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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, 14:36 2

75. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


i would put samsung above LG for sure.. most of LG phones now looks like the galaxy s2 and even optimus G pro looks like the note 2..

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:43 4

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


I put LG above Samsung for the Optimus G and the Nexus 4 alone.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:47

77. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


but then again the nexus 4 still using same language design from the previous galaxy nexus... but yeah just my opinion..

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:20

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


All Nexus have similar design language, only slightly differentiating themselves from, the previous generation. The Nexus 4 was less rounded than the Galaxy Nexus, and had a glass back instead of the textured plastic on the Galaxy Nexus (which was much appreciated) and a couple minor facial differences.

It was really the glass back and the way the glass on the front flowed off the edge of the display that made it look better and feel much better in the hand than the Galaxy Nexus.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 17:44 2

108. shirtlessrabbit4 (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


I think the nexus 4 looks great and that lg is the best, at least way further up that list! I may seem weird to say that, but think about it. Nexus 4 looks great to me, optimus g is very pretty, and even the 4X HD looks good to me: simplistic, slim, boxey (which is fine by me!) Go ahead, thumb me down if you disagree. Im just saying what i think

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 17:53

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


Yeah, now that I think about it I should switch LG and Nokia. But, once again, I like curvy and ergonomic devices, and that's what puts Sony on top of LG (not counting the Xperia Z); but the Nexus 4 is definitely more appealing than Nokia's handsets, the Optimus G is debatable.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:52 8

10. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


ur context of " colorful plastic Lumia smartphones" and " just as Samsung, Nokia is on the side of the fence preferring plastic to the intricacies of aluminum" is as if lumia phones r cheap looking and fragile ??????!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:56 1

16. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


yes

000

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:55 2

14. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


BLACKBERRY!?!?!?!?!? wow....

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:55 18

15. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


really people? HTC?
sony designs are the best, software wise and hardware wise.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:00 15

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


A rectangle...

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:00 6

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


yawn..........

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:20 10

34. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


A boring rectangle.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:54 5

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


its much better than an ostrich egg LOL

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 17:10 5

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


How exactly is Xperia arc a boring rectangle? and neo, ray, mini, pro, X10, X1... list goes on to their Sony Ericsson days

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 18:16 3

114. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


blinded by sammy plastic and htc all around copier(Z10, iphone 5 & Xperia P)

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 13:09 1

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


I agree with Samsung Plastics!!

But HTC RoX on their designs and build quality !!!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:07 1

57. SleepingOz (unregistered)


XPERIA Z is beautiful but software wise?
I see what you did there.. haha

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:32 3

73. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


you obviously haven't touched an HTC Nexus One, or an Amaze, or a One S, or a One

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 20:27

117. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Software and hardware? Seems to me you haven't own a sony android device lately

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:02 13

21. wizzardtech (Posts: 59; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


HTC is top notch. Sony is too boxy with plastic body. HTC is the only one whos pushing the limits on designing. Superior build quality and quietly brilliant.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:05 4

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


Tell me about it!!
I find my One S having the ultimate design and build quality is simply breathtaking! (im not exaggerating)

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:40 3

42. darkskoliro (Posts: 1076; Member since: 07 May 2012)


too bad they fitted a stupid amoled screen on it xD

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:05 1

78. kozza3 (Posts: 702; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


this was the primary reason i did not buy the one s

so glad i didn't because i was able to get a nexus 4 and I'm in love

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:20

144. IU_Lover (Posts: 35; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


GLASS MY FRIEND! :)

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:02 10

22. SonyFan (Posts: 22; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Sony has the best Designers..Xperia S, Xperia Arc, Xperia Z...

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:17 1

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


but my xperia arc fell apart after one month ...cracks everywhere

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:44 3

43. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Funny, cause my wife's Xperia Pro (which is a slider, supposedly delicate) still holds itself pretty good after 2 years of abuse...

And my recently bought Acro S is awesome, maybe not pretty, but it is well design.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:20

59. yazbuh (Posts: 29; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


I really love the Arc ever since looks nice, but have a friend whose Arc also has a crack on the proximity sensor area, also seen two arc also with same crack at that area, but still it looks good, but Nokia N9 blown me away when it first came out.....

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:49 1

66. Izoe (Posts: 131; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)


Had the arc s, but have given it to my cuz. over a year still in one piece no trouble @ all. Wonder what you did to your phone. Currently own the One X, far better design than the xperia s (which is why I didn't get the xperia s including the fact that third party wired headsets wouldn't work with them). Sony should have used the metal on the xperia p on the s, instead they used plastic on the flagship. Don't know what they were thinking. In my opinion the one has beaten the xperia again. Given the xperia is water proof but cant remember any of my phones or tablets ever being destroyed by dust or water. splash proof would have been sufficient. More attention should have been paid on providing a better display and camera. Anyway lets wait till official comparisons are out before finally concluding

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