- 10-12-2013, 09:26 PM #1
I am currently in a mobile no-mans land. The currentsituation with BlackBerry has left me without a clear mobile platform to sinkmy teeth into. I have made a list of what for me is the top device from eachplatform . Seeing as I donít own any ofthese phones, in fact some arenít even released yet, I need true userexperience to make a decision on which one to make my own. I am posting on eachof the mobile sites so I can get the most information possible for each phone. I hope over the next couple of weeks as eachone hits the market I can get some great information on these phones to help memake a decision. Nothing beats first hand experience with a phone, both goodand bad. In the case where the phones havenít been released, your thoughts onhow you think they will stack up is also greatly appreciated. Hopefully I willget more feedback once they are released as well. If you own more than one ofthe devices your opinion on which one you prefer and why is also appreciated. Iam also interested in your opinion on how you think your phone stacks upagainst the others on the list. Thanks for your help in advance.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
10-13-2013, 10:40 AM #5
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You're asking such a broad question. How do these phones stack up? Well, it's largely dependent on your lifestyle, habits, wants and needs.
What do you use your phone for? What do you do with your current phone? What tasks are you trying to accomplish every day?
What do you like about your current phone?
What do you dislike about your current phone?
- 10-13-2013, 10:48 AM #6
Those phones are so different. 3 phones +5" and then the tiny iPhone. Haha.
First off, you should decide what ecosystem you really want to be tied to. Or will you even be. Will you use music services from either company? iTunes, Google, Xbox Music? Would you be upset to buy some games/Apps and then decide you want a new platform on your next phone? What do you NEED from your phone? How will you use it? Any Apps you must have?
- 10-13-2013, 12:12 PM #8
Well I use my phone for everything. Media, communication, a little bit of work including office. I guess I'm looking for peoples opinion on how well the phone is working for them. Would they recommend it to others. Would they not recommend to people for a certain reason. Are there little things that they find special about it. First hand users experiences not a reviewers brief opinion.
- 10-13-2013, 12:31 PM #9
Also I know that the 1520 is the only phone on the list that hasn't been released anywhere yet so it's harder to get a full picture of what it can do yet. That being said it's still on my short list of devices to chose from.
10-13-2013, 12:57 PM #10
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I can say what I use my phone for.
I like that I can post and respond to Twitter or Facebook using my ME tile. I don't have to open an app. But if I want to do anything deep, I will use an app.
I like that I can create groups of people in my People tile so I can see the updates from just them. All of the different kinds of updates without opening apps. No need to open chat, then text,then Facebook, then Twitter. It's all there.
I like that when I select someone in my People tile I can see all the latest correspondence with them. Text, Messenger Chat (though I think it's using Skype technically now), emails... And I can see all of their public albums that I've linked so I can see latest pictures.
I pin the things I most access to the Start Screen. Not just particular apps, but also profiles, photo albums or web pages too. And of course I can pin groups.
I like that I can view my Excel, Word, and Powerpoint files easily. I've often made some corrections on the go.
SkyDrive integration is big for me because that is my hub for all my on-the-go files.
I'm not a huge app person. I use a few and haven't been bothered that some official apps are missing. There are very good unofficial apps. Even when official apps are available I've found myself using 3rd party versions often.
I guess what I really love is that everything is very task-centric on WP. It's organized by what you want to do and hives you a fast, fluid, and efficient way of doing it. No headaches.
iOS and Android are app-centric, where the core structure of the OS wasn't necessarily built for the fastest and quickest way to accomplish a task. It's very dependent on the apps you have.
- 10-13-2013, 01:16 PM #11
Going off how you prefer to communicate, WP or BB10 sound like the better options. I'm a fan of both platforms, myself, although my use with BB10 is very limited.
I have seen BB10 devices with the Android Skydrive App on them. You also may be able to use Skydrive right in the browser, as I think BB10 has a nice file system for uploading and downloading in the browser. I know the Playbook does and I assume BB10 carried that over. It obviously won't be as integrated at WP.
- 10-14-2013, 08:15 AM #12
To someone i don't know i always say buy the 5s. 2 in the family, both get used hard, no problems. You will get updates, have good resale, and can easily be repaired\replaced if you have an apple store nearby.
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