Here are 5 devices that you might want to buy right now, but shouldn't
And now here are we screaming Wait! from the top of our lungs. Don’t buy that device, it might be a mistake! Not now at least. You might argue that those devices have passed the test of time, but hold your horses, captain! Let us explain why despite all gadgets below being good on their own, waiting just a couple of weeks will guarantee you that you really have the greatest gadget there is and not something you’d fall out of love in weeks.
5 devices that you might want to buy, but shouldn't
1. Apple iPhone 4S
Yes, the mythical iPhone is all around you, but with the new iPhone expected to get unveiled on September 12th and come very soon after, you’d feel like you made a huge mistake. Why? The new iPhone is believed to become the biggest upgrade since the launch of the original in 2007. It is believed to feature a 4-inch Retina display, LTE connectivity, iOS 6 and a twist of Apple magic.
2. Google Nexus 7
Yes, the Google Nexus 7 is a steal. Yes, it has a great design. And yes, your conscience will keep on blaming you for rushing to buy it if Apple introduces a brand new 7.85-inch iPad mini. Why not just avoid that unhealthy inner collision and wait a couple of weeks until September 12th to see whether Apple is indeed launching that elusive smaller and affordable iPad. Then, you can still buy the Nexus 7, but get a feeling of relief as a bonus.
3. Samsung Galaxy Note
The Galaxy Note is a phablet, a device for those caring for every additional fraction of an inch of screen space. It’s huge, but it’s nearly a year old! Don’t get fooled by its recent arrival on T-Mobile - Samsung is bringing the new Galaxy Note II in just a week and it will probably have an even bigger screen and upgraded hardware. Wait for August 29th.
4. Nokia Lumia 900
If you want to try out Windows Phone enamoured with its cute Live Tiles, wait. The flagship Nokia Lumia 900 might be a few months old, but it’s not getting the new Windows Phone 8 and it’s got that single core processor that will soon look like an antique. September 5th will bring brand new Lumias, so stay tuned.
5. Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX
The Droid RAZR MAXX might have enchanted you with that huge battery, but you’d have to settle for a compromise - the current phone doesn’t have an HD screen, and a brand new one is coming on September 5th. You guessed our prescription right - patience.
1. alchemyduelist (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
If you think the 7" iPad will be more portable, you'll be wrong! The aspect ratio of 4:3 would make it no different from it's 10" brother! Conclusion, Nexus 7 all the way!
5. MeoCao (unregistered)
Agreed, iPad mini will be too wide to hold comfortably as a book. Good point.
36. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
4:3 is so outdated
even iphone5 will change aspect ratio
86. Commentator (Posts: 2469; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Which is why the iPad 7.85" might not be 4:3. If they're releasing one device with a 16:9 ratio (the New iPhone) why not another (the 7.85" iPad)?
93. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
I will never buy apple product and even I know how they plan resolutions, ipad mini will have ipad 1,2 res
it is logic for apple
another possibility that it could have exact res of iphone 5 but i don't believe in that
thay will not create another res, too much mess for devs
94. Commentator (Posts: 2469; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Apple's not stupid, and anyone can see that a 4:3 iPad at 7.85 inches would make no sense: they're competing with the e-reader crowd at that size, and 16:9 makes way more sense for books.
As far as devs go, they'll bend over backwards to meet Apple's dimensions, no matter how many there are. There's a LOT of money to be made here.
As far as exact resolution goes, I would guess 1080p. This would give it 280.6 PPI, which would fit in with Apple's ill-defined idea of a "Retina Display." For comparison, the new iPad has 263.4 PPI.
99. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
in ios they were allways very dev friendly
if you make res 4 times bigger (iphone1 vs 4)
then dev can even do nothing and app still looks exacly the same like on older model
if resolution is new, weird or not exactly 4 times bigger, the mess is starting to happened with interpolation and everythink looks like $hit
nice to see that you too don't like 4:3
but we will see soon what will apple do
101. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
You are going to feel sooooo stupid when you see it will be 4:3. I am going to bookmark this page so I can make you eat your words.
specifically when you say "apple is not stupid"
have you been under a rock for the past few months? everyone know it will be 4:3 hence the name "iPad mini"
PS: The nexus ratio is better and even fits in your pocket. The iPad 4:3 ratio will not allow you to tuck in your pocket.
51. valapsp (Posts: 483; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
Love my Nexus 7 despite having screen flickering issues. And keep in mind that iPad mini runs on iOS which is not as customizable as Android.
56. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
But the rest of the people don't care! They want to own a Apple product, so they can keep up with the trend.
98. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
yes, a lot of immoral persons still exist who support immoral company like Apple....sadly, just see the facts:
sites.google [dot] com/site/corpsins/
75. vivzek (Posts: 26; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)
Also not to mention the price difference both will have.
95. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
My Nexus 7 has absolutely no issues and I'd never buy an iProduct other than maybe an iPod since they're the only company that's still making decent mp3 players.
57. alchemyduelist (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
doesn't matter if it's 7 or 8" because the aspect ratio kills the portability.
lucky dude, I don't have access to Google Play Devices in my country, and it's not officially here yet. Would love to get my hands on one of it if it ever comes to where I'm at
66. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
I own a 8" 4:3 android tablet and prefer the ratio far more than the 16:9, it just makes the screen look larger even though it isnt, and dont fool yourself, 8"ers are very portable...
2. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
"The new iPhone is believed to become the biggest upgrade since the launch of the original in 2007"
"feature a 4-inch Retina display, LTE connectivity, iOS 6 and a twist of Apple magic."
lol, Biggest upgrade and yet there's only 2 things that's new (iOS 6 doesn't even count as an upgrade) and a twist of Apple magic? Really?
8. MeoCao (unregistered)
They're right, 1 more row of icons is huge change we will see from Apple for a long time.
9. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Also, I didn't like the original sized iPad, since all iProducts are pretty much the same, how is the iPad Mini going to be a game changer? And I also doubt Apple will even put it at a price range that can compete with the Nexus 7 considering the 8GB Nexus 7 has such a low profit margin that totally goes against everything thing Apple stands for. Profits, Profits and more Profits.
My guess is the iPad Mini 8GB is either going to cost about $300+ for it to be similarly spec-ed as the Nexus 7, or about $200+ with a crap load of hardware features removed (probably some cheap old CPU like the A4 or A5 with not even a front facing camera)
21. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
Is there no company that will make a tablet with no 1inch bezel, just 4mm of bezel, just pure screen, so it looks and stands out from other's, like SONY, SAMSUNG Tv's. And then have some kind of grib or tripod that you hold at the back. What a innovation.
34. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
You need the bezel for holding the tablet, if you add a handle at the back, even one that retracts it will be too thick.
44. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
It won't be to thick, 9mm. But don't you think it would really look so sexy and stylish? Just pure screen.
88. -box- (Posts: 3866; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
You want the bezel to keep the screen save and other components safe from stuff like, I dunno, gravity's tendency to pull things rapidly to the ground, and to give yourself a place to put your thumbs when using the device. A Note is about the biggest device most people could use single handed (though a Galaxy Tab and Tab 7.7 fit in my hand just fine in portrait mode)
11. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
If it's the same design, it would look weird, cause of the 4inch.
24. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
LTE.... A5. A5x. A6 Exynos does not support.
52. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
uhm, yes it's the biggest upgrade, logically speaking.
biggest upgrade among the other upgrades because of the shift in screen size...
u know what makes the new iPad new? the screen! EVERYTHING THAT CHANGES WITHIN THE APPLE SCREEN is revolutionary and BIG like the MacBook Pro w/ Retina display...
ironic that apple upgrades their displays for the consumer's eyes, but the consumers really don't see what they are buying.
59. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
They are buying a designer iPhone or a iPad. That's what counts to them, even knowing the truth, they stillI ignore this logical facts. And there egoes.
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4340; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Wow Victor, The iPad mini "might change the game". Really it was Android with the introduction of the 7" tablet that changed the game. Why do you think Apple is even coming out with an iPad mini?
Everything else I agree with but with the Nexus 7 you are wrong. You mean to tell me that the iPad mini (if it comes out) will be cheaper that the Nexus 7?
I think NOT! lol
13. Victor.H (Posts: 452; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Well, if you're not dying for a 7-inch tablet like right now, would it hurt waiting just three weeks to see whether the iPad mini offers something radically new? I think it could save some people the second thoughts, but as I've said earlier in the article all of those devices are great on their own and the Nexus 7 is no exception.
25. -box- (Posts: 3866; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Fair enough, but I think there are many who wouldn't be cross-shopping any model of ipad with an Android tablet. Had I been making the point, I would have said to avoid ANY tablet purchase until Windows 8 launches, since by then the ipads will be out, some more Jelly Bean tablets might be out, and the consumer can easily compare them and decide which is best for them.
Personally, I'd go with the WIndows 8 Pro tablet, just based on raw capability and the ability to have the largest catalog of "legacy" software programs ("apps") for any operating system yet made. Plus, no "apple tax"!
26. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
If you have an Android why would you buy into the Apple ecosystem? Obviously you would already have an iPad if you wanted into the Apple market and if you don't care about a 7" tablet why would want an 8" one? Why would "iPad mini" suddenly make you want it more?
29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4340; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Ok I hear you, I really do, but to say the iPad mini "will change the game" is a bit off don't you think?
Do you really think the iPad mini will have the same specs as the Nexus 7 & even be remotely close to the Nexus 7 in terms of price?
When has Apple ever done that? If they do that then you might be right in what you said.
45. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
I think, believe the iPad mini will have lower specs, and Lowe screen resolution, along with build quality.
48. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
would have waited, but our relative already bought a Nexus 7 for us and we were rushing because of the flight dates...
after all, I dont really believe that an iPad mini will be launched... it is very logical,
83. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 110; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Victor, You know just as well as we do tht Apple and Radically New never belong in the same sentence.
4. MeoCao (unregistered)
I agree with all cases except N7. The iPad mini is unlikely and even if it materializes it will be either much more expensive or underpowered (resolution, CPU, ...).
The result is we will deprive ourselves of a month of fun.
7. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
But all of these phones look nice. The newer ones will look uglier?
10. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
How about the GALAXY NEXUS ? is it right to buy it now ?
17. Victor.H (Posts: 452; Member since: 27 May 2011)
A resounding yes. Google has slashed the price on the Galaxy Nexus to $350 unlocked, it's probably the best deal on the market right now. The Galaxy S III and the likes, in contrast, sell for over $600.
19. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
A Nexus will always be worth buying, especially if you're not on a high budget. A Nexus will never be outdated in terms of software (at least until the hardware can't take it).
14. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
My phone is 2 seconds away from being thrown in to the mississippi river and i hope that the US version of the Note II will be released the same time as the international version. thats why im waiting on the Note II.
18. Victor.H (Posts: 452; Member since: 27 May 2011)
I wouldn't bet on that, but let's hope so!
28. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
Why, what phone do you have, that your disliking it so much?
70. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I have the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G. Ive had this phone well over a year, but it's been giving me problems for the last 7 months. HTC has been a disappointment when it comes to battery life, HTC Sense has forced closed or restarted on its own, and my call quality has diminished. This phone has tested my patience, but I need a phone. The Note and Note II isnt just about the screen size because im a big man (6'7" 240lbs), its about having a better quality phone that I can keep for at least a year with little to no problems.
16. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
wow this article screams " we sucked apple off ". Nexus 7 will be a great deal for the rest of hte year unless a 10 inch tablet with its power and price point comes out. Iphone 4s make sense but you guys joined in with other apple suckers saying 3.5 in screen was perfect why the change now?
23. Victor.H (Posts: 452; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Different points of view of different authors I guess. We also ran a poll at the time the iPhone 4S launched and joined in with most reader's opinion that a 3.5-inch display was the biggest disappointment about the 4S. You can't argue with sales facts also. Millions of sales prove that a 3.5-inch screen works like a charm for a lot of people.
32. POLICE (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
Apple users, owners, new buyers, they never looked atthe size of screen, they bought it cause it was an iPhone. It's a fashion, trend, and everyone owns one , even tho knowing there's no Flash, no MMS, and its restricted
33. -box- (Posts: 3866; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I think you're contradicting yourself a bit there. You state that the small screen is the biggest disappointment for the iphone series, yet state that it works like a charm? Can't be both. I think the millions of sales stem from the fact that consumers 1) don't shop around 2) think iphone = smartphone 3) want an iphone because their friends have one, 4) make do with the small screen, because it's the only choice 5) get sucked into the apple mindset that whatever they offer must be great and worry-free 6) consumers don't care where their device is made or 7) who it's made by or 8) in what conditions, 9) think that having hundreds of thousands of apps is somehow better since most are clones or ports of another app 10) believe the onlookers at the coffee shop will look down on them for not having a apple logo on everything electronic they own 11) I could keep going, but I bored and saddened myself thinking about those folks
43. alchemyduelist (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
Haha well you could just simply put, they bought it because the iPhone was mainstream. Everyone has it, and it's human instinct to follow the majority and not be the odd one out.
20. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i say hold the purchase of all tablets since we got more then ios and android in tablet market win8(whiich is not wp8) tablets are also gonna be coming soon more option yeeehhaaaaaa!
22. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Don't get the Google Nexus -- reason -- I hate Google! Really this is the stupidest advice you could give someone, ever. Even if the iPad mini comes out, it won't be near the $200 price mark of the Google Nexus 7, then if you have an Android Phone it won't be in the same econosystem either. You would be buying two separate applications for both devices. The iPad mini changes absolutely nothing as far as it tablets go. If it does come out -- it is a grab at best at a minimal market. The reason people use the iPad is because they like the iPad size. They aren't going to suddenly move into the 8" tablet size, especially if they already have an iPad it would be pointless. They would be essentially buying a second iPad and why the f**k would they want to do that? Unless Apple really thinks their customers are that stupid. Which they may very well be. You are giving up about 2" in screen size for nothing in return.
Also to describe the tablet as a game changer is just ludicrous. What does it change? iOS 6 will come to your already owned iPad. (Unless it is a first gen iPad.) It won't have widgets, it won't have any new personalization, it will be the same old iOS with the same old icons on the same old homescreen. It will still have the same old stolen notifications that iOS has. There is nothing ground breaking here, it is the same old thing.
27. Victor.H (Posts: 452; Member since: 27 May 2011)
If you actually bother to read the article, you'd see that we've clarified that we merely suggest waiting to see what the iPad mini brings, so you don't have regrets about getting the Nexus 7 afterwards. But if you feel like you need a tablet right now and don't care about Apple, go ahead and get the Nexus 7, it's a great device.
31. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
If you bothered to read what I posted you would see I read your article and you have yet to answer the question: why would you wait? What do you think is going to be magical enough to pull you away from a JellyBean OS quadcore 7" tablet at $200, when you are already in the Android ecosystem that will be on the iPad Mini? I will wait for your answer -- and if that answer is "wait and see" then you have already answered your own biased question.
38. -box- (Posts: 3866; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Since many retailers have (typically) up to a 30-day return policy, I'd go ahead and buy a Nexus7 if I wanted one (and it's a good deal for folks who want a tablet) and if something more compelling came out, switch!