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Best Smartphone for '13 Overland Summit w/ 730N (RHR)

Coming back from Afghanistan in a few weeks to a new 2013 Overland Summit with the 730N(RHR) nav system.

I'm also in need of a phone upgrade and am looking for any advice on whatever smartphone is most compatible with this vehicle setup?

Bluetooth audio streaming w/ metadata, phonebook d/l, and text messaging is important to me. I've looked at all the compatability charts that are available online, but would like to hear from actual users.

iPhone5, Google Nexus 4, Lumia 920?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:03 AM
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Re: Best Smartphone for '13 Overland Summit w/ 730N (RHR)

I have enjoyed my iPhone 4s with mine. I can use Siri to text. Address book works well and audio streaming is just great too.
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Re: Best Smartphone for '13 Overland Summit w/ 730N (RHR)

iPhone5 works great for us... well as well as the POS 730N lets it. My iPad and iPod touch also work well. There may be issues with third party music apps and steering wheel controls, but none with the built in apps as far as I can tell.
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Re: Best Smartphone for '13 Overland Summit w/ 730N (RHR)

Hey man! Thanks for your service. Enjoy that new Jeep! The easist answer is it depends. iPhone 5 will probably be the odds on favorite. Many are using it, lots a great features and a very mature platform. The down side is sealed cabinet, no external upgrades or RAM. most think that is no big deal. Just by the biggest one you can affort.

The Lumia is interesting but it is not mature. There is some risk there. If you are a Windows guy and like to tinker the 920 might be fun, but it wont be as seamless and easy to use out of the box.

I know the least about the Nexus 7. Similar deal here though. If you are already using a droid you might want to take a look at it. I have used the iPhone 4 and 5 and also have an HTC droid. Both platforms are remarkable and would serve you well.
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Re: Best Smartphone for '13 Overland Summit w/ 730N (RHR)

Thanks to all for the replies. It's been a long deployment and I can't wait to enjoy the new Jeep.

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Re: Best Smartphone for '13 Overland Summit w/ 730N (RHR)

I have had excellent luck using an Android 4 device: RAZR MAXX. When streaming music from the files in my phone, the screen of the 730shows the title of the track and the artist. The album art will also show up quite often (on par with using CDs, iPod, or the HDD). The steering wheel controls work very well to navigate the tracks with no delay.

Streaming internet radio stations also show track information on the 730. No album art (so far), but the generic category artwork changes to match the music style (country, rock, classical, etc).

Edit: (Mild Rant) What do we want? SMS! When do we want it? Any time in the next year would be good....
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Man that sounds sweet!
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Re: Best Smartphone for '13 Overland Summit w/ 730N (RHR)

iPhone user here...totally satisfied and it works very nicely with my 730N.
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Re: Best Smartphone for '13 Overland Summit w/ 730N (RHR)

My Note 2 works very well with my 430N. People with the Galaxy S 3 indicate that it works very well with their cars as well.
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Re: Best Smartphone for '13 Overland Summit w/ 730N (RHR)

iphone 5 here, pandora works great and the steering wheel controls and it displays the songs too.
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Re: Best Smartphone for '13 Overland Summit w/ 730N (RHR)

I have a Nexus 4 and although the steering wheel controls work while streaming, the song info doesn't not display. I think this is a issue with Android 4.1 / 4.2, I guess the bluetooth stack was changed and doesn't fully support AVRCP 1.3 spec.
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Re: Best Smartphone for '13 Overland Summit w/ 730N (RHR)

First off, Thank you for your service! You will love the new WK2 when you get home!

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The Lumia is interesting but it is not mature. There is some risk there. If you are a Windows guy and like to tinker the 920 might be fun, but it wont be as seamless and easy to use out of the box.
I am going to have to respectively disagree with FastOrange on this one. I am currently using a Yellow Lumia 920 with my WK2 and it works flawlessly for calls, streaming music and texts. Even the voice to txt feature works great so I am able to send/receive and reply to txts while the phone is in my pocket all through the Uconnect system. Now if they just had an option for wireless charging in the jeep, that would be awesome
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