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Recommend me a new smart phone

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SquirlyNutz, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. SquirlyNutz

    SquirlyNutz Power Member

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    I'm currently looking for a new smart phone, which has a larger screen than the iphone5. What do you suggest ?
     
  2. TheMoneyWizard

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    What's your budget?
     
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    dropshippa Regular Member

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    larger screen , you can go with ipad's
     
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    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    Today I looked for an Apple iPhone for myself as well. But I highly stick to Android mobile phones. Anywy check iPhone5C and Samsung Galaxy's. (I liked 3rd)
     
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    Nexus 5, I have it and it's great :)
     
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    I'm on the Nexus 5 hype too. Mixed with Cyanogenmod.
     
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    Depends on your budget and what OS you want.

    HTC One is probably the best Android device out there right now if that's what you're looking for.

    I use an iPhone 5S and its great in every aspect. Good battery life, runs pretty much anything you throw at it, reasonable size (not too goofy like those 6" phones) and great build quality.
     
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    would you like to use WP8 OS? should you like a bigger screen with high resolution, Nokia 1520 should be your choice, but you can take it under consideration of its price and your budget, esp. your needs. i prefer an Ipad and a simple cellphone to a smartphone.
     
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    trust me....get an android phone and get it strictly google which would be the nexus 5 or the moto x right now.

    the reason being is that google comes out with updates that are great and immediate and then the vendors (samsung, lg, htc etc.) then take that software and put a bunch of bloatware and change it to there own specs to feel special. this is totally unnecessary and bad for 2 reasons...one it takes them almost a year to give you that new software update (by this time the next update is already out) and two they will stop supporting your phone which almost forces you to buy a new one.

    the phones that have straight google are still supported years from now as we can see from the history of straight google phones.

    dont get caught up in the hype of new htc samsung whatever because trust me....very soon it will be slow and clunky and the manufacturer will stop supporting it.
     
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    You should wait for the Samsung Galaxy S5 to come out. As an alternative the new Oppo Find 7 if you are looking for the best specs
     
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    The Moto X is probably the most "useful" in the "personal assistant" sense - Android is very tightly integrated with it, especially for voice commands.

    If that doesn't float your boat the brand-new HTC One is very nice - probably the best Android phone as far as fit & finish go. I have the 2013 One and I like it a lot.

    I'm not a fan of Samsungs - I had a GS2 before my One. The Samsung Android skin is terrible and the phones are mostly plastic. They do tend to have the most powerful phones on the market though (not that that makes much of a difference nowadays)
     
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    This is the sort of thing that you should contact CEO Sam about, he would know exactly what type of smart phone to get, because - only a real CEO like CEO Sam can give you guidance on such luxurious matter.
     
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    Why are you so obsessed with CEO sam?
     
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    interested in a new smart phone as well, maybe even one with a windows os, definitely need proxy support
     
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    Samsung S4, is a very good phone
     
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    Man I had my galaxy S2 since it first came out and guess what? I dropped that bad boy 100 times, slid it on its screen about 10 feet and not a scratch on the screen or a crack.

    Now do that with a iPhone.

    Enough said.

    Asap out
     
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    I don't think that is what cell phones are made for.
     
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    Nexus 5 would be the best choice man, cause its pure android. I am using it since release and its just great.
     
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    I'm actually considering getting an android device (secondary phone) and nexus 5 looks good. How's the camera?
     
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    Right now your best choice is LG G2. Best price for the characteristics it has and it is better than the Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4. If you desperately want to get the newest updates right after they get released from Google you can always root your phone and install whatever OS you feel like.

    The Win OS is just ridiculous - there are way more apps for iPhone/Android. I really can not think of a reason why you would buy a phone with Windows.

    It's pretty much the same like Nexus 4's camera (I own Nexus 4). It's fine where there is much light, but in dark places it's bad. It often takes a few moments to gets its focus right, so if you are trying to catch a nice picture of the Mustang speeding down the road you won't be able to.
     
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