A smartphone holds our entire world. It brings everything that’s important to us within our reach. While some compromise a few features for brand loyalty, like furniture a particular phone may not fit your needs but might just be perfect for someone else. Without any bias and in no particular order, today, Wireless Warehouse takes a look at the 10 best new phones in the world (available in February 2015) for your consideration.
The iPhone 6 is a winner. Apple doesn’t skimp on quality in any area and it shows with the little features and designs they’ve implemented in the iPhone 6. At 4.7-inches, it offers the best of all worlds and more value for your money than any other phone in the market, period.
With the iPhone 6 you get the best mix of design, hardware and apps. Unless you need an Android or a Windows device, there’s no reason why they iPhone 6 shouldn’t be your first choice.
Amazon Fire Phone
Everyone had a blackberry not so long ago and everyone has an iPhone today. Most of us buy phones for productivity, connectivity or entertainment but some us like our phone to be unique. A device that’s not common.
The Amazon Fire Phone fits that requirement. Not many have it. It packs great hardware and some interesting features like 3D screen to offer great value for your money. It is a great new phone but its app ecosystem is yet to get some of the basic apps Windows Phone ecosystem has had for a while.
HTC One M8 For Windows
Microsoft has worked hard to pack its app ecosystem with some basic and advanced apps that it was missing not so long ago. It is still paltry when compared with Google Play or Apple App Store but you are likely to find what you are looking for.
Having said that, if you want a Windows Phone, the new HTC One M8 is the best your money can buy. It’s gorgeous build quality in metal puts it right up there with the iPhones. At around $600, it is also a great value for money phone.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung is best known for imitation, not innovation. The Galaxy Note Edge was launched to change that perception. It has added a whole new dimension to smartphones, literally.
It sports a revolutionary new secondary screen on the side which displays options depending on the app you are using or updates, notifications, etc. At around $945, it is expensive but it offers all the premium features you expect from a high end phone.
Sony Xperia Z3
It’s waterproof! At around $630 the new version of Sony Xperia Z3 is a great buy. Sony doesn’t skimp on quality and the Z3 feels good to hold and use. The brand new Sony Xperia Z3 easily makes it to all the top 5 smartphone lists and the top 3 android smartphone lists.
As always with a Sony flagship phone, the Xperia Z3 has an ultra sharp screen and an excellent all weather – all conditions camera.
Google has finally built a phablet and it is one of the best looking 6-inch smart phones in the market. Made by Motorola, it is the first phone to come preloaded with Lollipop. The Nexus 6 checks all the boxes if you are a fan of large screen smartphones.
The build quality of Nexus 4 and 5 established LG firmly in the smartphone market. It is known for creating great consumer friendly – value for money devices. It has a strong presence in consumer electronics worldwide but even with the success of its Nexus devices, it doesn’t have many other noteworthy phones.
The new LG G3 changes that. This massive phablet with a 5.5-inch screen features one of the sharpest displays available at the moment. Many reviewers have claimed that it is better than iPhone displays, and a better buy if a sharp screen is your primary requirement. The downside – power and volume buttons are placed on the back of the device!
When we look beyond the established brand names, OnePlus One is a device worthy of mention in this and any top 10 smartphone list. Product of a Chinese smartphone startup, the OnePlus One makes you wonder why you must pay an additional $300-$350 for a brand name.
You get the same great software, hardware and build quality you expect from expensive flagship phones with the OnePlus One. At the moment the production scale is small and availability is limited but for around $300 unlocked, it is a must buy.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
From the above list, it is fairly easy to note a trend. Phablets are not just the best phones around, they are also in demand. Even though Apple was a little late to jump on this Samsung bandwagon, they’ve won hearts and market shares in ‘plus size’ with the iPhone 6 Plus.
In true Apple style, this massive phablet is faster, lighter and thinner than all the other phablets. You get value for your money not only by using the phone and Apple’s ecosystem but by the touch and feel of the device as well.
We buy classic cars for their appeal and ability to turn back time, phones don’t fit in that category. With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus apple may have borrowed some styling from its original iPhone and Blackberry seems to have jumped on that bandwagon with the BlackBerry Classic.
This latest offering from Blackberry is a looks quite similar to their BlackBerry Bold edition from the yesteryears. It has a physical keyboard, trackpad and a large screen for easy viewing. At $449, it wins the battle of smartphones with keyboards hands down.
Let us know which device you use and your experience with it in the comments below. We would also like to know your views on a phone that should’ve made this list.