User: Rich Brome
These are the most recent forum messages posted by Rich Brome:
It's difficult to slot a phone like this into one of three bins (low / mid / flagship.) But I would consider the Moto G a good benchmark for low-end (or "entry level", as the industry prefers) and this is certainly aiming one step above that in terms of specs (and price.)
Full retail? No, that's about right.
Re: Wifi Calling
That's a good suggestion. We'll take a look at adding it. It's more about the carrier and the software than the phone hardware, but it's true that some phones don't support it.
Re: How do you get the Sim card out of a LG Revere 3 phone?
CDMA-only phones like the Revere 3 do not have a SIM card.
Yes. I think all of the LG phones for the past few years, including the G2, G3, G Vista, and probably other LGs. The last rugged Casio did, and I'm sure other phones as well.
Not exactly. With AT&T, that's an integral part of the 3GPP standards. With Verizon, they're using the (less common) SVLTE standard to accomplish that. Apple hasn't made the investment to support SVLTE.
To clarify, I didn't use the camera app's digital zoom feature for any of these. I just did a close crop of each sample photo so you could see the detail.
It's pretty big. It's technically only 0.8mm deep, but it feels like a bottomless pit to my finger. I prefer the dimple, too, but I think you'd get used to the new "pit" pretty quickly. I can't think of any good reason it should be a deal-breaker for anyone.
new sample photos
I just added some additional camera samples.
I didn't think it felt cheap, but Motorola said that's some of the feedback they received from consumers.
Re: Haha I wonder why??? ~wink~
Yep. They said as much when they announced a few months ago that they planned to rebrand.
All four major US carriers will offer both the Note 4 and Edge. US Cellular will also offer the Note 4. As far as I know, the most specific date is US Cellular saying "October" for the Note 4. I doubt they'll be first, so look for the majors to offer the Note 4 in early October or maybe even this month.
Re: Question for RICH BROME
Honestly, they're both too large for me. But if I had the choose, the nerd in me would be hard-pressed to resist the Edge. As I said in the article, I don't think it's very useful, but it doesn't hurt, and it's damn cool. It might depend on pricing. Ideally it would only be an extra $25 for the Edge, but I doubt that will happen. I sure as heck wouldn't may an extra $100 for the Edge.
Sorry! The battery cover is removable, but the battery itself is not. The article has been corrected. Thanks for pointing it out!
Sprint has their challenges... which is exactly why - from their point of view - they need a great exclusive phone like this.
It may be locked, and even if you can manage to unlock it it simply does not support the AT&T's primary frequency bands for LTE. It's not compatible, at least for LTE.
LG Optimus Showtime for TracFone
That's this phone: http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/ph one.php?p=3773 :)
It's texting, not talking
Did you read the article? GoTenna is for texting on your phone, not talking.
Re: Samsung paving the way
CMCHUNK said: ...looks like were swinging back the other way on this phone size pendulem I wish! I think it's more the major manufacturers all wanting to address various price points, while cashing in on the halo effect of their flagship products. If the pendulum were really swinging back on size, these "mini" models would have better specs.
Re: walkie talkie
Yes and no. For a lot of scenarios, this might be better. It might be difficult to hear a walkie-talkie at a concert or certain festivals. Or out in a park, you might prefer not to disturb the peace and quiet of nature. If I were visiting a majestic forest or canyon and some guy nearby was using a walkie-talkie, I'd find that quite obnoxious. Also, most people carry their phones on them no matter what. So if I have a ...
Are you trying to create or change your profile photo here on phonescoop.com? If so, this is the correct forum for that kind of question. :) When you're logged in to this site, there's a link on the left that says "Account". On that page, the top section is for your profile, It contains instructions for changing your "Gravatar" (profile photo).
Indeed, that was a typo. It's been fixed. Thanks! In the future, FYI, corrections reach us much faster via the "Contact" feature in the left-hand navigation menu. Thanks again.
This has always been quite public info, for a number of reasons. First, you can buy a handheld device for not terribly much money that will let you inspect and analyze any radio signal at any frequency. I'm pretty sure it would be absolutely trivial for any enemy to determine what band anyone else is using for RADAR. They all know these things already. Also, the FCC has to manage and communicate what everyone is doing with every radio band in ...
Phone model numbers
Thank you for the feedback. It's always appreciated. That's an unusual request. We don't want to clutter up the pages with unnecessary info. While I do understand why someone might search on a model number (which is why we support it,) I have a harder time imagining the situation where a consumer would know the common name but need the technical model number. Can you help me understand how you would use this information?
7mm is REALLY thin.
Re: What is with this
This is one of the cheapest out there. (No smartphone actually costs $20 unsubsidized.) So they have to cut all extra features to reach such a low price. And yet the screen and main camera are pretty decent; that's impressive. IMHO, if they chose those areas to not skimp, they chose well. No front-facing camera is actually very common for a non-LTE phone these days. That's no surprise to me.
No, that's an extending antenna for TV. That's a standard feature on Korean phones, and they only had the Korean version on hand at this event. The US version, of course, will not have that.
Re: Galaxy S4?
Oh there are a ton of differences. Try the compare tool! http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/com pare.php?p=4341,4066
Re: harman not harmon
Fixed. Thank you!
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Re: Snapdragon 800 or 801?
It is 801. Fixed. Thanks! We were working from specs that just say MSM8974AB, which is 800 ...or 801. It could be either; the same part number is used for the two slightly different chips. (Damn Qualcomm and their idiotic part numbers!) But it is 801.
It's not an issue for me, but only because I rarely use voice, except to talk to my family. But it's a useful feature for a lot of people. "Hey where do you want to meet for lunch/dinner/coffee?" "Let me pop open Maps/Opentable and find a place." "Did you send that email?" "Let me check." "Did you see that video Dan posted on Facebook?" etc.
In our review, we found it to have excellent battery life. It also supports the newest QuickCharge. I don't think it's realistic to have a removable battery in a phone like this. The high-quality, solid feeling of the unibody metal construction is one of the major selling points for this and the iPhone. That construction pretty much rules out a removable cover. For example, the One max has a removable cover. It feels flimsy and cheap, the cover doesn't always fit ...
Re: Global network
Yes, the Sprint version does have global roaming. I specifically confirmed that with HTC.
Re: ONE again? really.
Well, it's official name is "One (M8)". So... it's close to what you said. Apple does the same with many of their products. There have been many MacBook Air models by now, all called just "MacBook Air".
srich27 said: Now an "UltraPixel"....THAT is something no one knows what it actually means. ... Actually, HTC has put out white papers explaining what it means. It's their marketing term for a camera sensor with physically larger pixels. The larger pixels gather more light and thus have a number of performance benefits, including less noise and better low-light sensitivity. The principle is sound, although - as others have pointed out - some high-megapixel-count camera sensors achieve similar performance (or better, depending ...
Re: HTC One M8 battery drain in low signal areas?
arouth said: I had an htc one and loved it BUT it had one problem. In low signal areas the battery drained really fast. That's going to be an issue with any phone, by the nature of physics. If it drained noticeably faster than other phones in the same spot, then perhaps the other phones were getting better signal in that spot. (Keep in mind that most signal "bar" meters are a notoriously inaccurate way to measure actual signal.) The new ...
I tried that on a demo model and could not get it to work. I turned it on in Settings and tried the gesture many times in many places around the interface, but it would not activate. I don't know is that was an early-software bug or the gesture is excessively tricky to do (it is tricky.)
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