Top Ten 4G Smartphones

As we approach the end of 2013, TechRadar has put together a list of the top ten 4G-ready smartphones of this year. If you’re looking to upgrade to a 4G-ready handset over Christmas, here are their top ten choices:

Samsung Galaxy S4

  1. iPhone 5S: Apple’s flagship handset is advertised as the first 64‑bit smartphone in the world. Using the iOS 7 operating system, it has a fingerprint ID sensor built into the home button, an iSight camera, a retina display with 326 ppi, and ultra-fast wireless.
  2. HTC One: A sleek and stylish handset with a brushed aluminium style casing, the HTC One is designed to make the most of 4G. It has a 4.7inch LCD screen with 468ppi, a camera with ultrapixel technology, and BoomSound for enhanced sound quality.
  3. Samsung Galaxy S4: Running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has an impressive 5 inch AMOLED screen with full HD resolution at 441ppi, and is packed with top end features. A high speed processor and an expandable memory card slot make this handset a great companion for 4G.
  4. Nokia Lumia 925: Featuring an 8.7 megapixel PureView camera with six Carl Zeiss lenses, this phone has a focus on great photography. It has a slim and lightweight aluminium body around a 4.5 inch AMOLED screen with 334ppi. The Nokia Lumia 925 runs on a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor.
  5. BlackBerry Z10: Running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1.5 GHz dual-core CPUs, the BlackBerry Z10 is designed to help you complete tasks quickly and easily with features and apps that share your train of thought. It features a 4.2 inch touch screen with 356ppi and expandable memory.
  6. Nokia Lumia 1020: Again this Nokia Lumia has a focus on photography and video with a 41 megapixel camera sensor, full HD video, and Nokia Rich Recording for incredible audio capture. The 4.5 inch AMOLED screen has 334ppi, and it runs on a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor.
  7. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: A mini version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that is ideal if you’re looking for Samsung quality on a budget, or if you find a smaller handset more manageable. It also runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and has a 4.3 inch screen, with 256ppi. Again there is an expandable memory card slot for extra storage.
  8. BlackBerry Q10: For those that still prefer a Qwerty keypad and the classic BlackBerry shape combined with the speed of 4G, the BlackBerry Q10 is a superb choice. The 3.1 inch super AMOLED touch screen has 330ppi. The handset runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1.5 GHz dual-core CPUs.
  9. iPhone 5C: Billed as the budget iPhone, the iPhone 5C certainly makes a statement with its five brightly coloured cases. Also using iOS7, the iPhone C has an iSight camera, and a retina display with 326ppi. Apart from the look and the casing, the biggest difference between the 5S and 5C is that the 5C has a slower processor speed, using a 1Ghz Apple A6.
  10. HTC One Mini: With similar features and design to the larger HTC One, the mini version is slimmer in build for those that prefer a smaller handset. It has a compact 4.3 inch screen with 341ppi, and benefits from the HTC ultrapixel camera, and BoomSound. However, HTC are currently awaiting the outcome of a patent dispute with Nokia to see whether sales of the HTC One Mini will be banned.