Thinking about a new phone.

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Nov 21, 2012

Thinking about a new phone. by KingVamp at 7:14 PM (512 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. KingVamp
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    I'll start it off with a few questions and statements.​
    1) What's the average budget price for a smartphone? Budget set to ~$300max Looking @ $200-230.​
    2) What do you think about my phone? Can you top it?
    3) I was thinking of staying on the htc brand. What do you think?
    4) Looking between 4.3-5in-ish~. I prefer 5in.~
    5) No contract, already under one. Probably going to use sites like eBay. Recommendation for other sites?
    6) Thoughts on the 3d phones?
    7) I'm probably only going be able to afford a dual-core phone. May not need anymore than that anyway.
    8) Good battery life. Good camera.
    9) Prefer not have a use phone, but I can bend.
    10)Should I just keep the phone I have a little longer?
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    11)I do prefer a sd card slot.
     
  2. Plainscript

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    Not going to answer all: (most of these questions are personal anyway imo)

    3. Even though I currently own a Samsung Omnia 7, I try to advise people most of the time to get something from HTC. Mostly because of the best bang for buck ratio, without feeling too much budget..

    5. eBay got plenty of sellers selling new phones. So yes, good choice.

    6. Never owned one. But I don't see anything added for the price they usually sell. But again, never owned one.

    7. Haven't seen any sign of a max-budget, but yes - quadcore phones are quite pricey.

    10. Is it currently running Android? Or still stock WM6.5. The HD2 also has a fairly decent Windows Phone 7 port - in case you might like that too. (WP8 phones are currently being released, so expect a huge price dropping of WP7-phones in the (near) future!)
     
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    1) What's the average budget price for a smartphone?
    New: $300-900 (Very dependent on location and provider) Used: $200-700
    2) What do you think about my phone? Can you top it?
    Umm my phone see my sig. Maybe my Tablet too ;)
    3) I was thinking of staying on the htc brand. What do you think?
    HTC released the first Android smartphone and was pretty much leading the smartphone business beside Apple.
    4) Looking between 4.3-5in-ish~. I prefer 5in.~
    5" screen is pretty huge to fin in your pocket. Mine is 4.7" and still my hand barely can reach each corner comfortably
    5) No contract, already under one. Probably going to use sites like eBay. Recommendation for other sites?
    Local stuff like craigslist problem here is defects. Before buying a SP analyze every pixel ;P.
    6) Thoughts on the 3d phones?
    I was never fond of them. Not many good ones really.
    7) I'm probably only going be able to afford a dual-core phone. May no need anymore than that anyway.
    Quadcore is the new thing and dual-core is outdating fast. Most of 2013 SP's should be quadcore only.
    8) Good battery life. Good camera.
    Really it depends of what SP. My HTC One X has 4 cores and one Low Power core. Which give me basically no batter drain when my device is in idle state (screen off, music, ect)
    9) Prefer not have a use phone, but I can bend.
    Used=cheaper New=Lighter wallet
    10)Should I just keep the phone I have a little longer?
    HTC HD2 is an amazing phone and honestly probably one of the best things that ever happened to Android (no joke) but is obviously outdated. Do you flash roms? play alot of 3d games? THD games?


    So what would I recommend?

    Google Nexus 4

    Why?: This new Nexus 4 will always be updated to the latest android, Manufactured by LG (Not as good as HTC or Samsung but is defiantly in 3rd place for android), don't expect this SP to be outdated anytime soon because its packing the Snapdragon S4 Pro (Quadcore ;) ), 8MP camera with 1.3MP front cam, HDMI Port, Gorilla glass 2 and the best part>>>>>>>> The price starts at $300... :D
     
  4. Chary

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    1) What's the average budget price for a smartphone?
    $300+
    2) What do you think about my phone? Can you top it?
    It's decent.
    3) I was thinking of staying on the htc brand. What do you think?
    HTC is always good.
    4) Looking between 4.3-5in-ish~. I prefer 5in.~
    5in. is huge, and usually costly, but very nice indeed.
    5) No contract, already under one. Probably going to use sites like eBay. Recommendation for other sites?
    Honestly, ebay's probably the best place. Be sure to check feedback of all sellers.
    6) Thoughts on the 3d phones?
    They aren't worth it.
    7) I'm probably only going be able to afford a dual-core phone. May no need anymore than that anyway.
    Dual Core is okay, but is on the outs.
    9) Prefer not have a use phone, but I can bend.
    Some people keep their used phones in very good condition, and you get them cheaper.

    If you are looking for contract phones, check out ATT's black Friday sale. You can get some pretty new/good phones (Like Samsung Galaxy SII) for only a penny, with a contract.
     
  5. KingVamp
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    Running android 2.2 something. Yeah I know, very outdated. :P
    People dual boot as well,but I like android too much anyway to worry about that.


     
  6. kingcolex

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    New nexus phone is the best bet. No contract best deal amazing specs and newest firmware always.
     

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