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As title suggests today TheVerge updated their heavily criticised "Best smartphone, this is my next" episode from a few months ago in which the iPhone 5S came out as the best phone.  

 

 

 

Phones mentioned:

 

1. iPhone 6

2. Moto X (2014)

3. HTC One M8

4. LG G3

5. Nexus 5

6. Galaxy S5

7. Lumia Icon

 

Yet again they rank the iPhone 6 above everything else on the list, even saying the $350 Nexus 5 is 'more expensive' than it's $650 iPhone 6 rival. And yes, The Like:Dislike ratio is as expected...

 

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So what changes would you have made? My Personal one is 1. Moto X 2014, 2. Nexus 5 and 3. Lumia 930, but that's just me.

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No OPO :(

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I would go iPhone 6, One M8,LG G3 and so on

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1. LG G3


2. HTC One M8


3. Moto X


4. Nexus 5


5. Lumia Icon


6. Galaxy S5


7. iPhone 6 


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1. LG G3

2. HTC One M8

3. Moto X

4. Nexus 5

5. Lumia Icon

6. Galaxy S5

7. iPhone 6 

 

 

From your signature:

 

"Proud owned of a OnePlus One 64GB Sandstone Black".

 

huh?

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doesnt have problems?

 

did he live under a rock since the I6 launch?

 

bending, 8.01 failure, really nothing shockingly new...

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From your signature:

 

"Proud owned of a OnePlus One 64GB Sandstone Black".

 

huh?

That pretty much meant I bought a OnePlus One. A forum member gave me an invite and I got one.

"If it has tits or tires, at some point you will have problems with it." -@vinyldash303

this is probably the only place i'll hang out anymore: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/274320-the-long-awaited-car-thread/

 

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Holy hell why are they so biased for Apple

never trust iverge.

 

even the title starts with "i" so yea.

"If it has tits or tires, at some point you will have problems with it." -@vinyldash303

this is probably the only place i'll hang out anymore: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/274320-the-long-awaited-car-thread/

 

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never trust iverge.

 

even the title starts with "i" so yea.

 

They are basically the Fox News of Tech news.

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never trust iverge.

 

even the title starts with "i" so yea.

 

 

They are basically the Fox News of Tech news.

The problem is the non tech people will actually trust sources like iverge, Fox news and many others. It's shameful what passes as news and what gets top reviews in any subject (phones, cars, headphones, electronics etc.) these days. This has to stop but there is no end in sight.

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1. Htc One M8 or Moto X 2014

2. Lg G3 

3. OnePlus One

4. Nexus 5

5. Iphone 6

6. Galaxy S5

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I would go

1. iPhone 6/5s

2. HTC One M8

3. Moto X (2014)

4. LG G3

5. Nexus 5

6. Lumia Icon

7. Galaxy S5

There's just simply no phone that is as good as the iPhones as a complete package for me (small usable screen, fast performance, accurate screen, good ecosystem)

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Oh, that's just f***ing bullshit.

iPhone 6 - no comment.

Moto X best Android phone - what have you been smoking???

Nexus 5 more expensive than the rest - ??????????????????????????

 

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Ya...I'm starting to not like The Verge as much as I use to...

 

As a side note, I don't get the hype around the Moto X, especially the original. When the original Moto X came, every tech reviewer and their mother had some kind of obsession with the phone. It was an under scec'd, overpriced phone. I just don't get it...

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I would go

1. iPhone 6/5s

2. HTC One M8

3. Moto X (2014)

4. LG G3

5. Nexus 5

6. Lumia Icon

7. Galaxy S5

There's just simply no phone that is as good as the iPhones as a complete package for me (small usable screen, fast performance, accurate screen, good ecosystem)

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How I would put the list, no iCrapple stuff


 


1. LG G3


2. Moto X (2014)


3. Nexus 5


4. Samsung S5


5. Lumia Icon


6. HTC One M8

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Had to laugh at "iPhone 6 has the best in class camera". *coughLumia1020cough*

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1) G2

2) N5

3) G3

3) M8 (even with G3)

4) Moto X

5) Lumia Icon

6) S5 (I dislike the bloatware and price, otherwise it would have been higher up)

7) nokia 6630

100) iphone 6

 

Honestly, I would NEVER give my money to Apple unless they make some drastic price cuts and put in some basic features like removable battery and sd card support.

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Had to laugh at "iPhone 6 has the best in class camera". *coughLumia1020cough*

 

To be honest putting it above the lg G3 already makes the whole thing laughable ^^ the lg is better in almost every possible way specwise. Not to mention, I could buy a G2 (which is still one hell of a good phone) and use the spared money to buy an entry level mirrorless for that matter.

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What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux Sharing folders over the internet using SSH Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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To be honest putting it above the lg G3 already makes the whole thing laughable ^^ the lg is better in almost every possible way specwise. Not to mention, I could buy a G2 (which is still one hell of a good phone) and use the spared money to buy an entry level mirrorless for that matter.

You can even buy a Nexus 5 or OnePlus One and get a DSLR with the price of an iPhone 6. (Only kit lens though)

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My Notebook:   Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2013; Core i5 4258U @2.4-2.9 Ghz, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Iris Graphics 5100 + GTX 960 eGPU

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