MWC 2012: Smartphones

Posted on March 12, 2012 by


Mobile World Congress: where all the companies gather to show off their wares.  Smartphones are bound to be the biggest ware that they have here, as the name implies.  Below is a compiled list of all the major smartphones announced at this year’s conference.  Boy is technology improving every year…

 

HTC One X

HTC has been going on a smartphone fever, pumping out phone after phone. This begs to question as to their quality control. Overall, their phones are pretty good, with exception of some flaws.  But every phone will have their flaws, even HTC admits to it.  This is when HTC decided to pump the brakes a bit and start going back to the basics — the production of flagship phones.  The One X is the result of their hard work.  This super thin smartphone is a quad-core processor set in a beautiful 4.7 inch 720p display.   The new 8 megapixel, f/2.9 camera that will allow you to capture the best picture you can.  Quite easily one of the best phone at the MWC 2012.  We’ll have to wait for this phone to come out to test out its battery life because HTC phones aren’t well known in that department. But who knows! Maybe this new phone will break the mold.

HTC One S

Going along with the One X, the One S is another beautifully put together phone.  For those who think a 4.7-inch screen is maybe too much for them to handle, this 4.3-inch phone may be a better option.  Essentially the same design as the One X, the One S comes with a dual core Snapdrapon S4 instead of the quad core found on its older brother.  The 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display should display colors brilliantly, while the 16 gb of storage should be more than enough for all the apps and music you need on your smartphone. Oh and it’ll have the same camera as the HTC One X.

Nokia 808 PureView

As the winner of the Best of Show Award, this phone has got to be pretty damn awesome.  What’s so awesome about this phone? It only has a 41 megapixel camera on this baby.  That’s right, FOURTY ONE.  This camera is better than most SLR camera’s out there while having capabilities of shooting VERY large posters.  Pretty damn cool if you ask me.  On the other side, the phone is running on the dying (unfortunately) Symbian Belle, but that being said, the 41 MP camera is still pretty cool.  The phone will also feature a 1.3 GHz CPU and a 4-inch ClearBlack AMOLED nHD display at only 640 x 360 pixels.  Winner of the Best of Show Award, this has got to be something to talk about.

Huawei Ascend D Quad

With its own quad-core processor that is said to outshine the rest, this phone is definitely something to look forward to. See my other article for a more indepth discussion about this phone.  Huawei has really stepped out into the world with this one.

LG Optimius Vu

Tablet? Phone? Both?  This interesting-looking smartphone has quite a large width and has got to be LG’s answer to the Samsung Note.  This phone is featuring a 5-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio.  This phone can be used with a stylus, much like the Samsung.  With a 1.5 Ghz Dual-core CPU, 8 MP camera, and a 2080 mAh, it’ll be interesting to see how this will match up head to head with the Samsung Note.

Asus PadFone

Another way to mix a tablet and a phone together.  Asus brings the PadFone to life.  Meant to be able to accompany a 10 inch tablet, the work done on either one will be able to be accessed by the phone or tablet.  Also the phone will be able to get its battery replenished by the tablet, and the tablet’s keyboard dock will also be able to charge both the tablet and the phone.  This phone is really combining the usage of everything it can!  The PadFone itself will have a 1.5Ghz dual core Snapdragon, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display.  Can’t wait to see how this phone will turn out!

LG Optimus 4X HD

LG Optimus 2X, you have been upgraded.  LG has introduced the newly upgraded Optimus, the Optimus 4x HD. As the name implies, the phone will be running the quad-core Tegra 3 running at 1.5 GHz as well as a very large 4.7-inch IPS display that can be viewed at 720p resolution.  Let’s just throw in a 8 megapixel camera.  LG’s skin of Androids tends to slow down the response time of the phone itself, so maybe this bump-up in specs will help it.

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

While the Samsung Galaxy SIII was not announced yet, Samsung decided to bring on the Galaxy S Blaze 4G.  Similar to the original Galaxy S line, this phone contains the same stuff that made so many people fall in love with the Galaxy S II. This phone has a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 5 megapixel camera, and support for T-Mobile’s fastest HSPA+ network, there’s a lot to like about this phone.

Nokia Lumia 610

Not much cash on hand? Why not try out the Nokia Lumia 610.  As with many entry-level smartphones, this one doesn’t really jump out at you with its specs. But, Nokia is determined to make you believe that you will like this phone just as much.  Probably the most budget friendly Windows Phone on the market, the Lumia 610 will feature an 800 MHz CPU, 3.7-inch display, as well as a 5 MP rear camera.  Not having enough money to buy a Windows Phone just isn’t an excuse anymore.

Xolo X900

Xolo? Nope this is not a typo.  The Xolo is part of Intel’s new line of Medfield chips for smartphones, and yes, this phone got it!  This new line is said to be very power efficient and with a small 1,460 mAh battery cell, the phone can last up to 14 days on standby and 8 hours of talk time.  While this phone is heading to Indian markets, it gives us a glimpse of what’s to come from Intel smartphones soon.


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