View Poll Results: What would you like smartphones manufacturers to focus on.
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09-11-2012, 03:39 PM #4
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Battery technology has always lagged behind. That's up to the battery companies to figure out and I'm sure they will in the near future.
What I'd like to see is more efficient and better hands free features.
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- 09-11-2012, 03:46 PM #5
I would also like to see stuff we were getting used to as standard just before the smartphone revolution but then got dropped...I know some of this is coming back but it's crazy it was dropped in the first place, manufacturers producing top phone such as Nokia were really chucking as many things in as they could...
Quality front camera
Wireless FM transmitter
Stereo speakers built in - seriously why have we gone back to mono?
- 09-11-2012, 05:23 PM #7
I want a revolution in quality not specs. I don't want more megapixels; I want a phone that takes nicer-looking pictures. I don't want the highest-resolution screen; I want more vibrant, realistic colors. I don't want a phone that is 1 mm thinner or 1 gram lighter...I want a phone that feels like it was put together with attention and care and manufactured from high-quality materials.Loyal first and foremost to a carrier (US Cellular). Open to either a Lumia 820, or an HTC 8X, or an Ativ S.
- 09-11-2012, 05:34 PM #8Loyal first and foremost to a carrier (US Cellular). Open to either a Lumia 820, or an HTC 8X, or an Ativ S.
- 09-11-2012, 06:19 PM #9
I agree with everyone else here, although I'm skeptical we will see battery life improving anytime soon. The reason being that we tell the manufacturers what we want with our purchasing dollars, and given the choice between a device with a battery life of 72 hours (which is what I would like) and a device with a much better CPU/GPU, I'm pretty certain most would purchase the later. Unfortunately, we don't have the tech to get both.
- 09-11-2012, 07:07 PM #10
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09-11-2012, 07:36 PM #11
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You know... I know I don't speak for everyone, but I already know that performance, specs, etc are going to improve over time, so really, battery life is what matters to me. I do just fine as-is, but it'd be great to go a whole day on 20% charge instead of the 40-50% I use today.
- 09-11-2012, 07:45 PM #12
- 09-12-2012, 12:10 AM #15
None of the above.
What I want is a mid-range WP smartphone with a sub-$300 "all-in" price. As in, the price to buy outright.
Sell it for $299 on EVERY carrier under the sun. The Big Four, MetroPCS, Cricket, US Cellular, you name 'em.
It would be the Commodore 64 of smartphones -- the first mobile smart device "for the masses, not the classes." It wouldn't require pricing games with "$199 up front plus a two-year contract on an inflated price plan with an eye-watering ETF."
Just pay for the phone, choose your service provider, and go.
- 09-12-2012, 02:24 AM #16
And even for people who offer prepaid plans instead of contract plans, there's often a catch. US Cellular's coverage maps are not nearly as good for prepaid customers as they are for contract customers.
If the carriers played ball, that would be great...but that's a big "if."Loyal first and foremost to a carrier (US Cellular). Open to either a Lumia 820, or an HTC 8X, or an Ativ S.
- 09-12-2012, 10:15 PM #17
As I understand it (I don't live in the U.S.), the main reason U.S. residents buy their phones through carriers is because U.S. carriers don't have compatible networks. You can't just buy a phone and choose any carrier you like. However, every carrier world wide is currently transitioning to LTE. LTE is poised to become the worlds first global phone radio standard. Won't this totally change how U.S. residents buy phones, as the whole compatibility issue goes away? Isn't it likely that U.S. residents would also start seeing discounted prices for customers who bring their own device? Or is there more to it that I don't understand?
09-12-2012, 10:30 PM #18
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U would think the 70MHz band (LTE)would allow all the LTE devices but that's not the case. US carriers have and will make sure that they can their devices incompatible on the same frequency
Will AT&T and Verizon 4G LTE ever be compatible? | Mobile - CNET News
In the us AT&T and Verizon are powerful enough to influence congress to not enforce compatibility like the EU did in Europe. IF the people were to raise this issue enough, then congress would do something as votes are more important than lobbyist money
- 09-12-2012, 10:59 PM #19
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- 09-12-2012, 11:06 PM #21
I chose "Better Overall Performances and Specs" as that includes battery performance IMO.
I can never get enough performance & specs, especially when it comes to cameras.
- 09-12-2012, 11:41 PM #22
My vote for: Better Overall Performances and Specs.
Cause, if u have a better optimization and performance, your battery life will automatically be sorted.
On the other hand, no matter how good ur battery is, if its a resource hogger, it will drain quicker..
my two pens...