Top 5 high end smartphones to buy this festive season

By posted on April 21, 2014 7:58PM

If you study the number of festivals celebrated in a country, India could easily be given the title of ‘Land of Festivals’.  In India every month of the year has almost one or two big festivals. This comes as a great boon for the electronic industry as most of the people tend to buy something specially smartphones as even the manufacturers give some offers on their devices that makes the deal even sweeter. Diwali is one such festive occasion on which people here prefer to buy new clothes,new cars and  new electronic items. If you are planning to buy a high end smartphone and are confused regarding it, then you are at right place. The top 5 smartphones to buy are:

1. LG G2


This one is currently the top contender for being the best Android smartphone available in the market. It is not too big as Note 3 and has got one the best display and powerful processors that makes this smartphone an absolutely a beast. If you closely give a look on this smartphone, you will be reminded of the Galaxy S4 with no touch sensitive or physical buttons. But when you give a look at the backside of this device you will find out that its power and volume keys are placed at center, right below the camera instead of top or side of the device. It has an absolutely bright and beautiful 5.2″ IPS display with Full HD resolution with 424 ppi. Under the hood this device is powered by Qualcomm’s 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors and includes Adreno 330 GPU with 2 GB of RAM that gives that gives this smartphone beastly performance. The smartphone comes in 16 GB and 32 GB model, but we will advise you to choose the 32GB one as there is no microSD card slot. It has a 13MP rear camera with optical stabilization that takes some really beautiful clicks and also has a 2 MP front camera. It runs on Android 4.2.2. The OS seems quite similar to Samsung’s Touchwiz. It has a 3000 mAh  battery that gives a lot of juice to run this beast.

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 3


Well this one is for those who want bigger screen and power under the hood of their smartphone. Also you get stylus at your disposal that comes quite handy. Samsung always makes sure that its high end devices are best in every sector. The Note 3 has 5.7″ 1080p Super AMOLED display with 388 ppi and to say the display is fantastic. Under its hood this device is powered by Qualcomm’s 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors and includes Adreno 330 GPU with 3 GB of RAM. The device is available in 32 GB and 64 GB models and also has a microSD card slot that can support upto additional 64 GB. It has a 13 MP front camera with LED flash and 2 MP front camera. It comes with Android 4.3 that is combined with TouchWiz its gives plenty of features from smart stay to air gestures and lot more. It has 3200 mAh battery that gives decent battery life. The only drawback is that the Note 3 feels quite plasticky to hold.

3. Sony Xperia Z1


This one would be best for those who need power in their pockets and are rugged user of their smartphone. Apart from being a powerhouse and stylish one, the device is dust-proof and water-proof. Sony has to be applauded for its power button which gives it a better look as well as better control of the device. It has a 5″ 1080p TFT display with 441 ppi. Under its hood this device is powered by Qualcomm’s 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors and includes Adreno 330 GPU with 2 GB of RAM.The device is available in 16 GB model and also has a microSD card slot that can support upto additional 64 GB.It has a 20.7 MP front camera with LED flash and 2 MP front camera. It runs on Android 4.2.2. It has 3000 mAh battery that gives this smartphone a good battery life.

4. Apple iPhone 5S

How could this one miss being on the top 5 list. iPhone 5S is a simple,elegant and powerful smartphone but buying an iPhone will surely cost you more than other smartphones. Actually the point is iPhone 5 is still doing quite good, so if you own a iPhone 5 then you have few reason to upgrade.

Apple-iPhone-5S_opt-1 The iPhone 5S has an aluminium body like iPhone 5 which gives it a premium feel. Under the hood it is powered by 1.3 GHz dual-core 64-bit  A7 processors and has a M7 chip that processes motion sensor data with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB models.It has a 8 MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 1.2 MP front cameraIt runs on iOS7, which is absolutely smooth.  The iPhone 5S has a 1570 mAh battery. The device has a finger sensor that gives it an edge because currently only this smartphone in the market has this feature.

5. HTC One


Buyers who want a smartphone with stunning looks and design then go for this one. The advantage of HTC One is that it’s 4.7″ screen is easier to handle than the bigger screen ones. It is one of the most gorgeous smartphones that is currently available in the market. In looks and design the smartphone is on another level as compared to its competitors. It has a 4.7″ Full HD display with 468 ppi, that is quite bright and sharp. Under the hood this device is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processors and includes Adreno 320 GPU with 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone comes in 16 GB and 32 GB model, but  the same problem as G2 no microSD card slot, so go for the 32 GB one. It has a 4 MP front camera that uses ultrapixel method, dont doubt the the quality of image its just that it has a smaller sensor but much larger pixels for more light and also to mention it has 2.1 MP front camera. It run on Android 4.2.2 integrated with Sense 5 that make the OS really beautiful. The battery problem in HTC smartphones still persists, it comes with only 2300 mAh battery.


[signoff icon=”icon-commented”]All the mentioned smartphones have quite similar specs and each and every smartphone has its own strength and weakness. We would recommend Go for LG G2: If you need the best All rounder smartphone available in the market Go for Galaxy Note 3: If you need bigger screen,with features that you can flaunt Go for Xperia Z1: If you are rugged user of your smartphone Go for iPhone 5S: If you are not into Android and just want simple yet elegant phone Go for HTC One: If you need a smartphone that is not too big and has a premium build, yet gives you all power you need then go for HTC One[/signoff]

Dipankar is a techno geek who wants to keep himself and yourself updated. So, he is here at Gadgetgyaan to provide you with latest trends in the technology field.

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