Shanna Hall, I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311 (Real Estate Solutions)

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Stephen Gorman
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Good choice.  In my opinion there is only one Android phone out there.  It is the Samsung Note 4.  It has a big screen and a gret camera.  It is so useful, I got rid of my iPad.

Jan 07, 2015 10:17 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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I can't even imagine why would you give up perfectly fine Iphone? I got Iphone6+ and think it is the best phone for this business.

Jan 07, 2015 04:18 PM
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Debby Baptiste
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I have a Samsung galaxy note and LOVE it!!

Jan 07, 2015 03:25 AM
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Kimo Jarrett
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I've been using the Samsung Note 3 since its inception with a Plantronics Bluetooth. I wear the phone on my belt and can receive, make calls and text by using voice commands. So, it's basically hands free.

It's the best phone for business in my opinion and because of its big screen, I can access anything on my PC anywhere. 

Jan 07, 2015 11:53 PM
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Samsung Note 4 - if you can manage the phone with big screen size. One of the best business phones I must say!

Jan 07, 2015 12:56 PM
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Samsung S4...love it. I also have the Samsung Galaxy 3. Great tools

Jan 08, 2015 07:24 AM
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I am still using my old HTC and it works so well I feel guilty trading up.  Depends on what you want.  If you are like me and like a big screen the Note 4 looks good.  There is a new phone out with a Sidebar on it.  Not sure what it is called and it may be an ATT product only, not sure.  But it has a certain WOW factor.

Jan 08, 2015 01:14 AM
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Tamara Liggins
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I wouldn't personally ever go back Droid, I did a test for 2 straight years, carried a Galaxy Note (1 year) with the iPhone 4s and Galaxy Note 2 with the iPhone 5.

I did a breakdown on access and permissions. Every app I added on my droids touched permissions on other apps and internal files. My spam levels kicked in on email accounts that I know were never used anyhwere but that Droid.

The final thing that nailed a full switch to just my iPhone...my daughter tossed my phone on my bed, I went to answer it and it wouldn't slide on the screen..I couldn't see anything wrong..turned off and back on...there was a hairline crack about 2 layers below the screen....$299 for repair that was my Note 2 with insurance. That was the digitizer, that price is a new upgrade.

Kimo Jarrett I do those things with my iPhone, Macs and PCs. 

I guess you can say I'm in love with simplicity and a pure tech geek to boot though 

Jan 08, 2015 12:28 AM
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I went from Motorola Android to iPhone after the phone kept failing, 4 in 6 months. What bothered me even more was that Motorola didn't adopt or download the new operating systems as they became available. Apple makes all upgrades immediately available. The stores offer immediate help for most phone issues. I would suggest that you examine just what you have on your phone that you aren't using. The secret to a good backup is to clean your phone at the same time. There are numerous places to store pictures. One area that we often overlook is the messages with videos attached. They are all in your phone and really don't need to be backed up. All that being said, I am very impressed with the Samsung products. But I have a Galaxy 10.1 tablet that takes forward to get started and isn't very easy to use. I have an Apple 4s phone and a IPad 2, both very old but very useful. Before you switch make sure you understand how you Supra key, if you use one, will work with the new phone. There are trade offs with each system.

Jan 07, 2015 10:35 PM
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Sandi Reed
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I've got the Samsung Galaxy 5 and absolutely LOVE IT!  My computer in the palm of my hand!

Jan 07, 2015 10:23 PM
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Joan Cox
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Hi Shanna, I have the Galaxy 5 and have chatted with a few using hangout.   It has great capabilities and have always had a droid.   The camera is amazing.

Jan 07, 2015 11:03 AM
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Jim Paulson
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I used the Galaxy Note 2 since it came out and it was so amazing I didn't need to upgrade to the Note 3 but finally caved in and upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 two weeks ago.  It is amazing!!!!!  Way better speed, camera, video, s pen, etc.  Oh, and did I mention it is the only phone that works with the Gear VR (virtual reality) headset?

Feb 25, 2015 01:22 AM
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Christina Botteri
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I'm a little late to the party, but here's my two cents:

Based on exhaustive research...

I got an LG Optimus (model LG-P769), Hubz got a Samsung Galaxy S4.

Both of us are very happy w our phones.

If I was in the market to buy a phone today, I would go find a Samsung Note IV.

 

ps. We have a T-Mobile family plan & love it.

Jan 23, 2015 06:17 AM
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Note 4 and I LOVE it. Great for emails, texting and the occassional game of Candy Crush!   lol.   But seriously, I can even show houses on it. Doesn't hurt the eyes . 

Jan 20, 2015 05:50 AM
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What is it about the I Phone that you don't like?

Jan 10, 2015 04:00 AM
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Kari Walker
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Add mine to the Samsung Galexy 5 numbers. Everything everyne has said is true..Came from a Blackberry that I liked. Love my phon

Jan 10, 2015 03:59 AM
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I also have an S4 Samsung... love the phone and was thinking of going to a iphone...now may get teh S5.

Jan 09, 2015 11:08 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Ok I tallied up the votes to this point:

Samsung= 29 votes

IPhone= 8 votes

LG= 2votes

ZTE Zmax= 1 vote

Xiao Mi= 1 vote

Blackberry QNX= 1 vote

Thank you all for answering this question- still feel free to add more as I am always interest4ed in which phones are working the best! 

 

Jan 08, 2015 11:30 PM
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Just saw an email ad yesterday on the new Samsung EDGE. Looks cool from brief glance & will read more today!!! Hope iPhone picks up some of these features as Samsung seems to be in the lead right now.

I just got my 3rd iPhone a month ago (models 4, 5 & now the 6+). Love it and more RE apps seem to lean toward iPhones. Most local Realtors have them now.

Jan 08, 2015 11:14 PM
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Hi Shanna Hall 

 I have the Samsung Note. It takes beautiful pictures, I can read everything without putting my reading glasses on and it has even newer features as I have the 3 and now the 4 just came out. It has a stylus you can use too. I cannot say enough great things about my NOTE phone. My computer and tablet are Apple but love my Droid.

Jan 08, 2015 01:08 PM
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Mark Artesani
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Shanna, We sure like to talk about our phones.

I use the Galaxy S3 and will upgrade this month either to the S5 or Note 4.

My favorite phone was my Palm and loved writing with the stylis so maybe the Note 4 is for me.

Jan 08, 2015 08:43 AM
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Wayne Johnson
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Shanna Hall I'm glad you asked the question and are receiving so many responses. I'm an iPhone and Apple product user now. But I like to know what's working for others.

Jan 08, 2015 08:29 AM
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Jimmy Williams (352) 874-2354
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Can't help, I'm a dedicated iphone user, but my other half has the Samsung S4 and wouldn't use anything else!

Jan 08, 2015 08:04 AM
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Mellanie Kibel
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The Samsung Note is nice, it's just too big for me. The Galaxy S5 is fantastic. Love it. No matter where you buy any Samsung product, you can go to Best Buy and get help with it for free. Can even sign up for classes.

Jan 08, 2015 07:19 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I am happily using the galaxy 4 mini...I'm a small woman and prefer the smaller phones...

Jan 08, 2015 06:19 AM
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Jim Harper
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Samsung - whatever the latest Galaxy version is. I have the S4, not the 5, but great features, great battery, quick charge. It's just great equipment

Jan 08, 2015 06:05 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
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I'm using the Galaxy Note 3 and love it. Big screen but not too big to carry all the time in my purse. It's really a "phablet" (phone-tablet) and with Google voice I dictate my texts, emails, etc. so don't miss a bigger keyboard. Get a Gorilla case and you won't have issues with damage unless you have an unusual incident dropping it.

Jan 08, 2015 05:48 AM
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Don Kanare
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.  Same power and features as the full size phone but 3/4 the size so it fits in my hand easily for making phone calls. 

Jan 08, 2015 04:27 AM
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I love my samsung.  3rd one I have had in the past 7 years. Like having my office computer in my hand.

Jan 08, 2015 03:37 AM
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Rafi Footerman
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I bought an LG G2 online, new for only $260 and love it.  The G3 is newer and significantly more expensive yet has very few improvements.

Jan 08, 2015 03:19 AM
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Hajni Cheek
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LG Optimus Slider. It has a keyboard and arrows to navigate which is a must for me; I write 80% of my emails, etc. on my phone (like now). You can find one on Ebay for $20 :-)
Samsung Galaxy is the other good one.

Jan 08, 2015 03:03 AM
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Shirley Reid
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Samsung Galaxy S5.  Love it.  The Samsung Note 4 is a close second.

Jan 08, 2015 02:34 AM
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Kimberly Hutson
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Samsung Galaxy S5. Love it! Could not pay me to use an iphone. 

Jan 08, 2015 02:28 AM
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Don McAskin
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The Best work phone on the market is a Blackberry Z30 all touch or if you really want the best a Passport  with full keyboard and touch screen.  And it has all the android apps availble.

Blackberry QNX operating system cannot be beat.  It will be in everything soon.  If it can run a nuclear power station it can run a phone.

Jan 08, 2015 02:09 AM
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Jon K. Judd
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 I am using the Samsung Galaxy S5 and love it!!  The camera on the phone is the one I use for most of my photos and does an excellent job.  I have had earlier versions of this phone... and had been happy with them.  Prior to that, was the HTC.  There are a couple of others who are using the Samsung Note 4 and they love it... I almost went that direction....

Jan 08, 2015 02:00 AM
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Ann Wilkins
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Hi Shanna - what a smart person to ask this question!  I was a droid user and two years ago switched to an iPhone because everyone seemed to love it. Unfortunately, droid features that I loved were not available on the iPhone. My two year contract was up this past November and I went back to a Droid - the big Samsung Note 4.  LOVE IT.  Feels like the gates of heaven opened up! Favorite feature -   voicemail can be transcribed so that you can read it - couldn't easily do it on an iPhone.  I did have the issue that someone mentioned above with text messages for a day or two.  You have to make sure you shut down your i message account before giving back your iPhone.  Google  "iPhone to droid text message"  and there are instructions on how to avodd the problem.  No big deal.  My daughter has the big iPhone 6 but I'm just loving the Samsung Note 4

Jan 08, 2015 01:15 AM
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Nancy Middleton
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I resisted becoming an iPerson for many years and got a Droid. I was having problems with it and went to the Verizon store where the sales person told me the Droid really had more capabilities than the iphone, but I changed to the iphone as I knew I wasn't using all the Droid capabilities anyway. At the time I also discovered that most of my fellow Realtors and ski clients used the iphone so if I  had any problems they coud help me.  I now have the 6 iphone and also got the MacBook Air and iPad.  I am very happy with the simiplicity of all those devices and the one-to-one help I have gotten at the Apple Store. Each to his/her own.

Jan 08, 2015 01:09 AM
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Don Duvall
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Everyone has an opinion on this topic, and there are two distinct sides!

I got an iPhone when they first came out, but a friend who is corporate IT director for a very big company recommended a Samsung Galaxy S3 at the time my iPhone was fried after a year. That was in 2009 or '10, and I have the Galaxy S5 now and wouldn't go back to the iPhone if you paid me! What I like most is the automatic synching with contacts and calendar with my Google account. Also, I have a Samsung tablet (don't know what model, but the 10-inch screen) and it is just like my phone and love it.

Jan 08, 2015 12:38 AM
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Tamee Starr
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I just switched from iPhone to Note 4, and I love it! I can do so much more with it. It's definitely more functional for my real estate needs.

Jan 07, 2015 11:32 PM
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Anything but Apple...

Jan 07, 2015 11:09 PM
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Margi Popp
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We have Samsung Note 2 they have newer versions but we love the NOTE. Big screen and easy to navigate.

Jan 07, 2015 10:53 PM
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Must order From China. A new powerhouse 2.5Ghtz 3GB RAM 64 GB ROM 5" display the XiaoMi 4 VERY inexpensive. Will not find a better Android phone. Faster than most desktops. Metal cover but light. Comes unlocked GSM. Straightalk has month to month plans under $50 talk text data.
Jan 07, 2015 10:29 PM
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Roger Newton
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I have the ZTE Zmax for Tmobile and bought 2 more for family because it has great features for me.  Low price, huge screen, and great batery life.  I don't know if you can get this phone for other carriers or not.

$252 from Tmobile and cheaper from other places if you shop around.  I bought my last one for $179 new.

Jan 07, 2015 10:23 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I love my Samsung Galaxy S-5! I've had an S-2 and S-3, but this one is super!

Jan 07, 2015 08:10 PM
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I'm curious,  I have an order droid and thinking about getti g a new phone soon. I was considering g the iPhone but now I'm wondering whether I should choose another droid. 

Jan 07, 2015 10:42 AM
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I am still happy with the iphone. I am able to upgrade now but am holding off to see what the next best thing that comes out will be. I see a lot of people with the Samsung product.

Jan 07, 2015 09:19 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Shanna, I've been very pleased my my Galaxy (Samsung).  I have version 4, but 5 is out now and it's supposed to be better.

Jan 07, 2015 07:24 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Roy Kelley - I am also Verizon!  I use an android tablet- and the capabilities and the freedom that it allows way exceeds the iPhone and it's limitations. 

Belinda Spillman My iPhone has not backed up in 32 weeks because I am out of space- I refuse to pay apple to have stuff on the cloud- I back up with dropbox for everything.  I also cannot stand that Apple has so much control over everything.  Most apps are created for the droid first and the iPhone second. 

With that being said;)- Still trying to figure out which phone to buy next;)

Jan 07, 2015 05:58 AM
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Belinda Spillman
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I have had iThings for about 5 years now and love them all.  My phone is great (iPhone) for real estate.  My husband has a Windows phone and my daughter has the Galaxy.  I wouldn't trade my i for either of these.  They both have limitations on functions that my iPhone does.  

Jan 07, 2015 05:51 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Get one of the latest Samsung models. If you go for a larger size, be confident that you will enjoy carrying it around. You can compare the models on the website of your service provider. I use Verizon.

Jan 07, 2015 05:35 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

I have a few more questions about the difference between droid and Iphone.  I am completely out of the droid loop!  Iphones can group chat- can the droids do that where everyone even people not on the Inetwork can be a part of the convo?

Jan 07, 2015 04:02 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
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I was on droid (Samsung Galaxy S7) and now, iPhone.

May 19, 2018 10:07 PM
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Ajay Pandya
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I had droid and now iPhone.

Jan 09, 2018 09:22 PM
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The Galaxy series are all top notch.

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Droid? No

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May 01, 2017 04:57 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

I am not an apple fan.  I like the open market of the droid and the abilities that the droid allows.  I don't have to use the icloud and be charged for extra storage space, etc...

Jan 10, 2015 05:34 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

I want to let everyone know that I am going to tally the results tomorrow morning and post them!  I appreciate all of the comments and it does seem as though people have very strong feeling about their phones!

Jan 08, 2015 01:18 AM