Apple iPhone 6 is expected to be released around the second half of the year, which offers the latest iOS version. But before you resort to the new iPhone, here are seven Android smartphones you might reconsider as optional choice depending on the selling price.
HTC One M8
HTC?s latest Android smartphone?is made of aluminium and runs the latest user interface called Sense 6. It is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2 GB of RAM for handling multiple applications.
Key Features: Dual rear camera lenses with background blur and refocus after capture, dual-front stereo speakers with BoomSound, HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC Sense TV.
LG Nexus 5
Google?s current flagship is the Nexus smartphone that offers vanilla user interface of Android 4.4.2 KitKat, ?that costs less compared with other brands. It is highly customisable using third-party applications or by unlocking boot loader to gain root access. Nexus 6 is rumoured to be released after Nexus 8 around the second quarter of the year.
Key Features: Optical Image Stabilisation camera module, HDR+ mode, Hangouts default messaging app, full integration with Google cloud services, Ok Google service and LTE compatibility.
LG G2 features gesture controls to lessen the need of touching the device just to access certain tasks. Moreover, G2 offers several camera utilities for video recording and image capturing. LG G3 is coming very soon which offers a new user interface and the latest hardware components.
Key Features: Multi-microphone recording with advanced noise cancellation, Audio Zoom in video recording, KnockOn for the lock screen, dual video recording and Tracking Zoom.
Motorola?s offer that is reasonably priced, which is manufactured in the United States running Android 4.4.2 KitKat and delivers various wireless controls. It boasts a 10 MP primary camera, 720p display and dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon PRO processor.
Key Features: Multiple voice commands for online and offline tasks, simple notifications on the lock screen, twist gesture to capture photos quickly, Motorola Assist, Motorola Extras and near vanilla user interface.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Latest smartphone from Samsung that features all-new perks from the Galaxy S line. It supports a built-in heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanner compatible with PayPal. A variant called Galaxy S5 Prime is rumoured to become available soon with 2K display resolution.
Key Features: IP 67 dust-proof and water resistance, ISOCELL camera sensor, rapid auto-focus, 4K video, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster and two Wi-Fi antennas.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
If you want a larger screen display on a mobile device, Galaxy Note 3 is a good choice that features S Pen stylus to control the screen without using your fingers. It also offers advanced editing tools, high-powered hardware components and business applications. Galaxy Note 4 is set for late 2014 and reports claim that it will feature a three-sided display screen.
Key Features: S Pen stylus, pen-oriented features, handwriting recognition, multi-window function, My Magazine from Android 4.4 KitKat update and Samsung Knox security.
Sony Xperia Z2
Xperia Z2 is the upgraded version of Sony?s last year smartphone, Xperia Z1, that features IPS LCD display, dual-front stereo speakers and 4K video recording. It supports several camera modes, unique audio engines and theme customisation. Alternatively, you can choose Xperia Z1 for less price or Xperia Z1 Compact for better grip.
Key Features:? IP 58 dust and water resistances, TimeShift video or slow-motion editing, 4K video, Sony Media apps, several camera modes, Digital Noise Cancellation and ClearPhase audio engine.
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