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#16 Roger H.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:54

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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Posted 10 July 2014 - 14:51

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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Posted 11 July 2014 - 23:08

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.



#19 Nick H.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 23:22

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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Posted 11 July 2014 - 23:39

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. :)



#21 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 00:01

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)



#22 68k

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 00:02

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.



#23 OP Mindovermaster

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 00:38

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.



#24 68k

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:44

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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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:09

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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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:33

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..

I actually don't see much point in upgrading at present in your case; the HTC One V is still a very capable phone by today's standards.



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:39

Yeah, but as compared to today's standards, it's a dinosaur. Look how long its been out, and how slow it is compared to newer phones. You have to look from all angles, not just one.

 

1Ghz = 2.8Ghz CPU

512Mb = 2GB RAM



#28 rippleman

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:32

Yeah, but as compared to today's standards, it's a dinosaur. Look how long its been out, and how slow it is compared to newer phones. You have to look from all angles, not just one.

 

1Ghz = 2.8Ghz CPU

512Mb = 2GB RAM

 

Don't fall for the numbers game. If everything was equal, bigger numbers are better, but are not comparable when comparing WP vs IOS vs Android. If you are comparing your driod to another droid, then its comparable.



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 13:06

If you are comparing your driod to another droid, then its comparable.

 

I was comparing the One to M8. Sorry I didn't put that in.



#30 i_was_here

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 13:16

I actually don't see much point in upgrading at present in your case; the HTC One V is still a very capable phone by today's standards.

What are you smoking? The HTC One V is an Android phone and its specs are crap. The CPU is single-core AFAIK and with only 512MB of memory, Android will be killing tasks very often.





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