Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Lounge
Android Lounge A place for general Android discussion and questions.

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old May 22nd, 2012, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Best looking android phone?

Hi all,

I am due an upgrade after 2 years and have decided to get a decent phone for a change. I generally like the look of the new breed of phones but am trying to find something that looks premium and stylish. This matters more to me than specs (vain I know!)

I was wondering what in your opinion is the best looking mobile phone. Preferably running android. I like the look of the (cyan) Nokia Lumia 800, which seems sleek and stylish and a bit different from the standard iphone-esque look of phones - what puts me off a little is the Windows OS.

Am also looking at the white Samsung Galaxy S2, which looks pretty nice (nicer than the upcoming S3 as far as I can see).

Thanks.

Skyandsun is offline  
Last edited by Skyandsun; May 22nd, 2012 at 01:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old May 22nd, 2012, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Need Beer and Mustard
 
breadnatty08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: District of Columbia
Posts: 17,731
 
Device(s): LG G2, Moto G, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus LTE, Nexus 7, HTC Flyer
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 5,727
Thanked 5,412 Times in 3,566 Posts
Default

For me, I love my Galaxy Nexus, but the HTC One X is one sexy beast. One of the more interesting questions I've seen in a while.
__________________
New to the forum? Check out the FAQ
Haven't signed up? Join the best Android Forum out there!
Sign up here
breadnatty08 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 02:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks. Am looking at some video reviews of the HTC now.

To be honest, the more I look at the Nokia Lumia, the more I like it. The Windows OS looks pretty quirky and a bit different, too - I'm not someone who needs billions of apps. I like the minimalist design from good materials (i.e. avoiding the plastic-y look).
Skyandsun is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 03:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
Need Beer and Mustard
 
breadnatty08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: District of Columbia
Posts: 17,731
 
Device(s): LG G2, Moto G, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus LTE, Nexus 7, HTC Flyer
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 5,727
Thanked 5,412 Times in 3,566 Posts
Default

The Lumia 900 is certainly a sexy device and if I had any desire to move to WP7 that would be the phone to buy. Among the latest and greatest of Androids, I'd say both the One X and S are the best followed by the Nexus and Galaxy Note.
breadnatty08 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
Hadron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dimension Jumping
Posts: 11,533
 
Device(s): HTC One (S-Off), HTC Desire (retired)
Carrier: Orange UK

Thanks: 2,150
Thanked 4,772 Times in 3,467 Posts
Default

I was thinking One S for Android. The X is a beaut, but the smaller, slimmer S would be my choice if aesthetics were the main factor.

The Panasonic Eluga is a bit Nokia Lumia in looks, but woefully under-specced - 4GB storage, no expansion, small battery. I know you said specs are less important but I could not recommend that with a clear conscience.

I know what you mean about the higher end Nokias - put Android on one and I'd be interested, but WP isn't flexible enough for me. But these things are personal.
__________________
Forum Rules & Guidelines - Android Forums FAQ
If a post helps you, use the Thanks! button.
Spam or offensive? Don't respond, report it /!\
Hadron is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
Killer Psychologist
 
chanchan05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 10,779
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy SL (I9003), Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (P6200), Samsung Galaxy SIII mini (i8190)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 140
Thanked 2,337 Times in 1,941 Posts
Default

The high end Lumias are indeed awesome looking devices. Only problem they have is I have need of use for certain apps that WP doesn't have yet.

Have you checked out the Sony Xperia line? They're pretty good looking.
__________________
https://shared.com?ref=51950 100GB free storage. WOW.

Worried about your health? Take the True Health Assessment now! Click HERE
chanchan05 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
ReDDs3D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 82
 
Device(s): HTC t328w DESIRE V (Current), HTC Imagio (retired, used in will it blend experiment) Droid X (retir
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 14
Thanked 12 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Umm, aesthetically speaking it really depends

Smaller phones (<4"):
-HTC Wildfire S (so cute and comfy ^__^)
-Xperia RAY (very sleek and sexy)
-Xperia NEO
-HTC Desire V (only in china)

Bigger Phones (>4"):
-Galaxy Nexus
-Nexus S
-HTC EVO 3D
-Meizu MX (only in china)
-Xperia Arc

Bottom line: In terms of design and aesthetics, you really can't go wrong with HTC and Sony Erricson Xperia
ReDDs3D is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2012, 12:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
caterham09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 49
 
Device(s): Samsung Moment
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 13
Thanked 40 Times in 17 Posts
Default

HTC has really improved on all of their design aesthetics and i would say that you coudn't go wrong with any of their stuff. Im a bit weird but personally ive come to really love the way the EVO LTE looks. For as much as i hated it the first time i saw it, the design has really grown on me and now i think it looks sexy as hell
caterham09 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2012, 12:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
xmr405o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,153
 
Device(s): Samsung GS4 x 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 plus, Nexus 7 32gb
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1,474
Thanked 1,162 Times in 770 Posts
Default

Don't laugh but I think LG makes the prettiest phones. Too bad for some reason it never leaves Asia or Europe. Haha.

The new optimus lines look really nice, IMO. I even think the Lucid is a good looking phone except the battery cover feels cheap.

Anyways, other than that my pick would go to the one series as well. Those phones look super and feel great.
__________________
My Drid does... your phne duhs...
xmr405o is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2012, 01:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: India
Posts: 59
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 5 Posts
Default

For me i love my Samsung Galaxy Nexus but now looking for HTC One X......
anjali189 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old May 23rd, 2012, 02:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks all. I am now thinking about the HTC One S. I don't need all the high end specs of the X and Hadron makes a good point that the S is slimmer than the X. Only possible spec that may make me pause is the quality of the screen, which a couple of reviews have mentioned.

I still really like the Lumia's design but think I would struggle to cope with the Windows OS, particularly things like Windows Live ID and Bing being forced on me over google.

I would be interested to know how widespread the 'chipping' issue is with the HTC One S black, though. Some people claim it's a fault with the way the coating is applied and so affects pretty much every phone - HTC say it's a rare issue. Anyone care to comment? Don't want to buy a phone that's going to have its paintwork chipping after a few weeks.
Skyandsun is offline  
Last edited by Skyandsun; May 23rd, 2012 at 03:45 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2012, 10:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 179
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 48
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

I recommend the samsung galaxy note. Dont know much about it but its big
I luv trolling is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Omar Days's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,002
 
Device(s): Nexus 5
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 132
Thanked 182 Times in 142 Posts
Default

the galaxy note in white is absolutely gorgeous. my gf has it and it looks much better than my dark blue note.
Omar Days is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 91
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Galaxy S3 will trump all, when it drops here. Till then, the Galaxy Nexus is the best looking.

If your choosing a phone based on outter appearance, why don't u get an iphone? Still the best looking phone, imo (dodges tomatoes)
npro1464 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 24th, 2012, 07:05 AM   #15 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 18
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Check out the Meizu MX. It's a good-looking dual core android phone. It also has a Quad Core version called the Meizu MX Quad-Core.
toffzter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2012, 06:33 AM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Wilkas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Boldon Colliery, Great Britain
Gender: Male
Posts: 537
 
Device(s): HTC One
Carrier: Three UK

Thanks: 30
Thanked 165 Times in 107 Posts
Default

My missus has a Lumia 800 and it is a very pretty phone but the windows software on it is awful, the marketplace is rubbish compared to android and you can't even use bluetooth on it (seriously, it's like 8 years old!) and it's very difficult downloading files, it prefers you to use skydrive for everything... not great if you are outside and have to use your 3g for streaming.

I have a One X and think it's a lovely looking piece of kit, also think the new sony phones look lovely except for that weird block on the bottom (what is that for?) and I have to admit after thinking it looked horrible, I've seen an S3 up close and it looks much better than it does in the pictures.
Wilkas is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2012, 06:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Wilkas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Boldon Colliery, Great Britain
Gender: Male
Posts: 537
 
Device(s): HTC One
Carrier: Three UK

Thanks: 30
Thanked 165 Times in 107 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by npro1464 View Post
Galaxy S3 will trump all, when it drops here. Till then, the Galaxy Nexus is the best looking.

If your choosing a phone based on outter appearance, why don't u get an iphone? Still the best looking phone, imo (dodges tomatoes)
lol, iPhone looks like it's out of the dark ages compared to many of the new phones... think the iphone 5 will have a new design, possibly a bigger screen. I put mine up against my friends 4s and it looked really old and tatty.
Wilkas is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #18 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Brighton. UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 340
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Nexus 7 - 16gb
Carrier: EE

Thanks: 50
Thanked 45 Times in 32 Posts
Default

Its a phone it goes in your pocket ;-)
Spaceprobe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2012, 07:02 AM   #19 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Wilkas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Boldon Colliery, Great Britain
Gender: Male
Posts: 537
 
Device(s): HTC One
Carrier: Three UK

Thanks: 30
Thanked 165 Times in 107 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spaceprobe View Post
Its a phone it goes in your pocket ;-)
Mine doesn't fit in my pocket

Wilkas is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Lounge
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:08 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.