In today's world, a smartphone is one of the most important things that we possess. Through them we communicate, find out the news, while away time for games, get a huge amount of information.
Not so long ago, the market was attended by bad phones for little money and good ones for a high price. However, the industry has grown so fast, and smartphones now have so many different functions that it’s almost impossible to know the quality of work for each.
That is why this article exists. It will help you choose the best option that is right for you. It takes into account everything: design, uptime, software, ecosystem and camera.
Of course, different things are important for each person, but if you want to buy a smartphone that is good at everything, the options below are for you.
iPhone has always been at the forefront of technological progress. When it first hit the shelves in 2007, it was a completely new type of device and influenced the mobile device industry more than any other gadget. And although many companies make phones similar to it, the iPhone, and in particular the iPhone 5S, for many it remains simply the best on the market.
5S looks great. Its rounded metal case seems very expensive and fits comfortably in your hand, which not all phones can boast of.
A four-inch screen may seem a little small, but the picture quality is amazing, and besides, with such a display, the device is more convenient to carry in your pocket or hold in your hand.
As for the camera - it is the best in the class. The eight megapixel camera takes juicy and sharp photos that no other smartphone can repeat. iPhone 5S runs on iOS 7, which has a nice design and functionality, and also offers a huge selection of applications and services available on smartphones.
The 5S weakest point is the battery, which holds no more than one day.
Other devices may have an advantage, for example, in screen size or battery life, but if you take into account all the advantages of the iPhone 5S, we get a great device that can not disappoint you.
Steps on the heels
HTC One (M8)
If you want a slightly larger phone or smartphone that would work for two days without recharging, then you should pay attention to the new HTC One (M8). This is undeniably the most beautiful Android phone on the market. The case is assembled very high quality and feels just fine to the touch. In addition, it is very easy to attach to this phone, which is difficult to say about other devices.
It has a stunning five-inch 1080p display and BoomSound speakers that are superior to any other on the market. The new One has excellent battery life, high performance and, moreover, runs on the latest version of Android.
But One also has one weakness, which appeared in the form of a camera. HTC has installed UltraPixel cameras on this phone so you can shoot in the dark. Of course, in dim lighting very bright shots are obtained, however, in the sun, the photographs are not as sharp as those of competitors. If you are not a fan of shooting on your phone and get along badly with Apple , then the HTC One M8 is right for you on all counts.
iPhone 5C is far from bad, but unfortunately, the difference in money compared to 5S is not enough to justify the compromises that you make by buying this device, not 5S.
Of course, you are buying a fresh phone with a new design, processor, camera and Touch ID, but still, it has not gone so far from last year's version. Having bought 5S, you will spend a little more, but after two years, you will be happy that you did just that.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung did not fail with its Galaxy S5. A good screen, a waterproof case, a powerful filling and a high-quality camera, everything would be perfect if the device did not seem so cheap to the touch.
In addition, Samsung's software is speckled with various features and add-ons that can confuse the novice and scare off Android. This phone is the epitome of quality> quality, and if you are looking for a phone with a soul, the Galaxy S5 is not for you.
LG Nexus 5
Nexus 5 has a rather mediocre camera and battery, but at the same time, its design is very good. The phone runs on purebred Android, and the screen produces excellent colors and contrast. If you're an Android purist, then Nexus 5 can satisfy most of your needs.
Motorola Moto X
The Moto X is full of good ideas like its own notification center and voice control. It is also convenient to use, but due to the 720p screen and the processor of the previous generation, you cannot call it powerful, and in a year or two, it will become indecently outdated.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Big phones have to do big things, and in this sense, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is unattainable for any other phone.
The huge 5.7-inch display is unlikely to fit your pocket, but at the same time, it supports working with a stylus, which makes this smartphone very convenient in terms of using the screen space.
I would not advise taking this phone if you are not sure that you need its stylus and huge screen, because from the point of view of power, Note 3 is not too strong.
Nokia Lumia 1520
Nokia 's Windows Phone in combination is the most attractive in terms of design. But unfortunately, the six-inch 1080p Lumia 1520 screen is not fully utilized by Windows Phone 8.
If you are looking for a phablet, then Android will suit you much better, but if you are not indifferent to the Microsoft OS, pay attention to the Lumia 1520.
Sony Xperia Z1
Sony is slowly pulling into the smartphone world, but the Xperia Z1 is still not perfect. A camera with 20.7 megapixels is installed on it, which is capable of taking stunning photos, but the design is not suitable for everyone, and the screen, although clear and bright, has poor viewing angles and colors.
Motorola Droid Maxx
Battery, battery, battery, battery. That's the whole strength of Motorola's Droid Maxx. If work time is the main thing for you, then Maxx is also for you. The remaining aspects of this phone are not so good: the design does not compare with the top models of other manufacturers and the average equipment will not allow you to quickly work with "heavy" programs and tasks.
ATTENTION! This is a translation of TheVerge review .