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    Hi I have a iPhone 4 and I get to upgrade my phone in a week but I'm really stuck about what to get. I've had iPhones for the last 4 years, started with the 3GS now got iphone 4.
    I'm struggling with the decision of either getting the iPhone 5 or if to swap to android and get the galaxy s4 or htc one. I am getting a little board of my iphone but its a good phone.

    Can any one give me some advice on this, I do like the s4 and htc one but just not sure on them because of hearing about fault on the phones.

    Thanks Dan
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    Best thing you can do is just play with them. Go to your carrier store.

    Android will be a learning curve. I came from iPhone 4S to Galaxy Note 2. It took some time to learn to use Android again but so worth it to me.

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    I've had a little play with the galaxy s4 and seems like a good phone but only had a couple of minutes on it
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    I have been with opp phones myself, I got bored, and decided to try the galaxy note 2...I figured I could always come back, pay the stocking fee and grab the ip5... what happened is LoL I love the note 2.
    I used my dd upgrade, my acct still has two upgrades. As an iPhone owner I would've picked the HTC one, however I got to play with the galaxy phone and love it. They are both awesome phones and fit everyone's likes/dislikes etc
    I love the open format of android. Bring able to change keyboards, launchers, download my own ring tone without HAVING to use iTunes(not the biggest deal, BUT, its annoying) on and on..I also prefer how the pics come out vs the iPhone pics.shockingly so.very surprised I was.
    To each their own. My brother has the iPhone 5... tells me net a Samsung phone but... Each time he sees me he plays with it loll
    I'm so much like him I know he wants to change.
    Anyways... Check them out and decide.

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    HTC one or galaxy 4 wasn't out when I got the note 2

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    Yea I'm leaning toward the s4 at the moment just because off all the tech on it, has anyone had any problems with software on the galaxy phone like lag, I know the iPhones are really good when come to viruses
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    One thing I want to add, whatever phone you get, give it a week to get use to the Android operating system.

    The s4 had some lag issues for me and an update fixed all that. Some people complain about the S4 lag with all the features turned on. HTC One seems to be a smoother experience but you don't get the removable battery nor SD card slot. Since you are an iPhone user, you may not mind that. Also the One comes with 32gb standard.
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    Yeah got a 16gb iPhone and its full that's why I like the s4 with the expandable memory, I just not sure with htc one
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    Quote Originally Posted by veyron2142 View Post
    Yeah got a 16gb iPhone and its full that's why I like the s4 with the expandable memory, I just not sure with htc one
    Is it filled with media or apps? Pictures and Music can go on the SD card, apps can not yet do so. There is an update that is suppose to help resolve that but it has some draw backs.
    One of them being that people are stating that apps on the SD card seem to be limited to 50megabytes in size.
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    I've got a few apps but its mainly music got over 500 songs and over 700 pictures
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    Either the S4 or HTCO would be a great choice with the S4 being my pick. Try and make a couple of visits to your carrier store and use the devices. I suggest more than once or twice and see what fits your style based on your day to day routine. Think of what you'll expect from the phone and see if it meets those standards when you use it. It's hard to make a decision with so little time. Let us know what you decide to go with.

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    I went in about a week ago and got told that I can choose a phone like the s4 and I've got a week to play with it and if I don't like it can change it but think I will end up sticking with the s4
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    Quote Originally Posted by veyron2142 View Post
    Yea I'm leaning toward the s4 at the moment just because off all the tech on it, has anyone had any problems with software on the galaxy phone like lag, I know the iPhones are really good when come to viruses
    Viruses? You won't get any virues if you stick with the Google Play store apps. No one I know has ever gotten anything from anywhere on Android. The S4 does have some areas with slight lag like the gallery app and you will get a lot of bloatware with an Android phone from a carrier that you'll probably want to disable.

    Android will be a learning curve if its your first time trying it but its a better OS, in my opinion. HTC One or S4 are both great phones.

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    Yea I've never had a android phone and that's good on the software then, only reason I keep thinking of the iPhone 5 is because of ios7 coming out which look quite good
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    Quote Originally Posted by veyron2142 View Post
    Yea I've never had a android phone and that's good on the software then, only reason I keep thinking of the iPhone 5 is because of ios7 coming out which look quite good
    iOS 7 is still very limited. Its basically just a new look with added Android features . Its good for iOS though if you only want an Apple device.

    If you go iPhone I'd just wait for iPhone 5S.

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    Yea was thinking of waiting for the 5s but don't know if can wait that long to get a new phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by veyron2142 View Post
    I went in about a week ago and got told that I can choose a phone like the s4 and I've got a week to play with it and if I don't like it can change it but think I will end up sticking with the s4
    There's typically a restocking fee. If you don't mind paying that, then it's no problem.

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    The assistant told me its free if its within the first 7 days but I'm thinking it will take longer to get used to a android phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by veyron2142 View Post
    The assistant told me its free if its within the first 7 days but I'm thinking it will take longer to get used to a android phone
    +1 (Free)

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    You definitely need more than 7 days to decide if you like it or not. I think it's enough time to decide if you want to invest in learning it. :-)

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    Yea I got the whole week off next week so will be able to sit and figure it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by veyron2142 View Post
    Yea I got the whole week off next week so will be able to sit and figure it out
    Let us know what you decide to go with and how you like it. If you have any questions feel free to ask and we'll do out best to help.
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    Thanks appreciate the help
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    Give Android a try. The iPhone 5 isn't going to be significantly different that your 4, so you more or less know what to expect. You have 2 weeks to decide if you like it or not (30 days if you go to Best Buy for your upgrade). You may not be entirely used to the phone at the end of that "trial period", but you should have a general impression of whether or not you like it. I have had both, and both are good phones. I personally like Android better. My wife has an iPhone 5 and she likes that, and I think its a great phone. It really is like choosing chocolate or vanilla ice cream. Both are good, you probably will like one better than the other, and no matter how many people you ask, you won't know which is your favorite until you try them both.
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    Well just been into my local O2 shop to upgrade as my contract is renewed today and asked for a galaxy s4 but haven't got any in stock and don't know when there getting any in, so asked about iPhone 5 but they only have iPhone 4S in stock. Not very happy all they said was ring customer services
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