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Are you happy with your smartphone?

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Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#21 - 2011-12-31 07:49:47 UTC
Alain Kinsella wrote:
My main complaint about these new phones is not the battery life (you can get extended batteries for anything), but the size and shape. They go so far away from the idea of a 'phone' that trying to use it as such (without a headset or Speakerphone mode) is difficult at best. Some of us still communicate by voice, Pfft.

I always hated talking on the phone - ANY phone, even the old style rotary dial landline phones, damn the cords to heck - for anything longer than a handful of minutes.
Why ?
Many reasons, actually. Because you have to hold it up to your ear, so your hand gets tired eventually even if you don't need it, and because you usually end up needing it (the hand, that is). And because holding a slab of something initially cold(er) to your ear (something that eventually turns hot and/or sweaty) is not exactly my idea of enjoyable. Oh, and the sound quality is not exactly all that great either, especially with the tiniest bit of external noise thrown into the mix.

Enter a good quality Bluetooth headset, and pretty much all of the above problems I had just... evaporate.
That also includes the weird form factor of some of today's "smart phones" (which is actually not bothering me all that much).
And the wireless headset battery life is usually well in excess of that of the phone anyway, so plugging in two devices instead of one once in a while should not be that much of a problem.
VKhaun Vex
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#22 - 2011-12-31 08:39:24 UTC
I hate bluetooth.

I don't care how nice it is, I can't get used to a world where people around me suddenly start talking out loud.

All those stupid moments like thinking they're talking to you, wondering if there's another person you don't see, hearing a change in their voice and thinking they're now talking to you but someone else was put on the phone on the other end, or even having someone with a blue tooth talk to you but thinking they're on the phone.

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Rana Ash
Gradient
Electus Matari
#23 - 2011-12-31 18:34:08 UTC
HTC Desire, loves it Big smile Sure the charge the battery holds is abit less than a dumb phone, but my dumb phone does not let me play Fruit Ninja \o/
Brujo Loco
Brujeria Teologica
#24 - 2011-12-31 21:28:46 UTC
BB Torch, mostly due to Company related issues and communication with my boss and project manager.

Wish I had something water resistant fully touch control I could dive with and use as I shower though.

Inner Sayings of BrujoLoco: http://eve-files.com/sig/brujoloco

Demal Viliana
Viliana Ventures
#25 - 2011-12-31 22:03:32 UTC
Got myself a Samsung Galaxy S2 a few months ago. Lovely phone, really. The only thing that has annoyed me slightly is the screen size. It's a tiny bit too big to reach the outer corners with my thumb comfortably, but it's rarely a problem at all.

Also, compared to my prior smartphone; the HTC Hero, the Galaxy is a little too "smooth" on the outside for me. The Hero had some plastic/rubber kind of coating. I could let it rest almost vertically in my hand without it falling down. Also rarely a problem though. Any cheap casing can fix that if it's a problem for you.

Quite happy with my purchase, in other words. I wanted something that could do most of what phones do today comfortably, and I definitely got that.
Jhagiti Tyran
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#26 - 2011-12-31 22:20:11 UTC
The upcoming HTC Zeta looks interesting, it will be a nice platform to make a tablet with to because its so powerful.
NeoShocker
The Dark Space Initiative
Scary Wormhole People
#27 - 2012-01-01 03:08:16 UTC
I don't have or use a smartphone. But I got a tablet, Verizon Galaxy Tab 10.1 :)
Headerman
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#28 - 2012-01-01 04:09:50 UTC
http://www.nickmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ungrateful-tweets.jpg

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hawlin ass
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#29 - 2012-01-01 09:33:37 UTC
Had the Samsung intercept on virgin mobile. 25 bucks (at the time) it included unlimited texts and internet which usually didn't work. The phone is slow and lags with just texts.

I now have the huawei ascend 2. On the cricket network in California. 55/month. internet is pretty much crap. My gf has the iPhone on the at@t network. Her internet is fast but she pays twice as much as I do too though.
Jhagiti Tyran
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#30 - 2012-01-01 11:44:58 UTC
Headerman wrote:
http://www.nickmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ungrateful-tweets.jpg



Shocked
svetlana
Constellation Guard
#31 - 2012-01-01 22:56:00 UTC
i just love my iphone.
I'm not an apple fan, but darn it, the iphone is still amazing and the one every company still tries to beat.

you can get a waterproof case for it too for the guy who wanted to swim with his smartphone:), my friend has one and it seems to work fine.

@OP if you upgraded to a new 4g phone and the battery is crap, maybe turn the 4g off and use 3g instead to save batery power?
NightmareX
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#32 - 2012-01-02 11:33:57 UTC  |  Edited by: NightmareX
svetlana wrote:
i just love my iphone.
I'm not an apple fan, but darn it, the iphone is still amazing and the one every company still tries to beat.

you can get a waterproof case for it too for the guy who wanted to swim with his smartphone:), my friend has one and it seems to work fine.

@OP if you upgraded to a new 4g phone and the battery is crap, maybe turn the 4g off and use 3g instead to save batery power?

What's so amazing with the iPhone today compared to other smartphones?

Oh, and the iPhone was already beaten long time ago Blink

Yes i have the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, and i loves it. It beats the crap out of the iPhone 4S in most things.

Here is a list of my current EVE / PVP videos:

1: Asteroid Madness

2: Clash of the Empires

3: Suddenly Spaceships fighting in Tama

svetlana
Constellation Guard
#33 - 2012-01-02 12:29:23 UTC
NightmareX wrote:

What's so amazing with the iPhone today compared to other smartphones?

Oh, and the iPhone was already beaten long time ago Blink

Yes i have the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, and i loves it. It beats the crap out of the iPhone 4S in most things.


I'm sure the Samsung Galaxy S II is wonderful and better in many ways.
. . .and yet, all smartphones still use iphone as the bechmark for competition. other phones may beat it on some features (because they have to in order to sell) but it is the solid benchmark, a balanced design that is always great, so for a general consumer at some point, why fight it?:) also there's more apps and more variety of third party add ons available if you like that stuff.



NightmareX
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#34 - 2012-01-02 15:52:17 UTC  |  Edited by: NightmareX
svetlana wrote:
also there's more apps

The argument that iOS have more apps is an argument that died out 1 year ago, simply because Android Market have way more than just enough apps now.

If i'm not wrong, then iOS only have some few ten thousand more apps than Android Market now. So i wouldn't just favour AppStore over Android Market for that now.

Here is a list of my current EVE / PVP videos:

1: Asteroid Madness

2: Clash of the Empires

3: Suddenly Spaceships fighting in Tama

ROOVALK
Blacksteel Mining and Manufacturing
Renaissance Federation
#35 - 2012-01-02 20:52:27 UTC
I love my new 4S. It was a present for my wife.

I haven't seen or heard from her in weeks.
Solinuas
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#36 - 2012-01-02 23:37:57 UTC
I only have a phone of moderate intelligence, you know the phones that are not quite a smartphone but smarter than a normal one?
ROOVALK
Blacksteel Mining and Manufacturing
Renaissance Federation
#37 - 2012-01-03 00:17:56 UTC
Solinuas wrote:
I only have a phone of moderate intelligence, you know the phones that are not quite a smartphone but smarter than a normal one?

My work phone is like that. It is a Motorola 400ES with Windows.
Sidus Isaacs
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#38 - 2012-01-04 00:34:18 UTC
Atticus Fynch wrote:
Do you own a smartphone? Are you happy with it?



I got an HTC Desire. It is OK enough. It is just a phone however,t hat happen to be a little computer as well. Battery sucks big time. Capacative displays are OK enough, since I do not "press" it as such. Pressure sensitive displays however suck big time.
Zedic
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#39 - 2012-01-04 03:06:23 UTC
LOVE My iphone 4S. Siri > all

Big smile
Gerald Taric
NEO DYNAMICS
#40 - 2012-01-04 12:14:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Gerald Taric
Atticus Fynch wrote:
Do you own a smartphone? Are you happy with it?
I am very satisfied with my Samsung Wave II.
It is very comfortable in an fast-food restaurant or a train, to read the latest news on it without need to get a huge newspaper or magazine. It has almost all you might need: An alarm clock, webbrowser, mail client, photo camera, film camera, music player, ... and of course ... the ability to make a phone call ShockedLol
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