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Topic # 94304 7-Dec-2011 22:12 Send private message

Might be a newbie question.  I have not owned a Android before, have used bro's one with my own simcard.  Spent half a day with it ..... and my view is that it is more/less the same.   I like to get some views from you.

I recognise that Android has more software selection and given their popularity, if I was going for a new phone I would either go for a Android with a min 4" screen or a Apple iPhone. 

Vs .. Symbian.  Meaning a modern 2011 Symbian phone. 
The Android buttons and windows were larger and wider, the settings choices has a short description next to it.  It looks nicer, you get that active bubble wallpaper and icons placed on wallpaper in more ways.  There are more screens etc ... not that one would use them all but is is handy.  As I said software like Google Maps have transit assist which is nice to have too and handy. 

If we get a bit back to reality.  That is the phone has been set up and we use it as a tool.  To make a call, text, visit a webpage, IM or FB while the approach was a bit different it was more/less the same..... (?).

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  Reply # 557042 12-Dec-2011 15:57 Send private message

Are you asking whether Symbian or Android are the better option? 

Considering nobody is making a new Symbian smartphone, Nokia now producing Windows phones. I think Android is the clear winner.

I've had a Motorola Defy with Android for almost a year now and it's great. 

iPhone is good but it's expensive, the new Windows phones may be amazing but we will have to wait and see.  

Does that help?  




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  Reply # 557051 12-Dec-2011 16:04 Send private message

I like Windows Phone and have two here (LG and HTC). Currently using the Nokia N9 (Meego) mainly because it's an amazing hardware - waiting for Nokia Lumia which will be similar hardware but Windows Phone instead...

I would at least check Windows Phone now, and perhaps even wait for the new crop.






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  Reply # 557189 12-Dec-2011 20:13 Send private message

Not asking which is better, rather that at the end of the day, does it matter?  After a while the person just gets used to the phone so it's like saying does it matter whether it's a Windows 7, Mac OS or Linux.

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  Reply # 557210 12-Dec-2011 21:22 Send private message

rayonline: Not asking which is better, rather that at the end of the day, does it matter?  After a while the person just gets used to the phone so it's like saying does it matter whether it's a Windows 7, Mac OS or Linux.


I was a long time Symbian user back in the day and yes, it matters. Take a look at nokiausers.net/forum and see how many die-hard Nokia fans have transitioned to Android and check out their comments - the last page in this thread speaks to this topic quite directly.




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