iPhone 5 review
What Apple has created with the iPhone 5 is an extremely polished smartphone that oozes appeal. It’s incredibly well built, easy to use, features a beautiful screen and comes packed with enough speed and power to service all your requirements. The hardware is just stunning and it really is impressive how much is crammed into such a tiny box. For those who have already left the Apple ecosystem for Samsung or HTC, the iPhone 5 isn’t likely to draw you back. It’s good but it’s safe, and the Apple Maps issue has proved something of a disaster for the time being. Will that count against it too much for the iPhone 5 to win Best Mobile Phone 2012?
The good: The iPhone 5 adds everything we wanted in the iPhone 4S: 4G LTE, a longer, larger screen, free turn-by-turn navigation, and a faster A6 processor. Plus, its top-to-bottom redesign is sharp, slim, and feather-light.
The bad: Apple Maps feels unfinished and buggy; Sprint and Verizon models can’t use voice and data simultaneously. The smaller connector renders current accessories unusable without an adapter. There’s no NFC, and the screen size pales in comparison to jumbo Android models.
The bottom line: The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It’s absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.
Galaxy SIII review
There is a lot to love about the Samsung Galaxy S III. As a premium flagship smartphone, it has plenty going for it. The huge display, the power, the smooth and fast operation are all to its credit. Add to this the ability to change battery and expand storage and you’ve a very good package indeed. Of course there are always areas where we might want an improvement: the display could be brighter, for example, which is our biggest gripe. We found some bugs with screen unlock and the Smart Stay feature, designed to keep the screen on when reading, never really worked for us and, in some areas the UI is a little cartoony. Still, 30 million people can’t be wrong.
Nexus 4 review
The good: The competitively priced LG Nexus 4 delivers a pure and polished experience with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, it’s powered by a snappy quad-core processor, and it’s packed with new photo-editing and camera features.
The bad: The Nexus 4’s construction is solid but uninspiring, its call volume is too low, and it lacks 4G LTE.
The bottom line: While the LG Nexus 4 wins on internal performance and user experience, anyone shopping for an unlocked phone should consider a comparable LTE handset first.
Lumia 920 review
The good: The Nokia Lumia 920 forges new Windows Phone ground with wireless charging support and a highly sensitive screen you can use with gloves. Moreover, Nokia helps fill in Windows Phone OS gaps with a few missing features.
The bad: A thick, heavy build and slippery finish for some colors make the Lumia 920 harder to hold and carry, and the phone’s overhyped camera doesn’t have enough settings.
The bottom line: Nokia’s Lumia 920 is heavy and thick, but if you want the most powerful, feature-rich Windows phone available, this is it.
HTC one X+ review
The good: The HTC One X+ has a quad-core processor, 64GB of storage, and Android Jelly Bean, plus a great camera, all for $199.99.
The bad: The HTC One X+’s battery life is short. The phone also lacks an SD card slot, and its battery can’t be removed.
The bottom line: Although it does have some flaws, the $199.99 HTC One X+ is currently the best Android buy on AT&
There are a few disparities between the HTC One X+ and the straight One X but it’s the battery that makes the biggest difference to us. It was the weakest element of the previous device and it’s now a better performer. If you’re a One X owner, this is the thing of which you should be envious. There’s little to complain about, save a minor gripe with HTC Locations, and nothing is insurmountable. The hardware, the power, the build and the design of the HTC One X+ make this a phone we’d highly recommend, but recommend above all the others on this list? Well, we’ll see.
Galaxy Note 2 review
The Note is a device that shouldn’t work; a device that the Koreans dreamt up after too little sleep, and too many energy drinks. But somehow, it’s the most captivating phone we’ve used for a long time. Some will find it absurd, but those who want a big screen with loads of beautiful detail, a much better battery and some cool pen features will “get it” within 10 minutes of holding it for the first time. It manages to invalidate the tablet to some extent, because it’s big enough to be a powerful media device, but small enough to carry everywhere. It isn’t a phone for everyone, but those who love gadgets will take to it, and it will change their lives.
HTC 8X review
The good: The HTC Windows Phone 8X’s edgy design joins forces with a top-of-the-line processor, LTE speeds, and great call quality.
The bad: This phone’s 8-megapixel camera took a few poor pictures, the buttons are too flush, and the OS lacks some key apps.
The bottom line: With top specs and a striking design, HTC’s Windows Phone 8X makes a smart choice for anyone ready to dive into the Windows Phone OS.
Droid DNA review
The good: The beautifully designed HTC Droid DNA features a quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4G LTE, a sharp 5-inch screen, an excellent camera, and long battery life.
The bad: The Droid DNA’s large size makes it tricky to fit in tight pockets, and it lacks both an SD card slot and a removable battery.
The bottom line: With quad-core power, 4G LTE, a lovely 5-inch screen, and a stunning design, the $199.99 HTC Droid DNA is currently Verizon’s best Android deal.
LG Optimus G review
The good: AT&T’s LG Optimus G has Qualcomm’s lightning-quick quad-core processor, supports 4G LTE, and has a gorgeous display.
The bad: The Optimus G’s camera flash is harsh and some of its photos fell flat, its battery life is short, and we found its speaker audio quality tinny.
The bottom line: With its speedy innards, LTE data speeds, and stunning screen, the LG Optimus G is one of LG’s best handsets so far, but it can’t escape its weak battery and camera.
Xperia T review
With just two announcements at CES and two more at Mobile World Congress, Sony hasn’t exactly buried us in new smartphones this year. But considering that the company enjoys big showcase events at tech trade shows, we also weren’t surprised that it used IFA to introduce a few more.
Joining the Xperia Tablet S on the Berlin stage were the new Xperia T, V, and J Android handsets. Though the devices look largely alike, they run the gamut in power and features, with the T out in front, the V in the middle, and the J bringing up the rear. As such, it’s the T that’s the most exciting of the three and the one I’ll talk about here. Oh, and by the way, Sony played a clip from the upcoming James Bond movie “Skyfall” when presenting the Xperia T. No, the phone won’t open a safe or shoot a poison dart, but it will play a starring role in Daniel Craig’s hand.
Some Reviews information in this article are collected from http://www.cnet.com