Why The New Smartphones Stand Out

The hankering for Smartphones is no more an idle obsession, as it were; it has over time graduated into a basic need and there’s no way around it. The schooled youths and the corporate men and women have since discovered that it pays dividends to be fully equipped with what the newest technology has to offer. So, for whoever walks into a shop, it’s not anymore a question on whether the phone will support internet rather than how fast it’ll run the internet. A good battery matters as much as a large storage space. Thus explained Eleanor, the young woman who attends a MIDCOM shop at Kampala Road. She added that many of her customers are particular about what phone specifications they want and these vary from price to functionality.

Today, we evaluate five Smartphones of some of the newest brands in Uganda, even as we weigh them up against each other.

Nokia’s Lumia Microsoft 540 Dual Sim

Nokia’s Lumia Microsoft 540 Dual Sim is one of the ultimate Smartphone brands in Uganda now. Featuring an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear, a 5MP front-facing Camera with a wide-angle lens and the 5-inch HD laminated Screen; it allows you to capture more detail in selfies than is usually the case. It also comes with a built-in Skype which allows you to upgrade a regular call to a Skype Video call at a touch of a button.

The latest Windows features are available on the Lumia. For instance, there’s Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote, all to start, edit and finish projects while on the go. The built-in OneDrive helps to share important files, photos and videos with friends and family.

The Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a memory card. The Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM runs Windows Phone 8.1 and is powered by a 2200mAh removable battery.

The Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM is a dual SIM Smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G.

Tecno Camon C8

Meanwhile, in the same league is the new breed of Tecno imports which wrestle with the Nokia’s Lumia 540 Dual Sim for the hearts of Ugandan youths, especially those with an inclining to the corporate world. This is true with the Tecno Camon C8.

The Tecno Camon C8 mobile phone is in the shops now, powered with best features anyone can dream of. This device will surely have you swap your Nokia’s Lumia 540 Dual Sim for a try. It has a 13MP back camera – you never are short of taking those best moments.

Unlike the former, this one does not care about low-light situations. With its 13MP Camera with dual-LED flash, and autofocus system, Tecno C8 simply ensures high quality photos.

The C8 comes with a superior 1.3GHZ Quad-core Processor, 16GB internal storage, 1GB ram, gives room for your favorite Apps including HD games, your social and office tools.

At the front is 2 MP camera designed for video chats and selfie. The mobile is Pre-loaded the latest Google android OS version 5.0 Lollipop, The mobile phone has a Dual sim functionality with full 4G support, which is very easy for internet connectivity. It is on sale come for a range between sh. 480, 000 and sh. 500, 000.

Samsung Galaxy J5

At sh. 750, 000, you get yourself the 5inch touchscreen smartphone with similar camera strength as the Tecno C8. The Samsung Galaxy J5 is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor and it comes with 1.5GB of RAM. The phone has 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy J5 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 2600mAh removable battery.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a dual SIM Smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G.

Sony Xperia Z2

The Sony Xperia Z2 is powered by 2.3GHz quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM. The 5.2-inch touchscreen phone has 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a memory card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia Z2 packs a 20.7-megapixel primary camera on the back and a 2.2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Sony Xperia Z2 runs Android 4.4 and is powered by a 3200mAh non removable battery.

The Sony Xperia Z2 is a single SIM Smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, and 4G Internet. It costs sh. 1, 500, 000.

HTC M8

The phone comes with a 5-inch touchscreen display. It is powered by 2.5GHz quad-core processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a micro-SD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the HTC M8 bears a 4-Ultrapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The HTC One M8 runs Android 4.4.2 and is powered by a 2600mAh non removable battery.

The HTC M8 is a single SIM Smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 4G Internet. It goes for sh. 1, 700,000 in Airtel outlets.

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