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I have an iPhone 3G which I've had for years and I want to move away from iPhones.

I bassically want a few things:

1. Must be atleast unlockable to o2 (UK company) if not already on it.

2. (Not the fastest speed out there) but processor power that wont lag on me when im web browsing, navigating through the phone and also using apps and games.

3. A decent size screen with decent quality, 1080p 16:9 would be great but alternative suggestions would be fine.

4. A good camera that wouldn't look out of place on a mid price digital camera and a decent enough video capabilities if possible.

5. Come with either 16gb of internal memory or accept memory cards of that size.

6. Good Wifi connectivity, I mainly use it at work and home or friends houses, which all have wifi connections I can use.

Finally 7. A battery life which is gonna last me a full day atleast under medium use, but the longer the better aslong is my other points are close to all being met.

All suggestions would be grateful, I live in the UK incase that plays a big factor.

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you gotta be very lucky to find a phone with 1080 or 16:9,
and not having a fast processor speed so it wont lag,
you do know some phones still lagg with dual core, and they dont have that resolution..
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Largest screen resolution is the iPhone 4's Retina display with 960x640, while Android phones have qHD resolution at 960x540. There's no such thing as a full 1080p resolution mobile device...yet.

So far your best bet is the Samsung Galaxy S II, available in the European market while America still has to wait for it. Very fast and capable Exynos processor, decent camera and gorgeous Super AMOLED+ display at a respectable 800x480 resolution. Very fast and fluid when navigating even Android 2.3 with TouchWiz, even more so if using CyanogenMod 7.
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You might be best looking at a tablet to compliment your phone... like Blackberry 9780 or 9800 with a Playbook, or a Samsung Galaxy S 2 with a Galaxy Tab. You also have the Asus PhonePad due out later this year... or dare i say it... an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4.
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Sorry Ithat was a slight mistake on my part, I meant 16:9 just so most videos wouldnt have the letterbox effect, and 1080p would be look good scaled on the display and would be what the video camera could possibly record at. That's not as important anyway.

I do understand that nothing is butter smooth at everything it does, it just would be nice to not have to excessivly wait for an animated button or slider to move and perform it's action or just generally seem like its stuttering or freezing all the time.

The sII might be a bit too expensive at the current moment being brand knew (I don't do contracts so will be buying the handset only) maybe a few weeks when the price comes down though.

anymore alternatives? What does anyone think of the Galaxy Sensation, will that do well for my requirements?

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You might be best looking at a tablet to compliment your phone... like Blackberry 9780 or 9800 with a Playbook, or a Samsung Galaxy S 2 with a Galaxy Tab. You also have the Asus PhonePad due out later this year... or dare i say it... an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4.
It needs to fit in my pocket, I have a laptop for things the tablets would do, the reason I'm moving away from apple is there just too restrictive. I don't want to have to jailbreak just to get features that allow me to customise my phone and be able to have more than one thing running at a time.
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Definately look into a Droid 3.....


QWERTY Keyboard

1GHz Duel-Core

qHQ screen (1/4th 1080, no letterbox effect)

HD Mirroring, so you can broadcast your phones screen onto a TV with a cable, cool for netflix and games.

512MB ram

4" screen

8MP camera

1080p video recording.

Probably be my next phone when it arrives in Canadia

1540mAH bettery which is removable.

ZEE PHONE
Edited by ZainyAntics - 7/21/11 at 7:08am
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^ He's in the UK, so he probably would like to have something GSM-based. I don't know if the Milestone 3 (GSM version of the Droid 3) is released already. Maybe an Atrix because it's the closest thing with a 16:9 qHD display.
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Quote:
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^ He's in the UK, so he probably would like to have something GSM-based. I don't know if the Milestone 3 (GSM version of the Droid 3) is released already. Maybe an Atrix because it's the closest thing with a 16:9 qHD display.
in this case I wouldn't choose any current motorola phones for OP
pentile kills the movies IMHO

I tried watchign various movies....but the contrast was horrible and in some gradients for some scenes in "let me in" you could see the induvidual pixels trying to render as brown or black and flickering because it couldn't "decide"

I would reommend a HTC sensation (true qHD with no pentile) unless you want the SGSII with WVGA (800x480)
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HTC Sensation. Simply made for you.

Like you I grew bored of the iPhone, 4 in my case, and switched to Android. I only wish I'd done it a long time ago.

Actually, skipping the iPhone all together would have been awesome.

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