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I got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Verizon through Amazon for $100. The phone retailed for $700. I like it.
Folks asking about pics so 1. Near Skagway AK 2. Ketchikan AK 3. Space Needle in Seattle. This summer was a great trip.
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Due to my work in the wireless industry, I need to have experience and understanding of all the major mobile platforms so I've tried most all the major platforms for at least a year. I'm currently using a Nokia Lumina 800 with WP7.
When it comes to Smartphones, most all of them have the same basic features but some do them better than others. 4G can be a differentiator but with such a limited rollout, how fast it chews up your data, impact on battery life and wide access to free WiFi, it really doesn't deliver value at the moment.
In my personal opinion, iPhone us the single best device for most people. Its got the best email, browser, music store and application availability of all the competing platforms. Rarely if ever will you find yourself annoyed with or unable to do most everything you'd want to do on a smartphone.
Second in my opinion is shockingly Nokia and WP7. I am amazed at just how nice this device and platform performs. Email, browsing and device experience are on par with the iPhone. They also didn't just simply copy the iPhone interface but came up with their own approach. I especially like the Nokia line of WP7 devices. They are solid, take a beating and comfortable form factor. Time will tell if MS learns from Google's mistakes and focuses on a single vendor for their platform with Nokia. Such a genuine surprise and worth consideration.
Third is Android. Honestly, Android is less about a platform and more about the manufacturer and device you choose. It is so hit or miss. Android's biggest strength and weakness is its flexibility and openness. Some Android platforms, like Motorola are solid and provide a positive experience. Others, like Samsung make you wonder if its the same platform. Email, browsing, applications are there but it's not smooth and, as mentioned, varies widely from device to device. Google still haven't figured out what they want out of the platform and it shows. I cannot stand Samsung or their devices. In the year I used Android devices, I went through 3 different Samsung devices and all three died or broke. Really cheap and poor quality. HTC was a step above but didn't update Android quickly enough. Motorola make the best Android devices at the moment in my opinion so if you want an Android device, I highly recommend their line of products.
Those are just my experiences. Personally, if you're not sure you simply can't go wrong with an iPhone in my opinion. Still the best platform delivered on a solid device.
This post was edited by bamalum07 on 5/5/2012 at 7:21 AM
I have had a samsung galaxy s for over a year and it's still as good as the day I bought it. it makes me laugh when people say that one phone is better than another bc they are all good. you should say "I prefer" not "this is better" bc opinions will always be different.
i phone for me, but trying to pick the "best" phone is very subjective and depends in large part on intended use. 6 months from now there could easily be a whole new set of contenders. I travel a lot and my service provider (AT&T) seems to have relatively good coverage area. I also use i tunes a lot and have a radio/ i tunes player at home and in my office so listening to quality music is easy, and the phone charges at the same time.
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