Tips for trying out in store phones
January 15, 2014 12:36 AM Subscribe
I'm in the market for a new Android phone (currently wavering between LG G2, HTC One, Sony Experia Z1, Galaxy Note 3 with G2 the current favourite) and I will be back in my home country (Australia) for a week next week and want to try them out in store. What are your tips for testing phone sin stores to get an idea if you like them or not?
posted by Admira to Technology (3 answers total)
Where I am now has some of these phones available in store to test, but I generally find I play around a bit but don't really get a feel for them. My main concerns are battery life, how long will they stay responsive for, and extra features I can use day to day.
But reading reviews of some of them, especially the LG G2, has me worried. The forums seem to be full of happy owners no matter which phone I choose, the LG G2 in particular seems popular on XDA and also reddit.
I can't root due to work application requirements (I tried rootcloak, no luck!). Anyone have any in store testing tips, or alternatively a veiw on any of these one way or the other?
Moto X isn't available in Australia (except at exorbitant prices) and this week really is my one and only chance for another year to get a decent phone due to import prices on most phones where I live (and customs duties if I get them shipped here).