There are many Android phones that everyone would want to own this year. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and specifications. Companies like Samsung, Sony, LG and Motorola are constantly creating new phones almost every year. Some of the phone makers released new phones this year at different technology functions across the country. Below are some of the best Android phones of 2014:
HTC One M8
Many people who have tried it say that the phone is solidly built and offers value for money. The HTC One M8 is actually not that different from its previous model. However, it looks great, has a microSD card and a fairly good camera. The phone has a sleek metal design and quality speakers that are louder than those on some low-end laptops. It has two cameras at the back and can shoot photos with and without the flash. Technology lovers who have tried the camera say that the images they took with it are clear and sharp.
Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the best smartphones this year. It has a big 5.1 inch display, a high performing 16 megapixel camera and a fast and efficient Snapdragon processor. The phone also has a finger scanner and water and dust proof chassis. However, some tech enthusiasts feel that the heart rate monitor is unnecessary and the finger print scanner is difficult to use. They also claim that the plastic body of the phone makes it feel like a toy.
The LG G2 Android phone has an impressive design and a powerful processor, which is basically what everyone wants in a phone. It is the first U.S. device to have a Qualcomm superfast Snapdragon 800 processor. Apart from this, it has a decent camera that has the optical image stabilization feature. Images taken using the camera are clear and crisp. However, there are those who feel that LG messed up by placing the power button on the back of the phone. The phone’s speakers are also not as good as those of the HTC equivalent. People who have tried them out claim the speakers sound toneless and are not clear.
Sony Xperia Z2
The design of this phone is not that impressive but still gives out that premium quality look anyone can expect from a high-end phone. It has front-facing speakers and a clear screen that has good color reproduction. Though the phone is well rounded in terms of its specifications, it still feels a little bulky and does not have some of the specifications that one would expect to be included in a high-end phone.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Though not as good as the Samsung Galaxy S5, this phone still has a lot to offer. For instance, it has Adroid 4.4 KitKat and has become more affordable since the Galaxy S5 debuted. It also has a powerful processor and a decent camera. However, its build quality is closer to that of a low-end phone.
Motorola Moto G
Moto G has a 4.5-inch, a 720p display and a powerful quad-core processor. It has the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean but will soon be upgraded to 4.4 KitKat. However, it does not have a microSD slot, removable battery and NFC.
Generally, all these phones have their strengths and weaknesses. So it is the buyers who have to decide whether they will pick the Android phones everyone wants or one that they find satisfactory to them.
By Michael Obunga