Phones What smartphone are you currently using?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by TacticalDesire, May 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    Just as the title says, what smartphone are you currently using? Are you happy with it?

    I'm currently on a Nexus 4 and I'm extremely happy with it. If there's one thing I could change about it, it would be the battery though. I can eek out a day fine but it's a little close for comfort sometimes. Other than that I couldn't be happier. Lack of LTE hasn't been much of a problem for me despite how nice it is.

    What about you?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2006
    Using the Nexus 4 as swell and I've got mixed feelings about it. When it works, it's amazing. Is it better than the iPhone 5. Still not sure for what I use it for. It's the shortcomings that drive me nuts. Lack of LTE doesn't hurt me too much since the stuff I do, HSPA+ works great. Its the camera that kills me. It's better than the GNex, but that wasn't hard to do. The biggest thing for me is the Bluetooth. It's just so darn twitchy. I've had too many times where I go to turn it on, it does nothing. It takes a reboot to get it to work again.

    Other than those things, I get a few random glitches here and there. Nothing to complain about. Liked the Nexus 4 over the S3, but the S3 had a great camera. I do miss that.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2006
    hTc One and Samsung Galaxy S4. I'm very happy with both. Each has its strengths and weaknesses.
  4. macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    Signature says it all - I have the N4, HTC One and iP5. Currently sport the One as my daily driver and my iPhone 5 for work. The Nexus 4 will be used here in a few weeks when I head to Italy for 10 days.

    There are different things I like about all of them, but the One may be my favorite - which is hard for an old iOS diehard like me to say!
  5. macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    Nexus 4 is my primary phone at the moment. Really pleased with the phone and having unlimited data, google services like Google Music and tethering are invaluable to me.

    I sim swap between the Lumia and iPhone 4 as and when I feel like it! :)
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2012
    Galaxy S3 here.

    Would love a galaxy S4, or the HTC One, or a new motherboard + graphics card.

    But can't afford any of them! Student problems
  7. macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
  8. macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2010
    I carry two phones, right now it's an iPhone 5 and HTC One. Best combo ever.
  9. macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2010
    Southern California
    Retired the Note II, went back to the iPhone 5 to use as an in-between phone while waiting for the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. So glad I saved myself some frustration and went to the HTC One 64GB Developer Edition!

    Hope Apple comes up with something better on the next generation iPhone and iOS7!
  10. macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2011
    I'm currently using an iPhone 5, but I'm going to sell it to buy a GS4.
  11. macrumors 65816

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    Nexus 4, can't wait to be the first to get the next Android OS update immediately, where as the S4 and One owners will be waiting to till next year for their update.

    My next phone will be the Nexus-Five in October, running Android 5.0
  12. macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2012
    Galaxy S4. Mega keen for the devs to do their thing for custom Roms and kernels. The S4 is great as it is, but I'd like to slim down some of the touch wiz bloat.
  13. macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    iPhone 5, really tempted by the HTC One but going to see what Apple has in store next month with the iOS7 preview. Hoping that it brings some much needed features besides the UI makeover that's rumored, starting to get annoyed with the limitations of the OS.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2012
    I cant believe several people are using two phones. So you have two separate numbers, on two separate accounts, or are they shared?

    I couldnt stand to carry two big android phones in my pocket.

    Guess its nice to combat the battery life issue though.
  15. macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2012
    A Samsung Galaxy Mini. It's fine as a smartphone, but it has the tendency to reboot occasionally. Dunno whether it's damaged physically, or Android (which isn't even the latest) is just like that and having kernel panics.
  16. macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    Just switched to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Nexus 4. I love my GS4, such a joy to hold in my hand. Since switching to the Nexus 4 and now to the GS4, my old iPhone 4S feels so tiny in my hand. I don't understand all the hate the GS4 got for its build materials. They don't feel cheap at all. It actually weighs less than my iPhone and my Nexus, and I like that. Perfect size phone for me.

    As for the software, I like it. I don't like the bloatware, something you don't get with the N4 or the iPhone. But other than that, I love it. How's this for crazy, this is my first Samsung phone since the Blackjack, lol.
  17. macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011
    Vienna, AUSTRIA
    Nokia Lumia 920.
    Waiting for the next iPhone and just sold my iPhone 5 as long as the next one has not been announced yet to maximize its sale value.
    Had the GS4 for 3 days, but got the new unlocked Lumia 920 for 369.- EUR which is almost 50% less than what I payed for the GS4.
  18. macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
  19. macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    I am really enjoying a SGS4, it is now set up how I want and it works and looks really good, I also have a Nexus 4 to sim swap and to get and preview Google updates sooner than I would with the S4. I really think that there is a plethora of fantastic phones about ATM, Apple, HTC, Samsung, Nokia and Sony have all got top of the range phones that are absolutely superb, I could quite happily carry any one of these. The choice for us, the consumer is better than it has been for a long time. :)

    I agree with these two points, the S4 feels like a quality product in the hand. As for the bloatware, I deleted or disabled all that I was able, the rest is hidden in the app draw out of sight, out of mind. :)
  20. macrumors G4


    Jun 12, 2012
    Currently I am using the nexus 4. I am overall happy with the phone. It has some downsides, no LTE, camera, battery life; However for $299 I can't beat it. I know the type of person I am, and it would annoy me having a phone without the latest software. As long as I stay with android phones, I will stay with the nexus line until something changes with the way updates are handled.
  21. macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2013
    Iphone 5 user coming from a note 2. Very happy user!
  22. macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    Had my One X + stolen over the weekend so I'm back on my One X. Although I have been thinking about grabbing a Nexus 4 to tide me over till the 4th quarter slate of phones gets released. Not too impressed with this current crop (GS4, HTC One, Optimus G) of phones on the market, or moreso not that much of an upgrade over the One X.
  23. macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2009
    International Galaxy S3.

    Still going strong despite the onset of the S4 and HTC One.
  24. macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2012
    Me using iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy s4 both phones are great.
  25. macrumors 68020


    Feb 14, 2013
    Atlanta Ga
    Note 2 and nexus 4. Best set up I have ever had. Hardware and software combined the note 2 might be the best phone I have ever used. Software only the nexus takes it. I have the iphone 5 too, but I only use it as an ipod.

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