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no headphone jack, no purchase
Sep 21, 2016, 12:58 PM
in the Article: Review: Apple iPhone 7 forum

There is really no reason to have removed the headphone jack besides spite for customers and wanting to force more expensive options onto people, while limiting their choices and freedom to use their current, maybe really nice, headphones.

fingerprint sensor?
Sep 1, 2016, 2:03 PM
in the Article: Sony's Xperia X Compact a Tiny Powerhouse forum

Does this still not have a fingerprint sensor on the power button like the original Z5 Compact sold overseas?

Wooo compact phones
Sep 1, 2016, 2:00 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the Sony Xperia X Compact forum

However, if this is using a 650 chip, this makes the Z5 Compact still a compelling upgrade from my Z3 Compact and cheaper...just lacking usb-c, but as I have way more microUSB cables, that's not an issue imo

should have a keyboard...
Jul 27, 2016, 2:40 PM
in the Article: Hands-On with the BlackBerry DTEK50 forum

I really don't get why BlackBerry bothers making devices without a keyboard...they should release a sequel to the Classic in a slab form factor running Android

Why are they wasting time on phones without a keyboard?
Jul 26, 2016, 8:24 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry DTEK50 Is A Secured, Rebadged Alcatel Idol 4 forum

Security is nice and all, but BlackBerry should ONLY make phones with their excellent keyboards to stand out...where's the sequel to the BlackBerry Classic running Android plz/!

NOT a good trend!
Jun 9, 2016, 4:36 PM
in the Article: Lenovo Picked USB-C Over Stereo Headphone Jack for Tech and Design Reasons forum

Ugh, I refuse to ever buy a phone without a headphone port, and really, a good DAC for that matter. Now that I enjoy my Sony Z3 Compact I really am spoiled by the size and performance, and the audio is great. I have expensive headphones, and do not want to rely on cheap adapters that put strain on the usb port and prevent charging at the same time.

Mar 18, 2016, 1:50 PM
in the Article: Facebook Pulls Support for BlackBerry 10, BBOS forum

This is incredibly unfortunate considering that the BlackBerry Passport and Classic are, in many cases, less than a year old for most people, and the FB app worked great, in fact, better than it does on the Priv since everything showed up in the Hub. It's frustrating, and annoying, that FB would ditch those users and toss them to a web view instead, seemingly out of laziness since BB10 can run Android apps so couldn't they have updated ...

My next phone
Mar 2, 2016, 4:34 PM
in the Article: Review: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact forum

Thank you for reviewing the Z5 Compact, it's by far the only phone I'd want to upgrade from my Z3 Compact...though I wanted the fingerprint sensor, which makes me think importing a European model is the answer...

Am I the only one who hates cuved glass fronts?
Feb 22, 2016, 1:21 PM
in the Article: Hands On with Sony's Xperia X Series forum

I really really dislike the curved glass on the front of phones, it makes putting a glass screen protector much harder as it can't go all the way to the edges :-\

New Compacts?
Feb 22, 2016, 1:21 PM
in the Article: Sony Committed to US, Despite Lacking Carrier Deals forum

I hope this means that whatever new higher-end devices, Z6 Compact or the like, also comes to the US, with all features like the fingerprint sensor. Though I like the metal back of the new phones they just announced, I'm way too addicted to glass screen protectors to ever want something with a curved front glass, since then you can't ever cover it and have it look normal like on a flat glass screen.

Feb 13, 2016, 4:21 PM
in the Article: Google to Shutter Picasa In Favor of Google Photos forum

I hope that they reconsider abandoning the Picasa app, which I still very much use on my desktop to upload to Google Photos and Facebook since like to organize albums with captions before uploading. Also, they really need to make a public URL to your public albums that I can share, like I can in Picasa, perhaps that isn't really messy if they really want to replace Picasa and compete as a dedicated Photos service.

FCC Violation?
Feb 5, 2016, 4:36 PM
in the Article: Verizon Zero-Rates Its Go90 Video App forum

So this violates Net Neutrality...why will the FCC find the time to crack down on this b.s.?

Best Small Phone!
Jan 14, 2016, 12:32 PM
in the Article: Sony Says Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact Reaching US February 7 forum

I'm so glad Sony is finally releasing these, officially, in the US so I won't have to import one...though the price has come down on the imports so hopefully they'll sell for lower than the stated MSRPs. Either way, Sony is the only company making GOOD small phones, and really, the only company making anything remotely small in the first place, which is unfortunate, but means the Z5 Compact has been on my radar a while. :-D

How is this a 2016 phone?
Jan 14, 2016, 12:23 PM
in the Article: Bullitt's Cat S50c Certified for Verizon, On Sale Today forum

The size and durability are great, but how are they still putting Snapdragon 400's in phones THIS YEAR??? That makes the older Kyocera Brigadier seem more attractive really since it's more compact and has a sapphire screen with basically the same internals and cheaper!

Why are two apps better than one?
Sep 10, 2015, 10:58 AM
in the Article: Google Unfolds A Brand New Wallet App for Android forum

THEY'RE NOT, this is dumb, I love using Wallet to pay where I can tap, but why would I want to have to have TWO apps installed and two icons for the SAME functions as are presently inside of ONE single, nice app?

shame there's no MicroSD or smaller model
Jul 27, 2015, 10:47 PM
in the Article: OnePlus Announces Its Second-Generation Flagship forum

For how big the phone is, why isn't there a microSD slot? And for that matter, why don't they make a SMALLER model too?

since when is the BlackBerry Classic mid-range?
Jul 24, 2015, 1:37 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry All But Gives Up On Smartphones forum

The BlackBerry Classic is by far the best phone BlackBerry has made in YEARS. I hope that at least, if they are focusing on nicer devices that one of them continues the Classic's line

Now if only people would stop filming videos vertically...
Jul 22, 2015, 11:41 AM
in the Article: YouTube for Android Now Plays Vertical Videos Properly forum

The camera app should just crop the sensor and produce a wide video regardless of orientation so vertical videos go away

Long Live Picasa?
Jul 21, 2015, 11:28 AM
in the Article: Google+ Photos to Go Dark August 1 forum

Seemngly Picasa's website and application will continue to work fine, and upload photos into the same place they always have...this really only affects the G+ Photos app within the G+ main app, which has now been replaced by the standalone Google Photos app, which otherwise is the same...

Actually looks good....
Jul 16, 2015, 2:07 PM
in the Article: Marshall Debuts the London, Its First Smartphone forum

except why doesn't it have a Snapdragon 801 or 810 at least? Otherwise it sounds almost high-end, while still being a good size...

How about a 4.3-4.6" version?
Jul 9, 2015, 11:46 AM
in the Article: G4 Beat Is a Less Expensive Variant of LG's Flagship forum

The G4 and even this one are both TOO BIG, it would be amazing if LG would make a compact, but still high end, 4.3" phone that's at least 720p...removable battery and microSD slot and they'd have a winner

Why no love for the Z3 and Z3 Compacts?
Jul 8, 2015, 1:08 PM
in the Article: Sony Xperia Phones Can Now Broadcast Games to Twitch forum

It's sad that they haven't made this available on the Z3 and Z3 Compacts as well...

Yay, hope this means more Compact models in the future
Jul 7, 2015, 11:08 AM
in the Article: Sony Mobile CEO Says Company Committed to Smartphones forum

The Z3 Compact is by far the best small, high-end, Android phone anyone has attempted to sell, and I hope that there will one day be a Z4 Compact or Z5 Compact that's not larger ;-)

Would be nice if anyone else made good-sized phones anymore
Jul 2, 2015, 3:44 PM
in the Article: Review: Microsoft Lumia 735 for Verizon Wireless forum

Any time I see a review of a 4.7" or smaller phone I'm always more attracted to it than EVERY OTHER MONSTROSITY being sold lately. There need to be more high-end, but still compact phones, like the Z3 Compact ;-)

If the screen was higher res...
Jun 22, 2015, 10:26 AM
in the Article: Review: LG Lancet for Verizon Wireless forum

and it ran Android I'd actually totally consider this phone...mostly because the size is great and it's impossible to find GOOD, SMALL phones :-(

What about a Compact?
Jun 18, 2015, 8:05 PM
in the Article: Hands On with the Sony Xperia Z4v for Verizon forum

Even if they just released the Z3 Compact on ANY carrier in the US it would be nice to have an option of a less-large phone...that said, Sony still is a great choice if your hands can manage it...

Shame the Z3 Compact has NEVER been sold here...
Jun 16, 2015, 11:23 AM
in the Article: Verizon to Sell Sony Xperia Z4v This Summer forum

It's crazy that the Z3 and now the Z4v will be sold in carrier stores, even if just Verizon's, but yet the Z3 Compact NEVER saw that kind of release at all in North America! It's absurd since the smaller phones are better imo and it would be nice to have the OPTION.

so what about a mini version?
Jun 12, 2015, 2:51 PM
in the Article: Review: LG G4 for Verizon Wireless forum

It would be awesome if any other company besides Sony also made high-end COMPACT versions of their flagships, since they're ALL TOO BIG for my hands :-(

I hope it's Blackberry Classic-shaped
Jun 12, 2015, 11:17 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Weighing Move to Android forum

The entire feel and shape of the BlackBerry Classic is amazing and it's not like anyone's made a keyboard Android phone in years sadly

Does this support reading/replying to messages?
Jun 4, 2015, 3:06 PM
in the Article: Facebook Releases 'Lite' App for Android Phones forum

Ever since they dropped support for FB Messages inside of the main app, I haven't even had the app installed. I refuse to install FB Messenger, and the mobile website is actually faster/better imo and then without having the app running and draining your battery all day long. If this happens to view messages again I might give it a try, even if I guess this isn't meant for the US...

Now would be a great time to actually sell the Z3 Compact in stores...
May 26, 2015, 8:37 AM
in the Article: Sony Xperia Z3+ Is a Z4 for the Rest of the World forum

But why would any company actually sell their great, smaller device next to a huge flagship? Then they might have accurate comparison sales figures instead of just assuming anyone who wants one will order it online, like I did....

Barely smaller, worse specs
May 19, 2015, 11:02 AM
in the Article: LG Shows Off the G4c, A Smaller, Less-Expensive G4 forum

Soooo, why is Sony the only company who makes good, actually compact phones with the same internals as their larger siblings? Anything 5" and above is too big, even the 4.6" Z3 Compact is basically the largest I'd ever want a phone...

What about a Mini phone that has the same internals?
May 18, 2015, 1:06 PM
in the Article: HTC Says 'Mini' Phones Still a Possibility forum

Like Sony does with the fantastic Z3 Compact, just release the SAME SPECS in a smaller phone that's easier to hold, gets better battery life, and just has a smaller, but still nice, screen? I'm very happy with my 4.6" screen and if anything would be MORE happy with a 4.3" 720p phone that's even smaller than the current Z1 and Z3 Compacts.

Re: Blackberry was the one that pulled their phones
May 7, 2015, 11:18 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Sell BlackBerry Classic May 13 forum

If that's true, this is still a win for consumers as the Classic is by far the best BlackBerry phone to date, my wife has an unlocked one on TMobile since January and loves it.

Can't wait for a metal Compact model
Apr 20, 2015, 1:35 PM
in the Article: Sony Trots Out the Xperia Z4 with Little Fanfare forum

So are they going to make a Z4 Compact, or do the Compact models skip every other year? Would be awesome to have a metal frame on my Z3 Compact, which is still the best phone out there imo since everything else is too big!

G4 Mini?
Apr 16, 2015, 12:03 PM
in the Article: LG Outs the G4 On Its Facebook Page forum

How about they actually announce, and release a G4 Mini this time around, and possibly one with the same CPU and specs other than much smaller screen and easier-to-hold size ;-)

How about a better, smaller handset?
Apr 2, 2015, 12:01 PM
in the Article: HTC Shows Off the M8s, A Less Expensive One forum

The HTC One Remix or Mini 2 or whatever was a Snapdragon 400, but in a nicer, smaller form factor. I'd much prefer HTC (and everyone else really) make their higher-end phones in various sizes instead of just making various version of big phones :-(

great update
Feb 19, 2015, 8:45 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Pushing 10.3.1 System Update to Most Phones forum

My wife's Classic has been running this for a while (and even has the Play Store, Google Maps, etc) and it's a great improvement over what the Q10's been running.

Would that also include Z3 Compacts?
Jan 26, 2015, 8:04 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Add 700MHz Support to Select Phones forum

Is a software update enabling previously-unstated band support?

Please post some comparison shots
Dec 17, 2014, 4:16 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Classic forum

Such as next to common phones, big and small so we can tell how big it really is since it's hard to find it in a store presently.

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