After the 3G wave, consumers should now brace themselves for 4G. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile keep harping on their 4G offerings but what do consumers have in store? The 4G service offers speeds up to 12 megabytes per second for downloads and up to 4 Mbs for upload. While the service providers gear up to upgrade infrastructure to provide seamless services for future 4G customers, you do your bit and get armed with information on the best 4G smartphones that can make the experience complete. Below is a list of ten 4G phones in the offing:
1) Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
Touted as the world’s thinnest dual-core Android smartphone, Samsung’s Galaxy S II’s 4.3 inch super AMOLED Plus display promises smooth touchscreen experience. It is powered with Google’s Android Gingerbread 2.3 and has 4G HSPA+ wireless network connectivity, which along with the dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor can deliver high performance backed with high speeds.
2) Sprint HTC Evo Shift 4G
Combining a qwerty keyboard and a 3.6 inch (diagonally) touchscreen display, HTC’s Evo Shift stands out with its sleek, high-end look. Running on Android 2.2 and 4G capable, this smartphone is a wireless hotspot which can connect up to 8 devices.
Those who prefer their smartphone to come equipped with a physical keyboard will find this a great deal and more wallet-friendly than most 4G mobile devices.
3) Samsung Epic 4G
With a 4 inch Super AMOLED and a QWERTY keyboard, Samsung’s Epic 4G is an impressive device. It is powered with a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and runs on Android 2.1. It also comes equipped with a 5.0 MP camera and supports Sprints 4G WiMax network for hi-speed data transfer. A bit on the expensive side, the Epic 4G is another option for users looking out for a dual experience—a touchscreen and a physical keyboard.
4) Nexus 4G
Nexus 4G is a Google device in its purest form, with no applications and junk added by manufacturers (which other Android devices comes loaded with). The Nexus 4G runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Another thing this device has, other than 4G capabilities, is that it comes equipped with Google Voice Integration. With an ergonomic curved design and a 4inch Super AMOLED screen, the phone is not too hard on the eyes too. A 5 MP camera seals the deal for this Google phone.
5) HTC Max 4G
Rumored as potential competition to iPhone, the HTC Max has Mobile WiMAX and Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE. It also has a secondary camera in addition to the 3.2 MP primary camera. Powered by 528 MGZ processor, the phone runs on Windows Mobile and has a 3.8 inches touchscreen display.
6) Motorola Photon 4G
Motorola Photon 4G is a powerful device. Its dual-core 1GHZ Nvidia Tegra 2 processor along with latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS makes a powerhouse of performance. It also comes with enterprise-level security, an ample 4.3 inch HD display, HD video playback and Wi-Fi. Motorola has also added a kickstand to rest this phone which watching videos. With the Photon, Motorola has delivered a high performance phone to the Android community.
7) MyTouch 4G Slide
T-Mobile offers this state-of-art smartphone which runs on a dual-core processor and has Android’s Gingerbread OS. Along with a 3.7 inch touchscreen display, the phone also slides out a physical keyboard with three sets of keys. Smooth UI, high speeds and high-end camera makes this phone a delightful addition to the 4G range of devices.
8) HTC Thunderbolt 4G
The HTC Thunderbolt 4G borrows the best from its predecessors to deliver a product which is a powerhouse of performance and a thing of beauty. Its 4G capability makes it the fastest phone ever. The 4.3 inch screen makes for a gorgeous display. Along with Android 2.2.1, HTC’s Sense UI makes for a rich user experience. Because of all its features and capabilities, the HTC Thunderbolt makes a strong impression.
9) Motorola Atrix 4G
Adding to the Android dominated smartphone world is Motorola’s Atrix 4G. It runs on Android 2.2, features a dual-core processor and a 5 MP camera for video calls. The 4 inch qHD (Quarter HD) capacitive touchscreen gives the user ample playing field.
10) Apple iPhone
Though Apple has no formal word out on the iPhone 5, the rumor mill is rife with claims that the next iPhone will be 4G capable on the LTE network. Knowing Apple’s successful run with the previous iPhones, we can easily say that iPhone 5 will definitely give its competitors a run for their money.
Since technology grows and changes on a day-to-day basis, there will be plenty more 4G devices flooding the market in the near future and the consumers will be spoilt for choice.