* Posts by Beerdude26

3 posts • joined 27 Nov 2013

Best budget Android smartphone there is? Must be the Moto G

Beerdude26

Re: THL W8S

I've a ThL W7+ myself, which is currently about 130£. The GPS chipsets on the W7+ and W8S are the same, and it works like a charm for me. If you have a data connection, you automatically download some "Quick GPS Fix" data (it's an option in the GPS settings) that helps you get a fix in under a minute. For what it's worth, my Samsung Galaxy Ace had horrible GPS reception, as does my mum's S3. The reception on this phone is the best I've seen on an Android handset.

Moto G: Google's KitKat bruiser could knock out, bury Landfill Android

Beerdude26

Re: Overpriced, Overhyped & over here

I couldn't find a private messaging option, so I'll just reply. I keep a list of recommended Chinese phones up to date on the wiki at reddit.com/r/chinaphones. There's a few 100$-ish phones that are great starting smartphones, although it might be better to up your budget just a little bit to get something better. Even better is to wait for the next-gen Chinese octacores and quadcores. You will get far more bang for your buck.

Beerdude26
FAIL

Cheap and not nasty? Welcome to years ago

Oh please, Chinese phone manufacturers have been producing quality handsets for a few years now. I've personally a ThL W7+. The only gripe I had with it was the 4GB ROM. Rooting and plonking on a 32GB SD card took care of that. The rest of the specs are gorgeous (google the MTK6589 SoC). You can currently get it for about 120 quid. Might want to wait for the 8-core MTK6592 qhoppers coming out. Prices for international customers are between 300-400$ for a phone that gets 28,000+ on AnTuTu.

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