Linked by David Adams on Sun 31st Jul 2011 19:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nielsen's latest smartphone numbers show Apple's iPhone by far the most popular device among mobile computing hardware, but Android in a strong lead as the most popular OS. But while it's great to have choices in hardware, it can certainly be maddening to have to choose, especially if you don't have the fortitude to keep up with what's new on the market. So, dear readers, for the benefit of those who might be in the market for an Android handset, which one is best?
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Galaxy S II FTW
by kuraegomon on Sun 31st Jul 2011 21:00 UTC
kuraegomon
Member since:
2009-01-05

I have one. It's fast, stable (so far) and has a really purty screen ;)

If you don't like Samsung's thin and light (read plastic) design philosophy, then the HTC Sensation.

Got to be Honeycomb, and - if you're going to spend smartphone-type money right now, then it's got to be dual-core, I think.

Please note that I bought my phone outright, then shopped for the data plan that pleased me. If you can save $15 (or Euro or whatever) a month that way, you probably come out even, and maintain the flexibility of being able to leave your provider on 30 days notice ;)

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RE: Galaxy S II FTW
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 1st Aug 2011 16:59 in reply to "Galaxy S II FTW"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I think you mean gingerbread, as honeycomb is tablet only.

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RE: Galaxy S II FTW
by joshv on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 10:49 in reply to "Galaxy S II FTW"
joshv Member since:
2006-03-18

Wife has a Galaxy. If you like waiting 30 minute to forever for a GPS lock (literally, this phone effectively lacks GPS) and watching your charge drop for 100% to 50% while you wait, yeah - great phone.

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RE[2]: Galaxy S II FTW
by adinas on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 13:24 in reply to "RE: Galaxy S II FTW"
adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

Upgrading to 2.3.4 seems to have improved this issue

Edited 2011-08-02 13:24 UTC

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RE[2]: Galaxy S II FTW
by JAlexoid on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 15:17 in reply to "RE: Galaxy S II FTW"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Are you sure it's SGS2? Not SGS1?

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