General Chat Thread, Phone Upgrade? Agh! in General; I'm struggling to decide what phone (or even tablet) to get. Current options:
- Note 3. Pros: size, Android. Cons: ...
11th October 2013, 02:29 PM #1
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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11th October 2013, 02:55 PM #2
Your missing the best option - Windows Phone a nice Nokia Lumia will sort you out
Thanks to john from:
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11th October 2013, 02:57 PM #3
samsung S4 - Awsome phone but similar to the Note.
11th October 2013, 03:30 PM #4
I'm waiting for more info on the Nexus 5 before I shop around, because the speculations seem great.
11th October 2013, 03:49 PM #5
11th October 2013, 03:56 PM #6
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.
11th October 2013, 03:57 PM #7
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.
11th October 2013, 04:07 PM #8
Galaxy S5 due in Feb\March
Originally Posted by dezt
11th October 2013, 05:09 PM #9
Originally Posted by john
Agreed, but I like the size of the Note.
Originally Posted by glennda
Nice and stripped down it seems, but I like the sensors on the Note e.g. temperature, humidity, and barometer. Aside from the size.
Originally Posted by Bompalompalomp
Not come across it, I'll go have a look...
Originally Posted by Danp
Odd, because my 4S is much slower, and unstable. The music app just crashed playing music!
Originally Posted by tmcd35
11th October 2013, 05:12 PM #10
Is this a fixed upgrade from a carrier or just one with your own money?
11th October 2013, 05:13 PM #11
Wait for the Nexus 5 announcement. It's sounding like it will be a nice bit of kit, and more affordable than Apples offerings.
11th October 2013, 05:19 PM #12
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!
11th October 2013, 05:33 PM #13
Own money, so buying outright.
Originally Posted by CHR1S
Will it have the temp etc. sensors of the Note though? Those are something I'd really like.
Originally Posted by Rawns
It makes you wonder what's wrong with it...
Originally Posted by CHR1S
11th October 2013, 05:38 PM #14
They don't have either Apple, Samsung, Nokia or HTC written on them.
Originally Posted by Gongalong
11th October 2013, 05:54 PM #15
Thanks to mac_shinobi from:
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