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New Poll - Mobile Phone
This week's poll was suggested by juliarox214. Not much to discuss about this one.

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: In a straight romance story, who should be the one initiating the marriage proposal (i.e., buy the ring and get down on one knee)?
Choices:
It doesn't matter - votes: 2623 (58.7%)
Simultaneously - votes: 252 (5.6%)
Whichever is the "side" character - votes: 95 (2.1%)
Whichever is the "main" character - votes: 418 (9.4%)
The girl - votes: 133 (3%)
The guy - votes: 945 (21.2%)
There were 4466 total votes.
The poll ended: April 25th 2020

I wonder if the answer would change if you were the one in the relationship.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 25th 10:41pm
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» Trimutius on April 25th, 2020, 7:07pm

Primarily android... But i do own an old iPhone....

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» residentgrigo on April 25th, 2020, 7:56pm

Other. A decade-old Samsung brick phone. It is flat and technically has colors but it is still prehistoric. I´ll likely get a lower-end android that I will hack to hell and back next year or whenever the money on my dying phone runs out.
I mostly use my phone as a watch and alarm.

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» VawX on April 26th, 2020, 1:14am

Always Android after my old cellphone (which was Symbian IIRC) mmm...

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» Suxinn on April 26th, 2020, 1:15am

Android. First switched to a smartphone six years ago and haven't looked back. I basically use it as a gaming device now (I'm... really into gacha games, unfortunately). I'll probably stick to Androids (and Samsung Galaxys) for the foreseeable future. I used an iPad Mini for a hot minute as my primary note-taking device in college and hated it.

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» marina84 on April 26th, 2020, 1:42am

Android. I will NEVER use an iphone or any other apple device.

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» DandelionLilyPetals on April 26th, 2020, 2:01am

Android for sure. Sticking with it, never gonna change it though I can't really predict the future.

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» calstine on April 26th, 2020, 2:29am

Android. iOS is too expensive, and Android devices work just fine, so who cares. (Same with Windows - I know there are more "sophisticated" OS's out there, but if the basics work for me... I'm no tech whiz and care about networking not at all, so it just seems like a waste of cash.)

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» ebisu on April 26th, 2020, 2:58am

Android. They are usually ok quality-price wise. I like them with the screen not too big so I can carry it in my trousers pocket. My mobile phone is great for reading manga too, specially in the bed. 😎

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» hkanz on April 26th, 2020, 7:06am

Iphone SE (the old version). If it won’t fit in my pockets, I don’t want it.

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» Silent Howl on April 26th, 2020, 1:20pm

Blackberry baby, I am the only one I know to still use one...it is a phone, I don't need the app

haha, how come it is less popular than flip phone..O_O


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» dreamer00013 on April 26th, 2020, 6:07pm

Android for tablet and smartphone. Next phone might be iOS though, but as my favorite ebook reader is Android only, I shall stick with it on my tablet.

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» zarlan on April 26th, 2020, 10:24pm

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as my favorite ebook reader is Android only

I recommend getting a proper ebook-reader, with e-ink. It's a lot more pleasant to read. Much easier on the eyes ...and you can put in manga in it, too, which also works great (as long as it's all black-and-white)
Granted, it involves having an extra device with you, but...

(though why not replace the tablet with an ebook reader? I mean, what's the point of having a tablet, anyway? It's too big to fit in your pocket. If you want something that big, why not get a really small laptop, and thus have a real computer?)

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» dreamer00013 on April 27th, 2020, 3:45am

I wasn't a fan of the ebook readers I did try. Personally I prefer the size of my tablet and all the customizing options of my app. I'm a font snob, so not being able to use a font I chose and downloaded is a major minus for me. Or did they change that by now?

And eh, what do I need a laptop for? I've got my proper PC for stuff I need, with a proper monitor and proper keyboard. Tablet is for internet surfing and reading, and is also the perfect size for reading manga on 😉. Used it for note taking, too. It's also light and cheaper than those mini laptops, if I remember correctly.

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» zarlan on April 29th, 2020, 4:34am

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Personally I prefer the size of my tablet and all the customizing options of my app.

Ebookreaders come in various sizes ...and sure, they are kinda bare-bone and slow, but...
The e-ink screen!
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I'm a font snob, so not being able to use a font I chose and downloaded is a major minus for me. Or did they change that by now?

No idea. I'm not a font snob, nor that up to date on the details, in regards to ebookreaders.
Edit: Did a quick search, and yeah. It would seem most that aren't all to old, allow for custom fonts.
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And eh, what do I need a laptop for?

What do you need a tablet for?
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Tablet is for internet surfing

Surfing on an android/iWhatever is a maddening experience, the only rational explanation for, is that one cannot (at the time) access a proper computer to do it on.
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and reading, and is also the perfect size for reading manga on

There are plenty of laptops, of much the same size ...some of which can flip the screen, both in the sense of changing the up/down-orientation, and letting you close it, with the screen outwards.
Granted, a tablet is a bit more convenient, for reading ...but not nearly as good, as an ebookreader.
Can't comment on price, as I haven't looked at that, having no real interest in them, or tablets, myself.

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» zarlan on April 26th, 2020, 10:18pm

My mobile phone: Nokia 3310.
Best mobile phone ever.

Only problem is, it's got very limited space for SMSs ...and it only runs on relatively old networks, so it doesn't work with all this 3G/4G stuff. Whenever I call, I get warned that it'll involve some re-routing.
I wish they'd make a new phone, that is essentially the Nokia 3310, but newer (and no, that abomination made by the modern people who've bought the rights to the Nokia name, that they released as a "new 3310", is nothing like the 3310, in any possible way)

Oh, and I do have an android smartphone, but that's purely as a handheld computer (never had a SIM-card in it). A replacement for my old Palm. Well, technically, I have two (I haven't gotten around to reading up on how to root the new one. What computer nerd can tolerate a non-rooted phone? Also downgrading the OS. I miss the days, back when upgrades actually meant improvement)

Apple products are all about the image of using an Apple product, rather than the actual quality or functionality of the product ...and everything is locked down and unmodifiable. It's supposed to be your phone, but your not allowed to mess around with it. Overpriced rubbish. (granted, android does set some limits on what you can do, unless you root it, and certainly has several other issues, but...)

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» ForeignerChan on April 27th, 2020, 5:05am

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I wonder if the answer would change if you were the one in the relationship.

It's funny because I think it doesn't matter in real life, but it does in manga -- or in any other form of fictional content. Fiction is usually more attached to conservative patterns than reality itself. That's because our culture is ever-changing -- in fact, it keeps changing more and more frequently and rapidly --, while fiction can't keep up with that pace. Plus, fiction hardly distances itself from the common tropes, ideal models and narrative samples because they are exactly what the audience wants. We all know that fiction and reality don't have to coincide anyway.

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» HikaruYami on April 27th, 2020, 5:52am

You'd be surprised. People on this website skew younger and more liberal, but I've known some conservative male assholes who would balk at a woman proposing to them (a couple even for asking them out, can you imagine being salty about that? lol). One was in a relationship where it actually happened and he broke up with her for "emasculating" him. Obviously it broke her heart but she's better off now.

Oh, and as for this poll, I have an Android. iPhones were never worth it for me personally, but I at least understood their value... when Steve Jobs was alive. He was a perfectionist, simultaneously a good CEO (a terrible boss, but still a good CEO) and the best QA tester you could ask for. Since he died, the company's products have been sliding downhill fast. It's not like they're literal garbage, but they're no longer higher quality than the average android device (they used to be, both on hardware and software), even though they're still twice the price on brand name alone. It's disgusting.

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