It’s a battle of titans! While Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and HTC’s One make up the best Android phones to buy today, they receive fair competition from the Windows Phone 8-based Lumia 920 and Apple’s iPhone 5. Let’s start with Android users: the Galaxy S4 will surely win the contest for the phone with the most features. Sensor assisted software based tricks like Smart Stay, Pause and Scroll, Air Gestures are unique to this phone. If that wasn’t enough, it even has a barometer and humidity sensor! The S4’s 13-megapixel rear camera is the largest sensor of the lot. In certain markets, the S4 is also available with the Exynos “Octa-core” chipset, which basically consists of two quad-core chips, one powerful and one low-power, that change based on usage. The sheer pixel density of 441 PPI on the 1080p display will put an end to all complaints of the pentil matrix pixel arrangement; Honestly, it’s one of the best screens on the market.
But for people who aren’t interested in the color representation of a Super AMOLED screen, there’s always the HTC One with its IPS LCD panel in the same resolution. The One also improves in an area where Samsung is constantly criticized: build quality. If you don’t like the feel of plastic on a phone you’ve paid big bucks for, HTC One’s aluminum body leaves no stone unturned to delight you. The 4 UltraPixel camera can produce smaller sized images, more suitable for sharing on social media, low light capabilities are better, thanks in part to the larger size of individual pixels and also OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). ).
The Lumia 920 also has OIS, but coupled with a regular 8.7-megapixel sensor, it’s one of the best cameras you can buy in a phone. The phone is also compatible with wireless charging (the S4 too) and has a screen that works not only with your fingers, but with any object (even with gloves on). It’s also available in bright color options to match the vivid Windows Phone interface. Compared to all previous phones, the iPhone 5 may seem pale. Still, it’s a vast improvement over its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, reducing weight and thickness to almost unbelievable levels. The 4-inch screen is small enough to be used comfortably with one hand. It’s fast, it takes great photos with its 8-megapixel camera, whenever the lighting is favourable. Lastly, the large community of developers who create amazing apps for iOS will ensure that you have top notch apps on your phone.