What would be your perfect phone?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Fernandez21, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Fernandez21 macrumors 68040

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    A lot of us here bounce around from flagship phone to flagship phone in search of the perfect phone, and though we have come along way in technology, there is no perfect phone, but if there was, what would be your perfect phone right now?

    My perfect phone would be designed and built like the HTC One, it would run webOS, but have Android's home screen, notifications, widgets, and Google's services. Navigating would be like webOS with the gesture area. The gestures would be tap to go home, swipe up to multitask, swipe left for back, swipe right for forward, long swipe right and left to switch apps, down swipe from the top left corner for menu, swipe down from the center for notifications, and swipe down from the top right for quick settings. It would use the keyboard from BB10, and it would have the app and accessory ecosystem of iOS. It would have a lightning connector and be compatible with air play, air print, findmyiphone, imessage, facetime, icloud, and iTunes. And it would have the battery of the Motorola RAZR Maxx. It would have NFC, wireless charging, and a pureview camera from Nokia. And it would have a kickstand.

    That would be my perfect phone, what about yours?
     
  2. rak007 macrumors 6502a

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    Human desires and wants of something new each day and not being satisfied with what one already has will never let one have a perfect phone.
     
  3. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    1. Allows me to browse the web
    2. Allows me to make phone calls and send SMS messages
    3. Allows me to use alternative messaging services like WhatsApp.
    4. Plays a ton of media formats
    5. Has a decent camera with flash
    6. Large high-res screen
     
  4. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    An Apple made Nexus 5 with 5 inch screen and KLP.
     
  5. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

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  6. cynics macrumors G3

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    I wouldn't mind a 4.3-5" iPhone with all the hardware modern Android phones have. Like NFC, wireless charging, sd card, notification light, removable battery, etc. MUCH less bezel. With a less restrictive version of iOS.

    By less restrictive I mean be like like a jailbroken phone but with all the legal tweaks. Small things are fine, set defaults, change keyboard, better native apps, etc.
     
  7. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    A nexus 4 with a 3500mh battery. Seriously, I love my nexus 4. After having used the DNA, gs3 iPhone 5 and other flagships the nexus 4 is the one one that I would change the least about.
     
  8. Ungibbed macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, the more I see of the new BlackBerry Z10, it looks just right for me. Using a 4S right now and I really miss the notification LED.
     
  9. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    A slightly larger iPhone. Widen it out a bit and push it to somewhere in the 4.3"-4.5" range.
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    S4 components (Exynos 5 octo and 13mp camera) inside the
    HTC One enclosure with 3 capacitive buttons (not two) and running
    stock android 4.2.2 or iOS 7
     
  11. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    An HTC One with all three Android capacitive buttons, headphone jack on the bottom, volume buttons on the left, power button on the right, 3,000 mh battery, and stock Android OS (AOSP). Is that too much to ask?
     
  12. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Galaxy Note 3 with iPhone 5 screen quality and no logo on the front.
     
  13. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    HTC One in the same shell but with a edge to edge 5" screen (no bezel in the middle black part), onscreen buttons and stock Android/iOS 7, and a 3,200 mah battery. I truly believe HTC could've made the One to those specifications rather easily, so it's disappointing. I would buy that phone in a second.
     
  14. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    Huge capacity battery (3,000+ mAh), high rez display (1080p with high pixel density), top notch call quality, ultra fast processor, LTE, world phone, top class camera, and upgradeable to new versions of whatever OS it's on.
     
  15. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    ^ This though I don't need the SD card and removable battery, prefer a unibody design.
     
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  17. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    iPhone 5 but with iOS having the kind of freedom jailbreaks allow, without actually jailbreaking. Apple could easily have 3rd party extensions supported via App store, just with higher approval requirements and restrictions to some things (like being unable to unlock the carrier). This in turn would mean that their users would develop the OS into directions that can be later implemented as stock features.
     
  18. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    My el cheapo base model Nokia is perfect.

    I have a basic Nokia with a b/w screen, no camera or any other trimmings. It just does speaking and SMS. I don't have a phone line to my apartment, so it is my only phone. It sits on top of the fridge most of the time; I seldom carry it with me.

    When I leave my desk I become disconnected..... just the way I like it when I am out and about.
     
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  20. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    A HTC One with the S4 camera and expandable memory. Running stock Android that also fully supports iCloud/iMessage.
     
  21. Arran macrumors 68040

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    At a low monthly cost, and no 2-year contract!

    If only.
     
  22. blanka macrumors 68000

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    • It would be a phone without telephone numbers. OMG why is this crap invention still alive
    • Status-based communication like in Skype
    • All messages/calls/videocalls over IP, no longer the stupid calling minutes
    • No apps, no e-mail no distracting crap
    • A very good camera with movie option, not too many pixels, but nice grain, drange and high iso
    • Open source software, fully tweakable and an open Skype alternative that interacts with Skype/Whatsapp/SMS and oldfashioned phone number contacts
    • Batterylife of at least a week
    • POE charging/network connector
    • Not too light, better a lot of battery than featherweight
    • It must survive severe drops
    • Very good contact/group management w built-in-smart-answering-machine
    • Around 150-200 bucks without plan
     
  23. jojoba macrumors 68000

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    I'd like an iPhone the size of my Galaxy Nexus, with the opportunity to use the app SwiftKey as a third party keyboard (or any other kind of keyboard set up offering the same functionality).

    Keyboard and screen size are the only two things keeping me from getting an iPhone. In the mean time, I'm pretty happy with my SGN.
     
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  25. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    Take the gs4 and shrink it just a bit as they have some room on the top and bottom,say 2-3mm shorter and make it out of carbon fiber with a glossy clear coat on it to shut all the haters up and charge 999 for the phone.
     

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