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The best 4G smartphones money can buy

By Shruti Puri
August 13, 2015 13:54 IST
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If money is not an issue and you want to experience the best Internet 4G speeds, don’t look beyond these five smartphones that come with loads of RAM

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Price: Rs 49,500

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

If we look for a top of the line smartphone with extensive features, then we cannot ignore the beautifully deigned Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. This flagship device from Samsung has a big 5.6-inch super AMOLED display that supports 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Running on the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS, this fantastic device is powered by a 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor supported with 3GB RAM and Adreno 420 GPU.

For storing your multimedia files, you can make use of its 32GB internal storage. You can further add up to 128GB of external memory to this device, if you so require.

For taking photos, you can use its powerful 16MP rear camera integrated with image stabiliser or the front-end secondary camera that comes with 3.7MP sensor.

For connecting with the outside world, you can make use of its wide gamut of connectivity options that include; 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1.1 A2DP, EDR, LE, micro USB 2.0, AGPS and GLONASS.

It packs a whopping 3,000mAh battery.  

LG G Flex 2

Price: Rs 56,000

LG G Flex 2

Among the new smartphones launched in India, the best smartphone by LG from its wide range of mobile phones is the G Flex 2.

This flagship handset is blessed with several high-end features to keep it a step ahead of its rivals in the market. It sports a 5.5-inch curved P-OLED full HD display that supports 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution that gives it 403ppi of pixels density.

This handset comes out of the box with the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS. To run it smoothly, LG has provided it with a powerful 2GHz octa-core (quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A57), Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 processor, based on 64-bit architecture, ably assisted by Adreno 430 GPU.

For storage, you can rely on 16GB of internal storage and 2GB RAM and. You can further add up to 128GB of external memory to the device, if you so require.

For taking photos, it is equipped with two powerful shooters: one of them is a 13MP autofocus rear camera integrated with image stabiliser and dual LED flash and the front end secondary camera that comes with 2.1MP sensor.

For connection with the outside world, you can make use of connectivity options like 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1.1 A2DP, EDR, LE, micro USB 2.0, AGPS and GLONASS.

It is provided with a 3000mAh Li-Po battery.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Price: Rs 49,900

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

This handset has a trendy design that sets it apart from other high end smartphones launched recently by competitors in the market. It is bestowed with a very bright 5.1 super AMOLED quad HD display along with twin secondary side displays to give you a unique viewing experience.

To run it smoothly, it is provided with an octa-core Snapdragon Qualcomm (2.1GHz + 1.5GHz) processor mated to 3GB RAM.

For storage, this beautiful looking handset gives you a choice of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB internal memory options; unfortunately there is no microSD slot available to add external memory to this smartphone.

The company has provided it with the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Samsung Touch Wiz UI layered on top.

For taking photographs, you can access two capable shooters of this smartphone: one of them is a 16MP rear camera and the other is a 5MP front camera. It is a 4G enabled smartphone that also has other connectivity features including 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1.1 A2DP, EDR, LE, micro USB 2.0, AGPS and GLONASS.

For powering the S6 Edge, the company has provided it with a 2,550mAh battery.

HTC One M9+

Price: Rs 52,990

HTC One M9+

HTC’s One M9+ is an amazingly-designed smartphone in an all-metal chassis brandishing a 5.2-inch full HD scratch proof display.

Running on the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS, this powerful smartphone is powered by a great combination of Octa core 8 x 2.2 GHz MediaTek helio X10 processor along with PowerVR G6200 GPU and 3GB of RAM.

It features a 20.7MP primary camera at the rear for shooting still pictures or full HD videos and a 4MP secondary camera for videos chats and selfies.

HTC One M9+ also houses high-quality external Boom Sound speakers to give you a scintillating audio experience. Talking of storage space, HTC One M9 Plus offers an internal memory of 32GB with external memory expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

The company has provided this smart looking handset with 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1.1 A2DP, EDR, LE, micro USB 2.0, AGPS and GLONASS.  

To enable this resource crunching smartphone to work for long hours, it is equipped with a huge 2,840mAh battery.

LG G4

Price: Rs 51,500

LG G4

In the recent past, LG has launched a few high-end smartphones that are on par with the best in the business, be it their style or their top class features (both hardware and software). Among these is LG G4 flagship smartphone.

This handset flaunts a 5.5-inch quad HD IPS display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer. To provide the user a smooth working experience, it runs on a powerful combination of an Octa core (1.44GHz quad-core Cortex A53 and 1.82GHz dual-core Cortex A57) processor along with 3G RAM.

It is based on the most recently released Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS that gives access to latest updates.

Internal storage space available is 32GB with microSD card slot for expanding memory externally up to an astonishing amount of 2TB.

It features a 16MP primary rear camera and an 8MP wide angled secondary camera. For connectivity, LG has blessed it with a host of options, which include 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1.1 A2DP, EDR, LE, microUSB 2.0 port, AGPS and GLONASS.

To run it for a long duration, it is packed with a 3,000mAh Li-ion battery that has the power to beat its competitors with a high score.

Beside these smartphones, there are several other handsets in the market that can give a tough competition to these select five phones; these are: Micromax Canvas Silver 5, OnePlus 2, Motorola Moto G3, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, HTC Desire 826 and Micromax Canvas Knight 2 4G.

These smartphones with latest and stylish mobile accessories are transforming our lives in a way no one had imagined a few decades back. Moreover, with falling prices and entry of more and more high-end devices the sky seems to be the limit.

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