In a world that’s perhaps overly dominated by the likes of the Galaxy and iPhone ranges, it can sometimes be a welcome relief to try a phone option that’s a little off the beaten path. And of course, we should remember that there always have been other options out there, no matter what the advertising strategies of Apple and Samsung would have you think. So if you’re looking for a piece of good quality, high-tech phone-ware, take a moment to read on and find out about some of the great, yet less prolific, alternative options currently available on the market.
If you’re looking for a high-tech, sophisticated and functional alternative to the galaxy and the iPhone, look no further than Google’s latest Nexus phones. With the spectacular rise over the last few years of Google Android, Google itself has partnered with various manufacturers to bring Nexus phones to customers the world over. One of the most impressive models in the Nexus series is the Nexus 5, with a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon processor, Cloud Storage memory capabilities, a user-friendly, opaque interface and even voice recognition. It might come as a huge shock then to customers that this phone is available for only $350 on contract, less than half the price offered for some of the top-end Galaxy and iPhone competitors. At a far cheaper price, and with rapidfire speed, amazing graphics and more accessories and chat functions than you could poke a stick at, purchasing the Google Nexus might turn out to be the best smartphone choice in the long-run.
On the other hand, if you’re the kind of person that doesn’t mind a little bit of size to your smartphone, then the amazing graphical and interface qualities of the Nokia Lumia would definitely be hard to beat. With its 6-inch display screen, 2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and its 330 GPU, this machine is definitely capable of putting in the hard yards when it comes to computing- all while remaining at its core, a smartphone. Its camera and picture processing functions are truly breathtaking, and deliver high quality, quickly arranged photos that make the most of lighting, atmosphere and other hard-to-catch subtleties. Even the sound quality of the Nokia Lumia manages to raise the smartphone bar, with sounds played at loud volume coming out almost as clearly as many of the laptop and tablet options on the market today. At only 780 dollars or so to buy outright, the Lumia is definitely something that you should check out as an alternative to the mainstream giants when buying your next phone.
Now the great thing about the Sony Xperia Z1s model is that it is just an all-round powerful and impressive phone. With a 2.2 GHz processor, an amazing 20.7 Megapixel rearward camera and more apps and games than you can imagine, you’d be hard-pressed to find a phone that’s just as solid all-round ad the Xperia. Oh, and did we mention that it has a 5-inch screen? And, as with many of the above choices, the actual cost of the Xperia is very low. When initially released, it was available for 22$ installments over a 24 month period, which is easily affordable to most out there. Cheap, powerful and easy to use, the Xperia deserves serious consideration for any future phone purchase you might make.
The processing power of the LG G2 is beastly to say the least- you’re looking at almost 2.3GHz of processing power backed up by the muscle of a 5.2 inch display screen and up to 32 GB of storage. Easily rivaling the specs of Samsung’s most recent offerings, the LG G2 aims to put LG back on the map as a viable competitor to the major players in the smartphone market. With the processing and graphics power it has, and the cheap tag of $500 that its available for, it just might do the trick. Consider buying one when you make your next purchase, because a G2 has some serious weight to throw around!
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Sam Schnitz is an Arts Student who loves all things tech and phone related. So for this year, he’s secured a loan through Flexirent so that he can buy a Google Galaxy- because he’s decided to part ways with the big giants.