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PhoneArena Awards 2012: Best Phone

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

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, 13:41

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

Design and build quality. (my opinion)

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, 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 17 Dec 2012, 12:53 21

54. MeoCao (unregistered)

My picks are:

1. Nexus 4
2. Droid DNA
3. Note 2
4. Optimus G
5. One X+

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 00:13 4

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

remove optimus G and put Nlumia 920 there and I'm sold.

Again, optimus G is a flop (for me of course). No proper integration of software and hardware.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 12:55 6

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

I can't help but laugh at this list. I get 17 to 22hrs daily of battery life with 9 to 11hrs of on screen time daily on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. And they claim these above devices are the best sure it is. None of these above devices get close to the battery life as the Note 2.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 13:45 1

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

Look up the word niche. That's why the note 2 isn't on the list.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 14:23 4

99. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3787; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Then the title should say, "PhoneArena Awards 2012: Best Phone (Except Niche)". Something that the Galaxy Note 2 is not anyway. Please explain to me how a phone that will sell more than 3 out of the 5 on this list is niche. You look up the word.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:05 1

123. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

look up the word dum azz. bahahahahah!!!

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, 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 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, 12:07

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 18 Dec 2012, 00:18 4

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

I gotta say that I want to put Note 2 on the list. But not only because of "battery life". If we talk about battery life, RAZR MAXX HD beats note 2 with great margin.

The thing about note 2 is that, the note taking itself and superb multitasking. Multi-window and SPen, not to mention 5.5" screen with the best amoled around (non-pentile), the monster battery, and one of the best call qualities.

Here's my list.

1. Nexus 4
2. Note 2
3. Droid DNA
4. Lumia 920
5. iPhone 5 (we can't remove this from the list. it's still has one of the best GPUs around and great selection of quality apps)

That's my complete 5.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 00:15 2

143. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

smh, samsung fanboys are just about as mindless as apple fans

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 19:57

190. jameshoe (unregistered)

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

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 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: 526; 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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