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    SJ wouldn't have liked this.

    Last edited by Arthur; 11th September 2013 at 11:35 PM.

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    Will they be making special pockets for men for the new smart phones or will we be going back to belt clips?

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    Well, I just spent £118 on one of these for Mrs Dos_Box's birthday: Cubot GT99 - 4.5 Inch IPS HD screen Android 4.2 Quad: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics seeign as the N9770 I got earlier this year was too big for her to use effectively.
    Quad core, all mod cons, very nippy and with an excellent display. Review to follow soon
    Will wait eagerly for the review - specs look good but heard many differing opinions of these.

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    Why the iPhone's fingerprint sensor is better than the ones on older laptops

    With the new sensors you donít have to move your finger, just press it against the reader. And like the sensor in the iPhone 5S, the sensors that will be in laptops and keyboards and other phones can detect the ridge and valley pattern of your fingerprint not from the layer of dead skin on the outside of your finger (which a fake finger can easily replicate), but from the living layer of skin under the surface of your finger, using an RF signal. That only works on a live finger; not one thatís been severed from your body.

    This will protect you from thieves trying to chop off your finger when they mug you for your phone (assuming theyíre tech-literate thieves, of course), as well as from people with fake fingers using the fingerprint they lifted from your phone screen.

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    Won't stop a thief putting a gun to your head and asking you to place you finger on it. It does not matter though as the dumb Apple faithful will still part with £700 for a finger print sensor.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Won't stop a thief putting a gun to your head and asking you to place your finger on it.
    Will thieves be able to tell the difference between an iPhone 4S, 5 and 5S before they run off with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    It does not matter though as the dumb Apple faithful will still part with £700 for a fingerprint sensor.....
    Most people will not be spending £709 though (for the same reason most people don't buy the £739 128GB iPad with 3G). The majority will buy them on contracts for less money up-front (but more overall).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Will thieves be able to tell the difference between an iPhone 4S, 5 and 5S before they run off with it?


    Most people will not be spending £709 though (for the same reason most people don't buy the £739 128GB iPad with 3G). The majority will buy them on contracts for less money up-front (but more overall).

    No matter how you sex this up Arthur - it's a daft amount of money to pay for a phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    it's a daft amount of money to pay for a phone.
    I agree, but that won't stop people buying them.

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    WAIT! Theres a new coaster for my mug and its only £709, hmmm

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    Most people won't see it is costing them £709, they only see as far as the monthly cost. A bit like buying 2nd hand cars for only £39 a month finance over 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mole View Post
    Will wait eagerly for the review - specs look good but heard many differing opinions of these.
    Will have it done soon. So far she's not had any issues at all and it fairly flies as regards performance. The problem that most have is that getting Chinese phones with less than a 5" screen size and running 4.2 is a nightmare. The Cubot GT99 is pretty good value for money, especially given the higher res screen and quad-core processor that last years chipset of choice, the MTK 6577, didn't have

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    It's alright folks I'll sell you a phone that's shiny for £700. All I need is your name, contact list, set of finger prints, and I've put GPS in it so I know where you are all the time and I can sell that on to Big Bro.

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    Have to say, i find these threads kinda insulting and upsetting....

    I get little jokey digs now and then, fine i can deal with that and laugh it off. This feels almost personal....

    I don't appreciate being called a moron cus i have an iPhone. I don't own it for bragging rights...

    I pay a monthly contract, it does what i want it to so i'm happy. I cant believe that there is almost a stigma for having a certain brand of phone....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Have to say, i find these threads kinda insulting....
    iPhone user?

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    Yep, i've got an iPhone 5...had an iPhone 4.

    I own an iPad Mini and an iPod Touch...so i must be a complete loser...
    Last edited by Little-Miss; 13th September 2013 at 12:05 PM.

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