View Poll Results: Which Smartphone do you prefer?

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  • iPhone 5

    4 22.22%
  • LG Optimus G

    0 0%
  • Samsung Note 2

    0 0%
  • Nokia 920

    3 16.67%
  • HTC One X

    1 5.56%
  • Samsung Galaxy S3

    10 55.56%
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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    What cell phone do you think is the best (assume all cost the same) for this Q4 2012?
    Feel free to write a comment why.
    I'm kinda on the fence between a few other than one that i would never even consider because its "so 2011."
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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    I really like my Galaxy S III but would not actually say it is the best. That pretty much comes down to personal taste.

    My Motorola finally gave it up and the Galaxy S IV will not be out until early next year and I could not wait.
    Last edited by richardd43; 09-21-2012 at 11:12 PM.
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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    Based on my iPhone 4, which is two years old and has never failed me, I recommend the iPhone 5. I will get one when my work picks up. I drive a truck across country and the 4 & ATT works everywhere I go.

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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    In many areas it is pretty much a tie. And still have to simply wait and see what Windows Phone 8 actually delivers, but tech wise the Lumia 920 seems very impressive in all areas, so that's going to be my next phone.

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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    I actually head read some pretty good things about Windows Phone 7, but never personally used it. I've been on android since the HTC G1 and had an iphone prior to that, which i did not like.

    I think im going to give the nokia a shot - i have a feeling the windows phone 8 will be really solid. And if it's not...well i guess i'll just ebay the phone and get something else.

    I'm not sure if everyone is familiar with the LG optimus G.
    Spec wise, it destroys everything other than the Galaxy Note 2.
    Everyone should at least read how impressive the specs are before making a decision.
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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    LG has made some pretty good phones, but has had a hard time breaking through in the Android market. That Optimus G looks like a winner after reading a few quick reviews (none of which tested the camera though).

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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    I chose the iPhone 5 just based on my personal experience with the iPhone. I'm still using my iPhone 3G that's 4 years old.

    My iPhone 5 is in transit to be delivered to my door soon. Can't wait!

    Spoiler!

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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    I'd like people who voted for Samsung Galaxy SIII to actually say why it is the best? As it's been out a while, it's probably the phone they own, but many of the others offer newer and superior tech.

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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    I'd like people who voted for Samsung Galaxy SIII to actually say why it is the best? As it's been out a while, it's probably the phone they own, but many of the others offer newer and superior tech.
    I bought mine because it was on sale and my Motorola was about to give it up.

    As to the best, it is hard to say what is the best as each individual has different preferences and needs.

    but many of the others offer newer and superior tech.
    I would say most of the newer phones are on par with each other. But I would be interested to know what is newer or better on the other phones.
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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    Nokia Lumia 920 has the best camera, arguably the best touch screen, highest pixel density screen, wireless charging. The biggest 'no-no' for that phone seems to be the OS.
    A few demos:
    http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/26/l...ight-shootout/

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/25/i...tion-face-off/

    http://www.symbiantweet.com/video-de...okia-lumia-920

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czIrX...ayer_embedded#!
    Last edited by Pehu; 09-27-2012 at 11:53 AM.

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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    I don't know about the Nokia having a bad OS though Pehu. Everyone I've talked to who has a Windows phone loves it, better than Apple or Android. Two good examples of this are my 14 year old daughter and a friend of mine who is an Apple fanatic. My daughter was in love with her Ipod before she got a hand me down phone from the above mentioned freind. He gaver her his old Windows phone. She LOVES that thing. She even went so far as to like Windows 8 on FB, something she's never done for any company, even Apple.

    My friend who loves everything Apple was ranting and raving to me about his Windows phone the other night. He let me use his for a few minutes to check it out. Of course I'm completely clueless on new phone tech and anything Windows phone based so I don't even know what version it was. I wish I had asked. Still, having looked through my daughter's phone I can tell you that it is a very easy to navigate os. The biggest problem for Windows phones are obviously the lack of apps compared to Apple or Android. I will definitely be giving them a very good look when it comes time to replace my current Android based phone though.

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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    I will concede the camera issue but other than that they are all (android devices) still pretty much on par.

    I can run a HD movie and argue with anyone that says their camera looks better. I have 3 tablets and cranked the same movie up on all 4 devices and they all looked the same, other than the fact that the tablets have a bigger screen.

    Apps all pretty much run the same on all of the devices.

    I am by no means a galaxy fan boy, it just happens to be what I bought. I went to 3 different stores and all 3 recommend the S3. With their recommendations and the fact that the phone was on sale I made the purchase.
    Last edited by richardd43; 09-27-2012 at 03:13 PM.
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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    If navigation and maps are your thing, Apple comes dead last:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/joanlapp...rtner=yahootix

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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    If navigation and maps are your thing, Apple comes dead last:
    But Apple apologized for that so doesn't that make it all ok.... ROFL
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    Re: Best Cell Phone Q4 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by richardd43 View Post
    But Apple apologized for that so doesn't that make it all ok.... ROFL
    Lol.

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