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  1. 1. What kind of phone(s) do you have? (click all that apply)

    • Smartphone
      23
    • "Dumb" cell phone
      8
    • Home phone
      9
    • IP based phone service, or Skype
      6


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I bought this about a year ago, and it's my first time with a "modern" cell phone. It's a pretty nice middle of the pack phone, it's been very reliable so far without anything failing or apps not working in the year I've had it. Battery life could be better though.

Samsung Reality

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I absolutely love my Blackberry 9800 Torch. That said, the Torch 2 comes out in a few months, so anyone interested should wait for that as it will have upgraded hardware and will be able to run the next generation of OS, while mine won't be able to.

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I've got one of these 1941's in black:

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....ohh... cells. An LG flip of unknown model... wait- it's an Accolade. Nuttin fancy and that's how I like it. Makes & takes calls, does infrequent texting, has a calculator & alarm clock. Has other stuff I don't use & don't care about (I don't find staring at electronic devices productive, and I do more than enough of that here). Battery charge lasts me a full week. Done.

I hope to hell come replacement time I'm not forced into a "smart" phone due to flips being priced out the wazoo to hasten their demise, 'cause you KNOW that's what's being engineered...

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Samsung Rant. My sister bought it from he friend for ten bucks. When she upgraded to a Blackberry Curve she gave it to me. It's been perfectly adequate and very reliable for me (unlike my sister's Curve). Comfortable size, nice keyboard, calls, texts, pics and videos, can do rudimentary emergency web surfing. It's easy to pocket dial though if I'm not careful.

Our home phones are connected by a traditional land line.

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Motorola Droid. I have few vtech cordless phones around the house on the land line, which I rarely use..still have a land line for the alarm and fax. I had Vonage for a few years, but dropped them in '08.

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  • 2 years later...

I love my 6 months old LG Prada 3.0 though a gift. I was given this smart phone by my mom 6 months ago during my 20th anniversary on March 12th 2013. I like its brilliant look and exceptional features. It connectivity capabilities makes me to love my mom more. I am sure no one here can’t appreciate a great gift like this from a 50 year old mom.

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I doubt it. Samsung likes to throw a buttload of complicated and useless stuff on the phone in some cases to claim its got more stuff.

Plus, Samsung phones look and feel cheap.

More folks switch from Androids to Apple than vice versa.

Lots of folks complain about buggy Android phones.

Plus, Apple phones have much better interdevice behavior in the biosphere. They all work together really nice. I can't wait to get my new iPhone and use the airplay to apple tv feature. Part of the new a7 chip benefit will be the display to apple tv or other TV so you can game on the phone and see it on tv.

itunes still rules the roost and with my itunes match, i dont need to put the songs on the phone anymore. I can stream my whole library off the cloud.

A little larger screen would be nice, but i still want to get the phone in my pocket. Is that a phone in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? The galaxy note, great as a tablet, it's a phablet. How stupid would someone look holding a huge ass galaxy note up to their ear?

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I've been carrying an iPhone 5 since late last year for work, I don't really like the small screen compared to my Motorola Droid Razr Maxx..but it does charge very quickly when plugged into my Mac Book Pro. I've found the iPhone to be more stable than the Droid--apps on the Droid frequently hang or crash. The iPhone audio quality is better, but that may be an AT&T vs Verizon thing.

Not sure what my next phone is, still have about 8 months until the 2 year mark w/ the Razr Maxx...probably will stick w/ a Motorola model, or maybe a Nexus. I like the larger screens, easier to use. Though I don't play videos on them...basically, I use a phone to call, read Twitter and Facebook, do a bit of web surfing in down time when I'm not near my computer or tablet.

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there is some truth to the size thing, but the samsungs feel a bit clumsy to me in hand because of their width. Apple could I think put more screen size in their current chassis I think.

Samsungs chassis also feel weak and chintzy to me.

HTC phone to me looks like a nice option vs Apple.

I just like how 99 percent of the time with any Apple device I have had, it just works without much fuss.

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I find the Samsung plastic gripes to be true, albeit overblown. A good chunk of phones end up in cases. The iPhone is arguably the best feeling phone, yet almost every one that comes across my desk is in a case.

I don't use cases on my phones, but do agree the iPhone does feel good..very solid..I like the solidity of the metal body, even more than the Kevlar back on my Razr...plastic phones just feel cheap, IMO.

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I doubt it. Samsung likes to throw a buttload of complicated and useless stuff on the phone in some cases to claim its got more stuff.

Plus, Samsung phones look and feel cheap.

More folks switch from Androids to Apple than vice versa.

Lots of folks complain about buggy Android phones.

Plus, Apple phones have much better interdevice behavior in the biosphere. They all work together really nice. I can't wait to get my new iPhone and use the airplay to apple tv feature. Part of the new a7 chip benefit will be the display to apple tv or other TV so you can game on the phone and see it on tv.

itunes still rules the roost and with my itunes match, i dont need to put the songs on the phone anymore. I can stream my whole library off the cloud.

A little larger screen would be nice, but i still want to get the phone in my pocket. Is that a phone in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? The galaxy note, great as a tablet, it's a phablet. How stupid would someone look holding a huge ass galaxy note up to their ear?

LOL - You really have been drinking the APPLE KOOLAID. The proof is in the sales that Android / Samsung make better and sell more phones.

Personal opinion on the look and feel as the Apple has always felt like they cut corners compared to Samsung phones but again a personal feeling compared to you feeling the opposite.

In regards to the whole ITunes thing, their approach is to make things simple but they went to far to make them none usable to many people myself included as I find their interface to be non intuitive and iTunes to me just sucks. Much easier for how I use my Samsung phone.

The Phablet is not for everyone but for those of us that are big, 6'6"tall with big hands, the Samsung is small and perfect. I hate how small phones are and that the touch screens are usless when typing as I hit multiple keys. Apple iPhones are the worst as typing on them is just garbage but again I am probably twice your size at 6'6" tall 300lgs. 15% body fat. :D I love the bigger phones that meet my needs. Something Apple does not do.

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