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I'm thinking of replacing my phone "iPhone 4" now that the time limit is up and am thinking what phone to get. So far my list (not in any specific order):

1. Samsung Galaxy S4
2. HTC One
3. Nokia Lumia 920
4. Blackberry Q10
5. iPhone 5

Wanna get some thoughts on the WSO community. I've used an iPhone, and blackberry in the past, but I'm sure I won't have trouble getting adjusted to the Android Platform.

As a college sophomore I was thinking Blackberry Q10 might seem more "professional" as opposed to a regular smartphone, or am I over thinking this? Which one do you think is best?

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Comments (57)

  • RichardPennybags's picture

    Wait till fall to see the new iPhone

    "Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old"

  • Kenny Powers's picture

    Lumia 920

    My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

  • Asatar's picture

    Wait for next iPhone or get iPhone 5 or HTC One.

  • SonnyZH's picture

    S4 blows all the other phones out of the water.

    The HBS guys have MAD SWAGGER. They frequently wear their class jackets to boston bars, strutting and acting like they own the joint. They just ooze success, confidence, swagger, basically attributes of alpha males.
  • seedy underbelly's picture

    S4. But the S3 is very good too in case you don't want to spend the extra money.

    I switched from the iPhone 4S to the Galaxy S4 last month and have loved it so far. That said, I had no issues with iOS either. Equally good/entertaining phone - I just prefer reading/browsing the web/etc on the 5-inch 1080p display of the Galaxy S4.

    Also, lol all of those phones look decently professional. Just don't put a purple case on any of them and you'll be fine.

  • Stryfe's picture

    Wait for the new iPhone and if it sucks then go with the S4.

  • Aimez's picture

    S4 - No one uses blackberries anymore.

    How did you miss Marissa Mayer wanting to buy Yahoo employees Iphones last year. If yahoos not even using Blackberries, they are well and truly dead.

  • warren1's picture

    I thought Blackberry Q10 would be a serious hit with all "business" type of people... And isn't Galaxy S4 and HTC One a bit too big? I mean if you're a chick that carries a handbag around then I could understand but seriously for guys, to put in their pocket, the S4 is pretty darn huge...

  • heister's picture

    warren1:

    I thought Blackberry Q10 would be a serious hit with all "business" type of people... And isn't Galaxy S4 and HTC One a bit too big? I mean if you're a chick that carries a handbag around then I could understand but seriously for guys, to put in their pocket, the S4 is pretty darn huge...

    I have a Galaxy Note II along with another world phone that I use and I carry both in my pocket. The Note II is bigger than the S4.

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  • In reply to heister
    warren1's picture

    seriously how do you carry that? I'm not being sarcastic here. Yes Note II is frigging huge, probably the largest smartphone out there. Do you carry it like in your inner suit pocket? Or are you like 6'3 so you naturally have larger pants/pockets?

  • Bobb's picture

    No sense in waiting for a new phone to be released. Noone knows when it will be and you will also be behind technology.

    Go to the store and play with the phones, see what you like. HTC One has been raved about from everyone I've talked to about it

  • heister's picture

    warren1:

    seriously how do you carry that? I'm not being sarcastic here. Yes Note II is frigging huge, probably the largest smartphone out there. Do you carry it like in your inner suit pocket? Or are you like 6'3 so you naturally have larger pants/pockets?

    Unless you wear like skin tight yoga jeans you can easily fit it into any pocket. Hell the girls even put it into their bikini tops or bras to hold it for me when I am with out pockets. My phone prob gets more action than you do.

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  • SonnyZH's picture

    heister:

    warren1:

    seriously how do you carry that? I'm not being sarcastic here. Yes Note II is frigging huge, probably the largest smartphone out there. Do you carry it like in your inner suit pocket? Or are you like 6'3 so you naturally have larger pants/pockets?

    Unless you wear like skin tight yoga jeans you can easily fit it into any pocket. Hell the girls even put it into their bikini tops or bras to hold it for me when I am with out pockets. My phone prob gets more action than you do.

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  • duffmt6's picture

    heister:

    warren1:

    I thought Blackberry Q10 would be a serious hit with all "business" type of people... And isn't Galaxy S4 and HTC One a bit too big? I mean if you're a chick that carries a handbag around then I could understand but seriously for guys, to put in their pocket, the S4 is pretty darn huge...

    I have a Galaxy Note II along with another world phone that I use and I carry both in my pocket. The Note II is bigger than the S4.

    Seconded. Unless you are wearing skinny jeans, the Note II should fit in any guys' pocket. I don't think a female could really own the phone though.

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  • warren1's picture

    You're kidding me, yes note II will theoretically go inside a pocket, but it's going to bulge out on your sides, and that just looks horrible. That's why they advise you not to place your wallet in your side pockets, but in your back pocket, nonetheless a Note II.

  • heister's picture

    warren1:

    You're kidding me, yes note II will theoretically go inside a pocket, but it's going to bulge out on your sides, and that just looks horrible. That's why they advise you not to place your wallet in your side pockets, but in your back pocket, nonetheless a Note II.

    Bulge, are you kidding? Thickness will determine if it bulges or not. The Note II is thinner than the phone he has now.

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  • bengigi's picture

    Personally, I am waiting for a smaller, thinner and lighter iPhone...

  • heister's picture

    bengigi:

    Personally, I am waiting for a smaller, thinner and lighter iPhone...

    You mean the iHand? The phone they build into your hand.

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  • heister's picture

    DP

    Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

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  • bengigi's picture

    heister:

    bengigi:

    Personally, I am waiting for a smaller, thinner and lighter iPhone...

    You mean the iHand? The phone they build into your hand.

    Something more like a second skin would be awesome.

  • seedy underbelly's picture

    warren1:

    I thought Blackberry Q10 would be a serious hit with all "business" type of people... And isn't Galaxy S4 and HTC One a bit too big? I mean if you're a chick that carries a handbag around then I could understand but seriously for guys, to put in their pocket, the S4 is pretty darn huge...

    The Galaxy S4 is both lighter and thinner than the iPhone 4S (I haven't used the iPhone 5, so idk about that). You should do the jeans test for yourself - it really isn't noticeable in jeans pockets.

    Also, not many girls buy the S4. Idk why though.

  • Dreamgazing's picture

    For non-plasticky quality phones -> iPhone 5S (when it comes out) and HTC One.

    Or even the Nexus 4 will be better. The UI on the S4 is cartoony and dated.

  • West Coast rainmaker's picture

    I'm waiting for an updated to the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE (I'm on Sprint...). I like Android, but I also like physical keyboards.

  • warren1's picture

    heister:

    warren1:

    You're kidding me, yes note II will theoretically go inside a pocket, but it's going to bulge out on your sides, and that just looks horrible. That's why they advise you not to place your wallet in your side pockets, but in your back pocket, nonetheless a Note II.

    Bulge, are you kidding? Thickness will determine if it bulges or not. The Note II is thinner than the phone he has now.

    Yes it bulges because it's relatively huge, and the worst part is when you sit down, it becomes even more obvious since the pants stick to your thighs.... I mean it works like that with the iPhone 4, I'm sure galaxy S4 would be worse since it's bigger..

  • heister's picture

    warren1:

    heister:
    warren1:

    You're kidding me, yes note II will theoretically go inside a pocket, but it's going to bulge out on your sides, and that just looks horrible. That's why they advise you not to place your wallet in your side pockets, but in your back pocket, nonetheless a Note II.

    Bulge, are you kidding? Thickness will determine if it bulges or not. The Note II is thinner than the phone he has now.

    Yes it bulges because it's relatively huge, and the worst part is when you sit down, it becomes even more obvious since the pants stick to your thighs.... I mean it works like that with the iPhone 4, I'm sure galaxy S4 would be worse since it's bigger..

    Do you have like finger pockets on your pants or something?

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  • epoch707's picture

    Iphone 5 if you like a good operating system, samsung if you prefer more powerful hardware.

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  • heister's picture

    epoch707:

    Iphone 5 if you like a good operating system, samsung if you prefer more powerful hardware.

    iOS is a good OS? Its stale, old, boring, you cant customize it at all. Yes sounds like a great OS.

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  • warren1's picture

    You know what guys, I'm a real banker and I will get a Blackberry Q10. Get all the chix by pretending to be "on the phone" with senior executives discussing potential mergers and acquisitions.

  • SonnyZH's picture

    warren1:

    You know what guys, I'm a real banker and I will get a Blackberry Q10. Get all the chix by pretending to be "on the phone" with senior executives discussing potential mergers and acquisitions.

    You're akws bro.

    The HBS guys have MAD SWAGGER. They frequently wear their class jackets to boston bars, strutting and acting like they own the joint. They just ooze success, confidence, swagger, basically attributes of alpha males.
  • John B.'s picture

    You cant go wrong with a iPhone 5, dont even bother to wait for iPhone 5s, 6 whatever, it'll be just the same trust me. Though if you want to be really satisfied with your phone you should go with S4, or wait for the Nexus 5.

  • unbiasedpitch's picture

    I have a Note II like heister and honestly have no real trouble carrying it around. I personally love it but can admit that it might be considered big for some people depending on the clothes and other things. Oh and if you go with any of the phones like the S4 or htc ONE, you'll get used to the bigger screen size really quickly and never be able to use anything with a smaller screen.

  • Marker's picture

    Iphone 5. It is deeply superior to the rest ( i own a note2 and i regret it, it lags after using for 2months )
    not to mention, samsung is a ripoff of a truely american innovation - apple.
    Support America!

  • MadamBourbon's picture

    The blackberry10's are very powerful phones. If you have time, look into the OS and all their features. You'll see there's no comparison. Most people think blackberry is dead, but OS10 is actually very very cool once you get to know what it can do. Definitely topping iPhones.

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  • TheSquale's picture

    I had an iphone 4S and I switched for a Nexus 4 and I love it.
    I think that the Note II is too big and I can't see any reason why I should spend more money for an HTC One or S4 or Iphone 5 right now.
    The screen is nice, the phone is good looking, it get updated immediatly, lots of customs and so much cheaper than any other smartphone.
    Maybe wait for the Nexus 5 ?

  • above_and_beyond's picture

    Galaxy S4 Nexus edition

  • BillBelichick's picture

    I have the Galaxy S3 (switched from iPhone4s) and, personally, I'm probably switching back to the iPhone. it's a good phone but very big. The main problem is actually the features, for ex, I can't get some of the apps as some of my friends with the iPhone.

  • globalmacro's picture

    I have the s3. Yes it's a large phone, but it's thin. I don't even notice it in my pocket and it bulges way less (not at all) compared to my work blackberry (newer bold). S3 / S4 would be solid choice

  • seedy underbelly's picture

    hedge07:

    The main problem is actually the features, for ex, I can't get some of the apps as some of my friends with the iPhone.

    like what? :/

  • JDawg's picture

    S4.
    The reason I'd recommend the S4 over the HTC One is (1) removable battery (2) you can add up to 64gb of additional storage with a micro SD card.

  • Zzari's picture

    All the phones you listed are great, but I'd probably lean towards the S4 or Q10/Z10 if I were buying today. If you can wait a bit longer, iOS 7 is supposed to be coming out this fall and is a major update, so it could be worth waiting for the iPhone 5S + iOS 7 combo.

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