Best smart phone on the market - cost is no objective.

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    Aug 16, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    Since posting my rant last week about people texting instead of talking, I've lost contact with a couple other long-time friends due to not being able to text frequently.

    Now I want the latest and greatest. Cost is no objective...I've got the $$$. I want the very best phone on the market.

    So, what is your opinion?

    And yes, I'm taking a tally (not just this site, but asking on other sites and googling as well)...going with the absolute best. I'm tired of being left out due to being cheap. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 16, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    Just get an iphone. If you're not a phone geek, there's really no point in getting anything else.

    For me, this is going to be my next phone..
    http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys2/
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    Aug 16, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    I don't necessarily think you can get the best one on the market, whatever you get today or tomorrow will be replaced by something better next month. Get whatever satisfies your needs and wants.
    I have an Iphone and im happy with it, does what i need and i like it. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 16, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    The iPhone 5 will come out in either September or October. Wait for that and get it. It will almost assuredly be the best phone for some time even after it's released. The iOS app ecosystem and UI is light years ahead of Android, not to mention that updates to the phone OS are more frequent (since just Apple does the updates -- whereas with Android, there's Google, the phone maker, and the individual service carrier who have to collaborate on the update for different models, which takes ridiculous amounts of time).
  • alil2low4u

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    Aug 16, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    To be honest,

    It depends on what service provider you want/have. I stick with Android over IOS because of the customization! I have had my time with alot of android phones and the iphone 3g, 3gs and 4.. I currently have the Evo 4g and I love it.. I have also had the Motorola Droid, Devour, Droid X, HTC Incredible, and incredible 2, LG optimus S, Samsung Intercept, Samsung Behold2. If I were to go back to Verizon I would be getting the Droid Charge because I love the size of the screen, and how smooth it runs! If I were to buy a new phone on Sprint I would choose the Evo 3D. So it is really opinion and service provider! If you ever have any question on phones or need a comparison done and a suggestion made you can send me a message and I will get back to you right away!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 16, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    I'm getting the blackberry bold touch when it comes out in a few weeks. Here's a review on it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-F9maDSJTo
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    Aug 16, 2011 4:56 AM GMT
    Why are people recommending the iphone? Even if you're not going to spend a lot of money there are better options than that. I'd look into someone Apple has sued recently.
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    Aug 16, 2011 5:56 AM GMT
    bolero_of_fire said Why are people recommending the iphone? Even if you're not going to spend a lot of money there are better options than that I'd look into someone Apple has sued recently.


    Yep Yep.
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    Aug 16, 2011 1:59 PM GMT
    joe122 saidI'm getting the blackberry bold touch when it comes out in a few weeks. Here's a review on it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-F9maDSJTo
    The screen on my D7000 is larger than that screen. icon_lol.gif
    D7000-back-350.jpg

    I stopped the video when it said 2.8".
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    Aug 17, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    Yes, but can your camera play Angry Birds? icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 17, 2011 11:27 AM GMT
    I really like my T-Mobile G2X. http://www.intomobile.com/2011/04/19/tmobile-g2x-review-android-finest/.

    I used to have AT&T but lost so many calls I switched to T-Mobile and reduced my phone bill by 2/3. I use my phone for home and work, and the sound quality is great.

    I really like the camera on it, too.
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    Aug 17, 2011 2:08 PM GMT
    xrichx saidYes, but can your camera play Angry Birds? icon_lol.gif
    No, but it can shoot them. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 18, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    Just get an iphone and buy this lens adapter. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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    Aug 19, 2011 4:36 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidSince posting my rant last week about people texting instead of talking, I've lost contact with a couple other long-time friends due to not being able to text frequently.

    Now I want the latest and greatest. Cost is no objective...I've got the $$$. I want the very best phone on the market.

    So, what is your opinion?

    And yes, I'm taking a tally (not just this site, but asking on other sites and googling as well)...going with the absolute best. I'm tired of being left out due to being cheap. icon_cool.gif

    I'm not sure what your time frame is in getting this "new-next-now" phone, but take a gander at Google's Nexus series phones. The latest Nexus S has a 4" display, but the nex-gen would sport a 4.5" better. And finally it'll have the latest Android OS 4.0 installed.

    Google Nexus Prime Rumors <-- the side-to-side comparison of the iPhone4S and Nexus.

    And this guy's drowling for it more than I do (and he does mostly Apple reviews)

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    Aug 19, 2011 12:18 PM GMT
    wait for the iPhone 5(iOS will include a handful of cloud services) or the new Samsung running Android, nothing else
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    Aug 19, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    charlitos saidwait for the iPhone 5(iOS will include a handful of cloud services) or the new Samsung running Android, nothing else
    After reading the link above, I think that's what I'll do. Then I can have the honors of being among the first to experience problems with a brand new design, and post rant threads about it. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:37 AM GMT
    venue35 saidWell I bought the Iphone 4 earlier this year and it got stolen right in front of me.
    I just don't think it's worth paying so much money for a phone. You may end up losing it or forgetting it somewhere. I'm still paying for it in monthly payments which really sucks. 700 bucks for a phone...I'm never getting such an expensive phone again. I can't afford one right now anyway. Should have gotten the ipad instead of the iphone cause i probably wouldn't have lost it and it's a bit cheaper. Of course this doesn't mean that everyone who has an iphone or something similar is gonna lose it but it's just not worth the risk or the money.


    Uh, you just go to Apple's "mobileme.com" and erase+brick it before the battery dies.

    Much better than my old LG which I accidentally walked away from at Home Depot. The kid who picked it up didn't realize he was leaving the phone numbers of his friends on my cellphone statement. Why turn it in when the owner loaded it up with fun games. Bastard.

    The GPS location feature, locked under password control to your iTunes account, has helped me figure out where I misplaced it several times.
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    Aug 31, 2011 7:39 AM GMT
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    joe122 saidI'm getting the blackberry bold touch when it comes out in a few weeks. Here's a review on it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-F9maDSJTo
    The screen on my D7000 is larger than that screen. icon_lol.gif
    D7000-back-350.jpg

    I stopped the video when it said 2.8".

    I ended up going with the new Blackberry Torch that's out. The torch has a screen similar to an iphone's screen and it's cheaper than the bold.
  • jperfit

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    Aug 31, 2011 7:51 AM GMT
    i seen the Android (samsung) and that thing is awesome, screen bigger than iphone
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    Aug 31, 2011 8:05 AM GMT
    Apple or Android. Here's something that might help.

    For me, it comes down to what the phone plugs into.

    My Alpine head unit supports the large flat 26pin Apple iPod/phone plug and, even if it falls down between the seat cushions while I'm driving, I am still controlling it and seeing song titles with the radio head unit. Plus, its recharging the phone while I drive.


    More importantly, I just moved to the Seattle area from Californa back in December. So, yeah, I use navigation a lot. Especially when they warn you of traffic congestion ahead. Something Seattle drivers have to endure.

    I really appreciate the voice prompts from Verizon Navigator "ducks" the music down from the iPod function that I'm listening to so I can hear what the lady is saying. Basically, I only listen to Sirius sat radio on the Alpine if I know where I'm going.


    I use Nike+, and NikeGym+. The first is the wireless sensor transmitter that I keep on my shoe laces. The other is built into the media centers on Precor treadmills, ellipticals, AdaptiveMotionTrainers, at the 24hr fit super sport I go to. At the end of the workout, a small file is stored on your iPod/iPhone memory for each workout. When I plug my iPod into my PC, fire up iTunes. These workouts are automatically sent to Nike+.com.

    So, while I can say my previous employer sells chips for both kinds of handsets, i found the iPhone experience to be well integrated and it has yet to disappoint me.

    The bedside alarm clock industry definitely has iPod-doc market locked up. Hard to find one without the dock/charge feature.

    The challenge Android has is getting all manufacturers to agree on a new system that replaces the micro-USB connector they use now, plus the headphone cable.
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    Sep 04, 2011 12:34 PM GMT
    Ive been with AT&T for over 5 yrs. which started out with a Razr when they first came out, then I went with a smaller touchscreen (Samsung Eternity). I noticed that I text more then talk and wasnt using my plan accordinly. I had 450 anytime and 5000 night and weekend and 400 texts and 1MB data per month for 59.00 after junk fees.. I went over a few times on texting and my minutes never exceeded 50 per month anyhow.. So I switched...
    Now I went with Virgin Mobile. 35.00 month which is 300 anytime minutes and UNLIMITED web, e mail, text, and videos. No junk fees except sales tax. (37.10) total monthly cost. I got the Motorola Triumpth Droid which has a 4.1 screen which is allot bigger then the 2.8- 3 that my last phone had. Yea I payed for it up front, but it will pay for its self over time with less per month with NO contracts or activation fees. Even If I went with there UNLIMITED EVERYTHING plan, I would still come out ahead of AT&T. or (big 3).