The best smartphones of the beginning of 2014

Gradually, mobile devices are improving, and the market is filled with new products that have large

screen sizes. The trend of last year were 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.

A smart can boast a great 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1080p and a good pixel density of 386 ppi. Thanks to the textured back cover, it is scratch-resistant. Inside the smartphone is an eight-core processor, namely four ARM Cortex-A15 cores with a capacity of 1.9 GHz for high performance and four ARM Cortex-A7 cores with a capacity of 1.3 GHz to save energy. The internal memory space is 32 GB. You can also increase the space with a memory card of up to 64 GB. With medium loads, the phone can work up to 12 hours.

Included with the smartphone is the stylus, whichmuch complementary functionality. For more comfortable working with the device, the developers of Galaxy Note 3 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 resolutionFullHD. Two gigabytes of RAM and a quad-core Adreno 320, Snapdragon 600 processor provide the best performance and stable operation of the phone. The internal memory of the phone is 16 gigabytes, but unlike the original, One Max has support for a microSD memory card. Thanks to the camera with four megapixels made accordingly with ultra-pixel technology, it allows you to take bright and high-quality pictures even in low light. 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 countries.CIS, but having released the Oppo N1 smartcard, he firmly decided to also take its place in the market. This smartphone is equipped with a 5.9-inch screen that supports a maximum resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. Stable performance provides 1.7 GHz Adreno 320, Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB RAM. Like many similar smart cards, Oppo N1 has support for microSD and 16 GB of internal memory. A long-lasting battery provides 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.