The latest generation smartphones

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- smartphone of the latest generation have undergone an impressive evolution. We have gone from Dual Core processors to Quad Core, from resistive to capacitive and increasingly defined displays. THE systems operational have been updated and improved with new functions capable of offering many applications. The cameras of these new smartphones can capture images e to record video In virtue Full HD. Practically these devices integrate functions that can replace PC, tablet, navigator, camera, video camera and game console.



Never in the past would we have thought of reaching such a level. The majority of these devices use, as I mentioned before, three types of Mobile operating system:

  • Android: is the operating system of Google. Now in version 4.0 called Ice Cream Sandwich, is by far the most used in the world. His store Google Play offers many applications, more than 500 thousand.
  • iOS: is the operating system of the Apple, not very customizable, is currently available in version 5.0 (version 6 will be released in autumn, read more here). L'App Store has exceeded the threshold of 600 apps.
  • Windows Phone: is the mobile operating system of Microsoft, not very common, has a Metro interface that makes it simple and intuitive. Version 8 will be released shortly and will introduce significant improvements. The Marketplace has reached 100 applications.

The purchase of these products equipped with sophisticated operating systems has now exceeded 500 euros, but if we really do not want to give it up we can consider the subscription purchase offers from the various mobile phone operators and with a few euros a month we could have our super smartphone.



Let's see which are the best on the market:

  • Il Samsung Galaxy S3 is the smartphone more fast, with an excellent voice control system and innovative ideas regarding the management of the phone.The display, a Super AMOLED from 4,8 inches, it is large and bright, the Quad Core processor, on the other hand, helps to make it fast and snappy. The camera is very fast and captures images like a digicam, videos are played in Full HD. An important evolution of the Galaxy is theS-Voice which allows the smartphone to respond to spoken commands in a conversational tone. Its technical characteristics are:

  • Sistema operativo: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich);
  • Processors: Quad Core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4212;
  • Display 4,8” Super Amoled 720×1280 pixel;
  • Memory 16 GB;
  • Micro SD: Si;
  • Camera: 8MP rear, 1,9MP front;
  • Video recording: Full HD at 1080p;
  • Data connection: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mpbs;
  • Network Connections: WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0;
  • Battery: 2100 mAh;
  • Other: GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass, Barometer;
  • Dimensions: 136.6 × 70.6 × 8.6 mm;
  • Weight: g 133;
  • Price: 699 €;
  • Less fast than the Samsung Galaxy S3, but with more appeal is theiPhone 4S, the best-selling smartphone in the world; its 3,5-inch Retina display is very defined and makes it compact and of excellent quality. The iPhone takes excellent quality photos, records videos in Full HD, has a very simple and intuitive iOS 5 Mobile system and can be integrated with many applications through the App Store. Made with glass and metal, it certainly has a more qualitative and interesting aspect than the Galaxy S3, which, instead, consists of two simple plastic parts to make it look more like one of the many low-cost smartphones. The only flaw of the iPhone is the lack of a slot for memory expansion (lack wanted by the parent company Apple). Its technical characteristics are:
  • Operating system: iOS 5;
  • Processors: Quad Core 1 GHz A5;
  • Display 3,5” LED-backlit IPS TFT 640×960 pixel;
  • Memory 16 GB;
  • Micro SD: No;
  • Camera: 8 MP rear, VGA front;
  • Video recording: Full HD at 1080p;
  • Data connection: HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mpbs;
  • Network Connections: WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0;
  • Battery: 1432 mAh;
  • Other: GPS, Accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass;
  • Dimensions: 115.2 × 58.6 × 9.3 mm;
  • Weight: g 140;
  • Price: 659 €;
  • THEHTC One X it is also one of the fastest smartphones with its processor Quad Core Tegra 3, which guarantees high-level graphics performance with a very large display. With an elegant and flexible design, the HTC is very handy. The camera captures good images and technology Beats Audio, offers a good music experience. Its technical characteristics are:


  • Sistema operativo: Android 5.0 (Ice Cream Sandwitch);
  • Processors: Quad Core 1.5 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3;
  • Display: 4.7” Super IPS LCD2, 720 x 1280 pixel;
  • Memory 32 GB;
  • Micro SD: No;
  • Camera: 8MP rear, 1,3MP front;
  • Video recording: Full HD at 1080p;
  • Data connection: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mpbs;
  • Network Connections: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0;
  • Battery: 1800 mAh;
  • Other: GPS, Accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass;
  • Dimensions: 134.4 × 69.9 × 8.9 mm;
  • Weight: g 130;
  • Price: 699 €;
  • THELG Optimus 3D Max P720 is the only smartphone capable of taking pictures e shoot video in 3D, which can be seen directly on its 4,3-inch display and without having to wear any kind of goggles. Compared to the model that preceded it, it has a more refined and slim design, but it does not have the new Android 5.0 (Ice Cream Sandwitch). Here are its technical characteristics:


  • Operating system: Android 2.3.6;
  • Processors: TI OMAP4430 Dual Core 1.2 GHz;
  • Display: 4.3” IPS con tecnologia Parallax Barrier, 800×480 pixel;
  • Memory 8 GB;
  • Micro SD: Si;
  • Camera: 2 x 5MP rear for video recording in stereoscopic 3D, front VGA;
  • Video recording: 720p in 3D and 1080p in 2D;
  • Data connection: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mpbs;
  • Network Connections: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0;
  • Battery: 1500 mAh;
  • Other: GPS, Accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass;
  • Dimensions: 126.8 × 67.4 × 9.6 mm;
  • Weight: g 150;
  • Price: 499 €;
  • Il Nokia Lumia 900 it is definitely the best Windows Phone on the market. Packed with multimedia performance this smartphone has a complete GPS navigator with offline maps. Unfortunately it does not record in Full HD and has no possibility to expand the memory with a MicroSD. Its technical characteristics are:


  • Operating system: Windows Phone 7.5;
  • Processors: 1.4 GHz APQ8055 Snapdragon;
  • Display: 4.3” AMOLED, 480×800 pixel;
  • Memory 16 GB;
  • Micro SD: No;
  • Camera: 8MP rear, 1MP front;
  • Video recording: HD 720p;
  • Data connection: HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mpbs;
  • Network Connections: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0;
  • Battery: 1830 mAh;
  • Other: GPS, Accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass;
  • Dimensions: 127.8 × 68.5 × 11.5 mm;
  • Weight: g 160;
  • Price: 599 €;
  • Il Nokia 808 Pure View is designed for photography lovers. He is able to take 41 megapixel photos, in fact, it manages to capture clear images like no other smartphone. It records videos in Full HD, but the operating system is less effective than Android and iOS. Its technical characteristics are:

  • Operating system: Nokia Belle OS;
  • Processors: 1.3 GHz ARM 11;
  • Display: 5.3” Super AMOLED, 800×1280 pixel;
  • Memory 16 GB;
  • Micro SD: Si;
  • Camera: 41 MP rear, VGA front;
  • Video recording: Full HD 1080p;
  • Data connection: HSDPA 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA 5.76 Mbps;
  • Network Connections: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0;
  • Battery: 1400 mAh;
  • Other: GPS, Accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass;
  • Dimensions: 123.9 × 60.2 × 13.9 mm;
  • Weight: g 169;
  • Price: 599 €;
  • THEHTC One S it looks great, has a slim design and weighs less than 120g. The multimedia performance they are up to par (Beats Audio technology) and the camera is lightning fast. Too bad the memory can't expand. Its technical characteristics are:

  • Sistema operativo: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwitch);
  • Processors: Dcore 1.5 GHz MSM8260A Snapdragon;
  • Display: 4.3” Super AMOLED, 540×960 pixel;
  • Memory 16 GB;
  • Micro SD: No;
  • Camera: 8 MP rear, VGA front;
  • Video recording: Full HD 1080p;
  • Data connection: HSDPA; HSUPA;
  • Network Connections: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0;
  • Battery: 1650 mAh;
  • Other: GPS, Accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass;
  • Dimensions: 130.9x65x7.8 mm;
  • Weight: g 115.9;
  • Price: 599 €;
  • Il Motorola RAZR MAXX it is a thin smartphone but at the same time very resistant thanks to its structure made of KEVLAR fibers and a Corning Gorilla glass. Its main feature is the exceptional battery life which guarantees 17 hours of talk time, 7 hours of web browsing and 15 hours of video viewing. Its technical characteristics are:

  • Sistema operativo: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwitch);
  • Processori: Dual Core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9;
  • Display: 4.3” Super AMOLED, 540×960 pixel;
  • Memory 16 GB;
  • Micro SD: Si;
  • Camera: 8MP rear, 1,3MP front;
  • Video recording: Full HD 1080p;
  • Data connection: HSDPA 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA 5.76 Mbps;
  • Network Connections: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0;
  • Battery: 3300 mAh;
  • Other: GPS, Accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass;
  • Dimensions: 130.7 × 68.9 × 7.1 mm;
  • Weight: g 127;
  • Price: 549,99 €;
  • Il Sony Xperia P is a smartphone with great multimedia features and a great display. It has a sleek design, takes quality photos and records HD videos. It's not super fast but it allows you to buy and download movies and music through Sony Entertainment Network services. Another positive note is the not excessively high price. Its technical characteristics are:

  • Operating system: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread);
  • Processors: Dual Core 1 GHz Novathor UB500;
  • Display: 4” LED backlit LCD, 540×960 pixel;
  • Memory 16 GB;
  • Micro SD: No;
  • Camera: 8 MP rear, VGA front;
  • Video recording: Full HD 1080p;
  • Data connection: HSDPA 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA 5.76 Mbps;
  • Network Connections: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0;
  • Battery: 1305 mAh;
  • Other: GPS, Accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass;
  • Dimensions: 122 × 59.5 × 10.5 mm;
  • Weight: g 120;
  • Price: 399 €;

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