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    This guy is a well known photography blogger with a large twitter following. He's also known as an apple fan and Ms critic. Scott Bourne
    http://photofocus.com/2013/05/10/mic...-review-draft/

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    This is awesome! Glad you posted. Felt sweet justice while reading.
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    Thanks. Good read. I wonder what he thinks for the Lumia 920.
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    Nice read.

    But this guy says iPhone 5 build quality is bad (which is true) but I heard a lot about 8X build quality issues.He didn't mention it anywhere.

    Or Am I wrong ?
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    cool read
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    Nice read, glad my 8x is still getting some attention, just wish the author added some pics.
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    As much as I dislike android (mostly for being Java based, but I am not without my share of gripes about the framework) I think it is unfair to judge it based on an OEM branded phone. Because much like WM, OEMs put their own horrible horrible software on it and give the platform a bad name. WM was an amazing OS! But all the average person saw of it was whatever crappy interface their carrier created. This literally killed WM for consumers.

    I get that the average Joe doesn't have time to worry about roms and rooting, but they should understand that they technically aren't using "android" if the phone has been not just shackled, but maimed by carriers.

    That said, I am of the opinion that the real android is quite bad and the fact that it doesn't adhere to UNIX standards quite irritates me. All the alleged "power" of the platform is really quite limited to developers and developers only. There is a lot you can do with it, but in my mind, when I heard "Linux based os" I thought I was getting the power of Linux. Not quite. In fact, WM being CE grants that platform enough versatility that I would argue a non developer has more power with WM over android...

    Oh and nice review. :)
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    "The Android phone is so unstable it reminds you to reboot it every two weeks."

    Is this true?
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    I have had a 8X (Verizon) for 5 months (IPhone 4S previously). I have had no issues with this phone. I discover more features all the time. My wife has my old IPhone and I have to updated etc now and then. I have been surprised that after using the 8X the IPhone seems lame. You just start taking the cool 8X features for granted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by link68759 View Post
    As much as I dislike android (mostly for being Java based, but I am not without my share of gripes about the framework) I think it is unfair to judge it based on an OEM branded phone. Because much like WM, OEMs put their own horrible horrible software on it and give the platform a bad name. WM was an amazing OS! But all the average person saw of it was whatever crappy interface their carrier created. This literally killed WM for consumers.

    I get that the average Joe doesn't have time to worry about roms and rooting, but they should understand that they technically aren't using "android" if the phone has been not just shackled, but maimed by carriers.

    That said, I am of the opinion that the real android is quite bad and the fact that it doesn't adhere to UNIX standards quite irritates me. All the alleged "power" of the platform is really quite limited to developers and developers only. There is a lot you can do with it, but in my mind, when I heard "Linux based os" I thought I was getting the power of Linux. Not quite. In fact, WM being CE grants that platform enough versatility that I would argue a non developer has more power with WM over android...

    Oh and nice review. :)
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    I would generally agree with the statement you made...if the phone he was referring to was considered sub-par. But its the S3, global success and considered an android flagship.

    Meh, I had the S3 and have a Nexus 7....Android is sufficient at best in my books.
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    This review is horrible! This guy needs to learn english before he writes reviews!
    Also learning the device manufacturers name shouldn't be too hard, ITS WRITTEN ON THE GODDAMN PHONE!

    The heck is "
    Dr. Beats"? He's missing a "dre".
    Couldnt get past the halfway mark. Maybe because i'ts 1:20am and im tired, but this "review" angers me.


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    In his defense, he's not a phone reviewer - did you read any of his other blog posts? His knowledge lies in other areas. And I'm sure we can all forgive him for owning Beats headphones.
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    8X has wireless charging?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nizzon View Post
    8X has wireless charging?
    for Verizon it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsquared View Post
    "The Android phone is so unstable it reminds you to reboot it every two weeks."

    Is this true?
    100% false he is so hard out lying! Android is nowhere as buggy as he states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    100% false he is so hard out lying! Android is nowhere as buggy as he states.
    I had to reboot my OneX at least once a DAY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfmanzo View Post
    I had to reboot my OneX at least once a DAY.
    We aren't talking about that. We are talking about the Nexus 4.The Nexus 4 and HTC One are one of the fastest and smoothest phones iPhone 5 and lumina 920 are just as smooth.Also I somehow don't believe you when you say you had to reboot it everyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    We aren't talking about that. We are talking about the Nexus 4.The Nexus 4 and HTC One are one of the fastest and smoothest phones iPhone 5 and lumina 920 are just as smooth.Also I somehow don't believe you when you say you had to reboot it everyday.
    Android always seems fast the day you get it. But open a few apps and put a few widgets on your home screen and it becomes the Android we are all used to. iPhone 5 is definitely better but not as consistently fast as WP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Baumgardner View Post
    And I'm sure we can all forgive him for owning Beats headphones.
    Speak for yourself. :P
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    He's lucky his S3 reminded him to reboot, my Galaxy Nexus reboots whenever it feels like it!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WPmunkey View Post
    Android always seems fast the day you get it. But open a few apps and put a few widgets on your home screen and it becomes the Android we are all used to. iPhone 5 is definitely better but not as consistently fast as WP.
    No. Just no. Stop it it's obvious you don't have an Android phone because these claims are BS.
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    its soo true!! Once you start adding apps and widgets everything starts going from butter to choppy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Cea View Post
    its soo true!! Once you start adding apps and widgets everything starts going from butter to choppy
    It's NOT TRUE *********
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan Takyar View Post
    No. Just no. Stop it it's obvious you don't have an Android phone because these claims are BS.
    I have an Android device as a backup (as embarrassing as that is to admit), and it is COMPLETELY true. Pretty smooth until I downloaded a few apps and added widgets. Then it became a laggy, slow, sloppy mess. I'm glad it was a gift, because I would never give money for an Android device, ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnieLasVegas View Post
    I have an Android device as a backup (as embarrassing as that is to admit), and it is COMPLETELY true. Pretty smooth until I downloaded a few apps and added widgets. Then it became a laggy, slow, sloppy mess. I'm glad it was a gift, because I would never give money for an Android device, ever.
    It wasnt a Nexus 4, HTC One or S4. because it is BS.

    I would mention it's embarrassing you have a WP
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