desire 816 is most fairy gadget in 300-400 €..
its fantastic in most aspect next i'v used it for first time,
Try local brands....For example in the Philippines Myphone Rio with quadcore 1,3 Ghz, 8Mp camera, 1Gb RAM, 5" 1280x720 HD IPS screen for 90€ !
AnonD-99220, 09 Jun 2014gsm:/ why you dont say anything about blackberry???????why?dont want help bb???????I am currently using BB and i love BB10 OS, no doubt the best there is. Still i must support the decision to not include any BB models here, i too do not recommend BB10 phones, not the same reason as GA im sure but due to privacy violations, it will automatically register you as a BBM user, log you in to BBM and not let you log out again or disable it.
Thats unacceptable and rumors are its not being fixed in the 10.3 update (leaked beta ROMs are available).
Imagine if setting up a new phone would register you as user for Twitter and Facebook, log you in and not let you log out or unregister, ever? Thats unthinkable but it is exactly what BB is doing to us with BBM. I dont like it a bit, and i do not recommend BB phones because of it. Very severe privacy violation.
I was actually expecting BlackBerry devices in the list. Blackberry 10 devices deserves a place here. They are great phones for everyone not just executives.. and you can get a brand new Z10 for a bargain price.
gsm:/ why you dont say anything about blackberry???????why?dont want help bb???????
all variants of last year's HTC One are not available anymore. it should not in this list.
Where is OnePlus One?
it is the best phone out there between 300-400 dollars pricetag.
I was interested in the Z2 but in the shop I noticed that the camera of the showroom unit had significant lens distorsion (bending vertical lines) on the edge of the picture. So I'll wait for the iPhone 6. With the new iOS 8 it'll have all the features I'm looking for(widgets, swype, app lock) and even more(64 bit architecture, touchID-better than a password that can be seen if you tipe it enough times in other people presence).
No BlackBerry Z10 in the 100-200 euro price range? It's available new for around 180 euro and still a very nice phone.
It is kind of funny that gsmarena says Z2 has a thick bezel while actually Z2's and S5's screen to body ratio is a bit similar. Z2: 69.17% S5: 69.78%
I'm curious why there's lack of any new Alcatel? Idol 2 Mini S is in stores now and is a very good bang for a buck, sporting Snapdragon 400, LTE and 8 Mpix camera for the price of Moto G or even lower (despite the qHD screen).
G2 is still great for the money.
Funny you beat on Z2's camera so much, because it topped DXOmark's charts a while ago.
Why is iOS 7 a pro? Shouldn't it be a con?
hahaha, I know it's personal preference but still couldn't resist
The really important Pros and Cons.
HTC One (M8):
Best sound at headphones (9/10), also good stereospeakers
Small camera sensor
No oled (oled have ideal black color, ideal contrast, ideal viewing angle, ideal response speed, all much better than lcd)
No isocell (isocell have better color, better dynamic range)
Samsung Galaxy S5:
Dynamic, Standard, Adapt modes
Modulation at medium and low brightness
107% SRGB (cinema and pro photo) and 129% (dynamic, standard, adapt)
Sound in headphones worse than the M8, but better than Z2
Sony Xperia Z2:
Cool metal and glass design
130% SRGB. All image are designed for SRGB standard (99.9% of the colors in nature), and enhanced range is color distortion, oversaturation and red hues.
Bad sound in headphones
OIS (Advanced OIS)
Small camera sensor
qhd (bad for battery and soc)
Good display calibration
Very good sound in headphones (8/10)
Fast firmware update
Small camera sensor
Hard to downloading music from computer
Just wait for the prime versions and Note 4!
Well, high end certainly gets update for longer time.
Should include best buy or recommendation from GSMA for each price range.
why people buy high end smartphone. we can run all in a mid range sp. this is useless to buy high end smartphone.