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  1. shadowhog666

    shadowhog666 Member

    ok 1st of hello im new to the site ~ 2nd i want to buy a new android phone, i did some research and specs and features / price for the phones i liked and the 2 that fit perfectly are

    Samsung Galaxy W and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

    the samsung galaxy w has an advantage cause of cpu and network speeds but im also a gamer and wants to have of course games on my phone so i just need advice, on which phone can do more app wise and will be more useful / more reliable (hate to break a 1st smartphone) :D

  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    To add a little to Frisco's excellent observation, you might also want to consider the memory configuration. Unless you've had an Android device before you wouldn't realize this but more memory might be more limiting ... and get read for the long winded complex explanation.

    The Xperia Play has 1 GB of ram and the Galaxy W has 4 GB. This is internal memory. Because the Xperia has only a 1 GB of internal memory, it is all used for the system. Expansion must be done via an external MicroSD card, up to 32 GB. The Galaxy W has 4 times the memory built in, which on the surface would make one think it's 4x better. Au contraire, mon fr
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  4. talhaismail

    talhaismail Well-Known Member

    i have an xperia play, go for it, pretty fast epic gaming phone :D
  5. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    First Class stuff there, Luna. ;)

    The OP will now have quite the tools to make an informed decision. :)
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  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Or a really bad headache ;)
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    That would have been my recommendation as well ... with a class 10 32 GM MicroSD card.
  8. shadowhog666

    shadowhog666 Member

  9. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    It is confusing. The total RAM in the specs is an incomplete picture. The two areas you need to be concerned with as the system partition and user storage. That 1 GB on the Xperia is for the system even though if only shows 512 mb.
  10. shadowhog666

    shadowhog666 Member

    i see~ well overall your answer which is overall best?
  11. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    The question is which is overall best for you. Based on spec's alone you have an incomplete picture. Even with some knowledge and experience there are the intangibles of how it 'feels'. I've passed up technically (on specs) devices for other models simply because i didn't like the feel of it in my hand. Since all of its use will be in my hand, i want something i like holding.

    Both of your choices will most likely do what you want. I would do two more things before you commit. First go to a store and hold each in your hand and see how they feel. Second, put a list of games that you definitely want and go to the individual device forums and ask the members there if those games play well or if there are problems.

    Now, i am not a big fan of taking advantage of retailers, but many offer a return policy with these, so theoretically you could pick up both and return the one you decide against.

    Good luck with whatever you decide.

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