Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by crazy pyro, Nov 15, 2009.
I don't buy the G2's back buttons. Nexus 5 would be nice, but it will never work on Verizon.
welp guess theres not going to be any more updates for the S3. Haven't gotten any since 4.2.1
I got the ZTE Majesty for Straight Talk about a week ago and really like it so far. Specs are not off the charts, 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual core, 786MB RAM, 4GB internal memory + 4GB pre-installed SD, 4.3" 854x480 screen, JB 4.1.2...but it runs the completely stock OS with Nova launcher very smoothly. I've used quite a few of the lower end China specials, and this is the first device that doesn't have at least one glaring deficiency or annoying problem.
unofficial updates will always come out, cyanogen mod will end up surpassing whatever samsung leaves it on. hell we can dual boot into touch ubuntu, modders are loving android these days.
(i have an S3 and an S4 - the S3 is my playtoy for modded roms and such)
My S3 is forever Jellybean. LOL
You will HATE ZTE. I had the warp and it was nothing but a pain. Lost wifi and cell signal all the time, had crappy battery even with conservative use and anal task management, the mic quit working, the phone would lock up A LOT, randomly went into airplane mode, and it fries SD cards.
Glad I got my Gnex. Gonna get another one for my hubby soon.
My mother got a ZTE LTE for free, no problems thus far.
I am prolly gonna stay with Nexus phones becuase they get updates first and they have a clean stock experience by default. I hate bloatware.
I've been using my Galaxy Note 3 for a couple weeks now. If you're looking for a large screen phone with a ton of battery life, it's the answer.
Regularly getting over 7hrs of actual screen on time with 1.5-2+ days total power on time. Phone charges from 1% to 100% in about 1hr30min. From ~30% to 100% in about an hour. If Touchwiz bothers you just install a different launcher. I don't find it bad at all.
its pretty easy to root and mod samsungs. in 10 minutes i can be on a new kernel and OS with more features than any 'stock' OS.
right now mine are both stock with modded kernels (for stuff like 'max mhz when screen is off' and such to save power) waiting on 4.4 to leak, which i cant wait to test on the S3 (prolly via cyanogen mod)
The G2 abit overkill to me and the back buttons look like they would take a while to get used to. With the Nexus you are guarenteed first dibs on os updates and stock Android. Ofcourse it needs to be released first. It was up on the Google play store for a little while wich confirmed what it looks like and not much else.
^ just installed that to my S4
lost a few 'stock' apps like the music player and widget, but saved over 400MB of space from the internal SD (the OS partition part)
Shot this on my nexus 4
bbm for android launched, take a look at bbm.com or just visit google play and search bbm
but you have to wait to get it activated coz it needs registered by email
just got given a tab 1 7" to play with, updating it to CM 10.1 (android 4.1.2 i think) with a touchwiz theme stolen from the S3
I must have missed something - I thought it would be available on Verizon?
Any special camera app or photo editing app used?
Btw, was this shot through a window or not?
The Nexus 5 as well as likely every other Nexus phone in the future will not be available on Verizon because of how long they take to get updates through their testing and approval system and sent out to customers. It defeats part of the purpose of having a Nexus device in the first place. If you search around, you'll find that the Nexus 5 lacks the LTE radio bands for Verizon. Major bummer, but if you want nearly stock android, take a look at the Moto X, or any of the new Droids (they're relatively stock android from what I've seen).
added to my collection recently, so:
Galaxy S1 i9000 16GB - modded to MIUI OS, android 4.1.2. extra large battery, ~10 day battery life at idle.
2x Galaxy S3 i9305 - currently spares, used as media players (awesome over HDMI). stock OS.
Galaxy S4 19505 16GB - main phone. stock OS, modded kernel for underclock/volt.
Dodo Pendo pad 8GB, modded to CM 10.?/4.0.3 (ICS 4.0.2, same internals as Galaxy tab 1) ~8 days battery
Galaxy tab P1000 16GB - CM10.1/4.2.2 ~8 days battery life
Galaxy Tab 2.0 P3110 - CM10.1/4.2.2 ~ 24 day battery life
You must have big pockets
you have no idea
photos taken via other halfs iphone 4, so you know... crappy lookin
My phones are
Main: Samsung Galaxy nexus. 4.2.2
Media player 1: kyocera event.4.0
Media player 2: zte warp.2.3.7
Work phone:Motorola atrix 4g.2.3.7
Bathroom phone: LG optimus q.2.3.5
Shared tablet: Google nexus 7 32 GB
did you NOT see the ipad :O
i'm clearly not racist, i have an apple friend too.
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