P'9982 feels very cheap
I just got the P9982 and I must say it feels very plastic and light. I would have guessed it was plastic if I didnt know about Porsche Design phones.
I love the way the P9981 feels in your hand. Just by holding it you know you are holding a premium product where as with the new one it doesnt feel like anything special. I wonder if Porsche Design was just trying to save money with this one and try to push sales based on the success of the P'9981
They didn't even include a charging dock with this model.
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01-15-14, 03:11 PM #3
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Yes its essentially the same accessories as a Z10 except it has more adapters for the charger so it can be charged in different countries. Also the accessories are packaged a little better.
The P'9981 does come with a charging dock though; a very nice one. Its metal and has a leather finish on the inside, as well as a little light in it so its easy to spot in the dark.
The P'9982 though, completely doesn't have any sort of dock.
Being that the P'9981 has been in the market for a while now the price of it has gone down to a somewhat affordable level (you can find one for about 600-800 used)
As the price keeps dropping I think more and more people will get to try these devices and see what they were all about.
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08-10-14, 07:09 PM #15
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Considering how there are no more charging contacts on any of the bb10 phones it doesn't surprise me that there's no dock included. The while point of the dock was to drop it in and charge. You can't do that now. Now you have to somewhat carefully connect it and remove without damaging the micro USB port.
I think what makes the P9982 standout is the 64gb of internal memory. Any owner of a bb10 device who has to pick and choose apps can appreciate having 400% more potential app space on their device.
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- 08-11-14, 01:06 PM #19
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08-18-14, 02:33 AM #20
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- 11-29-14, 11:58 AM #21
The Porsche Design P9982 feels very good in my hands and the contrast from cool stainless steel housing (it is _no_ plastic!) and the leather backside gives a very good feeling.
Yes, a charging dock would be great but cause of using the standard motherboard from the Z10 w/o big modifications they have decided to sell it w/o such a nice charger.
And the 'premium headphones' are a useless gimmick (for consumers with intact ears). Their audio 'quality' is horrible.
But I didn't expected more at those headsets. I ever use my own separate purchased high quality head phones.
No real issue because I don't buy a P9982 due to the added headphones. :-)
But it's a matter of taste and you have other expectations as I.
By the way: the price of the first Porsche Design P9982 now is 1.250 EUR.
So you can buy a better smartphone as iPhone 6+ for +251 EUR. :-)
Snoopy in Germany with P9982
Last edited by Snoopy-13367; 01-17-15 at 10:55 AM.
- 01-17-15, 10:28 AM #22
Addition after one year practice:
The P9982 is still my main smartphone even though I have purchased the BlackBerry Passport also.
I love to tap on glass and I prefer the brilliant virtual keyboard!
Last edited by Snoopy-13367; 01-17-15 at 11:03 AM.
- 02-02-15, 07:53 AM #24
frankly i never really got the concept of "premium" phones
I mean I bought the Z10 a year ago for $150 factory unlocked and it is certainly one of the most premium feeling phones ever
the blackberry passport is even more premium looking etc though it has a higher price tag
still certain aspects of the p9982 such as the back finish and bottom are unique
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