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Best smartphone of 2013

What are your votes for best smartphone of 2013?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3? iPhone 5S? Nokia Lumia 1020? Good year for phones!

Most Useful Answer Treab  Dec. 10, 2013 at 20:44

Huawei Y300 nice phone well priced and runs actually really well.

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TJ Skywasher  Dec. 10, 2013 at 16:59

iPhone 5S.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 10, 2013 at 19:35

+1

Also ran: Lumia 1020 and Note 3.

Treab  Dec. 10, 2013 at 20:44

Huawei Y300 nice phone well priced and runs actually really well.

spruceyb  Dec. 10, 2013 at 21:48

Well, Stuff Awards said LG G2 as it won their Smartphone of the Year & Gadget of the Year.

I'm inclined to agree too, super powerful Snapdragon 800, stunning display and awesome battery.
If LG get around to fixing the camera with the Kit Kat update it will be absolutely perfect (for me).

mikan  Dec. 11, 2013 at 09:27

I would like to vote Note 3. Battery life is awesome especially using my extra mpj battery. Fun to play with, and useful for productivity.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 11, 2013 at 11:11

Has to be the Moto G for under £100 from Tesco. You can't get more phone for less money. No high end phone is worth paying 5 times as much for; they're simply not 5 times better.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 11, 2013 at 12:01

Has to be the Moto G for under £100 from Tesco. You can't get more phone for less money. No high end phone is worth paying 5 times as much for; they're simply not 5 times better. true point.

socialjeebus  Dec. 11, 2013 at 12:26

Got to agree with the Moto G, though it would have been the Nexus 5 if it had been a little cheaper.

corgi74  Dec. 11, 2013 at 13:19

I'd go Lumia 520. Probably the phone that saved Windows Phone and actually a decent little bit of kit.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 11, 2013 at 14:00

Got to agree with the Moto G, though it would have been the Nexus 5 if it had been a little cheaper.

Yep, the Moto G is, in my opinion, a better buy than the Nexus 5.

Stelph  Dec. 11, 2013 at 15:35

Moto G, with a commedable awards to

Sony Z z1s - For going against the trend and being a small phone with cutting edge specs
Yota phone - For being one of the few phones release to go against the trend and try and be innovative

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 11, 2013 at 17:16

that one isn't out, yet, is it?

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 11, 2013 at 17:17

Yes, the Yota and Jolla deserve mention.

madstock  Dec. 12, 2013 at 11:50

Has to be the Moto G for under £100 from Tesco. You can't get more phone for less money. No high end phone is worth paying 5 times as much for; they're simply not 5 times better.

I agree with this - to a certain degree, but again (as with all things mobile/games console/football team/choice of religion), "best" is very subjective and individual - what is best for one would be a living nightmare for another.

Personally I would say the Lumia 1020, which I bought SIM-Free at a little over 5 times the cost of the Moto G; it has proven to be "over five times better", as I have since flogged a load of SLR gear; I now use it as my main day-to-day camera with it becoming an integral part of my work equipment. Does this make it the best phone of the year? For me, yes - for someone who wants a phone that will make calls, text, access apps etc. and doesn't want to spend a great deal then maybe not.

Treab  Dec. 12, 2013 at 13:33

Just gonna say this for the y300...

Huawei still support it...

Motorola probably stopped supporting it half way through designing it...

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 12, 2013 at 14:00

Just gonna say this for the y300...

Huawei still support it...

Motorola probably stopped supporting it half way through designing it...

Android 4.4 is coming in January, actually. I highly doubt that is untrue either, since Google are now at the helm.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 12, 2013 at 14:09

Has to be the Moto G for under £100 from Tesco. You can't get more phone for less money. No high end phone is worth paying 5 times as much for; they're simply not 5 times better.

I agree with this - to a certain degree, but again (as with all things mobile/games console/football team/choice of religion), "best" is very subjective and individual - what is best for one would be a living nightmare for another.

Personally I would say the Lumia 1020, which I bought SIM-Free at a little over 5 times the cost of the Moto G; it has proven to be "over five times better", as I have since flogged a load of SLR gear; I now use it as my main day-to-day camera with it becoming an integral part of my work equipment. Does this make it the best phone of the year? For me, yes - for someone who wants a phone that will make calls, text, access apps etc. and doesn't want to spend a great deal then maybe not.

With a question like "what is the best smartphone of 2013?", I think a reasonable man test needs to be applied. What phone would be best for the reasonable man, the average Joe, the man on the street or whatever you want to call him?

Yes, some people have very specific needs, but it's clear that for the vast majority of people the Lumia 1020 is not the best smartphone of 2013, nor is any other phone with one feature which heavily outweighs all of the phone's other features, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.

I wouldn't buy a Moto G for myself due to already owning a better device, but I have an objective enough view of the market to see that it's a perfect fit for the vast majority of smartphone users who simply: call, text, take the odd photo, do a bit of browsing and use social media. For them, the silent majority, the Moto G is extremely hard to beat, especially if they're coming from a feature phone.

madstock  Dec. 12, 2013 at 14:25

Has to be the Moto G for under £100 from Tesco. You can't get more phone for less money. No high end phone is worth paying 5 times as much for; they're simply not 5 times better.

I agree with this - to a certain degree, but again (as with all things mobile/games console/football team/choice of religion), "best" is very subjective and individual - what is best for one would be a living nightmare for another.

Personally I would say the Lumia 1020, which I bought SIM-Free at a little over 5 times the cost of the Moto G; it has proven to be "over five times better", as I have since flogged a load of SLR gear; I now use it as my main day-to-day camera with it becoming an integral part of my work equipment. Does this make it the best phone of the year? For me, yes - for someone who wants a phone that will make calls, text, access apps etc. and doesn't want to spend a great deal then maybe not.

With a question like "what is the best smartphone of 2013?", I think a reasonable man test needs to be applied. What phone would be best for the reasonable man, the average Joe, the man on the street or whatever you want to call him?

Yes, some people have very specific needs, but it's clear that for the vast majority of people the Lumia 1020 is not the best smartphone of 2013, nor is any other phone with one feature which heavily outweighs all of the phone's other features, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.

I wouldn't buy a Moto G for myself due to already owning a better device, but I have an objective enough view of the market to see that it's a perfect fit for the vast majority of smartphone users who simply: call, text, take the odd photo, do a bit of browsing and use social media. For them, the silent majority, the Moto G is extremely hard to beat, especially if they're coming from a feature phone.


My point exactly, sir.

Treab  Dec. 12, 2013 at 14:25

Just gonna say this for the y300...

Huawei still support it...

Motorola probably stopped supporting it half way through designing it...

Android 4.4 is coming in January, actually. I highly doubt that is untrue either, since Google are now at the helm.


Pah Pah i say... we will see the UK being ignored as before... (im still shocked the moto x never arrived)

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 12, 2013 at 14:39

Just gonna say this for the y300...

Huawei still support it...

Motorola probably stopped supporting it half way through designing it...

Android 4.4 is coming in January, actually. I highly doubt that is untrue either, since Google are now at the helm.


Pah Pah i say... we will see the UK being ignored as before... (im still shocked the moto x never arrived)

I'd rather have the Moto G when you consider their respective price points.

Treab  Dec. 12, 2013 at 14:46

What i don't trust is that guaranteed upgrade malarky... does that mean one update then nothing...

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 12, 2013 at 15:24

What i don't trust is that guaranteed upgrade malarky... does that mean one update then nothing...
Quite possibly, unfortunately.

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