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in the market for a new phone, suggestions?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

currently have iphone 3 (not s), carrier at&t. just about every new app I want to put on it wont work anymore (shakes fist at apple)

 

ive reluctantly began to rely on this thing a lot over the past few years, so its about time for a new one, and im open to all suggestions cause I honestly don't know where to start.

 

here is what I do with it:

phone calls, duh

camera

check emails

check weather

occasional web browsing

ipod in truck, must have jack port

alarm clock

sleep cycle alarm app

stopwatch and countdown timer 

listen to lectures in bed before sleep,

 

things I want to do but cant:

fitness and calorie counting apps

instagram

drag and drop music and never use itunes again

better camera

need about 20gb of space minimum, only have 8 now

tricorder (kidding)

 

so yeah, suggest me a new phone please guys. bear in mind my needs, the carrier (if that matters still) and that ill be keeping it for at least 3 years. im not tied to the apple phone ecosystem either, I just want the thing to work and do everything I need without being overly obnoxious to use.

 

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Moto G/X. We would like a budget.



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For most users, a Moto G (the micro SD + LTE version) is where it's at.  Perfect size, HD nice screen, front and back camera, 4.4 Android, decent battery life (last me all day without problems), back customization (it comes with colors :DD), resistant Gorilla Glass, good enough RAM and processor, king on it's pricepoint.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Moto-Universal-Unlocked-Black/dp/B00K0NRZSW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407816055&sr=8-1&keywords=moto+G+microSD

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some sort of budget would help a lot, but any current gen Android phone is going to be a huge step up.

 

a phone with a MicroSD slot is definitely a plus

 

the Xperia Z, Z1 and Z2 are all waterproof up to a meter of water,

so is the Samsung Galaxy S5, and all of those phones have MicroSD slots.

 

the Moto G is a great budget phone, so is the Moto x and Nexus 5


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A budget, size preference, and if you're buying on a carrier and if so which one would definitely help.
For example, not all phones can be used on Verizon.

Also, how much music do you have? Does your stereo not have Bluetooth?

 

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A budget, size preference, and if you're buying on a carrier and if so which one would definitely help.

For example, not all phones can be used on Verizon.

Also, how much music do you have? Does your stereo not have Bluetooth?

 

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he mentioned his carrier in the first line ;)


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he mentioned his carrier in the first line ;)

Haha, it's late.

 

Id go with a S4 or a Galaxy S5.

 

Nothing bad with Samsung phones...

Touchwiz, plastic build, archaic home button, size.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

not sure on budget, would pay more for something good tho cause im keeping it for years as a phone and even longer until it dies. maybe 500 tops. I take care of my stuff and kind of want something nice tho.

 

what is the size range on these things? I dont think size is a make or break option for me, unless were talking 80's cell phone size heh. something in blue would be nice too, but I can deal with basic black or brushed aluminum.

 

carrier is at&t. anyone have a handy list of what carriers support what phones?

 

it must have 20gb+ storage room for me to even consider it. I have a lot of music and audio recordings I want to put on it and not have to switch things out because its out of space. my stereo does not have wireless, just an aux jack, so the phone must have one of those too.

 

hope that answers the questions =)

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the Xperia Z, Z1 and Z2 are all waterproof up to a meter of water,

so is the Samsung Galaxy S5, and all of those phones have MicroSD slots.

The S5 is water resistant, not proof.

 

The older HTC One M7 is a good option, and if you can wait for it, the Nexus 6, but It hasn't been announced yet.


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The S5 is water resistant, not proof.

 

The older HTC One M7 is a good option, and if you can wait for it, the Nexus 6, but It hasn't been announced yet.

well, all 4 of those phones are water resistant, not water proof. they have IPX7 ratings, so they are rated for a meter of water for 30 minutes.


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