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SiLink

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#1 10 years ago

I've always been out of date in terms of having a good phone and I told myself that when I get my first permanent job I would get a good touchscreen phone as I'm no fan of buttons on phones... however there are so many creeping up lately it's hard to choose.

The first phone that comes to mind is the iPhone, I've heard mixed reviews about it and I was going to buy it when I had a long term temporary job a year ago but the only thing that stopped me was that I'd have to be with o2 so I wouldn't have much flexibility. I have also been told that it is and isn't possible to add your own music from your machine to the iPhone so if anyone could clear that up I'd be very grateful.

I've also been watching video reviews on the Nokia Tube, Samsungs new set of touch screen phones such as the Omnia, LG Dare and Google Android but I have yet to come to a conclusion on what would be right for me.

I'm just curious what your thoughts are on what would be a good choice, if you guys have any reviews on touch screen phones then that'd be great too.




The_Computer_Wizard

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#2 10 years ago

the reviews ive heard on the google phone have been really good, to be honest though ive only heard a few reviews of it however i myself own a samsung glide and i LOVE the thing can add music, has a real qwerty keyboard, and even when accessing the keyboard the screen remains touchscreen (unlike a lot of "flip" phones, which flip open and use a different screen for the keyboard) anyway that works good for me, hope that helped




Bs|Archaon

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#3 10 years ago

Ultimately it depends what you want. If you want a full blown Smartphone then really you're looking at one of the HTC Touch phones, a Samsung Omnia or possibly some of the carrier specific phones (such as o2's XDA range). If you want something that's all shiny and stuff then there's the iPhone, LG Viewty, Samsung Tocco and (if you can live without a full touchscreen) LG Secret.




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#4 10 years ago

To be honest these are the sort of features I'd use on a daily basis:

- Calling - Texting - Camera - ToDo/Calendar - Music

I heard the iPhone is pretty behind in terms of it's camera (No flash, auto focus and is 3.2 megapixel whereas Omnia is 5 megapixel I believe) The music would probably be a factor in this, so if I could drop files from my hard drive onto the iPhone via cable or bluetooth then that'd probably sway the vote a lot.




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#5 10 years ago

The iPhone uses iTunes to load music onto it just like an iPod.

So, your wish of it just being drag 'n' drop is so far not gonna happen.




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#6 10 years ago

Bleh I can't stand iTunes, I gave it a really good go 3-4 months ago and it was just such a pain in the backside...

Can you only put music you've bought from Apple onto your iPhone or can you send the music you have on your HD to your iPhone? I can't seem to find a good answer anywhere when I googled it.




Bs|Archaon

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#7 10 years ago

Honestly I think you'd be better off with one of the 'shinier' conventional phones, such as the LG Secret and Samsung U900, rather than a touchscreen smartphone. A lot of them just aren't meant for the type of person that uses a normal mobile and wants a good camera etc. Another option worth considering if you use the camera a lot is the Samsung i8510 which has an 8mp camera with flash etc, making it the best cameraphone on the market (aside from the lack of optical zoom), and the phone in general has features to rival the Nokia N95/N96. I believe it's brand new though, so you may not be able to get it yet.

I believe the Omnia is pretty much the most impressive touchscreen phone out there at the minute but for some of the tasks you describe (particularly texting and cameras) a phone like that is going to be inferior to the best convential phones. Obviously it's your choice and all, it just seems a bit excessive for the sake of getting rid of the keypad to me.

And yeah you can put your own music on the iPhone, but I would assume that it's like an iPod in that you have to use iTunes and let it convert the music into it's own format before it transfers it accross.




strjms72

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#8 10 years ago

it would be a pain in the back to use the iphone, so i would go for the omnia




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#9 9 years ago

Ultimately it depends what you want. If you want to buy smartphone then must checked once Nokia N96 with touch screen and big TV screen than Samsung or any other specific phones. The Nokia N96 is brand one having all the latest features and best one according to me.




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#10 9 years ago

- Calling - Texting - Camera - ToDo/Calendar - Music

Sony ericsson w960. Sure you need a stylus, but the whole phone is way more robust than the iphone, and it uses symbian I think which>iphone OS in terms of compatibility. On top of that you don't require the nagging itunes to transfer music, apps, whatever.

Also it has the bonus of combining touchscreen and buttons. SMS yay :)




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