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Topic # 109082 12-Sep-2012 10:25 Send private message

My uncle said Android is better than an iPhone? Which one should I buy.

I just want the best one.

Should I get iPhone 5 at the end of the week, or wait til iPhone 5S next year?

PLZ HLP!!!

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  Reply # 684792 12-Sep-2012 10:26 Send private message





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  Reply # 684795 12-Sep-2012 10:28 Send private message

On the basis that it might be serious...


What do you use your phone for today?
What do you want to do with the new phone?
Do you use Gmail and other Google apps a lot?
Do you use a Mac and other Apple products a lot?
How much money do you want to spend?

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Reply # 684796 12-Sep-2012 10:28 Send private message

These have just come out and its cool to be retro

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  Reply # 684799 12-Sep-2012 10:31 Send private message






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  Reply # 684865 12-Sep-2012 11:49 Send private message

Beaten by freitasm on 2 counts...

Hits a sore spot given that we've _just_ sorted out a new supply deal and I'm getting this exact question from a number of users. Bah!

Generally, people who can't be bothered doing their own research just get told to get an iPhone as it's probably more their speed. :P




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  Reply # 684868 12-Sep-2012 11:51 Send private message

I'd say Tony is pretty clued up, so it's his monthly trolling allowance gone...




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  Reply # 684873 12-Sep-2012 11:58 Send private message

my vote is for blackberry







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  Reply # 684874 12-Sep-2012 12:01 Send private message

stevenz: Beaten by freitasm on 2 counts...

Hits a sore spot given that we've _just_ sorted out a new supply deal and I'm getting this exact question from a number of users. Bah!

Generally, people who can't be bothered doing their own research just get told to get an iPhone as it's probably more their speed. :P

I get asked so often it's not funny anymore.

My stock responses to questions:

Q: I want a smartphone, what should I buy?
A: iPhone. End of story.

Q: I want to buy an Android phone, what should I buy?
A: Galaxy S2 or S3 depending on your budget. End of story.

Q: Should I buy Android or iPhone?
A: iPhone. End of story.

Q: You have the new Samsung. Whats that like. Why should I get iPhone instead of what you have.
A: If you have to ask, get an iPhone. End of story.

  • Basically, if you know what Android is, and would like one instead of iPhone, get the best one you can afford. The more money you spend now, the better the potential lifespan of that phone before you want to upgrade.
  • If you don't know for sure you want Android, and have a decent budget. Buy an iPhone.
  • If your budget is low, then hit up forums like this, or review sites, and make sure you handle the phone you want.
  • If you are technologically illiterate, go with iPhone. All my tech-dumb friends keep ****ing up their Android home screens and call from a landline to say "I cant find the icon for calling or texting". If I install a replacement launcher and lock their homescreens, I 'own' their problems, and am to blame for *everything*.

The variation between cheap Androids is HUGE.

You NEED to understand:

Android version
Storage size
CPU speed and number of cores
Manufacturer
Camera megapixels
Screen size
Size and weight of phone (there *is* such a thing as too small)
... probably a few more uber important things.

NOTE: Never root/jailbreak or apply custom ROM to a non-geeks handset. Again - you will own every single problem they have ;-)




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Reply # 684875 12-Sep-2012 12:03 Send private message

Welcome back big guy.






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  Reply # 684887 12-Sep-2012 12:04 Send private message

A shoutout to my WP7/Blackberry homeboys and homegirls.

You are not forgotten, however your handsets are very much like the '9' button on my microwave - utterly neglected, and largely pointless.

(Ignore this post until the 1st October - it seems my trolling allowance has hit its cap!)

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  Reply # 684890 12-Sep-2012 12:06 Send private message

*Proud to be the 3.2%*




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  Reply # 684891 12-Sep-2012 12:06 Send private message

I cook my breakfast for 99 seconds!



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  Reply # 684893 12-Sep-2012 12:09 Send private message

Behodar: I cook my breakfast for 99 seconds!

OMG!

Want to buy my 9 button?

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