As you hit the Black Friday sales this year, you might be looking fora deal one of the year’s big flagship smartphone releases. To that end, we thought we’d offer up a few of the highlights from Wireless Week’s cache of reviews. Here’s a look at some of 2014’s biggest and best, many of them going for a song the day after Thanksgiving.
I had no problem leaving the Android-based S5 behind, but I have to admit that when iPhone launch day came around, I was a little hesitant to give up the Lumia 1020. When it comes to design, Nokia is (maybe was is a better tense, as it’s now owned by Microsoft) on par with Apple, and I do like the Windows Phone operating system. But perhaps the hardest thing to give up was the Lumia’s amazing camera. This review of the iPhone 6 takes into account my experiences with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Nokia Lumia 1020, commenting on both when applicable in comparison to the iPhone 6.
Putting all your eggs in one basket is a classic no-no. But putting one egg in every basket imaginable is a similarly bad idea. The fact that Sony does so much, from video games consoles to car stereos to Miley Cyrus albums, could also explain why its product categories like smartphones sometimes seem like a small afterthought.
With a more low-key and decidedly less tone-deaf entrance than its predecessor, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 already seems more graceful by default. But expectations are just as high, if not higher considering Samsung’s recent slight earnings slips.
The endless line of slabs stepping up to the frontlines of the smartphone spec wars has settled like a malaise across the land. The “bigger, faster” mantra of the OEM often brushes aside true innovation in favor of muscle. So when a phone like the LG G Flex came along with its attractive curve and “self-healing” finish, heads really turned.