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  1. cjl100gs

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    In in your opinion is the best android phone out to date
    I am doing a research paper where i basically have a android vs iphone topic and i need to find out others opinions on what they think the best is
     

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    That opinion is going to be VERY biased based on the phone the person commenting has. Hence, the best phone is the Captivate (yah bring it on HTC people) :D

    edit. But in my honest opinion, the Droid X does seem to me like the best phone overall.
     
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    Spec-wise I believe it is the G2 hands down. Seeing the overclock potential, that thing is a beast! Too bad it's on T-Mobile :(
     
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    This is like asking who is the most beautiful woman alive.
     
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    Except that I can actually get her AND I don't have to be monogamous:cool:

    I think AndroidSPCS has a harem....
     
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    The truth is any Android phone > iPhone.

    Although I do have some great ones right now.

    I also have a few iOS devices, including iPhone 2G / 3GS. Android wins hands down.
     
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    this is 1 of the big advantages of android..

    choices choices and more choices

    top phone for different reasons; in no order:
    evo
    galaxy s
    g2
    droid x
     
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    Another happily biased vote for the Droid X...
     
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    question was for phones that are out to date...

    nexus s ... has no real release date yet
     
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    Best is relative. The great thing about Android is the number of choices available. For me, "best" means
    - Verizon network (because it works best where I live and work)
    - large clear screen (aging is a bee-itch)
    - Android 2.2 or later (better outlook and IMAP integration)
    - Swype input method
    - CDMA/GSM capable

    So for me, there is no "best" phone. I use the Droid X and love it because it hits all points except the last one. YMMV.
     
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    So it's really a paper on device popularity then since you're just polling for opinions. If you're looking to compare to determine the "best" then you'll need to specify the criteria used to define best in your case. Are you just spec sheet racing or looking for specific real world applications to see which is best in a given application?

    That's your opinion. The truth is that best is always subjective and that applies to everything -- not just smarthphones. There are certainly those who would be best suited to the iPhone whether you find the iPhone to be best for you or not.

    Anyone saying otherwise is a fanboy or selling something. If any product was absolutely the best of it's type then everyone would be using that product. That's not the case obviously. I mean, I think my car's the best as it provides the experience, performance and reliability that I want for the price I'm willing to pay. However, it's not going to be the best for someone who needs to haul around a bunch of kids or someone that needs to haul 4' x 8' sheets of plywood or someone who has an entirely different budget, etc etc etc. Contexts and needs/wants matter when you're performing such comparisons. Again, it doesn't matter what the topic is, the options have to compared on a specific criterion-by-criterion basis or else the comparison is meaningless and you get statements like "Android > iPhone", "iPhone > Android" and so on.
     
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    You should focus more on software, android 2.2 vs ios4.

    But ill say droid x anyway : )
     
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    Define "best."
    Most Powerful (stock) = MyTouch 4G
    Most Powerful (rooted/hacked) = Epic 4G (or pretty much any Galaxy S)
    Best Looking = DROID X (Opinion, of course)
    Best Screen = Galaxy S
    Best Keyboard = G2
    (I've only touched one of these devices, these opinions are based on research alone)

    It all depends on what you want the best of. And yes, focus more on software, because hardware isn't all that different between the iPhone 4 and the high-end Androids. Software is really where Android wipes the floor with iOS. And don't just compare Froyo and iOS4, compare both OSes in general.
     
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    I would have to say...
    G2 OR mytouch 4g- T-Mobile
    Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S)- AT&T
    EVO 4G- Sprint
    Droid X- Verizon
     
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    Be careful with CDMA phones if you want to travel abroad though. If you travel to most places outside this country with a CDMA phone, it turns into an ipod touch.

    You'll want something that's either a hybrid CDMA/GSM (rare) or plain GSM.
     

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