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As far as I can find soon is maybe(probably if we are very optimistic) by the end of 2017.

http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-manufacturing-snapdragon-830-719812/
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post #102 of 195
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Is google just really hoping that everyone is using (their) cloud services? Seems like 64GB should be minimum storage on any new flagship type phones from here on out, especially if it doesn't have a storage upgrade slot.

 

Google is now about gleaming your data to feed to their algorithms. Which is why they give you unlimited storage for photos. Its not free, you're the product.

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Why get HTC 10 for $1000 when Note 7 is for $1050.

Maybe he wants to be able to board an airplane with his phone?
Edited by FallenFaux - 10/5/16 at 10:51pm
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post #104 of 195
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Maybe he wants to be able to board an airplane with his phone?
In most cases, you can board an airplane with Note 7,without turning it on or charging it.
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Anyone remember the M9? Seems HTC is keen on pissing Apple off.

The phone I'm currently using actually (Rooted, ROM, SOff, custom camera firmware, custom audio firmware.). Out of the box it isn't great, but it's a beast once you tweak it.

That said I'll be ordering the 10 tomorrow since the Pixel turned out to be such a downer.
Edited by X-Nine - 10/6/16 at 10:01am
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Why get HTC 10 for $1000 when Note 7 is for $1050.
You could ask that about anything, why buy car X when car Y is only $500.00 more, most people have budgets or aesthetic preferences.
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So I just to confirm there is in fact no equally or superior spec'd phone for less money then.

I'm not arguing a point. Just trying to be an educated consumer. The Mi5s Plus isn't being sold in the USA and won't support American carrier bands.

It's also from what I can see still a Snapdragon 820. Not an 821.
Edited by WhiteCrane - 10/6/16 at 5:35am
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Why would you do this Google? $649 (before tax) for the smallest screen, lowest storage (32GB) version? The 32GB Nexus 5X launched at $430, but much cheaper now.

I paid $550 for my 64GB Nexus 6P at launch, and I don't see how either of the Pixel phones is a step up. Ok, a slightly better camera, but that's it. What warrants such a huge jump in price? You can even get the 128GB N6P on Amazon right now for $599, which is still cheaper than the lowest Pixel model. I know they're going for "premium flagship" status, but raising the cost like that doesn't make it so.

I'll definitely be sticking with my N6P for a good while, as I had planned anyway. I just hope Google learns from this for future iterations.

It could be a couple things, the first while unlikely could be that HTC insisted on a certain profit margin per phone that raised the retail cost of the device, or more likely the US carriers would only sell the phone on their network if the cost was a certain level so they could make their buckets of money per phone sale and herd people towards 2 year contracts by showing customers how much they will save on the phone. It seems just about all the Nexus(/Pixel) devices that have sold in network carrier retail stores have had this far higher price compared to models only sold online direct.
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Yeah if the only weakness is price, then I can wait patiently. At the form factor (5") - the Pixel is in small company, as I'm not interested in phablet sizes (5.5" XL). I'm curious if Google pulls the same Black Friday/Cyber Monday discount they did with Nexus.
Probably going to say no, but I'm glad I got the pricematch ($80 discount) when Google did what they did, so soon after launch.

Obviously without any discount ($649), it's hard to justify dropping that for at least another 6 months. My target is $499 or less, so we'll see how long it takes to get to that price.
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Why get HTC 10 for $1000 when Note 7 is for $1050.

Because HTC phones have the smoothest interface of all android phones. HTC 10 has better speakers. The best DAC on any smartphone. The DAC is even better than the LG G5 DAC module. Ram management on HTC phones is outrageous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUw9PUlFUF0


I swear Samsung doesn't know how to optimize their phones when they use Snapdragon. I've used the Note 2 and Galaxy S 6 which were both decent but ram management was horrible on the 6 since it only had 3GBs. When they use Snapdragon galaxy phones are always stuttering and sluggish.

http://www.xda-developers.com/with-the-note-7-samsung-still-delivers-embarrassing-real-world-performance/
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