Cell phones forum: What to buy, Apple-iPhone5-iOS OR Samsung-GalaxyS4-Android

by: axxo2 December 23, 2013 9:27 AM PST

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What to buy, Apple-iPhone5-iOS OR Samsung-GalaxyS4-Android

by axxo2 - 12/23/13 9:27 AM

Hello everyone,

I am a system administrator and I need to get a new mobile phone to get downtime warnings and such when I am not in front of my computer.

I am not much of a mobile user, so please bear with me.

I currently have an iPhone 3G (recently reset to factory settings to no avail) but I believe it's time to switch for a couple of reasons:
-Mobile phone "switch off" button doesn't work anymore
-Opening any website results in Safari crashing
-Opening "app", "messages", "phone" response is slow
-Problem reading SIM from time to time
-I can't install any app, I get "this app requires a new iOS version"

I tried to upgrade iOS in the past but it became crazy slow and went back immediately.

I know in recent years mobile devices processors etc. have been improved a lot (I have been as slow as Intel to realize it).

I have been disappointed by the discovery I can't install ANY application anymore, I don't want to switch for any such reason in the future (I am not a buy for the sake of buying).

The most important things for me are:
-performance and stability (OS and browser)
-can install any app, especially ssh apps now as well as in the future
-price of course

Things I will use are only "Messages", "Phone", Safari and SSH.

If you want to recommend another product feel free to do so.
For example looking at this figures
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_mobile_phones#2013
HTC One seems to be a good horse too.

Please advise,
Thanks,
Your hopeless smartphone noob Jo.

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