2013 has been the year of large screen smartphones featuring full HD display and quad core processor. Most of the flagship smartphones of this year features a 5-inch full HD display with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. According to a new report by IDC, the global smartphone shipments are expected to exceed 1 billion units in 2013, a 39.3 percent growth over 2012. Despite a number of mature markets nearing smartphone saturation, the demand for budget friendly smartphone in emerging markets continues to drive the smartphone market forward. The best and popular flagship smartphones of 2013 are as follows.
HTC One is the latest flagship smartphone featuring a beautiful design, a sleek aluminum body, sharp display and powerful processor. It features a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (468ppi pixel density), 1.7GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, Ultrapixel rear camera, 2.1MP front facing camera, Android 4.2 OS with Sense 5 UI, HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe, HTC BoomSound, NFC technology and a powerful 2300mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S4
The Samsung Galaxy S4 makes your life richer, simpler and more fun. It features a 5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p display (441ppi pixel density), 1.8GHz octa core Exynos 5 processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front facing camera, Android 4.3 OS with TouchWiz UI, Dual shot mode, Group play, Samsung Hub, S translator, Air View, Samsung Smart Pause, S Health, NFC technology and a powerful 2600mAh battery.
Nokia Lumia 1020
Lumia 1020 is the latest flagship from Nokia featuring a 41 Mega Pixel PureView camera for an unbeatable photo and video experience on a smartphone. It features a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels (334ppi pixel density), 1.5GHz dual core processor, 2GB RAM, 41MP PureView camera with OIS, 1.2MP front facing camera, Windows Phone 8, Nokia Smart Camera, Cinemagraph lens, 6 lens optics, Panorama lens, Nokia Pro Camera, Bing Vision, Microsoft Office 2013, NFC technology and a 2000 mAh battery.
The Moto X is a fully customizable smartphone and the only smartphone to be assembled in the U.S.A. The latest flagship smartphone from Google owned Motorola is always ready for your command. Twist your wrist twice and it becomes a camera. The Moto X features a 4.7-inch 720p display (316ppi pixel density), 1.7GHz dual core processor, 2GB RAM, 10MP ClearPixel camera, 2MP front facing camera, Quick camera capture, NFC technology, Android 4.3 OS and a 2200mAh battery.
Expand your senses, enrich your understanding and enhance your daily life with LG’s latest flagship smartphone. The LG G2 features a 5.2-inch full HD display (423ppi pixel density), 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), 2.1MP front facing camera, high quality sound supporting 24-bit, 192kHz Hi-Fi playback, Android 4.2 OS with custom UI, Guest Mode, Knockon feature (Knock twice on G2 to gently wake the display), Dual recording camera, NFC technology and a powerful 3000mAh battery.
Sony Xperia Z1
Xperia Z1 is the latest flagship smartphone from Japanese giant Sony featuring the world’s highest resolution camera in an Android smartphone. It features a 5-inch full HD Triluminous display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (441ppi pixel density), IP55/IP58 certification (making it waterproof and dust resistant), 2.2GHz quad core MMSM8974 processor, 2GB RAM, 20.7MP rear ExmorRS camera with Sony G lens, 2MP front facing camera, NFC technology, Android 4.2 OS and a long lasting battery life.
Apple iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S is the world’s first smartphone to feature a fingerprint identity sensor and an A7 processor with 64-bit architecture. It features a 4-inch Retina Display with resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels (326ppi pixel density), A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, M7 motion co-processor, TouchID fingerprint scanner, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear iSight camera with BIS sensor, 1.2MP front facing camera for FaceTime calls, completely redesigned iOS7 and 1570mAh battery.
BlackBerry Z30 is the latest flagship smartphone featuring a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (295ppi pixel density), 1.7GHz dual core processor with quad core graphics, 2GB RAM, 8MP rear camera with BSI sensor, 2MP front facing camera for video calls, BlackBerry 10.2 OS, Priority Hub, BlackBerry Natural sound, excellent signal reception, NFC technology, Wireless charging, micro-HDMI port and a powerful 2880mAh battery.
Google Nexus 5
The Nexus 5 is the most affordable flagship smartphone from Google featuring the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS. It features a 4.95-inch 1080p display (445ppi pixel density), Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 8MP rear camera with OIS, 1.3MP front facing camera for video calls, Android 4.4 KitKat, Wireless charging, dual microphones, NFC technology and 2300mAh battery.
Update : LG’s latest flagship smartphone LG G2 has won the ‘smartphone of the year’ award in the annual of technology magazine Stuff, beating other flagship smartphones like Apple iPhone 5S, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Nokia’s latest flagship Lumia 1020 was crowned readers’ gadget of the year, beating off competition from Apple, Samsung and HTC.