These days our mobile phones do so much more than just make phonecalls and text. From listening to music to watching videos and surfing the internet, our mobiles have become our favourite all purpose companions.
Thus while some mobile phones were made for talking, others have been designed to make us suppose that they were made for reading.
This as they bear all the qualities needed for a good old fashioned read. Here are a rundown of the best phones for reading books.
Samsung Galaxy Note
The primary characteristic needed for a good read via a mobile phone is a large screen. It is then most appropriate for me to begin my rundown with the Samsung Galaxy Note. This smartphone boasts a whopping 5.3inched screen, giving it the largest screen on the mobile phone market.
However a large screen would mean nothing if the resolution quality wasn’t adequate. Thankfully, this is far from the case with the display being incredibly sharp, at 1280×800 pixels – a staggering 285 pixels per inch. The text is thus beautifully clear on the phone, helped by the screen’s AMOLED technology.
One drawback with the Galaxy Note however, is that it has a rather short battery life, unfortunate if you’re looking to enjoy a long read.
Nevertheless, the Galaxy Note is still fabulous for reading, and if you can’t deal with the short battery life, you’ll be happy to know that the Galaxy Note 2 successor will arrive in mid-August. This phone will likely add a host of improved features, such as better battery life. In addition, users will excitingly be able to enjoy a dumbfounding 5.5inched screen – breaking the smartphone screen size record for the second time consequently.
As the phone is rather big and can make you look rather silly while making a phonecall, it might be a wise choice to scour the market for some sim only deals, keeping a small second phone just for calling.
Having a phone with a super large screen can be a bit of a hassle. Thus while us book geeks require a phone somewhat larger than the average, a massive 5.3inched screen is considered by many to be too big.
The HTC Sensation will perhaps be a better option for such disgruntled book geeks, with a screen sized at 4.3inches. This also boasts a 16:9 wide-screen aspect ratio, with a 540×960-pixel resolution. That isn’t quite as sharp as the Galaxy Note, however what the HTC Sensation lacks in screen sharpness, it makes up in battery life – considerably better than the Galaxy Note’s.
Unfortunately, like the Galaxy Note the HTC Sensation is rather heavy, despite its screen being only 4.3inches.
Samsung Galaxy S3
The Samsung Galaxy S3 however, combines a surprisingly light phone with a beautifully sharp and big screen sized at 4.8inches. Its resolution is at 1280×720 pixels and display is HD Super AMOLED. The screen’s so clear that you’ll be able to read a page on it while fully zoomed out.
That the phone also has a stupendously fast Quad-core processor and expandable memory makes the Galaxy S3 highly efficient for storing and flicking through different books effortlessly.