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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) 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 ...

Re: Not gonna lie
Jul 26, 2012, 12:08 PM
in the Article: Motorola Fully Reveals the Photon Q forum

Interestingly, this phone is quoted as having a 4.3" screen, but is the same dimensions as the Droid 4, even down to the res. But it has on-screen keys, so is Motorola only quoting the usable resolution of the screen, and just including the buttons into the screen size of 4.3" now for bragging rights?

Re: Not gonna lie
Jul 26, 2012, 11:59 AM
in the Article: Motorola Fully Reveals the Photon Q forum

eh, I'm very happy with my Droid 4, which has the same exact resolution screen, but 4" so the phone isn't as huge as this will be. I'd rather have a smaller, higher res screen than a larger one at the same res. Hopefully this means ICS is coming soon for D4

CDMA version?
Nov 21, 2011, 11:14 AM
in the Samsung DoubleTime forum

This phone is the ideal phone for my wife who has a Pixi now, but loved her EnV3 before and wished it could be a smartphone. I hope Samsung makes a CDMA version for Verizon

wish this came to Verizon
Nov 18, 2011, 11:19 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung DoubleTime forum

My girlfriend loved all of her LG EnV phones and has a Pixi now, but wishes there was an EnV Droid on Verizon so she can enter the modern age, this would be the perfect design

no physical camera button! :-(
Jul 7, 2011, 10:07 AM
in the Article: Droid 3 Packs qHD Display, 8MP Camera, Costs $199 forum

One of my favorite things about the OG Droid and Droid 2 (and Droid X) are the physical, two-stage camera buttons that make it much easier to focus, line up your shot, and hold the phone steady while using the camera. I hate poking the screen to take a picture, especially because you cannot control focus and then have to wait while the camera focuses and takes the pic first, this is a huge step down in my opinion ...

No Physical Camera Button :-(
Jun 17, 2011, 11:08 AM
in the Article: Motorola Announces 'Droid 3' in China forum

I'm really sad, as a Droid 2 user, to hear that the Droid 3 does away with the amazingly useful, 2-stage physical camera button, which I LOVE. It makes taking photos a much better experience than on any phones without the button, I can focus and line up my shot like I would on an actually good camera ;-)

Re: Usable on Verizon?
May 12, 2009, 9:58 AM
in the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 forum

It would work perfectly fine on their network...you just have to get someone to add the ESN to Verizon's network to activate it. They once threatened to allow you to use any phone on their network, but that was over a year ago and I have yet to see that plan put into action. Perhaps with Vzw selling Alltel to ATT, they'll welcome Alltel subscribers and be nice, who knows...

Re: Non-Verizon OS Version??
May 30, 2008, 6:56 AM
in the Motorola W755 forum

Well I will have to go play with it at the vzw store I guess :-)

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