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    Quote Originally Posted by Oreo, post: 316089
    NOt long until I am due an upgrade. Really really tempted by the HTC one. Does anyone have one of those?
    I have them all at work (we support all the different phones etc.) and the HTC one is the best android phone we've yet seen.

    As well made as an iphone, speakers WAY better, blinkfeed on the front screen is great.

    So if you want an android phone, yeah it's a great choice.

    The only fly in the chardonnay is HTC themselves they've got a very bad reputation for upgrading the software. So for example, phones that came out only a year ago have already been taken off the upgrade schedule, they'll get no official HTC upgrades. That's quite important with android really as it does move on quickly and there are security considerations.

    you CAN buy an HTC one without the HTC software on it and of course that would be upgradeable as soon as google bring out a new version but then you do miss out on the HTC stuff like blinkfeed. Still get the great hardware though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 316091
    I have them all at work (we support all the different phones etc.) and the HTC one is the best android phone we've yet seen.

    As well made as an iphone, speakers WAY better, blinkfeed on the front screen is great.

    So if you want an android phone, yeah it's a great choice.

    The only fly in the chardonnay is HTC themselves they've got a very bad reputation for upgrading the software. So for example, phones that came out only a year ago have already been taken off the upgrade schedule, they'll get no official HTC upgrades. That's quite important with android really as it does move on quickly and there are security considerations.

    you CAN buy an HTC one without the HTC software on it and of course that would be upgradeable as soon as google bring out a new version but then you do miss out on the HTC stuff like blinkfeed. Still get the great hardware though.
    Quite an important issue really. I will be having the phone for two years (as it will be on contract) and while I'm not to fussed if the software is out of date what I am concerned about is being able to use the apps for the duration of the contract.

    Thanks for this info as its quite important for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oreo, post: 316094
    Quite an important issue really. I will be having the phone for two years (as it will be on contract) and while I'm not to fussed if the software is out of date what I am concerned about is being able to use the apps for the duration of the contract.

    Thanks for this info as its quite important for me.
    Well, android apps tend to support older versions as unlike Apple, most people running android are running non-latest versions. So I wouldn't worry TOO much about apps stopping working
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    Chris looked at the htc one yesterday and was disappointed, he said it is not as well made as the iphone he didn't like it because he said it was a piece of plastic sandwiched between the aluminium. It put him off straight away even though it has good points.









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    See I've been really chuffed with my iPhone. I've had it two years nearly and it had one small problem which was so easy to sort in an apple shop.

    Ive had sonys and samsungs in the past and always been disapointed. The htc has been the only one really to tempt me away and that really is only because of the price.

    The iPhone 5 deals are crazy at the minute and I wanted to reduce my monthly cost if I could, which is looking unlikely with the 5.

    Do we know when the 5s will be announced and is it likely to reduce the price of the 5 straight away?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oreo, post: 316098

    Do we know when the 5s will be announced and is it likely to reduce the price of the 5 straight away?
    almost certainly announced next monthish for a late sept/early oct launch

    Availability can be constrained at first which means people will still go after the 5 but yeah, the price normally goes down pretty quickly... perhaps 70-100 cheaper

    Thing is, all things considered, the 4/4s were probably the sweet spot. The 5 really doesnt add much other than an extra row of icons and worse battery life
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    Went phone shopping last night for a new phone for the girlfriend and ended up having a phone too!

    Had to pay 30 for the phone (which I wasn't happy with) but every shop I went to told me the same thing that apple set the prices of the phones.

    So I managed to get them to chuck in an extra charger and a case etc which softened the blow a little.

    We both ended up having the iphone 5 after I have a play with the HTC one.

    I've been happy with my iphone so I thought that is good enough.

    Set up Jess' within a few minuites apps all set up etc.

    Mine took a few hours sadly as I had to install each app individually for some reason.

    Anyway It seems a very solid phone and very quick however I didn't go with a 4g provider to keep the cost down.

    Battery is very similar to my other iphone (so far) so we shall see how it goes.


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    I got an email yesterday from Verizon saying that 3 new Droid phones were coming out in August.

    I'm still bouncing all the phones back and forth. The Samsung Galaxy phone is big and I've heard great things about it...but it sure is big.

    I want to get my money's worth, but don't want to spend a fortune either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreverducky, post: 316686
    I got an email yesterday from Verizon saying that 3 new Droid phones were coming out in August.

    I'm still bouncing all the phones back and forth. The Samsung Galaxy phone is big and I've heard great things about it...but it sure is big.

    I want to get my money's worth, but don't want to spend a fortune either.
    Donna and I both have the Verizon Droid Razr. Hers works fine but I have had lots of problems with mine. We are eligible for new phones in October I believe. One of my granddaughters just got the Galaxy S4 and yes it looks big but OH MY. I think that will be my next phone.





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    The battery on my iPhone5 is more than acceptable. I do plug it back in while I'm having my tea but that's mainly as a precaution as I work evenings and don't want it failing me incase my car breaks down at 22:00!

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