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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Mentior, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Mentior

    Mentior Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello all! I currently have a Nokia N97, and it is feeling a bit outdated. So it is time to upgrade!

    I have already decided I am making the swap to an Android phone (which is why I am here...), but I'm not 100% on the actual model that'll be right for me. There are only a couple of things I'd like and I have a fair idea, but I would like some personal opinions to help me decide.

    What I would like in my phone is...

    Fast user interface, dependant on the processor etc of course but I don't want to wait too long for something to open for example.

    GPS with decent navigation, I am not too worried about voice guided navigation, I just want something which would guide me somewhere pretty accurately. Might be dependant on the different available navigation apps so any opinion on those will be appreciated. :)

    Slide out qwerty keyboard, this is probably the 1 thing I love about my N97 above all else. I can do with a pure touchscreen interface, but the keyboard is a definite preference.

    Decent size/weight, as long as it fits in my pocket without pulling my pants down it'll be alright, something around the size and weight of the N97.

    And lastly (I think...) a good camera.


    My phone will at first generally be used for calling, organising, text/email/instant messaging, Internet surfing, GPS, and taking video/pictures. I plan to of course use the phone to its full extent once I get use to it. :p

    So I have had a look around, and the fairly recently released Motorola Milestone 2 (Droid 2) and HTC Desire Z both looks to be a pretty good phones with what I need and then some. Is there a preference of 1 over the other or is there even other phones that are out/soon to be released that might be better?


    And for reference, I am from the UK, planning on changing plans anyway and don't mind importing it so few restrictions from that angle. Long as it can work here of course :)
     

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  2. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    I wouldn't for the Milestone 2, locked bootloader is a killer

    the DZ is really nice, love the keyboard

    another user, Stuntman has made the switch from an N97 to a DZ - I'm sure he'll give an opinion (and has a few times...) on such a switch
     
  3. Guamguy

    Guamguy Android Expert

    Most of the die hard Symbianers writing blogs and all that, switched to an HTC G2/Desire Z. G2 if you're in the US, Desire Z if you're not.
     
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