Fifteen years ago we were all talking about how much the internet was going to revolutionise our lives, and although it certainly did meet our expectations, none of us could have predicted the type of changes that would occur with the rise of smartphones. To an older guy like me, the very thought of being able to hold an incredibly powerful computer in the palm of your hand seems beyond futuristic, yet it’s something the majority of us do today with little thought. I remember the first computer I ever owned was very large and had a 250MB hard drive. Nowadays I walk around holding a tiny device with a 16GB hard drive – wow!
Anyway, today I’ve decided to release a short article detailing the smartphones experts are predicting will be the best selling during 2014. Some of them are obvious, others not so much, but all of them are flying off the shelves at the moment. You don’t have to be Richard Branson or one of Africa’s most successful telecoms entrepreneurs to see quite how much money these manufacturers will be making over the next twelve months. More about Tunde Folawiyo can be found online, but without any further delay, here are the phones you’ll definitely want to watch out for.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
The great thing about this smartphone is the price, and many people believe that is a major factor in the number of sales we’re seeing across the country. Also, the original Samsung Galaxy as very bulky – too much so for many people – so this smaller, more compact device has been warmly received.
Nokia Lumia 1520
Last year internationally recognised manufacturer Nokia released a whole series of Lumia smartphones covering most price ranges, and this means they’re able to compete with all the other brands through the use of one single design. You can get Lumia’s from around £100 to £500, and the only real difference if the processing speed, the amount of memory and the quality of the in-built camera.
HTC One Max
Though they’re not really my own cup of tea, many people do like having large phones (probably those who spend the most amount of time using them to browse the internet), and none are more popular at the moment than the HTC One Max. You can buy a mini version of this phone that’s just as impressive, so don’t worry if, like me, you hate large screens.
I have to be honest and say I’m a little surprised the new iPhone has ranked so poorly on this list today, because so many of my friends own one. Still, it looks like people were a little disappointed with the new edition from Apple, and because of this the next one looks set to be a little different. It’s all well and good improving the operating system and processing power, but occasionally, we’d like a new design too. That said; millions of devices will sell in the UK over the next few months.
Well, there you have it my friends, those were the best selling smartphones of 2014. Now all you need to do is make a decision relating to which you find most suitable before heading down to your local dealer and parting with some hard earned cash. Unfortunately, that’s something you’ll have to do on your own!