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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by consultant, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. consultant

    consultant Well-Known Member
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    I'm an iPhone 4 (jailbreak) power user contemplating giving Android a try. Tired of the whole jailbreak thing and I'm a big advocate of Google Apps and Services. I think they are the new leader and so trying to consolidate around one company that I think holds the future. Seemed like a toss up between Galaxy S3 and One X but I'm leaning toward the one as I don't need more than 32GB and the build looks better and the screen does better in bright light and Sense suppose to be better as has been attributed here. A little worried about battery life as I really don't want to take a big step backward in that department.

    I've also been reading about custom OS loads (root?) possible if the bootloader is unlocked. Is there some setup I should look at if I get an HOX or since I'm on AT&T am I essentially stuck with whatever they and/or HTC gives me and trying to "get fancy" will just create more device maintenance headaches?

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  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    As a jail broken iphone user, I have a feeling you are absolutely going to love the root abilities and choices android gives you.

    We have a lot of general root terminology guides that will explain a lot better than I can while tapping away on my phone, so I would suggest checking some of those out to determine if that's the life for you
  3. consultant

    consultant Well-Known Member
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    I just looked at the specs on AT&T and it is showing the phone is only 16GB. That's too little for me. Argh! How to get the contract renewal price and get the 32GB version? Otherwise it's going to be the S3 for me.

    Yes, I'd love sort of a "Short Cut" guide from a seasoned Android User. Sort of a short list cheat sheet for optimal configuration.
  4. coos lick

    coos lick Android Enthusiast

    Check out the "all things root" forum at the top. Look at the one for at&t. There is a sticky which explains the main procedures.

    You will see a lot of horror stories on these boards, but don't let that put you off. Most people come here with problems/ issues to solve, so a lot of threads are started with 'I've broken it' or 'can't get this feature to work.'

    Biggest thing is to take your time - there is no need to rush into rooting. Both phones are top class - whichever you pick, just enjoy it for a while before pulling the trigger!
  5. irelentless

    irelentless Newbie

    I had an iPhone 4 for a little over 2 years and just switched over to the HTC One X less than a week ago and absolutely love it. I never got into jailbreaking nor plan to root this HTC but with the standard OS and such I think my HTC blows my iPhone 4 away, my parents also have the iPhone 4S and this HTC is better in so many ways than the 4S as well.
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  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Welcome to the light my friend.:)
  7. Sleven7

    Sleven7 Newbie

    I am the only person in my family with android.. And I know my way around the iphone. Imo the iphone is for someone who wants to txt, call and use basic apps. Android is more for people who are phone junkies cause the possibilities on what you can customize is endless. You can make it your phone, I too am contemplating on either one x or s3
  8. peterr

    peterr Lurker

    Got the HTC ONE X 2 weeks ago and playing with it quite a lot to learn how to to use it and the battery last a lot longer than I expected. Easely last a day and an haft and sometimes more depending on my use. I love this phone but I wonder if 16 Gig will be enough later on.
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  9. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    With all the cloud based services available to us space shouldn't really by an issue.

    Then again, I have an sd card. :p one thing sprint got right adding to the one x
  10. Paltallo

    Paltallo Lurker

    I bought my HTC One XL from Telstra (Australia) and it has 32G which is more than enough for me.
    Re battery life, I made the mistake of not leaving it to charge overnight before using it the first time so I get a maximum of 1 day with moderate use. My bad, but I can live with it.
    But apart from that I love the phone. Call quality is fine. Really good fast camera and video, crisp bright screen which I usually have set very low and only change if I'm out in sunlight. Also the sound from the speaker is very good for a small device.

    Re the Samsung S3, I ruled it out as in Australia the S3 hasn't got 4G coverage. Apart from that though the S3 has 2 distinct advantages over the HTC One XL, i.e. a removable battery, and an SD card.
  11. NikkiC

    NikkiC Well-Known Member

    I have just come from having a jailbroken iPhone 4S and am loving my One X. I haven't rooted yet as I have felt that I dont need too. I am considering giving it a go though. I am not at all missing my iPhone. I have the 32 GB version and it is plenty of memory for me.
  12. coos lick

    coos lick Android Enthusiast

    You don't really need to 'condition' modern batteries by charging them a set way and you haven't done any damage to your battery by using it before charging it so put your mind at rest.
    Battery life depends on many things - not least of which is how you set up and use your phone. Moderate use to one person could be very different to another. One day use out of your phone sounds reasonable though.
  13. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    Battery conditioning is a myth, basically.

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