Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Lounge
Android Lounge A place for general Android discussion and questions.

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

Like Tree7Likes
  • 1 Post By GuitarG20
  • 1 Post By iTzKPanda
  • 1 Post By iTzKPanda
  • 1 Post By SulkyAndroid17
  • 1 Post By iTzKPanda
  • 1 Post By SulkyAndroid17
  • 1 Post By iTzKPanda

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old April 11th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
 
Device(s): galaxy mini,
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default Which android should i buy ?

I'm looking to upgrade from my Galaxy mini, I have a maximum budget of 200 Euro. has any of you guys got an idea which direction I should head.
A friend recommended the HTC HD7, only problem is I cant find it on here anywhere. So kind of worried that I wont be able to change the OS if im not happy with the stock.
As this will be my first real android I don't want to rush into it. I dont mind paying extra for shipping. and will buy from anywhere if its possible to unlock to an Irish carrier.

droidandfailed is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old April 11th, 2013, 07:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
Clueless Senior Member
 
GuitarG20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,524
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HTC One XL (retired)
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 741
Thanked 706 Times in 357 Posts
Default

The HD7 is a windows phone device, so it would probably be difficult to get to run android. I'm not sure what exactly is in your price range; hopefully someone shows up soon to help!
droidandfailed likes this.
__________________
The FAQ page has the answer to every question you could ever have about the forums, ever!

See something you don't think should be here? Use the report button to let the moderators know!
GuitarG20 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GuitarG20 For This Useful Post:
droidandfailed (April 11th, 2013)
Old April 11th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
AF's resident panda
 
iTzKPanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tampa, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,018
 
Device(s): Stock & Rooted Galaxy Note 3
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 373
Thanked 546 Times in 315 Posts
Default

The Galaxy S2 (international version) fits in that price range. It's a pretty solid device for the average user. If you can pay up a little extra bucks, the HTC One X is somewhere near 200 as well (225ish?).

I'm not sure if they can be unlocked for an Irish carrier though. :l
droidandfailed likes this.
__________________
Aspiring musician - Phone fanatic - Gamer

Don't forget to read the forum rules.
Report any suspicious or illegal behavior.
Thank someone if they help you.
iTzKPanda is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to iTzKPanda For This Useful Post:
droidandfailed (April 11th, 2013)
Old April 11th, 2013, 08:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
 
Device(s): galaxy mini,
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

[QUOTE=iTzKPanda;5728561]The Galaxy S2 (international version) fits in that price range. It's a pretty solid device for the average user. If you can pay up a little extra bucks, the HTC One X is somewhere near 200 as well (225ish?).

I'm not sure if they can be unlocked for an Irish carrier though. :l[/

thanks i willl look into the HTC One X I have seen the Galaxy S3 on here for sale for 350 usd i was wondering if I can change that to work on gsm. proberly not possible but considering the same phone is nearly 500 euro here its at least worth looking into. what
droidandfailed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2013, 08:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
 
Device(s): galaxy mini,
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuitarG20 View Post
The HD7 is a windows phone device, so it would probably be difficult to get to run android. I'm not sure what exactly is in your price range; hopefully someone shows up soon to help!
do you think it could be flashed to run Windows 8 ? and I heard somewhere maybe linux aswell as a second OS?
droidandfailed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
AF's resident panda
 
iTzKPanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tampa, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,018
 
Device(s): Stock & Rooted Galaxy Note 3
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 373
Thanked 546 Times in 315 Posts
Default

If the S3 was on T-Mobile, then it might. I haven't been up to date with T-Mobile's latest phones and their network antennas, but they use GSM. A google search might tell you
droidandfailed likes this.
iTzKPanda is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to iTzKPanda For This Useful Post:
droidandfailed (April 11th, 2013)
Old April 11th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
 
Device(s): galaxy mini,
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Cheers mate i will search that just dont want to go out and buy the first device i see like I usually do.
droidandfailed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Uhmerica
Gender: Male
Posts: 313
 
Device(s): LG Optimus F7, HTC Sensation 4G, HTC Evo 4G, LG Optimus V
Carrier: Boost Mobile

Thanks: 4
Thanked 135 Times in 98 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by droidandfailed View Post
do you think it could be flashed to run Windows 8 ? and I heard somewhere maybe linux aswell as a second OS?
Linux is actually the kernel. Android runs Linux. Android is the OS. Getting Android to boot on a windows phone would take some work and without programming skills it would be next to impossible. You would have to get the drivers and firmware to work correctly under Android to make the phone usable.

The Galaxy S4 will be released soon so some people will be selling their S3 to upgrade. Might be worth the wait to get a better deal on a S3. For under $200 the HTC Sensation might be worth looking at.
droidandfailed likes this.
__________________
If I helped you, hit the "Thanks!" button.
SulkyAndroid17 is online now  
Last edited by SulkyAndroid17; April 11th, 2013 at 08:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SulkyAndroid17 For This Useful Post:
droidandfailed (April 11th, 2013)
Old April 11th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
 
Device(s): galaxy mini,
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

nice 1 I haven't heard anything about the S4 maybe your right and that is the way to go. do you know why the HTC HD7 is not listed in the phone section on here? in fact I cant find anything about it on here.
droidandfailed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
AF's resident panda
 
iTzKPanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tampa, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,018
 
Device(s): Stock & Rooted Galaxy Note 3
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 373
Thanked 546 Times in 315 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by droidandfailed View Post
nice 1 I haven't heard anything about the S4 maybe your right and that is the way to go. do you know why the HTC HD7 is not listed in the phone section on here? in fact I cant find anything about it on here.
It's a windows phone and this forum is for Android
droidandfailed likes this.
iTzKPanda is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to iTzKPanda For This Useful Post:
droidandfailed (April 11th, 2013)
sponsored links
Old April 11th, 2013, 08:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
 
Device(s): galaxy mini,
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Blush

Quote:
Originally Posted by iTzKPanda View Post
It's a windows phone and this forum is for Android
HaHa please don't view all Irish people on my stupidity. there is not many of us over here, but there is gobshites everywhere.
droidandfailed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2013, 09:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Uhmerica
Gender: Male
Posts: 313
 
Device(s): LG Optimus F7, HTC Sensation 4G, HTC Evo 4G, LG Optimus V
Carrier: Boost Mobile

Thanks: 4
Thanked 135 Times in 98 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by droidandfailed View Post
nice 1 I haven't heard anything about the S4 maybe your right and that is the way to go. do you know why the HTC HD7 is not listed in the phone section on here? in fact I cant find anything about it on here.
If this is the phone then I think you could do better. You might find it at the sister site by clicking on Windows at the top of the page.
droidandfailed likes this.
SulkyAndroid17 is online now  
Last edited by SulkyAndroid17; April 11th, 2013 at 09:06 PM. Reason: iTzKPanda beat me to it
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SulkyAndroid17 For This Useful Post:
droidandfailed (April 11th, 2013)
Old April 11th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
AF's resident panda
 
iTzKPanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tampa, FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,018
 
Device(s): Stock & Rooted Galaxy Note 3
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 373
Thanked 546 Times in 315 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by droidandfailed View Post
HaHa please don't view all Irish people on my stupidity. there is not many of us over here, but there is gobshites everywhere.
It's all good we all have our moments.
droidandfailed likes this.
iTzKPanda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2013, 10:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dublin
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
 
Device(s): galaxy mini,
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 15
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SulkyAndroid17 View Post
If this is the phone then I think you could do better. You might find it at the sister site by clicking on Windows at the top of the page.
that's the one, what would you go for. if you couldn't wait to get a left over S3
droidandfailed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Tags
android (operating system), carriers, ireland, upgrade


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Lounge
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.