Top 10: Which Smartphone to Buy This Christmas? - The New Indian Express

Top 10: Which Smartphone to Buy This Christmas?

Published: 03rd December 2013 08:02 PM

Last Updated: 04th December 2013 11:08 AM

The year 2013 has been full of surprises for all the tech-savvy people. This year has introduced a lot of amazing smartphones to the tech world and it can be labeled as a Tech Era with all the slim, light mobile devices. Touching perfection, all the tech giants have tried to be more innovative in terms of design of these devices.

Here is list of top 10 smartphones which stunned the techies:

1) Samsung Galaxy S4

Let us start with the king of smartphones, Samsung. The South Korean company has released a bunch of smartphones in the tech market, giving more of variety to the consumers.

Samsung started the year with the launch of Galaxy S4. S4 introduced some new features in the world of smartphone. From design to its applications the smartphone raised a storm. The company sold over 40 million units in the time period of six months.

With a Super AMOLED display of 5 inches along with a screen resolution of 1080X1920 pixels, the smartphone has a memory capacity of up to 64GB. It is powered by 1.6GHz dual-core processor. Samsung also launched another variant which carries Snapdragon 800.

It carries a 2GB RAM. It has a 13 megapixel camera along with a front facing camera of 2 megapixels for video calling.

The South Korean Company has now launched the software update, Android 4.3 for the flagship device. 

2) Apple iPhone5S

The much-awaited Apple’s iPhone5S hit the markets in September, 2013. This time the California-based company tried to experiment with colours. The tech giant introduced space gray, silver and gold along with the epic black and white colours.

Apple launched the much-awaited operating system iOS7 which has now been updated to iOS7.0.4 with Apple iPhone5S, which introduced a new skeuomorphic design. Apple experimented with the software interface but when it comes to the hardware it carried the same design as iPhone5.

The device is powered by Apple’s A7 chipset. Just like its competitor Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone5S also has a storage capacity up to 64GB. It has a RAM of 1GB. The primary camera is of 8 megapixels along with a front-facing camera of 1.2 megapixels for video calling.

If you are an Apple addict, then Apple iPhone5S can be good option with all the latest operating system and A7 chip.

3) HTC One

HTC has set a benchmark after launching its flagship device, HTC One. HTC One has scored its points when it comes to design, hardware, and software. HTC One sports a display of 4.7 inch along with a screen resolution of 1080 X1920 pixels. The Taiwanese company launched recently launched HTC Sense 5.5 along with HTC One Max, the bigger version of HTC  One.

HTC One hit the market in March, 2013. The flagship device is powered by 1.7GHz quad-core processor. Recently, the operating system of the device was updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

HTC One is available in five colour choices black, silver, gold, blue and red.

4) Google Nexus 5

Creating a buzz, Google launched its LG-manufactured Nexus 5. This device was one of the much-awaited smartphone but it did not live up to the expectations of the buyers. With a 4.95 inch screen, the smartphone carries a screen resolution of 1080X1920 pixels.

The search-engine giant did not a very good job when it comes to camera as the smartphone carries an 8 megapixel camera along with a front facing camera of 1.2 megapixels for video calling.  The device is powered by Snapdragon 800, 2.26 GHz processor. Nexus 5 carries an Android 4.4, KitKat operating system, the latest software update from Google. The smartphone is available in two variants 16GB and 32GB.

Nexus 5 is available in white and black colours.

5) Moto G

Moto G was recently launched in the markets with a display of 4.5 inch along with screen resolutions of 720X1280 pixels. The smartphone is listed in the budgetary smartphone along with the latest operating system Android 4.4 KitKat. The American company did not concentrate on the camera front as it carries just a 5 megapixels camera. The front-facing camera is of 1.3 megapixels. Moto X comes in two variants with different options in terms of internal memory capacity, 8GB and 16GB.

The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor along with a Snapdragon 400. If you looking out for a low budget smartphone then Moto G can be a good choice which comes along with the latest Android update.

6) Moto X

Motorola rose from its ashes after launching Moto X. It was released this August and created a buzz amongst the tech geeks. But the excitement died down when the number of units sold was unsatisfactory.

This smartphone carried a display of 4.7 inches along with a screen resolution of 4.7 inches along with a screen resolution of 1280X720 pixels.

Moto X carries a 10 megapixel camera along with 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro.  Motorola allows the users to design their own smartphone, by opting for their own design options.

7) LG  G2

LG G2 is another fish in the pond. If you wish to buy a smartphone with a reasonable display, then LG G2 is your smartphone. This smartphone comes with a 5.2 inch display along with a screen resolution of 1080X1920 pixels. 

The smartphone carries Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The device is powered by quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800.

The flagship device comes in two variants 16GB and 32GB along with a 2GB RAM.

8) Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 is another flagship device which amazed the smartphone users. Nokia brought in the Lumia fever and Nokia Lumia 920 is one of the smartphones which managed to impress a lot of the consumers.

The Finnish Company experimented a lot with the smartphone. This Lumia device carries a display of 4.5 inch along with a screen resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels.

Lumia 920 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The internal storage capacity is up to 32GB along with a 1GB RAM. Nokia also gives an option of free cloud storage of 7GB.

9) Apple iPhone5C

Apple iPhone5C is another smartphone that Apple launched alongside iPhone5S.

The iPhone5C has not been a big success. In fact, it has been reported that the Cupertino-based company is now looking out to restrict the production of iPhone5C.

Apple iPhone5C is another smartphone which comes in multiple colours. It has an internal storage capacity up to 32GB along with a RAM of 1GB. It carries that latest operating system by Apple iOS7 which has now been updated to iOS7.0.4.

It comes with an 8 megapixel camera along with a front-facing camera of 1.2 megapixels. But, Apple has not upgraded the chip to A7. The smartphone carries A6 chip.

10) Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1 has been a good choice for a smartphone so far. It is available in three colours black, white and purple.

The tech giant has added the water and dust resistant feature to the smartphone. Carrying a display of 5 inches the smartphone has a screen resolution of 1080X1920 pixels.

The camera is breathtaking as it sports a 20.7 megapixel camera along with a front facing camera of 2 megapixel for video calling.

Sony has tried to introduce a camera-oriented smartphone as it is one of the important features a buyer looks for. 

The device is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor along with the internal storage of 16GB.

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