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posted by JordyLicht on - last edited - Viewed by 291 users

Hey guys,

I'm currently in the stage of choosing a new phone, but HOTdamn, there's a lot of choices out there.
Right now, I'm rocking an (almost ancient) iPhone 3G, which has seen better days. Yes, I am an Apple fanboy, have been for quite some time, but I have no problems with Android or even the new Windows Mobile OS.
So I'm not asking to start a flamewar about which system is better, just some hints / tips / etc. What phone are you guys using, what would you recommend, why, etc.

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  • Contrasting Opinion: I've only tried one HTC phone, and that was the Wildfire. It found it slow, cumbersome and a right pain to use. Even though it was (and is) twice as powerful as my current phone, and running a better OS, I refused a free upgrade (My mothers old phone) to it.

    I would say go for a Galaxy S2/S3/nexus. They are the most popular android phones, and as such have the best developer support. Games are more likely to work correctly on those devices than on other android phones.

  • I have a HTC Wildfire myself, and it's decent, but not spectacular. I can do basic web browsing with it, but if you want to run any apps on it that are even slightly advanced, definitely get a different (i.e. better) model. I wouldn't write off HTC just yet though, since the Wildfire is their basic model, and I'm sure the more expensive ones will give you more bang for your buck.

  • Any sense waiting for the iPhone 5? Just to know what the competition is for these other phones?
    There are multiple articles out there that say the iPhone 5 will completely destroy the S3 specs, but than again, they are rumours.

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    @JordyLicht said: Any sense waiting for the iPhone 5? Just to know what the competition is for these other phones?
    There are multiple articles out there that say the iPhone 5 will completely destroy the S3 specs, but than again, they are rumours.

    The only thing I know for certain about the iPhone 5 is:

    1. Larger screen

    2. Smaller dock

    So old phone covers and docking apparati (alarm clocks, chargers, etc) won't work with it.

  • HTC Sense.

    A couple years old at this point. I really like it. I cleaned up the running programs to save the battery. I don't run blue tooth or play games on it. Battery lasts days(5-6 when I first got it, 3-4 now) with moderate app use and light browsing(very few phone calls). Fairly rugged design as I bang it around a bit at work and it only has a very small chip in the screen that you cant even see. I'm pleased but I may go the iRoute next contract just for a change. We'll see, I've got a year to decide.

  • I have a Samsung Alias II. No internet, no apps, no touch screen. It makes calls and texts.

    BUT.

    samsung-alias-2-combo.jpg

    It flips two ways.

  • I got a Galaxy S2 on Tuesday, which is cool, it's very very slick to use and rivals Apples stuff if not surpasses it in certain areas. Before I had the catchy named Xperia x10 Mini Pro which is also very cool and had a slide out keyboard to boot which was awesome. Even with a fancy keyboard app touchscreen typing's a tough transition for me.

    I don't do Apple because i'm edgy.

  • I'm using a Samsung Galaxy myself, and I'm very satisfied with it. Never had any problems with Samsung phones period. Also Android phones far exceed Apple in every way possible. Don't ever get iPhone, seriously, it's utter crap.

  • No, coolsome. Just... no.

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