A man uses a smartphone
A man uses a smartphone to perform various tasks in New York. Reuters/Natalie Behring

The phones that have paraded on the tech show mostly had 5-6 inches of screen display, which are obviously following the success of Samsung’s Galaxy Note Series and the iPhone 6 Plus. Among the many unveiled smartphones, three interesting devices have been picked for comparison.

Archos 50 Diamond

Archos, a French tech company known for pioneering high-end digital audio players and portable video players have decided to enter the smartphone arena with the Archos 50 Diamond. The latest device that runs on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat is said to be a mid-range device and comes with an affordable price.

The 50 Diamond which is only scheduled to be launched in the United Kingdom sports a 5-inch IPS Full HD Display with 1920x1080 resolution. Based on Tom’s Guide, the device is powered by 1.5GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 with Adreno 405. It is also backed-up with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot expandable for up to 128GB.

In addition, the 4G LTE smartphone also comes with 16-MP rear camera and an 8-MP selfie cam in the front. The 50 Diamond costs 200 pounds and will be available in black and yellow variants. There is no information on its release date in the United States and in Australia but might cost around US$300 and AU$380, respectively.

ZTE Grand X Max+

The Grand X Max+ is another device that sports a relatively large screen. The device which is manufactured by Chinese tech company, ZTE, sports a 6-inch touchscreen with 1280x720 resolution display.

The ZTE Grand X Max+ which uses Android 4.4.4 KitKat as its platform comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage with the ability for expansion with a microSD card slot and a quad-core processor with a 1.2GHz clock speed. It is also packed with 3200mAh battery featuring a Quick Charge 1.0 technology from Qualcomm and Bluetooth 4.0, CNET reports.

The ZTE smartphone is said to be the prepaid premium phone that would rival flagship phones even on post paid carriers.The Grand X Max+ is now on sale through Cricket for $199.99 contract free starting on January 9.

Asus ZenFone 2

The 5.5-inch ZenFone 2 is the latest flagship device from the Taiwanese tech powerhouse. It comes with a 5.5-inch full HD IPS panel display, 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Quad-Core processor and is available in either 2GB or 4GB of RAM. The given specs enable the smartphone to perform with as much power as laptops, Gizmag reports.

Additionally, Asus also boasts a new camera feature called the ZenPhone Zoom which is perfect for photo enthusiasts. It adds a 3x optical zoom to the 13-megapixel rear-camera of the ZenFone2.

The 2GB RAM version of the ZenFone 2 will be available in the first quarter of 2015 for US$199. The ZenFone 2 with 4 GB of RAM and with faster Intel Atom chip will be launched later this year.

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