Today sees the launch of the CES (consumer electronic show) 2016 in Las Vegas. This is one of the world’s largest showcases for new technology and will see more than a 150,000 attendees. This covers a wide range of technologies from driverless cars, computers, photography and of course mobile phones to name a few.
Talking of phones Mr C is in desperate need of a new mobile phone. At the moment he has his trusty Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which he loves but it is now getting a little tired. Mr C has had his phone for nearly 3 years and in my book that is very good going. I am notorious for breaking phones within months.I could blame the children but they aren’t responsible for every phone mishap that I have had. Anyway back to Mr C. When he first got this phone people were asking him why he was using a wide screen TV as his phone. I may have laughed at the size of it – “is that a TV in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?” But since then larger phones have really taken off and I have to say I am now a bit of a fan too. Mr C would love the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 but they haven’t been released in the UK. However, rumour is that they may release it at the end of January. In the meantime Mr C is thinking about another phone and these are his top 4.
iPhone 6s +
What is not to love about the iPhone (price excluded), I would love one of these myself, preferably in the rose gold. Mr C would love one because where we live in the Channel Islands Google doesn’t recognise us as the UK which means we can’t get all of the apps on an android phone. Very annoying I have to say. Whilst on paper the spec may not be as impressive as some of the latest android phones Apple certainly seem to get the best out of it.
Galaxy S6 edge plus
Mr C likes this because essentially it is the Galaxy note 5 without the stylus but with super sexy curves. Whilst now it has a premium feel it also has a premium price tag with the loss of expandable storage and removable battery.
Lumia 950 XL
The new windows 10 phone. It has a good specification. However, not the premium build quality. One negative is that historically the apps store has sometimes struggled with keeping up with iOS and android for the latest apps. On the plus however this phone uses the new continuum feature which allows you to plug the phone into an external display and it turns into a windows 10 computer running a full version of Microsoft Office….pretty niffy eh.
As Mr C uses his phone for both work and leisure he has considered the Blackberry. This is the first Blackberry to fully run on android which now gives you access to the Google play store. Although this maybe a problem for Mr C living in the Channel Islands. Whilst running on android, Blackberry have kept a lot of the features which makes it a popular device with business users. The inclusion of a physical keyboard is an example of this. I personally think it looks a little bit old school with the screen.
If it was me I would choose the iPhone 6 +. However, I also like the look of the Galaxy S6 edge plus. Which new phone will we see Mr C ringing the New Year in with? Watch this space…..