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Who designs the best looking smartphones?
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Default Who designs the best looking smartphones? - 02-21-2013, 11:20 | posts: 18,220 | Location: Turkey

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ook, it is hard to judge design as it is sometimes so subjective, but there seem to be some general agreement on what’s good and what’s not. And the just unveiled HTC One has pretty much swept us away with its refined aluminum unibody, carefully chamfered edges and thin profile. Slick looks.

But you cannot deny it also looks very similar to the iPhone 5 in its aluminum aesthetic.

Then we have the gorgeous glass Sony Xperia Z that is not just beautiful but also practical, dust and water resistant.

On the other side of the fence are Samsung’s devices, a uniform bunch with a soft, glazed polycarbonate plastic that feels great to hold, but does not necessarily have the same solid feeling.

And finally, there is Nokia, with its colorful plastic Lumia smartphones that are fun with their vibrant reds, yellows and blues. But just as Samsung, Nokia is on the side of the fence preferring plastic to the intricacies of aluminum.
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Default 02-21-2013, 16:29 | posts: 11,257 | Location: England

I like the design of my Samsung Galaxy S III and its bigger screen but admit that the iPhone 5 design does look nicer.
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 16:46 | posts: 945 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a really smart-looking SmartPhone, and I like mine a lot.
Probably more of a pocket media centre than a mobile phone, though.
   
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Default 02-21-2013, 22:26 | posts: 975 | Location: Newton, NJ

I'd go with Samsung
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 07:34 | posts: 2,667 | Location: Ohio

The HTC One is a very nice looking phone. I'd not own it but it is very attractive (the UI not so much though). I like the iPhone 5 as well. I like how both are much more subtle in design than some of the flashy, plasticy, gimmicky phones that are around.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 08:28 | posts: 16,713 | Location: Northern Norway

The new HTC looks amazing! I'll be in the market for a new phone in a few months and that one looks like a very strong contender.

Here's to hoping the SG4 won't look as crappy as the SG3 though.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 08:40 | posts: 18,220 | Location: Turkey

i loved my S3 back then. but its plastic is amazingly simple and cheap to me.

even Nexus 4 body and material is better looking to me..also the feel when u hold it. iphone 5 itself is a nice touch the design but still a bit boring.

never hold HTC phones since the HD2. probably not bad.

im currently happy with Nexus 4 design and body as a businessman.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 10:15 | posts: 16,713 | Location: Northern Norway

Yes, I am in no way critiquing the quality of Samsung phones, I know they're great. It's just that the design of them does nothing for me. But then I also feel the same about a lot of the stuff Samsung makes, including TV's and monitors. I just don't like the "soft" lines they often use, I think. All a matter of personal preference, of course.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 10:31 | posts: 913 | Location: UK

I think Apple, but that wasn't why I bought one.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 14:09 | posts: 486 | Location: Old England

I like the design of my HTC 8X, the glass has curved edges all the way around the edge of the phone and the grill, it's lighter than an iPhone 5 and the polycarbonate case is a touch and a half.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 14:21 | posts: 1,766

nokia ftw!

htc makes them too curvy and the easy-to-hold way... I prefer the sharp and rare edges of say the nokia x7 that would make a great lumia flagship but the back should be flat
   
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Default 02-23-2013, 01:06 | posts: 19,041 | Location: Toronto, Canada

I like Sony's design but design is one thing, ROM support and community support is another.

I personally don't care about design if it's not open for modding.

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Default 02-23-2013, 19:50 | posts: 4,660 | Location: FLA,USA

I still like my Apple 4S love the glass with the brushed metal frame. While the screen is a bit small the phone overall is the right size.
   
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Default 02-23-2013, 22:40 | posts: 2,855 | Location: Barrie, ON Canada

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I like the design of my HTC 8X, the glass has curved edges all the way around the edge of the phone and the grill, it's lighter than an iPhone 5 and the polycarbonate case is a touch and a half.
Have to agree with you there, I love my 8X.
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 14:46 | posts: 11,194 | Location: Finland

Nokia.
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 15:02 | posts: 7,461 | Location: The Netherlands

Apple, definitely. I know this is about taste. But Apple makes his smartphones from aluminium, Samsung from plastic.
   
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Default 02-26-2013, 03:45 | posts: 3,466 | Location: Collierville, Tennessee

Best looking, I would have to say HTC. great looking phones. Wouldn't want to own one, though.I prefer Samsung for hardware & software(Note series is amazing, imho)
   
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Default 02-26-2013, 04:14 | posts: 11,396 | Location: England

Apple.
   
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Default 02-27-2013, 16:58 | posts: 12 | Location: Edinburgh

HTC get my vote, love the one x nicest phone out there in my opinion. Say Samsung as well and Nokia, but not apple all their phones are to similar, I like something different.
   
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Default 02-28-2013, 10:10 | posts: 6,362 | Location: Dubai, UAE / London, UK

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Apple.
But they all look the same, right from iphone 3 to iphone 5. Why do they not consider changing the look of their devices?

It's like a BMW M3 2005 to 2013 having the SAME body only difference is the engine/interior...
   
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Default 02-28-2013, 10:47 | posts: 3,700 | Location: Sweden

iphone 4 was the nicest when it came out.

i've kind of always liked sony's xperia phones in terms of looks too.
   
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Default 02-28-2013, 13:42 | posts: 16,713 | Location: Northern Norway

I can critique Apple for a lot of things, and I would never get an Apple product myself as they just aren't for me. However, their phones have always looked really nice to me purely from an aesthetic point of view. I think it's nice that they continue to use the simple and sleek design from generation to generation instead of trying to reinvent the wheel every time. Seriously, Samsung.
   
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Default 02-28-2013, 13:56 | posts: 5

HTC is best. I have my new HTC smart phone "DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE ". Great technology it is also the design and look is just awesome.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 06:16 | posts: 5,293 | Location: BC, Canada

Surprised nobody has mentioned the optimus G.. i like yhe feeling style and design of the G more than any other phone.. plus its lightweight and just the right size. It gets my vote over iphone anyday.. but thats also because I find the iphone 4 and 5 to be disappointing aesthetically and the s3 is terribly ugly and feels weird to hold.. again just my opinion.
   
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Default 03-02-2013, 08:54 | posts: 18,220 | Location: Turkey

I still didnt see optimus G. Not available here yet. Damn.
   
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