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Re: Upgrade Eligible - Xperia Z2 or LG G3?
I'm definitely excited. A great phone as a possible choice in Verizon's arsenal of phones. I actually read two articles claiming that the Z2 could be exclusive to Verizon. I think it's a little early to make those assumptions, plus it would be a shame to deny the millions of users on the other three major carriers the Z2 as an option.
Originally Posted by draconianchaos
LG did a hell of a job with the G2. Unfortunately all we can do right now is speculate, based off of articles and personal opinion, what the G3 will offer as a complete package. I hope LG decides to go with 3GB of RAM, at least 3,000 mAh of battery life, and maybe a radio tweek. Motorola is still an untouchable force in reception and manufacturers and carriers should make reception quality a priority. If I were CEO of a major carrier, I would set a quality standard stating all phones need to meet reception criteria before going on our shelves. It's unfortunate that Samsung can get away with selling phones with sub-par radios giving the consumer a poor quality device while the Motorola consumers have top notch reception. Unfortunately, this is not a phone characteristic that can be researched. You "hope" that the phone you purchase will provide excellent reception, but the only way to validate that is either by trial and error or word of mouth.
At work, I get zero reception. I have two coworkers, both on Verizon, each using a Motorola, and they get 1-2 bars of signal and can successfully send and receive calls. It's extremely aggravating being on the same carrier and seeing first hand how crappy my S4 is. In July '13, I specifically asked the Verizon rep for the best phone on the shelf; assuming reception quality would be a variable in the equation. Money is never a factor in preventing me from buying the best phone on the shelf considering I have to live with it for two years.
The FCC has already proven to be a rigid, miserable branch of the government. Maybe someday they'll get around to telling carriers and manufacturers that all brands need to provide equal reception OR provide full disclosure of signal quality. In the end, who really cares that my quad-core device is great for gaming and multitasking when I can't use my phone 9 hrs/day at work while my coworkers, using the SAME CARRIER but different manufacturer can send and receive calls and also access the Internet on 3G? That pisses me off.
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