User: Eric M. Zeman
These are the most recent forum messages posted by Eric M. Zeman:
Re: Why Not Nexus 5?
We included the Moto X at least once, if not twice. I can't recommend the Nexus 5 to people based on the camera alone. It's that bad. Sure, the price is cheap, but it is also sold-out / back-ordered and may not necessarily be available in time for proper gifting. See my summary, here: http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/a rticle.php?a=13176&p=5904
Re: I have
We all do, man. We all do.
Re: I was going to ask him the same
That's what I get for testing too many devices at the same time. You guys are right, the Fierce does not have LTE. My notes got mixed up with those from another review. Sorry for the confusion.
Re: Thumbnails Lie, Again!
There is a page in the article that has nothing but pictures. You should be able to see all the thumbnails with no problem. Let me know if you still can't see them.
Re: what happened to compact phones?
There are still a handful out there. See the HTC One mini and the Motorola Moto X, also the iPhone 5s/5c.
Re: So what's the difference?
It's subtle, and with caveats: Slightly better battery life.
Re: 'Rich Corinthian Leather'
I've given up on icons. Only Nexus devices have a coherent look in that respect. I'd have to call out every phone, every phone maker for screwing it up.
Re: for real?
Speakers = microphones. The two little holes. Sorry, just a brain fart in my part.
Re: Great Review Eric!
Sorry, we forgot to include this, which we typically do when reviewing the same device on different carriers: Editor's Note: Phone Scoop has already reviewed the AT&T version of the LG G2. Because so many features are identical, we carried over portions of the text from that review. We've fully re-tested the device on Verizon's network and updated the relevant portions of the review to reflect those results. The Signal, Sound, and Battery sections are unique to each review, and ...
Re: I wonder
Of course I don't have anything against LG. I use a Nexus 4 at least one day per week. I paid the G2 plenty of compliments, and noted how good the voice and signal performance was, as well as how incredible the screen is. I simply think LG could have done a much better job with the design of this particular phone.
Re: Android 4.3??
The device ships with Android 4.2.2. It will be updated to Android 4.3 not long after launch.
Re: I miss
To be honest, phones have come a long way. They rarely sound "bad." If they did, I would point that out.
Re: sd card support
We always review how well the phone performs on the network.
Re: sd card support
All our phone reviews include extensive mention of how the device performs on the networks. That's a vital element of each review. If the phone can't hold onto the network, it is useless. The 8XT supports 3G and 4G. Sprint's 4G network is not yet present where I live, so I couldn't test how well the 8XT performed on LTE.
Re: sd card support
I had to take a knife to the 8XT to get the rear cover off.
Performance is always mentioned under the "Menus" section. Has been for years.
Re: Optimus Fugly 3
Actually, it does. I checked this with MetroPCS / T-Mobile before writing the article. It's a new version of the F3 with HSPA+ and LTE radios on board, and no CDMA.
Re: SIM CARD???
WSJ says watching 5 games per month = 1.9GB.
Re: Right phone?
This is the video in question. They aren't comparing the phones at all, just the prices. http://youtu.be/XW-boe_-M4U
Business customers have been able to order the Q10 since May 14.
Re: Jennifer Lopez ?
Nope. It's just a chain of retail stores that sells Verizon's stuff. MVNO would require Viva Movil to have its own billing, back-end systems, devices, branding, etc.
Re: Jennifer Lopez ?
No. Viva Movil is Jennifer's company. She spent her own money to launch it. Verizon is simply her partner.
That's not me. That's Dan Seifert from The Verge.
Universal Studios, in Florida.
Re: Haha, nice campaign name!
Well, to be fair, the campaign has been around for several years. This year, in particular, they're looking to educate teens 'cause danger will robinson danger.
Zpike - The big thing you're missing here is that Phone Scoop doesn't write reviews for the technological community. We write reviews that average Janes and Joes can understand. Most of the people I know in the real world don't give a rat's a&& about the processor, the memory, and other, under-the-hood hardware considerations such as that. We're talking about people with graduate degrees. They want to know if the screen looks good, if the camera works well, if ...
Re: Price Question
That's the full retail price for the phone.
Re: SIM Card
Yes, it is an international phone, though Sprint hasn't detailed international roaming plans yet. The frequencies are listed on our spec page, here: http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/pho ne.php?p=4066 There is a SIM card, battery, and microSD card slot (no card provided) under the battery cover.
Just in Canada and the US.
16GB for $149, NO OTHER OPTIONS
T-Mobile is only going to offer the 16GB model, and will not sell the 32GB or 64GB models.
$249 for 16GB Version
I confirmed it with Sprint. T-Mobile is ONLY offering the 16GB version, won't sell the 32GB model.
Re: How long did you use the phone to judge battery life?
I tested it for 3+ days. I am aware of the indexing behavior. Battery life was worst the third day of testing.
Re: The iPhone 5, for example, will require a $100 downpayment, with $20 monthly installments added
24 months. T-Mobile iPhone 5 costs $99 + ($20 x 24) = $580.
Re: AT&T PTT?
The PTT app itself was a little slow to open, but I didn't have any of the problems you mention with call setup times. I'd say they averaged 1 - 2 seconds at most. It's not lightning quick, bu it seemed acceptable to me.
Re: Article neglects to mention Android 4.0+ is required. . .
Uh, did you read the last sentence? It specifically says Ice Cream Sandwich and up.
Re: Wireless Home Phone
It is chiefly for portability. When you move to a different town (let alone a different state), you cannot take your home phone number with you. You are required to get a new home phone number. Some people are *loathe* to change their home phone number. This service lets people keep the same home number with them no matter where they happen to move.
Sorry, guys, my original info was bad. Qualcomm says the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will use a Snapdragon 600 processor. It will have four cores at 1.9GHz per core.
Re: Which Qualcomm processor?
The processor is a Snapdragon S4. Don't know the exact chipset involved yet.
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