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View Poll Results: The Best Quality Phone Manufacturer
Samsung 2 9.52%
Nokia 3 14.29%
Motorola 1 4.76%
Kyocera 0 0%
Pantech 0 0%
Blackberry 15 71.43%
Palm 0 0%
Sony Ericsson 0 0%
Sanyo 0 0%
Siemens 0 0%
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the cell phone company who you feel makes the highest quality phones?

If your phone manufacturer isn't listed, then create a reply post within this thread and list it

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Old 07-17-2007, 08:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Apple.
While I don't have one, and I choose not to... the iPhone is, in my opinion, the best designed phone yet.
I'm not speaking in regards to features and/or functionality.
You asked about the quality of the phone itself. Apple's hardware and engineering is and always has been top-notch.



By the way... BlackBerry is the model. RIM (Research in Motion) is the manufacturer.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Apple.

holy crap dude, that was quick...i literally just posted it lol
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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He waited a whole three minutes to post...
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I agree with Penguin, I know - real surprise. But the design of the phone is impressive and the speed of the OS is just as good.

I think RIM is up there but my 8800 has let me down.
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Apple.
While I don't have one, and I choose not to... the iPhone is, in my opinion, the best designed phone yet.
I'm not speaking in regards to features and/or functionality.
You asked about the quality of the phone itself. Apple's hardware and engineering is and always has been top-notch.



By the way... BlackBerry is the model. RIM (Research in Motion) is the manufacturer.

my mistake, i wasn't thinking (duhh, i knew RIM made Blackberry haha)
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He waited a whole three minutes to post...
yea it seemed almost like an instant post b/c i am multi-tasking and i looked down to read some more of this report i need to edit and i looked up and hit refresh and there was a post already...
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You get what you pay for. Every manufacturer has an impressive phone or phone line up but expect to pay lots of money for it. High end Nokia's, LG's etc. all are very well made, Iphone is in the same price category, so you should expect that to be well made as well.

All in a matter of how much you pay.
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You get what you pay for. Every manufacturer has an impressive phone or phone line up but expect to pay lots of money for it. High end Nokia's, LG's etc. all are very well made, Iphone is in the same price category, so you should expect that to be well made as well.

All in a matter of how much you pay.

This is true...however I feel certain manufacturers, regardless of price point, seem to have a higher standard of quality over others. in my opinion, i think motorola has the poorest quality for a major manufacturer, however pantech might have taken the #1 spot for that. unfortunately for nokia, they sub-contracted out their verizon cell phone line to Pantech, but kept the nokia name...bad move in my opinion. however, they seem to be holding up alright, but the verizon nokia flip phones are not very well recommended
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I dont know I have had alot of Motos and I have had great luck with them.
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Your viewpoint on this may also depend on whether your are on GSM or CDMA. Many OEM's tend to focus on one or the other as part of their business strategy. So, for example if you had great success with GSM Motorolas, you may not be as fortunate with CDMA Motorolas. (just an example, don't know if that is true of Moto or not).
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Your viewpoint on this may also depend on whether your are on GSM or CDMA. Many OEM's tend to focus on one or the other as part of their business strategy. So, for example if you had great success with GSM Motorolas, you may not be as fortunate with CDMA Motorolas. (just an example, don't know if that is true of Moto or not).
that's a good point, didn't think of that. you're right...for example...Nokia. they do mostly GSM, and all of their CDMA (at least with Verizon) is outsourced to Pantech
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I think when it comes to quality of the device itself, I have had the most luck with Motorola. From GSM and back to the older TDMA and AMPS models they always seem to hold up to torture. Although I will only use a Blackberry now, I still don't think the newer models are built as well and seem somewhat fragile.
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I think when it comes to quality of the device itself, I have had the most luck with Motorola. From GSM and back to the older TDMA and AMPS models they always seem to hold up to torture. Although I will only use a Blackberry now, I still don't think the newer models are built as well and seem somewhat fragile.
Ive had both GSM and IDEN and all were tough as nails and worked great. My wife is carrying a moto cdma and no issues with it. Matter of fact it gets better service and call quality than my BB
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I think when it comes to quality of the device itself, I have had the most luck with Motorola. From GSM and back to the older TDMA and AMPS models they always seem to hold up to torture. Although I will only use a Blackberry now, I still don't think the newer models are built as well and seem somewhat fragile.
agreed. the older BB's were much better built in my opinion. as good as the 8700 is, it's all plastic and the keypad feels very cheap and just a few months of heavy use and it starts to slide around, etc, y'know what i mean?

motorola IDEN phones are definitely top notch quality. i'm an EMT and we have several Nextel IDEN phones and we have dropped them, stepped on them, gotten them wet, and they still stand up to the challenge. we got a grant about 2 years ago and they bought a dozen of those yellow and black flip phones. they were ROCK SOLID, and we took one and kicked it around in the air like we were playing hacki-sack...and it still was absolutely fine. motorola consumer grade cell phones...well i think that's a different story. the quality of the Razr I think it sub-par and it has a very fragile housing, not to mention a poor quality hinge. the earlier motorola's were high quality but I think they started to stray away from quality when they got that new CEO and he focused solely on style (which made motorola millions and millions of dollars by the way). motorola does extensive drop testing of their phones, however when it comes to normal wear and tear and "use" abuse...i don't seem to feel their phones hold up as well as other manufacturers.

that's just my opinion though...and everyone has their own experiences
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I just got the iPhone, and must say, I am impressed.

I had the 8100 and still have the 8700g and I really was impressed with RIM after using both. The 8700g is still my favorite phone to date.

I had a Nokia with AT&T way back, and it was a sturdy phone, nothing special (but in 2000, no phones really were). I then had a Samsung with Sprint, another great phone. No frills, but very durable, lasted close to 3 years. Then I switched back to Cingular, got the RAZR, hated it. Very slow operating system, and poor call quality. Then I switched to T-Mobile, got the 8700g with data, and loved it. Best call quality I have had from all my previous phones. The speakerphone was the best, loud and clear, worked well in even noisy environments. Stable phone, great battery, durable, etc. Great phone.

Jumped on the iPhone wagon and overall, I like the phone. I like gadgets, and thats what the iPhone is to me. Its a nice phone, but its not for everyone. I think I will probably go back to a Blackberry in a couple years, after I start losing interest in gadgets.

My vote, the RIM Blackberry.
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I think I will probably go back to a Blackberry in a couple years, after I start losing interest in gadgets.

My vote, the RIM Blackberry.
Does that really ever happen?
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