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HELP New Smartphone

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by abgabba, Nov 30, 2013.

HELP New Smartphone

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by abgabba, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. abgabba

    abgabba Tagged

    My wife is planning to buy a new Smartphone but can't decide which one. I'm not too sure either, so need you help and opinion.

    She is a great fan of iPhone 5S but it's bloody expensive and I hate Apple so told her to forget about an iphone :D

    What do you think about HTC One and how does it compare to other smartphones on the market (she doesn't wont a Samsung S4).

    Maybe you have some other ideas?

  2. Saundie

    Saundie Prototype Staff Member Tagged

  3. Immy

    Immy Tagged

    If I was buying right now id also go for the Nexus 5 (probably in white though)
  4. tollgen

    tollgen Tagged

    motorola moto g looks really good
  5. MG

    MG Staff Member Tagged Donator

    Nexus 5 or if you want a budget one the Motorola is a good shout.
  6. DragonSVD

    DragonSVD Professional Target Staff Member Tagged

    iPhone 5s because she is obviously smarter than you :)
  7. abgabba

    abgabba Tagged

    Thanks guys. I've read few reviews about nexus 5 and it seems to be a good phone. I'll see what she says, but she's not getting iphone 5s !! :D and yes, she is smarter, nicer and more beautiful than I am, but she's still not getting an iphone :D
  8. DragonSVD

    DragonSVD Professional Target Staff Member Tagged

    my wife is getting an iphone 5s :) I love mine more than you love yours :)

    Seriously though, she is complaining about it...this is really funny. She said she doesnt want to get rid of her broken beat up iphone 4 (cracked screen, home button works ever 5th push). She sas she can deal with learning a new phone :) I tried to explain to here the OS would be the same, and all the buttons are the same but she still is freaking out :) lol
  9. abgabba

    abgabba Tagged

    The reason she's not getting an iphone is because I love her more than yours....

    .... I mean you. I mean you love yours, I mean .... :D
  10. Eldibar

    Eldibar Tagged

    The problem with the HTC One and others of that ilk, the S3 and S4, is that they're pretty big - it depends if that would be an issue.

    An S3 or S4 Mini might be a decent choice, Android, small form, and with reasonable power.

    Apple (iTunes) is awful, so you're doing her a favour, just to mix up you could always go Nokia, Windows Phone :angel:
  11. GFiSH

    GFiSH Staff Member Tagged Donator

    Personally I'd go with Android for the foreseeable future, unless MS up their game. Never been a fan of Apple so wouldn't even consider an iPhone.

    As the others have said Nexus 5 is great handset, or the Moto G if you want a budget blower. As for Windows Phone, we're migrating all our BlackBerry users at work to Nokia Lumia 520's, it's a decent handset. We also got some 620's in which were a little more expensive but slightly better spec, although with a smaller screen.
  12. DragonSVD

    DragonSVD Professional Target Staff Member Tagged

    oh my god, fire whomever made that decision! seriously, billions of dollars lost a year, they have no chance...they never innovate.

    Ok, so one of my guys says for the budget mobile product go lenovo, and buy direct from china....dont ask me for details, i buy my apple chinese products from local over priced resellers :)
  13. GFiSH

    GFiSH Staff Member Tagged Donator

    It's a massive saving. Handsets are half the price, contracts are cheaper and it all works with Exchange 2010 via ActiveSync so no BES server needed.
  14. DragonSVD

    DragonSVD Professional Target Staff Member Tagged

    uh, contracts have nothing to do with handsets, if your company thinks so, again, fire someone or three. We as one of the top consumers in CZ of mobile and data minutes pay penny's on the dollar for our service. We buy our phones from an electronic retailer, not the carrier, nothing is subsidised.
  15. GFiSH

    GFiSH Staff Member Tagged Donator

    I know that. But the telco's like to charge more for BlackBerry contracts than they do for smartphones contracts, hence the migration.

    No need to fire anyone, it's been thoroughly planned.
  16. abgabba

    abgabba Tagged

    It's a battle, I guess :)

    So, now me thinks we either want Nexus 5 or LG G2. Can't decide.....

    She doesn't want anything with the name "mini"... I don't know what she means by that :D
  17. DragonSVD

    DragonSVD Professional Target Staff Member Tagged

    She means she already has one... :)

    I didn't look at the Lenovo device but my colleague thinks it is the perfect wife friendly smart phone. Don't really know.

    One thing about the nexus though, upgrading it is easy :) and sometimes necessary.

    The nexus 7 vs. the asus tablet. Same hw, but way more upgradable as a google nexus then an asus tab.