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6/15/13

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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6/14/13

Wait till fall to see the new iPhone

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6/14/13

Lumia 920

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6/14/13

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

6/14/13

S4 blows all the other phones out of the water.

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6/14/13

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.

6/14/13

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

6/14/13

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.

6/14/13

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...

6/14/13

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
6/14/13

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?

6/14/13

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

6/14/13

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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6/14/13

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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6/14/13

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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6/14/13

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.

6/14/13

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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6/14/13

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

6/14/13

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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6/14/13

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6/14/13

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.

6/14/13

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.

6/14/13

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.

6/14/13

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.

6/14/13

still an iphone man here, love it, couldnt live without it

6/14/13

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..

6/14/13

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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6/14/13

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

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6/14/13

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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6/14/13

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.

6/14/13

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.

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6/15/13

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.

6/15/13

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.

6/15/13

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.
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6/15/13

Nexus 4! You wont have to spend 500$
Amazing phone

6/15/13

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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6/15/13

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 ?

6/15/13

Galaxy S4 Nexus edition

6/15/13

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.

6/15/13

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

6/15/13

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? :/

6/15/13
6/15/13

iPhone 4s still works perfect for me. If you want the s4, just buy the iPad mini.

6/15/13

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.

6/15/13

They are all up to NSA standards.

6/15/13

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.

6/15/13

S4 has a worse quality build and is quite frankly, too big esp. when you already have a work blackberry in your pocket

Go HTC One or iPhone 5

6/15/13

I just picked up a BlackBerry Q10 this week. So far so good. S4s are nice but too big and toylike, and not having a removable battery on the iPhone was a deal killer for me. Those are really the one 2 I looked at before I got my Q10. It feels perfect in your hand and fits into a pocket easily. No phablets for me.

6/15/13

I'm with the iPhone 5 and will likely stick with Apple for the foreseeable future. I mostly use the smartphone to call, text, pull up google maps/for navigation, take pictures, and occasionally browse the web. I personally do not care for some of the other features that the Samsung phones have and, given my friends' experiences with their phones being laggy/having issues after a few months, I am willing to trade some of those features for greater reliability. I don't do a ton of customization or need too many features outside of the basics, so for me, the iPhone is perfect. I also like it's build quality and feel that it is a good size versus the galaxy, which is too large for my small hands to use properly.

Having said that, I would never buy an Apple computer. For my computer, I need the customization options and whatnot, so Windows is what I use (not to mention I cannot operate Apple's office suite efficiently) for personal computing. Therefore, I think in the end, I think it really depends on what you want from your device and what you are and are not willing to sacrifice for additional features. There's no universal answer to this question really.

6/15/13

Am I the only person that misses buttons? My thumbs are too god damn big for touch screens.

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6/15/13

I carry both an iPhone 5 (work) and Samsung Galaxy 3 (personal) on a daily basis. The SG3 is cool for customization, and has all of the same key apps, but I prefer the iPhone and iOS over Android. iOS is significantly smoother, FASTER, less buggy, and less prone to random glitches and freezing.

I consider myself to be relatively tech-savvy, but I love that iOS simply works.

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