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Galaxy S3 or HTC One or something else?
i'm getting one soon (hopefully)
I don't want to get all brightonb about this but that + a SIM only deal is a lot of phone for your money.
24 months at whatever rate they're offering is working out more than their best rolling monthly unlimited SIM-only deal for 24 months plus buying the phone outright.
It's pretty weird. They only way the contracts work out better is if you actually need more than about 200 minutes a month talk time.
I think the only other downside is that you definitely get that unlimited, etc. deal for 24 months whereas with the rolling SIM deal they can update the terms monthly.
And I can't really afford to drop £200+ on a phone right now, but can afford £20/30 a month for 2 years.
But my point was more that two years ago it was basically the same cost to get a contract as to buy the phone and get a SIM-Only deal, or sometimes it was cheaper.
And 200 minutes seems a lot to me. I don't make long conversations on my phone. I'd think most people just text loads (which you still get lots of freebies with) or use internet based communication.
I'd easily use that just calling friends/parents and stuff.
It annoys me you can't get contracts a bit cheaper with more minutes and less texts.
Anyway, fair enough. I tend not to need my phone for lots of calls. For one thing I find they get really uncomfortably warm so I tend to use the landline if possible. Or use Skype through a computer.
So the new HTC One (not one of the older HTC Ones that have letters after the name - boy is HTC giving their phones confusing namings) is going to be a rival for the Galaxy S4.
If you want the latest coolest kit then you should wait until the S4's out and reviewed and work out which of those two it is.
Otherwise the S3 is probably the best top-end Android and up there with the iPhone 5.
The Nexus 4 is the cheapest top-end Android. It's pretty much got all the features of the iPhone 5 but lacks the really good camera you get on the top-end phones and I'm not convinced the build quality is quite top notch so put it in a case. That said, 16GB Nexus 4 is half the price of an iPhone 5 so it really is a bargain and a half.
I have no idea how it works, which is a bit unfortunate as i have to give back my work blackberry tomorrow and I'm going to have to learn pretty fast. It makes a cool sound when you get a message. like a wolfwhistle.
You'll get the latest Android updates from Google quicker than anyone else, which, is a MASSIVE bonus if you're planning on keeping it for a couple of years or so. Plus, it's super swish, the Android OS is stock (so none of the Sense or TouchWiz UI which I personally loathe) and you won't be tied to a contract.
with the caveat that if you can't afford to buy it and want the operator subsidy, Theo's right... wait and see what Samsung launch on the 14th March.
I've got the T, and really like it. And you can use the Z for practising your recovering an item from the bottom of the swimming pool.
as I was going to wait until I get paid anyway, and it'll probably effect what everything else costs, but the nexus 4 is looking quite good to me at the moment.
mine is unbelievably crap. in every way. the only good thing is that you never know to pronounce the name.
O - Hoo-wah-way