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If you’ve had your eye on a new handset for a while now, you might be aware that Apple has just announced the launch of the iPhone 5s and new 5c handsets (the ‘budget’ iPhone, available in a range of bright colours). However, you might not know about some of the other new smartphones that are available on the market.
There are so many handsets out there that it’s hard to know where to start. So why not start with some of the very best handsets around this year. This season’s two most popular handsets are the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One and both are very good-looking phones with a wealth of features. Let’s look at each phone in a little bit more detail.
First up the mighty HTC One!
The HTC One is a sleek, stylish offering with a full aluminium body that feels satisfyingly weighty in your hand, yet it weighs just 143g! With a 4.7 inch full HD 1080p screen, the display on the HTC One is amazing in terms of clarity and colour, so movies and photographs will look great! What’s more, a wide range of media formats are supported for playback, from AVI and MP4 video files to WAV and WMA audio files, so you’ll find you can do more with this smartphone!
Second up the grand Samsung Galaxy S4!
Samsung Galaxy S4
For anyone looking for a top of the range smartphone that isn’t from Apple, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the perfect choice. The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes hot on the heels of the popular S3, Samsung’s previous flagship smartphone, but it has a few unique features that set it apart from the crowd.
One of the main differences between the S4 and the soon-to-be-released iPhone 5s is the build quality – whilst Apple have gone for a solid aluminium build, the S4 still feels rather plasticky, but don’t let that put you off! You’ll find a 5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with full HD 1080p display and bright, vibrant colours, as well as a 13-megapixel camera with DualShot technology. You can also control the S4 without even touching the screen, thanks to new Air Gesture technology, which is another great feature that is currently unique to the S4.
Trade in your handset
So, how do you save enough money for a new handset? If you’re taking out a new contract or upgrading your phone, up-front costs are minimal. One way to make sure you have enough cash to hand is to trade in your old phone. You’ll find many websites where you can sell your old Samsung handset, or indeed other phones for a reasonable price, giving you just enough cash to make that initial payment and bagging you a brand new smartphone to boot!
Selling your old phone is a great way to raise some cash to buy a new one and avoid being tied into a lengthy contract. By paying for your new handset up-front and taking advantage of a (sometimes) free SIM card with no contract, you’re free to come and go as you please without the accumulating, huge monthly payments.