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Who designs the best looking smartphones?

0. phoneArena 19 Feb 2013, 11:45 posted on

Look, it is hard to judge design as it is sometimes so subjective, but there seem to be some general agreement on what’s good and what’s not…

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posted on 19 Feb 2013, 21:02 2

120. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


yes because htc actually copied nokia

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 22:32 6

126. Johnnokia (Posts: 1132; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Now, Nokia passes 50%.

I'm really surprized !!. How 48 % of the readers don't think that Nokia does not have the best design?!.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 22:36 12

127. Johnnokia (Posts: 1132; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Just have a look Samsung, >> , and read this.

If Nokia had adopted Android, no one would have cared or listened to something called Galaxy or Note.

You really was so so lucky.

Idiot Stephan Flop;

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 00:50 4

128. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


hahah nokia made best designs and most confortable too even my Lumia800 looks much beutiful then iphone4 or 5 and that is what my friend with iphone4s said to me and many other said that although they had no taste for windows

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 02:49 1

132. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


When I first got my RAZR I was floored, so sleek, so sexy.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 03:37 1

137. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


oh yeah jhonnybaby the galaxy s4 comes out,then you should see the look on your stupid face!!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 03:44 1

138. batman888 (Posts: 37; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


yes yes very true the awesomest phone in the universe.....

THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 04:26

140. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Asha sure looks great... /s

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 04:59

143. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


how come you think one looks better? have you seen the z10?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 11:54

151. Lauticol (Posts: 361; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Go to WMPowerUser and see they make all WP owners to vote for the Lumia, that's why they won the "Smartphone of 2012" and probably going to win this..

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 13:20 6

153. BitterTruth (unregistered)


BRACE YOURSELF! Another over-priced plastic is coming :p

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 13:20 3

166. TA-21 (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


I just thinking about now not about the past in this period of the time want to say "HTC is rocking".

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 04:11 3

170. jameshoe (unregistered)


'The Beast' is waking up.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 19:58

173. lolol (Posts: 64; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


Yeah, I own a cyan Lumia 800 , everyone looks at it when i take it out of the pocket.. The phone looks so good :D

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 13:01 1

176. nogetch (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


HTC was working on the design of the ONE for more than two years !!
Its the first Full Metal phone !!!

And the design was actually a coincidence !!

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 11:38

190. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Sleeping for ever...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:45

200. thiyagi (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


If the body design of Samsung IV was not premium enough and in case it is " again the same plastic s**t " then i am going to rant on it all over the internet..

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:49 24

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


HTC and Apple

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:49 11

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


i think the 10 year licence agreement has made HTC and Apple co-operate

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:54 16

13. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Just HTC. The One X was the best looking phone of last year and the One may be of this year (though a step down). Apple has good feeling parts, but their design is seriously lacking. They have gone nowhere in the past 3-4 years and the back of the iPhone 5 has no design unity. Nokia's phone's are unfortunately bulky and Samsung's are unfortunately plastic.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:00 1

17. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


DItto!!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:49 20

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


htc , quietly brilliant

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:49 13

6. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Sony for sure. I bought the Xperia S strictly based on looks and the Xperia Z is the nicest looking phone. The LG Optimus G looks like a well tailored suit as well.

HTC and Nokia just look too rice ticket Honda civic or scion to me.

Apple is just overrated and Samsung is nice but Sony is just better.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:03 10

23. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I agree Sony designs are great.. I count the Arc as one of the best designs ever!!
But Xperia S and other NXT designs i found particularly ugly! Like slabs of brick

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:58 3

52. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


yeah arc is the best though a little girly. too sexy it's become quite girly.

htc one is like a ripoff of blackberry and iphone but has superior innards and features.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 13:06

177. nogetch (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


Actually the design similarity was a coincidence !!!
HTC was working on the design for more than 2 years !!
Its the first Mull Metal phone in the planet !

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:51 13

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Why isn't Motorola on the list? They make some pretty great designs themselves. I still think HTC is superior in design, but you have to give Motorola some credit with their Kevlar/metal designs that bring water resistance.

My list in order for best design:

HTC
Motorola
Apple
Sony
Nokia
LG
Samsung
Blackberry

That was based on just looks, not durability.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:26 21

37. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I would put Sony & Nokia above Apple ... because Apple never really deisgned the phone after first model .. they just stretched the size a bit here and there. Sony on other had has worked harder than Apple for sure :)

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:24 2

60. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i agree with you on that list mostly. i might would switch Nokia and Sony but that's it. c:

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:11

71. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I like Sony's curved and ergonomic designs rather than Nokia's industrial and blocky approach, that's just my own preference though.

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