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Best Phone Right Now or Coming Soon?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by macdonjo3, Oct 10, 2013.

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What's the best phone for ME?

  1. iPhone 5S

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  2. HTC One

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  3. Something else

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  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    My phone contract just finished, so I'm in the market for something new. I know a number of you here are on top of the newest phones.

    A bit about my usage: I had a Blackberry for 3 years, then I had an iPhone 4 for 3 years until now. My phone is really only used for: email, text, calling, Skype, calendar.

    I like the iPhone, but I don't really use my Mac that much, so not really a big Apple guy. It's was a good phone until iOS 7 came out and made it super slow.

    I'm looking at the iPhone 5S, HTC One and S4. I saw the LG G2 was good too.

    iPhone 5S - Nothing wrong with it.
    HTC One - Something new and different and said to be in the top 3 right now.
    Galaxy S4 - Lots of features, but it's too mainstream. If I'm going to be mainstream, I might as well get an iPhone again.
    LG G2 - Just starting to build a good smart phone reputation. Same as the S4, can't see myself using it.

    So I'm down really to the 5S or HTC One. I saw the HTC One Max is coming out which has a bigger screen, but I don't need that.

    Anything new coming out soon that'll compete with the 5S or HTC One?
     
  2. howardmarks

    howardmarks Newbie

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    Went from the iphone 4 to the s4.
    Best decision ever. Apples software is too closed without jailbreaking which you probably dont want to do on a new phone as it affects warranty.
    Real estate on the s4 is amazing. Use it more than the laptop now. Speed of the processor is a big jump from the iphone 4.

    Just my 2 cents
     
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  3. ishallwin

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    I would get the upcoming Nexus 5 from Google.
     
  4. macdonjo3

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    I heard about that, think it'll be better than the HTC One and S4?
     
  5. ishallwin

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    Well the thing with Nexus phones that is awesome is the fact that they don't come preloaded with crapware and various apps that companies install which you cannot delete, to my knowledge there are plenty of those included with the Galaxy series phones and such. It is simply a clean android OS that works really fast and very customizable. I am not a big iPhone fan anyway.
     
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    iphone 5s or htc one i think is the best choose for quality :)
     
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    kinlee Supreme Member

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    My Note 2 has served me well. I look forward to the Note 3. Browsing BHW is a joy on it :) The size might put you off though, it's huge, especially in my hands but I got used to it.
     
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  9. Thulean

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    The new firefox phone looks great.

    foxy-splash.png

    mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/os/
     
  10. artizhay

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    Samsung Note 3.

    ;) ;)
     
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    lancis Elite Member

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    Did you consider Nokia Lumia on Windows 8? I would probably buy it next, its convenient to use the same programs you use on your Laptop/PC. IMHO the only feature that truly matters.
     
  12. macdonjo3

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    I believe I read a news article on this. This device is for low budget countries right? I think it was made to sell in India. I could be wrong.
    Certainly not what I'm looking for. Did I mention, I'm looking for the best?
     
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    You think Galaxy S4 is mainstream? And iPhone 5S isn't? I think you're trying to talk yourself out of getting a real phone (S4) and getting the sheep phone iPhone 5S.

    I have had the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, and 5. I sold my 5 and got a Galaxy S4. It is light years ahead of the iPhone. And.. And.. that bio metric technology was done on the Motorola Atrix a few years back so it's nothing new.
     
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    I would even go for Nexus 4 if you cant wait for Nexus 5... Anyway my vote for Nexus :)
     
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    Nokia and BB need to fire all their management and merge. MS needs to make their own phone entirely on their own. Google too. Linux needs to get their phone on the market, and patch up their weird security doggie doors.

    Samsung is good, but should be better. What the hell is HTC doing? Or Palm? Or LG?

    Phones suck. All of them suck.
     
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  17. STONESEO

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    ill go with samsung........galaxy s4 or note 2 work pretty well...
     
  18. macdonjo3

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    Here's someone that doesn't read.

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  19. mingu

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    galaxy S4 is good.... but HTC One i would prefer.. and also you said you are using your phone for mailing, texting, calling so i suggest HTC one...
     
  20. spacezeus

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    im still waiting for ubuntu edge..