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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:35 am 
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Just looking at getting a new Samsung phone. Then I start to really look at the specs and where as my current has a removable sd card (So I can swap from old to new phone) the new phones don't, and some also have a non removable battery. Just like apple do :? But I don't want an iphone. Then again even with a removable sd card it can always be uploaded to a cloud or similar, pity the new s7 needs a mortgage to get one. Think I will stick with what I have until I have to change it.

What phone do you have, and are you thinking of changing it? if so to what?

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iPhone 5s,I love it. I've also got an iPad as well and they sync seamlessly with each other.


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Redmi Note 3. Imported to UK, several sellers have specials every now and again, would recommend it. High-end Chinese brand known for good Routers as well.

Review here very similar to mine, mine was highest spec 4G two hundred pound at launch, can be found a lot cheaper now.
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/budge ... h-3632081/

Innovative company responds to feedback and keeps in touch on forums. Works fine as a 4G phone and hot spot, has 'WifiDirect' to large screen TV, compares with specs of many more expensive brands, has good forums and regular updates etc. Has mods and roms available and can be rooted but already has European updated firmware and several variations, all Google store apps so far work on it no probs.

Small enough for pocket but big enough for use as reader/tablet. Mine has 3 GB ram and 32Gb memory, no sd card slot but free cloud. GPS, bluetooth4, compass and more. All work for me. Battery lasts a few days normal use, so far six months no faults or battery loss. I use a fake leather cover from ling mao, cost 5 quid, to protect it but was good without.


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You can get the latest Galaxy S7 (which does take an SD card) on a decent contract for only about £3 a month more than an S6 (which doesn't).


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iPhone 6. had iPhones for a while now. they do everything ya need em too.

there seems to be a iPhone or samsung thing these days.


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Galaxy S5 Neo - better battery life, better dust proofing and splash proofing than an SDS. Cheaper, too

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Update: My other half has just got a Samsung J3 (free due to Tesco vouchers) doesn't seem too bad.
It has a novel feature, you put the two phones back to back (after telling them you are going to do it) and it copies stuff from one to the other.

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someone-else wrote:
It has a novel feature, you put the two phones back to back (after telling them you are going to do it) and it copies stuff from one to the other.


Yeah, but put em front to front and nine months later, you have a miniature Samsung J3. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Samsung S5 and S7, just turn them on put them back to back and it transfers all the data, simples.


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iPhones and iPads sync data from either end of the planet.
When you transfer data in the same room has that not been on the go for like 15 years and called Bluetooth?


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Just got an Iphone 6s last week and so far it seems to be pretty good. I try to keep all app I don't use OFF and the batter goes up to 2 days and both cameras are pretty decent. :)


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Sony Xperia Z2

Possibly going to buy a Samsung S7. My boy has just the the S7 Edge and although too big for me, it is a marvellous phone.

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I have the S7 Dave and no complaints yet the S 7 edge is an improved S7 supposedly


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I've fancied getting the Samsung s7 edge. I've got myself into what Apple suck you into tho.....bought an iPad and have an iPhone which work sort of hand in hand and it kinda forces you to keep getting their products.


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So a bit like Festool then? :dunno:

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