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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. 👍

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.

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

Every conceivable LTE band except for band 71.

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!

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.

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...........

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.

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!

Jan 18, 2016, 12:23 PM
in the Article: WhatsApp Drops Annual Fee forum

Thank You!

Kyocera DuraXE
Jan 14, 2016, 6:14 PM
in the Kyocera DuraXE forum

Very Good specs, hardware, software for this type of phone.

Nice take on a camera phone but......
Jan 5, 2016, 1:59 PM
in the Article: Asus Says Zenfone Zoom to Reach US In February forum

If you ever think of calling their customer service, they are worse than abysmal.

I would so get this!
Jan 4, 2016, 8:38 AM
in the Article: Samsung Crowns Its Galaxy A Series with a 6-Inch Phablet forum

If Samsung would not charge exorbitant amounts of money for their phones. The specs, the micro SD card port, etc.,

Dec 17, 2015, 5:04 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm Renames 600 Series Snapdragon Chips forum

Good way to separate them from the mid-range 615 that is so prevalent on a lot of phones.

Smart pairing
Dec 3, 2015, 10:51 AM
in the Article: Review: HTC One A9 for AT&T forum

Snapdragon 617 with 3GB No 800 class but the latest in 600 class and the memory to handle. Great way to keep the performance.

OK but........
Dec 3, 2015, 10:48 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offers Discounted iPhone to AT&T Customers forum

Thanks but no thanks. When T-Mobiles network stops going to EDGE or 2G when you go beyond a highway or densely populated area I would consider it.

Request an Invite
Oct 29, 2015, 9:27 AM
in the Article: OnePlus X to Reach US November 19 for $249 forum

They know where they can stick that invite.

Buy it unlocked
Oct 28, 2015, 9:17 AM
in the Article: Cricket Wireless to Sell Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 forum

An excellent mid-range android. An extra $100 for unlocked version. No need to lock oneself into a contract or carrier.

1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core
Oct 28, 2015, 9:13 AM
in the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 forum

This phone should be classified as a mid-range device.

Oct 26, 2015, 4:28 PM
in the Article: Verizon Seeking Permission from FCC for WiFi Calling forum

When you can download an app that will offer the same WIFI calling as long as there is a SIM installed.

Oct 26, 2015, 4:26 PM
in the Article: Review: Android 6.0 Marshmallow forum

Have Kitkat 4.4.4 Never a problem at all.

You can't be serious!
Oct 21, 2015, 9:40 AM
in the HTC One A9 forum

1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617? I know the 615 is in a couple of Mid-range phones but how much better can the 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 be on a "flagship"???????????

Snap the Dragon
Oct 2, 2015, 8:57 AM
in the Sony Xperia Z5 forum

Snapdragon 810? Thermal Issues galore. Go with the 808 or just have used a MediaTek X10 Helio until the Snapdragon 820 is released.

Snapdragon 810
Sep 30, 2015, 4:57 PM
in the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact forum

Shame that flagship phones are still bound to these processors until the 820 comes out. They have thermal issues.

Sep 30, 2015, 4:41 PM
in the Sony Xperia Z5 forum

Just got to love those Snapdragon 810 processors with their thermal issues!

Nice but
Sep 30, 2015, 1:25 PM
in the Article: Metal-Clad Nexus 6P Made by Huawei forum

The BLU Pure XL just released is giving this a real run for its money. Main difference is the MediaTek processors. Still, just as big a beast.

Feeling BLU?
Sep 30, 2015, 9:22 AM
in the Huawei Nexus 6P forum

The BLU Pure XL is giving it a run for its money. Only big difference is the MediaTek processors.

It's about time.....
Sep 29, 2015, 9:38 AM
in the Article: Alcatel Pushing Performance Update to Idol 3 forum

The One touch Idol 3 5.5 inch is an excellent mid-range phone. The performance issues are mainly some camera and performance related. Dropping frames and laggy screens. Hopefully when you keep more than one app open now, the phone does not creep. For a Snapdragon 615 processor octa-core that was not very good.

Moto G
Sep 21, 2015, 5:07 PM
in the ZTE Max+ forum

This phone is eerily similar to the Moto G.

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