The Official Cell Phone Junkies Thread - Part 1

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  1. Benstamania

    Benstamania Go away.

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    So...That google play store update was automatic?
     
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  2. LibidoLoca

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    Jolla finally unveiled their very first Sailfish OS device, the phone has a very unique feature called the 'Other Half' which allows the theme of the OS to change to the color of the colored shell for the device. Also the Sailfish UI looks stunning. The device itself looks like an ice cream sandwich, but that maybe of the mint chocolate chip green. I'm hungry now. :D

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Joll...ports-snap-on-design-and-Android-apps_id43211
     
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  3. Spidey-Bat

    Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    I wanted to get a tablet so I went to the Verizon store to check them out. My decision was between the Note 10.1 and Tab 2 10.1 (7" versions just seemed to small). I went with the Note 10.1 because I felt that the S-Pen made it more than just a bigger smartphone (with no data option).

    I also was looking at phones. The Windows ones are kinda nice but I don't want to switch. Plus using IE? Ugh, I wish I could purge it from my computer. But I looked at the Razr M and I loved it. The small size was great, the screen was vibrant, loved Jelly Bean on it. The only issue I had was the buttons, I like that they're on-screen but I'm used to Menu-Home-Back-Search whereas this setup was Back-Home-Recent Apps. Of course I assume that can be changed, especially after rooting. But yeah, I love it and must have it.
     
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  4. the dmg

    the dmg The Funky Homosapien

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    Good choice. I would go without data as well if I was in the market for a tablet. I just haven't found a reason for owning one just yet.
    Not only that, but with WP being a very tiny market itself, it's not a wise decision to make the switch. My friend went from WP7 device to the GSIII and doesn't regret doing so. There's just so many more options with Android and what you can do with the phone.
    Razr M is nice, but wait until Moto's Google X phone or whatever it's called since it will be a better spec'ed M from what I've read.
     
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  5. Benstamania

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    Not sure how many of you guys actually buy games on your phone...But I just nabbed Aliens vs Predator for .99 cents on Google Play and it's VERY good. May be the best cellphone action game I've played.
     
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  6. the dmg

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    If it's a port of the arcade game, then it should be incredible.
     
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  7. Just_Human

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    My 1st - and current - Android phone is the HTC One S
    (switched from iPhone 4 last year)


    Since HTC is amazingly slow with OS updates, I had to root it and flash and AOSP ROM

    Currently running Illusion ROM with JB 4.2.2

    I do miss the Sense Camera and Beats Audio

    I'm looking into the newest Sense based ROM, which runs Sense 5.
    Unfortunately it's "only" JB 4.1.2 (not the dev's fault, but HTC's)

    Anyway, gladI rooted it
     
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  8. the dmg

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    HTC will getting better with updates (they actually used to be the best when it came to updates, but released way too many phones) now that they cut down on the amount of phone models per quarter.

    Glad you like the phone!
     
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  9. Just_Human

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    thanks :woot:


    Yeah, I heard they release phones less frequently, which is gonna help with OS updates
     
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  10. the dmg

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    http://www.gsmarena.com/verizon_makes_the_droid_ultra_and_droid_maxx_official-news-6446.php
    Fuuuu....technically Quad Core phone while not really being quad core. Very much better than I expected spec wise for what was the Moto X.

    TLDR: Three moto DROIDs (Ultra, Maxx, Mini).
     
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  11. Spidey-Bat

    Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    Hopefully the Droid Mini brings the price down on the Razr M. That's what I want to replace my Bionic, but it's around $200 used now.
     
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  12. the dmg

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    Contract price for the Mini is going to be $99. Unless you're talking about buying at full price?
     
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  13. the dmg

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    Just wanted to add that Phonearena is saying the processor is technically 8-core for the new Moto DROIDs.

     
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  14. Spidey-Bat

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    What I meant was I want the Mini to come out so people with the Razr M sell theirs to upgrade. That way there will be more used Razr Ms on the used market to buy :yay:

    I still have unlimited data which I want to keep, so I have to buy a phone off-contract or used. $100 for the Mini isn't a bad deal, but I don't want to lose unlimited data or re-up on my contract.
     
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  15. the dmg

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    Oh...I understand now. It's rumored that the Mini will be around $350 off-contract, but that's speculation at best.

    I want to keep unlimited as well, but I can sacrfice it if I need to. I just don't want to.
     
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  16. Spidey-Bat

    Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    The Moto X was finally revealed. It'll be on the 4 major networks for $200 with a 2-year contract. Honestly, it looks like a Nexus 4 but you can customize the colors. Nice, but nothing incredibly impressive.
     
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    I think it's funny that 4,3 inch counts as Mini these days. I think that my Razr Maxx is big as hell.
     
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  18. the dmg

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    Spec-wise I'm not that impressed after sifting through the fluff. It's a regular dual-core main processor with two separate low cores added to it, and they're grouping the GPU (it has four sub-cores) as part of the eight-core. It's definitely a good idea that they're utilizing each core for better efficiency, but it's exactly as Moto and Google stated the phone would be in terms of specs; a mid-range offering focusing more on the experience rather than tech.

    My main concern with it though is what I've seen from XBO and how Kinect 2.0 will always be listening. I'm the paranoid type that hopes the feature can be such off if I decide to get the phone, but now there is a whole core that will not be used because it's not part of the main CPU.

    The only real advantage I see myself utilizing the feature would be having a true hands free driving experience.
    I think Samsung is to thank for that.
     
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  19. Hotwire

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    Can anyone recommend a reputable place to buy inexpensive replacement batteries for smart phones? Specifically, the Droid Bionic.
     
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  20. Spidey-Bat

    Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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  22. the dmg

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  23. dodong27

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    Currently I have the Galaxy Note II, can't wait to see what's the Note III will bring to the table!
    I've owned iPhones previous to the Note II, and I never looked back!
     
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  24. the dmg

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    The phablets are too big for my tastes, but I'm really curious if the US version of the Note III will have the octa-core.
     
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  25. LibidoLoca

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    So The Verge claims Nokia will be entering the phablet race with the a 6-incher Lumia. Supposedly made from andonized aluminum body similar to the one on the N8 or the frame of the Lumia 925, the Nokia phablet will also feature at least a 20 megapixel rear camera with Pureview technology, OIS, and Xenon flash.
     
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