Samsung’s Galaxy Note was a trendsetter. It was the phone that dared to go against the flow and featured a massive screen and a stylus. Now it has a worthy successor in the Galaxy Note II. For starters it keeps its size with the 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen. The stylus is now a specially made S-Pen that has built in buttons to let you sample files without opening them and other optimised features like quick command, easy clip etcetera… With a 1.6GHz quad-core processor that runs Android 4.1 JellyBean, the Galaxy Note II is a massive superphone.
Nokia Lumia 920
This Windows Phone 8 flagship phone ticks all the right boxes starting with its massive 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display that Nokia is calling the ‘world’s brightest, fastest and most sensitive touchscreen’ which will respond to your touch even when you are wearing gloves. Another show stopper is the 8.7 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens that employs PureView technology with Optical Image Stabilisation that produces truly unrivaled photos. The party trick of the Lumia 920 though is the Wireless charging. You can get colour matched wireless charging plates or stands from Nokia or you can choose a charging pillow by Fatboy with which your phone gets charged wirelessly. Nokia is yet to announce a price or an availability date.
Apple is calling the latest iteration of its flagship iPhone the ‘biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone’. And there is a reason for that. For the first time, iPhone comes with a 4-inch retina display. On the first look the newest superphone looks like an iPhone 4S. But it is an all new design featuring glass and anodised aluminum. It is also 18 per cent thinner and 20 per cent lighter than the 4S making it the world’s thinnest superphone. Powered by Apple’s latest A6 chip, it features next generation cellular and wireless connectivity with 4G LTE, and Dual-Band 802.11n WiFi connectivity that facilitates download speeds of up to 100Mbps. Another big change is the move from the traditional 30-pin connector to a small new connector called the Lightning connector. Even the earphones have been drastically re-designed and the phone ships with iOS 6, the latest iteration of iOS which has improved Siri, new Maps and a brand-new feature to take breathtaking Panorama shots. The iPhone 5 will be available in India by the end of the year.