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Old October 9th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #1201 (permalink)
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I'm anxious to see how the LG Optimus G (Nexus) feels in hand... in terms of build quality.

I have the GS3 now, and it's just a little too cheap and plastic feeling for me. I hear the LG has a nice build, and the back is glass... which is a lot more luxurious and better than plastic IMO
Having a glass back just means better chance of damaging the phone if dropped. Take the iPhone for instance. I love the build of the sgs3. Sure, it's got a plastic feel to it, but the device can take a lot more beating than most other phones on the market. It's lighter and more shock absorbent than glass.
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Having a glass back just means better chance of damaging the phone if dropped. Take the iPhone for instance. I love the build of the sgs3. Sure, it's got a plastic feel to it, but the device can take a lot more beating than most other phones on the market. It's lighter and more shock absorbent than glass.
I agree plastic will be more shock absorbant... and in terms of damaging yes plastic is better but in terms of aesthetics and feel in the hand, I prefer glass... or even a more solid feel like a rubberized/textured back
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Bold 4G LTE Lineup from Sprint Gains Four New Powerhouse Devices

"These four new 4G LTE additions will be available this fall and will provide customers powerful devices that fit their lifestyles:
-Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the first tablet to combine the benefits of Sprint 3G and 4G LTE with a vivid 10.1-inch touchscreen display, Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
-LG Optimus G features an advanced 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, making it a dream device for photo lovers who are ready to leave their point-and-shoot at home and just carry their smartphone.
-LG Mach makes 4G LTE accessible as an inexpensive yet sleek smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard and Sprint ID.
-Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB brings Sprint 3G/4G/4G LTE directly to a laptop through a USB connection."

No exact dates.. says "this fall."
Sprint should have also offered the Note 10.1.
I'm also curious as to what that Plug-in-connect Tri-Mode USB looks like.

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Sprint should have also offered the Note 10.1.
I'm also curious as to what that Plug-in-connect Tri-Mode USB looks like.

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I updated the list of lte devices to be released. Only 1 device left to be announced for the year to hit the 15 Sprint mentioned would be released this year.
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I updated the list of lte devices to be released. Only 1 device left to be announced for the year to hit the 15 Sprint mentioned would be released this year.
Pretty damn disappointed in the devices supposed to be released this fall although I am mildly interested in seeing what the last one is going to be.
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Pretty damn disappointed in the devices supposed to be released this fall although I am mildly interested in seeing what the last one is going to be.
What would be such a huge shock, but I think would get Sprint more new customers, would be an announcement that the last LTE device to be released for the year would be the Asus padfone 2.

I'd be a little upset if they did release the padfone 2 late, without announcing, simply because the Note 2 is pretty much my choice at this point, but I'd hold out for the padfone 2, if it came out on Sprint. The Padfone 2 event is next week, so we'll see if there is any mention of US release.
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I updated the list of lte devices to be released. Only 1 device left to be announced for the year to hit the 15 Sprint mentioned would be released this year.
I hope it's not the Galaxy S III Mini that Samsung will be officially revealing tomorrow. That would be a serious letdown.
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Sprint should have also offered the Note 10.1.
I'm also curious as to what that Plug-in-connect Tri-Mode USB looks like.

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What would be such a huge shock, but I think would get Sprint more new customers, would be an announcement that the last LTE device to be released for the year would be the Asus padfone 2.

I'd be a little upset if they did release the padfone 2 late, without announcing, simply because the Note 2 is pretty much my choice at this point, but I'd hold out for the padfone 2, if it came out on Sprint. The Padfone 2 event is next week, so we'll see if there is any mention of US release.
I still have my reservations about the Padfone 2. It's so circa Photon and Atrix. The entire concept is ideal and it's just a gut feeling this phone is only going to appeal to those who know the full scope.

Most customers (IMO) are going to go with the name they know which is either Samsung, HTC or Apple.
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I hope it's not the Galaxy S III Mini that Samsung will be officially revealing tomorrow. That would be a serious letdown.
They may be revealing the zte phone that was leaked in an ad a while back. That's supposed to be released this weekend according to that ad. For those that aren't familiar with it, it's on my lte list a couple pages back.
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OMG YES!!!
Sprints already going to make a killing on the phone. Having the Note 10.1 in their arsenal would rake in even more money. I think that would've been a win/win for customers and Sprint.




I still have my reservations about the Padfone 2. It's so circa Photon and Atrix. The entire concept is ideal and it's just a gut feeling this phone is only going to appeal to those who know the full scope.

Most customers (IMO) are going to go with the name they know which is either Samsung, HTC or Apple.
Note 10.1 would've sold more for sure, but i don't think I'll ever buy a carrier specific tablet, unless I buy it off contract and without activation requirements. The plans are ridiculously priced for tablets. Way better just paying for hotspot fee and wirelesslys tethering a tablet off a smartphone using unlimited data vs. paying for the tablet plan.

I agree to a certain extent about the padfone 2, but the thing that would prevent carriers from bringing this over is primarily because they can't charge for the tablet plan. That's what i personally love about the Padfone 2. A person could use a tablet while in an office all day, but still be able to receive phone calls from the same device. This concept should be a big seller for business oriented folks.
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padphone's biggest benefit and biggest hurdle is the data plan.

customers can use a tablet on a carrier's network with out an extra data month plan.
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Carriers can not charge for a 2nd data plan to customers to use a tablet.

which carrier is desperate enough to bring a device like this.. just to keep and bring in new customers.. at the cost of not getting extra data plans from each customer?
Sprint and TMobile.
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padphone's biggest benefit and biggest hurdle is the data plan.

customers can use a tablet on a carrier's network with out an extra data month plan.
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Carriers can not charge for a 2nd data plan to customers to use a tablet.

which carrier is desperate enough to bring a device like this.. just to keep and bring in new customers.. at the cost of not getting extra data plans from each customer?
Sprint and TMobile.
Yup. Sprint and t-mobile are in a position that, if they offered the padfone 2, it'd be game changing. And especially if they offer a subsidized price that'll be worth it to consumers, unlike the high prices that Motorola offered for the now defunct lapdock.

If the padfone 2, phone only, were offered at an upgrade price of 199.99, but for an additional $100 offered the tablet dock and keyboard as added accessories ...I believe the padfone 2 would sell like hotcakes. If you compared, buying a high end cell phone + the least expensive of the 10 inch tablets available, it'd be a steal of a price. Then, add the keyboard dock makes it even better.

But, back to the point dan and i mentioned...carriers would make more money not offering it. I do feel like it'd be more popular than most would think, as long as it were sold and marketed properly.
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So far I'm disappointed with these Nexus rumors. Hopefully things will change or I'll just wait to see what new tech we'll see coming in 2013.
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Weekly Update

UPDATE from 10/4/12 post

New Releases/Projection/Predictions:
4/22 - Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper
5/15 LTEvo (delayed due to Customs/Apple Injunction)
5/24 LTEvo (Phones finally reaching customers for soft pre-order release at Best Buy w/ Sprint pre-orders and other manufacturers trickling in afterwards)
6/2 - "Official" delayed LTEvo release date as announced by Sprint
6/21- SGS III (delay to 1st weekend of July)
7/1- "Official" delayed SGS III release date as announced by Sprint
7/15 - White LTEvo
8/19 - MoPhoQ (XT897)
9/16 - Samsung Galaxy Victory LTE
9/21 - iPhone 5

11/11 - LG Optimus G (LS970)
Official Release date - http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/15/lg-optimus-g-arrives-at-sprint-on-november-11th-for-200/
??? (10/14 date did not happen) - ZTE Flash
The ZTE Flash has quite the package, heading towards Sprint in Q4?
Oct. 24/25 or Nov. 2??? - Galaxy Note 2
Sprint Note 2 rdf and wi-fi certification spotted
More details leak out on Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note II - Los Angeles Gadgets | Examiner.com
Samsung says save the date for ‘The Next Big Thing’ on October 24, expect more Galaxy Note 2
Sprint’s Galaxy Note 2 and Pair of 4G LTE Equipped Galaxy Tab 2 10.1′s Appear At The FCC
Oct./Nov.??? - LG Mach (LS860)
LG's LS860 'Cayenne' visits the FCC, flaunts Sprint LTE bands - Engadget
Sprint adding 4 new devices to its 4G LTE fleet | The Droid Guy
TBD - Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (SPH-P500) Tablet w/ LTE
Sprint’s Galaxy Note 2 and Pair of 4G LTE Equipped Galaxy Tab 2 10.1′s Appear At The FCC
Sprint adding 4 new devices to its 4G LTE fleet | The Droid Guy

Count of LTE Devices out of 15 Sprint announced they would have by the end of 2012:
8 Officially Released by 9/21
- Includes Sierra Wireless Tri-fi hotspot
1 (LG Mach) Officially announced in press release. Hit FCC on 9/1
1 (ZTE Flash) leaked ad sporting LTE connectivity w/ 10/14 availability date listed.
1 (Note 2) officially announced by Sprint and Samsung US press event on 10/24/12. FCC documents released.
1 (LG Optimus G) Officially announced in press release, by LG, as coming to Sprint & ATT. Rumors pick up regarding it possibly coming in the form of the next Nexus device, per Android and Me.
1 (Samsung Tab 2 10.1) FCC approval docs leaked 10/2/12
1 Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-mode USB
Bold 4G LTE Lineup from Sprint Gains Four New Powerhouse Devices

Only 1 mystery LTE device remaining (maybe nexus device)?
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Sony "Odin" Joins HTC DLX In Challenging Samsung Galaxy Note 2 For Phablet Crown - Tapscape

http://www.androidauthority.com/sony-odin-rumored-come-1080p-5-inch-display-6-inch-phablet-121725/

Although, I'm not a big fan of the name...LOL...I neither read the comics nor watched Thor when it was released in theaters recently, and was never big fan of that superhero growing up, but I'm definitely intrigued to see how Sony fits the 6 inch screen into a comfortable mobile device. The Note 2 is already at the limits of what I'd find to be "comfortable," so I can't imagine that they'd come close to the same "size," while still being able to have a comfortable form factor for holding the device...let alone pocketing.
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Sony "Odin" Joins HTC DLX In Challenging Samsung Galaxy Note 2 For Phablet Crown - Tapscape

http://www.androidauthority.com/sony-odin-rumored-come-1080p-5-inch-display-6-inch-phablet-121725/

Although, I'm not a big fan of the name...LOL...I neither read the comics nor watched Thor when it was released in theaters recently, and was never big fan of that superhero growing up, but I'm definitely intrigued to see how Sony fits the 6 inch screen into a comfortable mobile device. The Note 2 is already at the limits of what I'd find to be "comfortable," so I can't imagine that they'd come close to the same "size," while still being able to have a comfortable form factor for holding the device...let alone pocketing.
Phablets... >_<
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Okay, so here's the most definitive confirmation of the storage on the Optimus G:

Quick Look: LG Optimus G on AT&T and Sprint - YouTube!

So, ATT went the smart route with 16gb internal / micro SD slot.

Sprint opted to keep the phone exactly as the Korean version with 32gb / no micro SD slot.

Other than that, no removable battery for either. Glad the actual carrier models were confirmed early, so that I could have my mind set on my final 1 year upgrade device (Note 2 is the winner).
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http://www.androidauthority.com/sony-odin-rumored-come-1080p-5-inch-display-6-inch-phablet-121725/

Although, I'm not a big fan of the name...LOL...I neither read the comics nor watched Thor when it was released in theaters recently, and was never big fan of that superhero growing up, but I'm definitely intrigued to see how Sony fits the 6 inch screen into a comfortable mobile device. The Note 2 is already at the limits of what I'd find to be "comfortable," so I can't imagine that they'd come close to the same "size," while still being able to have a comfortable form factor for holding the device...let alone pocketing.
So tell me what are your thoughts of this potentially backfiring on Sony? The fact that they're coming late to the party with the larger phalet makes them look like they're copying Samsung.
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http://www.androidauthority.com/sony-odin-rumored-come-1080p-5-inch-display-6-inch-phablet-121725/

Although, I'm not a big fan of the name...LOL...I neither read the comics nor watched Thor when it was released in theaters recently, and was never big fan of that superhero growing up, but I'm definitely intrigued to see how Sony fits the 6 inch screen into a comfortable mobile device. The Note 2 is already at the limits of what I'd find to be "comfortable," so I can't imagine that they'd come close to the same "size," while still being able to have a comfortable form factor for holding the device...let alone pocketing.
Lmao! Wow 6'' screen? The Note would been my limit. Let's see how Sony pulls this off.
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Going back a few posts, but yeah, i would love the Note 10.1 on Sprint. I only wish Samsung would have made the internal antenna component much like what Lenovo did with the Thinkpad and have it as a card add on. This way you can take any wifi version and just simply open it up and insert a 3G/4G/LTE card.

But what i would really love to see is Sprint just sell Wifi Tablets and laptops and make a Plug-in-connect Tri-Mode USB that can be used with Android tablets (using a adapter connector of course) also.

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That's a very good question and the first point you're making is actually #1 on the "backfire" list. The thing is, Sony has something that Samsung also has and that's a leg up when it comes to other electronics (e.g. TV's, Home Theater Equipment, Portable Audio Equipment, etc.). Even though the divisions are completely different, Sony does have a "leg up" on all of the mobile industry competition because they have Entertainment Divisions that they could tap into, that would help "sell" their products. Rather than say all the things that could "backfire" on Sony with these devices, I'd rather focus on the 1 area that no other OEM can really tap into, without necessarily costing an excessive amount due to the need to license content. Sony has a plethora of Entertainment divisions that, without a doubt, they should be integrating into their mobile phone offerings. We're talking movies, video games, TV shows, you name it. No other mobile phone OEM has access to this type of content without having to license out the content from a 3rd party. If Sony approaches it correctly, they'd basically be re-inventing the Watchman (for those of you that aren't old enough to remember, Sony basically invented portable TV's Sony Watchman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) and it's the perfect time for them to do it.

Of course, this all depends on their being able to provide the hardware inside the phone that could handle the amount of content that they have at their disposal, under the Sony umbrella.
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I am kinda bummed out, my Evo 4g is going tits up and I need to get it replaced. I wouldn't have replace it unless something like this happened, as I have been underwhelmed with the new phones.

I played with the IIs and meh, I am not a fan of Samsung smart phones, I like HTC but the EVO LTE with a non replaceable battery is a deal killer so I am kinda hosed for a new phone. I was kinda hoping that one of the new Nexus One X+ might make it's way to Sprint.

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Wait, so for Sprint is the LG Optimus G going to be an entirely different phone than the LG Nexus 4?

That's crazy.. they'll be releasing these basically one month after one another and they're practically the same phone no? Or is the Optimus G better?
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Wait, so for Sprint is the LG Optimus G going to be an entirely different phone than the LG Nexus 4?

That's crazy.. they'll be releasing these basically one month after one another and they're practically the same phone no? Or is the Optimus G better?
There hasn't been any talk of Sprint offering the LG Nexus 4. In fact, there hasn't been any direct carrier mention, so my feeling is that it'll be offered as an unlocked, sim free version through the Google Play store, which would mean it will only work on GSM providers.

Optimus G has more internal storage on the Sprint version and up to the same max on the ATT version (except the ATT version also has a microSD slot).

And no, the LG Nexus 4 has a different body shape than the Optimus G.
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Okay, so here's the most definitive confirmation of the storage on the Optimus G:

Quick Look: LG Optimus G on AT&T and Sprint - YouTube!

So, ATT went the smart route with 16gb internal / micro SD slot.

Sprint opted to keep the phone exactly as the Korean version with 32gb / no micro SD slot.

Other than that, no removable battery for either. Glad the actual carrier models were confirmed early, so that I could have my mind set on my final 1 year upgrade device (Note 2 is the winner).
At this rate, it's looking like I may wait until my contract expires next Spring to acquire a new device. That disappoints me
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So tell me what are your thoughts of this potentially backfiring on Sony? The fact that they're coming late to the party with the larger phalet makes them look like they're copying Samsung.

I wouldn't say they are coming Samsung, but making an attempt to improve on a competitor's product. If companies didn't do that very thing, we wouldn't be seeing such great devices like the sgs3 or note 2. I give don't the benefit of the doubt, however i am sticking with the note 2. I still think that Sony can make it work though, if they do it right.
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There hasn't been any talk of Sprint offering the LG Nexus 4. In fact, there hasn't been any direct carrier mention, so my feeling is that it'll be offered as an unlocked, sim free version through the Google Play store, which would mean it will only work on GSM providers.

Optimus G has more internal storage on the Sprint version and up to the same max on the ATT version (except the ATT version also has a microSD slot).

And no, the LG Nexus 4 has a different body shape than the Optimus G.
Interesting, I guess I was under the assumption that Sprint was getting both the LG Optimus G AND the LG Nexus 4

Really looking forward to reviews. This device might be worth trading/selling my GS3 for... we shall see
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Interesting, I guess I was under the assumption that Sprint was getting both the LG Optimus G AND the LG Nexus 4

Really looking forward to reviews. This device might be worth trading/selling my GS3 for... we shall see
Initially, it was being speculated that the US version of the Optimus G was going to be the Nexus instead, but when the ATT and Sprint Optimus G were formally announced as the Optimus G, that threw out the possibility of the phone being one in the same.

If you wouldn't mind not having a micro sd slot and non-removable battery, then it's definitely a device to consider.
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I still don't trust lg when it comes to phones. The last 2 i owned were a joke. Even if one is a nexus, i just don't trust that lg badge. But i may be wrong, they may break out and actually create a worthy smart phone
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Initially, it was being speculated that the US version of the Optimus G was going to be the Nexus instead, but when the ATT and Sprint Optimus G were formally announced as the Optimus G, that threw out the possibility of the phone being one in the same.

If you wouldn't mind not having a micro sd slot and non-removable battery, then it's definitely a device to consider.
I'll think about it once it hits the market and development kicks up. If I could get some CM10 on that bad boy w/o any major issues - I would contemplate digging in, but for now I stay where I am.
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Well if this is true, this phone is dead in the water. Next......

LG Nexus 4 to cost $399 directly from the Play Store on October 29th, 8GB memory and GSM-only
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Which models did you have? I don't remember LG ever having released a top tier phone before, on Sprint.
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Well if this is true, this phone is dead in the water. Next......

LG Nexus 4 to cost $399 directly from the Play Store on October 29th, 8GB memory and GSM-only
Please oh please Google, release more than one Nexus. I so want a Nexus phone but GSM is not an option for me and 8gb is not enough for modern phones. LTE would be nice, too.

And a pony. Can't hurt to ask, right?
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Please oh please Google, release more than one Nexus. I so want a Nexus phone but GSM is not an option for me and 8gb is not enough for modern phones. LTE would be nice, too.

And a pony. Can't hurt to ask, right?
I'd be willing to bet that the carrier specific Sprint version (or versions) of the Nexus phones won't be released until around April next year (1 year from when the Galaxy Nexus was released).
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Here's something to keep an eye out for:

Best Buy sale on the SGS 3 for $100, Sunday Only (Not as good as the upcoming Black Friday deal for $50 less, but still decent...and funny enough, it's just out of the 30 day return window)
Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint Galaxy S3 to be $100 at Best Buy this Sunday only

Then, I saw this article about the SGS 3 Alpha releasing in Japan
Samsung Galaxy S3 Alpha launched in Japan | Ubergizmo

Which got me thinking about all those rumors about the 64gb version that was supposed to be released (in black) and saw that this article about retailers in Italy and Germany that have it up:
Samsung Galaxy S3 64GB Version Now Selling in Italy and Germany*-*Eastern Morning Herald

So, I'm wondering if the Best Buy leaked "one day" deals for the SGS 3 are possibly preparing for a "refreshed" version of the SGS 3 that comes as the "Alpha" with 64gb and the same processor as the Note 2?

I'm all-in, as far as getting a Note 2 is concerned, but I'm hoping they won't stagger the bigger storage versions, just to make my life easier and not have to return...then re-upgrade...LOL. That's such a PITA.
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So, I'm wondering if the Best Buy leaked "one day" deals for the SGS 3 are possibly preparing for a "refreshed" version of the SGS 3 that comes as the "Alpha" with 64gb and the same processor as the Note 2?

I'm all-in, as far as getting a Note 2 is concerned, but I'm hoping they won't stagger the bigger storage versions, just to make my life easier and not have to return...then re-upgrade...LOL. That's such a PITA.
I seriously doubt it.... when's the last time the US got a device with 64gb internal storage?
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I seriously doubt it.... when's the last time the US got a device with 64gb internal storage?
Hahaha...I know, me too. Just trying to throw it out in the universe in the hopes that the Note 2 releases with all memory versions on the same day!
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Hahaha...I know, me too. Just trying to throw it out in the universe in the hopes that the Note 2 releases with all memory versions on the same day!
I'm surprise you don't live life
with a perpetual migraine with all the phones you have stored in your head. Just settle on the Note 2 man and call it a day!

Besides....Samsung already told you the next BIG thing is already here but you wanna play hardball. LOL!!! Keep waiting for someone to you and tell you differently.
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Short video revealing the Padfone 2.....

ASUS Padfone 2 leaks out before big unveil next week | Android and Me
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with a perpetual migraine with all the phones you have stored in your head. Just settle on the Note 2 man and call it a day!

Besides....Samsung already told you the next BIG thing is already here but you wanna play hardball. LOL!!! Keep waiting for someone to you and tell you differently.
You seriously must be psychic. I was out of the office sick from M-W w/ a migraine...LOL.
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For those still considering the Optimus G:
AT&T and Sprint LG Optimus G comparison [Video]

-EDIT- Just to add, who the heck did the comparison? All the complaints about the Sprint version and never a mention that it kept to the same form factor that LG had for the Korean version?...weird.
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Which models did you have? I don't remember LG ever having released a top tier phone before, on Sprint.

They haven't released anything much on Sprint. The lg rumor my wife had was garbage. But we used to have T-Mobile and i rocked with the g2x (optimus 2x). Nice that it ran stock android, but had lg's camera software. They released an update, took away the nice camera app and left us with a garbage camera without any zoom or any choice of resolution. Couldn't record 1080p video anymore either. Plus it had signal issues, and the Wi-Fi on it sucked. But instead of moving the device forward with the updates, they moved it backwards by taking away features. Horrible decisions, ruined any hopes of me getting their devices. I won't say forever, as i still have nightmares about the Samsung behold 2, and i swear by the galaxy series. I may get an lg device in the future, but an irreplaceable battery and no micro sd slot is definitely not going to do it. They just can't seem to make a top tier device without making ridiculously stupid decisions
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They haven't released anything much on Sprint. The lg rumor my wife had was garbage. But we used to have T-Mobile and i rocked with the g2x (optimus 2x). Nice that it ran stock android, but had lg's camera software. They released an update, took away the nice camera app and left us with a garbage camera without any zoom or any choice of resolution. Couldn't record 1080p video anymore either. Plus it had signal issues, and the Wi-Fi on it sucked. But instead of moving the device forward with the updates, they moved it backwards by taking away features. Horrible decisions, ruined any hopes of me getting their devices. I won't say forever, as i still have nightmares about the Samsung behold 2, and i swear by the galaxy series. I may get an lg device in the future, but an irreplaceable battery and no micro sd slot is definitely not going to do it. They just can't seem to make a top tier device without making ridiculously stupid decisions
Ok, I wouldn't necessarily categorize either of those in the top tier of devices, so the true test would be now with their releasing the intuition and the optimus g.

Any of these OEM's have a chance to make a 180 turn, much like Samsung did. For a while, Samsung's reputation was not great, so I think it's fair to say that LG offering a top tier phone, could turn things around just the same. The hardest part for them, realistically, would be convincing others to choose their superphone over htc, Samsung, and eve Motorola... But, it can't be said that the specs on the optimus g don't compete because they actually exceed many of the current superphones.
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Ok, I wouldn't necessarily categorize either of those in the top tier of devices, so the true test would be now with their releasing the intuition and the optimus g.

Any of these OEM's have a chance to make a 180 turn, much like Samsung did. For a while, Samsung's reputation was not great, so I think it's fair to say that LG offering a top tier phone, could turn things around just the same. The hardest part for them, realistically, would be convincing others to choose their superphone over htc, Samsung, and eve Motorola... But, it can't be said that the specs on the optimus g don't compete because they actually exceed many of the current superphones.

I believe they could turn it around, but it doesn't start with devices that have no removable batteries or sd card slots imo. That is something we stopped expecting years ago
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I believe they could turn it around, but it doesn't start with devices that have no removable batteries or sd card slots imo. That is something we stopped expecting years ago
Very true. What's funny is, the OEM's come up with such tired justifications on why many of them went non-removable. The funniest excuse is when they say, "it was made a non-removable battery to add a bigger battery, while keeping the device thin."

Then, you have OEM's like Motorola creating the Mopho Q with a non-removable battery that's the same size as its predecessor, when they already had the technology to have a thin non-removable battery almost twice the size.

HTC's justification on the LTEvo was thinness and people not being that concerned about battey life... Lol... Their researchers are asking the wrong consumers.

Regarding the move away from microsd slots, i think there are 2 big reasons for that. 1) not wanting to pay Microsoft license fees for micro sd slot patent (just found that out recently that microsoft owns that tech) and 2) push for people to rely on the cloud for storage (this always makes me LOL...i can't see the cloud replacing hard files for a long time)
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Right, i don't rely much on the cloud. I do backup a few things on it, but it still doesn't replace the sd card. Being cheap and exciting the micro sd will only hurt sales. Companies can make big money with the sd card, look at the sgs3.

If a company is going to create a top tier device, they need more than a powerful soc. They need features to bring in the true geeks. And those geeks look at things like batteries and sd cards. As for thickness, look at the sgs3. Removable battery, yet is almost as thin as any other device.

Lg wants a top tier phone but they ignore the die hard tech geeks, and those are the people you need to speak to when aiming that high in the market
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