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Which of the new super-smartphones excites you most: iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Nokia Lumia 920?

Now that they've all launched, which of the new super-smartphones excites you most: iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Nokia Lumia 920?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Sep. 30, 2012 at 12:00

I wouldn't say most Androids are "utter crap" - but they are very samey. The fact that a few £100 models currently can comfortable stand beside Android phones that cost twice that or more is a stark reminder of that, I think. And yes, there are some real turkeys, also, buth then: there are some 1500 Android devices...

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 28, 2012 at 11:29

They haven't "all launched"! WP8 itself hasn't even launched - we've merely been presented with some choice Nokia specs. So, I'll pass. Note's too big for my taste, though - having used the first Note and the SGS3, I am sure the Note 2 is excellent. Haven't had a chance to try an iPhone 5, yet,... so no comment on that one, either. Doubt anyone has tried all three - so, congrats to this thread's troll potential :p ;)

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 28, 2012 at 11:35

LG Optimus G

ian2606  Sep. 28, 2012 at 15:21

I love my note, never used a gadget so much. Watching live tv and surfing web while out and about is great with the large screen. I also rarely use my computer at home now. My phone is my computer now.

Dougal1709  Sep. 28, 2012 at 16:24

None of them have really been that inspiring. I watched the unveiling of the Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 and I couldn't help thinking that neither of them really do anything useful that the previous models didn't do.

The companies are bickering in court about which company invented what and who has infringed whose copyright but neither have come up with a single new killer feature.

AirPlay is nice but it means you have to keep your media on iTunes. Wi-Fi direct is nice but it rarely works. Things like GPS, Bluetooth, SD Card extension, touch screens etc. These are proper inventions.

A slightly bigger screen and a slightly faster processor is all just a bit boring.

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 28, 2012 at 16:27

That's not true. I have to disagree. Have you tried using iLost? It's quite fun.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 28, 2012 at 18:12

Personally, I think the N2 is the most interesting of all the new devices, but I doubt I'll buy one as I really can't think of anything useful it can do over and above my current phone.

universe1992  Sep. 30, 2012 at 08:37

No question the Note 2 will blow the iphone out the water.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 30, 2012 at 11:09

universe,
point by point, spec by spec you are right-ish, but that requires not considering all sorts of personal preferences - size, how tied into the iTunes culture etc etc... 'better' is relative when dealing with human choices.

Furthermore, to avoid the accusation of fanboyism, it's appropriate to mention at this point that the Note (size aside) will also blow 99.5% 0f all Android phones out of the water, together with WP etc...
I'm not being pedantic here, or trying to divert attention away from iOS. But the fact is that for many many consumers the choice to use Android is a given. Much of the competition to Android comes from Android. Most of the people who DO NOT buy a One X or Xperia S buy an SGS3 or Note...they do not buy an iPhone.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 30, 2012 at 11:34

universe,
point by point, spec by spec you are right-ish, but that requires not considering all sorts of personal preferences - size, how tied into the iTunes culture etc etc... 'better' is relative when dealing with human choices

What he said. Along with the fact many people treat Apple products as some kind of religious memorabilia.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 30, 2012 at 11:40

universe,
point by point, spec by spec you are right-ish, but that requires not considering all sorts of personal preferences - size, how tied into the iTunes culture etc etc... 'better' is relative when dealing with human choices

What he said. Along with the fact many people treat Apple products as some kind of religious memorabilia.


I think I edited my post while you were replying. So, your "what he said" may be out of date ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 30, 2012 at 11:46

universe,
point by point, spec by spec you are right-ish, but that requires not considering all sorts of personal preferences - size, how tied into the iTunes culture etc etc... 'better' is relative when dealing with human choices

What he said. Along with the fact many people treat Apple products as some kind of religious memorabilia.


I think I edited my post while you were replying. So, your "what he said" may be out of date ;)

No, I still agree with you. The iPhone 5 is a better device than 99%+ of smartphones, most Android phones are utter crap, it's only the ~£500 SIM Free devices which challenge the iPhone as an overall experience.

The iPhone is designed to be the 1%, Android, on the other hand, tops out higher and bottoms out way, way lower.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 30, 2012 at 12:00

I wouldn't say most Androids are "utter crap" - but they are very samey. The fact that a few £100 models currently can comfortable stand beside Android phones that cost twice that or more is a stark reminder of that, I think. And yes, there are some real turkeys, also, buth then: there are some 1500 Android devices...

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