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$15 To Help Me Choose A New Cell Phone - Need YOUR Advice

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  1. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Merry Christmas everyone! :)

    My old cell phone is dying and I need a new mobile phone. At this point I'm frustrated so I need your help and am offering $15 via PayPal for it for whoever convinces me.

    Requirements:

    - Posting this on BHW for a reason! I need the best IM-ing phone available on the market. It should be the most convenient for managing an online business.

    - Not a fan of Windows Mobile phones.

    - Price is not an issue. (but preferably under or equal to $800)

    - Must have an unlocked version that works outside the states.

    Current thoughts and reasons:

    I was laser-focused on the iPhone 4S mainly because of the app store. Any service I use only would be more likely to offer an iphone app rather than an adroid app (maybe I'm wrong?). Siri is really nice but I'm not planning on buying the phone just because of it.

    But then my friend (an IMer as well) bought Samsung Galaxy SII and since then I had second thoughts. The flexbility, the cutomization, wifi sync, not being tied to stupid iTunes whever you wanna do anything. Additionally, some online websites listed it as the top #1 phone for 2011.

    I'm also a big fan of HTC but most sites are comparing the galaxy sii as being the iphone 4S's most furious rival and alternative.

    What do you guys think?

    Please recommend a phone and explain why you picked it. Preferably briefly comparing it to the above two phones if it's not one of them.

    Thanks a lot!
     
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  2. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    You okay with Android platform?

    http://www.sourcinggate.com/

    Enjoy.

    8GB iPod Nano = $8

    With I do is buy a buncha ipods for $8-$30 (of course they don't say its an ipod, but it performs the same). I then go on Kijiji, saying something along the lines of "non-branded" blah blah blah.

    $8 sell for $60
    $30 sell for $100


    + They do free shipping.

    I also sell watches from that site.


    Bank about $3,000/month, its super easy since you tell people to meet you somewhere close to where you live, let them try it out on spot, etc. You tell them that there is no guarantee or refund.
     
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  3. saber210

    saber210 Supreme Member

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    Samsung Galaxy Note for the WIN!

    Have 5 inches screen, very nice.. and very portable. It can fit into your pocket.

    Have HD screen, very crisp and very nice for browsing and watching movies..

    It has 1.4 Dual core which is very nice.

    It has 1 GB ram, you can run many application

    It has card slot and usb 2.0 for additional Space

    It has a very nice SUPER AMOLED Capacitive touch screen

    It has stylus for drawing..

    The very nice part is its battery which is Li-Ion 2500 mAh.. Which is 1.5x larger than ordinary phone..

    This is my wishlist this Christmas.. Hope you can buy this Phone..

    If I will compare it to IPHONE 4s..

    IPHONE 4S PROS
    - very stable and fast OS
    - have a nice touch / the best touch so far.
    - too many apps/ some free some are paid
    - Very nice screen which is fingerprint free.
    - Play with SIRI.. LOL

    IPHONE 4S CONS
    - Overprice
    - No major update.. Just OS and little hardware update
    - No flash player.. I think - I cant confirm this
    - Batter is only 1432 mAh

    Still GO with Galaxy Note..
     
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  4. billu512

    billu512 Power Member

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    Samsung Galaxy II
     
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  5. dreadnought2020

    dreadnought2020 Junior Member

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    HTC Desire. I use it for IM and it's awesome! Easily the best phone I've ever had. Rinses the Blackberry piece of crap I had!
     
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    I second Galaxy Note!

    iPhone looks like it's grandchild!

    Plus, I love it's website: quite unique.. :D
     
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    exmortis512 Registered Member

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    SGII Cant go wrong with android, it offers a bit more customization and flexibility.
     
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  8. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Yes I'm OK with Android. I'm not sure you understood my post though? I need a recommendation to buy a new phone not a method to make money?

    Thanks.

    Putting this into consideration, thanks. We'll see what others have to say.
     
  9. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the input so far everyone.

    At first I was blindly after apple because it's, well, apple with all their marketing stuff and boasting and everyone dying to get their hands on their products. Now I'm thinking more rationally though.

    Please keep the opinion rolling in. Once I decide I will pick a winner from the thread and PM them. :)

    Even if you don't care about the monetary prize, your input would be highly appreciated!
     
  10. newbie87

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    I love HTC Sensation 4G
    Yeah it Unlocked version

    You Should Have It :)


    The HTC Sensation 4G features a 4.3-inch display with super high definition. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual-core processor running on a 4G network, huge movie files download in a snap.

    Display: 4.3-inch touchscreen S-LCD
    Carrier: GSM, T-Mobile, AT&T, etc.
    Network compatibility: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 900/1700/2100
    Keyboard: Touchscreen
    Connectivity: microUSB, 3.5mm jack, microSD
    Wireless interface: Bluetooth v3.0, EDGE, HSDPA 14.4, HSUPA 5.76, 802.11b/g/n
    Internet browser: HTML, Flash, Facebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter
    Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
    Design: Bar
    Camera: 8 megapixels / 0.3 megapixels
    Integrated memory: 1GB storage, 768MB RAM
    Included programs: Organizer, calendar, alarms, document viewer, calculator, world clock
    Operating system / processor / GPU / chipset: Android OS v2.3 (Gingerbread) / 1.2 GHz dual-core / Adreno 220 / Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon
    Multimedia record / playback: MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI, MPEG4, XviD, WMV, 3GP, 3G2, FM
    Talk time: Up to 8.25 hours
    Standby time: Up to 350 hours
    Color: Black
    Model: Sensation 4G
    Dimensions: 4.96 inches high x 2.57 inches wide x 0.44 inches deep
    Weight: 5.22 ounces

    Around 600Eur - 650Eur :)


     
  11. browsing_hosts

    browsing_hosts Regular Member

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    Don't be stupid just get the Samsung Google Nexus Galaxy, forget the galaxy s2 this phone shits on it with the ice cream sandwich 4.0 android firmware.

    http://www.google.com/nexus/#/tech-specs

    Just look at the phone it is amazing!

    I have the Samsung Google Nexus S and just recently got updated to 4.0 firmware and it has given a new lease of life into my phone which looks better than an iPhone 4.
     
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    uditbhansali Regular Member

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    It has to be iphone 4s.. Nothing beats iphone.. Class apart!
     
  13. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Thanks a lot for the input! But I heard the S2 is getting that Ice Cream Sandwich update as well, isn't it? :)
     
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    browsing_hosts Regular Member

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    Yes it will but who knows when and the galaxy nexus almost on par in terms of specs same cpu, ram, storage slight different GPU but with a much better screen Super Amoled HD screen

    The S2 will be faster I reckon but it will hardly make a difference for your usage. The camera also I think is slightly better on the S2.
     
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    you could have just posted a fiver gig ! ;)
     
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    Put this in Hiring section :/
     
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  18. cricket1

    cricket1 Senior Member

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    You can't go wrong with Samsung Galaxy Nexus which is the latest Google phone.
    Check it out, it's the best one available on the market.

    • Amazing HD screen
    • Android 4.0 is fantastic
    • 1080p video recording
     
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  19. browsing_hosts

    browsing_hosts Regular Member

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    Maybe you should try and read a little harder...:rolleyes:
     
  20. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Well only problem with galaxy Nexus is while it may be ahead of the galaxy S2 because of Ice Cream Sandwich, it's only a matter of time before the S2 gets an update and who knows who'll be ahead then.

    Galaxy Note is out for me, hear it has a very nasty battery life and will not be pocket-able for some people due to the incredibly large screen.

    Looking forward for more views on this. :)