Top 5 Mobile Phones Released Before 2014 Ends
The start of year 2014 was dominated with Smartphones, Phablets and more. We’ve seen a variety of new devices unveiled at the CES and also in Mobile World Congress 2014, and the market was filled with many impressive top-of-the-line handsets. And as the year is about to end, we have selected the top 5 mobile phones released from September to December 2014.
1. Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus:
With the release of the iPhone 6 Plus last September 2014, finally, Apple has their own bona-fide Phablet. So far, it is their biggest phone yet, featuring a 5.5-inch retina HD 1920×1080 display from within its slim and rounded chassis that makes its giant size look more sophisticated. It brings better contrast, incredible brightness, dual-domain pixels that offers more precise colors for expansive viewing angles and better-quality polarizer. Apple uses UV light to accurately place the liquid crystals on the display so they should be placed exactly where they should. Proper aligned crystals brings an enhanced viewing experience.
This is not just a scaled-up iPhone; it possessed features limited to Apple only, like the optical image stabilization. It also has the dual pane landscape feature that makes the Smartphone look like a Phablet. The iSight camera now have a sensor comprising with Focus Pixels and latest video features. It has faster LTE and user will experience 3x faster speeds on Wi-Fi connections. It also has a Touch ID technology to secure your iPhone and approve purchases on iTunes, iBooks and App Store.
Aside from running iOS 8 or the most advanced operating system, iPhone 6 Plus is built with A8 chip comprising of 64-bit architecture and it is improved with an M8 motion coprocessor for measuring data such as the accelerometer, gyroscope and the latest barometer. It can also measure your steps and distance. Apple also introduced the 128GB model which is useful for those who complains about the lack of the microSD slot.
Overall, the iPhone 6 Plus shows all the trademarks of Apple’s major strengths; excellent screen, great camera and it possessed a number of unique features. Though it is considered as one of the most expensive handsets today, Apple users will surely face the finest and the best mobile experience ever.
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 4:
Samsung always aims to stand out from the crowd and with the release of their new Galaxy Note 4, we can say that they dominated the mobile phone industry. Note 4 can be described by one word: Evolution. From the 16-Megapixel camera comprising of an optical image stabilization to a giant 5.7-inch quad-high definition screen that truly stands out among its competitors. Samsung brings a premium design and first-rate performance as they released the Galaxy Note 4 last October 2014.
Note 4 also comes with an S-Pen or a narrow stylus which gives the user the ability to draw or write anything on the screen. This is the very first mobile device in U.S. that comes with the new and powerful Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805. The hasty LTE data speeds comes together with a powerful processor along with many other specs and features that simply make the Android-powered Phablet effortlessly comparable to other top-of-the-line handsets and generally better.
On top of the Super AMOLED 1440 x 2560 display is the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for additional toughness and protection, which is best for big screen like this one. It is also packed with 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM expandable up to 128GB. User can also multitask by viewing and accessing multiple apps simultaneously and it comes with a large battery with 3,220mAh.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is considered as a high-end, cutting edge mobile device bundled with significant and unique features.
3. HTC One (M8 Eye):
Fresh from the last year’s HTC One, they have managed to create a phone filled with power and excellent features while developing the design that gained praises and appreciation. The HTC One M8 Eye is a variant of the recent HTC One M8 and it is improved in almost all areas and then crammed with most of the cutting-edge technology.
Above the chassis is now made up of 90% metal which is up from last year’s 70%. The effect is a brushed aluminum design that looks captivating to the eyes. Released last October 2014, HTC One M8 Eye did not receive commercial success unlike its competitors, but it was significantly a cut above. It’s an even better mobile device that takes the standard of the first HTC One, with additional better features including the 5-inches 1080 x 1920 HD display; covering the display is the Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. This Android Kitkat device runs with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 inside and a Quad-Core 2.3GHz Krait 400. One M8 Eye is also sporting a pair of robust speakers called as the BoomSound that verge the display. So the One M8 Eye is louder and produce more sound.
Aside from its wonderful new look, it also runs with Android Kitkat 4.4.4 OS and HTC Sense 6.0 UI that brings cleaner and faster performance. The One M8 Eye also comes with a 13-Megapixel camera standard instead of the old 4-UltraPixel camera. Additionally, the duo camera setup is still present. The mobile phone has 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB and 2GB of RAM.
4. Motorola Nexus 6:
The Google Nexus 6 by Motorola was released last November 2014 and considered as the supersized version of the previous Moto X. This is the very first Smartphone that runs Android’s latest Lollipop 5.0. It flaunts the multicolored latest material design interface on a giant 6-inch AMOLED QHD resulting to 1440 x 2560 display. This water-resistant Phablet-sized Smartphone is a well-crafted device that feels good to hold. It also has a sophisticated yet sporty design because of its slightly curved back and the width was reduced from top to bottom.
One of its unique features is that, the phone was supported by QI standard. Which means, you can charge the phone wirelessly through the QI dock station. You can also have a Turbo charger cable which brings 6-hours of battery life. The Nexus 6 also looks great with the stereo speakers that produces loud but outstanding sound quality. It is also sporting with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and Quad-Core 2.7GHz Krait 450 with Adreno 420. It doesn’t have a card slot but the Nexus 6 is available with 32GB and 64GB internal memory with 3GB RAM, which is just enough to store everything. The Nexus 6 also comes with 13-Megapixel camera with optical image stabilization which makes great pictures. The 3,220 mAh battery is big and Google ensures that the users will have more juice to spend in a day.
Google Nexus 6 by Motorola is an outstanding addition to the Nexus family; however, one must consider its size before purchasing it since the Smartphone is extremely large. However, Google ensures that it will surely brings more of everything.
5. Oppo N3:
The Oppo N3 is a durable and well-built China-based device that comes with an intriguing motorized 16-Megapixel twisting camera that can capture videos of up to 4k resolution. The Oppo N3 has a 5.5-inch display but it measures 6.35 x 3.03 x 0.34 inches which is quite bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The handset is powered by a Quad-Core 2.3GHz Krait 400 and a reliable Snapdragon 801.
Oppo N3 has a 32GB internal memory and 2GB of RAM while user can also insert a microSD card expandable up to 128GB storage. At the back of it is an integrated fingerprint scanner, outlined with a shaking silver frame. Oppo N3 can support a combination of microSIM and nanoSIM simultaneously and supports 4G LTE connectivity. It looks similarly the same than its predecessor (Oppo N1), though there are some adjustments to the design including the faux-leather material found in the swivel camera. It is also powered with Colors OS 2.0 and runs with Android Kitkat 4.4.
Oppo N3 is definitely an intriguing device and surely, it will stand out more than its predecessor.