User: Rich Brome
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This is a good 🕒 to mention that you can now use standard Unicode emoji in the 💬 here on phonescoop.com. 😁
We're pleased to announce that you can now use the full set of 😁 in comments and forum messages here! From 💩 to 🐩, from your phone or computer, standard unicode emoji is now fully supported on phonescoop.com. 💃 In light of this, we're retiring the old "emoticons" for new use. And soon, we'll replace "emoticons" in old messages with their new 🙂 equivalents, for consistency. To make this possible, we had to convert all of our content to a ...
Re: NOT A SUPER SKU
I don't think that's true anymore. We did research on that very topic for this recent article: https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/artic le.php?a=20689 Verizon told us that they no longer lock out phones by serial number. They still recommend certified phones, of course, but there's no longer anything stopping you from using an unlocked phone if it supports band 13 and VoLTE.
Re: NOT A SUPER SKU
It's true there is no CDMA, but it does have band 13 and Verizon doesn't require CDMA anymore. So it's only a problem if you wanted to use it with Sprint.
Re: LG V35 ThinQ
Well, it's an AT&T exclusive at launch. Sprint might sell it later on. I don't think T-Mobile will.
Re: Not all versions support LTE 12/14/25/26/30/38/41/71............
The Sprint and USCC versions should support all of the US bands listed. And the US unlocked version as well. It's only international variants that might not support all of those bands, and possibly a Verizon version if they ever carry it (and I'm not saying they will.)
Re: possible caveat
Interesting. Thanks! Some independent cell phone stores have special machines that can export contacts from most old flip phones. But once you're on a smartphone, I highly recommend using the Apple or Google cloud to both sync your contacts and back up your whole phone. As you said, it then becomes a non-issue. I haven't even had to think about my contacts in almost a decade, across numerous phones.
Re: LG G7
I think it makes perfect sense. Everyone wants as much screen as possible, but the earpiece and camera have to go somewhere. I agree it looks funny, especially on the iPhone X. But Android companies like LG give you the option of making the background black on the notch "ears". Then it looks like a normal screen, but the little indicators appear "above" the screen instead of taking away the top strip of content. It's like two little extra ...
Personally, I prefer phones with a chin. It's a natural place to rest my thumb when holding the phone while reading an article, etc. But when I'm interacting with the screen, I'll slide the phone down in my hand a bit, in which case the very bottom becomes a very difficult part of the phone to reach with my thumb.
Re: Still 1080p and 401ppi in 2018?
You might have better eyes than I do. I have a difficult time appreciating any benefit (at all) of a 2K display unless I'm using it for VR. 401ppi is pretty good. The human eye maxes out around 300ppi at standard reading distance. Also, keep in mind that 2:1 displays change the equation. If this were a 6.2" display at 16:9, then yes, it would be not-great. But 2:1 displays are narrower, so those 1080 pixels across the width ...
Re: I want this phone
Yes. A reasonable minimum for decent Cricket (and AT&T) service is support for LTE 2, 4, 5, and 12 (or 17). This phone has that. If you need the very best data speed and coverage with Cricket / AT&T, also look for LTE 29 and 30, but that's not essential for basic service.
I feel the same way, which is why we say 2:1 in our specs. We're trying to make it happen. But most of the industry is using 18:9 so far, because people are used to seeing/hearing 16:9 and it's more obvious how the two ratios compare when you say "16:9" vs "18:9".
Re: LTE 2300
Yeah that's something I debated... It is made by LG.... But you're right, it's just more confusing to call it an LG when it's 100% marketed as a Google device. We listed the first Pixels as "Google" devices, and I've just changed it to Google for these, too. Thanks for the feedback.
Re: Face ID
Face ID replaces Touch ID, including all of those other use cases like Apple Pay and your bank app.
Re: Moto X4
There's also the C series in some countries, and of course the Z Play fits in there... somewhere.
Re: Resembles the S8???
The G6 and S8 both have curved glass backs and tall screens that minimize bezels. These are driven mainly by advancing glass technology (the availability of Gorilla Glass 5) and advancing display technology. If there are other design similarities, they may be due to Korean corporate espionage, but it would have happened early in the deign process, over a year before launch, so who knows who really copied who. But I think the G6 and S8 had enough design ...
Re: Idol 5S
No, I would not call this a flagship. I think they're repositioning the Idol series as something more affordable this year, or at least with this "S" model.
Re: What's the point?
Every phone will need LTE when they shut off the CDMA network. This phone lays the first groundwork for that eventual, necessary step. It won't be for a while, but it will happen. You will not see Verizon launch another new phone without LTE, I promise you. I don't believe this has any kind of front LCD or display. It just has a single notification light on the outside.
Re: What's the point?
Exactly. The point of this phone is to continue providing an option for people who are only interested in a flip-style feature phone. Verizon needs to start phasing out CDMA-only phones if they ever expect to shut off the legacy CDMA network. Also, this low-profile phone is a good first "toe in the water" for LTE-only phones. Verizon can learn lessons from this phone that they can then apply to upcoming smartphones that will also lack CDMA and rely ...
Re: any idea on OS and chipset?
The chipset is almost certainly a Snapdragon 210. If it runs an OS like BrewMP or stripped-down Android, don't expect to reap any of the benefits like apps. This is not a smartphone.
Re: Plus or non Plus
It's the standard model, not the Plus. The article has been corrected. Sorry for the confusion!
Re: I Have both
Keep in mind that the "bars" measurement is completely arbitrary. There is no standard for what "three bars" means, etc. Some manufacturers (and/or carriers) will even inflate them to make the phone and/or network appear better than it really is.
Re: Samsung Galaxy S8
It lets them put more screen in a smaller phone. Most people will say that's a good thing. I think it's great. It makes a bigger difference in person than you might assume from just photos. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if this approx. aspect ratio became the new standard for most phones.
Re: No forum options??
We're committed to keeping this site simple and uncluttered, which means we sometimes need to do a little spring cleaning. We did remove the "Forums" link from the main menu. That is technically the only change. The general-topic forums (General, Shop Talk, etc.) were — as you may have noticed — not very popular anymore. We won't be exposing them to new visitors, but you can access them via search or bookmark. Company and OS forums are still accessible ...
Re: Using WiFi Hotspots
Comcast also operates its own commercial-grade hotspots in certain venues and areas. They're not relying 100% on customers' home routers. (But that is a large part of it.)
Re: samsung s 8
Samsung Galaxy S series phones are incredibly popular. There is never any shortage of cases not protective options for them. This one will be no different.
Re: Poor Upgrade
I would argue that the target market for the G-series does not upgrade their phone annually.
Re: It's a SCAM that this is even a thing
First off, give LG some credit: They tried removable batteries in the G5 last year. It flopped. As for your larger point, I really want to agree with you, but... XL battery options made a lot more sense back in the day. There are multiple arguments against that path with modern phones. If you pop off the back and put in a larger battery, you're going to need a special back-plate as well. (Batteries with a meaningful amount of ...
Re: phone specs?
More info in the news item here: https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/ article.php?a=18777
Re: Nokia 3310
Yeah... pretty much. The whole product is a marketing gimmick, basically. The phone's technically real, but I think they're selling it for nostalgia and really just for people to collect, not use.
Re: Lower the resolution on one camera and raise it on the other.
The best phone cameras out there right now are the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, and Pixel. They're all 12-megapixel. People want better pixels, not more pixels (beyond that baseline of 12.)
Re: AT&T LTE bands
Band 12 includes band 17. For AT&T customers on the AT&T network, they're the same, but band 12 improves roaming compatibility. That's why AT&T is phasing out band 17 in favor of band 12.
We've reviewed most of their recent phones in depth: https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/artic le.php?a=18228 https://www.phonescoop.com/ articles/article.php?a=18435 https://www.p honescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=18663
We're merely trying to be helpful on issues that relate specifically to phones. ....and non-partisan. All of our advice is equally useful for a protest, counter-protest, or rally for any "side".
Re: I suppose
I appreciate that it looks that way. We have, in fact, been planning a series of articles exactly like this (but not remotely political) for some time. We'll be giving tips on improving your phone's performance, recommending games, and a few other types of topics. This one was conceived recently and prioritized simply to be timely. The other ideas we have are not time-sensitive. That's the only reason this one was published first, I promise.
Re: Lg Aristo /no finger printer reader
Corrected. Thank you. This was listed correctly on our spec page, but incorrect in the news item. Sorry about that!
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