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Buying a smartphone

Buying a smartphone

Smartphones have come a long way since the first iPhone launched in 2007. The latest models are essentially portable computers, and they're only going to get more powerful.

Like a computer, smartphones aren't just about hardware. You also have to think of the software. In this case, that means apps. It doesn't do you any good to have blazing-fast hardware and nothing to run.

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See a comparison of the best smartphones here.

Apple

The iPhone 6 is the latest and greatest smartphone from Apple. The first thing that you'll notice about the iPhone 6 is that it looks very different from previous iPhone iterations. It's longer and flatter than anything we've seen from Apple before. It comes in two flavors: The regular iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 Plus.

The basic iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen, while the Plus's screen clocks in at 5.5-inches.  It keeps the iPhone 5S's, dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G cellular and a new, smaller connector. But it adds the much more powerful A8 processor as well as a second M8 processor built for the gadget's health tracking and fitness sensors.

The cameras have seen an upgrade with improved optics and image processing, with the front camera now sporting 1.2 megapixels. The 8-megapixel rear camera has a larger image sensor for better low-light shooting, and a dual-LED flash for better colors. Don't forget - with a few additions, you can turn your iPhone into a high-end camera.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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