2014 was a fantastic year for smartphone lovers. We got some new awesome phones, new versions of flagship series, wear devices and Android 5.0 Lollipop in this year.
Apple has launched most stylish phone of the year, iPhone 6 Plus, during the second quarter but 2014 was Android’s year as usual. Here’s our list of top Android Smartphones of 2014.
1) Samsung Galaxy Note 4
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Samsung Note devices are trending phones always. In 2014, we got 4th generation Note models with gorgeous look and powerful features. It came with 5.7″ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (2560 x 1440 px, 515 PPI), 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. You can further expand the memory for up to 128 GB by Micro SD card.
It runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS which can be upgraded to 5.0 Lollipop later. Note 4 is powered by 2.7 GHz Krait 450 Quad-core processor and embeded with a 3220 mAh Li-Ion battery. It has a 16 MP camera on rear side and 3.7 MP camera on front side. You can capture stunning pictures using primary camera as it comes with 5312 x 2988 px resolution and LED flash. It will record 2160p videos as well.
Note 4 weighs 176 g and measured at 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm dimensions. The device is available in Charcoal black, Frosted white, Bronze Gold and Blossom Pink colors.
Price: $ 299 onwards
2) HTC One (M8)
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HTC One M8 is one of the most selling gadgets of the year. It has 5″ capacitive touchscreen display (1920 x 1080 px, 441 PPI), 2 GB RAM and 16/32 GB internal storage variants. It lets you expand the memory for up to 128 GB by MicroSD card.
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M8 runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS which can be upgraded to 5.0 Lollipop. The smartphone is powered by 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor using Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset. DUAL 4 MP cameras on rear side and 5 MP camera on front side are other main attractions of the model. It is backed by a 2600 mAh Li-Po battery as well.
HTC One M8 weighs 160 g and measured at 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm dimensions. The phone is available in Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold colors.
Price: $649 onwards
3) Moto X (2nd Gen)
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Most stylish device from Motorola company. It’s ligher than other models in this list. The device weighs 144 g and measured at 140.8 x 72.4 x 10 mm dimensions.
Moto X (2014) has amazing design and it gives superior viewing experience with 5.2″ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (1920 x 1080 px, 424 PPI). 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal storage variants, 2300 mAh battery are other main advantages of the model.
Moto X runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS which can be upgraded to 5.0 Lollipop. It’s powered by 2.5 GHz Krait 400 Quad-core processor using Snapdragon 801 chipset. The phone sports a 13 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary camera to capture your memorable moments. The rear camera comes with 4128 x 3096 px resolution, dual-LED flash and 2160p video recording.
Moto X is available in Black, White colors.
Price: $399 onwards
4) Google Nexus 6
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You can expect Nexus 6 in any top 5 smartphone list. Google has launched the latest member in their flagship series recently. But within a short period of time, it captured the mind and heart of smartphone lovers around the world.
It has a 5.96″AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (2560 x 1440 px, 493 PPI), 3 GB RAM and 32/64 GB variants. There’s no memory card support, similar to Moto X (2nd generation). It uses Android 5.0 Lollipop as operating system and 2.7 GHz Krait 450 Quad-core as processor.
Also Read: Download Lollipop Updates for Nexus 4, 6, 7 and Moto G (ZIP)
Nexus 6 occupies a 13 MP primary camera with 4128 x 3096 px resolution and dual-LED flash. It will record 2160p videos as well. The device has a 2 MP front camera. It’s embedded with a 3220 mAh battery. Nexus 6 weighs 184 g and measured at 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm dimensions. It is available in Midnight Blue, Cloud White colors.
Price: $649 onwards
5) Sony Xperia Z3
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We can call Xperia Z3 as one of the best gadgets Sony has ever launched. It comes with 5.2″IPS LCD capacitive
touchscreen (1920 x 1080 px, 424 PPI), 3 GB RAM and 16/32 GB storage variants. You are able to expand the memory for up to 128 GB by Micro SD card.
Z3 runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS which can be upgraded to 5.0 Lollipop. The model is powered by a 2.5 GHz Quad-core Krait 400 processor using Snapdragon 801 chipset. Sony Xperia occupies one of the best cameras in any
smartphone. You can capture sharper, crisper pictures using 20.7 primary camera of the device. It comes with 5248 ? 3936 pixels resolution and LED flash. It will record 2160p videos as well. Z3 sports a 2.2MP front facing camera also.
The smartphone is backed by a 3100 mAh Li-Ion battery. Xperia Z3 weighs 152 g and measured at 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm dimensions. It is available in Black, White, Copper and Silver Green colors.
Price: $629 onwards