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Sometimes it’s all about the feel: What’s the best phone you’ve held?

Vernon Chan


HTC One M7
“It’s all-metal unibody finish really brought premium to a whole new level. Plus, those front-facing speakers are simply unmatched.”

HTC redefined what a premium smartphone was supposed to look and feel like with their One M7. It was glorious. The gentle curve of that otherworldly aluminium unibody set the standard for how good smartphones could feel in your hand. It’s too bad that HTC are on a downward spiral because clearly they know how to make premium smartphones.

It seems we have reached an impasse. Nine people, nine different phones. A good mix of both metal, rubberised soft touch, plastic, as well as a wealth of smartphone sizes. They say that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder and I guess good feel lies in the palm our hands too. There is no one standard for what a smartphone should feel like and we hope manufacturers realise this. Not everybody wants metal.

But, we’re just a bunch of enthusiastic people who like point stuff out, in the end, it’s up to you to break the curve. Though, we do admit that if someone turns up in the premium smartphone market with a fantastic-in-plastic device we will judge them. So, maybe we have a bad habit to kick too.

What do you think about this? What is the best phone you’ve ever held in your hand? Do let us know in the comments section below.