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Wednesday, 11:57 AM
in the Article: Turing Says Sailfish Phone to Include Google Play Store forum

Sailfish OS on Linux.

Idol 4S
Wednesday, 11:51 AM
in the Article: Alcatel Web Site Spills Details Of Idol 4S and Idol 4 forum

I was planning originally to get the 3. The specs on the 4S make it really worth the wait. They bumped things up exactly where it was needed.

Jan 18, 2016, 12:24 PM
in the Article: Boost and Virgin to Sell Samsung Galaxy J3 forum

I would really like to see the A9 2016!

Jan 18, 2016, 12:23 PM
in the Article: WhatsApp Drops Annual Fee forum

Thank You!

Kyocera DuraXE
Jan 14, 2016, 6:14 PM
in the Kyocera DuraXE forum

Very Good specs, hardware, software for this type of phone.

Nice take on a camera phone but......
Jan 5, 2016, 1:59 PM
in the Article: Asus Says Zenfone Zoom to Reach US In February forum

If you ever think of calling their customer service, they are worse than abysmal.

I would so get this!
Jan 4, 2016, 8:38 AM
in the Article: Samsung Crowns Its Galaxy A Series with a 6-Inch Phablet forum

If Samsung would not charge exorbitant amounts of money for their phones. The specs, the micro SD card port, etc.,

Dec 17, 2015, 5:04 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm Renames 600 Series Snapdragon Chips forum

Good way to separate them from the mid-range 615 that is so prevalent on a lot of phones.

Smart pairing
Dec 3, 2015, 10:51 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC One A9 for AT&T forum

Snapdragon 617 with 3GB No 800 class but the latest in 600 class and the memory to handle. Great way to keep the performance.

OK but........
Dec 3, 2015, 10:48 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offers Discounted iPhone to AT&T Customers forum

Thanks but no thanks. When T-Mobiles network stops going to EDGE or 2G when you go beyond a highway or densely populated area I would consider it.

Request an Invite
Oct 29, 2015, 9:27 AM
in the Article: OnePlus X to Reach US November 19 for $249 forum

They know where they can stick that invite.

Buy it unlocked
Oct 28, 2015, 9:17 AM
in the Article: Cricket Wireless to Sell Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 forum

An excellent mid-range android. An extra $100 for unlocked version. No need to lock oneself into a contract or carrier.

1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core
Oct 28, 2015, 9:13 AM
in the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 forum

This phone should be classified as a mid-range device.

Oct 26, 2015, 4:28 PM
in the Article: Verizon Seeking Permission from FCC for WiFi Calling forum

When you can download an app that will offer the same WIFI calling as long as there is a SIM installed.

Oct 26, 2015, 4:26 PM
in the Article: Review: Android 6.0 Marshmallow forum

Have Kitkat 4.4.4 Never a problem at all.

You can't be serious!
Oct 21, 2015, 9:40 AM
in the HTC One A9 forum

1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617? I know the 615 is in a couple of Mid-range phones but how much better can the 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 be on a "flagship"???????????

Snap the Dragon
Oct 2, 2015, 8:57 AM
in the Sony Xperia Z5 forum

Snapdragon 810? Thermal Issues galore. Go with the 808 or just have used a MediaTek X10 Helio until the Snapdragon 820 is released.

Snapdragon 810
Sep 30, 2015, 4:57 PM
in the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact forum

Shame that flagship phones are still bound to these processors until the 820 comes out. They have thermal issues.

Sep 30, 2015, 4:41 PM
in the Sony Xperia Z5 forum

Just got to love those Snapdragon 810 processors with their thermal issues!

Nice but
Sep 30, 2015, 1:25 PM
in the Article: Metal-Clad Nexus 6P Made by Huawei forum

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.

Feeling BLU?
Sep 30, 2015, 9:22 AM
in the Huawei Nexus 6P forum

The BLU Pure XL is giving it a run for its money. Only big difference is the MediaTek processors.

It's about time.....
Sep 29, 2015, 9:38 AM
in the Article: Alcatel Pushing Performance Update to Idol 3 forum

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.

Moto G
Sep 21, 2015, 5:07 PM
in the ZTE Max+ forum

This phone is eerily similar to the Moto G.

Sep 14, 2015, 9:48 AM
in the Apple iPhone 6s forum

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
Sep 2, 2015, 4:34 PM
in the Asus ZenFone 2 forum

.....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.

3rd Generation
Aug 20, 2015, 1:46 PM
in the Motorola Moto G (GSM, 3rd gen.) forum

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.

Jul 27, 2015, 7:28 AM
in the ZTE Axon Pro / Axon forum

Plenty of other Chinese manufacturers with phones out there of the same and better specs and much cheaper.

Jul 15, 2015, 9:50 AM
in the Article: ZTE Reveals the Axon Flagship Phone for the US In Full forum

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
Jun 22, 2015, 7:13 AM
in the Article: Google Adds Clock App to Play Store forum

A more intuitive interface with a world clock feature.

Google Clock
Jun 18, 2015, 4:16 PM
in the Article: Google Adds Clock App to Play Store forum

Actually my phone updated automatically with the new clock features. Nice update :)

Not the only Sheriff in town
May 24, 2015, 9:04 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Asus Zenfone 2 forum

Alcatel One touch idol 3. Very similar. Check it out Best they have put out to date.

Re: Sounds nice
May 21, 2015, 9:57 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Serving Up Variety of Memorial Day Promos forum

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:

Sounds nice
May 20, 2015, 4:09 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Serving Up Variety of Memorial Day Promos forum

First increase your network coverage. Too many EDGE and 2G pockets in the more densely populated areas.

Alcatel one touch Idol 3
May 20, 2015, 11:23 AM
in the Alcatel one touch Idol 3 forum

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
May 15, 2015, 2:49 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint forum

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.

May 15, 2015, 2:27 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile Improves Data Allotments forum

Not bad. :)

Re: great
May 14, 2015, 4:11 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint forum

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
May 14, 2015, 4:10 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint forum

True. AT&T is not too shabby either.

Re: And T-Mobile Will Offer...
May 12, 2015, 7:59 AM
in the Article: MetroPCS CDMA Network to Go Dark in June forum

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
May 12, 2015, 7:57 AM
in the Article: Motorola Says Original Moto X to See Lollipop 'In A Few Weeks' forum

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.

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