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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 17 Dec 2012, 14:22 1

97. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


go to nokia's beta page xyo.net for all the apps your heart desires

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 14:48

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


I have never seen that page I'll take a look dude

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 16:30 4

119. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


why would android be completely out of the picture ?

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 01:41

150. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


If you are coming from feature Phone, WP 8 will do. It takes time for you to get into ecosystem. Basic apps are there or will be there. If from Android (as I see you aren't even considering it), I will say ip5. But imo, its a trade down. If you haven't given android any thought, you should.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 14:55 4

107. nooraldeen (Posts: 49; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


Lumia 920. And the apps it just need more time maybe 2 or 3 months and it will get alot of apps. Having a phone that lacks apps is better than a phone that lacks almost everything

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 15:07 2

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


Yes 920 has great screen and very fast phone red os very sexy

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:11 9

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


Lumia 920! Oh Yeah!

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:12 7

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


Nexus 4 deserves it spot as #1. If anyone disagrees, they don't know how to get the best bang for their buck.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:21 5

24. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


only issue is the availability

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:25 1

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


Craigslist.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 13:00 2

58. bucky (Posts: 2701; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


And brutal battery life

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:50 1

128. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


exaggerate much? the new kernel is to blame and there has been known people to reach over 5+ hours of battery life with franco kernel. it won't be long until Google fix it with an update.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 21:08

135. bucky (Posts: 2701; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I'm not exaggerating at all. I had the phone and its a great phone but the battery makes it almost useless. Add a 3 hour charging time to that too.

I shouldn't have to do the work to make a $400 phome last me past 3pm

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:12 6

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


Would've thought the Note 2 would be included instead and beat DNA. DNA may have the most amazing screen ever but I'd rather have the features the S-Pen delivers which makes use of the huge screen

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:13 19

9. kadalil (Posts: 20; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


seriously????? how's the iphone 5 2nd on this list? the s3 and 920 trumps it hands down.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:16 4

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


That's what I'm saying... Difference between 4S and 5 is the processor and screen size. Yes it's the fastest out there, but other than that, there's isn't that much a difference.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:16 13

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


the criteria and the ranking is contradicting. Nexus 4 got first place for price-to-performance factor and I don't argue with that, then how come iPhone5 bagged the 2nd place? its price-to-performance ratio will fall below negative. Lols

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:16 6

15. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 261; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


"Nokia Lumia 920: Last but not least, the smartphone comes in a wide variety of flashy colors, unlike the devices we listed above."
The SIII have many colors too(blue,white,grey,brown,black,red)!!

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:23 5

26. rafabr (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Yeah that was a really bad argument. They should have mentioned the wireless charging capabilities instead of colors, or the super fast screen.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 13:26 1

72. JWill97 (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


you definitely don't know anything about screen. it's just Nokia's marketing gimmick. Lumia 920 has 8ms respond time, while GS3 has 0.01ms respond time (all AMOLED displays are the same), One X's screen has 2ms respond time

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 19:01 2

132. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Yeah, no. 1) the 920 isn't AMOLED. The 820/22/10 is, but not the 920. 2) the 920 (to my knowledge) has the fastest widely-available screen in the industry.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 00:53

146. JWill97 (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


fastest screen is measured by the responds time. then how can you say 8ms is faster than 0.01ms? I got 1-5, so many Nokia fanshere

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 01:46

151. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


actually, i think it's not about the response time but about the "rendering speed" of the display. Just a thought. Response time is different from rendering speed. :) or maybe I'm wrong :)

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 06:03 1

187. EasycapExpertti (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Nokia Lumia 920 has the best screen - 2.4x faster than Samsung S3's screen and 5.4x faster than iPhone 5's screen (tested with Lagom test). You can use its screen with gloves on. It's the first smartphone in the world to deliver a full 60 frames-per-second (FPS) without any blurring.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:27 7

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


he said "Flashy colors" (ex. cyan, yellow, bright red). S3's colors were dull and earthly

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:50 3

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


Well they are trying to represent the natural world...hence the 'Nature UX' and pebble shape.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 00:32 2

145. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


akishakoi is correct. Flashy=eye catching=vibrant colors.

They shouldn't have mentioned "flashy" if all they want to point out was the variety of colors to choose from.

People, stop arguing with such thing.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:16 4

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


Hm... iPhone 5 is a good phone... but it's not the best phone... It really should be taken off the list and replaced with Galaxy Note 2.

And guys... these phones aren't in any particular order... otherwise it'll be numbered.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:22 2

25. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


It seems to me that it is in order. Read the notes under the Google Nexus 4. They clearly call it #1.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:29 2

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


Yeah, I saw that, I thought that didn't mean too much. If that's the case... iPhone 5 should definitely be lower on that list if it even deserved to stay on there at all.

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