With fierce competition in the smartphone market, most of the smartphone manufacturers have moved up a couple of notches in the technology ladder launching phones with the latest quad-core processors. From a technical perspective, a quad-core powered smartphone operating on Android should deliver smoother high-definition video streaming and faster running of the latest applications and games. Let us take a look at the top 6 quad core phones of 2014.
Top Quad Core Phones Of 2014
1. OnePlus One
OnePlus, a relatively young smartphone brand established in 2013 shows great promise to level with other flagship products with their front line model, the One equipped with a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor and Adreno 330 GPU. The One operates on a new system, the CyanogenMod which closely resembles the popular Android operating system to appeal to a wider audience.
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The phone sports a 5.5 inch display with the cutting edge Touch-On-Lens (TOL) technology which the manufacturer claims is 300% tougher than a conventional screen. A rear facing 13 MP camera fitted with six lenses makes this model an ideal choice for gizmo lovers.
2. ZTE Grand S Pro
The Grand S Pro is the newest offering from ZTE’s stables in its already impressive LTE capable high-end phone models. The phone boasts of a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor complemented by a matching 2300mAh battery.
Grand S Pro sports a full high-definition 2 MP front webcam, best of the breed for a secondary camera and the primary shooter is a 13 MP rear camera. Other enhancements include Dolby Digital Plus audio multimedia.
3. HTC One E8
HTC One E8 is the more affordable variant of the One M8 on account of its plastic casing but still retains most of the flagship’s high-end features. The E8 is designed for dual SIM use which is not supported by the One M8. The 2.5 GHz quad-core processor with a 128 GB memory expansion slot also reserves this model a slot among other top liners.
While the One M8 boasts of a Ultrapixel shooter, the One E8 only sports a 13 MP BSI camera, capable of capturing 1080p though, which is another factor contributing to its relatively cheaper price tag.
4. LG G3
Sitting among the stalwarts of 2014 quad core smartphones, the G3 from LG operates on KitKat, Android 4.4 boasting of an array of high-end features. The phone runs on a quad-core 2.5 GHz engine doubling up the current industry average on processing speed. The G3 boasts of an unbelievable 2 TB max memory expansion slot and a 3000 mAh wireless charging compatible battery, among the highest spec’d in the market.
The model comes with a spectacular 5.5” Quad HD touch screen with a 13 MP OIS camera at the rear. LG has added contrast by opting for a simpler user interface to go with their slogan “simple is our new smart.”
5. Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
As the name suggests, the Galaxy K Zoom is one of Samsung’s Hexa core category camera phones, one of the rare breed of future proof smartphones. The model boasts of a 20.7 MP BSI camera that renders doubles the resolution of average smartphones as claimed by the manufacturer. It is also equipped with an onboard ISP chip and Xenon flash that Samsung claims offers better imaging compared to the majority of Android phones out there.
Two processors, 2 core 1.7 GHz and a 4 core 1.3 GHz run the engine, the very first Hexa core phone to hit the market. One touch quick zoom and pinch zoom adds to its camera capabilities with a 10x optical zoom all packed in a relatively slim casing.
6. Huawei Ascend P7
A quad-core Android 4.4 operated high-tech smartphone featuring a slew of never before seen specs upon its 2014 release. Thermal gel cooling that helps conserve more energy than in most other models making the handset feel a lot cooler to touch. The handset comes with smart and ultra power management modes that enables the user to get the most out of the 2500mAh battery.
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The 13 MP BSI rear camera and an 8 MP front snapper along with its 1.8 GHz quad-core processor specs out many other smartphones securing its entry into the premium segment.
As we are all aware a quad-core processor allows your smartphone to run the latest and greatest applications with ease, but performance comes at a hefty price tag. Go for one as your need warrants.