Originally Posted by Miki
I was just saying based on current availability, I'd pick LTE over a quad. I do want the Lumia 920, but an Android quad core device sporting LTE would be tough to pass.
Lumia 920 is a great device with an especially amazing camera as far as phones go. Microsoft has also done a great job with their new mobile os, making this combo look extremely promising.
Personally I have an S2 at the moment and I was going to pick up an S3 but I held off, hoping that they would release a black version because I dislike blue and white. Obviously it's great news hearing that the new black version will come with quad core and lte.
Personally I would go for the S3 (either current or the upcoming version) or something like the Lumia 920. However, if you prefer Apple then the iPhone 5 is still a great device for now.
In general, if someone doesn't feel like waiting (for the new S3 or a Nexus 2) or would rather not purchase an android then something like the Lumia 920 is a great device and definitely competes with the best of them. Though, the current S3 is still an amazing device as well.
As for the iPhone 5, well it's a great device... if you like form factor. I remember when the previous versions of iPhone came out and I can say for certain: the new one certainly doesn't, at least for me, have as much of the "wow" factor as their previous products.
The problem is that Apple is a proprietary dinosaur. In a world where many things didn't have a high-level of standardization and differing systems didn't interface/integrate with each other seamlessly then sure... it made sense to develop a closed environment where you attempt to provide every aspect of the experience. That world is gone and today things work quite differently... frankly I am surprised that Apple has insisted on continuing down that path. It's becoming increasingly difficult for them to provide an entire experience in competition with an open experience that is developed by a combined effort between many entities, some of which have equal or greater financial and technological resources.
This is one of the bigger reasons why Apple never really could get in to the pc market, at least not at the level of Microsoft, and I can certainly see the same happening in the mobile industry.
The reason I bring up Apple is because you certainly want to look ahead when you determine which ecosystem you want to invest in with apps, peripherals, etc... Also it should be noted that many of the paid apps you have on your iPhone can be had for free on Android if you don't mind a few ads.Edited by jordonus - 10/9/12 at 2:00am