Thursday, 23 October 2014

Nexus 6

Nexus 6 phones with Monument Valley screenshot

More screen to see

The pixel-rich, 6" Quad HD display is perfect for getting work done, playing games and watching movies with stunning clarity.

More sound to hear

Dual front-facing speakers provide immersive stereo sound to give you the best audio for movies and games.

More powerful processor

The Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7 GHz processor provides lightning fast multi-tasking and the Adreno 420 GPU gives you brilliant graphics.
More epic shots
An f2.0 lens and 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation capture great photos in daylight and low light. Using advanced computational photography technology and HDR+, the pre-installed Google Camera does the heavy lifting so that you can effortlessly take great photos.

More doing, less charging

Get up to 6 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging.* With a large 3220 mAh battery, you get over 24 hours of use from a full charge.†

Introducing Lollipop, our sweetest release yet

Nexus devices get the latest Android OS updates first so that you have a superior software experience.

Better multi-tasking

Easily switch between editing documents, browsing the web, watching movies and listening to music.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Xiaomi Mi3-Winner all the way

Xiaomi Mi3: Winner all the way
Xiaomi Mi3
Xiaomi, known as the Apple of China, entered India with the Mi3, which was announced in its home country last September.
The Mi3 resembles the high-end Lumia smartphones, minus plastic. It has an aluminium-magnesium chassis and the matt silver finish looks nice. The 5-inch IPS panel with full HD resolution is great to work on. The touch is responsive and I was comfortable using the phone with one hand. For display, other than the default themes, Xiaomi gives access to its Theme Store, from where free themes can be downloaded.
Mi3 doesn't pack the default Android UI . Indeed, the MIUI adopts some UI features from iPhone as well where all the apps are on the home screen and there isn't an app launcher tray.
The smartphone runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 chipset, the same chipset which does duty on LG G2 and Sony Xperia Z1. The Mi3 has a quad core processor clocked at 2.3Ghz and is paired with 2GB of RAM. This ensures a lag-free performance but at times I did notice that the phone froze for a couple of seconds while charging. Playing Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger 2 was a treat on this phone. Web browsing was smooth.
Overall, the experience was fluid. It packs in a 13MP camera, which is the best in its price category. The Mi3 does a great job in low-light conditions. The camera has a QR code built-in.
Xiaomi allows users to get rid of pre-installed apps they do not want to use, a much-needed feature in all smartphones. The MIUI constantly improves with frequent software updates being pushed to the customers.
With the increasing display size of the smartphones, battery plays a vital role. The Mi3 has a 3050mAh battery that lasted me more than a day on full charge with heavy usage.
It features specifications which are usually found on phones that cost Rs 30,000 and above.

iOS 8 - news and features

iOS 8 release date, news and features
Apple spent a significant amount of its WWDC 2014keynote focusing on iOS 8, which takes the flat iOS 7design and only rounds it out with new features.
That means instead of a dramatic redesign, you can expect this year's mobile operating system update to tie everything together with the overarching theme of "convergence."
iOS 8 will feature tighter Mac integration while loosening the restrictions on Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor. New software kits are also bringing once fragmented security and health gadgets together.
While there was no mention of an iPhone 6 or aniWatch at this year's WWDC, Apple seems to be setting the stage for a new wearable device by the time iOS 8 is ready for public release.

Release date

Developers can get their hands on iOS 8 right now, but everyone else has to wait a few months for the official release date, estimated to be two months from now.
History has taught us that iOS updates exit beta as soon as the new iPhone is ready to launch, and that has happened in September in years past.
Apple is making quite a few changes in its upgrade to iOS 8, but there's no reason to think that it won't be joined by the iPhone 6 and "new product categories" like an iWatch this fall.
YouTube :
Cut to the chase
What is it? The next iteration of Apple's mobile platform 
When is it out? Probably sometime in September 2014
What will it cost? iOS 8 will be a free download


When it comes to iOS 8 compatibility, Apple requires an iPhone 4S or newer and iPad 2 or newer to update to the latest software. Only the iPhone 4 is cut from the list.
Both the iPads mini and iPad mini 2 tablets and the forever alone iPod touch 5th generationare also going to work with the new iOS, just like they did with iOS 7. No one besides 2010's iPhone 4 is left behind.
iOS 8 release compatibility
It's important to note that all of these iDevices use Bluetooth 4.0, a low-energy version of the antenna that many wearables require for constant syncing.
Is that be an iWatch hint? Maybe. Either way, the compatible iPhones and iPads are powerful enough to handle Bluetooth-connected accessories and durable enough to take on Apple's tweaked software.

How to download iOS 8 beta

iOS 8 beta 3 is available to download right now, but it's locked behind Apple's iOS developer program that costs $99 a year (about £58, AU$105 a year).
That's a small price to pay for app developers who are making money, but it's not meant for curious Apple fans looking for an early upgrade to new features.
How to download iOS 8 beta
iOS 8 is buggy and unfinished right now and beta 3 isn't likely to introduce enough fixes to warrant a try. There's also a non-disclosure agreement attached to the program, so you can only brag so much.
It's best to wait until the more stable iOS 8 gold master version arrives in a few months, right before its official release date this fall.

Touch ID for all

Apple's fingerprint scanner has been limited to bypassing the lockscreen and buying iTunes Store content, but iOS 8 changes all of that as app developers get access to the five-digit login tool.
All sorts of apps will be able to use the biometric scanning home button instead of pesky passcodes. So far this only applies to the iPhone 5S, but Touch ID is likely to come to the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 later this year.
iOS 8 Touch ID update
At WWDC, banking service illustrated how third-party Touch ID authentication will expand beyond its lockscreen and iTunes confines.
PayPal sent its developers to Apple's Touch ID session at the conference, meaning all of your eBay and e-commerce transactions may be complete with the touch of the home button when upgrading to iOS 8.
Imagine, "Forget password" becoming a thing of the past as the pores in your fingertips act as a much more unique method of protecting your valuable data.
This Touch ID convenience is on top of the fact that iOS 8 is slated to scan credit cards via an iPhone or iPad camera and automatically fill in the details to make online shopping easier.
Of course, Apple went out of its way to say that even though you trust many app developers with your bank account data, they won't have access to your biometric information. It's locked away in the A7 processor.

iOS 8 camera time-lapse mode

Believe it or not, the iPhone is consistently the most used camera in the world. It's in so many hands and so easy to use. In iOS 8, the camera app is going to get even better.
Apple added a time-lapse camera mode to iOS 8 beta 1 in order to help users capture extended moments and automatically speed up the video with a higher frame rate.
YouTube :
Condensing everything road trips to candles burning down to their wick to just a few seconds in demoed in the YouTube video above.
iOS 8's time lapse mode is basically the opposite of the slow motion video recording option at 120 frames per second that Apple added to iOS 7 last year.

SMS and phone calls on Mac

iMessages has been a wonderful cross-compatible tool for chatting on iOS devices and Macs - at least until you try to leave your iPhone behind for an Android.
iOS 8 iMessages for iPad and Mac
Apple deserters, however, may be lured back to iOS 8 with SMS and voice calls being folded into iPads and Macs, just like blue iMessages currently pop up on Apple tablets and computers.
It's a pain to have to fetch your phone for a single SMS from an Android user, especially when you're sitting in front of a 13-inch MacBook Air screen that's fully capable of handling text messages and phone calls.
iOS 8 phone calls on tablet and Mac
Of course, enabling text messages and phone calls to a Mac requires upgrading it to the newly announced OS X Yosemite, but that's a piece of cake since it'll be free and arrive around the same time as iOS 8.

Handoff and WiFi hotspot

iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are going to be joined at the hip with the Handoff feature that lets you pick up where you left off between devices.
iOS 8 handoff feature
Starting a project or email on an iPad or iPhone will let you finish the task on a Mac with no annoying overlap. There's no need to reopen windows or rewrite text on the computer. And it works going the other way too.
What if you don't have access to the internet on your computer or iPad to get the job done? That's where the Instant HotSpot feature will come into play, easing the messy personal hotspot setup of iOS 7.

Group messages with voice and video

Group messages is also being enhanced for iOS 8 thanks to new features. You'll be able to add and drop people from conversations and silence non-stop incoming message annoyances via a group-specific Do Not Disturb toggle.
Sharing your location for a set period of time is also going to be a part of iMessages, essentially forking over the concept from Apple's underused Friend My Friends app.
iOS messages location sharing
Location sharing, when it was part of the standalone app, was ideal for meeting up in a crowded location like a baseball stadium or concert, and now it'll get more use within iMessages.
Multimedia within iOS 8's iMessages app should be more useful too. Inline voice and video messages with Snapchat-like clips that self-destruct are coming to this mobile OS update.

Interactive notifications

For the times when you do actually respond to texts and calendar reminders on your phone instead of a Mac computer, iOS 8 adds convenient interactive notifications.
iOS 8 interactive notifications
Like OS X Mavericks, these notifications can be dealt with in a few simple taps thanks to inline responses. There's no need to mess with the lock screen in order to take action right away.
iOS notifications have come a long way from taking up the entire middle of our phone screens, and iOS 8 makes them feel like even less of a nuisance.

Quicktype keyboard and extensions

Apple claims its iOS 8 keyboard is its "smartest keyboard ever," and there's no reason to doubt that since its Quicktype feature adds highly-requested predictive texting that's akin to SwiftKey and Swype.
The candidate row appears above the keyboard with three word-finishing suggestions and then next-word best guesses. It even varies depending on the app that's open to match your tone for each, from casual iMessages to formal emails.
iOS 8 quicktype vs Swype
If someone asks you a question, Quicktype will also automatically offer choices like "Yes" and "No" and, optionally, learn your contacts to spell everyone's name correctly.
Better yet, Apple won't limit users to its pre-installed keyboard. "Extensions" open up iOS 8 to Android's best inputs methods: Swype appeared at WWDC and SwiftKey confirmed that it's breaking free of its SwiftKey Note standalone app confines.
Third-party extensions also let users tinker with the default sharing options, photo editing tools, custom actions and notification center widgets.
There's always a lot of potential when a platform as large as Apple's opens up its ecosystem to outside developers. Look at what it did to the App Store.
Extensions by forward-thinking developers may be long overdue, but it'll finally be here in a few months thanks to iOS 8.

iCloud may actually be useful

Prior to today, there was very little reason to use the ridiculously small 5GB of free space Apple included with iCloud. It was always easier to use a more capable and less expensive Dropbox account.
That all changes when iOS 8 launches alongside iCloud Drive, Apple's new rival to Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive and the dozens of other file sharing services that have sprung up in recent years.
iOS 8 iCloud feature
It still costs money over the 5GB limit, but at least more file types can be stored and synced. This includes documents, presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs and images.
What's really cool about the forthcoming iCloud-enabled iOS Photos app is that every picture and every edit is saved across all of your Apple devices automatically. Better yet, there are new tools and filters in iOS 8 and it'll work on the web.

iOS 8 Family Sharing

Maybe you'll be more willing to buy into iCloud Drive knowing that you're going to save money thanks to Apple's new Family Sharing feature that's part of iOS 8.
All iTunes, iBooks and App Store purchases on the same credit card can be shared among a total of six people in your family. That beats having to sneakily exchange passwords.
iOS 8 release date family sharing feature
New parental controls force kids to ask your permission before aimlessly downloading expensive apps. This "Ask to Buy" feature beams a message to your device, so you don't need to be the fun-depriving "bad guy" in person.
Other Family Sharing perks include collaborative photo albums, calendars and optional locating sharing. You can find your mom or dad and that iPhone they always misplace with this extension of Find My Friends and Find My iPhone.

'Send Last Location' for Find My iPhone

iOS 8 expands the geolocation capabilities of Find My iPhone with Family Sharing and Find My Friends by integrating it into iMessages, but in true Apple fashion, "that's not all."
A "Send Last Location" feature is being added so that your GPS coordinates are backed up to iCloud whenever your battery life is critical.
iOS 8 Find My iPhone feature Send Last Location
Right before your iPhone or iPad battery shuts off, the last thing the device does is pinpoint where you left it, whether it's between the couch cushions or still in the car.
This handy iOS 8 beta 1 setting joins the real-time tracking, sonar-like ringing, message sending, device locking and, as a last resort, iPhone-wiping features of Find My iPhone.

Health app

Apple didn't announce an iWatch-tied Healthbook app at WWDC, but it did unveil a more plainly named Health app and the developer-focused HealthKit API.
It's intended to bring together all of the fragmented health and fitness gadgets into one secure location, whether the fitness device deals with your heart rate, calories burned, blood sugar and cholesterol.
iOS 8 health app
Even without a separate fitness device, Apple's iPhone 5S M7 co-processor calculates steps and distance traveled, and iPhone 6 may make room for new barometer and air pressure sensors, according to the latest beta.
Beta 3 also adds a caffeine intake tracking as a nutritional category, which is similar to the Jawbone Up Coffee iOS app. For extra protection, there's an emergency card accessible from the lock screen.
Nike and the MayoClinic are on board with HealthKit in order to deposit health stats into the centralized Health app, and Withings' Blood Pressure Monitor was a part of Apple's WWDC presentation.
The more that existing products like the Fitbit Force and Jawbone Up24 join this initiative, the more iOS 8 users will find this to be the health equivalent to Apple's coupon and ticket stub-collecting Passbook.


Apple also plans to tie together smart home electronics with its HomeKit framework for connected devices so that you control everything without getting up off the couch.
iOS 8 smart home
Locking doors, turning off lights, adjusting the thermostat and shutting the garage won't even require tapping your iPhone 5S touchscreen, it turns out.
Instead, these actions can be triggered with Siri voice commands as simple as saying "Siri, I'm going to bed" in order for the computerized assistant to put you into something of a human "safe mode."
FutTv : qF7X7injV3X6R

Siri and Spotlight updates

Siri does more than look after the house and save you on your electricity bill. Apple's voice assistant is going to start responding to "Hey Siri" as soon as you update to iOS 8.
This safer, hands-free way of activating Siri is joined by the service's ability to identify songs using Shazam's recognition software, purchase iTunes content and recognize up to 22 languages.
iOS 8 Siri update
Siri is also going to become a better listener with iOS 8 thanks to streaming voice recognition. Now the wavy lines and words that appear on screen will match what you're saying in near-real-time.
When voice search isn't feasible in a loud environment, you can turn to the more reliable iOS 8 Spotlight. Like its OS X Yosemite counterpart, it searches Wikipedia, the news, nearby places, the App Store and more.
Finding things, whether it's via Siri or Spotlight, shouldn't be a problem in iOS 8, as Apple is finally taking on Google's handy voice search.

Location-based lock screen apps

If you're anything like us you have hundreds of apps, but finding the right one at the right time can sometimes mean sifting through folders and that's if you even remember it exists. But with iOS 8 certain apps will appear in the bottom left corner of the lock screen based on where you are at a particular time.
lock screen apps
Early examples people have found include apps for the Apple Store, Starbucks and train stations, when near each of those things. You can then get quick access to those apps by simply swiping them upwards.
It seems that it can also make you aware of new apps as sometimes the icon will be for an app that you don't have and will instead take you to its page on the App Store. It's a minor feature perhaps, but one which could save time and help users make purchases and access location-specific information.

iOS 8 split-screen mode in the code

Apple didn't announce the rumored split-screen functionality when introducing iOS 8 in June, but it may be saving the unveiling as a "One more thing" for the software's final release.
iOS 8 beta 3 code points to true multitasking on an iPad, according to leaks from developers. Apps can run side-by-side in 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 sizes.
iOS 8 split screen mode
There's no telling whether or not a split-screen mode will end up in future iOS 8 beta versions or the final software, but Apple certainly appears to be toying with the idea.
After all, its competitors have had the feature up-and-running for some time. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S has multi-window mode and Microsoft Surface 3 has snap mode. Like copy-and-paste a few years ago, iOS users are left envying others.

Features being saved for iOS 9?

There's a lot going on with iOS 8, but chief among the changes Apple failed to implement officially is true split-screen multitasking, which Samsung and LG have offered on their Android tablets and larger phones.
Public transit directions via Apple Maps is missing in action as well, and Google Maps is benefiting the most from this. Hopefully its implementation was delayed to iOS 8.1 instead of next year's iOS 9.
Apps for photo previews and a TextEdit application, also previously rumored for WWDC 2014, didn't make an appearance either, and the status of Game Center is still unknown. Apple hasn't killed it off just yet.
As the iOS 8 beta begins to update with new features every month, there are bound to be more surprises leading up to the official release date, which is expected to happen in September.
Coupled with iPhone 6 and an iWatch, it should be enough to keep Apple users from defecting to Android, even with the new Android Wear watches launched at Google IO 2014.

iPhone 6

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 launched on September 19th, 2014 alongside the iPhone 6 Plus, which features a larger 5.5" display. Apple plans on making both models available in over 100 countries by the end of 2014.
Pricing for the iPhone 6 starts at $199 for a 16 GB version. Apple has done away with the 32 GB version altogether and the 64 GB variant now take the mid-range position with a 128 GB option now available. Each step up in storage capacity will cost you $100 more. As always, pricing and availability may vary slightly from country to country.
The iPhone 6 features a 4.7" display with a resolution of 1334 x 750. The pixel count is 326 ppi, which is the same as the iPhone 5s. However, the contrast ratio now sits at 1400:1 which is a drastic improvement over the iPhone 5s' ratio of 800:1. The display also packs duel-domain pixels which allows for wider and better viewing angles.
Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are equipped with Apple A8 64-bit chipsets which also tout a new M8 motion coprocessor for even better performance than its predecessors. While Apple hasn't made any mention of RAM, we're going to assume that it sports the same 1GB of RAM as its predecessor until we hear any different.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both feature built-in NFC functionality that will work seamlessly with Apple's new payment system, Apple Pay. This method combines NFC and Touch ID in order to allow you to make payments with your iPhone across thousands of merchants in the United States.
The rear facing iSight camera in the iPhone 6 has an all new sensor that should handle everyday photography better than ever. HD video recording and slow-mo video have also gotten boosted to 60 fps and 240 fps, respectively. The front-facing FaceTime camera appears to remain largely unchanged.
The iPhone 6 features support for up to 20 LTE bands worldwide, Wi-Fi calling, LTE Advanced, VoLTE, and more.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Top Phones 2014

There are a lot of phones coming up so we cut short some phones and we give you some of the amazing phones that is recommended by us fo you to buy..!Have a look at it..!

14. LG G3

  • OS: Android (version to be announced)
  • Dimensions: TBA
  • Weight: TBA
  • Screen Size/Resolution: Size TBA, 1440 x 2560 pixel Quad HD display
  • Battery Talk Time/Standby: TBA
  • CPU Speed: Octa-Core Processor, Speed TBA
  • Memory: TBA
  • Built in Storage/Expansion: TBA
  • Camera Resolution: 16MP Rear-facing
  • Overall Rating: Rating Coming Soon
The LG G3 isn’t on the shelves just yet, but information has recently been leaked about some of the handset’s features, and let’s just say that they look formidable to say the least. An octa-core processor is just the start since this phone will move to 64-bit architecture much like the step that the iPhone 5S has already taken. There’s no word on the size of the screen yet but it is known that a 1440 x 2560 display is on the cards, bringing it to 2K resolution standards. A 16 megapixel camera also sits on the rear of the phone, but for the rest of the specs we’re just going to have to wait and see. What’s certain is that this phone will be a ferocious competitor for all of its rivals, and the sales figures will hopefully do this phone some justice that the LG G2 never experienced. 

13. LG G Flex

lg g flex
  • OS: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Dimensions: 160.5 x 81.6 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 6.24 oz (177 g)
  • Screen Size/Resolution: 6.0 inches /720 x 1280 pixels
  • Battery Talk Time/Standby: TBA
  • CPU Speed: Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Built in Storage/Expansion: 32 GB
  • Camera Resolution: 13 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: 8.2/10
After the Samsung Galaxy Round’s release in Korea, there was no way that rival phone companies weren’t going to come up with a like-for-like response: the LG G Flex is LG’s answer to this wonderfully curved device. The G Flex has a curved screen measuring 6 inches and possesses a quad-core 2.26GHz processor. Its camera is quite impressive at 13mp, but the one thing that may put many off at this stage is the substantial price tag, ringing in at well over the usual high-end phone price at roughly $900 or so. The Flex is no doubt a high-end masterpiece but waiting for the price to drop would be a smart move that will save you money. 

12. Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1
  • Dimensions: 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 6 oz (170 g)
  • Screen Size/Resolution: 5 inches/1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Battery Talk Time/Standby: 13.83 hours/36.7 days (880 hours)
  • CPU Speed: Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Built in Storage/Expansion: 16 GB/Expanded up to 64 GB with Micro SD
  • Camera Resolution: 20.7 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: 8.44/10

11. HTC One Mini

HTC One Mini
  • Dimensions: 132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm
  • Weight: 4.30 oz (122 g)
  • Screen Size/Resolution: 4.3 inches/720 x 1280 pixels
  • Battery Talk Time/Standby: 20.72 hours/20.8 days (500 hours)
  • CPU Speed: Dual core, 1400 MHz, Krait
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Built in Storage/Expansion: 16 GB/No Expansion Available
  • Camera Resolution: 4 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: 8.44/10

10. Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Dimensions: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 oz (130 g)
  • Screen Size/Resolution: 5 inches/1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Battery Talk Time/Standby: 17 hours/15.4 days
  • CPU Speed: Quad core, 1900 MHz, Krait 300
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Built in Storage/Expansion: 16 GB/Expanded up to 64 GB with Micro SD
  • Camera Resolution: 13 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: 8.66/10
At position 7 the SG4 was 2013's first real phone hard-hitter –. The Galaxy S4 had a lot to live up to when it was released back in April – the Galaxy S3 was a game-changing smartphone, and one that few thought Samsung would ever top. It's questionable whether Samsung managed to pull it off - some may think they have, we think not. This phone is more of a tweaked version of the SG3 rather than a phone worth upgrading to if you already own the SG3. In terms of value for money we'd recommend getting the SG3 (further down the list) on contract instead and if your a loyal SG3 owner, wait for the SG5!
The Galaxy S4 is a slightly more serious looking phone than its predecessor, and gives the superficial appearance that it really means business. Samsung has opted to stick with the much-maligned plastic back panel, but it doesn’t really take too much away from the device. The S4 is still better spec’d, more innovative, and has a bigger screen than the S3. Speaking of the screen, the 5.0-inch Full HD resolution display at 441ppi is impressive, with vivid colours and deep darks. A 1.6 GHz Cortex A-15 processor and 2 GB of RAM are used to power the phone providing an ample improvement on performance to the S3.
Smartphone photographers will enjoy the 13-MP camera, which produces quality images and excellent features, including Dual Shot, whereby both cameras (front and rear) shoot footage at the same time.
As ever, Samsung is generous with storage, offering 16, 32, and 64 GB versions of the S4 and a micro-SD card slot for a further 64 GB of space which some other big names such as the HTC One range and iPhone ranges fail to do.
If your in the market for a 'flashy' brand new phone, the SG4 might be for you. However if your looking for value for money on a contract phone, opt for the SG3 further down.

9. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Dimensions: 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 5.93 oz (168 g)
  • Screen Size/Resolution: 5.7 inches/1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Battery Talk Time/Standby: 25 hours/22 days (528 hours)
  • CPU Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon, Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
  • Memory: 3072 MB RAM
  • Built in Storage/Expansion: 32 GB/Expanded up to 64 GB with Micro SD
  • Camera Resolution: 13 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: 8.74/10
Samsung build's on the success of their second edition note with an additional 1GB of Memory, twice as much in built storage to fit all those useful apps on and over 40% more processing power with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad core 2300 MHz processing power. This is a serious monster of a phone with a great deal of improvements at it's core beyond power - just check out the full range of note features at theofficial micro site.

8. HTC One

  • Dimensions: 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm
  • Weight: 5.04 oz (143 g)
  • Screen Size/Resolution: 4.7 inches/1080 x 1920 pixels
  • CPU Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad core, 1700 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Built in Storage/Expansion: 32 GB/None Expandable
  • Camera Resolution: 4 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: 8.78/10
Despite producing stellar handsets in recent years, HTC has never really captured public attention in the same way as Samsung but the HTC One changes all that.
This smartphone really is as good as it gets. A machined precession aluminium body gives the phone a build that only the iPhone can compare to. Like the Xperia Z, the weight (143 grams) and thickness (9.3 mm) only serve to add to the premium feel and make the One a dream to handle.
By opting for a 4.7 –inches instead of 5.0-inches in the display department, HTC has produced the best quality display ever seen on a smartphone, with Full HD resolution producing 469ppi. Colours are wonderfully vivid and text is pin sharp every time, no matter if you’re watching Netflix or browsing the web.
The HTC One is also a powerhouse of a smartphone, boasting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. The Taiwanese manufacturer comes up trumps in the camera department too, with a 4-MP ultrapixel snapper delivering staggering quality. Both the rear and front facing cameras get 1080p video recording and the secondary camera, at 2.1-MP, is great for video callers.
Beats Audio will have your music sounding better than ever and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage should ensure plenty of space for tunes.

7. HTC One Mini 2

HTC One Mini 2
  • Dimensions: 5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches (137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6)
  • Weight: 4.83 oz (137 g) the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Screen Size/Resolution: 4.5 inches/720 x 1280 pixels
  • Battery Talk Time/Standby: 23.2 days (556 hours) the average is 22 days (516 h)
  • CPU Speed: Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Built in Storage/Expansion: 16 GB/Expanded up to 128 GB with Micro SD
  • Camera Resolution: 5 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: 8.3/10
Good things come in small packages. Boasting the award-winning features and design of its larger counterpart, the HTC One mini has a compact 4.3" display screen and a slimmer build. Its dual frontal stereo speakers, automatically updating home screen and low-light camera come in a premium metal design more compact than ever.
Constructed of polished metal alloy, the HTC One mini features a compact profile that's designed for easy one-hand use. Its durable construction is shaped to seamlessly conform to your grip and provide on-the-go convenience for your busy life.
Dual frontal stereo speakers project sound at you, not away, for unrivalled sound from a smartphone. Built-in amps enhance everything so you'll experience louder, fuller, richer sound for a more immersive experience. The only thing small about the HTC One mini is its size.

6. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
  • OS:Android (4.4.2, 4.3)
  • Dimensions:5.00 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm)
  • Weight:4.83 oz (137 g)
  • Screen Size:4.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel Concentration:342 ppi
  • Camera Res:20.7 megapixels
  • Computer Chip:Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
  • Computer Processor:Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics Chip:Adreno 330
  • Phone Memory:2048 MB RAM
  • Phone Capacity:16 GB
  • Expandable Capacity:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
  • Battery Talk Time:10.00 hours
  • Battery Standby Time:27.9 days (670 hours)
  • Talk Time (3G):18.00 hours
  • Standby Time (3G):25.0 days (600 hours)
  • Standby time (4G):22.9 days (550 hours)
  • Camcorder:1920x1080 (1080p HD)
  • Front Camera Res:2 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: 8.8/10

5. LG G2

  • Dimensions: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 5.04 oz (143 g)
  • Screen Size/Resolution: 5.2 inches/1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Battery Talk Time/Standby: Info hours/Info days (Info hours)
  • CPU Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad core, 2260 MHz
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Built in Storage/Expansion: 32 GB/None expandable
  • Camera Resolution: 13 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: 8.82/10
The first phone to contain the Snapdragon 800, Quad core, 2260 MHz processor this is a seriously fast phone and big Android contender from LG. The 13 Mega pixel camera takes super sharp photos and with a generous 2GB of memory we would have put this phone at the number one slot had it not been for the fact that in the UK neither Three or O2 offer the phone in the 32 GB internal storage version.
With the 16 GB version being the only model available some users may find this capacity just a little limiting. If LG would have kept to the expandable memory option (micro SD slot) that was present in their previous phones this may not be have been too much of a hurdle for users who like more space. If however you are not a heavy gamer or app user and can manage your inventory more efficiently this won't cause you a problem.
On the whole the LG G2 deserves second spot due to it's many powerful features compared to previous models. It scores an impressive 8.82/10 across the big phone review sites.

4. Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5
  • OS: Android (4.4)
  • Dimensions: 131.9 x 68.2 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 4.59 oz (130 g)
  • Screen Size/Resolution: 5.0 inches/1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Battery Talk Time/Standby: 17.00 hours/12.5 days (300 hours)
  • CPU Speed: Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Built in Storage/Expansion: 16 GB/Not expandable
  • Camera Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: 8.85/10
The Nexus 5 is finally here and with some serious power behind it (Quad Core processor and 2GB of Ram) this phone comes with some very good contract offers it's only two uk network suppliers at current - O2 and Three.
It's a monster of a phone considering it's performance specs highlighted above and easily competes with the LG G2. With a recommended retail price of £299.99 it hands down beats all other phones for value for money. In terms of contracts it means you can get the very best minutes and internet data deals for a much lower price than other handsets of equivalent performance specs.

3. Sony Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z2
  • OS:Android (4.4)
  • Dimensions:5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2)
  • Weight:5.75 oz (163 g)
  • Screen Size:5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel Concentration:424 ppi
  • Camera Res:20.7 megapixels
  • Computer Chip:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AB
  • Computer Processor:Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics Chip:Adreno 330
  • Phone Memory:3072 MB RAM
  • Phone Capacity:16 GB
  • Expandable Capacity:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
  • Battery Talk Time:15.00 hours
  • Battery Standby Time:28.8 days (690 hours)
  • Talk Time (3G):19.00 hours
  • Standby Time (3G):30.8 days (740 hours)
  • Camcorder:3840x2160 (4K)
  • Front Camera Res:2.2 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: Not Yet Rated
Enjoy your photos and videos in the same quality and performance as a real compact digital camera. The Xperia Z2 comes with a 20.7 megapixel camera with Exmor sensor for sharp, clear and bright photos and 4K video capture.
The 5.2-inch Full HD screen provides the perfect place to view your photos, or the latest blockbuster movie, and gives you an incredible viewing experience no matter what you're watching.

2. Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5
  • OS:Android (4.4.2) TouchWiz UI
  • Dimensions:5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1)
  • Weight:5.11 oz (145 g)
  • Screen Size:5.1 inches
  • Screen Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel Concentration:432 ppi
  • Camera Res:16 megapixels
  • Computer Chip:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
  • Computer Processor:Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics Chip:Adreno 330
  • Phone Memory:2048 MB RAM / LPDDR3
  • Phone Capacity:16 GB
  • Expandable Capacity:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB
  • Battery Talk Time:21.00 hours
  • >Battery Standby Time:16.2 days (390 hours)
  • Camcorder:3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps)
  • Front Camera Res:2.1 megapixels
  • Overall Rating: 9.02/10
The Galaxy S5 blends iconic Samsung design with modern trends to appeal to a range of customers tastes and interests. The Galaxy S5 features a perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern look. Its new sleek, contoured shape comes in an array of colours, with Charcoal Black, Shimmery White and Electric Blue ranged by Three UK.
You're serious about the photos you take on your mobile, so Samsung took camera quality to a new level on the Galaxy S5. For one thing, it has a super fast Auto Focus (<0.3s) meaning you'll never miss the action, no matter how fast it happens. It has selectable advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR), which means your photos will be artfully lit, even when the subject is in the shade, or backlit. Selective Focus allows you to focus on what's important and blur the background. All this with a stunning 16MP camera, means your mobile photography just got amazing.
Compare Samsung Galaxy S5 offers
Buy the SG 5 from Primacost at the Cheapest price with worldwide shipping.

1. HTC One M8

HTC One M8
  • OS:Android (4.4) HTC Sense 6 UI
  • Dimensions:5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35)
  • Weight:5.64 oz (160 g) the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Screen Size:5.0 inches
  • Screen Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel Concentration:441 ppi
  • Camera Res:4 megapixels, Duo camera
  • Computer Chip:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Computer Processor:Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics Chip:Adreno 330
  • Phone Memory:2048 MB RAM / LPDDR3
  • Phone Capacity:16 GB
  • Expandable Capacity:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB
  • >Battery Talk Time (3G):20.7 days (496 hours) the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • >Battery Standby Time:20.00 hours the average is 13 h (757 min)
  • Camera Res:1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD)
  • Front Camera Res:5 megapixels
  • Available Colours:Yellow, Gray
  • Overall Rating: 9.16/10
The HTC One (M8) has been precision crafted from a single block of aluminium to achieve a smooth, zero edge finish that wrap right around to the screen. The soft curves and sleek lines feel perfect in the palm of your hand. The brushed aluminium finish to the HTC One (M8) make it as beautiful to the eye as it is in the hand.
The camera on the HTC One (M8) allows you to take photos and make them amazing with professional photo editing features. The HTC Duo camera allows you to take a photo and then re-focus it afterwards to blur the background or the foreground, just like you would with an SLR camera. The 5MP front camera has a wide angle lens and a special selfie mode with a countdown tier so you can take a perfect selfie to post online. The HTC UltraPixel technology is designed to capture just the right amount of light in different conditions so you can take a brilliant photo in day or night.