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Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Had it two years now and very happy with it and will upgrade soon to another similar Galaxy.

I use it mainly for messaging, facebook and the screen is big enough to read so wouldn't bother with a tablet.

I have a separate mp3 player for music.
I used to have a Note 2 and loved it :). Sadly enough I had to sell it to upgrade to my iPhone 6.
 

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The camera is a PITA. The flash doesn't work a lot, at least on my iPhone.
The camera's not as good as other phones, that's true. They improved it with the updates but it's still a ways behind others. We were talking about this today, about how much we get and expect from our phones: cinema, music, books, web, camera, diary, and a load of other stuff. Oh, and a long life battery. :lol:

The he battery on my iPhone doesn't hold as well since I updated to iOS 8, however. I wonder why that is. I have the iPhone 5...
 
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The camera's not as good as other phones, that's true. They improved it with the updates but it's still a ways behind others. We were talking about this today, about how much we get and expect from our phones: cinema, music, books, web, camera, diary, and a load of other stuff. Oh, and a long life battery. :lol:

The he battery on my iPhone doesn't hold as well since I updated to iOS 8, however. I wonder why that is. I have the iPhone 5...
My wife refuses to upgrade to iOS 8 for that very reason - everybody told her it would suck the battery dry.
 

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My wife refuses to upgrade to iOS 8 for that very reason - everybody told her it would suck the battery dry.
I haven't had much of a problem with iOS 8 on my iPhone 6 but maybe it's just the hardware.
 

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I wonder if a new iPhone 5s would run better? The battery life is about halved with the update...
I don't think that a new iPhone 5s would be better honestly. However there is a mophie battery case that can help you out :).
 

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iPhone - good camera, good built in hardware, supported by good paid applications. Very American.

Android - good for those who like to change gadgets because Google account can handle it easily. lots of free applications. more choices from Samsung, HTC, to China's products like HuaWei and Xiaomi. Also cheaper than anything else which good to play and throw away in one year life span. If you like tech, Android is more fun to have. Very Asian.

not much experience with Nokia / Windows Phone. Unpopular choice except for those who mainly use smartphone as "phone" only.
 
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iPhone - good camera, good built in hardware, supported by good paid applications. Very American.

Android - good for those who like to change gadgets because Google account can handle it easily. lots of free applications. more choices from Samsung, HTC, to China's products like HuaWei and Xiaomi. Also cheaper than anything else which good to play and throw away in one year life span. If you like tech, Android is more fun to have. Very Asian.

not much experience with Nokia / Windows Phone. Unpopular choice except for those who mainly use smartphone as "phone" only.
Actually, I like my Windows Phone for other reasons. It has a degree of customizability that is more than the iPhone (none) but less than the Android phones. It also come with a version of Microsoft Office, which I have found extremely helpful. I'm not going to create Word or Excel documents, or Powerpoint presentations on my small phone, but in a pinch, and for last minute things when I don't have my computer with me, this has been a lifesaver. I can have those files with me all the time - useful for sharing data with others when I am on the go. So I find it more work friendly than the other two platforms.
 

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Until recently I used a Blackberry alongside my Android Samsung S3 mini (the first 'touch-screen' phone I've actually liked). Now I have upgraded from the Blackberry to another Android: HTC 610. I have tried the Windows phone OS but I don't like it even though I rather like Windows 8.1 on the laptop, so for me it's Android all the way :)
 
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Yes, it has good compatibility with MS Office. But this features also widely available in Android version, although it is an 3rd party apps to deal with Office format.
True, but I never found any of those apps particularly satisfactory when I had an Android phone. There are other things about the Windows Phone platform that I find preferable to Android - for one, I think it does a really good job of integrating all my social apps. As for the pitiful apps store, yes, that is always going to be an issue. But honestly, the only apps I really miss are the extra games - and I don't particularly want to play many games on my phone anymore. Other than that, I have found every kind of app I have wanted. No, they don't have Google maps, but I have not been disappointed, nor led astray, by the HERE apps that I do have. In some areas, they have been more up to date than Google maps in my neighborhood. Perhaps the biggest things missing are a good YouTube app and Google Chrome - but due to the fact that both are run by Google, and Google runs Android, there are obvious reasons why Google won't allow such things. Still, I have gotten used to Bing and Internet Explorer.

Windows Phone is great if you are not looking for an Android phone or an iPhone. Much like the Surface tablets from Microsoft - if you want an iPad, you will be sorely disappointed. But, if you want a tablet that can also double as a PC, then it is infinitely better than the iPad. I also have a Surface - my wife has an iPad (she won them both in consecutive company Christmas parties!!!!). When she needs to type things up or print things off, she steals my Surface.
 

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Surface Pro 3 is an awesome laptop replacement. Runs iTunes too.
 

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I am a long time Samsung user. a Slider phone then an Galaxy Ace and now an S3.Never had any problems.Only upgraded with new contracts.
My daughter has had Various Blackberry's which were so unreliable and the iphone's she has had 4 and 5 were really twitchy. Both had to be completely replaced within months.
 

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I really am loving Android a lot too... however my iPhone 6 has been pretty reliable and my wife just got me a new UAG black case to house the phone in for extra protection.
 

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Still eyeing that wonderful Nexus 6 as a backup phone someday. Really liking it.
 
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