iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, or feature phones.
Brian is looking to upgrade his cellphone. He's thinking about the Samsung Galaxy SIV, but he likes Siri on the iPhone.
Leo says that Google's voice recognition is now better than Siri. It's more reliable and robust. There's also the HTC One which is a good phone to consider. So getting an iPhone for Siri isn't a good idea.
Jerry is making instructional videos and wants the audio to come through his bluetooth headset while recording it so he can do wirelessly. Leo says that the Bluetooth earpiece profile is only phone quality and that's not what he'll want to record quality audio. Leo advises recording to the iPhone via a lapel mic that's plugged into it. Or, he could try a Wireless system like Audio Technica. It would work great as long as he doesn't get a lot of RF interference.
Monty got an HTC Thunderbolt and wants to know what the most recent Android is to breathe new life into it. Leo says that the oldest phones are the best candidates for new firmware and mods.
Bob has a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit entry level smartphone, and he's thinking about getting a Nexus 4 to replace it. He's wondering if he should he wait until the Key Lime Pie version comes out. Leo says no need to wait, Google will update it in due course. Leo likes the Nexus 4, and the only thing he doesn't like is the lack of removable battery.
Ken's Verizon contract is up and he's looking at what new phone he should get to replace his current Blackberry. Leo says that the Blackberry Q10 looks pretty good with it's new BB10 OS, touch screen, and real keyboard.
Samantha recently bought a Samsung Galaxy SIII and she likes the idea of the automatic reminders and "geo fencing." Leo says to tap the Google Search bar with the microphone and speak into it. Just say "Remind me to...when I get to..." and it will add it as a location based reminder. Once she gets used to the idea, it's great, especially if she's using with an app like Grocery IQ.
Leo found a cool feature of the Samsung Galaxy SIV which will adjust the sound of the phone to match the hearing of the user. It's called Adaptive Sound, and it will test your hearing (much like when the school did it when you were a kid) and use your responses to creative a custom sound profile for you.
Damian is 10 and has an iPhone 4S, but the battery dies in about 3 hours. Leo says that's largely because Damian plays with it a lot. He also noticed that the phone crashes after overheating. Could there be something wrong with it? Leo says there probably is. He advises taking it to the Apple Store. They'll replace it if it's still under warranty. To preserve the battery life, he should turn down the brightness, turn off bluetooth, and check email manually.
Sandy's daughter is traveling to China and she wants to be able to stay in touch. Leo says Sandy will want to tell her daughter to turn off the data roaming feature in her smartphone and just use it via WiFi. That way she can connect and make calls using Skype. She should just be careful to only use her phone on Wi-Fi, though.
Stan is upgrading his Blackberry phone and wants to know which smartphone to get. Leo says to not count out the Blackberry Q10 through T-Mobile. It'll be like the new Z10, but with a keyboard. If he's used to Blackberry's ecosystem, it'll certainly be a good upgrade. Will they use the "pearl" trackball? Leo says no, Blackberry has discontinued that. Stan liked the pearl though for running through menus quickly.