 5MP, 720p Camera, 16 GB internal memory, Wifi, GPS
Size: 4.12 ounces, 4.8″ x 2.5″ x 0.38″
Relative Size: Very large, yet thin.
Battery: 6 hours talk time
Network: AT&T

The Rundown: Undoubtedly the best thing about this phone is the gorgeous screen. The AMOLED brings a great contrast and is just beautiful. The downsides to this phone are AT&T unwillingness to allow non-Android Market apps on the device, and the lack of flash. Still a super powerful phone and currently you best option on AT&T.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $49.99 with two year contract.
Direct from AT&T:: $199.99 with two year contract, $499.99 without contract.

Best AT&T Android Phones for a Casual User

Aria

Manufacturer: HTC
Specs: 600 Mhz processor, 3.2″ 320×480 resolution scren, 5MP camera, 384 MB internal memory, Wifi, GPS
Size: 3.80 ounces, 4.1″ x 2.3″ x 0.46″
Relative Size: mid-sized
Battery: 6 hours talk time
Network: AT&T

The Rundown: The Aria by HTC is a decent little phone saddled by a not so great network. While AT&T data is fine, most of the time, the voice network is just not that great. But if you are on AT&T, the Aria isn’t a bad choice. Good features in a fairly compact phone — not to mention a great price for an Android phone.

What’s the cost?:

Amazon :: $0.01 with two year contract.
Direct from AT&T:: $129.99 with two year contract, $379.99 without contract.