There is movement in the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS test! In the battle against Apple Samsung Koreans demonstrate with Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and grade 4 the entire podium
- 0.1 Smartphones in review: Samsung forefront
- 0.2 Roundup: The Best Smartphones
- 0.3 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
- 0.4 Samsung Galaxy S6
- 0.5 Samsung Galaxy Note 4
- 0.6 Apple iPhone 6 Plus
- 0.7 Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
- 0.8 Samsung Galaxy S5
- 0.9 YotaPhone 2
- 0.10 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
- 0.11 Samsung Galaxy Alpha
- 0.12 Apple iPhone 6
- 0.13 LG G3
- 0.14 Sony Xperia Z3
- 0.15 HTC One M9
- 0.16 Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
- 0.17 LG G Flex 2
- 0.18 Nokia Lumia 1520
- 0.19 HTC One (M8)
- 0.20 Google Nexus 6
- 0.21 Huawei Ascend Mate 7
- 0.22 BlackBerry Passport
- 0.23 Samsung Galaxy A7
- 0.24 HTC Desire Eye
- 0.25 Huawei P8
- 0.26 Samsung Galaxy A5
- 0.27 Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
- 0.28 Huawei Honor 6
- 0.29 Moto X (2nd generation)
- 0.30 Nokia Lumia 930
- 0.31 Samsung Galaxy A3
- 0.32 Nokia Lumia 640 LTE
- 0.33 Huawei Ascend G7
- 0.34 Nokia Lumia 735
- 0.35 Sony Xperia E3
- 0.36 Kazam Tornado 348
- 0.37 Motorola Moto G2 4G LTE
- 0.38 Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM
- 0.39 ZTE Blade Vec 4G
- 0.40 Nokia Lumia 630
- 0.41 Nokia Lumia 535
- 0.42 Xiaomi Mi4
- 0.43 Old test method
- 0.44 Living table
- 0.45 How big should the smart phone?
- 0.46 The mobile phone as a camera replacement?
- 0.47 Who can the longest?
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Smartphones in review: Samsung forefront
M it iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has a strong model changes behind. Also great was Samsung’s step by Galaxy S5 on Galaxy S6. With the Galaxy S6 Edge there is a precious variant which has sold very well in the test and with No1 celebrates a perfect start in the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS list. The S6 ends up almost on a par on the 2nd place. The Galaxy Note 4 ensures a pure Korean “podium” The iPhone 6 Plus lands on the 4th place the iPhone 6 adheres barely among the top 10 Other top models such as the HTC One M9 and the curvy LG G Flex 2 fail at this hurdle. Good news No cell phone is really bad all are at least adequate, and prices start at 100 euros One of the best mobile phones is the Nokia Lumia 535, however, the previous device’s Lumia 630 cheaper and slightly better equipped. All smartphones tested by the new process can be found in the overview “The best smartphones”.
Roundup: The Best Smartphones
Appealing materials, fine touch and a bright, super sharp display which is a real eye-catcher with its spectacular shape: The Galaxy S6 Edge is fast and top fitted-albeit less flexible than its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy S6
Appealing materials, fine haptics coupled with a bright super sharp display and a fast processor. The Galaxy S6 is well equipped, although no longer as flexible as its predecessor. A new era in the Galaxy S family has begun that focuses more than ever on Apple.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The Galaxy Note 4 trumps with a super-sharp high-contrast and very bright display. Respect: Despite mega-display, the battery life is very good Even the pace of work is great! The camera is very fast unlike its predecessor. With the screen pen the note 4 is good even as a digital notepad for mobile office.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
With peak values with photo-quality, pace and receive the iPhone is 6 Plus far forward in the leaderboard. Striking compared to the iPhone 6 is the better stamina. How phablets the competition provides the plus a really big screen. Apple’s own apps appear in landscape mode not just tilted and pulled apart, but reveal additional functions, similar to the iPad.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
The Galaxy Note is one of the most exciting Edge phablets ever. The screen is very sharp and bright enough and the side screen more than a gimmick. The touch Edge is also very fast and makes fairly decent, mostly sharp photos However, the display is not as bright as the similar design Galaxy Note. 4
Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a logical development of the Galaxy S4 Real innovations it does not offer, but it can do a lot better. The display is brighter and more defined, the pace again faster It is waterproof, making it ideal with the fitness function and the heart rate monitor for training sessions in the rain. The fingerprint sensor simplifies the unlocking.
On the front is the YotaPhone 2 only one of many Android phones with 5-inch full HD display. The relatively high price is justified on the expansive back that did not exist so.The touch-sensitive eInk display is not only an eye-catcher, it also offers real benefits in everyday life. Without user input important information is always visible, even in bright sunlight, you can read it comfortably-without burdening all the battery especially Yota is to grab the new technology in a handy case succeeds.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
During the test the Neo made a good figure and represents in terms of battery power even set a new record. Thanks to the compact housing and rubberised back, it is easier to handle and grip than the larger grade 3. In terms of speed, although it does not quite reach the level of the Galaxy Note 3 and S5, but still provides a fluid operation.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Now there is therefore indeed a Galaxy-top model with metal frame, angular design and no expandable memory. These changes Samsung first introduced on the Apple nano-SIM format. Here there is an Android alternative with all the things like the iPhone. In return, Samsung has adopted some of what mattered previous top models like the Galaxy S5: Instead of Full HD resolution, there are “only” 1280×720 pixels, instead of memory card slot only internal memory. Otherwise, the innovations on board, which can be found in the Galaxy S5: fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor. Only waterproof, it is not contrary to S5 and S5 mini.
Apple iPhone 6
With the iPhone 6 Apple pulls technically equal with the competition. It has a much larger screen than its predecessor, plus there are updates on modern technology (Wi-Fi ac, LTE Cat 4 with 150 Mbps) and a really good camera. Waterproof the new iPhone is not, moreover, the battery life is disappointing.
With the G3 LG is a really great smartphone succeeded. The screen is a stunner, the use scores with clever ideas, the design convinces And despite the large screen, the G3 is still relatively handy.
Sony Xperia Z3
The Sony Xperia Z3 provides a super sharp, bright display with wide viewing angle and is quick and easy to use. The camera has a very high resolution, even does 4K videos.Conclusion: A-sounding device that would be equipped thanks to waterproof housing for the rainforest-there would be there a cellular network. (After the test procedure and October 2014 Test score was 1.83)
HTC One M9
The HTC One M9 is not a revolution. But that is also not necessary: With the higher resolution camera HTC has defused the biggest drawback of its predecessor. Really good photos shoots the M9 but still not. Pace and receive values, however, give little cause for grumbling Traditional’s all in a noble housing.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Pretty big this compact but the 4.6-inch display can still be operated with one hand. The rounded housing and the glass back give an impression of high quality. In art, the Z3 Compact can draw on unlimited resources. The pace and the photo quality you never have to compromise the flagship Xperia Z3 in the endurance the small model’s nose has even front. In addition, you stay with all Xperia Z models relaxed even in the rain. (After the test procedure and October 2014 Test score was 1.95)
LG G Flex 2
The LG G Flex 2 met differently than its predecessor with a good display and fast processor, the expectations of a top model. The flexible construction makes it robust as when carried in a back pocket. The case, however, looks cheap and the camera offers only videos. Note: In the test in issue 8 the court received the grade 2.39. Through a rigorous evaluation of wireless performance in the renovated test method here the note has minimal deteriorated.
Nokia Lumia 1520
The biggest Lumia impressed by good workmanship, slim housing and a great HD screen.If you do not currently use for one-handed phone calls, you get used to fast on the size.Still, it’s further away from the normal smartphone than about the Galaxy Note 3, which can also be used as a digital notepad, thanks to an innovative screen pen. So it is ideal for those who seek a compromise between large and small smartphone tablet. About YouTube, photo-shows, eBooks or Internet surfing via Wi-Fi or fast LTE. (After the test procedure and October 2014 Test score was 2.13)
HTC One (M8)
Technically, the new HTC flagship has caught up: The screen has grown minimally, the pace of work has increased, light and shadow in memory: The predecessor had 32GB, the new in Germany there is only 16GB. Not enough for the price! Although you can finally insert memory cards up to 128 GB, but it does not run apps. Overall confident the whole package Chic and user-friendly is hardly any other Android flagship. Too bad that not even a few megapixels are yet to come in now faster main camera. (After the test procedure and October 2014 Test score was 1.79)
Google Nexus 6
Google’s first phablet bye to the title “Price Tip” and opened a new chapter in the Nexus family. The metal frame is a hydric stress, but the back is due to the plastic used does not manage to connect with the smaller design model Moto X. The specifications are impressive, however, met the Nexus 6 in the laboratory is not quite the extremely high expectations. The chic Android 5 Lollipop fits well with the contrasting giant screen. The camera takes decent pictures and clear video. Abandoning a memory card slot annoying and painful.
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
When designing the giant smartphone playing with his pleasing aluminum casing in the upper class. Technically, everything on board-such as LTE Cat.6, memory expansion via microSD card (up to 128 GB), fingerprint sensor and eight-core processor. There are a reliable battery, a great sharp and very bright display, very fast pace and a relatively good camera.
The BlackBerry Passport comes with a square, high-resolution screen. The keyboard also acts as a touchpad. So you move through websites via stroking the keyboard, move the cursor over the text and another. The width of the device prevents one-handed operation. The apps come from Amazon’s App Store. The housing is robust, the Office Compatibility prima and the battery lasts through properly.
Samsung Galaxy A7
The Galaxy A7 is one of the most stylish smartphone that Samsung has ever made. With the 5.5-inch display, it plays in the same class as Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus. The screen is not not particularly bright, but sufficiently sharp (FullHD). The camera is decent in daylight, but weakens in low light.
HTC Desire Eye
With gaming capable technology, improved front camera and and pop design the HTC Desire Eye is ideal for technically demanding teens and twenty-somethings. The photo quality was disappointing total of something and fast wireless AC technology lacks. The robust and water-resistant construction like it.
The P8 Huawei can definitively the cheap image behind. It offers top-class technology, a good camera and simple operation in a sleek, elegant metal casing. It is an excellent all-rounder at a fair price. To completely unlock the class of Galaxy S6 & Co., missing details.
Samsung Galaxy A5
The Galaxy A5 is not a price-breaker, but a properly equipped mid-range Android with high-quality design and sophisticated Galaxy technology in the currently popular 5-inch size. Good: Unlike Alpha Galaxy or iPhone the memory is expandable. Annoying: The battery is not replaceable in-house.
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
The Galaxy K Zoom is the only camera phone with the latest technology that allows a push even over long distances in good quality. The Android operating system offers many ways to not have the normal cameras.
Huawei Honor 6
The Honor 6 makes a good impression, but is so in the price range around 300 euros no longer alone. The equipment with a brisk LTE and 3 gigabytes of RAM is neat, but missing features for wireless image transfer to a TV. The photo quality is one among the Android phones of the good quality equipment and also the stamina is above average.Unfortunately, the in-house eight-core processor did not meet all the high expectations for the operation is fairly straightforward from the hand.
Moto X (2nd generation)
The first impression is great. Little Android devices are those flatterer, like the Moto X. The inner qualities and the power to vote. The high-contrast, large display is in a compact housing. The Moto X adjust not only look at your needs, it also scores with smart assistance functions that facilitate everyday life.
Nokia Lumia 930
The Lumia 930 is the direct opponent to Samsung Galaxy S5 & Co. and an alternative for those who appreciate the upbeat style and the fresh use of Windows Phone 8.1. The working speed is top, the five-inch screen is very sharp and bright. The 20-megapixel camera takes good photos, according to the latest software update to Lumia Denim takes on the 930 also 4K videos. Too bad, however: one bay for memory cards like the Lumia 1520 is missing. (After the test procedure and October 2014 Test score was 2.00)
Samsung Galaxy A3
The Galaxy A3 is an extremely handy smartphone in a high-quality metal housing. Judging by the intrinsic values of the price, however, is quite high. The display resolution provides with 960×540 pixels, a mostly clear picture, with small fonts, it may be more but like. Like the A5, the battery is not user-replaceable by the user is also the small Galaxy A3. For the memory to 128 GB can be expanded.
Nokia Lumia 640 LTE
The Lumia 640 scores as the previous Lumia 630 with a strong display and for the price ordinary pace. At the same time he ironed his weaknesses from: The display offers HD resolution, the memory has been doubled and next to a LED flash, there is finally also a front camera. The new 8-megapixel main camera only convinced daylight shooting.
Huawei Ascend G7
Given the price offers offers Huawei a great mid-range smartphone with good facilities.Although the Chinese whip out the red pen with the display resolution, and the Android quad-core processor is a bit slow. On the other hand, the device shines with lush hardware, a solid aluminum housing, LTE and a relatively powerful battery.
Nokia Lumia 735
The Lumia 735 is the LTE version of the Lumia 730. As this relies on the successful design of Lumia 800 and Lumia 920. Despite an intermediate price it offers better technology than the former flagships: Outstanding is the sharp front camera. The battery is replaceable, the expandable memory. Compared to the similar design Lumia 730 scores the 735 with LTE and wireless charging function, it lacks the dual SIM function.
Sony Xperia E3
It’s not quite as elegant as a top model, but does not have to hide the Xperia E3. This applies to both the housing and sufficient resolution display as well as the internal values such as camera resolution and processor. Particularly attractive is the fast LTE data radio.The Xperia E3 is favorable, but does not look cheap.
Kazam Tornado 348
Kazam has given a lot of effort and created a smartphone that regards thickness and appearance could put new standards. Even when the operating speed you have to take into account not compromise. For the current price, the Kazam is a good Alternatve to expensive smartphones. Large drawback: No LTE.
Motorola Moto G2 4G LTE
The Moto G of the second generation is comfortable to hold and is meticulously crafted.The operating system is simple to state, the operation. It has a large decent display, which still could do with more brightness outdoors. The small device memory expand via microSD.
Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM
The Lumia 730 accesses the successful design of the Lumia Lumia 800 and Lumia classic 920. Despite an intermediate price it offers better technology than the former flagships: A sharper camera, especially for self-portraits, it is superior to many top smartphones. In addition a brisk pace control, expandable memory. Compared with the similarly designed Lumia 735 missing and LTE wireless charging function, it scores 730 with the standard dual SIM function.
ZTE Blade Vec 4G
The ZTE Blade Vec 4G is processed properly. The display is bright and sharp enough.Apart from occasional delays when operating the pace is good. The LTE data Turbo makes the move for a fleet Internet connection. In testing the ZTE Blade Vec 4G lasted longer than many top smartphone. Not good is the picture quality.
Nokia Lumia 630
Good processed quickly enough and with a very good for this price range Screen: The Lumia 630 is, not least because of the ease of use of Windows Phone 8.1, an ideal entry-level smartphone. And the upbeat design with interchangeable faceplates provide colorful accents. (After the test procedure and October 2014 Test score was 2.46)
Nokia Lumia 535
Who does not expect top performance in pace or camera, no LTE tariff has and wants to spend no more than 110 euros, comes on the Lumia 535 so quickly not. A similar device with passable 5-inch display, suitable for everyday use Selfie-Camera, faster operation and enough memory for Apps can also be found on Android not so easy.
The Xiaomi Mi4 convinced technically only partially: While LTE is installed, but that does not work in Germany. Moreover Xiaomi promises 42 Mbps UMTS speed, but reaches only half. What Xiaomi but generally speaking, is the excellent software adaptation: This begins with a built-in firewall that protects personal information and does not end with the possibility of system-wide customize the appearance. For hobbyists and those who want to customize your system to the smallest, a Xiaomi is the ideal playground. But for the price, there are more powerful smartphones.
Old test method
Your phone is not listed? After detached test method was the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in front of the new iPhone
The test table is constantly changing, not only in terms of candidates. While LTE was exotic and expensive even at launch, it has now blossomed almost become the standard for mobile data transmission. In UMTS some surfers begin to Mosern, with GPRS nobody goes more into the internet. In the WLAN g standard is the minimum requirement, ac-Fi entitlement to a modern device. Derlei changes affect the test scores. That is why it always comes back to adjustments in the hundredths range and even to change position. It all changes in the measurement or weighting for all phones apply. Mid-range devices are better than ever – beat in some respects even the top models. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has the most important current smartphones for a revised test methods evaluated.
How big should the smart phone?
By 4.5 inches . Such smart phones, there are less and less Samsung Galaxy A3 , SonyXperia Z3 Compact and Xperia E3 , the Huawei Ascend Y550 and the Moto G have displays of this size and therefore one of the handiest models in test. To 5 Customs:This size offers a compromise between widescreen and even handier operation. TheiPhone 6 is 4.7 inches with just under 5 inches and thanks to the rounded housing well in hand. Top devices like Galaxy S5 , Sony Xperia Z3 , Moto X , Nokia Lumia 930 and HTC One M9 provide sharp full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels), S6 and S6 Edge even in QHD (2560×1440). In everyday life, the small HD resolution (1280×720) is sufficient. At 6 inches (phablets): For web browsing, video watching or reading eBooks are XXL smartphones like iPhone 6 Plus , Nexus 6 , Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Nokia Lumia 1520 better suitable. Typing in portrait mode works comfortably, it reads more convenient. Only for calls and transport in tight trousers these phablets are uncomfortable. In landscape mode, they are too wide to type with both thumbs.
The mobile phone as a camera replacement?
In many smartphones puts the same technique, but the photo quality usually reveals significant differences: The best photo quality in daylight offers the Nokia Lumia 930 . Similarly good pictures makes the iPhone 6 Plus , in which photos are also much faster in the box. Surprisingly well cut the camera of Huawei Mate 7 from. “camera phone test: Photo smartphones compared Mobile codename: So manufacturers baptize their smartphones
Who can the longest?
When measuring the battery life that’s Galaxy Note 3 Neo peak with over 18 hours of mixed use – followed YotaPhone 2 (16.7 hr.), Xiaomi Mi4 , (15.4 hr.) Lumia 1520 (15.3 hr.) ,iPhone 6 Plus (14.9 hr.). Detailed readings, see the article: ” The smart phones and mobile phones with the best battery life “.