What should my new Cell Phone be?

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Hi

Guys i about to buy new cell, but i am confused about between iphone4 & samsung galaxy S. If i check online ratings, its head to head 6:6. http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/3 ... _showdown/

Guys what you suggest.
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Online product and service ratings are dominated by marketing people these days. It's not a bunch of random people as they lead you to believe.

Go into an Apple store and try out an iPhone 4 for yourself. Then go into whichever store carries the Samsung Galaxy and do the same with it. You can't go wrong by actually trying the phones out before you buy them.
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Great advice.

I've been using an old (it would seem nowadays) iPhone 3G phone for a year now. It's been a bit problematic of late, and like other people when i upgraded the software to iOS4 it started to play up more.

That being said, i don't think i'd have any other phone other than the iPhone. I won't be changing my phone for another year yet, so unless something comes out within the next year that really catches my eye i'll be going for the next gen iPhone, probably the iPhone 6G or something.
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I am still using the first iPhone, my wife has the 3G and she seems to have more problems with hers than mine. I thought about upgrading to the latest iPhone, but have heard too many complaints about it so I will probably wait for a future release before upgrading.
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I have a Nexus One running Android 2.2 and love it. I'd definitely recommend checking out some of the new Android phones from HTC and other manufacturers depending on your carrier.
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Thank you all guys........
What i like about the iphone is its crystal clear resolution even if u zooom it. But at the same time its drawbacks http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/3 ... _iphone_4/

:shock: :hmm: :shock:
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What i like about the iphone is its crystal clear resolution


What Apple did going from the iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4 was double the number of dots used on the same size screen.
Both devices use a 3.5 inch diagonal screen, the difference is that the 3Gs has 163 DPI and the iPhone 4 has 326 DPI.
Apple also seems to have put more effort into the brightness/contrast/lighting with the iPhone 4 to make the increased DPI "pop".

Typical PC monitors use anywhere from 72 DPI to around 120 DPI.

Given that the Galaxy has a 4.0 inch 480x800 resolution which figures out to 384,000 total pixels,
and the iPhone 4 has a 3.5 inch 640x960 resolution which figures out to 614,400 total pixels
the iPhone 4 has 1.6 pixels for every pixel the Galaxy has and it packs those pixels into a slightly smaller screen which results in more detail.

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No Flash support -- Technically, competing devices don't support Flash either. They support a stripped down version of it which works just well enough to play video that decimates batteries. The "no flash" argument is like one college kid being picked on for never getting laid by another guy who slept with a prostitute that has AIDS.
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wow nice explanation ...... thanks....
but some times i feel like iphone is paranoid.... :P
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The "no flash" argument is like one college kid being picked on for never getting laid by another guy who slept with a prostitute that has AIDS.

hahahahahhahah....
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Dude I suggest that you buy iPhone 4. Here are so features:

http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/

a.k.a Great looks, great design, cool graphics, iPhone 4

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What i like about the iphone is its crystal clear resolution

I totaly agree on this one. The theme is like alive!
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samsung galaxy is the best
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How about the Nokia N900?
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nokia is gone to become *plum*
Samsung Galaxy S or some other phone with Android OS
I like my galaxy - it's better I ever thought!
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Bloody GangBang wrote:
nokia is gone to become *plum*

Is this just your opinion or do you have a reference to back up your statement?
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righteous_trespasser wrote:
Bloody GangBang wrote:
nokia is gone to become *plum*

Is this just your opinion or do you have a reference to back up your statement?


It sounds like an opinion, however i am inclined to agree.

I always had Nokias, maybe once in a while i would change to another type but generally it was always Nokias. They used to have the best phones around. The Nokia 3310 was solid, and battery life was great. The last one i had was very plasticy and generally of a poor build. Software wasn't nearly as good as older times and it just failed. The iPhone i have now isn't better in terms of software, but build wise it's done pretty well. Still looks as good as new and i've owned it for over a year now.
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I've got a box full of old Nokia phones. They've served me well over the years. I think Nokia has fallen way behind as far as smartphones go though. Nokia seems to be trying to imitate Blackberry as far as smartphones go.

Not to say Blackberry makes bad phones, but if you're going to spend Blackberry size money on a Blackberry style phone, you might as well get a Blackberry phone.

Blackberry was the first "smartphone" if I remember right.
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the system is the keypoint, and i think Android system is better than any other systems.
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I've read a lot of technical articles about the iPhone 4... the antenna problem that people are facing is because the metal wrapping that you can see around on the edges, acts like an antenna.

I can't find the particular article which I read (The author was a person who used to work for Apple on iPhone), but here's a good one


I'm using the iPhone and absolutely love it... hate the fact it doesn't support flash, but I still love the iPhone 4.


Why does it not support flash again?
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My Android phone has a beta Flash plugin so I have Flash functionality, and honestly, I'm thinking of getting rid of it. The only thing I really use Flash for is YouTube, if and when I ever watch videos on my phone, and I have the YouTube app for that.

The only thing Flash has added to my phone is the ability to render annoying banner ads on websites.
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The only thing Flash has added to my phone is the ability to render annoying banner ads on websites.

:lol:

Youtube works on my iPhone without the Youtube App... I guess Google is just cool like that.


What I'm having problem with is that when I try to watch a vid on some site, it's mostly Flash... of all the sites I've come across on my iPhone, only 2 have used Quicktime (I think that's what it's called) and like 200 were flash.
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Doesn't the iPhone play YouTube videos in the app by default?
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I don't know... I just go to the browser type in youtube.com and it works like a charm... maybe google found a way to transfer me to the app (or use the app) without me noticing.

Usually if I go somewhere or click a link that is the app, the browser closes and the app opens... I can see the transition. With youtube, I don't see anything but a page loading like any other web page would on my iPhone.
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I don't know... I just go to the browser type in youtube.com and it works like a charm... maybe google found a way to transfer me to the app (or use the app) without me noticing.


That's exactly what it does. When you go to a video on the Youtube site it will load it up using the Youtube video browser. It is only obvious when you see the "done" button at the top of the screen and if you were to click on that button it will take you back to the YouTube app instead of Safari.
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My Android phone has a beta Flash plugin so I have Flash functionality, and honestly, I'm thinking of getting rid of it. The only thing I really use Flash for is YouTube, if and when I ever watch videos on my phone, and I have the YouTube app for that.

The only thing Flash has added to my phone is the ability to render annoying banner ads on websites.


This made me think of an article I read yesterday about not having Flash installed on a Macbook Air resulting in an extra two hours of battery life [wired.com]

The hilarious part about the whole thing is that the people running the test couldn't come up with anything better to test everyday usage of Flash with, than websites with Flash advertisements.
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Exactly. I was pretty excited when I installed the Flash plugin, until I realized I pretty much never use/need Flash on small-screened mobile device.
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All Macs won't have flash support in the future? Don't know about you, but I think that's the silliest thing I've read today so far.

Most great games are for Windows... what would there be left to do on a Mac but read articles on the web? Flash is also used for games.

I understand that there won't be any annoying flashing ads in flash anymore, but wouldn't they be replaced by flashing gif ads or html5 vids os something similar? Removing flash would only replace ads to something more which could either increase load time, make it worse... not every company could afford the best, or not every developer would be able to do a better job.

Yes, Flash is really unneeded in Mobile phones not only because of the small screen but the inconveniences of the keyboard or touch keyboards.

One of the comments there has a very good point... if the flash are paused on a site when you aren't in that tab or if the flash is out of view then it would drastically improve the heating of the CPU and the battery life. What is Mozilla/Google/Microsoft/Apple/Other Browser creators thinking?
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All Macs won't have flash support in the future? Don't know about you, but I think that's the silliest thing I've read today so far.


I don't see where you read that. The article states that Apple will be shipping Macs without the Flash plugin installed. This doesn't mean it won't be supported; you can still download and install it yourself.
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Bogey wrote:
All Macs won't have flash support in the future? Don't know about you, but I think that's the silliest thing I've read today so far.


I don't see where you read that. The article states that Apple will be shipping Macs without the Flash plugin installed. This doesn't mean it won't be supported; you can still download and install it yourself.

I must have misunderstood the article. I do that sometimes :lol:
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Exactly. I was pretty excited when I installed the Flash plugin, until I realized I pretty much never use/need Flash on small-screened mobile device.


I wonder how long it will be, before Apple drops a commercial along the lines of

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You know all of those annoying animated talking advertisements you guys hate so much? Well they require Flash, you know, that thing we don't include on the iPhone...


Come to think of it, where's the "I'm an iPhone" and "I'm an Android" commercials playing off the old Mac VS PC ads? Some of those should be downright hilarious! :lol:
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Does anyone still have a Google G1, or is it officially the "gone" now ?
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Is that the same thing as the Nexus One? Because that's what I have.
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The G1 was an almost anti-aesthetic first try by Google at a phone.
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Oh haha, dear god. I've never seen that before.
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Oh haha, dear god. I've never seen that before.


I saw one, it was hideous and really was nothing compared to the iPhone which was really the phone to have at the time. Blackberry wasn't as common around here, now they are just as popular as the iPhone.

It reminds me of my time in Australia, when you saw cars on the road it was either going to be a Holden or a Ford, the owners of which vehicle tended to have a strong enough argument why a Ford was better than a Holden or vice versa. It's the same here with the iPhone and Blackberry, you often have Blackberry users dissing the iPhone users and vice versa. Fun Friendly banter.
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My friend has a Blackberry Torch and I have an iPhone... I like both of the phones, except I like the iPhone better... he as well, except he likes the Torch a little more.
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I like my Nexus One, but I might be getting rid of it soon in exchange for a Windows Phone, depending on if I like the ones offered by T-Mobile.
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dear friend Montyt, I must be very sincere to suggest you for Black Barry smart Phone "TORCH-9800"
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I think iphone4 & samsung galaxy S has their own unique features, but i like iPhone4 more:)
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Well for once I'm actually glad some useless posts bumped this topic.

So, I'm on hiatus from my Android phone for a while. I bought an HTC HD7 last week and it's pretty nice. The screen is a bit large; I'm used to the Nexus One which, IMO, is an ideal size.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hd7

I won't write a complete review of Windows Phone 7, but from the week or so that I've been using it, I like it. I'm still on the fence about ditching Android all together, but the UI for WP7 is excellent. I do miss having turn-by-turn GPS navigation though, and currently the app marketplace is lacking, and I miss a lot of the apps I used on Android.

Also, the HD7 has a kick-stand, which to me is just a moving part waiting to be broken :/

The button's on the sides of the device are a bit difficult to use. They're recessed in a bit too far such that I really have to press harder to use them.

I suppose it's nice knowing that I can swap my SIM card and use either phone whenever I want.
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My friend has a Blackberry Torch and I have an iPhone... I like both of the phones, except I like the iPhone better... he as well, except he likes the Torch a little more.

To follow up on this story, my friend kind of regrets not getting an iPhone instead :lol:


I'm still not even going to try Windows Phone 7.
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I'm still not even going to try Windows Phone 7.

Why?
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spork wrote:
Bogey wrote:
I'm still not even going to try Windows Phone 7.

Why?

Not sure I'm ready to try another Windows Phone until I get a little more trust in using Windows products... that is the reason for Windows 7 computer... after gaming of course :D
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Finally broke down and got an HD7 today. I love it so far.
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im waiting to see who gets the 4g nexus S before upgrade. I currently have the nexus one and its the best damn phone ive ever have. it has android 2.3. lol i just notice it is 234 lol the nexus S is suppost to have 3.0 ice cream.
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I am still using the first iPhone, my wife has the 3G and she seems to have more problems with hers than mine. I thought about upgrading to the latest iPhone, but have heard too many complaints about it so I will probably wait for a future release before upgrading.

You need the better hardware for the updates to function right, if your using new f/w with old hardware it will be looking for stuff on the mobo that is not there, ebay the 3G and upgrade to at least a 3GS or i4 and even with the faster hardware you will find that it will run better due to the compatibility of the updates
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I'm beginning to dislike iPhones but that's just me. My iPhone has being acting up lately and it's getting really annoying.

One thing for example, sometimes when I get a call and try slide that bottom slider to answer the call, the slider doesn't slide... like it's frozen in place, no matter how hard I slide or whatever, the slider just doesn't slide and I miss that call.

Another thing is that folders take 5 seconds after touching it, to actually open. Sometimes when I'm in a hurry 5 seconds is a lot. It also tries my patience when I'm not in a hurry... I hate loosing time waiting for something that I shouldn't be waiting for.

Another thing is that sometimes my iPod won't play music... I think this is a big one. I plug an auxiliary cable into the headphones jack and plug the other end into the car aux port and try to play music... it plays 5 seconds of the song and then fades out. When I try to play it again, it starts from where it faded out and 5 seconds later fades out again.

Another thing is that the iPhone sometimes freezes... period. I'm on it trying to open an application (recently when it happened, I was trying to turn on Angry Birds), the iPhone freezes. To unfreeze it I have to turn it off and then turn it back on.

Can't wait for my 2 year agreement to dissipate so I can upgrade to an Android.
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Have you formatted the phone recently?

Try and restore and a fresh clean install

also every month your suppose to drain your battery dill dead and recharge it from there to keep the battery healthy.

i have had the odd issue with it but nothing that can not be fixed but i still have to use my iPhone as my work is based around it.
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I do drain my battery every month... and after that the folders open instantly for a day and then its back to the waiting for them to open.

I'm not exactly keen on formatting it either, don't trust that backup utility enough (not sure how to use it another reason).
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joebert wrote:
Finally broke down and got an HD7 today. I love it so far.


Also using an HD7 now as well. Didn't like the size at first, but the large screen is growing on me, especially since I rarely make calls and use it mostly for email/text/web.
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I do drain my battery every month... and after that the folders open instantly for a day and then its back to the waiting for them to open.

I'm not exactly keen on formatting it either, don't trust that backup utility enough (not sure how to use it another reason).


lol

every time you sync you backup your phone to your computer, which includes apps, sms, photos and anything that is in itunes including music. The whole point if sync is to copy it back. If your using a jailbrolen phone then i would not suggest it as 4.2 is the latest f/w for jailbreak but fi you just us ethe normal iOS then restore and update.
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My phone isn't jailbroken. There was one time I updated my phone and I lost all of my files. There were like 300 pictures on it that I lost (I'm really unhappy about that), lost all my contacts, lost all the music I bought on iTunes (WTF!)... so I had to re-buy the music, apps (Thankfully if you buy the apps again, they just give it to you for free... not so with music... those greedy f%*&ers).

So since then, I'm not too keen on it.

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