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    Smart Phone suggestions

    Anybody got any input on Android smart phones? What's good, what's bad... what to avoid? I'm soon to replace an aged LG Ally, and want to get something that'll have decent on-board memory so that I don't get out of memory errors in 6 months as everything updates and gets bigger... Thinking towards Samsungs, but open to others. Slide out real keyboard is nice, but not essential anymore. Durable for work is important... that or Otterbox or similar tough case available.

    So -- any suggestions or input?
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    Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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    I have had a Samsung Galaxy SII for a few months, great phone.

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    Cruising along with a HTC Inspire. So far I'm loving it. However, I do believe there are faster and better phones. Mine has not updated from it's original software yet.
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    I will take my iphone 4GS over any android phone anyday.
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    My HTC Desire is pretty nice.
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    Casio G'zOne Commando

    Quote Originally Posted by Jks9199 View Post
    .....Durable for work is important.....
    You don't mention what carrier you have or want, but if you want rugged, then you should take a look at the Casio G'zOne Commando. It is on Verizon, thus it is CDMA. There is also a CAT B10 due out soon, which will probably be for A Fee & Fee. Both of my sons are into swimming in school, so rugged and water resistant is important. I bought used Motorola Defys for both of them. Since I am on T-Mobile Even More Plus I buy my own phones. It saves a fair amount of money by not paying to get a "free" phone.

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    My Galaxy Nexus is in an Otterbox Defender. I've sat on it with no problems.

    Review of said case: Otterbox Defender Review w/ HQ Pics

    There is also this:
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus Hard Cases - Android and Me

    I wish the last one was out when I ordered mine. It is newer and might be better. Check Amazon for cases though. If you pay $50 you are getting ripped off.

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    Wife just got the Motorolla Razor Maxx. Im probly getting one this fall as well. The battery life is double regular smart phones, has a nice big screen and is pretty tough, not as tough as the Casio, but pretty good for a smartphone. I have the Casio Ravine flip phone and can testify to them being waterproof (went swimming with it) and pretty much indestrutable. The software for them is a bit old and outdated but they are tough. Its all about sacrifices... toughness for performance, battery life for lightness.

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    I have a Samsung. I like it decent enough. I only get smart phones because mine's free when the wife buys hers. Wouldn't care if I had an old flip phone as long as I can call and text.
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    I have the Galaxy Nexus and love it....with one exception. The external speaker isn't very loud, so it's hard to watch video clips or listen to music if there's much background noise around you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gopherpuckfan View Post
    I have the Galaxy Nexus and love it....with one exception. The external speaker isn't very loud, so it's hard to watch video clips or listen to music if there's much background noise around you.

    There is an App for that: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...9pZC5sdmgiXQ..

    I'm running a stock Nexus and it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    There is an App for that
    Apple legal team descending on Five-0's house in 5, 4, 3, 2...

    If the MAXX turns out to be your choice there's a decent deal through Amazon to get it on Verizon for 150 and 40 dollar credit on your bill. Not saying that's my pick, just noticed the advert. Looks like the 40 bux works with any 4G phone purchased there through this evening.

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    The Maxx is a fine phone. For battery life it is the way to go. I fell in love with the Nexus's screen. You can get an extended life battery in the Verizon store for 50% off though. Having a phone with a higher resolution screen than my big screen TV uses juice.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    There is an App for that: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...9pZC5sdmgiXQ..

    I'm running a stock Nexus and it works great.
    Thanks. Already have it and still not very satisfied. For a phone that was supposed to be an iPhone killer, Samsung really dropped the ball on the speaker. It's tough to hear GPS directions in my truck if I have the radio on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    You can get an extended life battery in the Verizon store for 50% off though.
    The extended battery the same form factor as the original? T-Bolt extended juice box was a brick, new backplate, cases didn't work, cue fiasco. Earlier Verizon battery sale was nice in selling me a Rezound battery to slip in there though, now all is good.

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    I know the extended battery will fit with my Otterbox and that other case I linked. I still have a stock battery as I plug the phone in at my desk and in the car.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gopherpuckfan View Post
    Thanks. Already have it and still not very satisfied. For a phone that was supposed to be an iPhone killer, Samsung really dropped the ball on the speaker. It's tough to hear GPS directions in my truck if I have the radio on.
    If your truck does not have bluetooth, does it have an auxiliary jack? I use my vehicle speakers for GPS and Pandora. It is not the "speaker". It is the internal speaker settings.

    "Galaxy Nexus Tip/Trick - Improve Low Speaker Volume"

    Oh, it does kill the Iphone. My wife went with a 4S and it isn't even close.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    I'm rocking a Galaxy Nexus also. Pretty happy with it, it does what I need it to do.
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    we are going to the droid bionic for our department device. i have one and love it.


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