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  • #41
    Originally posted by IreMinMon View Post

    Are there still people who care about hardware performance in a phone?
    I use Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 (2013) with dual core CPU, because it's reasonably sized (4") and it doesn't get in my way (glass doesn't break in the first week). Hell, if it had 16GB storage, LTE support and wasn't stuck on Android 4.0 I doubt I'd even consider making the switch in the next 2-3 years.
    Until April of this year, I was still using my LG G2, which was released on October of 2013, it is running Android 4.4, but in the last 6 months prior replacing it, the battery was way beyond its 1k recharges lifespan, it would die after 4~6h idling, just running background process, it was rebooting periodically, crashes were becoming common, it was a constant patience exercise.

    Although I still think it's snapdragon 800 a viable soc for daily uses, the rest of the hardware was giving up already.

    Now I have a Nokia 8, it is a 2017 high end phone and I hope I can use it for as much as I did to my old LG


    • #42
      Originally posted by IreMinMon View Post
      People want large screen size, but in a compact form factor.
      Totally agree with this, what matters is the device footprint, not the screen size, a phone wider than 7.2 cm (~2.8 in) becomes harder to handle with one hand, Essential Phone is a good example of big screen and small footprint


      • #43
        Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
        That's because you don't know the implications.

        Lack of features at launch means lower sales, lower sales means less chances to actually make a profit, which means the project dies and none makes the hardware anymore.

        We don't need an OpenMoko all over again, they need to be able to produce and ship hardware.
        So it's better to not sell anything if you want to make money, then? The idea that the whole system must be perfect before it can be opened to the public, means there should be no GNU+Linux today at all, because there should be no contributors until the system was ready to be shipped to mainstream users.


        • #44
          Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

          Sorry? Plasma Mobile is a LOT more usable than GNOME at this moment...
          And the chance of getting eaten by a shark are way higher than being struck by a meteorite. They are both approaching 0, though.


          • #45
            i think Le Eco Le Max 2 is out dated phone!! You can still get best flagship phone in the price of this phone!!!
            And if you can increase you budget then try out this Poco F1 from Xiaomi - Snapdragon 845 SoC, Adreno 630 GPU and much more -
            Poco F1 Key Specs, expert ratings and user reviews :Display: 6.18-inch CPU: Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)