Anonymous, 19 Dec 2013Optimus g recently got 4.2? Why mine still 4.1? No update yet.. this phone is beast with cheap... moreBuy Samsung better. Updates were very prompt. If you buy other brands then be prepared to wait till kingdom come the fellas still not releasing any updates when Samsung already have bug fixes updates after the main updated version. This is the reality.
yeah, 20 Dec 2013the z30 is not available everywhere, yet. BB is already dead. even carriers don't want to keep stock. It was at its peak in 2009 and 2010 but not anymore because they failed to innovate.
I opened my Maps in my Note 3 and in 3sec it pointed to my location and the map was opened. I also opened Maps in my BB9900 and it took more than 1min to open just a part of the darn map!
I opened both phones' web browser and opened Yahoo.com and my Note 3 had it fully opened in 2sec but after 2mins 30seconds of scrolling the BB browser became timeout! What the hell is wrong with BB? And do you guys think they are worth mentioning now amidst the powerhouse Androids and WP phones?
MobilePowerUser, 19 Dec 2013Good to see recommendations for Windows Phone devices. Lumia 520 is killing it in the low ends... moreOMG,ma bro just got that,it's pretty cool for a phone at that price with awesome feature
For my very first smartphone I got a brand new Nokia Lumia 820 in October 2013, in time for Christmas, for just £175 from Amazon, putting it within the £100-£200 price bracket. Essentially a Lumia 920 with expandable storage, removable battery and interchangable covers. Screen's WVGA but AMOLED, 8MP camera's not pureview but still on a par with the likes of the iPhone 4S/5 and comes with a dual LED flash. It's noticeably more compact than a 625 as well as a 920 too, putting it firmly within mini territory. Works great on WP8 Lumia Amber and will be getting Lumia Black soon. So how come, like the really old LG Optimus L3 in the sub-£100 bracket, it isn't mentioned as a good buy here?
Free satnav is available for Samsung Ativ S: Nokia's 'HERE' satnav app can be freely installed on any Windows phone in many countries including the Ativ.
Overall great review, although I suggest real world performance should count more than how new or dated a chipset is; Windows and iOS are much more efficient in using hardware resources and then there's the countles variations of Android.
While a typical Android 4.x device takes up ~250MB of RAM just for the system and fills the rest of it pre-loading stupid apps, Windows typically uses just 100 Mb and has a smaller app cache. If you are not gaming heavily or something, a windows phone with a dual core CPU and 1GB of RAM performs similar to an android phone with a quad core and 2GB of RAM.
Lg optimus G: "an official 4.4 build is on the way"?
Where did you find this information?
Htc One is best its looks great, has less bugs than s4 android 4.3 update and it has the best audio. What's not to like?
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2013ahahahhahahh nexus 5 in serbia is about 800 euros800 € ??
Did you make a mistake ?
In Bosnia is around 400€ :D
Hi neighbour hahaha
I have xperia z and love it, pretty good in design and performance
thanks gsmarena for this smartphone shopping guide. and plzzzzz prepare us a tablet shopping guide too.
zzzzzzz, 19 Dec 2013The 200-300 euro bracket was bombarded by Xperia phones.
Why did they not mention the Xper... moreHeard about reading first before commenting? ZR is not available worldwide.
LG G2 should have been left out also, because the 32GB version is not available everywhere.
Gaurav, 19 Dec 2013Yes blackberry z30 is truly an excellent smartphone of 2013 its not in the list may be coz if ... moreGiven the GSMARENA article today about security issues with S4 and Note III, it only supports the contention that Android leaks like a sieve and has other security issues. In business you have to be nuts to use Android. Get behind BB and help prevent the massive malware and spyware industry by not buying an Android device.
Any of those Nokia Lumia phone is great. Super reliable OS and no hangs. You just need to find your price range.
Optimus g recently got 4.2? Why mine still 4.1? No update yet.. this phone is beast with cheap price but lg make it fool with very slow update. Shame on lg. I moved from motorola which i was using moto atrix and stuck with gingerbread. Hoping move to lg to get faster software upgrade but lg dissapoint me so much. Next phone for me might be htc or samsung. Sicks with android slow update