Searching for new phone

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Skylitfly, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone recommend me anything or just simply pick one of these three I've already considered?

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition 4G+

    or

    HTC One (M7) 2013

    or

    Nexus 5

    I'm trying to stay under 500€ limit.
     
  2. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    I have had the S4 and still have a Nexus 5, IMHO it is no contest, the Nexus 5 for me had by far and away the best experience of the two, in my opinion it is a far better phone. :)
     
  3. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Searching for new phone

    Nexus 5. You get quick updates and great dev support.
     
  4. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I have the M7 and the Nexus 5. Go with the Moto X.
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    For €500 you should be able to get the

    Galaxy S5,
    HTC One M8
    Z2 ......

    Why last years models? Loads of people get their bill pay upgrades and then sell them off. Each of those phones here can be picked up for €450/500 here privately still shrink wrapped. You still have full 24 months warranty with them from the manufacturer, and generally here the carrier has no issues helping you even if you weren't the original purchaser.

    I seriously would not even consider remotely close to €500 on any of last years handsets.

    If you don't want to buy privately check out the amazon European sites .it / .de / .fr and see if you can get decent deal on a 2014 model.
     
  6. Skylitfly, Jun 12, 2014
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    Skylitfly thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, except all this year models cost almost 700€. So 500€ quite significantly less.

    This is exactly why I'm looking for last year models. They have still solid internals to run basically anything you throw on them. (S4 BE 4G+ and Nexus 5 both have Snapdragon 800, which is pretty snappy.) And savings are significant.

    S4 4G+ costs 449€ compared to S5 which is 649€. I save 200€ and I get literally almost identical phone.

    M7 costs 469€ compared to M8 which is 699€.

    And well... Nexus 5 is 349€.
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Go to Amazon.de

    S5 = €535
    M8 = €545
    LG-G3 = €550

    + cheap or free shipping to any other part of europe.


    Also check prices on Amazon.fr & Amazon.it

    for example you can get the black S5 for €525 + 8.25 shipping on Amazon.it
     
  8. Skylitfly thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well... I checked the Amazon.de and I could get the S5 for 535€ + shipping + 60€ for 2 years warranty. This means I still pay pretty much 600€ for it. I would save 50€ compared to prizes in my country. Great.

    I still rather pay 449€ for S4 BE 4G+ than 600€ for S5.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    You don't need to add the 'extra' warranty. You get 2 years warranty as standard. You are just adding additional warranty with the seller / not manufacturer. Manufacturer warranty is 2 years standard anywhere in the EU and transferable.

    Why are you intent on making this difficult for yourself ?


    Fine, go buy last years model .... You can only help people who want to help themselves.
     
  10. Skylitfly thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well... think again. It's you who is making this difficult. I asked help on picking smartphone which is UNDER 500€. Preferably as close to 400€ as possible.

    And I'm not going to order it from amazon. I'm going to walk into nearest local store and pick it up.

    Also... can you really tell me anything real that the S5 does significantly better than the S4 BE 4G+ to justify the 100-200€ difference depending on where/how you buy it. And no... I don't care about the water/dust resistance.

    Honestly, I don't care a bit if my phone is from 2013 or 2014 as far as it's snappy, fast & does everything I ask for it to do. I don't care if my phone isn't the fastest and shiniest in the market. I asked for great phone for under 500€. Thats it.
     
  11. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Moto X. Have you looked into it?
     
  12. Skylitfly thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Seems like a great phone, and I surely will consider one. I just don't like the design of it that much despite of all the customization options.
     
  13. Skylitfly thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, you were right. :D Just ordered HTC One M8 :D

    Thought I didn't order it from Amazon. I ordered it from local dealer and paid the full prize for it.

    Still, couldn't be happier that I end up to 2014 model.
     
  14. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    lol I have to post it

    [​IMG]

    Enjoy your M8 :)
     

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