New smartphone needed

By Dragooness
Sep 8, 2014
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  1. AT&T service

    I have had an IPhone, found they are fragile, have bad battery life.

    I do need to access personal email

    Do not need to edit documents

    I would prefer a micro sim

    Either a long battery life or a easy way to switch them out

    I do play a few games on my moble

    Any advice?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    ...Budget? You realise any smartphone with removable battery will satisfy your requirements.
  3. Dragooness

    Dragooness TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No budget, and no, not "any phone". Just about narrowed it down to android, just don't know what phone is "better" and I don't want an awful phone for two years
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    Btw: battery life is directly related to the kinds of service you enable by default. These are known to be battery-life-suckers:
    • enabling location services for everything; restrict to only mapping is a great savings
    • disable chat/email PUSH and use only PULL. (ie: don't arm access just to get notification, just enable when you access the service itself
    • surprise, pictures frequently enable location services too, so disable that too.
    • unless you plan on accessing a hotspot or your home router, disable wifi
    • and also consider disabling Bluetooth unless you have an earpiece.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,160   +198

    Bang for buck = moto g ( can not remove battery, but lasts 2 days under normal use for me)

    Money no issues = HTC one M8
    elemental likes this.
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Get S5 then.
    • Overall good product
    • Water resistance rating
    • I'm sure there's an avid modding community out there.
    • Removable battery, with battery save mode on stock ROM.
  8. Johan George

    Johan George TS Rookie

    Another GREAT phone would be the Sony Z3 compact !!
    Its really good :)
  9. elemental

    elemental TS Member

    I have a moto-g and find most other phones laughable for normal users. excellent phone all around and it's tough. dropped mine face first and heard that dreaded "smack" of everything breaking. absolutely nothing happened it. IF it ever falls apart I'll get another one
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    My wife loves her Galaxy S5!

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