3 Alternative Phone Brands That Stand up to Mainstream Competition
You prefer to go against the grain in every aspect of your life. From your limited edition car in a custom paint color to your clothes that you buy abroad so none of your friends have them, you value individuality and avoid having the same thing as everyone else.
But when it comes to buying a new smartphone, it’s easy to feel limited to just a few mainstream options because you want all of the latest features. But there are more smartphone options with top-of-the-line features than just the iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices. Here are a few worth checking out:
ZTE ZMAX Pro
The ZTE ZMAX Pro is a beautiful balance of form and function. It’s fully loaded with all of the top features you need to forget about those flagship phones from the mainstream brands. It has 32 gigabytes (GB) of internal memory and is powered by a booming 1.5-gigahertz (GHz) Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, making this phone as fast and powerful as the most well-known competition.
Security is a high priority for this device, too. It features the latest in fingerprint sensor technology to make sure your personal data is kept secure at all times. Other features include a 13-megapixel (MP) rear-facing camera, a 5-MP front-facing camera and expandable memory capability, so you can add up to 128 GB using a microSD card.
The latest device from Danish manufacturer Lumigon, the T3 is as sleek and sexy as it is high-powered. It has a 4.8-inch HD screen with a super AMOLED diamond display. The T3 is constructed using premium materials, like stainless steel and crack-resistant glass, resulting in a refined, minimal look that Danish designers are famous for. It has an ultra-fast Helio X10 processor, with a 64-bit 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor and a connection modem with worldwide access.
The T3 is packed with features you never knew you needed. For example, BackTouch is a touch panel on the back of the device where you can scroll through emails, take selfies and swipe through your photos. There’s also a Vault that provides a secure, encrypted space for any photos, documents, contacts and apps that you want to limit access to. It even features three separate cameras: one front-facing 5-MP camera, a rear-facing 13-MP camera and an additional rear-facing 4-MP camera that is optimized for shooting at night and in times of low light.
If you want a phone that mirrors your own high ethical standards, the Fairphone 2 is for you. This smartphone is built using ethically sourced and conflict-free materials, and the company pays a solid, fair wage to all workers involved in device production. In an effort to minimize waste as technology evolves, this device features a modular design, so you can swap out various elements as they are upgraded.
The Fairphone 2 is powered by Android 5.1 and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage capability. There’s also an SD slot, so you have the option to add an additional 64 GB of storage. The only downside of this device is that its cameras are not quite as powerful as other options. The Fairphone 2 has an 8-MP rear-facing camera and a 2-MP front-facing camera.