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ZTE Avid Vs LG Motion, which would you get?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by OcalaFlGuy, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. OcalaFlGuy

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    Do you go for a somewhat unknown new phone (and brand) with a 1/2" larger screen,

    OR

    Stick with the 1/2" smaller screen phone known to be one of the Best?

    :thinking:

    (Honestly, the fact that ZTE is basically a Chinese Government <Commie> company puts a pretty bad taste in my mouth too.)

    You have to get one of the two, which do YOU get and why?

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
     

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    Id go Motion all day if rooting is not your thing. Im guessing it will still have the better processor than the Avid. Screen quality could be something that might make the Avid more appealing
     
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    anyone got full spec sheet on the avid
     
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    I haven't seen a spec sheet yet; I did go to a store today and asked about it. They told me it has a gig of ram.
     
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    On the processor I wonder if anyone will know without getting inside it. :thinking:

    I see where ZTE has no issues divulging that the Anthem has the Snapdragon but I can't find the processor listed Anywhere for the Avid. Maybe the no name processor has something to do with it's lower price?

    Seems if it were meant to be known, the info would be out there somewhere by now.

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
     
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    i got my s3 today and the woman at the store told me they already sold out f the avid
     
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    wow really a zte phone sold out? hard to believe perhaps they didnt ship out hardly any thinking barely any1 would want one lol
     
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    Yeah it shocked me. Kinda want to take a look at it but they didnt have a display one out.
     
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    Yeah I really don't think there's going to be much of a real comparison, unless that extra half inch of screen means that much to you.

    ZTE phones have a crappy track record, at best they've been middle of the road.

    I'd also like to point out that while they are both listed as the same price, the Motion is actually more and is being subsidized by Metro by about $100.
     
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    Bought my S3 on Sunday they said people were only buying the motion, s3, admire 3G and connect, basically no other phone was getting any love
     
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    Josh, your last point IMO is a biggee I hadn't thought about.

    Thanks!

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
     
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    Finding specs isn't too hard guys. Here's a few links for you.

    ZTE Avid 4G - Full phone specifications
    ZTE Avid 4G specs

    LG Motion 4G MS770 - Full phone specifications
    LG Motion 4G specs

    Personally, I might choose the ZTE Avid if I didn't already own a LG Motion 4G. A bigger higher resolution screen is nice. Then again, LG has a sweet 1GB ram, 1.5Ghz cpu (via LG accident), and the battery lasts longer. It's a tough call. On second thought I might go with LG.

    According to my research, ZTE impressively has more worldwide sales than LG.
     
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    i would pass on ZTE just because it has 512mb of ram. Battery life isnt smthat great either. And more than 50% less internal memory that the Motion
     
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    I think the only data missing from any "full data sheets" everyone was looking for was the processor maker. That is STILL missing.

    So far as ZTE's sales numbers go (even though they aren't #1 as stated in the prior post), when your country has as many people as the rest of the planet Combined and your very controlling government Owns the cell phone company, it's not real difficult to ring up impressive sales numbers. :rolleyes:

    (I am far from any activist. Still the Commie Chinese govt gives me the bloody cramps. There are many things in the U.S. that are Chinese made that are hard to find substitutes for from other countries. This time, a cell phone ISN'T one of those. This is actually a pretty strong reason for me to NOT go for the ZTE.)

    Bruce in Ocala, FL
     
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    Not to mention they won't divulge the processor in this phone. Why not, they sure mentioned it when it's a Snapdragon one? Maybe because it's a crappy one?

    Being allegedly a state owned company, it might bother me wondering if my phone had been made by some poor blind, deaf, mute, quad amputee, Chinese child convict worker.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
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    its a frapdragon cpu
     
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    Millions of products are made in china, so what? Do you think people in Korea and Taiwan get paid more than a few bucks a day?

    I don't believe that routers article, all they are trying to do is to keep less players on our market. Apple had a similar security threat a few years back, and by the way I don't think you can buy an iPhone in Germany for exactly the same reasons as mentioned in the article. For some reason US does not look at Apple the same way.
     
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    Yes but huge difference in quality between Chinese phones and south Korean phones. This issue is primarily user preference kind of like cars we have people that don't mind owning a kia and others like me prefer a Honda or a toyota. We all could say reasons why kias are no good or whatever but reality of someone is happy with it that's all that matters. But also just be cautious with these Chinese phones there are reports of it being untrustworthy in terms of it being bugged to spy on us.
     
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