derFunkenstein wrote:AT&T has the SIII as well which is pretty much the current Samsung flagship. The Xperia Z/ZL may arrive in a few months too. MWC is coming in February so there may be a few more new models to be introduced.Since you're with AT&T I'd highly recommend at least looking at the updated One X+. HTC makes great phones. While I don't have a ton of experience with them, or any with the One X+ (wrong carrier) I do have experience with the One S on T-Mobile and it's a great phone.
derFunkenstein wrote:If only you can find them in stock from the Play store. It may depend on whether you need more than 16 gigs of storage. For people with a few games with a lot of downloaded data, a large music library, lots of videos (shot or copied over from other devices), ROM backups (if you are into playing with different ROMs), it may not be enough so the no microSD of the Nexus 4 is a negative.Don't forget that if you don't mind foregoing carrier subsidies, the Nexus 4 is about as good as it gets.
JohnC wrote:If you prefer Android, take a look at LG Optimus G from AT&T - it's a beautiful phone, feels very "high quality" due to front and back glass surfaces instead of cheap, creaky plastic (some people like to use the more fancy word like "polycarbonate" instead of "plastic", but that doesn't change anything) like on most current phones Also, the display quality is excellent unlike the garbage that Samsung uses on their S3 I'm not considering switching from my iPhone 4S yet, but if I were - that LG's model would be my first choice.
JohnC wrote:Also, the display quality is excellent unlike the garbage that Samsung uses on their S3
ludi wrote:JohnC wrote:Also, the display quality is excellent unlike the garbage that Samsung uses on their S3
What is your objection to the S3? That display is gorgeous.
Flying Fox wrote:The Optimus G is the basis for the Nexus 4.
Flying Fox wrote:Voldenuit wrote:
If you want OIS also that may be next year.
The Swamp wrote:The S3 surely does.Do the Samsung units sport removable batteries and SD slots?
derFunkenstein wrote:It may come down to TouchWiz vs Sense for Samsung vs One X+/S. The HTCs are not without their own issues, ranging from crappy battery life and high RAM usage IIRC. If the OP really wants removable battery, then the HTCs are out.The S3 is made entirely of plastic and floor sweepings. I recommended the One X+ because of its mostly metal construction. The One S feels awesome like that.
derFunkenstein wrote:Not everyone report all these issues, and Samsung's pentile screen equipped phones sold very well. I personally don't notice the so-called fuzziness. I do notice the inaccurate colours though, but I know they are punchy and catch people's attention, especially viewing at an angle.The Nexus 4 is a lot of glass, if you want an iPhone that runs Jelly Bean for relatively cheap. Also, Pentile displays always look fuzzy, even the Galaxy Nexus (which is similar enough to the S3 IMO) has a fuzzy edge to everything. Also, reds look like they're up above the glass. Very unsettling.
derFunkenstein wrote:The S3 is made entirely of plastic and floor sweepings. I recommended the One X+ because of its mostly metal construction.
Also, Pentile displays always look fuzzy, even the Galaxy Nexus (which is similar enough to the S3 IMO) has a fuzzy edge to everything. Also, reds look like they're up above the glass. Very unsettling.