The smartphone market is changing everyday. Even a few months old Flagship device from a cell phone manufacturer
is getting replaced by a new Flagship by the same manufacturer. The cell phone manufacturers are releasing two or more flagship devices in a year. Now, you can see how volatile the smartphone market has become.
But, there is no need to worry. We are here to help you. We have carefully scrutinized all the best of the best smartphones in the market and categorized in this Top 10 Smartphones of 2014 for you. One should have a look before going to make a final decision on their next smartphone.
Let’s check the “Top 10 Best Smartphones of 2014”-
10. Motorola Moto X
Moto X is a flagship Android smartphone developed and manufactured by Motorola Mobility.
Moto X was met with mostly positive reviews, with particular praise towards its hardware design, Motorola’s new approach to customizing Android, along with its suite of contextual features, and the influence of its “mainstream” targeting on its overall performance, user experience, and battery life.
9. Apple iPhone 5S
The iPhone 5S is a revised version of its predecessor, iPhone 5. The phone maintains a very similar design to its predecessor, aside from the introduction of a new home button design using a laser-cut sapphire cover surrounded by a metallic ring, Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition system built directly into the home button which can be used to unlock the phone and authenticate Store and iTunes Store purchases, and an updated camera with a larger aperture and a dual-LED flash optimized for different color temperatures. It also introduced the A7 dual-core processor, the first 64-bit processor to be used on a smartphone
8. Nokia Lumia 1020
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a Windows Phone 8 smartphone developed by Nokia, first unveiled on 11 July 2013 at a Nokia event at New York. It contains Nokia’s Pure-View technology, a pixel oversampling (a data binning technique) that reduces an image taken at full resolution into a lower resolution picture, thus achieving higher definition and light sensitivity, and enables loss-less zoom. It improves on Nokia’s previous versions of PureView by coupling a new 41-megapixel 2/3-inch BSI sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), and a high resolution f/2.2 all-aspherical 1-group Carl Zeiss lens.
7. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has a 4.3 inch display and is released as a cheaper and smaller version of the Xperia Z1 which features a 5 inch display.
Like its larger sibling, the Z1 Compact is waterproof and dust proof, and has an IP rating of IP55 and IP58. The key highlight of the Z1 Compact is the 20.7 megapixel camera, paired with Sony’s in-house G lens and its image processing algorithm called, BIONZ. The phone also comes with dedicated shutter button and has an aluminum uni body design, with a glass front and plastic rear.
6. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 serves as a successor to the Galaxy Note II, the Note 3 was designed to have a lighter, more upscale design than previous iterations of the Galaxy Note series (with a plastic leather backing and faux metallic bezel), and to expand upon the stylus and multitasking-oriented functionality in its software—which includes a new navigation wheel for pen-enabled apps, along with pop-up apps and expanded multi-window functionality. Samsung has sold 5 million units of the Galaxy Note 3 within its first month of sale and broke 10 million units sales in just 2 months.
5. LG Nexus 5
The Nexus 5 is a the successor to the Nexus 4, the device is the fifth smartphone in the Google Nexus series, a family of Android consumer devices marketed by Google and built by an original equipment manufacturer partner. The Nexus 5 was unveiled on 31 October 2013, and released in black and white colors the same day for online purchase on Google Play, in selected countries.
The Nexus 5’s hardware is similar to that of the LG G2, with a Snapdragon 800 system-on-chip (SoC), and a 4.95-inch 1080p display. The Nexus 5 is also the first device to feature version 4.4 of Android.
4. Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 is successor to 2013’s Galaxy S4. As with the S4, the S5 is an evolution of the prior year’s model, placing a particular emphasis on an improved build with a textured rear cover and IP67 certification for dust and water resistance, a more refined user experience, new security features such as a fingerprint reader and private mode, expanded health features (such as a built-in heart rate monitor), and an updated camera.
The Galaxy S5 received mixed, but mostly positive reviews; while praised for the improvements to its design, display, software, and camera, the S5 was panned for only providing modest design and hardware improvements over its predecessors, continuing to suffer from feature creep, and its fingerprint sensor was criticized for being too inconvenient to operate.
3. LG G3
LG G3 is a successor to 2013’s G2.The new model retains design elements from the G2, such its thin screen bezels and rear-mounted power and volume buttons, but is also distinguished primarily by its 5.5 in (140 mm)quad HD display, a refreshed hardware design that is intended to give the device a more premium look and feel, and a user interface designed to provide a simpler experience for users.
2. Sony Xperia Z2
The Sony Xperia Z2 is a successor to the Sony Xperia Z1. Like its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 is water and dust proof with an IP rating of IP55 and IP58. The phone features a new display, a Snapdragon 801 processor and the ability to record 4K videos. The Xperia Z2 also allows removable microSD storage.
Sony Xperia Z2 is the most premium phone available in the market today. If you want quality and premium device Sony Xperia Z2 is a way to go.
1. HTC One M8
The HTC One (M8) retains a similar design to the first generation HTC One, but features a larger, rounded chassis incorporating a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core QualcommSnapdragon 801 processor, a depth of field sensor which can be used to individually refocus and apply various effects to the foreground and background elements of photos taken with the device’s camera, a higher resolution front camera, improvements to the device’s front-facing stereo speakers, expandable storage, new gesture functionality, and a refreshed version of HTC’s Sense software.