Another happy Nexus 4 user here, works nicely out of the box and lets you mess about if you feel up to it.
Smartphone - WHAT'S IT ALL ABOOT?
molgrips - Member
Mrs Grips is due to upgrade her phone soon. She hates her HTC Chacha with a passion, so she's going to want to go for something properly useful and powerful. Android preferably.
Can I punt a suggestion your way....?
I have been racking my brains over what phone to upgrade to, having had my HTC Desire for just over 3yrs and decising it was about time to change.
I hate spending money on my phones. I don't know why.
I looked around & found the Sony Xperia T on Three Mobile for £23/month with 500mins/500texts and unlimited data; phone is free.
I then found the same deal (albeit with 'only' 300 mins) from buymobilephones.net for £18/month; phone still free.
Main bad points about the Xperia T seem to be the battery life & the shallow viewing angles from the screen, although the screen itself it pretty amazing when looking at it 'normally'.
There was also the option of the Nexus 4 for £22/month or the Galaxy S3 for £24 (or maybe £25)/month....(phones free too)
I tried the Xperia T in the O2 shop & decided to risk the battery life.
Initially, it was battering the battery. But, I found loads of stuff syncing all the time and so I cut these out. I have also charged it a few times now & the battery seems to be reaching full capacity & I've stopped fiddling with it every 5 mins too.
It is a seriously good phone in my opinion. Yes, there are better phones out there like the Galaxy S3 & the HTC OneX - but you will pay a premium for these. For me, the premium wasn't worth the extra performance.
£18/month works out to only £432 over the 2 year contract and that includes the cost of the phone. Bargain.
I did consider the Nexus4, but things that put me off were reviews saying that the UI wasn't very polished, the memory limited to 16GB (I want to stick all my music on my phone & try to use it as an MP3 player for the first time) and apparently the camera is only average. Of course, your requiremements might vary....
Oh, and it has NFC built in & I've ordered some tags so I can set it to do certain things in certain places (silent at work, airplane mode on my bedside table & turn alarm on, bluetooth on in the car) etc....
I'm the opposite - my phone is my phone (obviously), social media/Internet/laptop/email device, walkabout camera, HD video recorder, occasional gaming machine, TV, notepad, mp3 player etc etc.
Considering what I'd pay for all these devices separately (albeit in a more complete package) I don't mind spending on a phone. Currently using a Samsung galaxy note 2 and it fulfils is duties excellently
Stumpy thanks for that write up. We'll be staying with Orange/EE and I think they have that phone. Will check it out.
According to me mate the best smartphone is iPad.
So I got that Nexus 4 you were all harping on about.
It's really good.
Thank you all for your kind suggestions. There's nothing better* than watching 80s action films while your mate gets the rounds in at a club, especially when the lack of sound isn't an issue because you know all the one liners.
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