Smartphones, which to get?

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Bergboy123, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. LuckyR

    LuckyR Legend

    Jun 2, 2006
    The Great NW
    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
  2. dParis

    dParis Hall of Fame

    Nov 30, 2004
    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.
  3. JRstriker12

    JRstriker12 Hall of Fame

    Mar 31, 2006
    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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