iPhone I think its on a seperate special SUPER package LOL. You get iPhone you also get to pay for the I HAVE AN APPLE brand even in your cellular bills !
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Yeah I knew the others were cheaper, but I was taken in by the lure of unlockable 3G/GSM phones, and the upcoming LTE. Also, when I first came to Japan I was in line to get an AU phone but they never called me (too many preorders) and I ended up either waiting 1-2 months for a phone on AU or getting an equivalent phone available immediately on DoCoMo (the old SH-03C, seems like so long ago now).
Softbank's Android lineup just plain ****s though, so I never really considered them after seeing how much they were asking for a Desire HD (adding the fact that my 6-12 months visa made them unwilling to give me a contract thus no discounts on phones).
With AU's WiMax and docomo's LTE, softbank has got to stop offering free otou-san bikes and upgrade their network instead LOL
Oh and AU's ezweb Mail app is way nicer than DoCoMo's sp-mode mail. Miles ahead.
With the Digno, I appear to be losing signal frequently enough, and just as with my UQ WiMax modem I used to own, I lose WiMax signal when on a train going full speed between 2 stations. Maybe it's just my phone and not the AU network, I don't know... I'll find out on my next phone purchase, hopefully not before the end of the year LOL.
LOL if only... Could only get the bike by switching to Softbank and signing a new contract though.. no thanks :P just switched to AU a week ago
Can't the rest be bought by "aliens" too, or are these otousan products reserved for residents of Japan? I never tried to buy any, even when I had a non-tourist visa...
EDIT: I do have otousan astronaut stickers though they were giving for some smartphone promotion last week (I think).
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Throw some in the box if I buy your sh-13c, hm?EDIT: I do have otousan astronaut stickers though they were giving for some smartphone promotion last week (I think).
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Well already over 2 weeks since I got it, so far I don't have many complaints! Solid phone like my initial impressions were.
I'm still working on those picture comparisons, but suffice to see I often bring my Xperia Ray (small and compact, easy to bring) if I know I'll need to take good pictures. Front-facing camera is mediocre, anything less than a sunny day / well-lit room and it's like looking at myself through a veil.
Battery life is in general acceptable except when I turn on tethering, for obvious reasons. WiMax tends to go on standby when not used, which is great for battery life and may cause issues with apps when the WiMax doesn't wake up early enough (eg Kakaotalk, when I send a message and the WiMax is on standby, it'll fail just before WiMax is active - less than 5 seconds usually - and I have to re-send the message). Most apps deal with this well however (Browser, Mail, GMail, Youtube, well, basically anything I've thrown at it except Kakaotalk and maybe more which I can't remember at the moment).
So I still bring my 3000mAh portable charger almost always, just in case... It's very useful.
Got no complaints about the screen, it's on par with my (now sold) Nexus S, perhaps much less of a battery drain if I can trust the Android Battery Usage graphs. Bright and readable in direct sunlight, usable at night, good colors and very readable overall. 4" seems to be the sweet spot for me usability and readability wise so far, though I haven't used a > 4" phone for any length of time as I never owned anything bigger.
Loudspeaker appears louder than my Nexus S which is great when the phone rings, but being in Japan I'm in "manner mode" (aka silent/vibrate mode) almost always and the vibrator could have been stronger, I often miss emails or calls. Not that I worry so much, emails are made to be asynchronous and there's that useful LED.
Anyways like I said in my initial impressions, mid-range Android phones are now worth it, a far cry from the 600MHz POS's from 1-2 years ago. I'Ve encountered nothing except graphics-heavy games (something I rarely play) that overtaxed my CPU/GPU, everything is smooth as hell, which I think is a good improvement over what I got from Sharp so far in the last 1.5 year. Extremely Stable. AU Home is nice and simple, prettier and easier than Palette . Haven't found myself installing third-party launchers yet.
I wish the stock E-Mail client had been modified a bit. Ez-Mail is usable and awesome. C-Mail is annoying cuz CDMA can't handle simultaneous 3G DATA + voicecall/SMS, resulting in data being cut sometimes when I'm not on WiMax. Not a big deal in general.
Was a well-spent 15000¥