What are the best smartphones you can buy in April 2014 ? Where to buy the best phones on the market at the lowest price of the web? Also for the month of April 2014 I will try to list the ones that, in my opinion, are the best phones on the market, as always, the advice that I write are the same I would give to my best friend.
Obviously I can not have tried all the phones that are shown on this page, what I do is read a lot of reviews, comments and opinions from users who have tried and bought some phones, watch video reviews of the phone guru on youtube, this keeping me up to date on the latest news, the set of all these "activities" allows me to have a very clear idea of what are the best smartphone on the market today.
The most interesting news in this month of April 2014 are the output and marketing in Canadaly of three new smartphones top of the range, or the new HTC One M8, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sony Xperia Z2 and the challenge of Best Smartphone of 2014 if the play these three phones? Still can not know what will be the best among the three, what we can do is a comparison between the technical characteristics of these smartphones.
The main technical features of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 are these:
a system of fingerprint recognition integrated into the HOME key;
16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, HDR;
support ANT + technology very useful to match the new galaxy SV to the new gadget from wear (wearabple), it would be interesting if there was even a ZigBee module for controlling devices specially to create you a home automation;
the chipset is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974AC 801 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait with Adreno GPU 400 330;
sensor to detect the heartbeat behind next to the LED flash on the camera;
the operative system Android 4.4 KitKat;
lithium battery 2800 mAh;
will be available from 11 April 2014.
The main technical features of the new HTC One M8 are these:
5-inch screen Full HD (441 ppi) with glass Gorilla Glass 3;
quad core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB from 2.3GHz with Adreno 330 GPU;
2GB di RAM;
16GB or 32GB of internal memory expandable with microSD up to 128 GB;
support 4G/LTE connectivity Cat4 Finoa 150 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload;
Dual 4-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and front camera 5 megapixel;
operating system Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the new user interface (UI) HTC Sense v6;
Lithium battery 2600 mAh;
you can already buy it online at a price of about 600 euro, Europe version with warranty.
The main technical features of the Sony Xperia Z2 are:
5.2 inch Full HD screen;
quad core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB from 2.3GHz with Adreno 330 GPU;
IP58 certified smartphone resistant to dust and water resistant (can withstand under water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes);
3 GB di RAM;
16GB of internal memory expandable microSD up to 129GB co;
20.7-megapixel rear camera and 2.2 megapixel front camera;
android operating system version 4.4.2 KitKat;
Lithium battery 3200 mAh;
already available for pre-order on amazon.co.uk .
Among these three new smartphones top of the range that, at least on paper, seems to be the best is the Sony Xperia Z2, his side has 3GB of RAM, a 20.7-megapixel camera, IP58 certified and bigger battery than the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8, but what will make a real difference in usability of these new smartphones will be top of the range the user interface with the various pre-installed applications, from this point of view, the best option may be the HTC One M8 (considering the excellent HTC Sense UI arrived at version 6). Another key factor for the title of best smartphone in 2014 will be the availability of operating system upgrades to the latest version of Android, so I know that on this side the best smartphone for the end of 2014 will be the Nexus 5.
Among the new low-end smartphone, entry level that you can buy April 2014 there are the X Nokia , Nokia and Nokia X + XL (Dual SIM), all running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean which was a huge success, at least in terms of interest from users in network you can find info on how to obtain root permissions and install the google and google play store now.
As always the busiest market is China, April 2014 you can buy the Vivo Xplay 3S , the first smartphone to have a display with a resolution qHD , this phablet (has a 6-inch screen) I talked about in the article What ' is the best and the most powerful Chinese Android smartphone , Xiaomi should also get out on the market two new devices, the Xiaomi Hongmi 2 with the characteristic of having a soc and octa-core Xiaomi Mi3S. In April, you can buy the new Oppo Find 7 , destined to become the best Android smartphone on the Chinese market , there will be two versions, one with Full HD display and the other with a 5.5-inch qHD display with a resolution of well or 2,560 × 1,440 pixels and a pixel density equal to 538ppi, screen Corilla Glass 3, other interesting features are the network support 4G/LTE , the presence of a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor with the sensor opening of f/2.0 and thanks to the processor Oppo Pure Image 2.0 is able to take 10 consecutive shots very quickly, choose the 4 best pictures tween them and as a result provide a single photo to 50 megapixels (Super Zoom), the result looks great, more details will find them on the site engadget.com , this camera is capable of shooting 4K video at 30 fps, the new chipset is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC a quad core 2.5 GHz with an Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, slot microSD up to 128GB, 3000 mAh lithium battery with fast charging technology VOOC, the price of ' Oppo Find 7 with Full HD display will be about 350 Euros, while the Oppo Find 7 with qHD display will be priced at approximately 400 Euros and will be on sale by the end of May beginning of June 2014.
could however get the most interesting news from Huawei with its new SoC Huawei Kirin 920, a chipset consisting of 4 + 4 Cortex A7 Cortex A15 and Mali-T624 GPU, you So this is an octa-core whose first benchmark with AnTuTu put it very close to the new Snapdragon 805, Kirin 920 supports display with a maximum resolution up to 2560 × 1440 pixels, up to 32-megapixel camera.
Among the Chinese mobile marketing the most important new features in terms of quality / price ratio are the new models of smart phones Android Chinese octa-core processor, one of the most interesting is the Zopo ZP980 + Plus you can buy with around 200 Euros, you also recommended to read the article Best Chinese smartphone Core 8 - Octa Core Dual Sim , the ZP998 ZOPO C2 II co NFC support and display 5.5-inch full hd, Jiayu G5.
Interesting news from this last period is the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact that you can now buy with about 400 Euros, a smartphone with technical features top of the range but only with a 4.3-inch HD display, unfortunately the price is still high.
After this short introduction let's see what are the best smartphone in April 2014 in the category Entry Level Economic and thus in the price range under 100 € the best smartphone you can still buy the ' Huawei Ascend Y300 , whose strengths and weaknesses they can learn by reading the opinions of those who have bought the Huawei ascend Y300 and the technical characteristics of which can be found easily online by doing a search on google, I consider the Huawei Ascend Y300 the best smartphone you can buy with around 90 Euros although Huawei is a ' Chinese company, but is among the leading manufacturers of smartphones in the world, and you can easily find its handsets in major electronics stores without having to buy some Chinese online store, so you can take advantage of the 2-year warranty.
all'Huawei The best alternatives Ascend Y300 and therefore the best smartphone you can buy with less than 100 € are also the ' Alcatel One Touch Pop C3 with similar specifications . Among the best smartphone under 100 Euros is also the Nokia Lumia 520 , a mobile phone system Operating windows phone 8, which has been a big success and is highly appreciated by its owners, great gift to people who have never used a smartphone with touch screen display, the parents of a certain age is not related to technology, to seniors who are willing to try new technologies, the only flaw of the Nokia 520 is to not have the front camera to make video calls and the lack of flash on the camera back. With a budget of around 100 Euros , in short, it will be possible buy the new Nokia X and with few euro more Nokia X +, the main technical features of these two devices are 4-inch screen with WVGA 800 × 480 pixels with a density of 233 ppi, Dual SIM, Bluetooth, WiFi: WLAN 802.11 b / g / n, 3G WCDMA 900/2100 MHz processor Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1GHz, RAM 512MB for Nokia X and 768MB for the Nokia X +, 4GB internal memory, rear camera of 3.15 megapixels is not present front camera, microSD slot for 32GB Finoa, lithium battery 1500 mAh OS Android 4.1.2 JellyBean, it is already possible to pre-order the Nokia X and Nokia Nokia X + XL (with 5-inch screen) on amazon. es or on amazon.de . On youtube you can find videos where comparing the Nokia X with the Nokia 520, with video test of resistance to fall and liquids (drop test), the Nokia X seems to be very durable.
Even April 2014 I think the best cheap smartphones that you should be able to buy with about 150 Euros should have these characteristics:
a display of about 4.5 inches with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) Gorilla Glass Corning;
Minimum 1GB of RAM, minimum 8GB ROM;
micro SD slot with 16GB may not even be there;
processore quad core;
at least 5 megapixels rear camera with LED flash and front camera;
lithium battery for more than 2000 mAh;
Android OS 4.2 or higher;
3G HSDPA 21 Mbps;
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Unfortunately the only smartphone statement with these features that you can find in Canada is the new Motorola Moto G 8GB , but it is less than about 170 Euros and does not have the slot for the microSD. These days you can buy the new Huawei Honor 3C Chinese Android smartphone with dual sim MTK6582 Cortex A7 processor quad core 1.3GHz, Mali-400 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB ROM, 5.0 inch display with HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels , WCDMA 900/2100MHz, 8 megapixel rear camera and front 5 MP, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, Google Play, lithium battery 2300 mAh, it is a Dual Sim Android smartphone that China wants to be a direct rival of the Xiaomi Hongmi, currently the best online store where to buy the best Huawei Honor 3C ( H30-U10 ) is etotalk.com, where you can have it with the Etotalk mod ROM, and then in multilingual version (the original version contains only two languages, Chinese and English), with root permissions to install CWM Recovery and then you can try other custom ROM installed with the google play store, this could be the best smartphone to buy with a budget of around € 150, maybe even better than the Motorola Moto G ?
huawei honor 3c u10 h30 AnTuTu benchmark score score
If you're looking for a dual sim mobile phone then you can also consider buying dell'Acero Liquid Z3, see also the article best dual sim android smartphone under 100 euro , even if the MWC were presented two new smartphones Acer, E3 Duo mid-range and entry-level Z4 duo with 4-inch display.
Best smartphone in February 2014 budget € 100
With a budget of up to € 200 the best smartphone you can buy in March 2014, the Motorola Moto G 16GB version that has very interesting technical features such as the fact of being a quad core processor and powerful GPU to do a good turn smoothly the Games heavier, have a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 720 × 1280 pixels HD 3 corning gorilla glass and a lithium-ion battery 2070 mAh, the comparison between the technical specifications of the Motorola Moto G with the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus ( Best Smartphone 2013 budget € 200) you can see them here: galaxy s2 vs motion plus g . The only fault of Motorola Moto G is the lack of micro SD slot and the fact that we Canadians, we find the version with 16GB for sale at 200 €, while in the U.S. it is $ 199, the best site to buy Motorola Moto G at a fair price is amazon.co.uk where the 16GB version sells for € 199, see also the article: Motorola Moto G could be the best smartphone under 200 Euros? article and the Motorola Moto G : Review and Custom ROM with Android 4.4.2 KitKat .
Other interesting smartphone that you can buy with a budget of 100 to 200 euro are:
Huawei Ascend G525 Android smartphone dual sim, quad core, with a 5 megapixel camera, 4.5 inch screen, 1GB of RAM that you can buy with about 140 € including shipping costs, if you're looking for a dual sim below 150 Euros you should this, see also the ratings ;
Core Samsung Galaxy I8260 smartphone dual sim with lower specifications all'Huawei Ascend G525, but has more ROM memory and probably a more optimized software;
Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus the technical characteristics of which are the most interesting 8-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM, micro SD slot, NFC;
Nokia Lumia 620 or the latest Nokia Lumia 625 between the cheapest 4G LTE smartphones;
Nokia Lumia 920 a former top of the range that I recently saw in a flyer on offer at 199 €, if you buy a Nokia Lumia series you still have to deal with the Microsoft app store, and then have to settle for these best applications for windows phone 8 free ;
HTC Desire 500 quad-core Android smartphone with a good 8-megapixel camera and the famous HTC Sense UI 5.0 you can find it on offer for about 199 Euros;
Huawei Ascend G510 with very similar characteristics all'Huawei Ascend Y300 but with slightly larger 4.5-inch screen, supports NFC technology;
Sony Xperia M processor with dual-core 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM, HSDPA up to 21 Mbps download support ANT + technology and lithium-ion battery 1750 mAh, this smartphone is a great alternative to the more dated Samsung Galaxy S Advance even though it only has 4GB of internal memory, but comes with microSD slot, online opinions are decidedly positive, this is one of the best smartphones you can buy with a budget of approximately EUR 160;
Samsung Galaxy S3 mini everyone knows, one of the top selling mobile phones you can buy it online with about 190 €, but if you can spend a little more much better to choose the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus;
So if you have a budget of around € 200 smartphone with the best display of at least 4.5 inch HD, 1GB of RAM, quad core that can appear is the Motorola Moto G or you can find it among the best Chinese Android smartphone dual sim and quad core .
The price range from 200 € to 300 € the best smartphone you can buy at March 2014 are:
motorola moto g best smartphone budget 200 euro at the best price the web
Huawei Ascend G700 Dual Sim Android Smartphone with 2GB of RAM, HD 5-inch screen, HSDPA up to 42 Mbps, 8-megapixel camera, quad core CPU 1.2 GHz and lithium-ion battery 2150 mAh, the lowest price of the web for this smartphone is about 225 Euros, the Huawei Ascend G700 it's the best dual sim android smartphone as quality / price ratio, the reviews;
Sony Xperia SP one android phone with 4.6-inch HD screen, 8 megapixel camera, dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait, lithium battery 2370 mAh well support the 4G LTE network, if you want a smartphone LTE below 300 euro this is the best that you can buy;
Samsung Galaxy Express 2 a smartphone with 8GB ROM, 1.5 GB RAM, processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 5 megapixel camera, 4.5 inch display with 540 × 960 pixel resolution, 4G LTE The price is about 230 euro;
Samsung Galaxy S3 to guarantee Europe 209 Euros, the best smartphone ever in this price range , the mobile phone with the best camera, good battery life, excellent technical characteristics only flaw is not LTE, although there is the LTE version with 2GB of Ram, but the price goes up;
LG Nexus 4 , although it is no longer the top of the range series nexus is still a great smartphone and you can update until " the latest version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat , only flaws the camera and lasted a little 'lack of battery, with the upgrade to version Android 4.4.2, there are also improvements in performance, I personally have gotten a higher score with the AnTuTu benchmark coming up with a score of 16838, the lowest price of the web for this smartphone is about 259 € including shipping costs;
Nokia Lumia 925 4.5 inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 4G LTE, 8 megapixel camera with optical image stabilizer, operating system, Windows Phone 8 Black;
Huawei Ascend P6 whose strengths are the design, 2GB of RAM, a 4.7 inch HD display, quad-core 1.5Ghz processor;
Zopo ZP980 one of the best Android smartphone dual sim Chinese as quality / price, 5-inch screen Full HD, 32GB of ROM, 2 GB of RAM, GPS, USB OTG, MTK6589T SoC with 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, read opinions of those who have bought the Zopo ZP980 , always the same Chinese company below 300 € There are also models Zopo ZP998 C2 II octa-core, Zopo ZP980 + Plus octa-core interesting is also the JiaYu G5 with a good camera 13 megapixel, if you think of buying a smartphone China also considers the duties, to avoid them you should buy from a store that ships from Europe.
Samsung Galaxy S3 best smartphone you can buy in February 2014 with a budget of € 300 max
So in the price range between 200 and 300 euro also this month of March 2014 the absolute best phones are the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Nexus 4 , but if you want to save something you should also consider the ' Huawei Ascend G700 . If you're interested have a smartphone 4G/LTE and then you have a maximum budget of € 300 you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini or Nokia Lumia 925 if you have a smartphone that takes great pictures.
March 2014 Even the best smartphone you can buy 350 euro budget is the Nexus 5 , with the new update to Android 4.2.2 the 8 megapixel camera is much improved, the pictures are much better than those that you can shoot with the Nexus 4, compared with the first models sold there have also been improvements in hardware such as the slight increase in the circumference of the holes at the level of the tanks, which smartphones currently on the market can compete with the Nexus 5? You can find the answer by reading this article: Nexus 5 against all . To buy the Nexus 5 at the best price on the web and in total safety I suggest you read this mini-guide for online shopping: the best shops to buy online , which is currently the lowest price I found online for 5 nexus with Europe is to guarantee about 300 Euros.
Among the other best smartphones you can buy in the price range from 300 to 400 euro are:
HTC One , everybody knows it, it is still considered by many the best smartphone on the market and you can get it with a 389 euro including shipping costs with warranty Europe;
Samsung Galaxy S4 , rival HTC One is to be replaced by swimming top of the range, the galaxy s5, so the price is coming down, these days you can get it with a 319 euro guarantee Europe, with the new update to Android 4.4 .2 KitKat Samsung Galaxy X4 is further improved, new user interface, new launcher, has improved the speed of the operating system (no more micro lag?), in forums there are also complaints of those who have updated the galaxy s4, some complain more battery power, but reading the various comments I would do the upgrade;
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet one of the best around, if you are not interested in the 4G LTE connection is the best phablet that you can buy with less than 350 euro;
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo processore N7505 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 + dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 GPU Mali-T624 (circa AnTuTu score 31200) and support the 4G/LTE, screen Full HD 5.5, S Pen, 2GB di RAM, 16GB internal memory ,camera of 8 megapixel, Battery 3100 mAh lithium al, android 4.3;
Sony Xperia Z with Europe guarantee you can get it with about 350 Euros and technical characteristics of a true top of the line 5-inch display with full HD LTE, 13-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, resistant IP57 certified water lithium battery 2330 mAh, this phone could be one of the main rivals of the Nexus 5;
Xiaomi Mi3 although in this article I have decided not to consider that much of the Chinese Android smartphone, Xiaomi such as Huawei, Lenovo, Zopo became known brands are also great European public and not just to insiders, also begin to sell their products on the European market through official channels such as some web store, but the tornado Xiaomi Mi3 version with processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974AB 800 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 recently clocked the highest scores on AnTuTu with a score of 37,273, unfortunately This top of the range smartphone is 4G LTE;
in this price range, you can also consider buying the best smartphone Chinese Core 8 - Octa Core Dual Sim as Zopo ZP998 .
Nexus 5 smatphone best quality as absolute price 2013 2014
The best smartphones you can buy in April 2014 with about 450 euro budget are:
LG G2 SoC same nexus 5, but with a 13-megapixel camera of lesser quality than that of galaxy s4, microSD slot and lithium battery 3000 mAh, one of the phones with 5-inch screen Full HD 1080 1920 pixels with greater autonomy as the best smartphone of 2013 by Consumer Reports and Stuff Magazine, two of the most important magazines in the U.S., you can buy it online with about 420 Euros;
the Sony Xperia Z1 camera with 20.7 megapixels, one of the smartphone with the best camera on the market today according to dxomark.com, 3000 mAh lithium battery, water resistant up to one meter for 30 minutes, shame about the size, too cumbersome, as Xiaomi Mi3, then you could opt for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact with 4.3-inch HD;
The new Xperia Z1 Compact , one of the best smartphones on the market today, with its small size is the best smartphone on the market paperback, of course, with the iPhone 5s.
Which device to choose between these top models is a personal matter, if you're interested take great pictures better to choose the Galaxy S4, the Sony Xperia Z1 or Z1 Compact, see also the article which smartphone has the best camera , if t ' more interested in the sound quality, aesthetics, quality of materials then you might consider purchasing the HTC ONE. Otre 450 € what is the best smartphone you can buy to April 2014 ? In the price range from EUR 450 to ∞ (infinity) are all the other phones top of the range so far not mentioned, which fall into this category must all have a Full HD screen of at least 4.5 inches, at least quad core , have 2GB of RAM and at least 16GB of ROM, at least 8-megapixel camera, support 4G LTE connection, lithium battery with a capacity greater than 2000 mAh, here are a few:
HTC One (M8) the new HTC One is a candidate to be one of the best smartphones of 2014, it is already possible to buy it at a price of about 600 euro, the main features of this smartphone are the top of the range 5-inch display Full HD Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset MSM8974AB 801 quad-core 2.3 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU, dual 4-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and 5 megapixel front camera, 2600 mAh lithium battery, and Android 4.4.2 operating system KitKat;
Nokia Lumia 1520 with a 6.0-inch full HD display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, 4G LTE connectivity, PureView 20 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and Carl Zeiss optics, processor Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad 400-core 2.2 GHz Krait and a battery of 3400 mAh Nokia is the most powerful on the market, you can buy it at the best price of 539 euro with a guarantee on the usual site eBay or from Google Shopping Europe;
Nokia Lumia former top of the line 1020 series Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8 OS with 41-megapixel camera;
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 the best phablet on the market today , with 5.7-inch screen Full HD, 3GB of RAM, LTE, 13-megapixel camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC 800 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Adreno 330 GPU, battery Lithium 3200 mAh, if the screen is 5.7 "is not too big for you Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the best smartphone ever that you can buy, the only fault block region (Region Lock) however bamboozled with ' application RegionLock Away and root permissions;
iPhone 5s , if I was in the Tour de France would call this smartphone Hors Catégorie because of the really high price, the official price of 839 € for the 32GB iPhone 5S, who can afford it must buy it.
Conclusions , the Google mobile Nexus 5 is confirmed as the best smartphone ever as quality / price that you can buy April 2014 , with the update to Android 4.4.2, and small changes at the hardware level is further improved, battery life is line with other smartphones, and top of the range, however, with an average use / intense, will recharged every day, you can buy the Nexus 5 16GB at the lowest price of the web site from eBay or Amazon of 299 Euros, with a guarantee Europe.
The nexus 5 beats all the best Android smartphone Chinese octa-core and quad core on the market today such as quality / price ratio, it is impossible for us Canadians, buy Chinese Android smartphone with features similar to nexus 5 at the same price, most likely the situation will change when will be released on a new SoC Mediatek MT6595 octa-core 4G/LTE module.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 and ' HTC One , I think, are still among the best smartphone to buy in April 2014 for those looking for a top of the range phone at a price about 350 euro, but today if a friend of mine asked me for advice on which smartphone to buy between galaxy s4 warranty in Europe and about 319 euro to 299 euro 16GB Nexus 5 would advise him to buy the Nexus 5, even if the camera is more poor, buying the Nexus 5 you are guaranteed to have a smartphone always updated to the latest version of Android.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Motorola Moto G 16 GB recommend them as the best smartphone to buy with a budget of around € 200.
The best phablet that you can buy today is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 , with this smartphone you do not need to buy a tablet Ideal for business people, college students, for whom it works with your smartphone, studying us, we play, surf the internet, those who use it as a navigator, to watch videos, in addition to those who use it at 360 degrees .
Who does not have budget limitations can safely buy the ' iPhone 5S 32GB with innovative technological solutions such as the Touch ID (fingerprint sensor), 64-bit processor, one of the best 8-megapixel cameras on the market and the new iOS 7 , although personally I would wait to read the reviews on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 .
Among the Chinese flagship Android smartphone the best that you can buy in April, it's probably the new Oppo Find 7 from 7 April you can order it on europe.oppostyle.com.