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#1 2013-06-02 11:52:45

jms53
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Registered: 2012-01-24
Posts: 53

Choosing a new phone

Hi all,
I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S advance. It's good, but:
- issues connecting it to computer
- low on internal memory

Now that the S4 is out, the price for the S3 has dropped like crazy making it an interesting alternative. The Note II will also be at a good price range in a couple of months due to the Note III coming out.

If you own or have worked with these phones, I would like to know how easy it was for you to sync music/files with your computer, and any issues you have had.

Or, if you have another awesome smartphone, let me know what it is, and how easy it is to communicate between it and your #! box.


Thanks smile

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#2 2013-06-02 16:27:52

gutterslob
#! Resident Bum
Registered: 2009-11-03
Posts: 3,207

Re: Choosing a new phone

Last edited by gutterslob (2013-06-02 16:30:56)


Point & Squirt

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#3 2013-06-03 00:38:08

mrpeachy
20% cooler
From: The Everfree Forest
Registered: 2009-11-08
Posts: 3,460

Re: Choosing a new phone

Ive got the HTC one x from at&t, conneting it to my computer (running linix mint) via usb doesn't work 9 times out of 10.  I use airdroid for all my file transfer stuff.

(assuming your computer is part of a wireless network)

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#4 2013-06-03 01:08:07

annoyingbeggar
#! Junkie
From: Florida
Registered: 2013-05-30
Posts: 430

Re: Choosing a new phone

I have the Galaxy S Blaze (Galaxy SII in a smaller package) and when I plug it in by USB (everyday, since that's how I charge it) both SD cards pop up in Thunar. I use Paranoid Android (CM10 derivative) which may be the difference. I've never used the phone on stock android.


“I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people.” - Eduardo Hughes Galeano

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#5 2013-06-03 02:33:23

th3pun15h3r
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2011-11-22
Posts: 571

Re: Choosing a new phone

I just got a Droid Razr HD.  I was looking for a way to hook up my phone and the best and easiest way is to install airdroid on your smartphone and turn it on.  It sets up the phone like a server, and gives you an IP and port you type in your web browser.  type that in, hit enter, you now have access to transfer photos, videos back and forth between your phone and pc with ANY OS!  It is basically a wireless lan hookup and works really well.  That is how i got my music on it easily without having to upload music and then download it to google play (i have DSL so shitty upload speed).  I then just added a option to connect to my phone in my openbox menu.  Might check and see if you have the app available for your current phone.  Pretty nice for me smile.

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#6 2013-06-03 13:22:09

g33zr
#! Die Hard
From: Never Never Land
Registered: 2013-02-19
Posts: 635

Re: Choosing a new phone

Anyone using a dual-sim card phone?  If so, which one and why?

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#7 2013-06-03 13:29:06

uname
#! Junkie
Registered: 2013-03-15
Posts: 484

Re: Choosing a new phone

My next phone is with Vanilla Android, Firefox OS or Sailfish OS. Ok Android is not really free. But Samsung with TouchWiz and Windows Kies is like a prison for a linux user.

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#8 2013-06-03 14:18:32

annoyingbeggar
#! Junkie
From: Florida
Registered: 2013-05-30
Posts: 430

Re: Choosing a new phone


“I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people.” - Eduardo Hughes Galeano

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#9 2013-06-06 18:21:42

jotapesse
#! Junkie
From: Algarve, Portugal
Registered: 2009-02-07
Posts: 377

Re: Choosing a new phone

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#10 2013-06-07 00:00:42

g33zr
#! Die Hard
From: Never Never Land
Registered: 2013-02-19
Posts: 635

Re: Choosing a new phone

Many thanks Jotapesse, you provided exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Now I can compare and select--especially among Samsung phones.  smile

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#11 2013-06-07 09:35:47

jotapesse
#! Junkie
From: Algarve, Portugal
Registered: 2009-02-07
Posts: 377

Re: Choosing a new phone

^ You're welcome! smile

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#12 2013-07-23 12:21:57

CLuoay
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Registered: 2013-07-22
Posts: 1

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#13 2013-07-23 15:51:45

hashbanger
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 243

Re: Choosing a new phone

Technically I'd suggest Windows Phone, but it's not easy to pair it with a #! box...

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#14 2013-07-23 17:09:42

samdraz
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From: Earth
Registered: 2013-03-10
Posts: 233
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Re: Choosing a new phone

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