Monday, February 24, 2014

Closest Android 4.4 Smartphone Competitors of Samsung Galaxy S5

The anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is now real as World Mobile Congress (WMC) kickoff in Barcelona, Spain. And the company finally revealed the new line of handset along with a handful of wearable devices. Second generation of smartwatch (Gear 2 Neo and Fit) are expected to hit the market by the month of April according to some folks who are debuted in the said event.

Since the month of December 2013, smartphone manufacturers officially revealed their own line of products with Android 4.4 (KitKat) platform. That includes a HTC, LG, and Sony who are also on the same track to introduce their handsets in WMC 2014.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Closests Smartphone Competitors

HTC One started to appear in Taiwan and Hongkong way back in December. And now, the company brought out their newest Android 4.4 model along with different variants in WMC. A good indication that the said smartphone will joining the global competition for high-quality products in affordable prices.

On the other side, LG G Pro 2 is another Android 4.4 smartphone with a quad-core technology. Aside from curved TV and tablets, the company silently introduce their flagship in the evolution of mobile phones. And this might be a closest competitor of Galaxy S5 as a wider option for screen. It has a 5.9-inch full high-definition (HD) IPS display (1920 x 1080-pixel) and much higher battery capacity.

Sony Xperia Z2 is another 5.2-inch smartphone with the same Android operating system to Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One, and LG G Pro 2. However, this handset has a shortcomings in terms of storage capacity compared to other brands. It is the only model treated with 16GB built-in storage but offers a MicroSD card slot for additional removable space.

Among the four brands, Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch display which is slightly wider compared to HTC One. But both are equipped with Adreno GPUs, Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, and treated with Bluetooth 4.0 technology. In terms of memory sizes, Galaxy S5 and HTC One has 2GB of RAM which is lower compared to 3GB memory of Xperia Z2 and G Pro 2.

In terms of prices, HTC One might be a budget-friendly model among the others just like of its predecessors in stores. Hopefully, this handset could possibly have a closer price to Motorola's Droid RAZR M and Moto G. And before I can forget, the four brands are all treated with a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processors despite of their difference in clock speed.

And other Android smartphones in a much lower prices treated with octa-core chips from China could possibly the other line of toughest competitors of Samsung Galaxy S5 to hit the market this 2014.



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