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Old 28-11-2013, 19:33
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Need a new phone and currently have an iPhone 4s.

Due an upgrade......have ruled out the note 3 because it's way too big and the LG G2 because it's only 16gb....

Any recommendations?
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Old 28-11-2013, 19:48
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Need a new phone and currently have an iPhone 4s.

Due an upgrade......have ruled out the note 3 because it's way too big and the LG G2 because it's only 16gb....

Any recommendations?
HTC One 64GB?
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Old 28-11-2013, 19:52
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HTC One is kinda old that's the thing

There is a new HTC One coming out early next year but i can't wait till then

So the only new phones out seem to be ....

LG G2 & Galaxy Note 3
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:00
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HTC One is kinda old that's the thing

There is a new HTC One coming out early next year but i can't wait till then

So the only new phones out seem to be ....

LG G2 & Galaxy Note 3
Do you want a good phone or just want to be seen with the latest phone?

If you don't like the G2 or Note 3, want the "best" smartphone (best at what exactly?) and can't wait you've got a limited choice.

iPhone 5s? Sony Z1? Nexus 5?

I'd recommend the Nexus 5 if 32GB is OK for you. Very powerful device. Only one glitch with the camera and that will be sorted in an update.
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:04
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Latest flagship device from second biggest Android manufacturer = "old"?

Man people really have high standards these days.
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:07
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Do you want a good phone or just want to be seen with the latest phone?

If you don't like the G2 or Note 3, want the "best" smartphone (best at what exactly?) and can't wait you've got a limited choice.

iPhone 5s? Sony Z1? Nexus 5?

I'd recommend the Nexus 5 if 32GB is OK for you. Very powerful device. Only one glitch with the camera and that will be sorted in an update.
Hey you have a point

I am going on a contract and none of the providers sell the Nexus 5 on contract and I don't want to buy the phone outright...too much money in one go.

See the iPhone 5s was an option but tbh iPhones are just too expensive and I want a change from apple.....

My choices really are limited Not a fan of the Z1 either...dunno what to do
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:08
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Latest flagship device from second biggest Android manufacturer = "old"?

Man people really have high standards these days.
Oh by the fact that there is a new htc coming out soon....i read in another thread posters saying no point getting the htc one now but i really can't wait till next feb march for the new htc one as my current phone is falling apart
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:16
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"Soon"? Everyone is bringing out a new phone "soon". If everyone didn't buy electronics because a new one was coming out "soon" nobody would ever buy anything.
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:16
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What's the best smartphone to get at the moment?
There is no answer to that because different smartphones are best to different people. For me, I like having the ability to customise the operating system's appearance. I like having access to a file manager, I like dragging and dropping files from my PC to my phone. I like having a removable battery, expandable memory and a physical hard button that can be pressed, taking you to the homescreen. Those are my preferences, so I would say the best smartphone is the latest Galaxy. My friends prefer the iPhone 5S.
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:29
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1. Go onto a cheap SIM only deal when your contract is up
2. Buy the Moto G (16GB) outright @160 to tide you over until the New Year
3. Sell the 4s to raise funds - someone WILL buy it if it still works, believe me
4. Sell the Moto G in the New Year when the new HTC or Samsung Galaxy S5 come out and upgrade your contract to one of those

This has the added advantage of giving you a taster of Android too.

Job done.
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:48
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1. Go onto a cheap SIM only deal when your contract is up
2. Buy the Moto G (16GB) outright @160 to tide you over until the New Year
3. Sell the 4s to raise funds - someone WILL buy it if it still works, believe me
4. Sell the Moto G in the New Year when the new HTC or Samsung Galaxy S5 come out and upgrade your contract to one of those

This has the added advantage of giving you a taster of Android too.

Job done.
Hmmm that is one option i suppose....
the htc one and s5 are out in march i think...damn long to wait!
the only other option i have is to get the LG G2 which is 16gb
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:49
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There is no answer to that because different smartphones are best to different people. For me, I like having the ability to customise the operating system's appearance. I like having access to a file manager, I like dragging and dropping files from my PC to my phone. I like having a removable battery, expandable memory and a physical hard button that can be pressed, taking you to the homescreen. Those are my preferences, so I would say the best smartphone is the latest Galaxy. My friends prefer the iPhone 5S.
The iPhone 5s was an option but its too expensive and i fancy a change tbh!

Good thing about iPhones though is that there phones hold value for a long period of time
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:50
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"Soon"? Everyone is bringing out a new phone "soon". If everyone didn't buy electronics because a new one was coming out "soon" nobody would ever buy anything.
nah but the htc one is kinda old...new one coming out in march but i really want a new phone next week.....
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Old 28-11-2013, 21:19
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could get one 2nd hand on ebay if you want one temporarily
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Old 28-11-2013, 21:24
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could get one 2nd hand on ebay if you want one temporarily
hmm thinking about getting the htc one
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Old 29-11-2013, 01:15
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....I am going on a contract and none of the providers sell the Nexus 5 on contract and I don't want to buy the phone outright...too much money in one go. ....
Three do it on contract:
http://store.three.co.uk/view/produc...C74D7306CEB9AE
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Old 29-11-2013, 02:29
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Do you mean the best smartphone available or the best smartphone for you?

Both are clearly subjective. The 1020 may not be the best spec'd smartphone available (not even close) but it's the best for me.

It depends on what is important to you. Camera, performance, apps/games, design (both OS and exterior), some people rate popularity as a reason to buy a phone so work out what floats your boat and fill your boots.
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Old 29-11-2013, 08:17
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I can't believe barcajaden hasn't bought a phone yet How long has/she been looking? Months?
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Old 29-11-2013, 08:54
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At a cost of 457 when compared to sim only, Three really need to get their contract prices inline with sim only
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Old 29-11-2013, 09:03
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Do you mean the best smartphone available or the best smartphone for you?

Both are clearly subjective. The 1020 may not be the best spec'd smartphone available (not even close) but it's the best for me.

It depends on what is important to you. Camera, performance, apps/games, design (both OS and exterior), some people rate popularity as a reason to buy a phone so work out what floats your boat and fill your boots.
Lumia 1520 is coming on 6th December, much better specs, but it's huuuge.
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Old 29-11-2013, 12:43
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Do you mean the best smartphone available or the best smartphone for you?

Both are clearly subjective. The 1020 may not be the best spec'd smartphone available (not even close) but it's the best for me.

It depends on what is important to you. Camera, performance, apps/games, design (both OS and exterior), some people rate popularity as a reason to buy a phone so work out what floats your boat and fill your boots.
Best smartphone to get on a 2 year contract

Was thinking LG G2 but its only 16gb...
HTC One is old and there is a new one coming out.
My options are kinda limited
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Old 29-11-2013, 12:44
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I can't believe barcajaden hasn't bought a phone yet How long has/she been looking? Months?
Are you confusing me with another poster
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Old 29-11-2013, 20:23
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Isn't the LG G2 supposed to be really good?
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