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post #61 of 68 (permalink) Old 2014-03-19, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oppo revealed their pair of high-end smartphone/phablets.
Decent specs. 5.5" screen FHD/QHD resolution, respectively.
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3...&idPhone2=6214

$484 and $645, respectively.

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post #62 of 68 (permalink) Old 2014-03-20, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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The first smartphone to use the full octa-core Mediatek CPU is Xiaomi's Redmi Note
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Xiaom...hablet_id53998
The AnTuTu benchmark puts it in the Galaxy S4 ballpark...
Huawei feels threatened by the octa-core $160 Xiaomi handset and releases a
competing handset with the same CPU, similar specs and costing 1 Yuan less...
http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/a...d-in-china.png

No wonder Apple isn't doing too well in China...
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Sharp getting tired of being just a glass supplier to the big boys?
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Monst...-Japan_id54179

About the same size as iPhone 5 but 4.5"/FHD screen.
Could be an indication what the (rumored) 4.7" iPhone 6 will look like...

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post #64 of 68 (permalink) Old 2014-03-22, 12:46 PM
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So people are debating whether there is value in going to 4K in large screen TVs and yet we have smartphones being released with resolution higher than 1080p?
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It is actually even "better" than that: Sony believes 4K on a phone is just fine...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/21/s...=rss_truncated
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post #66 of 68 (permalink) Old 2014-03-23, 03:21 PM
 
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unless you really love Samsungs touchwiz there is little reason to go for tizen. one of the great aspects of android is its themes/launchers/fonts/widgets. if tizen looks good for u then there will likely be an option to mimic it on any phone and keep your access to the google ecosystem. for instance an Oppo 7 with a new launcher. beautiful high end hardware thats different than the norm ( and relatively cheaper) ...... its all up to you
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post #67 of 68 (permalink) Old 2014-03-31, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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...there will likely be an option to mimic it on any phone and keep your access to the google ecosystem. for instance an Oppo 7 with a new launcher. beautiful high end hardware...
There is one downside (for a tinkerer) to the avalanche of the Android handsets released every month:
a critical mass of a certain model has to be sold before xda-developers get interested in modding it.

Unless you can do the modding yourself, of course...

OTOH, if your phone comes with CyanogenMod preinstalled, you might not need any modding
http://www.phonearena.com/news/OnePl...images_id54569

In related underdog news: Xiaomi is on fire
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Xiaom...n-2014_id54573
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post #68 of 68 (permalink) Old 2014-04-03, 11:47 AM
 
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True. But you don't have to have the balls to flash a rom. Just use nova or any other 3rd party launcher and set it up how u like
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