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Re: Inquiry about camera button feature
Aug 23, 2014, 9:50 AM
in the Article: Review: LG G Vista for Verizon Wireless forum

Yes, that is correct. I explained this in the "Camera" portion of the review.

Re: price
Aug 19, 2014, 1:42 PM
in the Article: Sprint Formally Debuts Sharp Aquos Crystal forum

$240 is the full retail. Oddly, Boost and Virgin are selling it for $150.

Re: Chinese as a "Language"
Jul 7, 2014, 1:12 PM
in the Article: Gmail Adds 13 Languages to Browser App forum

The press release says "Chinese (Hong Kong)" -- which I didn't know was a real dialect. ;)

Re: PDFs
Jun 30, 2014, 7:24 AM
in the Article: Google to Pull Quickoffice from App Stores forum

When I open a PDF from Google Drive on an Android device, it loads the PDF in Adobe Reader (if installed). If it isn't installed, it'll sometimes open in Chrome. My guess is Google is working on it.

The problem is real
May 22, 2014, 7:50 AM
in the Article: Apple Hopes to Resolve iMessage Glitch forum

Both Rich and I have suffered from this phenomenon. It doesn't help that we both swap our SIMs out to new devices on a fairly regular basis. It took me months to resolve the issue last year. I get most of my messages now, but still lose some to iMessage every once in a while.

Re: Public comments
May 15, 2014, 11:41 AM
in the Article: FCC Moves Forward with Controversial Net Neutrality Plan forum

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/ Here's a direct email address set up by the FCC: openinternet@fcc.gov

Re: Is the HK edition really using a different DAC?
May 6, 2014, 3:46 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC One for Sprint (Harman Kardon Edition) forum

The M8 supports 24-bit FLAC at 92KHz. The HK M8 supports 24-bit FLAC at 192KHz.

Re: Camera crop?
Apr 14, 2014, 12:01 PM
in the Article: Review: Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 forum

The default view and capture mode is 16:9. You have to manually change it to 4:3 if that's what you want. The sensor itself is 4:3 and cropped to get the 16:9 aspect ratio. When you make the change, what you see is what you get. Meaning, viewfinder changes shape depending on the aspect ratio so you know what will/won't be in the picture.

Re: VZ Navigator
Apr 8, 2014, 4:00 PM
in the Article: Review: HTC One for Verizon Wireless forum

I didn't hit any sort of "trial" or anything when I started using VZ Navigator. It didn't ask me to sign anything, click on anything, agree to anything - the app just works. Usually it warns you about the trial and the monthly fee. It didn't on the One.

Re: Are you going to be reviewing this and/or the 930?
Apr 3, 2014, 4:20 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Nokia Lumia 630/635 forum

The 635, yes, definitely. It will be sold by AT&T and T-Mobile. The 930, no, probably not. The 930 is the same phone as the Icon, just without CDMA on board. Further, it won't be sold in the U.S.

Re: more info please
Mar 30, 2014, 9:08 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Do Away with Employer Rate Plan Discounts forum

Sorry, I don't have any more info than what's already in Legere's memo.

Re: Pricing
Mar 21, 2014, 8:11 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offering Galaxy S5 for $0 Down forum

I wrote the articles the way I did because AT&T Next Plans are always $0 down. T-Mobile often charges a $99 downpayment for some devices. T-Mo is offering the $0 downpayment on the GS5 for a limited time only, that's why I called it out. T-Mo's press release was unclear about the length of the limited $0 promotion, though.

Re: Data throttle
Mar 13, 2014, 6:09 PM
in the Article: Straight Talk Now Selling Nano SIM Cards forum

Throttles speeds once users exceed 25GB per billing period.

Re: Machine to Machine Services and Affiliates
Mar 13, 2014, 1:56 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile To Repurpose EDGE Network for LTE Expansion forum

Here's the official response from T-Mobile: This year, we will start lighting up the 1900MHz PCS spectrum with LTE, as well as continue to push LTE on AWS spectrum. Some of the 1900MHz being used for LTE comes from T-Mobile's purchase of MetroPCS. Also, once the 700 MHz A-Block spectrum acquisition transaction closes, we anticipate we will begin rollout rapidly. A significant portion of the license is un-encumbered and can be used right away after the deal closes (e.g. ...

Re: Machine to Machine Services and Affiliates
Mar 13, 2014, 11:07 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile To Repurpose EDGE Network for LTE Expansion forum

We've reached out to T-Mobile to get a detailed explanation of exactly what's going on with its GPRS/EDGE networks. We'll update the article (or the comments) as soon as we hear anything.

Re: Water Resistant
Feb 26, 2014, 10:42 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit forum

Yep, IP67. Resistant to sweat/splashing and a quick dunk.

Re: Not a bad phone for the price, only a few questions:
Jan 28, 2014, 10:09 AM
in the Article: Boost Mobile Lands the Super-Sized ZTE Max forum

720p 8GB No

Re: Can't Math
Jan 27, 2014, 12:45 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile to Sell LG G Flex Feb 5 forum

Sorry, I trusted T-Mobile's math. Here's from the press release: "Down payment + 24/mo payments req'd. Total: LG G Flex $576."

Re: I like how you can share 1 gb with up to 5 phones then have unlmited music access....
Jan 24, 2014, 10:13 AM
in the Article: Cricket Plan Offers 5 Smartphones for $100 Per Month forum

No, Muve Music is separate and not counted against the 1GB monthly data allowance.

Re: Is this some kind of joke?
Jan 7, 2014, 6:29 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros 'Framily Plans' and New Spark Markets forum

Friends + Family = Framily

Re: Dress Code
Jan 6, 2014, 1:46 PM
in the Article: Liveblog: AT&T Developer Summit forum

It's pretty hysterical.

Re: Moto G for T-Mobile?
Dec 10, 2013, 9:54 AM
in the Article: Review: Motorola Moto G for AT&T forum

Sorry, not at the moment.

Re: Confused with new pricing
Dec 5, 2013, 9:18 AM
in the Article: AT&T Intros Mobile Share Value Plans for Less Green forum

email me.

Re: Confused with new pricing
Dec 5, 2013, 8:43 AM
in the Article: AT&T Intros Mobile Share Value Plans for Less Green forum

Guys, you need an accounting degree to figure these plans out. AT&T offered me a handy graphic that compares everything, but I'm not allowed to publish it.

Re: Why Not Nexus 5?
Nov 26, 2013, 1:44 PM
in the Article: Holiday Gift Guide 2013 forum

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
Nov 26, 2013, 10:45 AM
in the Article: Moto G Available to US Consumers on Motorola Site forum

We all do, man. We all do.

Re: I was going to ask him the same
Nov 15, 2013, 4:46 PM
in the Article: Review: Alcatel OneTouch Fierce for T-Mobile forum

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!
Oct 22, 2013, 2:38 PM
in the Article: Nokia Debuts Lumia 1520 with 6-Inch HD Screen forum

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?
Oct 15, 2013, 11:49 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC One max forum

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?
Oct 3, 2013, 2:53 PM
in the Article: Review: Motorola X for Sprint forum

It's subtle, and with caveats: Slightly better battery life.

Re: 'Rich Corinthian Leather'
Oct 1, 2013, 2:32 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for T-Mobile forum

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?
Sep 20, 2013, 4:44 AM
in the Article: Hands-On: BlackBerry Z30 forum

Speakers = microphones. The two little holes. Sorry, just a brain fart in my part.

Re: Great Review Eric!
Sep 19, 2013, 9:34 AM
in the Article: Review: Apple iOS 7 from A to Z forum

Thank you!

Re: Navigation
Sep 15, 2013, 12:41 PM
in the Article: Review: LG G2 for Verizon Wireless forum

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
Sep 14, 2013, 12:01 PM
in the Article: Review: LG G2 for AT&T forum

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??
Sep 4, 2013, 5:40 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z1 forum

The device ships with Android 4.2.2. It will be updated to Android 4.3 not long after launch.

Re: I miss
Aug 30, 2013, 7:10 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy Mega for AT&T forum

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
Aug 16, 2013, 7:17 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC 8XT for Sprint forum

We always review how well the phone performs on the network.

Re: sd card support
Aug 16, 2013, 7:16 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC 8XT for Sprint forum

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
Aug 16, 2013, 7:14 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC 8XT for Sprint forum

I had to take a knife to the 8XT to get the rear cover off.

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