Jason Hiner's 10 best Android smartphones

1. Motorola Razr

I was extremely skeptical about this device when it was announced. Bringing back the Razr brand (Motorola's wildly popular flip phone from almost a decade ago) seemed like a bad gimmick. However, brand names aside, the exterior design of this device is thin, light, and sturdy -- a great combination. It's also super fast (thanks to a 1.2 GHz CPU and Verizon LTE service), has a great screen, solid battery life, and Motorola's Webtop docking capability. Some people will find the 4.3-inch screen a little oversized and it doesn't have a removable battery, but the Razr represents the best all-around design in the Android universe, for now.

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By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.