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Topic # 83000 8-May-2011 15:02
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Hi there, I am looking at selling my Google Nexus One and buying a new phone. I am looking at buying either the HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible S or Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Samsung Galaxy S2 is on my list aswell, but as you would have to buy from the UK and it isnt really available in NZ yet im not interested (Just my personal thing). Another on my list is the is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, but until SE gets it act together and puts out more PS1 games other than Crash Bandicot im not interested at all.

So basically im looking for suggestions/advice on which one to get. My personal favourite right now is the HTC Incredible S. I love HTC Sense (Although ive never had it on my phone) and also the 4" screen seems great. However I guess i wouldnt really notice the difference im jumping from a 3.7" (Nexus One) - 4" (Incredible S) would I? However im sure if I got the Desire HD/Xperia Arc then I would notice a difference in the screen size.

I have read that the Desire HD doesnt have great battery life, so thats abit of a downer. However I have seen video samples of the DHD and Incredible S side by side and the DHD looks quite better.

It would be nice to be able to hook my phone up to the TV and play videos from my phone (DLNA I think its called). It would be used for basic phone stuff, maybe abit of twitter, gaming aswell would be nice (Emulators - PS1 mainly). Also a good quality camera is something I look for aswell.

They are all different in some way or another. The Xperia Arc has only 512MB Ram (Same as N1 I think??), but the other two have 768MB.

Personally I think the Xperia Arc is the "weakest" of the three, but it does have 2.3 Gingerbread, 
Sony Bravia LCD screen and 4.3" screen.

All thoughts/comments and greatly appreciated. Im really stuck between these three and could do with all the help.

Sorry if this thread is a mess/out of order.

Cheers again :)

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  Reply # 466766 8-May-2011 15:36
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  Reply # 466768 8-May-2011 15:39
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I went from a Nexus One to a Nexus 2 and haven't looked back. It is also running the latest CM7 nightly which makes the phone more enjoyable too.

Have you considered a Nexus 2? Has the same hardware as the Galaxy 1 but uses a more refined software set that betters the Galaxy 1 in all tests.

In quadrant I score 2100 which I think is not bad. 

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 466772 8-May-2011 15:43
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jjnz1: I went from a Nexus One to a Nexus 2 and haven't looked back. It is also running the latest CM7 nightly which makes the phone more enjoyable too.

Have you considered a Nexus 2? Has the same hardware as the Galaxy 1 but uses a more refined software set that betters the Galaxy 1 in all tests.

In quadrant I score 2100 which I think is not bad. 


Thanks for the reply. I had a quick look, but never went back because I dont like the curve shape of it. Also only has a 5MP camera.

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  Reply # 466773 8-May-2011 15:44
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I had a Nexus S briefly but never took it out of the box and eventually sold it. I didn't think the upgrade was worth the money spent and even though I got it relatively cheaply from Best Buy.

But now having had my N1 since Dec 2009 I think it's time for an upgrade also. The phone is fine but not having the front facing camera is a minor annoyance but what really might make me jump ship is the fact that the power switch is slowly going, requiring ever more pressure to activate it. This is a known problem apparently with the N1.

I won't go Nexus S since there are now dual core phones out. But there is also the dilemma of getting a HTC, Samsung or whatever and having to deal with their own interfaces and therefore being at the mercy of them for Android updates. It's nice when your phone just gets the latest Android OTA.

I guess might till there is a N3 since if it comes out by year's end, that means 2 years on the N1 which is a good return on investment.




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  Reply # 466803 8-May-2011 16:58
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Well I have a desire hd and don't get me wrong love it I love it and would recommend it, BUT if you do like htc phones as I do, I would recommend that you wait a month or 2. Reason for this is the htc sensation will be out very soon ( http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_sensation-3875.php ) and by looking at the specs it looks much better than DHD With gingerbread and dual core processor. And it has bigger battery so shouldn't suffer short battery life.



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  Reply # 466804 8-May-2011 16:59
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You make some good points ichiu. Yeah I dont think its worth upgrading from Nexus One - Nexus S. Pretty much the same kind of phone imo.

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  Reply # 466806 8-May-2011 17:02
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I am upgrading my N1 with a Galaxy S2, but since you're not too keen on it then I had a look here for a comparison. http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/HTC-Desire-HD,HTC-Incredible-S,Sony-Ericsson-Xperia-arc/pho...

And after reading through that, I'd probably hit the Desire HD up. It has a touch more screen real estate, a touch more built in memory, has a dual LED flash and can play back XVid files. But realistically it seems that appearance could be the deciding factor. They're all very similarly specc'd... similar too to the Nexus 1 in many ways... I wouldn't consider any of them a worthy upgrade over the Nexus 1 due to them all being single core handsets.

With time the GS2 will be available from every parallel importer here in NZ (if it's not already). Or are you wanting to buy from a brick and mortar store?

That's just my 2c of course.



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  Reply # 466835 8-May-2011 18:03
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Thanks for going out of your way and doing the comparison Disrespective. Yes all three are pretty similar which is making it hard. 1GB Ram would be nice, but it isnt on any three, and the Xperia play only has 512MB which is the same as my N1 - so that seems abit pointless.

Yeah it will be available soon I guess, but when I get something into my head usaully I have to buy it lol.

Thank you for all the help

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  Reply # 466906 8-May-2011 21:06
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M_I_C_H_A_E_L: You make some good points ichiu. Yeah I dont think its worth upgrading from Nexus One - Nexus S. Pretty much the same kind of phone imo.


I lookied around for solutions for the flaky power button and there is an app that allows you to power the phone off using the trackball. Alas it is broken in 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 so you use the volume control. But unfortunately it only works if you turn off the phone PIN lock and I can't do that since I synchronise my phone with an Exchange Server and the latest Windows Mobile infrastructure enforces PIN number locking if you want to synchronise with an Exchange Server (and I installed that!). This is to protect the fleet and allow for remote wiping.

So I am stuck with Hobson's choice - either remove the Exchange account and forgot Exchange Sync and be able to power the phone on with another button or hope the button doesn't die on me.




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  Reply # 467018 9-May-2011 09:58
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The HTC Sensation rings my bells.....



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  Reply # 467108 9-May-2011 13:32
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Hmm the HTC Sensation looks nice, however only 768MB Ram and I guess I would like to go to 1GB Ram, Although 768MB seems the max HTC is going for. Also im not sure if i like that Sense 3.0.

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  Reply # 467111 9-May-2011 13:34
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M_I_C_H_A_E_L: Hmm the HTC Sensation looks nice, however only 768MB Ram and I guess I would like to go to 1GB Ram, Although 768MB seems the max HTC is going for. Also im not sure if i like that Sense 3.0.


Their Evo 3D has 1GB, so not sure what prompted them to use 768MB in sensation. Sense 3.0 isn't really too concerning. Think the sensation will be great device to play with 

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