OneX+, HTC 8X, LUMIA 920, LG Optimus G, Droid HD, Laguna, ATIV S

If you are planning to buy a new smartphone and confused about the options, you have come to the right place. The mobile market never stops to surprise us with its scintillating brand new smartphones boasting unique and exciting features. Here is the list of the top 7 hotly anticipated smartphones from the top brands. They are set to be rolled out in a few weeks packed with the smartness of a whole new level.

 1. LG Optimus G

This smartphone is proof for LG’s serious commitment to pushing the limits of Android hardware. This is the first smartphone to employ the highly advanced Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. It’s power-packed to make you feel life’s really good. None knows hardware better than the Koreans do. All the mobile freaks out there get ready to experience a whole new dimension of smartphone performance.

LG Optimus G Launch Date

Specifications of LG Optimius G

  • 4.7″ WXGA True HD IPS Plus (768 x 1280 pixels) capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • CPU: Quad-core Krait 1.5 GHz processor
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • OS: Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Memory: 32GB of storage.
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
  • RAM: 2GB, Memory:32Gb
  • 13 MP/8 MP (market dependent), 1080p@30fps video recording and an LED flash

Highlights of LG Optimius G

  • Comes with the best chipset for an Android phone.
  • Long battery lifespan with over 800 recharge cycles.
  • The sides are laser-cut for excellent build quality, there’s real glass at the back with a polarized pattern called “Crystal Reflection” finish.

Negatives of  Optimius G

  • Color-shift and contrast loss with more than 45 degrees viewing angle.
  • Poor keyboard.

 2.HTC Windows Phone 8X

Believe it or not, this phone has a visual grandeur that begs to be looked at. This is an eye-catching device powered by the latest version of the Microsoft Windows phone platform-WP8. It is HTC’s WP8 flagship phone. WP8 finally appears like it will catch the platform up to Android and iOS when it comes to features and hardware. Coming from HTC, this is sure to be one of the most highly awaited WP-8 phones.

HTC 8X PhonesSpecifications of  HTC 8X:

  • 4.3-inch S-LCD2  touchscreen with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution
  • 3G, EDGE, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC
  • OS:Windows Phone 8
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0
  • GPS with A-GPS Support and GLONASS
  • 8MP AF camera with 1080p video recording and an LED flash
  • Secondary 2.1MP Camera
  • 16GB internal memory

Highlights of  HTC 8X:

  • Wonderful 4.3-inch S-LCD2 with 341.5 ppi(pixel per inch) which surpasses iphone5.
  • Eye catching industrial design which comes in 4 different colors at the rear portion of the polycarbonate shell – California Blue, Flame Red, a super-deep Graphite Black, and Limelight Yellow.
  • HTC’s trademark Beats Audio sound enhancement.
  • Good camera.

Negatives of  HTC 8X:

  • No micro-SD card slot. With only 16Gb internal memory.
  • Non removable battery

 3.HTC One X+

This powerful smartphone is the extension of already available HTC One. HTC One did well on the Android market when it was released, but had some issues with battery backup and hardware. HTC now comes up with the One+ fixing all the flaws and upgrading its hardware to send shivers down its competitors. Coming from HTC and with powerful hardware, this can surely be the contender for best android mobile in 2012.


Specifications of HTC One X+:

  • 4.7″ Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen with 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution.
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Chipset: NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP37
  • CPU: Quad-core Krait 1.7 GHz processor
  • GPU: ULP GeForce
  • HTC Sense 4.1 UI
  • OS: Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
  • RAM: 1GB, Memory:32/64Gb
  • 8 MP, 1080p@30fps video recording and an LED flash
  • Battery:2100mAh

 Highlights of of HTC One X Plus:

  • PlayStation certified
  • Good music boosting system
  • Great screen
  • The best UI(User Interface) in Android market, HTC sense is getting even better with Sense 4.5.

Negatives of  One X Plus:

  • Fast battery drain
  • Incremental upgrade

4.Nokia Lumia 920

The Finnish giant is back with the new crop of Lumia phones. Lumia 920 is the first member of its family to run on the new Windows Phone 8 platform. The whole tech industry is watching with bated breath, as this phone decides the success of both Nokia and WP-8. This device is boasted as “the most innovative smartphone in the world”.

Nokia Lumia With Wireless Chargins and Pure View Camera

Specifications of Nokia Lumia 920

  • 4.5″ IPS LCD WXGA capacitive touch with 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution.
  • CPU-1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait
  • GPU-Qualcomm Adreno 225
  • OS:Windows Phone 8
  • Bluetooth 3.1 with A2DP, USB on the go, NFC.
  • GPS with A-GPS Support and GLONASS
  • 8.7 Megapixel PureView with Optical image stabilization, Secondary 2.1MP Camera
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • Battery:2000mAh

Highlights of Lumia 920

  • A “better than HD” 1,280 x 768 LCD display.
  • Great and highly sensitive screen.
  • wireless inductive charging with the Fatboy pillow supporting Qi technology.
  • Comes with PureMotion HD+ which automatically adjusts the screen tone and brightness according to the ambient light
  • Promises much better images than competitors with its 8.7 Megapixel PureView camera.
  • Incorporates floating lens technology which is claimed to surpasses the optical image stabilization system of most digital SLRs.

Negatives of Nokia Lumia 920

  • No micro-SD card. The 32Gb internal memory may not be sufficient for some.
  • Non user-replaceable battery

5.Motorola Droid Razr HD

When Motorola launched its first Razr it made something revolutionary in the mobile world. The Razr’s back, and it’s better than ever with its new owner- Google. The first thing that one will notice is its premium look formed by a mixture of Kevlar and. It’s a great mobile to look forward to with nearly all the top specs: NFC, HD screen, Android 4, a massive 2,500mAh battery and a solid design encased in Kevlar.


Specifications Droid Razr HD

  • 4.7 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels, (~312 ppi)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • CPU-Dual-core 1.5 GHz
  • 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS Support and GLONASS
  • 2,500mAh battery.

Highlights of Droid Razr HD

  • Solid design encased in Kevlar.
  • Memory sorage can be extended by 64Gb.
  • Big, vibrant screen.
  • Fluid android skin.
  • Premium look.
  • Reasonable price.
  • Incorporates floating lens technology which is claimed to surpasses the optical image stabilization system of most digital SLRs.

Negatives Motorola Droid Razr HD

Poor mechanism for inserting SIM, resulting in making it a laborious task.

  • Whites appear a little bit yellow on the screen.
  • Low pixel density.

6.Samsung ATIV S

This is Samsung’s device in the WP-8 market. Just like Samsung’s other phones, this offers great value for its cost. Though there is nothing much unique about this phone when compared to the other competitive phones in its market, the brand Samsung is what drives people to opt this.

Samsung ATIV S

Specifications of Samsung ATIV S:

  • 4.8 inches HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Chipset-Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • CPU-Dual-core krait 1.5 GHz
  • GPU-Adreno 225, 1Gb RAM.
  • 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1)
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPS with A-GPS Support and GLONASS
  • 2,300mAh battery.
  • Internal 16/32Gb.

Highlights of Samsung ATIV S:

  • Reasonable price.
  • Big, vibrant screen.
  • Good camera

Negatives Samsung ATIV S:

  • Offers no ne exciting technological feature when compared to others in the market.

7.BlackBerry Laguna

With the smartphone market busy with Android and Windows OS, Blackberry comes up with Laguna (most likely a codename) phone which will be running on the brand new Blackberry 10 platform. This phone is packed with powerful hardware which will meet the new requirements of all the Blackberry fans out there. If you are bored with Android or WP, this new platform is worth a try. Below is the leaked list of hardware specifications.

Specifications of BlackBerry Laguna:

  • 4.2 inches LCD  capacitive touchscreen, 768 x 1280 pixels,355ppi.
  • Chipset-Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
  • CPU-Dual-core krait 1.5 GHz
  • GPU-Adreno 225, 1Gb RAM.
  • 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Blackberry 10 OS
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • NFC,GPS with A-GPS Support and GLONASS
  • 1800mAh battery.
  • Internal 16/32Gb.

Highlights of  Laguna:

  • Crisp display with 355ppi surpassing Iphone5.
  • Highly improved Blackberry OS.

Negatives of BlackBerry Laguna:

  • Less battery backup.
  • Not so advanced in hardware when compared to the new phones on the Android and WP market.

10 thoughts on “7 Upcoming Premium Phones from the TOP BRANDS, A Refined Headsup

  • October 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    The 6th phone is windows phone and not andriod. needs correction from ur part. And also Lumia 920 which you have shown in picture is actually lumia 820

    • October 23, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      dear savan, the 6th phone is a smartphone. AND that is what my topic is about. Samsung Ativ S, a Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Samsung shares its looks with the Android-powered Galaxy S3.
      while, the lumia 920 is a look alike of lumia 820. so,the confusion. thanks for your close inspection, i appreciate it. keep reading.

  • October 23, 2012 at 1:23 am

    If I’ll be having money, I’ll be definitely going with HTC One+. It’s simply the best 🙂

    • October 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      yes ankit, HTC one+ is definitely recommendable, its shortcomings get cancelled by its amazing features and apps. thanks and keep reading. 🙂

      • October 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

        Ha ha. Yea I’ll be. 😉

        The thing that excites me much about one+ is it’s awesome processing power and beats audio, which seprates it a lot from its competitors. 🙂

        Anyway, nice post. (y)

  • October 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Excellent post with plenty of information, 7 really competitive smartphones.Why no iPhone 5 here? Isn’t it a top pick?

    • October 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      iphone5 ‘s just great. if had to pick the top 8, it could have won a place. thanks and keep reading. 🙂

  • October 12, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Loved the articles…….would be great if you can include a tenative price band for each of these phones……… Also, would love to read something similar on latest android apps……. kudos shalini….

    • October 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      check with me soon, ill include the tentative prices soon. as for more articles on similar stream-keep reading….thanks. 🙂


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