2012 is just a quarter way over, but we’ve already been introduced to a huge variety of awesome smartphones that have been released or are going to be released this year. The Consumers Electronics Show has come and gone, leaving us in delighted anticipation of what is to come. If you are planning to buy a smartphone this year, you have a lot to look forward to.
Plan ahead and make up your mind about what you want, because whatever your preference might be, you are certain to find what you are looking for in the new crop of smartphones that will be launched this year.
To help you make your decision, we reviewed all the smartphones that have been announced so far in 2012, without taking into consideration rumors of upcoming releases. Here is a list of the six best smartphones for 2012, so far.
The Apple iPhone 4S is smartphone you have always dreamed of. It has a powerful dual core A5 chip, an 8 megapixel iSight camera that can shoot 1080p high definition videos, iCloud storage facility, and comes with SIRI, the popular voice dictation assistant software. The Retina Display is out of this world, with its brightness and clarity, and Facetime letsyou see the person you are talking to, provided they are on an Apple device. That said, we wish iPhone 4S could have been easier to customize, and had a faster data connection.
2. HTC One X
This latest phone from HTC has a distinct edge over other quad core phones, with its excellent speed and 32 GB of internal memory, and not to mention cloud saving features. The One X looks refreshingly different from the other smartphones this year. It is a pretty piece, with an incredibly bright display, and really cool high speed camera features. Also, though it uses the Ice Cream Sandwich OS, One X uses the very attractive HTC fonts. Don’t forget the Snapdragon S4 Dual Core and the 1.5 GHz processor. Despite the the fact that the phone is bigger than your hand, it really is very light.
Nokia fans are a faithful lot, they refuse to even consider other devices no matter how much better they are. So if you love Nokia phones, the new Nokia Lumia 800 is going to make you very happy. With its Coring Gorilla Glass Screen and 4.3” AMOLED ClearBlack glass touchscreen display, this phone gets our vote for the best looking smartphone introduced this year. The camera is an 8MP Carl Zeiss lens, and the battery life is awesome. The only bummer is that you have to work with Windows and Internet explorer, but hey, we can live with that!
Another smartphone that caught our eyes and our hearts this year was the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Apart from looking gorgeous, it’s also very user friendly. One of the first phones to be introduced with Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, it comes with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 4.65 “ Super AMOLED HD (1280×720) display, and also, weirdly, a barometer. Now if only it had a better camera and a longer battery life.
5. HTC Titan II
If you want a Windows phone with an even better camera than the Nokia Lumia 800, let us draw your attention to the HTC Titan II, which stuns us with its 16 megapixel camera. Though this phone has a 4.7 inch screen, it doesn’t feel so huge because of its thinness. The 1.5 GHz processor makes it actually faster than the Galaxy Nexus. This phone will be made available exclusively through AT&T in the United States, so you may have to get an AT&T account if you want it.
The Droid Razr Maxx was announced by Motorola and Verizon, much to the excitement of people seeking a slim but powerful Android phone. It has a gorgeous display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and awesome Verizon 4G/LTE data speeds. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have Ice Cream sandwich, which may make it obsolete very soon.
So take your pick from these six amazing smartphones that we are all waiting for, and let us know which one you choose!