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Old 30-06-2013, 07:56
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I'm due an upgrade in 3 weeks. Have currently been using an HTC wildfire s for the last two years and have always been frustrated with the lack of memory. My OH has an s3 so I was thinking just go for s4 but I have an iPad that I use loads so I wonder if I should go for an iPhone for compatibility (if that really matters?) or maybe even something different.

Would be grateful to hear some advice / experience.
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Old 30-06-2013, 08:55
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An iPad user and a few weeks ago I replaced my mobile with an iPhone.

If you were to compare technical specs, many Android phones are superior to Apple. But I decided to get an iPhone because I liked the compatibility between the two devices.

Functions such as safari reading list, podcast resume from last play sync and iMessage all work well between two or more iOS devices. The iOS7 operating system in September will take this further with notification sync.

There are also some good deals out there. I bought an iPhone5 from 3 / Carphone warehouse for 100, 25pm with unlimited data, 1000 mins and 5000 texts.

Despite all of the above, I do find it frustrating how Apple (and I dare say others), try to lock you in to their eco system.

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Old 30-06-2013, 08:59
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The new Sony phone is worth a serious look IMO. Best one they've done in a long time.
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Old 30-06-2013, 09:03
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There is the third way with a WM phone from Nokia or HTC.
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Old 30-06-2013, 09:11
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I use an ipad and an s4 and most of it syncs via google.

Callander, contacts sync with each other (as does email obviously). Use google music on both....

Using safari on a pc, mac and ipad they sync with each other, as would chrome if you signed in with a google account.

Personally, I think apple make the best tablets by far....and android are the best phones. I have the best of both.

Wife used to have an iPhone and ipad....once she had the ipad she saw no reason to keep the iPhone and got an s3.
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Old 30-06-2013, 17:40
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In my humble opinion, the HTC One should be the only phone to consider. It is a work of art and it can be configured with an officially released JB rom for aficionados of pure Android.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:49
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Thanks everyone, that's really helpful.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:57
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Id say consider the s4, HTC one, or xperia z and even the lumia 920.
The reason im not saying iPhone is because I do not think its worth enough to compete with the above newer devices
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:46
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The Nokia Lumia 925 is just out. Great new look and amazing camera.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:56
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The iPhone is a mini version of the iPad so go for that if you prefer that over the wildfire.

Any Android phones mentioned here are going to be a much smoother and faster version of the wildfire with a better screen

Personally I still think the Nexus 4 is the best Android phone to get for the specs, value for money and there is no crap ware installed. And you can be sure to get the latest Android versions when they are released.
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Old 03-07-2013, 15:28
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When compared between s4 and HTC, most of users given best rating for HTC.
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