These are the most recent forum messages posted by Sams:
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?
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
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.
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!
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 ...
I thought at first that AT&T offers the airbus A380 aircraft..........
That's why Google requests phone #?
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!
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!!
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.
Re: No MicroSD = No Sale!
I guess SanDisk & Transcend are going out of business, while Dropbox & Microsoft Skydrive are in. Shame :cry:
Where is my Droid 5 ???
I have been waiting for the Droid 4 update almost 2 years! I need better quality display, Android 4.2 (or 4.3), faster processor, longer battery life, and more. So is that the end of physical keyboard smartphones? Come on, Motorola!!!
I really don't need all my private messages to be available to hackers
Worthless for me
Google should please respond to user request! the number #1 request (as you can read on the user reviews) is, add the ability to turn OFF conversation view. No. #2 request: the ability to attach files other than pictures or videos! Is that so difficult for Google?
Please fix the few flaws
LG, well done, Now if only you rather give us a 6 megapixel camera instead (the less pixels the better the photo if no need to enlarge), and make the battery last a bit longer, even at the expense of being a bit thicker, and upgrade to Android 4.2, that could be the new flagship of Sprint!
Low Res Screen
Why do all manufacturers think that phone with physical keyboards need to be low-to-mid range? Why only a 480x800 resolution?
Why not 4.2 ??
If already updating, go all the way, to the newer 4.2! That's so frustrating!!!
Re: Screen resolution
This does not matter! We don't ask for HD resolution here, but please, at least 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA) as most other low-end phones is expected these days! It's a shame for Samsung to release such a screen!
Re: not worth it
Really nothing new to the table, and it's a shame. A lot of folks still need a good non-smart phone, and This phone could have been filled that bill. Please Samsung! you know how to make great phones! Add a better camera w/ focus, camcorder, a music player, and more up-to-date tech!
Any improvement over M370?
This phone looks like an upgrade for the M370, but does not seem to have any advantage over the M370. This phone needs to be beefed up a little bit. a 2 MP camera w/ autofocus, camcorder, more ringers, capability of wireless backup (which the M370 lacks), the outside screen, and some more.
Upgraded to Android 4.0, ICS
The released the upgrade to ICS, Andoid 4.0. Maybe you update the specs on your specs page.
Re: He's right! Who gives a crap about anythinh other than the S3!!!
Who gives a crap about anythinh other than the S3!!! Anyone who needs a physical keyboard. Got it?
Re: Hit or miss?
Yeah after the Razr Maxx with the Excellent battery, anything less might be a failure. And I'd love to see one with a physical keyboard as well, like the Droid 4. Add some great stereo speakers, and maybe offer Jelly Bean 4.1 version of Android, and it may be a winner.
480 x 800 resolution is old news
Mr. LG, 480 x 800 is long past due. In you don't know, we're even past the 540 x 960 too. It's HD now-a-days. Please catch up in order to be a bit more competitive. Thanks for reading.
Re: this will surely be a hit.
Now if they could only release another versioin with an actual physical keyboard, that would be another great hit!
Re: Mind if I nit-pick?
Hmmmm.... the solution does not sound as great as the question! Some recent phones have the USB charger port on the side. Are this manufacturers blind on one eye? or deaf on one ear? I mean, most phones are beautiful designed, and just a few minor cons kills the deal. Why can't they learn what the consumers really want?
Re: No Spring-assist slider
Here is a copy & paste from PhoneScoop's review: "...The slider mechanism for the Droid 4 is not spring-assisted, which means you have to do all the work yourself. I found it hard to open by pressing my thumbs along the edges. The Droid 4 was prone to jumping out of my grasp that way. Instead, the best way is to put your thumbs on the display and push up. Not ideal, but it’d the safer way to open the ...
No Spring-assist slider
This phone looks very nice. I've been in a Verizon store and reviewed this phone in person. I am not a big fan of the curvy design, and it is too plain looking (the LG Spectrum looks much better in comparison), and it is a bit thick - which is expected for a phone with a full keyboard, hope it will help for longer battery life as well - but otherwise it looks very good. Especially the keyboard has a ...
Good, but we need cheaper plans too
That's a good start. (although why not for 3G customers, like iPhone users?) But I would like to see a plan of, like, 2 GB for $15/month. Which is more in my budget. An extra $30 may be too much for many people to spend. But $15 is more manageable.
How big is that screen?
4 Inch? 4.5? 4.7? More details please.
No spring assist..????
Quote: "...The slide mechanism is difficult to slide open (there's no spring assist) and even more difficult to close..." Oh My GOD! That's a deal breaker for me!!! Why no spring-assist like everyone else does? It's so much easier. smoother, and easier!! Motorola, How many times do we need to repeat the same request, over and over again!! Are you deaf or what?? I was soooo hoping for that phone. I am afraid I will need to look elsewhere. Very sad and ...
Will it get Icecream Sandwitch?
I would like to know if the new Android 4.0 (aka ice-cream sandwich) will be available on this phone when it rolls out.
Re: What this phone is missing
Also no HD (not even 720p) video recording. But that's a minor issue for me. I'd rather take lower resolution but better quality and faster processing.
What this phone is missing
After looking around on the web about this phone, the following shortcomings need to be addressed in a future release: - No indicator lamp - Slow processor, phone freezes sometimes - Nice screen, but still below the new 540x960 standard. - Camera is not sharp, subpar compared to competitors.
Please add a number row!
I want to beg RIM, there is more than enough room on top of your excellent keyboard to add another row for a dedicated numeric key row, which would make texting & typing sooo much easier.! It would become my favorite phone! And I'm sure everyone else would appreciate it! Please consider it!! Thanks.
If only this would have a physical keyboard....
I would love HTC to release a phone for VZW with a physical keyboard!
Why less pixels???
I would want this phone for myself. It meets most of my needs, I like a screen size between 3.7-4.0", a physical keyboard, with Android 2.3. But I also need a sharp screen! Why did they reduce the sharpness, below todays standards? I would gladly pay $20-25 more for a better screen! I don't understand it, and I am afraid that this phone may be another looser. When will LG wake up and smell the coffee? I mean, they know already ...
Dear HTC, come on! Is that all you can do for Verizon Wireless? I will not complain on the Screen size, although I would rather take a 4.0" LCD (4.3" is too large IMO), but: - No physical keyboard? - No great camera like T-Mobile MySlide? - No special speakers like one of your recent phones..? Nothing Special..! I am awaiting something with all of the above.!
Where is the keyboard version?
Well, after looking on all the Droid's, I was expecting a nice, physical keyboard, like the Droid 3. A physical keyboard is very important to me, as no virtual keyboard comes close to actual keys. And that's besides that PCWorld are bashing the LCD on this new Bionic, which I hoped will be superior of all Motorola's. Now I will need to wait again. So, Motorola, what's next??
It's a shame that no Verizon version is ready. And I would really like to see a higher resolution display. Especially for a screen as big as the Sprint's Epic. And speaking of the Sprint's Epic - they dropped the physical keyboard? I would suggest Samsung to offer the same phones, with higher resolutions, and physical, 5-line keyboards. Some of us just like real keyboards too much and aren't ready to give it up.
Re: Kudos for the high-res LCD!
And actually after double checking the specs, Apple's resolution is even higher, with a 640 pixels wide, compared to just 540 in the Motorola.
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