06-20-2011 10:56 PM
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  1. ibejack96's Avatar
    As you can probably tell from the title, I want to know what you think is the best current android phone and why. It doesn't necessarily doesn't have to be the top-specced phone out there, depending on what is important to you as an Android user.

    For, me it's probably the SGSII, because it combines top of the line hardware, Gingerbread (with a UI that's not half bad, IMHO), and most importantly, it's hackable. My second choice would be the Evo 3D/Sensation.
    06-05-2011 06:13 PM
  2. the one and only M's Avatar
    For all the reasons you mentioned, I would agree that the S2 is the best android currently available.
    06-05-2011 07:21 PM
  3. srkmagnus's Avatar
    NS4G, why? Because it has good specs and will be updated by Google to stay current with as many OS iterations possible. I doubt that the question of which Android phone is the best will ever be answered. Everyone has their own preferences and some like an updated phone over something that can do your daily chores.
    06-05-2011 07:39 PM
  4. Jalarm's Avatar
    I can't believed we haven't learned our lesson with Samsung and their skinning! I know the original Galaxy S over seas got updates timely, but in the US updating was terrible. I think the NS is the best phone because it gives a majority of consumers what they want, current software. Dual core is good, but it's only as good as the software it pushes. You can root yes, but out of the box the NS is the best because it's current, still has fairly good specs, and stock android.
    06-05-2011 08:42 PM
  5. Jc3's Avatar
    The sg2 is currently available? You must not be in the US.... do want =[
    06-05-2011 10:16 PM
  6. Crackb3rry420's Avatar
    Htc sensation>sgs2
    06-05-2011 10:19 PM
  7. nerdydesi's Avatar
    Who is your current carrier (or who do you want to join with?). That would also obviously effect your choice of phones.
    06-05-2011 11:13 PM
  8. Sapient2k7's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy SII is the best device currently. Sensation is not out yet but it has less RAM, lower quality screen and less storage (1 GB vs 16 GB). The following video is very enlightening.

    YouTube - ‪[GALAXY S II] Official Live Demo -- HD‬‏
    06-05-2011 11:56 PM
  9. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Depending on what point of view you choose:
    Hardware-wise, Samsung Galaxy S2.
    Software-wise, Nexus S.
    06-06-2011 12:01 AM
  10. anjaco's Avatar
    Eh, cm7 is almost ready for sgs2. So in like a week ns =sgs2 for vanilla android. And will have 2.3.4
    But if you don't root, nexus is king of vanilla for sure

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
    06-06-2011 12:09 AM
  11. ragnarokx's Avatar
    It will take a long time to get a final build of CyanogenMod (especially for Samsung phones). Just because nightlies start doesn't mean it's at all ready for everyday use, whereas the Nexus stock build is 100% ready from day 1. And by the time CM is finished for SGS2, there will probably be a new version of Gingerbread.

    That along with the fact that the Nexus comes with no bloatware and is made to be easily unlocked/rooted. No beating the Nexus for the latest software and strongest/fastest developer support (CM, MiUi, etc).

    Sent by a little green robot
    06-06-2011 01:02 AM
  12. anjaco's Avatar
    No doubt nexus has best support from Google, doesn't make the whole phone experience better. But to each is own

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
    06-06-2011 01:39 AM
  13. anjaco's Avatar
    But now I see we were talking software wise. So yeah very solid point

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
    06-06-2011 02:04 AM
  14. rpz3.14's Avatar
    I can honestly say that I wouldn't trade my Incredible for anything on the market today.

    While it doesn't have the newest hardware, the dev community is absolutely amazing. Right now I have CM7, Sense 3.0 (from the Kingdom), MIUI and the Acer Liquid Metal Rom all loaded in a quad boot setup, and every day is bringing improvements and new concepts to the table.
    06-06-2011 08:03 AM
  15. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I can honestly say that I wouldn't trade my Incredible for anything on the market today.

    While it doesn't have the newest hardware, the dev community is absolutely amazing. Right now I have CM7, Sense 3.0 (from the Kingdom), MIUI and the Acer Liquid Metal Rom all loaded in a quad boot setup, and every day is bringing improvements and new concepts to the table.
    The Incredible is a great device being that it does not have the highest end components. It's support by the community is what will keep the phone fresh for some time to come.
    06-06-2011 09:33 AM
  16. ibejack96's Avatar
    I can't believed we haven't learned our lesson with Samsung and their skinning! I know the original Galaxy S over seas got updates timely, but in the US updating was terrible. I think the NS is the best phone because it gives a majority of consumers what they want, current software. Dual core is good, but it's only as good as the software it pushes. You can root yes, but out of the box the NS is the best because it's current, still has fairly good specs, and stock android.
    trust me, I know about samsung's update issues, considering I have a cappy. I wasn't talking about the iterations of the SGSII that will come to the U.S. I was talking about the Euro version that you can import and use on AT&T or TMobile
    06-06-2011 09:52 AM
  17. ibejack96's Avatar
    The sg2 is currently available? You must not be in the US.... do want =[
    not in the U.S. but you can buy it unsubsidized and import it to use on AT&T or TMobile, like I said in my last post
    06-06-2011 09:54 AM
  18. ibejack96's Avatar
    Htc sensation>sgs2
    why?
    06-06-2011 09:54 AM
  19. mellojoe's Avatar
    I'm still partial to the Dell STREAK. It is a 5" screen. HUGE! Granted, software support is probably the worst in the business, but from a hardware stand point it is probably the best.
    06-10-2011 11:41 AM
  20. thedunn805's Avatar
    AT&T: Inspire 4G
    Sprint: Evo 3D
    Verizon: Thunderbolt
    T-Mo: Sensation

    I guess I have a thing for HTC

    Sent from my Inspire 4G using Tapatalk
    06-10-2011 11:50 AM
  21. ibejack96's Avatar
    I'm still partial to the Dell STREAK. It is a 5" screen. HUGE! Granted, software support is probably the worst in the business, but from a hardware stand point it is probably the best.
    Why does having a 5 inch screen make it the best hardware? Does it have a dual core processor? Does it have a gig of RAM? What type of screen does it have? QHD? SAMOLED Plus? Does it have a great camera?

    I've never even heard the dell streak mentioned as the best phone on the market.
    06-10-2011 12:14 PM
  22. Richard Devine's Avatar
    Maybe not the best...but i'm always gonna pull for the LG Optimus 2X or the G2X or whatever its called in the states. Dual Core, this thing is a beast and hopefully more tegrazone games will appear soon. I chose it over the SGS2 for 2 main reasons....price difference and size. The SGS2 was far too big for my hands it just didn't feel comfortable to use. The optimus is absolutely superb
    06-15-2011 12:18 PM
  23. zmagrini's Avatar
    Inspire better than the Atrix? idt so my friendddd
    06-15-2011 03:29 PM
  24. Robbzilla's Avatar
    AT&T: Inspire 4G
    Sprint: Evo 3D
    Verizon: Thunderbolt
    T-Mo: Sensation

    I guess I have a thing for HTC

    Sent from my Inspire 4G using Tapatalk
    Wouldn't the Evo 3D actually have to be out to qualify?

    At this point on Sprint, it's the Nexus S 4G with an honorable mention to the EVO.
    06-15-2011 06:08 PM
  25. ANDROID__JUNKIE's Avatar
    So I am a Sprint customer and am disappointed that the Evo 3D turned out the way it did (huge shutter button, etc) and I am not looking forward to the Photon as Motorola just doesn't hold the best of memories... So is there anything else that is spec worthy of these phones to be released in the next two months for Sprint? Otherwise I am keeping my rooted Epic and spending the money on an Asus Transformer with keyboard.
    06-17-2011 04:28 AM
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