1. ItsCourage's Avatar
    Okay, the title gives little information, so allow me to elaborate. I dropped my Blackberry Z10 on to a hardwood floor from the height of my breast pocket. I have a warranty with T-Mobile, and they gave 2 options, either replace my phone, or get a new one without any additional fees. The thing is, T-Mobile no longer carries Blackberry phones, so if I choose to get a new device, they will have me start paying for the new phone in monthly installments. I personally love Blackberry 10, but I really want to upgrade, should I get an Android device such as the Xperia Z3, or the Galaxy Note 4, or should I wait until I can get a Blackberry Passport/Classic?

    My needs include multimedia (i.e. pictures, videos, hdmi/miracast output), a long battery life, and a wealthy amount of location based services (on my Z10, I use Maps, ARKick, and Yelp). Can Android service my needs?

    I'll be asking this on the Crackberry Forums as well as the Android Central Forums.

    Thanks Mobile Nations!
    11-02-2014 11:18 AM
  2. SigmundSL's Avatar
    Almost any Android can do all what the Blackberry does. I'll prefer the Note 4 in this case
    11-02-2014 01:42 PM
  3. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Honestly speaking for most of your tasks, like media creation/consumption you'll find Android flagships way better.

    You can't go wrong either way, but a Note 4 may be your best bet in the options you've mentioned.

    Also some devices that you could also consider would include the Nexus 6 or Moto X 2014.
    11-02-2014 02:13 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Me too. I've had the Note 3 for over a year and aside from 3 dust specs under the screen protector (my fault), I love it.

    or get a new one without any additional fees. ... so if I choose to get a new device, they will have me start paying for the new phone in monthly installments.
    That's the part I don't get. "No fees" means not now, not later and not monthly - "NO fees". They don't want to charge you but they want to charge you? Or am I misunderstanding something.

    My needs include multimedia (i.e. pictures, videos, hdmi/miracast output)
    Even Chromecast will mirror a Note 4. I'm sure Miracast will (although I own a Chromecast, so I'm only guessing from my research about Miracast before they came out with the app that lets the Note 3/4 mirror with Chromecast).

    a long battery life
    Define "long". I don't think any but the most trivial Android phone will run as long as a BB between charges - but that's because it's doing so much more. An 18-wheeler doesn't get as good gas mileage as a Mini Cooper.

    and a wealthy amount of location based services (on my Z10, I use Maps, ARKick, and Yelp). Can Android service my needs?
    Maps and Yelp work fine on Android. (Maps works even better if you run MyDirections-Google Map ext.) There's nothing like ARKick for Android. It looks like a nice app. A little over a year ago, they said it would be coming to Android "in the coming months" - I guess they meant more than 15 months.
    11-02-2014 02:18 PM

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