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Poll: Which smartphone would you have if price wasn't an issue?


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amonra

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I would like the new Galaxy4 just to lord it over my other half.

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rdave13

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For me it would be the Nokia Lumia 920.

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Al94

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Thanks for the link, didn't know that.

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chub_tor

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Woolwell It's ok if you use Google mail contacts and Google calendar which is exactly what I do. I have never used Kies.

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Quickbeam

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I voted for the Nexus 4, but in reality, I'd still use my slimline Nokia 700 for actual phoning!

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Quickbeam

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I voted for the Nexus 4, but in reality, I'd still use my slimline Nokia 700 for actual phoning!

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Quickbeam

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...crossed line?

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bremner

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As a dedicated Apple fan it would take a great deal to lure me away from the iPhone as it integrates seamlessly with my iPad, iMac and Apple TV.

That said the iPhone5 has been for me very underwhelming and the S3, which a number of colleagues have, seems to offer much more. Much I have read so far about the S4 seems gimmicky and with an ever bigger screen it gets closer to a phablet than a phone.

I would not currently change as Apple must to get back in the game and the iPhone 5s / iPhone 6, due in the late spring, will simply have to be very good to keep up and extremely good to overtake Samsung.

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Woolwell

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chub_tor - The problem lies with the sync of Outlook with Google Contacts and Google Calendar. I never found a way of satisfactorily achieving a sync of Google Contacts and Google Calendar sync was a bit hit and miss with two way ops. My problem lies with the fact that Outlook is my main email, calendar and contacts program and has been for many years. iCloud syncs far better than Samsung/Google.

The other problem I found with Kies that it wouldn't even let me view the phone's contacts and this was I suspect because I had imported Facebook contacts into the phone. Slow connection and sometimes no usb connection put me off Samsung.

Until you have used Apple iPhone and iPad and how they seamlessly integrate with even a Windows PC it is only then that you realise how far behind the competitors are. Yes the Samsung S3 is very good and has possibly more features than the iPhone5, is quite a bit cheaper and as a phone may be better, but it is the overall package that swayed me.

Having said that if you don't use Outlook then the Galaxy S3 may be the better choice.

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chub_tor

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Woolwell - I don't use Outlook now. Used to for Contacts as it has that nice little Credit Card view but never used it for email and now I don't use it at all. Google just works fine for me and I can access my Calendar, my Contacts and my mail wherever I am.

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