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GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: November 2013

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GSMArena smartphone shopping guide: November 2013 - read the full textOne of the most common questions we encounter as writers and editors for mobile tech revolves around which phone to buy. We've taken it upon ourselves to share our insight with more than just our friends, so we're starting a recurring article...


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Great article!! however I don't get why Alcatel phones are always left aside... the Idol X is a great value for money at the 200 to 300 branch...

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  • 2013-11-04 21:45
  • pBkj

4MP camera is a pro feature on the HTC mini??? :))

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  • 2013-11-04 21:44
  • BP%m

Htc one for deserve for best 2013.

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  • 2013-11-04 21:41
  • arbA

great idea, gsmarena.

well done ...

my top 3 ...

sony xperia z1, samsung galaxy note 3,
lg g2.

also if someone like another os i prefer nokia lumia 1020 over all microsoft os devises and iphone 5 over the 5s and the other ios devises...

thanks for this awesome guide

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  • 2013-11-04 21:37
  • Bw}}

> In reply to Promhize @ 2013-11-04 21:12 from 3sE3 - click to readThe iPhone is expensive, but you get more support for it in updates and a lot of developers are still heading for iOS first before Android. Plus only the HTC One comes close in design.

Having said that, If I wanted a high end smartphone I'd go for the Sony Xperia Z1 as it has expandable memory unlike the other three normal sized phones.

The Note 3 is on another level though. If you can get used to the size, that screen will provide years of pleasure.

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  • 2013-11-04 21:30
  • dQen

> In reply to alex @ 2013-11-04 20:00 from iGfP - click to readDon't go for the Iphone 5, its just insanely expensive, its nowhere near the other devices in its price range Htc one, s4, sony xperia.

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  • 2013-11-04 21:15
  • 3sE3

God bless gsmarena for this very honest reviews. I think nexus 5 is the best bargain in terms of price but in terms of best device not really considering price its the Note 3, and the LG g2.

Apple is just one ridiculous company, thank u gsmarena for being finally honest, Iphones are insanely expensive with not as good features as the likes of Note3, Htc one, LG G2, Sony xperia

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  • 2013-11-04 21:12
  • 3sE3

just sony and apple

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  • 2013-11-04 21:11
  • Lin{

Personally, I find lumia 520 and lumia 521 is the best bang for the bucks. Both lumia520(att) and lumia 521(t-mobile) are selling under 100 bucks on Amazon dot com. Affordable 4G smartphones that does most of everything that the high-end smartphones can. 5MP camera that does take good photos,( most of mid-range android phones can't even deliver that). The lumia 521 also got FM radio after the amber update. And yes I agreed to the writer, wp8 is simple and user friendly too.( we're talking about regular users here, not geeks, phone craziness peoples.)

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  • 2013-11-04 21:09
  • 81SZ

nowadays pixel density of 300~400 range is not a pro imo, btw it's not a cons neither. +400 ppi is surly a pro now :)

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  • 2013-11-04 20:41
  • TY8r

> In reply to WW @ 2013-11-04 20:33 from mkRd - click to read
there you go. you can also try amazon

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  • 2013-11-04 20:36
  • xJPR

Could you please add a link to (European) shops? I can only find such prices in US stores so it's a disappointment, and even a little misleading

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  • 2013-11-04 20:33
  • mkRd

something in the iphone 5s block made me smile.....INSANELY EXPENSIVE

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  • 2013-11-04 20:19
  • X}nb

i think nexus 5 is the best bargain..

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  • 2013-11-04 20:14
  • t}e%

wow unique idea by gsmarena, very nice since last two months im struck between Htc one S4 G2 Z1.... after a long long research hands on experience and by gsmarena advice finally bought LG G2 for this Diwali. loving the device thank u so much gsmarena love u

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  • 2013-11-04 20:11
  • 2@sN

Where is the Xperia ZR (300-400) ???

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  • 2013-11-04 20:10
  • LLNR

Here in Australia, GS4 is the same price or more expensive than LG G2.

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  • 2013-11-04 20:02
  • sG%x

what to buy; galaxy s4 or iphone 5 ?

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  • 2013-11-04 20:00
  • iGfP

G2 from LG is the best...

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  • 2013-11-04 19:59
  • v0qT

very very helpful, and a mark in the website history.

Omar From Cairo

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  • 2013-11-04 19:56
  • fk6{

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