It is not very difficult to name five best smartphones in the market. Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X top the list of best smartphones of the year. iPhone 4S, despite being launched last year is included in the list due to continued high demand for it
Competition in mobile market is intensifying with every passing day. Various handset makers bring out ground-breaking products and try to keep the spirit of competition. Summer is a great time for mobile business in the U.S. It is a time many companies come to the customers with fresh products. Indeed, this year also, all major tech companies have prepared for the summer with nice products. Samsung, HTC and Nokia have wonderful handsets for the season. Indeed, Apple lacks a fresh handset, however, its iPhone 4S, which came out in October 2011, has been included in this list as it has a good place in smartphone market. Check out our list of the best handsets for 2012 summer below.
Samsung Galaxy S III
We position the new Galaxy S III on top of this list. We are sure no one will oppose our choice. The level of success and response the handset has got from market has made the S III as the best handset of the year 2012. Powered by Samsung’s Exynos quad core chipset, a large 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the S3 is a superb Android handset you can grab in the market today. For many analysts, the Galaxy S III is the best Android handset ever.
Popularity of S3 can be gauged from the sales figures of the handset. In one month and two days after its official release (May 29, 2012) Samsung sold out more than 6 million units of the handset across the world. As per market analysts, Samsung may sell more than 20 million units of the handset in six months of its availability. The key inspiration behind the immense popularity of S3 is certainly its innovative style, design and form factor. Samsung always dares to go for tradition-breaking design changes, which Apple always hesitates to do.
HTC One X
The One X is the premium model of HTC’s new One series of handsets. It is the first handset from HTC to get a quad core processor. Thanks to its tradition of producing high quality handsets, customers showed special interest toward the quad core handset from the Taiwan firm. The One X indeed has highly rich specs, which include a 1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 display and a thinner design. The handset runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Nokia Lumia 900
We give third place to Nokia’s Lumia 900 Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handset. This phone has created huge buzz in market as it is the premium edition of the Finnish mobile vendor’s Lumia series of Windows phones. The difference the Lumia 900 makes from other handsets in the list is that it is a Windows Phone handset. Well, Microsoft has an official deal with Nokia to build hardware for its Windows mobile OS.
This handset, which is available with AT&T in the U.S., comes with rich specs. A 1.4 GHz Scorpion CPU with Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon chip, Adreno 205 and 8-megapixel camera are major specs. The handset mounts a 4.3-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the latest version of the firmware from Microsoft runs the handset.
Apple iPhone 4S
The iPhone 4S is actually Apple’s 2011 phone. The device was really expected to hit stores last summer. But, Apple only launched it late last year and considering the popularity it has got, we have listed it in our list of the best phones this year as well. As far as specs and features are taken into account, the iPhone 4S is not as powerful as the leading Android phones of the day. The iPhone 4S has only a crammed 3.5-inch display, 1GHz dual core Cortex-A5 processor and 512MB of RAM. Apple’s phone for 2012, possibly iPhone 5 is only to come later this year.
Nokia 808 PureView
The 808 PureView is a Belle OS-powered high-end handset form Nokia. More than its innards or OS, the PureView has grabbed name as the best cameraphone ever. The device mounts a 41-megpaixel rear camera with features like Carl Zeiss optics, up to 4x lossless digital zoom, geo-tagging and others.