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02:29 PM on 10/28/13 
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Is anyone here interested in the Nexus 5?
11:17 AM on 10/31/13 
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Supposed to be announced this morning....and of course it wasn't.

I have the Nexus 4 now and debating on getting the 5 or not.
11:41 AM on 10/31/13 
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Well shit, it's out now!

google.com/nexus

$349/16gb
$399/32gb

Both white/black available.

I wonder if Google learned from the inventory debacle from the Nexus 4.
06:20 AM on 04/11/14 
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I pre ordered the S5, will be here today for T-Mobile...the bootloader might be locked so that means no rooting or custom roms/kernels. If this is the case, I'll be selling/trading for an HTC M8.
06:42 AM on 04/11/14 
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I got the M8 earlier today. It's so good.
Did you own the HTC One? the M7 I mean? the thing that bothered me about that phone is that it was too narrow for how tall it was. I have a Nexus 5 and it's very noticeably wider than the HTC One.
10:19 AM on 04/11/14 
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What about the S5 makes it a big deal? Other than the curved design or whatever
It's not curved, what makes it a big deal is that is has the latest/greatest hardware inside of it. Thats what I look for, the casual customer just says "look, its a new galaxy S phone".
01:10 PM on 04/11/14 
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Turns out that you CAN root the T-Mobile variant of the S5, same will probably be said about ATT and Sprint, not sure about Verizon. But that is a big plus.
01:19 PM on 04/11/14 
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I'm sure people will be able to root their S5s on verizon, but I'll bet you anything the bootloader will be locked, so you can't actually load up custom ROMs. I have that issue with my S4. I feel like android's at a point where all you really need is a custom launcher, anyway, though, so it doesn't bother me as much as it would pre-ICS
The TMO variant is confirmed to have the bootloader UNLOCKED...thats the only way for the root to work and Knox to be tripped. There are screenshots of people using Odin to flash the Chainfire root, and the results on the phone's screen.

Since the root works, next is CWM or TWPR to come out with a recovery for the carrier variants then all is well from that point.
01:27 PM on 04/11/14 
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Ehh, this is false. My galaxy s4 is rooted with Knox uninstalled (thanks to TitaniumBackup Pro) and my bootloader is still locked thanks to a shitty upgrade from Verizon. I cannot load custom ROMs or a recovery, but I can at least give apps root access
But that's the thing, the bootloader is NOT locked with the TMO variant.
01:33 PM on 04/11/14 
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Ohh okay, I thought you were saying that a Samsung Android device cannot be rooted at all without unlocking the bootloader without tripping KNOX, which you can quite easily get rid of as soon as you have root. Must've misunderstood.
For some reason, the Dev's on XDA are saying that since the root worked, that means the bootloader is unlocked. Bottom line if it was locked, root wouldn't stick.

We'll see when the recoveries come out and someone develops a AOSP rom, which is what I'm hoping for.
01:37 PM on 08/21/14 
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I just got a OnePLus in the mail. It's HUGE. Haven't even turned it on yet.
Damn you were able to get an invite for that? Have you compared it to the S5 or the G3?
05:21 AM on 08/22/14 
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Yeah i got an invite relatively fast, maybe about a month after registering to the forum. Made about 4 jokes on the forum and bam woke up one morning to an email invite. I was coming from an S3 so the difference is of course night and day. I wouldn't compare it to S5 just because S5 doesn't look good. I mean, s5 looks the same as it's predecessors. But the internal parts are pretty much the same except you get more ram in the OnePLus than the S5 and G3. Other than that same chips, slightly different camera stats, different sizes, but all around all similar just about preference. I like the clean operating system in the one as opposed to locked phones with clutter from carriers(att, verizon) and addons like Sense. I like the double tap to wake up. Hardly ever have to press the power button . But i'm sure s5 and even HTC one m8 will have something cool too.

Worst thing is right now i heard that customer service for the ONEPLUS is poop. So hopefully I don't drop it or anything.
Well the G3 has 3gb of RAM, so I think it's the same as the Oneplus, the biggest deciding factor is the 1080p 5.5 inch screen as opposed to the 4k 5.5 inch screen of the G3. Normally the eye can't tell the difference between 1080p and 4k, but at that large of screen size, the DPI become visible.
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The Moto X seems all well and good, but I'll be holding out for the Nexus 6, which is probably going to resemble the Moto X (since Moto is making it after all).
12:41 PM on 09/09/14 
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I don't understand the needs to make a smaller variant of a flagship phone, maybe due to hand size of some people? I use the G3 and can text with one hand if need be.
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Eh, I just hate huge phones in general. I have a HTC which is large but it's about as big as I'd want to go. I don't watch Netflix or anything on my phone, so I have generally no use for the huge screen. It just becomes an annoyance in my pocket/hand.
I agree to an extent, the G3 is as big as I'd like to go with a normal every day use phone. I say that because I have a Nexus 5 that I play around with and flash ROMs when they're updated.

I think the perfect size for a screen (not considering the device itself) is 5", that way 1080p with a 440-450dpi doesn't look blurry. Getting into the 5.5"-6" territory is only useful if the screen is 4k, like the G3 or Oppo Find 7. Luckily I haven't had any problems with my G3 in terms of display quality or daily usage, but I'm still not entirely happy, I'll see what the new Moto X or Nexus X has to offer.



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