Best Phones

The smartphones industry has expanded by leaps and abounds since the arrival of the first smartphone with capacitive display, the Apple iPhone. Affordable smartphones first arrived in 2010 and the market further witness a phenomenal growth, superb display, high quality camera and faster processors are what fuelled the smartphones’ popularity these days. Best phones in 2013 would continue to improve all features of models released in 2012. These high-end models will have faster quad-core processors or even 8-core chip.

1080p displays will become the norm for high-end devices in 2013 and this will result in graphical representations that match the sharpness of human vision. Apple’s Siri is a strong innovation when it was released with the iPhone 4 and high-end models in 2013 would further deliver enhanced version of voice-based personal assistants to increase the overall productivity. These are four best smartphones in 2013 that you might consider to buy:

iPhone 5S

Rumors said that we would see the iPhone 5S quite soon as Apple may have decided to shorten intervals between iPhone releases. As the name suggests, the iPhone 5S is likely an incremental upgrade of the original iPhone 5. Apple has been left behind in the technological race, although it had initially started the trend towards high-density and high-resolution displays. The 2012 trend for high-end Android models includes 4.5” display and bigger with 720p resolution. If Apple wants to match the competition in 2013, it needs to release a 1080p iPhone, perhaps the iPhone 6, released towards the end of 2013.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Rumors are swirling that Samsung devices in 2013 would be packed with much more nips and tucks. The Samsung Galaxy S4 would boast a bendable 5” 1080p display, faster quad-core processor and 13Mp rear camera. The hotly anticipated Galaxy S4 would be a sequel to the Galaxy S2 with its 4.3” screen and S3 with a 4.8” screen. Samsung’s next phone will feature 441ppi pixels density, far higher than Apple’s Retina display. Although it is widely believed that the Galaxy S4 will be powered by an improved form of quad-core grunt underneath, there’s a possibility that the company will show off incredibly fast 8-core chip using ARM’s latest big.LITTLE. The 28nm octo-core processor would feature a cluster of four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and a slower cluster of four 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 cores.

Rumor mills spun in overdrive with speculations that the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 would feature 13Mp cameras, but it turned out that they still have the same 8Mp snappers used by earlier handsets. It is quite probable that the Galaxy S4 would finally be beefed up by a 13Mp sensor. The phone should make an early appearance at CES in January 2013 or the MWC in February. Both annual events often serve us up with earliest glimpses of new gadgets to be released later the same year.

Sony Yuga

As a direct result of HTC introducing the J Butterfly and its variants (Droid DNA and DLX), there have been rumors that other phone makers are also preparing 1080p devices. The upcoming Sony Yuga may fall within the phablet category with its 5” 1080p display. Details on the phone’s dimension have just been leaked out and it will weigh only 140 grams and measure 8.1mm thick. At the end of the day, what good is a device with 5” 1080p display if it isn’t convenient to use and handle. Weight and dimension are increasingly two important considerations for average users who couldn’t care less about the pixel density count and number of cores used under the hood.

BlackBerry London

The L-series or BlackBerry London would be the first smartphone to feature BlackBerry 10 OS. The much-anticipated and long-delayed update is expected to give RIM the chance for survival. The London may feature a fast dual-core chip, 8Mp rear camera, 1GB of RAM, microSD card slot and 16GB of onboard storage. RIM will announce the BlackBerry 10 OS and two new smartphones on 30 January.

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