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Topic # 115019 11-Mar-2013 12:06
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Need a new phone for my wife.  She has an old Motorola Defy, which quite bluntly, sucks.

We've kind of narrowed it down to these:
1. Samsung Galaxy S3
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 2
3. Nokia Lumia 920
4. LG Nexus 4

I have an iPhone 4, and she now wants "the phone that I would buy".  That means, reasonably top end, fast and responsive.  Personally, iOS is stale to me and as a Geek who likes flash new things, the iPhone 5 just does not seem flash or new to me, even tho I am only on the 4.  My wife agrees.

We both really liked the Windows Phone, and she really likes the new/different look, and likes the snappyness of the Nokia.  Although is it a dealbreaker that there are no Google Maps?

What I'm looking for are general thoughts you may have - how you have found their use in NZ (if at all different to anywhere else)?

Cheers!


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  Reply # 777914 11-Mar-2013 12:20
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S3 but the i9305 as dual carrier and 4G LTE support and 2GB of RAM

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  Reply # 777915 11-Mar-2013 12:20
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If you can wait a week (until after the galaxy s4 is announced) you might want to add this year's phones, the S4, the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z to your search.




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  Reply # 777920 11-Mar-2013 12:27
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Good point - yes was certainly going to wait to see hat the s4 was like, although its probably atleast 2 months from being available I would have thought?

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  Reply # 777931 11-Mar-2013 12:43
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Nokia Lumia 920 or Samsung Ativ S. Nokia Lumia 920 comes with Here Drive (free offline voice guided turn by turn navigation maps for nearly 200 countries), Here Maps and Here Transports. You can also download a free 3rd party app calles gMaps.

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-nz/store/app/gmaps/7b8bedd5-4368-e011-81d2-78e7d1fa76f8




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  Reply # 777958 11-Mar-2013 13:07
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billgates: Nokia Lumia 920 or Samsung Ativ S. Nokia Lumia 920 comes with Here Drive (free offline voice guided turn by turn navigation maps for nearly 200 countries), Here Maps and Here Transports. You can also download a free 3rd party app calles gMaps.

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-nz/store/app/gmaps/7b8bedd5-4368-e011-81d2-78e7d1fa76f8


What's here maps like? After using apple maps (and trying various third party apps) I very much favor google maps unfortunately.

Anyone used a nexus 4? I don't see them around much

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  Reply # 777960 11-Mar-2013 13:13
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sxz:

What's here maps like? After using apple maps (and trying various third party apps) I very much favor google maps unfortunately.

Anyone used a nexus 4? I don't see them around much


They are good. I am assuming that you use the maps for navigation? If so, you can just use Here Drive which is full featured offline voice guided turn by turn navigation provided on Nokia Lumia handsets for free of charge. Map updates are also free.

Below video compares Here maps with Google maps. In all honesty, I am confused as to why Nokia included Here maps as it's same as Here drive which is so much better due to voice guidance and turn by turn capability.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6G_MRW9Rko




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  Reply # 777961 11-Mar-2013 13:15
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I would definitely hold out until the S4 is released just in case it is a must have, that said if wife's current android experience is less than happy then a change of OS is probably a good thing and the Nokia 920 will definitely hit the spot, it is a great phone and the wireless charging is a fantastic bonus.

I went from a S3 to a 920 and haven't looked back, WP8 is great, the phone is superb and the app store is growing by the day, there are apps that cover most if not 98% of all requirements

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  Reply # 783261 18-Mar-2013 09:24
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Update:

Spent a lot of time in the weekend looking at phones.  Nearly bought the Nokia 920, then saw the new Sony Xperia Z and was verrry tempted.  Back to square one.

In the end my wife bought the Nexus 4 16gb for $670 from Expert Infotech.  Same processor / Ram as the Xperia Z and $330 cheaper.  I now have serious phone envy.  My iPhone 4 is looking very old, and boring.  Funnily enough, my uncle bought an iPhone 5 this weekend.  It also looks old and boring.  I set it up for him and it feels exactly the same as my iPhone 4. 

So far, we love the Nexus 4.  It's way cheaper than the competition and so far it really has performed admirably.  Screen is awesome, it is so snappy and quick.

That is all.

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  Reply # 783262 18-Mar-2013 09:25
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Also, yes we waited for the s4 to be announced.  I thought it was all "same same, but different".  Not at all tempted by it. 

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