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  1. pseudoware's Avatar
    Best Smartphones of 2014: OnePlus One, Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 Plus | BGR

    OK, whatever. And I haven't personally touched all these phones, so what do I know? But the OnePlus One, really dude?

    Sent from my Nexus 9 using Tapatalk
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    11-24-2014 04:01 PM
  2. zhris's Avatar
    Over the past year, we’ve repeatedly highlighted the work of Marques Brownlee, who has emerged as one of the best gadget reviewers on the planet.
    ...who?
    11-24-2014 04:05 PM
  3. zhris's Avatar
    Ah, that may be why I've never heard of him, never got into the YouTube craze (heck, I'm just now discovering Twitch). To each his own I guess, but I'd certainly rate the G3 over a phone that maybe a few hundred people actually own (1+) and a super-sized version of last year's model (iPhone 6).

    ...is there a way I can delete that double post?
    11-24-2014 04:25 PM
  4. BBSeattle's Avatar
    (Not directed at the OP)
    Why in the world would anyone care what anyone else thinks or how they rate the phone that you own and like? Seriously people, we really need to get over this. I like his reviews but certainly do not base my buying decisions on "what he likes"...I base them on what I like and what works for me, weird huh?
    Probably the single most irritating thing about forums is this need for "everyone to like the phone that I own and think it's the best".
    There is no best...never will be. Best is what you probably decided to buy and what the other guy decided to buy for himself...and guess what, they may different.
    You can Google "Best smartphone 2014" and get 20 different answers....what does that tell ya? Cnet is a great example, they rarely have anything other than an iPhone as their top pick. Are they wrong, maybe to us Android fanatics but certainly not to the Apple crowd.
    I remember earlier this year Jerry of AC mentioned that he had found the perfect phone in his Moto X and people were giving him crap about it...what a bunch of maroons....he said "best phone for him".
    Anyone needing the masses to like or confirm what they like has bigger issues than what phone other people like.
    11-24-2014 05:33 PM
  5. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    Just his opinion. I wouldn't put those phones on the top but that's just down to personal preference. These lists don't matter, from anyone.

    Posted via Nexus 5
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    11-24-2014 05:38 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I don't even consider his reviews all that wonderful. I mean, they are good, but not that good.

    From an AOSP M8
    11-24-2014 07:47 PM
  7. Murph5150's Avatar
    This is the FIRST review I've seen where the G3 wasn't in the top three. This guy evidently sucks at his job and wouldn't recognize a premier phone if it bit him.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-24-2014 08:44 PM
  8. Floppyhamwar's Avatar
    Mkbhd is is awesome guys I love his videos, but honestly I don't know about u guys I didn't really but the g3 because of his review? In fact he barely made anything of the G3, why do we get so bugged when he doesent include a phone we like in "his" top 5? It's in the top 3 of most other reviews and again I personally didn't buy it off of someone else's review's ? ¿ did you?

    Posted via Android Central App
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    11-24-2014 09:54 PM
  9. MC_A_DOT's Avatar
    Best Smartphones of 2014: OnePlus One, Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 Plus | BGR

    OK, whatever. And I haven't personally touched all these phones, so what do I know? But the OnePlus One, really dude?

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    1. It's BGR

    2. It's click bait
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    11-25-2014 03:27 AM
  10. belodion's Avatar
    Mkbhd is is awesome guys I love his videos, but honestly I don't know about u guys I didn't really but the g3 because of his review? In fact he barely made anything of the G3, why do we get so bugged when he doesent include a phone we like in "his" top 5? It's in the top 3 of most other reviews and again I personally didn't buy it off of someone else's review's ? ¿ did you?

    Posted via Android Central App
    No. It was LG who sold me the G3 with the 538ppi display, long before it became available to buy. Some unfavourable comments in reviews and elsewhere made me hesitate for a while, but I think I knew I was going to buy. Then Duncan1982's impressions of the device after he'd bought it, posted in this forum, finally banished any lingering doubts I had to the land of wind and ghosts.

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    11-25-2014 06:36 AM
  11. Inders99's Avatar
    I like his reviews, in fact I like all reviews regardless if they're positive or negative...they can point out factors that I wouldn't be aware of. I'm not a professional phone/tech guy, I pay attention to my profession and do what I can in the other areas of my life, some of these factors I wouldn't be aware of so I appreciate those that do this regularly to point them out. I don't understand why people get put-off when there's something critical said of their purchase...who cares? Take the information for what it's worth to you and make the best decision for YOU.

    Case in point, I have a GS3 that I want to dump, I'm waffling between the Turbo and the G3, there are aspects of both that I don't like, and much that I do. I use these phones for my business so the purchase is important to me, it's not an entertainment or gaming device for me...I just don't care about those areas, this is where reviews and feedback on these forums come into play.

    So in the end I'll take his feedback into consideration along with all the others and make a decision...or heck, at this point why not wait for the G4, by the time I get around to purchasing a phone after the new year it'll be close enough to the spring to wait for it if I can put up with this GS3 for another few months.
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    11-25-2014 07:02 AM
  12. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    I don't even consider his reviews all that wonderful. I mean, they are good, but not that good.

    From an AOSP M8
    i KNOW!!! when he only had about 450,000 subs i found him, and even then i was like, your reviews are good, informative etc but,,,,but....almost HALF A MILLION subscribers??!! WHAT am i missing here?! Now he's got over 2 million, a year and a half later, i still "scratching my head"...

    .i unsubbed back in early 2013 when he trashed my beloved LG G2..... that phone was a game changer in many ways, and he just dogged it to death! he's obviously a good guy, and i am certain his opinion cannot be bought, but i wouldn't base ANY phone decision on what he thinks after that...

    BTC
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    11-25-2014 06:24 PM
  13. WeAreAllUnique's Avatar
    I like MKBHD. He always explains his biases though. I think that viewers have to take that into consideration. I remember his review of the G3, he had pointed out some issues with the phone overheating and how some of the features performed. Plus he had some issues with the software. To be honest, if I had to make a top ten list in smartphones this year, I wouldn't put the G3 on the list.

    Nothing but Note! A little rim, some backboard, but mostly Note!
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    11-25-2014 06:42 PM
  14. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    My thoughts:

    1. Who?
    2. Who cares? Even if it was someone I really knew, respected, and who's opinion I valued, I wouldn't care. I buy the phone that I think is best for me, not the phone someone else thinks is best for them. The iPhone and Nexus aren't even on the shortlist for me: they're too big. And if the reasons DoctorDwayne lists are why he didn't include the G3, then I care even less, as I have none of those issues with mine.
    11-25-2014 07:57 PM
  15. WeAreAllUnique's Avatar
    My thoughts:

    1. Who?
    2. Who cares? Even if it was someone I really knew, respected, and who's opinion I valued, I wouldn't care. I buy the phone that I think is best for me, not the phone someone else thinks is best for them. The iPhone and Nexus aren't even on the shortlist for me: they're too big. And if the reasons DoctorDwayne lists are why he didn't include the G3, then I care even less, as I have none of those issues with mine.
    I think that you are exactly right. It really doesn't matter what devices are on his top 5 and which ones are in my top five. They are going to be different based on individual preferences. It doesn't mean that because I don't have the G3 in my top 5 that it isn't a great device or the best device.

    Nothing but Note! A little rim, some backboard, but mostly Note!
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    11-25-2014 09:23 PM
  16. frope01's Avatar
    His reviews are very good. His videos are very good. His top phones are just that... HIS top phones, not EVERYONE'S top phones.
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    11-25-2014 10:11 PM
  17. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    I love his reviews.
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    11-25-2014 10:57 PM
  18. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    This is the FIRST review I've seen where the G3 wasn't in the top three. This guy evidently sucks at his job and wouldn't recognize a premier phone if it bit him.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    ****-hurt because someone doesn't think like you?
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    11-25-2014 11:11 PM
  19. TeritorialDemon's Avatar
    The list is laughable. The One plus One gets a spot when only X amount of people own it? The LG G3 is a top performer and didn't make it? WOW. Who is this guy and where did he come from? I suppose an opinion is an opinion so to each his/her own.
    11-26-2014 06:25 AM
  20. WeAreAllUnique's Avatar
    The list is laughable. The One plus One gets a spot when only X amount of people own it? The LG G3 is a top performer and didn't make it? WOW. Who is this guy and where did he come from? I suppose an opinion is an opinion so to each his/her own.
    But that's the point. He didn't rank the top smartphones of the year, he ranked "His" favorite smartphones. I think people may be getting too excited over his favorites list.

    Nothing but Note! A little rim, some backboard, but mostly Note!
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    11-26-2014 06:28 AM
  21. Inders99's Avatar
    Wow...a lot of sensitive people here Just wondering if any of you watched his review before you criticized him? It's pretty good really. There's a lot going for the phone in his opinion. And some of what he doesn't like makes sense to me.

    > In general he doesn't like most Android skins - I agree. He's not crazy about the LG skin, his opinion but after having a Samsung phone for 3 years I'm very suspicious about a heavily skinned phone, one reason I'm considering a Moto.
    > He wasn't crazy about the back firing speaker - I don't like them either, I'm tired of cupping my hands to hear the speaker better. Personally for me the bar has been raised and rear firing speakers have no place on phones anymore and is a big negative for me considering this phone.
    > He didn't like the phone heating up - it wouldn't let him turn the brightness up because of the temp. Not an unreasonable point and I see it discussed in this forum from time to time. It almost stopped him from continuing to use Google Maps because it was heating up. If I was navigating and the phone shut down because of heat I'd be furious, unreasonable?

    In the end it's a very positive review, not sure why it's being met with so much negativity when I'll bet many haven't even watched it.

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    11-26-2014 07:32 AM
  22. AustinTech's Avatar
    Personally, I find his reviews awesome and I dig his insight into these devices.

    He was critical of the G3 because his overheated on him and had various software issues. I wouldn't have been thrilled with a device like that either. That being said, he still had tons of good things to say about the phone. And he did a whole video just talking about the beautiful display.

    Lots of whiners in this thread. Bu*thurt cause he didn't put your phone in the top 5. LOL, its a damn phone list.
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    11-26-2014 08:06 AM
  23. isdaako's Avatar
    Even though MKBHD doesn't have a neck-beard I enjoy his channel.
    11-26-2014 11:05 AM
  24. Premium1's Avatar
    Best Smartphones of 2014: OnePlus One, Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 Plus | BGR

    OK, whatever. And I haven't personally touched all these phones, so what do I know? But the OnePlus One, really dude?

    Sent from my Nexus 9 using Tapatalk
    Thats because it isn't. Other than QHD display, it has nothing special, and the choice of the snap801 and LG's poorly coded screen really take a toll on the phone. Maybe next year with the g4 LG will get it right.

    Man the **** hurt is strong in this forum. Relax people it is "HIS" top phones. Not everyone has your opinion, don't get your panties in a bunch over it. If the phone works for you who cares what others say or choose over it?
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    11-26-2014 11:43 AM
  25. tardus's Avatar
    ... To be honest, if I had to make a top ten list in smartphones this year, I wouldn't put the G3 on the list.

    Nothing but Note! A little rim, some backboard, but mostly Note!
    OK, let's see your top ten list. I will be amazed to see 10 phones above the G3.
    11-26-2014 12:04 PM
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