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Old 08-12-2008, 12:35 PM
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touch HD or Diamond?

Both very similar phones in my eyes, but i'm unsure which one to opt for.

The larger screen is obviously a bonus on the HD, especially as i want to use GPS and memory map etc. But, is the battery life better than the Diamond, which is pretty bad with GPS?
The downside of the HD is the size, although slim, i get the feeling it may be too big for just popping in your pocket in the pub, jangling round with your keys and spare change.
Anyone got an HD? whats the battery life like? and is the phone really too big to be practical?

The Diamond on the other hand, smaller (but copeable) screen, pretty much the same feature set, nice size and feel, but no internal SD card, which may pose problems with GPS software? Also, is the screen a little small when viewing maps?
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Old 08-12-2008, 3:29 PM
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If you have the option the HD is by far the more superior handset! Obviously coming after the Diamond it eradicated any issues etc. In general ive heard good things as well from all full time owners of the HD. It would certainly be my choice if it was between those 2.

Hope that helps.
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Old 08-12-2008, 3:57 PM
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i think you're right about it being the much better phone, i guess its all down to size.. i'm not sure i'd get on with the bigger HD. how do you find you iphone size? too big to be practical?
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Old 08-12-2008, 4:11 PM
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At first I thought hmm bit big. TBH I think its spot on now. For a touch screen to be good you need a decent size. Its like anything you get used to it and in some respects its nice to know its there in your pocket. Don't let that put you off you get used to it and really dont notice it like most stuff in your pockets... keys, wallet etc..

Defo go for the HD mate
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Old 08-12-2008, 4:27 PM
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you might be right.. i had a viewty before, and at first i thought that was big ! i'll take another trip to orange tomorrow and have another hold of the HD... then decide after that.

cheers for the advice..
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No worries mate... actually buying the right mobile phone can be quite stressful!
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Old 16-12-2008, 5:28 PM
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okay.. touch diamond now out of the running. Its a competition between the omnia and the Touch HD. Which one?

Battery Life
Touch Screeen Responsiveness
GPS
ease of texting

are the main factors... any opinions?
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Old 16-12-2008, 8:08 PM
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If you going to toss the Omnia into the mix I would rule it out for the Samsung M8800 Pixon. Its a newer phone and ironed out some of the glitches that the Omnia had. From the Omnia reviews by users on our website we know some users have had to send it back unfortunately to be repaired.

Don't get me wrong im not saying its a bad phone! Its not its a good phone but I would rather choose the newer phone which Samsung have released. It depends whether your going for a contract where the phone is free or buying it on pay as you go in which case budget comes into play.
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Old 16-12-2008, 9:09 PM
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ah okay thanks

the phone will be on contract, around £30/month, so i'll be paying between £70-100 for the phone from one of the various online shops.

The HD is back as the forerunner again i think... but i'll check out the pixon , and hopefully order one or the other tomorrow. I research everything thoroughly so it takes me ages to make a decision !
So, out of the pixon and the HD, would the HD still win by a lot?

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Old 17-12-2008, 10:17 AM
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the pixon is now out of the running.. the lack of navigation software for the GPS (GPS for geotagging only?) and the fact its no wi-fi has lost it, plus ideally i need windows mobile as this will occasionally double as an office apps phone.

So, back to omnia or HD.
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Old 17-12-2008, 3:06 PM
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LOL! sounds like you need the HD BTW I don't think you should be paying for the handset?
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Old 17-12-2008, 3:13 PM
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sorry yes, i meant 70-100 for the HD, not the omnia..i cant find thethe HD for free on anything other than £40 contracts.. thats too much for me (i'm using the company account for the contract), and it can only be £25-30 contract for 18 months max, which means a purchase price of 70-100 on top for the phone.

Ps been looking at the xperia now but i dont think i like the styling..
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Old 17-12-2008, 3:27 PM
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The Xperia X1 is lush mate! Its on the Windows platform as well. BTW the G1 I mentioned its not Windows it uses Andriod which is Googles version The G1 is available from 25 for free, the Xperia from 30 per month and the HD from 29.97 a month. Isn't looking fora mobile phone a mine field!
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Old 17-12-2008, 3:51 PM
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tell me about it.. i think ill have to check out the xperia again tomorrow then.. isnt it the same res as the HD but on a smaller screen?
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Old 18-12-2008, 4:09 PM
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well, an update.

Touch HD..
no matter how nice it is (and it is, very) i manhandled it in the orange shop today , and, its just too big. sorry HD. Just a bit smaller and you would have been a winner, no doubt for others too. I wont use it for a multimedia device, so not much point in me having it.

Omnia
This is a no no since i heard its error prone, and the GPS is rubbish for some reason, bad battery, overheating problems, so its out.

Xperia
This is nice !! Solid (but will that slide mech go problematic and scratchy after a few months? very probably). Nice looking, nice keypad (unless the light is above it, then you cant see the keys). Great screeen, good apps.. A real contender IF IF IF i can find it under £100 on a £25 18 month contract, and at the moment i cant.

Which leaves my original choice..

Touch Diamond.
Small, light, good res on screeen (although slightly small, the res is there to compensate), all the features of the HD. Nice to hold in hand, physical buttons and capacitive d-pad. Cheap on contract, good GPS. Bit dated now but still a good phone. Plenty of roms available. Battery poor but extended pack available. I can get this on 12 month contract for a good price, so i'm not stuck with it for ages like i am any of the others.

So, after all that.. the diamond it is !! unless i can find a xperia for that price, which to be honest i dont think i can.
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