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As mentioned elsewhere my current mobile is possibly due for retirement, so it's time to consider it's replacement. I'm currently on a sim only 30 day contract with Meteor & I've no intention of signing up to a different provider so I'll probably be buying the phone outright.

At the moment I have a Windows Phone, however as WPs haven't really taken off I think the next phone will be android based, so time for some questions before I change platform :

1. I currently use Outlook, I presume I'll still be able to use that & the calendar function will sync ?
2. My WP allows me to edit & sync windows docs using OneNote Online & Word etc with OneDrive/SkyDrive, what's the alternative to this on Android ?


I'm in no rush to get to get a replacement but I had a quick look in a few phone shops yesterday. I was considering the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua but I was advised against that by a few people.

I'm now considering a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Any advice from the good people of AO ?

More questions to follow ;)
 

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If you are using an Exchange server to get your mail then the Android mail client will integrate with the calendar. I don't know what happens if your mail doesn't use Exchange.

There are official versions of Word, Excel, OneNote etc for Android. To sync to OneDrive I think you'll need an Office 365 subscription.
 

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You can also get Outlook for Android mail client as well as Office so you don't need the inbuilt client.

I've used it on iStuff and it connects to all kinds mail systems, not just Microsoft Exchange.
 

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Check out Vaio, recently spun out of Sony to a venture capital group.
They launched a W10 phone recently.

For Android, check out the budget Brit firm WileyFox or wait for
Blackberry to reduce the price of the Priv.


Plenty of Android mail apps to choose from.

And as Po'P says, MS have released a whole Office suite
on Android now.
 

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I've been happy enough using WP until now but I think it's time to switch, it's unfortunate that there's still the continuing lack of app support.

I've also had a look at the Vodafone Smart ultra 6 It seems to get very good reviews, I was told it's an equivalent spec to a Samsung S5 but without the price tag, it's supposedly more or less a rebranded ZTE Blade S6 Plus. These phones are getting way too big though :eek:
 

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If you're looking for a small phone have a look at the Moto G almost no bloatware that you will get with the Vodafone or Samsung and a reasonable price too
 

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Better times are coming for Windows Phones, Windows 10 Mobile is out on the Lumia 950, 950 XL, 550. The roll out of the new software is happening soon... OEM's are bringing out mid-range decent spec'ed phones, Contiuum for the higher end windows phones is a big plus point. I'm going back to my Nokia Lumia 625 today after the battery was fixed, my NL 625 now doesn't charge. I have now ordered a new Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE on MTN.
 

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How about this:

CPU: Quad Core 1.3GHz
Screen: 5.5" 540x960 QHD IPS
OS: Android 4.4
Network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800MHz/WCDMA/HSPA 900/2100MHz
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 3G
Independant GPS: A-GPS
Camera: 8MP + 2MP
Memory: 8GB + Micro SD up to 32GB
RAM: 1GB
Battery: 2200mAh
Size: 155.5mm x 76.3mm x 8.6mm
Weight with Battery: 145g

or this?

CPU: Quad Core 1GHz
Screen: 5" 720x1280 HD
OS: Android 5.1
Network: 4G LTE/800/2600MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800MHz
WCDMA/HSPA 900/2100MHz
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 4G
Independent GPS: A-GPS
Camera: 13MP + 2MP
Memory: 8GB + Micro SD up to 32GB
RAM: 1GB
Battery: 2150mAh
Size: 143mm x 71.2mm x 7.9mm
Weight with Battery: 110g

I'm going to get one soon for a hundy quid - #cuddengivaschitabouttheshiny
 

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Galaxy Grand Prime


CPU: Quad Core 1.2 GHz
Screen: 5" 540 x 960 (qHD)
OS: Android 5.1
Network: don't actually know what this means
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 4G
Independent GPS: A-GPS
Camera: 8MP + 5MP
Memory: 8GB + Micro SD up to 128GB
RAM: 1GB
Battery: 2600mAh
Size: 145mm x 72mm x 8.6mm
Weight with Battery: 156g




Pretty comparable on all fronts?
 

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How about this:

CPU: Quad Core 1.3GHz
Screen: 5.5" 540x960 QHD IPS
OS: Android 4.4
Network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800MHz/WCDMA/HSPA 900/2100MHz
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 3G
Independant GPS: A-GPS
Camera: 8MP + 2MP
Memory: 8GB + Micro SD up to 32GB
RAM: 1GB
Battery: 2200mAh
Size: 155.5mm x 76.3mm x 8.6mm
Weight with Battery: 145g

or this?

CPU: Quad Core 1GHz
Screen: 5" 720x1280 HD
OS: Android 5.1
Network: 4G LTE/800/2600MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800MHz
WCDMA/HSPA 900/2100MHz
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 4G
Independent GPS: A-GPS
Camera: 13MP + 2MP
Memory: 8GB + Micro SD up to 32GB
RAM: 1GB
Battery: 2150mAh
Size: 143mm x 71.2mm x 7.9mm
Weight with Battery: 110g

I'm going to get one soon for a hundy quid - #cuddengivaschitabouttheshiny
Go for the second one. LTE is waay better than HSPA. What brand are these? Chinese?
 

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Better times are coming for Windows Phones, Windows 10 Mobile is out on the Lumia 950, 950 XL, 550. The roll out of the new software is happening soon... OEM's are bringing out mid-range decent spec'ed phones, Contiuum for the higher end windows phones is a big plus point. I'm going back to my Nokia Lumia 625 today after the battery was fixed, then I'm ordering a new Lumo green Nokia Lumia 930 on Saturday.
Regardless of new software etc., there's still the ongoing issue of a lack of app support from developers, which is unfortunate as I actually like my WP but it is limited & having to use Zune to access the phone doesn't help either.
 

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How about this:

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I'm going to get one soon for a hundy quid - #cuddengivaschitabouttheshiny

How about you reveal the identity of the phone specs you listed :HEADBANG:


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I've been happy enough using WP until now but I think it's time to switch, it's unfortunate that there's still the continuing lack of app support.



I've also had a look at the Vodafone Smart ultra 6 It seems to get very good reviews, I was told it's an equivalent spec to a Samsung S5 but without the price tag, it's supposedly more or less a rebranded ZTE Blade S6 Plus. These phones are getting way too big though :eek:

I got the smart ultra 6 last week. I unlocked it with a £2 ebay code too.


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