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Finally a decent non-camera phone

GuyinLACA

Aug 15, 2006, 11:06 AM
This may not be the most exciting phone (specs wise), but for those who don't need/want a camera, this is the PERFECT option. It has a high quality screen, external display, and likely will have the usual stellar Motorola reception.
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muchdrama

Aug 15, 2006, 12:23 PM
GuyinLACA said:
This may not be the most exciting phone (specs wise), but for those who don't need/want a camera, this is the PERFECT option. It has a high quality screen, external display, and likely will have the usual stellar Motorola reception.


But damn, does that antenna look out of place.
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tuolumne

Aug 15, 2006, 2:09 PM
What the hell was Motorola thinking??

Hopefully it will have build quality more akin to the RAZR than the cheaply constructed garbage E815.
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CoreyTheGent

Aug 15, 2006, 9:52 PM
What was Motorola thinking? Hopefully not the same thoughts going through Samsung's mind when they constructed that POS A850. My goodness, that has to be the worst phone in Verizon history. This W315 could be built like a feather and it'd still be an improvement over that Korean abomination.

What new entry-level Samsung is coming to Verizon with an internal antenna? What new LG, for that matter? It's obvious that these extennas are on account of the carrier as Motorola could easily whip up a W220-type handset with their powerful internal from the RAZR.
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tuolumne

Aug 16, 2006, 1:25 PM
As a matter of fact, the SCH-A870 with an intenna is being released, replacing the SCH-A850 you hate so much. In fact, the build quality on the A850 is miles better than the E815. But even then, it has a terrible terrible display and garbage UI.

Verizon stipulating antennas? Dream on. Ever heard of the A630, A930, A950, A970, or A990?
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CoreyTheGent

Aug 17, 2006, 10:39 AM
I implied the internal antenna stipulation was on entry-level handsets, Chaebol.

You'd be a fool to not see the difference between Verizon and Sprint when it comes to internal antennas on their cheaper phones. If Verizon is finally coming around with the A870 as you state, then fine, but it was probably post-W315 development. At the same time, if LG's internal antenna performance for their new entry-level handsets is anything like the Chocolate series and Samsung pre-A990, Lord knows they'll need Moto right there as well. Give it some time.
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tuolumne

Aug 18, 2006, 6:06 PM
I guess you didn't get the memo...

Samsung has committed itself to release internal antenna only CDMA phones.

Pre-A990, recall the A800, A820, A840, A640, A880, A900, A920, A940, and A960 all getting superb RF performance. Guess what? None had external nose-pickers.

It doesn't come down to Verizon, it comes down to the manufacture. Verizon is not stipulating anything in regards to antennas, and you'd be a fool to believe anything like that. It is not their problem LG cannot master internnas. Their cross-town rival sure has.
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MotoLuvr

Sep 22, 2006, 3:50 PM
I've owned 15 different cell phones with 5 different carriers and the E-815 blows them all out of the water. A+++++++++
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tuolumne

Aug 15, 2006, 2:10 PM
The screen is STN. Absolute garbage, especially considering Samsung is putting TFT in EVERY SINGLE low-end phone.
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Rich Brome

Aug 15, 2006, 3:44 PM
To be fair, that is a bit easier to do when you own your own display company and can sell them to yourself cheaper than the competition... Wink
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tuolumne

Aug 15, 2006, 6:48 PM
Just curious, but do any other mobile phone manufactures use SamsungSDI displays? Motorola uses Sharp, correct?
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GuyinLACA

Aug 15, 2006, 7:09 PM
Hmmm, A630, A850? Low quality STN displays, and the A630 doesn't even have an external screen.
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tuolumne

Aug 15, 2006, 8:56 PM
Notice I said Samsung IS, as in currently using TFT.

SPH-A420
SPH-A640
SPH-A850
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cellyoresole

May 4, 2007, 12:48 PM
Oh, and Samsung SCH-A645?
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