Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Feb 2014 20:03 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

If you ever wanted to know why some people - including myself - have such a negative opinion of Samsung devices, consider the following. Let's take the latest CyanogenMod ROM for, say, my Find 51, and add the latest Google Apps package, and it totals at about 300 MB. That's the complete, fully functional Android operating system with all the Google applications and services.

The ROM on the Galaxy S5 takes up a whopping 8 GB.

No wonder Samsung swears by SD card slots.

1 I actually run OmniROM.

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RE[2]: locked bootloaders...
by Anon on Wed 26th Feb 2014 16:39 UTC in reply to "RE: locked bootloaders..."
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... or a Motorola Moto G 16GB for around $199.

This phone is phenomenal for the price.

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RE[3]: locked bootloaders...
by DeadFishMan on Wed 26th Feb 2014 21:03 in reply to "RE[2]: locked bootloaders..."
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2006-01-09

... or a Motorola Moto G 16GB for around $199.

This phone is phenomenal for the price.


Agreed. Recently I purchased the 16 gigs, dual SIM with colorful cases version for myself because my old LG L5 was getting long in the tooth and the MotoG specs sounded good enough for the price tag.

I was actually looking for a Nexus4 that was approaching affordable prices here in Brazil after the Nexus5 came out but that was already a stretch for me specially after the price hikes during Xmas seasons. I really needed the dual SIM card support and I live constantly on a budget so the MotoG was really a no-brainer but I went in thinking that it would be yet another laggy and lacking phone. I have never been so glad to be WRONG!

The Moto G is a good performer and it came with Jelly Bean off the shelf - which was fine as I wasn't really missing much - but has already been updated to the latest KitKat and the performance improvements are noticeable. For the first time in my life I truly couldn't be happier with a cell phone.

And I heard that it is making waves here in Latin America probably due to the price tag. Motorola really knocked it out of the park with the G and the X series.

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RE[3]: locked bootloaders...
by WorknMan on Wed 26th Feb 2014 21:49 in reply to "RE[2]: locked bootloaders..."
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2005-11-13

It's a good phone for the price, but more on the lower end; not comparable to the heavy hitters.

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RE[4]: locked bootloaders...
by zima on Fri 28th Feb 2014 12:12 in reply to "RE[3]: locked bootloaders..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

How is it not comparable? (besides one thing only, a mediocre camera)

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