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#1 Windu

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 02:19 PM

Too lazy to do a bunch of tech research right now and I'll probably be too occupied to do so in the near future, so what's the best cell phone on the market right now? Coming soon?

 

iPhone 5s?

Galaxy S4?

Note 3?


Edited by Windu, October 07, 2013 - 02:19 PM.

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 02:32 PM

I like where you put this topic. I always appreciate attention to detail.


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 02:38 PM

If you're looking for a big screen, Note 3. If you want the best phone for the price, S4. If you want to blend in and be stuck with an old phone hardware wise, 5S. And this is coming from an iPhone 5 owner.

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 02:40 PM

If you're looking for a big screen, Note 3. If you want the best phone for the price, S4. If you want to blend in and be stuck with an old phone hardware wise, 5S. And this is coming from an iPhone 5 owner.

 

Have you personally "experimented" with all three?


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 02:55 PM

HTC ONE!!!!!!


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 02:59 PM

Have you personally "experimented" with all three?


My brother owns an S4 so yes in that regard. My friend also has an iPhone 5S which is basically the same as the 5. Note 3 I've only used a couple times at an AT&T store so not much experience with that one.

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 03:19 PM

HTC One is still the best phone I've used so far this year. 

 

HTC One

 

Pros: Big Screen but with a width not too wide so easy one hand use, Android customization, Amazing build quality with the Uni-Body Aluminum, one of the best screens color/resolution wise you'll see, easily side-load media without dependency to a program ie iTunes. 

 

Cons: No MicroSD card support, No removable battery, is just getting the newest version of Android 4.3 in updates this month, Processor is one generation behind the new Snapdragon 800.

 

 

iPhone 5s

 

Pros: Size is easy to handle with one hand, unibody and great build quality, great screen, greater amount of apps and some would say quality with iTunes app store, pretty much guaranteed to get newest versions of OS for at least 3 life cycles, finger print reader can be used to unlock phone and make purchases from iTunes store.

 

Cons: No MicroSD support, no Removable Battery, locked into iTunes media one way or the other (Purchasing or using iTunes to store music to cloud/sync to phone), not very customizable, some do not like the look of iOS 7.

 

 

Galaxy S4

 

Pros: Screen is huge and great quality, Many custom Samsung features, easily side-load media, Micro SD Support, Removable Battery

 

Cons: Screen is a tad lower quality than One/iPhone 5s, some feel samsung features are gimmicks that are glitchy and take up a lot of memory, Plastic body does not appeal to some.

 

GNote 3

 

Pros: Newest Android version out of the box, HUGE screen, removable battery, Micro SD Card support, built in stylus, custom Samsung features, Newest Snapdragon Processor.

 

Cons: Size may be too big for some, plastic body, see above about samsung features. 

 

 

It all comes down to what are your needs and which OS you enjoy more. Plus keep in mind if you want to be stuck to one ecosystem or the other. With Android you can easily side-load your music with drag and drop on a computer. With an iPhone you have to use iTunes or iTunes Match one way or the other. 

 

Do you care about customization and on-screen widgets or is changing your background enough? Lots of things to consider, one thing I highly recommend is to try them all out at a Carrier Store for 10 mins or so or if you know someone with the phone. 



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 03:32 PM

Yeh, I may go and try them all out.

 

I've experimented with the Note II a lot and it's a solid phone...minus it's size and poor vid quality


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 04:01 PM

I have the HTC One and I love it. I have never been an IPhone user.

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 04:12 PM

I'm a tech geek, don't go for an iphone unless you're looking for simplicity


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 04:47 PM

I personally like my S4, but have heard alot of great reviews from HTC One users although I cannot confirm it myself. I'm probably the only android user amongst my friends, and from messing around with the 5s I personally prefer the Samsung larger screen, which isn't too big but I feel the Iphone screens are too small as well. Some might disagree but the 5s speed is overrated as well as the imaging, not really much different than the regular 5 but still slightly better than the S4, plus I think the S4 has much better interface. Although I've never like the OS Iphone has used, plus to me the keyboard is a big factor personally and generally Samsung phones are much better in this department.

 

Only thing I know about the Note 3 is apparently it has alot of hype whenever I talk to people at Best Buy.


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 05:01 PM

I just got the iPhone 5s two weeks ago and I love it.  I recently had the 4s but was due for an upgrade. 

 

5s is fast and the battery life is excellent.  The chip inside the 5s is different from the 5 so the hardware is not the same.  

 

My buddy has the s4 and has had no issues with it.  I've played around with it and it seems like a good phone.

 

But I personally would never go back to android. I had to many issues with it on my previous two phones before switching to iPhone but everyone has their preference. 



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 05:45 PM

If screen size does not matter to you, then the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S4 are by far the best phones on the market. Best screen on the market, high end technology...very fast, they both currently hold the best statistics on the market( Octa-core processors, 3GB ram, ever expanding features. These two phones are well suited for the future and will serve you very well.

 

Design: VERY SEXY. Their screens are absolutely stunning! Very lightweight, and very thin that the screen does not even seem big at all. Very sturdy, well made phones.

 

I currently own both, and I also owned an iPhone 4S (sold it).



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Posted October 07, 2013 - 06:28 PM

If screen size does not matter to you, then the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S4 are by far the best phones on the market. Best screen on the market, high end technology...very fast, they both currently hold the best statistics on the market( Octa-core processors, 3GB ram, ever expanding features. These two phones are well suited for the future and will serve you very well.
 
Design: VERY SEXY. Their screens are absolutely stunning! Very lightweight, and very thin that the screen does not even seem big at all. Very sturdy, well made phones.
 
I currently own both, and I also owned an iPhone 4S (sold it).



The US versions of Samsung phones use Snapdragon processors so its the same as a HTC One except the Note 3 which has the newest Snapdragon.

The HTC One constantly beats out all Galaxy phones on screen quality but the Samsung has those great AMOLED screens with deep blacks and vibrant colors.

Never pick a phone by saying if you want a big screen go Samsung. Samsung is almost the Apple of the Android world now as far as hype and popularity goes.

5S is a great phone and I'd have no problem recommending it unbiased to someone and an Android phone vice versa. Like I've said it's all personal taste and there's pros and cons for all phones/mobile OS's


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 06:51 PM

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 07:09 PM

I wouldn't recommend an apple product, you can get the same thing for a better prize with other products/manufacturers

But to each their own, and the most important thing is what use you give to the phone
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Posted October 07, 2013 - 07:11 PM

nexus 4, fast, durable and its google so you get premium updates, i have it and i love it


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 07:36 PM

I like internet, text, calls, good vid quality and good camera


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 07:49 PM

nexus 4, fast, durable and its google so you get premium updates, i have it and i love it



Nexus 4 is a great phone, Nexus 5 should drop soon with 4G LTE and hardware upgrades

I like internet, text, calls, good vid quality and good camera



Then pretty much any new phone excels at that. Best camera comes on the Nokia 1020 though.


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Posted October 07, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Get LG G2 if you want a compact, good looking powerhouse.

 

 

and I recommend you to watch the review videos on youtube channel Marques Brownlee. Dude knows his stuff, and he is unbiased.






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