Top 3 mobile phones of 2011
All you need to know about the top 3 ‘multi-media’ devices of the year, from the touch screen, to the talking mobile secretary.
Mobile phones are one of the fastest developing technologies of our age. We are always excited about what the new device will be able to do/cope with. Remember when the ‘Blokia 33 tonne‘ came out? All we needed was the capability to text without an extruding antennae and to play snake on a phone that had up to 3 days battery life!
Today it is just the same, we yearn for bright coloured screens, high mega pixel cameras and a juicy data package. So here we go, lets get you up to date on the latest app filled sandwiches.
1. iPhone 4s
- iPhone 4s with Siri © dvdipad.com
The iPhone 4s is one of the most recent Smart Phones on the market. Released on the 14th October this year, it comes equipped with Apple’s latest A5 dual-core 1GHz processor. Although Apple keeps its RAM a secret for some reason, some nice gadget lovers have torn the iPhone 4s apart to discover the 512MB of RAM squashed inside the 9.33mm thick device.
Connecting to wireless devices, bluetooth devices, and using GPS is nothing new for the iPhone series. So of course, the iPhone 4s does have all these features. Integrating the GPS with the map app has been done smoothly, despite the lack of voice navigation. Although Apples App Store has proven a useful source for apps such as TomTom to make up for iOS 5’s lack of.
On the topic of iOS 5 (the latest software for Apple’s iDevices), what we have here is a simple, easy to use operating system. With built in programs such as siri and reminders, you’ll never forget an appointment again. And making the appointment is as simple as talking to your phone.
With UK prices starting at £41 a month for a free iPhone 4s 16GB on a 24 month contract, it’s steep but a must have super machine.
2. Nokia Lumia 800
- Nokia Lumia © Informania
Nokia have come a long way from it’s phone changing antennae-less designs. After keeping themselves relevantly quiet for a few years, Nokia signed a deal with software monsters, Microsoft.
Its new device the Nokia Lumia 800 is its first mobile running the latest Windows 7.5 Mango OS. A huge step for Nokia as they finally reach out to the higher end of the market, while still keeping the prices in the more affordable area.
With its 8 mega-pixel Carl Zeiss lens and 16GB of on board memory, the Lumia is a safe bet for those who don’t like to carry around three separate gadgets. There’s enough space to store all your music and HD videos.
Like the iPhone 4S, it comes with all the latest features you’d expect from a smart phone, while also bringing a classy slick design to the comfort of your hand. A must have for Nokia fans and Windows lovers.
3. Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus ©Engadget
Samsung have done well here in grabbing this deal with Google. The first phone to carry the Android 4.o OS, it comes packed with all the juicy hardware you’d expect. The 1.2GHz dual-core processor and the 1GB RAM is the perfect blend for the new Android OS and 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED screen.
If you want a phone that has one of the better battery lives, a nippy OS thats optimised for the phone, and full HD filming, then this phone is definitely for you. Released shortly after the iPhone 4S, may have been a smart move from Google and Samsung, as the press moved swiftly from the iPhone 4S release to this new Ice Scream Sandwhich, mmm tasty!
The Samsung Galaxy nexus can be acquired for free on a 24x£36 a month contract.