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    Question Phone Upgrade? Agh!

    I'm struggling to decide what phone (or even tablet) to get. Current options:

    - Note 3. Pros: size, Android. Cons: iTunes integration (I've tried Google Music, but it doesn't work with Smart playlists), rebuying apps e.g. TomTom, possible region lock issue.
    - iPhone 5S. Pros: easy with iTunes, AirPlay, no need to rebuy apps. Cons: iOS7.
    - Nexus 7 (2013 version). Pros: size, Android. Cons: obviously not a phone, so means carrying a phone as well.
    - Do nothing. Currently I have an iPhone 4S, but iOS is slow and buggy.

    Anyone want to pontificate about it? :-)

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    Your missing the best option - Windows Phone a nice Nokia Lumia will sort you out

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    samsung S4 - Awsome phone but similar to the Note.

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    I'm waiting for more info on the Nexus 5 before I shop around, because the speculations seem great.

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    HTC Max?

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    I'm in the same boat as @Gongalong, Tied to Apple due to existing apps (Navigon GPS and AmpKit+). Otherwise I'd seriously consider a Galaxy S next time (so long as I can get 64Gb for the music).

    That said, I've no complaints with Apple other than price. Current phone is an iPhone 4S and it runs like a dream on IOS7. Infact I'm finding IOS7 faster and smoother than IOS6 was. Certainly not aware of any buggy problems.

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    I'm due an upgrade in Jan, so started looking at what's available, I'm leaning towards the HTC One, or Nexus 5. I've currently got a Galaxy Nexus but i'm looking forward to the upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezt View Post
    I'm due an upgrade in Jan, so started looking at what's available, I'm leaning towards the HTC One, or Nexus 5. I've currently got a Galaxy Nexus but i'm looking forward to the upgrade.
    Galaxy S5 due in Feb\March

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Your missing the best option - Windows Phone a nice Nokia Lumia will sort you out
    Sorry, no
    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    samsung S4 - Awsome phone but similar to the Note.
    Agreed, but I like the size of the Note.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bompalompalomp View Post
    I'm waiting for more info on the Nexus 5 before I shop around, because the speculations seem great.
    Nice and stripped down it seems, but I like the sensors on the Note e.g. temperature, humidity, and barometer. Aside from the size.
    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    HTC Max?
    Not come across it, I'll go have a look...
    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    I'm in the same boat as @Gongalong, Tied to Apple due to existing apps (Navigon GPS and AmpKit+). Otherwise I'd seriously consider a Galaxy S next time (so long as I can get 64Gb for the music).

    That said, I've no complaints with Apple other than price. Current phone is an iPhone 4S and it runs like a dream on IOS7. Infact I'm finding IOS7 faster and smoother than IOS6 was. Certainly not aware of any buggy problems.
    Odd, because my 4S is much slower, and unstable. The music app just crashed playing music!

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    Is this a fixed upgrade from a carrier or just one with your own money?

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    Wait for the Nexus 5 announcement. It's sounding like it will be a nice bit of kit, and more affordable than Apples offerings.

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    I see more and more about the Chinese makers and their new phones popping up on Western Media sites.

    Xiaomi unveils new Android-powered 5-inch MI3, 47-inch smart TV in China

    The M3 looks amazing, and at between 250-300 a bargain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Is this a fixed upgrade from a carrier or just one with your own money?
    Own money, so buying outright.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Wait for the Nexus 5 announcement. It's sounding like it will be a nice bit of kit, and more affordable than Apples offerings.
    Will it have the temp etc. sensors of the Note though? Those are something I'd really like.
    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    I see more and more about the Chinese makers and their new phones popping up on Western Media sites.

    Xiaomi unveils new Android-powered 5-inch MI3, 47-inch smart TV in China

    The M3 looks amazing, and at between 250-300 a bargain!
    It makes you wonder what's wrong with it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gongalong View Post
    It makes you wonder what's wrong with it...
    They don't have either Apple, Samsung, Nokia or HTC written on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gongalong View Post
    I'm struggling to decide what phone (or even tablet) to get. Current options:

    - Note 3. Pros: size, Android. Cons: iTunes integration (I've tried Google Music, but it doesn't work with Smart playlists)
    Double Twist : Love your music. For Android, Mac & Windows - doubleTwist

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