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8th September 2012, 05:47 AM |#131  
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well ive been looking for an android smartphone i was using the lg optimus one the p505 phoenix it was really good but now i want something bigger
i was seeing the nexus one but i ve told that it has hardware problems that is not good so what others model can you suggest me to buy of course the one goes cheaper

how about the motorola droid 2 global
 
 
8th September 2012, 09:30 AM |#132  
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Note: I am in T-Mobile and not switching carriers.

I need a phone that can handle my heavy every day usage. I am on a MyTouch 4G modified using Jelly Bean ROM but require something new.

I use my phone for a lot of intensive media; photography, graphics, website design, video and audio production (what can be done via mobile anyway), marketing, social media, networking, hourly emails and lots of phone calls.
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In a nut shell I feel battery life is tweakable to where its manageable and I know this because I once had 3 days of battery life of constant use after really tweaking the MT4G. This I don't care about it a lot, it matters, but is fixable.
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I require an HD screen resolution (because of graphics design??? Wouldn't HD be best?) and an excellent camera. The phone needs to handle hourly use and consistently perform fast with as little lag as possible.
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Phones I Researched:
HTC Amaze 4G
HTC One S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (latest)
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket
Samsung Galaxy S3
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Have a phone suggestion? I have no price limit. I would use an unlocked phone if it supports T-Mobile network HSPA+ 1700mhz.


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8th September 2012, 09:45 AM |#133  
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true.i also have a galaxy s2 and even after 1.5 years in use its stil as fast as when i bought it.i think i will wait for s4
8th September 2012, 09:47 AM |#134  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scath

Note: I am in T-Mobile and not switching carriers.

I need a phone that can handle my heavy every day usage. I am on a MyTouch 4G modified using Jelly Bean ROM but require something new.

I use my phone for a lot of intensive media; photography, graphics, website design, video and audio production (what can be done via mobile anyway), marketing, social media, networking, hourly emails and lots of phone calls.
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In a nut shell I feel battery life is tweakable to where its manageable and I know this because I once had 3 days of battery life of constant use after really tweaking the MT4G. This I don't care about it a lot, it matters, but is fixable.
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I require an HD screen resolution (because of graphics design??? Wouldn't HD be best?) and an excellent camera. The phone needs to handle hourly use and consistently perform fast with as little lag as possible.
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Phones I Researched:
HTC Amaze 4G
HTC One S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (latest)
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket
Samsung Galaxy S3
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Have a phone suggestion? I have no price limit. I would use an unlocked phone if it supports T-Mobile network HSPA+ 1700mhz.

Thanks for posting here.

I also have the MT4G and have been considering upgrading as well (been with T-Mobile since 2005, but probably switching due to consistently bad service).

In my opinion, out of your list the only phones worth upgrading to based on their specs are the One S and SGS3. The SGS3 clearly has the most powerful hardware, but the One S has [arguably] a nicer feel in the hand. There's also the difference of UIs...the One S with Sense and the SGS3 with TouchWiz. So unless the physical construction of the phone matters to you, the only deciding factors are power and user interface.
8th September 2012, 09:49 AM |#135  
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definitely galaxy s3
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Originally Posted by Scath

Note: I am in T-Mobile and not switching carriers.

I need a phone that can handle my heavy every day usage. I am on a MyTouch 4G modified using Jelly Bean ROM but require something new.

I use my phone for a lot of intensive media; photography, graphics, website design, video and audio production (what can be done via mobile anyway), marketing, social media, networking, hourly emails and lots of phone calls.
----
In a nut shell I feel battery life is tweakable to where its manageable and I know this because I once had 3 days of battery life of constant use after really tweaking the MT4G. This I don't care about it a lot, it matters, but is fixable.
-----
I require an HD screen resolution (because of graphics design??? Wouldn't HD be best?) and an excellent camera. The phone needs to handle hourly use and consistently perform fast with as little lag as possible.
-----
Phones I Researched:
HTC Amaze 4G
HTC One S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (latest)
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket
Samsung Galaxy S3
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Have a phone suggestion? I have no price limit. I would use an unlocked phone if it supports T-Mobile network HSPA+ 1700mhz.


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i think you must buy the galaxy s3 because its the best smartphone out there.big screen,the best cpu etc. i would go either the galaxy s3 or either galaxy note 2
8th September 2012, 01:20 PM |#136  
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Yeah but the camera is a factor that bothers me. How good is it..aperture size is Nice You can get the s3 for like 450 now in some places. I thought I read s3 screen wasn't the best..


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8th September 2012, 03:08 PM |#137  
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I may be slightly biased seeing as I own one, but am I the only one who feels the Galaxy Nexus offers the most "bang for your buck"? It's hard to believe it's been available for almost a year now, but during my 4 year & counting love affair with phones, this is the ONLY device I feel completely content & satisfied with. Compared to some of todays devices, it is lacking spec-wise (CPU choice, Camera quality), but thanks to the abundance of community support, developers continue to breath new life into this device daily. Granted my Nexus will never benchmark as high as newer phones, I feel it performs just as, if not smoother, than your Galaxy S3 & One X's on a day to day, real world basis thanks to the many different ROM choices & the numerous different tweaks.

"Sexy" isn't a word usually reserved for pieces of plastic & polycarb, but I can't think of a better way to describe the Nexus. It's a huge black slab of... Sexy. When I initially purchased my GSM GN in February of this year, I paid $730.00... Now you can purchased it for only $350.00, straight from Google, with warranty in tact , contract free - looking for a tablet too? For just $199.00 more, you can get a pretty damn amazing & more than capable tablet to go along with it, all for the same , if not less price you'd pay for a One X or S3 alone. For 2 top quality devices, I really don't known how anyone could beat that... I have noooooooo intentions of upgrading my phone until another Samsung built Nexus device is released. Otherwise, I'm rocking with this until the wheels fall off. I, personally, have head bigger problems committing to a phone then I did women, but dare I say: The Nexus has made an honest man out of me lol. Go buy one!

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The Nexus has all digital (On screen buttons) opposed to physical ones. I went from an AT&T GS2 tova Galaxy Nexus myself - I thought getting used to on-screen buttons would be a pain, but I was soooooo wrong: it was a wonderful decision. Not to mention that the screen resolution & quality in comparison to the Galaxy S2 blows the GS2 away. My personal opinion is that the only screen that is even remotely comparable to it would be the LCD display on the One X, seeing its a non-pentile display. If I were you, you should take her up on that offer: ASAP. Good luck.

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8th September 2012, 05:29 PM |#138  
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I'm currently using a GSM G-Nex on AT&T too. Many people don't know , but I'm using the $10.00 MediaNet Unlimited data plan.. So essentially I'm only paying $10 a month for UNLIMITED data opposed to paying $30 for 3GB + $10 each additional GB. Breaking everything down, I save almost $500 over the life of a 2 year contract which is great if I may say so myself.

I agree with you about Verizon & Sprint - CDMA networks kind of "spoil" the whole "Google" experience. I feel bad for those on Verizon who are STILL awaiting official Jellybean updates on their device, which SHOULD of received the update along with its GSM counterparts. I'd say if you ultimately want to go with a CDMA carrier, I'd go with a Galaxy S3 it wait a few weeks & check out the new line of Motorola RAZR devices.. I'm far from a Motorola fan, but they look worth looking into. There's more than a few great Nexus builds out there, so I'd certainly take that into consideration in making your choice. Good luck.

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8th September 2012, 06:18 PM |#139  
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Hey guys,

i am considering to buy myself a new android device and would like to hear some opinions what to go for.

Currently i am owning a Galaxy S2 which is basically my main device for phoning and surfing on the go. Unfortunatly it's battery has some overvoltage issues which doesn't seem to affect battery lifetime. At least for now.

I was considering for something with a bigger screensize for showing pictures, watch movies and surfing at home as well as on the go.

With the Nexus 7 there is a affordable medium size tablet available for 200€ in my country, all specs seem quite ok except for no umts which is very annoying to deal with when on the go. Obviously tethering would be the solution. Which has it's common disadvantages. I was also wondering how the battery lifetime during normal or excessive use would be. Haven't seen any comment on that for now.

My other consideration would be getting a Note 2 as soon as it's released on my contract, which would then also replace my SGS2.

Please give some insight into your ideas.
8th September 2012, 07:43 PM |#140  
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is s3 to small for you or htc with big screens? note is big, it's like calling with a brick. joke, but seriously did you at least seen it live?
8th September 2012, 09:16 PM |#141  
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Calculator HTC Status vs. HTC Chacha
What's the difference between the HTC Status and the HTC Chacha? Was it just a name rebranding, or were there any updates to the stock firmware, changes to the physical model, or difference among the hardware used?

I know some people complained about only getting EDGE with T-Mobile, but with their 2GB classic overage-free plan that's all I'd need to upload source to the server at work, and maybe listen to Pandora, as well as use Google Voice for text and maybe voice when I have decent WiFi.

The 5MP camera with dual LED flash, microHCSD card slot with 32GB capability, WiFi with the QWERTY keyboard which was a must since even on huge tablets I always screw up the on-screen touch keyboard. About the only thing it's missing is an optical mouse, but I can deal with a touch screen which I had needed some times because the optical mouse was too finicky for some things too be done easily. It's the perfect step up from my now sadly broken (the headphone jack is all jacked up and it makes no sound at all anymore - I tried to fix it, but the parts were too small and the solder too hard for these human hands) Samsung Saga, which was quite dated and lacked the RAM most websites now require for their modern mobile sites.

Also, which revision? A810a, A810e, ...?

Or if you know a better phone with all those specs on T-Mobile. Seriously, the flash on the camera and the full keyboard in candybar form with microHCSD running on Android are the must-have attributes.
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