While many may disagree on the whole concept, the “theory of evolution” actually applies in the Tech world, in particular the world of smart phones. Mobiles phones are not just mobile phones any more. They are not the simple bricks that were used for dialing numbers and occasionally sending costly short messages. Mobiles have evolved a lot over the last decade, and the evolution has been a sweet ride. Technology has been very kind to them on all fronts. They are not just boring slabs of bulky plastic, they are beautiful, thin and shiny lusty devices. They don’t have many clunky buttons now, they have capacitive touch screens. Most importantly though, they are not just number dialers, they are fully capable multimedia players, a planner, a portable disk, a GPS device and capable of a plethora of other tasks which were once only the domain of a PC.
It wouldn’t be wrong to compare our top Smartphones to a PC these days. They are indeed capable of almost any task a PC can do. Coupled with ease of use, a touch screen experience and simplicity without all the technical programming know how, mobiles may soon over take a general purpose PC as a multimedia centre. They run HD videos, all lossless music files, browse the internet, run Antivirus softwares, do basic photo editing and run 3d games at high quality and decent speed. Need anything more?
Mobiles have become very powerful computing devices due to super powered processors and lots of RAM and dedicated 3D chips for multimedia and games. Here we take a look at the top Smart-phones which can be an excellent portable PC replacement for you.
1 HTC edge
The HTC edge is going to be a game changer. Expected to launch early next year, the HTC Edge is one of the 1st quad Core mobile phones to ship to our lands. With a top clocked speed of 1.5 GHz, this is going to be one freaking beast of a device. While dual core phones are highly capable of running all the Android goodies with speed to spare, the Quad core will make sure that even the most demanding tasks will run at blazing speeds. Coupled with a hefty 1GB of RAM, it will be a huge sigh of relief for all android users who have to continuously shuffle between apps and the task killer to save some RAM. Slowdowns? Forget about them. Also bundled with the HTC Edge is a snappy 8MP sensor for full HD video recording and high quality snaps from your holidays or office parties. The 4.7 inch 720p capable screen will take every one’s breath away while you surf and email with crisp texts or watch videos on it.
2 Motorola Atrix 2
Everyone in the tech world agreed upon this. The original Atrix from Motorola was ahead of its time. It was futuristic and had accessories which didn’t make sense, back then. A little forward in time and everyone now understands what the Atrix buzz was all about. And just 10 months later of the launch of the Original Atrix, we have the brand new Atrix 2 in our hands. The Atrix 2 is powered by a Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor which may have the same GHz as of the original Atrix but performs faster, and comes with a sleek and large 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches screen with a scratch resistant Gorilla glass display. This one also comes with a simplified version of MotoBLUR UI which is less resource consuming, and has a longer battery life due to optimizations. Just like the original Atrix, this one also works with the new LapDock 100 which supports more devices (unlike the Atrix). Being a 4G device, the Atrix will be pleasure to use whether watching videos on it or browsing the net at blazing speeds.
3 iPhone 4s
The iPhone 4S is basically an updated version of the iPhone 4. The processor has been upgraded to a dual core and the dual antennas have been smartly positioned and they are capable of intelligently switching between the 2 to resolve those death grip issue with the iPhone 4. The iOS is a major upgrade to the phone software and contains tons of new features, which makes for a smooth and joyful user experience. The 8MP camera has a custom new sensor capable of fantastic low light photography. The best feature is the voice assistant SIRI, which is officially specific to the 4S. Siri essentially listens and responds to your commands, and replies with a built in answer or look for solution online. The Siri also reads your texts, launches most of your apps, and searches for iPhone for documents and files. Factor in the iCloud and iMessage services, the magnificent Retina Display, and the legendary App Store and you are good to go for anything and everything.
4 Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
By far the most desirable and most beautiful phone of 2011, the Xperia Arc is already getting an update. The Xperia Arc S, to be precise. The Arc was a beautiful phone with a sleek inward curvature on the back and an esthetic build that oozed quality. The Arc S has all that sophistication and much more and comes in a black and a white offering. The white version is to die for, and is less prone to finger prints smudges. It ships out of the box with the android 2.3.4 which is a treat. It has a 3D panorama mode just like its high end Cybershot brethren. It comes with a beefy 1.4GHz processor which may not be a dual core but frankly there is hardly anything out there that could overload it. The 4.2 inch screen is a gem, as the Reality display powered by the Bravia engine produces one of the best blacks and color saturation results. The pictures from its 8.1 MP camera will look stunning on the display and the 3D panorama can be displayed in full glory on capable large LCD TVs.
5 Samsung Galaxy S2
The force is strong with this one. This phone is the flagship for Samsung and judging from its sales figures and demand, it might be so for a much longer time. This Samsung Galaxy S2 is a powerful and phone with a gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus capacitive screen. Displaying 480×800 pixels on a 4.3 inches display, the phone produces some of the best colors and screen quality ever. It has a lightning-fast dual core 1.2 GHz processor to run the android 2.3.3 with ease and a powerful 8MP camera with LED flash. The camera produces some of the best color details and low light photos are comparable to the iPhone 4S. It is one of the slimmest and lightest smart phones in the market with hundreds of new features. The internal 16GB/32GB storage (depending upon the model) will serve any multimedia needs and the 1 GB RAM makes sure that people will be multitasking without slowdowns. The Galaxy S2 sold well and broke previous sales records for such an expensive device and continues to sell worldwide. This is one phone that definitely will not warrant an upgrade after 6 months. It will be very interesting to see if Samsung can top this.
So, those were the five phones, which are powerful enough to be a substitute of average PC’s out there.