11-30-2011 10:55 AM
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  1. shadrap's Avatar
    Wow, phonedog really doesn't seem to impressed. I have watched several of their videos and usually theirs are pretty fair.

    Negatives that stand out.

    Camera
    Battery
    Complicated OS

    The OS being complicated blind sided me.

    Would love to see those with the device chime in.
    11-28-2011 06:12 PM
  2. swarlos's Avatar
    Figures I love how some reviewers rag on Android for continually innovating while at the same time Apple gets crazy amount of praise when they add one stupid feature eg. Siri yet no negative comments for keeping the UI stale and boring.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
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    11-28-2011 06:19 PM
  3. Premium1's Avatar
    I would say wait and use one yourself before judging. They usually aren't to kind towards android devices.
    11-28-2011 06:19 PM
  4. Premium1's Avatar
    Figures I love how some reviewers rag on Android for continually innovating while at the same time Apple gets crazy amount of praise when they add one stupid feature eg. Siri yet no negative comments for keeping the UI stale and boring.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    It doesn't have a half eaten fruit on it, so when they actually innovate and not just add things that have been in other OS since day one phonedog is dumbfounded at that concept.
    11-28-2011 06:22 PM
  5. moosc's Avatar
    I've heard that from other reviews also. Nothing new. For a newbie coming to android it is complex there are just gobs of settings and Widgets and customization going and ics took it up a level.

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    11-28-2011 06:23 PM
  6. thescreensavers's Avatar
    Thats a pretty crappy article

    He does not look into the why, only the surface and gives his complete uneducated opinion.


    IMO forget that review its pretty dumb, go for better sources
    11-28-2011 06:24 PM
  7. whiteshadow001's Avatar
    It doesn't have a half eaten fruit on it, so when they actually innovate and not just add things that have been in other OS since day one phonedog is dumbfounded at that concept.
    The guys at phonedog are apple crazed people anyways. I hardly ever read that site anymore

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    11-28-2011 06:26 PM
  8. shadrap's Avatar
    I've heard that from other reviews also. Nothing new. For a newbie coming to android it is complex there are just gobs of settings and Widgets and customization going and ics took it up a level.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    So you are thinking it's just Android in General? That wouldn't bother me so much, but I would like to see it be a little more friendly for the average consumer.

    I personally enjoy settings, tweaks, etc..
    11-28-2011 06:27 PM
  9. Premium1's Avatar
    The guys at phonedog are apple crazed people anyways. I hardly ever read that site anymore

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    Agree, you can see who is paying their bills... I dont understand why they even review non apple stuff since they hate it. Just stick it on droid dog and let them review it.
    11-28-2011 06:28 PM
  10. qnet's Avatar
    I watched that review. I usually like his reviews but he does seem to be partial toward the OEM skins. Did you see how he tried the pinch gesture to show all the screens like HTC sense?
    11-28-2011 06:30 PM
  11. Premium1's Avatar
    I watched that review. I usually like his reviews but he does seem to be partial toward the OEM skins. Did you see how he tried the pinch gesture to show all the screens like HTC sense?
    He just doesn't know that with ICS you don't need a skin it is already better than with gb.
    11-28-2011 06:34 PM
  12. nemov's Avatar
    With so much written about this phone already I could really care less about what anyone has to say/write at this point. There's nothing new under the sun with the device. Just release the damn thing already.
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    11-28-2011 06:37 PM
  13. whiteshadow001's Avatar
    I watched that review. I usually like his reviews but he does seem to be partial toward the OEM skins. Did you see how he tried the pinch gesture to show all the screens like HTC sense?
    laughed when he did that and called him a noob. Most of these guys that review handsets dont know anything about the phone. its annoying cause I know more than they do.
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    11-28-2011 10:19 PM
  14. estebancam's Avatar
    The reason he finds ICS to be "a step back" in the usability department is because he is so used to Gingerbread. Once he keeps the device for a longer period of time, he will understand. Go back to him two months from now and ask him to pick up a Gingerbread device, he will say "ICS is definitely a step up from Gingerbread in the usability department."

    We will all go through this.
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    11-29-2011 01:05 AM
  15. SoulWeaponry's Avatar
    Oh dear...

    Legitimate reviewer reviewing stuff any other day: "Yeah, i agree. He's cool and impartial for the most part and i like that".

    Legit reviewer when he doesn't like what you have been waiting months for: "Psh! Obviously he's an ***** apple fanboy! Never does good reviews and remember Aaron from phonedog when he was fat? Yeah. He was humble back then. Look at him now"

    People. You may need to brace yourself for the idea that maybe when you get one, there'll be a couple things that irk you. Some would call these "flaws", but no! We won't call them that. We'll call them "bugs that google will fix because we're in the special club". Even if the "bug" is bad build quality, it will get fixed. I promise.

    I would like to memorialize this post with a couple of my favorite quotes from users that are obviously smarter than me and have had more hands on time with the product than these "fanboy reviewers"

    Thats a pretty crappy article

    He does not look into the why, only the surface and gives his complete uneducated opinion.


    IMO forget that review its pretty dumb, go for better sources
    Wasn't this a "first impressions" article? How deep can you really go?

    The guys at phonedog are apple crazed people anyways. I hardly ever read that site anymore

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    We android people keep it legit. None of that biased "phonedog" crap. I get my android reviews from myself. Because really. Who's smarter than me?
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    11-29-2011 03:46 AM
  16. rgrmatt69's Avatar
    Galaxy Nexus packs a 1,750 mAh battery, and while I'm still running official battery numbers, I've been disappointed....but with what I consider to be "moderate use", I can snag roughly nine hours of use before the phone powers down.
    Battery life has always been a strong feature in the iPhone's favor, and the 4S doesn't disappoint. With up to 10 hours of video playback and eight hours of talk time on 3G
    Site is a joke. The guy didn't even take the time to find out why Google couldn't include the exynos GPU. No wonder I've never even heard of that site before.
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    11-29-2011 04:29 AM
  17. SoulWeaponry's Avatar
    Site is a joke. The guy didn't even take the time to find out why Google couldn't include the exynos GPU. No wonder I've never even heard of that site before.
    THE guy? Which guy? Are you referring to phonedog's first impressions article with Aaron Baker? Because in your iphone quote, you were quoting a completely different person named Taylor Martin who still took off a point in iphone's favor saying battery life was not as good as iphone 4, which echos what consumers have been saying.


    Just trying to understand what you're saying. It looked like you were attacking Aaron's article with quotes that would show favoritism but you used a quote from another person to show bias towards Aaron. Looked kinda funny.
    11-29-2011 04:49 AM
  18. goldkear's Avatar
    The guys at phonedog are apple crazed people anyways. I hardly ever read that site anymore

    Sent from my Thunderbolt using tapatalk
    /thread

    If you really must watch an android review by an apple-washed blog, I find technobuffalo isn't a complete git.
    11-29-2011 08:01 AM
  19. dlh's Avatar
    Wow, phonedog really doesn't seem to impressed. I have watched several of their videos and usually theirs are pretty fair.

    Negatives that stand out.

    Camera
    Battery
    Complicated OS

    The OS being complicated blind sided me.

    Would love to see those with the device chime in.

    Check out this review by Josh Topolsky on The Verge. Very fair and accurate from a very mobile-knowledgeable person. Galaxy Nexus review | The Verge
    11-29-2011 08:13 AM
  20. qnet's Avatar
    The reason he finds ICS to be "a step back" in the usability department is because he is so used to Gingerbread. Once he keeps the device for a longer period of time, he will understand. Go back to him two months from now and ask him to pick up a Gingerbread device, he will say "ICS is definitely a step up from Gingerbread in the usability department."

    We will all go through this.
    So true.
    11-29-2011 08:24 AM
  21. DessVZW's Avatar
    Phonedog is a crappy site. I don't bless them with page views, and I haven't in about 18 months. Same with BGR. Among the 2 worst "blogs" on the internet for tech news - they're unreliable, extremely biased, and they also have very poor writers. Again on the bias note - their Apple bias (especially at BGR) bleeds out from underneath every word they write, in fact it's so obvious I think even Apple fanboys get sick of BGR's inane praise over the iPhone. I could rant for hours about how I have disdain for Jonathan Geller and Zach Epstein over at BGR.
    11-29-2011 08:37 AM
  22. humpagardengnome's Avatar
    Oh dear...

    Legitimate reviewer reviewing stuff any other day: "Yeah, i agree. He's cool and impartial for the most part and i like that".

    Legit reviewer when he doesn't like what you have been waiting months for: "Psh! Obviously he's an ***** apple fanboy! Never does good reviews and remember Aaron from phonedog when he was fat? Yeah. He was humble back then. Look at him now"

    People. You may need to brace yourself for the idea that maybe when you get one, there'll be a couple things that irk you. Some would call these "flaws", but no! We won't call them that. We'll call them "bugs that google will fix because we're in the special club". Even if the "bug" is bad build quality, it will get fixed. I promise.

    I would like to memorialize this post with a couple of my favorite quotes from users that are obviously smarter than me and have had more hands on time with the product than these "fanboy reviewers"



    Wasn't this a "first impressions" article? How deep can you really go?



    We android people keep it legit. None of that biased "phonedog" crap. I get my android reviews from myself. Because really. Who's smarter than me?
    Can you lay off with all the blatantly condescending tones in your posts to people simply voicing their opinions. It's becoming a bore to read your'e lack of respect to counter opinions in every recent thread lately. You seem like an intelligent enough guy whose more than capable of engaging in intellectual debate. Why go that route?
    11-29-2011 10:26 AM
  23. Asterdroid's Avatar
    Can you lay off with all the blatantly condescending tones in your posts to people simply voicing their opinions. It's becoming a bore to read your'e lack of respect to counter opinions in every recent thread lately. You seem like an intelligent enough guy whose more than capable of engaging in intellectual debate. Why go that route?
    I'd be pissy too if I pooped splinters.
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    11-29-2011 10:39 AM
  24. BaloneyPony's Avatar
    You seem like an intelligent enough guy whose more than capable of engaging in intellectual debate.
    That's where you are wrong about Mr. ****.
    11-29-2011 10:45 AM
  25. jephanie's Avatar
    I'd be pissy too if I pooped splinters.
    LOLIRL. I just shot Diet Coke out my nose...and boy does that stuff burn the sinuses!
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    11-29-2011 10:46 AM
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