I want to ask you guys what would suit me more. I can re-contract on my mobile plan and intend to have a 3G connection and a leading smart phone. You guys get what i mean... rolleyes.gif I currently have no data connection on my iPhone 4. Long story short, 2 years ago, i got a free Nokia C5-03, it magically broke down 1 year later. A few weeks ago, my sis upgraded to an iPhone 5 and handed me her iPhone 4.
Having used the iPhone 4 has been very complicated for me. I have always hated Apple (me prefering Windows & Linux). In a nutshell, i find that the iPhone feels like an incomplete product and i have to buy apps just for it to run like i expect a good smart phone out of the box. Dare i say, in terms of functionality and practically, my old Symbian was better. Before i used the iPhone, my friend handed me his Galaxy S3 and everything felt natural and logical. Not like iOS where i had to go through so many things to access something. It feels like everything is all over the place. I have never really tried or meddled with Windows in depth before, but preliminary testing suggest that it feels similar to Android. Navigating it feels as natural and logical as with the S3.
Of course, i want to narrow it down to the OS first. I welcome any suggestions on which exact smartphone model to get.
To better illustrate my requirements, i have listed down my smart phone needs below:
- Needs to be highly customisable (software wise)
- Large number of free apps and app support
- Must be able to plug-and-play/sync my calendars, emails and contacts with MS Outlook
- Better than average battery life
- Excellent support and update
- Able to accept Micro SD
- Be able to have free/support of commonly used apps like WhatsApp, Viber, etc.
- Call and SMS reliably as i do this more than using What's app, Viber, etc.
- A reliable default alarm clock that lets me type the alarm time (not scroll through some crappy wheel thingy) and set my snooze duration
- Write notes, organiser, reminders out of the box
- Access MS documents & .pdf for free
- Provide productivity tools out of the box. if not, numerous free ones in the store.
- Simple, fuss-free, no-frills phone management software
- OS can be easily updated everytime a new version is released
- OS lasts at least 3 years
Things i rarely do on my phone:
- Watch movies, youtube
- Listen to music
- Social networking crap like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Play games
- Take pictures and videos
In a nutshell, i need a workhorse phone. Reliable, practical and logical. I come from a background of learning PCs from MS-Dos to Windows to some Linux. Give me a Mac, i totally have difficulties using it. Help me out here guys. I just dont want to commit to an OS that is half-baked/has ZERO support/non-existing mainstream apps. I learnt my lesson when i got my Symbian 2 years ago. Thanks! tongue.gif