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Phone choice, please help me

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dietstartsmonday Tue 15-Jan-13 11:16:01

right currently have an iphone 4. am ending this contract soon and want something different. Am fed up with being tied into Apple so much!!

So mumsnetters what phones do you / reccomend? would still like internet apps etc just no connection to Apple!!

TotallyBS Tue 15-Jan-13 12:53:17

HTC and Nokia with Android OS. Most/all of the popular Apple apps are available for Android phones.

As for which one, it just comes down to price and cosmetics.

I recommend the HTC One X Plus. The Plus model is the latest version and has improved battery and has 64gb memory and 4.7 inc screen. The old model has 32gb.

AMumInScotland Tue 15-Jan-13 13:08:32

I just got a Nokia Lumia 710, which is Windows 7 - has apps, internet access etc

dietstartsmonday Tue 15-Jan-13 13:11:05

Oh thank you will have a look at those. The HTC sounds really good.

Oblomov Tue 15-Jan-13 13:51:35

I too have the Nokia Lumia 710 and love it. But, to warn you that before that I had a nokia, so to move to a touch screen/voice activated text, internet, etc 710 was a major step up for me.
BUT my friend hates hers, saying that becuase she had previously had the i-phone 4, she couldn't get on with the 710.
If you are stepping 'down' from the i-phone 4, surely very little is going to satisfy?

dietstartsmonday Tue 15-Jan-13 13:58:09

I see your point but i don't like the iphone!!

jollymollie Tue 15-Jan-13 14:03:37

I've got the Samsung galaxy s3. I can highly recommend itsmile

dietstartsmonday Tue 15-Jan-13 15:06:59

Oh will look ar S3 then, am going to go and look at them all tomorrow when in town. Just a few reccomendations saves me having to look at the whole shop!!

PedroPonyLikesCrisps Tue 15-Jan-13 19:08:05

Without a doubt, the best smartphone on the market right now is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. But, with a 5.5 inch screen, it's not for everyone. If the size is ok then I simply cannot recommend it enough, it's going to be a while before I am likely to see a phone I would want to replace mine with.

If that's too big, then the Galaxy S3 is very nearly as good, in fact they are virtually the same phone apart from size and the s-pen goodness of the Note.

The HTC One range is very good as well, although the One X+ (latest model) was an incremental improvement over the original One X, so I'd be expecting HTC to deliver a proper upgrade around Easter, which personally, would put me off the One X+ as I imagine I'd start getting jealous soon!

Nokia should probably be avoided at the moment. They have great cameras, but everything else suffers for it. Those running Windows 7 are already out of date and those running Windows 8 have a still very limited app store and the whole Windows ecosystem is way behind Android right now. Perhaps in a couple of years.....

dietstartsmonday Sat 19-Jan-13 12:59:10

pedro that is very helpful, thank you for taking the time to do thay

niceguy2 Sun 20-Jan-13 12:59:54

I agree that the best phones right now are the S3 or if you can put up with the size the Note 2. The latter is really more a phablet than a phone. I have the Note 1 which is almost identical in size and it really has replaced my ipad. I barely use it now.

The HTC One X on paper is a great phone but let down by it's poor battery life. Not helped also by the fact they sealed it in like Apple. I'd seriously get the S3 if you are after a phone. The One X+ is really just the One X with a bigger battery and a few tweaks. More an admission I think that they undersized the battery in the original.

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