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R2112 (OP)

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2017, 09:39:43 pm »
Thank you both R2112 and Sony for posting about this i7 gaming phone. I as an ex Xperia Play owner have been waiting a long time for a decent gaming smartphone, and here you've posted one with specs that have got me hyped. I for sure want the top of the line 8gb ram 128gb storage model.
Your welcome!

R2112 (OP)

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2017, 09:41:30 pm »
6 GB ram or 8 in Android is quite absurd. It only makes it more expensive. 3 GB ram is more than enough for Android. Shield tv is a good example that 3 GB is enough.
I'd much rather have faster RAM than higher quantity of RAM, your right about that! It is pretty cheap now though so I don't mind the extra specs!

dilemina

Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2017, 01:56:59 am »






I had not seen the Moto GamePad, so thank you for bringing that to my attention, however I don't know if I can bring myself to downgrade so far from a Snapdragon 805 that powers my current phone (Note 4)

Moto z has a snapdragon 820 quad core, usually clocked at 1.8ghz, but there are models clocked higher.

The moto z play and z2 play have the weaker snapdragon 625 and 626.

But the gamepad mod will work with all of them.



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R2112 (OP)

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2017, 03:41:52 am »






I had not seen the Moto GamePad, so thank you for bringing that to my attention, however I don't know if I can bring myself to downgrade so far from a Snapdragon 805 that powers my current phone (Note 4)

Moto z has a snapdragon 820 quad core, usually clocked at 1.8ghz, but there are models clocked higher.

The moto z play and z2 play have the weaker snapdragon 625 and 626.

But the gamepad mod will work with all of them.



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Ah thanks, didn't realize the different Moto Z's would all work. The 820 would be a nice step up!

DroidX2

Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2017, 06:20:53 am »
Ok Snail! While I've always been a fan of Snail's gaming phone designs, from my brief past experience, the major issue lies with the phone aspect. Namely, carrier support. Here is the US, their devices lack the required bands to be consistently connected. Gaming device wise, I enjoyed both the 78P01, and the W3D. Beyond their apparent faults, gaming was great with these devices. But data connection and phone calls were virtually non existent. I am still unsure what happened with my 78P01 and W3D. They both just got restricted from using towers after a while.

I really hope they concentrate more on the phone aspect of the device, otherwise it'll become just another Android Gaming device, in which there are better alternatives.

Nevertheless, the gaming kid in me is still excited about this and hoping it finally addresses the issues of the past. Seems they finally stepped into Lollipop judging from the screenshots. The design reminds me of the GPD Q9. The rounded edges make it seem very pocket-able for its size. Still the same D-Pad design, i just hope it's more smooth moving. Fighting games were kind of tough with the older devices.

I assume with the omission of start and select, they will be soft buttons like the W3D. Also, with omission of L2 and R2, may make shooting games a tad more complicated for mapping.

That price point is also highly competitive. My alternative is the MOTO Z2PLAY with Gamepad MotoMod, which when combined, would be a hefty nearly 700 bucks. if not more. Even if I were to get the Moto Z, pricing would still be about 400 at best.

Well Snail, seeing as you are the only one still doing Chimera gaming phones, let's see what you got.

I, like you, am extremely frustrated with my options for true mobile gaming. There's barely any.

I have been considering just waiting for a new Note 8 and disassembling my 8BitDo Zero and literally building a new case for it out of a 3D printer that could attach to the bottom of whatever phone I buy. That's how desperate I am. I tried to get forum members here to back a phone with a gaming attachment during the "ZTE Build your own smartphone" contest, but it didn't get any traction.

I had not seen the Moto GamePad, so thank you for bringing that to my attention, however I don't know if I can bring myself to downgrade so far from a Snapdragon 805 that powers my current phone (Note 4 - also has IR Blaster for my TV / Stereo) and I hate carrying the Zero on my key ring at work as it just looks unprofessional.

The i7 looks like a decent solve, but I just don't know judging from my difficulties trying to acquire a W3D, and the eventual price hike (If it comes out the day it's supposed to, I'd be *OK* paying the price premium I guess, but it's almost assuredly going to be a wait...) but I'm willing to buy. Give me the chance, Snail, and don't screw me over!

It's odd that the Moto Gamepad hasn't been all that talked about. It kinda comes as exactly as I mentioned once, whereas, make a great phone, then make an attachable controller to go with it like a case. The controller has full featured buttons. The only reason I would consider the Snail is that the buttons are a part of the phone, and honestly, the design is really nice, even if it does completely rip off the PS Vita second edition.

As for acquiring the W3D, it's available on Aliexpress and OYEShop. But with this speculated to be 100 bucks cheaper, might as well wait. I'm also expecting that with the release of the Snail I7 (WHO NAMES THIS STUFF???) any support that the W3D would have had, even though there was none, will be pretty much non-existent.

However, all this with Snail, as happy as I want to be, I'm reminded of the W3D announcement, which came to great fanfare, all over tech news, pre-order on Amazon, and all that, only to come out 2 years late through the back door with no support for the device. It remains to be seen what Snail plans to do. Since both the Moto Mod gamepad and the Snail I7 seem to release along with each other, August will tell the tale.

By the way, what did ZTE decide on, I stopped checking after the gamepad mod didn't make the cut. Probably some flagship phone with a snapdragon attached to it.

Phawx

Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2017, 04:06:35 am »
Between Z2 + Gamepad and Snail i7, this is probably *the most* equipment we've seen in a long time.  These types of devices are seemingly so hard to convince people they should exist.

The usual arguments is, "why don't you just get a vita or 3DS and a nice phone?"

The argument annoys me so much because there are thousands of bar form-factor phones on the market.  To argue that it shouldn't exist when there have been less than 6 actual gaming phones to hit the market, I just don't understand it.

More than likely I'm going to stick with the Z2 as it has the Snapdragon 835, latest Android with very little skinning and nice dual camera.  Plus I can remove the gamepad when I don't need it. 

So looking forward to it.

Still, I'll probably like to look at a Snail i7.
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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2017, 08:49:43 am »
Z2? Sony Xperia Z2?
SONY PS3
SONY PS4 Slim
SONY PS4 Pro

GPD XD

R2112 (OP)

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2017, 11:02:32 pm »
I'd guess Z2 as in Moto Z2? Not sure if that device exists.

It's true- there's so very little innovation or differentiation in the cell market now it's insane. Not even ten years ago you could find keyboard slider devices, clam shell or flip style devices, all with mid to high end hardware and price points, etc.

Now you have almost nothing different in the entire market.

I just can't believe that no one wants to try anything different. I guess the market has changed to the point where an oddball device isn't worth it if it doesn't sell millions. Sony (the company not user here LOL) lost all of it's unique designs and trying crazy devices like it used to, and no one else is willing to deviate away from the candy bar iPhone clone.

Phawx

Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2017, 12:38:54 am »
Z2? Sony Xperia Z2?

Moto Z2.  Getting announced July 25th.

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2017, 03:12:55 am »
Ah ok, thanks mate. I was thinking old school smartphones lol.
SONY PS3
SONY PS4 Slim
SONY PS4 Pro

GPD XD

montie1965

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2017, 08:39:57 am »
This has my attention. Just wished that the premium version had the Helio x30 chipset.

dilemina

Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2017, 12:47:07 am »
This has my attention. Just wished that the premium version had the Helio x30 chipset.
Or a snapdragon 835+ or Samsung Processor.

Did you know that the earlier gamepad phones (much i4) made by this company were powered by Samsung Exynos processor? I believe it was Exynos 4412.

And many games with intense graphics would perform much better than on their later released phones like the much i5 and 78p01.

Too bad they didn't have a multiple device deal with Samsung, as their processors are much better for gaming than what mediatek has to offer.

Don't know how Helio processors perform though, and I bet it keeps the device price down a bit.

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montie1965

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2017, 05:37:37 am »
A Snapdragon 835 would be great. (but probably expensive)
Chinese companys normally have Chinese chipsets in their mobiles because they can get the chipsets cheaper.
The Helio x30 seems like a decent Chinese chipset to me.

Miles Wolf

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2017, 01:03:43 pm »
Oh look, it's another phone-console wich because of its stupid big size won't be able to be used as a phone!

And the machine isn't still available and its design already looks old, like from 2000.

I want a new version of Much G2, damn it!




Phawx

Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2017, 10:53:18 pm »
Oh look, it's another phone-console wich because of its stupid big size won't be able to be used as a phone!

And the machine isn't still available and its design already looks old, like from 2000.

I want a new version of Much G2, damn it!

The only thing I'm concerned about is the protruding analog sticks.



Really is unfortunate that a slider gaming phone hasn't been made since the Xperia Play.

 

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