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Old 18 September 2013, 13:09   #11
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Hi guys

Got to agree about my 4s, its been probably the best phone i have ever owned....only issue is that the stand-by button on the top right stopped working about 6 months ago... PITA!

My phone is part of a group business contract so i can change if j wanted to without any financial commitments on my behalf i just don't know which direction to go.

I love my iphone but hate the fact that i feel "manipulated" by Apple what with Itunes and all the paraphernalia that comes with it.

Surprised no one on here has mentioned the fact that the Experia is IP67 rated...... Handy on a rib i would have thought.

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Old 18 September 2013, 13:17   #12
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Surprised no one on here has mentioned the fact that the Experia is IP67 rated......
I didn't know that, interesting
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Yes but...

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Old 18 September 2013, 14:02   #14
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I'm no Apple fanboy, and iTunes drives me up the wall, but for me the iPhone goodness far outweighs the bad bits.

Anyway I've got so many apps that I use that Apple would have to screw up really badly for me to jump ship now!
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....and iTunes drives me up the wall......
ITunes has to be the worst pile of shiet ever foisted upon man, that & Ios6.0
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ITunes has to be the worst pile of shiet ever foisted upon man, that & Ios6.0
Seconded...

I don't think they could made it more complicated and less ergonomic if they tried.... Plus i always dread sync'ing just in case i lose my songs or apps......

And why does apple have such an aversion to Flash? (and USB sockets on the ipad) The Youtube app is all but useless as a result!

Thinking about it, Iphones are a bit like wives..., cant live with them, cant live without'em..... And your always tempted to have a play with your best friends model :-)

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I'm in the same boat (no pun intended) Got 3 Iphone 4 between us, loads of apps, B&W Zeppelin dock etc, so we are pretty much tied into the franchise. There's nothing wrong with the phones & we are out of contract. The phones do everything we want 'em to do & I see no reason to cough up to change for what is essentially a minor update. Personally I think the smartphone has probably reached its pinnacle for the foreseeable future, with the Manfs now competing on price & minor tweaks for the fanboys.
At the risk of going off topic this is easily the best piece of kit I've bought in the past couple of years....absolutely FANTASTIC
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Old 18 September 2013, 15:17   #18
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Just for anyone with an iPhone 4 (not the more powerful 4S) and thinking of upgrading to iOS7, I would suggest waiting to see if people start commenting on performance issues before deciding to take the plunge.
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Problem is i have something like 600 odd songs on my Iphone and don't want to lose them.

Can the be transferred across to an Android phone?
there will be a way - depending on whether you want to manage them (off the phone) in iTunes or not will depend on how complex (and possibly legal) the solution is.

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Also, two of my vehicles have ipod enabled stereo's which have a dedicated charging and music control facility.... Is there a way i can convert the plug to another brand of phone manufacturer? An adapter maybe?
this is probably the main advantage apply has - is third party 'plug ons'. Other manufacturers haven't defined a standard that would allow you to snap the phone onto a speaker or charging station etc.

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Anyone on here have any experience of the Experia? I use my phone about 70% for work (emails etc..) and the rest for pleasure.
I use both regularly. I also work with people who regularly use a variety of smartphones. All like the user interface, display quality etc on the Experian Z. The water proofing is certainly a major plus point for most people on here. It can make charging a little bit of a pain - the solution to this is the charging dock - which may go someway towards the above question too, although I am not sure if it connects to your stereo etc?

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an iphone is still way easier to use than the Samsungs.
I'm not convinced by that. Like switching between mac - linux - windows some things are easier on each, but mostly the one you are familiar with is the easiest to use. Once you regularly use an Android device and then try to do something on an iPhone that needs 5x as many clicks and swipes you may not agree.

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If your after a new look you'll have to wait for the iPhone 6
In reality its a tried and tested design - its unlikely the 6 is going to be radically different.
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I buy cheap second hand ipods from Ebay and put them in my various vehicles and sync them all with my itunes account.

It used to be important for me to have all 4200 tunes shareable across all devices including the phone but not now.

After having a 3, a 3s, a 4 , a 4s and a 5, I changed to a Galaxy 4s I found it was cheaper to buy cheapo ipods and use the phone for .. hey .. phoning ... cos I kept having to buy 64GB phones ..

for the 64gb 5s they now want 700 stroll on !

The 4s was the best of the bunch the 5 was better but more of a 4s ..s

Samsung havent cracked it either their o/s is buggy and not faultless like ios

The 1080p display of the samsung and its display size are awesome as is the camera, but its got a lot of other gimmiky crap in it, so Im toying with going back to my '5'as a good solid reliable blower


But dont forget this ! ... as everyone clamours for the 5s .... if you went and spent the big bucks ... everyone else is going to get ios7 along with you (or the newer iphones anyway) and get their own 'iphone upgrade' wont have fingerprint recognition but a whole lot of stuff that 'will' be in the latest gear

The Sony is a nice phone although Ive never owned one so cant comment .. the gadget freaks seem to think the HTC one is top of the heap at the moment followed by the S4 and the Sony
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