Touch screen smartphones have become the rage of the current generation of mobile phone users. However, many of us still prefer a phone with a QWRTY keyboard. In fact, some reports and data have revealed that nearly 58 percent of the phone users prefer an easy-to-use, full feature, physical QWERTY keyboard with their powerful smartphones.
So here is a list of the best android smartphones that feature a full QWEERTY keyboard:
- Motorola DROID 2: This android phone has an improved QWERTY keyboard with a refined design and comes with the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. It has 512 MB of RAM and a 1.0-GHz processor for enhanced performance. Additionally, it has support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 as well as capabilities for 3G Mobile Hot Spot which facilitates the easy and rapid sharing, sending and access of information.
- Samsung Stratosphere: This android smartphone has a full sliding QWERTY keyboard along with 4G LTE connectivity with up to 12 Mbps download speed. It has a similar look to the Samsun Epic 4G. Other features include a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED touch screen, Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, 1.0-GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 5 megapixel back camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 support, 480p DVD-quality video capture and 720p HD video playback
- HTC G2 / HTC Vision: The G2/Vision has one of the best QWERTY keyboards, great hardware and fantastic battery life. Other features include a Qualcomm MSM7230 CPU clocked at 800MHz, 4 GB of internal storage and an additional 8-GB microSD card that can be expanded to 32 GB, 512 MB of RAM, 5 megapixel camera that is capable of 720p video and has LED flash, 3.7-inch capacitive touch screen with 800×480 resolution, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 support and a 1,300 mAh battery.
- Samsung Captivate Glide: This phone looks similar to the Samsung Stratosphere and has a full QWERTY keyboard. Other features include the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, 1.0-GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H processor, 4.0-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen with a 800 X 480 resolution, 1 GB RAM and ROM, 1.3 megapixel back camera and 8 megapixel front camera, 8 GB internal storage that can be expanded to 32 GB via a microSD card slot, HSPA+ connectivity, HDMI playback and 1080p Full HD video capture.
- Sony Ericsson Xperia pro: This android phone comes with a full QWERTY keyboard along with cutting-edge technology from the makers, Sony. It is very light at only 135 grams. The wonderful multimedia interface is accompanied by other features such as the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, 8 megapixel back camera with LED flash and autofocus, geo-tagging, Touch focus, smile and face detection, image stabilization, 3.7-inch touch screen, 1 GB internal memory that can be expanded to 32 GB via a microSD slot and Wi-Fi, microUSB v2.0 and DLNA support.
- Motorola CLIQ 2: This is an affordable android smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard and weighs only 175 grams. The vibrant display is combined with decent multimedia and call features. Other features of the phone include the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, 3.7 inch display with TFT capacitive touch screen and 256K colors, 512 MB RAM, 1 GB of internal storage in addition to 2 GB of microSD card which can be expanded up to 32 GB, 1 GHz processor and a 5 Megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and autofocus.
- Motorola DROID 3 and HTC myTouch 4G Slide are other great android smartphones with a QWERTY keyboard.