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    Re: HTC One M9 smartphone to be launched on 1st March

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Midas View Post
    And so, Octa cores will be on the £100 phones in a few years.
    Possibly part of the problem. I went from a failing HTC One X (I didn't drop it hard, honest!) to a Moto G LTE and it feels much the same. Those A7 cores are pretty impressive for their size and power requirements.

    I think I will wait a bit for the 64 bit Android revolution to come and settle down before I get my next phone. The A72 looks like a mighty lump of silicon, and 14nm/16nm sounds like it should be very nice. Wake me up when there is a 3GHz quad core A72 or better.

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    Re: HTC One M9 smartphone to be launched on 1st March

    Showed my M8mini-owning kid this article and she's already wondering if EE will give her a decent price on an upgrade ("No" followed by hysterical laughter was my reply).
    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Just got my wife the £290 LG G3 deal that Ebuyer are running atm. http://www.ebuyer.com/645056-lg-g3-s...-lgd855-a6gbtn.I was going to wait for the M9 to come out but, frankly, the LG having SD card slot and user replacable battery as well as the price seemed all too attractive.
    Digression. I got a G3 from launch, and I'd recommend that you get on the Lollipop v20h firmware. The original 'pop firmware from LG was ok, but did stutter & lag in some places. Worst though, was the battery life - if you used Bluetooth (Jawbone UP24 and Plantronics headset in my case) then you could struggle to get through the day on a single charge. v20h dealt with a lot of lag, making the whole phone feel quicker & smoother plus the power drain issue was pretty much dealt with. Only downside is that they changed the menu etc buttons to standard, but butt-ugly, ones.

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    Re: HTC One M9 smartphone to be launched on 1st March

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Showed my M8mini-owning kid this article and she's already wondering if EE will give her a decent price on an upgrade ("No" followed by hysterical laughter was my reply).

    Digression. I got a G3 from launch, and I'd recommend that you get on the Lollipop v20h firmware. The original 'pop firmware from LG was ok, but did stutter & lag in some places. Worst though, was the battery life - if you used Bluetooth (Jawbone UP24 and Plantronics headset in my case) then you could struggle to get through the day on a single charge. v20h dealt with a lot of lag, making the whole phone feel quicker & smoother plus the power drain issue was pretty much dealt with. Only downside is that they changed the menu etc buttons to standard, but butt-ugly, ones.
    Thanks for the digression This will be her first day of properly using the phone (waiting for the circle case to turn up from Amazon), and she doesn't tend to use Bluetooth so perhaps she will be OK. It has 4.4.2 installed on it, a couple of updates were installed straight away so perhaps they fixed the worst of the problems. My wife is pretty conservative with things, so as Lollipop is supposedly rolling out already she will probably just wait. If it gets bad, then thanks for the hint on where to look!

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