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    So my sister is interested in getting a Windows phone. She's currently using blackberry and got tired of it and she's not really interested in getting an iphone.

    She asked me what phone to get, the best one from windows phone, the most expensive, solid, not looks cheap, plasticky, modern, thin, good battery, preferably with aluminium/metal casing, etc etc...

    She actually went and look for lumia, but since it's not available yet, the store only showed her the Nokia N9, and she doesn't like it. She said it feels like a teenager phone, feel cheap and plasticky. (Not really sure if Nokia N9 and Lumia are exactly using the same material). But she doesn't want a Lumia either (if it's like N9).

    She wants something that can stand against apple phone in terms of built and material. Then it hits me... dang.. Windows Phone sort of doesn't have any... I'm using an HD7 myself, and I agree comparing HD7 with nokia N9, my HD7 still feels more solid than N9, I kinda feel the N9 looks like a toy. I agree with my sister that N9 feels cheap (at least compared to my HD7).

    So can anyone recommend a solid wp phone that feels really solid?

    Please, no flame war, this is a legitimate question from my sister. Otherwise, she's unfortunately have to get the iphone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rabit1 View Post
    So my sister is interested in getting a Windows phone. She's currently using blackberry and got tired of it and she's not really interested in getting an iphone.

    She asked me what phone to get, the best one from windows phone, the most expensive, solid, not looks cheap, plasticky, modern, thin, good battery, preferably with aluminium/metal casing, etc etc...

    She actually went and look for lumia, but since it's not available yet, the store only showed her the Nokia N9, and she doesn't like it. She said it feels like a teenager phone, feel cheap and plasticky. (Not really sure if Nokia N9 and Lumia are exactly using the same material). But she doesn't want a Lumia either (if it's like N9).

    She wants something that can stand against apple phone in terms of built and material. Then it hits me... dang.. Windows Phone sort of doesn't have any... I'm using an HD7 myself, and I agree comparing HD7 with nokia N9, my HD7 still feels more solid than N9, I kinda feel the N9 looks like a toy. I agree with my sister that N9 feels cheap (at least compared to my HD7).

    So can anyone recommend a solid wp phone that feels really solid?

    Please, no flame war, this is a legitimate question from my sister. Otherwise, she's unfortunately have to get the iphone.
    Titan. Or the upcoming Titan II, if you live in an LTE area. Both of Samsung's wp7 phones are plasticky. If Tmo has good coverage in your area it's worth looking at the HTC Radar. It's a smaller device, which could make it easier for her to use if she has small hands, and shares the metal unibody design element with the Titan. It has less storage and a slower processor, but the speed difference will be barely perceptable, as wp7 is still smooth as silk. It also edges out the Titan in battery life, but the Titan holds its own here.
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    Nokia Lumia 900 or HTC Titan 2 are way to go if you are in LTE area. March 18th I believe is the release dates on those. Should have high quality look and feel in hand and battery life should be good with the battery size they have, but the reviews will tell soon enough. All said above are good points as well.
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    I agree about the Titan and Titan II. The Titan has a metallic unibody that feels great in-hand. It is also big, so it will catch people's eyes more than just another iPhone. However, I'm not sure where you are from, as I didn't even know the N9 was available (or at least on display) in the US. Maybe if she didn't like the N9, she could try a white Lumia. It has a glossy finish, instead of the usual matte finish.
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    Have you looked at the Dell Venue Pro? Its a generation 1 phone but it is one of the better made device. dell just makes some sweet hardware.
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    Hi, unfortunately Titan 2 is not available here in Singapore. And so is dell venue pro. Or are they?
    Also titan 2 casing goes back to plastic if I'm not mistaken.

    If lumia 900 is using the same material like 800, i'm sure my sister won't like it either.

    Wp has to be brave and comes up with an undisputable best of best flagship phone. Otherwise...

    anything with metal, 64gb memory, hi quality camera, thin, modern design. Gorilka glass and powerful batery

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    Have you considered that Fujitsu Phone?
    That is truly a monster
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    Yeah only the Fujitsu seems to have all the qualities you look at. Maybe it's best to wait.
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    Ruling out the Lumia, leaves only the Titan.

    However IMO the Lumia is better built than the lot, but I'm biased ;)

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    HTC fans will have your head taken of for saying that. Sorry HTC fans but super LCD just not cut it on today's super amoled plus world.
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    There's not a big difference on my Titan's SLCD screen compared to my Omnia 7 apart from blacks not being quite so black.

    The colours are far more normal / natural looking than Amoled. Whites are pure white no blue tint.

    I absolutely love the screen on my Titan compared to my Omnia 7 Winterfang. :)

    I was very worried about going non amoled but, i needn't have worried a bit.

    I can see it in bright sunshine too just like my Omnia.

    HTC done a good job with their Titan's SLCD screen.
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    I went to AT&T and compared both the Titan and Focus S screens side to side and I found the Focus S to be a lot better.

    I liked the design of the Titan better though and felt more comfortable on the hand, but I wasn't a fan of the screen at all. I wouldn't find myself wanting to buy it never.

    That being said, is the best Windows Phone right now and I didn't notice any pixelation, like reviews said.
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    Oh well, we'll have to agree to disagree on that one Winterfang. :D

    Just love my Titan's screen. :)
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    Is too big >=(
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    I find it just right, can't imagine going back to a smaller screen now. Even the Lumia 900 is smaller. :(

    Not by much though, so maybe not notice it too much. :dry
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    Now that I'm 99% convince I'll change to AT&T the decision for the Lumia 900 and Titan 2 is tearing me apart.
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    Well once the Lumia 900 arrives and you have a play, you'll have to chose one, decisions, decisions. :)

    You won't be the only one wondering Winterfang. :)

    I hope 3 UK get the 900 so I can just get it on my upgrade. I don't think they will have anything else new available, but who knows.

    They already have the 710 and 800 but I'm not wanting any of those.
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    Yeah the thing is, I like the design and screen of the 900 but the 800 camera is bad. And the 900 seems to be the same thing, I don't know who Carl Seizz is but he should be rolling on his grave to have his name on bad cameras (even if he is alive)

    The Titan however already has a superior camera (I took various pictures at AT&T store) and the Titan 2 will have a better one.

    Also the Titan 2 design is miles better than the original one so both should be pretty devices...

    When is Mobile Congress going to come? It feels like no matter how much time passes is always two weeks away.
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    It's ony a week awayfrom tomorrow Winterfang. The world holds it's breath. :D

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    The better pull out a Sega Saturn and announce that the phones are already on AT&T =).

    I guess we will also know if those phones will upgrade to apollo. Can't wait.
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    Nokia Lumia 900 or HTC Titan 2
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    Both, I guess the Titan will be more expensive so the 900 might be a better option and it's pretty =)
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    One thing I know is HTC devices seam to have QC issues. I'm not sure if it all devices that have issues and I just know more about HTC because that is what I have owned or if HTC really has a problem. One thing I do know is my next devices will not be HTC devices. I am rutting for the Lumias but I think I am going to pass on a launch day purchase and wait for others to point out what issues they are having. One issue I have with the 900 even before the launch is the fact you cant remove the battery, I have see issue with Windows Phone that required a battery pull to reset the device I couldn't turn the device off the only way to get it powered off was a battery pull. What do I do if this happens with a Lumias. Do I have to wait for the battery to run out? That could take hours.

    I like the quality of the Dell and the screen size of the Titan for now I am carrying both and using each for diffrent reasons.
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    I had that problem with the Ipod Nano I have. It froze and I couldn't turn it off.

    Btw what is GC? I really want to know everything, I know that the current Titan had call quality issues and Nokia had the battery one. Nokia dealt with the problem but HTC doesn't seem to.

    Edit: I don't think you can take the Battery on the Titan II either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    I had that problem with the Ipod Nano I have. It froze and I couldn't turn it off.

    Btw what is GC? I really want to know everything, I know that the current Titan had call quality issues and Nokia had the battery one. Nokia dealt with the problem but HTC doesn't seem to.

    GC is QC for quality control spelt with a G.... stupid spell checker... spot on with the HTC seams to ignore issues thing. In defense if HTC though this issue might only be an at&t issue so HTC might be waiting for at&t to take care of it. I'm not sure
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