Top 10 Best Smartphones

We have gathered the top 10 best smartphones which are the fastest, most exciting and the best in technology. Have a look and leave your comments.



10. HTC One X

Price: $49.99

The One X features a NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC with a 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1 GB of RAM; a 1,800 mAh battery, a dual-band 802.11n WiFi radio, Bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X, GPS, NFC, and 32 GB of internal storage. The phone does not feature external storage. The One X also features a standard array of sensors including a digital compass, proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer and ambient light sensor. The One X features the Android 4.0.4 mobile operating system with the HTC Sense 4.0 graphical user interface.



9. iPhone 4S

Price: $99

The iPhone 4S uses Apple’s iOS. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. The iPhone 4S uses the Apple A5 system-on-a-chip (SoC) that incorporates an Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543 graphics processing unit (GPU). This GPU features pixel, vertex, and geometry shader hardware supporting OpenGL ES 2.0. The SGX543 is an improved version of the GPU used in the iPhone 4S’ predecessor, the iPhone 4.



8. HTC Evo 4G LTE

Price: $349.99

Like the LTE variants of the One X, the Evo 4G LTE utilizes a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 processor, with 1024 MB of RAM. The Evo 4G LTE is visibly and technologically similar to its GSM counterpart, the HTC One X. As a result, it shares many of its features and functionality with the One X, but still features other slight differences.



7. Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Price: $579.00

Galaxy Nexus is the first device to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, introducing a large number of new features and improvements. Beginning from July 11, 2012, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean began rolling out to the GSM Galaxy Nexus as an over-the-air (OTA) update.  The Galaxy Nexus hosts support for MHL through the use of its Micro USB 2.0 port, allowing the Galaxy Nexus to output up to 1080p audio-visual content (through HDMI) to any supported external display such as a HD Television. USB port supports both host and devices modes (OTG).

The Galaxy Nexus has no physical buttons on the front, but instead features on-screen soft keys embedded into the system software (part of Android 4.0). Beneath the soft keys, a multicolored notification LED is featured, a feature missing from the Nexus S.



6. HTC One S

Price: $499.00

The HTC One S is the ultimate multimedia phone, from gaming to music to snapping high quality photos. The One S uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8260A SoC (system on chip), which includes a 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait CPU and an Adreno 225 GPU, as well as an integrated HSPA+ modem, GPS/GLONASS module, Wi-Fi b/g/n radio, Bluetooth, and FM radio. The One S also features a standard array of sensors, including an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor. The phone provides 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage; however, the phone lacks a microSD slot for additional storage.



5. Samsung Galaxy S III

Price: $649.00

Despite some gimmicky features, the Galaxy S III is a well-designed, high-performance smartphone. The S III comes with Android version 4.0.4, officially named “Ice Cream Sandwich”, which became commercially available in March 2012 with the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus. Ice Cream Sandwich has a refined user interface, expanded camera capabilities, security features and connectivity. In mid-June 2012, Google unveiled Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”, which employs Google Now, a voice-assistant similar to S Voice, and incorporates other software changes. The international S III version has Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad system on a chip (SoC) containing a 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 central processing unit (CPU) and an ARM Mali-400 MP graphics processing unit (GPU). According to Samsung, the Exynos 4 Quad doubles the performance of the Exynos 4 Dual used on the S II, while using 20 percent less power.



4. Google Nexus 4

Price: $350.00

Google’s Nexus 4 offers a lot of power for a low, contract-free price, but its battery life disappoints. The phone will be equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, front facing 1.3 megapixel camera and an 8 megapixel rear camera. The early leaked phone also included a micro-SIM card tray. The phone will launch with the new Android 4.2 operating system (still titled “Jelly Bean”).



3. Samsung Galaxy Note II

Price: $299.99

The baseband chipset of SGH-T889, SHV-E250K, and SHV-E250S is Qualcomm Gobi MDM9215. SHV-E250L hasQualcomm Gobi MDM9615M for the EVDO revision B connectivity. The Galaxy Note II features a 5.55 inch HD Super AMOLED S-Stripe RGB (3 subpixels/pixel) (non-PenTile) screen with 1280×720 resolution, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos CPU, 2 GB RAM, an 8 MP rear camera and 1.9 MP front camera, and a 3,100 mAh battery. It is slightly thinner than its predecessor at 9.4 mm (0.37 inches), albeit also being slightly heavier by 2 grams (0.071 oz). Given the larger than average screen on this smartphone, it has been referred to in some circles as a smartphone-tablet computer hybrid known colloquially as a “phablet”. Samsung however officially markets this device as a smartphone.



2. Nokia Lumia 900

Price: $49.99

Nokia Lumia 900 is a Windows Phone-powered smartphone, first unveiled on January 9, 2012 by Nokia at Consumer Electronics Show 2012, where it won the Best Smartphone award in January 2012. The phone has 4G LTE support and was released in April, 2012. Nokia Lumia 900 has a 4.3″ (109 mm) display and a ClearBlack AMOLED 800×480 capacitive touchscreen. It has a one-piece polycarbonate body and is available in magenta, black, cyan and white. The Lumia 900 device comes with four Nokia-exclusive applications not included by the default Windows Phone OS: Nokia Drive, a free turn-by-turn navigation system; Nokia Maps; Nokia Music, a free streaming music service and music store; and App Highlights, a service suggesting software based on location and operator.



1. Apple iPhone 5

Price: $199.99

Apple emphasized the improved build quality of the iPhone 5 at its press event. The frame used in previous versions was redesigned to use an aluminum composite frame, which allows the phone to resist shattering more effectively than the previous stainless steel design, but scratches easily. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S used stainless steel instead of aluminium due to Steve Jobs’ preference for the metal which he thought, “looks beautiful when it wears”. The decision to use aluminium however, generated complaints of scratches being observed on and easily inflicted upon the chassis of the iPhone 5, causing Apple to respond that this was normal for aluminium products.

All versions of the iPhone 5 are 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and have 12% less overall volume than its predecessor, the iPhone 4S.

The iPhone 5 features an improved system on chip (SoC), called the Apple A6, which Apple says achieves twice the performance of the A5, the SoC comprises a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a tri-core PowerVR SGX543MP4 running at 266 MHz. The iPhone 5’s operating memory (LPDDR2-1066 eDRAM) was doubled, from 512 MB to 1 GB. Storage capacities available are fixed at 16, 32 or 64 GB, the same as the 4S; plug-in memory cards are not supported. The Apple iPhone 5 is top on the list! It is the best smartphone yet.



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