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Which is the best phone on the market out of these four?

by ShiHing / June 3, 2013 9:17 AM PDT

So I've had the iPhone 5 already but it was stolen. Now I'm trying to decide if I should go with the so popular iPhone 5 or is there another that beats it? I'm a techno freak and this matters to me (haha). I thought that the galaxy note was the best phone but after doing some research I'm at a stalemate. The galaxy note 2 and the HTC ONE has the android operating system version 4.1 and the galaxy S4 has version 4.2. And the iPhone has the well renowned IOS 6. I'm a guy with fat fingers and would love a big screen so obviously if you know anything about phones the note blows everyone out of the water. Now in terms of processors the S4 has a 1.9Hz quad-core which is best out of the android systems but the iPhone has an A6 chip in it...now which ones better? Now in terms of camera the S4 takes the stand with a 13 MP but how good is the HTC ultra pixel? And the front camera is 2.1MP for the HTC but the iPhone doesn't say what the megapixels are for it. Now the general resolution for the phones it taken by the S4 (I think) because it has 1080p with super AMOLED with 441 ppi but I have no clue what that is. If that means anything then we have a competitor because the HTC ONE has 468 ppi. Now for the ram the note, S4 and HTC is 2 g but the iPhone doesn't say. So back to the original question: what's the best phone out of the IPhone 5, HTC ONE, Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S4?

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So it's more about the phone or the computer in the phone?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 3, 2013 9:23 AM PDT

Sorry but you left out if the phone actually mattered as you waxed on about OSes, cameras and such. I've used some of these and can't say I'm sold. I'm back to my 70 buck Kyocera.
Bob

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It's more about the specs.
by ShiHing / June 3, 2013 9:55 AM PDT

It's more about the phone as a whole. Which phone ends up being the pennacle of phones after weighing all of the specs of the phones. Such as the galaxy note 2; it might have the largest screen out of the four but is the S4s 4.2 OS make it way faster and how long does the notes batter last for because its going to take a lot of juice keeping that massive screen powered.

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I thought they had made advances in screen power.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 3, 2013 10:39 AM PDT

Since I use the phone as a phone with a little web access, I found that the phone continues to be useful. The 70 buck unit I have goes for a week on a charge since I carry a pad or laptop for the real work.
Bob

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The 'pinnacle' of phones is...
by Pepe7 / June 3, 2013 12:32 PM PDT

...the one that you like the best, amigo Wink There are no hard and fast rules involved. Like I said, look beyond the specs and ask yourself what you will doing most of the time. Look hard at the app/ecosystem too, and what sort of changes you intend on making to the device/GUI.

Battery life on all of them still stink to high heaven, if you use them intensely, that's for sure. Marginal improvements but not huge.

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You are too caught up in specs
by Pepe7 / June 3, 2013 11:57 AM PDT

My advice- start learning how to use these devices, and you won't be as hung up on ppi ratings, etc.

All of them are quite capable in the right hands. Since yours are bigger, perhaps the screen size is the more important feature(?) Why not try each out in person to help you decide?

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