What phone should I buy? Which one is better? Probably every person who wanna purchase a handset ask himself that. The global phone market has known a considerable growth for the last couple of years; especially the smartphones’ area. We see every day super slim handsets with large displays, dual core processors and performant camera.There are different of platforms available such as Android, iOS or Windows Phone Mango. The question is which is the best device? This type of request will always have an subjective answer. Whether you are an expert on mobile technology or a CEO of a national wireless carrier, it’s hard to name the best phone with the best specs inside, details that change very often. What we can do is present a possible chart with best phones, whcih obviously is subject to be changed.
1. Samsung Galaxy Nexus The announcement of Samsung Galaxy Nexus has created a lot of buzz in the tech world. Being the first smartphone to run Android 4.0, the newest version of the platform: Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy Nexus impresses with its huge display instead of the design. It comes with a classic, simple form factor with rounded corners. Samsung announced the device in November and is expected to hit the market by the end of 2011.
Powered by a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD curved screen and 1280×720 pixels resolution, it packs dual cameras: a rear 5MP with autofocus and LED flash along with a frontal 1.3MP camera for video calls. There is also a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in memory plus Android platform and a bunch of pre-loaded apps and games plus more to be discovered on Android Market.
Probably the best feature of Galaxy Nexus is its brilliant display, an amazing GD 4.65-inch screen, the capability of recording videos at 1080p along with the new version of OS, Android 4.0. The Galaxy Nexus’ design isn’t too impressive, but overall it’s one of the best phones ever made.
2. iPhone 4S is the successor of the popular and wordwide known, iPhone 4. Smarter? Stronger? Successful? Actually, it wasn’t what many expected, as everybody was waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out, but it’s a better version of the iPhone 4 with better specs and it was well received and sold. Apple’s handset was announced in early Ocotber and released on October 14th, being available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.
Excepting the identical design, inside it’s a complete new phone. It has the same 3.5-inch retina display, with a better camera on the back with 8 megapixel plus auto focus and LED flash capable of taking shots at 1080p full HD plus a VGA camera, a faster dual core processor, a new software plus the iCloud feature and Siri assistant. Just like the iPhone 4, it comes in two classic colors: black and white.
The iPhone 4S is a great phone, an update to the current iPhone, but does it worth the investment? Obviously, it’s a faster one with a dual core processor, a faster camera, new software, but the same 3.5-inch display. Still, having the iPhone 4, it doesn’t give you the access to Siri. Its camera is better than the actual iPhone 4, but it lacks 4G connectivity. Overall, it’s an excellent option for those preferring this platform.
3. Motorola Droid Razr is a very attractive, good looking and incredible thin handset, measuring only 7.1mm at the thickest point and weighing 127 grams. A light, compact and modern Android phone with top rated internal specifications. Moreover, the device is water and scratch resistant and, despite its small dimensions and weights, it’s actually a huge smartphone, which could be questionable for those with small hands. Motorola Droid Razr is available on the market starting with November 14th for $300 with contract.
The Droid Razr is equipped with a 4.3-inch qHD display plus a 540 x 960 pixels resolution protected by Gorilla Glass, a rear 8 megapixel camera mixed with a frontal 2MP camera for video calls, a dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.
First off, its strength point is the eye-catching design, super thin and light with a good built quality, 4G LTE connectivity, plenty of multimedia features, high end internal specifications. Unfortunatelly, there is no Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich yet.
4. Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of the most popular and best selling Android smartphone in 2011. Featuring an impressive and good looking design, available in black and white colors, the handset is Samsung’s flagship phone in 2011. Available under different names at the US carriers, it’s a great phone with a brilliant display and other great specifications inside. Also slim and light, the S2 has managed to attract many smartphones’ consumers.
Looking at its technical specifications, the Galaxy S2 boats a large 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen and a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, dual cameras: a rear 8MP with autofocus and LED flash coupled with a frontal 2MP for video calls, capable to capture videos at 1080p, a dual core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM 16GB of built-in storage space expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. Samsung Galaxy S2 runs Android Gingerbread and is already available via US retails and in Europe for a different price tag.
Why Samsung Galaxy S2? It’s one of the most beautiful Android smartphone currently available on the market. It features a super bright 4.3-inch touchscreen, with a good rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, a fast dual core processor, slim and light which generates an attractive design.
5. HTC Vivid is one of AT&T’s first LTE Android phone, a big 4.5-inch device available on the market since November 6th, 2011 for $200 with a new two year contract. If you take a closer look at the phone, it does look like another AT&T’s device and from the same manufacturer, HTC Inspire. The Vivid is not a wow smartphone with a catching form factor, but it includes decent internal specifications.
Aside from the 4.5-inch qHD display and a resolution of 540×960 pixels, it also packs dual cameras: a rear 8MP along with a 1.3MP front-facing camera, capable to capture videos at full HD, 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in memory expandable up to 32GB storage space. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have HTC Sense 3.5 and runs Android Honeycomb 2.3.4.
HTC Vivid is a fast phone featuring 4G LTE network and comes with a great touchscreen. Unfortunately, there is no Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but, like most phones, it will be updated later. It lacks HTC Sense 3.5 user interface.