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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » May 3, 2013, 12:52 pm

This is mainly to get advice from you guys.
My contract is expiring and in July I can get a new phone.

I had an Xperia Arc, that was a mistake. It forgot it was a phone and one day decided to become a paperweight. So I sold it and got my gfs iPhone 4 when she upgraded to the iPhone 5.

Now I'm torn between 3 phones that should be released when I can get a new phone. All the online reviews say they're similar, so it's up to you guys.

iPhone 5 upgraded
Samsung Galaxy S4
Nokia Lumia 920

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Post by Please » May 3, 2013, 1:01 pm

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Post by Lucy » May 3, 2013, 1:29 pm

the 5
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Post by Raidersrawesome » May 3, 2013, 1:41 pm

Ive got an Iphone 5

But a few mates have the Samsung , and rave about but I wont change as I have Ipads , Ipods and Iphones with a million dollars worth of apps and music


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Post by Dr Zaius » May 3, 2013, 2:15 pm

Just got the S4, it was released last week. Extraordinary phone and leaves the iPhone for dead.
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Post by VictorTheViking » May 3, 2013, 3:07 pm

I like the android stuff simply because of the usabiliy

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Post by The Rickman » May 3, 2013, 4:00 pm

I think it's great that we actually kept this thread on topic for so long.

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Post by waldo1961 » May 3, 2013, 4:09 pm

Till it was spoilt! I've got a smartphone, at least it makes and receives calls.
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Post by Dibbers » May 3, 2013, 4:17 pm

Depends what you want it for. To be "Just a phone", whichever you can get for less money.
Music, Iphone is good if you get your music prodominantly from iTunes, if you acquire it via other methods, Samsung is better IMO.
To watch video clips, and play games, they're both pretty similar... The thing that seals it for me is that galaxy has a replacable battery, can use a micro sd to expand memory and has great battery life. Takes wicked photo's too.
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Post by Nick » May 3, 2013, 4:21 pm

ive got a HTC something or rather, which was a big upgrade on my HTC something else... Both good phones, i like HTC. I used to use Nokia's exclusively, but when my N95 died i had to venture into the smart phone world, not a huge apple fan so went with the (then) new boys HTC. Will probably stick with them until some other crazy new phone comes out at a time when HTC arent in it.

Had Nokia had a decent touch screen smart phone out at the time i upgraded the N95, i'd probably never moved from them.
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Post by Dr Zaius » May 3, 2013, 4:22 pm

The new HTC One is also a very good phone
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Post by Lucy » May 3, 2013, 4:41 pm

Fui go the 5.

If not for any other reason then I said so.
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » May 3, 2013, 5:12 pm

Worm wrote:Fui go the 5.

If not for any other reason then I said so.
Then it is settled.

Im thinking regardless, I have to buy new gear, since Apple went and changed it's chargers etc. I've heard good things about the 5, and I had a play with the Lumia and liked what I saw, plus the fact the 920 has a wireless charger sounded appealing. Plus I can use all my iPhone apps on my iPod, so winning there.
Then I heard the Galaxy has an awesome battery life, while my iPhone is dying and uses up 70% in a day, so that appeals as well.
The Nickman wrote:I think it's great that we actually kept this thread on topic for so long.

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Post by Dr Zaius » May 3, 2013, 6:16 pm

The Galaxy (S4) has wireless charging as well, but you have to buy it separately.
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Post by tragic » May 3, 2013, 6:43 pm

Why is that nickman? PM me if you don't wanna keep dragging this off topic.

An I vote iPhone. Expensive but easy to use and integrates well
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Post by greeneyed » May 3, 2013, 6:50 pm

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Post by The Rickman » May 3, 2013, 6:54 pm

tragic wrote:Why is that nickman? PM me if you don't wanna keep dragging this off topic.

An I vote iPhone. Expensive but easy to use and integrates well
you can't determine which two totes are paying best as the race jumps on the app. Vitally important
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Post by Dr Zaius » May 3, 2013, 6:59 pm

The S4 also has facial recognition unlock, and magic where you can use the force to turn pages, scroll up and down, flick through photos all without touching the screen. When you wave your hand over it (without touching it), it flashes your notifications. If your phone rings and you wave your hand over it, you accept the call on speaker phone. It follows your eyes when you are reading a webpage and scrolls up/down accordingly. If you are watching a video and look away it pauses. It also has a quad core processor and is lightening quick. The screen is the largest on the market, yet the phone itself is smaller than the S3. The resolution is higher than the iPhone 5 and the screen is just magic. But hey, its not Apple, so you know, be an iSheep.
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Post by VictorTheViking » May 3, 2013, 7:02 pm

Greenbits wrote:The new HTC One is also a very good phone
If you get one that's build quality isn't ****. Hardware and software wise its brilliant though, going to be hard to split the galaxy s4 and htc one in a few weeks when I'm up for a new phone

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Post by Dr Zaius » May 3, 2013, 7:04 pm

My last two phones have been HTCs and they've been great. But the S4 is ridiculous.
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Post by Lucy » May 3, 2013, 7:19 pm

Greenbits wrote:The S4 also has facial recognition unlock, and magic where you can use the force to turn pages, scroll up and down, flick through photos all without touching the screen. When you wave your hand over it (without touching it), it flashes your notifications. If your phone rings and you wave your hand over it, you accept the call on speaker phone. It follows your eyes when you are reading a webpage and scrolls up/down accordingly. If you are watching a video and look away it pauses. It also has a quad core processor and is lightening quick. The screen is the largest on the market, yet the phone itself is smaller than the S3. The resolution is higher than the iPhone 5 and the screen is just magic. But hey, its not Apple, so you know, be an iSheep.
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Post by Dr Zaius » May 3, 2013, 7:21 pm

Worm wrote:
Greenbits wrote:The S4 also has facial recognition unlock, and magic where you can use the force to turn pages, scroll up and down, flick through photos all without touching the screen. When you wave your hand over it (without touching it), it flashes your notifications. If your phone rings and you wave your hand over it, you accept the call on speaker phone. It follows your eyes when you are reading a webpage and scrolls up/down accordingly. If you are watching a video and look away it pauses. It also has a quad core processor and is lightening quick. The screen is the largest on the market, yet the phone itself is smaller than the S3. The resolution is higher than the iPhone 5 and the screen is just magic. But hey, its not Apple, so you know, be an iSheep.
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Post by -TW- » May 3, 2013, 7:41 pm

iPhone 5 is the best phone ive owned

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Post by Dr Zaius » May 3, 2013, 7:45 pm

Oh and I forgot, the S4 has a Near Field Chip which allows you to transfer data between devices, but will no doubt allow you to use it to pay for things 9like the touch credit cards). I'm pretty sure that feature is already in use in Europe.
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Post by -TW- » May 3, 2013, 7:49 pm

The S2 4G had that.. its nothing special

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Greenbits wrote:The new HTC One is also a very good phone
that sounds pretty familiar, i think ive got that one
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Nick wrote:
Greenbits wrote:The new HTC One is also a very good phone
that sounds pretty familiar, i think ive got that one
They've been a few HTC Ones xxx. Its a bit confusing. The new one has been out about a month
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Post by Nick » May 3, 2013, 8:06 pm

Ive got the One XL according to the box... it's a pretty good phone i have to say.
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Tim W wrote:iPhone 5 is the best phone ive owned
I'm pretty happy with it. No complaints so far.

I've fixed the battery issue.
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Greenbits wrote:The S4 also has facial recognition unlock, and magic where you can use the force to turn pages, scroll up and down, flick through photos all without touching the screen. When you wave your hand over it (without touching it), it flashes your notifications. If your phone rings and you wave your hand over it, you accept the call on speaker phone. It follows your eyes when you are reading a webpage and scrolls up/down accordingly. If you are watching a video and look away it pauses. It also has a quad core processor and is lightening quick. The screen is the largest on the market, yet the phone itself is smaller than the S3. The resolution is higher than the iPhone 5 and the screen is just magic. But hey, its not Apple, so you know, be an iSheep.
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Post by -TW- » May 3, 2013, 9:40 pm

Shezza wrote:
Tim W wrote:iPhone 5 is the best phone ive owned
I'm pretty happy with it. No complaints so far.

I've fixed the battery issue.
How?

Some days it will last 8 hours some a day and a half, depends how much I use it really

I've had an Galaxy S, Iphone 4, S2 4g, Iphone 5

Both the galaxys had issues.. the s2 4g died completely just after the warranty lapsed, The S lagged and lagged

I fought Optus about it where I sent it away 3 times and they said nothing was wrong so I was able to get out of that contract for that reason plus it was never mentioned where I am is an Optus blackspot

I was lucky that if I upgraded from the $59 plan to $60 plan with Telstra i just had to pay the phone repayments which was $210

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The Nickman wrote:
Greenbits wrote:The S4 also has facial recognition unlock, and magic where you can use the force to turn pages, scroll up and down, flick through photos all without touching the screen. When you wave your hand over it (without touching it), it flashes your notifications. If your phone rings and you wave your hand over it, you accept the call on speaker phone. It follows your eyes when you are reading a webpage and scrolls up/down accordingly. If you are watching a video and look away it pauses. It also has a quad core processor and is lightening quick. The screen is the largest on the market, yet the phone itself is smaller than the S3. The resolution is higher than the iPhone 5 and the screen is just magic. But hey, its not Apple, so you know, be an iSheep.
iSheep?? Ohhh, you're one of THOSE guys...
You mean someone who thinks people should buy something because it is a good product rather than because it is a brand despite obviously better other products. I guess I am.
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Post by -TW- » May 3, 2013, 9:50 pm

Greenbits wrote:
The Nickman wrote:
Greenbits wrote:The S4 also has facial recognition unlock, and magic where you can use the force to turn pages, scroll up and down, flick through photos all without touching the screen. When you wave your hand over it (without touching it), it flashes your notifications. If your phone rings and you wave your hand over it, you accept the call on speaker phone. It follows your eyes when you are reading a webpage and scrolls up/down accordingly. If you are watching a video and look away it pauses. It also has a quad core processor and is lightening quick. The screen is the largest on the market, yet the phone itself is smaller than the S3. The resolution is higher than the iPhone 5 and the screen is just magic. But hey, its not Apple, so you know, be an iSheep.
iSheep?? Ohhh, you're one of THOSE guys...
You mean someone who thinks people should buy something because it is a good product rather than because it is a brand despite obviously better other products. I guess I am.
i don't buy that..

I worked in retail for 2 years and Samsung's were the second most faulty phone behind Huawei

Hand on heart i've never had a fault with either iPhone, not just saying that for the debate

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