Need a new phone? Want to upgrade to the latest and greatest in mobile technology? With the smartphone market in a constant state of flux, it can be tough to keep up. To help, we’ve pulled together 14 of the newest available or soon to be available smartphones from HTC, Sony, Nokia, Samsung, Apple, LG and Motorola.
Click through for 14 of the hottest new smartphones available or soon to be available from HTC, Sony, Nokia, Samsung, Apple, LG and Motorola.
The 4.7” HTC One has a full HD 1080p display and runs Android™ with HTC Sense™ on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7 GHz processor. It comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB of memory, an HTC UltraPixel Camera and HTC BoomSound™ enhancement. “Officially known as the HTC One Google Play edition, the phone is now available in the Play store for $599,” according to Engadget.com. If you live in the UK, you may also pick up the phone in Glamour Red from Phones 4u.
Also available from HTC, the HTC Butterfly s is loaded with features such as a Super LCD 3 display, Micro SD card slot, and UltraPixel camera. It has dual front-facing stereo speakers with Beats Audio™. The phone comes with a 5.0” full HD 1080p display made with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and runs Android™ with HTC Sense™ on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.9 GHz processor. The camera comes standard with 16 GB of memory, but the expansion slot supports up to an additional 64 GB of memory).
The HTC 8XT, a Windows Phone, will be available from Sprint beginning July 19th for under $100 after rebate. The phone will sport a 4.3” Gorilla Glass display and a Qualcomm® MS8930, 1.4 GHz dual-core processor. It sports an 8 MP main camera and a 1.6 MP front-facing camera.
Take a lot of photos or vidoes? The Nokia Lumia 1020 might be the phone for you. It boasts a 41 megapixel camera, PureView technology, Optical Image Stabilization and amazing high-resolution zoom. The Windows 8 phone comes with MS Office. It has a 4.5” touch screen display and runs a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4, dual-core, 1.5 GHz processor.
The slim and lightweight Nokia Lumia 925 has a 4.5” AMOLED touch-screen display and runs Windows Phone on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4, dual-core, 1.5 GHz processor. The phone has an 8.7 MP main camera with PureView technology and a dual LED flash. Work on the go with MS Office, enjoy free tunes on Nokia Music and discover the city around you with HERE Maps, or snap on a wireless charging cover to charge up without plugging in.
The Sony Xperia Z has a 5” HD Reality Display with a pixel density of 443ppi, and runs Android OS on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro, quad-core, 1.5 GHz processor. It has a 13 MP camera with Exmore RS™, and is water (up to one meter) and dust resistant.
According to Sony’s press release, the Xperia Z packs the best Sony has to offer into a premium Android-powered smartphone. T-Mobile will offer the device on its Simple Choice Plan with no annual service contract plus unlimited talk, text and Web on a screaming fast, nationwide 4G network with 4G LTE rolling out across the country.
The new 6.4” Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a full HD, TRILUMINOS™ display, is waterproof and features an ultra-slim, lightweight design. The Xperia Z Ultra will also feature the fully integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPUs, 4GLTE and HD voice to provide a seamlessly connected entertainment experience, industry-leading battery performance and amazing speed. It also sports an 8 MP camera with Exmore RS™.
Samsung has released the Windows 8 ATIV Odyssey, available through Verizon. The ATIV Odyssey has a 4.0” WVGA Super AMOLED display, 5.0 MP rear-facing camera with flash, and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera and runs on a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is available from a wide variety of service providers and features a 5” full HD Super AMOLED™ display. It runs Android™ 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, and sports a 13 MP rear-facing camera and a 2.0 MP front-facing camera.
Recognizing the demands of a dynamic lifestyle, the Galaxy S4 Active With LTE was engineered to keep active users connected as they explore and experience the world around them. The Galaxy S4 Active With LTE has qualified protection from dust and water (IP67), so you never have to leave the device at home during a long day at the beach or a dusty hike.
The Galaxy S4 Active features a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor and 2,600mAh battery. The 5.0” full HD TFT LCD screen can be operated even while wearing gloves with “Glove Touch.” It includes an 8 MP rear-facing camera, and “Aqua Mode” can be used to take photos and videos under water.
Is it a phone or a camera? The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom features a 16 MP rear-facing camera with 10x optical zoom camera and a 1.9 MP front-facing camera. It has a 4.3” SAMOLED™ display and 8 GB of internal memory. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
The iPhone 5 offers a 4” retina display with a screen resolution of 1136×640 and now runs on a new A6 processor. The iPhone 5 has also added LTE wireless capability. It has an 8 MP iSight camera and can record video in HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio. Virgin Mobile announced that it will soon be expanding its iOS offerings to include the iPhone 5.
The LG Optimus F7 supports 4G LTE network speed and has a 4.7” True HD IPS display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2. It runs Android™ 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on a Qualcomm® MSM8960 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. It has an 8 MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera and features full HD video recording at 1920×1080 pixels. The VuTalk feature lets you share ideas, handwritten notes, maps, pictures, and more back and forth with a friend.
The DROID RAZR MAXX HD from Motorola offers a 4.7” Super AMOLED™ HD display with Corning® Gorilla® glass. It runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and has an 8 MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. With NFC technology and Android Beam, you can also share contacts, Web pages, apps and more with a simple touch and tap.