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  • clubber
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    I’ve been fairly happy with my HTC Desire S for a couple of years but it’s now getting slow and hanging quite a lot – it looks like it’s just getting old and struggling to run the latest apps.

    So, what to replace it with?

    I do like HTCs though the replacement doesn’t have to be HTC.

    It’s got to be android

    A decent camera would be very good, particularly one that takes multiple pics quickly (so you can choose the best one – very useful with kids!)

    32Mb or micro SD compatibility

    Robust – I’m sure I’ll drop it from time to time…

    I like the HTC One XL (or X or X+) but they’re bigger than I’d really like (and same for the S3 which is big too) but most of the smaller screened phones seem to be more basic (in terms of spec) which I reckon means that they’ll last less time (until they also start to struggle/get slow).

    So, any suggestions for alternatives?

    Houns
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    S4 announced on the 14th. Though will have big screen

    clubber
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    It’ll probably be tablet sized! 🙂

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Nexus 4 seems to be the weapon du jour at the moment. Though they’re harder to find than the A Team.

    clubber
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    Yeah, I can’t get hold of one of those and aren’t they as big as the S3/XL anyway?

    clubber
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    bump for the evening crowd

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    The s3 and one x etc feel big for a day or so then normal. Missus just went from a wildlife to a one x and isnt looking back. Failing that s3 mini maybe.

    clubber
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    the s3 et al barely fit in my back pocket! I’m sure I’d cope but I think something just a bit bigger than my desire s would be perfect.

    the s3 mini seems fairly low spec compared to the s3.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Yep most companies are putting the best specs behind a big screen for the return. A way to get the best out of it really. Never tried to put a phone in my back pocket though mostly so I don’t sit on it.

    andyl
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    I fancy a Sony Xperia Z

    giantx4
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    Just got iphone4s v nice!

    clubber
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    Yeah, I like the look of the experia Z though I read that the Sony version of Android doesn’t have things like the pull down notification bar?

    Not interested in an iphone thanks. Had one, didn’t get on with the ‘my way or the highway’ approach (even though the ‘my way’ way was usually pretty good). Besides, I don’t want this to be yet another tedious Apple Vs Android thread ta 😉

    ohnohesback
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    If the only problem you have with your phone is that it has become slow and laggy, have you condiered performing a factory reset on it or an app cull?

    clubber
    Member

    I’ve done that recently and it didn’t help – It’s just struggling to run the latest version of the apps I use, how I use them. Recent phones have the hardware to manage it, mine doesn’t.

    crankbreaker
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    I’ve got a Sony Xperia Go which is pretty good, not too big so doesn’t take over you pocket and it’s waterproof. No, really, it is, my current party trick is dropping it into pints to prove it! Oh, and the pull down notification bar is there on it too.

    Mackem
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    I’ve got a Note II – when I first got it thought it was far too big. Now, i’m used to it I love it. Camera is pretty good too.

    soma_rich
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    I like my Xperia Go only issue I have is the battery life and teh battery is built in so you cant change it when its dead…

    IHN
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    I read that the Sony version of Android doesn’t have things like the pull down notification bar?

    Mine does (Xperia Mini Pro)

    bwfc4eva868
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    HTC one S? Slightly smaller than the one x and dual core as opposed to quad. But I love it. Really quick and no slow down with apps. Takes fantastic pictures for a phone. Quite good battery life and excellent sound quality for music.

    Premier Icon scholarsgate
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    Nexus 4 in stock in UK delivery within 3-5 working days. Sizewise s3 > nexus4 > s2

    Galaxy s4 looking likely to be bigger than the s3 with a 14mp camera.

    +1 for HTC One S
    If you want a phone that fits in a pocket and has a better battery life than the HTC One X

    clubber
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    The One S is only 5mm shorter and 5mm narrower than the One X which isn’t significant enough to be worth going for it I reckon. It’s still bigger than say an S2 whereas say the S3 mini is the same size as the Desire S apart from 5mm longer which would be fine.

    Premier Icon scholarsgate
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    s3 mini is not a mini s3.

    clubber
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    Indeed it’s not 🙂

    duffmiver
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    motorola razr i.

    smallish compared to most new phones.

    has a mode where you can take loads of photos at once.

    lasts 2 days with normal/heavy use, 3 days of light use.

    seems fairly tough so far, no scratches in screen, and it has a kevlar back.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Really like my HTC 8x Windows phone but sadly its bluetooth won’t connect to my car hands free kit, just like loads or other car drivers, beemers, fords, audis, mercs and so on but seemingly mainly beemers.

    Arranged to change it for an Iphone that will work with my car, just as the mods here suggested to me when I was looking, Mods are always right.

    clubber
    Member

    Ooh! Interesting – I’ve never really liked Motorolas and that one does look a bit odd but now they’re running android I’d certainly consider one. The reviews sound pretty positive too. Any negatives? The reviews suggest that some apps don’t work with it (because of the intel chip) – is that something you’ve found at all?

    Also, how’s the camera? I’m not expecting an SLR but I use my phone for most pics now so don’t want anything rubbish.

    duffmiver
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    i never used to like motorolas but this one runs pretty much stock android, 4.1.2.

    no negatives for me so far, i haven’t found any apps that don’t work with it, but i don’t use a wide variety, mainly just use it as a phone and for browsing, facebook, music and a couple of games. i share its internet connection with the tablet for anything else really.

    as for the camera, the photos seem pretty good, but i’m no expert, you’ll be able to glean more info from reviews. it does have a dedicated camera shutter button which you can press and it instantly switches to camera mode.

    duffmiver
    Member

    motorola is owned by google now, so i imagine any problem with the intel chip will be corrected pretty quick.

    clubber
    Member

    Razr i now ordered.

    Thanks everyone! STW does it again!

    Had a Razri for a couple of months now and just got the Jellybean upgrade. Great phone, ideal size, very fast, good camera.

    The only thing that has not worked for me is iPlayer but I can get TV using mPlayer and still get 4OD. Sky Go has stopped working with the Jellybean upgrade but there is a fix on the way.

    There is also a fix to get iPlayer to work here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1967080

    Regards

    ohnohesback
    Member

    One that makes and recieves calls and SMS?

    clubber
    Member

    Tsk, just trying too hard now Mr Troll 😉

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