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Now where's the Verizon Z3 Compact?!?!
Oct 23, 2014, 4:16 PM
in the Article: Review: Sony Xperia Z3v for Verizon Wireless forum

This phone is far too big, as is every other phone on Verizon, I really wish they'd release the Z3 Compact so there would be a single high-end, compact handset available from Verizon!!!

If only this worked on Verizon
Oct 13, 2014, 12:51 PM
in the Article: Sony Selling Xperia Z3 Compact Off-Contract for $530 forum

It supports every band, but Verizon will only activate phones locked to their network....soooo, when is Verizon going to announce a version of the Z3 Compact for it's network??? ::fingers crossed::

What about Z3 Compact?!?
Oct 9, 2014, 4:13 PM
in the Article: Verizon to Sell Sony's Xperia Z3v forum

We already have far too many huge phones, what about carrying the Z3 Compact, which packs the same punch into a better, smaller package

Too Big!
Oct 9, 2014, 1:13 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the HTC Desire EYE forum

I wish they'd make better, smaller phones instead

Wish it was smaller :-(
Sep 5, 2014, 11:14 AM
in the Article: Motorola Turns Moto X Into True Flagship forum

Why are all the flagships HUGE? The old Moto X was almost a perfect size, but really only Sony has bothered to make something usable with one hand this year, the Z3 Compact, that I hope comes to Verizon so I can ignore the Moto X again.

Z3 Compact on Verizon Please!?
Sep 3, 2014, 1:50 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and E3 forum

I really really really really hope Verizon carries the Z3 Compact as there really are no good, smaller phones these days and this one is the only device I'm excited for in YEARS.

This should not be the exception
Jul 31, 2014, 4:33 PM
in the Article: Kyocera Brigadier for Verizon Has Sapphire Screen forum

All phones should be rugged, waterproof, have a saphire screen and microSD slot, and not be huge...this is tempting

Re: Family Plan Impact
Jul 30, 2014, 11:49 PM
in the Article: FCC Chairman Not Pleased with Verizon's Plans to Throttle Users forum

No, this only impacts lines with Unlimited LTE Data still, which I claim, and I use up 4.8GB in a week sometimes ;-) But I am VERY GLAD they are getting **** for this, this is why net neutrality would be nice, and I'd love the FCC to step in and stop carriers' abuse of their customers always.

So less information on the screen?
Jun 25, 2014, 11:57 AM
in the Article: Google Talks About Android's New Design forum

I'm not a fan of showing fewer messages, and less information on each screen in the new screenshots. Why wouldn't I want to see the date or even one entire extra conversation without scrolling?

Isn't this kind of pointless?
May 22, 2014, 10:22 AM
in the Article: LG Reveals QuickCircle Case Ahead of G3 Debut forum

It's an LCD screen so there's little power saving by using the circular display as the entire panel will still light up. And aren't you carrying around this HUGE phone with it's HUGE screen for a reason? If people like smaller screens, why not make SMALLER PHONES PLEASE????!

Re: Make it smaller and faster!
May 15, 2014, 10:31 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: HTC One mini 2 forum

I agree, though what are the actual dimensions of the HTC One Mini 2 (ugh, such a mouthful)?? Would be interested to compare this with the upcoming Moto X+1 (which I hope will include a better processor and microSD slot finally)

Is the HK edition really using a different DAC?
May 6, 2014, 2:50 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC One for Sprint (Harman Kardon Edition) forum

I thought the HTC One M8 supported FLAC playback already. Is there really a different DAC in the HK edition or are the differences just software and bundled headphones along with exclusive color? What is the DAC in the normal M8 if it's different than the one in the HK edition? It is unfortunate that DAC specifications/chip information are not ever listed or available in spec lists for any phone unless HTC specifically decides to mention ...

So it's worse than the Lucid 2...got it ;-)
May 2, 2014, 2:43 PM
in the Article: Review: LG Lucid 3 for Verizon Wireless forum

Larger in every dimension, same resolution screen but now larger for no reason, smaller battery, and awful physical home button to mimic Samsung's stupidity. I'm glad I got my mom the Lucid 2 last year, it's a far nicer phone in overall size, performance, and it's larger, removable battery and only-capacitive face buttons. It makes no sense to mix a physical key with capacitive keys, I"d rather have them on-screen or as all-capacitive. It's annoying that they don't ...

Camera crop?
Apr 14, 2014, 11:17 AM
in the Article: Review: Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 forum

Does the camera crop off the top and bottom of the sensor's image in the preview? As in, doesn't the camera have a 4:3 sensor but displays a 16:9 image cutting off the top and bottom of the frame you'd get when you take a photo?

TOO BIG and still has terrible phyiscal button layout
Feb 25, 2014, 2:34 PM
in the Article: Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Waterproof, Adds Fingerprint Sensor forum

NO thank you, Samsung...make a SMALLER phone, with on-screen buttons and maybe I'll pay any attention to you

Verizon version please?
Feb 25, 2014, 1:09 PM
in the Article: YotaPhone Upgraded With Full Touch, Better Specs forum

pretty please?

MicroSD??!
Feb 25, 2014, 12:08 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: LG G Pro 2 and G2 Mini forum

Soooo, why wouldn't these phones have MicroSD ports, I do not understand!

Verizon version please?
Jan 8, 2014, 4:25 PM
in the Article: Hands on with Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact forum

I wish this phone would be offered on Verizon, I'd jump to it for the size, camera button, and microSD slot...things no one else seems to think matter in a phone

If only Sony made phones for Verizon...
Jan 7, 2014, 3:44 PM
in the Article: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Is a Smaller Flagship forum

EVER :-(

Just another excuse to keep tiered-data plans :-\
Jan 6, 2014, 1:52 PM
in the Article: AT&T Intros Sponsored Data to Shift Cost to Companies forum

This will only lead to SMALLER data buckets being offered and prevent carriers from having to increase plans or have unlimited data again :-\

Cuz we all need to hear annoying phone conversations on a plane?
Dec 12, 2013, 5:10 PM
in the Article: FCC Says Inflight Calls a Go, But DoT Says No forum

Please ban this, data is one thing, and I'm surprised phones would even work that high up...but it would be really more pleasant for everyone if this was not allowed!

Glad Moto wins this time
Nov 19, 2013, 2:27 PM
in the Article: Verizon Pushing Android 4.4 KitKat to Moto X forum

If only that meant better sales, though it is nice to know that the Moto X on Verizon managed to beat the LTE Nexus 7 (2013) and even all the Google Experience Devices to 4.4

Of course, why not enforce the ban on TALKING while driving first...
Nov 12, 2013, 4:57 PM
in the Article: NJ Pushes to Make Texting at Red Lights Illegal forum

I see so many people in NJ (and NY where it's equally illegal to talk on the phone without a headset) holding their phone as they drive around. This seems like an easier offense to enforce and rarely do people seem to get stopped or feel they shouldn't be obviously doing that while driving. If you are stopped at a red light, that is sorta the best time to do it, though if you say it's illegal ...

Should have more color settings!
Nov 11, 2013, 4:45 PM
in the Article: Review: Android 4.4 KitKat forum

With 4.4 Google has removed the colored icons in the status bar at the top and should allow you to set that again as it was VERY useful to see that when the signal graph was white there was not a data connection, but when it was blue (or whatever color you pick) then it's actually connected. Same for the navigation keys at the bottom, I prefer to have the black background always as that blends in with ...

Why no MicroSD?!
Nov 4, 2013, 2:44 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 5 forum

:o This keeps happening with Nexus phones and other flagships, and I DO NOT UNDERSTAND why a premium device would leave off expandable storage. Who wouldn't want storage for MORE photos/videos/music and be able to swap that over to a different device down the line easily?

what happened to compact phones?
Oct 15, 2013, 11:35 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC One max forum

I agree with you that using, and holding my phone with ONE HAND is very important to me and not something I ever want to give up. My hands have not grown, I really don't want my phone to

Re: The Pattern Is Backwards.
Sep 3, 2013, 10:28 AM
in the Article: HTC Intros Desire 601 and 300, Adds Color to One Range forum

AND they both have MicroSD slots, UNLIKE the One and One Mini...wtf? Why are important features only on lower-end handsets? This makes me want to just get smaller, cheaper phones if it means removable batteries and storage.

At least the Droid Maxx has a matte back?
Aug 22, 2013, 6:38 PM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Droid Ultra for Verizon Wireless forum

I agree that a glossy phone is a stupid idea because it will just attract fingerprints. I'm glad that at least the Maxx retains the better, rubbery, matte carbon fiber back.

Low Res Screen??
Aug 22, 2013, 10:34 AM
in the Article: Verizon Adds LG Enact and LG Exalt to Lineup forum

The specs on this phone are not even so bad, except for the relatively-low-resolution screen. I wouldn't want something larger than 4", but why not make it QHD at least

Why no MicroSD?!
Aug 7, 2013, 1:20 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: LG G2 forum

I do not get this, I love a lot of things about this phone, and others, but the lack of expandable storage is a deal breaker for me at ANY size. That said, this phone, in a much smaller screen size and overall size, with microSD would be great. Oh well.

Notification LED?!
Aug 5, 2013, 4:18 PM
in the Motorola Moto X (Verizon, 1st gen.) forum

Hey, does anyone have any idea if this phone has a typical notification LED or any light like that besides the 'active notifications' that appear on the screen itself (like NoLED)?!

No MicroSD?!
Jul 23, 2013, 3:03 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the Motorola Droid Ultra, Mini, and Maxx forum

Do none of these phones have a MicroSD slot? That is a deal-breaker for me as I enjoy having a 64 gig card in my phone. Also would have been REALLY nice to see a Droid 5 finally, just take the Mini and stick a nice qwerty on it, Moto!

Too bad it's not coming to the US
May 14, 2013, 1:04 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Q5 forum

My wife would have LOVED a pink qwerty BB if it was ever coming to the US...sigh

Re: best part is a cheap nexus-like android
Apr 17, 2013, 11:58 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC First and Facebook Home forum

Yes, but one that is running an older version (4.1 vs. 4.2) and may or may not get updates as quickly or often as a true Nexus...

How long did you use the phone to judge battery life?
Apr 11, 2013, 11:52 AM
in the Article: Review: LG Lucid 2 for Verizon Wireless forum

Android indexes apps and everything for the first day or two, and I'd imagine you play with a phone much more in the first couple of days, so battery life is always going to be worse initially than later on.

Re: Bootloader?
Apr 7, 2013, 9:47 PM
in the LG Lucid 2 forum

it won't COME with one, but there's always hope...not that you really need that to ROOT and ROM your phone

Can't wait for the targeted lock-screen ads!
Apr 4, 2013, 2:48 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: HTC First forum

So much more-useful than lock-screen widgets or shortcuts ;-)

Why are ALL phones too big?
Mar 12, 2013, 4:54 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC One for Sprint forum

I'm so glad you came out and said how you feel 4.7" phones are too big! I entirely agree and really feel like the 4" screen on my phone is already beyond the limit of what I'd ideally prefer. The Droid 2 with it's 3.8" screen and qwerty keyboard remains the PERFECT size for a smartphone imo and I really wish there was anything remotely close to that coming out this year. I feel like there ...

battery life
Nov 16, 2012, 2:54 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC Droid DNA for Verizon Wireless forum

Hi, The Verge does not agree at all with your battery life assessment. What sort of usage or tests did you run to decide that the battery would last 24 hours?

Re: Not the greatest review dude...
Aug 29, 2012, 10:54 AM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Photon Q for Sprint forum

I thought it was a far-better review of this phone than I've read elsewhere. Some reviews barely even mention how this is a Sprint version of the Droid 4 with on-screen nav keys, a camera button (finally, though why isn't it two-stage like on Droid1 and 2?), slightly less internal memory, NFC, and a 1.5ghz Snapdragon. I love my Droid 4, especially now that I have ICS running on it. I'm very glad other carriers are getting high-end ...

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