07-02-2012, 01:45 AM #2
- 5,699 Posts
- Hey, what did you expect ?
9900/9310 + Playbook remains my choice.
You may ask that type of question into appropriate sections. "I'm movign from ..." or devices specific into mobile fusion brands sites.
- CrackBerry User
07-02-2012, 01:47 AM #3
- 61 Posts
Where are you coming from? (What was your last phone?)
If you like customization (You can make it LOOK like WP to an extent even, if you like that), Galaxy SIII. If you want a slick systemwide UI, WP8 (But note that you cannot change most of the UI elements like you can in Android). And if you want to burn money, iPhone 5.
Just kidding about the iPhone but I haven't used it before so not sure.
Disclaimer: This is me coming from an Android base so you can expect that my opinion is slightly biased towards Android. Also, I like modding my phone a lot so Android gives me the perfect platform.
- 07-02-2012, 05:12 AM #6
If i HAVE to choose among the 3 above, i would go for WP8. (Personal preference)
- The design of the UI is nice.
- It has great system wide social integration (i think one of the best amongst all platform). - The UI is smooth and optimised. (Even on single core processor it will put many higher spec android devices to shame.)
- Windows NT kernel
- Ecosystem. (Now, i'n not just talking about apps. I'm talking about the services Microsoft provides. Eventually most of them will be unified, or already have been. eg. Zune, XBox Live, SkyDrive, Windows 8, Skype, etc. And Microsoft does have a lot of them, plus they have the cash too to make WP8 work.)
- it has lots of potential.
- Syncing content (especially videos) is a PITA. There's no USB storage mode for current devices (not sure about WP8 though). Zune somehow needs to optimise the video before syncing. I tried syncing 4 short 5 mins clips and it took ages. Despite having already converted them to the correct format and resolution.
I have a Lumia 800 and to be honest quite like it, and would use it as my daily driver if it has BIS, better battery life, and notification lights. (Personal preference) Frankly, it seems like BB10 will be able to fulfill most of the items above, or at least the ones that really concerns me.
Of course i could come up with a whole list of likes and dislikes for other platforms as well. I have used iOS for at least 3-4 years, i have a lumia 800, and had for a week or 2 a Galaxy Note running GB, later ICS.I have tried to use all of them as my daily driver, so i know quite clearly what i like or not in each of the platform. I'm still leaning towards BB10 though. Ultimately, you have to make your own choice, its your dough, your choice.
Last edited by Alex_Hong; 07-02-2012 at 05:18 AM.
- CrackBerry Newbie
07-02-2012, 05:23 AM #7
- 9 Posts
S3 goes right out the window for me: too big and ... quad-core? The preview WP8 and iPhone5 both do beautifully with just dual-cores. Personally I don't trust a platform that looks so power-hungry when the competitions matches looks & functionality without the same HW requirements.
That's not to say Android isn't a viable contender, just not the HW-out-of-control Samsung.
- 07-02-2012, 06:36 AM #10
Surely part of the answer revolves around what ecosystem you are already using or heavily invested in?
sure you can fudge but if all your photos are on picasa, you use gmail, google drive you'd go one way, if like me you use exchange, office, skydrive you might go another..
I treat my phone as a pipe to the ecosystem rather than an end in itself.
- CrackBerry Addict
07-02-2012, 07:05 AM #11
- 737 Posts
I disagree. This is the best place to ask what is the ideal alternative from a BB user's perspective. We all loved our BB's and that's why we used them, but now that it looks like there's a strong possibility that BB10 won't see the light of day we have to start looking at our options.
Besides, there's no logic in asking the question in the "appropriate sections" since those replies will obviously be biased to that platform.
- 07-02-2012, 07:08 AM #12
- 07-02-2012, 07:30 AM #13
I would first ask yourself what services (e-mail, cloud storage, etc) do you currently use? That would be the lead question, and you can go from there. Get to a store and spend some time using each device. Ask for dummy units so that you can hold each in your hand. The GSIII, for example, scares some folks because it has a 4.8" screen and is made w/ plastic. Hold it, however, and 1) it feels good in the hand, not too big and 2) it actually feels solid (some folks forget that the GSII is plastic as well, but solidly built).
My personal preference would be to lean GSIII or WP8 before looking at the iPhone 5. I say that simply because I feel restricted in terms of what I can do on an iPhone (wife had an iPhone 4 for two years, so I had plenty of use). However, if you are looking for something streamlined and easy to use, the iPhone might just be the device for you.
As for security on those phones, it is the most overblown issue on CB.com. Unless you are somehow buying illegal stuff on Silk Road on your phone, you will be just fine.
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-02-2012, 08:22 AM #14
- 199 Posts
- 07-02-2012, 08:23 AM #15"i lean against the wind, pretend that i am weightless--and in this moment i am happy" -incubus
- 07-02-2012, 08:33 AM #16
- 07-02-2012, 08:38 AM #17"i lean against the wind, pretend that i am weightless--and in this moment i am happy" -incubus
- 07-02-2012, 08:45 AM #18
LOL!! No worries . I head my little heart set on picking one up in October...but if I have to wait til Feb-Marchish it won't be that big of a deal (for me). I still want one. And I want to play around with the SGS3, WP8, Nexus Tab, and MS Surface. I need to start working a LOT of overtime to afford all this!
- 07-02-2012, 08:56 AM #21
I would like to how much people are invested into android. My guess is most just use the free apps and don't have much $$ into it.
Use them all and see what fits. Then try bb10, next year.Sent from me using my fingers. Be pantless in 5K. Febreze - for more than smells.
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- 07-02-2012, 08:58 AM #22
- 07-02-2012, 09:15 AM #23
Pretty easy decision.
iPhone 5 (Not out yet)
WP8 (Not out yet)
Looks like the SGS III wins by default.Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum...
Blackberry 9900 (v220.127.116.119 Rogers/BES), Playbook (v18.104.22.1684) | Rooted SGS III
- 07-02-2012, 09:33 AM #24
I will probably go iPhone 5 just because I am invested in the ecosystem at this point. However, I am highly intrigued by WP8 and Windows 8 for that matter. Having a near common interface across a phone, tablet, and computer is compelling.
If you are invested in Google services, like me, then either the iPhone or GS3 should be your choice. If you are willing to use skydrive, hotmail, etc, then WP8 or iPhone.
They are all strong choices. I think security wise, I would rank them WP8, iPhone, Android for sure.
- 07-02-2012, 09:34 AM #25
On BB, I'm subscribed to BBM Music and I bought Weather Bug Elite, BeBuzz, and BeWeather.
And I completely agree with using all the platforms that you're interested in to see what fits the best.