help me buy a phone

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • Doesn't Need an Answer
I would like to have a phone with a credit card swipe system. Does anyone have any advice about what phone to use [or not use] and what app is good? My preference is towards android phones. Thanks.
Photo of Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

  • 70 Points

Posted 5 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Paul Deschamps

Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

  • 203,130 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
The best thing to do is to check the credit card swipe unit and find out which devices are compatible with the swipe attachment. If the Galaxy Note 2 is compatible then I would suggest it as you can also have the S-Pen if need to sign receipts or contracts or whatever, it's a great phone for business.
Photo of Chris Mansour

Chris Mansour

  • 140 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
If you are looking for a phone where you can swipe a credit card, there are currently no phones available with a credit card reader. If you would like a credit card reader, then try going to . My friend has a bakery in her basement that she uses to make sweets and when she has to make a delivery and a customer has to use a credit card, she uses this device with her Samsung Galaxy S3 but its available on almost all phones.

Now for a phone. I would strongly suggest getting a Samsung Galaxy S4 if you would like an android phone. I currently use this phone and it is my favourite. In the past few months, i have used phones like the Samsung Galaxy S2x, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and the LG Nexus 4. I had no issues with these other phones but i just liked the S4 better. The best features were:
•The New 1920x1080p screen resolution. It makes everything look so nice and crisp and clear
•The fact that you can use your hand or voice to answer calls. I was also able to do this on my Samsung Galaxy S3 but the S4 was more accurate because on my S3 i had to use apps that constantly crashes
• Very good battery life. I use my phone a lot. The new battery lets me last 2 day straight without having to charge it.
•Cool new camera features which are exclusive to the S4. If you have seen the commercials, then you know what I am talking about.
•5" screen. My other phones had smaller screens except for my Note 2 which had a 5.55" screen. The fact that the screen was bigger and it had a lower resolution, meant that things didnt look as good.

I hope i helped :)
Photo of Paul Deschamps

Paul Deschamps, Mobile Master

  • 203,110 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
I have the Galaxy S4 as well as the Galaxy Note 2 and I love my Galaxy S4 more than my Note 2 but for business use the Galaxy Note 2 and S-Pen features which and allow for accurate bill/contract/receipt signing and the larger display that will be easier for elderly to see if you have to show them something about a bill or if you have a website ect make it a much more fitting device. If you have a website the Galaxy Note 2 is also great to run and create things on your website as well, I run my entire website right from my Galaxy Note 2 including writing articles, editing articles, creating Headings and photos with the S-Pen and responding to comments posted on my site. It's a great device for business where the S4 is more a fun device that's great for gaming and surfing the Web. That S-Pen is just a great thing to have and makes you look more professional when you whip it out and ask for a signature ;-)

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.