The holiday shopping season is here, and that means we'll be seeing a lot of deals on smartphones. If you're going to upgrade, which handsets are the best? Let Gizmag lend a hand, as we compare the features and specs of the top smartphones of 2013.
Last year's Nexus 4 was a high-end phone that sold for a budget price. This year's Nexus 5
kicks it up another notch, offering the best specs a US$350 phone has ever offered. How does it compare to 2013's most popular Android flagship, the Galaxy S4
Comparing the iPhone 5s
to the Galaxy S4
isn't really all that different from comparing the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S4. But the 5s does offer a few key upgrades over its predecessor, so we thought it was worth busting out the microscope to revisit Apple's and Samsung's flagships. How do the 5s' new fingerprint sensor, A7 chip, and improved camera stack up next to the GS4? Join Gizmag, as we go hands-on, to pit the iPhone 5s against the Galaxy S4.
Today Motorola and US carrier Verizon rekindled their old romance, releasing three new phones under the Droid
brand. We have the Droid Ultra, a high-end phone with a razor-thin build (but no Razr branding). Then we have the Droid Mini, which offers a smaller form factor without skimping much on quality. The one that really turned our heads, though, was the Droid Maxx, with an advertised battery life of 48 hours
. Let's put it side-by-side with the Samsung Galaxy S4
, and see how they compare.
When you’re shopping for a new smartphone, sometimes there's one clear choice. Other times, there are so many options you don't know where to start. But then there are those times when it comes down to two
. You know, a good old fashioned duel. Many smartphone shoppers are going through that now, with the Samsung Galaxy S4
and HTC One
. After spending several weeks with both phones, let’s revisit this comparison – and see if we can help you with the big decision.
You get the sense that Samsung wants to be everything to everyone. The Korean company makes smartphones and tablets in all shapes and sizes. It does high-end, it does low-end, and it even does mid-range. You name it, Sammy has either done it or is planning on doing it. So the next items on the agenda should be no surprise: a rugged, outdoorsy version of the Galaxy S 4
, and an 8-inch Galaxy Tab.
Shopping for a new smartphone can be overwhelming. Even after you’ve chosen a wireless carrier, there are so many phones – many of which look almost the same – that you might not know where to begin. The choice is made even more difficult by the constantly shifting sands of the smartphone marketplace and this year has already seen a number of major new players enter the fray. So how do you sort through it all? Look no further, as Gizmag breaks down the top smartphones of (early) 2013.
Nexus and Galaxy. The two brands represent opposing ends of the Android spectrum. Nexus devices have always been Google’s pure, untarnished vision of its platform. Samsung’s wildly-successful Galaxy devices, meanwhile, still use Android, but also threaten to overshadow it. What happens when you put the best of each side-by-side? Read on, as we compare the specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy S4
and LG Nexus 4
During the last two years, smartphones have ballooned to gigantic proportions. The most obvious example is Samsung’s “phablet,” the Galaxy Note
. But even the company’s standard high-end phone, the Galaxy S4
, dwarfs phones from yesteryear. Torn between big and really
big? Read on, as we compare Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note II.
In terms of smartphone quality, HTC and Samsung are both among the best. In terms of sales, though, Samsung left HTC in the dust
long ago. HTC wants to bring itself back to relevance with its new flagship, the One
. But is is better than Samsung’s new Galaxy S4
? Let’s see how the two phones’ specs and features compare.