GIVEAWAY: Optimus G, PHOTON Q and Galaxy Victory for Sprint
0. phoneArena 30 Nov 2012, 07:49 posted on
It's almost time for holidays and we're already in the mood for presents! And this time, thanks to our partners from Sprint, we're giving not one, but a total of three wonderful smartphones: the LG Optimus G, Motorola PHOTON Q and Samsung Galaxy Victory! Actually, this will be just this week. The next one we'll be doing a second giveaway, once again with a unit of each of these three models; and the week after that, we'll be giving away these three, plus an LG Mach, which means that for these three weeks, we'll be presenting you with a total of 10 devices! Talk about a great start of the holiday season...
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176. AmateurMechanic (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
I’ve got a lot of opinions on smartphone construction, so I will give several functions/aspects, in descending order of importance.
The most important function is the interface, particularly how easy it is to accurately input information. Touch screen phone technology has advanced tremendously, yet it is still a huge pain to type on a virtual keyboard. What’s more, the unresponsive virtual buttons found on most video game emulators make for a horrible gaming experience. There is a reason why PC and console manufacturers have stuck with physical button interfaces, and that reason is responsiveness. With this in mind, a touch screen phone (especially one equipped with high end graphics) should really still have some sort of actual command buttons, be they a qwerty keyboard or video game style controls (as on the Sony Xperia Play).
The second most important function is speedy internet access. Now, more than ever, people use their smartphones as a method of going online. A bad connection can ruin that important function.
The third most important function is the ability of the phone to handle media/gaming content – i.e. the system-on-chip’s CPU and graphics package. People want more power – here’s to hoping that Moore’s law keeps up a bit longer.
The fourth most important function is battery life. It is comforting to know that one has the juice to go the distance, and recent phones toting batteries in the 3,000+ mah range are a welcome development. I know phone thickness is an issue for some, so the best way to compromise on this issue is to design the phone with swappable/upgradable batteries. I would gladly go a few mm thicker for a 3+ Ah battery.
The fifth issue is durability. One of the reasons I had stuck with the woefully slow I series Motorola phones (i530, i580, i1) over the years is their Toyota Hilux-esque reliability. Although it would be nice to see that build quality in a more powerful phone, I am glad to see the widespread adoption of Gorilla Glass and the recent adoption of special water-resistant nano coating treatments.
As a current Sprint subscriber myself, the next phone I buy will hopefully have some combination of a physical keyboard, 4G internet, and an extremely powerful processor. High durability, an unlocked bootloader, and a big battery are also huge bonuses. Removable/upgradable storage (micro sd), a camera, speakerphone, wifi, Bluetooth, autonomous GPS, etc. are fantastic features that are already standard on most phones (and they should be). The Photon Q is a huge step in the right direction, but I would love to see a quad core version sporting a beefier battery.
178. jvader2012 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
I want the LG optimus g, with those specs you cant go wrong.
180. jhtech (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
I would like the optimus g because I would love the pen feature it has built in to highlight etc! Email is my most important feature
181. Isaiah-54 (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
I would say that the ability to text, browse the internet, and take pictures are the most valuable features for me. Especially browsing the internet.
182. radji (Posts: 16; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
Battery life and input, whether is be a slide out keyboard or high DPI touchscreen. Y'all need good battery life so the phone will last, and it needs to be easy to use, which starts at how you interact with it...ergo touchscreen or keyboard.
183. sina63 (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Internet connectivity and GPS is most important to me + big screen !!!
185. GoBears (Posts: 302; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
The camera is most important because I love taking pics of my little guy!
186. racquetboy2003 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Apr 2008)
I like a big screen on my smartphone! it makes everything better; email, internet especially GAMES!!!!!!
187. chrisphoenix7 (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
Battery life is the most important thing for me.
188. thavet (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
So many to choose from but if I have to pick the display/resolution.
189. nebjamin99 (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
I think the most important feature for me is going to be battery life. I look at that feature first and everything else is secondary .
190. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 137; Member since: 03 May 2012)
The text messaging on my new lg Optimus G :)
191. nexus (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Aug 2012)
Thank you guys so much for all these awesome giveaways! I hope I win. My favorite feature on a smartphone is the software. I loooooove having the newest android, so I bought my Nexus 7. But my old brick of a phone is running 2.3 Gingerbread -__-. Thanks again!!!!
192. najariner (Posts: 24; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)
as little lag as possibe!!snapdragon-s4 FTW!!!(android guy here)
195. nodnarb (Posts: 20; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
the 13mp camera and the quad core processor of the Optimus G!
196. caleb0307 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
I have been on a 3GS for far to long so the most valuable feature would it being an android and not apple haha that is the honest truth.
197. gbaby1211 (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I love the ability to have widgets i think it makes the experience more fun. That is my favorite software feature. as far as hardware goes...I'm not huge on physical keybords, but ill take it....I love having more ram. got 1 GB on my evo and with all of the preloaded software, it has a lot of lag. Id say favorite hardware feature...higher amount of ram.
199. justinbog10 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
There are a bunch of awesome apps for anything you can think of.
200. aboveaverage12 (Posts: 12; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
For a smartphone? Easy. Battery Life
202. archeryhunter1993 (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
The slide out keyboard is the most important feature for me! Its better than on screen keyboards!
203. networkdood (Posts: 5505; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
The ability to turn of data is the best feature for me - saves a lot of battery juice.
206. networkdood (Posts: 5505; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
turn off data...I mean - do that at night using smartactions or just create a widget or it could be an option in the pulldown notification on certain ROMs.
205. networkdood (Posts: 5505; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
those are features? lol, but I do like them - already have speed, no freezing and no lagging on my JB 4.2 DROID RAZR
207. afnanrahman (Posts: 15; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
I think the processor is the most important for me because speed matters a lot to me
208. ajaye999 (Posts: 8; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Battery Life. The device could have the most awesome screen, blazing fast processor, excellent reception, the whole nine. But if it doesn't last me, what good is it. I always pose the question: If I'm stuck in the middle of no where away from any power source, will this phone last me for the long haul? Granted this is an issue with any smartphone, but things are getting a lot better with battery technology. Other than that, my second would be a fluid experience.
209. downphoenix (Posts: 2231; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
The ability to make and receive calls, because without it, it's just a tablet.
211. cyclone (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
For personally the first thing i see is the screen. It has to have a nice screen.
212. Hammerfest (Posts: 348; Member since: 12 May 2012)
I would have to say the feature most valuable to me would have to be...
Multitasking/Multifunction... No joke, hands down
Thats cutting it a bit considering its more of a smartphone operating system feature then just a general smartphone feature... but because its listed by carriers as "smartphone feature"... lets split hairs!
214. edk15 (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
For me it would be the QWERTY Keyboard on the Photon Q.
215. GeekMovement (Posts: 1497; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
"Now, it's a good idea to avoid the internet; what do you use your [LG Optimus G] for or what are you planning on using it for?"
"Texting, messages to my friends.."
"Well then it's good to get an LG."
Texting seems to be the feature I use the most on smartphones, but the processor is equally as important to me because if I experience lag and choppy transitions, it's hard to keep my eyes focused on the screen. That is so cool PhoneArena is doing a Sprint giveaway!
216. alexts (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
Camera seems to be what I'm using the most these days.
217. fur0n (Posts: 69; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
i would have to say games. having Internet's access would be about tied. then would come surfing the web; it would be awesome if phonearena made an app or at least a mobile friendly site. Overall i like to have the power of playing with what ever i want to with my phone.
219. jasonstemm (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
Gotta love the quad core processor and the large screen
220. PhoneWar (Posts: 25; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)
Battery Life!! Hands down I need a phone that has a decent battery life. All the other features are a bonus but of no use if my battery dies. Am I wrong?
223. darrealist17 (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
the Lg Optimus G's processor is the most valuable feature of the the phone i would love to recieve
224. jasonstemm (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
The optimus g for its quad core processor!
225. r2d2_sw (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
The soc is the nicest feature to me. The more the better. Optimus G rocks!
227. the_EDJ (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)
Gmail with its wonderful push and sync features.
Also a decent camera to share those instant, once in a million moments.
228. Althorius (Posts: 23; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
Internet access, 4g data. Allowing me to run my business mostly with just my phone. :)
230. wademortenson (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
being able to surf the net matters most to me.
231. dezz-nuttz (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
The most important feature is what makes any smartphone a phone a decent radio anttenna with out that your smartphone will not be a phone but only an overpriced PDA with a monthy cost
232. xXMAKESHIFTXx (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
The Camera is the most important to me. Although the Photon Q having a slide out keyboard is pretty awesome including those specs!!! I want that one please!!! :-)
233. etotherescue (Posts: 24; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Email, Text Messaging, and Full Web Browser
235. pyckvi (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)
Reliable 4G Data, it allows me to quickly check my email, Read my Bible on the go and stay upto date with all the articles posted up here on PhoneArena :-D