Best smartphones of CES 2015
Many mobile manufacturers launched their new smartphones at CES. This year was no exception with new phones from LG, HTC and even Kodak joining the market.
LG Flex 2
LG’s curved smartphone improves on last year’s G Flex in every way. It features an impressive Snapdragon 810 processor, 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 13-megapixel camera and a fast charging 3.000 mAh battery. LG reinforces that the flexible curved screen is not just there for looks; it reduces screen reflection and makes the handset less prone to damage when dropped. Also, this smartphone features the innovative self-healing back cover.
Asus ZenFone 2 and Asus ZenFone Zoom
Asus announced its expected successor to the popular ZenFone series with the ZenFone 2 and the ZenFone Zoom. The ZenFone 2 is said to be the industry’s first smartphone packing 4 GB of RAM and is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor running at 2.3GHz. If the camera is an important factor for you to consider when you buy a smartphone, then this beauty from Asus might just be it. The Asus ZenFone Zoom has an incredible 13-megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom, a 10-element lens, laser autofocus and optical image stabilization. It also has a 5.5-inch 1080p display and runs Android 5.0.
Samsung Galaxy E7 and Samsung Galaxy E5
Samsung introduced the Galaxy E7 and E5, 2 devices aimed at the younger market. The 2 devices feature large displays and good 5 megapixel front facing selfie cameras, which is what today’s youth want in a phone. The Galaxy E7 has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a 13-megapixel-rear camera, all within a 7.3 mm body. The Galaxy E5, on the other hand, offers a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHZ quad-core chip and a 8-megapixel-rear camera.
HTC Desire 826
HTC expanded its Desire series with the Desire 826. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor alongside Adreno 405 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Boomsound speakers, a 13 megapixel camera and an UltraPixel selfie camera on the front. This phone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and is expected to take the mid-range to new heights.
Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro, Lenovo P90 and Lenovo A6000
The Chinese manufacturer showcased several devices. The Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro is the upgraded version of the Lenovo Vibe X2 and features an iconic layered design. The Lenovo P90 features a 1.83 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch Full HD display, huge 4000mAh battery and a 13-megapixel camera combined with a 5-megapixel front facing camera. The affordable Lenovo A6000 smartphone is designed to compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Micromax’s Yu Yureka.
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3
This series of phones from Alcatel OneTouch comes in a choice of display sizes, ranging from 3.5 to 5 inches. They’re budget LTE phones that will be offered at low prices, but aren’t expect to impress. However, the smartphone is compatible with 3 operating systems, Android, Firefox and Windows Phone versions.
One of the biggest surprises came from Kodak. Staying true to the camera business, the Kodak IM5 combines a 13 megapixel main camera with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone runs on Android 4.4 but has a customized interface aiming to make it easy to use and to share and print photos from.