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Because most smartphones are poorly built I was simply offering him some advice and they may be packed with helpful features but really most people shouldn't need them I mean who cares if you have lots of games and music on your phone when you have to pay such a massive price for it? And what is he meant to do after he gets his work document? He can't exactly open it. Phones don't have Microsoft Word or Excel or anything like that. I was just giving him some advice I don't think its worth all that for the price you pay for all that you could just get a cheap well built long lasting phone that does the job and a laptop to do whatever else you want. You don't need to be rude and arrogant to me I don't want to engage in some pathetic internet argument I'm simply offering my opinion if you have a problem with that that's your problem not mine.
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We just moved to Japan and picked up the HTC Butterfly. This is the same thing as the DNA in the states. Couldnt believe how light and thin the phone is and the display is gorgeous. One bummer is the US version doesnt have a micro SD slot from what I understand frown.gif Something check out while you're investigating though.
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post #14 of 49
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Because most smartphones are poorly built I was simply offering him some advice and they may be packed with helpful features but really most people shouldn't need them I mean who cares if you have lots of games and music on your phone when you have to pay such a massive price for it? And what is he meant to do after he gets his work document? He can't exactly open it. Phones don't have Microsoft Word or Excel or anything like that. I was just giving him some advice I don't think its worth all that for the price you pay for all that you could just get a cheap well built long lasting phone that does the job and a laptop to do whatever else you want. You don't need to be rude and arrogant to me I don't want to engage in some pathetic internet argument I'm simply offering my opinion if you have a problem with that that's your problem not mine.

I don't know what smartphone you were using, but my Galaxy Nexus seems to be built pretty well. It's survived quite a few spills, with just a chip.

I use my phone for a lot more than games and music. I have neither on mine. What I do have is teamviewer, which lets me use my home computers from anywhere. I also have Torque, which, when paired to an OBDII bluetooth device lets me see every metric of my car's operation. Then I have google authenticator, so I can have my two-factor authentication on sites that support it, the number of which is growing. In addition to all those, I have numerous flight-related applications, which have saved me countless hours in planning and research.

So no, smartphones, if you know how to use them properly, can have a very major role in how one goes about their life. Just because you don't know how to use one properly, doesn't mean they don't possess useable features to other people. He's asking about smartphones, he probably has a use for one.

Also, I'd get the SGS3. My dad has one, it's really nice.
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Nexus 4. 2GB RAM, IPS strip subpixel dislay, day zero Google updates rolled out. Brutal community support. Completely open. WAY cheaper than both of them. Direct Google support.

Why?

GS3 -> Pentile. Half the RAM. Still feels plasticky. Samsung's cooked OS is way too inferior to vanilla Android.
IP5 -> Apple. Inferior hardware. Smaller screen. Even though aluminium, bad quality finish that will chip at the slightest. Glass screen -> falls, it's broken. Closed platform.

Need I to continue?
   
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Nexus 4 thumb.gif I've own both sold them for N4
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Nexus 4. 2GB RAM, IPS strip subpixel dislay, day zero Google updates rolled out. Brutal community support. Completely open. WAY cheaper than both of them. Direct Google support.

Why?

GS3 -> Pentile. Half the RAM. Still feels plasticky. Samsung's cooked OS is way too inferior to vanilla Android.
IP5 -> Apple. Inferior hardware. Smaller screen. Even though aluminium, bad quality finish that will chip at the slightest. Glass screen -> falls, it's broken. Closed platform.

Need I to continue?

Actually, yeah. I'll go with this idea here. Everything I've read about the Nexus 4 points to it being quite the awesome machine.
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I'm glad you have so many uses for yours. I know how to use mine properly I just don't need to do any of the things people like you do so I don't appreciate the features expensive phones like your's have. I get angry when I see people getting worked up about what phone is better and constantly feeling they have to get the newest edition to the line just to maintain an ego. I'm sure some people like you find them very helpful but from my experience a cheap well built strong nokia is the way to go smile.gif
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SGS3 for sure
I have one
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I love my Note 2 biggrin.gif

#1 reason: Most epic battery life of any smartphone ever.
#2: 1080p flash including youtube.
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