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Old 06-10-2013, 17:23
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Hiya which phone do you think is the best out? Thanks
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Old 06-10-2013, 17:42
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easy. lumia 1020
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Old 06-10-2013, 17:51
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Highly debatable,
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Old 06-10-2013, 17:54
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Hiya which phone do you think is the best out? Thanks
No such thing - depends what suits you best.

Common replies would be:

Apple iPhone 5S
Samsung Galaxy S4 or Note 3
HTC One
Sony Z1
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Old 06-10-2013, 18:00
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Highly debatable,
not up for debate on this one sorry. question was 'which phone do you think is the best out?'

i think it is the lumia 1020.
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Old 06-10-2013, 18:17
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But then if we are ALL saying what WE think is best you'll just get loads of random phones reeled off, but yes that list above would be the ones mentioned.

For me personally, iphone 5S, as I'm an iphone 5 user and iPhones suit me well.
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Old 06-10-2013, 18:50
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It's hard to tell as there are best phones for different things.

Just like asking what the best car is (Skoda for price, Ferrari for speed, Rolls Royce for luxury, Hummer for build or some 4X4 for boot space).

For me I'd go for the Samsung Galaxy S4 or Note 3 (depending on what size you can handle).

For other people maybe the iPhone as you have to admit that they are great out of the box (but you can't tinker with them you can with like Android, but everybody has something different that they want in a mobile).
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Old 06-10-2013, 19:28
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It's hard to tell as there are best phones for different things.
This. And even then its down to personal preference.

For me at the moment there is no one phone that does everything that I want, and do it well - every single phone has some form of compromise.
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Old 06-10-2013, 19:50
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Apple iPhone 5S. I think the design is good and it's fast! I wouldn't want another Android phone as I feel like the design of the OS isn't as good as it could be. It's clunky and boring!

And I would have trouble fitting the Galaxy TV, I mean Note 3 in my pocket.
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Old 06-10-2013, 19:52
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for pure spec sheet its the Note 3 right?
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Old 06-10-2013, 20:01
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None all phones like mobile networks have advantages and disadvantages depending on the person in question. They may like simplistic easy to use device therefore the iPhone 5S would be the device, They may like a lot of change and adaptability therefore the upcoming nexus 5 would be the device for them. Some may want a brilliant camera than it would be the Xperia Z1 or Nokia 1020 or if they wanted a brilliant all round camera that doesn't comprise on other things iPhone 5S or HTC One might be better for them. Some may even want basic calls and texts then a Nokia ashia would likely be best for them.
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Old 06-10-2013, 20:33
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for pure spec sheet its the Note 3 right?
Nope. Lacks badly on the camera (no flash, no OIS).
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Old 06-10-2013, 20:42
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Nope. Lacks badly on the camera (no flash, no OIS).
really, balls might change my order then

Looking like HTC One it is


Edit: is that not a flash then http://d31q1m0w8aa7ki.cloudfront.net...3_-_black4.jpg

Edit 2: Read a few reviews and you are wrong, the Note 3 has the exact same camera setup from the GS4

Edit 3: And yes it does have image stabilisation

The rear camera is of the 13-megapixel variety and packs optical image stabilization

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/04/s...ch-screen-and/
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Old 06-10-2013, 20:49
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A good camera does not make a good phone. 2012 specs don't cut it towards the end of 2013. Not to mention it runs WP8.
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Old 06-10-2013, 20:52
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My shortlist :

In no order

iPhone 5S
Samsung galaxy s4
Samsung galaxy note 3
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Old 06-10-2013, 20:53
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I am very impressed with the LG G2. It has the best screen and is superbly powerful whist being much more poketable than the Note 3. The problem is the . That LG skin is not me.
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Old 06-10-2013, 21:14
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Bangs per buck-wise it will probably be the Nexus 5.
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Old 06-10-2013, 21:20
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Must say, I am a big fan of IOS and the iPhone 5 seems to be more robust than the Galaxy 4S but, having had the hassles or replacing a battery in my iPhone and then having the speaker die (which was first diagnosed as a software problem, then a speaker problem and then a motherboard problem ) I think I'm kinda over the whole iPhone thing.

Seems like the speaker problem is somewhat endemic (quiet speaker means people turn up the speaker loud all the time and damage it?) and, frankly, I don't like the idea of stuff which is likely to fail.
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Old 06-10-2013, 21:24
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really, balls might change my order then

Looking like HTC One it is


Edit: is that not a flash then http://d31q1m0w8aa7ki.cloudfront.net...3_-_black4.jpg

Edit 2: Read a few reviews and you are wrong, the Note 3 has the exact same camera setup from the GS4

Edit 3: And yes it does have image stabilisation

The rear camera is of the 13-megapixel variety and packs optical image stabilization

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/04/s...ch-screen-and/
Yup, the Note 3 is certainly the best spec'd phone on the market right now.
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Old 06-10-2013, 22:52
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Yup, the Note 3 is certainly the best spec'd phone on the market right now.
way too big though..shame that
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:31
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really, balls might change my order then

Looking like HTC One it is


Edit: is that not a flash then http://d31q1m0w8aa7ki.cloudfront.net...3_-_black4.jpg

Edit 2: Read a few reviews and you are wrong, the Note 3 has the exact same camera setup from the GS4

Edit 3: And yes it does have image stabilisation

The rear camera is of the 13-megapixel variety and packs optical image stabilization

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/04/s...ch-screen-and/
That thing on the back is an LED. It is not a flash, which is used to freeze the action, and has a decent range. LEDs are not up to the level of a xenon flash.

And Engadget are wrong - it doesn't have OIS - the verge explicitly state that it doesn't have it.

Although it does have 4k recording. That is going to be interesting.
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Old 07-10-2013, 19:29
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That thing on the back is an LED. It is not a flash, which is used to freeze the action, and has a decent range. LEDs are not up to the level of a xenon flash.

And Engadget are wrong - it doesn't have OIS - the verge explicitly state that it doesn't have it.

Although it does have 4k recording. That is going to be interesting.
The Note 3 has software image stabilisation. And a LED flash is a flash.

Anyway a camera has got to be the least important thing on a phone.
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Old 07-10-2013, 19:42
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That thing on the back is an LED. It is not a flash, which is used to freeze the action, and has a decent range. LEDs are not up to the level of a xenon flash.

And Engadget are wrong - it doesn't have OIS - the verge explicitly state that it doesn't have it.

Although it does have 4k recording. That is going to be interesting.
Are you kidding me? Since when was an LED flash not classed as flash...
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Old 07-10-2013, 21:44
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What's the best movie? Album? Cat food?

It's highly subjective. Personally, I want a good build, a quality screen, an affordable price tag and the ability to mod the thing to death. That's not what floats everybody's boat, though.

For some, evidently, it's cameras. If you want a better than average camera but a so-so phone then you may pick one of the Nokia offerings. Some, though, don't want a Windows OS or a smallish screen (so the Nokia 1020 immediately puts them off irrespective of the commendable camera). Some adore the iPhone experience or design. Some hate the suffocating restrictions/control of iOS and/or iTunes.

Media consumers or those where productivity is high on the list may rave about the Note series whilst others may shudder at the sheer size.

Personally, as all rounders in all aspects, the HTC One and LG G2 are up there and the Nexus 5 is bound to figure once it's released. But if you prefer Windows or iOS, the choices are a lot more clear cut - that's assuming you've had the open mind to actually consider the "opposition".

My final point is that some want the "best" phone out there just to say they have the best phone out there. That doesn't mean it has the best specs or UI, it often means it's the most expensive or most desired and will be paraded like a status symbol.

What was the question again?
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Old 07-10-2013, 21:54
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Samsungs have best benchmarks.
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