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Old 05-26-2015, 07:53 AM   #1
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Need a new cell phone

OK, i need some quick help. I have been given a choice of 3 different phones to replace my dinasore. LG Expression 2, HTC Desire 610 or the Nokia Lumia 635. What would be the best choice for a TFer. Considering need for photos, access to TF and Active Captain and some Navigation APs/programs.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:51 AM   #2
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Get an iPhone. You'll have better choices for boating apps. That might change in the future. But today, it's true.

The worst choice is the Lumia. It's a fine phone but the support for it is pretty low in the app world right now, especially for boating.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:04 AM   #3
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Thanks Jeff, those were the choices of phones they gave me for a free replacement. When I go in I will check on what they will charge to upgrade to Iphone. Of the 3 that they provide free I was leaning toward the HTC 610. But will look at other options.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:13 AM   #4
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I agree with Jeffry. There's the iPhone and then there's everything else.

My wife and I have iPhones and iPads and they are terrific for accessing things like Active Captain.
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I hated my iphone. Love my Samsung 5s active, and it's waterproof.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:41 AM   #6
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Galaxy Note 5. Worth the wait until August [release date]
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I can't speak to the three options you mentioned, but I have had very good luck with iPhones. I did stray last year and went with a Samsung Galaxy S5, which was a complete disaster. My iPhone 6 has a good screen size and does everything well. The Samsung does take exceptional photos though.
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We each just got an iPhone 6 but I still can only post one pic at a time . I'm missing something . Maybe my granddaughter can help me .
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Love my I-Phone 5s, next phone is the 6+ I like the larger screen. Cant beat an I-phone and Gamrin Blue-chart app for on the water Nav.
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My vote is for the iPhone 6. Works great, good battery, nice ergonomics and well thought out.
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I switched over to the dark side a couple months ago, bought an iPhone 5. Love it, its pretty easy to figure out, and is fast. Girlfriend has the iPhone 6, the large model. Too big for me, won't fit a shirt pocket.
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If you want it to just work, get an Apple. If you wish to figure out how to make it work, get anything else. Been there, done that.
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Love my I-Phone 5s, next phone is the 6+ I like the larger screen. Cant beat an I-phone and Gamrin Blue-chart app for on the water Nav.
If you want the BlueChart app, and it looks like a great app to me, I'd use it on an iPad. The I6 would be a distant second place. If they come out with that app for the other half of the marine community (non-fruitys), I'll buy it right away.

Get the phone that makes the most sense to you. I'd be cautious about that first step down the Apple Yellow Brick Road. I hear there are few who ever return once they get you in their grip!
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Get the phone that makes the most sense to you. I'd be cautious about that first step down the Apple Yellow Brick Road.
Yeah...Non replaceable battery? Not for me, but I tend to keep my phones for years. With Apple you're locked into that replacement schedule due to non-replaceable batteries. (they can be replaced, but at considerably more cost than something like a Samsung S4-S5 which will cost you <$10))
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If you want the BlueChart app, and it looks like a great app to me, I'd use it on an iPad. The I6 would be a distant second place. If they come out with that app for the other half of the marine community (non-fruitys), I'll buy it right away.



Get the phone that makes the most sense to you. I'd be cautious about that first step down the Apple Yellow Brick Road. I hear there are few who ever return once they get you in their grip!

I do have a IPad that I use it on. But for quick position checks while in bed off watch underway it's nice to see how far you are from your waypoint and where you are. My TV's also repeat my TZT which makes it a little redundant but that doesn't matter.

I also just discovered an App called Transas Isailor. Transas is mostly know for they're commercial marine electronics products (from what I hear are great) . Sadly I think it's only Apple supported.
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Well, I was disappointed with my iphone - I left it in my trouser pocket when they went through the was and after 20 mins in a front loading machine it wouldn`t work - looked really clean though
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:13 PM   #19
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Getting back to the OP's question, take the HTC for what you want to accomplish. Only one of the three with Android and thus the apps. HTC makes a good quality unit as well.
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I second the HTC, I didn't know how bad the I phones were until I got a droid.
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