Bruce's wife wants a great phone that takes great pictures. Leo says that the three best are the iPhone 6/6 plus very pleasing to the eye. The Samsung GalaxyNote IV is wonderful. And the Lumias 1520 Windows Phone. Pick your operating system and phone and you won't go wrong with any of them.
Leo has six smartphones including the Motorola Moto X, the Google Nexus 6, and the iPhone 6 Plus and he just can't decide if there really is a best. They're all good.
Corky is ready to buy her first smartphone. She's going to be traveling to Spain and needs to know what kind of phone to get. Leo says that Corky should check out PrepaidWithData.Wikia.Com. It'll show you what data SIMS you can buy in the country you travel to. Roaming can be expensive and buying a local SIM is a great way to save a lot of money. The other option is to get an International Data Roaming plan. But they're pricey and doesn't include a lot of data. Most phones these days are "world phones," meaning that they will work anywhere. The iPhone is a great example.
Leo bought the largest Android phone on the market, the Google Nexus 6.It does come with Android 5 - Lollipop. And he says it's a beautiful phone. However, when it comes to battery life, it leaves Leo a bit concerned. Although it has a bigger battery, it also comes with a quad HD screen, which is gorgeous, but really sucks up the battery power. He likes the dual front facing speakers though. And that makes sense.
Mark carries a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and his contract is almost up. Should he go with the Note 4 or the Google Nexus 6? Leo says that the Note 4 is the best Note ever made. But it's not quite as big as the Nexus 6.
Eric has an image on his Samsung Galaxy phone and he can't get it to his computer. Leo says the easiest way is to connect the phone via USB, and then his computer will see it's connected and give him an option to open it like a drive or view it like a camera. If he has a Mac, he'll need an app called Android File Transfer.
Rob would like to find a phone that has a physical keyboard on it. But he doesn't want a smartphone. Leo says there are standard feature phones out there, but Leo says that he doesn't know one that has a physical keyboard.
The Chatroom says that the Blackberry Passport is a good one. And it's likely that Rob will be able to get one rather cheap since Blackberry really isn't all that popular of late.
Google announced a high end six inch phone! So large the code name was Shamu. Made by Motorola. Dual front facing speakers. Ultra HD screen. Highest res screens on the market. And it will compete directly with Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It'll also be run on Android 5.0, named Lollipop. Leo says that we're at the point where computers, tablets and phones are all mature and it's very hard to make giant leaps in features. But battery life will continue to improve.
Paul backed up his 16GB microSD card to his computer, and suddenly he's getting errors and can't see the card anymore. What can he use to recover the data and then back it up? Leo suggests PC Inspector to recover the card and then Helium to back it up.
Cassie wants to know if putting her cell phone next to her credit card would demagnetize the credit card. Leo says that there probably isn't enough magnetic power in the cell phone to demagnetize a card. They're moving away from that technology anyway, so this won't even be a concern for too much longer.