What's a worthy replacement?


Last Updated: 2012-07-16 12:41:04
  1. GrenW

    GrenW Well-Known Member

    Agreed, the 24 month contract I had on my Desire never seemed to long (I did get out 3 months early though). It was just the draw of the new toy syndrome.

    I have though gone for an 18 month on my Nexus as I think things are changing faster than they once were as manufacturers and developers realise Android is THE platform to be behind.

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  2. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    Agree 100%
    I wouldn't like I phone knowing it couldn't be rooted.
  3. nickabbott

    nickabbott Member

    Well I'm pretty much in the same boat as most of you guys. Contract runs out in May so I can upgrade but to be honest, I think I'm going to keep my desire until it breaks! Or at least another year after May.

    Running Oxygen ROM with a few mods and it's perfect I don't have any issues and don't use my phone for that much really. I like the smaller screen as I don't watch videos etc and I think the newer phones are becoming more PDA like than mobile phone!

    Plus if you go to Three (in the UK) it's
  4. togger161

    togger161 Well-Known Member

  5. togger161

    togger161 Well-Known Member

    One final thing - I too thought about what phone I would get next, but for me a lot of the new phones are evolutionary, not revolutionary (nicked that saying ;) ) A bigger issue for me was that with some of the games they can be a bit fiddly on a small screen. So I got myself an android tablet with a dual core processor for games. I have the Desire as my phone and use the tablet for the internet and gaming. The battery life on the tablet is great too.

    Don't rule a tablet out.
  6. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Well-Known Member

    .. Just another 7 months for me before I can even consider upgrading. Pff.

    From my understanding T-Mobile are being rather uninspiring with the choices they are offering at the minute. Hopefully it will pick up by he time I come round to upgrade. I'll just hang fire for the MWC before I start doing my usual research.
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Don't forget they carphone warehouse can upgrade your existing t mob contract... you still pay t mob but cpw supply a handset. More choice
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    And the handset from CPW won't be network locked.
  9. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    That's where i am doing both my contract upgrades, for the very reason that CPW phones are unlocked from scratch. Pity that phones weren't rooted from scratch.:D
  10. Intruder

    Intruder Well-Known Member

  11. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Some reports say it hasnt, some say it has. We wont know for sure until HTC make an official announcement, but if it has no SD slot, that would really discourage me.

    Micro sim, I couldnt care less. I only use it for connectivity.
  12. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    Any advantages using a Micro Sim?
  13. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    You can fit a microsim in a phone that uses the normal mini-sim using an adapter. It doesn't work the other way round ;)
  14. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    Sounds revolutionary! /sarcasm.
  15. wavemeister

    wavemeister Active Member

    My contract is up in April. I love my Desire but my wife has the Galaxy S2 which I do like but it is now 1 year since release so I will probably wait to see what the S3 looks like. I went to CPW for a look and a play yesterday, blimey some of these new phones are huge :eek:. The Desire fits nicely in my pocket, not sure about these 4.65in monsters, will need to wear cargo pants just to carry my phone around :D
  16. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Well-Known Member

    Yeah - I will most likely buy from CPW as I learnt the hard wayabout the crippling Bloatware on these devices. I know it wont be an issue with the memory - but I really irks me that I pay a lot of money for a phone which becomes pre-loaded with utter tripe which I shall never use. It's pure cheeky.
    Although I dare say my next choice will be heavily influenced on the dev community behind it. Once you have a taste for this rooting lark, you want to indulge they most you can!
  17. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Well-Known Member

    If there is no MicroSD slot, I will be disappointed. Even though there is a lot of conjecture in regards to this phone, it sounds like it could be a bad boy!
  18. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    The most recent reports are all saying no Micro SD, though that's probably not many actual independent sources. On the plus side this one is reported to have 32GB, unlike the Nexus.
  19. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer


    Yeah but ill believe it when I see it. Without raking up the past too much, remember the dual core desire s?
  20. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Well-Known Member

    Agreed. But microSD option is far preferable.
  21. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

  22. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Well-Known Member

    What is with this horrendous idea? Expandable memory is a plus!
  23. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    I don't know whether it's Google's fault (the last 2 Nexi have had fixed storage), a design thing (saves space if you don't have to include a slot) or some lunacy from marketing (people might buy the more expensive phone to get more storage, but they might also buy someone else's phone, so I hope it isn't supposed to be some clever plan).

    Not seen hard specs from MWC yet, but all reports seem to be saying that the One X (formerly Endeavour) has 32 GB non-expandable and the One S (formerly Ville) is being reported by some as 16 GB non-expandable. That latter would be a bit gutting, as the S otherwise looks very nice indeed - admittedly if there is any phone in the range that wouldn't have room for a slot it would be that one, but giving it too little storage and thereby ruling it out for many people seems really dumb (the origin of my little speculation about marketing messing up specs above).
  24. JDY

    JDY Well-Known Member

    Maybe there trying to stray away from SD cards because there slightly slower than the inbuilt memory? Would still be nice to be able to expand though and perhaps add video or music
  25. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    If you want a real joke, apparently the One V will come with 4GB fixed storage and no card slot! HTC seem to think that a deal with Dropbox solves their lack of storage - sorry, but for several reasons, no.
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