The best smartphones of the beginning of 2014

Mobile devices are gradually improving, and the market is filled with new products that have great

screen sizes. The trend last year was five-inch screens.

Many people consider smartphones with large screens."Shovels" and completely refuse to purchase them. Others, on the contrary, want to have only a smartphone with large sizes. In any case, large-screen smartphones, the so-called phablets, have their pros and cons.

The big screen holds a lot of information ina comparison with a small one, which is undoubtedly a huge advantage for fans of movies, games and surfing the Internet. A large case allows you to place a more capacious battery that can increase the operating time of your device.

In addition to these advantages, to use suchthe device is not always convenient, and sometimes even impossible. If you use your gadget quite comfortably with two hands, then on the move with one hand it will be difficult to reach the desired part of the screen. It is also very inconvenient to talk on such a device, but when using a headset, it is quite comfortable to make calls. You are unlikely to succeed in carrying such a device in your pocket, because not every pocket is so large. But all these disadvantages and advantages are subjective and depend on the preferences and lifestyle of a person.

Do you hear about smartphones for the first time (smartphones withlarge screens) or are their fan - it does not matter, because in this article you will get acquainted with the best representatives of this category. So, these are the best smartphones of 2014 (1st quarter) in the opinion of our editorial staff.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

This phone is an unusual representative fromSONY. The smartphone was announced last year and immediately attracted a lot of attention. Of course, almost seven inches could not go unnoticed. Many experts were convinced that a smartphone with such dimensions is unlikely to find buyers. But having such characteristics, user-friendly interface and elegant design, the smartphone could find its audience.

The smartphone has 6.4-inch screen, which is capable of transmitting natural colors and a picture with an extension of 1920x1080 pixels. Thanks to X-Reality technology, you get a rich, clean and clear picture. Phone performance is provided by a 2.2-GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor. The amount of internal memory is 16 GB, but with the help of a memory card it is easily expanded. In addition, the Xperia Z Ultra smartphone has an eight-megapixel camera with an Exmor RS matrix, with which you can create clear and high-quality photos. The battery provides continuous operation up to twelve hours at an average load due to the battery capacity of 3050 mAh.

Thanks to waterproof dustproofthe case, the smartphone Xperia Z Ultra can hold out under water for about 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters. With this feature you can take pictures right under the water.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The list can include newfollower of the Galaxy Note phablet series, which went on sale last year. Great hopes were put on this smartphone, many of which were justified. It is worth saying that this representative is equipped with three gigabytes of RAM. In addition, it has a unique design endowed with premium features.

The smartphone boasts an excellent 5.A 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1080p and a good pixel density of 386 ppi. Thanks to the textured coating on the back cover, it is scratch-resistant. Inside the smartphone there is an eight-core processor, namely four ARM Cortex-A15 cores with a power of 1.9 GHz for high performance and four ARM Cortex-A7 cores with a power of 1.3 GHz for energy saving. The internal memory space is 32 GB. You can also expand the space using a memory card up to 64 GB. Under average loads, the phone can work up to 12 hours.

The smartphone comes with a stylus, whichgreatly complements the functionality. To make working with the device more comfortable, the Galaxy Note 3 developers have created special software.

HTC One Max

This smartphone is an extended sequelvery popular smartphone HTC One. He, like his predecessor, has an aluminum case, all of its unique features, as well as many of its characteristics.

One Max has a six-inch screen with a resolutionFullHD. Two gigabytes of RAM and a quad-core Adreno 320, Snapdragon 600 processor ensure the best performance and stable operation of the phone. The phone's internal memory is 16 gigabytes, but unlike the original, One Max has support for a microSD memory card. Thanks to a four-megapixel camera made with ultra-pixel technology, it makes it possible to take bright and high-quality pictures even in poor lighting conditions. The battery capacity is 3300 mAh.

The distinctive ability of the phone isfingerprint recognition sensor, which is located on the back cover. Thanks to this sensor, you can unlock the device without entering passwords.

Oppo n1

This brand is little known in Russia and other countriesCIS, but having released the Oppo N1 smart phone, he firmly decided to also take his place in the market. This smartphone is equipped with a 5.9-inch screen that supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Stable operation is ensured by a 1.7 gigahertz Adreno 320 processor, Snapdragon 600 and 2 gigabytes of RAM. Like many similar smart phones, Oppo N1 has microSD support and 16 GB of internal memory. Long-term operation is ensured by a 3610 mAh battery; this battery capacity is unique and unattainable for many other smartphones.

The main feature of the Oppo N1 is itsThirteen megapixel PTZ camera, which acts as a front camera and as a rear camera. This original solution greatly increases the quality of video communications and reduces to almost zero the need for a front-facing camera. As a firmware, you are provided with CyanogenMod, which ensures the best system performance and its stable operation.