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  1. Infirno77

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    If you were to upgrade, what would you choose? Galaxy s2, HTC design, warp sequent... love my prevail, and will keep it... just looking for opinions. :D
     

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    Well being that the s2 is the most powerful phone from boost, assuming you're sticking with boost, that's a no brainer to me, especially the 4g factor, your shrinkage may go up but that's because it's the current available plan, but you don't have to pay extra for the 4g, you'll still be on the same step you were on say you got it down to 35, it should only go up 5 or 10 dollars a month not starting all the way over at 55 or at least from what I've seen it's possible to get it lowered to that step if they don't do it automatically
     
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    s2, then the sequent, then htc desire, lg venice, galaxy rush, kyocera hydro.

    sequent has a bigger screen and slightly faster cpu than the desire, but the desire has 4g. BUT 4g isnt everywhere yet so you'll likely only get 3g speeds

    the hydro has no recovery so it sucks if you're looking to mod.
    personal favorite manufacturer is samsung because i have yet to see any samsung device without a working recovery and a dozen custom roms floating around. if you have the cash, get the s2. the rush is my second choice when it comes to modding.
     
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    Just remember 4g only works if offered in the area, some people I know that have Iphones or boost 4g phones in my area only have 3g when the can get 4g. So 4g means nothing for now till updated!
     
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    Yeah, been really looking at the s2. I work offshore south all, and CD a is not very good. Hell, nothing is really. Att and Verizon are on a booster, with some sprint bleed over. Hoping the wimax might give me a decent signal. I now have a little 3g, but its spotty. Tried everything. Sprint customers, no roaming, do a lil better. So blow the extra $100 for the s2, or HTC me... lol
     
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    The S2 for sure. It's a nice phone. I noticed the Marquee wasn't in that list. Too bad because I love mine. Its a damn good little phone. Mine will run all day at 1.4GHz. Plus the zram that Bloodawn has added to CTMod and we have a winner!
     
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    The SGS2 is a great phone with a large user base that will continue to develop for a while. I love my S2 ... but one thing ...


    DON'T overpay for your S2. Prices should be under $300 soon, DO NOT pay the $370 asking price.




    If I were looking for a new phone I would try to learn more about the LG Mach, similar specs to the S2 with a sliding QWERTY.
     
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    It's listed for 299 now, and I really don't Luke a slider keyboard... just seems like extra weight and more to break to me.
    Thanks for the opinions guys, gonna end up with one of the 4g phones, and hope for better reception at work. I'll let you know how it pans out.:sly::screwy:
     
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    I would go with the Samsung Galaxy S2, the main reason is is that I prefer Samsung phones, I generally try to stick with Samsung although I have tried the LG Marquee and it was IMO a bad ass little phone until I recovery boot looped it, after that I tried the ZTE Warp it had a decent screen size but nothing else was really special about it and the camera picture and video quality sucked on it, I was on the Samsung Transform Ultra and that phone is BEAST with the MegaTron 6.0.4 custom rom on it from Chevanlol360, I loved that phone... :D But I was recently looking on Craigslist for my area the other day and found someone that had 2 Galaxy S2s for sale so I emailed them and asked them if they would take my Samsung Dual Core laptop with 4 GB of ram, 320 GB hard drive, DVD/RW Burner drive, Webcam, Built-in Mic, SD Card Reader, and has Windows 8 Pro with Media Center installed and fully updated genuine for the 2 Galaxy S2 phones that he has and he mailed me back and said he was gonna talk it over with his wife and let me know... So hopefully me and my wife will both have a Galaxy S2 soon, they were both Sprint phones, but not to worry, I talked to Boost already and they said that any carrier's Galaxy S2 phone could be used on a Boost account, so good stuff!! :p
     
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    If your going to be spending $300+ on a phone you might as well get a Nexus 4 when it comes back in stock and use it on either T-Mobiles $30 a month or one of Straight Talks plans on ATT's towers if you need more than 100 mins or your area has bad TM coverage. and since its a GSM phone you can always switch carriers if you need to.
     
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    I am torn on this, the Nexus 4 seems a great phone but I have read about some quality issues. Also the permanent battery and no SDcard are issues with me.

    That being said, I would prolly have bought the Nexus 4 and tried a GSM/HSPA carrier knowing I could return to Boost at any time; the Nexus 4 specs/price/updates are too much to ignore.

    The Nexus is direct from Google so you get every new Android version almost instantly.
     
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    Yeah, that does sound pretty Beast, but IMO the other carriers will never hold a matchstick to Boost, I've tried other carriers and I always find myself going back to Boost... :p
     
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    I've had my 16 gig since nov 29th and I haven't had any problems with it. battery life for me has been awesome too, with heavy use it seems to last longer than the prevail/marquee did.
     
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    What carrier are you on Blood??
     
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    How's that working out for you??
     
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    good

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    thats what I get from my house which is at like the worst area in my town for data lol, the other side of town I get around 6 mbps. I saw some cities people are getting 20/30 mbps.
     
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    Nice speed. Its hard for me to switch from boost with a unlimited $35 tag a month, so I was just looking at their choices. Best bang for the buck and all that. If it doesn't help, I could always trade it in... just don't really want a contract... and will never go with Verizon again.
     
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    Holy Cow!! Was that screenshot big enough?? LMAO!! :p
     
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    what phone is that blood
     
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    Its the nexus 4
     
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    i want that phone as well but cant gey contract so yea
     
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    I'm working on a Galaxy S2 but I'll have the Rush next month... :p
     
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    I think these are prepay options. :)
     
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    Lol no way bro :)..I'd have to disagree ..boost is cool and all because of its affordable monthly prices..but I use a GS3 on AT&T and I have gotten data speeds as high as 57mbs down and 15-20mbs up..service everywhere..and just like blood was saying, gsm phones are easy to swap between carriers..for example I could buy the tmo phones and pop my sim into it..and blood could buy att phones and pop his sim into it..or you can buy unlocked phones directly from Google..So you end up with a huge phone selection to choose from at all times..and you choose from the two best carriers on the market..


    http://db.tt/99HUQggr
     

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