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Review was overboard on the ubiquitous design

by Rusty Shackleford    Sep 25, 2012, 12:49 AM

I thought this was a good review, but good gawd the praising of the exterior got old. Come on, the phone is a black rectangular touchscreen slab just like its predecessors, the endless Galaxy phones, the Nokia Lumina, the HTCs, and every other me-too smartphone out there. I don't mean to knock that clearly functional design, but going overboard with praise about a phone that basically looks like every other smartphone manufactured since the dawn of the iPhone era is downright silly. It's like praising the Chevy Impala for its aesthetic superiority over a Honda Civic: the details are so small and irrelevant that only fanboys would really appreciate it.

What makes this especially silly is that with most smartphones being destined to a hard life of falls and moisture are probably going to end up in an Otterbox or something similar anyway so that makes the minor differences even less relevant!

The fact is when it comes to phones like these it is the OS, screen quality, and the hardware under the hood that really matters.

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