Best paid Android apps

The best paid apps from the Android Market

With the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 getting out of the gate ahead of this year's inevitable iPhone update, which are the paid Android apps worth the splashing of your cash? Each month T3's Android experts raid the Android Market for the best paid apps available for Android. Check out their findings below to see what they've uncovered this month.

Best paid Android apps: May

Cut The Rope Experiments
Modern mobile classic gets an interesting twist.
Cut The Rope Experiments full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Homerun Batte 3D
A glossy 3D homerun hitting title that should strike a chord with baseball fans.
Homerun Battle 3D full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Audobon Birds Field Guide
The app is a dream for twitchers who want to know what birds are in their back garden.
Audobon Birds full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Chordbot
This app is an excellent companion to any song-writing musician.
Chordbot full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Battle For Mars
Massive strategy game featuring martians. MARTIANS!
Battle For Mars full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Best paid Android apps: April

Uniwar
The hexagonal turn-based gameplay is tried and tested, but UniWar doesn’t deliver much else to justify it’s hefty price tag.
Uniwar full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Picsel Smart Office
Microsoft Office compatibility comes to Android, with great results.
Picsel Smart Office full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Scott Pilgrim
Comic style offering sees Scott take on the App world.
Scott Pilgrim full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Full Screen Caller ID
Fullscreen visual notification of who exactly is calling/texting you.
Full Screen Caller ID full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Need For Speed Shift
Car chases and tracks galore in this mini racing sim.
Need For Speed Shift full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Best paid Android apps: March

Frame Grabber
Finally, something original on Google Play.
Frame Grabber full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Draw Something
Better be quick on the draw.
Draw Something full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Where's My Water
Complex puzzler will have you hooked.
Where's My Water full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Monopoly
Money makes this app go round.
Monopoly full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

FIFA 12
Fifa on the small screen is a mini treat.
FIFA 12 full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Best paid Android apps: February

Grand Theft Auto III
Old-school GTA gets new school Android treatment.
Grand Theft Auto III full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Paper Camera
Not exactly a camera made out of paper but as near as darn it.
Paper Camera full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Sim City Deluxe
Welcome to the city of Sim...
Sim City Deluxe full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Gem Miner
Dig your way through an unstable mine, collecting load of good stuff on the way.
Gem Miner full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Jewellust
Match up the coloured jewels and collect all the mosaic pieces to be become king of Egypt.
Jewellust full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Best paid Android apps: January

PowerAMP Music Player
Powerful Music Player for Android.
PowerAMP Music Player full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Apparatus
Addictive physics-based game that will have you losing your marbles.
Apparatus full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Refraction
It’s all about fricking laser beams.
Refraction full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Viz Profanisaurus
Money well spent as this is the ultimate swear box.
Viz Profanisaurus full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Tripping Fest Drawing
Draw crazy drawings very quickly!
Tripping Fest Drawing full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Best paid Android apps: December

X Construction
The app that's made from girders.
X Construction full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Camera 360
Camera effects app for Android.
Camera 360 full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Texts From Last Night
Cue the celebrations: Texts From Last Night arrives to track your most embarrassing drunken text moments.
Texts From Last Night full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Shredder Chess
The Bobby Fischer of chess apps - undoubtedly the best, but also very expensive.
Shredder Chess full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Galcon
The ‘swipe ‘n’ swarm’ strategy of Galcon has been around on the iPhone for years, and its 4MB arrival on the Android platform is particularly slick.
Galcon full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Best paid Android apps: November

World of Goo
Goo isn’t good it’s bloody great!
World of Goo full review | Best Android apps | Best apps


Reflexions
Looking in the mirror has never been so much fun.
Reflexions full review | Best Android apps | Best apps


SlideIt
Can this keyboard app out-swipe Swype?
SlideIt full review | Best Android apps | Best apps


AirSync by Double Twist
Wirelessly sync your music to your Android device.
AirSync by DoubleTwist full review | Best Android apps | Best apps


Space Invaders Infinity Gene
Classic shoot-em-up gets a decent, mental app makeover.
Space Invaders Infinity Gene full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Best paid Android apps: October

Minecraft Pocket Edition
It's not Minecraft's, it's mine
Minecraft Pocket Edition full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

R-Type
Arcade classic given a fantastic new lease of life
R-Type full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Tripping Fest Drawing
Draw crazy drawings very quickly.
Tripping Fest Drawing full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Train Times UK
Officially approved Live Train Times for Android.
Train Times UK full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Radiant HD
Take your stand against the alien horde in a vibrant space shooter.
Radiant HD full review | Best Android apps | Best apps


Best paid Android apps: September

In The Kitchen
All your favourite recipes from all your favourite chefs.
In The Kitchen full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Death Worm
Instantly playable eat-’em-up.
Death Worm full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Worms
Retro-gaming that works well on Android.
Worms full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Everlands HD
A colourful world of wonderful animals.
Everlands HD full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Viz Profanisaurus
Money well spent as this is the ultimate swear box.
Viz Profanisaurus full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Best paid Android apps: August

Zombieville USA
Kill all zombies dead - well, deader than they already are.
Zombieville USA full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Asphalt HD
Sporting some of the best graphics of any Android game, Asphalt HD is as immersive a game as there is on the platform.
Asphalt HD full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Order and Chaos Online
Just don't mention World of Warcraft.
Order and Chaos Online full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Quickpic
This picture gallery makes sorting your photos a doddle. Just don't expect it to do much else.
Quickpic full review
| Best Android apps | Best apps

They need to be fed
Old-school platformer with some new-school charm.
They need to be fed full review
| Best Android apps | Best apps

Best paid Android apps: July

Nova 2 HD
A phone FPS that proves good things do come in small packages.
Nova 2 HD full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Cut the Rope
A true master of addictive gaming and a challenger to Angry Birds.
Cut the Rope full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

UniqPass: Password Wallet
Virtual wallet to keep all your credit card information safe.
UniqPass: Password Wallet full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

anMoney Personal Finance
Stay on top of your finances with this comprehensive and user-friendly money management app.
anMoney Personal Finance full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Fruit Ninja
Give fruit the healthy beating it deserves with a bit of slice and dice.
Fruit Ninja full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Best paid Android apps: June

ICE: In Case of Emergency
ICE stores all your medical info and allocates an emergency contact which is accessible straight from your phone’s home screen.
ICE full review | Best Android Apps | Best apps

Modern Combat: Black Pegasus
War, it’s fantastic… on a smartphone at least.
Modern Combat: Black Pegasus full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

8pen
Offers up a new way to type, but is it for the mainstream?
8pen full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Read it Later
Read the web offline with this innovative app.
Read it Later full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

The Sims 3
Just like real life, only here you have friends.
The Sims 3 full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Best paid Android apps: May

Adobe Photoshop Express
The ultimate phone-photo pimping app.
Adobe Photoshop Express full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Jamie's 20 Minute Meals
Food for thought Mockney-style, with this recipe app.
Jamie's 20 Minute Meals full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Office Calculator
Calculator purpose built for office life.
Office Calculator full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Aldiko
Kindle rival offers up decent customisable reading experience.
Aldiko full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Fruit Ninja
Give fruit the healthy beating it deserves with a bit of slice and dice.
Fruit Ninja full review | Best Android apps | Best apps


Best paid Android apps: April

Doodle Jump
The most addictive iPhone game ever finally hits Android - at a price.
Doodle Jump full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

SlingPlayer
Your TV on your Android handset – it costs for the privilege, though.
SlingPlayer full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

SoundHound
Sniffs out music so you don't have to use your brain.
SoundHound full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

Vignette
Pimp out your pictures with mountains of effects.
Vignette full review | Best Android apps | Best apps

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