Hot Releases: Latest Smartphones for the Year 2013
The smartphone industry is still evolving rapidly, and there's always something waiting for us in the wings. No sooner than your latest review of the handset you thought was THE best that something new would leave you wanting more - a more improved model, packed with more technology, the next BIG THING.
2013 is the year that saw a lion's share of the action, and more models are already on their way. Smartphone giants like Samsung and Apple already introduced their latest high-end devices in September, and Apple has once again redefined the smartphone world with its budget-friendly gadget. A budget-friendly iPhone? Those words did not even belong in the same sentence until now.
The year's not over, though, and there might be a handful of smartphones to be released before 2014 rolls in. But now let's take a quick look at the latest today.
Apple iPhone 5s
This handset first made headlines just a few days after the launch of iPhone 5 last year. And just like the previous iPhone models, the Apple iPhone 5s generated a considerable amount of rumors, "leaks," and speculations about the hardware, design, and of course, the release date.
But Apple never fails to amuse and delight. With exquisite attention to detail and sophisticated design, the iPhone 5s is one of the chiefs of the mobile ecosystem. The design isn't a total revamp as compared to the iPhone 5, but the internal modification and improved hardware, combined with the new iOS 7, keeps Apple in the Hall of Fame.
LG Nexus 5
When you're on the hunt for a high-end smartphone and you have a budget of P20,000, what do you hope to get? A great, respectable, totally presentable smartphone, but still not the top-notch model. That was true until recently. Ever since Google released Nexus 4 last year, it's been clear that they're offering high-end devices for an affordable price tag. And now, they're back with the Nexus 5, every Android user's dream that sells for $350 on Google Play, with powerful features you'd expect in a top-of-the-line device. A quadcore 2.3GHz CPU, 1920x1080 display, an Adreno 330 Graphics processor, and 2GB of RAM - the LG Nexus 5 is definitely a beast in mobile economy.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Life companion. Yes, that's what the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be for you. Because of the recent releases, it may seem that the Galaxy S4 is an outdated mobile, but fret not. It still offers enough features to blow the Gorilla Glass off its competitors, and its powerful hardware and stunning display still make it a top contender. No doubt, Samsung will have to make another huge step to keep Android users hyped with their Galaxy S5, but for now, the Galaxy S4 still, without a doubt, makes the cut.
Sony Xperia Z1
Building on the success of the Xperia Z, Sony's Xperia Z1 is truly the next big thing. It's a new Android smartphone with lots of features aimed at the more discerning and demanding mobile photographer. Offering a 27mm equivalent fixed lens, an f2 aperture, a 2.2 GHZ Snapdragon 800 processor, and a 20.7 megapixel Exmore RS image sensor, the Sony Xperia Z1 is a perfect balance of form and function.
With these big announcements and a few more coming, we can be sure that there won't be any shortage of smartphone options for the rest of the year.