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    Tech What new phone will you get this year?

    So its that time of the year when our handsets are nearly a year old and we start to ponder over which model to get. I've got the HTC One which has been the best phone i've ever had. It looks OK, the speakers are amazing on the front, the screen is superb, battery lasts a full day, plenty of storage and its a year old and there aren't many phones that have come out since that are better.

    So what do I upgrade to? Normally after a year i'm itching to get rid, I HATED the One X and vowed never to get another HTC but when the one came out I couldn't resist.

    This year the HTC M8 doesn't seem to look much different than the M7 so i'm not sure it'll be much of an upgrade. Time will tell when its announced in March.

    Samsung S5, I was hoping for great things from the S5 and was expecting a more premium feel, less touchwiz and a sexy leather back but its just like the S4 but a bit bigger and faster so that's a no.

    Nexus 5 is cool but its not an upgrade, i'd swap my HTC One for one but only because i'm bored, in truth its probably not as good.

    So for now i've gone sim only leaving me available to upgrade when a decent handset comes out. What is everyone else planning?

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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    I would go for the s5

    My s4 is awesome, love it

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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    Avoid Samsung, they published shitty updates last year that went out untested, fucked my S3 up and colleagues S4s.

    You couldn't rollback and took them an age to fix, massively fucking careless.

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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    I always thought Samsung's were reliable but I've started to hear different things over the last few months. My bosses lost its IMEI number which is odd and was a right pain to fix. Maybe a Nexus 6 when they come out.

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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    Out of interest do you buy the phone and then 'move it on' after a year. I've been considering doing this as I to get bored. My HTC One X is coming to the end of the contract I tired to get rid after a few months but it would have cost a wedge. I too am looking for a new phone but find that the new phones aren't much of an improvement on each other.

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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippeyrude View Post
    I would go for the s5

    My s4 is awesome, love it
    This for me will put a diff rom on it anyhow so samsung shit is not an issue


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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    I'm still using my good old s3

    nothing has as come out since then that has made me want/need an upgrade

    i used to change my phones more than I changed my pants

    maybe I'm just getting old now and just can't be arsed with having the latest bit of glass stuck to my ear

    saying that I very nearly bought the nexus 5 but something held me back just don't know what it was though

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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    Would still be interested to see what happens with the Ubuntu Phone said to be coming this year ?!?!?!?!

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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by fanni View Post
    maybe I'm just getting old now and just can't be arsed with having the latest bit of glass stuck to my ear
    You cant be getting old when you are coining such hip phrases as "the latest bit of glass stuck to my ear"

    Could imagine napoleon using that sweet phrase ;-)

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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    I recon the new HTC will be a great upgrade over the One X.

    I've got two contracts, one for me and one for the Mrs but the Mrs doesn't need a smart phone so she's got a Moto G that I bought outright which means now she's out of contract I can upgrade her and keep the phone for myself. Both contracts started one year after the other one so one runs out each year meaning yearly upgrades

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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    i have a galaxy note one and had it for two years my upgrade is due on the 8th but i only use a small amount of usage my contract is about £21 a month been a cracking phone and i am still very happy about it i was looking at the Sony z1 which looks good great camera but there seems to be a couple of issue with screen raising and cracking so dunno about that one could wait for the z2 or the s5 but both will be way over my contract and the s5 seems like it will be faster but not much else except for the heart rate thing on it which doesn't appeal the z2 has a great camera again which i think would be good as that whats let the galaxy note one down that and the fact you only get 2gb for apps ffs, but gonna keep looking will prob go for the z1 as it is an upgrade on what i got in terms of speed and camera and nothing else is really impressing me at the minute without me spending stupid amount each month

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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    if your current phone runs the current highest version of the OS perfectly then there probably isn't much to look forward to in an upgrade. You may get a better camera but at the end of the day there's a large element of 'same OS, same experience' really.
    You may find that in 12months time when another few updates to the OS have been released that your phone is getting left behind, but if its still getting updates, I'd just keep it.
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    Default Re: What new phone will you get this year?

    My HTC One is running the latest version as its rooted and the updates come pretty quickly. I read an article last night that said the HTC One won phone of the year, despite the fact that it was released in March. Which means that the phone market peaked last year in the first quarter of the year and it was a really poor year for innovation. I may end up keeping it for another 12 months at this rate. HTC are releasing teasers for the new phone but its not going to be massively different.

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