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My current contract with Verizon will be up in a month and I need to upgrade to a new smartphone. With so many manufacturers and models I don't know which one would work best with the setup in the Q50. Need some recommendations. To avoid the rush I 'm going Tue's to pick up new car. :):)
 

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My current contract with Verizon will be up in a month and I need to upgrade to a new smartphone. With so many manufacturers and models I don't know which one would work best with the setup in the Q50. Need some recommendations. To avoid the rush I 'm going Tue's to pick up new car. :):)
While certainly not the most feature-packed phone, the iPhone is the most universally-compatible & integrates with everything.
 

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While certainly not the most feature-packed phone, the iPhone is the most universally-compatible & integrates with everything.
That is false. The iPhone is not the most universally-compatible and does not integrate with everything on Q50. You do not have the same text messaging capabilities on the iPhone as you do with Android integration. If you want one that works best, find a row in that attachment that has checkmarks across the board.
 

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That is false. The iPhone is not the most universally-compatible and does not integrate with everything on Q50. You do not have the same text messaging capabilities on the iPhone as you do with Android integration. If you want one that works best, find a row in that attachment that has checkmarks across the board.
If we were talking exclusively about integration with the Q50, then yes, you are correct. However, the OP mentioned upgrading his/her phone in general, so I provided an opinion based on uses beyond the Q50. In my experience, every home electronic system I have come across has come packaged with full iPhone/iPod compatibility. Example: my Sony Blu-Ray home theater system came packaged with an iPhone/iPod accessory stand. Every other system I looked into was also compatible with Apple; I have not come across one with "Samsung only" or "Blackberry only" support. Everywhere you look, there is bound to be compatibility with the iPhone; that's the point I was making.
 

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While certainly not the most feature-packed phone, the iPhone is the most universally-compatible & integrates with everything.
That's not true, the iPhone has to be plugged in to work with car apps and android phones work wirelessly. I'd go with the samsung galaxy s4
 

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That's not true, the iPhone has to be plugged in to work with car apps and android phones work wirelessly. I'd go with the samsung galaxy s4
Again, you're talking about car integration. Idk about you guys, but I don't make my phone purchase decisions exclusively dependent upon integration capabilities with my car. Plugging my iPhone into the USB port in my Q50 is not a major inconvenience for me; in fact, I prefer to do that anyway because my phone is always being charged. Inevitably, while driving long distances, those wirelessly-connected Androids will need to be powered up from the battery drainage. Not to mention, as I stated, the iPhones are more universal with devices outside of the car. And, no, I'm not an Apple fanboy; I have clearly stated in my first post on this topic that the iPhone is not the most feature-packed phone in comparison to, say, the Galaxy S4. It all depends on what features/conveniences individually matter the most, to you.
 
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However, the OP mentioned upgrading his/her phone in general, so I provided an opinion based on uses beyond the Q50.
The OP specifically said they want it to work best with their Q50, not in general.

My current contract with Verizon will be up in a month and I need to upgrade to a new smartphone. With so many manufacturers and models I don't know which one would work best with the setup in the Q50
 
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The OP specifically said they want it to work best with their Q50, not in general.
I know exactly what the OP said. I can read. :) I still provided my recommendation, that I stand by. And you provided yours. Let's move on.
 

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I can't get a Galaxy Exhibit pair the phonebook on a Q50. I am not a phone guy and I normally stick with the Iphone, but trying to connect an Exhibit now and I think I am out of luck.

Here's a list of phones and compatibilities. The list shows the exhibit II is capable of the phonebook, but I have spent over an hour on trying to connect it already.
https://owners.infinitiusa.com/InTouchApps
 

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Go with a Samsung Galaxy S4, there you will have the Actual Best/Full Featured Phone on the market, that can connect anywhere using the Allshare feature and is fully compatible with the Q50.
I don't even see it on the list of compatible devices
 

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While certainly not the most feature-packed phone, the iPhone is the most universally-compatible & integrates with everything.
That's simply not true, I know you apple people love your iphones but Android is much more suited for this car, a big example being that you won't have to plug it in to use the apps the way you have to with an iphone. I won't get into all the other advantages of Android and the "smart" customizations that it allows, I know iphone people love the locked down system and "simplicity" but when it comes to integrating with everything, that just not true. The very nature of Apple's closed system as opposed to Google's open system is what makes Android phones more compatible and easier to use with tech like the Q50.
 

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For those with the Galaxy S4, is there some kind of app that allows you to connect via USB and browse the folders from intouch? I tried it for the first time yesterday and it gave me some message on the phone saying I needed an app for windows media streaming or something about the Mac. I can play music via bluetooth or USB, but it only plays whatever I was listening to last and the browse music folder button on intouch is grayed out.
 

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I have a Nokia Lumia 920 and everything seems to work well (I did have a couple of minor issues which seem to happen to all phones).

The nice thing about this phone is that text messages can be received and replied to completely by voice without even having to push any buttons on the steering wheel. And when you're done, your music just starts up again.

The A2DP integration works great with music on the phone too, so Pandora plays well and the steering wheel button to skip tracks works too.

Coming from a car without any kind of Bluetooth, it's like night and day to me.

On Verizon, if you chose to go this route, your option would be the 928: Set Your Location
 

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Lumia 920

I can't seem to load the text messaging feature on my new Q50 with the Nokia Lumia 920 phone. It says on the compatibility chart that it doesn't have this feature, but if somebody has a workaround can you please let me know? I've tried it both wirelessly and through the USB cable and no luck.
 

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While certainly not the most feature-packed phone, the iPhone is the most universally-compatible & integrates with everything.
That is simply not true. Android phones will work with intouch apps wirelessly whereas the iphone has to be plugged in to the usb. Cars that have had apps for a while like Cadillac, Lexus and BMW all have this complaint on their forums. I'd go with the Samsung Galaxy S4, great phone and because it is owned by so many people world wide it is always the top phone compatibility wise.
 

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That is simply not true. Android phones will work with intouch apps wirelessly whereas the iphone has to be plugged in to the usb. Cars that have had apps for a while like Cadillac, Lexus and BMW all have this complaint on their forums. I'd go with the Samsung Galaxy S4, great phone and because it is owned by so many people world wide it is always the top phone compatibility wise.
BenW...where you been?
 
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