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    Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    There's never been a better choice, but which device has really tickled your fancy?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    For me its quite simple, I refuse to walk around with £300+ worth of hardware so its budget only.

    From there the only budget phones I have found to be decent are windows phones (Currently rocking a lumia 520) as even the lower spec models run nice and slick.

    For an exact model I am not due one for another 6 months+ so I will just see at the time what phones the operators are willing to give me for free on an £8 a month contract.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    Coming from an ATIV S, I'd change for a HTC One (M8) for Windows, when it gets available in my country.

    Reason, I want a real high-end smartphone for once, and the Lumia ones don't have a micro-SD port, which I use heavily.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    The allure of Cortana/Windows... but would have to try it out to see how handy the AI is

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    Nexus 6 / X for me, if that's a flop then Note 4 + Gear VR
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    I'll be buying the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact next week, because reasons.

    To put the reasons as simply as possible: size (~130x65x12mm is where my sweet spot is), battery life (~12 hours of video playback, best metric I've found to gauge battery life), waterproof (IP55 + IP58).

    For me, Sony got the small phone size done the best I've seen; their latest offering is annoying because it sacrifices battery life in talk time and video playback to have a bigger screen, prefer a smaller screen anyway. Z1c ticks the most boxes for me, something I won't like for example is its thinkness; I'm fixing that with a cover though.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    I I'll start by saying that I Very nearly ordered a iPhone 6 today.. Stopped myself because I want to hold the plus in my hand before discounting it...

    So you assume I am a Fruit fan.. well you are wrong, what I want is a Win 8 phone! I used one for a few months last year (and a very low spec one at that) and I loved it... allot.

    So what's the issue I hear you say?

    1. Compatibility with things like internet banking, google Auth etc.
    2. Lack of enterprise support, VPN clients, OTP password generators etc
    3. Sonos! I guess you could say this is the same as 1 but it's a biggie for me
    4. Accessory compatibility. eg hotel rooms with iPhone dock to play music..

    you get the idea, I am stuck here until Windows gets some support, Apple have created the digital pencil, I know I can use it anywhere so I continue to use it.

    Tried Droid, and while I liked it for a while it never really grew on me, just felt like the cheep knockoff in most cases even if that was not actually the case.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    Having been very impressed with the lumia 925 I got for my step daughter...I am seriously considering getting one myself but it's that lack of SD slot that has me hovering. Got the missus a Moto G 4G and that is an excellent device for the money if lacking the lumia's spec. Won't be getting an iPhone, have checked out the daughter's 5C and I am completely underwhelmed at the spec to cost ratio even if the interface if smooth and easy to use.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    For me its quite simple, I refuse to walk around with £300+ worth of hardware so its budget only.
    Same here. Still rocking a Galaxy S2, the GF got it free with her contract but didn't like touchscreen so I got it for free.

    Free is good, otherwise value for money rather than the latest bling bling, partly as I don't want to fret about treating it with kid gloves all the time.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    Simple, value for money and does everything the expensive phones do. A Motorola Moto G. No better phone than that for the price.Anyone paying more for a phone than for a 46" LED TV should be mentally assessed LOL

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    Agree with zsde
    Moto G seems to offer the best value for money among the current crop.

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    Note 4 or S6 if its out in time for my upgrade. Maybe a Xperia Z3 though too. But I do like the Samsung phones.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    HTC M8 for Windows appeals as i currently have a HTC Windows 8X. Like the Windows OS but have a few niggles with the current hardware.
    Nokia 1520 also appeals but are a tad expensive.
    Maybe back to Android though as i like the Sony Ultra Z which can be had for around £250.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    HTC M8 for Windows appeals as i currently have a HTC Windows 8X. Like the Windows OS but have a few niggles with the current hardware.
    Nokia 1520 also appeals but are a tad expensive.
    Maybe back to Android though as i like the Sony Ultra Z which can be had for around £250.
    Try the 930? I got mine a few days ago to replace a phone that suffered from *ahem* misadventure.... Not bad for £300 at all.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    Nothing on the current market.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Which smartphone will you buy next?

    Bought a oneplus one literally a week ago to replace a nexus 4 with dismal battery life. Rumour had it the nexus 6 was going to have a snapdragon 805 (no improvement except GPU bandwidth over an 801), and a 2560x1440 screen which on an 801 actually significantly reduces screen-on time (find 7 vs 7a, 7 hours video became 5 hours video). Just decided that I was gonna go for battery life this time around.

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