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Suggestions for Phone Reviews

I really have two suggestions for reviewing phones:
1. Please bring back the category on call quality pertaining to speaking/hearing. I'm pretty sure this was a category back when flip phones ruled.
2. It would be nice to have draggable slides on battery life, features, performance, etc to aid in phone selection. They user can drag what is most important to him/her, and top phones would show up.

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Item 1 may not be possible today.

Since the carrier can affect call quality, I think this can't be done.

About the battery. Battery life looks to be about 2 years. If you meant screen on time or such, I'm starting to see that tested. However all it takes is for us to install one bad app and the battery time changes. How would the review tackle this is unclear.

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carrier vs. call quality

I understand and agree with your point. However, you could benchmark call quality by using the same service (e.g., Verizon). I would assume (and could be wrong) if you compared call quality of phones using the same service, it would be similar for other services.

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Even with the carrier constant

It varies with time of day, so while I did work on engineering teams on cellular base stations I see where it can't be easily quantified. It's not something you can repeat since the call could be to someone on another network which well, you get the picture.

I have a lot of phones to use since the office writes for Android and not one phone is bad here. I don't hear a lot of difference from the under 20 dollar BLU, a nice LG G4 and the iPhones.

Do you have a really bad phone?

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you cannot benchmark per carrier either

you cannot benchmark per carrier either because it also depends on the geographic location. For example I get great quality in my town with at$t but five miles away it is terrible. There are just too many variables when it comes to call quality that it really cannot be legitimately rated.

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Phone Reviews

I suggest that, Please check call quality pertaining to speaking & hearing. I'm pretty sure this was a category back when flip phones ruled.
It's check on battery life, features, performance, etc to aid in phone selection.
Looking good & display must check with color & picture quality.
you must know about its customer care.
They user can drag what is most important to him/her, and top phones would show up.

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