Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
2609 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 185


  Reply # 1036753 5-May-2014 09:26
Send private message

@Krishant

Lmao.

That's exactly what I did when I first got my HTC One a year ago, went to Youtube to watch The Avengers trailer, HD and full volume to test it.

Great minds

Also to keep thread on topic, 1 vote for the HTC ONE.

You list Games, Music, Internet and calling as your main priorities. All those phones will do the job with ease.

Really should watch some videos comparing the devices or go in stores to check them out.

2069 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 161


  Reply # 1036797 5-May-2014 10:12
Send private message

Krishant007: In terms of speakers.. Hmm, nothing actually beats HTC One. I personally have an HTC One and cannot rave about the front facing speakers enough. Just a joy to use - handsfree calling..being able to actually hear the ringer in a crowded place! Ahh the joys. You can have a hands-on experience of the Nexus in most 2 degrees stores. The first thing I usually do to test speakers and the screen is to go on Youtube and play the Avengers trailer (or Transformers 3) on HD on the phone. This trailer has a really good sound track that allows you to get most out of the speakers. Give this a shot

Regarding Kopkiwi's comments about LG G2 - yes this is a good phone indeed. I had a bit of play with it and was keen on trying it out. But in the end, the software seemed too annoying for me. It was the animations and cartoonyness of it that put me off. The LG and Samsung phones dont have a very professional look and feel in terms of software. HTC and Nexus clearly have the better software in my opinion at least.




Thankfully, it's Android and what you don't like, you change ;-)

 
 
 
 


56 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 1036955 5-May-2014 12:43
Send private message

Kopkiwi: Why not consider an LG G2 as well?

Cheaper than all of those, best battery life of any of them. Best camera, fantastic screen and better specs than any, or at least on par with the Nexus 5.

Still a phone that rivals the recent releases of the S5 and M8


Totally agree with this - have had mine ≈6 months after long consideration of Nexus/One/S4 etc.  Very large screen for the phone size is a key point, as is the battery life - I easily get two days of medium/light use.  Software is not a big issue - just change to other options if you don't like it.

1320 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 451

Trusted

  Reply # 1037030 5-May-2014 14:15

Go for anything with Snapdragon 800 - S4 i9506, HTC One M8, S5, Note 3, Nexus 5, or LG G2. Wouldn't go for a S600 device (One M7, S4 i9505) at this point if your budget can stretch to S800. Much faster & with significantly better battery life.




Product Manager @ PB Tech

https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones


2069 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 161


  Reply # 1037036 5-May-2014 14:25
One person supports this post
Send private message

NikT: Go for anything with Snapdragon 800 - S4 i9506, HTC One M8, S5, Note 3, Nexus 5, or LG G2. Wouldn't go for a S600 device (One M7, S4 i9505) at this point if your budget can stretch to S800. Much faster & with significantly better battery life.


Not to mention speed of charging too

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.