1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Overall Quality!!!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by richmatthews76, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. richmatthews76

    richmatthews76 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    115
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013

    Nov 23, 2013
    115
    4
    36
    Male
    retired
    Montana
    Now this can be one of those never ending debates. Without making it nasty how would you in your personal opinion rate the quality of the big manufactures these days? By Brand?
     

    Advertisement

  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    Im gona say Sony :)
     
  3. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,493
    Posts:
    12,182
    Joined:
    May 2, 2010

    May 2, 2010
    12,182
    8,680
    1,493
    Making the Establishment nervous
    Iowa|USA
    The G2 is my first LG device. It's now at the top of my list for quality of both hardware and software. Between my wife and myself we have owned Android phones to include Moto, HTC (superior bootloader to all non-nexus devices), Samsung, Google (Nexus) and now LG. I can't really downplay any manufacturer but I have really enjoyed my experience with my most recent purchase in terms of skinned devices. I'm a fan of Nexus devices as well due to the user control that comes along with it. (no Sony for me due to being on vzw, but they look very appealing)
     
    Stannis the Mannis and argedion like this.
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    Lol. Im im outside the US so dont have that problem with phones being exclusive to a carrier. I buy my phones unbranded/unlocked.
    Im pretty convinced my next phone will be a Moto, probably the Moto G. They seem like good quality and value devices.
    im on the sammy galaxy s3 just now and it has great internals, cant fault the inner hardware at all but i dont know if id call it good quality and for other reasons i wont be buying a samsung in the near future :)
     
    mrex, argedion and iowabowtech like this.
  5. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    243
    Posts:
    4,823
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011

    Jun 17, 2011
    4,823
    865
    243
    Owensboro, KY
    anything that's either a flagship or carries a high-$$$ pricetag, or both. you're going to pay a lot to get more. for example, a $49 Net10 Android phone will not be nearly as reliable in the long run, especially if you work a job like mine, compared with a $699 flagship phone.
     
  6. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    953
    Posts:
    6,360
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011

    Jun 20, 2011
    6,360
    6,294
    953
    The Infernal Swamp
    I like my Moto really its a good solid phone. I just wish there was a bit more development with it. To me that is one of the main things is what kind of community do we host for the device. When I was with Sprint I had the HTC EVO LTE and there was a strong community behind that. I thankfully haven't had any issues with my phones. With exception to battery life My Lg Lucid would be dead in 4 hours. Great phone sucky battery. The OG EVO was the same way. Even making the phone a hotspot the battery I have now last atleast 10 hours +
     
  7. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    353
    Posts:
    3,550
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010

    Nov 18, 2010
    3,550
    831
    353
    Vancouver, Canada
    I have a Galaxy S3. I originally wanted an HTC phone, but the One was not available on my carrier. I am very impressed Samsung and am very glad I got this phone. It has exceeded my expectations.
     
  8. richmatthews76

    richmatthews76 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    115
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013

    Nov 23, 2013
    115
    4
    36
    Male
    retired
    Montana
    You know the one that has surprised me is my roomates Asus ( on Windows though). I know they had made great computer parts for years. Very solid well put together. My company ran motos with the Nextel touch to talk, they where nothing fancy but good solid phones.
     
  9. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    3,118
    Posts:
    32,107
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011

    Jan 3, 2011
    32,107
    24,090
    3,118
    Scotland
    I've had 3 HTC's, the Wildfire S, Desire HD and the The One X, build quality on each has been top notch.

    The Nexus 4 was ok, it was nice to hold, but felt a little breakable.

    I've an SGS3 Mini for work, I'm not overly impressed, but I can't really judge Samsung on one of their mid tier handsets.

    My Z1 takes the cake though, the bezels are a bit beefy, but it looks and feels top quality. Having played a little with the original Z, I'm equally as impressed with that.
     
  10. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,144
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010

    Dec 28, 2010
    1,144
    143
    143
    Male
    Seattle
    I've not had any hardware issues with any of our Android devices: 2 Moto Droid 2 Globals, 2 Samsung S4's and 1 Nexus 7 (original).
     
  11. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #3
    Points:
    4,238
    Posts:
    39,208
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010

    Jun 12, 2010
    39,208
    39,900
    4,238
    Male
    IT
    Pennsylvania
    My opinion is that HTC phones feel sturdier in your hand, but I base that solely on the plasticy designs of other mfg.'s ... Samsung to be specific. That said, it is entirely perception. I like my N4, including the glass back.

    From a technical standpoint, I really can't say one (flagship phone ... the cheaper phones are, by definition, cheap) is better built than another. Screens crack, power buttons fail, connectors break. If you look at the forums, I think you'll find that there aren't any exceptions, including iPhones and Windows Phones.
     
  12. BinaryJuice

    BinaryJuice Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    39
    Joined:
    May 29, 2013

    May 29, 2013
    39
    6
    36
    Male
    United Kingdom
    Motorola and Blackberry. Blackberry's Torch devices are really sturdy and well made in my opinion.
     
  13. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,144
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010

    Dec 28, 2010
    1,144
    143
    143
    Male
    Seattle
    You've been brainwashed by the tech press. Plastic is a superior material in many respects. If you ever took the back off of an S4 you'd realize why plastic was used instead of metal. Not to mention the most superior airplanes, golf clubs, tennis rackets, bicycles, etc. are not made of metal.

    I would agree with your comment about how all phones have some problems. When you look at the quantity in which they are produced it would be incredible if they didn't.
     
  14. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #3
    Points:
    4,238
    Posts:
    39,208
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010

    Jun 12, 2010
    39,208
    39,900
    4,238
    Male
    IT
    Pennsylvania
    Sorry, nothing left to wash. ;)
     
  15. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    353
    Posts:
    3,550
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010

    Nov 18, 2010
    3,550
    831
    353
    Vancouver, Canada
    The feel of a device due to the outside materials is going to make a difference due to personal preference. Some people like the feel of a metal case or anything non-plastic and heavy. Others like a phone that is light.

    Whatever the initial feel of the device, I find that over time, I don't notice it anymore. I use to use an HTC Desire Z which is very heavy partly due to the material and partly due to the fact that it has a physical keyboard. It was noticeably heavy when I first started using it, but I got used to it after a while. Then I went to a Samsung Galaxy S3 which is super light in comparison. After a while, I don't notice the lightness of it anymore.

    I do think that the outside material and feel is a factor in some people's buying decisions regardless of whether or not it affects the user in the long term. Most people don't know a lot about phones and probably outside of the brand and feel of the device, the different devices may not seem that much different from each other.
     
  16. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,144
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010

    Dec 28, 2010
    1,144
    143
    143
    Male
    Seattle
    For most people that time occurs when they install the case. ;)
     
  17. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,872
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010

    Jun 20, 2010
    2,872
    319
    163
    1. Samsung (most popular, reliable and most feature rich devces)
    2. LG (even though some models look like Galaxy S4 copies, including the interface.)
    3. Asus (great tablets, google devices included)
    4. HTC (some unique features and metal case which reviewers love)
    5. Sony (ugle chunky looking devices, poor displays, bad Cameras)
     
  18. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    cases lol. Id always use a case on a high end phone so the build material doesnt really matter.
    I have an Urban Armor Gear case on my s3 and although its slim, its VERY stiff so it feels like a different phone.
    Id hate to put a case on a sony phone though because theyre beautiful looking gadgets. Samsungs, to me, are ugly. I think the shape of them makes them look low quality
     

Share This Page

Loading...