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Top 5 Smartphone Features!

With each new smartphone comes a brand new feature to accompany it, whether it’s the iPhone 5s and its fingerprint scanner or the Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41 megapixel camera, there is always something new to use.

But what are the very best of these features if we had to pick our favourites?

Digital Voice Assistants

We have seen Siri make an appearance over the past few years, and with Windows Phone opting to go for a voice assistant of its own in Cortana, it’s no surprise to see this feature make this list.

Although Siri isn’t used all the time, it certainly is a very handy feature when we need a question answered and we can’t be bothered to hunt google for it ourselves.

Plus it can give us some laughs as well if you ask it the right questions!

4K Video

Regular HD is just too mainstream for us technology hipsters isn’t it?

In reality 4K video recording is pretty useless if you don’t have a 4K television, but it’s a feature we really expect to take off from here.

The fact that it’s four times sharper than regular HD is an obvious high point for the feature, and if TVs become more advanced then it will become a much more heavily used feature in the near future.

Biometrics

Mixing our bodies with technology has been on the cards for years, with plenty of Hollywood films depicting the future opting to include technology that uses different parts of our body to work.

Apple made this fiction a reality when it released the iPhone 5s, which included the first ever fingerprint scanner here in the UK.

TouchID as it’s now known took off, and is now being emulated by the likes of Samsung and HTC, who have included fingerprint scanners with the HTC One Max and upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.

Flexibility

Whilst many people felt that introducing a flexible smartphone was a bit of a gimmick, we thought it was a great move from LG, and has really separated the company from plenty of others.

The G Flex is obviously the main flexible phone out there right now, which offers a beautifully curved screen, reportedly aiding comfort and viewing experience.

Samsung also released the Galaxy Round, but it hasn’t found its way to the UK yet.

Underwater Photography

Being able to take good pictures is always a nice addition and almost a necessity now for most smartphones, but being able to do it underwater is an even better feature if you ask us.

The Xperia Z2 allows for this as long as you set a timer on the camera, but the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 offers even more, by allowing you to use the volume rocker as a snapper button, allowing you to take a picture whenever you want.

Those are just five of the features we think are currently the best available on smartphones, and will most likely be sticking around with us for a good few years at least!

Do you know of any better features? Why not let us know in the comments section below?


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