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Topic # 136744 7-Dec-2013 16:11
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I like my iPhone, had one since the 3GS. It does everything I want it to do and syncs with my Macbook Pro extremely well.
It's just.. So boring.
It is time for an upgrade. Do I finally go down the android road?
Help!

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  Reply # 947124 7-Dec-2013 16:16
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If you are happy with it don't change as you might not like it. Besides all your apps will be Apple so its a big move.

If you are interested buy a 2nd hand one off trade me so you understand the differences, personally I think its a big move to just change.

You'll get most peoples preference on here but only you know what you really want.




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  Reply # 947125 7-Dec-2013 16:17
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As above

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 947131 7-Dec-2013 16:35
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Go to a Telecom or Vodafone shop. Have a play with demo phones on display there. See which interface and phone model you prefer.

My vote is Nokia Lumia 1020.




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  Reply # 947135 7-Dec-2013 16:47
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While the One is a premium device that can be had for 2/3 the cost of the equivalent (memory) sized iphone, it would depend how much you have invested in the ios system as stated above.
I can understand what you mean by the boredom factor, but I wonder how long Android will remain 'exciting'. If you can see yourself getting into rooting and modding your phone then that might keep your interest for longer. But it will eventually just become a tool, like your iphone has. Sure it will have live widgets and wallpaper, infinitely configurable homescreens, a larger screen, boomsound speakers, NFC and MHL, Google Now and Maps (that work) and configurable notifications and quick access menus but that has to be weighed up against the apps you will be dumping and how much they will cost to replace from the Play Store.

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  Reply # 947145 7-Dec-2013 17:12
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I had an HTC One and to be honest the synchronisation application for Mac OS X is horrendous and the Samsung Kies one is really no better. The only benefit that HTC One really has over Samsung is the ability to use the generic Android MTP/PTP synchronising tool and assuming you're not using the iCloud for anything more than email and the basics it is an ok phone. Personally at this point, given my disappointment with the slow release schedule of OEM's to push out updates, I'd be tempted to go for a Nokia Lumia 1020 as their connector application is pretty good and Microsoft is interested in supporting the phone for the long run.




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  Reply # 947156 7-Dec-2013 17:29
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If u go htc you will cry.

Only go android if you are miserable with iphone




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  Reply # 947157 7-Dec-2013 17:31
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I recently went from Iphone 5 to Nexus 5. Really like the screen, it is so much of an improvement over an iphone screen it is worth the loss of simplicity in iOs vs android. Android does what it has to but certainly isn't as polished and in a lot of aspects as intuitive as iOs . However I am pretty happy with things. Still got a few loose ends to sort out and will be happy. If you already use gmail/google for email etc then the switch over will be a lot easer.



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  Reply # 947284 7-Dec-2013 21:21
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I have had a play on a One. Loved the big screen and general quality and feel of the phone. I'm not hugely invested in iOS. A few games that never get used and not much else.
Having Google Maps integrated would be great, along with gmail. It's really just synchronising with my laptop that i'm worried about.

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  Reply # 947311 7-Dec-2013 22:53
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What do you want to sync? HTC One allows you to drop n drag via USB which could not be simpler plus using cloud services like GDocs/G+/Dropbox etc allows you to easily flick files and photos around without even connecting ph to pc

There are some good wifi file sharing/syncing apps available via play store to iirc

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  Reply # 947324 7-Dec-2013 23:20
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I don't really buy the issues of investment in apps. For most users, the investment in apps is very small compared to the cost of the phone. Get the OS you want to use more. I agree, best to buy a cheap Android to play with before you commit.

Boring? yes, if you enjoy tinkering and customising, yes iOS is boring. I focus on the apps I use, which more or less can be got on both OS. If I used an app on both, the OS is less important.

Integration is important, consider that too, with the Mac, anything else Apple or non Apple you may have. Make sure the integration you want, you can make happen with Android.

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  Reply # 947336 7-Dec-2013 23:37
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tdgeek: I don't really buy the issues of investment in apps. For most users, the investment in apps is very small compared to the cost of the phone.


I spent around $200 of apps so far in Android. When I received Lumia for review, I spent probably another $40 to get certain apps to do what I want. That is a lot of money. Once you moved to a different platform, you will have to start all over again.

 Get the OS you want to use more. I agree, best to buy a cheap Android to play with before you commit.


This is the worst advice for OP. Buying cheap android (sub $400) is not a smart move. They are cheap for a reason.

HTC one is a good phone. Wait for around boxing day, you may get a good deal. Noel Leeming like to sell these phones for 20% off during the sale. My recommendation if you want to move to androids - Galaxy S4, Xperia Z1, HTC One, Nexus 5.





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  Reply # 947340 8-Dec-2013 00:01
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tdgeek: I don't really buy the issues of investment in apps. For most users, the investment in apps is very small compared to the cost of the phone.


I spent around $200 of apps so far in Android. When I received Lumia for review, I spent probably another $40 to get certain apps to do what I want. That is a lot of money. Once you moved to a different platform, you will have to start all over again.

 Get the OS you want to use more. I agree, best to buy a cheap Android to play with before you commit.


This is the worst advice for OP. Buying cheap android (sub $400) is not a smart move. They are cheap for a reason.

HTC one is a good phone. Wait for around boxing day, you may get a good deal. Noel Leeming like to sell these phones for 20% off during the sale. My recommendation if you want to move to androids - Galaxy S4, Xperia Z1, HTC One, Nexus 5.


Ok, fair enough, by cheap I meant a cheap phone to play with the OS, it doesn't matter if the phone isnt that great, he wants to test the OS before taking the plunge. Trademe as JeffNZ suggested, and as Android phones of the non high end variety are quite cheap new, a second hand one will be a cheap testbed, then can be sold

$200 is a lot of pay apps, true, but it may be more than the typical user? If I spent $200 on apps and wanted to change platforms and buy a high end phone, with the platform I preferred, I would in a heartbeat. Its a one off cost. Just my opinion

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  Reply # 947355 8-Dec-2013 01:13
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Why not nexus 5

On android half the apps don't work well esp they're free

If you give it to a kid without doing a few web set up they will buy everything

Or the child will cry every ten seconds from pressing the back button or the ads

Trademe is no good on android

Half the darn apps want permission to download your phone to their servers
Or drain your battery or both

But I still use android. Lol




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  Reply # 947490 8-Dec-2013 15:56
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I know someone who went from a 5 to an HTC one and loves it

As for the syncing, you can put all your music etc on just by dragging and dropping

Google syncs everything else



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  Reply # 948230 9-Dec-2013 17:17
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Right so I have one on the way. Got one off trademe to save some money and might hold on to my iPhone for a little bit if I want to fall back to it.

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