Why, after I select all of the options on the phone finder page, can I not click on the "show" button? It's just greyed out and when I hover over it with the mouse it gives me a red circle with a cross through it.
why is it so difficult to have removable battery as a search field?!!
you already specifically list when the battery is non removable on the info page.
get a move on!!!!
And what if I want to search more than 70 phones? Ever thought of that?
Trooper, 13 Jul 2014Has anyone from GSMArena actually tried using the so called 'friendlier, more powerful search ... morethank you !!
i've always only used the desktop version .. never thought to try the mobile one !! :)
Friendlier? then why does it take twice as long to do a search now?
and the sliders dont work well on touch screen!
does anyone at GSM actually use phone search? i doubt it otherwise they wouldnt have made it look pretty and unusable :(
Has anyone from GSMArena actually tried using the so called 'friendlier, more powerful search tool' ?. What a complete mess and a waste of time, It does not work, it's too confusing, and you still end up with the same limit of 70 most popular phones if you do manage to stumble your way through this atrocity of an interface. I mean, even the mobile version (found at the bottom of the page) which is very similar to the old search tool works much better than this, and that has not been mucked around with. Change for the sake of change ?.
It has serious bugs: it can't find the phones that it should!
For example let's see the specifications for Galaxy Express 2. To reproduce:
At first, in the last field "Misc", type: express
('Show' button will show 6 results)
-BUG 1.: In the "Display"-"Technology" category choose "IPS"
Now the 'Show' button will show 0 results, despite the Galaxy Express 2 has LCD display.
IPS is a variant of LCD so you should modify the filter to search all displays with any LCD, not only IPS-LCD.
-BUG 2.: Reset the "Display" category to default (if you tried the BUG 1), and modify the video resolution bar to any value. The results won't show Galaxy Express 2 because it's specs say only "Yes" for the video instead of the resolution
Update the missing specifications (it's unknown how many phones have missing specs, therefore the filter results are misleading).
-BUG 3.: Reset filters (but keep "express" word in 'Misc' field) and choose Android OS then in the versions field, tick both 4.4 and 4.1-4.3 It will show phones ONLY with 4.4 .
In fact, it will show only phones the HIGHEST ticked version number. The other version numbers are ignored. So for example if you tick all versions, the results will be 0 because it will search only for phones with Android L (which doesn't exist currently). It's another annoying bug that should be fixed
And you should add filters for the GPU and whether the battery is removable or not.
Euroami, 10 Jul 2014Looks good but provide a better way to get to it from the Home Screen. You could then replace... moreThe quick search tool on the top right is very useful when you only want to quickly search a particular smartphone by model name. It is very fast and accurate. Keep it!
The "Phone Finder" link on the left bottom of every page is already easy enough to access.
Any improvement on something that already exists that needs a guide to use it, and is deemed 'friendlier, has obviously failed in it's endeavour. Just bring back the old database search tool. It was not broken, it only needed it's information updated and a few extra fields and options added.
Looks good but provide a better way to get to it from the Home Screen. You could then replace the Search field in the upper right Hand Corner since it is useless anyway.
I have a suggestion for a new feature which might turn out very usefull. A screen size comparison which compares the outlines of two devices screend on on top of each other (kind of like the tool GSMArena already uses to compare camera viewfinders in their reviews). With controls to set aspect ratio and dimension it would be so handy in picking up the best phone because the screen is the most important aspect (for me at least). I hope they read this and think about it :)
I'd like to see one more group except smartphones and tablets.
The group is phablet any phone that is more than 4.7-7 inches screen.
I believe Smartphone's shouldn't be more than 4.7 inches screen cause we can use it with only 1 hand also it doesn't fit to all pocket's.
I love Smartphones with 4-4.5 inch screens.
I would love to have the option to click off some of the filtered phones on the results page.
Let's say I am not seriously considering buying BlackBerry but I am intrigued by the BB Passport so I love to have it on my short list and lose all other Blackberry phones.
The same goes for other phones...
Some phones are simply not an option. I don't what them cluttering my results page which I could save or print and use it as a reference.