Review of the week

Review of the weekOh boy, what a week. Emotions were running high after the iPhone 5C (and iPhone 5S) launch, when Apple failed to deliver a “budget” phone – despite never having promised such a device, and then we had the trolls, and then I was a “hypocritical moron” for trolling the trolls with "bile", then we debated the importance of profit over market share...

On that note, it was 'Budget iPhone' was a pipedream, iPhone 5C price starts at £469 topping the comment charts, with 66 posts.

In the world of apps, Le Vamp proved to be an enjoyable endless runner, while Dumb Ways To Die is short and sweet; a little too short, but worth checking out.

And since it's in stock at the time of writing, we'll give Deal of the Week to the Motorola Razr i at £149.99 on Three (with an obligatory £10 top-up).

Happy weekending, tout le monde!

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Treab  Sep. 14, 2013 at 13:20

Tbf ... the 5C is a budget iphone... its a plastic iphone to replace the metal iphone 5... just apple are morons in not selling it for the right price.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 14, 2013 at 14:01

Tbf ... the 5C is a budget iphone... its a plastic iphone to replace the metal iphone 5... just apple are morons in not selling it for the right price.

Actually, Apple never called it "budget" or "cheap".

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 14, 2013 at 14:43

PS:
TBH, I too was expecting a 'cheaper' iPhone... but hey.

Also: when Samsung and Nokia release plastic phones ...etc etc.

Treab  Sep. 14, 2013 at 14:54

PS:
TBH, I too was expecting a 'cheaper' iPhone... but hey.

Also: when Samsung and Nokia release plastic phones ...etc etc.


Samsung nokia have never said they wouldn't apple do (saying its cheap)

also whilst they may not say we are doing a cheap iphone by reducing their manufacturing standards they are in fact producing a 'cheaper' iphone so should be priced accordingly ;)

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 14, 2013 at 15:59

PS:
TBH, I too was expecting a 'cheaper' iPhone... but hey.

Also: when Samsung and Nokia release plastic phones ...etc etc.


Samsung nokia have never said they wouldn't apple do (saying its cheap)

also whilst they may not say we are doing a cheap iphone by reducing their manufacturing standards they are in fact producing a 'cheaper' iphone so should be priced accordingly ;)


Sturdier, more colorfullerer, funner. It should be MORE expensive!

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 15, 2013 at 10:26

More seriously, though: Take Nokia's output: the Lumia 925 has the luxury build. It's €200 cheaper than the 1020 on prepay. Cause under the yellow plastic the 1020 has the goodies.
The iPhone 5C has the iPhone 5 goodies under the hood - plus a better battery.
The back won't look as crappy as a used iPhone 5 after 2 days. If you don't mind the horrific (imho) colours of the 5C it can be argued it is the better phone. No aluminium back...so what? The SGS4 costs more or the same here in Ireland than the HTC One.

For a good while now people argued the flimsy backcover on the highend Galaxies is rock solid - once correctly in place. And they are right. I still preferred the metal slide on case of Samsung's Wave 3. But hey. That didn't sell it. It's the complete package that sells.

The 5C for me screams, " put me in a neat black case! Quiiiiiiiiiiiick!!!"

Same goes for the non-black Lumias.
Elop and Cook don't listen to me. Evah!

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