I need help deciding (update: with pictures)
Thursday, November 17, 2011

I'm stuck with what mobile device I should get.

Firstly, I was met with this fundamental problem. Phone? Or tablet? I was considering a tablet cause, well, it's a lot easier to surf on a tablet than on a phone, and if I had a tablet, I probably wouldn't need a good phone. So, I could use my plan to get my mum a new phone, since she's using my old N97 mini.

The problem with that scenario is that, the iPad2 costs $848. And my mum is a failure at technology so it would probably kill her brains if she had to learn how to use a new phone.

I've asked a few friends and most of them told me, go for the phone! 

So I thought about the phone. Let me list down the phones that interests me.

HTC Titan

- 4.7" display
- Windows Phone 7.5
- Fast
- Beautiful

- 512MB ram
- Low resolution screen

Samsung Galaxy SII

- 4.3" Super AMOLED+ display
- Dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos CPU
- Beautiful

- 6 months old
- The shiny rim looks crappy
- Good build, but doesn't feel solid enough
- 480x800 resolution

Nokia Lumia 800
- 3.7" Clearblack Display
- 1.4GHz single core
- Windows Phone 7.5
- Beautiful (stunning actually)
- Very solid build quality

- No NFC
- No internet tethering
- Not available yet. (soon, in the coming weeks)
- 512MB ram

Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0
- Official Google phone
- 4.65" Super AMOLED display
- Dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4460 CPU
- 1280x720 HD resolution

- Not available yet
- Probably expensive
- 5mp camera

Nokia N9
- Fast
- Unique
- Meego

- Meego (great, but abandoned)
- Low app choice

In terms of aesthetics, here's the ranking from top down

  1. Nokia N9
  2. Nokia Lumia 800
  3. HTC Titan
  4. Galaxy SII
  5. Galaxy Nexus

In terms of raw specs

  1. Galaxy Nexus
  2. Galaxy SII
  3. Nokia N9
  4. HTC Titan
  5. Nokia Lumia 800

In terms of OS fluidity

  1. Nokia Lumia 800
  2. HTC Titan
  3. Nokia N9
  4. Galaxy Nexus
  5. Galaxy SII

Now you see why I'm so bothered by it. I can't decide! It seems like I have to trade off something for another. Sure, there are some stuffs that are more important to me than others but I feel like I'll always regret choosing it over the others.

Please, I need some advice. Or just opinion, just give me some friggin opinions. 

I don't care if you tell me through facebook, twitter, msn, comment, sms, call, whatever. Just TELL ME. Gawd!!

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