PhoneArena Q&A Ep 6: Samsung's "metal" phones, LG G2 speaker, Note 3 screen brightness and more



In the sixth episode of our Q&A series, Ray S. is going through a number of interesting topics, such as Samsung's typical design language, the questionable nit count of the Galaxy Note 3's display, the Xperia Z Ultra's processor, and more!

Be sure to post your questions below for next time!

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38 Comments

1. ijklmnop

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

no tech site has reviewed quickcharge supposed to come with s800. would like to know about that.thank you

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I know the G2 is 3000 mah and from what I have seen it typically take like 1 hour to 1 hour 30 min.

22. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

i really dont think these videos are adding any value or knowledge to the readers.... i mean y would anyone want to know Ray's opinion on what resolutions would 2014 bring ?? They will just HAVE TO wait and watch

29. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

Most of the ppl , don't want tin-can sealed phones. The market prove it. Only iboys buy it, because they are Unique Breed. Ray and the other iTech "experts" must shut up, ones and forever. LOL

2. slavytodorov

Posts: 48; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Is there a chance that the iPad 5 will be more expensive than its predecessor? I certainly hope not!

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

No the ipad 4 is already overpriced they have plenty of headroom for their profit margins.

4. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I don't really have any sound knowledge about android devices but my question is if samsung builds metal devices will they have a plastic frame?

9. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

So you admit you don't have any "sound knowledge" about Android devices, yet chatting sh¡T about them.

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

chill dude, I just know Samsung = plastic

12. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

The "plastic" which sold hundreds of millions.

13. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

...and they're changing to metal O_o

18. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's a rumor.

34. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Why not?

6. vedraj

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

Hi ray,i was thinking of buying the z ultra because of its awesome screen,design,performance and the fact that it is Water Proof. Now i'm a bit confused about which phone to buy as the note 3 is available. I here that the note 3 is more compact than the ZU cos of its lower screen size,but which screen is more vibrant? as Sony has used its Triluminos display,which appears to produce a true to life colors than the over saturated screen of the Note 3.  Please guide me to buy a better screened phone

25. almostdone

Posts: 423; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Z ultra is a tablet with phone functions. Buy it If you want something that doesn't fit in your trouser / pants pcokets.

7. SPIDERMAN4

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 13, 2011

I was refering to Vivo Xplay3S

8. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

So now there is a video to justify his biased reviews?

11. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

What might we see different on phones from next year?

14. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

ray , did you uncheck the "auto adjust screen tone" on the note 3 display setting already?? you have to uncheck it to make the note 3 or all the galaxy phone's screen brighter..

15. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

That awkward moment when you write an article and refer yourself as a third person "In the sixth episode of our Q&A series, Ray S. is going through a number of interesting topics, ..." Yet this article was written by Ray S. Was it that hard to say "In the sixth episode of our Q&A series. I'll be going through a number of interesting topics, ..." lol, just saying

19. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

You that read wrong

16. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

600 nits and brightest smartphone screen ever? :D LoL nokia 701 is unbeatable in this category with result of 1000+ nits

17. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Brightest they'd ever tested. Certainly brighter than the iPhone 5s in sunlight, which they had tested. The problem was probably that Ray didn't test it in auto brightness. Though since this is a tech blog, he rely should have known that. My question was actually rhetorical. We all know Ray's agenda.

20. youdug

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

in soviet russia, note 3 does not have high nits, only broken arm.

21. mohabmemo

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

hi ray i want to buy new flagship which best (sony/htc/samsung/nokia lumia/lg)

23. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

In almost all benchmark tests the iphone comes out on top, is it because of the awesomeness of the 64bit processor or is it just because ios is a lighter OS compared to android? Peace.

37. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

The iPhone has a low resolution screen compared to Android flagships and that contributes to it along with iOS being lighter and better optimized.

24. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

where do you guys store the phones you review? is there some secret hoard in the basement of your office? :D

26. c.sonnen

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Why charging time is not included in a battery test?

27. mui2g6

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

how does the Persia zu cam stack up against that of the z1?

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