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The best Android phone out there now: which one is it?

0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2013, 14:17 posted on

That’s it! After months of hopes, whispers and leaks, it’s all come true - the Samsung Galaxy Note III is here and the Sony Xperia Z1 has also arrived in its full cameraphone glory…

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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:24 2

16. HouTexan (Posts: 439; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


It's a tablet.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 17:00

94. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


It's a tabphoneblet.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 17:06

96. Seo_Joo_Hyun (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


the bezel is because its water proof , 3000 mAh Battery and a 20.7 MP Camera

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:57 1

109. iushnt (Posts: 1788; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I think its also because of lack of engineering capacity from sony!!They could have reduced their bezel

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:38 4

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


considering how big the bezels are it might aswel be. for a 5'' phone the z1 is massive.
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3_id7984/size#/phones/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3_id7984/size/Sony-Xperia-Z1/phones/8000

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:21 18

8. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Its so hard to choose so i'll rank them
1- Xperia Z1 & Note 3
2- LG G2
3- Samsung GS4 & HTC One

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 15:51

78. kalloud (Posts: 151; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Exactly!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 21:51

108. Pancoon (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


My order exactly.

Thank you LetsBeHonest for not starting the 50th comment fanboy war.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:22 3

11. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


NOTE III is #1 but for me Z1. still both GREAT ANDROID DEVICES.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:23 1

14. amilcarmz86 (Posts: 95; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


if i could vote for two phones, Z1 and NOTE 3...

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:24 2

17. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Sorry, but if the note 3 comes with lookout preinstalled as a system app. Its garbage out of the box. Battery life severely impaired for no reason, as well as valuable system resources. Just watching the bloatware add up.....its gonna be heavier than sense 4 soon! lol

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:29 10

28. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Phonearena bring back them red thumb down.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:33 2

35. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


wow, what a compelling argument you make. Thanks for you input.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:39 3

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


If it comes without Lookout out of the box, what's so hard about going to the Play Store and downloading it from there? That's the lamest excuse I've heard in awhile.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:44

49. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Re-read my comment, i think your confused. And now that i think about it i may buy one...only because i can root and rip ALL sammys garbage off it and run Cyanogen...Cause i do like the specs (how cant you) but i'm gonna have to feel the leather....not sure on that.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 15:05 1

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


Sorry I read it way too fast. :(

Root it and disable the pre-installed apps. The only carrier app I left was My Account from T-Mobile and that's it. I may install the S4 camera to my phone today if I have time. Other than that, it's running stock 4.2.2. Tried a 4.3 beta rom and was not optimized yet for my phone.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:26 4

20. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Gotta admit it.. note 3, as of now

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:26 1

22. mishooo111 (Posts: 30; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


i would get moto x, why isnt there moto x in the poll.

its the best all around android phone without any gimmicky features and specifications that i am never going to use

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:27 7

23. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Galaxy Note 3 without a doubt.

If I were to list:

1. Galaxy Note 3
2. LG G2
3. Galaxy S4
4. Xperia Z1
5. Htc One.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:35 4

37. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Your list tells everything about your logic!

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 22:00

110. iushnt (Posts: 1788; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


1. GN3
2. Xz1 and it continues

don't bias it that much. z1 is a great device, if it had a slim bezel then it would be no.1 in my ranking

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 22:40 1

112. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Huge bezels are there for reasons:
huge camera sensor on top
huge speaker at the bottom
3000 mAh battery in a 8.5mm body
water and dust proof.
now final choice is yours. do you prefer loosing those great abilities by minimizing the bezels??

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:28

26. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


I'd like the z1, but given I'm in the US, the Note 3 is the most realistically available phone. Too bad as it looks like someone beat it with the ugly stick.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:29 8

27. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Gn3. Not tryna bash but i don't see the z1 going anywhere. It's just going to end up like the xperia z. And everybody knows it. This is the same type of hype everyone was giving the xperia z when it was first announced. We all know where this is going.....

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:41 3

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


What I've been saying the past couple of months lol.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:31 5

32. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I'm still sold on the Moto X. That form factor is killer.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:54 2

53. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


I was wondering why it wasn't on the list. So what if it has two main cores, it's optimized well.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:32

34. LAKAME_MAN (Posts: 46; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Both Note 3 and Xperia Z1 are awesome devices. Spec/feature wise I think the Note 3 has the edge (overall), but I prefer the Z1 :D

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:40 2

43. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


waiting for the gorgeous HTC One MaX

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 14:47 2

50. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Me too!

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