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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2015, 07:42:56 PM »
Get a phone with sufficient storage, NOT a microSD card. Here's my story:

-I had 2 files, A & B, in the internal storage, I wanted to move to micro SD card
-file A moved to MicroSD/Movies, tried to move file B to same folder, "cannot move file. The device has either stopped responding or been disconnected." So I tried restarting the phone while it's still connected to my PC
-Now Computer/ASUS_T00P on Win 7 is blank. No "internal storage" or "MicroSD"
-here's the best part: I go back to my phone& see that Movies folder VANISHED from /MicroSD which means file A probably probably also gone

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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2015, 06:10:26 PM »
I'm thinking about buying the Lumia 640 XL when it becomes available in the US: http://www.gsmarena.com/microsoft_lumia_640_xl-review-1250.php

For a great number of reasons, I'm fixing to move away from Android (and probably other Google services). $650 is too much to drop on an iPhone, so this looks like my next best bet. At any rate, my Nexus 4 is definitely showing its age. Anyone have experience with Windows Mobile? The forthcoming support for Android and iOS apps makes it even more appealing..

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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2015, 06:20:04 PM »
I have been using Windows Phones for the last few years now (plus an Android to check things out and compare)

I have used them from the Samsung Omnia 7 on to now the Lumia 925 and am very satisfied still with how things are working, although I do not really like the trend towards the 'hamburger menu' at the top left. I prefer to be able to use my phone one handed (but then the screen size has to be not to large either)

Looking at what is coming (W10 and Continuum) I am very interested in what is going to happen later this year.

I think the 640XL is a good choice, if you want you can add the Microsoft Band to the mix (tried is for a week which is 6 days longer then the fitbit lasted :) )

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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2015, 10:32:09 PM »
Bought the Lumia 640 (not XL), and I'm loving it. Everything is so sleek and dandy. Got all my data and apps up and running without any trouble.

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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2015, 01:55:52 PM »
Switched from a Sony Xperia Z1 to an iPhone 6 Plus. I need it unlocked since I travel a lot, and non-Apple unlocked phones are a pain in the butt to find in Canada. The battery on the Z1 started wearing out way too fast since the Lollipop upgrade.

Gave it an honest try, but god damn is iOS awful. Returning it and switching to a OnePlus 2 when it comes out.  :lol:
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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2015, 03:25:26 PM »
I'm considering buying smartphone with price limit 150 Euro, but even more expensive phones aren't drop-proof. I can't put 150 Euro in trash.


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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2015, 09:47:23 PM »
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Just invest in a good quality protective case and you'll be fine. A case that advertises itself as being "rugged" or one that has/uses silicone (such as Otterbox, Ballistic, or the Griffin Survivor) usually provide the best protection, not to mention peace of mind. Each brand has it's own selection of different models/types of cases to choose from. Depending on how much protection you're looking for and how you usually handle/use your phone on a daily basis, you should be able to find something that you like. Sure, some of the options out there may be bulky (which a lot of people complain about), but if you really want to protect your phone so that, as you said, you're not putting money in the trash, isn't it worth it?

I personally go with Ballistic cases because they have additional/extra silicone padding in the four corners of the phone for extra protection from corner drops. Specifically, I use/have the Tough Jacket Maxx for my Galaxy Note 3.  Despite what was said in those 2 drop test videos you posted, in terms of severity as well as in terms of what happens most often, phones will suffer the most damage when they are dropped and land on their corners. After that, comes landing flat on the front, then the sides/top/bottom, and then flat on it's back.

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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2015, 06:40:46 PM »
Currently using iphone 5 for the last 2 years,
considering to upgrade to newer iphone this or next year. :D


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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2015, 01:47:25 PM »
Pretty good, but I'd rather see a slider, so you can have actual tactile controls.

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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2015, 02:09:31 AM »
Damn, I remember wanting a StarTac because it flipped up like the Captain Kirk communicator. :lol:


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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2015, 06:02:44 PM »
Just invest in a good quality protective case and you'll be fine.
Every phone needs case which is designed for it. I will be limited to products/brands which are available in stores in my town.
I will probably buy successor to Lumia 535. For Lumia 535 I found cases without detailed description which cost $10-$15, but it isn't clear if some of them can really protect $110 phone.
http://www.krusell.se/en/product/90025-1
http://lumiaconversationsuk.microsoft.com/2015/02/05/microsoft-lumia-535-flip-case-cc-3092-unboxing-and-hands-on/
It is possible that phone with case won't fit into pocket or it will bend. I won't do drop/bend tests and there are probably no videos.

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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2015, 01:52:48 AM »
Every phone needs case which is designed for it. I will be limited to products/brands which are available in stores in my town.
You can always order online through a manufacturer's website, or search sites such as Ebay or Amazon for something specifically designed to fit the phone you have.

For example, this one person I know purchased this case off of Ebay for less than USD$15 (that's including shipping costs). Don't let the price fool you; a lot of times, these sellers buy their stock in bulk, so they are able to sell them for really good prices. It is a 2-part/2-layer case that is thin enough that it easily fits in his pocket but that also protects his phone quite well (which is good for him because he has a tendency to drop it at least once or twice a week  :lol: ).
- http://www.ebay.com/itm/HEAVY-DUTY-TOUGH-BUILDER-SHOCKPROOF-KICK-STAND-HARD-SILICONE-MOBILE-CASE-COVER-/201348557576?var=&hash=item2ee14f2b08


I will probably buy successor to Lumia 535. For Lumia 535 I found cases without detailed description which cost $10-$15, but it isn't clear if some of them can really protect $110 phone.
http://www.krusell.se/en/product/90025-1
http://lumiaconversationsuk.microsoft.com/2015/02/05/microsoft-lumia-535-flip-case-cc-3092-unboxing-and-hands-on/
If the case is not advertised as being "rugged" or as being made of silicone, it's not going to provide the same amount of protection for your phone if you drop it. Both of the cases you have linked are "flip cover" cases, and upon looking at them, they're just made of thin plastic. They'll provide some limited protection from scratches if you put your phone in your pocket and also have your keys/loose change in them, but if you were to drop your phone, they'll probably do nothing. I have seen several of my students using this type of "flip cover" case, and yes, a few of them have dropped their phones, and all of those phones suffered damage (cracked/broken screens).


It is possible that phone with case won't fit into pocket or it will bend. I won't do drop/bend tests and there are probably no videos.
Unless you make a habit of wearing pants that are "skin tight" on you, the majority of phone cases (even the rugged/silicone/"bulky" ones) out there are designed so that they can fit into your pocket. The few that cannot are usually the ones that have/use a belt clip (like the one I have) or they tell you that if you use them, you should be keeping your phone in your purse. As far as whether or not it will bend, well that's not really an issue of the case, but rather, a problem with the phone itself.



In the end, it is your choice, of course. After all, it's your phone that you want to protect. When it comes to cases, there's a bit of a trade-off that you must be willing to accept when you're looking at form (usually "Do I like how it looks?" or "Will fit in your pocket?") versus function ("Will it protect my phone if I drop it?"). Just keep in mind that cases that are advertised as "slim" or "sleek" will likely fit into your pocket easier, but THAT is what they're designed for (i.e. they are designed more for looks/pocketability rather than protecting your phone from drops), so you'll need to be extra careful when you handle your phone. You can find rugged/silicone cases out there that will fit in your pocket, though you may have to search online instead of limiting yourself to what you can find in the stores in your town.

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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2015, 10:29:42 PM »
Switched the iPhone 6s. Love the design, power, and apppppps.

Lumia 640 was great for its camera and battery life, but not much else. I plan to keep it as a testing device, at least. Windows Phone 10 looks interesting, and Android app support might be cool.

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Re: Mobile Phone Discussion / Survey THREAD!!
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2015, 07:53:49 PM »
Will running the Android OS help keep BlackBerry in the mobile phone business?  Only time will tell.

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