My Ideal Phone

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by KAB2010, May 12, 2013.

  1. KAB2010 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2009
    -stock android
    -4.7 to 5 inch screen 1080p
    -IPS display such as iPhone and LG, or SLCD3
    -Razr Maxx like battery life
    -slim form factor with very little bezel
    -on screen keys or capacitive home, menu, and back button
    -the iPhone 5 camera or better
    -speakers at the bottom (like iPhone) or front (like HTC One)
    -great call quality and of course the latest processor, gpu, etc.
    -power button on top to the right like iPhone or on the right side like Samsung

    Will my dreams ever be fulfilled? I honestly don't think I am being unreasonable.
  2. lbros360 macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2013
    I cant think of anything that will meet most of your needs besides the Nexus 4.
  3. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    I can go two routes--either a 4.7" display iPhone with eased restrictions on iOS or an HTC One with a few more 'ultrapixels' and a menu button of some sort (a long hold of an existing button would be fine).
  4. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    I'd be happy with a slightly larger screened RAZR HD MAXX, but for AT&T. :D

    Since that isn't happening, Sammy S4 for me!
  5. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    The HTC One comes close. It has a few misses. Those misses are, to me, pretty big. In order of importance:

    -Better camera

    -"HTC" home button and the right button a dedicated app switcher or menu button (would have been even better if they were on-screen buttons or fully gesture based)

    -HSPA+ AWS bands for Tmobile's "back up LTE" (42 MB/s download speed would be sweet backup speeds. Really don't know why HTC left this out)

    -Power button on the right

    -And I guess stock Android by default, though I understand people's acceptance of Sense 5 (some of it is quite nice).

    If only HTC had hit some or all of those points, they would have catapulted the One up to the top echelon of truly-ideal-device for me.
  6. KAB2010 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2009
    Either one of these would be wonderful.
  7. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    At least 6 hours 4g browsing straight.
    Slow motion.
    4.5inch tot 5,5inch display.

    This would be my dream phone but ofcource other hardware also counts but you can fill it in yourself.
  8. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    Mine would have a landscape slider keyboard that is like the Nokia E7 running Android.
  9. MacLappy macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2011
    An iPhone 5 with front and back screens that slides together to form a huge tablet size screen.Kind of like this NEC smartphone.

  10. KAB2010 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2009
    I could just see myself breaking that on the first drop! lol
  11. rMBA13 macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2013
    Dream phone: 5-inch iPhone 5S with fingerprint scanner and Jony Ive's iOS 7
  12. KAB2010 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2009
    Sounds good!


    The phone is intriguing. But it's price compared to the HTC One in the US isn't good. I also dislike the low brightness compared to the One and iPhone
  13. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    I want the Lumia 920 with the S4's guts and stock Android, and the LED notification light. That would be my perfect setup, for now. I think the Lumia's screen and camera blow the S4 away, and I love the dedicated camera button. Overall the button layout on the 920 is great for me. But WP8 wasn't able to deliver in a few areas of importance for me so I switched to an S4 and that's going well, but I miss the 920's camera and even some of the fantastic Nokia apps.

    Do you think that day will ever come where we will be able to mix and match hardware/software with phones the way we can with PC's?
  14. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    My dream phone
    1) 5' iPhone (edge to edge)
    2) Full HD 1920x1080
    4) 400+ PPI
    5) IOS 7
    6) no home button
    7) Larger storage option
    8) 13MP optical Zoom camera (back)
    9) 3MP front camera
    10) 1080p @ 60fps video
    11) Apple A7 (Quad-Core 1.6 or 1.9Ghz processor)
    12) 2GB or 3GB of RAM
    13) 2500mAh or 3000mAh battery
  15. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    An operating system that doesn't yet exist yet is your dream/ideal phone?

    And people wonder where the term "blind loyalty" comes from. ;)
  16. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    My ideal phone:

    1. 4.3 - 5 inch LCD screen, at least 720p. Pretty flexible with screen size. Don't like AMOLEDs. Not too stuck on 1080p.

    2. Good camera. I am the kind of person who hates taking multiple devices on the go. A good camera is paramount.

    3. Decent audio through headphones.

    4. At least 32 GB fixed storage. You can give me sd slot or not after the initial 32 GB, I don't care.

    5. Runs stock android OS straight from google.

    That's it.

    If LG Optimus G ran straight stock android from google, my dream phone would be here months ago.

    I am not asking for the moon, but no one is able to combine all of those yet. Wow.
  17. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    Why? At some point the PPI won't even matter. Your eyes won't be able to tell the difference. The larger the screen, the further your eyes are from the screen and the less PPI is needed to render a sharp image.

    Unless you crop a lot or are printing larger prints (~8x10 or larger), then those 13MP are pointless. My dSLR is 10MP and I know will take a better shot of any scene. High MP on a bigger sensor > high MP on a smaller sensor. I'm sure you know that, but just saying.

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