What amazing phones have been. I had most of those recalled in this article. This was back when you really had a choice, from OS to different designs to a point. The phones weren’t priced as high as they are today and all were flagships of their time. I still have a Samsung Note 4 and S5 in their original boxes. I liked them very much.
Better than the exynos 2200
Ah the Galaxy Nexus, now it brings me back. I only had one for a few months, but it was a great device.
I still have a working Samsung 8910i.
You have to remember that even though ti could run many operating systems, on a series of chips, the first 1 ghz snapdragon, in the HTC HD2 could run them all, as far as I know everything except ios had to run on this little chip, up to Windows XP, which with the correct t-mobile version of the htc hd2, with double the memory, and a properly edited rom of XP (embedded) and it would go, slowly, but it worked, with an externally powered USB network hub, you can plug in whatever you need.
If htc had listened to people and built a hd3 and then a hd4, all in the same vein as hd2, fully unlockable and capable hardware, a proper developer phone, then maybe they wouldn’t find themselves in such precarious circumstances as ‘they do now, almost back to their xda, pre HTC days.
If they tried an htc hd3 now, I think they would be surprised at how many changes they make, if they do it right, but unfortunately that won’t happen.
Still my favorite phone, though, the legendary htc hd2..
Nokia should remake phones.
They disappear and no one remembers them. This is how fast the mobile chipset is developing and it looks like they haven’t been able to catch up or something.
Anyway, I hope MEDIATEK and QUALCOM keep pushing each other, good for the consumer. I also support UNISOC to further push the lower level segments. EXYNOS, let’s just pray that they stay alive in more years and see the fruits of AMD.
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Pumpino, 2 hours agoI remember buying the Galaxy Nexus and wanting to return it because it was so big. I didn’t have… moreI had a Galaxy Note edge with snapdragon 805. It was a beast back then.
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Poco F4 will be released with snaodragon 870, Poco F4 Pro with Dimensity 9000 and Poco F4 GT with snapdragon 8 gen 1 (rumored)
I still use it in my galaxy nexus as a gsm phone only (after removing all google apps)…after 10 years of use the battery still holds its juice for up to 7 days!
very good chip… (powerVR was also a very good gpu unlike mali)
I remember buying the Galaxy Nexus and wanting to return it because it was so big. I had no idea what awaited me. 😉
I still remember using the Symbian S60 series.