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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Woofie, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Woofie

    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

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    I'm pretty behind the curve when it comes to updating my technology. I'm debating whether to get my first smart phone and wondering what you guy's opinions are on a couple. I can be pretty tough on my phones, which is why I've always tended to stay with cheap, crappy phones so it doesn't hurt too much when I break another.

    I found the Samsung Rugby and from what I can tell their claim is that they are very durable and waterproof right off the showroom floor. Is this true? Is the phone itself reliable?

    On the other hand, since I never by nice things for myself I thought about going whole hog and getting a GS3. I'm a little concerned about the size of it, though. I work in a plant and don't hesitate to get down in the mud when my helpers need an experienced set of hands. I assume there are good cases that will protect it when I do that?

    Other suggestions? Everyone I know uses an iPhone with one exception. They seem to be too fragile for what I do and I don't really have a safe place to put one when I do need to get dirt so it will have to stay on me.
     
  2. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    If I want my smart phone to have an opinion I will give it one!
     

  3. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    GS3+ ottorbox commuter case, nuff said.
     
  5. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Woofie,

    What carrier?
     
  7. Woofie

    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    I put off getting a smart phone for a long time and then finally bit the bullet and did so.

    I will never go back, and wish I had switched years ago.
     
  10. RustyL

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    I have the Iphone 5, inside the water proof otterbox. I have dropped it a couple of times. So far no issues with it.
     
  11. gunslinger3

    gunslinger3 Μολὼν λαβέ

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    Galaxy S3. Size is not an issue at all, just looks big on paper, but fits perfectly well in my hands and pocket. I'm not a big guy, 5'8", 140 lbs. My phone has made more than a few iPhone 5 owners jealous when they asked to play with it.

    As far as protection from mud, not sure what you mean. Do you mean dropping it into mud, or using muddy hands on it? Either way, don't do it. As far as overall durability, the front of the phone (and every other phone) is all glass. Drop it the wrong way, and they will all break. No one phone is more durable than another one, unless said phone is specifically designed for durability. However, all of those phones sacrifice internal components for external ruggedness. Basically, they may be waterproof and drop-proof, but they will be slow as hell and you'll probably hate it. Then you will bite the bullet, spend the $ for an iphone, and come on here proclaiming how much better that phone is than Android. So do yourself a favor, if you want an iphone, get it. And if you want an Android phone, get a high-end flagship model. That's the only way you're not going to be disappointed.
     
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  13. profiler999

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    Look at droid RAZR Max HD. Excellent battery.


    Carry on....
     
  14. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    He's on AT&T

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Copatalk 2
     
  15. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    I have a RokForm aircraft aluminum case for my iPhone. Made in the USA and an absolute tank for protection other than liquids. It's a skeletal frame. Lifeproof is the next level of protection. Not a fan of Otters so much.
     
  16. Woofie

    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

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    Something I'll have to look more into. I am a little skeptical of T Mobile's coverage claim, but that may just be because I don't think I know anyone who uses them.
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    TBO is the only one I know that apparently lives in an area where they actually have coverage.
    :rofl::rofl:

    If you are going that way and intend to get a subsidized phone think fast. As of January T Mobile is eliminating subsidized phones.
     
  18. Woofie

    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

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    Reminds me of back in the day when Alltel only seemed to have coverage in a ten foot radius around their stores.:rofl:
     
  19. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    I remember those days well, traveling between towns was dead space with no coverage. in a town 20 miles away you were roaming which meant additional charges.

    Looking at T mobile coverage maps. if you live in or near a major metropolitan area you should have good coverage. elsewhere not so much.
     
  20. itisbruno

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    A wise man, TBO is.

    Spot on is his recommendation.

    My smartphone survived being lost in a snow pile for days and the carry to me inside my GDS's mouth when he found it.

    It is not "waterproof" put does provide minimal water protection and is a sturdy case.