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If you were to upgrade your phone now, what manufacturer would you choose?

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Need to do some research for a university project that's due Tuesday and need some data quickly from an array of sources. (Will be collecting tomorrow at 12pm). Question: If you were to upgrade your … Read More
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6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Need to do some research for a university project that's due Tuesday and need some data quickly from an array of sources. (Will be collecting tomorrow at 12pm).
Question: If you were to upgrade your mobile phone right now, what device manufacturer would you choose?
Or if you have recently upgraded, which manufacturer did you choose?
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6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
Samsung
#2
Whats your research about?

If its "which brand is most popular and why" it sounds like a school project to me.. :)
#3
Google. (Pixel range)

Edited By: cecilmcroberts on Dec 04, 2016 23:17
#4
Android users will vote this down. IOS has a simpler interface. It isn't without issues but I don't get along with Android. Also iCloud works when upgrading my phone, syncing all of my contacts and data across devices no fuss. With android for some reason old numbers appear or contacts appear as duplicates and I end up deleting all and starting from scratch.

Price wise, top of the range from both android and iOS devices are relatively similar but you can easily get a budget android phone which is a big positive to android whereas apple are generally overpriced when comparing lower models to android spec equivalents.

I also feel my data is more secure with Apple.

That is my opinion. Good luck!

Edited By: 2minutenoodles on Dec 06, 2016 21:22: .
#5
Oneplus
#6
HTC again. Samsung never again. iPhone never ever again... unless it's for my 4 year old.
#7
sony xperia
#8
However ticks the boxes
Great camera
Top processor
Great glass
Good size
Enough ram
Well built
Great battery
Sd slot
It should be easy these days,take the best parts from the best phones and put them altogether simple
#9
any
#10
samsung
#11
oneplus, upgraded in August. if it was now then still oneplus.

money no object, Google pixel xl
#12
waynehardy
oneplus, upgraded in August. if it was now then still oneplus.

money no object, Google pixel xl


I would presume you bought an OP3. If anything if it was myself after they stopped making the OP3 rather quickly that would really put me off them as a company.
#13
Oneplus.

Why pay more for other brands which are so overpriced, even the new Oneplus 3T at its new higher price is still quite a bit cheaper than its competitors, yet the spec is better or equivalent.

Someone please remind me how much is an IPhone 7 plus, 128gb version?
#14
Samsung
#15
Lg.
#16
Not really fussed, I just use my phone as a phone and texting. Moto g is cheap, cheerful and totally does what I need.
#17
huawei...camera specs make me drool
#18
Samsung
#19
Inquisitor
Whats your research about?
If its "which brand is most popular and why" it sounds like a school project to me.. :)

Just need a few stats to throw in a progress check presentation, a question like this doesn't even scratch the surface of the research that I am currently carrying out. Looking into the saturation of HTC within the mobile market.
#20
Thanks all, keep them coming.
#21
Pixel XL
#22
OnePlus
#23
sony - great hardware (I have the Z2) <
<the phone is a workhorse!
#24
Apple
#25
Samsung, the Note 7 was a blip, it's still a brand you can trust.
#26
SkatePalace

Need to do some research for a university project that's due Tuesday and need some data quickly from an array of sources. (Will be collecting tomorrow at 12pm).
Question: If you were to upgrade your mobile phone right now, what device manufacturer would you choose?
Or if you have recently upgraded, which manufacturer did you choose?

I have been an Apple user since iPhone 3G - iPhone 5 and then upgraded to Android with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which was like using Windows and going over to MacOS which I did not like very much. But since using the Note 3 i love it, the flexibility with android is awesome. BUT since last month I have chosen to go for an iPhone 7 Plus which I am getting used too but still cant get over not being able to install Vuze etc.
#27
Huawei, specifically the Honor range.

Best value for money at the £300 price point.

Excellent camera and build quality
Outstanding fingerprint sensor that is far superior to Sony and Samsung's offerings. Plus you can set the fingerprint sensor to open specific apps. I've set it to single press to launch the camera, double press to launch my bus ticket app, and long press to open the infrared blaster control
Did I mention it has an infrared blaster?
Stunning design
OK battery life
Dual SIM, or single SIM with a microSD card
1080p screen
Good call quality
Added Huawei EMUI software features such as knuckle screenshots, scrolling screenshots (which I find useful)

I came from an iPhone 6 and have previously used a Smart Ultra 6 and Samsung phones in the past.

I think Huawei are doing things right. If they implemented water resistance, wireless charging and VR in their upcoming models then they'd seriously hurt sales of their competitors.

I must say though, if the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was more affordable I'd have probably opted for that. However I'm extremely satisfied with my Honor 8 right now.

Edited By: preecey on Dec 05, 2016 10:27
#28
davnav
However ticks the boxes
Great camera
Top processor
Great glass
Good size
Enough ram
Well built
Great battery
Sd slot
It should be easy these days,take the best parts from the best phones and put them altogether simple
I think you mean Huawei? Silly autocorrect :)
#29
The_IMF
HTC again. Samsung never again. iPhone never ever again... unless it's for my 4 year old.


Hi, interested to see what you think of HTC. What do you think?

Edited By: SkatePalace on Dec 05, 2016 11:09: typo
#30
Huawei for me, p9 awesome phone for under £200
banned#31
I'd buy the Tesla phone
#32
Huawei
#33
OnePlus
#34
At the moment still struggling to replace a 2yr old plus Samsung Note4. shicked that there still isn't anything out there comparable, everything else seems to miss a tick box.
#35
Uridium
At the moment still struggling to replace a 2yr old plus Samsung Note4. shicked that there still isn't anything out there comparable, everything else seems to miss a tick box.
I am in the same situation. I think S7 edge and Pixel XL are very comparable to my Note 4
#36
traywins
Uridium
At the moment still struggling to replace a 2yr old plus Samsung Note4. shicked that there still isn't anything out there comparable, everything else seems to miss a tick box.
I am in the same situation. I think S7 edge and Pixel XL are very comparable to my Note 4

a few month time the S7Edge will be replaced though...bad time to buy one now.
Think I'll just treat my note4 to a new battery and wait for the Note 8 now....besides I think I'd miss the screen off Note function on the Note If I went to a non Note phone now

Edited By: Uridium on Dec 05, 2016 14:24: typo
#37
SkatePalace
Inquisitor
Whats your research about?
If its "which brand is most popular and why" it sounds like a school project to me.. :)
Just need a few stats to throw in a progress check presentation, a question like this doesn't even scratch the surface of the research that I am currently carrying out. Looking into the saturation of HTC within the mobile market.

Interesting, so you are looking at saturation of HTC within the mobile market from an end customer pov?
would it be better to look at it from a business profile perspective and what they have/have not done to keep up with the competition?

I work in the electronics industry and albeit Im not personally overseeing such companies and their new designs (my colleagues are), I hear a fair amount of movement in this sector, its definitely not end customer driven. Its "who can make the most unique thing, get a one up on competitors, and get the marketing team to sell to customers" :). ie, who actually needs finger print recognition or curvy touch screens?

To answer your question (if the above is out of your remit):
I originally went HTC Hero (woop woop), amazing phones at the time, an alternative to iphones and nokias?
stopped at Desire HD, and flirted with Samsung a few seasons before having a Note 2 for very long term.
Went Xiomi as I felt they were the next "up and coming", and it was cheap as chips then moved back to Samsung Note 5, got a Honor 7 for the Mrs (was originally going to mine tbh). I would go for another Honor again when/if my Note dies.

I had my Note 2 for 3-4 years, it just didnt die, it got stolen in the end... I keep modding it and it kept getting better and couldnt' really fault it.. I expect similar things with my Note 5 tbh, so it will be a long wait. Its a shame Note 7 was a flop. I think by Note 9 I will be ready for next change lol.

Edited By: Inquisitor on Dec 05, 2016 18:23
#38
Apple - everything else in our house is Apple and it makes life so much easier.

Also, when it comes to renewing a phone etc, the trade in value is considerably greater with an iPhone or iPad than the equivalent Android phone
#39
Cakeboy79
Apple - everything else in our house is Apple and it makes life so much easier.
Also, when it comes to renewing a phone etc, the trade in value is considerably greater with an iPhone or iPad than the equivalent Android phone

Power/Performance > Price? Xiaomi Mi 5 (which will be on par with any of the latest phones anyway at half the cost).
Price > Power/Performance? Apple/Samsung.

Unfortunately, Apple are beginning to get a little desperate. Cheapest laptop is now 20% more expensive than the previous year for the same model. Stocks are insinuating a small decline too, down Circa 5% over the past few month.

Intrigued as to the next big player is, I'd take a punt on Xiaomi.

Even Microsoft have took a big leap with the Surface PC. Apple are just rehashing devices Jobs "made".
#40
Xiaomi as long as you dont need a camera or warranty can not be beaten

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