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I guess you have a phone... Advice please.

  1. #1


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    I guess you have a phone... Advice please.


    I want to get an HTC One but my son (age 13) says I should get a iPhone 5 (or C/S/etc)

    Who is correct or is Galaxy better?

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    I've got a T-Mobile G2, which is HTC and it works great. Cost about $119. I believe the iPhones are quite a bit more expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oboedad55 View Post
    I've got a T-Mobile G2, which is HTC and it works great. Cost about $119. I believe the iPhones are quite a bit more expensive.

    Here they are the same - about 600 to 700 for HTC One, iPhone 5 or Galaxy without contract. Not cheap for sure.

    Certainly not a 8 forums question but I guess you guys/girls may have one???
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    It'll be your phone, if you've done the research and like the HTC One then go for it. For a lot of teens the iPhone can be nothing more than a status symbol. Personally, I've got an iPhone 4S, not because it is a status symbol but because it was a Christmas present from my lovely wife. I like it; it suits my purpose.

    -jeff
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  5. #5


    For men, I think HTC one is a better choice.
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    Stick with what you like , if you want the HTC then go for it , personally I'll be switching from my iPhone to a nexus 4 as soon as my contract is up.

    As jf1450 said , often iPhone is just a status symbol for many younger people (jeeze that makes me sound old).

    Remember , it's you not your son who'll be using it...
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    I bought an HTC One on launch day, and I love it.

    Advantages over the iPhone:
    Better screen resolution
    Stereo front speakers
    Processor speed
    More RAM
    Runs Android instead of iOS

    I'd definitely recommend the One over the iPhone.
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    Windows Phone


    Unless you desire access to zillions of trash 'apps', take a look at Windows Phone 8 on a Nokia Lumia 920 / 925... It's a beaut to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    I want to get an HTC One but my son (age 13) says I should get a iPhone 5 (or C/S/etc)

    Who is correct or is Galaxy better?
    Sounds like your son is an Apple fanboy... for which I feel the following depicts quite well:


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  10. #10


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    How familiar are you with either platform? Iphones use Ios which, although severely controlled, does offer a pretty seamless interface. Android is a bit more open, but it is capable of being confusing at times.
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