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Who designs the best looking smartphones?

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

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 20 Feb 2013, 04:28

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

Who's fault is that for not taking care of their phone?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 02:50 2

133. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)

Xperia S ? Really ? Xperia S, P, U and the NXT series is nothing but a block ! there is no design. I really liked the SE Arc and Neo V. Xperia Z is a really good phone. HTC is a stand out manufacturer in Android Arena when it comes to design and materials using for phone manufacturing.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 04:28 1

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

Aluminium... yes, no one does that

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 12:38

152. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

bro!! u r my bro!! i would have written the exact same words..

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:03 7

24. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Motorola and the Kevlar design in their Razr Maxx HD is really nice.

However, I'm sure that the X will have a cool design too.

For now HTC is probably doing the best in the design department.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:04 2

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

some fools think Apple have design hahahahaha for others i can say its their opinion but moment of scilence for Apple votes

almost every OEM came up with more then dosens of design except Apple first Design iphone2,3G-s 2nd and last one 4,4s,5 lol prety much the end

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:04 5

26. cncrim (Posts: 910; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

Hate to said it but Apple still make a very good phone.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:05 2

27. Seymur (unregistered)


posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:11 2

29. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

Apple and HTC are the best

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:46 1

82. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

Smoke some more, bro.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:19 1

33. najariner (Posts: 24; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)

the Htc one doesn't look that good to me, and although the aluminum is sleek, the other leaked polycarbonate one looked nicer. the 8X has a much better design too. The z looks fantastic but is too big to be practical, the s3 is just hideous.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:21 2

35. BadAssAbe (Posts: 465; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

Apple has too much bottom and top bezel, heck it even has more bezel than the SG Note 2 5.5in screen, Thats sad.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:22 1

36. Akraw (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

HTC as always ...

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:30 11

38. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Basing on their flagship phones:
1. SONY for being classy and durable.
2. NOKIA for breaking the neutrality and masculinity of smartphones.
3. APPLE, HTC AND/OR BLACKBERRY (Because, anyway you put it, they all look the same but, yeah, they look good.
4. LG (Just coz of the Nexus)
5. SAMSUNG. (Which doesn't seem to care about designs)

Basing on ALL their phones:
2. HTC

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:30 6

39. defiantbeast (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Nov 2009)

My feeling is that Sony has for the last few years had the best looking and most distinct phones. The Xperia Arc for example was breath taking and so was the ION, TX, T and now Z and ZL. Sony took risk with there design and made beautiful and unique phones, but what kept them out of most users hands in my opinion, was the underwhelming specs. Thats not the case with the Z and ZL. Especiall when u take into account that the phone is water proof and dust proof.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:33 6

40. pkiran1996 (Posts: 166; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

Although Samsung's designs aren't the best (borderline ugly) in terms of ergonomics they're pretty good. The S3 feels very might and smooth in the hand. Sony and HTC have brilliant designs but can sometimes feel too angular and boxy.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:48 2

45. buccob (Posts: 2732; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

I have to agree here. My Acro S while it is well design and I love its elegant looks, it is only comfortable when holding it in portrait position... When I handle it in landscape, the angular shape is awkward for my index fingers... something my Galaxy S 3 was perfect for...

But on the other hand, the thinness of the S3 was uncomfortable to hold on portrait, I always felt it was gonna slide out of my hand....

The texture of the material used on the back of the Acro S is perfect for grips and leaving NO figerprints... Great design

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:54 2

50. jchuamanl (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

For me the best designs are from Nokia, and I don't think that using "cheap" plastic is a problem. Why bothering using glass or aluminium if people are going to put it in a silicone/plastic/leather cover?

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:55 4

51. nghtwng68 (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)

HTC is clearly the winner here.

1. HTC - Lightweight polycarbonate unibody, curved screen, aluminum and kickstands add to the cool factor.
2. Nokia - Solid build, clean cut lines and dynamic colors
3. Motorola - Motorola take on KEVLAR was impressive
4. Apple - Sapphire Crystal, bevel edges and aluminum housing
5. Sony - Tempered glass and anti-shatter film on front and back

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 18:18 1

115. pyradark (Posts: 882; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

the big question mark here is can HTC survive from water & dust?
sorry but its not the sure winner!! hahaha dreaming fans

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:59 1

53. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

ok its clear htc before and after that was and will the best..

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:59 8

54. AshishRomea (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

its has always been sony from X1 to X10 to ARC to S to T to Z !

HTC has been more of same but elegant
Nokia has been great though and for muscular
Samsung never gave s**t about design but was decent
Apple designed once , then never did anything more bt slim down
LG has been mediocre but lately made decent designs via G !

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:06 2

56. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

who ever say galaxy 3 is lying to them selves because there is no way that phone look good compare to the other guys, if anything the galaxy 2 and original note look good but that was in the iphone copying days

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:08 4

58. ebubekir26 (Posts: 334; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

I love Samsung
but it's true that HTC is the best in terms of design

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:24

61. ReaperChief (Posts: 31; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Two brands are missed out here.. Google and Motorola

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:29 12

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

here is the place where Sammy fans can't say anything. LOL

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:06 1

69. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

HTC all the way for me...
Desire HD
Desire Z
One X
One S

I would say HTC has a history of good looking phones.

However, it's not really fair to compare the One to last year's phones. Should wait till the SGS4 get announced, it could be beauty with a beastly heart.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 14:29

72. yero789 (unregistered)

I like HTC's design,but all the phones are looking almost the same.I mean it's boring,all the phones are looking the same way.Samsung does like that too,Apple does like that too,but Sony doesn't,it has new design concept all the time,and I think that's what helped Sony to grow so fast,because people get bored of the same design.That's just my opinion,anyways I respect all the companies,because each of them has it's own advantage and disadvantage :)

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:29 1

80. MIndprison (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 May 2012)

HTC, Really people, really?

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 17:13 1

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

Yes, HTC Touch diamond was a beauty

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