Which phone??

#1
I'm due an upgrade shortly and I'm looking at possibly moving away from my iPhone (purely because it doesn't sync the contacts with my car, and it's ******* me off)

I am debating on a Nexus, or HTC.....or other??

I leave the floor open to you gents.

PS. Blackberry is out straight away, as I have owned a couple, and they're ******* gash.
 
#2
Don't be too hasty to ditch the iPhone. There's an iPhone 5 coming out in the near future, which should be much better than your current version.
 
#4
Don't be too hasty to ditch the iPhone. There's an iPhone 5 coming out in the near future, which should be much better than your current version.
The issue is with the way Apple use Vcards to store contacts. Unless this is changed I cannot sync my contacts with the car. At the moment I am using another phone, with another simcard, just to send new contacts to my car, one at a time. It's arrse.
 
#5
Android phone. It doesnt need to be jailbroken to customise it, unless you want to start adding custom firmware or similar. You can also add apps that are not on the 'market' (androids itunes),

I understand the simplicity of the iphone is a big selling point, but it is simple because it is aimed at retards, and locked to stop the retards from breaking it.

I use the desire HD, and had no dramas setting it up the way I wanted it. The wife has a Legend, and she did have a drama setting it up, but thats because she would be better off with the iphone. I set her Legend up after she failed, no dramas.

A mate has the Samsung Galaxy and loves it, but it is too plasticky for my liking. He was a VM and manages ok with it, proving Android phones can also be used by retards.

I got mine from here : Discount Mobile Phones Online . It came unbranded meaning that there is no carrier branded crap on there.

Going back to the market, https://market.android.com/ if you want to see what is available.
 
#7
Upgrade the car system?

small laptop or mini mac in the back running itunes, etc. Easy to connect a mifi to it.

Why do you need to sync contacts with the car.... surely the iphone has enough info for calling on the move?
 
#8
Just signed up for the Nokia N8

Never had a smart phone before but always had Nokia's it's a great piece of kit really esay to set up and use the camera is great
 
#9
Upgrade the car system?

small laptop or mini mac in the back running itunes, etc. Easy to connect a mifi to it.

Why do you need to sync contacts with the car.... surely the iphone has enough info for calling on the move?
I can't be arrsed to upgrade the car with a laptop etc. I can play my ipod through the car already. To be fair to Apple, it's the mercedes software that has an issue handling the way the iPhone stores its contacts. I can call through the iPhone whilst driving, but I want them all stored in the car, as that's what it does. I'm **** like that.

The HTC Desire HD looks nifty, anyone used one?
 

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#10
Can fully recommend HTC, mate, had one for over a year, no probs at all.
 
#14
but you could plug in an obdkey into ur car and then turn your iphone into your cars computer..... (see what your post did, I've nearly just purchased one following your post .... lol)
 
#16
The DHD I find a piece of piss to use.

Contacts are backed up to google and can be linked to any social networking sites you use (I havent tried this yet as I still havent signed up for any). I have linked contacts to chat apps, and that was simple.

I don't know about music, as I havent put any on there yet - I'd need to free some space up by removing some of the art films that are on there. Rock Player plays flv files if you have them ;)

If you want something simple, but with no 'real' customisation, stick with Apple. If you want something fairly simple, but with the option of total customisation, go Android 2.2/2.3 (froyo/ gingerbread).
 
#19
Personally own the Desire HD and love it, yeah it's a bit of a nuisance setting everything up but once it is set up, you'll never want to change and on the off chance you do? You can.

You don't have to go down dangerous roads of rooting and S-OFF'ing to customise the system.

The Nexus S is too plasticky for my liking but does run a pure breed of Android (No extra shit added, just what Google made) and because it's Google direct you'll be the first to get the Android updates, I think it's already on 3.0.

That said I agree with the quote; 'Noone does Android better than HTC'.

As Ringdoby said everything is backed up to Google, and you can expand the Memory capacity which is another plus (Saw a 16GB card for 15 quid on Amazon..). Music is pretty decent on the Desire HD aswell, so long as you select Dolby when using the speaker or it sounds gash and tinny.

I personally say Desire HD, feel free to pick my brains if you like,

BaBoomTish.
 
#20
I can't be arrsed to upgrade the car with a laptop etc. I can play my ipod through the car already. To be fair to Apple, it's the mercedes software that has an issue handling the way the iPhone stores its contacts. I can call through the iPhone whilst driving, but I want them all stored in the car, as that's what it does. I'm **** like that.

The HTC Desire HD looks nifty, anyone used one?
Yes. Absolutely. I had one until January, but it was stolen.

If it comes with Windows Mobile and you use Outlook it's great - I have a Windows Exchange Server Account and the phone transferred everything I needed - mail, addresses, calender etc.

The interface is great - it's a sort of iPhone for grown-up people. (It has the additional benefit that if you meet someone who doesn't have the same type of phone as you - iPhone - you won't bore the crap out of them for an hour telling them how good yours is and having to stick a laptop in your car.) Has GPS, motion sensor, very good camera and all the rest of the gubbins.

The only downside is battery life. If you use it extensively then you will have to charge it during the day at some point. That said, my replacement for it is a Nokia N900 and the battery life is no better.
 

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