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Old May 30th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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It's time i finally get with the program and buy a better phone. My 4 year old flip phone isn't cutting it anymore. So for the tech savvy people what is a good smartphone to buy and why? I have Verizon service so thats what i would like input on. My basic desires are internet capable, easy to use and durable. Would be great if it was fairly fast and had good cell reception in the local area.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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Note 2. Its big.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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I have been very happy with my I phone 5. I switched to the I phone after a few androids and I like it a lot more. Get a good case like an otter box though.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 10:53 PM   #4
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Old May 30th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #5
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id go with the s4
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Old May 30th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #6
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The S4 is a great choice. I have and prefer the Note 2, but a lot of people think it's too big.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 01:00 AM   #7
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s4 FTW


after owning a iphone 4s and now a galaxy s3. I have to say i enjoy the s3 a lot more. Not having to use stupid ass itunes for every little thing is a huge plus.\

With durability on any new smartphone its all in the case.

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After owning every HTC phone in existence and being on the Sprint network for a decade I can say I've never been more happy than I am now with a Note 2 on Verizon.
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Get one of those smartphones. Those things can do everything. Phone calls, surf the internet, it does voice-to-text, it does email, it can play music and clean your yard too.
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Get one of those smartphones. Those things can do everything. Phone calls, surf the internet, it does voice-to-text, it does email, it can play music and clean your yard too.
and there you have it folks...
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I have the S4 for AT&T and I am impressed with it. I upgraded from an S2 and there have definitely been improvements.
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Basically, the "must have" phones right now are the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One (slightly smaller screen than the S4. Arguably better build quality than S4, has a unibody aluminum construction as opposed to Samsung's plastic. And has a 4mp "ultrapixel" camera they're calling it. some new tech lens), iPhone 5 (blah.... same ol apple iphone that's been regurgitated over and over again, with incremental updates for the last 5 years. Same tired old design and operating system. Yes it works. Yes it's reliable. Yes it's a quality device. But to me...it's just a tired old design. I want something new, different, innovative, customize able, just something DIFFERENT.)

Personally, I would get the S4 or the HTC One.
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Iphone 5 > s4
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Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD if you want a phone that'll do everything AND won't die before 5 PM.
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If you're looking for durable, the g'zone commando is about as close to bulletproof as you're going to get from a phone. I picked one up not too long ago, and though it's no iphone 5, it definitely satisfies your listed criteria plus some.
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If you're looking for durable, the g'zone commando is about as close to bulletproof as you're going to get from a phone. I picked one up not too long ago, and though it's no iphone 5, it definitely satisfies your listed criteria plus some.
Got rid of my Commando because it was horribly outdated, slow and crashed on a daily basis.

The only thing it has going for it is durability. I miss leaving my phone in my pocket when I waded into the lake while I was fishing.
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The HTC One is bad ass but isn't available through Verizon yet, it is supposed to be released this summer some time. The HTC DNA is basically the same phone but in a smaller package, I have heard mostly good things about it....mine should be here today.
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