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post #91 of 163
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ImperialX: where do you get your manga from?



Try this app. It's amazing. So easy to download practically any series you want on your iPad. Can read online and offline. 

 

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/manga-storm/id417341160?mt=8

 

This is the free version that only allows you to store 3 series offline but read anything online. If you want to carry more than 3 series with you , you need the full version. I have it and it's worth it.


Enough reason for me to shell out for an iPad. /thread


To stay even remotely on topic, I have a Nokia N8 and am planning to buy its true successor, PureView 808. So flay me alive.


Edited by jgray91 - 3/27/12 at 3:54am
post #92 of 163
Why would we flay you? Lol

Why isnt it enough of a reason? Many people buy game consoles just for one awesome game or thing they liked! And it happens to everyone
post #93 of 163

It's rather hard to justify just one niche device when you already have a laptop that can do the same but (sometimes) more. And my laptop isn't even the latest one, so that makes it harder to choose between a quite niche device and a to buy a new and arguably more versatile device. I already do contemplate of building a desktop as I've been itching to play current games at more than "Low" or minmaxed settings to pass off as "Medium". But as it stands now, my status in Moscow as a non-native foreign student is still undecided in the next 1 year, so lugging the gear back after one year of building it is a stupid thing, including all the stuff I need to take back home to my native country. So while my dear mind-overlords Curiosity and Greed demands for them, Common Sense still won out (disregard the spending on head-fi gear please).

 

Its the trend that's been on the rise right now that to even contemplate of getting a Nokia Belle device, let alone any older Symbian-based Nokia device, automatically make you a loser and a heretic in the emerging pseudo-religious hobby of smartphones. Personally, as long as you're happy with what you're using, then fine; just don't bother me with your crazy half-religious ravings of "this app is so cool!!!1!" (not to anybody here in particular, let's make that clear). I do see merit in all the current platforms though. Want apps? iOS. Want more choice but don't want to sacrifice apps? Android. Want something new? WP7. Want some torture? Any Symbian-based Nokias. To be honest though, as a moderately long-time user of Symbian OS, the latest iteration Belle is more than good enough for most people. Even at the second last iteration (Symbian Anna) is still less than usable except for long time users, and even that frustrate me a lot. As it stands now though, ecosystem is the game, and I don't see Android winning there any sooner than Apple (almost there) or Microsoft (also almost there IMO).

 

Besides, even if one were to dismiss the 41MP of the PureView 808 as a gimmick, then read around more than just the American blogosphere. I'm bad at explaining things to people, especially something I don't fully understand myself, but I will try. Suffice it to say, Nokia uses the gigantic imaging sensor, even to the standards of point-and-shoot cameras, to oversample a captured image and combine them to virtually eliminate any trace of noise or something like that. 

 

That came off as a little ranty. But there. And I've seen the best from both Apple and Android can offer: iPhone 4 and SGS2. (Nobody in my circle of friends are crazy enough to drop their iPhone 4 for the 4s. Yet.)

post #94 of 163
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IWant apps? iOS. Want more choice but don't want to sacrifice apps? Android. Want something new? WP7. Want some torture? Any Symbian-based Nokias. To be honest though, as a moderately long-time user of Symbian OS, the latest iteration Belle is more than good enough for most people. 

 

That came off as a little ranty. But there. And I've seen the best from both Apple and Android can offer: iPhone 4 and SGS2. (Nobody in my circle of friends are crazy enough to drop their iPhone 4 for the 4s. Yet.)


1. Well said and agreed

2. It's funny how u put the 4 vs s2 - their prices are the same, but the s2 beats the 4 hardware wise by a mile :)

 

post #95 of 163
But the 4 has comparablr benchmarks, a better GPU and other than screen quality the 4S smokes the s2 and every other smartphone on the market in performance. Blame it on android os that they used the more easier to mass deploy but leas efficent dvm and not jvm.
post #96 of 163

While I haven't been able to test their headphone out yet (my friends' music is, shall we say, 'casual'), so I can't say anything on that front; I agree mostly. Camera-wise, both of them, to my less-than-perfect eyes are almost the same (and also almost the same as on my Nokia N8, which irks me a lot to be honest tongue_smile.gif). Screen-wise, I will say the S2 but because I have monkey's fingers. If you could see mine, they are long. So the huge size truly benefits me more, and besides, more screen estate for videos. As my animephilia was rekindled recently, if I were to get a new phone not the 808 Pureview, I need to get anything huge, to enjoy watching videos, and to accommodate my monkey fingers. Other than the physical size, I can't say for sure which one is better, or rather more preferred, as they are not mine; so no extensive analysis on my front. Build-wise, I'd be a lot less worried with the plastic build of the S2 rather than the 4, but elegance-wise, I prefer the almost all glass 4 than the very mediocre plastic S2, to say it mildly. Apps-wise... well lets not go into that.

 

All in all, for me it all comes down to one's preference. I don't see the need nor the reason for the utmost and strict faith for a platform other than to feel that you made the right choice investing in one or the other. Me? I'm an unabashed Nokia fan (omg look at that N9 full body design! I mentally jizzed when it was announced! Don't care about the WP7 clone though :P) and with the 808 PureView announcement made back in MWC 2012, my plans to acquire either an N9 or a Galaxy Nexus was dashed off, burned and stomped on the ground to make way for the new camera powerhouse of the smartphone world. Even if most thinks that "Symbian is severely lacking". IDGAF! I know what I want, so you don't get to tell me what I can like or not. very_evil_smiley.gif But I can see the merits for other platforms, and I know what my preferred platform is lacking for somebody else and why they won't like it.

 

Lol another rant. wink_face.gif

post #97 of 163

So the 4s smokes the S2 now. What happens when the S3 comes? Then from the other Android OEMs (although most aren't worth mentioning IMO)? Specs wars are only for needless debates that ends up in flamewars, and e-peen contests. Hurr my phone is faster than yours be 1 ms. Big deal.

post #98 of 163
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No the 4s is still slower and worse than the s2 hardware wise LOL

 

and no 512mb ram more - even u should know what that means ;)

let alone screen, LTE etc

post #99 of 163
^have you seen benchmarks? A phones hardware is only as good as the OS and how efficent it is and hardware unification.
post #100 of 163
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^have you seen benchmarks? A phones hardware is only as good as the OS and how efficent it is and hardware unification.

True - and nop

 

That said the s2 does fly - I've tried it

 

post #101 of 163

We're going for latest models and builds aye? Then compare also 4s to the Galaxy nexus. I won't say anything because I haven't personally tried both of them at all. Benchmarks, like measurements for headphones, only speak for a fraction of the story. EDIT: That said, the only Android phone that made me go "ZOMG needs to get it now" is the Galaxy Nexus. Well that was before the 808 Pureview naturally, and as a Nokia enthusiast I must get the 808.


Edited by jgray91 - 3/27/12 at 8:39am
post #102 of 163
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The s2 is > to the Nexus.

 

The nexus ONLY has a 720p screen + comes already with ICS (even though s2 will be getting it)

Everything else is worse off than the s2.

Incl is the price...

 

So my suggestion is to get the s2.

 

post #103 of 163
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MAC people being up market snobs, who like to present themselves as rich people.

 

Absolutely agree. I'm not telling about Mac users but generally Apple fans. They are definitely trying to distance themselves from poor people who can't afford an Apple product. 

 

post #104 of 163

And walk around looking like your avatar?

post #105 of 163
Thread Starter 
And there again lies my observation of apple = beats products.
Wanting to be different and showing off. I remember at school people bragging back then about their iphones...if only i had a sgs equivalent back then to shut them up.

And hey, if a cat has that style and can genuinely walk on 2 feet, he can wear whatever he wants lol
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