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Old November 9th, 2012, 09:39 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Cool. My carrier is getting the Nexus 4 :-D
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I would love to upgrade to another HTC phone, however current att lineup for year end doesn't have me very hopeful. Since I've been with att for two years already, I may be able to snag a HOX+ for 40 dollars, when it comes out.

While I am dissapointed in HTC for not updating the Dhd as promised, I still prefer their hardware and HTC sense.
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Cool. My carrier is getting the Nexus 4 :-D
Might be a snag though. My carrier historically allows us to get a new unit 6 months before the end of the contract, provided you sign up for another 2 years. When I get a phone sometime in the last 6 months, I wait till there is a unit I want. Was talking to my carrier representative and they are dropping early retention. Might delay replacement by a few more months (from January to April). Oh no.
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I would probably have to buy my next phone ( £300+) or wait till I'm old enough for a contract :-(
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I think we will both get impatient and buy
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I would probably have to buy my next phone ( £300+) or wait till I'm old enough for a contract :-(
It's a cross we all have to bear!

I can't justify paying for a phone outright, so have to get mine on a contract... I'm due an upgrade in March (I think), but money's a bit tight at the moment, so I may have to stick with my DHD for a little longer than 2 years!
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I am frustrated
Tesco dont stock the HTC one x plus and my contract ends next month so I am torn at moving to 02 an paying the 36 for the phone I want rather than the 30 I pay now, other option is the Sony Experia T
Dam HTC as I wouldnt have minded waiting a few more months for the One x plus to be available on Tesco if we had the flippin IC update
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It's a cross we all have to bear!

I can't justify paying for a phone outright, so have to get mine on a contract... I'm due an upgrade in March (I think), but money's a bit tight at the moment, so I may have to stick with my DHD for a little longer than 2 years!

A year and a half cross to bare!!

I guess I could afford one if the Nexus 4 is cheap / I can get my hands on a good Galaxy Nexus...
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I now have a Samsung SIII i9300. It hasn't docked me around or promised more than it delivered (camera and battery life). I can also exchange battery if needed.

MAybe I will leave Samsung after this phone for Apple (unlikely/boring) or Windows (unlikely/blah). But Like I fleet footed from Nokia before, Now I race from HTC - thanks for not upgrading my phone Bi-atches!
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A year and a half cross to bare!!
Do you mean contracts have to last a year and a half? Mine was 2 years or do you mean that you can't get your own contract for a year and a half?

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I'd love to get one of the Nexus phones... they're not usually cheap to buy outright though, I'm afraid... or not cheap enough for me!!
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A new phone would be nice to have though it's not really for the new features or official updates. I am not a power user so 1.2 GHz and 768 MB is more than enough to keep me happy. It's more, that a new toy brings new experiences.

Longer battery life would be very welcome though.
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Do you mean contracts have to last a year and a half? Mine was 2 years or do you mean that you can't get your own contract for a year and a half?
i have to wait a year and a half to be old enough to have one.



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I thought the Nexus 4 was supposed to be $400.. which in GBP would be 400. Yeah , I guess I forgot everything here is more expensive
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The nexus 4 is relatively cheap considering the specs etc. 239 for 8gb, and 279 for 16gb.

If anyone does get the nexus 4, buy it outright from google, then get a sim only plan. You'll save a hell of a lot of money than some of the nexus 4 deals that are about at the moment.
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The nexus 4 is relatively cheap considering the specs etc. 239 for 8gb, and 279 for 16gb.

If anyone does get the nexus 4, buy it outright from google, then get a sim only plan. You'll save a hell of a lot of money than some of the nexus 4 deals that are about at the moment.
That's quite workable. If you can afford the initial outlay, you can get a 3 plan which has 600 minutes, 5K texts and unlimited data for 12.90 a month.

The unlimited data might negate the lack of SD Card space.
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That's quite workable. If you can afford the initial outlay, you can get a 3 plan which has 600 minutes, 5K texts and unlimited data for 12.90 a month.

The unlimited data might negate the lack of SD Card space.
Exactly, I don't think it's been that well publicised just how cheap this phone really is.

Anyway, I won't be getting it though because of the lack of sd card slot. Can't be dealing with this cloud bollocks. Like someone said in another thread on here about cloud services, cloud is like putting stuff in the loft of a house for me. It's there for stuff I rarely need. And just too slow for stuff i need on the regular.
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That's quite workable. If you can afford the initial outlay, you can get a 3 plan which has 600 minutes, 5K texts and unlimited data for £12.90 a month.

The unlimited data might negate the lack of SD Card space.

Is that a sim only plan?

Less than £300 is not bad, but as my 32GB sd is practically full, I'd probably need something with more space.
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Yeah, but HSPA.... If it was 4G I'd mind less.... Also battery life? I don't even know if that's a good enough excuse really.
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Personally, I prefer cloud storage. No more synchronizing devices.
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I do like a bit of Dropbox. :-)

So storage wouldn't be too much of a problem... But I still probably won't be allowed it :-(
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So there I was in town and I thought, 'I'm due an upgrade. Let's go and find out what I can get '. Easy right? Hmmm. Went into the Vodafone shop first (I'm in the UK) as that's the carrier I'm with. Waited a bit (staff were all busy) but walked out when noone came free. Went into a Phones4U shop and spoke to a young chap. Was asking about the S3 as that's what I'd like. He said, 16GB version for xx per month yadda yadda. 'Do you do the 32 or 64GB one'? 'No, because you can add up to a 64GB sd card'. 'I know that, but I'd like both'. 'Why would you want that?' .... There then followed about 5 minutes of me trying to explain to him the difference, analogies to a PC (he didn't know anything about how they worked either) and then an 'office' analogy to explain a PC .... Aaaaarrrrggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ....

And, breathe ......

He didn't know that SD cards came in different speeds (different class specs) and thought that apps/the phone/anything was "faster" just because of the quad core. I know most people don't give a monkey's/know about these things anyway but it'd be nice to have a salesman be able to understand what he's selling so he can help the punter make an informed choice.

I blame the government .......

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These phone "experts" in phone shops are anything but.

Most of us here could school them on phones, OS's, accessories, the lot. They're just there to sell phones with con deals to people who know nothing about phones imo.

Anyways, it's always cheaper to get your phone and contract direct over the phone or online in my experience, cuts out the experts in the phone shops commission.
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I agree. I could easily out geek them. Although technically I am a nerd
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Did anyone else manage to actually order a nexus 4?
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While waiting for the Nexus 4 to see what it looks like in the flesh, I saw this:

Cloudfone Thrill 430x
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Would an upgrade to like a Galaxy Nexus be a good idea? I guess anything is better than nothing, but how long until it stops receiving updates?

Would the GNex work on UK 4GEE?
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As the Nexus range of phones are from Google (albeit under a variety of brands), I would be uber surprised if they stop getting updates. IIRC, the Nexus One was updated to (at least) ICS and that's been out since 2008

As for whether it would work on EE's 4G network... I'm not sure... I wouldn't have thought that the version that was released in the UK would (as it was released pre-4G) and wouldn't like to comment on whether one from the US would or not.
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So at least 4 years? Which means another 3 to go



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If you want to get on 4GEE, the UK's first 4G network, you have to choose from the following 4G LTE handsets.

These 4G compatible phones are Apple's iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE, HTC One XL, Huawei Ascend P1 LTE, Nokia Lumia 920 LTE and Nokia Lumia 820 LTE.

Two phones, the Nokia 920 LTE and the Lumia 820 LTE, are exclusive to the 4GEE network.

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So at least 4 years? Which means another 3 to go
The official commitment is 18 months, The Google Nexus S, which came out in December 2010 with Gingerbread 2.3 was updated all the way to Jellybean 4.1.2. But reports say it won't be getting JB 4.2.
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Still not bad.

Just can't believe how expensive the phones and plans are on EE.
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Just can't believe how expensive the phones and plans are on EE.
As the only provider of 4G coverage, they were always going to be expensive. I think it could be worth holding off until there's competition in the marketplace and then we should see prices fall/plans get better... it's what I'm gonna hold out for
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My idea exactly. I just thought for Christmas I could get something 4G ready - but it looks like there are restrictions and stuff. :-(
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To be honest, I'd love some shiny shiny 4G goodness but, at the moment, it's too limited... there is coverage in my city but I live too far out of the city itself (only 15 miles) to benefit from it... think I'd only benefit once it rolls out across the whole country and coverage spreads.

Think it's worth hanging on for now... once there's more competition in the marketplace, prices will fall
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Same here, it'll be years by the time it comes up to my neck of the woods; by the time it does, it'll be dirt cheap (hopefully).
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I find it amazing how people bitch about the lack of Sprints WiMax coverage and then jump on the 4G bandwagon which currently has a smaller footprint than WiMax. Go figure.
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I find it amazing how people bitch about the lack of Sprints WiMax coverage and then jump on the 4G bandwagon which currently has a smaller footprint than WiMax. Go figure.
Couldn't really comment on that... I'm on Orange UK and 4G has only just arrived in the UK
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Still not bad.

Just can't believe how expensive the phones and plans are on EE.
Even when a Nexus phone is no longer supported by Google I think Dev's would have an easier time supporting as the device drivers are open source too, if I am not mistaken.
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As said in my other post I'm looking at a Nexus 4 and buying it outright if they ever come back in stock on the Google Play store. Contract plans for this phone are a joke! CPW are asking another 100 on top for sim only. As for HTC I dont think I'd buy another phone from them. The phones themselves are good but the customer care is poor.
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Would it be better to get a Nexus 4 now...or something else in April?
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Apparently the Samsung Galaxy S4 is out in March.
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.. But that would be more than the Nexus , right? 240 / 270 . Although I guess they'll be roughly the same on a contract , unless the Nexus goes down.

just that I thought I might be able to get something Nexus for xmas. Thought maybe a new phone would be nice - but then again, 4G will be here by my birthday .... so I might just "be a good boy" and ask for something smaller ( like an SSD ) now, and see if I can get me hands on something nicer in April...
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I am wondering whether it is better to spring for a new phone now, or wait for the next generation.

The Nexus 4 is not here yet, and there has been no announcement yet. Last year it came out in January here, so maybe same time this year.

What is new here is the HTC One X+ and a 16GB One X, the latter being very reasonable prices.

On the other hand, just 4 months away are the quad core A15's and Qualcom S4's with 1080p displays.

With a two year lock in, 1080p and four months sounds good.
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Well I just gone and ordered a Nexus 4 16gb off the Google playstore! Says 4-5 weeks shipping but you never know, Google might get ahead of demand. Either way I can live with my DHD for a little longer.
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.. But that would be more than the Nexus , right? 240 / 270 . Although I guess they'll be roughly the same on a contract , unless the Nexus goes down.

just that I thought I might be able to get something Nexus for xmas. Thought maybe a new phone would be nice - but then again, 4G will be here by my birthday .... so I might just "be a good boy" and ask for something smaller ( like an SSD ) now, and see if I can get me hands on something nicer in April...
Mehta...tbh the S4 will cost heeps more than the Nexus 4 that's for sure. As for contract I think the S4 will cost more too, but then looking at the contract plans for the Nexus 4 I doubt there will be much in it as they're always trying to rip you off.
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Well I just gone and ordered a Nexus 4 16gb off the Google playstore! Says 4-5 weeks shipping but you never know, Google might get ahead of demand. Either way I can live with my DHD for a little longer.
They told me last Wednesday my 3g Nexus 7 would take 2 weeks to ship and it was delivered yesterday so you might not be waiting very long. I think they're just being very cautious with their estimates.
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I dunno, I agree with you , but I think , once other carriers have 4G , they'll be forced to be more competitive...

Unless it's like the 3G scenario where it'll take ages to be properly reliable - I'm pretty sure my HSPA connection is nowhere near 7.2Mbps.....
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They told me last Wednesday my 3g Nexus 7 would take 2 weeks to ship and it was delivered yesterday so you might not be waiting very long. I think they're just being very cautious with their estimates.
I read your post yesterday thinking who knows, but today I got an email off Google telling me my order has been shipped. Looking back on the store the 8gb Nexus are sold out and apparently the 16gb are close to being sold out too!
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I read your post yesterday thinking who knows, but today I got an email off Google telling me my order has been shipped. Looking back on the store the 8gb Nexus are sold out and apparently the 16gb are close to being sold out too!
Envy envy envy. I wonder when the Nexus 4 will get to my part of the world.
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