The 5 best phones for designers (that aren't the iPhone)

We're not going to lie: the iPhone has become the choice of many designers all over the world, thanks to its stylish looks, great build-quality and huge selection of apps (creative or not).

But, as we've found out, Apple's lean towards more and more skeuomorphism in iOS is putting many designers off. So what are the other options for designers needing a phone that meets their professional and personal needs? Here we look at the options, including the HTC One X, the BlackBerry Bold 9900, the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Nexus, the Nokia Lumia 900 – even though the latter will not run the forthcoming Windows Phone 8.

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