- 05-31-2012, 08:42 PM #1
I'm coming back to WP after a 9 month stint on Android. I don't care what apps they don't have yet, I miss WP. I've had 2 Samsung Focuses and a HTC HD7 before I went and gave Android a shot. I'm shopping around for a T-Mobile or AT&T phone I can use on Straight Talk, H20, Red Pocket or Jolt. Can't afford the Nokia Lumia 900 or any of the HTC Titans right now, but I wish. If you were me, which one would you get?
*Edit* I've narrowed my choices to the Samsung Focus Flash, the Nokia Lumia 710 or the HTC Radar 4G. Which would you pick out of these three?
Last edited by tbout; 06-05-2012 at 01:28 PM. Reason: change of plans
- 05-31-2012, 09:12 PM #5
It's a tough call between the Focus S and Lumia 710, but I'd say its for sure one of those two. Personally, I am not much for Samsung (their devices feel like cheap toys in hand), and love the Nokia exclusive apps, so I'd go for the 710. But if slimness and screen size are your biggest concerns the Focus S would be the way to go.
- 05-31-2012, 09:16 PM #6
My advice I am on Net10 AT&T Sim same has ST Program.
Focus S or Flash would be easiest to setup to work with Straighttalk and get all the features working. not sure about the Focus 2 if it has the Wireless Manager it should has well. The Apn Data in particular - MMS, TellMe, Bing Maps, etc..Has Samsung Wireless Manager you can fully edit the apn. And it you stick with AT&T Sim Card phone does not have to be unlocked to work either.
HTC and Nokia do have apps that allow you to change apn data. But not fully like the Samsung have so you have to live without some of the features until they can get the apps fully update or they get enough complaints to add the features..
- 05-31-2012, 09:52 PM #7
btw CorePC, why did you choose Net 10 over Straight Talk, Red Pocket, H20 or Jolt?
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- 05-31-2012, 10:32 PM #8
None of those let you stream though. If you care about music I would advise trying to find a titan 1 ,2 or another HTC WP. They have a sound enhancer app with SRS enhancements that can't be beat.
- 05-31-2012, 11:21 PM #11
Net10 I can walk into any store and buy them, versus st which is online or walmart only. The $5 difference between ST and Net10 is really not that much . Considering that would cost me that much in gas to drive to Walmart and back to get a ST card. I can walk 2 blocks to the store and get my net10 card. Has I do not own a credit card.
been net10 users for years and years did not want to lose my phone number..
streaming music if done lighty is okay, heavy data usage in one day will get you throttled or cut off..
tethering is not allowed..2 gig data is limit of data..but it may be carrier dependent AT&T or T-Mobile etc..
- 05-31-2012, 11:54 PM #12
Try Craigslist or Ebay. The Titan II, Focus S, or original Titan should be rather cheap NIB due to the "Smoked" promotion.
Titan and Focus S goes for ~250 USD and Titan II can be had for ~300 USD.
- 06-01-2012, 07:48 AM #14
Focus 2 should work if it has access to the wireless manager app, I do not have it yet so I am not sure. Perhaps somebody will chime in and confirm of app is present or not?
- 06-02-2012, 12:37 AM #17
If you can afford it, get the Focus S or the Lumia 900 which IIRC is cheaper. If you demand the best smartphone camera you can get, then the Titan II is the best choice.
If you can't, then get the Radar 4G. It has a FFC and a bigger battery than the Lumia 710. Just buy HTC Locations Maps for your Country and you're good to go (also valid for the Titan II).
- 06-02-2012, 11:06 PM #20
how many of these phone we mentioned got the lastest update to 8107 I believe is the lastest? Cause now I just read somewhere that AT&T is skipping the latest update or something like that
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- 06-04-2012, 03:09 PM #22
- 06-05-2012, 01:55 PM #24
I'd pick the 710 or the Flash. Just my personal crazy theory, but I suspect any current WP7 device with a 1.4Ghz processor might be the dividing line between upgrade to WP8, or not. (The Radar is only 1.0Ghz)
Bit of a long shot 'cause MS has been so tightlipped (and good on'em I say) but we might find out June 20th whether or not which if any phones will be eligible for upgrade to WP8. And then again, we might not.
There is a PentaBand version of the 710 available from Canadian sources. CanadaGSM has it for $230. You never know, that AWS 1700 band might come in handy if you ever want to switch carriers.
Also not discussed here at all is the Lumia 800. I think it's by far and away the most beautiful of all of the WPs. MS has been giving them out to dev's in the states, and there are a surprising number up on Ebay.
- 06-05-2012, 09:52 PM #25
Got the Samsung Focus Flash
Decided on the SFF because after looking at reviews and specs over and over again for days, I realized that SFF has almost the same specs as the Focus S and the Lumia 900, minus the nokia apps, bigger screen, better camera and probably better front facing camera. But I can live with that. Plus I just caught this baby on craigslist in mint condition with box, only used for a week, with a newly applied Anti-glare screen protector for only $125. I'm gonna recoup most of that back when I sell this Droid X in a few days. Thanks for the replies good people, feels good to be back on Windows Phone. See ya 'round the forums.
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