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Top 10 Best American Smartphone Phones 2014



After the first iPhone in 2007, smartphones became the new mobile norm. They let you surf the web comfortably on a large screen while waiting at a bus station, they make email on the go almost as easy as on a computer, smartphones make your mobile life easier. But how to choose smartphone phones? Easy. Our top smartphones 2014 in the U.S.A. list saves you all the hard work by identifying the best American smartphones in worldwide reviews and listing them here, in best rating order.

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#1. The BLU Advance 4.5

Description :

The Advance 4.5 is a low-budget smartphone that offers both personal and business usage at the same time with its dual-SIM capability. It is one of only few basic Android phones with a dedicated graphics processor (VideoCore IV GPU) that acts as sidekick to its 1.0GHz engine for imaging and app support. The 21mbps data capacity even beats out others within its class. It also has a 5-megapixel main camera and a 1700mAh battery, which are both pretty decent considering its modest price range. For fans of one-hand devices, its design might feel more comfortable compared to large phablets.

Smartphone-related specs:
  • 4000MB total user memory.
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
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#2. The ZTE Supreme

Description :

The ZTE Supreme (also called ZTE Vital) is a mid-range smartphone powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait processor running on Android Jelly bean 4.1 (although Sprint´s version is said to run on 4.2 already). It is fitted with a 2500mAh Lithium-ion battery that has a advertised standby time of up to 11 days and a talk-time of 15 hours. This smartphone is equipped with a main rear-facing 13-megapixel and a front-facing 1-megapixel camera, the main one is capable of recording full HD (1920×1080 pixels) videos. The Supreme also comes with a pre-installed version of Real Racing 3 by EA.

Smartphone-specific specifications:
  • 1.5GHz Krait CPU.
  • 8000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system.
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#3. The LG G3

Description :

Sitting among the royals of 2014 smartphones, the LG G3 is an Android 4.4 KitKat boasting an array of high-level features. It runs on a 2.5GHz quad-core engine, doubling up the market average in processing speed in theory. It also boasts an up-to-2TB memory expansion and a 3000mAh wireless-charging-capable battery, both among the highest capacities out there. Fronting it is a 5.5-inch Quad HD touchscreen matched by a 13-megapixel OIS camera on the back. LG adds contrast to this phone by equipping it with a simple UI, as their "simple is the new smart" slogan suggests.

Smartphone-related features:
  • 2.46GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon smartphone CPU.
  • 16000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.
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#4. The Sony Xperia Z1S

Description :

The Xperia Z1S is a waterproof and dust-resistant phablet that Sony showers with some interesting features, namely: A 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS camera with the Sony G Lens and the Bionz engine (which all try to deliver pictures that are crisp and bright in any light), and a 5-inch Full HD Triluminos screen with the X-Reality picture engine and 441 pixels per inch (that work on a sharp and clear display). The quad-core 2.2GHz phablet also boasts a 3000mAh battery, a 2GB RAM, a 32GB memory, and a 2-megapixel secondary camera.

Smartphone-specific features:
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 smartphone processor.
  • 32000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS.
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#5. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Description :

The newest Galaxy Note wins 0.2 inches of display size but loses weight, going from 180 to 168 grams. It also ends up with a bigger resolution (full 1080p HD, compared to 720p for the Note 2). Even the processor gets beefed up to 2.30 Ghz (quad-core) and the camera goes from 8 megapixels to 13. It looks as though Samsung wants to get serious with the Galaxy Note and its positioning as a smartphone tablet computer combo.

Smartphone-related specs:
  • 32000MB total user memory.
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system.
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#6. The Samsung Galaxy S5

Description :

The fifth generation of Samsung's flagship smartphone has a faster Quad-core processor (from 1.9 to 2.5Ghz) and a bigger camera (16 megapixels, compared to 13 for the S4). The camera also promises a faster autofocus and a high dynamic range (HDR). It also bets its future sales on LTE category 4 and an Ultra Power Saving Mode, which switches to black and white and stops unnecessary features. The four available colors are bizarre (charcoal Black, shimmery White, electric Blue and copper Gold) and rather dull, but just like that baby name your in-law chose last year, we may just get used to them.

Smartphone-related specs:
  • 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor.
  • 32000MB total user memory.
  • Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) operating system.
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#7. The Motorola Moto G

Description :

For little money, the Motorola Moto G offers reasonably attractive specs: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (quad core, 1.2GHz), the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (may be upgraded to Kitkat 4.4 in 2014), and a 4.5-inch high-resolution display (720p HD with a fineness of 329 ppi). There is also the camera that has 5 megapixels and records high-definition videos (720p HD at 30 fps), 1GB RAM, and a 2070mAh battery. However, the Moto G is not 4G-enabled, and its 8GB memory cannot be expanded (but there is a 16GB version, and a promise of free 50GB storage on Google Drive for two years). Is Google going the Apple way with fixed memory setups?

Smartphone-related features:
  • 1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 smartphone processor.
  • 8000MB of total user memory.
  • Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS.
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#8. The LG G2

Description :

Packed with a slew of innovations here and there, the LG G2 starts with a 13-megapixel camera (with various functions, such as voice capture) and a video recorder capable of up to 60 frames per second. It also has its control buttons on the back cover (apparently to avoid mistakenly pressing them when grabbing the phone by its sides) and, with its 5.2-inch display, makes it to the phablet class. 22GB of memory are available to the user.

Smartphone-specific specifications:
  • 2.26 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 MSM8974 smartphone CPU.
  • 32000MB of total user memory.
  • Android™ 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS.
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#9. The ZTE Sonata 4G

Description :

ZTE trumpets The Sonata 4G´s dual-core Qualcomm MSM8230 processor that runs at a comparatively zippy 1.4GHz and is joined by a 1GB RAM. The Android 4.1.2 smartphone also boasts a 4-inch 800 x 480 TFT display (with 233ppi pixel density), a 5-megapixel camera that takes 1280 x 720 videos (but does not have a secondary camera), a 1785mAh battery that can reportedly last for 312 hours (13 days) on standby, and a 4GB memory.

Smartphone-related features:
  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 smartphone CPU.
  • 4000MB memory (built-in + extension).
  • Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system.
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#10. The LG G Flex

Description :

LG´s first curved and bendable smartphone features a rear cover with a self-healing coating, a flexible 6-inch 720p P-OLED display, and a 3500mAh battery that is reportedly the first curved one in the world. It is powered by a quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, runs on the Android 4.2.2 operating system, sports a 13-megapixel camera that can take UHD (3840 x 2160) videos at 60 frames per second, and has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage memory (but no memory expansion).

Smartphone-related specs:
  • 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 smartphone CPU.
  • 32000MB total user memory.
  • Android 4.2.2 (JellyBean) operating system.
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