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5 hot alternatives to the iPhone 5

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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:25 PM

A nice balance to the current iPhone craze. Though I'm personally not finding as many people excited about the iPhone 5...
  • Killer screen, consider: Motorola Droid Razr HD
  • Solid camera phone, consider: Nokia Lumia 920
  • Long lasting battery, consider: Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Great sound, consider: HTC One X
  • Powerful and inexpensive, consider: Sony Mobile Xperia ion
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:50 AM

My hot alternative to a iPhone 5 is.......

My old samsung d600

I have dropped it numerous time's on various surface's including concrete and it still work's perfectly

Admittedly it may not look as nice as some newer phone's like the Iphone  But I am not too fussy about what a phone look's like as long as it work's when needed

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#3    Jessica Christ

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:40 AM

Most already have a preference for either android or apple and I don't see it changing much.

Android all the way but I would not even waste time trying to convince the apple crowd, besides there is a reason they like apple, it is tech marketed at dumb people who don't want to do any configurations.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:24 AM

What about Nokia 3315?

View PostChasingtherabbit, on 23 September 2012 - 06:40 AM, said:

Most already have a preference for either android or apple and I don't see it changing much.

Android all the way but I would not even waste time trying to convince the apple crowd, besides there is a reason they like apple, it is tech marketed at dumb people who don't want to do any configurations.
Lol c'mon now Apple still make great products for what they are which are well suited to many people.

I have always had PC's and would not choose a Mac over a PC anyday, but if I had 3 computers my third would be a Mac.

In the case of phones, iPhones do everything I want and everything works well. I haven't had a need for an Android phone. The iPhone is a great product.

Having said that, I'm deciding which phone to get right now and decided not to get the iPhone 5 on launch day (yes I have a store in my suburb which had stock and no lines). So I'm sorry to disprove your hypothesis - but if your gave an Apple product a go you might change your mind.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:44 AM

I have the Galaxy S2 and cant fault it..in fact my wife keeps glancing an eye over it and shes had IPhones since day one..will be upgrading to the new Galaxy when im allowed to..!


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:34 AM

Im using the Lumia 710 best phone ive had. Good camera amazing screen decent battery life and nice sound quality and decent app store....why would i change to a level 6 rehashing of a phone that was good in 2008 :P

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:05 PM

View PostLady Kasey, on 19 September 2012 - 07:25 PM, said:

A nice balance to the current iPhone craze. Though I'm personally not finding as many people excited about the iPhone 5...
  • Killer screen, consider: Motorola Droid Razr HD
  • Solid camera phone, consider: Nokia Lumia 920
  • Long lasting battery, consider: Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Great sound, consider: HTC One X
  • Powerful and inexpensive, consider: Sony Mobile Xperia ion
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I am not an iPhone or Apple fan. Don't like them as a company or their products. I've been an Android user since the G1 days and haven't been unhappy.

All of that said... those new Windows 8 Phones look pretty darn sexy. That UI is laid out perfectly, the pre-release ones I have played with were responsive and zippy and the Nokia ones have a perfect form factor... Now if only Verizon would actually offer them to be used with their service I might jump off the Android ship for one of them...


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:14 AM

View PostThePhantomFlanFlinger, on 23 September 2012 - 08:44 AM, said:

I have the Galaxy S2 and cant fault it..in fact my wife keeps glancing an eye over it and shes had IPhones since day one..will be upgrading to the new Galaxy when im allowed to..!
I've used the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE since early spring. There is nothing the iPhone 5 offers that I would trade my phone for

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:38 PM

There's an even better alternative, imo.

No phone.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:44 PM

View PostDaughter of the Nine Moons, on 25 September 2012 - 01:14 AM, said:

I've used the Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE since early spring. There is nothing the iPhone 5 offers that I would trade my phone for

I have only heard good things about the Samsung Galaxy phones. And they do look good. I have to upgrade soon and the Galaxy is on my short list... But still - the windows phones look just *so* cool and they integrate so nicely with windows laptops and the XBox...

I fell in love with the Nokia Lumia 900, liked the latest Samsung Galaxy and kinda appreciate the battery life of the Droid Razr. But my main worry is this latest legal wrangling between Samsung and Apple... I wonder if Android might have to force itself to be hamstrung by bad UI decisions now in order not to be sued by Apple (Which, BTW, is a silly thing since those things Apple patented seem ridiculously obvious to me but, well, there you go...).


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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:50 PM

View PostEldorado, on 25 September 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

There's an even better alternative, imo.
No phone.
But, if you must have one make sure it's a durable phone.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 25 September 2012 - 02:50 PM, said:

But, if you must have one make sure it's a durable phone.



Ahhh.. but is that a big phone or small people?  SWAT:Midget Division?


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

I'm just about to be upgraded on my phone from a Blackberry Bold to an Iphone 5.   Of course this is paid for by my place of emplolyment ao I cannot complain too much.

Does anyone have any tips fo the Iphone 5?   I'll have it tomorrow.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

View PostChasingtherabbit, on 23 September 2012 - 06:40 AM, said:

Most already have a preference for either android or apple and I don't see it changing much.

Android all the way but I would not even waste time trying to convince the apple crowd, besides there is a reason they like apple, it is tech marketed at dumb people who don't want to do any configurations.
well offcours apple is not for the poor ;) good luck ! with your android !  the rich pay the poor for their hard work :P


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:02 AM

I've had my iphone5 for 8 hours now.   So far so good.  I'ts very nice.  I've never had anything Apple.






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