The King of Smartphones: Your Comments!
Last Monday, we ran a piece on the King of Smartphones, in order to find the best handset on the market. We ran our own reviews, and we also asked you guys for comments, opinions and to vote in our poll.
We asked you to tell us all about your favourite smartphone, and what you think tops the list, and the results have been amazing. Over 230 of you have joined in the debate, and we’re still working our way through all the comments.
One thing is immediately apparent, however, and that’s how passionate you all are about your own individual handsets. Whether it’s an Apple handset, an Android device, Blackberry, Palm or Nokia, each one of you has stood up and fought for the smartphone you think is best.
Aaron Hodgkins kicks off the debate, pointing out that his “favourite mobile operating system is Android… It’s the most flexible”. Almost immediately, there’s a response from a Nokia fan, with Richie stating: “Where’s the Nokia N8? Unless I am mistaken Jon was using one so why not include it? We all know the iPhone will win anyway so this test is pointless – The Gadget show is just one long commercial for Apple.” Although perhaps some of the Gadget Show guys actually just like Apple?
Well we’re definitely not the only ones to feel fondly towards the excellent iPhone 4, with Piflnjc14 going on to say “I have been iPhone user for last couple of years. I started with an 3G then upgraded to iPhone 4 last year. I will never go back, (the) iPhone is king”.
Reader Jen Louise states: “I have a Blackberry Torch, I think that it is much better than the other ones! It is quick and easy to use if you know what you are doing!” Thanks Jen – it looks like you have a fellow Blackberry fan in reader Victoria, who points out: “I agree with Otis! I love my blackberry, it is easy to use and personally for me the keyboard is great because I think touch phones are hard to use.”
Tipping the balance in favour of Android, Reece says: “In my opinion, Android will definitely be the most popular smartphone OS by the end of this year. It’ll have more users than iOS, however this doesn’t mean it is running on the best smartphone. Having said that, I personally feel that the best smart phone is yet to be released. The Motorola Atrix, from a geek’s perspective, is to drool over.”
Wondering where the Samsung Galaxy S is, Liam Ward states: “Samsung Galaxy S – i like it over other smart phones – and quite simply is the greatest phone that has ever existed.” This was backed up by Angel_eyes214: “I don’t understand why the Samsung Galaxy S wasn’t amongst those tested. Would not swap it for the world…is so easy to use…even my husband who was anti-touch screen loves it.”
The Samsung is definitely a popular smartphone, with Lauren Moore14 claiming: “My phone wasn’t on the show, but i think it deserves the top spot! The Samsung Galaxy S is a great phone and has great features. Texting is quick and easy with swype, great camera, really light, great functions, it’s fantastic!”
Asking after the Nokia N8, Joe lee14 questions: “Guys where was the Nokia N8, it has the best camera of all the smartphones, also it is sooooooo easy to use and it has tons and tons of apps.” Ying-Hui asks the same: “Why was the top of the line Nokia N8 not tested? That has a 12 MP camera.”
Markster3314 states: “Well the iPhone 4 is very capable phone, and yes there are other good smart phones out there. but the Apple is the cream of the crop. The rest are just imitations. Like the iPad all clones. Good but not perfect.”
Jackosback14 is another Apple fan: “What is a Blackberry anyway?.. A type of fruit, I’m thinking ;) Sorry peeps, it’s gotta be the iPhone4 all the way, the best looking smartphone by miles, nothing else even comes close.” Although it’s easy to agree with the sentiment, the jibe at Blackberry being a fruit (coming from an Apple fan) did make us chuckle.
Drakous14 stands up for the iPhone 4: “The iphone 4 is 100% the top smart phone at the minute.” This is also backed up by Hugh15: “For those complaining of pro-Apple bias, I think it is just that Apple products are supremely well designed, with an streamlined integration between hardware and software, that just work. Long-time viewers of the Gadget Show will remember the anti-Apple bias that used to be the norm when it was just Macs and PCs.”
It’s easy to spend all day reading the debate – head over to our King of Smartphones piece to find out more. Either way, we’d still like to hear from you, so be sure to leave a comment below and tell us more about your fave handset.