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    Recommend Me An Android Phone

    The other half is due a new mobile phone and I was thinking of getting her an Android based one.

    I've been looking at the HTC Sensation and the Samsung Galaxy S2 has anyone got either of these phones what are they like?

    Or are there other phones I should be looking at instead?

    Cheers

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    The galaxy s2 has some of the best reveiws I've seen - and I'm seriously considering it.

    However, might be worth thinking about it- is raw power something she'll really need? also both those phones are quite big.

    I know my other half disliked the size of those handsets, so she's gone with a wildfire. less power, but much smaller, and still a great handset.

    Maybe head down to a local phone store and actually hold the handsets, see what fits best?

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    I've just got a galaxy s2, and that things is FAST!!!

    But it is colossal to hold in the hand.

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    I've got an desire HD which is pretty good battery life is awful tho!

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    Went for the Motorola Defy (despite the dodgy advertising!) and still well chuffed with it a month in. Far quicker than the missus' Galaxy Apollo, not as bad looking as the rugged label may indicate. Battery life OK (at least comparable with other smartphones from what I understand). Finally moved from Orange to T-Mob due to number of people having 3G problems on Orange and haven't been disappointed as coverage is brilliant round here.

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    for the other half i would be looking at smaller phones like the wildfire or htc hd mini.
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    Also worth consideration if size is an issue is the Xperia X10 mini, can't comment on it as a phone as I've not used it, but the thing is tiny!

    Generally I'd recommend anything from HTC though, as I'm yet to see a bad HTC Android device!

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    Depends how good her eyesight is - if she's over 40 go for the bigger phone so she can read what's on the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timzim View Post
    Depends how good her eyesight is - if she's over 40 go for the bigger phone so she can read what's on the screen.
    What?

    the bigger screens have a higher resolution, the actual text size is the same, if not smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Also worth consideration if size is an issue is the Xperia X10 mini, can't comment on it as a phone as I've not used it, but the thing is tiny!

    Generally I'd recommend anything from HTC though, as I'm yet to see a bad HTC Android device!
    my gf has the X10 mini, its far too slow even texting on it is painfully slow.

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone.

    TBH I was only looking at those phones cos thats what I want, I've had an iPhone for ages and although I think its an excellent phone I just wanted to know how the Android phones compare.

    I've just seen a picture of someone holding the Galaxy S2 and it is H-U-G-E not sure if she will approve, might just have to let her decide on what phone she wants instead!

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    Another vote for the Motorola defy here, both me and the girlfriend have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I've got an desire HD which is pretty good battery life is awful tho!
    http://www.cyanogenmod.com/

    Battery life went from a day up to several.

    In stock form the Desire HD is actually one of the better on battery life out of the the last few generations of smart phone.

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    I know my other half disliked the size of those handsets, so she's gone with a wildfire. less power, but much smaller, and still a great handset.
    Same with my wife last year- she liked the way HTCs worked but didn't want something big so she got a Legend.

    Battery life went from a day up to several.
    'droids only last days if you just use them as phones - a true geek flattens them in 12 hours (or less)

    Si

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    What?

    the bigger screens have a higher resolution, the actual text size is the same, if not smaller.
    Not if you increase the text size it isn't. You can get more (& better formatted) larger-text on the screen of a larger phone than on a small phone. Comes a point where large text on a small screen becomes useless (i.e. you can only read a few words at a time before you have to scroll down). I've got rubbish eyesight myself - larger text formats nicely on my HTC Desire; on my previous Nokia phone I couldn't even read my text messages (ok, so it did only have about a 1.5" screen).

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