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PhoneArena Awards 2012: Best Phone

0. phoneArena 17 Dec 2012, 12:04 posted on

Cue the drum roll, pop the champagne, and throw the confetti up in the air! Get ready for the grand finale in our PhoneArena Awards of 2012 series because today we are announcing the year's best phone. And as you might expect, the winner in today's category is a smartphone - a smartphone that is great in many ways, which is why it truly deserves to be honored...

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posted on 18 Dec 2012, 06:28

164. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)

u really out of masses man cause most of the people use android because of very easy file sharing unlike iOS and thats the reason u can download Full HD movies and vids of even higher resolution(like for Nexus 10) and then easily transfer them to either their device via computer or transfer them to their microSD cards and then put em in the device... i myself have 2 64GB cards for my data use... i no longer use USB cause i can take any of my office or personal data on to my tablet or mobile and take that anywhere i want!
THATS the use of microSD cards for masses u dumb ass....

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 15:30

168. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Really? A 5.5" phone isn't a niche device? Maybe in another year but for now, it isn't mainstream. I haven't met a single person who would actually use it as a daily phone. Again, I'm sure it's a great device, but it is not for everyone... or the majority... or anyone I've talked to... I haven't even seen anyone hold one outside of a store.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 15:51

169. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)

Better is all in the eyes of the beholder I have both the s3 and evo 4g lte. Both sprint. Both rooted. Both stock ROM with respective skins removed ( as in the Rosie and twlaunch apk files removed through root explorer). Apex launcher. same apps on each phone. I track the battery with juice plotter and I can honestly say they have pretty equal battery life with my evo lte lasting longer In stand by and standard cellular use. And both die in 4-5 hours under heavy use.

I don't pull my battery that often so remove able doesn't matter.

And my ego has 16 gigs internal with a hot swap capable SD slot.

Each phone and oems devices have pros and cons

But to say Samsung > HTC is a matter of opinion and jot facts.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 16:38 3

170. Khemistry (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Well, for starters, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary... pretty much the most respected dictionary out there, out of all of the definitions for 'niche' that are listed, NONE of them have anything to do with numbers or popularity. So that's your first fail.

Next, for the sake of argument, let's assume that the term 'niche' does have to do with numbers and/or popularity. The Note II most certainly will outsell every phone on this list, sans the Galaxy S III and perhaps the Lumia. The Note II has only been on-sale for approximately two months, yet it has sold well over 5 million units. That is very impressive for a device that only had a limited market, according to very early analysts. That's far more than what most other phones will ever see. That's your second fail.

Just because you live in some Joe Block small town where no one owns anything outside an iPhone or some crap Motorola Droid phone, doesn't mean that it speaks for what's going on across the nation. The 2013 Lexus GS is flying off dealership lots, yet, I've only seen TWO. Using your asinine and ignorant logic, I would have to surmise that the 2013 Lexus GS wasn't selling, even though it's an absolute fact they are.

Get a clue, moron. BTW, I own a Note II, and I haven't seen anyone else with one, either. However, I ran across someone who posted a photo taken on the NYC Subway, showing THREE people all talking on the Note II. He could argue exactly the opposite of what your claimed. And does my one experience of seeing no other Note IIs, mean that they aren't selling?

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 19:58

173. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

I'm not a fan of TouchWiz by any means, but Sense is a nightmare.

HTC: It's 2012, not 2010. Android 4.1/4.2, not 2.3. Get with the program.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 01:44

177. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I checked Merriam-Webster. #2D says a specialized market. Way to leave that out. A specialized market is not mainstream or of commonplace. So, a niche device would mean a device intended for a specialized market.

I also, don't live in a "Joe Block" small town. I live in a large college city with many of the latest and greatest devices parents can afford their kids. Way to assume though.

Also funny how you picked the Lexus GS. Also a Niche automobile. Your average joe certainly won't be dropping 50K on a sedan.

So now you've lied and assumed and belabored the point not to mention resorting to name calling where I was merely stating my opinion and experiences. You should spend more time interacting with real people. Talking to people on the internet has made you lose your manners. Maybe you never had them. Anyway, if you'd like to discuss or debate, I'm in. Just be sure to leave your childish behavior at home.

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 12:01

180. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

I see the better Nature UX, better handling, SAMOLED display, native video calls, expandable storage and removable battery

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 12:03 1

181. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

PA puts that in category of phablets, hence GS3 takes its place

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 12:07

182. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

At the pace we are going, you just gotta wait 1 year to make it mainstream

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 14:10

185. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1034; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I said a year...

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 19:57

190. jameshoe (unregistered)

haha!!!!! Sony & Blackberry just lost the war of phone

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 21:09

191. metalpoet (unregistered)

My main selling point for most Android phones that my company offers is that they have expandable memory and removable battery compared to a locked down device like the iPhone.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 07:35

193. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

Phonearena u hav just gone crazy
1) ip 5 better dan DNA,920 & s3

2) wers note II

3) i think phonearena listed these items randomly like a draw>.>>>>>>>>>>

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 20:21 2

196. gelo0291 (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)

F*ck you bitch.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 20:20

195. gelo0291 (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)

then buy an HTC J Butterfly instead

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:30 3

198. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

if that is the case then where is the Note 2?!? It has many impressive features and is faster than the SGS 3...Huge *removable* Battery, Expandable storage, very useful features along with the stylus,

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 12:10 1

199. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

Agreed. Where is the Note II? Or, as I like to call it, the GS3 on roids.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 07:31

222. TeritorialDemon (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

I agree with you. They should take this statement into consideration. Other than that, love the article!

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:08 43

2. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

okay first, where is the GNote 2 ? and how is the iPhone 5 better than the DNA and GSIII and the Lumia ??? My God !!! iPhone is a disgrace to that list ! :P

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:26 15

33. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

not a disgrace dude it may be a disgrace to its predecessor because it almost has nothing new but its still a good phone but the gsiii dna and lumia should have been on top of the iphone

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 04:04 2

159. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

PA should set up a poll that lets us give our votes of the top 5 of choises from multiple phones of this year! Then we can all see PA votes and the user/bloggers votes like we do when we rate a phone and PA rate a phone with results showing side by side. I still cant believe the Lumia 920 didn't get the top spot for the camera when the I phone had that purple tint thing going on and it made the list. If someone say it was a fix for that, then Nokia has done the same thing with a fix. So lets fix that PA and Is the Video camera also part of the camera rateing? Again the Lumia 920 beats all with no shake! I see why alot of people critisize PA sometime. Lets get some users award rating going on PA!

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:10 46

3. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

iPhone better than Lumia 920 is that a joke?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:14 28

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

And the Galaxy S3?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:16 2

12. pkiran1996 (Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

Do you think Galaxy S3 is better or worse than Lumia 920?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:17 25

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

In terms of camera, 920 without a doubt. In terms of features, Galaxy S3 is ahead.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:17 9

19. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

i think its equivalent actually, just GS3 have more advantage in software, i mean, WP8 is still need more improvements, especially the store !

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 13:12

63. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 524; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

Mind to share your thoughts on your statement?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 13:30

74. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

should I buy lumia 920 or ip5 ? I am going to buy phone but I am confused please help me

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 13:53 5

89. akishakoi (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

go for the Lumia 920

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 14:16 1

94. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

thx but lack of app on wp plartfom worries me :(

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