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Hi guys,

Thankyou to everyone who has responded so far and don't worry I didn't take any offence to anything, cheers!

I apologise if I didn't make it clear or whether I am across as a technologically illiterate person. I have worked with a multitude of devices and phones in the past, the phones that I have owned I stated however I've had experience with Android, IOS, and my brother had a windows phone ( which I believe was running mango ).

The reason why I narrowed it down to these two phones was because they are top tier smart phones and I've had great experiences with Apple iphones in the past, and I've used android all the way back from froyo and loved some of the features that it offers in a unique way, it's also matured well over the last year.

I know everyones needs are entirely different and there are people out there that are going to have the need for mobile power, and people that will not, same can be said for email on the go, music etc... I just let you guys know that my first and foremost concern is Call quality. As I've had phones that have sometimes failed in this aspect, which made it not worth my while.

As for my comments about wanting a stable OS, having had multiple phones crash, on a samsung omnia and also a symbian based phone, it is important to me to a solid and stable phone that is going to be reliable. Dctr, I do appreciate your advice also as I can see how sometimes people get caught up in having the latest and greatest phones, and that sometimes you just need a phone. Dude, the only reason why I want email and to be able to read the screen is because I'm often away from home, by choice and although I don't need 24 / 7 access, I often use it communicate with my father who is often away on business. Emails are easy for me to send on a 4" screen, I don't always have access to a computer as I don't own or have a need for a laptop or tablet, so if I'm out for the day and need to communicate with him that's how I do it. Same thing with internet banking, checking sport scores, and I do also use my phone as both a GPS and a camera, I don't need a dedicated camera as I don't take any important pictures, and nor do I travel enough to use a dedicated GPS, why do that when I can get Tom tom on my phone.
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Originally Posted by GarTheConquer View Post

I love my Note 2 biggrin.gif

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

Thanks for the suggestion! I looked at the note, very cool phone. However too big for me!
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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

That's fine and all, but having a mobile computer in your pocket can be, in actually some cases, a life saving feature. I'm actually quite familiar with this from both ends of the spectrum. Some things a regular phone can do just fine, like calling people, but if you're stranded on the side of the road and don't have anyone to call, being able to look up a towing company on your phone is something that can very readily save your life. Or at least some time.

And certain phones do things better, or more nicely, or just things that other phones can't do at all. Some offer a level of customization that people want, others offer standard features that people want. For you to judge based on your own personal experiences what a phone is worth to someone else is rather silly.
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Haha, yeah, it is a monster.
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post #25 of 49
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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 thumb.gif I've own both sold them for N4

Is the Nexus available in Australia without buying an import? I must admit, I'm not entirely sold on the device, but I will have a look into it! Cheers

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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

I suppose everybodies needs are different! Also I don't actually flash my phone around, don't worry bud, I plan on putting a big ugly case on it, haha. Nor do I have to have the latest edition of anything, but I mean I'm happy to pay $600 for a phone, rather than pay $200 for one that might break. If you've got an excellent suggestion which fits some of the requirements I need and is a good phone, by all means, please post it dude!
post #26 of 49
all i use it for is calling and texting and alarm and very occasionally google maps. thats absolutely it. theres nothing wrong with it. humans have survived millions of years without expensive blocks in our pockets i have no reason to spend a load of money on a block with a screen. you find one that works for you but please stay with it dont think u have to keep getting the latest version apple realeases a new bloody iphone like every 6 months no point spending thousands for the newerst version every time i can tell u r a smart guy and will make use of your block i didnt mean to be rude earlier just offering my raw blunt opinion. ! smile.gif
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Haha, not at all mate, I knew you were not trying to be rude. I do understand what you mean, as I see countless people spending in excess of $700 just so they can say they have the new iPhone, which is their choice. That's one of the reasons I asked the question here, because these users are quite confident with technology and I knew if I asked it here, I'd get educated opinions. I'll give it a little more consideration, and keep looking. I'm still leaning towards my expensive block though, seing as how it will be my gps, camera, music player ( sometimes ) and calling device, rather than having to purchase one for all of those things.

Cheers guys!
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I've been considering a few things that have been said in this thread in regards to getting the gs3 and stuff. I wrote down a list of what I need my phone to do, read a few reviews of the iphone 5 and samsung gs3 and I came to a conclusion.

I cannot justify getting locked into a contract to end up paying $700-$1000 dollars for a phone. Everything is getting more expensive here in australia and I'm usually quite good with money. I considered getting a few prepaid phones but alot of them fall short in areas where I need them, such as the call quality, or battery. I even looked at the Ace, which had stellar reviews but I didn't quite like.

I already have a sim card, and since my contract is over I was going to go on a cheaper BYO plan, anyway I've read a few reviews and I saw the samsung galaxy S2, awesome phone and I;ve found a few for like $290 up to $330 including a case ( granted I'll get my own ). Used phones in perfect condition.. for so cheap!!! I think I'll just pickup an S2 ( it's getting Jelly Bean soon anyway ) and use that as my main phone, and anything extra I need it will do, I'll get it at a great price!

That way, I am not locked into anything either and I can do what I need to. Seriously, I looked at the iphone 4s to buy and it was like still $600 - $700 for the 32gb, it definitly gets lower than that but many of them are stil quite expensive. I have a good feeling about my decision and I'll whip a new case on her and a new battery and I'm set! All for under $350
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I've been considering a few things that have been said in this thread in regards to getting the gs3 and stuff. I wrote down a list of what I need my phone to do, read a few reviews of the iphone 5 and samsung gs3 and I came to a conclusion.

I cannot justify getting locked into a contract to end up paying $700-$1000 dollars for a phone. Everything is getting more expensive here in australia and I'm usually quite good with money. I considered getting a few prepaid phones but alot of them fall short in areas where I need them, such as the call quality, or battery. I even looked at the Ace, which had stellar reviews but I didn't quite like.

I already have a sim card, and since my contract is over I was going to go on a cheaper BYO plan, anyway I've read a few reviews and I saw the samsung galaxy S2, awesome phone and I;ve found a few for like $290 up to $330 including a case ( granted I'll get my own ). Used phones in perfect condition.. for so cheap!!! I think I'll just pickup an S2 ( it's getting Jelly Bean soon anyway ) and use that as my main phone, and anything extra I need it will do, I'll get it at a great price!

That way, I am not locked into anything either and I can do what I need to. Seriously, I looked at the iphone 4s to buy and it was like still $600 - $700 for the 32gb, it definitly gets lower than that but many of them are stil quite expensive. I have a good feeling about my decision and I'll whip a new case on her and a new battery and I'm set! All for under $350

The Nexus 4 is $299, why would you get a used S2 over a new N4? N4's are unlocked, have quad core processors, and 2GB of RAM.

.. this is assuming you can get a N4 in Australia, and for $299 haha
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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.

My windows phone actually does have office on it... and I have opened documents from email tongue.gif. I'd recommend looking at them, but it seems like OP has narrowed his choices to two.

The main feature of a smartphone is email and internet everywhere you go though. I'm sure anyone on this site could see the value in that...
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