Other devices that are able to compete with iPhone build quality

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Poly, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Poly macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for an Android or Windows8Phone driven mobile phone that has a screen size between 3.5" and 4,5".
    Is there any phone from ans manufacturer that is equal to the iPhone in terms of build quality and the materials used? Besides the HTC One?

    I don't wanna miss the glass/aluminium.
     
  2. jeepik macrumors regular

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    The nokia Lumia are incredibly built devices

    i had the pleasure of using the lumia 1020 and it is beautifully constructed and built device
     
  3. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    The HTC One is the best android device in terms of build. The sheer edge to edge flush screen and aluminum design kills all other android devices. Most android devices I've seen are all plastic, so when I saw the HTC One for the first time, I was mesmerized at the build quality compared to iPhone.
     
  4. Poly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So the HTC One is the only non-plastic competitor?
     
  5. Cdumitru78 macrumors member

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    I agree the HTC one is a super smooth, solid design, and that alone got me to buy it and try it for a few weeks. Ended up going back to the iPhone, looks alone just wasn't enough in the end. Very good design though, felt so much more solid than the Galaxy.
     
  6. blitzer09x87 macrumors 6502

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    xperia z and xperia z ultra... the upcoming one max and the rumored premuim build quality variant of the note 3.
     
  7. Poly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    HTC One Mini
     
  9. Poly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow the MotoX would be cool but sadly customization is ATT exclusive and the price is rumored around 600$ -.-
    On top of all that: i'm from Germany so i won't get it anyways!
     
  10. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    What about the Padfone Infinity? I'd love to get my hands on one but it isn't available in the US and even if I could get one imported, it's not fully compatible with my carrier--not sure if its available in Germany. IMO, one of, if not the best looking phone available anywhere, with killer specs driving it.
     
  11. b166er macrumors 68020

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    My vote goes to Nokia. They have always had great build quality and it has only gotten better with the most recent Lumia.

    I had a 920 and loved it for the most part. I am keeping a real close eye on WP8 because my major issues with the platform will likely be addressed eventually. The 1020 looks killer. I am missing the camera on the 920 badly.

    But yeah, those things are tanks. I'm using a GS4 right now and the build is total garbage compared to Nokia and Apple.
     
  12. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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  13. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Does it really matter if the phone is made out of plastic? Cellphones were made out of various grades of plastic for 15 years before the iPhone existed. It's not like the metal and glass construction has helped the iPhone have a useful life beyond 3-4 years anyway. The hardware is old and outdated in 1 1/2 to 2 years and the software stops getting updates after 3-ish years anyway.

    Anyway, my suggestion goes towards the HTC One. Not sure why you're not including it in your search.
     
  14. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Something tells me you already know the answer.
     
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