Our list of the best of the year would not be complete without one of its most important items: the best high-end smartphones of 2014. Following and dictating trends, manufacturers have invested heavily in double launches of their flagship in semiannual periods. Proof of this is that in our list each manufacturer is competing with at least 2 models, from the highest range of their respective lines. But is this rain of releases really a consumer benefit? This is what we will see in our survey, where you are more than invited to participate.
Our list of the best of the year is growing every Saturday, and it won't be complete without your opinion. The champions will be presented on the 27th at the AndroidPIT Awards 2014. Vote now!
LG has opened the doors of QHD display devices, the long-awaited 2K. With groundbreaking features from its predecessor version of the LG G2, the company was able to attract glances at its top of the line. Smartly used borders, and redesign of the Optimus UI user interface, were one of the highlights of G3. Unfortunately, the company has not changed its design guidelines for the material used on its devices. In this model we still have the plastic glossy, above an application that mimics the brushed.
The Xperia Z2 was the top line for the Japanese company for the first half, as Sony has the strategy of launching a new flagship every 6 months. The Z2 represents a profound change compared to the Xperia Z1, mainly due to the abandonment of the TFT LCD screen which in no way represented the manufacturing potential of the company's displays. Included were narrow speakears, camera improvements and a retread on the device's flu.
It is not enough to launch a good smartphone, the user likes to hear numbers and specifications. It was with these words that the Motorola VP opened the presentation of the 2014 version of the acclaimed Moto X. The model kept its focus on voice controls, as well as ensuring a more immersive user experience. Full HD screen, thinner and with new leather and bamboo finishes, were the other differentials of the model.
Brazil was one of the few countries to receive the American version of Droid Turbo, known here as Moto Maxx. Perhaps the two letters X that makes up its name are in reference to the fact that the model is 2 times more powerful than the Moto X. 2K screen, monstrous 3.900mAh battery beyond the reinforced finish that marked the model's streak. Although the somewhat dated design has divided opinions, the set of specs and performance offered by the model justify it.
Here we have one of Samsung's top flagship lines. The Galaxy S5 has come under harsh criticism of its workmanship, performance and user experience. The model was also one of those responsible for putting the company in the red, on alert. But, critically aside, the Galaxy S5 has a great full HD display, interchangeable backs with new colors and design, as well as top-notch processing. The touchWiz polymer interface has finally been redesigned, and proved very enjoyable in the tests we performed.
Galaxy Note 4
With Note 4 Samsung has proven that it is still a benchmark in the phablet smartphone category. With improved S Pen usability, QHD display, and new texture for the leatherette back cover, the Galaxy Note 4 drew all eyes in the second half.
In this selection we include the models launched in Brazil, which were the top of the line companies available in our market.
Its time has come! This list will not be complete without your opinion, so vote for the device you rate as the top of the line of 2014 Of course, if your favorite is not in the options specify in the comments below. Join in!
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