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Phone of the year so far?

Now that we're into the second half of 2012, what do you think the phone of the year is so far? Samsung Galaxy S III? HTC One X?

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  Jul. 5, 2012 at 17:37

Nokia 808 as a more sincere answer

Can't see the s3 as looking iphoney or very cheap looking myself but there you go

Yes-sish... the 808 at least has one outstanding trick up its smoking sleeve...

One trick, precisely. The 808 is a one trick pony, it can't come close to a One X, S3 or 4S in any aspect bar its camera (which by being so huge ruins the phone's aesthetics and causes said camera to be extremely exposed).
The phone is beautiful, you troll :p


Hey, look, my digital camera can make phone calls and upload pictures to facebook ;)

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matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 5, 2012 at 13:38

Personally, I don't think any of them have been anything special. That said, if I had to pick a phone of the year so far, I guess it'd have to be the Galaxy S3.

Pondlife  Jul. 5, 2012 at 13:49

Lumia 610 ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 5, 2012 at 13:51

Lumia 610 ;)
I'm saving that for gadget of the decade :p.

jaybear88  Jul. 5, 2012 at 15:04

Guys knock off the Lumia-loving, it's starting to look kinda tempting :p

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 5, 2012 at 15:17

I haven't been thrilled by any 2012 releases.

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 5, 2012 at 15:52

HTC One XL - LTE + Krait cores.
Samsung loses my recommendation due to iCrap look - literary. (Very cheap iPhone).

Pondlife  Jul. 5, 2012 at 16:10

Nokia 808 as a more sincere answer

Can't see the s3 as looking iphoney or very cheap looking myself but there you go

StolenDiagram  Jul. 5, 2012 at 16:46

HTC one X for me, edges it over the S3 because of build quality. Had the S1 previously and hated the tacky, cheap feel to it. Samsung really need to work on their build quality!

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 5, 2012 at 17:00

Nokia 808 as a more sincere answer

Can't see the s3 as looking iphoney or very cheap looking myself but there you go

Yes-sish... the 808 at least has one outstanding trick up its smoking sleeve...

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 5, 2012 at 17:19

Nokia 808 as a more sincere answer

Can't see the s3 as looking iphoney or very cheap looking myself but there you go

Yes-sish... the 808 at least has one outstanding trick up its smoking sleeve...

One trick, precisely. The 808 is a one trick pony, it can't come close to a One X, S3 or 4S in any aspect bar its camera (which by being so huge ruins the phone's aesthetics and causes said camera to be extremely exposed).

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 5, 2012 at 17:32

Nokia 808 as a more sincere answer

Can't see the s3 as looking iphoney or very cheap looking myself but there you go

Yes-sish... the 808 at least has one outstanding trick up its smoking sleeve...

One trick, precisely. The 808 is a one trick pony, it can't come close to a One X, S3 or 4S in any aspect bar its camera (which by being so huge ruins the phone's aesthetics and causes said camera to be extremely exposed).
The phone is beautiful, you troll :p

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 5, 2012 at 17:37

Nokia 808 as a more sincere answer

Can't see the s3 as looking iphoney or very cheap looking myself but there you go

Yes-sish... the 808 at least has one outstanding trick up its smoking sleeve...

One trick, precisely. The 808 is a one trick pony, it can't come close to a One X, S3 or 4S in any aspect bar its camera (which by being so huge ruins the phone's aesthetics and causes said camera to be extremely exposed).
The phone is beautiful, you troll :p


Hey, look, my digital camera can make phone calls and upload pictures to facebook ;)

smecky01  Jul. 5, 2012 at 19:25

Galaxy Note, I know it wasn't released this year, but it's come into it's own in 2012.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 5, 2012 at 21:00

Galaxy Note, I know it wasn't released this year, but it's come into it's own in 2012.
Actually, yes... in it's petite little way, it is good. But, same argument goes for Nokia N9 - now on PR 1.3 it's a good phone. Definitely more interesting than the Google clone army :p

Pondlife  Jul. 5, 2012 at 21:18

Yeah you are pretty much alone in that belief though, and considering some of the things you've said about that drawer phone..

luvadealme  Jul. 5, 2012 at 21:59

HTC one X for me, edges it over the S3 because of build quality. Had the S1 previously and hated the tacky, cheap feel to it. Samsung really need to work on their build quality!

Got both of these in my household, and the missus S3 is nicer than my one x which likes to reset itself all the time, has poorer battery life and struggles to get a signal when indoors.

worse things is am stuck with it for 23 more months.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 5, 2012 at 22:06

HTC one X for me, edges it over the S3 because of build quality. Had the S1 previously and hated the tacky, cheap feel to it. Samsung really need to work on their build quality!

Got both of these in my household, and the missus S3 is nicer than my one x which likes to reset itself all the time, has poorer battery life and struggles to get a signal when indoors.

worse things is am stuck with it for 23 more months.


Assuming you live in the UK, I suggest you read up on section 14 sub-section 3 of the Sales of Goods Act, pertaining to products being fit for purpose.

A mobile phone which constantly resets and gets a terrible signal indoors, is not functioning as a mobile phone should be expected to and therefore should be replaced or refunded by the retailer from which you purchased the device (not the device manufacturer, aka HTC).

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 5, 2012 at 22:49

HTC one X for me, edges it over the S3 because of build quality. Had the S1 previously and hated the tacky, cheap feel to it. Samsung really need to work on their build quality!

Got both of these in my household, and the missus S3 is nicer than my one x which likes to reset itself all the time, has poorer battery life and struggles to get a signal when indoors.

worse things is am stuck with it for 23 more months.

I wasn't impressed with "my" HTC One X's reception, either. But I had no reboot issues, and I can't say I read a load about such issues. Follow Matt's advice - return the sucker (and note exactly how often and when the reboot occurs, because your network/vendor will probably try to replicate the problem).

You mustn't put up with faulty products or they'll continue to sell us cr*p!

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 6, 2012 at 08:15

Looks like everyone is waiting for iPhone 5, huh?

luvadealme  Jul. 6, 2012 at 08:55

HTC one X for me, edges it over the S3 because of build quality. Had the S1 previously and hated the tacky, cheap feel to it. Samsung really need to work on their build quality!

Got both of these in my household, and the missus S3 is nicer than my one x which likes to reset itself all the time, has poorer battery life and struggles to get a signal when indoors.

worse things is am stuck with it for 23 more months.

I wasn't impressed with "my" HTC One X's reception, either. But I had no reboot issues, and I can't say I read a load about such issues. Follow Matt's advice - return the sucker (and note exactly how often and when the reboot occurs, because your network/vendor will probably try to replicate the problem).

You mustn't put up with faulty products or they'll continue to sell us cr*p!


to be honest am not sure if the resetting is hardware or app related. My htc desire developed the same fault when out of warranty (resulting in an expensive bill when travelling in Asia), so it could be one of the apps, but I have so many I can't work out which one it is, that is causing the problem. Have tried a factory reset, but the problem came back after a copy of days. Might try returning it to HTC, does anyone know how long it takes them to fix phones? Do they send a replacement while they do this?

Stelph  Jul. 6, 2012 at 09:43

As above, most of the phones have got a "meh" out of me so far this year, infact the only one that sparked my interest was the Nokia 808 which was a good example of a feature revolution rather than a wimpy evolution ("ooooo lets put another core in and make it bigger. " wow......)

Coming up in the second half, id be interested to see what the iPhone 5 brings, whatever lumina phone Nokia crams the 808 camera into and also the first phone manufacturer who grows some balls and brings out a smartphone with a real focus on a proper long life battery

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 6, 2012 at 09:45

what he ^ said

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 6, 2012 at 09:48

Looks like everyone is waiting for iPhone 5, huh? Not necessarily to buy one, but to see if they can beat "bigger and a split second faster" with something actually "new"...

mrew42  Jul. 6, 2012 at 11:19

The problem is (for me) that Apple hasn't really done anything 'new' since the original iPhone. It's all just about going faster and getting slightly thinner along the way. the 4s looks just as unappealing to me as the original. Slick as hell but boring with it.

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 6, 2012 at 12:20

Let's see if Apple will change design of 5th one. If it will be 4" there has to be some design (if not major) changes to accommodate it. There is also Apple maps, which could be much better than Google. You never know what is coming.

A cross platform messenger would be very nice to have. Most people I know still prefer WhatsApp to Apple and BB due to multiple platform support.

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