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Going lower end? I'd thought with the amazing overkill GPU in Iphone 5 they'd make a phone that don't waste that horsepower on 4.0" of 1136X640p. An 5" 1080p IPhone5X, now that'a Iphone I'd consider buying.
Edited by sherlock - 3/27/13 at 11:43am
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post #52 of 132
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

Already low-end


Spec to spec this statement is right.. instead of worrying about making a "low end" phone make a premium phone and keep the iPhone 5-6-7-8 as the standard phone and make the s models(5s-6s-7s) bigger or more feature packed.
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post #53 of 132
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But $400 is still to expensive considering Nexus 4 is cheaper and has the build quality plus the high res screen.

Have you owned one? I have, and I had so many issue with the two I had, first one had the yellow tinted screen issue and was returned immediately. Not to mention the four friends I have that also have them and have the same issues. Which include, but are not limited to: battery life being terrible (if it was rocking LTE I would understand,. but hspa+ causing that kind of drain... unacceptable), camera issues, proximity sensor issues where the phone starts blinking during calls and needs to be restarted to remedy the situation, and overheating (which I never experienced on any of my phones and I had the thunderbolt and droid charge at one point).

Oh and I guess quality means the all glass build, yeah that is quality when LG does it for a Nexus product, but when Apple did it for the iPhone 4/4s it was stupid and an obvious flaw. (Not saying you said this, but this is a general statement that has been made on OCN repeatedly over the years)
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post #54 of 132
I need a Sony Xperia ZL, with a 4" screen. A 5" phone is like having a mini-iPad in your pocket.
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post #55 of 132
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Have you owned one? I have, and I had so many issue with the two I had, first one had the yellow tinted screen issue and was returned immediately. Not to mention the four friends I have that also have them and have the same issues. Which include, but are not limited to: battery life being terrible (if it was rocking LTE I would understand,. but hspa+ causing that kind of drain... unacceptable), camera issues, proximity sensor issues where the phone starts blinking during calls and needs to be restarted to remedy the situation, and overheating (which I never experienced on any of my phones and I had the thunderbolt and droid charge at one point).

Oh and I guess quality means the all glass build, yeah that is quality when LG does it for a Nexus product, but when Apple did it for the iPhone 4/4s it was stupid and an obvious flaw. (Not saying you said this, but this is a general statement that has been made on OCN repeatedly over the years)

All smartphones have that problem lol
   
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Oh, you mean what Samsung did with the S3 Mini?

Hey everyone, let's all bash Apple because it's cool even though other phone manufacturers have done the same exact thing for years.

The difference in this is that Samsung already has PREMIUM level phones they have phones big and medium it makes sense to make a smaller model. Apple has ONE phone. Premium as in my mind is not their S3/S models but there NOTE models. You cannot compare Samsung who pushes are variety in their line of phones compared to Apple who only has one phone.
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Isn't Apple's low end iPhone just the one from two years ago? My understanding was:

High End: Current iPhone
Mid End: Previous iPhone
Low End: iPhone from two years ago
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"low-end iphone" now only starting at $399. lol. You can get a galaxy s3 now for that price D:

North American GS3 is garbage. The GPU on the international GS3 trade blows with the 4S.

http://techivian.com/mali-400mp-vs-sgx-543mp4-vs-543mp3-vs-543mp2-vs-540-vs-535-vs-adreno-320-vs-225-vs-220-vs-205-vs-mali-400-vs-intel-xolo/

On the CPU side of things, A6 dual core on the iPhone 5 is faster than the international GS3 except in highly threaded apps which are non-existent on cellphones. The dual core on the NA GS3 is even slower.
You contradict yourself with the last statement.

Edit: Anyone saying your first sentence has also never had to truly multitask or never tried 4G LTE. I get so impatient now with 3G.
Edited by stargate125645 - 3/27/13 at 11:20am
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The difference in this is that Samsung already has PREMIUM level phones they have phones big and medium it makes sense to make a smaller model. Apple has ONE phone. Premium as in my mind is not their S3/S models but there NOTE models. You cannot compare Samsung who pushes are variety in their line of phones compared to Apple who only has one phone.

So the iPhone 5 isn't a premium level phone because Apple only sell one phone?

That doesn't make sense. "premium level" pretty much means high-end and the iPhone 5 is a high-end phone.
   
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Nope.
iPhone 4 using 3G when everyone else was using 4G LTE.
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