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#528685 - 6th Jun 2011 9:12am What phone to upgrade to?
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Hey ya'll!

Just wondering if anyone can recomend a phone to upgrade to?

I have been using the Iphone for the last 3 years and I'm a little reluctant to change. I use a lot of internet ( average 3gb per month) on my phone alone. I want good web browsing and GPS mapping. thanks smile

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#528688 - 6th Jun 2011 9:23am Re: What phone to upgrade to? [Re: Wheels]
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Seems like everyone nowadays is jumping to the Samsung Galaxy's, the few that have jumped across from iPhones to them, seem to be raving about them being "so much better" (including my mate Robbie, who is on here, and used to be a hardened iOS fanboi, constantly telling me to get an iPhone lol) - now I don't know how they are better, apart from the being different (Android as opposed to iOS of course).

Essentially though, they are running Android, and personally, when I was Android on my TP2, I really liked it, found it very useful etc, the only downer for me was the battery life was max 12 hours, but as it was an unofficial ROM (Android not supposed to be available on my phone, though it shares the same chipset/hardware as a lot o the older HTC android phones) that could be the reason.

Having used my managers Galaxy a few times, and watching Mark using his yesterday, they seem to flow really nicely and their feature-set is ultra impressive.

My ideal choice, would probably be a Pre3 or a HTC Pro7/HD7, but they are different OS's and thinking outside the box, but go into a shop, and have a good play with all the phones you are interested in, the o2 shop dos real phones, not just dummies, so that would be a good place to start. I'm sticking with my current phone for the time-being though, as yo know, WinMo is dead lol.

You should also be able to ask for demo phones. The problem with recommendations, is unless you have used all the phones in a certain market sector, each for a period of time, the topic is very subjective.

At the end of the day, if iOS is doing everything yo need it to (like me with WinMo), no real need to change; maybe upgrade to an iPhone 4? However, if there is features you see on other OS's or phones that interest you, not currently available on iOS, then you have to consider which phone and OS suits your needs best.


#528775 - 6th Jun 2011 12:52pm Re: What phone to upgrade to? [Re: Wheels]
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The iPhone 3G to the 3GS was a huge leap, in speed, reliabilty and features, but, despite the fanfare (and I have two so I'm not against them) there really isn't a huge difference in the 3GS and the 4. (yes it's slightly faster, the front camera, facetime etc) the MAIN difference I found was that the 4 battery lasts longer (without loc services turned on, a LOT longer).

If you're happy with the Apple and don't want to have to relearn then I'd stay with it. I've found that many people will upgrade but stay with the same make purely because they are familiar with the menu layout.

Android is useful for someone who wants to get involved with their phone and "play" with it, if you want to work on the push button and it works principle (which of course you pay a little extra for) then go for the Apple smile

Just my opinion laugh

#528846 - 6th Jun 2011 4:13pm Re: What phone to upgrade to? [Re: Wheels]
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If you do go Android, go for the Galaxy s 2.

Dual core processor and some very good deals out there. None of the restrictions of IPhone and a much cheaper phone to use wireless tethering is free and most chargable apps on the app market are free on Android. Plus you dont have any of that nonsence with authorising computers to sync to.

I use both android and iOS and find Android to be a much easier OS to use.

Have several friends who have switched from iOS to Android and would never look back. My battery in my Galaxy s will last 2 - 3 days with some usage.

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#528914 - 6th Jun 2011 7:45pm Re: What phone to upgrade to? [Re: Wheels]
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galaxy s 2 rocks but hey i upgraded from a nokia n95 lol

its doing everything i want & more.

if your wanting to stay iphone try and hang out for iphone 5 when ever thats coming.
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