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I currently own Samsung Sidekick 4G, and I didn't like it due to the problems but I'll be getting a new phone after my contract expired in...... 2014 Summer.

I know, I know, why should I care about getting new phones when I have a year and few months left even though new phones might come out soon.

I just want to know what is a decent smartphone that I should choose later I'll get it in 2014. I mean, even if I do wait for new phones in 2014, they'll be quite expensive.

Anyway, here's the phone that I thought of.
Nexus 4, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and couple other android phones that have quad core CPU and at least 2gb ram.

My plan is T-Mobile.
Here is the tasks that I do.
Calling, texting, surfing, YouTube, checking emails, social networking such as steam/twitter and playing android games.

What do you guys think?
     
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All of them will be old. If anything Nexus 5. Nexus 4 can be had for $300. Sell your phone and add $.
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Note 2, best Android I've had yet. EVERYTHING but calling benefits from a large screen. Just get a bt headset.
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Anything but a samsung. Heard enough horror stories locally and samsung owners generally ignore the fact that their UI is pathetically slow!
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If you're on T-mobile, I'd recommend the Nexus 4. I know people bash it for not having LTE, but T-mobile doesn't have any LTE in place (AFAIK), and speeds on HSPA +42 are comparable to those of LTE.

For an off contract phone with this much power for only $299, it's a no brainer. Plus you get Google Now, and updates far faster than any other manufacturer's phone.

My main gripe with the phone is the color. The color is washed out garbage compared to the nice SAMOLED of my previous HTC One S. Not sure what screen the new HTC One uses, but I'm sure it's way better than the Nexus 4. Some folks rooted their Nexus 4 just so they could install apps to tweak the color settings.. it's that bad!
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Anything but a samsung. Heard enough horror stories locally and samsung owners generally ignore the fact that their UI is pathetically slow!

I do not have this issue.
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