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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be getting a new phone in the fall. The Razr is getting slow.
The Moto X phone seems as if it will be a mid-range phone.
I am thinking Note 3, Moto Ultra, or the Sony Z. Basically whichever has the Snapdragon 800 CPU.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO this is insane:

Google to Spend Up to $500 Million Marketing 'Moto X' Phone

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324425204578598070710908536.html

All the leaks claim the X will be a mid level phone. 720p and slower quad core. The only way $500m in marketing would pay off is if it is $99 on contract or $199 - 249 off contract.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not the Nexus 4? Or are you determined to stay with Verizon?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I think I am staying with VZW.

There are rumors of a Nexus 5. It will be the same as the new LG - G2.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Press event for the new Droid Ultra on Verizon was today. If the benchmarks are correct they seem under-powered compared to the S4 and Snapdragon 600/800 phones coming soon.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/23/motorola-droid-ultra-and-ultra-maxx-for-verizon-eyes-on/

http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/23/motorola-droid-mini-for-verizon-hands-on/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh. I just ordered the HTC One Google Play edition. It should ship by friday and be here by monday.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My HTC One showed up today. I'm loving it so far. The build quality is amazing.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This seems scary:

The FBI develops some hacking tools internally and purchases others from the private sector. With such technology, the bureau can remotely activate the microphones in phones running Google Inc.'s Android software to record conversations, one former U.S. official said. It can do the same to microphones in laptops without the user knowing, the person said. Google declined to comment.

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424127887323997004578641993388259674-lMyQjAxMTAzMDAwMTEwNDEyWj.html
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In happier news, 4.3 is rolling for the HTC One and GS4 Google Play editions. I'm just waiting for it to roll out to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new LG G2 phone looks like it will have the best 'specs' for phones this fall.
2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 but another spec not is overlook is the Adreno 330 GPU vs the 320 found on the S4, One and Moto X.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/07/lg-g2-officially-announced/
http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/07/lg-g2-vs-the-competition/

(also Samsung Note 3 press conference is Sept. 4th)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My One never stutters. I think the spec war is not nearly as important as it was even last year. Finding ways to improve battery life without negatively impacting performance is the most important thing to me. It will be interesting to find out exactly how efficient Motorola's new chip set is.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my original Razr to benchmark at 9,400 in Antutu.
I used the carbon rom and modded kernel from xda-dev plus put it in airplane mode.
The rom I used before got only 8,000.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hardware has come a long way. My One running stock 4.3 gets 24000.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, thing keep getting faster. The One has a snapdragon 600.

The new LG has the snapdragon 800 and I think I saw it will bench at 27,500.
The Tegra 4 chip is also coming and I think that also benchs at around 27,500.

edit - The Nexus 4 and new Nexus 7 are about 19,000-20,000.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any input vis a vie what phone I should look at in the Oct/Nov time frame? I want an edge, but I don't think they will reach their funding goal.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any input vis a vie what phone I should look at in the Oct/Nov time frame? I want an edge, but I don't think they will reach their funding goal.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no way they will reach their goal. I strongly recommend the HTC One if you're concerned with physical build. From what I have read it is easy to take a carrier specific model and turn it into a Google Play Edition. Given the current OS I really don't see how a jump from the Snapdragon 600 to the Snapdragon 800 would make a noticeable difference. If a removable battery and a 5 inch screen are important, go for the GS4. It's just as easy to convert to GPE if you want that.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is the One or S4 but coming soon will be the:

Note III; One Max (HTC One but 6 inches.); LG Nexus 5; Sony Xperia Ultra(?)

Maybe the S5. And then the iPhone 5S.

By Oct/Nov the news about the LG Nexus 5 will be out.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://mashable.com/2013/08/19/ubuntu-edge-indiegogo-record/

They will not reach $32 million.

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced on Friday that the site's Ubuntu Edge campaign has set the record as the largest crowdfunding project ever more than 24,000 donors have offered up nearly $11.5 million in funding as of Monday morning. The Ubuntu Edge project surpassed the industry's previous record holder, the Pebble Watch campaign facilitated by Kickstarter, which ended last May with close to $10.3 million in funding.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was leaning toward the HTC, but figured you guys may have heard of something killer coming out that I hadn't. All the reviews seem to say that the One is cool except the weird feed aggregator you can't turn off, and the S4 is cool but kinda all over the place on features, in a quantity not quality kind of way.
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