Top 10 Best American Smartphone Phones 2014
After the introduction of the first iPhone in June, 2007, smartphones became all the rage. Smart phones 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 facilitates your choice by spotting the best American smartphones in multiple reviews and listing them here, in best rating order.
* By the way, this smartphone phone best-of also exists for all countries (includes all phones).
#1. The BLU Advance 4.5
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-specific features:
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#2. The iPhone 5s
The iPhone 5s brings its slew of innovations with a new kind of home button that includes a finger identity sensor and touch sensitivity, a better low-light camera (8 megapixels) and the capacity to display multiple languages and characters simultaneously. It also sports a special camera flash called True Tone. The 4-inch display with the classic 329 DPI retina fineness claims a contrast ratio of 800:1 and a brightness of 500 cd/m2.Smartphone-related specs:
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#3. The ZTE Supreme
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 features:
#4. The LG G3
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:
#5. The Sony Xperia Z1S
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:
#6. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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:
#7. The Motorola Moto X
Google starts applying its imprint on Motorola by describing the Moto X as the first truly personalizable phone by letting you pick the front, the back and the accents. Other improvements over today´s run-of-the-mill Android devices are that quick-capture 10-megapixel camera with Clear Pixel low-light technology and a quad-core Andreo 320 graphical processing unit. There is also a low-power notification system to save battery life.Smartphone-related specs:
#8. The Samsung Galaxy S5
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:
#9. The Motorola Moto G
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-specific features:
#10. The Samsung Galaxy Light
The Samsung Galaxy Light is outperformed by most of its Galaxy family peers, but for a lighter Galaxy phone, it still has an interesting processor speed with its quad core 1.4 GHz CPU, and it works on 4G LTE. Its use of the Jellybean 4.2.2 is definitely a sweet incentive, but with almost half of the Android phones using that OS, it doesn´t give us much of a rush. The rest of its features are more in line with its Light name: 5-megapixel main camera, just VGA for a video-call camera, 4-inch display with a 480 x 800 resolution, and 1800 mAh battery.Smartphone-specific features:
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