Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 23:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're in the market for a smartphone, odds are you're looking at an Android phone. If you're looking at an Android phone, odds are you're looking at Samsung, and if you're exotic, you may be looking at a Nexus, HTC, LG, or maybe even Sony. Few of you will be considering Oppo. I, however, did.
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Too big
by arpan on Wed 24th Jul 2013 08:58 UTC
arpan
Member since:
2006-07-30

I have a Nexus 4, and it's too delicate and too big.

Make me one with the same performance but with

* 4.3" 720p screen - Gorilla glass
* Water proof body
* 32gig

and I'll gladly pay $399 to $450 for it.

And seriously guys, if you are willing to support Cyanogenmod on it, why not ship it with stock Android + custom launcher.

Why do I need to root it and waste my time to make it better?

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RE: Too big
by unclefester on Wed 24th Jul 2013 09:38 in reply to "Too big"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13



Make me one with the same performance but with

* 4.3" 720p screen - Gorilla glass
* Water proof body
* 32gig

and I'll gladly pay $399 to $450 for it.



Sony Xperia Acro

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_acro_s-4781.php

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RE[2]: Too big
by Morty on Wed 24th Jul 2013 10:17 in reply to "RE: Too big"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

"

Make me one with the same performance but with

* 4.3" 720p screen - Gorilla glass
* Water proof body
* 32gig

and I'll gladly pay $399 to $450 for it.



Sony Xperia Acro

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_acro_s-4781.php
"

Or the Sony Xperia V.

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_v-4958.php

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RE[2]: Too big
by arpan on Thu 25th Jul 2013 08:30 in reply to "RE: Too big"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Not satisfactory. I want something with Nexus 4 or Oppo 5 performance.

* This one has a Sony skin. I want stock Android. I don't want to have to root it and lose warranty
* Only has 1GB RAM vs Nexus 4's 2GB
* Only dual-core Snapdragon S3 vs the Nexus 4's quad Core S4

Basically it is an older & slower phone. Waterproofing & size are nice but not at the cost of performance.

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RE: Too big
by aargh on Wed 24th Jul 2013 13:18 in reply to "Too big"
aargh Member since:
2009-10-12


* 4.3" 720p screen - Gorilla glass


Oppo Find 5 seems to have Corning Gorilla glass, Thom just failed to mention it.

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RE: Too big
by aqd- on Thu 25th Jul 2013 11:59 in reply to "Too big"
aqd- Member since:
2009-02-16

I have a Nexus 4, and it's too delicate and too big.

Make me one with the same performance but with

* 4.3" 720p screen - Gorilla glass
* Water proof body
* 32gig

and I'll gladly pay $399 to $450 for it.


WRONG. A phone under $500 is FREE by 2-year contract. Except for Nexus 4, which is reported everywhere but sold nowhere and you can find no contract bound with it, ever.

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RE[2]: Too big
by WereCatf on Thu 25th Jul 2013 12:10 in reply to "RE: Too big"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

A phone under $500 is FREE by 2-year contract.


Oh, the ignorance. The phone isn't free, the bill is just spread over 2 years. For a $500 phone that makes about $20/month that's added to your regular bill.

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