I think I'll wait a few months...

I'm holding off for the Sony Z4 apparently it was shown behind closed doors at CES this week so did the Samsung S6 think both will be shown at Barcelona in March. Unless your an Apple fanboy there's no point in upgrading/buying at the moment as all the new phones will be out in the next 2-4 months
 

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That is very good news as I never buy new so the second hand price will plummet yet again and I will be able to pick up a fairly high-spec model for just a few quid.
 

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... before getting a new phone, there's no reason the Huawei won't survive that long.

Allegedly being released Q2 2015 and prices around $400 being bandied around for the 4GB system ram (2GB version announced at $199).


http://www.asus.com/Phones/ZenFone_2_ZE551ML/

I too am keen on this phone, but I have a friend who has the current model and although it runs on Android, it is filled with bugs.
The $400 and $199 prices that are floating about may well be true but I can see those being for the initial cost on a pay monthly plan rather than the phone price itself

Either way, I'm looking forward to it, Asus is a good manufacturer and it seems a powerhouse of a phone
 
I too am keen on this phone, but I have a friend who has the current model and although it runs on Android, it is filled with bugs.
The $400 and $199 prices that are floating about may well be true but I can see those being for the initial cost on a pay monthly plan rather than the phone price itself

Either way, I'm looking forward to it, Asus is a good manufacturer and it seems a powerhouse of a phone

I don't see the prices as anything to do with any pay monthly plan, that will be sim-free prices. What they will probably be looking for is to take on the likes of Xiaomi and Huawei in the high-mid class rather than try to go near Apple or Samsung high-end of the market.

And bugs in the software don't bother me so much, for the phone gets rooted and all the added crap gets removed VERY quickly after I get whatever phone/tablet. If possible, I change everything with a custom rom ASAP which then gives a pretty clean, smooth and faster OS.

The only small issue is the Intel Atom chip, for you can't use the ICS version of Flash Player as that doesn't like Intel processors and Flash hasn't been developed for Android for some time now. But there's plenty of porn sites out there that don't need Flash, so it's not a major issue.....
 
That is very good news as I never buy new so the second hand price will plummet yet again and I will be able to pick up a fairly high-spec model for just a few quid.

Watch out mate, you're at serious risk of conforming to national stereotype ;-)
Actually I agree, buying new is a mugs game, I prefer my iphone 5c to the iphone 6- fragile stuff is no use to me.
 
Android itself is fairly stable, it's only when manufacturers add their bloatware that it gets buggy

Which is why I have a strict "Root it and Remove it" policy for any Android device I have.
 
I heard that they are adding some new filters to the android apps market so that the quality of the apps will improve and also the software will be more stable. Do you know anything about that?
 
I heard that they are adding some new filters to the android apps market so that the quality of the apps will improve and also the software will be more stable. Do you know anything about that?

Would be a good idea, as long as they don't do any more things like remove AdAway from the market so people can't block the annoying ads that get pushed via games, etc. Wouldn't be surprised if they tried to remove "Superuser" apps to try and get in the way of people rooting the phone and being tied to Google.

Oh, and there are alternative "stores" you can use, look at F-Droid and App2IDE. I have a tendency to use them more for many things over the "offical" Google store.
 
Asus is a good manufacturer and it seems a powerhouse of a phone
My last phone was a Zenfone and it was great, a rral slick performer. My one complaint was that the battery life is Tonk and they're not really suitable for anyone who doesn't have regular access to recharging points.
 
... before getting a new phone, there's no reason the Huawei won't survive that long.

Allegedly being released Q2 2015 and prices around $400 being bandied around for the 4GB system ram (2GB version announced at $199).


http://www.asus.com/Phones/ZenFone_2_ZE551ML/

Look's a really good phone but do they do a mini version? I have a month left of a 24 month contract with a shitty HTC windows (a bad idea) but I do not want a massive block you can't slip discreetly into your top shirt pocket.
 
And now I'm in a real dilemma as it seems Huawei release the P8 next month with the 16Gb version reportedly €499...

Decisions decisions......
 
Company has finally managed to get the upgrade sorted out decisions decisons got till Tuesday to see if I still want the note 4 or should I got for the HTC M9 or LG 4...Hmm
 
Company has finally managed to get the upgrade sorted out decisions decisons got till Tuesday to see if I still want the note 4 or should I got for the HTC M9 or LG 4...Hmm

If you have the option, I would have a look at the Huawei Mate 7 in comparison to the Note 4, performance is fairly equal but the battery life seems to be a tad better. All depends on what you actually need.

But my dilemma is worsening as I see the One+1 is now available without invite. A decent phone that matches the performance of some high-end ones like the S5 but only comes in at around 2/3 of the price of the S5 (no contract price) whilst having 64GB of storage compared to the 16GB in the S5....


Decisions, decisions.......
 

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