1. azcruz's Avatar
    For 99, mostly - but a good read nonetheless...

    The Diminishing Returns of Flagship Phones During the Mid-Range Renaissance

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    That's why all my "flagship" phones I'm getting from my telco for "free" and only the "cheap" phones I'm buying or bought, i.e., HTC 8S, Cherry Mobile, Honor 6, Lumia 636.
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    08-03-2015 09:45 PM
  2. azcruz's Avatar
    For Rue and 99, mostly - but another good read about Android Wear. There may just be too many people who are unrealistic in their expectations for the Apple Watch and the rest of the Wear market...

    Sony Smartwatch 3 ? In the Trenches | What's Up Gang?

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    If you don't mind, here's my review of the Huawei Talkband B2.

    Photography, Horology, and Audiophilia - The road to nirvana
    08-03-2015 09:46 PM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    Picked up the Mi Note Pro and Idol OneTouch 3. Pics tomorrow AM.
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    08-03-2015 10:22 PM
  4. azcruz's Avatar
    Picked up the Mi Note Pro and Idol OneTouch 3. Pics tomorrow AM.
    Looking forward to the Idol...

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    08-03-2015 10:23 PM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    Looking forward to the Idol...

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    Me too...
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    08-03-2015 10:23 PM
  6. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Looking forward to the Idol...

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    I thought of American idol for a second :P
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    08-03-2015 10:47 PM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Solid review.

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    08-03-2015 10:48 PM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I thought of American idol for a second :P
    Of course you did...

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    08-03-2015 10:48 PM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That's why all my "flagship" phones I'm getting from my telco for "free" and only the "cheap" phones I'm buying or bought, i.e., HTC 8S, Cherry Mobile, Honor 6, Lumia 636.
    There really is no need to get a flagship phone at this point. I'd love to get the GF off to something else, but she likes Samsung and will end up with a Note 5. There's nothing in 2015 that's really wowed me so far. The G4 has caught my eye, and design wise, so did the M9...but I wouldn't buy either. I'd still pick a Z3 or Moto Maxx (maybe a Moto X on a bigger battery too) over what's out there. Hell, if I wanted to be cheap I'd get back a OnePlus One or go the Zeknfone 2 route. Nothing really has any resale value when the Chinese are killing the mid range game.

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    08-03-2015 10:53 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    I thought of American idol for a second
    Face palm!
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    08-03-2015 10:54 PM
  11. worldspy99's Avatar
    There really is no need to get a flagship phone at this point. I'd love to get the GF off to something else, but she likes Samsung and will end up with a Note 5. There's nothing in 2015 that's really wowed me so far. The G4 has caught my eye, and design wise, so did the M9...but I wouldn't buy either. I'd still pick a Z3 or Moto Maxx (maybe a Moto X on a bigger battery too) over what's out there. Hell, if I wanted to be cheap I'd get back a OnePlus One or go the Zeknfone 2 route. Nothing really has any resale value when the Chinese are killing the mid range game.

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    Played with a G4 today. Not impressed. UI is meh, couldn't stand the bloatware on it. I'm glad I didn't buy it. I played with an Elephone P8000 and man, what a phone for the price!

    So I decided I'm going to keep LTE on phones going forward ergo no Meizu M2 Note and the other Chinese devices.

    The Idol 3 gets LTE. The Mi Note Pro was a replacement device and the last H+ device for now.

    So while driving back home today I thought what if I could put an Android ROM on my 830? Screen is awesome, design is great, camera is stellar, NFC, wireless charging....I mean this would be an awesome device that would sell like hot cakes provided it was priced $249😀 Oh well, enough dreaming, this kind of wishful thinking brings back the 'burning platform' memo from Elop roaring back to life.
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    08-03-2015 11:03 PM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Played with a G4 today. Not impressed. UI is meh, couldn't stand the bloatware on it. I'm glad I didn't buy it. I played with an Elephone P8000 and man, what a phone for the price!

    So I decided I'm going to keep LTE on phones going forward ergo no Meizu M2 Note and the other Chinese devices.

    The Idol 3 gets LTE. The Mi Note Pro was a replacement device and the last H+ device for now.

    So while driving back home today I thought what if I could put an Android ROM on my 830? Screen is awesome, design is great, camera is stellar, NFC, wireless charging....I mean this would be an awesome device that would sell like hot cakes provided it was priced $249😀 Oh well, enough dreaming, this kind of wishful thinking brings back the 'burning platform' memo from Elop roaring back to life.
    See, an AOSP ROM with the LG camera app, Q Slide-esque multitasking and Knock Code would make the G4 hardware fly. I just didn't want it beause it didn't offer anything over what I was getting with my Z3. I mean, the only worthy upgrade for me at this point is a Moto Maxx, and it is really sidegrade because it handles stock better than the Z3 with this data issue and battery drain with a bigger battery.

    I like going LTE only for unlocked devices. It sucks Nokia didn't out the AWS support into the 930. This data situation is frustrating with the Z3 though.

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    08-03-2015 11:15 PM
  13. azcruz's Avatar
    Played with a G4 today. Not impressed. UI is meh, couldn't stand the bloatware on it. I'm glad I didn't buy it. I played with an Elephone P8000 and man, what a phone for the price!

    So I decided I'm going to keep LTE on phones going forward ergo no Meizu M2 Note and the other Chinese devices.

    The Idol 3 gets LTE. The Mi Note Pro was a replacement device and the last H+ device for now.

    So while driving back home today I thought what if I could put an Android ROM on my 830? Screen is awesome, design is great, camera is stellar, NFC, wireless charging....I mean this would be an awesome device that would sell like hot cakes provided it was priced $249😀 Oh well, enough dreaming, this kind of wishful thinking brings back the 'burning platform' memo from Elop roaring back to life.
    Lumia phones are way overpriced here and only mid range offered by my carrier.
    I thought of getting the G4 or S6 but I don't want another Android phone at the moment. The 640 LTE + Stream 7 is interesting but I'm happy with the 636 so far, so the iPhone 6 it is.

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    08-04-2015 12:08 AM
  14. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Face palm!
    Of course you did...

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    I don't even watch American idol but it made me think about it :P
    08-04-2015 12:31 AM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    How do people sleep :o do they have blinds to cover the light ?


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    Didn't we already have a discussion about this? Yes they have dark curtains. Most places these days have blinds built into the windows.

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
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    08-04-2015 03:03 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Wonderful :) How long are you staying up north?

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    We're back in the UK on the 16th. We're heading to Norway next week

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
    08-04-2015 03:04 AM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    Here are the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and the Alcatel Idol 3. Both are really nice devices. I'm really impressed with the Idol3. For the price it punches way above it's weight. In fact it is better than the Mi 4i which has similar internals but costs more. It also reminds me of what OPO 2 could have been. With a 8XX Snapdragon and more RAM, this could be a really nice flagship killer.
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    08-04-2015 08:52 AM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Here are the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and the Alcatel Idol 3. Both are really nice devices. I'm really impressed with the Idol3. For the price it punches way above it's weight. In fact it is better than the Mi 4i which has similar internals but costs more. It also reminds me of what OPO 2 could have been. With a 8XX Snapdragon and more RAM, this could be a really nice flagship killer.
    It's a very good phone. Underscores how much better the midrange offerings are these days.

    Do people really need to buy a flagship?

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    08-04-2015 10:00 AM
  19. Sport Driver's Avatar
    My Moto G has been acting up. Amazon sent me to Motorola which sent me to a service which I don't think it still fixes Motorola phones. If they say they don't Amazon said to go back to them.

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    08-04-2015 10:40 AM
  20. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Didn't we already have a discussion about this? Yes they have dark curtains. Most places these days have blinds built into the windows.

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
    I honestly don't remember maybe you did but I didn't read it . Anyways that's pretty cool that they are built in to the windows


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    08-04-2015 10:42 AM
  21. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    My Moto G has been acting up. Amazon sent me to Motorola which sent me to a service which I don't think it still fixes Motorola phones. If they say they don't Amazon said to go back to them.

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    Good luck. I hope you get it fixed soon.

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    08-04-2015 10:43 AM
  22. sahib lopez's Avatar
    My Moto G has been acting up. Amazon sent me to Motorola which sent me to a service which I don't think it still fixes Motorola phones. If they say they don't Amazon said to go back to them.

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    Giving you the work around eh and in the end it doesn't fix much of anything


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    08-04-2015 10:44 AM
  23. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Hopefully, some guy on Android forum got his money back because the back plate on his Nexus 6 started to come off. Bought from Amazon, as old phone as mine.

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    08-04-2015 10:45 AM
  24. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Time to take. My little sister to the dentist 😕
    sent from my rare debian green nokia lumia 830
    08-04-2015 11:06 AM
  25. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Hopefully, some guy on Android forum got his money back because the back plate on his Nexus 6 started to come off. Bought from Amazon, as old phone as mine.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if it's not covered since they might pull a normal wear and tear
    08-04-2015 11:07 AM
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