please recommend me a good android phone

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http://forums.androidcentral.com – Hi, I have a Samsung Xcover atm and its just very slow and painful to use. Need a phone with very good battery life and faster then the xcover and durable if possible. I'm thinking of the Samsung Beam, seems a bit durable then the galaxy s3 and s4. Dont think i would like the Samsung galaxy with the size off the screen just way too big and pretty thin. Any ideas would be awesome!! (HowTos)