Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 14:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While US Android users are all full of glee that they're finally getting the Samsung Galaxy S II in the United States, a far more significant Android smartphone is being developed... In China. It's faster than any other smartphone, has a beautiful and fluid user interface, top-notch hardware quality, a dual-partition setup so you can keep using the phone while it updates... And will sell for a mere $310, no contract or whatever other nonsense. Hello Xiaomi Phone.
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RE[3]: Color me unimpressed
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 19:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Color me unimpressed"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

The Samsung Focus is one year old and considerably less sophisticated than this thing. Only single core, 1Ghz, and only 256MB of RAM. This phone is in a considerably different ballpark - it's using components that have barely been released, let alone put in any phone.

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RE[4]: Color me unimpressed
by Machster on Wed 31st Aug 2011 19:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Color me unimpressed"
Machster Member since:
2007-05-15

Yes, it is last years model (still selling at ATT for $400) and the specs are not equal, but it will do everything I need and want for $100 less this Chinese model. For budget conscious consumers who don't need the latest and greatest there are better deals out there.

If you want a less expensive version of the Galaxy S2 then by all means consider it. I am gonna use the extra $100 to buy the Sony VITA.

PS I see that the Chinese model does not have an AMOLED screen so even if they were the same price I would probably go for Focus anyway.

Edited 2011-08-31 19:30 UTC

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RE[5]: Color me unimpressed
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 31st Aug 2011 19:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Color me unimpressed"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

For budget conscious consumers who don't need the latest and greatest there are better deals out there.


That's not the point. The point of this article is that budget-oriented consumers no longer have to settle for last year's product - they can get the latest and greatest today.

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