• Suggestions for an Android Smartphone
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Alright I'm looking for Android phones between $300 and $500 (AUD), and I though I'd get some insight from you guys. The only requirement I've considered is a touchscreen design. What are the current leading Android touchscreen smartphones in that price range? I've been considering the Xperia Arc S, thoughts?
The Arc S is pretty good. Assuming you want a fully unlocked, the Samsung Galaxy SII is a good phone too. The ARC S is thinner. You can probably get it cheaper than the MSRP
If you're willing to save up a little more, the Galaxy S II is a brilliant phone [url]http://www.mobicity.com.au/samsung-galaxy-s2.html[/url] Otherwise, the Arc S is a fine choice for an inexpensive price
I got my S2 for $550 on ebay.
get the s2. i think its not that expensive in the us
The SII is a great phone, if you can stretch to it you should get it :)
The battery life sucks dick though, you get used to it and work out ways to save heaps however.
[QUOTE=Ruzza;34042190]The battery life sucks dick though, you get used to it and work out ways to save heaps however.[/QUOTE] i think everyone can charge his phone at work/school. thats not a big problem anymore
Well it's a problem if you're on a day out somewhere
[QUOTE=djjkxbox360;34044028]Well it's a problem if you're on a day out somewhere[/QUOTE] if you dont use it that much a new phone will eat less or about 1% of battery per hour
HTC sensation is pretty rad.
The main thing that made a difference to my battery it turn off 3g when you're not using it. but the biggest battery saver is to put your phone into airplane mode. took my phone 5 days to die with it on
[QUOTE=Ruzza;34059158]The main thing that made a difference to my battery it turn off 3g when you're not using it. but the biggest battery saver is to put your phone into airplane mode. took my phone 5 days to die with it on[/QUOTE] my old phone is still running since i got my galaxy nexus more than a week ago :v:
[QUOTE=Lord_Schrotty;34043815]i think everyone can charge his phone at work/school. thats not a big problem anymore[/QUOTE] Implying that everyone that owns an Android device is a guy.
Aim for the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus, or the Nexus S (if your budget gets cut down, I got mine for 400 AUD). I'd go for a Nexus phone for development and update reasons.
I own a Galaxy Nexus, love it. Like the other Galaxy phones, battery life can be an issue, but letting your battery drain and then doing a full recharge can help it last longer.
Trying to decide between the S2 and iPhone can anybody with a S2 try and sell it to me? Ive read up about both in depth and to me they look pretty much on par with each other.
I would personally recommend the Galaxy Note. It is a great device boasting a 5.3 inch super amoled screen, 1.5 GHZ Snapdragon processor, and an S-Pen for drawing and just random note taking. It is going to be released soon on AT&T
[QUOTE=Flem;34262191]Trying to decide between the S2 and iPhone can anybody with a S2 try and sell it to me? Ive read up about both in depth and to me they look pretty much on par with each other.[/QUOTE] The main differences is the iPhone has a high resolution screen, whilst although the S2's is not as high resolution, it uses a Super AMOLED display which brings out the colors on the screen much more vibrantly, and there is much better contrast. Compared to phones in general, the iPhone is quite small, whilst the S2 is quite large. Then there's the biggest main difference which is obviously S2 is Android, and iPhone is iOS. They're hard to compare, but in general Android has more customization
I got my Droid X last year (along with resigning a 2 year contract) for 99 bucks, and I'd say it runs more reliably than many of my friend's newer phones. Also running an IceCreamSandwich based ROM at the moment, and it runs smoooooth.
I have an Arc, I think it's great. Cheaper than the alternatives, (I guess due to the TFT screen rather than AMOLED), but the screen still looks great. It was easy to install CM7 on, meaning I could overclock to 1.4, (Same as ARC S) with no problem. Battery life gets through a day and night with wifi+data on. Screen kills the battery the most. If you want something great, but not super-expensive arc/arc s is way to go. Only downside of arc is low space for apps, but that's resolved with CyanogenMod.
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