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  1. Nagrom

    Nagrom Well-Known Member

    I've just read on one of the many vines of grapes that the Samsung GS3 is launched next month.

    So thats the two main phones, that and the One X out in Time for my upgrade.
    Have to do a very careful comparison.

    Andy
  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Yeah read it on Phandroid this morning.

    Xperia s was released too. Apparently its rooted now
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  3. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    When I look at the dual cores now, they sound so inadequate in comparison to the quad core.
  4. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member Contributor

    Didn't take long :)

    Like the 720p in 4.3" screen, but it also has a fixed battery (though at least 32GB storage, unlike the One S - damn you HTC :mad:). Camera samples on phonearena weren't bad - good detail, though over-processed (but phones not challenging SLRs yet isn't news :)). Wait until I see one in the flesh.

    I've decided that the best way of selling an HTC One X to me is to make me play with the Galaxy Note for a while! I tried out a Galaxy Nexus and a Sensation XL today, and although there's only a couple of mm difference between them the GNex felt manageable to me after I'd been using the XL ;)
  5. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    I take it then it's only us who get the Xperia s tomorrow then.
  6. Nagrom

    Nagrom Well-Known Member

    Never been a fan of Sony Ericsson phones myself.

    HTC or Samsung for me.
  7. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    Sony Ericsson is no more, it's just Sony
  8. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member

    I'm getting one too, the white one.
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Still got 2 month left here. Dual core although it sounds easily enough, just.pales next to quad though :(
  10. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member


    Said that 2min ago to the guy in white Rose.
    Noticed two things when I was playing with the Xperia S.
    Menu button when the camera was open did nothing the first 4 times I pressed it, on the 5th or 6th the camera menu finally opened.
    Also... It stuttered while opening the camera at one point.

    Not filling me full of hope.
    Maybe it's because it was only 10% battery left? Which soon dropped to 5 in no time.
    Hmmm.
  11. Nasalhair

    Nasalhair Well-Known Member

    I'm currently looking at a few as I can upgrade from April. My possibles are the Xperia S, the HTC One X, the Samsung Galaxy S3, and the Samsung Note.

    Saw the Note in the flesh yesterday and liked it a lot, but it does seem a bit too big if I'm honest, so that is probably my fourth choice.

    I like the HTC One X as I do like my Desire, and I confess I've no plans to root or flash my next phone (rooted my Desire, tried a custom ROM, didn't like it, went back to Sense) so the fixed battery doesn't really bother me, and I've no intention of putting music or videos on my phone so the storage space is fine. It does look a bit "meh" though, design-wise, and I want to read some reviews of it.

    As for the Sony, the two best phones I've ever had were Sony Ericsson handsets (a K800 and a C905) so that one is calling out to me, and as well as looking quite smart I've read a couple of great reviews of it. The fact that it is dual core doesn't really bother me as I use my phone for calls, texts, and bits of e.g. browsing and Twitter, so I won't be using it for games or media.

    Finally, the Galaxy S3 is the one I'm really looking forward to seeing, so hopefully we'll get a glimpse of that one before long.

    Ultimately it will boil down to two key things for me: do I like the look of it when I see it for real, and how much will it cost to upgrade.
  12. Nagrom

    Nagrom Well-Known Member


    Force of habit. I meant just Sony.
  13. Nagrom

    Nagrom Well-Known Member

    My deciding factors are: -

    1. Storage. Would prefer an SD card slot.
    2. Hardware.
    3. Build quality.
    4. Camera. Do use my Desire one ALOT.
    5. Price.
    6. Battery size.

    Unless something amazing comes along, I'm still planning on the 1X, or SGS3.

    Though some of the new LG ones look quite good.

    Anyone any experience with LG?
  14. Abdur

    Abdur Well-Known Member

    My friend has exteremely bad experiences with LG. Lack of updates, bad build quality, etc.
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Do you mean tried an aosp Rom? Plenty of sense custom roms.

    I'll definitely be rooting. Stock kernels leak efficiency as custom kernels so easily show.
  16. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    SUroot, you said the Xperia S has been rooted already? How is it done? Also, its not out till tomorrow so how is it rooted?
    Unless it's already out elsewhere and/or people rooted the dev ones?
  17. Abdur

    Abdur Well-Known Member

    I believe the official Xperia development team is present on XDA, they could have a part in that.
  18. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    Oooohhhhhhhhhh that sounds promising for the dev scene.
  19. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Dunno, just saw an update in my Facebook stream from xda
  20. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, i wonder.
    Oh btw the guy in phones4U said the HTC one series might be out around April or May, though at a push end of this month because they are racing against LG to deliver the first quad core phone.

    He says that is based on "reliable" rumors.

    But.. It's just rumors. He could be talking rubbish, i don't know.
  21. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    I dont like "race to be first"s. Usually translates as "rushed to market before ready"
  22. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member


    I thought the same, i learnt that from when I got the eeepc.. That was rubbish!
  23. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    What was wrong with it? I really wanted one.

    All about the raspberry pi now though
  24. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Well-Known Member

    Storage was pants, lack of it, it was slow, faster and bigger cards were expensive.
    It was using Linux so that was bad for me, even using it for just browsing the net it was painfully slow.
    I put XP on it, not much better.

    Battery life was good though.
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