Poll: Which manufacturer's flagship are you looking forward to the most in 2014?
posted by Chris P. / Jan 27, 2014, 3:08 AM
2013 came and went, and as we're now firmly into 2014, it's perhaps a good time to set the mood straight. Given the current life-cycle of top-end smartphones, it's not overly presumptuous to assert that most every smartphone vendor will have a new high end device by the year's end. We're already deep into the hype phase of smartphone leader Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S-series refresh -- the Galaxy S5. Anticipation is in store for more than Sammy's new bad boy, however. Taiwanese HTC is also expected to launch a successor to its critically-acclaimed HTC One, a device currently known as the HTC M8. Apple, never to deviate from 'the plan', is likewise assumed to have another iPhone refresh. Our crystal ball told us September, but we're not convinced. We further expect LG, Sony, Motorola, Nokia/Microsoft, Google and others to have their new iteration ready by the time 2014 is out.
So, and with the above in mind, which manufacturer's flagship are you looking forward to the most in 2014?
Which manufacturer's flagship are you looking forward to the most in 2014?
Google (Nexus line)
Other (Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Alcatel, Asus, Acer, Xiaomi, etc.)
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only nokia and microsoft because microsoft is safe and high security and for nokia hardwork team . rest are crap
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 3:12 AM 18
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Microsoft is safe and high security? Hahahahah...ever heard of BlackBerry?
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 3:49 AM 28
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Yes, Microsoft is very safe... they just posted another record breaking profitable quarter hahahaha! Joking aside but really, Blackberry is not safe... it's circling down the drain as we speak :-( Just joking hahahaha!
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 5:06 AM 1
Motorola. They are just as good as Chinese OEM in my country. But they are still damn good at innovation. Going after ergonomics was an awesome idea. Going after 2012 specs was not such a good idea. Going with Active Notifications was awesome too. I hope they can keep up with others in the specs department.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 6:18 AM 4
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newsflash buddy... no matter what OS/platform you're on and you're connected to the internet and as long as NSA is lurking there... the concept of safe are long gone...
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 4:14 AM 6
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Newsflash buddy...the NSA isn't interested in 99.9% of phone users. Be more worried about what hackers and private companies of all national origin are doing with your data. And every other government in the world, even those in the wonderful EU are spying too.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 11:08 AM 2
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LG, Life's Good.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 3:19 AM 7
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I think Motorola is doing some very interesting things. I can't wait to see what they do next. I probably won't buy one but I'm watching.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 3:27 AM 2
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I'm also intrigued. The X was the most innovative phone of 2013, and it had great ergonomics. If they could get a 5" screen into that footprint, with another great SoC, great battery life, and Motomaker, I will definitely grab the successor.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 5:39 AM 1
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I have really had a soft spot for Moto - all the way back to the OG Droid X. I am quite satisfied with my Maxx, so I am hoping Moto releases a follow-on to the Maxx that is compelling.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 6:00 AM 0
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Ok, Nokia/MS in the first place, a little strange, but fine. But Samsung and Sony third and second, WTF?! What new can be expected from them? Apple introduced the 64-bit CPU and OS, the fingerprint sensor A YEAR ago and still they can't catch up, and now they plan for solar-charger integrated in the screen, come on! One must be Asian or blind, to be a fan of cheap plastic toys from Shmashung, LJ, Huwayaway, and etc. Motorola was once good, but they got bought by Giggle, so...that was it for them.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 3:53 AM 2
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the 64bit CPU is crap if you have less than 4 GB of ram. and Honestly I don't see why would Samsung or HTC or any other company try to copy the fingerprint scanner because it's so damn useless
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 4:13 AM 2
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its because of apple did !! i bet if apple use plastic they're going to say plastic is the best ! and about the 64 bit, the Q is, what did it do for ur phone ?? completely nothing but faster in a 0.5 sec !
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 4:15 AM 0
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Not really. Yes, ARMv8 supports 64 bits, but it's much more than that. It addresses several weaknesses of the ARM architecture and refreshes it for the requirements of contemporary applications. ARMv8 has faster, more compact code that requires less energy to run, whether one has more than 4GB of RAM or not.
posted on Jan 27, 2014, 5:57 AM 0
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