Cell phones, especially smartphones have become a basic necessity in our daily lives and it’s not surprising to find people looking forward more to the launch of a new smartphone rather than any other festival or special occasion. Catering to this growing demand for new and innovative options, major cell phone brands have taken it upon themselves to give its customers something new to look forward to year. As we enter into the New Year with the hope of much more better things to come out way, here’s a look in to the top 10 phones 2014 that managed to create a niche in everyone’s hearts.
10. Nokia Lumia 1020
Nokia Lumia 1020 is the number one choice for everyone looking for a great camera and the best Windows phone experience. The camera offers users options that may not be available on leading smartphones. The downside however, is its exceptionally huge size and struggling battery life. This phone offers a similar experience to that of the previous Lumia 925 but is a great alternative for people who don’t enjoy the iOS or Android experience.
9. LG G2
Up until the LG G2, LG failed to create an impression in the world of smartphone. However, LG G2 changed this. This powerful smartphone efficiently completes with major rivalries like Samsung S4 and Nexus 5. It offers users a more “android” experience with access to some great applications. It does everything users want their smartphones to do without being overloaded with features.
8. Moto X
Motorola has been around for quite some time now and sticks to its motto of quality over quantity. The phone maker doesn’t launch phones as vigorously as its rivals but when it does launch a product, it makes sure quality is its biggest asset. The same applies for Moto X. The phone’s 2GB of RAM, 4.7-inch display, 252 different color combinations, 2,200mAh battery and reasonable price tag is what makes it a very good buy. Though the phone has some mid-range specifications, it offers a pleasurable user experience.
7. Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is undoubtedly the most successful and popular Android phone of all time. This success has helped make the brand a big player in the smartphone industry. The phone created quite a controversy but managed to win the hearts of many. Additional features, decent battery life and the introduction of 4G LITE are what contributed to the success of this phone.
6. BlackBerry 10
BlackBerry’s attempt to regain its strong hold over the smartphone market came with the launch of BlackBerry 10, an operating system highly inspired by the popular QNX software. The launch of this OS gave rise to a new series of Blackberry phone including Q10, Q5, Z10, Z30 and the P’9982. The phones quickly became popular and gave BlackBerry users a reason to trust and believe in the brand again. Though the steep price received some criticism, it didn’t stop ardent BlackBerry fans from checking out what the pioneer smartphone maker had in store for them. Z10 was the first phone to be released in this series and was first made available in the United Kingdom. The makers did away with their traditional QWERTY keypad, replacing it with a 4G touch screen. The device received some great software updates and new additions to the list of available applications. It included a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB internal storage space and 2GB of RAM.