With competition on the rise in the highly saturated mobile phone market, the consumer is the outright winner, with a wealth of technology available from a variety of makers. Here’s a look at the top five.
Sony Xperia S
This is Sony’s first standalone offering into the mobile phone market and it does not dissapoint. It boasts a 12.1 megapixel camera as part of its tech package, and has a vibrant screen with sharp imagery. It does lack the Android operating system Ice Cream Sandwich, however, probably its only flaw along with a back cover that looks prone to scratches.
Samsung Galaxy S III
Always a popular brand, Samsung has honed the Galaxy S III to near perfection. A mobile phone crammed full of features, all incredibly easy to use and with a camera well suited to popular social media use. The S-Voice system isn’t as good as expected which does let the Galaxy S III down somewhat.
BlackBerry Bold 9900
Not as pioneering in terms of tech-spec here, but the BlackBerry brand has an extremely loyal following who will flock to this handset as a replacement for the now dated Curve or ill-fated Torch. With a qwerty keyboard, the Bold makes a statement with its failure to comply with the touch screen market leaders. The BBM application is also a strong pull for die-hard BlackBerry fans, enough so to accept a rather meagre standard of spec in comparison to other smart phones.
HTC One X
To those who are not swayed by brand name pull, HTC’s latest offering is arguable the best mobile phone on the market. Highly customisable, with a very capable 8 megapixel camera, there is little to fault about the HTC One X. The only reason this phone is edged out of the top spot by Apple’s iPhone 4S is because nothing yet rivals the app store of Apple.
Apple iPhone 4S
The ‘Big Daddy’ of the mobile phone market. If you don’t know what an iPhone is, you must have been living on the moon for the past few years! Apple continue their domination with the 4S, making few changes to the iPhone 4 other than a few juicy additions such as Siri voice control and a software update to iOS 5. If you’re feeling cheap, the iPhone 4 has seen a knock in price, and with a downloadable software update is almost a Siri-less twin.
There are lots of similarities in all of the above mobile phones, and not one will disappoint. It’s simply a matter of choosing the best brand for you!