Giveaway: Optimus G, PHOTON Q, Galaxy Victory and LG Mach for Sprint
0. phoneArena 14 Dec 2012, 07:15 posted on
The time has come for us to launch our third Sprint giveaway, and guess what - this time we have not three, but four handsets for you...
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423. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Sufficient hardware for the software. I don't want to start a flame war but it is evident that even up to the Galaxy S3 (interntational version) which I currently own, Android phones just weren't as lag free and as smooth as the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5. Of course they both had their lags but i can in a non bias manner say that the iPhone experience is more pleasant due to its speed. However, with the introduction of these superphones with quad core processors, the problem has virtually disappeared. I have to give it to Apple. They really know how to make the right software at the right time for consumers but I love how many things you can do with Android and I am glad the hardware has finally caught up to the software capabilities.
All in all, hardware sufficient enough for the software ex(iPhone 5, Note II, and HTC DNA) is the most important feature to me.
424. nandito01 (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 May 2012)
processor speed and making multitasking and closing apps easier that what most does also including the resolution and design of the screen and apps on the phone
how sharp or saturate they can look
426. DarknezAvenger (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
The feature that's more valuable is battery.
432. legion181 (Posts: 24; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)
If I had to pick, the camera is really awesome to have this time of year.
433. magnumch (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
Connectivity to data so I can do what I need.
438. chris122 (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)
to me the most important to me about have a phone is having a great battery life last you through the whole day and having a great processor so that your phone works most smoothly and display.
440. fistigons (Posts: 269; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
Ouch. iPhone contest just pulled ahead by 50 comments. That's got to sting a little.
441. seanjohnusa91 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
The most important smartphone feature for me is screen size and resolution. I love watching movies and playing games on the go and the better the size and resolution, the more enjoyable that time is.
442. EAnsari247 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)
Software & its performance. A phone can have ICS or JB on board, but just how much ICS or JB I'm getting pretty much determines how I feel the phone will perform for me in the long run.
444. Waffleny (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
The most important feature on a smartphone to me would have to operating system
445. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
The phone must run Android!!! The all-powerful OS. A big screen never hurts either.
447. PeaceB (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
processing capability while maintaining a long battery life
448. bfuller2006 (Posts: 52; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
When buying a smartphone the feature that means the most to me is the screen. I'm being very generic because there are 2 aspects of the screen I look for which are size and quality. I need a nice big screen to be able to view whats going on whether its watching netflix, youtube or going through my facebook stream, I'm kind of on the blind side. I also need a screen with great viewing quality because I hate seeing my pictures of words distorted because of a screen that can't handle high resolution photos, videos, or text.
451. BuckeyeCadet86 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
My most important feature is a big HD screen
453. JMBradley_ (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)
it has to have an amazing operating system!
454. gus_me_up (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)
well the quad-core sure comes in handy, when your stuck with a 800mhz lmfao single core
456. KurtDawg (Posts: 10; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
I like the side-sliding QWERTY keyboard of the Motorola Photon Q. Motorola screwed me & their customers over with the original Photon, by looking the bootloader & then not updating to ice cream sandwich. The only way I'm getting this phone is for free.... cause I'm not paying for another Motorola phone again!
457. cobra_83 (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
4G LTE, Screen Size, Processor, Memory, Camera
458. MasterSyrron (Posts: 59; Member since: 08 Dec 2012)
With our first child on the way (next week!), the camera is the most important thing to me right now. I despise carrying multiple devices -- I need everything all in one! Durability and OS stability are big points for me also!
459. Chenoa94 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)
I think there are 3 valuable features on a phone:
1. Phone Storage
2. Screen Size
3. Battery Life
What good is a phone if you dont have enough storage? As we all know nowadays we all have our favorites apps we like to use and download to our phones to inhance them, but how can we do that if we dont have enough phone storage for all these great apps. I know many of us have gotten that disappointing triangle with the exclamation point in the middle or no matter how many apps you delete to make more phone storage there still isn't enough! Many times we have to sacrifice between apps to say goodbye to just so we can have some space in our phone.
As I also mention screen size is another great feature to a phone. But why? What good is a phone if you can't even see the words, type, watch videos, or skype as we all like to do every now and then. Sometimes it hard to things with those small screen, i know someone has seen a person with their phone almost as close to their nose to see the words on the screen. Although it's funny seeing those people walking aroung like that its no fun if its yourself trying to strain to see even a word.
Even though its sad to say people in today's society actually LIVE on their phones, being on it everywhere they go (i.e. church, work, class, and even the bathroom). Seeing as we always have our phones in hand everywhere we go it has to have a good battery life to withstand til we have the time to charge it again . Some batteries die within the hour after charging it. What good is a phone if we can even use it because it went dead while using it?
460. hollymarie (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Dec 2012)
I hate having to keep a separate nav system, so its really important to me that the navigation is excellent on my phone (and it has been on the android devices I've used!).
461. Sdubb3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)
Memory. One of the main components. With lack of it, all your getting for Xmas is more "Gingerbread" (system crashes).
464. techiekidd (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Dec 2012)
The most valuable feature of a phone are three. First is the Size of The screen it needs to fit my hands, second is the Storage and battery life especially battery life cause I put my phones to test LOL & last but most definitely not least is the Camera/Video , it meets to have a very high quality camera. :) so put of those three phones I think I would love to have is OPTIMUS G it's a heck of a phone :), I wish luck to everybody and including me LOL
465. desiibab3 (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Dec 2012)
I don't have one favorite part I have many! I love a large screen with clear display! Wearing glasses and having a small screen is BAD combo! I love a fast processor. With the phone I have now I'll be thirty by time I get something download! I absolutely love a good camera especially if there's a frontal view camera. I love to take pictures (not just of myself either) and having the perfect camera on a phone allows me to capture moments in an instant. Phones have come a very long way, SERIOUSLY!
466. ABsKiLLz (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Dec 2012)
Obviously the most important feature for a phone would be CPU speed. In todays world, I need a quick phone to keep up with our fast lifestyle!
467. JMBradley_ (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)
the camera the lg optimus g has! i must have it! an amazing phone
468. techiekidd (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Dec 2012)
I can go on forever to explain what I look for in a smartphone but I mostly just focus on 3 main things, which are..
•Size of the phone
•Storage & Battery Life
•High quality Camera/Video
Those are the 3 main features that are most important for me and I feel that's the OPTIMUS G has all those features, all the other phones are still awesome but I feel like the optimus is more advanced :D lol
470. mtommer (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
The touchscreen. This is where all interactions begin and end. If it goes, it doesn't matter if the device still powers on, makes calls, can browse the internet, or multi-task.
471. kicksetc (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)
Android is the most important feature for me.
472. s8877 (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 May 2012)
The names of the "winners" are suspiciously similar. Is PhoneArena "gives away" all these phones to the same person?
473. 2kTravis (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)
This is my first time winning. actually this is my first time submitting my name and i won, so i hope its reeal
474. s8877 (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 May 2012)
2kTravis how did you win if your name is not in the list of winners? This giveaways is just a scam. PhoneArena, you should be ashamed of this.
475. 2kTravis (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)
Update Dec 17th* we have drawn the lucky winners - congratulations to users *wi*te**47 , m**k0**0 , **cross**ow*er , *k*ra*is - please check your email for details on how to receive the prize!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^what aare you seeing? thats what i am seeing?
476. sesshomaru66 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
Processor speed/RAM, no one wants a laggy smartphone.
478. sagadgreat (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
To be honest, the most important feature to me is how long will this phone last with all of the new updates that are being made to current operating systems. With most of my phones being purchased through a carrier contract process, I need to know that my phone can at least move into the next if not the following two iterations of Android dessert goodness (whether through manufacturer updates or rooting ; ) ) so that I am not dissapointed at the end of life when everyone else is getting to enjoy all of the cool new features available to them. Personally I can't afford to pay full out for the latest gadgets, so I always end up with an obsolete phone when it's time to renew. Having Quad core processors and updgraded ram, features that are far beyond what current offerings are providing, is a definite plus. I am currently on an EVO Shift if that gives you any indication of the pain I am feeling from the lack of being able to use all of the features that Jellybean has to offer as well as the upcoming Key Lime Pie. Oh well, antoher year may not be too bad.....hopefully!
479. Movie13 (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
The screen size on the Optimus G is Awesome! 4.7" is the perfect size screen for me, easy to watch video and and play games.
480. lacrossebowler (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)
I some greatful to have won. Now I just need to have phonearena tell me how to claim my prize!