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  1. johntitor

    johntitor New Member
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    Hey guys I'm planning to buy a new android phone to use with GSM Quad-band, 3G (HSDPA 900/2100) networks. I want to use it with AT&T and TELCEL.

    So I have been comparing between 2 phones so far, and I want to know a general opinion about them, and also if you have any suggestion for a third phone that supports the GSM Quad-band, 3G (HSDPA 900/2100) let me know please.

    So these are the phones:

    1st - Samsung Galaxy S
    2nd - HTC Desire Z

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    Generally I know the Galaxy S hardware specs are a little better than the HTC, but I'm not so sure about the real behavior of this devices. I just want to make sure I'm not closing into this 2 options or taking a wrong decision

    Thank You!
     

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  2. johntitor

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    maybe waiting for the nexus s will be a good idea :)
     
  3. lordofthereef

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    If you are paying full retail, I would say so!
     
  4. Sweet Chaos

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    I haven't used the phones you've mentioned, but the new Nexus S does look really nice. And I believe it ships with Gingerbread.
     
  5. sremick

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    Warning: Nexus S lacks a MicroSD memory card slot.

    No way I'd buy a phone without one.
     
  6. Sweet Chaos

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    Ouch. I haven't noticed how much internal memory it has but I hope it's a lot!
     
  7. stlersguy

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    go with sprint and get an Evo... you will not be disapointed
     
  8. lordofthereef

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    16gb, which I think is about the average of what most people run for the lifetime of their phone. This is sort of like the batery swap argument against getting an iPhone. I thought I would hate it, but never once, in three years, ran into a situation where I wished I could swap memory or battery.
     
  9. lordofthereef

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    It sounds like the OP will be traveling. There will be very much disappointment with the EVo (as a phone) outside the US.
     
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  10. sremick

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    Depends on the user. I know plenty of users with 16+ GB of media on their devices. Movies will definitely do it. I have 32GB that is almost full, and that's just with a handful of movies (some TV shows, podcasts and music on there too).

    All depends what sort of user you are, and what your intended use of the device is.

    Well, your battery now has a fraction of its original storage capacity as when you bought it new. If you don't use it enough to notice this reduced capacity, that's one thing... but again, another user might realize that they get a few hours less charge than when they bought it, and be bothered by it. Even lithium batteries get tired over time, and 2-4 years isn't uncommon to get to the point where the remaining capacity becomes unacceptable for the user.

    I had my old phone for 5 years, and replaced the battery twice. I probably did more charge-discharge cycles than most people during that time. If I had been unable to replace the battery, I'd have been pissed. I also kept spare charged batteries handy.
     
  11. macprv

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    or just wait for the upcoming devices.. CES is around the corner
     
  12. sremick

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    There are always going to be upcoming devices just around the corner. You just need to accept that and decide when you're going to hop on the technology train. If you wait until it's "safe" or stops moving you'll never buy a new device.
     

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