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Old 05-09-2013, 10:18 AM  
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Phones

Made a decision. I'm with Sprint, and they're a customer of mine, but my old HTC Windows 7 phone is getting long in the tooth. I could wait on the Windows 8 phones, but I started looking at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S4 versus the HTC and Samsung offerings that Sprint will have later this summer.

Looks like I'm getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 today.

Anybody else get into a new phone lately?
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:12 AM   #76
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Damn... Smart phone whore.

I'm still using my one and only smart phone... the HTC Aria but its just now starting to show its age. The power button is starting to crap out and doesn't work every time you push it and I couldn't upgrade my apps because I didn't have enough space, and I only have Gasbuddy and Weatherbug (excluding all the preloaded AT&T bullshit).
Dang, the Aria is old as hell. My wife and I had them for a few years. We recently went to the HTC one x and HTC one vx. HUGE difference. I'm probably gonna put the Arias on ebay. The dude at the ATT store offered me four bucks for mine!
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:32 AM   #77
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It's hard to complain, because I like just about everything else about the phone. But there are occasions where my daughter wants to play a game during a long car ride, and ~2 hours of gaming at the absolute lowest possible brightness setting with auto turned off and other functions like bluetooth/wifi/GPS turned off, will still drain the battery dead. And I know this phone well enough to rule out any other odd battery draining issue. I don't know...

I'll see if I can get a replacement battery...
Samsung must have done something with the note battery. I turn off the data when I'm able to use wifi and have had this battery last over 34 before a charge. Right now I'm on 26 hours.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:27 PM   #78
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Dang, the Aria is old as hell. My wife and I had them for a few years. We recently went to the HTC one x and HTC one vx. HUGE difference. I'm probably gonna put the Arias on ebay. The dude at the ATT store offered me four bucks for mine!
Just had its 3 year anniversary a couple months ago. When I do upgrade I'll probably keep mine as a backup. It is one of only a handful of phones that still has a FM radio transmitter and I use the shit out of that when I'm riding my bike and exercising, plus you can probably only get like $50 for it.

Makes me sad that I'm probably going to have to pay full price for an international phone to keep the FM radio. Every time a phone makes it over to the US the FM radio disappears... ****ing carriers wanting more money for higher data plans.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #79
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I just checked, the HTC one has the fm radio, at least my Sprint version
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #80
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I just checked, the HTC one has the fm radio, at least my Sprint version
yep, that was the only tempting thing for me.. but the lack of microSD and removable battery killed it for me.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:35 PM   #81
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yep, that was the only tempting thing for me.. but the lack of microSD and removable battery killed it for me.
With all my old phones I discovered that even when I had extra batteries and SD cards I never swapped them, I was almost always near a Charger or I was always good at getting the photos or old apps I didn't use off the device

32GB With the HTC was plenty, but as stated earlier in the thread, there is no consensus among android fans
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:04 PM   #82
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I'm a phonewhore, too.

Partial to Samsung, but love HTC, also.

Don't care about the FM radio.

I can't decide between the One or the S4.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:13 PM   #83
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The Note 3 should be announced on 9/3 with a late September/October ship date. I plan on buying that and selling my S3 on Ebay. The S3 sale should cover the year left I have on my contract.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:57 PM   #84
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I'm a phonewhore, too.

Partial to Samsung, but love HTC, also.

Don't care about the FM radio.

I can't decide between the One or the S4.
They are the hot phones this year - and both are top notch.

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Old 08-05-2013, 12:23 AM   #85
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yep, that was the only tempting thing for me.. but the lack of microSD and removable battery killed it for me.
Same.

I just want a good mid range phone with FM radio and a removable battery. I don't throw my phones out every year so I want something that I can swap the battery out when it loses its ability to hold a charge. And I don't need something thats 5"+ with a 1080p screen with a quad core and 64gb of ram.

I'm probably gonna try and hold out for one more year and pay full price for the Xperia ZR when it drops a bit in price, unless something similar or better comes out on AT&T with a subsidized price. It's the only phone that meets pretty much everything I'm looking for with the added bonus of being water/dust resistant which I dont particularly care about but w/e, I'll take it.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:59 PM   #86
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The Moto X is nicer than people give it credit for. People get super into specs, but I'll bet it runs just as well if not better than latest from HTC and Samsung. The benefits of no skins on top.

My only disappointment is them getting into bed with the carriers. Same exclusivity, bloat, and pricing nonsense.
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Note 3 should be a very nice phone...waiting for that one!
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:02 AM   #88
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I wonder if LG will follow in the footsteps of HTC and Samsung and make a "mini" version of its G2 somewhere in the 4.3" range. Has some pretty nice specs and offers a removable battery, the volume rocker is kinda weird though.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #89
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The Moto X is nicer than people give it credit for. People get super into specs, but I'll bet it runs just as well if not better than latest from HTC and Samsung. The benefits of no skins on top.

My only disappointment is them getting into bed with the carriers. Same exclusivity, bloat, and pricing nonsense.
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The Moto X is nicer than people give it credit for. People get super into specs, but I'll bet it runs just as well if not better than latest from HTC and Samsung. The benefits of no skins on top.

My only disappointment is them getting into bed with the carriers. Same exclusivity, bloat, and pricing nonsense.
People are also underselling the "always on" aspect of its sensors. That is actually one of the biggest leaps forward in phone tech in a while.

My guess is that by 2015 every phone will have this in place.

AH! This makes for an interesting game... what phone tech do you expect to see by 2015?

Obviously we'll have wearable tech add-ons... watches, glasses, etc...
"unbreakable" screens should be standard

Phones with 8GB of ram and 256GB of storage.
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