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Topic # 96066 19-Jan-2012 14:35
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I've eliminated WP7 (HTC Trophy) and Symbian^3 (N8) from the running, so now looking for the Android that is the closest match to an iPhone in form factor, camera and UI response. I've got a Samsung SII (work) and a LG P500 (discarded), this will replace a now deceased Nokia N8. Looking at the same price as the iPhone and ideally from VF (rather than an import).

Ps. I’ve eliminated iPhone 4S (tried my wifes one) due to it’s dependency on iTunes (or worse, cloud) for content management and turning WiFi hot-spot on and off is tedious (Android have a single press widget I use on the SII).

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  Reply # 570848 19-Jan-2012 14:39
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What's wrong with the SII? It's one of the current flagship Android phones.




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  Reply # 570850 19-Jan-2012 14:43
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SII is the best handset I have ever used

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  Reply # 570851 19-Jan-2012 14:49
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johnr: SII is the best handset I have ever used

+1 MANY times!! 




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  Reply # 570852 19-Jan-2012 14:53
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timmmay: What's wrong with the SII? It's one of the current flagship Android phones.
Too large. I've had one for a couple of months for work (on XT) and it's a great "MicroPad" but it's size is cumbersome for my short sausage fingers.

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  Reply # 570853 19-Jan-2012 14:57
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Maybe you need to go into a store and find one you like.




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  Reply # 570858 19-Jan-2012 14:59
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lyonrouge:
timmmay: What's wrong with the SII? It's one of the current flagship Android phones.
Too large. I've had one for a couple of months for work (on XT) and it's a great "MicroPad" but it's size is cumbersome for my short sausage fingers.


Nexus S? Has Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box but the specs aren't as good as SII in terms of processor/camera but good value for money.

Plus you've got the knowledge that the phone will carry the latest updates first as its a Google device

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  Reply # 570860 19-Jan-2012 15:04
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The likes of Samsung and HTC seem to have decided there is no point releasing a powerful device with a screen size under 4.3 inches... Looking at Vodafone your best bet is easily the Nexus S



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  Reply # 570861 19-Jan-2012 15:12
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timmmay: Maybe you need to go into a store and find one you like.


I did but they don't have the full range that is on their website in the store.



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  Reply # 570866 19-Jan-2012 15:23
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: The likes of Samsung and HTC seem to have decided there is no point releasing a powerful device with a screen size under 4.3 inches... Looking at Vodafone your best bet is easily the Nexus S


Excellent, thanks. It's price seems a bit good to be true, have you had a chance to use one to get a feel for it's responsiveness (the LG at the same price was quite slow)?

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  Reply # 570871 19-Jan-2012 15:33
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Ive never actually had any hands on experience with either that I can remember but the Nexus S has Samsung's Hummingbird chipset which is regarded by anyone with the knowledge as better than the LG's (you mean the P970 right?) OMAP 3 series. Plus the Nexus S has a un-touched stock UI as opposed to the LG having some custom UI which is only going to slow it down



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  Reply # 570872 19-Jan-2012 15:38
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The LG was a P500h (Telecom).

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  Reply # 570880 19-Jan-2012 16:01
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lyonrouge:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss: The likes of Samsung and HTC seem to have decided there is no point releasing a powerful device with a screen size under 4.3 inches... Looking at Vodafone your best bet is easily the Nexus S


Excellent, thanks. It's price seems a bit good to be true, have you had a chance to use one to get a feel for it's responsiveness (the LG at the same price was quite slow)?


The Nexus S is a great phone and even better with ICS, I got mine specifically because it was cheap and had the benefit of direct Google support in terms of updates rather than the usual hit and miss with carrier OTA. 

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  Reply # 570884 19-Jan-2012 16:13
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lyonrouge: The LG was a P500h (Telecom).


Ah, my brothers got the 2degrees version which is basically the same, Im sure the Nexus S would be faster, on paper its hardware is 50%+ faster 

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  Reply # 570906 19-Jan-2012 17:20
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langers1972: Nexus S? Has Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box but the specs aren't as good as SII in terms of processor/camera but good value for money.

Plus you've got the knowledge that the phone will carry the latest updates first as its a Google device

The Nexus One was supposed to be the same way, but the moment the S came out, the One was put on the back-burner with slower updates etc. It wouldn't surprise me to see the S falling behind now that the Galaxy Nexus is out...

Edit: I must learn to check over these posts before hitting submit!

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  Reply # 570910 19-Jan-2012 17:35
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The phone I'm seriously looking at getting at the moment is the Sony Xperia Ray

 http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_xperia_ray-3972.php

It has a really nice screen (3.3inch 300ppi Vs the iphone 4s 3.5inch 300ppi), 8mp camera and isn't a giant phone ( the biggest plus in my book) , plus all the extras like dlna.
It also has cynoagen mod support which I like too.

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