Sometimes it seems as if the mobile phone manufacturers all parties to agree that none is perfect, seamless. If it not for the camera, is by the processor, or impermeability, or memory or weight. Or for the price. But neither has it all.
It is difficult to combine all the variables involved in a smartphone for an ideal device. But just as ideal equipment are made from soccer players from different teams, or perfect from elements of the physiognomy of different public figures bodies, we can try to build a mobile irresistible without weaknesses.
As a reference, Howsmb says that nothing less than Google, has long been working on a project, called Ara Project, which seeks a bit this purpose: use custom components using a technique similar to that of the LEGO philosophy, although so far it is not clear whether it will actually finally and on what terms.
As much as there is objective evidence to support the choice of some components, is this an exercise in subjectivity, but try to make it also a way to put into perspective the latest technologies in mobility. So, to work on the task.
The processor or CPU
First we choose the processor. We have different options for this, in a time whenmanufacturing a CPU has been simplified enough. Another thing is to do well though. Qualcomm, Mediatek, Samsung, Huawei and Apple have their own processors, to give some examples.
Qualcomm, waiting for the 820, it has proposed as the Snapdragon 808 or 616 that are working well. Mediatek is well positioned in price with proper and adequate performance. Samsung has done good work with Exynos, although with a little brilliant architecture, and Huawei solution uses his Kirin as “home”.
But the processor you choose is the Apple A9, the iPhone 6s, a chip that only two cores is capable of yielding as much as other terminals with eight (four plus four to be precise). In addition, we will accompany with the coprocessor M9, specific sensors to manage the terminals, as well as Siri, without “pull” from the main CPU.
The graphics part, it must be said, is also integrated in the Apple A9. Specifically a PowerVR GT7600. In chips for smartphones CPU and GPUs are linked in an indivisible way usually.
Memory and few options
If we talk about RAM, Android, rather than specific models, it is fair to give some guidelines for choosing the ideal amount. Thus, models with 3GB are optimal to move the operating system of an agile way. There are 4 GB as the Asus Zenfone 2, but are not really a priority. 1 GB models are unsavory, while 2GB are the norm today. Apple, meanwhile, has started using 2 GB for iOS devices.
If we talk about internal storage memory, we are left with the 128GB iPhone 6S models as ideal for a mobile terminal number. Although we would add to our perfect mobile microSD card reader with the microSD card SanDisk Ultra 200GB capacity. Or failing one with the capacity we need or that allows us to exchange files between your mobile phone and a computer in an agile manner.
Mobile literally catch the eye. The screen is the main form of interaction with the terminals both know what’s going on apps and operating system, as tactilely interact with the smartphone.
There are many different technologies for making the screens from LCD or AMOLED panels. The first use backlighting to generate images from liquid crystals that can allow more or less light there through to illuminate more or less intensity red, green and blue dots (RGB) of the pixels are made. The latter generate lighting directly on each active element of the array of red, green and blue dots (RGB).
AMOLED (and super AMOLED) displays have a reputation for their color saturation and contrast. But generally they use a special matrix with less red pixels and blue green. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Samsung are an example of AMOLED screens. Phones like the iPhone uses LCD screens.
AMOLED displays are usually chosen as a way to cut costs and reduce the thickness of the screen and even to reduce consumption. In addition to these criteria, from a practical point of view, AMOLED technology is optimal technology for viewing movies or photos on the screen. But it is not so much to read text or browse web pages, which are activities carried out usually in a smartphone.
In this case we as a candidate for perfect display of the LG G4, c on IPS LCD technology, a variant of LCD technology with better viewing angles and response times than LCD. The resolution is 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and a density of 538 ppi points to 5.5 ” diagonal. Has more resolution than the iPhone 6S Plus, you get “only” a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). For brightness, also it shows a correct value.
Anyway, the screen has a more advanced step in resolution and technology is the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, with no less than 4K resolution and more than 800 ppi pixel density for its 5.5 ” diagonal. And this is the screen that will choose for the perfect smartphone.
They begin to see dual – screen terminals, one main and one auxiliary. The Yota Phone 2, for example, was part of a rear screen e-Ink, and the new LG V10 uses an independent auxiliary display notifications principal. It may be a good solution if it becomes a standard and given use to justify their presence.
Of all the features of the phones, the camera is one of the most popular, to the point of being alone purchase an argument that can make us decant for one model or another.
The variables involved in the creditworthiness of a smartphone to capture images pass through the sensor, optics, image processor and even control interface parameters of video and photo.
To the rear camera, we do not necessarily have to look for a sensor with more pixels. Between 12 and 16 Mpx are in sensible values . Above, we enter the area of excess, and below we fall short. To the front between 5 and 8 Mpx Mpx we are in optimal values, although the trend is to enhance the front camera for selfies that have the best quality.
The size of the sensor itself is bigger better be. Even terminals are a sensor the same size as some cameras, such as Z Xperia sensor sizes 1 / 2.3 ”. Panasonic Lumix CM1 is in a mobile with no less than 1 ‘sensor’, typical of high – end compact cameras, with 1/3 ” a standard size.
Optics, when brighter, the better. We currently have openings up to F1.7, although the usual values are between F1.8 and F2.2. When that number is lower, more light lets the lens to the sensor and can make better pictures in low light.
Stabilization is another parameter of interest. Optics, because digital integrate in virtually all cases and not always translate into the best results. Also keep in mind the angle of the camera. A value of between 24mm and 28mm is optimal, while above and below enter less versatile and all – terrain territories.
Image processor depends on the resulting image shows more detail and less noise or visual artifacts from the information captured by the sensor. It also depends on a greater or lesser extent the speed with which the final image, either in.jpg format or.dng (Raw or Digital Negative) and the ability to capture bursts, for example is obtained.
Finally, the user interface is important in order to expose a quick and easy way all the possibilities of manual control and automatic modes that require those who know more about photography, like shutter speed, compensation brightness EV or ISO sensitivity.
With these parameters in mind, if we were to choose a rear camera, that would be the LG G4. Record in.dng (Raw) and jpg, with a very balanced 16 Megapixel sensor with a correct size of 1 / 2.6 ” and focal 28mm with optical stabilization. In addition, its manual interface is the best available for smartphones.
For the front camera, the LG V10 has robust arguments, with simultaneous dual taken with a wide angle and another standard.
In the part of the image processor, we would be left with their Apple iPhone 6s.At least part of which depends photos that capture bursts of about 10 fps (frames per second) continuously, or make videos Slow Motion 120 fps with Full HD quality.
And video camera
In the video part of the decision is complicated a bit. In the part of the resolution, there are already a number of terminals that record in 4K well as in FullHD. Anyway, quality 4K thereby does not become truly professional, and the size of video files is greatly increased.
Sound paragraph is also relevant and can help you decide which terminal to choose. Not all phones can record high-quality sound, clearly, forcefully and in severe distortion. One of those who got was fantastic Nokia Lumia 1020. Now comes the LG V10, with options to manually configure the sound recording levels and quality microphones, which is a good point in favor of this terminal as candidate which we choose to borrow your phone camera to this ideal that we are building.
Battery, better with fast charging
Autonomy is one of the points that gives more headaches for users of smartphones.If the device is a common mode is used, it is not likely that the battery lasts beyond a day unless we have some special model with capabilities oversized as Oukitel K6000 with a battery of no less than 6,000 mAh, which becomes the double what lead terminals with more autonomy of the moment.
Given this, manufacturers are adopting the strategy of fast battery charging. Soon they will begin to have compatible handsets with technology Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, which enables to have 80% of the charged battery in just 35 minutes. It is a good strategy, which makes the time we had coffee smartphone ready to face the remainder of the day.
For now, to stay with a terminal, the Galaxy Note 4 Samsung charge their batteries to 50% in 30 minutes, which is not bad considering it is 3,220 mAh and is removable type. All these factors make it our ideal battery for smartphone.
In this section, we were back buttons of LG G4. It is an optimal solution for both right and left – handed, and greatly facilitates the task of, for example, take pictures of selfie type. Once this type of button is used to change mobile tend to keep pressing on the back, which says a lot in favor of this provision in this terminal.
By size, the 5.5 ” G4 are a screen size very well accepted by users. Small cell sizes are optimal to carry in your pocket, but being thin, cling wrong in times like taking a picture. It is as if out of hand.
Mobile 5.5 ” fill more face – to – hand grab them firmly. The LG G4 strikes a good balance between screen size and size of the terminal, among other things thanks to having the buttons on the back, but in return your grosos is about 2 mm larger than terminals as the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy S6 +.
As for the fingerprint reader, it is becoming a must in the end element, especially since Android 6 provides it as an integrated operating system element as part of its functionality if the manufacturer integrates into the terminal, instead of relying on proprietary applications of each brand.
In this case, the one that works best is Apple with its iPhone 6s. In addition, we would add, as another interesting ergonomic element, the S-Pen of the Samsung Galaxy Note for those situations where it was interesting to write on the screen, draw or mark and annotate images, documents or websites.
At this point involved factors as finishing and materials. For example, the use of aluminum, or use sapphire glass for camera optics. The 2.5D screens with a bevel effect around the edges, are also facing appreciated its aesthetic and its touch.
HTC with the One M9 and One A9, or Apple in its iPhone 6s, not to mention Samsung with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are among the leading manufacturers in materials and finish. ZTE in models like the Axon Mini, They include materials such as aluminum and titanium, along with 2.5D finish to the screen. At this point, finally, we are left with the virtues of Apple and its iPhone model 6s / 6s Plus as a reference for our ideal terminal.
The mobile terminals may be well designed, with quality materials and very technical. But few are able to take a punch or complete immersion in liquid.
The most notable exception has been traditionally and with the permission of specific phones to be resistant and test almost everything, is the Sony Xperia Z, which keeps the Z5 Xperia impermeability even with the possibility of immersing a meter and means for a time of up to thirty minutes by classification IP68. Of course, water is salty or not treated with chlorine, which greatly limits the diving conditions.
Meanwhile, the Motorola Moto G is described as IPx7, indicating that can dive up toone meter for 30 minutes. Another interesting model is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active compatible IP68 and MIL-STD-810G so that it can withstand drops of up to 1.2 meters. It is not easy to find in Spain, yes.
Nevertheless, we were precisely the robustness of the Galaxy S6 Active, which does not sacrifice size or thickness to only include these qualities of resistance to immersion and shock.
Another option to make your mobile withstand shock and can dip, is to use a rugged housing. There are specific models for different models of phones, so it will not always be a case for your device, but is usually the most popular options. One of the best options comes from the hand of LifeProof.
Connectivity, that great forgotten
Although the soul of mobile passes provide optimal connectivity, often we ignore this point when choosing mobile, assuming that simply be connected. But it is important to be demanding in some points regarding this connectivity.
For example, 4G is a technology that, of course, should not miss this point. Within 4G there are different modalities, being Cat 6 is the specification that keeps downlink speeds of 300 Mbps and up 50 Mbps. This value is correct and optimal, and if you look, is greater even than many connections broadband Internet for home.
As for WiFi technologies, the best option is one that includes WiFi 802.11ac with excellent transmission speeds. Of course, you must have a router compatible with this technology to take advantage of these speeds. It should also have NFC and Bluetooth 4.1 and USB OTG for connecting external storage devices such as USB keys.
With these requirements you can already find a number of art terminals that makeup all or some of these technologies. From stay with one, the LG V10 is a good candidate for our ideal smartphone, and meets all the requirements set.
Sound, a flashpoint
The sound is a complicated section to evaluate. The quality depends on variables such as the type of headphones you’re using, as well as the quality of the audio file we’re playing. In general, almost all mobile sound reasonably well in good headphones for normal use. The sound of the speakers is not exactly good, although there may be differences in maximum volume obtained from them.
However, within current smartphones, when highlighting one for quality sound beyond the correction, we are left with the Xperia Z5, with Hi-Res Audio, as well as the HTC One A9, which integrates also quality audio and Hi-res Dolby Surround and an amplifier for audio very effective and forceful headphones.
The ideal operating system
This point is complicated. Both Android and iOS, Windows Phone or Blackberry are solvent systems themselves. To stay with an operating system, it would be Android in June, for its versatility when handling files, or even “tune it ” but we can do an exercise of idealization if we make up our ideal also SO.
Would have to tune it precisely the versatility of Android in June, the repertoire of iOS apps, Blackberry security and system start screen Windows Phone along with the possibility of using it as a desktop or so) by Contuinuum.
An ideal mobile which unfortunately does not exist
In the end, our perfect mobile have an Apple A9 processor with motion coprocessor M9, 3 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage along with a micro SD card SanDisk 200GB. The rear camera of LG G4 and the front of the LG V10 with G G4 interface and video camera Lumia 1020 or LG V10.
The sound of the HTC One A9 and the Xperia Z5, finishing and building the iPhone 6s, the fingerprint reader also iPhone 6s, the S-Pen on the Galaxy Note, the battery also the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the main screen Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 4K and 5.5 “diagonal, with the auxiliary screen LG V10. LG G10 connectivity and operating system, a mixture of Android in June, iOS, Blackberry and Windows Phone.
A Frankestein somewhat varied, with everything perfect it may be, hope it willserve to value the characteristics to be identified in a mobile when choosing it.