AnonD-448401, 25 Sep 2016ya it is the best smartphone but its only bad side seems to battery life.if they can improve t... moreThe camera samples are pretty average. Will wait and see if that gets improved.
Would they add bigger battery, dual sim, pen, ipxx, 128GB internal mem(mainly for when using dual sim) they would be able to fight hdr note7. Its also very bad time as its close to next gen of phones like surface/S8/XZpremium/... that will be unveiled soon. Same for note7 that got so much of half year old hw. Its no longer about choosing phablets as even such will come. For phone to be on top for at least an year - is what I expect from flagship.
AnonD-339856, 25 Sep 2016As per my view, it's the greatest smartphone ever.right
Savor , 25 Sep 2016Consumers do buy phablets because of bigger, better battery life and a bigger, nicer display. ... moreYeah, agreed. Though a removable battery is better imo cause I mod my device and when I need a cold reboot I can just yank the battery out. But otherwise this guy got a point
AnonD-339856, 25 Sep 2016As per my view, it's the greatest smartphone ever.ya it is the best smartphone but its only bad side seems to battery life.if they can improve that with software updates then that would be awesome
You know it's one damn good phone when there's only 2 cons that too completely useless depending on one's perspective.
AnonD-442781, 25 Sep 2016Is it beyond you to realise that it isn't even out yet?it's not long before it will be available ...like one week or so ..I saw before that they added upcoming iPhone somewhere at the end of review .... the reason why XZ is not included however is bc it's not a phablet just like they didn't include for example S7 or HTC 10 , they included only similar sized phones ... so calm down fanboys ;)
AnonD-104234, 25 Sep 2016the audio quality is bad considering all noise they made about quad DACI was hoping for better. But in fairness we have not heard it yet.
The Qualcomm versions of galaxies get similar scores and sometimes better than their exynos counterpart. And sometimes the htcs with Qualcomm score slightly better.
But let me tell you that wolfsan audio dac has also produced superior sound quality in the exynos devices
Consumers do buy phablets because of bigger, better battery life and a bigger, nicer display. What makes you think many people opted for the iPhone 7 Plus over 7? It wasn't solely on dual cameras and more RAM. People also buy phablets for longer battery life and a beautiful, big display to look at.
LG is defeating a couple of purposes of buying a phablet. They haven't offered a great display and battery life in THREE YEARS! And this when flagships were still mid-sized. LG peaked with the G2 which ironically didn't have a removable battery and microSD slot. Ever since the G3, both battery life and display has constantly taken a hit.
The best flagship WITH a removable battery suffers from poor endurance again. What a shame. Kinda defeats the purpose of removable battery, ya think? Then the display which tends to be the biggest battery drainer is mediocre and plagued with light bleeding and color inaccuracies. LG blew it again. Not to mention the release of this phone by not capitalizing on the Note7 recall.
I have never been a big Samsung fan. But by hating them for so long, I was fooled by pretenders like HTC and LG thinking the alternative brands were cooler and better. I was wrong. Samsung is the true king and reason why they are popular. They are best in class in several hardware aspects. Avoid the HTC 10 and LG V20 unless you enjoy inferior phones where their resell takes a nosedive.
In 2-3 years, you will look back at 2016 and say the Note7 or S7 edge was the best smartphone of that year. The HTC and LG were just also-rans just like the M8, M9, 10, G4, V10, G5, and V20 were in their respective years. Also-rans. Don't get cute. Apple or Samsung has had the best smartphone of the year consistently throughout this decade.
the audio quality is bad considering all noise they made about quad DAC
alcalde, 25 Sep 2016An otherwise perfect phone marred by the omission of front-firing speakers worthy of the DACs ... moreBah.. Can't remember ever seeking anyone cranking music or videos with speakers.
Most people prefer headphones and a smaller device.
AnonD-406806, 25 Sep 2016Why is SONY xperia xz not mentioned AS A rival in "final words" page is beyond me. Is it beyond you to realise that it isn't even out yet?
An otherwise perfect phone marred by the omission of front-firing speakers worthy of the DACs like the Lenovo Vibe X3 has.
Why is SONY xperia xz not mentioned AS A rival in "final words" page is beyond me.
nice phone but I hate the back, I don't like how it look but that's my opinion probably some people would like that :D but otherwise great specs :D
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2016The most important question that this review didn't answer: Is it possible to disable the "... moreI think if you don't want updates you should build and install AOSP or other ROM on your device and try to avoid google apps.