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    Default Phone recomendations - principally for GPS navigation

    Hi
    I am looking for a new Android phone the main requirement being off line GPS navigation.
    I am thinking of using the Sygic GPS Navigation app.
    So what are your thoughts on phone & app.
    Thanks
    Roger
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    Default Re: Phone recomendations - principally for GPS navigation

    Largest screen possible. Gps is Gps.Personally, in an auto, I would get a dedicated Gps device for navigation.
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    Thanks for that. So your view would be any GPS enabled mobile would find and hold a lock as well as any other?
    Albeit not as good as a dedicated in car device? - I am keen on have one device.
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    I use my Incredible 2 often for GPS. I've never had any issues. I actually think it get much better once it got Gingerbread.
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    Do you use it successfully for GPS navigation without a data connection? If so which mapping do you use?
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    You didnt say what carrier
    If you get a Motorola Photon/Electrify/Bionic that would do what you want.
    In fact they make a car mount for the phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG_Toad View Post
    Do you use it successfully for GPS navigation without a data connection? If so which mapping do you use?
    I've never tried without a data connection. I'll give that a try and let you know.

    Whichever you decide on, get a car mount so you can plug it into your charger while in use. Using the GPS for navigation will suck you battery dry fast no matter which phone you choose.
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    I am with O2 in the UK.
    Will be really interested to here how the GPS works without a data connection.
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    Just don't get a samsung Galaxy s... by far the worst GPS in an android phone. I used my thunderbolt in Mexico without a data connection. Technically if you don't mind the space on the device, you can download entire maps of regions of the world so you don't need a data connection. In a vehicle, you should be able to get a lock decently (tunnels/parking garages will block your view).
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    I thought the GPS issue had been fixed in the Galaxy S II, do you think it hasn't?
    Which downloadable maps do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG_Toad View Post
    I thought the GPS issue had been fixed in the Galaxy S II, do you think it hasn't?
    Which downloadable maps do you use?
    I was talking about the original Galaxy S phones... I have no idea for Galaxy S-II as I would never purchase or even look at one... it will never get updated, just "leaks" teased in front of your face that aren't 100% functional.

    I use google maps. If you go into menu--more--labs you can pre-cache map area.

    "To pre-cache an area of the map, long press on the center of the area you'd like to save, then tap on the bubble. Or go to 'More options' on a search result details page. Then select 'Pre-cache map area'"
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    Thanks for the info. Is it possible to download all of the UK for example using Google maps? When I set off on Monday I don't know where I will end up on Friday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG_Toad View Post
    Thanks for the info. Is it possible to download all of the UK for example using Google maps? When I set off on Monday I don't know where I will end up on Friday!
    hmm... looks like It will only let me cache a 10-mile radius right now. When I was in Mexico City, I had the entire city cached and it was able to locate me in the middle of el bosque de chapultepec. I tried the united kingdom and that didn't pull up anything able to be cached, but "england" did.
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    Useful information, thank you.

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