It’s starting to become nigh-on impossible to single out a top-tier smartphone as the “best” outright – lining up the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the HTC Ones and the Sony Xperia Z proves how it’s getting far too close to call.
Standard really have never been higher – much to all of our gain.
Even as the world gets swept away with talk of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and indeed the iPhone 6, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 remains one of the most outright impressive Smartphones we’ve seen in the history of the market. It’s an Android powerhouse to end all powerhouses and still outperforms the mainstream across the board, with a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, that stunning 5.5-inch HD screen and the S-Pen Stylus that’s become a firm favorite the world over.
The big-four networks across the US are all now offering the Galaxy Note 2 and both the unlocked and contract version have seen significant price-cuts, which are expected to continue as new-generation Smartphones hit the market over the coming months.
Meanwhile, the HTC One has come along to throw down the gauntlet in rather spectacular style. What we’re looking at here is a new HTC flagship with biblical specs and features like a quad-core 1.7GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, a full 1080pHD 4.6-inch touchscreen delivering over 460ppi resolution, a unique Ultrapixel camera and perhaps an unlocked price lower than that of the equivalent iPhone or Nokia Lumia 920.
All in all, the best thing HTC has ever come up with.
As for the Sony Xperia Z, this is one of the most stunning handsets we’ve ever seen and has taken Sony to new heights in the Smartphone industry. Key specs and features include a 5-inch 1080p screen, 13-mehapixel camera, quad-core processor, frankly beautiful glass casing and those oh-so valuable dust and water-proof properties.
No price or release date has yet been announced for the US, but chances are it will land in style before the end of March.
So which is best?
Impossible to call, as chances are you’ll only see any difference if you both to examine the three under the microscope and call cool-points via benchtests. All three are frankly as good as it gets in terms of looks, power, speed, functionality and ensuing bragging rights.
However, the Sony Xperia Z is the only one of the three you can safely use in the bath…a deal-breaker?