- 02-26-2012, 02:42 AM #2
I would just point out that if you're switching networks, you should consider T-Mo. They've currently got extremely inexpensive plans that put AT&T to shame. That said, you'd be getting either the Radar (which I have and love!) or the Lumia 710.
If T-Mo's coverage is bad in your area or if you're dead set on a larger, higher-end device, then I'd still wait to see what comes out of Mobile World Congress this week. Might be worth your while to wait for a Lumia 900 (or some variant thereof) device on AT&T.
Buuuut, if you really cannot wait (which I also understand), personally I'd go Titan. If the battery is anything like my Radar's, it'll last you comfortably through the day and HTC's newer cameras are quite good. ...that and I prefer HTC's build quality to Samsung's.
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Past devices: Samsung Focus, HTC Radar, Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Lumia 920, Surface RT
Current non-WP devices: Nexus 4, iPhone 5, HTC One, BB Z10
- 02-26-2012, 06:17 AM #3
My first choice would be the Nokia Lumia 800/900, then the Samsung Focus S.
I've had no problems with my HTC Trophy, but I have read of some recent build quality issues with HTC which would make me hesitant to buy one right now.
Just my opinion.
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- 02-26-2012, 10:38 AM #5
I have the Titan I and have had no problems at all. Have good call quality and the phone is fast and powerful. The antennae is not as strong as other phones I have had. I can be in the back of the grocery store next to my wife who has a Samsung Focus S and she will have four bars and I will have one. She can make a call and I cannot. Outside, signal reception is equal.
- 02-26-2012, 11:16 AM #6
02-26-2012, 03:13 PM #9
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Had a titan since Nov. No complaints to date. My wife and 13 year old have the titan as well. I use mine primarily for work, my wife the social networking and of course the 13 year old loves the gaming and zune pass. I have to admit, I am tempted to try out the 900 in March.....
- 02-26-2012, 05:30 PM #10
I left sprint for at&t, will NOT look back. I pay within $10 of what I was w/ sprint for 4 phones. I don't have 'unlimited data' but its h+ is faster than WiMAX and Verizon's LTE in my area. 4.5mb down is slow for me now. At&t has spoiled me greatly. Also being able to just pop a sim in another phone while I 'tinker' has made the experience even better.
I don't have the slightest regrets, just the wait for the Nokia 900
- 02-26-2012, 10:10 PM #13
I have a little over a year left on my plan and, unless there are surprises about an HTC Arrive II or 8 Pro that's a Sprint exclusive, it looks like I'll be doing the same move. I only hope that AT&T gets a version of the next HTC "Pro" series and that they don't mess with the dedicated number row like they had done with the "Fuze" and "Tilt 2."♥♥♥
- 02-26-2012, 11:07 PM #14
Despite it's quarks, I still love my Titan. It feels great in the hand, nice and solid. I haven't held a Lumia 800 before but I'd say the Titan can match any Windows Phone in build quality. Hopefully, HTC will release a firmware update soon to address some of the nagging issues. With that said, I don't think you might be better off with the Lumia 900. Same screen size as the Focus S but (judging by reviews of the 800) has a more premium feel than the Focus S, which feels extremely flimsy IMO. Plus, Nokia is treating WP as their first choice and not their second (I'm looking at you, HTC). Look at the 800 battery/camera updates and you'll see that Nokia is serious about supporting their phones. But be forewarned, AT&T isn't the best company when it comes to actually releasing updates."Engineering is more than just the number of megapixels." - Stephen Elop
02-27-2012, 01:49 PM #16
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Been with Sprint for over 10 years and would like to stay with them but the Nokia 900 is calling and I just don't see Sprint getting a Nokia phone like ever. I also don't have the patience to wait until the fall to see what sprint does.
Anybody else made the jump from sprint to AT&T lately? What do you think? Looking forward to faster data speeds but concerned with dropped calls. I live in the DC area.
- 02-27-2012, 02:13 PM #17
02-28-2012, 02:17 PM #20
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- 02-28-2012, 09:54 PM #21
- 02-29-2012, 02:53 PM #22
Now, to give both sides of the story, Sprint is rumored to be interested in WP Apollo devices, so if you are on Sprint and are not due for an upgrade until later in the year, you may have a glimmer of hope.
Windows Phone 8 might run on Snapdragon S4, coming to Sprint late 2012?
However, I love my Focus S. Period, end of story. Yes, I will check out the 900 just to see a Nokia on a high end WP 7.5, and I will most likely buy a WP8 outright at some point. But the "S" is an amazing device. I cannot stop gloating to anyone who will listen.
The Titan is a fine HTC effort. If you are sold on it, you will not be disappointed. I do think you should tough out another month on Sprint just to see if the 900 would be worth it.
If you do not want to wait, have I given my opinion on the Focus S yet???"So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work during the days God gives them under the sun."
- 03-01-2012, 11:00 PM #23
I left sprint for T-mo back in November after dealing with 9 months of dialup 3G speeds and failed resolution dates. I would pay almost $100 a month for this, now I have a comparable plan with T-mo that has 10GB of data, tethering,500 talk with nights and weekends,unlimited texts and speeds that never drop below 2mb/sec all for a lower price than what I was getting with sprint. Also T-mo is supposed to be rolling out LTe this year along with reformatting their network so that any phone could be used as well as expanding coverage.
03-02-2012, 11:57 AM #24
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- 03-02-2012, 01:01 PM #25