Four Smartphones That Might Make Your Christmas List
What You Need to Know
- The smartphone industry is now one of the biggest in the world and the gadgets are expected to be some of the most popular gifts this Christmas.
- The Samsung Galaxy Note II positions itself as being a somewhere between a smartphone and a tablet.
- The Note SIII is considered the main contender to the iPhone’s throne.
- For those who aren’t fans of Apple software the Nokia Lumia provides a great alternative.
- The iPhone 5 is the most anticipated release of the year and is expected to push the envelope even further.
What are the top four models to look out for this Christmas
It’s nearing the final quarter of the year, and that means two things: for businesses, time to kick-start your run in to Christmas; and for consumers, time to kick-start your run-up to that day of stocking-filling and present-giving.
Many of us are well aware that the smartphone industry is now one of the biggest in the world – sales of smartphones overtook the PC industry over a year ago, and the giant munching up of consumer desire and profit seems not to be abating.
This year saw live streaming on mobile devices become one of the most popular ways to engage with the big sporting events of 2012, namely the Olympic Games.
With the leaps forward technologically, and the rapid changes in design, we’ve picked out five smartphones that we think will last for a good year or two, and will look excellent under some Christmas wrapping paper this coming December.
1. Samsung Galaxy Note II
Is it a tablet or is it a smartphone? That was more or less the advertising campaign from this Korean technology giant’s latest tablet offering. This is a good option for someone who wants a more thoughtful take on a smartphone – a gadget which allows also for note-taking, watching and listening to shows and podcasts, and even reading. Good for a dad or uncle who wants to be cool.
2. Samsung Galaxy SIII
Currently the world’s favourite smartphone with extremely favourable reviews from all sides. This is hoped to be the main competitor to the new iPhone. It’s a very cool phone, so good for younger adults and older teenagers who like gadgets – a great feature is the sensor which knows when your eyes are on the screen, and so doesn’t turn off.
3. Nokia Lumia 900
This is a techie’s dream and perfect for phone geeks who want to do away with Apple and prefer to use Windows technology. The Nokia Lumia packs a very weighty punch with a crisp 4.3” touchscreen and large battery. We wouldn’t recommend it to first-timers, but for people who know their way around a smartphone it is ideal.
4. Apple iPhone 5
The big daddy; this is 2012’s most anticipated release. Expect a new design, much faster running time, using the i0S 6 for the first time, as well as NFC and 4G connectivity, if the rumours are to be believed. We think the camera will be sharper and smarter than ever too – a great smartphone for media types and those who like playing around.
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