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Windows 7: Is a real Powerful Smartphone really needed ?

02 May 2014   #1

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Is a real Powerful Smartphone really needed ?

Hey guys i want some takes on what makes up a good smartphone mind you all i am talking budget Phones from 150.00 to 399.00 max

I will throw some phones out there that i have used recently

Currently using just got it last week Alcatel One touch fierce cost me $50 they took off a Hundred bucks normal price $169.00 specs Alcatel One Touch Fierce - Full phone specifications

My old phone had it 2 years before the Alcatel ZTE Avid my old phone which cost me 149.00 at the time specs ZTE Avid 4G - Full phone specifications

I just Purchased this Phone and will wait for it to arrive Blu Life Play x 184.00 original 300.00 specs BLU Life Play X - Full phone specifications

By the way these are all no contract Unlocked phones with out needing a 2 year plan what can i say i'm a cheapo $40 bucks a month unlimited and provide my own phone


Anyway what do you guys think ? Do you really need a super powerful smartphone especially if you are not in Business or some kind of high position is it really necessary ?

Could a moderate phone such as these meet the needs of most people who can't swing a $500.00 to 800.00 phone ?
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02 May 2014   #2
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hey Tommy,

I'd say it all depends on if a phone meets the individual's needs and wants or not.

If a lower bargain phone works for you and meets all your needs, then I'd say save your money and get it, or wait a bit for the expensive phone to be much cheaper.
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02 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hey Tommy,

I'd say it all depends on if a phone meets the individual's needs and wants or not.

If a lower bargain phone works for you and meets all your needs, then I'd say save your money and get it, or wait a bit for the expensive phone to be much cheaper.

Actually this is sorta a test to see what people really go for i actually like my old AVID i gave it to my mom though and moved on I ordered the Blu Life Play x will be giving that one a go

My main thing is why pay for a high price phone when a lot of these new one's have good features just like the top of the line also there is also this phone i opted a application for this is called the flagship killer Home - OnePlus.net
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03 May 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

I have a galaxy s2 that is quite dated (by others standards), but is more then fast enough for me, and i am running a custom rom (another reason why speed is better) so I am up to date on android. Works well.
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03 May 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Does it have to be an Android phone or what about a Windows phone ?

I have the entry level Nokia Lumia 520 and think it's brilliant, it has a great camera as well, because it's the entry level version they don't cost as much, mind you I'm in the UK so don't know what your options would be.
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03 May 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Does it have to be an Android phone or what about a Windows phone ?

I have the entry level Nokia Lumia 520 and think it's brilliant, it has a great camera as well, because it's the entry level version they don't cost as much, mind you I'm in the UK so don't know what your options would be.

Any phone is ok i am just going with Price ranges and services

I like the fact that i have a no contract phone service and others that have one get high level phones but at the cost of being stuck for 2 years

So pretty much it looks like not too many would care for top of the lines phones which people tend to push so i have been looking at alternatives that would be equal or almost better

The phone i just Ordered is on par with Galaxy 4 most likely by the end of the summer i will purchase their flagship Phone the Blu Life pure XL that is 450.00 that has a beefy 2.2 quadcore snapdragon Adreno 330 gpu

What i am doing now is gathering general information and testing the phones to see which one is best for Pictures ,Movies and streaming that have a end cost to almost $500 anything above $400 i think is too much especially with the rapid changes in technology

I have a few results but no screen shots

The Alcatel One Touch Fierce scored 13855 on Antutu Benchmark ,Quadrant 4800

The ZTE Avid scored 15785 on Antutu Benchmark Quandrant 5800

I seen a video on Blu Life Play X Antutu Benchmark 17000+ when i get mine will test if this is true

in the last month these are the phones i used Cost to performance is not bad starting from $50 to 184.00 thus far These phones are decent for the price

Anything above $200.00 i would expect to get 20,000 at least on Antutu Benchmark not only going by this but Camera Mega Pixel Auto focus and light sensitivity 2 of these phones are GSM active if that makes a difference in opinion and one phone doesn't offer SNS intergration
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03 May 2014   #7

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there.

Powerful smart phones depend on what you want to do with them -- normally browsing speed etc is more a problem of your WIFI connection or whether the phone or connection is 3G or better - 4G enabled.

Any sort of decent HD (1080p) video watching on smart phones or remote media streaming will need a more powerful processor - but if you aren't interested in turning your phone into a "Mini Cinema" then all these Qud / 8 way processors are way over the top and just EAT batteries.

That said the S5 is worth it just for the sheer delight of a great screen and uses battery better thanb the S4.

Otherwise its up to you -- I do like the larger screens thoough so HTC might also be worth looking at.

Cheers
jimbo
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03 May 2014   #8

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Wow! I guess I'm still in the stone age. I'm on my second flip-phone in the last 12 years and can't use all the free minutes I get. I'm either at home with PC, at the shop with a PC or on the road. I can't imagine using apps in a car.
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03 May 2014   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there.

Powerful smart phones depend on what you want to do with them -- normally browsing speed etc is more a problem of your WIFI connection or whether the phone or connection is 3G or better - 4G enabled.

Any sort of decent HD (1080p) video watching on smart phones or remote media streaming will need a more powerful processor - but if you aren't interested in turning your phone into a "Mini Cinema" then all these Qud / 8 way processors are way over the top and just EAT batteries.

That said the S5 is worth it just for the sheer delight of a great screen and uses battery better than the S4.

Otherwise its up to you -- I do like the larger screens thoough so HTC might also be worth looking at.

Cheers
jimbo
Basically you are leaning towards what i am learning The Camera for me is one of the biggest concerns because my wife hides the Digi cams and then she can't even find them

So now i am on the hunt for a reliable phone that will make pictures look like a nice Cam took them so far Avid and the Play has the best Camera's but there is one Blu device that boast 13mega pix and 5 mega pixel front cam the new flagship comes 16 mega pixel and 8 mega pixel front

The one just ordered is 8 mega pixel 2 mega pixel front on par with Galaxy S4 only difference with the galaxy faster LTE and higher Res
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03 May 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

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Is a real Powerful Smartphone really needed ?
For me yes I use my phone a lot (htc) but my work phone cost £9.99 from Tesco
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