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

The best Android phone out there now: which one is it?
That’s it! After months of hopes, whispers and leaks, it’s all come true - the Samsung Galaxy Note III is here (and it even came with the bonus Galaxy Gear smartwatch) and the Sony Xperia Z1 has also arrived in its full cameraphone glory.

The LG G2 was unveiled earlier, and come to think we have all huge brands unveil their flagship devices for the second half of the year! True, true, we are still waiting for Apple’s new iPhones and the Nexus 5 should be coming soon, but the first is not an Android device, and the other one is still struggling to get mass adoption.

So let’s skip them for a mere second and look at what we have right now: the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the ultimate phablet with a 5.7” 1080p screen and upgraded S Pen; the Sony Xperia Z1 brings a small cameraphone revolution with snap-on lenses, 20-megapixel ambitious camera, gorgeous design and waterproof body; and the LG G2 with its also amazing camera and stupendous ergonomics with its buttons on its back.

But that’s not all! The Samsung Galaxy S4 is still selling like hotcakes and the HTC One has never gone out of fashion and remains the only premium Android smartphone with an exquisite aluminum design and great front stereo speakers.

So which one would you get, if you had to spend your precious dollar right now?

Which phone would you get?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
24.06%
Sony Xperia Z1
18.69%
LG G2
28.31%
Samsung Galaxy S4
8.55%
HTC One
13.16%
Another device
7.23%

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133 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 3 > everything else.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Note 3 FTW even though I own S4 :)

40. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Note 3 > Z1 > G2 > S4 > One >>>>>>>>>>>>> iPhone 5S

55. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 3 > G2 > Z1 > S4 / iPhone 5 > One

95. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Oh wow. I didn't know the iPhone had the Android OS.

60. eli577

Posts: 141; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

G2 > Note 3 (too big for me to be pocketable) > S4 > Z1 One > iPhone 5

82. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How noble of you, AnTuTu.

122. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Go GNote3 = ]

128. anymany

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

LG G2 --------------------------------------------------​-------------------- best camera.... best sound.... best display... best size screen ft body

129. anymany

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

and..... knock...knock...

15. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

oops, look like you made a typo, note 3

18. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

That's what he said.

24. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Don't cry mate it happens every time when Sammy brings its Beasts.

46. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Thanks for repeating everything I said. Fail lol.

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

It's between the Samsung Galaxy Note III & the Sony Xperia Z1. The Sony can literally survive sh*t the Samsung would succumb to. To me the Sony wins by a hair. If the Note III is a 99.9 the Xperia Z1 is a 99.91 because it can survive anything, BUT the Note III has it on looks, style & beauty. I REALLY want the Samsung Galaxy Note III & I am going to get it, but I am trying to be unbiased here. I am looking at the overall "BIG" picture.

29. KParks23

Posts: 719; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

When it said out there NOW i assumed they were talking about phones u can actually go buy today!

85. fatTony

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

That's exactly what I thought, too. We haven't had the chance to put those unreleased phones through their paces so all we're going off are the specs and limited hands-on reviews. Ask this question in a month.

31. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

This is an invalid poll.. Create a poll for 2nd best device, coz we already know that Note 3 is in a league of it's own. FACT. Poll: Which is the 2nd best device (we already know Note 3 is best)??

80. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

S4 or G2 would win.

104. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

S4 is doing bad based on these polls. In fact people have been choosing the Htc One as the better phone. So i bet it'd be the Z1 or G2 since they were just announced

36. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Support your idea please. fanboys like you can't justify their idea. whats better with Note3? P.S: I will buy Note 3 as my next phone but i wont agree about your comment.

38. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Battery, Android 4.3 out of the box, display, size, design, accessories, and believe it or not, S-Pen. As a college student, that's a pro in my book.

48. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

That explains everything! You're still a student..

57. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Judging by your user name, you're how old?

51. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Battery: 200mAh more than Z1 with 0.7 inch bigger screen. (now you see the reason for those bezels.) Android 4.3: full of bugs. Display: no difference. both have great displays. Design: LOL! Accessories: check out Sonymobile site to see which one supports more accessories. S-Pen: Definitely a great feature but not for everybody. You forgot 3GB RAM which i think is the best thing Sammy could bring with Note3. now whats your idea about these: better camera, better audio quality(with regard of that huge speaker), waay better design and build quality. water and dust proof. GSMA says it comes with android 4.3!

58. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Battery - Quoted to be 30-50% more than on the Note II, which lasted over 14 hours on a single charge Android 4.3 - Not full of bugs Display - Personal preference = Super AMOLED Design - Note 3 --- The Z1 is so damn boring and plain Accessories - Note 3 RAM - Note 3 Audio quality - Note 3 Camera - Z1 Speakers - Note 3 Note 3 is winning all around in my book.

61. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Again without support... you're not the one to argue with. you need some good professors to become more logical.

63. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's a discussion, not an argument. I presented facts. It's up to you to agree or disagree.

67. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

You presented Smurf made facts! Thats what i saw in you previous comment.

69. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No I didn't. Truth hurts sometimes.

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