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  1. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    Micheal Fisher is one of my favorite reviewers, he has an amazing voice by the way.

    MKBHD is also a favorite, so is Austin Evans, Linus and the Verge(they can be biased at times).

    But I just wanted to clarify that most of what Linus has said regarding Windows Phone is...true.
    /facepalm

    It was supposed to be an M8 review mot a WP rant.
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    09-12-2014 01:21 PM
  2. thekonger's Avatar
    Apart from highlighting the many glaring flaws in Windows Phone, highlighting the great things(Cortana, animations, speed, backup and restore, essential apps are there, snoozing options are great) yes you are right it was *COMPLETELY* irrelevant.

    His mobile reviews are pretty great IMO, he criticizes Android devices as well.

    If he had studied the Windows Phone variant a bit more in depth and directly compared it to the Android variant, he would have found more sore points.
    Funny thing is I watched his video and WP actually won many of the speed tests. It beat Android in Vine (although he throws an excuse out for that), NetFlix, and in the news app it looked like he had to interact a few time to get the news to appear. So not certain why he's saying the M8 is faster. Also the M8 lags behind his finger just like the 930. Overall, both phones seemed to be pretty fast and fluid with minor speed advantages on both devices depending upon the task.

    I also owned an Android phone and you say Android might not get as good battery life as WP because it 'can't do a whole lot in the background'. I'm not sure if that is correct but it could be why Androids seem so drain so quickly. In fact, I ended up turning off most of the background widgets I had just so my phone would *almost* last the day. Having all those extra widgets isn't very useful when you have to turn them off so your phone doesn't die in 8 hours.

    Again, get the device that works the best for you. Android is a great mobile OS, as is Windows Phone. Bashing WP needlessly to us won't do you much good unless you have security issues and just need to do it to feel better about your phone.
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    09-12-2014 03:22 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Want fair and balanced reviews, no offense to Fox News, read Eric Zeman from Phonescoop. He's always shown WP respect as an OS yet critical of the hardware.
    Sent from a Fire Engine Red Lumia 1520 via Tapatalk
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    09-12-2014 03:22 PM
  4. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    He works for Google.
    09-13-2014 10:34 AM
  5. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    He works for Google.

    At least put a little effort into it. No he doesn't.

    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/linus-sebastian/52/a07/578
    09-13-2014 10:44 AM
  6. salmanahmad's Avatar
    yeah right linus is biased as anything with vague "cons"
    atleast pocketnow isnt biased and points out proper cons
    linus is lazy,hasnt used a windows phone and is a terrible reviewer of phones
    Please, please, point out some flaws with the review.

    /facepalm

    It was supposed to be an M8 review mot a WP rant.
    Funny thing is I watched his video and WP actually won many of the speed tests. It beat Android in Vine (although he throws an excuse out for that), NetFlix, and in the news app it looked like he had to interact a few time to get the news to appear. So not certain why he's saying the M8 is faster. Also the M8 lags behind his finger just like the 930. Overall, both phones seemed to be pretty fast and fluid with minor speed advantages on both devices depending upon the task.

    I also owned an Android phone and you say Android might not get as good battery life as WP because it 'can't do a whole lot in the background'. I'm not sure if that is correct but it could be why Androids seem so drain so quickly. In fact, I ended up turning off most of the background widgets I had just so my phone would *almost* last the day. Having all those extra widgets isn't very useful when you have to turn them off so your phone doesn't die in 8 hours.

    Again, get the device that works the best for you. Android is a great mobile OS, as is Windows Phone. Bashing WP needlessly to us won't do you much good unless you have security issues and just need to do it to feel better about your phone.
    Please, in that speed test the Android vairant managed to keep up with his finger much better than the WP variant, obviously there is a latency but the lesser the better.

    Android also beat the WP device in around 70℅(or more) of the apps, in launching and Android also scrolls faster(just saying).

    Battery life depends on the phone, while the OS has a role in it there are Windows Phones out there that are *known* to have terrible battery life(Lumia 930 being one of them). Battery life really mostly depends on the phone you purchased, there are even Android devices out there that last over two days easily.

    But to conclude this, he doesn't need to bash Windows Phone just to feel better about his phone. He pretty much has the option to own any phone in the world.

    He was an iPhone user prior to having switched, he gave a 30 day test last year to both Windows Phone and Android and he clearly linked them in the video.

    He also went on to mention that the M8 was an amazing device, he also gave the link to his full hardware review.

    He clearly said that this video to the software, he pointed out benefits and pointed out flaws.

    Got a problem with that? He also says at the end "Dislike it if you didn't like it."

    Want fair and balanced reviews, no offense to Fox News, read Eric Zeman from Phonescoop. He's always shown WP respect as an OS yet critical of the hardware.
    Sent from a Fire Engine Red Lumia 1520 via Tapatalk
    You are implying that Linus's review wasn't fair nor balanced, I would like to see where Linus was wrong to criticize Windows Phone.

    The hardware that Windows Phone uses is pretty similar to what Android uses(apart from camera, speakers, etc).

    And that is *ESPECIALLY* true when he was reviewing the HTC One M8 for Windows which is almost identical to the Android variant(which he uses as a daily driver).

    He works for Google.
    No he doesn't. Just because someone points out flaws with any operating system doesn't mean that he works for the competing companies. Please try to put more effort, though and research into your otherwise meaningless comment.
    09-13-2014 11:52 AM
  7. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    Everyone else: This was supposed to be a review, not a WP rant.

    salmanahmad: Yeah, but he made some good points about WP in his rant.

    Everyone else: It was supposed to be an M8 review.

    salmanahmad: Yeah, but he made some good points about WP in his rant.

    Everyone else: He didn't even spend the time to do an unbiased review of the M8.

    salmanahmad: Yeah, but he made some good points about WP in his rant.


    I think salmanahmad is missing the point here. If he had labelled this as a W{P rant, I wouldn't have given it a second thought. He didn't though.

    Whatever you adore about this guy, it doesn't matter. He made a fully biased rant on WP instead of reviewing a device. That is a fact. That is the only fact that matters.
    09-13-2014 12:21 PM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Salman, I wasn't implying anything, I was simply suggesting to those who felt that the review was unfair to read another author. I've never heard of this person so I could care less what he says. Every single OS has its deficiencies and its strengths and it's foolhardy to hang your hat on just one if you're a "respected" journalist. I use that term very loosely since I don't see the most basic rules of journalism being used with any regularity.
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    09-13-2014 01:03 PM
  9. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    salmanahmad stop defending Linus and Android soo much its really annoying when you try to cover up for Linus and android(linux lol)
    every thing has cons ,limitations etc
    Linus cannot review phones without bias,his pc stuff may be decent
    android has its own limitations and so does wp and ios but we move on and the more i use all my devices the more i realize this
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    09-13-2014 01:10 PM
  10. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    as for the op, Linus isnt a "respected" reviewer of phones atleast,maybe his pc stuff which i found to be decent but his phone reviews are very vague and i suggest people stick to pocketnow
    i think Linus sebastian's review of windows phones is a review for no one
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    09-13-2014 01:12 PM
  11. fatclue_98's Avatar
    And on that note....motion to adjourn.
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    09-13-2014 01:21 PM
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