Our List Of Best Phones Of 2014
Now that we’ve turned the page to 2015, this review will look at the best phones of 2014. Before we begin, there’s a lot to look forward to as the year unfolds. Rumors and known product releases show some incredible promise coming soon. From new Apps and software updates to new mobile phones and more, just over the horizon there is sure to be something for everyone.
Apple’s iWatch is one to look forward to; it’s Apple’s first foray into wearable technology. And if Apple’s jump into smartphone and tablet technology is a precursor, the iWatch is something that will be a game-changer.
Apple’s iWatch And More News Of Upcoming Smartphones
Another thing on the rumor mill is about new mobile phones on the horizon, such as a new Samsung Galaxy s6. Business Insider reports that a supplier may have leaked details, including the release date for the new Samsung mobile. This new phone is rumored to have a curved glass display that wraps around the edges of the phone. Also in the works is a supposed iPhone 6s, and if it’s true, then in traditional Apple product launches, the iPhone 6s will be released in September 2015.
Let’s take a moment to reflect upon what we already have released before we get ahead of ourselves and jump for the best, new thing.
So, without further ado, let’s look back at the best phones of 2014.
The Best Phones Of 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4:
As we’ve noted previously, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one incredible device. With a 5.7” face, this large screen has the sharpest display available. The one technical flaw it has is the awkward heart-rate monitor on the backside of the model. For video and image viewing, this is the best smartphone on the market.
Google Nexus 6:
The largest screen at 6” makes the Google Nexus 6 hovering on the border between phone and tablet. The main issue with this size of a mobile device is that the large display makes single hand maneuvering a difficult task. But for image watching and video viewing, the Nexus 6 tops even the gigantic Note 4 discussed earlier.
The iPhone 6 Plus:
As with the other large displays, the iPhone 6 Plus is too large for single-hand navigation but great for video watching. The slim design is a perfect counter-balance to the largest ever iPhone at 5.5 inches, making the phone both large and small at the same time.
HTC One (M8):
For an Android phone, the HTC One (M8) is among the best phones of 2014. Slick and smooth, the design of the HTC One (M8) is with an eye toward the esthetic as well as performance. This mobile device is one of the thinnest smartphones around. If you’re looking for an outstanding smartphone, the HTC One (M8) is great for the price, starting around $649.
The iPhone 6:
As we’ve noted many times before, the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone on the market today. A perfect blend of size at 4.7 inches and design, the one knock on the iPhone 6 is the thin plastic band at the bottom of the design. This is also one of the thinnest smartphones, and you’ll be amazed at the processing speed of the patent A8 chip. Starting at $199 and moving up with a $100 increment for double memory space, this is the best deal around.
From Apple to Samsung, Google and HTC, there were some incredible releases this past year. And never one to slow down, smartphone manufacturers has some amazing improvements on the horizon. Until then, we should enjoy the best phones of 2014.