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Help me pick a new phone !

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  1. cashcrateaddict

    cashcrateaddict Elite Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm finally in need of a new phone and on Monday, I'm going to go out and buy one. I'm looking at a few phones currently and I was looking to hear your opinions on some of the phones below. Price doesn't really matter, I just want the best phone out now. And I cannot wair until September for the new iPhone, I need a new phone ASAP.

    These are the phones I've been looking at:

    1. Nokia Lumia 1020
    2. iPhone 5
    3. Samsung Galaxy S4
    4. HTC One

    I'm currently ranking them as

    1. iPhone 5
    2. Samsung Galaxy S4
    3. HTC One
    4. Nokia Lumia 1020
     
  2. SkyrocketSEO

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  3. Quattroporte

    Quattroporte Regular Member

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    I have a feeling this might turn into an Android vs. iOS war but...my vote's with Apple. Never been disappointed with a phone from them and it does everything I need.
     
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  4. Conor

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    S4. End of story.
    I know you'll go for the iphone though. People are drawn to overpriced rubbish. I speak from experience rather than speculation, before anyone flames me for this.
     
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    E=MC² Junior Member

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    IMHO, lumia could be a good choice for the 41 Megapixels camera, but I think S4 or HTC are better.
     
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    Definitely Lumia 1020. Love the Windows Phone 8. The amazing camera is just another plus.
     
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    Don't become an iMug.
     
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    First thing that comes to my mind was the iPhone. Very useful when you want to do BH stuff (jailbroken/semi-tethered, of course!).
     
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    Go for the Galaxy S4 but go for the 8 core version i-9500. Power and customization at it's best. Get the rooted version that way you'll have a lot more features available to you as well as other firmware that can be installed on it. And get a 32 Gig or 64 Gig memory card, memory goes fast for this babies. The Otterbox Commuter (or the Otterbox that's built like a tank, forgot what it's called) would be a good case to have for the S4.
     
  12. vegas23

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    Depends what you want from a phone.

    I think the S4 is technologically better but the phone might be too big for your tastes.

    The iPhone feels quality and more solid but is pretty tightly locked down.

    My choice would be the S4, will be my next phone.
     
  13. SimpleSpace

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    Htc one
     
  14. kinlee

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    Get the S4. I've had an iPhone in the past and it does not compare to what Androids can do, you just have more freedom with it.
    I'll only recommend the iPhone is you just want something simple to use.
     
  15. LukaB

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    Here's my honest opinion, I'm not one of those Apple nor Android fans... I honestly don't give a shit which OS I use as long as it works good.

    S4 is not faster than iPhone.
    Don't be fooled by the eye features (because it sucks big-time, not possible to use it, more of a feature made so people buy their phone), swiping feature is good, but I'd still use my finger to swipe, easier and at least I won't knock my phone off like a friend of my did.

    If you want quality & speed, go for iPhone 5, it's the fastest phone out of all those, yeah maybe a bit more expensive (Don't know what others cost) but it's fast and strong, quality, it's smoother than S4, not sure about the others.

    S4 on the other hand, is bigger (which I don't like, iPhone 5 is already big), plastic feels like it's gonna break, but it has some cool features in it which are better than in iPhone.

    It varies from person to person, check the features on both phones, go to your local phone shop and try both phones, see which one is for you, S4 will come in more handy for some people, iPhone 5 will come in more handy for other people.


    But what I care is about quality and smoothness, which iPhone beats S4..


    HTC One, not bad, but didn't really like it.
    Lumia no idea, but was looking into it, it seems their main feature is the camera quality which is top-notch, but generally they don't have other good features, and the Windows App store isn't as big as the Android and Apple.
     
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    I have used all sorts of phones and 6 months ago i have decided to try iPhone...All i can say from now on there will be no other phone for me...My brother has S4 and i can say its a great phone too but its too damn fragile if you ask me...So for me iphone all the way
     
  17. calottery

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    Been seeing a lot of improvements from the S4 compared to the S3. I'd give that one a shot, personally speaking...
     
  18. cashcrateaddict

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    Was there much of an improvement from the iphone 4/4s to the 5?
     
  19. judif414

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    Pretty much same camera from 4s to 5, except the 5 has a sapphire lens. Screen size is obviously bigger and it has LTE capability. Also the new ear pod headphones that come with it are much better than the old ones.

    Make sure you get a case for it though, definitely otterbox is the way to go. Definitely a great phone with a lot of features. I own one so I can personally vouch for it.

    Don't throw out the Galaxy s4 though, both the iPhone 5 and S4 are great phones.
     
  20. TrafficJunky

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    iPhone is a P.O.S! It has a smaller screen, lack of speed, finally just introduced LTE on the iPhone... Apple is behind a year or 2 in technology. Go for the S4 and save your money on Apple garbage!