Guest blog by Sophie
2012 has been yet another stellar year for the smartphone market, with more and more people investing in handsets that can do much more than simply call and text. Provided below is a summary of the year’s biggest successes, including information on what these devices offer users.HTC One X
The One X was one of the first smartphones to sport a quad-core processor and it puts all of this number-crunching prowess to good work powering Android 4.0 with the fresh Sense interface on top. A 4.7-inch touchscreen display with a high-definition resolution of 1280 x 720 means you can enjoy HD content as it was meant to be seen, while an 8-megapixel camera lets you record 1080p video clips while simultaneously taking photos. HTC manages to put all of these features into a phone that is slim and made from premium quality materials so that you really feel like your money has been spent on something worthwhile.
Samsung Galaxy S3
The main rival to the One X became the fastest selling gadget of all time after 10 million pre-orders were placed across the world. The device lives up to its billing with a quad-core processor and 8-megapixel camera, while its 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display is a little larger, sharper and more capable than that of the HTC device.
Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia has been flying the flag for the Windows Phone platform in 2012 and the Lumia 900 is a suitable follow-up to last year’s Lumia 800. Running on a 1.4GHz processor, it has a 4.3-inch AMOLED display and features the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. It is also equipped with an 8-megapixel camera, which harnesses Carl Zeiss optics to record 720p video clips and excellent still images.
Orange San Diego
The Sand Diego has the unique honour of using an Intel processor rather than a chip based on ARM architecture, which means that it is fast, fluid and a little bit out of the ordinary. It is also very affordable, despite its decent specifications and network provider branding, so you can enjoy the Android operating system and all that it has to offer without having to raid your piggy bank in the process. Of course, the handset most people are looking forward to in 2012 is the iPhone 5, which Apple will be expecting to perform very well given the track record of previous models, not least the ubiquitous iPhone 4.2012 has been yet another stellar year for the smartphone market, with more and more people investing in handsets that can do much more than simply call and text. Provided below is a summary of the year’s biggest successes, including information on what these devices offer users.
About the Author:
Sophie is a lover of new technology and likes to look after her investments, therefore takes out mobile phone insurance for every handset she owns.