The tech world is always buzzing about the latest gadgets around and the next smallest, lightest, fastest device. Every year, smartphone manufactures’ entice customers with new, better features leaving us puzzled about which phone to get next.


Recently, at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Spain between 24th and 27th February, some of the anticipated smartphones were unveiled. Over 85,000 people attended the event from 200 countries to showcase products, discuss innovation and network. Smartphones were launched by Samsung, Nokia, LG, Sony, HTC, Blackberry and more.

Other smartphones and upgraded versions are expected to release during the year. With all these choices, we are left confused about what to get next. Therefore, if you are thinking of changing your old gadget for a new one, have a look at the table below and compare specs of just a few phones out there in the market.


Samsung S5

Sony Xperia Z2

LG Pro 2

Nokia Lumia Icon


Super AMOLED with 5.1inch display and 1980 x 1080

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with 5.2 inches
display 1080 x 192 resolution

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection with 5.9 inches display
and 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution

16M colors with 5.0 inches display and1080 x 1920 pixels


16-megapixel camera and 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera

20.7-megapixel camera and
2.2-megapixel front-facing camera

13-megapixel camera and 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera

20-megapixel camera and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera


16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM

16 GB, 3 GB RAM

16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM

32 GB, 2 GB RAM


Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801  2.3GHz

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.26GHz

Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.2GHz


Black, White, Blue, Gold

Black, White and Purple

Titan, White, Silver

Black, White

Cool features

Finger print sensor, secure payments,built-in
heart rate sensor,water and dust

Noise-cancelling headset, new display panel,4K
video capability

Wakes and locks the screen with a double tapping through
Knock On feature and you can make your own tapping combinations as well

Built-in microphones and great outdoor visibility

Estimated price

$900- $1000

$829 to $950




Most of these phones are expected to be available in March or April that is if they aren’t already available. Other smartphones to watch out for are Nokia X, Nokia XL, HTC One 2, and iPhone 6.

Keep in mind mobile technology is constantly changing and every time we buy a new phone, rumor mills are ripe with the next new gadget. Adding to the dilemma, smartphones usually don’t come cheap. For that reason, take your time and compare prices, specs and features which best suit your smartphone needs. Remember it’s an investment for the next few years, so pick wisely. Also account for the mobile plan you will get with your new phone. To compare, visit and get all the information on current plans and phones available in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Sources: GSM Arena, PC Advisor, Android GS, Mobile World Congress, Pocket-lint