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What is your next smartphone going to be?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by AC1K, May 20, 2014.

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What Type of smartphone are you buying this year?

  1. Android (post which model below)

    33.1%
  2. BlackBerry (post which model below)

    1.4%
  3. iPhone (post which model below)

    51.1%
  4. Windows Phone (post which model below)

    13.7%
  5. Other? (post which model below)

    0.7%
  1. AC1K

    AC1K Member

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    Title says it all, if you are getting a new smartphone this year what will it be?

    Personally, i have not found a better phone for GPS accuracy than the Galaxy Note 2,

    I've tried the S5, Z2, note 3, Z Ultra, HTC One m8 and nothing comes close, however all those phones are based on the Snapdragon SoC so maybe that has something to do with it.

    hopefully the "OnePlus One" comes to canada soon, i figure its so cheap and the specs are top notch ill just buy one just because.

    BTW the GPS accuracy is needed for the game Ingress, if i dont have gps accuracy i cant play.
     
  2. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    I'm not a fanboy, but I'm hooked on the iPhone, the only problem is that I have to hold my current one more or less at arms length to read without my glasses, so I either need longer arms, or an iPhone with a larger screen, and I'm figuring the latter option will be the easier to accomplish. I've really tried to get into Android and Windows as I have vendors giving me demo models all the time, but they're just not for me...I have IT stuff going wrong all day long at work, so sometimes it's just more peaceful in Apple's walled garden.
     
  3. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Apple feels too confining to me. Just "upgraded" to a Galaxy S5 last week after my S4 was found dead in the roadway - it fell off the bumper of my bucket truck and two tire marks suggested cause of death.
     
  4. Electric700

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    I'll probably be getting the iPhone 5S soon. I was an Android user before and had a lot of reliability problems with those phones. My iPhone has been so much better that for now, I am sticking with Apple.
     
  5. dhanson865

    dhanson865 Active Member

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    currently using a LG Optimus F3, might grab a LG Volt when the price drops down around $100.

    I like the long battery time vs the phones I've had in the past, the 4.7" screen on the new model would be a nice upgrade from the 4" screen I have now.

    A galaxy S5 would be nice to have but I'm not going to pay $600 for one, for that matter I wouldn't pay over $200 for it (unlocked, no plan/contract requirement).

    I currently use Virgin Mobile. I haven't found a better deal in my area than their $35 / month unlimited data/text. I never use enough voice minutes to care about a higher cost plan.
     
  6. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I just want a Nokia/MicrosoftMobile Lumia 1020 clone for T-Mobile!

    Windows Phone is top notch. And I don't use lots of 'apps' (except my 3rd party Tesla app ... grumble, grumble) all that much. And have been hurting for a good camera ever since I retired the Nokia N8.
     
  7. J1mbo

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    +1 om the 930. Missus will be getting my old 920, one of the best phones I have ever owned, still looks and works like new after nearly 2 years of use.
     
  8. SlyWombat

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    Nokia 1020 right now, but will probably move to the larger one soon.
     
  9. JPP

    JPP Active Member

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    iPhone 6 this fall...but not the phablet size, just the minor up-size.
     
  10. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    iPhone 6. Currently nursing along a 3GS.
     
  11. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Probably iPhone 6, the smaller model (assuming there are two sizes like the rumours say) because that's the one that will fit in my shirt pocket. I'm not big on knock-offs.
     
  12. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    #13 aronth5, May 20, 2014
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    After many Android phones just switched to the Windows Nokia Lumia 929. A little large but I like it much better than any of my Android phones.
    Running Windows phone 8.1 and trying out Cortana the equivalent to Apple's Siri.
     
  13. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    iPhone 6, the phablety version, unless it's too big. Been a slave to the iPhone since 2007.
     
  14. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    You deserve it. Have certainly waited!
     
  15. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I'm thinking about smaller iPhone 6 but may wait until next year's model update.
     
  16. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    C'mon, Dave, we early adopters got to go for the version 1 of everything!! I've had the original iPhone, the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 4 and now the iPhone 5. I skipped the S variants of them all (the contract upgrade cycle is a factor too, I guess).
     
  17. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I'm trying to be better:). I've had the original iPhone, 3G, 4, 5 and 5S too.
     
  18. lorih

    lorih Member

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    I've had the original, the 3G, and the 4, although the 4 was a hand me down, (i.e. free) but when the Iphone 6 comes out, I will get the 5S for free. Can't wait, my 4 is dying!!
     
  19. woof

    woof Model S #P683 Blue 85 kWh

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    The iPhone has several ways of making things easier to read. Check out the Settings->General->Accessibility. The one I use a lot is "Zoom" where you can double tap the screen with 3 fingers, and zoom in or out or drag the part of the screen you cannot see. Also setting the text size larger helps in some cases.

    Or, just put on those glasses...
     

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