- 11-01-2012, 08:44 PM #8
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- 11-01-2012, 08:47 PM #9
So what if they did? When I saw people playing with Surface at the Microsoft Store, I kept hearing things like "I like the size", "It's not too heavy, feels really good", "Light enough for an e-reader" (paraphrased slightly, but I was there for a good 20min just to spy how people reacted to Surface). In the end consumers will decide of if they don't like the weight. Most will like it, some won't.Nokia Lumia 1520 RM-937 w/ 64GB MicroSD card
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- 11-01-2012, 08:49 PM #10
Well, I'm a woman and I have no problem with a phone being bulky or "heavy." My iPhone has always been both when I've used battery cases with it, which I did up until May of this year. Plus, I carry my phone in my bag, so no biggie to me at all.
11-01-2012, 09:07 PM #11
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My main gripe with The Verge is the ridiculous method they use to score the "Ecosystem". To them, number of apps = Ecosystem, which is ludicrous. They always ignore the synergy and connectivity with Xbox, PC, Tablets etc... and all of Microsofts great services (Xbox Live, Music, Videos, Skydrive, Office etc...). All things that are an obvious part of an Ecosystem.
They score the Ecosystem so low that it drags down the overall score and thus means that all of their WP reviews are so predictable that it's just not worth reading.
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11-01-2012, 09:19 PM #15
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And that's exactly the reason their biased reviews are so predictable they are not worth reading. Given this fact, why bother reading any of their WP reviews (or anything Microsoft for that matter) when we already know it's going to be scored low?
That Surface review by Joshua was a travesty. Then read his iPad Mini review. It's almost a joke really.
11-01-2012, 09:42 PM #16
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11-01-2012, 09:45 PM #18
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I have a friend who just got a iPhone 5 and he immediately put it in a case. When I was in Boston a few weeks back I asked him 'why?'
His response - "its too light and I'm afraid I'm going to scratch it." Lighter isn't always better.
I'm sure I'll have to get used to it though after using a Focus for the past 2 years (almost to the day ;))
I had to check back on specs, but I could swear the iPhone 4s was heavier than 140g. Its construction sure 'felt' heavier when I used my dad's.
Buy a can of Coke. Drink half of it. That's how heavy the Lumia 920 is. I think I can handle that.Pastor of All Saints Lutheran Church in Mason, MI
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- 11-01-2012, 10:05 PM #20
I did a poll on here recently, and on it I asked if any one hardware item would keep the posters on our forums from buying a phone. When I posted it, I stated there was one item that was mentioned continuously on comments for two of our upcoming devices. I said was not buying into the arguments that they make a bit of difference when someone actually purchases a device. The item?
Every 920 thread someone mentions the fact it is a brick. Every thread of the Samsung ATIV, someone mentions it is light and feels like a toy. But in the poll? Not one person said the weight of a device would stop them from buying a device. Nada. Zip. Why not? Because it does not freaking matter. It is a matter of OUNCES for the love of all that is Holy. Not pounds.
When my wife and I looked at the Titan and Focus S, I so liked the weight of the Titan and the feel of the build so much better. Loved it. But, every other aspect of the devices (except looks- the "S" is bland) I liked the Focus better. So, I got it, and did not let the light feel bother me. No one is going to pick up the 920, fall in love with the colors, performance, dig the wireless charging, and be amazed with the camera but say "But, it is so heavy. I will just move on to something substandard but light." Ditto the ATIV.
Just a worthless conversation to keep having. Let's see the phones. Bet the weight won't matter even a little once we handle our WP 8's and find the right one."Life is hard. But it is harder when you are stupid."
11-01-2012, 10:49 PM #22
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weight is not a concern to me. dimensions are.
The dimensions are not so far removed from a galaxy, and smaller than a note. If they can function, Im sure Ill be ok with the nokia.
Still, its a review, and its important specs to a phone so its reported. users can decide what matters to them.
- 11-01-2012, 11:02 PM #25(Gaming Rig)
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