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What are the top smartphones 5 of 2014?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Deleted User, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Deleted User

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    So i was just wondering, what do you guys think are the top 5 smartphones of 2014?
     



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  2. fdbryant3

    fdbryant3 Android Expert

    The OnePlus One
    Nexus 6
    HTC M8
    Galaxy S5
    Motorola Moto X

    At least those are the ones that first come to mind for me. I could probably also throw in the Nexus 5 (although I guess technically that one was 2013.....then again it was available through 2014 when Nexus 6 just came online and is controversial)......the LG G3, or the Note 4 (although I'm not sure how big an improvement it is over the Note 3 really).

    It is good to have options :).
     
  3. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    Hi Ahmed Kherais, I moved your thread to the Device Comparisons forum :)
     
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  4. Deleted User

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  5. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    I mostly agree, would have swapped the Galaxy S5 for the Note 4.

    Last spot for me was between the M8 and LG G3, both good devices but both lacking in one or two areas.
     
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Oppo Find 7
    Xiaomi Redmi Note
    Meizu MX4
    Koobee Max3
    Vivo Xshot

    Availability will vary by region and country.
     
  7. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    Galaxy Note 4
    Nexus 6
    Moto X 2014
    Xperia Z3
    Galaxy S5

    Runners up...

    LG G3 - Average battery life, poor 3d performance, excesive CPU throttling.
    HTC One M8 - Below average camera, HTC STILL cheat in benchmarks.
    OnePlus One - Availability issues.
    Four of them I've never heard of.
     
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I've yet to see a Nexus 6, :p ..and not likely to for the moment..."availability issues" LOL
     
  9. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    Am i the only one who has yet to experience any of the so-called claims that the LG G3 has horrible performance, or bad battery life? as far as Android phones go the G3 happens to be the snappiest and best on battery. it's either that or i got one of the 'good' phones in the bunch. it has never ran hot, randomly rebooted, or crashed one time. my Note 3 had worse battery life doing the same thing, ran warm, and froze at the lock screen requiring a reboot at least once a week.
     
  10. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert

    Nobody said the battery life was horrible, it is however below average for a high end device.

    It all depends what your used to, also there are plenty on comparisons on youtube showing how poorly the g3 does in games due to cpu throttling vs a galaxy s5.
     
  11. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    Below average compared with what? it already beats the iPhone totally, and is much better than my Note 3's. same usage with my Note 3 and after work it needed to be immediately plugged in to charge. at least on my G3 i have more than 80% to play with after that same shift where i can actually use the remote control app.

    Many of the complaints regarding lag and CPU issues in the G3 are referencing the 2GB RAM/16GB model. i was lucky the only one available for Verizon around here was the 3GB RAM/32GB Model.
     
  12. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert


    Compared to other flagship devices of course, what else could I possibly be referring to in this context? :thinking:

    Example.

    Web Browsing

    Galaxy S5 - 9.36h
    LG G3 - 6.40h

    Video Playback

    Galaxy S5 - 11.05h
    LG G3 - 9.57h

    Even previous generation device match or better the battery life of the LG G3, the LG G2 for example has better battery life.

    I agree the LG G3 LTE-A fairs better than the standard version when it comes to throttling but the issue is still there. LG are clearly having issues managing the heat in their devices, where as Samsung are having no such issues.

    See video below, performance does not match Galaxy S5 with Snapdragon 805 so there are still issues there.

    LG G3 vs Galaxy S5 (S805 Primes) - YouTube
     
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    The ones that let you unlock your bootloader directly -

    Nexus
    HTC
    Sony
    Oppo
    One plus One
     
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