Originally Posted by Artikbot
That isn't poor engineering. That's down to manufacturing entirely.
An electronics engineer doesn't specify what alloy the solder should be, at which temperature should it be flowed, what pressure should the pickers use when tacking the components down to be flowed... That's all down to the manufacturing company.
Chinese probably used the cheapest most crappy solder paste they could find then reflowed it with completely wrong ramp rates for the oven.
Typical Chinese manufacturing and QC ethics. (or rather the lack of ethics)
Originally Posted by Cindex
All of you and your expensive phones... I got the Blue R1 HD Prime 16GB/2GB RAM version, rooted partially debloated etc. and I love it. I added a Samsung Evo 64GB MicroSD and used adoptable storage to get myself 80GB, and I can actually install 80GB worth of apps if I want to, just like an expensive phone. It plays GTA games and the high def (720p, but only 5") looks great with great colors.
It cost me $60, got the card on sale I added for $20. Blu even released the kernel source code recently, because they're awesome, and that's something Apple and Samsung will never do. Especially Apple.
The S7 may be the best phone, but bang for the buck you need to go with new brands like Blue or Huawei
I haven't looked it up but it's probably some old mediatek SoC in there. I have a SD 808 in my phone it's a gen old but the phone was only like 110 euros (no import charge to my surprise) I'm very happy with it. I'm glad I didn't pay top dollar for another apple phone this time.
5 years ago the picture was very different but nowadays android with a nice skin is as easy to use and fast as IOS. Plus it doesn't pester me with constant updates which make my phone slow and run hot and I don't have to jailbreak it. (have to root it for some stuff though)Edited by maarten12100 - 8/25/16 at 8:04am