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[Q] Is the ZTE Crescent still the best replacement for the Blade?

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By Shahmatt, Member on 29th April 2012, 04:16 AM
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Hi guys,

I'm just wondering if the Crescent still remains the best replacement for the Blade.

Do we know if there are any other worthy budget alternatives being released within the next few months?
 
 
29th April 2012, 07:34 AM |#2  
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Hi guys,

I'm just wondering if the Crescent still remains the best replacement for the Blade.

Do we know if there are any other worthy budget alternatives being released within the next few months?

Quite a few bladers are buying Huawei G300.
29th April 2012, 10:12 AM |#3  
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something with good community support will go well crescent doesn't have a big commmunity
29th April 2012, 10:17 AM |#4  
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Take a phone with armv7 procesor, armv6 id dead

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29th April 2012, 01:00 PM |#5  
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Take a phone with armv7 procesor, armv6 id dead

Send from my ZTE Blade!

Not totally true. Didn't we just get ICS drivers

PS : I know we only got it after the groubal, but still.....
29th April 2012, 05:38 PM |#6  
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Not totally true. Didn't we just get ICS drivers

PS : I know we only got it after the groubal, but still.....

We have hw video decoding and camera? No
And lot of app and very good game are only armv7

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29th April 2012, 06:49 PM |#7  
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We have hw video decoding and camera? No
And lot of app and very good game are only armv7

Send from my ZTE Blade!

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29th April 2012, 09:36 PM |#8  
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I own both phones and my opinion is the crescent is faster and has a better camera including a front facing one but it is more bulky in the pocket slightly harder to unlock has not that many roms at the moment and is a finger print magnet. The blade is now equal when it comes to game play has loads more roms , feels nicer in your pocket and a massive following and help. So if you what to upgrade the crescent really isn't much of one. I am back to using my blade.

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Might be better off buying one of last year's good phones instead, you should be able to get something with ARMv7 (so all apps & games work) for a similar price, or not much more, maybe a 2nd hand Nexus S or something.
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Well I love my Blade. I run Swedish Snow on it and it's rock solid and stable, and does what I need.

But I think that the Blade is reaching its hardware limits. Most modern phones are ultra smooth and responsive even with stock ROMs. I wouldn't mind an upgrade to a phone with better hardware specs. A larger screen may also be a good idea.

I don't live in the UK, but I have the opportunity to get a San Francisco II since a friend of mine is traveling there within the next week. I am just wondering if it's worthwhile the purchase.

I think what makes the Blade an excellent choice is because of the massive support base. So are there any other phones which shows this type of support base, or show signs of an impending explosion of support?

How about upcoming models like the ZTE Mimosa and Era?
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30th April 2012, 07:23 AM |#11  
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I think all the phones which are one xda forum have good community, just dont take different model of a famous phone like blade s, galaxy sl, or galaxy IIG, they have bad community

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