These are the most recent forum messages posted by StepInTime:
ZTE and Alcatel
Both have the OP beat in each category.
If only they would ...
Dear Blu: Please release a unit with dual front-facing speakers. Make as good as the Alcatel Idol 3 or the ZTE Axon 7. It would also need a 5.5" to 5.7" screen, reasonable quality. Do that and, all else equal, I will finally buy an American made phone. P.S. Thanks for your great phones.
What I Ordered
Not that the OP isn't a great unit, but it didn't meet my needs. Why? Simple!!! The ZTE Axon 7 is pretty well one- on- one with the OP, but the Axon 7 leaves the OP in the dust when it comes to the speakers . Not that this is my only concern, but along with a 5.5" to 5.7" screen, it's at the top of the list. My current phone is a Alcatel Idol 3 5.5". I buy ...
As to "all metal" builds .. I am a fan of "plastic" builds. Fact is, they aren't plastic, but rather polymer et all. I know two people who have metal builds, and they prefer their prior plastic. One had a Moto Pure with a sort of rubberycoated back .. She loved it . Hates her Samsung S? metal. I am tired of these blog idiots who talk about metal as if it were synonymous with quality.
Re: Free Enterprise
Sorry, but you seem disconnected from reality. Are you a Libertarian or something. I have a Masters in Marketing and Finance, and disagree with just about every word in your post.
It's political ..
The so called Republicans are exacting the will of the corporate interests against both the people and their best interests. These companies are already making record profits - parking money off shore and manipulating our system. See it for what it is.
Metal cases ...
I don't know who started this metal (aluminum) cases are better stuff, but I prefer the so called plastic cases - hands down. My Alcatel Idol 3 has one of the nicest cases I've ever seen .. It's a polymer mix - stronger and far more durable than the metal cases. Period !!!
A really good phone ..
I bought an Alcatel Idol 3 last April ('15) - arrived in May. Bought it based on having read numerous reviews and studying the specs. My expectations were exceeded. Unlocked GDM with dual SIM, JBL powered dual front speakers, 5.5" screen with great pixel density, and more. Not only did it deliver more than hoped for, I bought it at a price that was less than half of most flagship phones. And yes, the stereo speakers are Gr-8.