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i want a phone that i can listen to music on and maybe look at the internet a bit.
I'm just scanning the Sony Ericsson catalogue for you - will link you on mega video when i've got the quality up to 300dpi. Bear with me.
Give any of Sony Ericsson's more recent models a look - they have a decent battery life and none of mine have ever, EVER broken.
it's not an exciting one, so not in competition with the iPhone, but it's just so buggy and annoying. Keeps freezing up or switching itself off and on again for no reason, and the 3G often doesn't load up sites despite me having full reception and a 3G symbol and a picture of the world and an extra little G in a circle.
And before anyone asks, yes I've updated the software.
When my contract's up I'm going to look into getting something running Google Android.
but it's definitely been a step down from my old W810i.
I think part of the problem is that it never seems to switch off from the internet and so it wastes battery like a bastard.
I have had some issues with reliability but it's been good recently. All in all it's a great phone but after this I'll be going Android of Maemo because nowadays no one seems to make websites for anything but smart phone use and it's begun to really annoy me.
it's always been a delight
It's actually really upsetting. I had it because I needed to ring O2 to get it unlocked and it vanished. So irritating. :(
I've had no problems with w995. Battery life is fine, lasts a couple days. MP3 player is good, camera OK, internet OK. If you want a phone that does a few other things then it's a good choice.
It also has slider which is always a good thing.
But if I use it for internet stuff the globe stays there until I go out of signal or turn it off.
I assume this means it's using more power.
Also I guess it has 3G / HSDPA (sp?) on all the time. I don't know if there's a way to automatically switch that on or off?
you don't flip onto a 2G network unless you can't get a 3G signal - and then ironically, the phone uses more power because it's constantly scanning to see if it can get back onto 3G cell.
Most phones have an option to turn off 3G (UTMS) altogether in the network settings, but that means a slower data rate and (very) slightly poorer quality voice.
The iPhone's not really the best in its class.
*3.5mm headphone jack
*Expandable SD card memory (16GB)
*Google Sky Map
*Other Gimmicky Apps
Also, how easy/expensive is it to upgrade the memory?
The network is absolute pish... but if you've got plenty of WiFi around you, it's ok.
Easy as fitting a micro sd card.
Nothing particularly wrong with the phone - it's just old when compared to up to date Android phones (Nexus One, Motorola Droid, SE X10).
Easy upgrades - it's just a card you slot into the phone. Roughly £30 for a 16Gb one.
apologies. Getting slightly confused by an older thread!
that's why it's so cheap then
Nowt wrong with 3 as far as I'm concerned. I've been plenty happy with them over the last 24+ months after switching from Virgin (i.e. T-Mobile).
are the Nexus One, Motorola Droid (I would say other Android handsets such as the HTC Hero but Google has now announced they won't be releasing Android 2.6 onwards for handsets other than the Droid or Nexus One as the processors aren't fast enough) and the Palm Pre.
Out of those I'd consider a Nexus One if I could afford it but other than that the iPhone's by far the most appealing.
Have you seen the N900 atuff?
but a lot of people have got hooked on the app thing now. Apple's got a large share of that market, and Google have most of what's left.
But Maemo has been running for years and I found loads of stuff that ran on my old 770. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a lot of stuff out there and without any pricetag on it.
I just can't really see why the iPhone appeals so much more than the other contenders. It seems to me:
- all interfaces substantially similar
- iPhone has more apps, but you have to pay for them
- iPhone requires iTunes, others just plug in
- iPhone can't take any memory upgrades
- iPhone has lack of multitasking on non-Apple apps, e.g. Spotify
- iPhone looks and feels better but not by much.
Nokia/Samsung/HTC etc were way behind the curve - even when the arguably inferior 2G iPhone had launched and was doing ok, they were still dismissive of Apple entirely. It wasn't until the 3G one launched that they all suddenly woke up and started playing catchup.
Add in that the marketing's been fantastic and that the tight hardware control means everyone's buying the same model and there aren't crap ones to let the platform down, (choosing a Symbian/Android/Windows Mobile phone is a nightmare compare to an iPhone) and let word of mouth do the rest - it's ubiquitous now, everyone knows the brand and most people've used one. Since the 3310 and possibly the RAZR, there's probably not another phone you can say that about.
I actually didn't realise the Android phones had so many options.
be able to run the latest Android?
but they're not 'Google Experience' phones, so there's no gurantee of any upgrades beyond whatever version of Android they launch with. If they're 2.1, then that'll probably be what you're stuck with.
because i'm a cheapskate, dunno if it plays music, but I just wanted something I could check the internet with and its only £20 a month on tmobile (unlimited internet, decent amount of minutes text, free landline calls), iphones are £35 a month on average so that £15 difference a month will really add up when theyre 24 month contracts. It hasnt arrived yet so dunno if it is any good, it is an android phone whatever that means and has some kind of app store. From my recent lookings into it tmobile definitly seem to be the network to go for smart phones
Presumably it's the Galaxy you've got.