These are the most recent forum messages posted by Mark_S:
Snap the Dragon
Snapdragon 810? Thermal Issues galore. Go with the 808 or just have used a MediaTek X10 Helio until the Snapdragon 820 is released.
Shame that flagship phones are still bound to these processors until the 820 comes out. They have thermal issues.
Just got to love those Snapdragon 810 processors with their thermal issues!
The BLU Pure XL just released is giving this a real run for its money. Main difference is the MediaTek processors. Still, just as big a beast.
The BLU Pure XL is giving it a run for its money. Only big difference is the MediaTek processors.
It's about time.....
The One touch Idol 3 5.5 inch is an excellent mid-range phone. The performance issues are mainly some camera and performance related. Dropping frames and laggy screens. Hopefully when you keep more than one app open now, the phone does not creep. For a Snapdragon 615 processor octa-core that was not very good.
This phone is eerily similar to the Moto G.
Every LTE band in the book. Would be nice if every manufacturer would do that as well. Plenty out there to choose from.
A phenomenal multitasking phone
.....and that's mainly it. Not a very bright display, tons of Bloatware with the Zen UI, tinny sounding speakers. The camera is slightly above average. 4GB/64GB ze551ml version is worth its weight don't get me wrong but this phone is built mainly for multi-tasking performance and does it perfectly.
They upgraded somethings only but come on already, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) quad-core is getting stale already. Could have at least bumped it to a Snapdragon 615.
Plenty of other Chinese manufacturers with phones out there of the same and better specs and much cheaper.
Plenty of other Chinese handsets that do not get exposure in North America. Same specs and better and cheaper as well. Ex: Ulephone, Elephone, Oppo, Meizu, to name a few.
Re: Google Clock
A more intuitive interface with a world clock feature.
Actually my phone updated automatically with the new clock features. Nice update :)
Not the only Sheriff in town
Alcatel One touch idol 3. Very similar. Check it out Best they have put out to date.
Re: Sounds nice
Awwwww......did anyone fall down and go boom here? No jabs, no hate, no trolling, just an opinion like anyone else is entitled to. Don't like it? Great! Don't like the program? Change the channel! :roll:
First increase your network coverage. Too many EDGE and 2G pockets in the more densely populated areas.
Alcatel one touch Idol 3
I am really impressed with the specs and reviews I have read on websites. Has anyone gotten their hands on this phone yet? I would like to know how responsive the UI is and navigational fluidity responds as well. Thanks!
Re: Idaho & Montana
Absolutely well said! But when people do go to those areas and if there was absolutely no service available, people would find a reason to whine and moan.
Not bad. :)
There are areas in the Northeast as well if you can believe it. Even where you would think there would be at least 3G, it is EDGE.
Re: Idaho & Montana
True. AT&T is not too shabby either.
Re: And T-Mobile Will Offer...
You are absolutely right. Its all about the carriers. If from the get go, CDMA carriers offered C-SIMS, interoperability would have never been an issue.
Sour Grape Flavored Lollipop
I have read countless reviews on the upgrades. The Moto line of phones for whatever reason slow down tremendously after the upgrade from KitKat 4.4.2 to Lollipop. People I know with Samsungs and other phones have no problems.
Re: The Solution to this
Hopefully no excuse is found for them to slap on the cuffs at that point. :o
Re: Big Brother
Take out the battery and SIM as well before you think of doing anything really stupid. Disable GPS as well. Also overwrite the freespace at least 7 times before handing your phone to authorities. If you have nothing to hide, then don't worry!
No thank you. Even with roaming, T-Mobile has no coverage where Verizon and AT&T work perfectly.
Going to give the Galaxy S6 a run for its money!
Re: G4 Mini?
In a perfect world............ Usually the phone manufacturers when they make a mini version start to skimp on the specs at the same time. Ex: Crappier chipset Ex: Crappier camera Ex: Crappier display Ex: Crappier battery They figure you want smaller, you pay less, you get less.
Re: Another article source: more info and video
"Milking" Li-Ion is absolutely right. It is all about the $$$$$$$$$$ :roll:
Re: Very Interested.
I ran a speed test of the S6 vs. Moto X and the Moto X opened and ran apps faster. Too much bloat and processes with the S6 just to use apps.
This phone is an absolute steal for its price. The Moto series are the best phones I have tried for their types.
Re: Very Interested.
I like a decent but not over the top display. As long as the UI and the processor can handle everything I throw at it, I am satisfied. Now that things are starting to go Octa-Core, its great to have tons of apps and not worry about lag and multi-tasking. Some of the Adreno and Krait Quad-Cores are by no means too shabby either. As long as there is enough storage in the phone as well, QHD displays are ...
Re: Very Interested.
What is wrong with the S6????
Re: Qualcomm vs. Exynos
Thank you. I sincerely hope so.
Qualcomm vs. Exynos
Does someone know if the Exynos processor is tested enough that it is worth the upgrade yet? I have heard that they went to Octacore to make up for lag. Thank You
if I had a dollar for every-time when I had T-Mobile and the network went to 2G or EDGE even when in a what was supposed to be 3G or LTE I could buy the company.
They can "ask" all they want. At that price point an alternative is to go on Ebay or Amazon and purchase an unlocked version instead of locking yourself into a contract with monthly payments meanwhile the Galaxy S7 comes out.
Re: Stop. Preloading. Crap.
I buy unlocked, root it after updating the software. Then remove all the bloat-ware/crap-ware that will not cause anything not to run correctly. Google puts almost a gigabyte of their own stuff on phones, even the non-carrier ones. It's ridiculous unless you know you will use g-mail, google+, Chrome, and maps.
Moto E 2nd gen
Really nice phone. Other than the LTE, display and the camera, this phone is practically the same as the Moto G 1st Gen.
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