2015 Best Handsets: What to Look For
Over the past seven years, the mobile phone industry has experienced tremendous growth with every newly launched mobile device being equipped with computer enabled features. Today in UK, the default choice of mobile handsets is Android, unless you are eyeing a Windows phone or an iPhone. The combined weight between Google’s Android mobile operating system and the hardware manufacturing companies such as Samsung, LG, and HTC among others has resulted in robust and highly competitive mobile handsets.
In UK, the sale of mobile phones usually happens on contracts with no upfront charges. Another option of handsets is the Pay As You Go which requires that the device be topped up with credit to make calls or internet access. Whichever option you opt for, both have advanced features that everyone admires.
Choosing a premium android phone in the UK can therefore be daunting as the flagship android phones for 2015 are now equipped with either a quad or an octa-core processor, 5” large touch screen plus 2 GB or larger memory size. These ranges of smartphones are also capable of the 4G network support and are ready to connect to the LTE networks in UK. They can also sport Wi-Fi with dual band hence can take hold of super-fast data links.
Android hardware manufacturers first initiated the race for higher number of core processors and higher clock speeds while seeking to differentiate themselves from their rival device manufacturers. At the moment, very few devices are at the position of not being able to meet your demands. As Google pedals faster to increase its software performance in terms of speed and performance, the stickiness of handset interface is no longer an issue for the best handsets running Android mobile operating system.
Several tests on mobile handset speeds tell us little about the smartphones’ capability to serve their intended purposes. Hence, it’s always not recommended that you make your purchase based on the tests alone. It’s always recommended that you consider the performance of a device in the real world. It is evident that development of smartphones is now taking pl ace at a slower rate as manufacturers are advancing the already existing components such as camera. For instance, Nokia has succeeded to make great strides with ultra-high pixel photography present in Lumia 1020 phone. HTC on the other hand succeeded to implement the ultra-Pixel photography which enables capturing of images under high light intensity. Several other brands have also taken similar directions including Sony, LG, and Samsung among others.
On considering the video side of these smartphones, we can see the UHD video recording on 4K class, high speed recording to suit slow motion video playback and front cameras equipped with full HD face capture for Skype. Several other features can also be found on the best handsets, including NFC even though it’s still a novelty for most Smartphone users. Infrared transmitters can also be found on these smartphones, which enable your Smartphone to replace television channel zapper. Some advanced smartphones also do have fingerprint scanners while others have heartbeat rate monitoring capabilities.
Some of the best handsets are also waterproof, enabling you to watch iPlayer without worries in the bath. However, this feature is limited to many smartphones as Sony is the only Smartphone manufacturer who offers it.