Those in the hunt for a new smartphone in 2014 are going to be faced with an assortment of options, big and small. There are, however, some smartphones that consumers should keep their eye on over the course of the rest of the year, devices that we think will represent the top smartphone options for the rest of the year.
Every year, we’re guaranteed to see big name smartphones launch. Last year, we saw devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5s, and HTC One hit shelves. Those three devices are arguably three of the best smartphones ever made. The year before that, the same thing. Apple introduced the iPhone 5, Samsung delivered the Galaxy S3 and we saw Nokia partner up with Microsoft to deliver the well-know Lumia brand of smartphones.
Every single year we’re treated to hardware improvements, software innovations. Smartphones are constantly getting smarter, faster and better than ever before. And it’s not just the Apple’s and Samsung’s of the world that are offering these devices.
Last year’s Moto X, for example, delivered something that the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5s did not: A customizable design. The LG G2 and its flagship features helped to make LG relevant again in the United States. The Lumia 1020 from Nokia offers consumers one of the best smartphone cameras of all time.
As we move deeper into 2014, these devices will start to get phased out by newer models as the cycle repeats itself. While this is a great thing for many consumers, it complicates things for those who only casually follow smartphone news. Choice in the smartphone world is fantastic, but only when you know what to do with it.
We’re here to do the heavy lifting for you. Here, we want to take a look at the seven devices that we think are the top seven upcoming smartphones. We’ve seen devices like the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 hit shelves already but there are still a number of devices still to come.
These are the smartphones that we think consumers should be keeping an eye on and the smartphones that we think have the potential to become best devices of 2014.
Earlier this week, LG confirmed the LG G3 for arrival in the second quarter of the year. A short time later, its official launch date was revealed: May 27th.
The LG G3 will be the follow up to the successful LG G2, a flagship that competed with the likes of the iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S4. Rumors suggest that it will come loaded with high-end specs and given its pedigree, it's a device that consumers need to keep their eye on.
The rumor mill suggests a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad HD display inside a device with smaller bezels than we’ve ever seen before. The LG G3 should come with a quad-core processor at 2.5 GHz, 2-3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage.