(C) Screen Size = 3.6"
Originally Posted by EvilKell
4” Would be an “A”, a “B” would be the 3.6” screen with a smaller overall phone footprint.
(C) Screen Resolution = 480x800, 260dpi
480x800 was “superphone” status back when I bought my Pre+. Today everything has it, even the most pedestrian of phones. Personally it is “big enough for me” but it is nothing special and is certainly “average,” which is what a C grade represents.
(*) Battery = 1230mAh, replaceable, based on Veer life should be very good
Pointless to grade by itself. Let me know how long it lasts in real world situations and then I’ll give it a grade.
(B or C) Rear Camera = 5MP Autofocus, Geotagging*
Look at the pictures coming out of that Sony/Ericsson phone, then get back to me if the Pre3 can keep up. And giving it an “A” because they have “restrained themselves from getting caught up in the MP race” is pure favoritism.
Although I hesitate to give a grade because we really don’t know much of anything about the phones picture taking ability.
(C or D) Front Camera = VGA, Video Conferencing Capable
VGA at this point is depressing. Fine to check the box for a middle tier phone, but substandard if we’re looking to call this thing a superphone.
Again, hesitate to give a grade, but I’ve *never* seen an embedded VGA imager that even did a decent job of video conferencing.
(A) CPU = 1.4GHz Single Core
Like I said earlier, proof is in the pudding. If the thing loads webpages “PC fast,” I’ll call it a superphone.
(B) Memory = 512MB RAM
(C) GPU = Adreno 205
Adreno 205 is clearly “average” when looking at phones being released now or within the last few months. Let’s not try and make it into something it isn’t. Average means “C.”
(C) Storage = 8/16GB Internal
Surely sufficient for most use, but I wouldn’t give it a “B” until it sports a microSD slot. Not because I think it needs more space, but because of the flexibility it gives in swapping/transferring large sums of data. An “A” would be if the mSD card was accessible without taking the back off.
(C) Ports = 3.5mm, microUSB 2.0
Every phone has those, thus completely average.
(B) Wireless = Wireless N 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 2.1
“B” is being kind. I personally don’t buy the thought that supporting 5Ghz N is going to do much of anything for a phone. As for giving it an “A,” not a chance when it doesn’t support BT 3.0. We’re talking about what it takes to be a superphone for the duration of a 2 yr contract. BT 3.0 offers nothing now, but a year from now it will be limited without it.
(B) Data Network = HSPA+, EvDO, CDMA/GSM
It stays at a “B” only because it is a world phone.
(B) Other Features = aGPS, Accelerometer, TTS (lacks NFC, Gyro)
I keep it at a “B” because of the included touchstone charging back. TTS does very little and everything else is completely average for any smartphone now.
With all that said, I’ll reiterate what I said previously in the thread, the specs don’t really matter to me much. If the screen *looks* good and the browser loads pages “PC fast” that will be an acceptable test of its “Super-ness.” Everything else should pretty much be a given. At the same time though, no matter how slick it works it will never be considered a “superphone,” based on its specs, from the larger smartphone community. It just won’t.