These are the most recent forum messages posted by Mark_S:
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. 👍
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.
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
I hope they offer the S7 series with Exynos as well as Qualcomm in the US market. Anyone know?
Trio of Snapdragons
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.
Just wait until the Idol 4 and 4S are released! Those are going to be phenomenal phones!!!!
A Moto G 1st Generation on steroids...........
Sailfish OS on Linux.
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.
I would really like to see the A9 2016!
Very Good specs, hardware, software for this type of phone.
Nice take on a camera phone but......
If you ever think of calling their customer service, they are worse than abysmal.
I would so get this!
If Samsung would not charge exorbitant amounts of money for their phones. The specs, the micro SD card port, etc.,
Good way to separate them from the mid-range 615 that is so prevalent on a lot of phones.
Snapdragon 617 with 3GB No 800 class but the latest in 600 class and the memory to handle. Great way to keep the performance.
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
They know where they can stick that invite.
Buy it unlocked
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
This phone should be classified as a mid-range device.
When you can download an app that will offer the same WIFI calling as long as there is a SIM installed.
Have Kitkat 4.4.4 Never a problem at all.
You can't be serious!
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
Snapdragon 810? Thermal Issues galore. Go with the 808 or just have used a MediaTek X10 Helio until the Snapdragon 820 is released.
Shame that flagship phones are still bound to these processors until the 820 comes out. They have thermal issues.
Just got to love those Snapdragon 810 processors with their thermal issues!
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.
The BLU Pure XL is giving it a run for its money. Only big difference is the MediaTek processors.
It's about time.....
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.
This phone is eerily similar to the Moto G.
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