Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GoRedwings, Sep 4, 2014.
I wasn't planning on changing my note 3 till I saw this...
It's far too small to be taken seriously as a high end device.
Not even a little bit. The Snapdragon 805 would be nice if the battery saving is as great as they are saying it is, the 4K stuff just isn't needed yet. The Octo core version will be dog****. Touchwiz may be scaled back after the update to L, but who knows. Oh and the price. My OnePlus One cost £269 we all know this isn't going anywhere near this.
Loving the Edge features.
I don't like phones bigger than my hands so I won't be buying anything above 4.5" which seems to be the lowest screen size available in a decent sized package. My next phone will be the Sony Z1 Compact unless they bring out a Z2 Compact. It is the only reasonably sized phone to have all the high end hardware and features and it is a reasonable price at £300 (from giffgaff with their finance option).
My ideal phone dimensions would be around 125mmx65mmx13mm. I like a thicker phone for more battery and the smaller dimensions to I can get to everything with my thumb. I am a single hand phone user, none of this two handed nonsense just to send a text or make a call because you can't reach part of the screen.
I used to think that was about phone size too, I even used to roll my eyes at people with the Note when it first came out but a few things changed my mind. Minuum was probably the first as the small size of its keyboard makes one finger typing very easy. The next was actually getting the OnePlus, it's big but the volume buttons are place low down, double tap to wake means I rarely use the (low positon) power button. And i just place all my apps I regularly use in folders in comfortable reach.
My OnePlus still fits in all my pockets, has a large battery, and I love being able to drop innuendo when they mention how big it is. Although I have had to answer 'is that the new Samsung?" too many times.
You're in luck! The Z3 Compact has been announced. Even though it has a 4.6" display it seems to be only slightly bigger than the Z1 Compact. I have a Z1 Compact and find it to be just the right size - I have small hands, so I struggle with the 5"+ devices.
I noticed, yeah, but have you seen the battery time for video is lower by 2 hours? The device is good, an incremental upgrade, but the battery life which is supposed to be better is only when the screen is off. It seems that using it with the screen on won't give quite the same battery life.
The reviews of the Z1 Compact (Z1c) show it to have very good battery life and the Z3 Compact (Z3c), with the new screen, might not produce the same impressive figures considering the video playback time is the one I think is most accurate judge on how much battery life you get from average use.
My recently deceased Moto G was meant to last 24 hours with mixed use and it managed a couple days with the way I used it, 2030mAh battery and much slower processor. The Z1c is meant to last 24 hours with heavy use according to some reviews and that makes sense with 12 hours of video playback. The battery of the Z1c is 2300mAh while the Z3c is 2600mAh so 13% more but there is a similar amount of extra screen to light now and also the added power of the slightly faster processor; it makes sense to me that it has lost video playback time by 2 hours while gaining lots in activities where the screen is usually off.
I'm sticking with my Z1c choice. The specs are perfect for me. The improved dust rating (IP6X) is not that much better than before and the waterproof rating is the same to be honest, IP55 and IP58 are equivalent, if not better than, IPX5 and IPX8.
The claim that the Z1 Compact will last 24 hours of heavy use is somewhat dubious. I have been able to deplete the battery in well under half that while playing games on it. It's does last a full day during my typo usage pattern, so it is adequate for my needs.
Well, playing games is more stressful than video being played, so you should expect less than 10 hours of game time to be honest. I'm not a mobile phone gamer, so that shouldn't be a problem for me.
I was remembering a review where the reviewer didn't game but his idea of mixed usage was mostly using simple apps and watching some youtube clips which resulted in him getting more than a day out of a single charge, which impressed me. For my usage, which will be reading the odd email, phoning and sending texts and then using Waze for my commute to Uni should get me more than a day usage out of it, like I did with the Moto G.
I think the bigger screen of the Z3c would have a significant impact on the battery due to my love of map apps while I'm driving.
Don't you have a car charger to keep it topped up in the car? Or you could get a little battery pack charger which would get around the negligible difference in battery performance, I recently picked up a 1150mAh Duracell for £1 in a bargain bin and have seen much larger rival models reduced to sub £10.
Stop kidding yourself with your need for a little ass phone anyway, get a proper full size geek toy, it's your badge.
Dynamite comes in small packages... everyone has a big phone and I am not everyone
I would ask you for a OnePlusOne invite but I won't use it.
So do engagement rings
Is that a proposal SexyHyde? I thought you were already married...
You do know in a few hours the world will change right? BIG iPhone and watch FTW!!!! In honor of the day, i bought an s5 just so i can prove why i hate android
Ok, truth be told, my phone accidently broke dancing on the 4 floors of stairs and 2 walls i think... and i needed a loaner until the new ones are available, so the S5 is more like a rental car good news is, my case mostly survived!!! if only it wasn't italian designed it might have saved my phone...
Speaking of rental cars....WTF is wrong with southern Italians and driving? I swear to god, I had to suffer driving a crappy twingo (french) on crappy italian streets on vacation. My girlfriend thinks i am a genius for somehow not killing us when we went sideways at 30km/hour in this marvelous death box of a car. i somehow managed to get the car pointed again in the right direction....after three days of driving i developed tennis elbow in my left arm...from driving...
im back home and my mid-divorce crisis car is back in my possession....i could tell it missed me look how lonely she looked:
oops, i meant this one
btw, the other is some tractor looking like ambulance that we found in pompeii My other mid-life crisis extravagance is a doctor so this was by far the best find we had for the holiday i would bet that is now her background on her PC
*Shudders at the thought of an iPhone, or iOS, being prefered to Android.*
I have tried Blackberry OS10, Windows Phone, iOS and Android; I find iOS is by far the most annoying because the options are bare. I find the usefulness of the operating system to be dumbed down to the point of it deciding what and how you can do things, where is my customizability?
I avoid Apple like the plague for more than their walled garden approach though, they are the very definition of a horrible company. Treat their employees crap by threatening other companies to stay away from their employees (artificially keeping wages low), litigate when others make better products than them using the same "shameless stealing" that Steve Jobs so proudly did and actually having a piece of software that crashes more often than other mobile software.
The only thing that I like about iPhones are the form factor they have maintained; they seem to get the technology inside their designs wrong though, form over function design has led to antenna and battery issues that they told customers was their fault rather than admitting they made a mistake. I've yet to hear of a company that offers a replacement for a faulty item only to take a person to court who asked to take them up on that offer...
If there is a company worth avoiding, it is Apple.
Enough ranting about Apple, that is a sexy car. Most important question though, can you fit golf clubs in the boot?
i fit a 42" TV in the boot and it fits my fat ass in the front so, definitely best thing about my mid life crisis is that car
I think the best thing about your mid life crisis is being able to afford that car. I remember my best friends dad had one when I was a teenager, he showed up one day to pick him up from a sporting event to show it off. It worked, but being able to get one when needed is the goal; I'd go for a Tesla myself, can't beat instant torque at the touch of your foot. Need to start saving...
Do you know how to get a OnePlus One invite? The China version makes no sense as they dont have the cyanogemod
Welcome to the forums maximum, you have to get an invite from someone who owns the phone. I have a friend who owns one so I can get an invite that way. I can't pass that invite on though because he has other friends that want the phone and only has a limited number of invites.
Keep asking friends to see if they know someone with the phone, anyone who has it could get an invite, unless they have already given theirs out.
PS: Got myself a Z1c, liking it although the square shape is not as nice as the curved shape of the Moto G. Z1c/Z3c are my choice for a small phone, not a fan of Samsung so wouldn't recommend the S5 Mini unless it was better than what Sony offer.
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