Advice on new mobile
Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:20 AM
Does anyone have either of these phones and can comment on them, particularly in terms of battery life and call quality. I am looking at a touch screen model but the most important features for me are battery life, call quality and a good organiser with reminders etc. Mac compatibility is a secondary requirement but is more of a bonus really. I wouldn't mine being able to download a few free apps and install them either.
Here are the pros and cons of each phone as I see it:
Reasonable battery life
Proprietary software with limited number of available apps
No support for iSync or any mac software that I can find
Good organiser (I think)
Mac compatiblity (I think)
Laggy interface from what I have read
Strange way of selecting things (the screen depresses to click like a glass trackpad)
Battery life? It is supposed to have a good battery but I have read posts by people who say they get poor batter life from their Storm.
No WiFi - WiFi is a bonus for me but it would be nice I guess
Poor built in browser - again, not a huge priority
I am leaning towards the Storm at the moment but would appreciate any input!
Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:18 PM
Have you considered buying a second hand iPhone 3G or 3GS from someone who wants to upgrade to an iPhone 4 and use this in the meantime until the iPhone 4's come down in price?
Posted 12 September 2010 - 10:57 AM
At this stage I wasn't going to purchase a phone outright. I just can't justify the expense so I was going to pick a phone that came for $0 on my current cap plan. That is why I am so limited in which phone I can choose.
I'm still not convinced about the jet so maybe I'll hold off on upgrading and see if any other phones become available.
There are some other phones available. I can get the Nokia E71 which is apparently a good phone but it looks bulky with it's full qwerty keyboard. There is a Nokia X6 but that doesn't seem like the best phone either.
I wanted an Android phone but all they have on my plan is the LG optimus which didn't get good reviews. I really like the Samsung Galaxy but it is also out of my price range.
Other than that there is the LG mini, Nokia 6700, 2730 or the n97 mini.
From Sony Ericcson there is the Xperia X10 or X10 mini pro.
There are a few others but that's about it.
Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:08 PM