Originally Posted by WolfssFang
Something called selling my s3 for $430 and buying the DNA with that. I would rather pay the extra money on these phones (better build, better screens at 440ppi you cant beat that, better camera's, gorilla glass, software updates, devs working on roms/mods/kernals, and not knowing if these phones have the right radio for where i live.) then the cheaper phones (like this). Call it a waste of money or what ever you like but I like getting the best bang for my buck. Alot of these cheap phones skip out on the important stuff. The ppi on that phone is probably less then 300 and the camera is maybe subpar.
Exactly, thats what i do too. I had an incredible S, sold it towards my current OneX.
The Galaxy S3, Note2 and iPhone 5 probably have better performance, but at the time of buying they costed a whole lot more.
I usually upgrade once a year, so my next would be the Droid DNA and i'd sell my OneX towards it. Might have to hold it off since ill be paying for a car soon.
Ive had China knockoffs before, Phones, MP3 Players.
Some people might get lucky and score a good one, but everything imitation ive bought hasnt lasted. Thats why i agree with you, and i like genuine. Good dev support, all the standard features, decent screen. No skimping out on the stuff that we like in phones nowadays.
Originally Posted by S.M.
So everyone owns an S3. Everyone has a top of the line phone already. I didn't know that.
Since you prefer to spend extra money for a phone, that means everyone else has that same desire/ability? There can't be a plethora of phones that are good values at different price tiers?
Entry level smart-phones can't exist? Not allowed? It has to match or beat out $600 phones while costing almost a quarter of the price to be considered good value?
I don't understand that logic.
Yes, lower end or "value phones" do exist.
Take the HTC Explorer/Cha Cha, Samsung Galaxy Ace/Galaxy W, they're around $200 or under brand new and the HTC devices around $150 or lower, both prepaid sold outright.
But then there's the China phones that throw out devices that look like the high end stuff, pack in a 1ghz or higher CPU and sometimes dont even specify which one it is on the webpage, so they could be throwing in any crappy cpu regardless of it's clock speed.
Then they can skimp out on the GPU and the screen, no point packing in a god mobile GPU if the screen is 800x480 and around 200ppi is there?
If they're selling a device that looks like an S3, for $130US and still make a profit there's gonna be a load of shortcoming. As a poster above said, there doesnt seem to be many, but that's their opinion.
Also as i suggested before about that phone i saw, imitation HTC One X, yes, very expensive and i found one around the same price on eBay too. (http://etotalk.com/htc-t528w-one-su-dual-sim-full-active-dsfa-beats-audio-dual-core-1ghz-43-wvga_p3379.html?zenid=b3d0333ee103d313e1471302135baa05
Its going for $379, i paid $479 for my REAL HTC One X ahaha
Unless you need the phone as a backup, or just to text people, i would always suggest genuine.
I like to see it this way, if you're gonna use it everyday you want quality.Edited by PoisonousRakija - 2/8/13 at 3:38am