Anonymous, 09 Nov 2016Your kind, as in the 'fussy customer with ridiculous demand' kind. Geez, you are so sensitive.... moreMe a fussy customer? Man where do you get your logic from? seriously? All I wanted is for vivo to enter the western market, it's not like I wnat a phone with 10000 mAh battery that has weight of 150 gram with 40 mpx dual camera, 8k display.
"geez you so sensitive" you come at me insulting me directly and complaing and assuming I'm sensitive? I'm not even going to comment that...
"Why are you westerner so desperate wanting an asian phone?" - I can only speak for myself, and first of all I'm not desperate, far from it. And if you would spend 1 minute reading and understaning my first post, you would know exactly why. I'm a huge music lover and I care for the AUDIO components inside of vivo phones. Sure there's an option to get an external dac/amp, but that makes your portable device less portable with stuff sticking out of it, and secondly Android is not so well optimised for OTG audio support either. It's always a hit or miss with pairing these devices.
"Dont your country have any branded phone?"- My country doesn't make phones, not that I know of. Oh wait there's one midranger made in China, you guess... ;)
"Even if its about competition, there are more than enough competition in china alone" Again you show lack of understaning of the matter, you assume without trying to see the larger picture. China doesnt care about copy rights, by entering western markets Vivo would have to respect those rules. And when you are restricted of certain things, have limits, THEN you get most creative. Like with many wonderful inventions of this world they were made out of neccesity.
I'm not going to reply any further as I don't find you as a worthwile conversation companion, I'm not trying to offend you, but your point of view is simply so far north, that it just is not worth it. Have a good day.
All's good, but how about Vivo actually updating any of their phones for a change? No Vivo phone I know of got an Android version upgrade....I mean, these phones have Snapdragon chips, so it's not like they are not getting the sources anyway.
BTW, no one designs a phone for Asian markets only with SD, because Asian markets are cost-sensitive and it makes a lot more sense to develop devices with MTK or Kirin/Spreadtrum chipsets compared to Snapdragon or Exynos. That's why Oppo has several versions of it's phones, with many Chinese versions sporting MTK chipsets instead of Qualcomm in the international versions.
So, if Vivo is releasing a mid/high-end phone with Snapdragon, it means they intend to sell it internationally....so I wouldn't say "not designed for western markets".
P.S. I'm Asian myself.
good strong huawei P10 have 2K screen with Qualcomm snapdragon 830 or kirin EX999.....me like sony xperia XZ good spec?S8 return to QS830?you gsmarena happy about Qualcomm?SEE YOU
icecoldart, 09 Nov 2016First of all you are being a d bag by prsenting such a negative attitude towards my person an... moreYour kind, as in the 'fussy customer with ridiculous demand' kind. Geez, you are so sensitive. Beside, its true, most chinese phone dont released in the west. Even Xiaomi Mi Mix is exclusive to China only. Why are you westerner so desperate wanting an asian phone? Dont your country have any branded phone? Even if its about competition, there are more than enough competition in china alone.
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2016Vivo dont make phone for westerner. Dont need to be so fussy about it. Go buy an iphone like t... moreFirst of all you are being a d bag by prsenting such a negative attitude towards my person and the rest of the Western world. Secondly I'm not from US so don't throw me in that bag either. "like the rest of your kind" wish yous aid that to my face...
And going back to topic, they woul've gain a lot by entering the western market, you are too blind to see that. It's not only about earning money, it's about competition with other industry leaders, which is always good for consumer, that includes YOU as well. So go get a cold hat and chill down before you post another dumb comment like that.
icecoldart, 09 Nov 2016If only vivou would create an android based dap ( audio player ) with something like 2500-3000... moreVivo dont make phone for westerner. Dont need to be so fussy about it. Go buy an iphone like the rest of your kind. Trump will never let vivo enter US anyway.
Hey, give me a smartphone with dual-battery. Dual camera is too cliche. Its almost 2017 for god sake.
There's something about the OS that force closes anything that is not within its hidden perimeters of preferred apps. Please try and share, this is not defamation.
If only vivou would create an android based dap ( audio player ) with something like 2500-3000 mAh, that would be awesome. They pack some of the best audiophile mobile circuits available on the market into their devices, so that's why we people over at headfi drool on their phones. But the high pricing, lack of real westen support is not helping vivo get more customers in the west. They should enter the global market, like for real. And adjust their prices.
AMR M., 09 Nov 2016Nah, triple front facing and back facing as well would be better heheNaaah, You have almost 10cm of space up there. Why not put 6 or 7 camera modules up there.
Then this thing can take selfies in parallel universes as well. I fact, Vivo should have ditched that stupid screen by now and replaced it with a holoprojector. Lame. >:->
"...dual selfie camera - 20MP + 8MP..."
Great, another slab for narcissistic self-absorbed teenagers :-(
Is THAT the only "innovation" we have these days?
What about those supposedly super endurance batteries that last 2 weeks on on a single charge or those batteries that recharge in 1 minute? Oh well, it looks like I'm gonna spend another year with my old (2014) and sensible flagship phone.
You know the one WITH user-replaceable batteries, WITH IR-blaster, WITH user-expandable storage capacity... and WITH the LTE-bands that I can use in my country :-(
Android as an OS is starting to suck in tandem with the dull accompanying hardware.
Can someone point me to the next "big thing", please!