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New Phone Considerations (Note, one X, 4s)


Recently my cellphone (LG KM555e) got ran over by a taxi after falling from public transport, and it is still alive. I'll give LG the points to durability But on recent months this phone  is failing me. It detects headsets even though it has none (meaning the speakers won't work), really annoying when someone is calling; It also detects full battery when not full, detects low battery and last an hour. And I have a lot to complain on it's user unfriendliness. So much whining for a cheap 2009 phone. It appears that it'll still last months if not years, however, it's becoming more of a nuisance everyday so I think I need to prepare for buying a new phone. here are some of my considerations to be my future phone.

Galaxy Note

The concept of having a "phonetablet" really attracts me, a tablet you can grasp on your hand, and a phone that you can actually use to take pictures without getting awkward. Although I don't jot down notes since grade school, I like jotting down my ideas. I actually do this with a big sketchpad and a pencil on my bag. As I imagine it, I can use it as a mini notebook. I like the idea of annotating pictures and e-books; And having a really huge phone that will allow you to browse the web or read e-books without needing to use the annoying zoom-drag-zoom-dragmaneuver.

It is also not that awkward to use as a phone, yes it's really big (5.3 inches) but still acceptable for me. See the picture on the right [1] As for the specs[2]:

  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Dual Core
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Internal Memory: 16GB/32GB
  • External Memory: 32GB Max
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • OS: Android 2 (Gingerbread)
  • Front Camera: 2 MP
  • Release Date: Sep 2011

Overall this is my first candidate, having a small notepad is just priceless.

HTC One X

I had a (nerd) omegle chatmate which insists for me to consider HTC One instead of note. It's Beats By Dre Audio, thinness, quad-core CPU, Metal casing and so-called user friendliness. The metal casing and the quad core CPU in particular is interesting. I mean having "NASA" technology in your hands (the metal casing) would really make me feel cool. Also I've been hearing a lot how the HTC sense is so nice and user friendly. For those confused, HTC sense is not some kind of a sensor, it's the name of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) made by HTC. The form doesn't actually entice me, cause it looks like my phone! XD Specs[4]:

  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Memory: 32 GB
  • External Memory: NONE
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • OS: Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Front Camera: 1.3 MP
  • Release Date: 2nd Quarter of 2012
  • Battery Life: 26 hours talk time

This one is second on my list (cause I'm hoping that there'll be Galaxy Note 2 in the future soon)

Iphone 4s

The only thing I liked about this thing is Siri, I puke rainbows seeing youtube people babbling on Siri and Siri still understands them, that was my dream, a decent voice recognition (on any gadget). I mean I've been using (arr!) DragonNaturally Speaking software from version 9 -11 and it still doesn't understand me. Or is it my mics? whatever. But when I tried using Siri on an Iphone that is being sold by an officemate, it doesn't work at all. Maybe because it's not connected to the internet. Which kinda make me think what will happen if my internet connection is slow, well I always had a slow internet connection so I bet my experience will s*ck. Anyway aside from that, I also like the so-called "solid build", unbiased people still says that Iphone is still best overall specially on the GUI user friendliness and number of apps, also with a very good camera that can actually be a decent replacement for a camera. But it's too small and the old problem: no flash As for the specs[5]:

  • Processor: 800 MHz dual core
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Internal Memory: 64 MB
  • External Memory: NONE
  • Camera: 8 MP (High Quality)
  • OS: IOS 5
  • Front Camera: 0.3 MP
  • Release Date: Oct 2012
  • Battery Life: 14 hours talk time

Siri-ously, this is still my 3rd choice. Credits

  1. Android as phone photo source
  2. Galaxy Note Specs
  3. HTC One X Review
  4. HTC One X Specs
  5. Iphone 4s Specs

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