Before anything else, why is a smartphone “smart”? What makes a smartphone different from other cell phones or even an iPhone? A smartphone is simply a device that has all the features of a cell phone but, with the added features found only in desktops such as personal digital assistance, sending or receiving e-mail, and editing office documents.
Other key smartphone features are:
- Operating System – smartphone OS allows it to run applications.
- Apps – anything from editing documents, ability to download other apps, edit photos, GPS driving directions, or a playlist of iTunes.
- Web Access – most cell phones can do this, but, smartphones have internet access at very high speeds due to 3G and 4G data networks and WiFi.
- QWERTY Keyboard – all smartphones now carry this feature.
- Messaging – not just texting, but, also e-mails and chats.
Therefore, without further ado, we present some of the top new smartphones 2012:
It seems that Samsung these days has been trying to corner the smartphone market with the release of their Galaxy and Nexus series. With the unveiling of the Galaxy S III, it has not disappointed reviews and critics especially in Asia. September models will come out with the wireless charging kit while the kit can be purchased independently for those who purchased the smartphone before September. You will find 4 processors and a super 4.8″ “giant” AMOLED display.
Nokia 808 Pureview
Good news for the Asian market, bad news for the US, though eventually Americans will get to enjoy Nokia’s new smartphones 2012 that will be distributed globally. Check out its super 41MP camera optics when you get the chance.
HTC Dragon One Series
HTC’s new smartphones 2012 series is HTC’s intention to hit the Chinese market. Its loud advertising is meant to hit home on Chinese citizens. The specs are quite impressive, even by Chinese standards. They are extremely thin at 7.8 mm (though Motorola’s Droid RAZR still holds the thinnest distinction at 7.1mm) and with a great 4.3″ super AMOLED display with qHD resolution (540×960).
Not to be outdone by Samsung, LG is preparing what it calls its “Galaxy killers.” It will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip, 4.7-inch 720p display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Surprising, considering that LG’s top flagship smartphone is the Optimus 4X HD.Social tagging: Mobile Phones for 2012