actually the biggest turn off for me is the size of the HTC (and the SIII).
When I first saw a SII I thought it looked like a freakin' plasma screen. the HTC and SIII are about 2cm longer and 1cm wider than the iPhone. I wear a suit every day, and have to carry a blackberry and a phone and keys and a wallet and change. Smaller is better.
I'm guessing the iPhone (dated as the tech is) is better than my current phone!
I have some home cinema and Sonos stuff.
In your pocket the HOX would be both thinner and lighter.
If you have a blackberry - why would you need a 2nd phone ?
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My Nokia has "my" number that friends and family use, the blackberry is a work phone that clients/co-workers use - and work get annoyed if I use the berry to call friends/family in Ireland. The Nokia's microphone stopped working for a day earlier this week, and then righted itself. I think it's not long for this world, so starting to look at options.
Just an update on potential iPhone 5, another leak, this time a schematic. Indicates 4" approx screen, 16:9 ratio and about 7mm taller than current iPhone.
Very true - I noticed my iPhone 4 in my pocket more than I did the S3
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Is the SIII the best choice? Anyone would pick htc over it?
HTC Sense is the best UI in the market today. My HTC Desire was faultless until I upgraded to the Sensation which has had its set of niggles. There have been some issues with the One X which seem to have been ironed out with a software update. Have a play with both phones before making a purchase.
Comparing the HOX to the SG3 is pretty tricky.
Plus points for HTC
- looks better, feels better in hand.
- better graphics effects for games with TegraZone
- Sense (I like it)
- slightly cheaper
Plus points for SG3
- battery life 19 hours vs 14 hours for me (similar use)
- microSD card
- slightly higher GPU performance
I'm not impressed with the S-voice or the smartstay feature. The performance is pretty much the same - the hox benchmark scores improve by about 10% if u bring the hox up to latest linux kernel. (Both get around 12,000 in Antutu)
i dont know much information about the iphone but the samsung galaxy s3 is pretty tight
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For what it's worth, I used to have an iPhone 3GS (2 in fact as one lasted barely a year before it became faulty) but moved to a Galaxy S2. I have never looked back! Yes there's a difference and Android is not quite as slick as iOS but having to connect to iTunes, only having one battery, no Flash support, no HDMI output for EVERYTHING on your phone, not being able to swap memory cards...I mean, apart from the design and the quality of some apps, why would anyone choose any iPhone over an S2 or S3?
I went with Apple initially as Android was in its infancy really and the Apple marketing is soooo good. I'd still recommend an iPhone to my mum or girlfriend, but for anyone who is into technology and doesn't hold a TV remote control the wrong way round I would look at the Samsung.
I guess you pays your money though....
I'd still recommend an iPhone to my mum or girlfriend, but for anyone who is into technology and doesn't hold a TV remote control the wrong way round I would look at the Samsung.
Thanks for that, next time I can't figure out which way to point my remote can I ask you for help?
apart from the design and the quality of some apps
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It just comes down to what you would like the phone to do.
While the iphone 5 is not released yet we have already had the anouncement for the operating system, so we know what functionality it will have.
Just cross reference it with the S3 or One X and you'll have some idea from a functionality point of view.
In terms of the hardware both are / will be good. we'll have to wait to know which is better, although I think we can safely say the following:
1) The iphone 5 will sound better as the 4S still sounds better than my s3 and the one x.
2) The iphone 5 will have a smaller screen than the one x / s3. Whether this is good or bad will be personal preference.
I have sweated over this decision too and ended up with the s3. I've been very happy with it so far. The iphone 5 will have to be a significant improvement for me to give it up.
Tesco are doing a HTC One X for £21.50 a month (free phone) - 100 mins, unlimited texts, and 500MB.
O2 suits me, as they're my broadband provider and they discount bb if I'm a mobile customer.
The same deal can be done with an iPhone 4s 16Gb if I buy the phone for £200.
My current phone is failing, but not quite at replacement level (yet...!)
I have to laugh when I see this. The HOX is FREE on this tarrif with its leading edge quad-core 1.5Ghz and 4.7' 720p screen while some (a lot it seems) people are still happy to pay an EXTRA £200 for out of date Apple hardware - in the 4gs case an 800Mhz dualcore and tiny screen.
That Apple reality distortion field is still alive and kicking!
...as are your usual rather predictable responses.
I choose HTC for image quality and cheaper than iphone 5, but iphone generally were not liutenant general? so Iphone might get better battery milage..
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Well Paul, I was actually talking about My Mum and My girlfriend (do you know them?) but if you need any help then, yeah, sure.
I prefer the design of the S2 (S3 looks good too). The iPhone 4 and 4S is too bulky in a trouser pocket for me and I like to be able to hold my phone in any way I want but if you like Apple kit then that's fine by me.
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