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Old 07-21-2012, 06:50 PM
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I don't mean to beat a dead horse by making a new "I NEED A NEW PHONE!#$!" thread...but I skimmed the first 10 pages of threads and didn't find anything pertaining to the subject.

Anyway, I'm looking at upgrading to a smartphone, currently using a samsung propel. My provider is AT&T, but I'm open to changing providers if someone else has a better deal. I've been looking at droids and windows phones because I'm just not sold on iphones yet, but I'm here to be persuaded. I'd like to go pick something up tomorrow if I can get enough info today.

Tell me what kind of phone you're using, love it/hate it, pros/cons of your current carrier, what phone would you rather have, etc. etc. I like to have as much info as possible before I walk into a store so any input is appreciated. PM me if you'd like. Thanks
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:22 PM
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Galaxy or nexus

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Old 07-21-2012, 08:42 PM
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I would wait until the end of the year. Windows Phone 8 should be out, the next iPhone will be out, and the next Nexus phone should be scheduled for release.
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Im using the galaxy II blaze and really like the phone. It is my first smart phone so I dont have anything to judge it by but it does everything I want in a smart phone and is loaded with android gingerbread. There is a new model of it out now and it appears to be bigger in size. I really like the phone.

I have T-mobile and Im not really all that satisfied with them. I get alot of drop outs on phone converstations when Im in the car. But T-mobile does have one feature that the others dont. They treat you like you should be treated. The others tend to treat you like a number. But T-mobile is very helpful and a pleasure to talk too.

This next year T-mobile is switching over to the new LTE network instead of G4 I understand.

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Galaxy S3, International Edition. This is an absolutely gorgeous phone and fast. Coupled with a USB OTG adapter. You could say I'm happy.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:29 PM
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I'm very ignorant of the droid v. iphone situation
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What are your needs for the phone?
Do you prefer a smaller one? Or a larger one?

Currently I have a Samsung Charge.

I prefer Motorola phones, historically...they've always been more reliable to me, stronger signal, just...better overall quality and performance wise. I got the Samsung because my prior phone died a very painful death on the highway one day, Samsung had a 4G phone out..Motorola did not yet. So I got the Charge.

If I were to go out and get a new smart phone today, I'd probably get the Moto Razr.

I don't get crazy into apps...I really prefer to use my phone for calls, e-mail (I use Nitrodesk Touchdown for Exchange to connect to my Exchange server at my office), texting, and tethering. I don't use for multi-media.
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I use an iPhone for the following reasons:

It has a multitude of apps that assist me at work.

Network scanners, wifi checking apps, language translation apps, even a wep decoder (of which it ability to work is questionable).

It's possible to jailbreak it to add additional functionality.

Yes, most of the apps (cydia apps aside), are better scrutinised than android apps.

Android app control has been known to the poor on occasion, allowing Trojan and spyware out onto the network. (I'm not suggesting iPhones are 100% either though).

Gut feeling, Windows phones are a non starter, which should be illustrated when win8 is released.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:46 PM
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Thanks for the comments so far.

Both of the people I consider mentors on all tech related issues use iphones, so this is one reason for me to sway in that direction. However, I'm just hesitant to go in the iphone direction. I do like the fact that iphones are used by so many people, so I would think many of the kinks have been worked out. From the little play time I have got to spend with iphones, I found them fairly easy to use/navigate. And from what it sounds like there's a good amount of functional tools/apps that I might be able to utilize. I'm looking at this phone as more of a tool than a toy, so that's why I'm scrutinizing my purchase so much. I had a poor experience with a Samsung Captivate a few years ago when I tried to make the upgrade to a smart phone, so I just want to pick something up that's not going to fart out on me.
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I have a Sony Ericsson xperia play with at&t. I use a ton of the helpful apps like WiFi analyzer and intuit go payment. Also with the slide out game pad I never get bored waiting in lines . I personally prefer android because you can easily customize, root, and overclock them... And install custom roms and kernals.
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