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Iphone 5s vs Samsung 4s vs BBz10

kyfe

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I am deciding on a new phone and looking for other to provide me with some input. I am looking for someone who owns these phones to provide me with their experience so far with the Iphone 5 and the samsung 3s?

I figure if anything the new models may have some nice bells and whistles but I doubt anything game changing will come out so your opinion on the existing devices should be sufficient

all thoughts comments and suggestions are welcome (aside from being a lame fanboy of any of them)

thanks!
 

acheron

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before everyone starts copy-and-pasting feature lists and tech specs on you I would suggest that you find a dealer or a friend who has each of these and actually try to use each of them. Just fuck around with them, make a call, accept a call, text someone, etc... try playing angry birds, try doing some of the typical things you would want to do. spend about 10-15 minutes with the thing. Ergonomics are a big deal when it's something you're going to use every single day. If you can't be comfortable with the device then it's not for you and the feature set simply won't matter.
 
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videotronic

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iphone 5 battery sucks donkey nuts. literally can't make it through a normal day of use (web, text, phone, FB, twitter, instagram etc) but tests out a-ok on iOS diagnostics

love the phone, but if batt life is important to you stay faaaaaaaaaar away.
 

glych t.anomaly

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i regularly get 24-30 hours on my Galaxy SII with;

- exchange
- facebook
- all things google
- skype
- soundcloud

all syncing at custom set intervals except for exchange which is push.

i text a fair amount, talk on the phone for a least 20 mins a day sometimes a couple of hours( via bluetooth when talking to the gf ), and use it to browse, and play music off it when driving my car( maybe 30 mins a day in the car at most on avg. )

its VERY rare i only get 20 hours from a single charge, i have to be USING IT A LOT for that to happen.
 
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kuba

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I agree w/ acheron. Matter of fact it's a good business idea: phones for rent to try. I would've paid $20 to rent my android nexus 4 before I bought it vs relying on the verge et. al. to make my decision for me. not the same trying it at the store either.

I personally have tried android for a month now - the batt on it stinks but otherwise it is OK. not a game changer as you call it. nice, fast, smooth, no delays, no BS at boot up, great apps, great camera, decent screen typing. I'm coming from BB and tried the z10 and didn't like the lack of google integration (they fixed it since). ballz is right - few superphones these days have a good battery.

I dunno, I like it, but don't LOVE it. i may switch back to z10 or q10. I had a hard-on for the windows phones but since they're not widely available meh, whatever.
 
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xtcfreak

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Does any current smartphone have all day batt life?
Unless I am playing a lot of Temple Run 2, I get more than a day with my Nexus 4. Right now I am at 21hr with 3 hours of on screen time and about 77% remaining. I don't turn off my radio and I think my location settings are on.

Edit: Stock Rom, Root and Franco Kernel.

Jay
 

glych t.anomaly

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that is pretty impressive battery life on your Nexus 4, i dont even think i got that when i had my HTC Nexus One regularly getting 60 + hours to a charge.

i dont know how you have 77 % left after 21 hr's on with 3 hours of screen time on.

i have NEVER seen a smart phone with that kind of life unless the radio was off.
 

xtcfreak

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that is pretty impressive battery life on your Nexus 4, i dont even think i got that when i had my HTC Nexus One regularly getting 60 + hours to a charge.

i dont know how you have 77 % left after 21 hr's on with 3 hours of screen time on.

i have NEVER seen a smart phone with that kind of life unless the radio was off.
TBH, I don't use the phone on it that much.. mostly TXT.



Apparently the Franco kernel helps a lot .. *shrug*

Jay
 
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glych t.anomaly

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ummm you see where you went down then up again.

you went down to half and charged it again.

thats the battery scale for the last 22 hours. it can only be declining all the way to show accurate usage. charge it full, dont plug it into anything and see how long it lasts.

 

xtcfreak

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ummm you see where you went down then up again.

you went down to half and charged it again.

thats the battery scale for the last 22 hours. it can only be declining all the way to show accurate usage. charge it full, dont plug it into anything and see how long it lasts.

Ahh! On my Nexus S, it would reset everything. Did not notice that here.

Thanks, I will charge it over night and see how I make out with it tomorrow.

Jay
 
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Balzz

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I get on average 80-100 emails pushed, VPN, bluetooth calls and audio in the car, webex on average an hour a day (sometimes with video), FB, constant IMs in one form or another...I'm surprised I make it past noon.
 

xtcfreak

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I get on average 80-100 emails pushed, VPN, bluetooth calls and audio in the car, webex on average an hour a day (sometimes with video), FB, constant IMs in one form or another...I'm surprised I make it past noon.
You sound important!! :)

What phone do you have?

Jay
 

glych t.anomaly

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I get on average 80-100 emails pushed, VPN, bluetooth calls and audio in the car, webex on average an hour a day (sometimes with video), FB, constant IMs in one form or another...I'm surprised I make it past noon.
wholy fawk dood.

yeah i dont use my phone that intensively.
 
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videotronic

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my buddy is rocking the droid razr now. gets like 24 hrs + of normal use (same normal i describe, minus instagram obv). last night i left work at 7 with batt at 100%. by the time i got home after dinner (10pm about) i was at like 70%
 

Vise

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Seriously considering the HTC One, may be the first Android phone that (physical design wise) really impresses me. Reviews are good too. I haven't left Apple yet as the current crop of Android phones aren't really doing it for me in terms of design. We'll see but thinking it may finally be time to move off iOS...
 

lobo

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I don't know how I did it the other day but my Nexus 4 managed to make it over 24 hours on a single charge. I know I used it very sparingly like streaming music on the drive into work via BT, the odd checking of emails and that was it. Shocked the hell out of me cause up until now I've always had to recharge by the time I got home from work. Running stock everything and only turn off BT/GPS at certain times.

Lobo
 

glych t.anomaly

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Played with the NEw BBz10( full touchscreen model ) on the weekend, friend of mine is the one that developed the camera on it. its REALLY fucking nice. the whole phone was snappy, smooth, really nice UI transitions. and the features of the built in stock camera i have not seen in Andriod or Iphone to date.

when you take a single picture, it take multiple frames for the image so if someone closes their eyes when you are taking it picture, it allows you to check the earlier frames it captured so that you can choose the image when their eyes are open.

its a nice size, felt good, decent construction.

would like to try it out for a week to see what BB has really come up with.
 

kuba

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I believe that picture-thing was developed already for android. Correct me if I'm wrong? same with the sneak peek view. It's all about marketing and not ingenuity.

I do like the phone however but I switched to nexus 4 for now. I find that trying something for a week+ really makes a difference and being able to judge it in day-to-day actions.
 
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