Monday, August 12, 2013

Smartphone Buyer’s Guide 2013

Smartphones are getting smarter with their bigger displays, stronger battery life, sharper camera’s and cool new gadgets. We are a society that wants bigger and better so here is the rundown of all the hottest phones this year.

Windows – Nokia Lumia 1020

The Lumia’s camera has a 41-megapixel sensor with image stabilization.  This state-of-the-art camera features xenon flash, high-end Zeiss optics, manual shutter, and many other photographic controls.  The Lumia captures two images automatically as you shoot.  The first is full-resolution and the other is either 34 or 38 megapixels.
The camera allows you to take pictures in direct sunlight.  It has a dual-core Qualcomm processor and 4.5-inch display.
Exclusively at AT&T for $299.99


Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung’s flagship phone has all the bells and whistles.  The dual camera feature allows you to take pictures with the front and rear cameras simultaneously.
Answering calls takes just a wave of the hand.  If you hover your finger over the screen you can magnify text and images.
The battery in the Galaxy is removable.
This phone has 5-inch high resolution, quad-core Qualcomm processor, long battery life, and water-resistant on some models.
Available in all major U.S. wireless carriers for $199.99 with a two-year contract.

HTC one


The HTC is one of the thinnest and stylish phones out on the market.
It offers an excellent screen display, great photo features, and a BlinkFeed interface that pushes your screen content to the front and center instead of using icons.
HTC One has an UltraPixel Camera, 1080p HD video capture and playback.
For the 32GB version you can get this phone for $199.99.  $299.00 for the 64GB at AT&T and Sprint with a two-year contract.  T-Mobile has the HTC One available for $99.99 with a $20 a month payment for 24 months.



The LG G2 offers a unique design with power controls in the back.  You can answer a phone call just by picking it up instead of pressing a button.  If you want to turn the phone off or on, just knock on the screen twice.
The power and volume controls are on the back of the phone sense its believed to be a more natural location.
The LG G2 comes with a handset with high-quality audio.  5.2-inch full-high definition IPS display.  Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.  32GB of internal storage and an all-day battery.
The G2 is available in all major U.S. carriers. Date of release TBA.

Moto X

Motorola – Moto X

This Motorola has Touchless Control features that let you speak on command to make calls or texts.  The Active Display wakes up the phone when its sleeping.
You can personalize the phone back cover and highlight colors with the Moto X.  The cameria is 10 megapixels which is average for a camera phone.
It has 2GB of RAM, X8 Mobile Computing System, with a series of chips that includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro.  Android(Jelly Bean) 4.7-inch AMOLD high-definition display with 720 x 1080 resolution.

Xperia Z

Sony-Xperia Z

This phone has a 5-inch display, 13-megapixel camera and a battery with stamina.  The Xperia Z shuts down the wireless radios and other activities when you’re not using them to save life.
This is a smaller version of the Android tablet, can withstand a little water.  It is water-resistant down to 1 meter of water for up to a half-hour, as long as the ports are sealed.
The 5-inch high resolution (1920 x 1080) screen, quad-core Qualcomm processor, water resistant, long-life battery.
Exclusively from T-Mobile for $579.99.  Or $25 a month for 24 months.

Apple iPhone

Apple – iPhone 5S

The new iPhone will be the thinnest, lightest, and fastest iPhone ever.
12 megapixel iSignt camera, a larger display, faster chip, and the latest wireless technology.  iPhone 5 will have a fingerprint reader and Sapphire glass Home button.
4-inch Retina display, and ultrafast wireless.  18%thinner, 20% lighter, and 12% less volume.
The iOS is the worlds most advanced mobile operating system, with over 900,000 built-in apps.
Price TBD at the Apple iPhone Store coming out this September/October.

iPhone 5S release date, news and rumours – TechRadar.Phones
July 22, 2013
Fall’s hottest smartphones: A buyer’s guide – USA Today
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