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Best android mobile phone within 500-600USD?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by freebird_9924, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. freebird_9924

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    so even more expensive than note 2 and s3.
    bad!!
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    I have a HTC Hero S and it's been the best phone I've ever owned. Naturally though, phones usually get better every time you upgrade to a new one. But this one is pretty good!
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    LG Optimus S owner here and the touchscreen on my phone makes me wanna throw it across the room most of the time... it's baaaaad
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    apart form these android, anyone has used windows 8 smartphone? like nokia lumia 620? Are they equivalent or better than these android phones? hows OS?
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    It looks smooth on a cheaper handset, seems easy to use. had a look for like 2 seconds. Just go into a store and look at them
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    Motorola Razr i xt890

    i love this phone.

    I had a blackberry curve before it, totally slow phone.

    Love the razr i (intel)
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    Razr I must be really new cause I have never seen it before. I see its a GSM phone but would love to see a CDMA version for verizon.
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    few months old in UK.. intel chipset
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    Not sure if you're interested in a bit of the same, but the Galaxy Note 2 is pretty nice. Fastest phone i've had in a while. I wouldn't say i'm dissappointed with the screen resolution and camera, but they could have been better. Either way it's a sick looking screen and runs incredibly smooth. Not to mention serious battery life.
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    my favorite Android is the google nexus (3rd gen) for sure. It comes unlocked and it's still made by Samsung. in Canada you can find it at 300-350$ + tax
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    HTC Incredible 4G LTE

    amazing.
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    Finally decided to buy google nexus 4 mostly.
    But it's currently not in stock on google play store. I hope it'll be available soon.
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    Good phone and I almost got one but the bootloader is locked and that was a HUGE debbie downer for me cause I am a flash-a-holic
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    I'd go for the Google Nexus over the 4 just because Samsung made the 3 and I like AMOLED
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    btw, any good/extra features in samsung galaxy S3 than nexus 4? as price difference is significant..
    and i found nexus 4 superior in specifications than S3.Even droid dna is overpriced compared to nexus4..
    unfortunately, nexus 4 is out of stock yet from google store.
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    Got myself a Nexus4 last month.. and its really fast (fastest Android phone on the market as of now). 60 fps on most games that I saw going around 30 fps on my previous phone (Xperia Play OC'd @ 1.8Ghz). Will CM Mod this once everything is stable.

    I have several cons for it though..

    - Soft keys will consume some of that screen space (it auto hides during movies, but for games it doesn't)
    - Non expandable memory. 16GB is just too little for my taste.
    - A bit choosy on wifi routers. I have a buffalo with latest dd wrt firmware, but is uber slow on it. Other routers are fine with it though.
    - Has "grip of death". Wherein signal diminishes on certain phone grips.
    - Pita to change battery (if you ever need to) since everything is bolted down.
    - That chrome you see on the side dents easily. Accidentally dropped mine about a foot, and the corner got a dent on it. They should've just removed that chrome ring in the first place.. makes it look cheap imo.
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    Why are you not interested in I phone 5 or Sony Ericsson xperia
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    xperia, i dont like it..samsung galaxy series and nexus is definately better than xperia.

    and regarding iphone, i wanna try something diferent than iOS(apple)
    using ipod touch for iOS.
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    i have s3, but the note 2 is over power it's have an laptop performance
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    My previous phone was an xperia play. Sony didn't upgrade the thing to ics nor jb. Same goes for their other older models. Drawbacks of vendor specific custom roms. Not to mention loads of bloatware that drag the phone's performance down.

    Meanwhile, the 2010 released Nexus S was one of the first phones to get JB upgrade.

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