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Why such a bad camera
Sep 5, 2017, 9:45 AM
in the Kyocera Cadence forum

This phone could have been an excellent basic phone, and a good competitor for the LG Exalt LTE, which lacks a front/external display. While the Exalt has a slightly larger display, it's way too long for some, and the DPI is slightly sharper in the Cadence. But the Cadence failed in the photo dept. A 2.0 megapixel camera? really? The Exalt has an 5.0 Mp and a 720p camcorder. This is a serious failure of the Cadence which may ...

Will this cut down the edges?
Jun 25, 2017, 11:00 AM
in the Article: YouTube to Automatically Adjust Playback Size to Fill Your Screen forum

In other words, you may lose some parts of the video?

8 GB of internal storage
Jun 20, 2017, 10:06 AM
in the Article: Meet the LG Exalt, Verizon's First LTE-Only Flip Phone forum

Happy to see 8 GB of internal storage. Can we expect that after 200 text messages I won't get that pesky message "you inbox is 80% full"?

What's the point?
Jun 16, 2017, 11:39 AM
in the Article: Meet the LG Exalt, Verizon's First LTE-Only Flip Phone forum

Really, if there's no email (perhaps only a mobile useless browser), who needs LTE service? The voice calls are not much better (and worse at times), and LTE sucks battery much faster (hence, they upped the battery from 900mAh on the Exalt II to 1470). I wish LG would add an email application for this (Verizon doesn't support email on dumb phones anymore). It's also sad to see the useless gimicky front LCD, instead of providing a reguler, easy to ...

I want an "UNDO" feature
May 19, 2017, 9:54 AM
in the Article: First Look: What's New In Android O forum

"Undo". That's my most wanted feature for years! Just like CTRL+Z on my PC. Is that so difficult, Google? How many times do I select a big block of text and by accident it's gets deleted... I wish I can just press a button abd bring it back.

No sound improvement?
Apr 3, 2017, 4:08 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S8 forum

I can't believe that no one is talking about it. Does it still utilize the same speaker as the Galaxy S7? No stereo sound? Did Samsung ever tested an HTC smartphone? Of course I'm happy that the left the 3.5mm headphone jack as is, but I was sure that in light of Apples recent sound improvements, that the S8 will have some sort booming stereo sound speakers.

Re: Poor Upgrade
Mar 5, 2017, 12:22 PM
in the Motorola Moto G5 Plus forum

I actually like that it's smaller, it's easier to hold & operate with one hand (I even wish they'd release the G5 in the US, not just the PLUS model). The slightly smaller screen also means a slight bump in dpi, it's now 424 up from 401. Not a biggie, but still a bit sharper. How about the other improvements. Processor is now 2 GHz vs. a 1.5 GHz in the G4, the G5 also boast 3 or 4 GB ...

Re: good review
Dec 9, 2016, 10:44 AM
in the Article: Review: Huawei Mate 9 forum

Another drawback is the screen resolution.

Re: Very nice but...
Jul 21, 2016, 3:26 PM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Z Droid, Z Force Droid for Verizon Wireless forum

Huh? Enormous amount? In the last few years, Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, Sony, all switched towards 5.0" and larger! Show me one modern phone smaller than 5.0"!! (Except for the iPhone, which so many people still love). I am not against bigger phones. All I'm asking is, give us a choice. Not every phone needs to be that big. Some people have smaller hands. There are so many choices out there for huge phones, some people love phablets, others wanna ...

Very nice but...
Jul 21, 2016, 10:50 AM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Z Droid, Z Force Droid for Verizon Wireless forum

These new phones seems to be an excellent choice, although I miss the old camera interface where you can tap anywhere on the screen to snap a pic, and not search for the shutter button. But on the other hand, it's now easier to set focus, similar to Samsung's Galaxy phones. But what I'd really like, is a smaller version of this phone. This size is simply way too large for most people! Why not offer a 5.0" (or better ...

Number row?
Jul 14, 2016, 4:22 PM
in the Article: Google Keyboard for Android Gains One-Handed Typing forum

Still not here? we need a dedicated number row on top, please!

Too large!
Jul 14, 2016, 4:20 PM
in the Motorola Moto G4 Plus forum

I love the recent mid-range affordable phones from Motorola, but think that 5.5" is way too big for most people. All the flagships are OK with 5.0--5.2". They should offer 2 sizes. a smaller one and a larger one, so there should be a choice. Most people will appreciate a smaller size screen.

Isn't it too much?
May 10, 2016, 12:28 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy Express Prime / Galaxy Amp Prime / Sol / Galaxy J3 (2016, GSM) forum

Hey Samsung, why are you giving this phone a speed of 1.2 GHz? I think 0.3 GHz would be enough. And why a whopping 1.5 GB of RAM? Wouldn't just 450 MB be sufficient? and why 294 ppi, I think that for such a basic phone, 180 ppi is fine.

What about a dedicated number row
May 4, 2016, 10:08 AM
in the Article: Google Keyboard Lets Users Adjust Key Height forum

What I want (LG & Samsung and many other 3rd party keyboards have it already for years!) a dedicated number row on top of the alphabetic keyboard. That would be a real convenience!

Excactly what we were waiting for (LOL)
Apr 11, 2016, 1:36 PM
in the Samsung Convoy 4 forum

We were so eager for the arrival of this phone, because we so much love the high QVGA 320 x 240 quality video recorder, and we sure love when after merely 200 text messages you get a notice "INBOX 80% FULL", and we hate when T9X saves words in your own user dictionary, so bottom line it seems like the perfect phone we've been waiting for many years...

"Touch Wiz" pros & cons
Mar 21, 2016, 1:49 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S7 forum

There are some things I love about Samsung phones interface (TouchWiz), and some I don’t like. I wonder why no one is never mentioning anything about these details. Here are the pros and cons compared to other Android devices. Pros: - When pressing the multi-task button and all apps appear, you have a “CLOSE ALL” option. On other Androids if you wanna close all running apps, you must close (swipe) each app individually . - When pressing & holding the power button, ...

I need speed limits
Mar 16, 2016, 10:50 AM
in the Article: Google Adds Ride-Hailing Estimates to Maps forum

Google keeps answering questions no one asked. The main feature missing from maps - something that all other GPS' (including low priced) feature - is showing speed limits of the roads. When can we expect this, Google?

Will it be backward compatible?
Dec 7, 2015, 2:13 PM
in the Article: Android 6.0.1 Delivers Improved Set of Emoji forum

If I send a new emoji to an android 5 phone, what will they see? Also, you didn't mention in the article if the Nexus 7 will get the update (I assume it will).

It's crazy
Dec 2, 2015, 2:39 PM
in the Article: Samsung Launches Refreshed Galaxy A Series forum

I need a good phone with a smaller screen. But I hate the fact which manufacturers believe that smaller screens equals less performance. I'd love to have a 4.7" screen phone but I also need a good, fast processor and 3 GB of RAM, and preferably HD resolution.. Why punish people with smaller hands?

Exactly what the world is waiting for!!
Nov 2, 2015, 10:52 AM
in the LG Exalt II / Wine IV forum

I can't stop wondering what LG is thinking. But well, I can't figure it out, so forget it.

What's the point?
Aug 12, 2015, 8:33 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy J1 forum

Who will this phone cater to? It would've be a nice phone 5 years ago, but today? Rather take a cheap Motorola phone, it offers much more value.

Lerger screen? Huh?
Aug 2, 2015, 12:30 PM
in the Article: Samsung to Adjust Price of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge forum

I also hope Samsung reads what I write here. Quote: In response, Samsung it "plans to firmly maintain its sale of premium smartphones by flexibly adjusting the price of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and launching a new model with a larger screen." End of quote. They have hopes for a model with a larger screen? Isn't that what the NOTE line stands for? If you ask me, they have great potential to offer a new model with rather a SMALLER screen! The ...

5.7" Screen? Answer to the question no one asked
Jul 28, 2015, 12:50 PM
in the Article: Motorola Reveals the Moto X Style forum

Sounds like a great device, but that huge screen is a big NO NO for me - and for thousands others as well. At least introduce a "mini" version (like 4.7" 1080p screen), but all the same specs as the bigger flagship. I had several Motorola phones in the past, I was looking forward to continue with that brand (especially that the migrate option makes it so easy to switch to a new phone), but too bad. I am not ...

How will the camera compare to the Galaxy S6?
Jul 22, 2015, 9:01 AM
in the Sony Xperia Z4v forum

Sony doesn't have the best history of great phone cameras. Will the Z4v be any better? We all know that megapixel count is not any indication. If you compare this phone to the Galaxy S6, you must include a camera comparison as well, since this is one of the best features on the S6.

Who needs it?
Jul 10, 2015, 11:27 AM
in the Article: Samsung Aiming for 11K Phone Displays forum

This seems like an overkill. Rather give me 11,000 hours of battery.

If only it would be smaller
Jun 15, 2015, 11:48 AM
in the Article: Review: LG G4 for Verizon Wireless forum

This phone sounds like almost the perfect thing for me, except for that HUGE size. I would be happy with a 4.7", or TOPS a 5.0". Why so big?? I wish LG releases a mini version with the same components and performance.

Re: Beg to differ
Jun 15, 2015, 11:47 AM
in the Article: Review: LG G4 for Verizon Wireless forum

The only real thing missing from all the reviews? Battery performance after 5-6 months. They usually drop drastically.

Will any other carriers get it?
Jun 11, 2015, 1:46 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S6 active forum

I would like to take it because of the larger capacity battery. But why is it only available thru AT&T? I need it for Verizon and Sprint as well. My biggest complaint with the new S6 is the battery. Would they offer the bigger battery on the regular model (I wouldn't mind a drop thicker phone) it would be top of my list.

Re: samsung design idiots
Apr 15, 2015, 12:59 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S6 (GSM) forum

The missing SD card I can still swallow, you have at least an option to purchase a 128 GB version (although for much more $$$ than an SD card) and online solutions; but the battery?? What the heck were they thinking? making a smaller battery than the S5 with a screen that sucks much more battery, and not removable? I would gladly take a phone a bit thicker which last a few more hours!! It's so silly! and who's ...

How will it work without phone
Feb 23, 2015, 12:30 PM
in the Article: CarPlay vs. Android Auto forum

I wonder how these systems will work without a phone? Assuming you don't have a smartphone, or you forgot your phone at home? So no more GPS? Will the interface go back to the 1990 era?

I love the interface
Oct 23, 2014, 9:21 AM
in the Article: Review: Sony Xperia Z3v for Verizon Wireless forum

Somehow it appeals to me. Especially the camera app, but everything else is nice as well. I also very much like the fonts they use. Nice & sharp! I wish Google adopts a similar interface for Android stock.

Re: disappointing
Sep 8, 2014, 9:10 AM
in the Article: Hands On with the New Moto X forum

I'm with you, Joel. Very disappointing that Motorola went with the ultra big size. Everyone's running to those bigger sizes, and although I understand that there is where they probably make the most profit, it's still a shame that Motorola should not distinct itself the way it used to be, like the Droid4 with a physical keyboard, the original Moto X with a smaller screen, and so on. I am also disappointed that they can't get the camera right. Always ...

Where is the speed limit function?
Jul 24, 2014, 12:33 PM
in the Article: Google Adding Explore Function to Maps App forum

The only important function Google maps is still lacking (compared to its competitors) is speed limit indicator. Can't wait for that!! Meanwhile I must still use my Garmin along with Google maps :(

The only 2 things I'd changed
Jul 1, 2014, 8:45 PM
in the Article: Galaxy S5 Mini Carries Over Most of Flagship's Features forum

I'd improve 2 things on this mini to make it perfect: MINI should stay mini, maximum 4.3", that makes it easier to hold and better ppi, and second, processor speed at least 1.7 or 1.8 GHZ.

Depressing
Jun 23, 2014, 9:48 AM
in the HTC One mini 2 (GSM) forum

I am very angry on those phone manufacturers. Why do they think that people with smaller hands that want a more slim phone wants slower performance as well? Why do all "mini" phones downgrade to slower processors and less memory? That's so sad.

Re: Make it smaller and faster!
May 15, 2014, 12:21 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: HTC One mini 2 forum

Yeah I also think the same. Why do these companies think that smaller screen lovers want slower machines as well? I bought my Droid Mini only because of that reason, it shared the same underpinnings that the larger brother the MAXX & Ultra! I don't need the best camera, and a 4.3" 720p screen is more than large enough for me; but why drop processor speed from 2.3 GHz to 1.2?? That's too much of a sacrifice. I'd rather pay ...

A380?
Mar 9, 2014, 1:43 PM
in the Article: AT&T Debuts Entry-Level LG A380 forum

I thought at first that AT&T offers the airbus A380 aircraft..........

That's why Google requests phone #?
Nov 1, 2013, 12:03 AM
in the Article: SMS Support Comes to Google Hangouts forum

Isn't the main idea of Google talk / Hangout to be able to chat anonymously? Just link the app to your gmail account and you're all set? Who needs SMS? Is Google again answering a question no one asked? We already have SMS, BBM, WhatsApp and more apps for these kind of messaging, Hangout is a different animal, and I am annoyed by the direction Google is taking it.

The biggest mistake: Screen resolution!
Oct 24, 2013, 6:50 PM
in the Article: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular to Sell Galaxy S4 Mini forum

All other so-called mini phones with the 4.3" inch size screen feature a 720p HD screen. Not the old dated qHD that Samsung offers here. This is a big mistake!!

Conversation view
Sep 29, 2013, 3:24 PM
in the Article: Google Pushing Out Refreshed Gmail to Android Phones forum

With all the updates, I still does not see the option of turning that freakin' conversation view OFF, as it has been requested from thousands of Gmail users. #Frustrated.

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