Mobile World Congress

Make the smart move on new phones

With smartphone manufacturers announcing their newest devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, consumers will be spoilt for choice when the new models are launched this year, with the various companies bent on making the smartphon
With smartphone manufacturers announcing their newest devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, consumers will be spoilt for choice when the new models are launched this year, with the various companies bent on making the smartphone experience better.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

This year's devices sport faster processors, sharper cameras and better-looking screens

The world's major smartphone manufacturers announced their newest devices at the Mobile World Congress last week, setting the roadmap for device launches in the year ahead.

Consumers in the market for a new smartphone or thinking about upgrading their device will be spoilt for choice, as the likes of Huawei, LG, Lenovo and Sony unveiled a range of smartphones competing in a crowded market.

Innovation seems to have slowed somewhat this year, with fancy and promising new technology, such as modular phones which made their debut last year, conspicuously absent at the Barcelona show this time around.

Instead, manufacturers were bent on making the smartphone experience better, with this year's devices sporting faster processors, sharper cameras and better-looking screens.

From phones sporting 4K High Dynamic Range screens to souped-up dual-lens cameras, consumers will have to choose the standout feature they want in a new phone before buying one.

 

The Straits Times Digital helps you plan and decide which phone announced at MWC will best suit your needs this year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2017, with the headline 'Make the smart move on new phones'. Print Edition | Subscribe