It's more logical to get iPhone instead in that price range. Just my 2 cents.
I don't really find the usefulness of it. I mean... there are already maaaaaaany cloud storage companies with smart features. I guess the phone won't be totally dependant on data, however it will use it a lot if there's not so much internal/SD storage available. If you say: But it will download the content when you're connected to Wifi... well, that already exists and it's applicable to any smartphone/tablet/Laptop without having to reduce the specs of the phone to get that. "You will decide what to sync"... you can do it on any cloud storage app.
My point is... these features already exists and you can use them on any phone. Then again, I'm saying thise before the release of this new handset so there's noway I could know if there are features it will offer related to cloud storage that are not available right now on other services/phones.
Roy.Romeo, 19 Feb 2016Concept is great but cloud uploading constantly will surely take a toll on our data plan. By t... moreNot really, as you dictate when to sync and what.As far as I know it syncs only on wifi.All the things you don't use get archived in cloud for more space.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2016By default, it only backs up when device is plugged into charger and connected to wi-fi so you... moreThis could save the upload (unless you run out of storage when outside) but the download of data would be well, unaffected by this setting, as it's not predictable when you'll need the file or not.
I see this device as something too specific, it's both for people that will both manage to run out of 32 GB of storage and still be able to ditch some files but keep them backed up, but would need them at any time, even tho these files were ditched a while ago. Can't see how coming home and plugging into USB and offloading to the PC, or just deleting the file after that typical social network upload is any different, specially if the upload would happen inside Wifi anyway.
leaf, 19 Feb 2016Or you can just buy this phone and don't worry about data. Majority if mobile phone users d... moreTo be fair this device was sold on a Kickstarter campaign, so it's not something the average Joe will walk into a shop and buy, you'll actually have to look around tech forums or such to know of it at all, the ones who'll buy it probably are the specific crowd it's aimed towards and not much beyond.
leaf, 19 Feb 2016Or you can just buy this phone and don't worry about data. Majority if mobile phone users d... moreBut what about the data connection. It will eat your monthly capped cellular data. And no, so G4 is better
Hmm. What's the use of their clould storage? My 200 GB is faster and cheaper. This smartphone is DOA.
Finally something smart. Now bring a good camera and a qwerty keyboard and it's perfect. Tablets are good with touch, smartphones don't necessarily need it. I'm talking about Blackberry with Meego and qwerty keyboard made by Nokia (with the shutter key included). :)
leaf, 19 Feb 2016Or you can just buy this phone and don't worry about data. Majority if mobile phone users d... moreSomeone who is unaware of what a SD card is is going nowhere near this phone cause the "selling" points of thsi device are a little more complex than the comprehension of what a SD card is. So your point is moot.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2016You can get a LG G4 with same chip for less than 400$ and probably better camera, larger scree... moreOr you can just buy this phone and don't worry about data.
Majority if mobile phone users don't even know what a dropbox or an SD card is. Convenience and ease of use are major selling points for every type of product.
As long as it works, you don't have to know how. If you never run out of space, you never have to think about how much storage you have or how to increase the amount.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2016By default, it only backs up when device is plugged into charger and connected to wi-fi so you... moreSo how is that any different from any other smartphone, I don't actually see any real benefit besides the fact that users would want this phone because it's not that common.
Roy.Romeo, 19 Feb 2016Concept is great but cloud uploading constantly will surely take a toll on our data plan. By t... moreBy default, it only backs up when device is plugged into charger and connected to wi-fi so your mobile data are pretty much unaffected by that.
You can get a LG G4 with same chip for less than 400$ and probably better camera, larger screen and you can use dropbox, photos, google drive and lots of other cloud applications and it also has SD slot and removable battery.
Given its focus on cloud service reliance it is rather bizarre that no 4G variant is available at launch. Also in contrast to Google's cloud focused laptops (Chromebooks) the price of this device is rather high putting in direct competition with Android mid rangers and some excellent flagships from China.
Concept is great but cloud uploading constantly will surely take a toll on our data plan. By the way I've ordered two ₹251 phone.
Fazli Halim, 19 Feb 2016i bet it drains battery faster than chargingdid you hit your head somewhere??? pls. check if your brains are inside