How to choose from the Best Smartphones of 2014?
Best for Business: Nokia Lumia 1520
The Nokia Lumia 1520 meets the needs of your personal and working life. Work from anywhere with built-in Microsoft applications. View and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files without losing any original formatting. When you’re done, save your docs to OneDrive and return to them whenever it suits you. As well as Microsoft Office, the 1520 features Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 and Lync. With enterprise-level security, the 1520 is the perfect smartphone for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies at work. Ready to play, the 1520 features a 6″ Full HD, LCD touch-screen, and a 20 MegaPixel Camera for stunning imagery and viewing. You can also capture sound like never before. The Lumia 1520 features Nokia Rich Recording and 4 built-in microphones, so you not only get distortion-free, immersive directional stereo recording, but also highly improved sound clarity for the sound you want to capture. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, offering 2.2 GHz Quad-core speeds, you can count on the 1520 for a killer smartphone experience.
Best for Premium Style: Apple iPhone 5S
The iPhone 5S is Apple’s latest Smartphone, featuring a stunning 4″ Retina Display, and available in three luxurious colour choices: Space Grey, Gold and Silver, the Apple iPhone 5S is a slick looking smartphone worth showing off. Besides more colour choice, Apple have also re-designed the iconic Home Button. The 5S home button is made from laser-cut sapphire crystal, and features Touch Sensor ID. Unlocking your smartphone and approving purchases from iTunes and the app store, is effortless yet more secure than ever. While sporting a luxurious exterior and features, the Apple iPhone 5S is just as premium on the inside. Running on iOS 7 and fitted with the new 64-bit A7 Chip that delivers CPU and graphics twice as fast, you can enjoy an outstanding performance. Further features include the new 8 Mega Pixel Camera, ultra-fast wireless, and the new M7 motion co-processor for added power efficiency. For information on upcoming Apple devices, click here.
Best for Adventure: Sony Xperia Z2
Durability combined with a stunning camera, makes the Sony Xperia Z2 the perfect companion to every adventure you undergo. Sony brings it’s expertise and experience of digital cameras to it’s Smartphone collection. The Z2 is fitted with a extraordinary 20.7 Mega Pixel Camera, and a sensor that’s 30% larger than the standard smartphone. Giving you crisp, super sharp images. Once you’ve captured the memories, you can view them on the World’s First Live Colour LED Display. The 5.2″ Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display, with X-Reality for mobile picture engine offers you 16,777,216 colours and a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The Sony Xperia Z2 is even dust and water resistance, ready to handle your daily life. Combined with the Google Android 4.4. KitKat OS and a Qualcomm Processor with 2.3 GHz Quad-Core speeds, the Z2 is serious competitor.
Best for Fitness: Samsung Galaxy S5
The perfect companion to the Galaxy Gear Smart Watch and packed with features including the ability to measure your heart rate, the Galaxy S5 is the best smartphone for fitness. The water and dust resistant Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s latest model to reach you in 2014, and is ready for sweat, jogs in the rain, trips to the beach, and more. The S5 knocks the ball further out the park with a fingerprint sensor. This feature makes unlocking your S5 on the move easier than ever. While jam-packed with smart technology, the S5 sports a striking design, available in four bold colours: Charcoal Black, Electric Blue, Copper Gold and Shimmery White, and has a luxurious 5.1″ display. Beautiful on the outside and within, the S5 runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, and is powered by a 2.5 GHz processor for lightning Quad-Core speeds. Further features include HD Video Recording and a whopping 16MP Camera. Click here for more on the S5.
Best for Entertainment: HTC One M8
With revolutionary dual front facing stereo speakers, smartphone-to-TV integration, and an ultra-pixel camera, it’s safe to say the HTC One M8 is the Best Smartphone for Entertainment. The HTC One M8 Camera features Ultra Pixels twice the average size, to capture over 300% more light. View your creations on the 5″ Full HD display with the highest level of comfort, thanks to the wrap-around uni body frame curved to fit your hand. Fantastic imagery is combined with fantastic sound. Competing smartphones have back-sided speakers that direct audio away from you. The HTC One M8 has dual front facing stereo speakers that project sound at you. This revolutionary front-facing speaker is designed to optimise your music, videos and games. And with bass-to-treble balancing software, you can take advantage of balanced sound that is also crystal clear, and distortion-free. But most importantly, built to last. Temperature sensing control automatically lowers power to protect against speaker damage so you can enjoy long-lasting use. With sound and image covered, the HTC One M8 goes a step further and enhances your time spent with your TV. Find programmes fast with the graphics-based programme guide. Receive suggestions on new programmes you might like with the intelligent remote that uses your viewing preferences. See what channel the match is on, as well as scores and stats with HTC Sense TV sports. And read real-time posts about the programme you’re watching with Social Feeds. The HTC One M8 does it all.