The Best 4G Smartphones Money Can Buy


4G coverage in the UK is expanding every month, offering significant speed increases and signal stability over 3G connections. While Everything Everywhere (EE) are currently the only network to offer 4G services, Vodafone, O2, and other networks will be launching their own services soon. It’s worth looking around for the latest 4G data and call deals, especially if you’re a business wanting to improve your mobile internet; you can find excellent packages, for example, at Distinct Connections Limited. To make the most of a 4G connection, it’s worth looking at the current range of high quality handsets that can support faster internet. These include:

iPhone 5

Apple’s flagship smartphone is currently tough to beat in terms of lightness and speed, with the Samsung Galaxy S IV running a close second. The iPhone 5 comes with a super fast A6 processor, and plenty of apps through iOS. In terms of 4G connectivity, the iPhone 5 was one of the first phones to carry EE”s network, and is compatible with a wide range of different frequencies, including GSM and 4G LTE on the 1800 MHz spectrum.

Samsung Galaxy S IV

The Galaxy S IV is compatible with the 4G 1800 MHz spectrum, and offers full LTE support. In terms of power and performance, the S IV provides quad core processors capable of delivering 1.9 GHz, as well as a Super AMOLED touchscreen with Gorilla Glass protection. Running on the latest version of Android, the S IV is sleek, and more than capable of handling 4G connections for internet browsing, apps, and video and audio streaming.


Another premium smartphone that can be used with 4G networks, the HTC One has a 1080p display and a 4.7 inch screen, and comes backed up with a quad core chip and 2 GB of RAM. HTC One phones run on Android, and are designed to be compatible with different 4G spectrums – you can also run a built-in 4G radio app through the phone. It’s also possible to enjoy longer connection speeds when travelling, due to the HTC One’s 2,300 mAH battery.

BlackBerry Z10

The latest BlackBerry should hopefully ease some of Research in Motion, its makers, financial problems – the smartphone runs the BlackBerry 10 OS, and has adapted multiple tricks from Apple and other rivals in terms of accessibility and features. The 4.2 inch screen is good for browsing and video, while the BlackBerry Hub can be used to bring together different social networking feeds; 4G SIM only deals can be found for the Z10, making it a good choice for short term use.

Sony Xperia Z

Running off a Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, the Sony Xperia Z boasts a 1080p screen and excellent battery life. You can also benefit from a 13.1 MP camera and multiple 4G connectivity options. A 1.5 GHz quad core processor also means that you run videos, music, and apps over high speed connections. The Xperia Z also has a built-in Stamina Mode that enables you to power down the phone’s other features when handling mobile data.

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