Looking for a cell phone recomendation

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by RickTaylor, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking for a recommendation for a phone that

    1. runs android.

    2. Has an easy to use camera that takes nice shots, particularly indoors.

    3. Has a 4.7 inch screen or smaller.

    I have the first generation Moto X and really like the form factor, but I've been disappointed with the camera. The Sony Z3 compact is supposed to have a good camera, but I've also heard people say it takes some skill to take good pictures with it. The iphone is a possibility, but I'm still attracted to Android. What would you recommend?
     
  2. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    I'd recommend you drop the 4.7" screen requirement since that's going to hold you into lower quality second tier phones. Then buy a Galaxy S5.
     
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is your best bet.

    But 4.7 vs 5.2 isn't a huge difference depending on dimensions. Perhaps only less than 10 mm in height and width. If you came from 3.5-4 inch iPhones of before, there is a much of difference in dimensions adjusting to iPhone 6 than coming from iPhone 6 to the bigger Xperia Z3.
     
  5. dadudeness macrumors regular

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    I would consider dropping the Android requirement and have a look at Windows Phone devices.
     
  6. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    Z3 compact is definitely the best Android option given your requirements.

    However, I haven't used a Sony phone before so I don't know how easy to use the camera software is. Probably best to try one in store if simplicity of the camera software is a major factor in your decision.
     
  7. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    +1 on the Sony Z3 compact, and eventually the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.
     
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