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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:08:35 (permalink)
what benefits do you get with android being 'opensource' though? except an app store flooded with 2 bit buggy amateur shite?
 
£70 for the iphone though, who with? i had to pay £120




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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:09:25 (permalink)
Having looked about I could save hundreds by getting the Desire instead of the iPhone. 'Desire' is the gayest phone name in history though.

Has anyone got a Desire HD? Just how bad is the battery life?
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:10:35 (permalink)

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what benefits do you get with android being 'opensource' though? except an app store flooded with 2 bit buggy amateur shite?
£70 for the iphone though, who with? i had to pay £120


You seem to get that with iPhone aswell though.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:12:14 (permalink)
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what benefits do you get with android being 'opensource' though? except an app store flooded with 2 bit buggy amateur shite?



iOS vs Android is just turning into the whole OSX vs Windows argument really isn't it.
I dont doubt OSX is more reliable and quicker but I like to be able to download a piece of shit spyware onto my computer if I want. Its just the freedom really for me.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:13:55 (permalink)
Hd is sick for all the stated reasons, charging up i would say is pretty much the norm yeah man, charge mine every night or if i forget just do it in the car throughout the day. owning a smart phone with such capability and the battery's as they are you really haven't got much of a choice.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:14:33 (permalink)
lol fair enough. personally i have zero brand loyalty to any technology / OS, the iphone just seems sturdy, reliable and more responsive than anything else.


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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:14:34 (permalink)
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Has anyone got a Desire HD? Just how bad is the battery life?


Its not great, you'll have to charge it overnight but I do that anyway with the normal Desire.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:18:22 (permalink)

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what benefits do you get with android being 'opensource' though? except an app store flooded with 2 bit buggy amateur shite?

£70 for the iphone though, who with? i had to pay £120

On 3. £35 a month with silly amounts of minutes, texts and data.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:22:41 (permalink)
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iOS vs Android is just turning into the whole OSX vs Windows argument really isn't it.



not really. it is however identical to the OSX vs Linux argument, since that is exactly what it is

although i will admit that at least apple's operating system has a vague understanding of security and permissions which microsoft seem incapable of programming for some reason
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:22:54 (permalink)
i knew that cunt from Orange was lying to me.


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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:25:11 (permalink)
I got a Palm Pixi Plus recently the battery is fucking woeful.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 15:49:27 (permalink)
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iOS vs Android is just turning into the whole OSX vs Windows argument really isn't it.



not really. it is however identical to the OSX vs Linux argument,


Good point
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 16:07:50 (permalink)
Syhr how is the battery life on your iPhone? Are you having to charge it every night?
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 16:10:17 (permalink)
i haven't got it yet! hopefully should be getting it delivered tomorrow...


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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 16:35:51 (permalink)
Rhys, if you want you can borrow my desire for a week, help you make your mind up. I'm not using the piece of shit as you know lol.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 16:39:38 (permalink)
I got a free upgrade. £35 for 1600 minutes, unlimited text and landline calls and 3mg internets.

Tmobile ftw.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 17:10:55 (permalink)
I've compared my normal Desire to a mate at work's Desire HD and can easily say the screen resolution looks much sharper/brighter on mine.
 
Both are good - but I got my Desire free on T mobile with 300 mins + 300 texts + unlimited web for £20 a month, iphone 4 or Desire HD would have started @£35 and I wanted a cheaper contract.
 
My Desire is easily my fav phone I have ever used (including iphone 4).


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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 17:15:28 (permalink)
My Sony Ericsson X10 is still doing it for me months down the line.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/11 23:57:49 (permalink)
Desire hd is the one. Screen is superb. Streaming tv shows, mma fights YouTube etc is all good. And the sense Facebook is a lot better that mobile site and most other phone specific ones.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/12 00:08:23 (permalink)

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I think I'm going to get a windows phone 7 phone next, the os has got good reviews and they've just announced a partnership with Nokia so I expect big things from them this year


Ive been using windows phone 7 last couple months wicked os really slick and fast no slow down when sliding through menus it just needs a few updates and features to bring it up to android/iOS levels. 2 phones I'd recommend is the omnia 7 and hd7 which is more or less a htc desire
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/12 00:25:08 (permalink)
WP7 is a good start but I agree it needs a good update.

Simple things like you can't set a custom ringtone or can't multitask...
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/12 09:23:31 (permalink)
Decided to get a Desire. Would love an iPhone but I just can't justify it when I can get a much cheaper deal with the HTC, which at the end of the day isn't all that much different.

At the moment after my first round of haggling I've been offered an 18 month contract for £25 a month with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data. Gonna try and get them down to £20 a month or get some freebies out of them and then I'll be a happy camper.

Thank you bitches.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/12 16:20:09 (permalink)
Just bought the wildfire because I'm a cheap cunt and people might think it's a desire if they glance. £130 from phones4u on vodafone or t mobile (PayG) which aint bad considering some other places are £30-50 more expensive
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/12 17:59:00 (permalink)
I hate my desire.

It doesn't have half my contacts in the 'people' thing. It overwrites the number with the one posted on facebook - which dont have the + in front of the 44, so half of my numbers are untextable without going in and editing. I could probably sort this out, but I cant be arsed and I shouldnt have too.

The texting on it is a fucking joke, as is the signal
post edited by MykMallett - 2011/02/12 18:01:25
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/12 18:18:54 (permalink)
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I hate my desire.

It doesn't have half my contacts in the 'people' thing. It overwrites the number with the one posted on facebook - which dont have the + in front of the 44, so half of my numbers are untextable without going in and editing. I could probably sort this out, but I cant be arsed and I shouldnt have too.

The texting on it is a fucking joke, as is the signal


I hate my Desire as well. Constantly get told that people can't hear me on the phone cos I must have the microphone too far from my mouth. Never had this issue on any other phone. The battery life is also shit, as you say. It's dead by 10pm every night. I did once get a replacement that randomly had much better battery life, but it's seems to be business as usual on this one. That facebook thing is so fucking irritating as well. You can't call or text anyone's numbers and you can't just edit the number to make the call as one press of edit deletes the whole number, so you have to write the fucking thing down.

Has some good features but to be honest I'm not technical enough to get the best out of it. Lots of annoying things about it though.

Stanza I got a 12 month contract on Orange with a free Desire for 25 quid a month - 1200 minutes and unlimited texts. Have been with them a long time though..
post edited by SW14 - 2011/02/12 18:20:01
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/12 19:02:51 (permalink)
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one word that makes android superior to iphone

tasker

read up on it


I've dl'ed this as I've read about it and it sounds immense.

What rom are you running?


it rules, if i wasnt so hungover i would list my profiles

i am running leedroid 2.3d :)
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/12 19:37:29 (permalink)
think it can play divx, i use vplayer for both videos streamed from my nas (via plugplayer) and movies on the sdcard

check the tasker wiki loads of profiles are available on there

i am only really scratching the service with what it can do, so powerful
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/13 08:56:53 (permalink)
Tasker is very handy. The profiles that seem to be in constant use are things like :

-'when headphones are plugged in, set volume to 2',

-'if receive a text message saying 'findme', set ringer volume loud, set media volume loud & play audio file'

-'when calendar event contains "WORK", set silent mode'

-'set silent mode between 10:30pm & 5:30am sunday to thursday, but if certain numbers call, set to loud'


I went through a stage of trying to create ridiculously complicated ones, but they relied too heavily on things like GPS being on constantly which just isn't feasible given the battery life.

I haven't even looked at tasker in months, it just sits there making my life better. If I started using a phone without it I'd probably end up getting fired.
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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/13 13:33:32 (permalink)
few of my profiles

set brightness to max on call between 8am and 7pm

when navigation started goto home, turn on gps, wait 5 seconds then turn on app.. when app close turn off gps and go home

when BT headset connected read out SMS

when BT headset connected read out email sender and subject

when headphones connected bring up menu of apps then close on headphone unplug



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RE: Best Android phone 2011/02/13 18:07:38 (permalink)
Another great thing my desire has done (twice on two different phones) is completely wipe my text messages.

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