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#1 Tom Sestito

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

I'd rarely be using my phone to call people.

I want the basic apps to work well and fast. Facebook, twitter etc.

I want the internet to load without problems.

Biggest one: Good sound.

Good video quality.

Good battery life.

A good screen, that's easy to text with.

I've been looking, and I can't decide.

Also, i'd want a plan with unlimited social media, and texting. Calls would probably not go over 5-10 minutes per month.

Any ideas? I've been looking at the Note 2, but that seems a bit big lol. Also prices? thanks.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

Dunno. But my opinion on iphone and apple's totalitarian attitude toward their own apps is trending downward. Newstand? Useless. 'Free,' but not free. But you can't delete it or even tuck it away into a folder. Meanwhile, the standard youtube app is gone (until you download it)

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

Two choices your going to get a lot is iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.
I personally have the iPhone 5, and I love it,
Highest resale value aswell from my personal experience and what I have seen.

But what I would suggest to you is to go to your local mall, visit every phone shop and actually look at the stuff hands on, see a few you like, maybe then do some research on it online, and go from there.

That way you can play around with the OS and touch screen and all that and see for yourself.

But as far as the iPhone 5, cant go wrong with it from my personal experience. Screen is super nice and smooth, sound is improved from the last iPhone, camera is among the top of the market and its super sexy! Not to mention super light and extremely comfortable in your hand. (Samsung felt a bit too big) Fits everything you said but not really sure if there are social media plans for the iPhone or Galaxy, only heard about them for Blackberrys (Stay away!)

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

why dont you just buy a laptop instead?
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

why dont you just buy a laptop instead?

Sounds like he still is using it to call people
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

I'd rarely be using my phone to call people.

I want the basic apps to work well and fast. Facebook, twitter etc.

I want the internet to load without problems.

Biggest one: Good sound.

Good video quality.

Good battery life.

A good screen, that's easy to text with.

I've been looking, and I can't decide.

Also, i'd want a plan with unlimited social media, and texting. Calls would probably not go over 5-10 minutes per month.

Any ideas? I've been looking at the Note 2, but that seems a bit big lol. Also prices? thanks.


5-10 minutes a month? do you need a 3d Graphics and a Joystick too? maybe a PSP would solve your problem or an IPAD instead since the "phone" function will not be used soo much...
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:23 PM

Everyone is saying Samsung, I've had it for 3 years now... can't say I'm a huge fan. The texting tends to glitch at least once a day
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

I have had this one for years and it is highly recommended. It also works well as defensive weapon:

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:36 PM

Get a Samsung. Nexus or S3 or Note are all good choices.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

either s3 or iphone 5 (or 4s )...
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

Everyone is saying Samsung, I've had it for 3 years now... can't say I'm a huge fan. The texting tends to glitch at least once a day


Have you had the S3 for 3 years? Nope!...get the S3 and you'll be singing a diff tune..
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:58 PM

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:59 PM

I've been looking at the Note 2, but that seems a bit big lol. Also prices? thanks.


Have you held the Note? It's not really an elephant like it seems. It fits fine in your pocket.

The one thing I don't like about Samsung is the marble white / pebble blue "inspired by nature" stuff that they're trying to peddle. They should be releasing their phones in black from the start instead of releasing new colours several months after the phone has launched.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

Get the Samsung Galaxy S3 unless you're used to iphones or have a bunch of apple products to sync with

Or wait for the Note 2. And this is coming from a guy who's had all the iPhones.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:30 PM

I've had an htc desire hd for the last year. I really like the phone. It has its occasional quirk, but I'm sure most "smart" phones do.

I'm not too up on the new phones, but htc is pretty damn good overall in my experience.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:30 PM

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:00 PM

Galaxy Nexus or the Nexus 4.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:08 PM

GF has the iPhone 5. It's fine, I guess. Can't say I'm a big fan of iOS, although I enjoy the NHL 13 Companion App.

Windows Phone 7 is probably the mobile OS I like using the most of the current ones. I miss webOS :( Damn you, HP!
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:10 PM

just wondering which one has the better free apps, I believe Iphone has the better ones but when i do get a new phone (contract ends in Jan) i am leaning towards the S3

ps. Is there any S3 apps that are good?

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:34 PM

just wondering which one has the better free apps, I believe Iphone has the better ones but when i do get a new phone (contract ends in Jan) i am leaning towards the S3

ps. Is there any S3 apps that are good?


For Android all apps are free. ;)
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:10 PM

just wondering which one has the better free apps, I believe Iphone has the better ones but when i do get a new phone (contract ends in Jan) i am leaning towards the S3

ps. Is there any S3 apps that are good?


Although I dont encourage switching to Samsung;) I do believe the new Galaxy will be out sometime like February? Dont take my word, you probably can find out on google but just giving you a heads up!
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:01 PM

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:03 PM

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:07 PM

I switched from an iPhone 4 to a 5 today and I don't notice anything dramatically different. If you're starting a new contract and wanted an iPhone on a three year plan the pricing with Rogers and Telus have 4's starting at 0$ and 4s's starting at 80$. In Edmonton that is.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:36 PM

iPhone 5 (iOS, obviously), Galaxy S3 (Android), and Lumia 920 (WP8, not out yet) are probably the best in their respective OS platforms. You might want to look into whichever OS you like more rather than just looking at the hardware.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:59 PM

I was actually thinking of getting the iphone 5 this week I was wondering if its worth it.. Currently have a blackberry so I'm sure it will be lol.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:18 AM

Just get an iPad mini with 3G cellular. Pay $30/month for internet and install a VOIP that takes advantage of the internet to make your 5-10 minute/month call. No need to get a cell phone. If iPod touch had the 3G cellular thing, I would've recommended that. You don't need a phone it seems.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:22 AM

I have an iPhone 5 and I love it. Even though the specs on the S3 may be better, I personally am use to the design from Apple, I just simply love it and used to it, the S3 is too big for me
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