• Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content   07/30/15

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such softwareNintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)CUSTOM ROMS You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)ROMs must give full credit to the original authorISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact PaulOBrien directly via PM.
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed   07/30/15

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspension / ban.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Upgrading phone from blade 3?

12 posts in this topic

Posted (edited)

Hello,

I have been thinking of upgrading from this blade 3, since well its pretty laggy compared to 300-400€ phones.

I have been thinking of sony xperia v and samsung s3.

Xperia has official cyanogenmod.

Samsung seems to have better battery(usage), but it doesnt have qualcomm chipset so how good can cm be on the phone? It has Exynos 4412 Quad.

http://www.modaco.co...16#entry2125216

Galaxy S Advance has a Novathor chipset. I doubt there will be any good/fully working/stable CyanogenMod ports. If you want to use AOSP based ROMs you better stick with Qualcomm devices or get a Nexus.

Does that apply for exynos too?

Edit: Well seems that samsung s4 mini is 399e, 40e pricier than xperia, but it has qualcomm.

Edited by leripe
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Well, you really can't compare 100€ Chinese piece of sh*t from the bargain bin to devices that are three or four times more expensive. :P Blade III is an entry level device and it doesn't even try to be anything else. Somehow still some people seem to think that you should be able to do the same things with it that you'd do on a 600€ flagship device.

It applies to Exynos more than anything. If it isn't a Nexus with Exynos, forget it. Samsung generally doesn't release any source code for their platforms and they don't use the same chipset in their other devices that they use in a Nexus. E.g. other Exynos 5 devices don't benefit from Nexus 10 (5250) AOSP source code because of different chipsets (Galaxy S4 - 5410). Exynos 4 was completely skipped from AOSP and Samsung never released any proper working platform source for it. Exynos 3 is an exeption (Nexus S and Galaxy S have the same chipset) and both still run great basically everything you give them. ;)

Exynos platform has been a nightmare for developers. I don't think there's even today proper stable CyanogenMod ports for Exynos 4 devices (Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Note 2). There's absolutely nothing for Exynos 5 variant of Galaxy S4 (I guess same goes to yet to be announced Note 3). TeamHacksung has basically given up on Exynos platform and their developers have moved to another (Qualcomm) devices.

Entropy wrote an extensive Exynos 4 development saga that's quite interesting read.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I think an Oppo R819 gonna be my next device, cheap and Oppo help the scene to build custom roms and even promote some of them on thier new site

http://en.oppo.com/firmware/#

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yeah, Oppo is great. It's developer friedly, but still somewhat challenging (from a ROM developer point of view) so it doesn't get boring (vs. Nexus). Unfortunately their devices (like many China phones) are missing 900Mhz 3G bandwidth which is broadly used in Europe. And R819 is a MediaTek device which means no AOSP love for it either.

Now that price dropped on Nexus 4, I really can't see much reason to buy any other device (just as long it's available in your country :P).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Thanks konsta from answering! Well of course I never expected blades to be any good as the 3-4x pricier phones. I just now have the money to move from them, so I have been searching for the next phone to buy :)

Seems I will stick with qualcomm then, I just had to aks if anyother chipset was good for custom roms :P

I think ill go with the s4 mini.

Nexus 4 just doenst have sdcard slot, if it had I would buy it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

@KonstaT Nexus 4 is available in my country but not to the low price that Google sell it for ;(

R819 has the 900Mhz and sells in Europe for €269 i also like the dual sim feature

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

@KonstaT Nexus 4 is available in my country but not to the low price that Google sell it for ;(

R819 has the 900Mhz and sells in Europe for €269 i also like the dual sim feature

Yeah, but it's still MediaTek. No CyanogenMod, no AOSPA, no AOKP - ever.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yeah, but it's still MediaTek. No CyanogenMod, no AOSPA, no AOKP - ever.

That's sad and the vanilla android they have seems to be little old

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yeah, but it's still MediaTek. No CyanogenMod, no AOSPA, no AOKP - ever.

Buh! Seems that only mabufactures which makes good devices seems to be zte and huawei.

Seems that if I some day can stop using Blade 1, I will just buy crap-end huawei, or blade 4 :P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Gotta say that this is S4 mini performance is what i needed from phone (its like upgrading HDD to SSD in a pc), but didnt have money for it before. This is just awesome. Thanks konstat and others for great times with blade(s), without you those phones would have been much less than they are now.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Now that price dropped on Nexus 4, I really can't see much reason to buy any other device (just as long it's available in your country :P).

it's an awesome device, i like the s4 mini even better, but i have one reason for *never* getting one: amoled.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I droped my ZTE Blade 3 for some days ago and had to quickly buy a new phone and my selection fell on a Huawei Ascend P6, it works pretty well for the money, unfortunly there ar not so many custom roms yet, but the device is easy to root and there are a way to use CWM so i think ther soon is some usable roms. The orginal rom is not bad exept for the launcher, the worst launcher i ever used, but launcher are easy to change. The only bad thing i found so far is that music in headset is low, and the orginal handsfre is totaly crap.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.