Buying new smartphone, need advise!

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  1. Nebi

    Nebi Крым наш!

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    So I have 3 mobiles in mind, not sure which is the best overall. Thanks for the help!

    Nokia Lumia 920

    HTC EVO 4G LTE 2

    Samsung Galaxy S4
     
  2. johnnystone

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    wait for blackberry 10 to come out, decide then.
     
  3. Nebi

    Nebi Крым наш!

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    I'm really not a fan of the Blackberry.
     
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    Galaxy S4. S3 is tight, but the S4 is gonna be nutty.
     
  6. milliniar

    milliniar Who needs a belt?

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    but for real s4
     
  7. skarface

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    s4?? dont you mean s3 the s4 doesnt come out til this summer
    and lol at BB and windows phones
     
  8. Nebi

    Nebi Крым наш!

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    Yes Nokia uses Windows phones, but it's a decent interface for mobile, sucks for pc.

    S4 should be release around April.
     
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    Note 2. Best phone ever.
     
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    i hate the live tiles interface but thats just me

    so you dont need the phone right away
     
  11. Fatchops

    Fatchops Eagerly awaiting the Abyss

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    Windows Phone 8 is great. I have the HTC 8x. Fast, stable, simple. The only thing I miss from my Android phones is the real Google Maps app.

    I like the live tiles now that I'm used to them, especially for work email and calendar. Only 1 home screen is also nice once you tailor it to your needs. It's a great platform, it just needs more developer support to be a viable competitor to Apple/Android imo.
     
  12. johnny5isalive

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    BB10 OS looks like it will be fun to use. iOS6 is boring. Is anyone thinking of buying the new BB?
     
  13. Nebi

    Nebi Крым наш!

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    No, I don't need one right away, I'm just looking to buy a new one.
     
  14. Todd Gack

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    It's too small.
     
  15. Space

    Space WR GOAT Banned

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    I would be careful about valuing novelty over functionality. What is more, it's not the OS's job to entertain.

    BB10 looks like a mix of iOS, Android and Windows but probably not as good as any of those:

    http://gizmodo.com/5969164/if-this-is-blackberrys-new-os-it-looks-very-familiar
     
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    How about the 6.1 inch Huawei Ascend Mate? :p

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  17. johnny5isalive

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    Reviews have been mostly favourable so far. It's supposedly better than most operating systems with the exception of iOS.

    http://mobile.bloomberg.com/video/m...rry-10-XZ4LCpIATLa8fJ711PB87A.html?cmpid=yhoo

    And it has the best mobile browser too.


    http://www.techvibes.com/blog/blackberry-best-mobile-browser-2012-11-09
     
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    That's good news for RIM on the browser speeds, I think everyone was worried their CEO was going to be committed to soon for some of the things he was saying.

    I wonder what kind of app selection it will be able to achieve though. The mobile industry seems to be a lot like the desktop one was: big enough for two major OS's and no more. Windows Phone still has a tiny portion of users, which affects app selection, which is a big deal for many users (and the main reason I couldn't click with Android).

    A fourth player will force dev's to make a choice, but I wouldn't be surprised if BB takes a step back on its plans to appeal to all consumers (i.e. RIM wanted Angry Birds for BB) and stick to corporate users.
     
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    Galaxy, they are awesome. I have an iphone, but would rather have an android.
     
  20. johnny5isalive

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    They should launch with 70 000 apps. How many apps do people need? I read somewhere that most of the 700 000 apps that Apple has don't even get downloaded. Of the remaining apps that do get downloaded how many are fart buttons, solitaire games or links to websites?

    The smartphone industry is more like the car industry, there's lots of room for competition. Sales of 1.5 billion units are expected in 2016. There will be other competing operating systems in the near future. Samsung will try Tizen and other companies will follow. Android can't maintain over 70 percent of the market forever.
     

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