Smartphones, which to get?

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  1. LuckyR

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    You don't say what is most important to you. Right now, the choices are more similar than different.

    Is having a smaller than average phone important? If so, go iPhone.

    Is having a great camera important? If so I totally don't get you, but seriously, the Nokia Lumia would be something to look at

    Is having a battery that won't run out in less than 24 hours important? If so look at the Droid Razr Maxx HD
     
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  2. dParis

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    Yes, I see that there is an upcoming event to unveil the new iPhone(s) and there are different rumors swirling around it. I wont do anything until Sprint releases the G2 and I know what's in store from Apple in the near future. My plan is to have a new phone in a month's time.
    The S4 and HTC One look like the top of the android food chain at the moment. A friend has the S4 and I think it's a very nice phone but my only quibble was that when in a sunny, outdoor environment, the screen looked washed out and harder to read. It was quite a difference from the bright, vibrant look indoors and it was even inferior to my iPhone 3 screen, side by side, outdoors.

    I haven't seen an HTC One in the wild, but I was playing with one in the store. Great build/design. Feels nice in the hand. There is wasted space around the screen though.

    There are a few other "can't go wrong" choices as well. I think anyone with Sprint service will want to at least consider the G2, with its tri-band radio.
     
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  3. JRstriker12

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    I agree, the S4 screen is a bit weak in the sun, especially with auto brightness on. I got a good deal on it and it was a surprise upgrade from my wife so I can't complain much.

    Otherwise I like the phone - smooth, fast, fairly slim for such a large screen, and decent battery life. I'm still a fan of the search button on the HTC's though. I still have my old HTC Evo and use it as an mp3 player when I workout and It's still good if there's wifi in the area and I want to get online or use an app.

    I'll have to check the LG sometime, though I'm probably not due for an upgrade for a year or two...
     
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