Design your perfect Android phone
No idea if this has been done before. Apologies if it has. I don't really frequent this or any of the forums here, but I got to thinking about this randomly and this seemed like a good place to share. I'm an iPhone user, but I do appreciate the customizability of Android and do think it's a great OS. So, in the spirit of that customizability, I'm curious to see how people would customize their phone's hardware if they could. This is as open-ended as you want it to be.
So, like the title says, design your perfect Android phone!
Enclosure: A white polycarbonate unibody enclosure (see Nokia Lumia 800 and 900) with a gently curved glass screen and curved edges for maximum one-handed comfort (again, see Nokia Lumia 800 and 900).
Dimensions: ~120mm x 60mm x 10mm... some wiggle room, ideally a bit smaller than a bit bigger.
Screen: 3.7" to 4.0" Super IPS LCD with a sufficiently small bezel to maintain the above external dimensions, 1280x720.
Storage: 32gb built in, microSDHC slot (needn't be hot-swappable... don't really care).
CPU/GPU: Best available without sacrificing battery life.
RAM: As much as possible, of course.
Camera: Best available backlit sensor, LED flash, ability to use a volume rocker as the shutter.
Physical controls: Power/unlock button on the side (ala Samsung), volume rocker on the opposite side, mute switch ala the iPhone just above the power button. No more than that. Give me the ICS/JB touch-screen controls over more buttons.
Connectivity: Micro-USB (with an included dongle to connect full-size USB), 3.5mm.
Radios: LTE (provided it doesn't shit all over battery life), penta band HSPA+, Wifi, Bluetooth.
Battery life: 48 hours of functional battery life. Basically, I want to leave the thing on and charge every other night.
OS: Vanilla Android (not hardware but worth mentioning)
Other: Microsim, unlocked, NFC for when that finally takes off.
Basically, a device that has a minimalistic, streamlined, pocketable exterior like the iPhone, Lumia 800/900, and HTC One X. No superfluous controls or ports, no panel gaps. In terms of size, something that optimizes both screen size, pocketability, and one-handed use.