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I'm in the market for a new smartphone. What do you guys use/recommend?

#1Jprime666Posted 8/1/2013 4:24:50 PM
Bought an iPhone 4 back when it came out. It served me well, but it's time for something new.

I've been considering sticking with apple, but the galaxy s4 looks nice too. Is it a worthwhile upgrade to the s3?

Help meh?
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#2patribrodPosted 8/1/2013 4:46:28 PM
Note 2! Can browse these boards comfortably!
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#3KalammerPosted 8/1/2013 4:57:19 PM
I bought an HTC One a few weeks ago over both the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. The main points that put it ahead were the screen and the feel. Unlike the plastic S4, it actually felt like it would hold up to a contract period of abuse. The screen was about perfect for my hand size, any bigger or smaller would just feel awkward.

The speakers are a nice plus, and while not audiophile quality, they sound a lot better then one might expect from a phone.

The only downside I've dealt with is the death grip issue, the trade-off that comes with an aluminium shell, but using just about any case will solve that.

The only other thing I would nitpick is the slow rollout of Android 4.2.2, but that's hardly a deal breaker.
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#4Jprime666(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2013 5:08:34 PM
Alright thanks guys. I'll look into those as well.
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#5r7gerrabbitPosted 8/1/2013 5:12:26 PM
S4, Xperia Z, HTC One

Pick one.
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#6BacklogPosted 8/1/2013 5:14:57 PM
iPhone 5
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#7Love_Me_SexyPosted 8/1/2013 5:19:17 PM
Backlog posted...
iPhone 5


LAWL

Back on topic, I have a Note II. It's a decent phone, the screen size is its main selling point. Plus, it has a stylus!
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#8BigAl519Posted 8/1/2013 5:22:10 PM
Just got a nexus 4. Really like it so far. Fast and nice big screen!
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#9Jprime666(Topic Creator)Posted 8/1/2013 5:23:15 PM
Love_Me_Sexy posted...
Backlog posted...
iPhone 5


LAWL

Back on topic, I have a Note II. It's a decent phone, the screen size is its main selling point. Plus, it has a stylus!


Doesn't a stylus imply a resistive touchscreen. I don't know if I'd was that for a phone. Had a phone with a resistive screen before and I didn't like it.
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#10Knight2520Posted 8/1/2013 5:30:45 PM(edited)
I like my Razr Maxx, but I think it's a Verizon exclusive. Not sure if that's applicable to you. It is also a year old at this point, but I think there's a new model.
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