These are the most recent forum messages posted by Mark_S:
Samsung brings something other than the cheap J series or expensive S series to the US. I sincerely hope that Samsung also introduces the A8 and A8+ as well. Another great phone in the more affordable line up.
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Looks great. Hopefully gets a chance in the US market with compatible LTE bands for "ALL" carriers. I still have my Axon 7 Premium and it is still going like a champ!
One of the few times that Congress actually exercised common-sense and it sent a message. Message was heard and the stuffed shirts at big red listened.
When I read the SoC 625 Processor I really laughed hard.
Re: Offer 5G Mod
It's under "Samsung Network Setting" Then there is a 5G SA Mode If you need to know how to find it, let me know I can assist.
Offer 5G Mod
The Samsung Galaxy S9 series has a setting for 5G hidden deep in the "hidden network settings". Hopefully when migration is complete the phones can have it rather that getting a new phone.
Insecure Web Sites
I would say that anyone using Google for anything should feel "not secure". Google=Licensed Spyware.
Remember "merger-mania" in the early 2000's???? There needs to be more oversight.
Nice to see this Taiwanese processor manufacturer compete with Kirin, SnapDragon, Exynos.
Re: And for slightly more............
Regardless HTC, Huawei, Motorola(Lenovo), still just as affordable and more variety.
Return to Business?
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.
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.
Knows that doing business with Qualcomm is absolutely vital to their survival.
Re: So the new Company will be called?
This is how they compete with Verizon. Like primates at the zoo. Throwing feces at each other.
LG V35 ThinQ
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
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
Reminds me of the Samsung A8+
Re: Not all versions support LTE 12/14/25/26/30/38/41/71............
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 ...
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............
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............
The HTC U12+ Still under $700 Better phone overall.
Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation
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"
Back up all important info to Micro SD card as well.
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.
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
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
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.
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. ðŸ‘
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.
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.
Every conceivable LTE band except for band 71.
Just missing band 29, 30 for AT&T
LTE Band compatibility
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
Another take off of the Motorola X4 without the dual lens setup on the back.
"To Bezel or not to Bezel"?
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.
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
Wait until the X850 comes out. Now that will be a great phone!
NYC Network Performance
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!
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
Hopefully lives up to the new specs.
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