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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:18 PM

Anyone else pre-order an iphone 5?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:41 PM

Not an apple guy, but even still I was underwhelmed by what iPhone 5 brought to the table. Still missing neat things like NFC, and I am underwhelmed by the hardware (aside from the processor which I've heard is quite nice.)

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:01 AM

I've never been anywhere where NFC was used.
I decided to go for it because of build quality, camera improvements, and the operating system. I have my nexus 7 which I like but I'm not sure I want that OS on my phone. I have a problem with the way android manages running applications, I don't want programs killing my battery.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:09 AM

Fair enough. I suppose I just feel more comfortable with Android (mostly due to the ability to flash custom ROMs, etc)

I still feel like Apple could've put out a more impressive product given the time span between the two phones. I hope they don't add NFC to the iPhone 6 and act like it's new. :P

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:50 AM

what I really want is a windows phone 8 device. mostly because I still carry my zune hd every where. I can't find anything that beats zune pass. If windows phone 8 is good I may try to trade my fiance for her upgrade. :)


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:01 AM

I have my OG Zune 120GB and love it to death.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:36 PM

iPhones are cool, I guess, but I can't see throwing away half my paycheck just to have a "cool" phone every month.

Wait 2 weeks & Apple will have a new, newer Phone, that makes the old one "obsolete" & cause u to drool your way into a never ending up-grade path that sucks you dry in the process. All I can see is: -> They get rich off making me broke... No, no, no, not a good thing... :P

I prefer my cheapo basic phone. All I use it for is to call or text. Nothing else. I save computer gaming & web surfing for computers.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:19 PM

iPhones are cool

Not.
And nor is Apple.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:02 PM

People have smartphone for other reasons than it's cool. I use mine for work(email and sending documents primarily), I use it as a camera(have a nice sony as well but only carry it around sometimes), and also for fun(check movie times, ect). I don't browse the internet on my phone very often, but it would be very had for me to get what I need done without it.

Nodles, I disagree about the iphone. I'm definitely not an Apple fan but it's the most user friendly smart phone out right now. Best screen(quality not size), best camera, and largest selection of software. Could change but at the moment its #1. I don't use a mac computer but I do love my phone.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:44 AM

I recognize the selling points on Apple. I bought one for my mother and she still can't use it worth a damn though :lol: "user friendly," but perhaps that only goes so far.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:39 AM

It doesn't have a cup holder like my PC does.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 03:43 AM

i would want to. still using my s3. first i am going to sell this and then make an order for the new iPhone 5

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:03 AM

Iphone came yesterday(was supposed to be here last week. <_< Stupid AT&T).
I like the bigger screen and the phone is FAST. I'm surprised how fast LTE is.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:42 AM

i'm surprised how quickly samsung and htc started legal proceedings for the use of lte :lol:

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:08 PM

i'm surprised how quickly samsung and htc started legal proceedings for the use of lte :lol:


I'm pretty sure the judge already threw out Samsung's claims, not sure about HTC.

After having this phone for a few days, I have to say I'm loving it. This thing smokes every other mobile device I've ever used in regards to speed. (even my nexus 7) The screen is beautiful and the size seems perfect. I have it in an otterbox and I'm not sure I would want anything bigger in my pocket.

On a side note:
I bought a game called Horn for my nexus 7 yesterday for 25cents(usually $7 I think) Game is AWESOME! Favorite mobile game so far.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:17 PM

I bought a few games myself during the 25¢ sale.

I've read some nasty things about Apple Maps, and Apple's CEO issued an apologyand told people to use alternatives.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:11 PM

Yeah, I haven't tried the maps yet. I don't use my phone as a GPS though(have a garmin gps). I'm sure google will put out an app like they did with the new youtube app. I don't really know what all the outrage was about, you can use google maps in safari and there are tons of map applications for free.

I also bought a batman game during the android sale, but its a laggy mess. I haven't had time to see if I can fix it. At least it was only a quarter.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:58 PM

Checked it on my iPad today, they've made some decent improvements, but it's still leagues away from Google Maps.

I don't oft' buy apps, but I was inclined to buy Swift Key3 for my phone (i use thumb keyboard on my tablet, thanks to Amazon's free app of the day) on sale for $0.99 the other day. I think so far I've used about $10 of the $25 I was given for buying the Nexus 7 - $5 of which was on the subscription to DeskSMS (lets you use SMS from computer and tablet, via google talk or your browser or email client.)

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:07 PM

I like swift key. I have the tablet version on my nexus.
I spent my google money the first day.(bought a bunch of games) I wish I would have grabbed that office app during the sale. I forgot and it expired. <_<

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:11 AM

I have gotten several office apps (incl. Documents to Go and OfficeSuite) from Amazon's Free App of the Day, which I add to my account every day regardless of what it is (though, of my ~300 apps, I have less than 1/10th of that installed)