Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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RE: Hardware quality
by henderson101 on Tue 4th Dec 2012 17:02 UTC in reply to "Hardware quality"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

+1. Hardware quality can be shocking. Nexus 7 is shockingly poor quality as an example.

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RE[2]: Hardware quality
by tylerdurden on Wed 5th Dec 2012 00:43 in reply to "RE: Hardware quality"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

What's wrong about the Nexus 7? I have one, it seems fine in both component and build quality.

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RE[3]: Hardware quality
by henderson101 on Wed 5th Dec 2012 10:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Hardware quality"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Mine -

(1) the screen is not flush to the case. You can push it level and it will stay for a while, but it will rise up again.. This is the left side. Google this, seems like a common issue, but I'm not going to disassemble the device to remove some of the internal padding as some pages suggest and it is old enough now that returning it to the store will just be a world of pain.

(2) The case (body) make an audible creak if you lightly squeeze it towards the centre on the (again) left side.

Other than that, it's just plasticy, the screen is slippery (will actually slide the device if you put it screen down on a slight incline.) It just doesn't say "quality" to me. I'm not yet fully regretting the purchase, but I do think I would think twice if I'd used it for a few days prior to purchase.

The device was a fairly early one... maybe the second run of UK availability, certainly when they were like hen's teeth.

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