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Nice upgrades
Oct 15, 2020, 11:50 AM
in the Apple iPhone 12 Pro forum

I've heard some negative comments about this new generation but I see some nice improvements overall with one exception: screen size. I wish they had left it at 5.8" instead of making it bigger.

Re: Why so big? 5.8" screen like S10e would be perfect
Oct 9, 2020, 1:39 PM
in the Article: Samsung Expands Galaxy S20 Series With More-Affordable Fan Edition forum

I prefer smaller screens these days as well. The trend seems to be going towards larger screens, by in large. Bigger phones used to be very expensive but now the cheaper phones are getting fairly large as well with the narrow bezels and this phone proves that.

Re: 865?
Oct 7, 2020, 2:49 PM
in the Article: Google Details 5G Pixels forum

The 865 requires a separate 5G modem which was considered less battery efficient and would require a more expensive board design and bigger battery. Google and other phone makers decided to go with the 765 because its 5G modem is built in.

Re: Bullish on Pixel
Oct 7, 2020, 2:40 PM
in the Article: Google Details 5G Pixels forum

I have been pleasantly surprised by the 4a and it performs much better than the previous 3a. Certainly, the price is rock bottom for a device as good as this. If you are looking for better performance, the just announced 4a 5G is $150 more and has a bigger screen and better CPU.

Needs a bigger scale
Oct 6, 2020, 2:20 PM
in the Article: New York Launches COVID-19 Exposure Notifications forum

It seems to me that having a number of individual apps the track this is counter-productive. If this tracking is going to work reliably, it'll need to be a part of the Smartphone OS that cannot be turned off. It may come down to this being mandated at some point. The other issue is that these types of apps are good in theory, however I don't think or know that something like this has been shown to be effective on ...

Oct 1, 2020, 12:04 PM
in the Article: LG Wing Launches October 15th for $1000 forum

Such a strange phone but something I would expect from LG. They tend to create these unicorns in the smartphone segment which I think is very creative in some ways. Other than some dedicated followers, I don't expect the Wing to sell very well.

Bullish on Pixel
Oct 1, 2020, 11:59 AM
in the Article: Google Details 5G Pixels forum

I had the original Pixel and loved it. I really did not like the Pixel 2 and sent it back. I now have a Pixel 4a and I think that Google has really found its way on how to design and price phones.

Games library
Sep 25, 2020, 9:38 AM
in the Article: Amazon Enters the Ring with Luna, its Game Streaming Service forum

Interesting that Amazon would jump into this arena. I did sign up for early access but I see that their partner, Ubisoft is only listed as "Coming Soon". Playing games on iOS through the Safari browser is a neat trick but I wonder how long before Apple addresses this and limits it or shuts it down through a policy change. Clearly, Amazon thought this through. Big concern is the library of games that will be available, and I don't mean ...

Re: 200,000 Flips?
Sep 20, 2020, 2:29 PM
in the Article: Motorola Updates razr with Better Specs, Refined Design forum

I am guessing that the rating is an estimate and that the warranty does not extend to that number if it breaks any sooner.

Are they kidding?
Jul 26, 2018, 9:04 PM
in the Samsung SPH-N270 (Matrix Phone) forum

This must be some kind of joke and insult to fans. This phone doesn't look anything like any phone from The Matrix and looks to be an opportunistic name drop to rip off fans of the movie.

Oh, that notch
Nov 17, 2017, 11:06 AM
in the Article: Review: Apple iPhone X forum

I read and hear a lot of commentary about, "The Notch" on the new iPhone X and both sides have their opinions if they like it or not. The main reason Apple made that notch is for branding identity. It makes a statement even from across the room. There's no mistaking if somebody is using Apple's latest flagship phone in a sea of phones because that notch is unmistakable. Simple as that. It's a rather brilliant bit of marketing and I ...

Nov 3, 2017, 8:23 AM
in the Article: Hands On with the Razer Phone forum

How bright can this screen go in NITS for outdoor use?

Exciting possibilities for this phone
Nov 3, 2017, 8:14 AM
in the Razer Phone forum

I have been mulling over pulling the trigger on a premium phone like the Note 8 but when I heard about this phone I had to take a look. Distribution will be through Razer and Microsoft's retail stores so at least I can pick one up easily enough here in the U.S. and it seems to have the proper wireless bands in place that should work fine with TMO and at&t. Big unknowns are what the daily use will be like. ...

Oct 20, 2017, 9:55 AM
in the Google Pixel 2 forum

Today, 9:54 AM I'll grant you that HTC made the phone, but why list it as an HTC device when it is branded by Google and a Google exclusive?

Oct 20, 2017, 9:54 AM
in the Google Pixel 2 XL forum

I'll grant you that LG made the phone, but why list it as an LG device when it is branded by Google and a Google exclusive?

Re: Ear piece volume....disappointment
Oct 20, 2017, 9:52 AM
in the Article: Review: LG V30 forum

You'd think (or hope) that when you drop $800 to $1000+ on a phone that there would be few compromises to have to deal with but that just is not the case lately. Pick a brand, it does not matter, there's always a piece that falls short and there's no guarantee that next years model will be an improvement. This is disappointing.

Always on mic
Jul 7, 2017, 3:34 PM
in the Motorola Moto Z2 Play forum

Does anyone know if these Moto phones still have an always on mic for using Google Assistant when the screen is off? Moto started the whole idea a few years ago but I can't confirm if these mod style ones still have it.

One glaring ommission
Jul 6, 2017, 7:13 AM
in the Article: Review: OnePlus 5 forum

So I finally received my OP5 and couldn't wait to get it setup. I did the firmware and restored my apps and data to it. I was busy testing it out (so far so good) when I discovered something that was missing that no reviews have mentioned to date that I read and that is an always on mic. This may seem minor but for me it is very important. Without this you cannot activate the Google Assistant with your ...

Looking forward to having one
Jun 25, 2017, 9:06 AM
in the Article: Review: OnePlus 5 forum

I've almost always opted for the "flagship" branded phones, mainly due to their better performance, camera and battery life. With the phone industry maturing rapidly, I have really started considering some of the alternate brands now over my high priced choices so far. As much as I love my Pixel, It's not paid off yet and won't be when the next iteration comes around in the fall. If I do opt for the bigger one this time, it'll set me ...

Great successor to the S2
Dec 30, 2016, 9:14 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch forum

After buying an Gear S2 and using it for a few days I returned it and bought the Gear S3 instead and what a difference. Samsung may have intended the S2 and S3 to coexist as separate products but I can easily say that after a few days of using the S3 there really is no comparison when it comes to performance and especially battery life. While the two share a common core of functionality that is very similar, the ...

iOS8 iPad support
Sep 17, 2014, 12:34 PM
in the Article: Apple Makes iOS8 Available to the Masses forum

For sure iOS8 is available for the iPad2. I really didn't think it would still be getting the love from Apple.

Re: How is this different from the 920?
May 10, 2013, 10:46 AM
in the Article: Nokia Announces Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless forum

The 928 is essentially the Verizon version of the 920 from at&t. That said, the 928 has the advantage of being updated with newer or more refined tech since the 920 came out last year. I anxious to see the reviews of the 928 to know how it fares against the 920 in real world use.

Still bloatware
May 3, 2013, 10:31 AM
in the Article: Verizon's Galaxy Note II Primed for System Update forum

I'm glad to see that Samsung is sending out regular updates. The article says that the 4.1.2 updates removes the Zappos app, but after the update, it is still there. Once you remove the updates, the app will be gone.

Finally Works!
Mar 12, 2013, 2:11 PM
in the Article: Nuance Calls Latest Dragon Mobile App a 'Digital Wingman' forum

I tried this before and it was awful, at least for driving which is what was what I needed. Now with this update, it seems to work well and turns driving mode on and off with your BT headset. Something Samsung still can't figure out. I recommend this so far but I am still testing it.

Re: Haven't had any issues...
Nov 28, 2012, 11:21 AM
in the Article: Microsoft to Push Windows Phone 8 Bug Fix Next Month forum

Me neither, with my Nokia 822. It's been a solid performer with no random reboots. I'm guessing most of the issues are with the 920. That's been the biggest seller as the flagship WP8 device. I still think the 822 has a better screen IMO.

Re: Great alternative
Nov 17, 2012, 7:04 PM
in the Nokia Lumia 822 forum

This is the first time I've had an SD card on Windows Phone too. It seems to work just fine if you set the settings right for new content. It's not like Android though where you can browse the card from the phone but it seems to work well.

Just Bought One
Nov 17, 2012, 7:02 PM
in the Nokia Lumia 822 forum

I just picked the 822 up on Thursday from Verizon. If iPhone and Android had a child, it would be Windows Phone. Simply the best experience os any mobile OS in my experience. I can honestly say that this is the best Windows 8 phone out there. It may not be the flagship of the line, but I still prefer its size, power and flexibility. First off, the unit is very comforatble to pocket and hold onto during calls. The removeable ...

It's about time
Nov 14, 2012, 2:59 PM
in the Article: Verizon's Windows Phone 8 Devices Hit Stores November 15 forum

I've been running around trying to figure the release date. One of the Verizon reps showed me the phone yesterday but could not sell them and had no idea when the date was. I was hoping VZ would get a 920 version like the 922 or something but the 822 should be enough for what i need. I hope it lives up to the hype.

Great alternative
Nov 9, 2012, 7:21 PM
in the Nokia Lumia 822 forum

I may be in the minority but I am actually looking forward to this over the HTC 8X with Verizon. I've seen the 8X and 820 at at@t and I like this series more. I'm not crazy about the bright colors and lack of tactile buttons with the 8X. The fact that this has a memory card slot and removeable battery makes this a winner for me.

Looking forward to the upgrade
Jun 15, 2012, 5:56 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA) forum

I'm currently running a Sprint Galaxy SII and love it. This phone does not seem remarkably different so far but it does have some advanced features that seem cool. I'm not crazy about the color choices for this phone but I'll reserve judgement until I can hold one in my hand. If I decide I can't live without it, I can give my SII to my wife.

Re: too little too late...
Feb 21, 2011, 10:05 AM
in the HP Pre 3 (CDMA) forum

HP has never seen much success in the mobile phone arena so they bought Palm, but it really is too late. It was a mistake to announce the Pre 2 AND Pre 3 at the same time. This will kill their Pre 2 sales which will affect the Pre 3 launch too. The obvious truth is that this phone should have come out 2 years ago. With Android and Apple's dominance in the market and Microsoft's big push, I predict that ...

Aha, I knew it
Feb 15, 2011, 10:31 PM
in the Article: Sprint Says LTE Decision Coming in 4-6 Months forum

With the recent news about Clear losing money and not expanding their 4G network, I knew Sprint would have to reconsider their 4G strategy. This is just a nice way of saying Wimax is dead from Sprint's perspective. They can't rely on Clearwire anymore and will be left behind by the other carriers' 4G networks. Long live Sprint!

New serivce?
Feb 14, 2011, 11:06 AM
in the Article: ScanBuy Lets Any Cameraphone Access Barcode Content forum

When they say "new service" it makes me think that the carriers may charge you for it. I wonder why T-Mobile was left off the list?

Should we wait?
Feb 14, 2011, 10:55 AM
in the Article: Windows Phone 7 Getting Mutli-Tasking, IE9, Twitter in 2011 forum

All of these updates sound great but begs the question if we should just wait until the end of the year to buy a Windows Phone. If you get one now, you might regret it because of the possibility of hardware and OS improvements leaving us in the dust without support. Probably not but it's happened with every other mobile OS.

Finally an announcement
Feb 14, 2011, 10:51 AM
in the Article: Windows Phone 7 Getting Copy-and-Paste In March forum

I'm glad to finally get some official announcement on when we can get this update. I hope the carriers don't delay it any longer. We really need to see MS step up these updates to fix the WP7 bugs. I've heard that MS had it ready weeks ago but the carriers delayed the roll out. I thought that WP7 was designed to be updated without carrier delays.

Re: Screen Responsiveness
Jul 8, 2010, 1:15 PM
in the Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) forum

With the graphics capability of this series phones and the impending 2.2 update, we should see these new generation Android phones really kick some butt in the performance area which is sorely overdue IMO.

Typical Samsung
Jul 8, 2010, 1:13 PM
in the Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) forum

No flash-no surprise. Samsung makes good stuff most of the time but they always seem to cut some corner and make things that just miss the mark. Yes, we can live without a flash but now they are very common so why leave it out? My Samsung Moment had one. Even Apple gave in and put a flash in the iPhone.

Re: webOS1.4.5 update?
Jul 6, 2010, 5:00 PM
in the Article: HP Selling Palm Phones for Free, Pushes webOS 1.4.5 forum

This update is for the Sprint Pre so far. The Verizon, ATT, etc will follow later.

Re: awsome
Jun 25, 2010, 5:14 PM
in the Article: Sprint Confirms Android 2.2 Coming to HTC Evo 4G forum

The iPhone would have sold millions of units even if it could not make phone calls. People are devoted to that device. I bailed on it because of ATT service.

Wary of, "Near Future"
Jun 25, 2010, 5:11 PM
in the Article: Sprint Confirms Android 2.2 Coming to HTC Evo 4G forum

As a now former Samsung Moment owner (also on Sprint) it took more time than promised for the 2.1 update to arrive and it has bugs as well. I wish these updates were better planned so we had a good idea when we can expect them. I am looking at getting the EVO in a few weeks but I'm wary of waiting for the "near future" update for what looks to be very essential system improvements with 2.2.

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