Top Smartphones 2014In this article you find a list of some of the most desired phones you can choose in 2014.

Every year brings with it a whole new horde of SmartPhones from the major players, such as BlackBerry, Nokia, Apple, Samsung, Sony and others in their league.

Before  settling for a smartphone, it should be remembered that all modern smartphones are power hungry, as they have very complicated hardware. It is important to check out the power of the battery fitted in the phone.

You might have a fantastic display and some great hardware, but it must also offer you the desired battery life to be really useful. That said, here are afew of the top smartphones that were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 (CES):

1. iPhone 6

This will be the smartphone to wait for, this year. There is always a lot of speculation before an Apple release and this time it is no different. Rumor has it that the phone will be a larger gadget and will have a 5.5 inches screen. A major overhaul is also on the cards, such as technical specifications like wireless charging or an NFC. The resolution might be near 4K. The iPhone 6 will surely be larger than the other versions, as it needs to keep up with other competitors like Samsung. The casing is expected to be in liquid metal, with some additional security features, such as facial recognition.

iPhone 6 concept

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

This amazing phone from Samsung with a 5.7 inch display has redefined the experience of using smart phones. With 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, Stylus S pen, expandable memory of up to 64 GB, long lasting battery life when compared to other high end mobiles from its competitors, Note 3 seems to be the best in the business at the moment. No other phone in the market can stand up to the performance offered by the quad-core processor of Note 3. You also have the option of using the smart watch, Gear, with this classy device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

3. Nokia Lumia 925

Powered by Windows 8, this featured packed slim smart phone from Nokia comes in white, grey and black color variants. The camera lets you pick only the part of the image you want and you can blur the rest. The Action Shop feature lets you capture a sequence of movements with just a single touch. Another notable feature of this light weight phone is the Nokia MixRadio which acts as your own favorite radio station.

Nokia Lumia 925

4. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

It is a small phone but has the biggest specifications. The display is 4.3” and offers improved pictures for video. It is also waterproof and you don’t need a cover to be used in the headphone jack. It is a small device, without compromising on the technical specs, almost on par with the iPhone.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

5. ZTE Grand SII

It is an Android successor to the previous ZTE Grand S. It has a bigger 5.5” screen and the processor is also more powerful. It also offers voice-activated features. It is chunkier than the Grand S but is quite light and is comfortable to hold. It offers sharp and accurate image quality and can boast of a massively upgraded battery life, offering the phone a good staying power. One of the interesting features in this phone is the voice control.

ZTE Grand SII

6. Alcatel One Touch Idol X+

It is a 5 inches smartphone, but not too massive, with a slim bezel and a screen that totally dominates the phone. The rear has a rubbery feel and is good for gripping and hold. It is run on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it is easy to personalize the phone by downloading apps and arranging them with shortcuts. You can create widgets and animated icons for weather and other social networking updates as well on the home screen itself. It is offered in two versions, one with an 8-megapixel camera and the other with a 13 megapixel one.

Alcatel One Touch Idol X+

7. Lenovo Vibe Z

This is an Android phone with a 5.5” screen and is hyper slim, merely .31 inches. It runs on the 4.3 Android Jelly Bean and offers 16 GB of storage. It has a 5 MP camera in the front and a 13 MP shooter at the rear, and makes a ‘Selfie’ very easy. A smart Dialer is another interesting feature in this phone.  One hand dialing becomes very easy as you can tilt the phone in a particular direction and the number pad buttons shift in that direction.

Lenovo Vibe Z

8. Huawei Ascend Mate 2

This offering from the Chinese firm boasts of a 6.1 inches screen and is quite massive.  The viewing angles are good but the display is not so good as a full HD one. The gesture mode is a one handed one, making it easier to use the touchscreen. One-handed navigation is easy while going through the home screens. However, the onboard Selfie Mode is a little complicated and the UI is a little unfamiliar.  The processor on this phone, however, offers a smooth experience.  It has a huge battery offering a two-day life, which is more than other smartphones available in the market.

Huawei Ascend Mate 2

9. Micromax Canvas XL

This smartphone has also joined the massive display phones with a 6-inch display. This Indian player is all set to challenge bigwigs, such as Samsung and Sony in the huge display smartphone segment. The battery offers a talk time of nine and half hours through 2G networks. Micromax offers both dual standby and dual Sim functions. It will be hitting the online market by end of January this year.

Micromax Canvas XL

Write for UsAuthor is a tech expert and love to write on related tech topics. She also writes for A1 LED Lights which is one leading LED light manufacturer on Singapore. You can find many LED related articles on that website.

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