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    LOL, slightly biased i think there haha. One of his reasons he prefers his iphone to his temporary courtesy phone is the the iphone cord is straight and not curley lol. Try looking at proper reviews from the leading mobile review websites.. the HTC Desire trounces the 3GS and just beats the iphone4 according to most reviews.

    Even my galaxy s beats my old iphone4 in reviews... you cant get anymore trusted than GSM Arena reviews..

    "iphone4 Vs Galaxy s" ... http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i900...review-500.php

    design and construction: ip4 9/10 galaxy s 7/10
    telephony: ip4 4/10 galaxy s 9/10
    display: ip4 9/10 galaxy s 10/10
    still camera: ip4 6/10 galaxy s 7/10
    video recording: ip4 8/10 galaxy s 9/1
    music player: ip4 8/10 galaxy s 9/10
    video player: ip4 8/10 galaxy s 10/10
    web browsing: ip4 7/10 galaxy s 9/10
    app store: ip4 9/10 galaxy s 8/10
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    (Original post by markuk99)
    ^^

    LOL, slightly biased i think there haha. One of his reasons he prefers his iphone to his temporary courtesy phone is the the iphone cord is straight and not curley lol. Try looking at proper reviews from the leading mobile review websites.. the HTC Desire trounces the 3GS and just beats the iphone4 according to most reviews.

    Even my galaxy s beats my old iphone4 in reviews... you cant get anymore trusted than GSM Arena reviews..

    "iphone4 Vs Galaxy s" ... http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i900...review-500.php

    design and construction: ip4 9/10 galaxy s 7/10
    telephony: ip4 4/10 galaxy s 9/10
    display: ip4 9/10 galaxy s 10/10
    still camera: ip4 6/10 galaxy s 7/10
    video recording: ip4 8/10 galaxy s 9/1
    music player: ip4 8/10 galaxy s 9/10
    video player: ip4 8/10 galaxy s 10/10
    web browsing: ip4 7/10 galaxy s 9/10
    app store: ip4 9/10 galaxy s 8/10
    I've read unbiased reviews and they've just about drawn equal.

    Like this: http://www.t3.com/feature/iphone-4-v...tphone-is-best

    So they're generally about equal. And just by looking at the two phones, I can say that the design of the iPhone is sleeker and more attractive.
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    (Original post by NothingCrushesUs)
    As someone who has uses both Windows Phone 7 (which has NOTHING to do with windows mobile, just for the record) and Android, well:

    What do you mean Android is catching up? In a ton of places it overtook in the first half of 2010!

    As for your don't bother with WP7 statement, it is totally unfounded and ignorant. It is a wonderfully usable, pretty, slick, rapidly growing system, which tech experts almost unanimously agree beats every other "smartphone" OS in a number of ways, even though it is still in its first version and admittedly has some catching up to do in some areas.
    I wouldn't bother with windows 'cause it's woefully behind on apps and will take years to catch up. By which time I'll be getting a new phone.

    For many people, the OS doesn't make the phone anywhere near as much as the apps do.
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    does anyone know if there are any £10 a month tariffs available for HTC phones such as desire or wildfire?
    thanks
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    (Original post by wouldntuliketoknow)
    does anyone know if there are any £10 a month tariffs available for HTC phones such as desire or wildfire?
    thanks
    Desire start from 25, you definitely won't get one for ten unless you pay 200 odd for the phone too. As for the wildire, I'm pretty sure they start at 20 in terms of being free.

    Check out this website and see if it's any help:

    http://top10.com/mobilephones/
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    (Original post by alicebytemperley)
    I've read unbiased reviews and they've just about drawn equal.

    Like this: http://www.t3.com/feature/iphone-4-v...tphone-is-best

    So they're generally about equal. And just by looking at the two phones, I can say that the design of the iPhone is sleeker and more attractive.
    Except even that T3.com website you refer to still says the HTC Desire sits top of their list as best smartphone lol.


    Anyway, it really depends what you like. They may draw as equal in some reviews, but each phone is massively better at different things. Yes, they both have a simple one touch user interface that looks very similar but thats where it ends.

    The android phone is better and faster at web browsing, texting, multi taskings, facebook, twitter, social networking, email servcies, notifications, live dynamic widgets for things news tickers and facebook, customising, faster at loading apps, more free apps in the app store, flash in browser, text reflow in browser, better support for playing file types, better choice of apps eg free itunes music, apps that sync itunes wirelessly, wifi hotspots, porn apps lol etc

    the iphone4 has a better camera, and a wider selection of top end PSP style games. With android there is only about 50 super top end games. On iphone4 its about double.
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    (Original post by markuk99)
    Except even that T3.com website you refer to still says the HTC Desire sits top of their list as best smartphone lol.


    Anyway, it really depends what you like. They may draw as equal in some reviews, but each phone is massively better at different things. Yes, they both have a simple one touch user interface that looks very similar but thats where it ends.

    The android phone is better and faster at web browsing, texting, multi taskings, facebook, twitter, social networking, email servcies, notifications, live dynamic widgets for things news tickers and facebook, customising, faster at loading apps, more free apps in the app store, flash in browser, text reflow in browser, better support for playing file types, better choice of apps eg free itunes music, apps that sync itunes wirelessly, wifi hotspots, porn apps lol etc

    the iphone4 has a better camera, and a wider selection of top end PSP style games. With android there is only about 50 super top end games. On iphone4 its about double.
    Doesn't both the iphone4 and HTC desire have a 5 megapixel camera?
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    I love my HTC Desire. It works the best out of all of the different Androids that I've tried, apart from the kinda rubbish battery life :/

    Just thought I'd throw that in there 8D
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    (Original post by wouldntuliketoknow)
    Ok so I know of iPhone, blackberry, htc and windows phone, am I missing any?

    What is the best way to decide which to get? Are there any sites that can help?
    i think android phones are really good value for money. You can get something like the Samsung Galaxy apollo on t mobile for 15 quid a month, unlimited texts, 300 minutes, unlimited internet. T mobile has some pretty good deals and are merging with orange to use one anothers reception so to speak, so signal strength should be good if not improving on t mobile and orange phones.

    http://www.gsmarena.com/

    this site is so useful. has reviews of phones, upcoming handsets, and all handsets with the specifications by practically all phone manufacturers.

    my boyfriend has an iphone and i love it - its interface is so easy to use, clear, good layout, and its an all round really useful phone with loads of great features. however, i wouldnt be able to afford one, im looking for something more around £15 a month.

    you can get android apps which are similar to apple apps, so android phones end up having similar features to the iphone. i personally am waiting for a couple of phones to come out in the new year, as ive done my research and am looking for something not so big, but a reasonable sized touchscreen with a decent camera and android 2.2 froyo at least available to update to gingerbread.
    i'd advise you to not get a touch screen with a resistive screen - get capacitive, much more responsive and less lag.
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    (Original post by bethanyglowe)
    Doesn't both the iphone4 and HTC desire have a 5 megapixel camera?
    yup, but, i have had both phones, and the iphone4 camera is better. This can be attested by reading any comparison reviews of both phones.

    That said, i still massively prefer the htc desire as it is a better phone overall in what it offers. The desire camera is fine for snaps, its just not "as good" as the iphone4 cam thats all. But neither are brilliant anyway.
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    Try and find some friends with smart phones or look for some working models in shops. Then you'll know which system you like. Looks like you're swaying to android (it's what I'd pick) so try and have a go before you buy. Remember that each manufacturer (HTC, Motorola, Samsung etc) will give a different 'skin' to android, so while it's basically the same there might be a few differences in the way it looks, the menu system and stuff like that. Again, I like HTC's skin (sense), but that's just my personal opinion, I also like the only other one I've really used which is motorola's skin (motoblur). That's another suggestion btw if someone hasn't already said it; motorola defy, you've probably seen the TV ads, it can be dropped or soaked in water and not get broken basically. just a suggestion to look in to, but I like HTC's running android too

    Basically, my main suggestion is try before you buy because there is bound to be one system you try and go 'I love this!'.
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    It's worth pointing out that some people don't want necessarily the "best" phone on the market: they just want a simple, user-friendly, attractive phone. The iPhone is iconic.
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    (Original post by alicebytemperley)
    It's worth pointing out that some people don't want necessarily the "best" phone on the market: they just want a simple, user-friendly, attractive phone. The iPhone is iconic.
    a bit too serious, but knows what she is talking about.
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    (Original post by RollerBall)
    I wouldn't bother with windows 'cause it's woefully behind on apps and will take years to catch up. By which time I'll be getting a new phone.

    For many people, the OS doesn't make the phone anywhere near as much as the apps do.
    I'll have you know that it's growing faster than Android full stop, and faster than iOS did when it started. There are already over 4500 apps, and it's only been 6 weeks. 18000 developers are registered, so there are obviously a lot more good things to come. In addition to this though, the apps argument is silly full stop. There are never going to be more than around 1000 actually good applications on a phone - beyond that it's all fart apps. And the genuinely important ones are on every OS anyway - in fact WP7 has quite a few such as netflix which neither iOS or Android do - so it really doesn't make very much difference at all.
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    (Original post by wouldntuliketoknow)
    Ok so I know of iPhone, blackberry, htc and windows phone, am I missing any?

    What is the best way to decide which to get? Are there any sites that can help?
    - QWERTY keyboard
    - Touchscreen
    - Do you want apps?
    - messaging, e-mail, Web browsing, etc.

    These are basically the main considerations in smartphone choice. At least that I can see.
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    (Original post by NothingCrushesUs)
    I'll have you know that it's growing faster than Android full stop, and faster than iOS did when it started. There are already over 4500 apps, and it's only been 6 weeks. 18000 developers are registered, so there are obviously a lot more good things to come. In addition to this though, the apps argument is silly full stop. There are never going to be more than around 1000 actually good applications on a phone - beyond that it's all fart apps. And the genuinely important ones are on every OS anyway - in fact WP7 has quite a few such as netflix which neither iOS or Android do - so it really doesn't make very much difference at all.
    I hope you realize just what you're saying, the andriod market has grown ridiculously fast it was at 100k just 3 or 4 months ago now we are having reports that it's at 200k. Also ios does have s netflix app
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    Android didnt grow as fast in its first 3 months as windows phone 7. This is because when android first came out it was on just ONE phone, the G1, and was only available in 2 countries in the world. Windows phone7 had over 10 devices launched together with a huge advertising push globally in many many countries, with huge incentives.

    Obviously things are different now that android is global, and its app store and userbase is growing faster than iphone.
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    After realising that all I wanted from a phone is a communication device I got a blackberry torch, as 80% of the people I talk to seem to have blackberries it made sense . The keyboard is pretty amazing, and the touch screen is pretty good. Compared to my dads 3gs it loads web pages quicker and the general web experience is good. Camera is pretty decent (5 mp) , though I am not a photography student-I just want the picture to at least resemble what I was looking at. Push email/other notifications are good - they don't pop up iphone style to interrupt what you are doing. Universal search is useful and quick - and the menu system is pretty slick. Generally very pleased, and got it for free on a £25 a month contract with web/blackberry/unlim texts and 500 mins - which is pretty cheap.
    At the end of the day kids, it is just a phone. My phone before this was a £10 nokia and I was just as happy.
 
 
 
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