- CrackBerry Abuser
03-01-2013, 04:02 PM #126
- 184 Posts
- CrackBerry Newbie
03-04-2013, 11:29 AM #129
- 6 Posts
I had a Blackberry Curve originally, swapped it for a 9700 Bold (which I loved) , went to a 9800 Torch (which I HATED, due to daily dropped calls, freezes and battery pulls) and when it locked up on Christmas day, while I was at work , I had enough..... I was nearly a year away from being eligible for an upgrade from my carrier (Bell Mobility) , so I purchased an unlocked international S3 (GTi9300) running on JB 4.2.2 ....... Not a single dropped call, an absolute plethora of apps available, beautiful screen , and amazing web browsing..... A co-worker just picked up the new Z10, and it's definitely an improvement over past BB's , but I don't see me switching back any time soon ...... My wife and son are still happy with their old Curves, but we'll see what happens when their contracts are up..... My son really loves my S3 ..... In the 6 months prior to me dumping the Torch, my BBM contacts dropped from 50+ to 22 ...... I really hope BB survives , with this new handset (Z10) , but for now, I'm sticking with my S3 , thanks.....
- 03-12-2013, 02:41 PM #130
- 03-13-2013, 08:10 PM #131
Count me in as anti-Samsung. I've owned 2 Samsung phones, a DvD player, an LCD TV, and 2 PC Monitors from Samsung.
Phones: Both went kaput not long after the 1 year warranty.
DvD Player: Died at around 22 months (warranty expired as well)
LCD TV: Display died at 18 months. Luckily I bought an extended warranty from Best Buy this time! Found out that the issue with that Samsung model was frequent.
The only Sammy electronics that have lasted 2 years for me are the ones that I should have stayed with because they still do well with them if not their other products: PC monitors. Samsung always had a good reputation for their PC monitors. The QC on their other stuff sucks. I know exactly why. They've become too large a company, and they don't care to make a big effort any more. The old school Samsung company that I used to trust is long gone, replaced by their current bloated form. All Samsung are focused on in today's market is rapidly pumping out products that have catchy gimmicks that can be advertised successfully but not much concern about quality. Could this have happened to me using a collection of LG or Sony electronics? Probably. Which is exactly my point:
No I don't think Samsung make worse phones than the others. But unlike some of the fanboys recently posting above, I also sure as heck don't think they're better either. This year you can go buy a Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Motorola Android phone and it really isn't going to matter one bit which one you get because they're all pretty much even now so it's just going to end up being a matter of personal taste. Welcome to the state of Android 2013.
OEM-specific Fanboys in the Android ecosystem are about as useful as a screen door on a submarine, and half as knowledgeable.Carrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all
- 03-14-2013, 02:58 PM #132
I also think that specific OEM haters do just as much of a disservice as fanboys. Just like fanboys, you can't tell where bias ends and logical judgement begins.
- 03-14-2013, 05:37 PM #134
- 03-14-2013, 06:53 PM #135
Yes I agree with you that the skins are *a* consideration, but I don't think they'll rank higher than those others for the average buyer. Remember, people buy iPhones more than any other company just because the common perception is that iPhones are the best. Note the lack of differentiation with iOS's UI compared to other OS's. It's doesn't exactly stand out and yell "I'm unique".Carrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all