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Never had a smartphone, need help choosing the right one.

post #1 of 19
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Hey everyone.

This is my first trip to these parts of the forum, so treat me nice!

I've been looking more and more into getting myself a smartpone lately, especially since my old phone has a crack in the screen which can be quite annoying.

Never having owned a smartphone before I am pretty clueless as to what I should get.

I've been looking into a windows phone or andriod, but no matter what I read I just don't get any smarter from it.

I'll suppose I'll be using my phone for.. phone stuff I guess. Calling, sending messages, taking pictures (Just got myself a little girl so a good camera would be nice smile.gif)

I'll probably end up using my phone for more than what I listed here, but as I've said, I'm clueless so it'll just have to come when I get the phone and learn a bit more about it.

Any advice would be really appreciated.biggrin.gif
post #2 of 19
What carrier? Your options will be limited to the offerings of whatever one you're on.
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post #3 of 19
I'll list a few.

Samsung: Galaxy S II. Galaxy Nexus. Galaxy Note

Nokia: Lumbia 900,


Those are the latest and greatest for windows/android OS.


when you get one. check out http://forum.xda-developers.com/
post #4 of 19
Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note, HTC Desire One S and X.
post #5 of 19
Nokia Lumia's are supposed to have awesome cameras.
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post #6 of 19
Like stated above:

New HTC One Series (X and S)
Galaxy S II line up and family (including the Skyrocket, skyrocket HD, Note)
Droid 4/Droid Razr MAXX
LG Optimus 4X
LG VU
Nokia Lumia 800/900
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post #7 of 19
If you're looking for a good camera, the Galaxy Nexus probably isn't the phone for you.


I assume your carrier uses GSM, so I'd wait till Late-March to make a decision, as the biggest smartphones are being launched between now and then. I'd really check out the Galaxy S3, which will probably be the best phone out when it comes time, and the Galaxy S2 series have pretty amazing cameras.
post #8 of 19
Avoid LG
avoid HTC

They generally feel crappy.

I prefer samsung/motorola

but currently run a Nokia and the quality and feel is great.

it also plays most file types straight off the bat (it must convert them.)

without having to download an app to play certain file types.

it has capacitive touch great camera with beast of a flash etc

android is so overated.
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post #9 of 19
I just got the Google Galaxy Nexus and I must say this is the best phone I have ever had. Always good to get the Google dev phone so you have the latest android and you have access to the best ROMs and Kernels if you are a real tech person.

Running AOKP with Franco Kernel I am getting 3 day battery life and this thing is smooth as silk. And the screen! Oh my science the screen! 720P resolution on a phone..... droools... thumb.gif

About what Casey Ryback said about HTC I disagree wholeheartedly. They have the best carrier UI of Android (sense) in my opinion for someone who doesn't like to have to much about to customize everything and download a bunch of widgets as they provide you with a very good out of the box GUI experience for android where others fail pretty badly (Samsung comes to mind although they make amazing phones). HTC also had very good build quality and the HTC phones my friends and I have had have all held up very well.

I recommend the Samsung Google Nexus, but a high end HTC phone would be a great choice too.

I agree don't go LG and I would stay away from Motorola as well although I have not used any of their latest models.
Edited by Exostenza - 2/26/12 at 11:25pm
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post #10 of 19
Do you need flash?(flash is conditional on 4g or good wifi.got none of those?then stick to window phone 7.5 4g.watch out to read fine print cause some like att and verizon are greedy for the bandwith (only rich should be on those 2)
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