Which mobile phone do you use?

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Ikara

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I have a $29 Nokia 1208. It's just marvellous - allows me to make and receive phone calls and oh yes, make and receive phone calls. $19 plan as well. But then again I am 66 and retired and don't need to be a road warrior anymore. :):D;)

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I know ZERO about Samsungs / Androids etc - my question is how user friendly are non-iPhones to back-up / update software etc?

See simple question from totally simple guy?

Nothing is as seamless as restoring an iPhone backup (from computer or iCloud) to a new phone to be back up and running quickly.
 

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I love Windows Phone 8. Great travellers phone with the best mapping solutions as a general rule (pre downloaded, no data required). I have been using Nokia, but have found support atrocious since the demise of the Nokia Care Centres and the requirement to send phones to Sydney at the centre of NSW (Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong) for repair (after son dropped the phone while in the WP8 Kids Corner). I have been waiting on a formal quote for what I consider a warranty repair for over a month. Lots of complaints have failed to get any result, even though the social media team have been trying to help.

Lesson. If buying WP8 from Nokia, make sure you have an Otter Box for it, and don't stress about Grey Imports from Kogan and missing the 2 year warranty - that warranty is not worthit. Alternatively, don't get a high-end Nokia outright.

Why would a dropped phone repair be a warranty claim? Warranty covers manufacturing faults, not user-caused damage.

Still, that's terrible that Nokia can't even get a quote to you.
 

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Why would a dropped phone repair be a warranty claim? Warranty covers manufacturing faults, not user-caused damage.

Still, that's terrible that Nokia can't even get a quote to you.

The 920 was marketed as a "tough" phone, able to withstand knocks, use your keys with the screen, etc. With a "Kids Corner" functionality - if it can't handle a drop, then it is not fit for purpose.
 

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Currently have an Iphone4S, although if I were to get another phone and get it part of the work phone account then Iphone is not recommended.
I need to work on the new boss to change his mind.
 

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Nothing is as seamless as restoring an iPhone backup (from computer or iCloud) to a new phone to be back up and running quickly.

Android backup was quick and easy via google cloud system. Restored to the loan phone then back to my phone when it was returned. Much the same as iphone but internet access required.
 
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Android backup was quick and easy via google cloud system. Restored to the loan phone then back to my phone when it was returned. Much the same as iphone but internet access required.
Ok so back-up system for Android is not PC based as well?

And what about auto upgrades of operating system? I have read numerous media reports where that is major shortcoming of Android - promised by some phone manufs but never delivered?
 

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Ok so back-up system for Android is not PC based as well?

And what about auto upgrades of operating system? I have read numerous media reports where that is major shortcoming of Android - promised by some phone manufs but never delivered?

Not sure what system the back up is based on just know it worked for me. Had no issues with auto upgrades up thus far either. Maybe there are problems but I havent noticed any.
 

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Currently have an Iphone4S, although if I were to get another phone and get it part of the work phone account then Iphone is not recommended.
I need to work on the new boss to change his mind.

Off topic but I will not let my staff have an I phone as I have seen abuse of I phones by staff both mine and customers as well.

I use to have an I phone in the fleet and it was the staff members life and when we did a phone swap it caused many issues as he had purchased apps for the i phone that was not work related I might add.

I understand the issue Bundy Bear.

My staff know that I will change there phone when I want to and it could be anything that I think will be good for what they need and it is not always a smart phone just to keep them on there toes.
 

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Off topic but I will not let my staff have an I phone as I have seen abuse of I phones by staff both mine and customers as well.

I use to have an I phone in the fleet and it was the staff members life and when we did a phone swap it caused many issues as he had purchased apps for the i phone that was not work related I might add.

I understand the issue Bundy Bear.

My staff know that I will change there phone when I want to and it could be anything that I think will be good for what they need and it is not always a smart phone just to keep them on there toes.

Ouch! Understand your sentiment as phones are expensive and staff at times treat them appallingly. Luckily I need a smart phone also helps take pictures like this Cessna Sovereign Citation thst parked next to my worksite earlier this week. Its out of the Gold Coast on a charter, giing to sit here for 4 days, goodness only knows what that is costing someone.
 

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iPhone5 and sticking to it as I'm well within the Apple Ecosystem with iPads and Mac Book Air's so the integration of all that is very valuable to me
 

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After Blackberry (brilliant in many ways, except browsing), and a HTC that ran out of system memory, I wanted something simple yet powerful. Took the Google Nexus 4, and haven't looked back.
 

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Up dated to the iphone 5 from a HTC Incredible S very happy with the apple but battery life could be better as I have to recharge overnight and again in the afternoon
 

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Currently running a Lenovo A820 (yes the PC manufacturer) which is a dual SIM 3g/2g, quad-core 1.2ghz phone running Android 4.1
Purchased off etotalk, a Chinese reseller fully cracked and with English installed.

For those traveling internationally a bit, and not needing a 4g/LTE phone, I thoroughly recommend the dual-sim phones,
and the prices are great.
 

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I am eligible for a new phone on my plan, but so happy with the iPhone 4 i haven't changed yet. (I have dropped it countless times, slammed it in the car door once). I was about to get an I5 but have heard horror stories about the Maps app, which I use a lot. To keep the old maps app, tho, i can't upgrade the software, which means that I can't upgrade most apps.
I have been tempted by the Galaxy note, most particularly for the note-taking feature, but my only experience with Android is an early galaxy tab, and it does my head in. For an apple lover, how user friendly is the latest android version (which food group are we up to?)
 
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I was about to get an I5 but have heard horror stories about the Maps app, which I use a lot. To keep the old maps app, tho, i can't upgrade the software, which means that I can't upgrade most apps.

That's interesting ... and completely wrong. Yes, Apple Maps is.. different. It's getting better, but still not perfect. You can just download and install Google Maps though, and the problem is solved.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8

I use Google Maps on my iPhone as the first point of call. If I am driving in heavy traffic, I actually prefer Apple Maps as their traffic data is so good compared to Google's - it's accurate almost to the intersection, so you can avoid traffic very easily.
 

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I am eligible for a new phone on my plan, but so happy with the iPhone 4 i haven't changed yet. (I have dropped it countless times, slammed it in the car door once). I was about to get an I5 but have heard horror stories about the Maps app, which I use a lot. To keep the old maps app, tho, i can't upgrade the software, which means that I can't upgrade most apps.
I have been tempted by the Galaxy note, most particularly for the note-taking feature, but my only experience with Android is an early galaxy tab, and it does my head in. For an apple lover, how user friendly is the latest android version (which food group are we up to?)

Use the free app from google for maps includes turn by turn navigation.
 
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