Time to upgrade your spartphone? Are you on the fence about which direction to take in 2014? Whether your a iPhone loyalist, or a well-established Android fan, it’s always a good idea to read up on the latest models and make a decision based on features, usability and reliability, while keeping a open mind about the brand and platform. In other words, we recommend it’s best to follow the facts and not the pack with these decisions, or you might make a choice you wind up regretting for months or even years to come.

Samsung Galaxy S5

All indications are the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be one of the hottest smartphones of 2014.

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Sony Xperia Z2

Sony takes the Xperia Z1 and refines with an expanded screen size and 3G of RAM.

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HTC One (M8)

The HTC One (M8) is said to be their best competition with Samsung to date.

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Nokia Lumia 630/635 & Nokia Lumia 930

Nokia’s Lumia 630 and 635 are one of the best buy’s for 2014 for those wanting a smartphone on the lower end of the price range. On the other end, the Lumia 930’s premium design posts a 20-megapixel camera and Windows 8.1 out of the box.

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LG G3

In 2013, LG returned to form and many had their faith restored in the brand. The LG G3 increases the display, while maintaining a handset that is still smaller than many of their rivals. This results in more display without the bulk which is a great selling point.

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iPhone 6

As usual, Apple is keeping a tight lid on any specifics for a 2014 release. It is expected the iPhone 6 will be released in September or October this year if Apple sticks to its release cycle.

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