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Android phone recommendations/discussion?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by ysb, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    I'm pretty happy with the screen on the Droid X, it's 4.3". I find iPhone sized phones useless for internet browsing, but I don't think I'm comfortable with some of the new monsters. I don't have tiny hands but some of these things are hard to hold much less fit comfortably in the pocket.


    Noted. I'm not in any big hurry, would gladly wait a few weeks to save some cash or have another good option. If my battery wasn't starting to go on the current phone, I really wouldn't care about replacing it at all.

    Amazon has the Verizon Razr Maxx for $200, which is about as much as I'd care to spend.
     
  2. blairh

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    I find the iPhone 4 screen works for me when I browse my bookmarks that contain mobile versions. (Most sites I frequent have this.)

    Of course I do find myself at times on a site and just wish the screen were a touch bigger. I think 4.3" would probably be ideal. The screen on the One X is astounding however I found the phone itself to be too big for comfortable one-handed use.

    I think the current iPhone form factor would be perfect as a smartphone if you could make the entire front piece the screen with one software key home button a la Galaxy Nexus. Most people don't realize that iPhone 4/4S is 5" diagonally.
     
  3. dah328

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    It just dropped to $199 at Verizon. I'm not sure if Amazon will drop a little more to maintain their price advantage.
     
  4. ysb

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    Resurrecting this thread as in the coming weeks the Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to drop and the new HTC One (M8) released yesterday. I had a chance to play with it in the Verizon store and it's really nice. navigating through the phone software, opening up apps, maps, or the camera was very quick and responsive. It seems to me that the hardware for Android phones is finally starting to catch up with the iPhone in terms of smoothness.

    I read a ton of reviews for the HTC One yesterday and like its predecessor, the camera caught a lot of flack for not having the resolution of its competitors such as the newer Lumia or the upcoming S5 or Note 3. but I think for my purposes the resolution was fine, and the effects of the dual lens (a second depth sensing camera) was really really cool.

    Definitely going to wait to see the reviews for the S5, but the One is very tempting. I have an S3 that I use for work and it's been great, much better than the Droid Razr Maxx I've had for 2 years.

    If I had more patience, I would definitely wait for the Note 4 to come out in the fall, but don't know if I can last that long.

    Anyone else in the market for a new phone and going through this same choice?
     
  5. otc

    otc Senior member

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    god damn, they just keep getting bigger don't they?

    as mentioned in the moto x thread, I am still loving it and would buy another if I were making the phone choice today. Active notifications are awesome.
     
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  6. dah328

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    The choices for Android phones seem pretty straightforward these days. If you value the fastest software updates and a "stock" experience, the Nexus 5 is the clear choice. If build quality and premium feel are important to you, it's the HTC One M8. If overall usability and/or a smaller form factor is important, it's the Moto X. If you want a phablet, it's the Note 3. If you want to have a respectable but not especially remarkable phone that will nevertheless sell hundreds of millions of units, it's the Galaxy S5. On the one hand, there's not a ton of differentiation right now, but on the other hand, it's hard to go too wrong with any of those phones.
     
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    I have my eyes on Sony's Xperia Z2
     
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    I just bought myself an Oppo Find 7. Very nice, pleased with it.
     

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