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Hi, I currently have a HTC ONE V, with Virgin Mobile.

 

I want to upgrade it, but, anything higher, you're tossing your money away. I could do a trade-in, but don't really need/want to do that.

 

I'm looking at T-Mobile here. I had recently gotten a HotSpot, mobile broadband from them. No trouble. Even though the device was refurbished.

 

I'm looking at their Simple Starter Plan.

 

Here are the models I am currently looking at:

 

Apple iPhone 5, 5c
HTC One M8
LG G2, G3
Google Nexus 5
LG Optimus L90, F3Q
LG G Flex
Nokia Lumia 521, 925
Sony Xperia Z
 

I don't like Samsung phones, so don't ask. I don't like iOS, but if it's that much better, I might consider it. I'm a big HTC fan, but is it better than the original One? LG, know nothing about.

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Out of those choices, I would say either the M8, Xperia Z or Nexus 5.

If I were able to offer advice, I would suggest checking out the Z2 instead of the Z. I'm still planning on going for that as my next phone unless something better comes along (with regards to specs combined with battery life.)

I know many people in Fribourg rocking the M8, and I haven't heard a bad word about it.

And the Nexus...well it's Google, you would hope it would be the better choice for an Android device. But I have nothing other than assumption to make that suggestion.

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Your phones are all over the board from top end to budget.... what do you really want.

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LG G2 is great.   Highly recommended.

 

I own HTC One (first one, and a bunch of HTC phones before that)  - and I love LG G2.      G3 is too big, but I am sure it is good too.   However, I want a smartphone, not a phablet.

 

Z was nice, but it is already too old, i think.  G flex is too big and gimmicky!   Nexus 5 was good, but camera is crap!!!  really bad, even for basic pics you expect from a phone (if you used a good phone before, lol)

 

 

htc one m8 is ok.  i liked original One better in looks, with white plastic stripes and highlights, plus it is too big for me.


Your phones are all over the board from top end to budget.... what do you really want.

 

 

yeah, i was thinking that too...  why would you even compare some of the phones on the list? they are crap in comparison to others?

 

what are your priorities?  

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Can't tell you what to pick but can caution you about one.

 

Nokia lumia 925. It's been discontinued by t-mobile, AFAIK, so probably no more updates. They might even act like douchebags and not approve 8.1 update.

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I need something better than my current One. More RAM, higher processor, more storage? IDK, it takes 5 minutes to start up a game. Things lock up in it all the time. I cleaned the thing to shiz. Still slow.

 

Just like in benchmarks, is there something better than what my One can do?

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Go to a T-Mobile store and handle each one, the GS5, M8, and G3 have pretty much the same hardware, same for the GS4. M7, and G2, don't forget the top Sony ones, they are also nice

 

Which ever one feels nicer to you get one, I have in the house a G2 and a M7, TO ME, the G2 was a slight improvement and I'm waiting for the G3, but that's me, 

 

Can't go wrong with any of the top models so holding one in hand and playing with demo units will seal it for you 

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I'm not looking for the one that feels better, I want the best that preforms the best out of those above choices. That can handle anything I throw at it. I don't know what the "top models" are. Care to explain?

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Anything 2.8 quad core with 2 gig ram :p

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My One has 1Ghz CPU and 512 RAM.. No idea what the heck Virgin did to it...

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Depends on how much you're willing to spend

My Z1 Compact was supposed to be

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Anything 2.8 quad core with 2 gig ram :p

 

speed/ram are NOT the thing that determines end result speed. They are but a single part of a big equation of factors.

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T-Mobile has a special right now of $0 down. You just have to pay $5-10 for 24 months. Unless you cancel your service, you pay the full price.

 

So money isn't really a factor here. All phones are $0.

 

Yet 1Ghz vs 2.8Ghz and 512Mb vs 2GB, got to be an overhaul.

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My One has 1Ghz CPU and 512 RAM.. No idea what the heck Virgin did to it...

Other than possibly installing bloatware, I don't think they've done anything to it. I just went to look up the specs on the HTC One V, and it is stated as coming with a 1GHz CPU and 512MB RAM. In contrast, the Z2 comes with a 2.3GHz Quad-core CPU and 3GB RAM. That's quite a step up.

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speed/ram are NOT the thing that determines end result speed. They are but a single part of a big equation of factors.

I know, I was being an ass

T-Mobile has a special right now of $0 down. You just have to pay $5-10 for 24 months. Unless you cancel your service, you pay the full price.

So money isn't really a factor here. All phones are $0.

Yet 1Ghz vs 2.8Ghz and 512Mb vs 2GB, got to be an overhaul.

Well, if you like iphone 4 sized phones (or the Nokia N8 sized phones) then the only one I could recommend would be the one I have and love, the Z1 Compact, (2.2 ghz quad core with 2 g ram) it's an astonishingly fast phone, (and playstation certified if you're into that)

otherwise, (this is just going by what other users have said, and I have no direct knowledge about it) Any of the Nokia Lumia devices, from what I've heard about them they run smooth as silk even though the hardware isn't as brutal (but I guess that's where optimised os comes into play) (<--- Guess only, I may be incorrect)

Edit, sorry, In my hurry to post I made an exaggeration, the z1 compact is bigger than an iphone 4 but not by much.

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The point someone made about going to the store is more than about "feeling" them. There are plenty of phones out there with "fast" CPUs but the software on it slows them down. Any of the options you listed will be better than your current device. Playing with the phones also give you a chance to check out weight and that sorta stuff too.

 

With that said, I use a Nexus 5 and still loving it but the Z or the G2 is what i'd say from your list.

 

There are newer devices out there but does you no good if you don't like any of them.

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Well, it'd have to wait, nonetheless. I have to go to camp for a week starting in 2 days.

 

At least it is better than my Boostmobile Sanyo phone... ;)

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Another question that popped into my head. Should I worry about the non-removable batteries? Like my One has, as well as the One M8 and Nexus. As I know batteries and low-powered hardware these days are better.

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Should I worry about the non-removable batteries?

My Samsung has a removable battery, but as I don't have a second battery I don't think about it. Instead I have a battery charging pack that can be used on multiple devices. It's chunkier than a second battery would be, but it does the trick.

So to answer your question, I don't think it's something to worry about, there are alternative options out there.

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My Samsung has a removable battery, but as I don't have a second battery I don't think about it. Instead I have a battery charging pack that can be used on multiple devices. It's chunkier than a second battery would be, but it does the trick.

So to answer your question, I don't think it's something to worry about, there are alternative options out there.

 

Yeah, I know about battery charging packs. :)

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Well as far as the non removable batteries goes, I was against them, all of my older nokias had spare batteries, I hate carting around chargers, they seem to get borrowed and never returned or just simply walk out of my provisions bag.

 

but with regard to the newer sony's I can state, at least for me, if I'm working away for the week, I try to make sure it's fully charged, I've had no problems with making my z1compact last from Monday to Saturday, even with a little light web browsing and checking my emails from time to time (but then I also switch it off when asleep)

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Go to a store and try out all the phones on your list.

 

I'm a HTC fan also. How about the Desire 816?

 

You'll probably find the HTC One M8 is the best out of the lot.

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Go to a store and try out all the phones on your list.

 

I'm a HTC fan also. How about the Desire 816?

 

You'll probably find the HTC One M8 is the best out of the lot.

 

That was said a while back, I get it now. Try reading my last question, that had nothing to do with this.

 

Tell me where on T-Mobile's site this Desire is.

 

Contrary to what you think, I heard different.

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Tell me where on T-Mobile's site this Desire is.

It doesn't look like it's on there, however you should be able to purchase it outright (not locked to any network) through another vendor.

 

I haven't had to change the battery on any phone I've owned. Batteries should last (hold their fully capacity) for about three years at least - by then, you'd probably have bought a new phone anyway.

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Yeah, I can buy one that's Unlocked, but I'm not really rich, either. I'd be paying about the same for a new Virgin phone..

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