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Which is the best smartphone to buy?

By sukhwant singh
May 18, 2013
  1. I am confused to decide which is better Samsung galaxy s4 or htc one or iphone 5 or xperia z

    things want to consider first thing battery backup, then resolution then camera of course which has the best look

    read several reviews and so confused please help
     
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    The Galaxy S4 is basically equivalent to the HTC One. The HTC One though, has a better camera and has an aluminum shell. The S4 has a more mediocre camera and a plastic shell (cheaper build quality). They both have basically the same screen. I own an iPhone 5 and love it. The OS is just becoming stale though, and Android (on the S4 and HTC One) is more for power users. iOS (iPhone) is geared more toward rookies who dont know what they are doing since it is so simple. I would take the Xperia Z off of your list since it doesnt match up.

    Check out TechSpots' reviews on all three phones:
    Galaxy S4: http://www.techspot.com/review/664-samsung-galaxy-s4/
    HTC One: http://www.techspot.com/products/smartphones/htc-one.87473/ (I cannot find a full review on TS and posting another sites review would be considered kind of bias)
    iPhone 5: http://www.techspot.com/review/579-apple-iphone-5/
     
  3. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Thanx bro for your reply which smartphone has best battery backup?


    one more thing if you are going to buy a smart phone today which one you will choose ? consider any make or model no budget bar
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    The S4 has a larger battery capacity (2600mAh) vs the HTC One's 2300mAh battery. I do not know what you mean by a battery back up though.
     
  5. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Meant which last for long time? any how which smartphone you will buy if you have to?
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    The S4 will last the longest. It all matters on what applications you use and if you kill them (in a task manager) after you use them. I would go for the Samsung since I do not really like the One styling that much. If I were to chose between the 3, I would go iPhone (non-android). I have an iPhone right now and I love how simple it is. If you like Andoird and the bigger screen, go for Android. If you dont care about screen size, go iPhone. My iPhone lasts me 2 days.
     
  7. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Thing I will consider is only how long it goes in single charge.
    I have read about motorola droid razr maxx hd what do you think about it?
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    The Droid Razr Maxx HD is an outdated phone. It cant compete with the S4 and One. Plus the camera sucks. The S4 will last longer on a single charge compared to the One. The iPhone will probably beat both the S4 and the One since it doesnt have a 1080P screen.
     
  9. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Ok I will go for iphone 5 then I think 32 gb model will be all right
     
  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    It matter if you like android or not. That is really what it comes down too.
     
  11. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    What about blackberry z10?
     
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    BB10 is still in its early stages. If you are a business man, that will be a good choice. But the iPhone, S4, and One are better choices if you arent a business oriented guy.
     
  13. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Got iphone 5 64gb today
     
  14. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    Good stuff. I have a 16GB version and I havent run out of space. I have like 5GB unused. I dont really play games that much, that is why.
     
  15. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    I will also not play games but I always like highest specification available. posted a new thread please reply to that
     
  16. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,345   +806

    Any phone who's name doesn't start with an 'A' or 'I' is a good starting point.
     
  17. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    And which one do you own?
     
  18. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,345   +806

    I own a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini but HTC & Sony are fine (my opinion only). It really boils down to paying your money & taking your choice.
    Seriously though, read reviews from reputable review sites (JC713 has given you a good starting point. He's not a Guru for nothing) then go from there.
     
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  19. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Most websites recommending htc one few are recommending galaxy s4
     
  20. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,345   +806

    If you like HTC then go for it.
    A better idea, why don't you go have a look at all the models you like in the flesh. It may help you make your mind up.
     
  21. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    Both have custom UIs, so it is the paint job that matters like Skid said.
     
  22. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Any how I have taken iphone will buy other one next month
     
  23. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    That will be quite pricey.
     
  24. sukhwant singh

    sukhwant singh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Its OK doesn't matter I luv to own latest tech gadgets though most of them are useless for me
     
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