Best Current Android Phone and Why
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, 08:21 PM #2
- 06-05-2011, 08:39 PM #3
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, 09:42 PM #4
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, 11:16 PM #5
- 06-05-2011, 11:19 PM #6
- 06-06-2011, 12:13 AM #7
- 06-06-2011, 12:56 AM #8
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
- 06-06-2011, 01:01 AM #9
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- 06-06-2011, 02:02 AM #11
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, 02:39 AM #12
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- 06-06-2011, 09:03 AM #14
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, 10:33 AM #15
- 06-10-2011, 12:41 PM #19
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, 12:50 PM #20
I've never even heard the dell streak mentioned as the best phone on the market.
- 06-15-2011, 01:18 PM #22
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, 04:29 PM #23
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- 06-17-2011, 05:28 AM #25
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.