Samsung 7 Edge
Would not sacrifice:
1.Synced Email, Calendar and Contacts thru Google and GMail
2.Not tied to any particular service provider (unblocked?)
3.Room for at least 128GB SD card (preferably 256 if available)
1.Phone manufacturer Bloatware!
3.Don’t have anything else worth considering
I am not sure about bringing value to the market. If they seamlessly intergrate with other Eve products, that would be a plus. I really don’t know much tech about phones. I’ve had good luck with Samsung Products like our phones and tablet, bad luck with LG phones. Honestly, I buy whatever of the better known brand name phones (or a name I’ve had good fortune with) I can afford that has good value for the features you get. My son has a Motorola Z Droid and he’s pretty happy with it, but he has limited use of it, but it hasn’t had any problems. I understand why most phones are purchased with phone service contracts, I have to buy them that way, as plopping down $700-$900 for each phone is pretty pricey with 3 of us in this house. But I hate the fact that they have already sold or otherwise let my phone numbers, whenever we had to get a new line,out to telemarketers and robocallers before I even get out of the door.
I would like to get:
1.Android phone which allows me to get my google apps and store apps.
2.It would be 32gb with options for larger sizes as people may want
3.Front and back cameras with decent (not fancy) capability and shake-proof pics and video recording for my seizures and tremors.
4.Sd card at least 128gb on up (LG I think goes up to 1TB capability though no one makes those SD’s yet).
5.Good reception, though maybe that is only a function of the phone service provider?
6.No curved edge (wish I hadn’t got that version, but the regular edge Samsung wasn’t on sale!)
7.Either make a deal with Otterbox or develop similar strength cases. Safety at least for 2 meter drop on concrete. (I’ve had Ottorboxes dropped 7 feet on concrete floor with no damage to the phone) and I heard that Otterbox claims you can run over them with a Ford Quad Cab truck without damage, not sure if that’s true, but they are hella strong!
8.USB-C charging port
9.usual accessories like cable and wall charger with option to buy a car charger, which would have to be developed, but since we have a wall charger that’s probably not an issue.
We have only 2 more payments on 2 of our 3 phones and then we will own them. Since they work fine, I doubt my wife will want to spend money on new phones so I’m in no rush. I would like to see Eve make one, but I think there are other things to work on first which you already have started planning for. I think its something to watch the market and see how things go. The Chinese already are in Brazil and South Africa and South Korea has a large percentage of its population owning phones. I think this is a tough market to get into unless you make something like a hybrid tablet-smartphone that will plug into your mini-PC or V. I don’t know the feasibility of this, I’m not a marketing person, just a number cruncher!
Personally, I think it benefits Eve to stick first with products that can be integrated with existing products or don’t take much development time and money. We have the dock, thoughts of the mini PC, possible tablets, these are items that can work well together which I believe makes them easier to sell under our one brand name and it’s all about the brand. Make great products which work together, have value, no junk included, will be recognizable when you see the name “Eve.”
I have no idea what I am saying.