PROs: The new Galaxy S5 is no doubt one of the best smartphones 2014. It sports an improved look and feel with some careful design work going into redoing the back cover. Its predecessor tried to emulate metal and leather materials on the back by manipulating the plastic cover. However it didn’t work so well and often ended up looking cheap and feeling like, well…plastic. With the Galaxy S5 the Samsung designers embraced the …..continue reading the best smartphones 2014.
The Sony Xperia Z is a solid high end smartphone. One look and feel and you can tell it was made by a manufacturer with a lot of experience in making quality high end electronic devices. It’s the type of phone you would get if Mercedes decided to make a phone. Sony has designed the Xperia Z to represent and embody its brand which revolves around quality entertainment to include music, gaming, videos and imaging. For all it has the offer the Sony Xperia Z is one of the best smartphones 2014. This top smartphone sports a …..continue reading the best smartphones 2014.
PROs: Following in the foot steps of some of the best smartphones 2014 LG has developed the LG Pro 2 smartphone with a mega screen. The 1080p Full HD IPS panel measures 5.9 inches and is bigger than the staple mega screen Galaxy Note 3. The screen is certainly a beauty showing off bright and crisp colors. LG has also improved the power under the hood of this smartphone too with a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and Adreno 330 GPU. At just 0.3 inches thick the LG Pro 2 smartphone is relatively thin. LG has also ….continue reading the Best Smartphone 2014.
PROs: Representing the higher end of the best smartphones 2014 the new iPhone 5S will come in white, black and gold. Prices start at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB all with a 2 year contract. This new iPhone is one of two new iPhones announced by Apple with the lower priced iPhone 5C being the other. The new iPhone 5S has 3 new major features beyond the extra gold color. The first is the new …..continue reading the best smartphones 2014.
You will fall in love with the look and feel of this phone. The HTC One is certainly one of the best smartphones 2014 with HTC applying incredible attention to design details and going all out for their new flagship phone. It starts with the body which is carved out of a block of aluminum giving a full metal no gap construction. The choice of material also means its extremely light. Except for no expandable memory and a few complaints about software this smartphone is definitely a keep.
PROs: Excellent and very appealing design. Great look and feel with a full metal body construction with light weight aluminum and weighing just 143g. Then there is the….continue reading the Best Smartphone 2014.
PROs: The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the best smartphones 2014 with its large 1080 x 1920 Super AMOLED full HD screen now even bigger than before at 5.7 inches. The Galaxy Note 3 is the largest phone on the list of the best smartphones 2014. For those who find value in such a large screen will certainly be happy with the Galaxy Note 3. Though a given we must also mention the….continue reading the Best Smartphone 2014.
The Moto X Android phone from Google’s Motorola is one of the best smartphones 2014. It is unassumingly appealing with a minimalistic design on the outside and tons of value built in. The Moto X has all the right ingredients to appeal to the mass market providing a mid to high end experience. The execution here bears some resemblance to the…..continue reading the best smartphones 2014.
PROs: The new Google Nexus 5 smartphone is one of the best smartphones 2014. It has a nice screen size coming in at 4.95-inches with1920 x 1080 HD 445 ppi display quality and includes Corning Gorilla Glass for added protection. The camera also got an upgrade with new image stabilization and HDR plus technology. For smartphone processing power the nexus 5 smartphone boasts the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocking in at 2.26 GHz on 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone is designed in conjunction with LG and is built to show the best of the pure Google Android ecosystem. That said it comes preloaded with the latest KitKat Android 4.4 OS. With the software upgrade you get some really cool new features. For example you now have the ability to re-arrange your home screen so you can organize your apps for different occasions.
Google has also integrated more native Google functions into everyday use of the phone. This will of course appeal to you if you are naturally a Googler but may seem intrusive if you are not. For example when you make or receive calls Google may search its database to present information about the other party. So if you get a call from your doctor’s office or dry cleaner the company name is presented whether or not it’s in your address book. This can be quite useful for say finding a great movie theater or restaurant since Google incorporates voice search and location data to display possible options to call right from the dialer. Best of all you can finally enjoy these features at blazing speeds with 4G LTE now included. With these new cool features and a very affordable price tag, we rate the Nexus 5 as one of the best smartphones 2014 and worth a further look.
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is often regarded as a super all rounder android smartphone which manages to execute well on a number of fronts. Hot on the heels of the iPhone which is also one of the best smartphones 2014, the Galaxy S4 comes out swinging with tons of features to woo customers away from the app centric iPhone. Hence why the Samsung Galaxy S4 is also on our list of the best smartphones 2014.
PROs: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is crazy fast with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad core processor clocking in at 1.9GHz. It’s therefore one of the fastest smartphones around but best of all, Samsung puts this speed to good use with all the bells and whistles in terms of features and apps. There are really cool features like Air Gestures gesture control to browse web pages or wake up your phone from sleep mode by the wave of a hand. Another great feature is the ability to run two app windows at once. For example you could be looking at a picture and writing an e-mail about the picture at the same time. Not many smartphones claiming to be among the best smartphones 2014 can compete with such rich features. One of the more popular features to be used though will be the excellent 13 MP camera with cool features like burst mode which takes up to 20 pictures in rapid succession (you are bound to find at least one good one). There is also a 2MP front facing camera and 1080p video capability. With a great camera you must have a great screen and the Galaxy S4 does not disappoint. It comes with a Super AMOLED 1920×1080 full HD resolution. It’s superbly crisp! Fortunately after taking all those pictures and videos you will not have to worry about memory since there is a micros-SD slot to expand storage. To top things off the Galaxy S4 is not only fast inside but fast on the outside with 4G connectivity as well as pretty much every other connectivity available to the best smartphones 2014 including WiFi and NFC.
CONs: The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a truly great phone and hard to fault. However there are some issues to be pointed out. For example with their Continue reading
So “5c” in the iPhone 5c means 5 different colors. The new iPhone is a beautiful product designed with Apple’s attention to detail in mind with a more mass market appeal. With a generally lower price point Apple hopes to reach the masses and attain the crown as being the best smartphone 2014. The entire back and sides of the iPhone c are made from a single part. They developed the design by creating an entirely new structural architecture that starts with a single piece of polycarbonate into which they insert a steel structural frame, creating a whole new bespoke design. The entire assembly goes through multiple finishing surfaces, including a lacquer hard coat. As close as you look, you wont see joints or seams. Its a powerful design making the iPhone 5c undoubtedly one of the best smartphones 2014. Each device comes with color matched wall paper. The colors are green, pink, yellow, white and blue. They even have custom soft cases with holes cut out to allow the original iPhone color to pop. It’s got a beautiful, 4-inch retina display and is running their standard A6 chip but with a higher capacity battery. Prices in the US will start at $99 with a 2 year contract for a 16GB iPhone and $199 for a 32GB.
The new iPhone 5c will most likely be heralded as the best smartphone 2014 but will it live up to expectations? Analysts have argued that since Steve Jobs left Apple has not been able to produce a wow factor when it comes to new product releases. Supporters are however hoping that this new iPhone 5c will at least Continue reading