The flagship of the Xperia family, the Sony Xperia Z is a stellar handset bringing together killer specs with a cutting edge design.
The first handset to hit the uk market with a full HD 1080p display the Xperia Z is a real beauty to view pictures, movies and web pages on. Housed in a glass body and powered by a lightning quick 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and running Android Jelly Bean the Xperia Z powers through tasks and apps.
The Sony Xperia Z also houses an amazing 13 megapixel camera that also shoots full HD videos in HDR, and to top it off the Xperia Z is waterproof and dustproof making it tough and beautiful.
Samsung has recently announced the latest flagship of the Galaxy range of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Samsung has taken the global success of the massively popular Galaxy S3 and improved on every aspect of it!
Packing a state of the art Full 1080p AMOLED HD display and powered by a 1.9ghz Snapdragon 600 Quad-core chipset making it one of the fastest phones around with one of the most beautiful screens on the market.
The Galaxy S4 also will come complete with a state-of-the-art 13 megapixel camera complete with all the usual flair from Samsung’s imaging software.
Taking care of the power side of things the GS4 has a replaceable 2600mAh battery and also comes complete with 16GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot which can be expanded up to 64GB.
As well as having the most current version of android on-board jellybean 4.2, the Galaxy S4 will feature the latest version of touch wiz which includes some very unique software tweaks including smart pause, a function that allows video pausing simply by looking away from the screen and smart scroll which allows you to scan through web pages without even touching the display simply just using your eyes.
The Galaxy S4 is shaping up to be one of the hottest smartphones of the year, expected around the end of April we wait with baited breath for what should be the best Galaxy yet.
HTC has recently unveiled its next flagship handset in the form of the HTC One.
This beautiful piece of technology has really turned heads since the device was officially announced. Crafted from a single block of aluminium, and sporting a full 1080p display with a pixel density of 469ppi, there is no doubt that the HTC One is a beautiful flagship.
With the HTC One, beauty is more than skin deep and this stunning device is packing some extraordinary hardware, including the new UltraPixel camera, BOOMSOUND stereo speakers and software exclusives such as BLINKFEED and ZOE.
All of this is powered by the latest snapdragon 600 chipset with a 1.7ghz quad core processor, adreno 320gpu and 2GB of RAM.
Of course no HTC flagship would be complete without the inclusion of Beats audio and the One has it in droves.
With its heavily customised Sense 5 user interface overlapping the Android 4.1.2 operating system, the HTC One offers a unique twist to the standard android experience.
Our Verdict: The HTC One really is a well-balanced package with a beautiful design, advanced hardware and customized Android OS.
HTC is said to be planning to partner with ST-Ericsson to bring chip production in-house for its lower-end smartphones.
According to China Times the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking to bring production of application processors for future low end devices in-house, allowing greater control over manufacturing and more effective costing of hardware.
Both Apple and Samsung have bought lower end devices to the market that have been cheaper to manufacture.
LG is apparently targeting Samsung with its new smartphone as a rumoured LG handset is set to take on the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3.
Codenamed the LG D1L the device is rumoured to be the company’s first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with reported specs including a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 1.5GHz processor, a 4.7 inch HD display, which is slightly larger than what the Galaxy S3 is expected to have.
The LG D1L is said to arrive at the end of May which is before any rumoured release dates of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Production for the Samsung Galaxy S 3 has apparently already started, well at least on the screens of the handset.
According to sources from Samsung Mobile Display the eagerly-awaited smartphone will feature a non-pentile display with an HD resolution, making it the first of its type to come from Samsung’s OLED division.
Specs for the device has not being confirmed by Samsung but its expected the phone will feature a quad-core mobile chipset, the same Mali 400 MP GPU as the Samsung Galaxy S II, a larger 4.5 to 4.65 inch HD Super AMOLED screen with a 720p resolution, an impressive 12 megapixel camera and of course will run of Google’s latest Android 4.0 operating system.
The hot rumoured Samsung Galaxy S3 has apparently already hit 10 million pre orders, most likely from carriers.
The successor to the award winning Samsung Galaxy S II has still not been officially announced and with no specs or release date confirmed though according to Eldar Murtazin the S3 has already hit the landmark figure.
If most recent rumours are to be believed the smartphone will feature dual-operating systems and a quad core processor.
The next iteration of the iPhone could see Apple moving away from the 3.5 inch display screen they have favoured over the last few years, and in its place will be a screen of super-sized proportion, which many of the handset’s Android competitors already boast.
This is according to an insider, of course, who spilled the beans to Reuters, and there was talk of a massive 4.6 inch display for the next iPhone model.
The same high-density retina display, as seen on the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S, will be present too, so there’s nothing to worry about there!
This larger handset, rumoured to be launching in Q2 of this year (yes, just 6 months after the launch of the iPhone 4S) will bring Apple in-line with the latest range of Android smartphones, some of which sport 5 inch displays, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note, and are more of a phone/tablet hybrid (or a ‘phablet’ if you will).
We’ll bring you more on this as and when it develops but, for now, stay tuned!