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Best Android phones to get this spring

0. phoneArena 17 Apr 2013, 09:48 posted on

Spring is in full bloom and as everything starts to get green and cheerful, you may look at your old phone and think it’s about time to bring change into your life...

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posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:16 4

54. Aeires (unregistered)


N4 doesn't have a LG UI, it's pure Google.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:19

35. Heretic (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


None of them. I'm not an early adopter. I buy a phone based on my needs. Not my wants. So the phone i have now (htc droid inc 4g) is more than satisfactory. I plan on keeping my phone until it falls apart, which will more than likely be way past my contract end date of 11/29/14.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:20 1

81. snowgator (Posts: 3306; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Boy, you are so in the minority on THIS website.....

:-D

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:20

37. rojiblanko (Posts: 20; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


I chose the Nexus 4 because of updates (tired of waiting for updates on my Galaxy S and Galaxy Note even though I rooted both and ran custom ROMs), very good quality materials and the support of the Nexus 4 from our developers is the best! AOSP is the best!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:21

38. terabyteRouser (Posts: 452; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


and no LTE

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:26

40. rojiblanko (Posts: 20; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


here in DFW on T-mobile you'll get up to 30+Mbps on HSPA+, plus the phone actually has a LTE chip inside and I think there is a trick to turn it on!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:48

95. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Tmobile doesn't have LTE yet, no issues with a Nexus 4, its a great device I have one right now. Selling it for an s4 though, I miss micro sd.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 00:41

149. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Correction: T-Mobile does have LTE, just that it's not everywhere yet.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:22 2

39. Esf_Kid (Posts: 49; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


i have XZ and i really love it and definitely i will buy S4 as well.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:32 8

42. DarkShadow (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


l will get the samsung galaxy S4 in black ,yes in deed

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:36 5

44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8925; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The black one looks nice. :)

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:49 1

96. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


I'm going for a 64gb black international with a different back (leather,metal or carbon fiber), hyperglazed is not for me.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:36 6

43. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8925; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Galaxy S4 definitely. It's going to be one of the only phones that's rocking 4.2.2 out of the box.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:39 2

46. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


and ur alright Papa Smurf

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 13:45 2

63. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


AND it will be the 1st Non-Nexus Phone to Rock Android 5.0 ....!!! knowing Samsungs update history with S2 & S3

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:37 2

45. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


come to papa my boy sammy ^-^

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 11:39 6

47. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6743; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Xperia z

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:13

52. Aeires (unregistered)


Love my N4, might be the phone that breaks my yearly upgrade cycle it's so good. The screen is incredible, I was concerned coming from a SAMOLED but it hasn't disappointed at all. And first to get updates, hard to top it.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:16 4

53. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


Sony ZL bezel
Sony Z Water/dust proof
HTC Boom sound
SGS4 Battery/thinness/Screen/DDR3 RAM/Processor

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:56 2

60. buccob (Posts: 1579; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I would love to see that packaged in one phone too...

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 00:37

146. Piyath.droid (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


Boom sound is just a marketing phrase.. It doesn't give BOOM BOOM BOOOOOOM.... ha ha ha haaaaa...

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:31 7

55. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Galaxy S4 is the best choice in all specs.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:50 4

97. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Wow thumbs down for a fact, some people are sad.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:35

56. Nimit_Desai (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


"LG opitmus G pro-best phablet for spring"they say......
BITCH PLZZZ....
Yours faithfully,
Samsung galaxy note 2.....

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:51 2

98. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


2012 called, they want their exynos 4 back.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:37 2

57. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


The HTC One for the hardware, and the Nexus 4 for the software (especially with Android 5.0 coming soon!)

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:52

99. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


The S4 has better hardware than the HTC One and it will also get updates much faster than the HTC One, not as fast as a nexus though.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 17:28 1

171. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


If by better hardware you mean an overclocked processor, a removable battery and an SD card, then i don't care, i prefer the HTC's design and build quality and in hand feel, the low light capabilities, OIS, HDR sound, the non-pentile smaller display, the stereo speakers, and the fact that i can get a 64GB variant (Internal storage is more important for me than external storage)

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:51 2

58. chocolaking (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Year of the new HTC ONE!!!!!!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:53 3

100. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Same thing was said about the HTC One X.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 12:52

59. Xtasy (Posts: 276; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


None they all suck

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 13:57 3

66. amats69 (Posts: 1132; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


they all sucks only to people who dont have money to buy this phones... :)

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 14:46

71. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


go to buy.... $20 dlls chinese phone.....LOL

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 13:33 2

62. redpolo79 (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Good variety of phones for everyone.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 13:50

64. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


Nexus 5 and KLP.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 13:58 1

67. amats69 (Posts: 1132; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i choosed the "ONE"! cant wait for this baby to come ..

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 14:46 3

72. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


S4 for me !!!!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 15:13

74. oister85 (Posts: 410; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I vote for Samsung but in reality you can't go wrong with any devices.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 15:16

75. papss (unregistered)


i'd vote for the HTC then the Sony..Both have amazing designs and I prefer their skins to SS.. I do love me some N4 though.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 15:53 1

78. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


It's a no-brainer vote for the S4!!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:22 2

83. snowgator (Posts: 3306; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I have been vey impressed with Sony. Sure, the GS4 is the big gun and will outsell all these combined, but Sony seems to have stepped up their game since divorcing their former partner and running with their own ideas. I would love to give them first dibs on this list.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:41 2

91. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Design wise the z looks great but ergonomics are not the best...the phone IMO doesn't fit in the hand aswel as the HTC one and am guessing the s4 due to the angular and sharp edge design and the phone again IMO feels bigger than it is...HTC one which my brother has feels smaller than it is and the s4 which I plan to get looks to be going the same way if my s3 is too anything to go buy.,, spec wise all the phones have the pros and cons but the z has got terrible viewing angles, even at slight angle theres colour shifts and contrast is low and speaker performance is not the best...am not saying the z is bad phone because its not but I think they could have made it a great phone.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 18:28 1

110. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


sony ???? my ass!!!

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 01:15

151. snowgator (Posts: 3306; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Really??? What are you doing putting a Sony smartphone THERE????

Ugly visual....

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 14:28

166. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


No, maybe in your mama @ss, with vibrating option activated. LOL

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 17:08

103. donronaldlim (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


I was just wondering why HTC one got first place? Based on phonearena review scores, S4 got 9.3 while One got 9.1

I'm confused. Thoughts?

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 19:10 1

115. scsa852k (Posts: 303; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Only hope for HTC One and Xperia Z is their design.
Sammy might have been too arrogant to not make any major design change, but
there's no denying that the phone itself is supreme.

Nexus 4 should be under a different category.
Buying Nexus 4 on a 2-yr pact is a just plain too stupid.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 19:12 3

116. _PHug_ (Posts: 397; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


I'll vote S4 since the Note 3 is not an option

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 19:27

118. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


IM Buying S4 so i can cook eggs at the back
thank you sammy, your the smartest phone that has cooking skill!!!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 21:13 1

125. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Ur fav smartphone is hotter.. u stll cant undrstand d artcke poor kid, you mother ddnt let u enter a proper school program..

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 22:09

130. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2011; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


HTC one , won me over, since the first time , I held it , very crisp display, premium feel :-) , come Friday, I'll be picking mine up

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 00:40 1

148. Piyath.droid (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


Don't get fooled by the touch or feel.. Go inside and see for yourself, what you have got to live the rest of your life with...

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 00:43

150. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Did you not see/read that he held it?

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 22:34

132. mydi.maus (unregistered)


i will wait for the samsung S5 moto X maybe iphone 6S,..

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 23:58 1

137. Jcdz100 (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


Tough job... Go with S4.. But like XZ & HTC one too...

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 02:33 2

153. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 852; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Galaxy S4, preordered mine yesterday :) getting Exynos 5 Octa variant. :)

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 03:50 1

154. RandomKindOfPerson (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


I've been using HTC Desire HD for quite a while now. I've been planning to replace it with the Samsung Galaxy S4, it looks much more fun than the HTC One. I'd like to have a phone that isn't a HTC since I've been its user for almost 3 years now. xD

The S4 looks very promising with the Octa-core chip, even when it's not much blazingly faster than its Snapdragon counterpart. The 13 megapixel is also a very good camera, though I acknowledge the One's prowess with then 4 "Ultra"pixel. The gimmicky features are very useful for me, and futuristic. :'D Though it doesn't have the sound quality of the One's front speakers. Also, I kinda wished that it would've been as varstile and has the glassy back as the Xperia Z. ;3; At least there's a microSD slot, which is absent in most flagship handsets nowadays. .w.

I simply can't wait to get the phone in my hands, the other phones are awesome too! But I'd like to try out Samsung now. lD

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 12:57 1

164. stewarta13wsb (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Good grief some of you guys get nasty - why, it's a phone for pity sake.
As the saying goes my HTC One will be everything your phone isn't but that's just my view.
CHILL and pick the one that suits you, but for me plastic is for my Visa :)

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 14:34 1

167. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


"HTC One will be everything your phone isn't"

B-I-G S-T-U-P-I-D

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 16:41

170. TMach (Posts: 388; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


HTC One or Xperia Z for me as never really got on with the cartoonish Touch wiz UI and when I finally made the jump to the S3, all I got was a sub standard build quality and shocking costumer support! Why would I pay £600 for the plasticky S4 when I can premium built quality products in the One and Z? Never again.......

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