Dilemma over Replacing Old Phones
Are you stuck with an obsolete, out-dated old phone and looking to upgrade to one of those sleek, shiny new smartphones? While smartphones can be a godsend for many people - they bring greater connectivity and convenience to our social interactions - it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you.
To assist you in your search for the perfect smartphone, we’ve broken down the most popular models, comparing specs, hardware, graphics and apps. Read on to learn more about the best smartphones out there, and which one may be right for you.
If you are a Mac user, an early convert to Macbooks and iPods, then this is the phone for you. With an A-6 processor, Retina display and 4G capability, this is the best iPhone yet, fixing all of the problems of the previous models. Plus, if you use a Mac computer or iPad, you can have all of your programs, like iTunes, Pages, iPhoto and Mail, synced with your phone and backed up in the iCloud. You can even get a digital assistant named Siri, who will add events to your calendar, take down a text message, or look things up on Google for you with just a verbal command.
The Blackberry Z10 is truly the virtuoso of the Blackberry family. Now with a touch screen, the Z10 allows BB to join the rest of the smartphone world, by offering apps, games and programs accessed primarily by touch screen. It also offers an 8-megapixel camera, plus geo-tagging and face-recognition. Best of all, it’s known in the smartphone world for its great value, as BlackBerry Z10’s price is lower than most models in its class.
Samsung Galaxy S4
A solid contender from the Android family, the Galaxy S4 was called the “do everything phone” by CNET. Using the latest Android operating system, this phone allows you the greatest flexibility in terms of using the latest apps. You can download and use just about any program, instead of having to wait for Apple’s developers to create an iOS version. You can even program it to work as a TV remote.
With its big 4.7 inch, 1080p screen, the HTC One casts a striking pose. Since it’s an Android phone, it will run a wide variety of apps and programs. It also comes sporting BlinkFeed, which is a set of changing tiles that updates the content of all of the news sites, sites and blogs that you follow.
Nokia Lumia 1020
This is the perfect phone for a photographer. It boasts a 41-megapixel camera, the most megapixels to be included in a smartphone. Aside from taking excellent pictures, it also offers the Pro Camera app, which allows you control over things like white balance, shutter speed, aperture, and other ways to work the lighting and create beautiful photographs. It also offers all the regular specs of the other phones in its class, like apps, games, and internet access, as well as Windows 8. But no phone even comes close in terms of camera specifications.
A Final Note
While these phones are all excellent, there are plenty of others out there that may suit your needs just as well. Therefore, it can be helpful to shop around. But before you spend hours browsing specs online or visiting the electronics store, it can be helpful to think about what you want. Do you want to use your phone primarily for work, or are you someone who enjoys posting pictures to Facebook every time you go out with your friends? Once you have a plan of action, you can start shopping, either online or in a store.
Either way, it’s time to upgrade. Join the rest of the world and pick up your new smartphone today!
Writer: Lenny Marlina (Nina Lia)