Here are 5 devices that you might want to buy right now, but shouldn't

Here are 5 devices that you might want to buy right now, but shouldn't
So, you’ve decided that you’ve had enough of your phone - you want a new one and you want it now. You hear everyone speaking about how awesome the iPhone is, you’ve probably heard about that extremely cheap Google Nexus 7 tablet, and some of your geekier friends might have surprised you with their huge Galaxy Note mixture of a phone and tablet. So, you’ve made up your mind, got a few hundred dollars to spend and are ready to sign another two years of your life to a mobile carrier.

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.

Don't hesitate to also share this list with your friends who might be planning to get a new gadget now - they will thank you later.

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107 Comments

1. alchemyduelist

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 26, 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

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

4:3 is so outdated even iphone5 will change aspect ratio

86. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

dude seriously? 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: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Dude, seriously. 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

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 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: Aug 07, 2011

@Commentator 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: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 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

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 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: Dec 13, 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: 38; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Also not to mention the price difference both will have.

95. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 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: 21; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

@bobfreking55 doesn't matter if it's 7 or 8" because the aspect ratio kills the portability. @valapsp 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: Jun 29, 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...

91. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Also, it runs iOS. Lolno.

2. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 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: 227; Member since: Jul 20, 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

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 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: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

If it's the same design, it would look weird, cause of the 4inch.

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

agree with every word of what u said

24. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

LTE.... A5. A5x. A6 Exynos does not support.

52. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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... *sarcasm* ironic that apple upgrades their displays for the consumer's eyes, but the consumers really don't see what they are buying.

59. POLICE

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 21, 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.

61. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i know. ignorant people everywheree

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

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