If you're looking at an Android phone, you should be looking here, you should be looking at HTC's One line, and you should be looking at the Galaxy Nexus. Me personally? The Galaxy S III would be my third choice of the three. I like the HTC's entertainment-focus, and I like the construction and the screen more. The Galaxy S's speed and its smart NFC implementation are great, and I even like some of the goofy gestures--and as an adult, I am fully capable of ignoring the stupid ones (here's how I did it: every time the phone asked me if I wanted to turn something on, I refused, and then I told it never to bother me again). But here's the more important thing: Android is still best when it's left alone (or mostly alone, as in the HTC One). The Nexus, the cleanest, Google-approved Google phone, is still reliably the better Android phone. It's a more reasonable size, with a better screen. It'll get updates first. It won't come with tons of apps pre-installed. It won't bug you about weird gestures. And best of all? You can still take advantage of the NFC TecTiles--Samsung tells me they'll be compatible with the Nexus as well.