Stopped viewing the data after two screen redraws. I will not use a site like this that forces me to watch an ad every time the screen redraws. If you want to coax users to your website – provide the content as if I were a subscriber. Forcing me to waste the time trying to watch it (and now to make this comment) means that I won’t be back – in this day and age you get one shot – do it right.
You gotta be kidding me. Force-Closes? Fragmented Operating Systems? This is basically top phones sold, not top performing phones as Windows Phones would clearly be the winner here or runner up to Apple. Hell I get 3 days of use out of my HD7 compared to almost a full day with my HTC EVO. And wait, I dont ever remembering having to force close an app or one crashing or better yet rebooting my phone. I file insurance claims for cellular carriers and I can tell you, Android has some problems. My tiles on my home screen change in real-time while your little icons do nothing but remind you Google has got yo a$$!
what the hell is up with all those forced advertising pop-ups with no choice of canceling/deleting/closing !!? This is a horrible viewing/browsing experience….Now, 8 best smartphones with the iphone 4 listed twice?? really?? You could have replaced one of them with the SGSII or HTC Sensation IMHO…
Absolutely a waste of time to read. Where is any phone with a Windows 7 OS? Everyone that I know who had an iPhone who switched over has said it is much better. Today these editors are old school and not up on technology changes.
“Yeah Well, thatsl like, your opinion man”.-The Dude
No one will ever agree on a cell phone. Everyone lives in different situations, monetarily what they can afford and also where they live because it affects connections and connection speeds. I live out in mountainous country and literally in a cell phone dead zone, we actually just got cell service at my house and the surrounding areas about 3 weeks ago! So for me I still have an old school samsung flip phone. It does what I need.
After doing some research, if I was to buy a smart phone right now, I would go with the Samsung Galaxy X2 or the Nexus Prime when it comes out in the USA. But everyone differs on that. Thats why it seems so silly that people on here get so worked up over it. Really what they need to start fixing is the plans that they offer and the deals and accessories that come with the phones. That is how you could really knock them all out of the park and become the #1 cell phone company–give people a cheap fair plan that actually makes it worth it for them to use your product.
Again the mindless masses must bow down before the altar of apple and kiss apples butt.Android phones are a a thing of beauty to watch it develop each new issure. What has apple done,just stick it you.You have to use everything thats branded apple or esle.
Firts time on this site & the last. Review on phone sucks! Why is that phone better? CPU? Megapixels on cams? Resolution? You like the OS? Is this your opinion based on looks or sells? I could do a better review than that sorry man & having to close an add just to look at a bigger picture of a phone with no details?
OUCH!!!! HATERS IN FULL FORCE!!!!! No, but seriuosly, I totally lLUV mau Samsung INFUSE, wouldn’t trade it for anything except newer version… why doesn’t it ever get reveiwed. and I agree this sight SUCKS cus it’s all about the ads… so I wonder how many of your paying ad customers are reading the comments? Prob find out when they stop sending the checks…. If you don’t crash and burn first, u may learn that the we the public WILL ALWAYS CHOOSE to skip the pop-up and spam sites…………….. BIG FAT “UNLIKE” HAHAHAHAHBLAHAHAHAHAHA
Why would anyone waste money on an iphone? I have owned them all and broke most of them. itunes is what makes the iphone SUCK. If it weren’t for that i’d like the iphone. Windows phones suck simply because microsoft SUCKS. Android seems to be the best bang for your buck. As well as the most geek friendly. I sent this from a samsung Infuse Which can do way more crap for FREE YES FREE that any iphone ever could. Theres what I think. Suck it.
The RAZR turned off. I bought it brand new, and less than 30 days old, it just turned off. I did not drop or abuse it, all I did was pickl it up. It sounds crazy I know, but it just turned off. What a waster. The sad part is I really loved the phone, great features and clarity. Now I wish I had got the Iphone, at least it works.
Funny how so many hate apple. If it weren’t for Jobs and the iphone, none of you would have a smart phone to compare. Apple invented the smartphone and everybody else copied them. Personally, I love everything apple, most trouble free products I’ve ever encountered, so much better than PC based stuff.
Apple invented the first smartphone? Are you serious? It can only be a joke!
In 2007, when Apple introduced the first Iphone, many makers were producing smartphones for more than 10 years.
For me the Android/Iphone choice is similar to the PC/Mac choice.
Apple is probably a good choice for the non technical oriented people.
Android is a good choice if you want more freedom, if you want to customize your phone, configure it the way you like, the way you are.
Android gives you a larger choice of designs too, you can select the size you need. Some likes small handy phones, some bigger screens to read more easily and have better control in typing.
Android will give a choice of different hardwares, allowing you to choose smartphones with higher performances than an Iphone4s (but sometimes more expensive than an Iphone4s), to lower end models, much cheaper, if your budget is limited.
i notice, HTC , is listed no where on this list….lol, cuz they suck ass, ATT sent me an HTC as a replacement phone cuz my Sony Xperia was stoken, and they we.aot of stock on the Xpetia , so sent this ……itthe biggest piece of shit iv ever seen…the question is , what good anoit iy, cuz there too much to list , whats wrong with it…..HTC SUCKS ASS!!!
andI’m using an HTC one s right now and I couldn’t be more pleased with It’s super fast performance.(thanks to the dualcore processors) it has the best camera I’ve ever seen on s phone, with tons of features and settings as well. 1080p video recording, that you can also take a snap shot in the middle of recording. Uses beats audio enhancements, which sounds amazing in my really expensive headphones. Screenhas pretty impressive resolution to it. And last but not least I can make a phone call with it. I’ve had 3 smartphones, all of them HTC AND all of then were great. I know why the one is on there,… Because its tits!
LOL @ all the above commenters that aren’t smart enough to block pop-ups. These are the same people who think the iPhone rules. I guess it’s part of the dumbing-down of America. My Galaxy S2 runs circles around the iPhone and most of the phones on this list.
Apple has never created new technology. Neither the ipad or the iphone were innovative in any way other than making a device user friendly to the average idiot. I was using smartphones many years before Jobs got involved.
i got my first iphone about a year and a half ago. it is the iphone4
i loved it at first.
then the problems started like not being able to change the battery
or increasing the memory by replaceing the memory chip
and i can’t hear anyone on the phone unless i use a bluetooth
i took the phone back to apple about this problem many times and they said the phone was fine.
i have excellent hearing and i still can’t hear anyone on the phone with out the bluetooh.
i also had a huge problem finding a bluetooth that was compatable with with the iphone
as a mater of fact i had to buy and return 9 bluetooths before i found one that was compatable with the iphone4
and the ear peace is very uncomfortable .
unless there are huge changes to the next iphone i will be going back to verizon and there line of phones.
Once again, I don’t see MY smartphone here which is a phenomenal piece of equipment! 4G..LTE…HD graphics which are stunning…8mp camera on baord that takes incredible pictures, and ease of use is only some of what makes me think my LG-P930 is at least as good as those you listed here. Seems like you should talk to consumers using the phones, instead of just going over sales figures.
Wtf a windows phone that high??? No side load and android and iphone with sealed battery! My galaxy note run’s beautiful on ice cream sandwich I gave up on windows mobile after 6.1 how much did the carriers pay for the free advertising? What about the international phones that blow away the junk that we have here that the carriers try to force us to buy?
Dave… Ur an idot. Apple did not invent smartphone because HTC created smartphones before the term smartphone existed. Not favoring HTC
Because I like any phone that is good and apple may be ok but it’s not good world wide eg: siri can only find businesses in America. Not good for anyother country. You can download assisstant on android market and it will do the same but find things everywhere. Also iPhone is a relay weak phone unlike phones like the Samsung xcover. And honestly I’ve never tried any windows phone …yet so that cpuld be something but i don’t know.
@Dave. Apple didn’t invent the smartphone. Ever heard of a Palm Treo? Original Blackberry? C’mon dude. That’s like saying Apple invented the mp3 player without ever seeing a 16MB Diamond Rio. The first smartphones were hybrids of PDA’s.
@ Confidence I am not exactly sure how being Pagan is a bad thing. Or how it even relates to the iPhone. Being Pagan is great!
The iPhone will always suck, come on a “smartphone” that had to dumb it down for the masses? What a joke. Then once they have you hooked they really got you by the balls cause then you have to buy their music from iTunes, their apps, only their accessories. They have no expandable memory, so you’re having to either buy the phone with the larger memory and spending more money. Or dumping things all the time. No iPhone for me ever thanks, I may be Pagan, but I am no idiot.
I’m torn between these phones. I’m on AT&T and both are ripe for 4GLTE, but I’ve heard Samsung makes phones that are impervious to water. Does anyone know this is true or just a rumor? I have a hair salon in San Francisco and my phone is always around water.
I’m JUMPING into Smartphone Land and trying my luck on phone that…. hold on to your pants..IS NOT ON THIS “ALL KNOWING” LIST. There are so many smart phones to cater to so many different needs, it almost makes you crazy. I guess the only way to really know first hand is to just try one out.
HTC is nowhere on the list? There are three up there… Everybody has opinions. I’ve had the original Motorola Droid, HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Galaxy S3 and now the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The SG3 is an absolutely incredible phone. I paid full retail and don’t regret it for a second. Used my upgrade option six months later and got the SG Note 2. I didn’t think anything could top the SG3 but the Note 2 does. I have never had a more feature rich, smoother operating phone in my life. Just so all the Apple fans know, my job passes those phones out to us. My original Moto Droid makes that thing seem clunky. It seems years behind my SG3 and SG Note 2. It’s a nice change to see Laptop Mag not just saying Apple is best because it says Apple on it.
Seriously, no WP8 phones up there? I’m out-performing my friends iPhones and (most) Androids with just the HTC 8X, and from what I hear the Lumia 920 has a little more power, though without the ultrathin design. 4g, the sleekest and speediest mobile OS, massive screen and gorilla glass 2.0, this thing is a beast. Why aren’t any Windows Phones listed?!
need to say:
Hater and lovers as well as reviewers shouldn’t rate phones trough design correctly as it’s
qpretty much everyone matter of choice and so on….
what matters is usability, hardware, customization….
I don’t give a f about others just my experience:
-simple, no chance to make bigger software changes even jailbroken, i tunes sucks,
getting boring, I phone you phone everybody iphone.
best apps are not free.just rather buy ipodz
yes microsoft didn’t made it customization friendly as well as no chance to touch file system (unless you went trough diy-nuclear-bomb like process of flashing custom
firmware), simple but sucks at all
batery life sucks a bit (except droid maxx and few more),
good for everyone but…1 thing…..ROOT IT…
THAN YOU GET
CUSTOMIZATION BEHIND POSSIBILITIES,
PAID APPS FOR FREE,
dual boot (2systems in 1device)
just think and you find winner…
• Apple has a commanding lead over all other smart phone platforms with more
than 700,000 apps on the App Store.
• While there are lots of casual games for Android, there’s nowhere near the
momentum of iPhone
• On the iPlatform, kids’ apps are very high quality — and in the Android Market
they’re almost totally nonexistent.
• Music, photos and movies For people who own their own music and movies, it’s
• the iPhone has the most cooking apps of all
• the iPhone’s push notifications are particularly suited to flight updates
• The iPhone has very deep integration with Twitter and Facebook, making it easy
to post status updates to either
• the “retina” display, which is a screen that is theoretically so pixel-dense that the
human eye cannot detect individual pixels, it’s one of the sharpest displays on the
• App Store was very popular, and achieved over one billion downloads in the first
year, and 15 billion by 2011
• Smartphone Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates
Apple 2010 810, #1
Apple 2011 838, #1
• August 2011 there were no known malware or spyware apps in Apple’s App Store
• Which smart phone has the best camera? The iPhone without a doubt. Even people
with Android phones always say that the iPhone has a better camera.
• pcmag.com: We crown the iPhone 5 speed king after pitting it against every other
iPhone we’ve tested, along with today’s top Android phones. “The iPhone 5 looks to
be the fastest smartphone we’ve ever tested at PCMag.com.”
• iPhone 5 , the fastest handheld computer sold in the US.
• mobile tech review Editor’s Choice 2012.
It’s just a Phone idiots ..now go call your mother
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Hey hey hey…You guys forgot about the Hd puremotion display and camera? Which owned the Nokia Lumia 920?With the newest os windows 8. Come on guys first check it out then you will knw whats the meaning of Nokia
Z10 all the way for me. Faster browser than iphone5 and galaxy sIII. I have actually never met someone with a Windows Phone to do a test with but I would be surprised if it beat my phone. Fastest browser in the world, including desktop browsers chrome, safari etc. Never lags, 2 gigs of ram let’s me run circles around iphone when it comes to actually accomplishing tasks. I know everyone here thinks BlackBerry is dead, but before you head off into the sunset give the z10 a look. It’s the best piece of tech I have ever bought.
Now excuse me, have to go return my Mac mini I7 that has never worked properly. Apple is going down hill fast
Iphone 5 rocks !!! Just because you dont see see colorful screen that it is old.
Talking about the Samsung, it is all about increasing the Size that’s all. Just make use of ur full memory samsung has to offer then u will see why samsung s*cks monkey balls.
HTC is a burning b*tch beacuse they r only made for Polar bears and not for Homosapiens….
And wait till u see the Samsung change their headphone designs(obviously copying the Apple).
I would love to get a BB Z10. The only problem is after 4 years of using a Palm Pre’ that runs WEB-OS which could have thrashed anything out there if HP did not bail on it and continued to improve on it, I don’t want another Orphan Smart Phone.
I have used IPhone’s and honestly I am not impressed. In my opinion it is a device that is made mostly for the Mundanes. If you like a locked phone that Big Brother has full control over and like the clunkiness of the OS, then by all means get an IPhone.
In Apple’s defense, I do have to say the hardware build is beautiful and they do offer a good user experience but after using WEB-OS, IOS just does not flow as smoothly as I think it should. My 4 year old Palm is slow and the hardware is horrible but the operation is smooth.
So now I am left to make a decision for a new device and even as much as I like the Z10, so far it looks like it will be left in the dust.
My only other choice right now is the Samsung Galaxy S4. I will take a good look at it when it is released.
I’m wondering why the picture in the review of the HTC One is not of a HTC One? (Maybe it’s some prototype from last year??) Now that I have one in my hand I have to say it’s by far the best looking, feeling, sounding and operating smartphone I’ve ever seen.
Apple is a smart phone that… somehow lacks features these days.
People tgink that apple is better… guess what it isnt. Apple just got a
Name… but one day apple will fall… samsung, sony , htc, lg. Etc. Are way better
Smart phone… apple uses ios and its so simple…but it has few features unlike
Thise other smart phone
I just don’t get it side by side my android phones always change minds of mindless iphone users out performing them at just about every step plus anybody that really uses there phone to watch videos or any leisurely things couldn’t really want those tiny things for entertainment LOL way to little and thick for me
I have had 2 Androids and 2 iPhones. Here are my conclusions. The iPhone is the definite winner in my eyes because it is just so well designed. It doesn’t have the best screen resolution or the fastest CPU. What it does have is the ultimate combination of everything right down to a science. You cannot compare one phone model to a whole operating system, as is commonly done. The Android phones that I had were of inferior design to the iPhone, the screen was inferior, and the battery life was shameful; not to mention the cheap feel plastic everywhere. I was originally an Android fan because I just looked at the specs, but the specs don’t tell the whole story. For example, the battery capacity of an iPhone 4 is a little less than that of an Samsung Galaxy 4G. Owning both those phones I can tell you that the battery in the iPhone lasts literally twice as long. The other thing about the iPhone is that it is the best designed phone out there. Try to compare any of the competition to the sleek all glass and metal construction of the iPhone 5. No phone comes even close. The display might not have the most pixels, but it has the best color reproduction and is pixelated enough to the point where you cannot see the pixels even if you look really hard and close at it. The accessories available for the iPhone also far surpass those of any of the hundredths of Androids. The App Store also has more apps than the Android’s Google Play. I do like the fact that Android gives you way more freedom when it comes to customizing and personalizing your device on the software level. That being said I have to say that in my opinion the iPhone, regardless of specs, is king. It is the nicest and best designed single phone on the market. At about 34% market share of all phones sold this is very significant. Android wins in that category with a score of about 50%, but Android is scattered over hundreds of devices and no single one will have the quality of the iPhone. I am biased towards iPhones, but that is after owning 2 Androids before. Androids tend to be glitchy, as each phone manufacturer puts their own skin on the OS, and will drain your battery in half the time of a comparable iPhone, especially with minimal usage. One other thing to consider with Android is that it is an open source OS created by Google. Google pays lots of money to create this “free” OS but it tracks everything that you do, what you buy, where you go, etc through that OS since it is an advertising company that makes their money with personally tailored ads. Apple has no interest in collecting your personal data for marketing and advertising reasons; it just adds the cost of the development of the iOS to the phone price. This is a reason that a lot of the cheap phones have Android and Apple products demand a premium. (I have a computer and information systems degree as well as multiple certifications in the IT field).
I also want to add that the screen size that Apple chose for the iPhone 5 is ingenious, because it allows you full access to the whole screen with one hand that is holding the phone. I can see why people want huge screens on their phones of like 5.5″ or so. The Apple solution to that is the iPad, or if that is too big there is always the iPad mini. I personally think that a phone should be only so big. Bigger isn’t always better. What if the iPad was the new iPhone, would that be cool with such a huge display? Would that even fit anywhere other than your backpack/back seat? I think that Apple has done a great job of not following the crowd and using common sense instead. Also when having Android I have had my phone freeze/crash daily. With the switch to iOS It never crashed or frozen on me, even on my old iPhone 4.
I had a HTC EVO and I loved that phone it was near perfection. Had the opportunity to upgrade so I went with a HTC 4G LTE, this one is even better! When it comes time to upgrade again in 2 yrs or so, I’ll definately be looking at the newest and most recent of HTCs again.
Had an I phone five it sucks missing simple programs to enhance your experience in the web my Damn echo Had programs stock in it that Apple wouldn’t even let you download one of the stupidest phones ever owned has a billion apps that are crap ill stick with the s4 thank you iphones are for little kids that are not about there business so play around with your social networks all you want and itunes is a rip off
Here’s an idea: Since everyone seems to have their own idea of which phone is #1, let the public decide by collecting all of these comments along with their votes and then create and publish the list, along with the cooresponding comments showing which phone is considered the best and the reason why.
Well, my phone is ‘sort of’ in this list, but with a better OS than the one listed. iPhones are poor but people are sheep, hence their popularity.
You mention the Lumia 920, which I won’t dispute is a superb device, but I prefer my lesser known Windows Phone 8 device Samsung Ativ S. The Samsung GS3 but with Windows OS. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate Android, I used to like it, but this Windows OS is better than anything I’ve used before.
How is the IPhone 5 in here?! It is not even in the top 20 phones!!!! And much of this list is wrong. I know everything about every phone, if you want a real top 10 go to my youtube channel CommanderMan30. Also, the picture of the Nexus 4 is wrong… LOL
What about my Droid DNA? Beautiful 1080p screen (and the 1st one on the market!), great looking, lightweight and slim, blazing fast speed. Can’t believe the S3 is there and the Droid is not. HTC haters.
HEY THE PICTURE OF THE NEXUS 4 IS NOT CORRECT, LOOKS SOMEWHAT LIKE A DROID RAZR OR MOTO PHONE ON VERIZON… HORRIBLE LIST BTW…. PERFORMANCE WIZE I WOULD SAY HTC ONE—>SGS4—>NEXUS4—>RAZRMAXXHD—>IPHONE5—>AND SO ON AND SO ON
guys I wanna buy a new phone for varsity ,btwn note 2 ,s3 and s4,but I want to avoid a clone or a fake one as I bumped into a fake note 2 but ddnt realise it until I ws told ,the problem is that I never used samsung ,am a huge fan of sony tho,gimmi advice at its max pliz
I develop apps for both iPhone and Android. From my experience I think iOS is more solid and iOS dev environment and SDK is better than Android’s. So you will see more and better apps on iOS (i.e. iPhone, iPad etc). If you use Windows before, then of course Nokia’s Lumia Windows phone will be a better choice for you. Windows OS is not fancy but it is solid, fast and get your job done better.
id recommend against xperia z. it scratches easily. its impossible to keep clean, its by far the “smudgyest” (if thats a word) phone ive ever seen. im not kidding, it always looks dirty. and the screen is off center when holding sideways making texting difficult. and the speaker and camera are eh. for the price be better off getting the s4 or htc one
All you Apple people really drank the KoolAid! Any task takes WAY more work to complete. You can’t carry a spare battery and if you need a repair you have to make an appointment at an Apple Store (God knows how far away) to get it fixed. I went from an Apple 3 to Android and NEVER looked back. Funny but Android has 77% of the worldwide market. There must be a good reason for the consumer to vote that way. Be smart. Follow the money.
Seriously. Androids are for kids. Had the S4 got sick of the battery pulls and resets. The android OS sucks at best. I mean so what you can customize your screen and add silly widgets live wallpapers BIG DEAL!! iPhones do not get viruses very rarely freezes and does what they’re meant to do and it does it far better than any android phone. iPhone is best no contest.
This isn’t a flame war. There are things people prefer, which is why there is diversity. Me being the tech person I am, will always prefer android because it allows for such control and customization (Which is why I have emojis and generally the combined features of most top Android phones). Yes it may at times be buggy, but that’s fine, I can deal with that and my phone is rooted anyway. iPhones are nice, but way too simple in my opinion (and not for nothing, but they have taken a lot of features from Android over the years so you Apple fans should hush up). Windows phone is nice, but under appreciated, under supported and playing a game of catch up that it won’t win. But everyone has their preference, just saying..
BlackBerry Z10 is the best phone and OS out there right now. Just to bad so many people are brain washed to the iPhone crap and the BB10 phones are so under rated by the media. The BlackBerry users know what I mean.
Own Lumia 925, the price for lumia 925 is much much much cheaper compare to HTC one, GS4,Note 3, Iphone5S/C in Malaysia. Even though it is cheaper, but the build quality of the phone is top class, it feels so premium. The camera setup is the best I ever encounter on the phone (except Lumia 1020, I tried before purchase lumia 925), with nokia pro cam, manual control you camera, you can be creative as you can imagine. The display that auto adjust at sunny day, makes taking photo outside sunny day easy. Call quality is superb. Not to mention free GPS, life saving for me, as there is no need for data connection for voice navigation. Email at work also sync beautifully with my outlook office mail. Lumia 925 affordable smartphone that give premium package
for me the best smart is the one that suits to your need…how functionally it can make you feel satisfied. well, style or fashion should vary on the way you want people to perceive about you while having it. The most important is be smart than your phone…buy something that is really useful to you. Otherwise, no matter how expensive the unit is how technologically inclined that is…if the person using it does not understand the total functionality..it will be just an ordinary phone..well, for me LG units are really practical. It has the smart functions I need and at the time its simplicity style makes it look good.
Although several of these are no brainers, some are delusional products from Apple, that don’t deserve to be considered in the top 10. It’s only the fact an American web site catering to iFanatics would get inundated with hate email and comments, like the poor court appointed attorney now being thrashed by Apple media because he’s telling us the truth instead of bowing down and kissing feet and other body parts of Apple on the eBook Scandal!!! ;-P
My pick….. for #1 though is the Galaxy Note 3. Which is apparently Laptop’s pick too. As it’s the only one that got 4.5 Stars!
I find it interesting that we still insist on calling these devices, “Phones”. Nowhere in any of the Top 10 reviews did I see analysis of call quality, talk time or, you know, phone thingies.
Obviously, people don’t want a phone. We want a camera we can watch movies on, stream music through and occasionally send a text, order a pizza or check our voicemail.
Thanks for this. Would be great if we could compare all the phone in a table with cost, weight, size, 3G or 4G, battery life, screen, processor, etc. Now there are 10 smart phones that seem great and I have no clue which one to buy :/
How about a few more ads for “Cheating Spouses?” This site just keeps getting more and more useless. What happened? A few years ago Laptop was actually worth a few minutes of my time daily. Now it’s a soulless POS platform for ads and unrelated content feeds.
I have a iPhone 4s and that was my first intro into smart phones. Thinking about Galaxy Note3 or should I wait for iPhone 6. I’ve read and heard with Android the apps are not as safe and reliable as those from iTunes. Just looking for my next good phone.. and yes, I try to use all features of my current 4S. Need input.