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#161
Ok guys, my K800i has sent its last text and has kicked the mobile bucket and I'm looking for a major upgrade seeing as I'm about 5 years behind I have no idea about smartphones and I'm pretty sure I've never even held one so I have next to no experience with them. I'm looking at monthly tarrifs at £20 and under, the HTC Desire HD is looking really good for that price range, anyone have it?

Thanks for all the help!
#163
Yeah the HD is really good. I've got it. It's now been updated to 2.3 gingerbread. Though I had some serious lag problems on some games at first, and the camera, but turning on debug mode eliminates that completely. (though that was on 2.2, not sure if it makes a difference on 2.3, but I enable it anyway, and make sure to turn it off before you plug it into a pc)
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#167
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Damn, the Galaxy S 2 is looking mighty tempting, but its £30 a month, hmmm.

I got mine for £25 a month with a £50 payment for the handset.

(5*24)-50=£70 saving.

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Yeah. people, like Lemoninfluence, are hypocrites and should have all their opinions invalidated from here on out.
#168
I'm thinking about getting a motorola atrix from att in about a week. anyone have this phone? how do you like it?
#169
motorola android phones are never amazing, and the atrix has major overheating problems. go for the s2, desire hd or sensation
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#171
I have a HTC Wildfire. It's not the best out there, but meh... I wish I didn't get a touch phone, they aren't very practical.
#172
I just went to the att website and didn't see the S2. why? So since I can't find it my current choices are between the "motorola atrix", HTC inspire, and samsung captivate. anyone have insight on any one of these phones? which one should I get? all other suggestions are appreciated. except iphone 4 of course.
#173
Quote by son_of_bodom
I just went to the att website and didn't see the S2. why? So since I can't find it my current choices are between the "motorola atrix", HTC inspire, and samsung captivate. anyone have insight on any one of these phones? which one should I get? all other suggestions are appreciated. except iphone 4 of course.

out of those 3 the atrix is a whole dimension above

galaxy s2 hasnt been released in NA yet
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#174
I do not use 3G enough, the $30 dollar a month fee for smart phones is just too much for my little personal data usage. Like, if you looked at my data use...its probably a few hours of Angry Birds, and Google searches of Mapquest, Facebook, and porn.

I have a Motorola Droid X, had it since March. Its pretty good, but yet my dad's first generation Droid is faster with 3G for some reason, or works when mine doesn't. And also this thing says it has an HD camcorder, but I feel like my gf's Iphone, which is like 2 yrs old, kicks its ass as far as the sound quality on videos go. The camera takes good pictures, about the same quality as my girls Iphone though, it all just depends on lighting/steadiness of your hand.

The only thing that bugs me is how touchy it is as far as the screen flipping horizontal/vertical depending on how you are holding the phone. I mean you barely tilt that thing and it flips screen orientation.

btw, I haven't used my gf's Iphone enough to notice any major advantages over my Droid, if there are any, which I doubt.
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#175
Quote by sugar_daddy
Ok guys, my K800i has sent its last text and has kicked the mobile bucket and I'm looking for a major upgrade seeing as I'm about 5 years behind I have no idea about smartphones and I'm pretty sure I've never even held one so I have next to no experience with them. I'm looking at monthly tarrifs at £20 and under, the HTC Desire HD is looking really good for that price range, anyone have it?

Thanks for all the help!


DHD is an incredible phone, and even better when you root it. I love mine, it's an incredible bit of kit.

In music related news:

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Android users should check out this app

http://www.tekgadg.com/tekgadg/2011/5/22/windows-phone-7-music-app-for-android.html

It looks identical to Windows Phone 7 music app, and looks better than any music app on Android ^^


This looks amazing! Knowing that it's done by the guy behind LauncherPro, it's probably going to get some awesome widgets too. I can't wait until the RC is out, but until then, I'm definitely using this.






I've been keeping up to date with the app since that post. What was known as "Fede's Music App has evolved considerably in terms of stability and functionality, and is now, hands down, the prettiest and sleekest music player I've yet seen for the Android platform. Although it's still in it's alpha stages, downloads are free, and stability is still excellent. I strongly recommend anyone looking to use their android phone as a music player to check it out. Since the app is an alpha, it's not yet available on the market, and hence does not auto-update. Go here:

http://ubermusic.com/

and check back regularly to see what's new.
Last edited by LordBishek at Jun 23, 2011,
#176
I've had to send my Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) off to have a system update as it starting playing up with irratic behaviour and constantly freezing, also it would'nt update itself via Kies, and the update was the only way to fix the problems.

I miss it so much
#177
Quote by Moggan13
I've had to send my Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) off to have a system update as it starting playing up with irratic behaviour and constantly freezing, also it would'nt update itself via Kies, and the update was the only way to fix the problems.

I miss it so much

did you try using ODIN to update the software?

Kies sucks hairy balls.
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Quote by element4433
Yeah. people, like Lemoninfluence, are hypocrites and should have all their opinions invalidated from here on out.
#178
Quote by LordBishek
DHD is an incredible phone, and even better when you root it. I love mine, it's an incredible bit of kit.

In music related news:


http://i56.tinypic.com/2wrq14g.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5028/5840626244_20edbea750.jpg
http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ubermusic1.png

I've been keeping up to date with the app since that post. What was known as "Fede's Music App has evolved considerably in terms of stability and functionality, and is now, hands down, the prettiest and sleekest music player I've yet seen for the Android platform. Although it's still in it's alpha stages, downloads are free, and stability is still excellent. I strongly recommend anyone looking to use their android phone as a music player to check it out. Since the app is an alpha, it's not yet available on the market, and hence does not auto-update. Go here:

http://ubermusic.com/

and check back regularly to see what's new.
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jimmybanks youre a genius.


aparently i ar smrt?
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jimmybanks youre a genius


GO SENS GO
#180
Quote by Lemoninfluence
did you try using ODIN to update the software?

Kies sucks hairy balls.


I tried everything on 3 different computers. The phone just wouldn't update itself.
#181
from what I hear, the S2 is an amazing phone. Any idea when it will be released in North America?
#182
So I think I've decided I want an Android phone. I've tried to be faithful to Nokia, but seeing that the N9 they've been talking about for a year has finally been unveilled and it's terrible, I think it's finally time to abandon my loyalty to Nokia.

So yeah, out of contract, don't really want to spend that much monthly but for an amazing phone I would, what one should I get?

I used to sell phones and based soley on the number of customers who would return them with little plasticky bits broken off or other hardware damage I would never ever own a Samsung or an LG. So they're out.

I was thinking HTC since their hardware quality reputation is stellar and I like HTC sense. But the phones I am looking at all have 2.2 or similar version Android. Can you update that? Isn't the latest version 3?

I don't want to end up stuck with a non-updatable crap phone that is old instantly like I did with my current handset.
Last edited by Mistress_Ibanez at Jun 25, 2011,
#183
I got an android phone last year from my mom, prior to that I had a cheap $30 dollar phone that I used for 5 years.

I dont really get the hype, I just use my phone for texting and calling. I really have no idea what this ''apps'' business is all about.
#184
2.2 is on slightly older and anything before that phones.

2.3 is on the newer phones, nicknamed Gingerbread. Gingerbread doesn't give much of an update to those who have it. If a phone has it, great. If a phone doesn't, not so much a problem. Also, in the future, if you root your Android phone (Like jailbreaking for the iPhone), even if you're running an older phone that doesn't get updates, you can flash a ROM with such an update so you're effectively running the newer version.

3.0, as far as I know, is for tablets. I'm pretty sure, but I won't be surprised if I'm wrong.

If you really like HTC, I'd say go for the HTC Desire. It's the one I'm using. Sure, the internal memory problem (You really only have about 70-100mb internal memory to install stuff. To put it into perspective, a moderately big program can go into 5mb to 10mb, with extremely big programs such as Opera Mobile, a browser, going into 20mb just based on your preferences and stuff) can get annoying. But if you can ball up and root it, it's a perfectly capable phone. Even if you don't, unless you're a huge app hog, the internal memory problem is not as serious as it may sound. Just delete off rubbish apps to free up space.

One thing before you get an Android is that it's not an optimised OS like iOS, so even if you have a more powerful phone than the iPhone 4 (~600Mhz processor), it may not be as smooth.

The trend for mobile phones now is going into dual-core territory, so if you really don't mind, I think it would be a better idea to hold out for some time more, then get yourself a dual-core phone. There are some dual-core phones, such as the HTC Sensation, which are surprisingly cheap IMO. I'd expect with contract for them to go into the range of 500 USD, but they turned out to be about 300 USD.

If you really don't care for the processing power, though, any of the newer phones now will do. I actually think the Samsung Xperia Arc is pretty good. It's single-core, but it's surprisingly fast. But if you don't like Samsung, .

You might want to take a look at this list for looking out for phones: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/20-best-mobile-phones-in-the-world-today-645440?artc_pg=21

Note that not all of them are Android though.

On a slightly related note, Nokia is teaming up with Microsoft to launch Nokia phones with W7 on them. I'd like to see how it works out. Symbian has not been the go-to OS for quite some time.

Quote by Boghead
I got an android phone last year from my mom, prior to that I had a cheap $30 dollar phone that I used for 5 years.

I dont really get the hype, I just use my phone for texting and calling. I really have no idea what this ''apps'' business is all about.

Mobile gaming, bro! I almost got an iPhone because I saw all the games and stuff on it. Then I realised Android has a lot of the same games and phones carrying Android are generally a lot cheaper.
Last edited by triface at Jun 25, 2011,
#185
Yeah I was looking at the HTC sensation, also the desire Z because I don't like touch-screen texting. The Desire S runs 2.3, right? Would that be the one to go for if I can't get the HTC sensation?
#187
Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
Yeah I was looking at the HTC sensation, also the desire Z because I don't like touch-screen texting. The Desire S runs 2.3, right? Would that be the one to go for if I can't get the HTC sensation?

the Sensation is really cool and I really really want one. that said, I have a desire and there\s nothing wrong with it (apart from the memory thing, but I rooted mine and updated to 2.3 to get around it). Oh yeah and my screen's horribly cracked, but that's my fault.
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#188
Quote by jgbsmith
the Sensation is really cool and I really really want one. that said, I have a desire and there\s nothing wrong with it (apart from the memory thing, but I rooted mine and updated to 2.3 to get around it). Oh yeah and my screen's horribly cracked, but that's my fault.


What are the advantages of rooting? Is it difficult?
#189
Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
What are the advantages of rooting? Is it difficult?

to answer the second question first, it depends on the phone. Some are very easy, some are quite difficult. Either way it still basically comes down to following a set of instructions to the letter and all that varies is how many steps are involved.

anyone could do it if they sit down and attempted it but its not really for the faint-hearted to be honest.

as for benefits, the primary one as far as I'm concerned is that you can make your phone run MUCH much faster. Not directly, but by using the rooted privileges to change some software here and there.

bottom line, rooting your phone makes it 100x better to use BUT there is a lot of tinkering involved and if you're not really into computers or at least very interested in playing around with your phone its kind of hard to recommend. Unless you've got a friend who can help you, once you're set up it all takes care of itself.
#190
Opinions on the HTC Desire S?
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#191
Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
What are the advantages of rooting? Is it difficult?
As said above, it depends on the phone how difficult it is. xda-developers.com forums are always a huge help with that.

Advantages? Tons. Removal of bloatware, the ability to tweak your phone to make it look and feel exactly how you want, optimized OS kernels (improves performance, battery life), and the ability to run Nandroid backups (which are PROPER backups of the OS, none of this HTC Sync shit).

Some of this stuff doesn't matter to people, which is understandable. Even if you root and install the stock OS that comes with your phone you will get a pretty marked performance boost just from removing all of the shit that the carrier puts on phones.
#192
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to answer the second question first, it depends on the phone. Some are very easy, some are quite difficult. Either way it still basically comes down to following a set of instructions to the letter and all that varies is how many steps are involved.

anyone could do it if they sit down and attempted it but its not really for the faint-hearted to be honest.

as for benefits, the primary one as far as I'm concerned is that you can make your phone run MUCH much faster. Not directly, but by using the rooted privileges to change some software here and there.

bottom line, rooting your phone makes it 100x better to use BUT there is a lot of tinkering involved and if you're not really into computers or at least very interested in playing around with your phone its kind of hard to recommend. Unless you've got a friend who can help you, once you're set up it all takes care of itself.


Unless it improves the battery life I'm not sure i'd bother. Don't want to destroy a brand new phone.

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Opinions on the HTC Desire S?


That's the one I'm looking at. It's a pretty good phone, and HTC build quality is amazing.
Last edited by Mistress_Ibanez at Jun 25, 2011,
#193
Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
Unless it improves the battery life I'm not sure i'd bother. Don't want to destroy a brand new phone.

I've got a custom ROM running on my Desire Z that has literally doubled my battery life.
#194
Quote by Inimical
I've got a custom ROM running on my Desire Z that has literally doubled my battery life.


Now I'm interested.

You can't buy the Desire Z any more can you?

It's a shame because that's the one I would really want. Why the hell would you buy an expensive phone with a fantastic screen just to jam your greasy fingers all over it? Slide out qwerty is the future.
#195
Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
Now I'm interested.

You can't buy the Desire Z any more can you?

It's a shame because that's the one I would really want. Why the hell would you buy an expensive phone with a fantastic screen just to jam your greasy fingers all over it? Slide out qwerty is the future.

I think that depends on the location, I only bought mine a few months ago through Bell. You are located in the UK, correct? That will depend on whether or not the carriers there are still offering it.

I mostly use the slide-out keyboard for web browsing and emailing for work.
#196
Yeah, I thought Desire S was pretty nice while it's pretty cheap for an smartphone
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#197
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I think that depends on the location, I only bought mine a few months ago through Bell. You are located in the UK, correct? That will depend on whether or not the carriers there are still offering it.

I mostly use the slide-out keyboard for web browsing and emailing for work.


I don't see it on any of the networks here now.

I agree, I can't stand writing long messages on a touch screen. I have an LG GW620 at the moment and don't ever use the on-screen Android keyboard.

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Yeah, I thought Desire S was pretty nice while it's pretty cheap for an smartphone


I noticed this, it is really well-priced at the moment, but is that because it is imminently being replaced, or because something about it has just been made outdated and can't take new software or something?


Just suspicious of network motives in making a good phone so cheap
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#198
Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
I noticed this, it is really well-priced at the moment, but is that because it is imminently being replaced, or because something about it has just been made outdated and can't take new software or something?


Just suspicious of network motives in making a good phone so cheap


What about this one then: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/htc-hd7-900358/review
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#199
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I don't see it on any of the networks here now.

I agree, I can't stand writing long messages on a touch screen. I have an LG GW620 at the moment and don't ever use the on-screen Android keyboard.
That's a shame, the S doesn't even kind of hold up to the performance of the Z.

I know the HTC ChaCha is out very soon (if not already). It's the one that looks like a BlackBerry. Of course, I would never buy for this reason:

"What kind of phone is that?"
"It's an HTC ChaCha."

Seriously, do they have the same people who named the Wii working for them?
Last edited by Inimical at Jun 25, 2011,
#200
Quote by Inimical
That's a shame, the S doesn't even kind of hold up to the performance of the Z.

I know the HTC ChaCha is out very soon (if not already). It's the one that looks like a BlackBerry. Of course, I would never buy for this reason:

"What kind of phone is that?"
"It's an HTC ChaCha."

Seriously, do they have the same people who named the Wii working for them?


Is that really true? I thought the S was better.

If that's the case I will do my best to hunt one down, most contracts are 2 years now here and that's a long time to harbour a secret resentment for having to touch my lovely shiny screen all the time.

HTC ChaCha looks like a child's phone to me. I think the specs are quite poor on it since it's designed for pre-teens to go on facebook and text their little friends, right?