New upgrade


Last Updated: 2013-01-12 14:20:58
  1. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    Just getting ready to start looking at options for my upgrade which comes around in February.

    At the moment I have a DHD whose battery life has been pants and worse than I think it was supposed to be. My first priority I think on a new handset would be battery life. I do have a One S as a work phone which is a lot better than my DHD but think I could do with something better as a personal handset.

    At the moment the obvious seems to be an S3, but feel it's been out for a while now and possibly due for a replacement soon. Also looking at Nexus 4 which seems to be cheap, running and always will run latest OS but dubious on the LG build. Safest option would be One X/XL/X+or Desire X but a guy I work with has a One X and battery isn't great.

    So therefore, over to you guys for your expert opinions and to point me in the right direction.

    Thank you

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  2. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    Well I have an s3 and nexus 4 and out of those 2 the nexus 4 is the obvious choice. But seen as you seem to like HTC build quality I would say get the HTC DNA and If its not available in your country wait for it.
  3. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    Thanks Liamo. Why would you choose the Nexus4 over the S3? Only mention HTC because it's what I'm used too. my DHD was my first Android handset and then work gave me a One S (had no choice).

    Played with S2's before and not so keen on the Samsung interface but then I guess it's what you get used too. I don't see anything for the HTC DNA at the moment, main carriers seem to be One X and XL at a bit pricier, nothing for X+
  4. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    Yes I would strongly reccomend the nexus 4 over the s3.
    Also if you are willing to wait for the DNA it may also be released as the HTC JButterfly as this is what its called in japan.

    MInd if I ask you were you are from so I can better asses the devices available to you.
  5. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    The HTC DNA also goes by the name HTC Butterfly J. Try looking for that.
  6. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    Yep this is true as I mentioned above.
  7. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    In UK. Just looking at some posts saying it could be called HTC Deluxe and looking like could be a premium handset
  8. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Yeah, I got ninja'd. On tapatalk so I'm slow :p
  9. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    Also if your worried about the nexus 4s build quality don't as its great. So its really just about your personal prefferance wich seem to be towards HTC.
  10. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    This thread has been moved to the Device Comparison forums since you are comparing some devices that you are looking for for your upgrade :)
  11. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    ok cool. What's the battery like on the Nexus? Like said, my HTC preference is only really because that's what I have at the moment
  12. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    Ye the battery life is quite good not amazing but I can't complain.
    Wait a minute I might have a screenshot.
  13. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

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    About 4 hours screen on time.
  14. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    wow looks good, lucky if I get 12hrs on my DHD at the moment lol

    currently got 4hr 39m on battery, 65%. Not a great deal of usage, just odd text and facebook
  15. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    Yep and that's 3 hours 50 minutes screen non time sorry
    Close to 4 though. :rolleyes:
  16. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    Well that probably just got worse over time as with all batteries.
  17. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    It's true, I think I read somewhere that Lithium Ion batteries lose 40-50 percent of their maximum capacity after one year, depending on quality of the battery itself.
  18. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    Ye my s3 battery has gotten progressively worse over time.
  19. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    yep, most I've had is about a day. My One S can go a couple of days.

    Just noticed I can get the Nexus 4 with a free handset and
  20. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    There are a few similar clocks you can get off the market like beautiful widgets and fancy widgets.
  21. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    yep

    Ok well seems Nexus 4 as a first but maybe hang on for some news on the DNA, but reckon that could be pricey. Guessing the Desire X isn't really much of a comparison
  22. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    No not really. The nexus 4 really is the best for the price.
  23. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    The rumour mill currently suggests that the HTC "M7" may be announced very shortly - DNA specs in a smaller package. There's a big trade show next week, so if anything is going to be said in the near future that's the obvious place.
    The Nexus will be cheaper for sure.
  24. stuarta

    stuarta Well-Known Member

    Yep price is something I'm thinking of. Seems you can get the Nexus at the moment for
  25. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Micro-usb is, as you say, standard. You can assume any android phone will use that.

    If the storage in the Nexus is enough for you then I doubt that any of the new releases will bring anything that's really much better in practice (as opposed to on spec sheets and artificial benchmarks).

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