Android Phones

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by O-man21, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    The Maxx does have great battery life but I left Motorola for Samsung (S2) after the Atrix 4g.

    I deal with battery life by keeping a spare battery.

    Whatever you buy make sure it's eligible for Jellybean (4.1.2) The majority of Android users are 2 versions behind, and if iPhone users saw the latest version they would probably cry with jealousy.

    The ability to have 2 apps on the screen at once now with the S3 (and Note 2) really goes to show how handcuffed ios users are to the will of Jobs.

    More about the S3's new features...

    Your Galaxy S III Is About To Get A Lot Better

    http://www.businessinsider.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-premium-suite-2012-12
  2. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    Ugh. I wish they'd fix the S Voice instead of adding a bunch of worthless features. At least they were honest in the videos and showed how tedious it was to use most of the new stuff.





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  3. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Mine defaults to google voice search. S voice is gone. I probably should admit my S3 is rooted, unlocked and modded with the amazing Omega mod.

    Admittedly your stock experience may vary. Mine was stock for about 30 minutes.
  4. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    it seems tedious because they show the setup for every single thing individually, but the actual use doesn't seem tedious... but i don't have an s3, so what do i know. ;D
  5. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    It would be an issue if I was ever home, as it is I enjoy having no cell service at home.
    Makes it much harder for work to call me :D
  6. ______

    ______ Been here awhile

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    I'm using a Razr HD Maxx as of about a month ago. I had a Motorola Milestone, but went down to a dumb phone for awhile. I've been using the milestone for the last year as a pocket tablet to play games and use free WiFi when I'm away from home. I just figured out the other day that I could set the Milestone up to make and receive calls any time I have internet access by using Grooveip and Google Voice. I wish I had thought of this sooner. Anyway I think I'm going to set the old Android phone up for a friend who lacks phone service

    I just got the Jellybean upgrade the other day which adds a few cool features, but nothing I couldn't have lived without. Google now is handy. It gives me little tabs that I have to remember to pull up. The tabs depend on what I'm doing. When I'm away from home, it tells me how long it will take to get home. The voice search is very good, but I never know if I'm going to get a voice response or just a regular Google page showing top hits.

    The Razr HD Maxx has a shitload of battery, but the battery is internal and not user changeable. It is a huge step up from the Milestone in every other way.

    I've read from reviewers that the picture quality of the HD Maxx is not as good as Samsung phones. I no Ansel Adams and for what I take pictures of, this is good enough. There is supposed to be some kind of update in Jellybean which makes the camera better.

    A friend of mine has an S3 and has no signal at my house, while mine is okay. I figure it is because Motorola got their start in radios and still knows how to make them. Most mobile users have to stand in certain places in house to have a signal.
  7. seuadr

    seuadr Wee-stromer

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    Good to know about the S3 and micro SD cards.. I guess that is what i get for listening to sales people.. i get to look stupid on the internet :rofl
  8. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    I had to go from a Galaxy Nexus to my Razr Maxx for that reason. Did not work at my house. Loved that device, but the radio was junk. I will get a Nexus 4 if this Jellybean update does not happen fast.
  9. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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    If there's one thing Motorola does well, it's radios.
  10. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    My feelings as well.
    The hardware and firmware around them can leave a bit to be desired sometimes though.

    I still miss my Startac, that phone got signal at my house where nothing else I've had since has.
  11. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    That is because it had an external antenna. :deal
  12. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    So did my Treo, and that was hit-or-miss here.
  13. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    I got my new phone yesterday. :clap
    Quick review, I had a Galaxy s2 on sprint. Liked the phone, hated sprint. The family already had a Verizon plan, which I had counted on taking to sprint when I got my phone, then changed my mind when I saw how awful sprint was. They all used the new every two to upgrade to iphones. I thought I would join them, but just couldn't bring myself to do it. Instead, I got a note 2. First thing I did was unlock bootloader and put in a custom rom. This thing is huge, and I love it! Perfect for the way I use a phone, which is 98% as a tablet, 1% texting and 1% as a phone. I'm happy for now.
  14. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    How huge is it?

    S2 Iphone5 Note 2 :rofl

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  15. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I didn't get a chance to get a new phone yet. Had to come back to Utardia.
  16. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Note 2 will be my next phone (probably the note 3 in a few months though) My usage is the same as yours and the bigger screen is kickass. I have the S3 at the moment and I don't know how people spend all day squinting at the iFruit's postage stamp display. Once you go big you can't go back...
  17. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    Damn, do you need a purse to carry that thing around?

    :lol3

    In 4 weeks we'll be eligible to upgrade on Verizon and I'm still deciding between the Samsung S3 and a Droid Maxx HD. Can't wait to finally shut off my trusty old Blackberry for the last time...
  18. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly Been here awhile

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    My buddy has the Maxx HD.

    Compared to my S3 his camera is horrible.....pictures look subpar.

    His battery life, however, is absolutely amazing.


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  19. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    It's from RIM, couldn't decide whether to put this in a phone thread or a camera thread... and hell it is probably 205.

    Cool technology. :nod

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  20. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    My Galaxy S2 went for a swim , came back to life then fried itself in my pocket. So it was time to upgrade. That S2 was as big as I am willing to go for a phone so all those giant phones were out. I need to plug it into my work PC and access the microSD so the iphone was out even though I like the size.

    Pretty much all that was left outside the realm of supersized is the Razr M. So far I couldn't be happier. The thing is crazy fast, I don't have to shut everything off to get all day battery life and it connects everywhere. I have no complaints about the camera. But best of all is how cleanly they did Android compared to Samsung.

    Resisting the Verizon bloatware and not screwing around with the os probably does a lot for battery life. Not to mention making making me happy. The Verizon Wireless guy said he is selling more of them than the iphone5 or Galaxy3. I can see why. It is small but with a nice screen and crazy powerful.