Why not a Pureview?? AKA Phone buying advice needed
I'm looking for a new phone and I have fairly specific requirements. I'm not necessarily looking for a smart phone per-se, but I do have some features that I would like the phone to be strong in. I work from home and have an iPad, so I don't need fancy apps, or a wizzy web browser. I'm not going to be using those things most of the time, if I want to play with apps or surf the web, I'll use the iPad.
I have my own thoughts on what handsets this is pointing to, but I'd rather hear what the Verge hive mind thinks. I'm thinking a Pureview - These are my requirements in order of priority
- Good sound quality over headphones, or plugged into a stereo.
- Good speaker quality.
- Decent battery.
- Must have good podcast support, either native or via an app.
- Good hands-free call quality.
- Good normal call quality.
- Good camera.
- Must be able to pick up Gmail and draft short replies, but nothing intensive.
- Screen should be legible outside, but I don't care too much about pixel density of colour reproduction. I'm not going to be watching videos on this thing.
- Finally, a web browser. Doesn't need to be great, just for occasional fact checking when I'm out and about.
- No physical keyboard, my Droid used to annoy the hell out of me by opening up when it was in my pocket.
- Maps, pref with turn-by-turn directions.
I don't care much about the thickness, or the app ecosystem. I'm not out and about much, but I want it to perform well in the core features when I am out of the house.
EDIT - updated to reflect my Pureview lust!