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5 Best Phones [October, 2014]

If you’re in the market for a brand new smartphone in the month of October, you’re going to be faced with a very difficult decision. The smartphone marketplace is full of big name devices ahead of the holidays. In an effort to help those in need, we take a look at the devices we think are the five best smartphones money can buy right now.

Over the past 10 months, we’ve seen smartphone manufacturers unleash a number of big time smartphones. Early in the year, it was the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 that made a lot of noise. More recently, its been devices like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, LG G3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and Moto X that have opened up the minds, and wallets, of consumers across the United States.

While it’s nice to have that amount of choice, it presents problems for many people, especially those that don’t keep up with the fast paced smartphone world. By our count, there is only one big smartphone release remaining and that’s the Nexus 6 from Motorola and Google. Picking out your next smartphone can be a struggle and that’s why we want to help those who are struggling with a decision.

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We are constantly bombarded with questions about the best smartphones money can buy. There are a number of different devices that we could recommend, the smartphone smartphone market is full of solid choices, but we want to narrow things down a bit and take a look at what we consider to be the top five smartphones available.

These devices represent the devices that we’d recommend to friends and family. And while our list may differ from yours, these are the devices that Gotta Be Mobile editors have selected for recognition this month. We feel like the devices listed here deliver the best, all-around package for this month and this month alone.

With that in mind, here are the five best smartphones for October, 2014.

iPhone 6

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iPhone 6

After months in the rumor mill, Apple's new iPhone 6 replaces the iPhone 5s as the company's high-end iPhone flagship. Like the iPhone 5s before it, the iPhone 6 is one of the best smartphones on the planet and a device that smartphone shoppers should look at before they buy.

Apple's iPhone 6 comes with an assortment of top notch features including a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, a speedy A8 processor, a fantastic rear camera, a metal design, Touch ID fingerprint technology, tons of storage space, and the company's brand new iOS 8 operating system.

The iPhone 6 isn't cheap, it starts at $199.99, but those that buy into the new iPhone will be getting one of the best phones on the market and one that should last three years or more thanks to new iOS software updates. Apple tends to keep iPhones updated for three years before kicking them to the curb.

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3 Comments

  1. Taylor Smith

    10/30/2014 at 10:36 pm

    I am rather disappointed with these opinions. Considering the way this post is going, I am surprised the author didn’t mention the cheap Chinese (hard to order) “beta” smartphone called One Plus One.

    In any event, the Note 4 is not a big upgrade over the Note 3. Why would one like it over the Samsung Galaxy 3 aside from the larger screen when the Galaxy 3 is waterproof?

    What’s a Motorola X? Doesn’t Motorola make commercial two way radios and walky talkies? Does it or any device mentioned here come with an MicroSD card?

    And what about off contract pricing? That group is now huge. Who cares about on contract pricing. Eaching carrier and cellular provider representative will offer you (or not) credits or promos such as credit stacking to effectively alter the on-contract pricing.

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  2. Taylor Smith

    10/30/2014 at 10:37 pm

    OOps, typo. When I wrote Galaxy 3, I meant Galaxy 5. There is no edit feature here.

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  3. Kim Griffiths

    11/01/2014 at 7:41 am

    Tut tut Taylor Smith! That boo boo was the literary equivalent to you walking out of the bathroom with your skirt snagged into your knicker leg, loo roll stuck to the bottom of one of your stiletto heels…

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