What are the Good, Bad & UglyGeneral

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  1. xguy

    xguy Well-Known Member

    On this phone. I found a good deal on one and know the camera is not great but that's not important to me. What is important is call quality and speed. I'm new to to the 4G Lte and wanting to retire my HTC Incredible.

    So what is the good and bad?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. ghost901

    ghost901 Well-Known Member

    Bad: locked bootloader (even checks the recovery partition after the JB update), 4GB internal storage.

    Call quality and speed will depend on your area.
  3. xguy

    xguy Well-Known Member

    I'm new to this phone tech, what is locked bootloader? And when I said call quality, I mean hearing the caller clearly, as i have that problem with my Dinc. I get great reception with the towers less than 2 miles from me in each direction but don't know how the 4G will be. I was on ebay and a lot of ppl are selling theirs after 1-4 weeks....so I'm a little concerned! lol

    Thanks :)
  4. LeoRexus

    LeoRexus Well-Known Member

    a locked bootloader just means its a pain for developers to develop customer ROMs for the phone...

    Good: Its speedy... for a cheapo phone, they put a good processor in it (a slightly detuned version of the same brain that is in the SIII). Its responsive and I ran a benchmark on it recently and it scored pretty high.

    Batter life is good too.. the battery is one of the bigger ones you will find in a smartphone.

    I actually think the display is pretty good too. Its bright, colors look good, video is pretty good.

    Sound quality is good.. I don't talk on it a ton, but its good.

    The bad: Camera kind of blows... But I don't really care.. even if it was DSLR quality, I wouldn't use it more than I do now (which isn't much).

    It only has 4G of internal space, and really, only have of that is usable. But you can add up to 32GB... JB is a pain in the butt, so things like App2SD don't work as well anymore... so its really only there for pic, vid and music storage. But if you are the type to need 10G worth of games stored, you wouldn't be looking at this phone in the first place.

    The ugly: I mentioned this before... developer community support sucks.

    I mentioned in another thread... I think the reason why people are selling them is that they got it free and wanted to save some money... They bought it and realized that they really wanted the extra bells and whistles that came with the SIII (bigger screen, more space) and had buyers remorse. In a vacuum, its a nice, speedy, cheap little phone.
  5. xguy

    xguy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info, now I know what a bootloader is! Lol. I've already since bought a phone but thanks for the help! :)

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