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    Best new Android Phones?

    Yes. Another one of these threads. And no, I'm not SIAP.

    I've got a lot invested in google and such, and although I don't mind Apple, I'm really not interested in the iPhones or anything.

    I've been checking out the Droid DNA, but... not sure. The Razr Maxx HD looks pretty darn sweet, but I'm not sure if I need all those guts.

    Since it's been a while for me when it comes to getting a new phone (HTC Incredible), I guess I don't really know when the best time to go buy one is, and if I'm going to drop decent cash on a phone, I'd rather not do that and then either a bunch of sales happen, or the next wave of new stuff.

    Is there anything coming out that I should wait for? I can wait probably 2 months max, although the sooner the better.

    Thanks!


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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    Don't wait for the "new" phone to come out. You will be waiting your whole life to get a new phone.



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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    Who is your carrier?


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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    The best Android phone you can buy, as of December 2012 (International edition) | Android Central

    I like the nexus phones for less carrier garbage, but the latest one is only available as a gsm phone. The SIII seems to be the overwhelming consumer choice. Also the screen sizes keep going up, don't know if that matters to you, some people like it and some don't. The MWC is also coming up in a couple of months, and new phones will be coming out, but timing is hard to pick really. In 5 months whatever you get will most assuredly be dated. :)


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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    It sounds like youre on verizon.

    Right now id probably say the best is the Galaxy s 3 or the droid dna if youre re-upping your contract and want the latest and greatest.

    At the same time, ive got no complaints about the Galaxy Nexus i got a few months ago, and you can get them for decently cheap off contract (important if you have unlimited data and want to keep that), plus your updates will come faster than on any other verizon phone.

    I had an incredible, and liked it, but unfortunately HTC hasnt really released a great phone on verizon since then, dumbing down their incredible line. The droid DNA may change that. Ive read that sense really hasnt adapted well over time though, i prefer vanilla android that a nexus has. (and the GS3's customizations stay out of the way a lot more than sense does)


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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    I too have a Nexus on verizon, wouldn't trade it for another android phone at this point.


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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    I too have a Nexus on verizon, wouldn't trade it for another android phone at this point.
    Another thumbs up for Nexus here.



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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    Nexus lover here as well.

    It's the best phone for custom ROMS as well.



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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    I have the same scenario as the OP, currently have an Incredible w/ Verizon looking to upgrade without losing my unlimited data.

    Have been looking at the Maxx HD & GSIII but haven't really wanted to drop that much money. I'll have to look into the Nexus some more.



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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    I got the Galaxy Note II a month ago and I love it. Battery life is strong, and I've had no problems with slowness. It is very large though, and if you are normal sized (I'm 6'4") you will probably want the Galaxy S3. It's plenty big enough.



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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    I just upgraded to the Droid DNA and absolutely love it.



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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    I sat on my Incredible for a whole year waiting for the right phone to hit the market. The DNA was it for me. The screen and processor are currently peerless in the market. Sealed battery and no SD slot don't matter to me. Built in wireless charging is handy for times I do need to bump charge. Fantastic phone.

    Note II is also a great phone. A little too big for me, and I don't care for Samsung's gimmicky stuff like S-Voice and S-Beam that already exist in Android.

    Motorola is 9 months late to the party with the Razr HD line. Dual-core Snapdragon with a 720p screen? HTC, Samsung and LG have all moved beyond those specs. The MAXX was the go-to because of the battery for most of the last year, but the Note II has all the battery life in a much better package.

    The only credit I'll give Motorola is that the Razr M is a solid midrange phone. Good internals, manageable size, Jelly Bean with Google Now and priced to move.



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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    My family has 4 Droid HD Maxx and have had no problems, except for the wife. She cannot figure out how to use all the features, but she also had problems on a simple phone making call and texting.



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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    This is like asking which is the better team at the bottom of the crappy B10 conference. Should I pick Iowa or Minny.



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    Re: Best new Android Phones?

    Quote Originally Posted by NebrClone View Post
    My family has 4 Droid HD Maxx and have had no problems, except for the wife. She cannot figure out how to use all the features, but she also had problems on a simple phone making call and texting.
    Time to upgrade the wife.



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