The Mobile Tech Expert Spotlight

The PhoneDog
Mascot from  Charleston, SC
| September 18, 2012

With new smartphones made available this weekend like the Motorola DROID RAZR M, LG Escape, Samsung Galaxy Escape 4G LTE and more, we will start to see movement in the top 5 devices of our expert's list.  With the Apple iPhone 5 on it's way we suspect even more movement in the coming weeks.

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It's likely the last week of the Apple iPhone 4S to remain in the top five spot as the iPhone 5 prepares to drop later in the week. The iPhone 5 doesn't represent a monumental shift in the Apple iPhone design, but it's just enough to entice iPhone buyers as pre-orders shipping time dropped to two weeks within one hour on Apple's website. 

The HTC One X and One S continue their top five stay because they really are great just handsets and I've gotten back into the groove with the One S lately, I've remember why I fondly appreciate Sense 4 over TouchWiz. Sense and TouchWiz are a love it or hate it position by the manufacturers to differentiate their device and each Android overlay has its good and bad. I happen to like the way HTC handled multitasking in the One series, though I may be in the slim minority. 

The Samsung Galaxy S III continues its reign as the kind of the Android platform, at least until the LG Optimus G is unveiled and the Galaxy Note II gets benchmarked. For now, the Galaxy S III represents the very best of Android by a manufacturer that has adopted the platform with its own tweaks. Once again we can say that TouchWiz is a love it/hate it position, but the under the hood power of the Galaxy S III makes TouchWiz run smooth regardless. 

As for the DROID RAZR M, it's a new find to our list and it may be one of the best mid-range smartphones on the market. In fact, it's only been on the market since Thursday and reviews have been glowing. Someway, somehow Motorola packed a walloping feature set into a tiny package and it did so without compromising the user experience. If you're a Verizon customer and you're looking for something in the sub $100 range with features that won't make you jealous of your friends.





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The Samsung Galaxy S III, hottest phone at the moment.

The iPhone 4S, a very solid phone having been about a year old.

The Motorola Razr Maxx, the battery is just phenomenal! 

The iPhone 4, even though this phone has some years it still is keeping slim and looking good. A sold entry at number 4.

The Motorola Atrix HD, the most solid budget friendly phone there is. Has the latest specs and is absolutely a beast!





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At the top of the list, Apple's iPhone 4S still resides. As it stands right now, just days away from the official release of the iPhone 5, the previous version of Apple's smartphone is still the best device on the market. With its unmatched display, top-tier hardware, and the App Store, the iPhone 4S offers the best of hardware and software. The Lumia 900 by Nokia is the best Windows Phone device on the market. Offering Microsoft's mobile OS in a physical shell that's truly unique and attractive. The One X by HTC is the result of HTC's new focus on their One series, with hardware and software coming together in a new way for the company. The Galaxy Nexus, with its vanilla version of Android 4.1, makes it the best option for anyone who wants Android without the proprietary skin. And the DROID RAZR MAXX has the best battery of any smartphone on the market, offering up an all-day experience.