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would you rather

I was chatting to some like minded Android phone fans today and we got talk about what we would rather have on our phones. We had some interesting points and it made me wonder what would you rather have on your phone?

Below are a series of questions, some are sensible others are meant for fun, well the whole poll is meant for fun. There are no prizes, just the chance to see what we all would rather have on our Android smartphones and add our own commentary in the comments section below.

 

So if you have a spare few minutes take some time to play “Would you rather…?” and answer the following questions;

 

Begin the “Would you rather….?” Poll

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nubia x6 hands on

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oneplus 2 oxygen os vs hydrogen os

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smash the past

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xiaomi redmi note 2 sd card

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Hope you enjoyed our fun “would you rather” poll. If you have anything to add please feel free to below in the comments, and if you have any alternate questions we could have asked please also post those below as we might be doing this again.

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65 Comments

  1. Lars
    August 17, 2015

    Size does matter for me, just not 6″ :). 5″ or 5.2″ with small bezels is what I prefer.

    • mersault
      August 17, 2015

      +1

    • E8hffff
      August 17, 2015

      Yep that question wasn’t properly worded.

      • Rob
        August 17, 2015

        Another question that wasn’t properly worded was the good speaker or camera, what if we want both?? Since the main purpose of a phone is to hear someone, then surely good audio is a necessity and not a luxury?

        • August 17, 2015

          It’s just for fun, and the idea is you choose the one which is most important to you.

          • Rob
            August 17, 2015

            I know that Andi, it’s just that they are the 2 most important features for me and choosing is impossible! I’ve had lots of phones that have had one or the other and I’ve gotten bored with them very quickly because they don’t quite meet my requirements.

          • E8hffff
            August 18, 2015

            Yep I put the camera as I find that spec the most important, but I want loud clear sound too. Other want video sound bass though.

        • balcobomber25
          August 19, 2015

          What if you dont want to hear the person? Then a bad speaker is an advantage! Like when my Mother in Law calls me….

      • bojan radovanovic
        August 19, 2015

        I think it is, as i see 5’5 is now “small” to some, or to many. For me, both of them is same, just to big.
        And even though, they are best sellers. 5 inchers no one is even looking, at leas not as flagships.

  2. royd
    August 17, 2015

    I want at least 6″. I liked the variaty in sizes very much. Now it is all 5,5″ ๐Ÿ™

  3. Dante
    August 17, 2015

    Tough Choices – Damn
    i wonder what Muhammad Yasir chose…

    • James
      August 17, 2015

      I don’t know, I didn’t see an option for “too expensive”

    • balcobomber25
      August 17, 2015

      I can answer for him:

      AMAZING camera, good optimization and CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP!!!!

  4. E8hffff
    August 17, 2015

    Anything over 5 inches is tablet region and should command a much lower price. Other words we pay for compact electronics. Saying that the nice size for me is around a 5 inch screen.

    • balcobomber25
      August 17, 2015

      5.5 inches to you is a tablet? To me a tablet is anything over 7 inches. Anything under 5 inches is too small (that’s what she said!).

      • MaxPower
        August 17, 2015

        just checkin out:

        is everything ok? were you in NE or Bangkok?

        • balcobomber25
          August 17, 2015

          I am in Bangkok but my home/office is about 10 km from the blasts. My old office is about 10 meters away which is kind of scary. Brings me back to my Navy days in Afghanistan.

          • MaxPower
            August 17, 2015

            PTSD? ๐Ÿ™‚
            good to know you were not involved.

            • balcobomber25
              August 17, 2015

              I was busy playing the new Madden! Did’t even know anything was going in till the wife called me and said to stay in.

            • MaxPower
              August 17, 2015

              and you said she had nothing to worry about because you were not planning to leave the house until you finished the game. right? ๐Ÿ™‚

            • balcobomber25
              August 17, 2015

              I told her I had to go get beer and food and then I wouldn’t leave the house till I finished!

      • E8hffff
        August 18, 2015

        Once you start getting bigger than 5.5 inches, most people can’t hold and function with the device in one hand. It stops being a phone and merely a small tablet with phone features.

        • balcobomber25
          August 18, 2015

          I don’t have huge hands and I had no problems using a 5.7 inch iOcean X8 with one hand. Obviously it is easier to hold a 5 inch phone one handed but its not impossible with a larger phone, I can even use my Nexus 7 one handed. But what is comfortable me may not be for you.

    • Rob
      August 17, 2015

      What a ridiculous statement. Just because the screen is smaller do you think that all the internal hardware suddenly becomes cheaper?? People like you complain when a smaller phone is released with lower spec hardware as you feel the it should be the same as the larger version, you can’t have both!

      • E8hffff
        August 18, 2015

        It’s a fact that smaller components have a higher supply price. Phone makers are pushed for space in design, where tablets design does not unless aiming for large battery life and new hardware features.

  5. ruudjo
    August 17, 2015

    I enjoyed the poll Andi. Is it an idea to introduce the Gizchina TOP-5 of the year which can change every month as a result of new tests (factfinding) or products? I noticed you are quit happy with the LeTV Le1. So that would be the number one for starters.

    • balcobomber25
      August 17, 2015

      To do something like that you would have to another poll of both the writers of Gizchina and the fans of Gizchina. The LeTV might be his top choice but not everybody’s .

      • ruudjo
        August 18, 2015

        Two poll’s like you suggested would be fine with me. And I know beforehand that every poll will not reflect everyone’s choice. But it will provide some insight.

        • balcobomber25
          August 19, 2015

          My top 5 so far this year would be (and this is just phones I have personally used):

          1. Meizu MX5
          2. Lenovo K3 Note
          3. Jiayu S3
          4. Asus Zenfone 2
          5. Huawei P8

          • french harp
            August 19, 2015

            may i know why you put lenovo k3 note above jiayu s3?

            • balcobomber25
              August 19, 2015

              For me it is just a better experience. The S3 is a good phone that is lacking a bit of optimization, especially with the camera. And on the K3 Note the 6752 seems faster. Also I like the design and colors better. Lastly it comes down to support, Lenovo has probably the best support in the industry. They are both very good phones but the K3 is better in my opinion.

            • french harp
              August 20, 2015

              thanks! i was actually planning to buy the k3 note til redmi note 2 came along. if you managed to get your hands on the redmi note 2, pls let me know what you think about it.

            • balcobomber25
              August 20, 2015

              I will be getting one but probably not for another month, too busy with work now.

  6. E8hffff
    August 17, 2015

    I want more news on Elephone Vowney.

    • willysson
      August 17, 2015

      I want more news on Innos D6000m; it was supposed to be released in April. I also want more news on the three upcoming phones with backside E-ink displays (Siswoo, Oukitel, Umi).

  7. realjjj
    August 17, 2015

    Some of the answers are a reminder that users sometimes are just not capable of understanding what’s better for them, they just vote with what they are used to. If the average Joe would decide what’s next ,we would still be living in caves.

    • The Bastard Christ
      August 17, 2015

      LOL, its that most people aren’t spec and benchmark whores who wants all the bells and whistles that you rarely use on an overpriced, heavily marketed and hyped up flagship device. People want a decent device that does all the basic necessities smoothly and thats affordable.

    • balcobomber25
      August 17, 2015

      This response is typical of someone who can’t decide what is best for him and needs someone in a marketing department at these companies to make those decisions for him. In the world of marketing we love people like you!

  8. Pol Pastrello
    August 17, 2015

    For me the NFC is essential, the IR necessary but not essential.

  9. Andi
    August 17, 2015

    Dual SIM with no SD or single SIM and SD?

    Dual SIM with SD!

    • Allanitomwesh
      August 18, 2015

      This

  10. thoroc
    August 17, 2015

    I can’t remember last time I saw a stock android ROM.

    • balcobomber25
      August 17, 2015

      Several Chinese brands use very close to stock they usually just make a few small tweaks to the menu or add their own apps. And then there is the Nexus and Moto lines.

  11. balcobomber25
    August 17, 2015

    For me the most important factors when buying a phone:

    1. Brand – I would pay a little more for a brand like Xiaomi and know I wont have to deal with a myriad of problems that come with a cheaper phone like Elephone.

    2. Camera – I use the camera more than anything, it has to be top notch.

    3. Display – I dont care about 2k or 1080p I just want a display with good colors and brightness.

    • MaxPower
      August 17, 2015

      get an iPhone already
      ๐Ÿ˜€

      • balcobomber25
        August 17, 2015

        Luckily companies like Xiaomi, Meizu and Vivo exist so I don’t have to ๐Ÿ˜›

  12. Jimmy J.
    August 17, 2015

    Very interesting to see what the “average” demands are.
    And maybe also an easy way to do a market survey for the gizchina shop. =)

  13. Ivan Kolev
    August 17, 2015

    Apparently front fingerprint sensor is more popular. But i myself prefer it on back. Why? Because it make phone even more compact as compared to other phone on front at same display size.
    And Andy… why the result for rom isn’t appeared in poll? I preferred stock android. I just like essential thing. As light as possible and as clean as possible.
    And please for one sim only. It basically reduce your battery life if you use dual sim active. Rather than for dual sim, its better to give it slot a memory for extra storage.

    • MaxPower
      August 17, 2015

      the extra storage reduces your battery life as well.

      • balcobomber25
        August 19, 2015

        Did he just say he prefers it in the back?

  14. Muhammad Yasir
    August 17, 2015

    it was fun … and i want my camera to take me to the top on NatGeo … thanks !

    • August 17, 2015

      It will ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 18, 2015

        lol , im gonna dedicate my v.first Natgeo photo to u …
        so , u like Hippos ?

        • balcobomber25
          August 19, 2015

          Hippos are scary, I like Giraffes!

  15. Burs
    August 17, 2015

    $200 and waiting for 3 weeks, or $200 + $60 DHL shipping? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • balcobomber25
      August 19, 2015

      $60 DHL shipping?? Do you live in Antarctica? I have never paid more than $30 for DHL.

      • Burs
        August 21, 2015

        LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never ever paid for DHL. Just saying. I’ve seen such “deals” in the past, so just wanted to spice up our next fun poll ๐Ÿ™‚

        • balcobomber25
          August 22, 2015

          DHL is worth it if your impatient like me lol. But the most I have ever paid is like $30-35, but usually I pay around $19-25.

  16. David
    August 17, 2015

    The scenarios that you made up to go with every choice are very entertaining!

    USB type C and wireless charging till I die.

  17. Allanitomwesh
    August 18, 2015

    Prefer dual SIM over an SD card if it comes down to it,especially if theres a 32/64GB option(some people need more,but i personally don’t carry full length movies in my phone :P). I like the Dual SIM but SIM 2 is also a SD Card compromise tho. Was hoping for that actually on the OP2. Sigh
    Also I’d sooner pay OPPO’s tax than get a shoddy build quality device. Now, Elephone are a few rungs up from shoddy, but still,their cheaper phones especially are not exactly well put together.

  18. Flaat
    August 18, 2015

    Quite funny that all the wins are at 70% EXCEPT the camera related polls who are all quite a landslide around 80%. We just want fast focus and around 13mp pictures. This also makes sense as most modern high quality cameras dont even exceed 16mp(extreme high end not included).

    • balcobomber25
      August 19, 2015

      What do you consider a high quality camera? Most entry level DSLR’s are around 18-24 mp’s. Not that MPs really that mean much, especially in a DSLR where your lens is the most important thing.

    • french harp
      August 19, 2015

      bc dslrs are too heavy and unnecessary for casual photos

  19. amirexpressir
    August 18, 2015

    bigger battery or thinner
    nfc or not
    like all buttons on one side or both—(or even power button on top or at side-center)
    metal or polycarbonat or….

  20. prasadh
    August 19, 2015

    hey Andi , you can add three more things ,actually 4:) 1.waterproof or no waterproof
    2.) top Gpu or average GPU
    3) Stereo Front Speakers or Mono
    4.) moderate 2 GB ram or 4 GB Ram ๐Ÿ™‚