We asked mobile tech experts from Techcrunch, Endgadget, and Technoroma on their top 3 smartphones picks and here's the result.
Of all the experts that we’ve asked, the iPhone 6 seems the most favoured phone. With its awesome features and slick design, It’s a sure hit for most tech experts.
So why iPhone 6?
We at Strike have collected and surveyed tech bloggers and here’s what we found out and the probably the reasons why they picked these smartphones.
Aside from its killer looks, the Apple iPhone 6 boasts 1,334 x 750 resolution and 1,920 x 1080 resolution for iPhone 6 plus for optimal screen display. It also means you can play your favourite app, watch movies or even shoot amazing photos with their 8MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels with optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash.
It can also run multiple applications thanks to its A8 processor which is significantly faster with up to 50% increased GPU speed compared to A7 which has been used with iPhone 5.
Despite the design overhaul, Apple iPhone 6 maintained its stand for being user-friendly among its users. They also include a larger screen while maintaining its HD resolution which is a big thumbs up for users. Apple also introduced “Apple Pay”, which is an awesome add-on to their specifications. Now, Apple users can purchase apps, gadgets, e-books or even order in e-commerce sites amazon and e-bay with just a tap of their fingers.
It also has a fingerprint scanner so users can access their mobile phones without the typing intricate access codes / passwords.
Design & Capabilities – Apple created two versions of the iPhone 6. One is a 4.7 inch iPhone 6 which is really handy since you can easily reach all four corners of the screen without little effort. The other one, is a magnanimous 5.5 inch iPhone 6 plus which is dwarf previous iPhone models, but at the same time, the two phones are Apple’s thinnest measuring 6.9 and 7.1mm compared to iPhone 5s which is 7.6mm thick. The iPhone 6 also has a longer battery life with up to 80 hours while using audio.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Many will agree that this is probably one of the best Smartphones around. With its slick and sturdy design, impeccable camera experience, and a quad-HD screen this is one of the toughest phone to beat.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a stunning design very few can match. The curved screen is brilliant! It has 16MP on its camera built with an Octa-core Exynos 7420 processor. It has a Quad HD Super AMOLED screen with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels which is the clearest and crispiest screen resolution you can have on a mobile device.
Samsung Galaxy S6 has a more useful TouchWiz more than ever. They’ve been able to integrate it with Lollipop to help you organize your stuff. Additionally, they remove all the unnecessary pre-installed apps and put it in Google Play instead. They also made a fantastic way of utilizing bold colours with bright backgrounds. It also made multi-tasking much more easier with the TouchWiz UI. They also a “Closs All button” and Multi-Window toggle to help you multi-task.
Price – For all its magnificent specs and features, with $299.99 on a 2 year contact on Verizon and $989.99 for open lines.
HTC One M8
With its metal body and good construction quality, this phone is definitely one of the top choices for tech-enthusiast or even for regular users.
Design – HTC is an Android that runs with 4.4 KitKat packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz quad core processor, has 2 GB of RAM. It also includes either 16GB or 32GB on-board storage with up 128GB expendable storage.
It has a 2600 mAh battery capacity, and uses a technology that similar to Samsung’s ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’ that lets users to save their battery when they need it most. HTC mentioned that it can last up to 60 hours of additional standby at 20 percent battery remaining, and 30 hours at 10 percent respectively. This is a game-changer for people who are sometimes caught in tough situations.
HTC also uses all-metal unibody design that has a bad-ass look that beats everyone else on the market.
HTC uses a unique feature called “HTC Blinkfeed” that brings all the app updates right to the home screen. That means you can get all the news, updates without having to open them individually.
This mobile devise also uses a BoomSound dual frontal stereo speaker, built-in amplifier and a volume that can reach up to 95 dB for optimal music, movies, videos or even game performance. It’s like a having a home-theatre right at your fingertips.
– HTC use Zoe camera with UltraPixel focus for better quality rather than megapixels. It takes much better pictures especially under low-light. It also has optical image stabilization and video HDR. HTC Zoe turns your memories into a gallery of pictures taking detailed low-light pics with UltraPixels.
Price - HTC One M8 has a price tag of $500-$700 USD. It’s probably the best bang for your buck considering the specs and features.
The next on this list is Motorola’s Nexus 6. It is the supersized version of the new Moto X which has been given a huge boost with its performance. It is run by Android 5.0 Lollipop. It also has a 6.0 inches display screen that runs with Snapdragon processors and 3GB of RAM.
Design – As mentioned above, Google Nexus 6 runs using Android 5.0 Lollipop with Snapdragon processors and 3GB of RAM, it boasts a Qi-Chargeable 3220 mAh which lasts pretty long even when using multiple apps. The only downside to their design is that you need to use both of your hands to be able to use this phone properly. Camera and display is also superb with 13MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels with autofocus, optical image stabilization and dual led flash. Some say its camera and display can even match Apple iPhones or Samsung’s.
– It’s cheaper than Apple iPhone and Samsung S6 and has specs comparable to the phones mentioned. It is also sturdy enough to be bend-gate free. Thus, one of the popular choices of tech geeks. The price ranges from $300-$580 on Amazon.
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