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Due to overwhelming popularity, Windows VS Apple VS Android is back!
Now we are going to show you the best of the best from each department. No copyright intended.
We have brought together several phones from different websites to show you this summary.
Google and LG have worked together to bring to market a fantastic offering last year, one that even Apple fans can’t help but coo over when they heard the price.
While the Nexus 4 is running on year old technology, it’s new, lower price point simply makes it fantastic value for money.
The Nexus 4 is beautifully designed with a stunning display and rocking the latest version of Android. It has more connectivity than a telephone exchange and even excels in the simple matter of making calls.
We’re not fans of the lower memory allowance, and it’s not got the best screen on the market, and there will be a few that see stock Android 4.2 as too stripped-down to consider it a valid phone OS choice, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a fantastic handset – it would have competed even without the insanely low price tag.
LUMIA 1520 (CNET)
The good: Nokia’s Lumia 1520 delivers a large, glare-fighting screen, a fast processor, plenty of storage, and a strong 20-megapixel camera for the same on-contract price as a smaller premium phone.
The bad: Its size makes one-handed operation difficult, and call quality was muddier than on most Nokia phones. Limited voice dictation and voice assistance in the OS hobbles its usefulness as a phablet.
The bottom line: Though it lacks some features found in its big phone rivals, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a great buy for Windows Phone fans seeking a supersize smartphone with premium hardware.
The iPhone 5S: a phone that looks like the iPhone 5, but goes so much further under the hood. Is that going to be enough to impress the baying hoardes?
We’ve been here before: the iPhone ‘S’ conundrum. The new phone comes along, taking the shell of the previous model, adds some new bits and pieces, and then claims to be an entirely new phone.
Which it is, of course. But also it isn’t. Well, mostly is. To be sure, it’s the kind of move that only Apple can pull off with any kind of conviction: the notion that it can take the same chassis, have a little tinker, throw in a new CPU, slightly better battery and camera, and call it an all-conquering device.
But then again, such is the clamour to know all about it, is that such a bad move? There are literally millions of people the world over who can’t wait to see what the next handset from Apple will be, and there was no surprise with the iPhone 5S.
There are a few who question whether it’s ‘fair’ to launch a phone and then append an ‘S’ to the same thing a year later – Apple’s response would likely be that nobody is forcing you to buy the new hardware. And that’s a fair point. Yes, this is a phone that bears far too many hallmarks of its predecessor. And yes, this is the third time Apple has done this.
It’s also managed to try to pop it onto the market complete as one of the most expensive smartphones out there, even on 3G plans. You’ll be looking at post £50 a month to get one without an upfront fee in the UK, and £549 will be the price if you want the low end model, pushing all the way up to over £700 for the 64GB variant.
But if it was such a bad business move, if the market wasn’t willing to accept such a thing, then Apple would have folded as a smartphone brand years ago… or at least been lagging behind the competition.
That said, times are changing in the smartphone landscape. Where before Apple was able to just create the phone it wanted, and forget the competition in the knowledge that it wasn’t going to have to worry about losing consumers to a competitor, now it’s been forced to realise that there are at least four decent options for a consumer to think about if they want to get a rather good handset.
Apple is obviously aware of this change, be it the aluminium unibody of theHTC One, the new fight into low-light cameras or the need for a strong processor as a headline to shout about. And to be fair, it’s addressed these needs to some degree or other on the iPhone 5S.
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