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Conclusion:

Not surprisingly the Instinct and the iPhone occupy the first two places in the overall scoring. It became apparent throughout the review that the Dare and Vu are really in a different league, and they clocked in with lower scores. Each phone has its strong points though; only the Vu did not finish first in at least one category, and its TV service is a strong selling point.

In the end it is the attention to detail that matters. Apple started with a blank slate, throwing convention out the window and creating the iPhone from the ground up with usability as priority number one. Samsung and Sprint took the same approach with the Instinct, and with well-documented list of iPhone 3G problems growing ever-longer the Instinct takes the cake for the time being. Sprint has said the Instinct’s OS will be used on future devices, so with some polishing and multimedia improvements it very well could give Apple a run for its money in the long term. LG, on the other hand, has some work to do in both the design and implementation departments.

We realize each reader values different things in a phone and not every category is important as the next one, so give these rankings your own weighting and find which phone is best for you! As always, we’ve tried to be as objective as possible and if you don’t agree with any of the ratings we’ve given, we guess this is just because of the different tastes and needs.


iPhone

Instinct

Dare

Vu

Touchscreen

5

4,5

3

2,5

Design

4,5

5

3,25

2,5

Interface

5

4,5

3,5

3,5

Music

5

2,5

1,5

2

Video

3

5

1

4,5

Camera

3,5

2,5

5

3,5

Web

5

3,5

3,5

2

Messaging

3

5

1

1

Performance

4

5

3

2,5

GPS

2

5

4

1

Misc

2,5

5

3

3

Average

3,86

4,32

2,89

2,55



See also:

Apple iPhone Specifications | Review

Samsung Instinct Specifications | Review

LG Dare Specifications | Review

LG Vu Specifications | Review

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