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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

I currently use a BB9780.
Personally I find the applications/additional BB charges unnecessary high and want to avoid it.
Im looking for a good phone,usage is mainly Good voice clarity,long lasting battery and GPS.The rest is secondary.A 5MP camera can be a bonus.
Any suggestions.


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User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 509 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2842 times:

Didn't have the time to compare specs with your requirements, but you might want to check out the Google Nexus 4, a friend bought it recently and has nothing but good things to say about it. That is, of course, assuming you're okay with Android.


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User currently offlinebongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3550 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2838 times:

I think the "long lasting battery" might be the sticking point. In my experience the battery life on all the modern phones is poor at best, Its quite good, providing you just use it as a phone, but who resists the temptation to make use of the internet, e mail etc ?

Probably best to just recognise that battery life will be fairly awful and keep any eye on it.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2760 times:

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 1):
you're okay with Android.

and why would you say Android would be different...

Quoting bongodog1964 (Reply 2):
n my experience the battery life on all the modern phones is poor at best

True more Applications used...more drainage....



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User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2742 times:

I recommend the iPhone. I'd go with either the iPhone 4S, or the iPhone 5. The 5 will last longer and has many benefits over the 4S, however, the 4S is cheaper, but not considerably.

You'll discover a great, unrivalled ecosystem when using the iPhone.



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User currently offlineEricR From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

I've used many devices across multiple platforms (ie. IOS, Andoid, BB, Windows) and noticed that from a voice perspective, the BB has the best quality (assuming all else is equal such as location). However, from a data/browser/app perspective, they lag far behind their competitors.

Battery life on the BB is better than on other devices such as the iPhone, though there are workarounds to extend the battery life on the iPhone such as adjusting your email settings to retrieve on command.

RIM is coming out with a new BB (version 10) this year. This version is supposed to enhance BB's data/browser/app functionality to the same level as the iPhone/Samsung Galaxy III, etc.. I would recommend waiting for the 10 to come out and see if this meets your requirements. I am not sure how the enhancements will affect the battery life.

I currently have an iPhone. It is very intuitive to use and is great from data/browser/app perspective. However, the battery life could be much better and the voice quality is average.


User currently offlinemdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

I have the Galaxy S III and I highly recommend it.


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User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
and why would you say Android would be different...

I hope i'm not sparking a war with this - but certain I probably will be.

Android (by Google) is a little different than iPhone in the sense that it allows you to have widgets that perform tasks, vs. iPhone which provides limited customization.

Widgets allow certain applications (you customize this) to show you information on your home screens without having to open an application. For example...I have one that is a news reader, which displays headlines from whatever source/topic i'd like, and one that shows my calendar so i can see upcoming appointments.

In iPhone you would have to open separate applications (returning to the home screen at least once) to see these things.

Because iPhone OS has changed very little since it was introduced, its very well fine tuned and works well for what it is. Android is usually updated and changing more frequently, usually for the better and with more innovation.

If you like customization, and the ability to pick a phone by size and by features. Go with Android.

If you like something simple and you don't care much for customization. Go with iPhone.

Most importantly (because you want GPS) make sure you go with Google Maps (this is the default for Android) in either case because the native software on iPhone (Apple Maps) is absolutely terrible. Especially in India (from experience)

That all being said, I have the Google Nexus (3rd version) and I LOVE it. I also have had great experiences with Galaxy S III and have played with Nexus 4 which are excellent!

I have heard that Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming out in spring which is supposed to be really impressive.


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2814 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Quoting mdsh00 (Reply 6):
I have the Galaxy S III and I highly recommend it.

I have one too and it's a great phone. However, the battery life is really poor.



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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5504 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

We have the Nokia Lumia 900 and it has been great! Battery life, voice quality, connectivity, no problems at all. When renewal time comes we'll probably move on to the Lumia 920 but will have to look and compare when the time comes. But Nokia has delivered a solid dependable product with the Lumia.

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User currently offlineRedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

When recommending a phone to friends, family and others, I always ask them what they want in a phone. Just telling them to buy an iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc. just because isn't helping them at all.


The iPhone 4S/5 and various Android models all perform very well and are well received, they just have certain features that they excel at and really make them stand out. It all comes down to what you will use it for and what you find important.


I will just list some things I have noticed for each OS:


iPhone

- App selection and quality (Although Android has close to as many apps, their quality can vary)
- Simplicity (People who prefer a phone that "just works" will enjoy and iPhone for its easy setup and use)
- Battery Life (The battery life of iPhones are sometimes alot better due to apps not running in the background)
- Siri (I don't use it much but it works for some, however I think Google Now is slightly better for alot of things)
- Updates (Android has gotten better at this but I think Apple is hands down better at updating software when it releases)

Android

- Customization (I like to say android phones are for people who love to tweak and tinker with everything)
- Ecosystem (The integration with Google services is unrivaled and no I don't think iCloud can come close)
- Multitasking (Easy to switch between apps and have multiple apps running at the same time)
- Maps (Google Maps is simply the best of the free map programs)
- Google Now (I have heard good things about it. I have an iPhone and I still use the Google App's Voice Search way more than I use Siri)
- Camera (Many Android phones now have at least a 8MP camera and some even have a 13MP camera)
- Web Browsing (Although I find iPhones Chrome app good, I think the Chrome browser for Android is better)


I don't have enough experience with Windows Phone and comparing BlackBerry OS 10 before it comes out wouldn't be fair.


Overall, if you like Android, go for the Galaxy S3 or the Nexus 4. If you want an iPhone get the 5, or the 4S if you are on a budget...


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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7695 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2648 times:
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Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 8):
Quoting mdsh00 (Reply 6):
I have the Galaxy S III and I highly recommend it.

I have one too and it's a great phone. However, the battery life is really poor.

I have an SIII and have found the battery WAY better than the last generation of Android phones. Do you use a power-saving app at all? I was sceptical, but found that it made a really big difference. I can go two days no problem.



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2814 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 11):
Do you use a power-saving app at all?

No, I don't. Maybe I should try. What's the one you're using?

I have a charger both at home and at the office, so it's not too much of a problem during week days. It's mostly a problem during week-ends when I'm away for several hours.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7695 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2634 times:
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Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 12):
What's the one you're using?

Juice Defender (the basic free one). Give it a try and see if you feel it makes a difference. Just set it on the default normal setting.



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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2814 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 13):
Juice Defender (the basic free one). Give it a try and see if you feel it makes a difference. Just set it on the default normal setting.

Thanks, I'll give it a try!



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User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 705 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

I have the android OS Motorola Droid Razr, first generation,, in purple. I absolutely love this phone although it is one year old now, it still does what I want. I came from the original Motorola Droid two years prior, so I am pretty much sold on the android os, as well as Motorola phones. There are newer versions of this device now (maxx, hd and so on) and with long long lasting batteries. I love the customization, having folders, widgets, sticky notes like a computer etc. on the device.

One thing I have found is that I get significant extended battery use by disabling the 4G and reverting back to 3G. There are apps out there to do this for any specific device. I do not need 4G at all, really. I guess it depends on what you use your device for, but I find 3G fine enough for me for my needs.

I have a friend who just got the samsung galaxy 'something' lol. Cant remember but its that big giant phone with the stylus. It looks cool and she's still getting used to it. If I were getting a new phone today, I'd heavily consider that one. But I ll be in the market for a new phone in about 8 months and cannot wait to see what is on offer then.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 7):
In iPhone you would have to open separate applications (returning to the home screen at least once) to see these things.

No, you don't. You can switch between apps directly if you want.

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 7):
Because iPhone OS has changed very little since it was introduced, its very well fine tuned and works well for what it is.

I'd beg to differ – iPhone OS 1.0 vs. iOS 6 is a huge difference.

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 7):
Android is usually updated and changing more frequently, usually for the better and with more innovation.

That is very much debatable as a distinction to iOS – many if not most people get no updates for their Android devices at all; And even those who do get them for a much shorter period of time and often delayed by many months..

Meanwhile, my iPhone 3GS which I'd bought three and a half years ago with iOS 3 is still supported by the latest update to iOS 6.1 – immediately at the same day as everybody else's newer iPhone (now for its new owner).

That is quite a huge difference right there (not least regarding security fixes).

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 7):
Most importantly (because you want GPS) make sure you go with Google Maps (this is the default for Android) in either case because the native software on iPhone (Apple Maps) is absolutely terrible. Especially in India (from experience)

India. I see.That would be a great reason for me to ditch the actually excellent Apple Maps app in Germany. Really!   

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 10):
- Multitasking (Easy to switch between apps and have multiple apps running at the same time)

How is that an Android specialty? It's the same for iOS – iOS apps just tend to be quite a bit more restrained with respect to power consumption in the background.

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 10):
- Maps (Google Maps is simply the best of the free map programs)

That is debatable. It does some things well, but others not so much. They're the incumbent in the field, but far from universally "the" best. (Often rather outdated information and clumsy Street View navigation being among its issues, apart from many outright mistakes.) On iOS I could still use it if I wanted to, but I've not needed it any more for a while.

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 10):
- Camera (Many Android phones now have at least a 8MP camera and some even have a 13MP camera)

Where's the Andoid advantage there? The iPhone 4S and 5 both have 8MP cameras with a high-grade lens system and excellent camera firmware to back them up (which is where most phone cameras lose hypothetical quality the most in practice).

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 10):
- Web Browsing (Although I find iPhones Chrome app good, I think the Chrome browser for Android is better)

Chrome is far from the only browser on iOS. I personally prefer iCab mobile (full-screen mode, extensively customizable, ad filter and much, much more).

Excellent, universal and long-lasting manufacturer support is one of the reasons I prefer the iOS ecosystem.

A curated app ecosystem effectively free of malware and both on average and at the top of substantially higher quality is another.

If you intend to spend a substantial amount of time tweaking and modifying your phone, you'll be better off with Android. In most other cases, an iPhone will be the more satisfying smartphone most of the time.

(Windows Phone and the restarted Blackberry are niche systems which can be interesting if you have an affinity for trying out things apart from the mainstream, accepting the inconveniences resulting from that.)


User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2530 times:

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 7):
Because iPhone OS has changed very little since it was introduced, its very well fine tuned and works well for what it is. Android is usually updated and changing more frequently, usually for the better and with more innovation.

I disagree. The difference between iPhone OS 1.0 and iOS 6 is huge. Thousands of new features and services have been added along the way, strengthening its current position.

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 7):
Most importantly (because you want GPS) make sure you go with Google Maps (this is the default for Android) in either case because the native software on iPhone (Apple Maps) is absolutely terrible. Especially in India (from experience)

I use Apple Maps on a daily basis and have never had a single problem with it. It's much more accurate and clearer than Google Maps in my opinion.

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 10):
- Siri (I don't use it much but it works for some, however I think Google Now is slightly better for alot of things)

I have found Siri to be a lot more accurate than Google Now. It actually returns the information I need rather than just doing a Google search for it, which I could just do myself.

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 10):
- Ecosystem (The integration with Google services is unrivaled and no I don't think iCloud can come close)

And from this comment, you clearly haven't used Apple products for what they are designed to do. By far, the Apple ecosystem and integration which includes all Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac etc) is by far the best offering currently in existance for software, hardware and services. The simplicity of transferring data between them all is amazing, and they are all constantly in touch with each other making everything much easier. Google offers no where near this level of integration and is a very very long way from doing so. This is truly a well known fact and in my opionion cannot even be debated.

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 10):
- Maps (Google Maps is simply the best of the free map programs)

I find Apple Maps far superior to Google Maps.

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 10):
- Camera (Many Android phones now have at least a 8MP camera and some even have a 13MP camera)

Both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 also carry an 8MP camera. The iPhone 5's camera also offers fantastic low light photography / video recording.

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 10):
- Web Browsing (Although I find iPhones Chrome app good, I think the Chrome browser for Android is better)

I find Safari much simpler and more productive to use. It makes the web browsing experience much more enjoyable.



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User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 17):
I use Apple Maps on a daily basis and have never had a single problem with it. It's much more accurate and clearer than Google Maps in my opinion.

Apple Maps is terrible compared to Google Maps. Having used both in India, UK and the US I have to say that Apple Maps is useless in many parts of the world. It is years behind Apple. And likely will be for a while.

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 17):
I have found Siri to be a lot more accurate than Google Now. It actually returns the information I need rather than just doing a Google search for it, which I could just do myself.

I use Google now on a daily basis. It is absolutely amazing. It does quite a bit more than Siri, and It returns stuff a lot faster than Siri does. Last night it even buzzed and beeped and warned me that there's a Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Warning in my area and that SAID I should stay indoors. I didn't even have to prompt it, the phone saw my GPS location and figure it out itself. Google now also tells me when my packages are expected, and how long it will take me to get to my office. One day, it even told me that I had to leave in 15 minutes to be on time for a meeting. Siri doesnt do anything without prompting.


User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8220 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

I'll stay with the iPhone as that is where my experience is.

I have my 3rd (a 4S) and most of my apps on it are apps I have used for years. A few in the medical area, a couple of weather apps (for tornado alley) and some reference apps, like Google, currency conversions, etc. Otherwise the iOS basic apps work well for me. I like the ease of apps syncing with my MacBook - especially Notes.

Most of all, however, I like the continuing ties these apps have with the iPhone. The developers are continually upgrading apps, leaving the iOS environment easy for hardware upgrades.

I don't know where Android is with the number of apps available, but Apple is a pretty expansive market. That has been a leading point for them (and their developers) for years now and is a legitimate factor when looking at phones.


User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
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This is what I really like about my Galaxy S3.

Wednesdays are a brutal day for me. I am out of the house for the entire day from 5am to 9pm (work and school) and also carry a lot of books with me, so I don't like carrying an extra charger or battery booster with me, and there is also the fact that I have to find an outlet somewhere. The splendid battery life on the S3 lasts me till about 5pm, which is when I pull out my spare battery (about the size of a pack of 5-brand chewing gum), and voila, back at 100% battery life.

The spare battery can be bought for cheap (even the OEM version), and believe me, it's incredibly handy!

I'm also used to the big screen now, and I wouldn't be happy about going back to a phone with a smaller screen.

I've been an iPhone user for over 4 years and I'm truly glad that I switched over.



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User currently offlinenorthstardc4m From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3005 posts, RR: 37
Reply 21, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2483 times:
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Before you jump fully into the Galaxy S3 wagon, look at the HTC One X/ One XL/ One X+ family. Hardware specs and size are very very close to the S3, but the display lacks the blue tint that plagues the S3, and usually has a better price point, though depends on carrier. Battery life on mine matches the S3 with an EXPANDED battery.

The Nexus is also a nice phone but can be very hard on the battery depending what network types are available.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7695 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
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Quoting northstardc4m (Reply 21):
Battery life on mine matches the S3 with an EXPANDED battery.

The battery that you can't remove? Also bear in mind that there is no expandable memory - which truly sucks. Never noticed any' blue tint' on my S3 either - the display is fine.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2444 times:



Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 18):
Apple Maps is terrible compared to Google Maps. Having used both in India, UK and the US I have to say that Apple Maps is useless in many parts of the world. It is years behind Apple. And likely will be for a while.

You're contradicting yourself there...!  cool 

And again: If you're traveling to regions where the server data of Apple Maps isn't up to speed yet, then that's a valid argument for using something else – I might also switch to Google Maps on my iPhone in that case. I just haven't found a need to do that yet. Apple Maps works very well for me.

Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 18):
I use Google now on a daily basis. It is absolutely amazing. It does quite a bit more than Siri, and It returns stuff a lot faster than Siri does. Last night it even buzzed and beeped and warned me that there's a Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Warning in my area and that SAID I should stay indoors. I didn't even have to prompt it, the phone saw my GPS location and figure it out itself. Google now also tells me when my packages are expected, and how long it will take me to get to my office. One day, it even told me that I had to leave in 15 minutes to be on time for a meeting. Siri doesnt do anything without prompting.

You're aware that Google Now is based on Google collecting vast amounts of personalized data about you in order to monetize that information through targeted advertising?

Apple collects very little personal information, doesn't use any of it for advertising (unless you allow it) or for other extraneous purposes, and even that collection of information I can control myself, not just towards Apple but also towards all app providers. iOS has very fine-grained privacy controls (example: a list of apps which are allowed to access my contact list - including a prompt exactly when an app attempts to access such information)

Quoting HOONS90 (Reply 20):
Wednesdays are a brutal day for me. I am out of the house for the entire day from 5am to 9pm (work and school) and also carry a lot of books with me, so I don't like carrying an extra charger or battery booster with me, and there is also the fact that I have to find an outlet somewhere. The splendid battery life on the S3 lasts me till about 5pm, which is when I pull out my spare battery (about the size of a pack of 5-brand chewing gum), and voila, back at 100% battery life.

It is quite possible that you might not even need the extra battery with an iPhone to get through the day (with lighter use it lasts for several days in a row). But if you still did, you could use an extra battery there as well. That's not a difference between the platforms.

[Edited 2013-01-31 15:14:53]

User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
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Quoting Klaus (Reply 23):
But if you still did, you could use an extra battery there as well. That's not a difference between the platforms.

Would that be one of those special charger cases? If it's not too bulky I suppose that would work.



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25 Klaus : There are various solutions available, but clip-on batteries of roughly the same size as the iPhone itself seem to be the most popular ones.
26 BlueElephant : Sorry yes, well played. I meant Apple is years behind Google (it's been a long day) And yes, I travel to a lots of places where chances are Apple won
27 RedTailDTW : I own an iPhone 5, iPad and MacBook Air so I have used Apple products pretty extensively. iTunes is far superior to the other media platforms because
28 Geezer : Wow! And double WOW ! In just reading all of these replies about smart phones......I have found out more in 30 minutes about smart phones, apps, (and
29 HAWK21M : I heard about the OS10......Looking forward to its feedback too. Galaxy SIII looks great,but it a bit larger than my existing Bold9780........ Batter
30 RussianJet : I find it fine Mel. I don't charge every day.
31 casinterest : My phone works well. It is an IPhone 4. I can get through a day or two without charging. If I use a Location enabled App, or play a lot of video games
32 Post contains links and images Klaus : Just relax – I won't exploit your obvious little slip any further. In such areas other services may have better coverage indeed – but Google Maps
33 Post contains links northstardc4m : http://androidforums.com/samsung-gal...-doesnt-screen-look-very-blue.html http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-g...s-iii/212931-blue-tint-screen.html ht
34 comorin : MEL, Just got back to India from NYC; I own a Nokia Asha 200 for India use and an Android AT&T made by Huawei. In the US everybody ( = people I kn
35 Klaus : When I'm on the go (apart from actual traveling) I don't take my iPad with me. I primarily use different apps on my phone, but I would lose a lot of
36 TLG : My recommendation: If simplicity, excellent backup system, and great battery life is necessary, go with an iPhone 5. If unrivaled functionality &
37 northstardc4m : Natively no there isn't a good backup, however both Samsung and HTC's sync software (and i've heard also good though never used them myself LG'ss and
38 Post contains links and images varigb707 : Get the HTC G2. You can buy one off Ebay. I am going back to it, from a Galaxy S2. I can't stand the on screen keyboard no more. Good luck.
39 RussianJet : Absolutely. Also, there is no appreciable difference between the storage you can achieve on tablets vs phones these days. One of the main reasons I d
40 Klaus : That is quite debatable even for the system as such, but specifically the quality levels of the available apps are significantly different. And that
41 RussianJet : That's true, but then 128gb micro sd should be coming out within months.
42 Klaus : Slow, without proper encryption and not usable in most devices which even have slots. And those which do are the ones that don't get updates (as none
43 RussianJet : They are fast enough for most practical uses, music and video storage and playback for example. There should be no problem using them in many devices
44 Klaus : Practical experiences so far don't seem to support that kind of optimism (particularly given the lack of updates for most Android devices). When you
45 RussianJet : 64gb has been zero problem for me so far, had it since it came out. Why should 128 on the same system be any different?
46 Klaus : It doesn't need to be on your particular device with your particular configuration and your particular needs, but the wider issue is pretty complex a
47 RussianJet : Understood, but surely if it can work without problem on my device then it others can make devices with similar support. Also, my uses are not partic
48 Post contains images HAWK21M : Aero India 2013 cannot be missed..... The problem with BB is the added BB charges and 3G rates.......
49 StarAC17 : You get used to the size pretty quick. Some tips to save a battery on any phone which Android makes a lot simpler than iOS because this can be done b
50 HAWK21M : Something similiar to the battery saver apps on BB I guess.
51 StarAC17 : Yeah I don't think you can go wrong with a lot of these apps. Yes your phone may run a bit slower but you can always turn the app off for a short tim
52 Klaus : The thing is that these features are much less critical on iOS devices – you generally don't need to switch off WiFi in the first place in order to
53 okie : I personally would not recommend the iphone 5, I am on my 3rd one in two weeks, absolutely serious QC issues with the screen. When I took my first on
54 TLG : Quite an experience! I would say though that what happened to you is certainly not normal, and I say this even though I am not an Apple fanboy. The i
55 StarAC17 : It's a standard android feature, you pull down the notifications tray exactly like on an Iphone and their are buttons to turn on and off: Wifi, GPS,
56 NorthStarDC4M : Don't confuse the compensated price (3 year plan required) with the actual price of the devices... Current full value prices (CAD, NO DISCOUNTS, MSRP
57 Post contains images StarAC17 : I'm going to flip-flip a bit here in that I would have got the Iphone 5 if I didn't go with the contract because you are able to get it unlocked for
58 zckls04 : I just upgraded from an iPhone 4 to a Galaxy III S, (mainly because I accidentally upgraded to IOS 6, which is unusable on the iPhone 4), and my exper
59 StarAC17 : If you use Gmail primarily (you have to have an account to use Google Play), then use the Gmail app which I find very good, also check Google Play fo
60 vhqpa : If your considering a Samsung it way be worth waiting few months. The S IV is rumored to be released in Q2 2013. I'm in the same boat my iPhone 4 is a
61 zckls04 : I do use gmail, but specifically I'm looking for a good Exchange client for my work email.
62 Klaus : Why exactly do you see iOS 6 as "unusable" on the iPhone 4? I'm using it on m 4S and it's running perfectly with no discernible problems, but quite a
63 zckls04 : It's slow as a dog. Press a button, wait two seconds, something happens. That's just frustrating. None of the new functionality is worth having for m
64 Klaus : That sounds rather dubious. When a major iOS upgrade is installed and Spotlight search is enabled, one of the first things the new system does is re-
65 Post contains images zckls04 : I upgraded in November, and had my phone on every day until I switched to Android three weeks ago. I don't think it's that, and if it is it's crap be
66 Ozair : Just got a Nexus 4 myself and for the price it is the best device on the market, hands down. Disagree, I now have a Nexus 7 and a Nexus 4 and the 7 h
67 zckls04 : I'd also echo that 64Gb MicroSD "just worked" in my Galaxy III. Didn't have to do any special formatting- started using it straight away. I've seen to
68 Post contains links and images Ken777 : Charlie, sometimes the features on a phone aren't of interest until you actually use it. Sort of like air conditioning in cars. It wasn't that import
69 Rara : "No discounts" is the key here. While Samsung and the other Android manufacturers heavily discount their devices, Apple practically never does so. In
70 HAWK21M : Anyone aware of the BB OS10 reviews.
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