What phone do you use?

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What phone do you use?

Poll closed Mar 25, 2014.
  1. Acer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Alcatel

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  3. Apple

    28 vote(s)
    16.3%
  4. Asus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Blackberry

    9 vote(s)
    5.2%
  6. Celkon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Dell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Gigabyte

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Haier

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. HTC

    15 vote(s)
    8.7%
  11. Huawei

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  12. Karbonn

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Lenovo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. LG

    20 vote(s)
    11.6%
  15. Micromax

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  16. Motorola

    9 vote(s)
    5.2%
  17. Nokia

    32 vote(s)
    18.6%
  18. Samsung

    57 vote(s)
    33.1%
  19. Sony

    8 vote(s)
    4.7%
  20. Spice

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. T-Mobile

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. ZTE

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Others - please mention

    13 vote(s)
    7.6%
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  1. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Yeah I know what you mean, but it did actually take around 4-5 hours until it was full that is dead->fully charged.

    But an old man I know he had it on the charger all the time, he never took it off, and he only used the phone in his house :D
     
  2. MikeBCda

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    Question should have been "What mobile phone ...". However, taking it literally, I voted "Other" since "none" was not offered as a choice. I have strictly an old-fashioned landline with a desk phone.

    I'm retired and rarely away from home, so have no use (or desire) for a mobile phone. There's only one thing I'd gain from it ... 2-factor authentication, at present, is almost always accomplished through the use of a one-time code sent via SMS.
     
  3. AlexC

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    Actually the phone belonged to a relative of mine that had it broken and forgotten in a drawer. I grabbed another broken 3310 from the internet to get some of its parts (display, keys, original blue case), fixed it, bought a new battery and now its working like new :cool:
     
  4. Noob

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    It was hard to find out. Ill tell you when i do.
     
  5. sweater

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    Nokia - most popular in the past and still going. Proven and tested reliability.

    Samsung - is what I'm presently using now. Becoming popular....some problems on some models (maybe coz of being high-tech)...but improving fast.

    Maybe, on the future..I'll try HTC or iPhone.

    I'm looking for phones with excellent sounding stereo loudspeakers. Longer battery life and will not give me headaches, frustrations and dissappointments. :cool:
     
  6. emmjay

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    I use a Palm Centro and it still works just fine. Palm, one of those that bit the dust some time ago. When it no longer functions I will be looking for an android based unit with a decent sized screen.
     
  7. ZeroDay

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    I use an iPhone 5 and I've been very happy with it. I'm not upgrading to the 5s as I don't see it as a worthwhile upgrade. I'm either going to get a nexus 5 or hold out for the iPhone 6, I'm still undecided.
     
  8. roger_m

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    The HTC One has front speakers and a built in amplifier too, so is probably one of the best choices.
     
  9. Page42

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    A Motorola W385 clamshell.
    150 years old.
    Fits in my pocket.
    I make phone calls with it. :thumb:
     
  10. luciddream

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    I use a Samsung a107... probably the most basic phone in existence. It doesn't even have a camera, or any web, or GPS. And I didn't have to give away any personal info.

    I use prepaid cards. AT&T Unlimited Talk & Text. A $25 card usually lasts me about 2 months. I buy one and just scratch off the code, enter it, and the minutes are entered. Never any personal info. given up.

    The phone cost me $8.98 at WalMart on sale. lol. My kinda phone.
     
  11. Noob

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    I used a Nokia 1200 until 2010 and changed it because the battery would not last a half a day. That thing went through hell and came back alive. It was dropped, thrown, drowned and never failed me.

    Fast forward to 2012 i bought a Nokia 100 and it was CRAP, nothing like my legendary Nokia 1200. After 3 accidental drops (Hip level) it would turn off by itself even when placing it on the table.
     
  12. luciddream

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    Oh I loved my first Nokia. I forget the model but it was before they flipped open. The thing was like a tank. I threw it against a wall once... and the wall lost that battle. It put a dent in it and the phone was unscathed.

    They don't make em like they used to. I'm paranoid so I want my technology to be untraceable. I don't have many of the toys most people have. I only have that Samsung phone, a Zune, and a Gameboy (yes, an original Gameboy) that I take with me when I have to wait on things. Like when I sometimes have to take my mother to her doctor appointments and stuff.
     
  13. Sampei Nihira

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    Samsung Galaxy Young S6310.
     
  14. dogbite

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    Blackberry unfortunately. Worst crap ever.
    Luckily my company is switching to Iphone, even if my preference would be anything android.
     
  15. guest

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    Is Blackberry really that bad? I never like them because I think the prices are just too expensive compared to other smartphones with similar features. But quality wise, that disappointing? o_O
     
  16. mattdocs12345

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    Hmmm. I checked it out at the store and I have to say that from harware perspective it was the most solid non-iphone device.
    Im waiting for ubuntu touch/firefox os to mature and probably 2 tears from now I will go with one of their phones. Apple will be the last company I will stick it up to.
     
  17. dogbite

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    I am still running on OS7, with a 9900. I guess the BB10 is far better, but I never have used one.
    It's a crap because it does not have any useful app (I do not mean games, but apps that make your life easier especially when traveling), battery life is a joke, it crashes often, almost impossible to browse. Too slow and low readability due to the small display. Anything else? :D
     
  18. Noob

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    The only good thing about Blackberries are that they are built to be nuke proof. :D
    Cant believe the 9900 isnt smooth enough, i always though they got their things together when they finally started updating the hardware 2 years ago.
    Blackberries are hella slow, specially the models from like 2 years ago and before. They were a PITA to use, i never owned one but lots of my friends did and they were the worst phones EVER.
     
  19. Cimmerian

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    Nokia Lumia 820-Windows phone 8. It was my sons, but he didn't like it. Swapped my Blackberry Curve 9360 with him, and it worked out pretty well for both of us. He likes my old Curve, and I have to say I'm impressed with the Nokia. Windows phone 8 is a pretty solid os, much better than I thought it would be.
     
  20. guest

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    And my Nokia phone is now starting to be a PITA. :rolleyes:

    Therefore, I bought myself an LG Optimus L1 II E410. :cool:

    It's pretty hard to find reviews of this phone, so I just bit the bullet and get it with so little information I've got, accurate or not. Besides, I'll need a new phone ASAP and I only had two days to do some research. So far, I'm quite satisfied.

    Build quality, so plastic! But most smartphones these days are like that. It has a patterned back cover, so it shouldn't slip too easily. The performance is acceptable, but there are occasional lags. Camera is meh, as the spec says. It doesn't have a dedicated speaker, so sound output is only through the earpiece. I can't test it all that loud, but as far as I can tell, it sounds pretty flat. Not really bad, but nothing wonderful either. Screen is rather small, only 3 inches. And if you're getting used to 16M colors with high resolution screen and high pixel density, you'll get disappointed, very badly. Me? I'm cool with that. For my daily usage I don't need spectacular screen anyway.

    As a trade-off of the small screen, the total dimension makes me smile. It's small enough to fit in my tiny pocket, and pretty convenient to use with only one hand. Battery performance is superb. I let it on and use it for my typical usage, it lasted for more than a week. Although I tweaked the settings to conserve battery usage, like disabling mobile data, only use 2G, set the screen brightness to only 50%, etc. Let's just say that it will last for about four days for normal usage to be safe. Since I don't use my smartphone as a portable generator, I think that will be enough.

    Along with the phone itself, I also got a charger that also serves as a USB cable, a headset which has a very poor sound quality, some manuals and legal papers, warranty card, and a bundle of a certain operator which is completely optional. So I still can use my old number. :D And no, there's no MicroSD card. Thankfully I already have a 16GB MicroSD card from my previous phones. No problemo. :cool:

    Now here's the funny part. There are at least four Nokia phones here, one of them is mine. All of them are broken to some extent. What's up with Nokia these days?
     
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  21. new2security

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    HTC One Mini.
    Camera sucks but otherwise I am satisfied.
    This is my first smartphone. Already suffering from sore thumb/fingers issue.
     
  22. Noob

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    Even the flagship HTC One camera sucks. Bad move by HTC, they should have kept going with the pixel wars, while i know more pixels isnt better their current camera sensors are lame compared to other phones.
     
  23. new2security

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    I've should've read some reviews instead of listening to what the salesperson told me - I was actually told HTC makes the best camera among all brands.

    I'm amazed HTC didn't upgrade the camera.
    Photos are bad enough even when I don't compare them with other brands. When I compare the photos taken with HTC, the differences are like night and day.
     
  24. tipo

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    Nokia Lumia 800. it`s just perfect.:thumb:
     
  25. starcraft

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    Samsung S3 and HUAWEI g525
     
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