The war for the top spot in the Android world have started before years and still is going on. Many products have come forth, many have been crowned and many have failed to meet the requirements. In this new year of 2014, the best brands like Samsung, Sony and HTC have all come up with their own Android devices to establish their supreme position over the top. So read along and find out who is on top.
HTC One (M8)
HTC are one of the favorites in the world of Smartphones. Their products have always received good response from the public. Last year, the Stunning HTC One was ranked among the top Android smartphones of the year. In 2014, the HTC lovers have been eagerly awaiting a new and advanced product from their beloved brand. However this longing ends here as HTC has come up with the new HTC One (M8) which was released in March 2014. The question is that whether the One (M8) has what it takes to compete with the other top Android phones of the year and be crowned as the best.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Another top brand which spreads its dominance over the entire Android arena, Samsung has always been one of the best. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 was one among the top Smartphones of 2013. In terms of sales also, they were simply on top. But Samsung has unleashed the new Galaxy S5 which reached the stores on April of 2014. No doubt regarding the question of success of this Smartphone, but it should be thought deeply whether the Samsung Galaxy S5 can fight with the other top Android monsters of the new year.
Sony Xperia Z2
Sony is also a reputed brand which has a very top collection of their Android handsets. They earned the respect and trust of technology lovers in course of years. Their Xperia Z had achieved a good spot in last years top list. Now, Sony has unleashed their new Xperia Z2 in this April and it possess great threat to the other list toppers. Will this newly unleashed beast conquer the top spot for the best Android Smartphone this year? A question which truly has to be analyzed.
HTC One (M8)
Lets begin with the display, where HTC has come up with a 5 inches Super LCD3 touchscreen with a pixel density of 441 ppi which is far more than enough to give a crystal clear display. The screen also has protection with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. So, the One (M8) really scores in terms of display. The new HTC One (M8) has an internal memory of 16 or 32 GB and a 2 GB RAM. You can add the memory upto 128 GB using the card slot provided. This phone will also have a loudspeaker with stereo speakers and built in amplifiers. Now coming on to the camera specs, the HTC One (M8) possess a Dual 4 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash.
Some of the camera features includes HDR, panorama, automatic simultaneous video and image recording, touch focus, autofocus etc. A 5 MP front facing camera is also present for purposes like video calling. This Android Smartphone comes with an Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system and a Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset. A Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU ensures high quality and speedy performance. Now you are thinking of gaming. Right? Dont worry, an Adreno 330 GPU is there to make sure good gaming performance for this handset. The connectivity features of the One (M8) consists of EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi options ( Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot), Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, USB connectivity and in addition there is NFC. This Android Smartphone has Google Drive with 50 GB cloud storage and is available in Glacial silver, Amber gold and Gunmetal grey colors. The HTC One (M8) has a Non-removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery which gives good battery backup. The price range of this phone is around 620€.
Samsung Galaxy S5
As the previous Galaxy S4 was a huge success, Samsung has put before us its successor known as the Samsung Galaxy S5. It comes with a 5.1 inches Super AMOLED screen with 432 ppi pixel density to give that excellent vibrant display. The screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and also has TouchWiz UI. It will have an internal memory of 1632 GB. The memory can be increased upto 128 GB. A RAM of 2 GB is present to speed up the performance. As for the camera, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 16 MP rear camera with LED Flash and phase detection autofocus.
The features of this camera includes dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, image stabilization, geo-tagging, touch focus etc. A secondary camera of 2 MP is also provided. The Galaxy S5 is upgraded with Android v4.4.2 (kitkat) and has a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Chipset. The Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU provide speedy performance and the Adreno 330 GPU deals with the gaming stuff. GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and NFC are the connectivity features of this phone. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available in Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue and Shimmery White colors. Some of the notable features of this phone are wireless charging, air gestures, Samsung’s trademark S-Voice natural language commands and dictation etc. The new S5 has a Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery and you can get this Smartphone for about 600€.
Sony Xperia Z2
Sony has created a 5.2 inches Smartphone with some of the best features available. First of all a 5.2 inches LCD touchscreen with a pixel density of 424 ppi gives the best out of display. The screen is made with Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass with Triluminos display. There is 16 GB internal memory, along with the SD card slot provided to add the memory upto 128 GB. And then a whooping RAM of 3 GB is provided which solves all questions regarding speed and performance. The Xperia Z2 has a stunning 20.7 MP rear camera with LED flash and auto-focus. The camera quality is simply awesome and and has features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama etc. A 2.2 MP front facing camera is also present for video calling. The new Sony Xperia Z2 is upgraded with Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) and a Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset. The Quad-core 2.3 GHz krait 400 CPU speeds up the performance while the Adreno 330 GPU ensures good gaming experience. This handset is available in black, white and purple colors. Another advantage of this phone is seen in the battery section where a Non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery is present to give the maximum backup. The price range of the Sony Xperia Z2 is about 730€.
3. LAST WORDS
We can conclude that the three of these Android devices have raised with the most advanced and user friendly functions that are quite sufficient to conquer the Android world. HTC, Samsung and Sony are all well established brands and have earned their place in the tech field with high quality products. The HTC One (M8), Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 are very tough competitors and the question regarding the top spot among these Smartphones can only be answered in course of the coming time.