Buying my 1st smartphone

kaisermatt

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I currently own the "amazing" LG cosmos 2 and I'm looking to upgrade to my first smartphone. I'm on Verizon and i'm eyeing the Moto X, Iphone 5s, or Iphone 5(not c).

The main draw for Moto X is the screen size and the overall size of the phone seems great.

The Iphone 5s seems like a great phone with the ecosystem Apple has created, and it seems like a good OS to start off for a first time user. The camera seems to be expected to be better than the Moto X which is a big plus to me. Might be easier adjusting to the smaller size of the phone coming from the cosmos 2.

Iphone 5 would be more to save 100 ish bucks or so, and still have access to some of the benefits of the Iphone 5s such as the ecosystem and a camera that is still better than Moto X from what I've read.

Thoughts/advice? The verizon rep i talked with seemed to be pushing the Moto X pretty hard over the Iphone 5s.
 

kaisermatt

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Thanks for the quick response.
Top priorities:
1. Smooth experience
2. No hassle/lag
3. Camera
4. Have most/all the apps i can imagine. doubt this will matter a lot between the choices.
5. Size: Screen and phone. Phone size i'll have to adjust to regardless. Screen I'm not sure if the 4 inch Iphones will be enough for me

Usage, imagined at least:
1. Use of internet/email for research, reviews, check times, places, events etc. paired with calendar.
2. Camera
3. Maps/gps
4. Apps for general use. interest and productivity.
5. Some game apps
 

TechnoD

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I'd take a look at the Lumia 928. It's a windows phone. I just got one myself and I must say I am quite impressed with it overall. Screen size and clarity is wonderful and the camera is second in class (the lumia 1020 has the best camera). It's definitely a productivity-oriented phone.

 

kirilmatthew

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Im going to partially agree with what was said below. The lumia 928 is a very good choice for your needs. If apps are the most important thing then I don't recommend it, however it has very good apps and is growing very fast. The experience is very smooth and the camera very good. Of course, if you were with AT&T I would recommend the 1020.
 

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Hope it goes well! Let us know how it goes and if you need any more help! And remember to pick best solution when you've got everything you need! :)
 

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Please, Please, Please don't get an iPhone. the Moto X is a wonderful phone. The difference in cameras is very small. Android overall is better due to the fact that it is much more customizable and will be supported for a very long time.(Google designed the phone and supports it) and is much faster. Almost twice as much. Another good choice is the LG G2 or a HTC One(Own)
 
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