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qraider

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#63948 4-Jul-2010 14:51
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Hi all,

I'm wondering if I could get some feedback on the following handsets:

- iPhone 4
- Nexus One
- HTC Desire

I'm thinking of getting one of the above but I'm a little unsure of which one (XT network for reference).
Some have suggested the iPhone4, yet reading the responses on the Nexus One gives it a big plus.
Cost wise I think the iPhone will be the most expensive & the HTC the cheapest.

I looking for pro's & con's that owners, mobile experts or experienced users may have.

Thanks!

EDIT: found the pricing for the handsets

HTC Desire Sale Price:   NZ$976.54
http://www.mobicity.com.au/htc-desire-nextg.html

Google Nexus One - Telecom XT Edition $1,129.99
http://www.paralleled.co.nz/google-nexus-telecom-edition-p-343.html

Apple iPhone 4 16GB $1,339.99
http://www.paralleled.co.nz/apple-iphone-16gb-p-374.html

Apple iPhone 4 32GB $1,509.99
http://www.paralleled.co.nz/apple-iphone-32gb-p-375.html




Current Phone:
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- Win Phone 8: Samsung ATIV S (XT)

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qraider

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  #347704 4-Jul-2010 16:35
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I've just been re-reading the reviews of the desire (including some reviews on mobicity) and it looks like the Desire is winning.

I may order one later ...




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- Win Phone 8: Samsung ATIV S (XT)

Current Tablet:

 

- Acer Iconia 7" Android Tablet

 

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  #347710 4-Jul-2010 16:58
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I can't really comment on the units but you are quoting $$ which are either parallel imported or imported from overseas.

The mobicity prices look a little wrong.. the price is $799 AU (incl AU GST at 0% ????). If they are selling to NZ they should remove the AU GST and then convert the price and you also forgetting about the shipping from AU). Vodafone will have the HTC Desire in a week or so for sale at $999. You also will get covered under the CGA in NZ.

If you are buying from them I would get them to sell it to you without AU GST.

I'm had similar GST problems with other companies in AU. Asking them to remove the AU GST and some don't understand! As when it comes into NZ you may have to pay NZ GST!!

The iPhone 4's are quite expensive from parallelimported and just wait for Vodafone to release them officially by the end of the month in NZ and the prices will be less than the parallelimported prices I am sure.

The Google Phone is very similar to the Desire.

It really depends if you like Android or the iPhone iOS between the 4 devices.





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  #347712 4-Jul-2010 17:01
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Hey man, im actually thinking about those exact three phones!! Haha. I've got an ipad 3g now so dont really need/want the new iphone. Im leaning towards the htc desire, my brother bought a nexus one today, and it is quite sensational. Decisions decisions...



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  #347716 4-Jul-2010 17:18
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Perhaps the OP could refine his question a little more? What are the key experiences you want from your phone - the right one for you really depends on what your intended use looks like...




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  #349740 10-Jul-2010 12:41
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Thanks for the replies all.

Yeah, sorry about being so vague NZtechfreak, reflects my state of mind while typing that out ... vague

I've done a bit more research, both on these forums and elsewhere and decided on the HTC Desire (Telstra version) from mobicity.

I very much appreciate everyone's thoughts and advise.




Current Phone:
- Android: Samsung SM-G900F Galaxy S5 (XT)
- Win Phone 8: Samsung ATIV S (XT)

Current Tablet:

 

- Acer Iconia 7" Android Tablet

 

Twitter: qraider


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  #349756 10-Jul-2010 13:55
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The Desire is really nice.. the only think you'll really want to do is root is straight away, since you'll run out of space on the internal flash really fast.

I rooted it to install app2sd, so I can install apps to the SD card instead of internal flash, works great.

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  #349861 11-Jul-2010 00:28
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You won't regret getting it. Its absolutely awesome!



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  #349869 11-Jul-2010 07:04
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eXDee: You won't regret getting it. Its absolutely awesome!



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  #353178 19-Jul-2010 00:23
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I use the HTC Desire and it's a fantastic phone. Soon to be getting Froyo 2.2 which will make it even better. A mate of mine at Telecom said that the Motorola Milestone is coming out imminently.

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  #355577 23-Jul-2010 22:22
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Yup, it's a very nice phone :D

Dropped a 16GB SD card in (for music and movies, etc)

Not going to root it just yet .. will wait to see if HTC deliver a clean 2.2 w/ Sense




Current Phone:
- Android: Samsung SM-G900F Galaxy S5 (XT)
- Win Phone 8: Samsung ATIV S (XT)

Current Tablet:

 

- Acer Iconia 7" Android Tablet

 

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