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Helio Series
Yesterday, 9:05 PM
in the Article: MediaTek Debuts Helio A Series to Bolster Mid-Range Phones forum

Nice to see this Taiwanese processor manufacturer compete with Kirin, SnapDragon, Exynos.

Re: And for slightly more............
Tuesday, 10:29 PM
in the OnePlus 6 forum

Regardless HTC, Huawei, Motorola(Lenovo), still just as affordable and more variety.

Return to Business?
Jul 13, 2018, 5:00 PM
in the Article: ZTE Allowed to Return to Business forum

Many of their phones in the North American market have not been getting any updates since January. Hopefully it will be business as usual or they can kiss buyers goodbye.

Midrance
Jul 13, 2018, 5:48 AM
in the Article: Sony Brings 2:1 Display to its Midrange with Xperia XA2 Plus forum

When are manufacturers going to get with the present day and use SD 636 processors? Other that the Motorola Z3 Play, midrange seems to be all using the 630.

ZTE
Jun 25, 2018, 10:52 AM
in the Article: Commerce Department Says ZTE Has Paid $1 Billion Fine forum

Knows that doing business with Qualcomm is absolutely vital to their survival.

Re: So the new Company will be called?
Jun 15, 2018, 4:27 PM
in the Article: AT&T Finalizes Acquisition of Time Warner forum

This is how they compete with Verizon. Like primates at the zoo. Throwing feces at each other.

LG V35 ThinQ
Jun 12, 2018, 10:56 AM
in the LG V35 ThinQ forum

For those that have stuck with LG, another winner. Wish they would have added LTE band 71 (600mhz) T-Mobile . T-Mobile is expanding their LTE footprint very quickly now. Band 71 has over twice the range and building penetration than previous older frequencies.

Available to First Responders
Jun 12, 2018, 10:52 AM
in the Article: AT&T-Run FirstNet More Generally Available to First Responders forum

This is a great help for disaster response. Sincerely wish this was available on 9/11/2001. Cell service was still in a more basic stage at that time and all the frequencies and circuits were jammed. A separate LTE band 14 (FirstNet) through AT&T will be a truly great help!!!!!!!!!

Asus ZenFone 5Q
Jun 11, 2018, 4:51 PM
in the Asus ZenFone 5Q forum

Reminds me of the Samsung A8+

Re: Not all versions support LTE 12/14/25/26/30/38/41/71............
Jun 8, 2018, 10:10 AM
in the Motorola Moto z3 Play forum

Thanks Mr. Brome. Very true. It's usually the international variants that are sold unlocked and on Ebay and Amazon. Hopefully any and all vendors specify which variant they are selling though which is helpful. Verizon if there is a specific variant just for them would be locked on bands 2, 4, and 13 for their market while Sprint and USCC would support all. They are not as fickle as Verizon when it comes to locking in the built in software, GSM for TMobile ...

Resume
Jun 7, 2018, 12:19 AM
in the Article: ZTE Close to Inking Deal That Will Let It Resume Operations forum

Been really anxious to see the sequel to the Axon 7 which was their pinnacle flagship. I have the Axon 7 Premium Edition. I can not say good enough things about that phone.

Not all versions support LTE 12/14/25/26/30/38/41/71............
Jun 7, 2018, 12:14 AM
in the Motorola Moto z3 Play forum

First, it's about time a decent 600 series (636) processor is being used. Was really getting stale all the 625 and 630 that were being dumped on practically all US midrange phones with the exception of the 660 in a scarce few. Secondly all vendors hopefully specify which variants of this phone they are selling. Hence the title above. Too many times they do not and subscribers are left screwed with LTE bands incompatibility in their perspective markets!!!!!

And for slightly more............
Jun 4, 2018, 10:58 AM
in the OnePlus 6 forum

The HTC U12+ Still under $700 Better phone overall.

Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation
Jun 2, 2018, 10:50 AM
in the Article: Commerce Department Eyeing $1.7 Billion Fine Against ZTE forum

Will be interesting how ZTE responds. I still have their premium version of the Axon 7 as a backup phone. Still a stellar phone!

Reply to "Caveat"
Jun 2, 2018, 10:48 AM
in the Article: Best Certified Phones for Verizon Wireless forum

Back up all important info to Micro SD card as well.

MediaTek
May 7, 2018, 11:43 AM
in the Article: MediaTek Given Permission to Sell Chips to ZTE forum

I knew MediaTek would be the supplier ultimately. Qualcomm, Samsung, Kirin, Spectrum all jumped on the scare-wagon at once. Mediatek is usually the one that is the back-up when all else fails.

LG G7
May 2, 2018, 11:32 AM
in the Article: LG G7 ThinQ Boasts Super Bright Display, AI Camera, Boombox Speaker forum

Jeeeeez.......just wish that stupid "notch" would disappear at the top center front of the phone. Why so many manufacturers are picking this Iphone appearence is beyond me.

LG G7 ThinQ
May 2, 2018, 11:29 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Says It Will Sell the LG G7 ThinQ 'Later this Spring' forum

LG finally learned to take the best from the G6 and V30 and blend them together in this new flagship. The Samsung Galaxy series, etc., now have a true contender from LG.

Huawei P20 Pro Camera
Apr 30, 2018, 2:39 PM
in the Article: In-Depth: Assessing the Huawei P20 Pro Camera forum

I have seen many photos from this phone. Rivals the S9+, Pixel 2, Iphone X with ease. Shame there is no good North American LTE band compatibility.

Axon 7
Jan 29, 2018, 8:36 PM
in the Article: ZTE's Axon 7 Gains a Security Patch forum

I have had this phone since its original release. Underrated. I hope the Axon 8 follows suit. ZTE's flagship line is a definite contender. 👍

LG
Jan 12, 2018, 7:37 AM
in the Article: LG to Drop Annual Flagship Handset Refresh Cycle forum

The sister to Samsung is definitely hurting. While everybody is obsessed with the Samsung Galaxy series, the LG G series is nothing to be ignored. But people hear Samsung for some reason and they think #1.

Roaming Options
Dec 12, 2017, 2:33 PM
in the Article: AT&T Adds to International Roaming Options forum

Exactly as it says. "Options" VoIP apps are plenty even though you are limited to WiFi connections. When traveling internationally thereare plenty of locations that you can change out your SIM to a local prepaid SIM for the country you are traveling to instead of paying exhorbitant prices to the carrier of origin. Many phones have dual SIM setups now which make it a breeze to set up.

LTE
Nov 30, 2017, 2:27 PM
in the OnePlus 5T forum

Every conceivable LTE band except for band 71.

LTE
Nov 30, 2017, 2:24 PM
in the BLU S1 forum

Just missing band 29, 30 for AT&T

LTE Band compatibility
Nov 21, 2017, 2:10 AM
in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro forum

No band 29, 30 AT&T No band 66, 71 T-Mobile These are not extremely vital but in some areas, they pick up the slack in overly congested data areas.

HTC U11 life
Nov 14, 2017, 10:41 AM
in the HTC U11 life forum

Another take off of the Motorola X4 without the dual lens setup on the back.

"To Bezel or not to Bezel"?
Oct 8, 2017, 7:06 PM
in the Sony XZ Premium forum

Don't worry ladies and gentlemen, 2018 Sony finally gets rid of those monster top and bottom bezels. Finally stepping on board with the other big boys.

Snapdragon 835
Nov 17, 2016, 12:33 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm Debuts Snapdragon 835 and Quick Charge 4.0 forum

The benchmarks, Antutu, and battery life are more important than quickcharge to the average user. Hopefully those specs come out soon. I am curious if it really going to knock the SD 821 out of the water.

LeEco Le Pro3
Nov 16, 2016, 4:26 PM
in the LeEco Le Pro3 forum

Wait until the X850 comes out. Now that will be a great phone!

NYC Network Performance
Sep 20, 2016, 2:14 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says It Has Improved NYC Network Performance forum

That's all nice but network "performance" does not necessarily a happy customer make. NYC is not only Manhattan. There are 5 count em 5 boroughs that have a number of "dead-zones" as well. Work on those as well!

Alcatel
Feb 24, 2016, 5:18 PM
in the Alcatel Fierce XL with Windows 10 forum

Can't wait for the Idol 4 and 4S. Those are going to be some really competitive affordable pricepoints for great phones.

Samsung Galaxy S7
Feb 23, 2016, 10:56 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S7 forum

Hopefully lives up to the new specs.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Feb 23, 2016, 10:49 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge forum

I hope they offer the S7 series with Exynos as well as Qualcomm in the US market. Anyone know?

Trio of Snapdragons
Feb 11, 2016, 8:42 AM
in the Article: Qualcomm Intros a Trio of Snapdragons and an LTE Modem forum

Hopefully Samsung, MediaTek, and Kirin start dabbling into more variations of their processors as well. The phones they are in are all great but for all except for Samsung and the Exynos, the benchmarks need to be upped.

Alcatel
Feb 10, 2016, 12:15 PM
in the Article: Alcatel Windows 10 Fierce XL Hits T-Mobile's Site forum

Just wait until the Idol 4 and 4S are released! Those are going to be phenomenal phones!!!!

CAT S50c
Feb 9, 2016, 8:31 AM
in the CAT S50c forum

A Moto G 1st Generation on steroids...........

Nice!
Feb 3, 2016, 11:57 AM
in the Article: Turing Says Sailfish Phone to Include Google Play Store forum

Sailfish OS on Linux.

Idol 4S
Feb 3, 2016, 11:51 AM
in the Article: Alcatel Web Site Spills Details Of Idol 4S and Idol 4 forum

I was planning originally to get the 3. The specs on the 4S make it really worth the wait. They bumped things up exactly where it was needed.

J3
Jan 18, 2016, 12:24 PM
in the Article: Boost and Virgin to Sell Samsung Galaxy J3 forum

I would really like to see the A9 2016!

$.99/year
Jan 18, 2016, 12:23 PM
in the Article: WhatsApp Drops Annual Fee forum

Thank You!

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