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Best smartphone to buy in 2013 : $650 and up price category
In this blog post we have compiled the newest and most advanced smartphones of 2013. There are more than just flagship products. These smartphones represent top innovations and latest trends in the technical world. So what is the best smartphone to buy in 2013 ?
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 is the main competitor of iPhone 5. It is the most recent and advanced smartphone of Samsung Galaxy family.Sales of this model are booming. Samsung sold 10 million of Galaxy S4 this month. The hardware of the device is very impressive. Powered by eight-core processor, equipped by 5-inch Full HD display, top notch 13 mpx camera and amazing set of 9 sensors including thermometer and humidity sensor. Technological power is the main feature of Galaxy S4. Design of the device is not that impressive because of the cheap-looking plastic body. However a lot of customers are choosing latest technology power versus to the balanced and stylish Apple iPhone 5.
Apple iPhone 5
If you are looking for compact smartphone with top-end features then there is nothing more convenient than Apple iPhone 5. iPhone 5 has an army of loyal customers and is still one of the best choices even after 6 months after the release. Lightweight and slim iPhone 5 comes with powerful hardware and fully packed by various business and entertainment functionality combined with superior quality high resolution Retina display with aspect ratio of 16 to 9.
However iPhone 5 body is made from gentle anodized aluminum and therefore is not resistible to scratches. But this should not be an issue because there are many high quality defender cases available on the market. Some of them have additional built-in batteries that could significantly increase the battery life of iPhone 5.
HTC Oneis a quad-core smartphone with an extremely fine-grained 4.7 –inch Full HD display, powerful Beats Audio system and impressive metallic body. Besides the great build quality, beautiful sound quality of external speakers this model has all the features of the flagship device such as excellent performance and elegant entertainment components including UltraPixel camera. Such innovations made HTC One the most successful smartphone model in HTC history. This month HTC sold 5 million HTC One smartphones. This is the record for the company.
Which smartphone is the best for you?
Every year new smartphones are introduced in the mobile market. Best engineers and designers are working on them to make better looking, more powerful, reach featured and less power consuming devices. Consumers just need to select a model that completely in-tact with their preferences and life style. Regardless of the price all smartphones are designed to make and receive phone calls. Additional functionality is that we are paying extra money for. When selecting a phone pay attention on its features that significant to you. Which smartphone is the best for you? It is not matter of price only.
Compare futures of above mentioned smartphones in the table below. Please do not upset if you did not find what you want. Your phone may either in other price category or is not yet released. In both cases we will try to help you by providing fresh information about new models and other price category smartphones.
To be continued …
Significant smartphone innovations triggers new Sales Trend
Significant smartphone innovations are major factors of success of the flagship models on the market. A new smartphone sales trend just appeared this spring. Number of per-orders and sales of flagship smartphones Sony Xperia Z and HTC One made a record. Both companies are quickly increasing their share of the market. Their main competitors are still Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S4.
The majority of analysts say that such success is the result of significant smartphone innovations. New flagship smartphones came with the most modern processors, Full HD displays, and attractive design
HTC One sales record
Sales records are confirmed by publication of the internal letter of HTC. Number of pre-orders on HTC One was the highest in the history of the company.
HTC One innovations
Slim aluminium body of HTC One perfectly fits the hand and comes with some significant features such as Optical Stabilizer of camera and built-in infrared transmitter button that allows control home appliances.HTC One was the first smartphone with the latest quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 600. In addition to extraordinary CPU power Snapdragon 600 offers reduced energy consumption up to 20%. Ultra High Resolution display of HTC One is combined with an excellent high resolution camera with a spectacular shooting mode HTC Zoe. It supports high-speed continuous shooting with the ability to view the result as a photo or three-second clip, which are then automatically assembled into thematic videos.
Sony Xperia Z
According to some asian analysts Sony sold 4.6 million units of Xperia Z in 40 days – it’s a slightly less than last year’s record of Samsung Galaxy S3. New Sony Xperia Z also has significant advantage in a form of a water-resistant body that protects the smartphone from moisture and dust and attractive design in a form of the rectangular block of polished glass.
Traditionally, Apple does not disclose detailed performance characteristics as well as manufacturers of the components of their new devices. iPhone 5 was not an exception. There was no information regarding performance of the smartphone available. Some information about the performance of Apple iPhone 5 was recently published in several internet sources. The information is based on Geekbench benchmark. The benchmark is designed for identifying performance details of testing devices.
According to the test the iPhone 5 A6 processor has two cores with frequency of 1.02GHz. The RAM of iPhone 5 is 1GB. iPhone 5 got 1601 points in Geekbench test. For comparison, smartphone iPhone 4S got 630 points, and third-generation iPad 3 tablet got between 768 to 794 points. Such data confirm Apple announcement that iPhone 5 has almost twice better performance than the previous model iPhone 4S.
Apple mobile devices never before gain more the 800 points in Geekbench tests. So the figure in 1601 is a tremendous result. For comparison the most powerful computer of 2004 Power Mac G5 got 1571 points.
According to the test Apple iPhone 5 performs better then all Android mobile devices.Quad-core Google Nexus 7 got 1591 points and Galaxy S3 got 1560 points in the test.
AnandTech reported that according the part number the iPhone 5 A6 processor manufactured by Samsung. The processor is manufactured using 32-nanometer technology.
iPhone 5 was announced on September 12 and sales of new Apple smartphones should start on September 21. Therefore the published results of Geekbench test could be incorrect because the test was performed before the official start of sales on unknown device.
There were a lot of rumors last days before the presentations of the next generation of Apple smartphone – iPhone 5. Various sources were describing design and technical details of the new coming gadget. In general the majority of rumors were true. IPhone 5 got large 4-inch screen, powerful A6 processor and new 9-pin port. The resolution of iPad display is 960×1136 pixels. Although the resolution of iPhone 5 is slightly lower than the top-end Android-devices, the density of 326 dpi of iPhone 5 display is slightly higher. For comparison, a 4.8-inch screen of the flagship Samsung smartphone Galaxy S III has density of 306 dpi.
Design of the new model is significantly different from the iPhone 4 and 4S, although it still preserves the continuity. Monolithic back cover is made of metal and used as an antenna for cellular and LTE networks. Individual glass elements on the cover still remained, apparently to increase the efficiency of an integrated antenna.
The device is 20% lighter and 18% thinner than iPhone 4S. The battery was also slightly improved providing 10 hours while playing video, 8 hours of talk time via 3G and keep iPhone 5 in standby mode for up to 225 hours on a single charge.
Apple has updated all regular iOS applications as well as applications that the company developed and promoted through the App Store, such as word processor Pages and Passbook applications. According to experts Apple Passbook took a giant step toward electronic wallet. The application allows to keep all personal, banking, air tickets and similar information in iPhone 5.
New generation of SIN-cards nano-SIM was also introduced with iPhone 5. iPhone 5 is the first iPhone that supports LTE-networks. The smarthone works with LTE providers not only in North America but also in different parts of the world including U.S., Canada, Europe and South-East Asia.
Apple accept orders on iPhone 5 starting from September 14. The sales of iPhone 5 will start on September 21 in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Apple iPad mini vs iPhone 5
According to the recent research of CouponCodes4u the presentation of both iPhone 5 and iPad mini at the same time may have serious negative consequences for sales of the next generation of Apple smartphone. There were a lot of rumors in regards of the release date of new Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini. The most of sources believe that both devices will be presented on the special event in October.
CouponCodes4u interviewed 1873 Americans and ask them to choose what would they spend their money for iPad mini or iPhone 5. 78% of them choose iPad mini dispute the fact that the majority of them (77%) are already own Apple iPhone and instead of upgrading the Apple iPhone they decided to go with the new iPad mini. The main reason for choosing iPad mini was too little difference between iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S.
20% of people who choose iPhone 5 were saying that iPad mini is completely useless and they would use iPhone more often even if they had both devices available at the same time.
CouponCodes4u survey clearly shows that Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini compete each other and releasing them at the same time may have negative impact on sales of both Apple gadgets.