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Comments of the Week: Sony's advertising, ThinQ, and old phones
I know everyone’s busy being excited about Solo: A Star Wars Story, but it’s Friday and that means it’s time for another Comment Authority. For those newbies out there, Comment Authority is our weekly roundup of the best comments on Android Authority over the past seven days. Some comments are funny, some are angry, some are just off-the-wall, but they all add a certain value to our community here. It’s always great to see so many conversations happening surrounding Android and tech!
With all that in mind, let’s read some of the best comments of the week!
This guy doesn’t trust OnePlus
The OnePlus 6 is certainly one of the most talked-about phones of the year so far. People are fervently discussing the company’s decision to add a notch, the higher pricing structure, and the fact that the phone has a glass back. Recently, a OnePlus spokesperson explained why the OnePlus 6 has a glass back, but no wireless charging. The OnePlus 6 is a great phone, but of course you can’t please everyone.
One reader by the name of Joe Smart wasn’t too happy with the explanation, and thinks OnePlus is being super sneaky:
Wait a minute, your phone is how old?
One of the writers here at Android Authority thought it would be cool to round up all the staff members and have them discuss which phone they use as their daily driver. There are over 30 people on staff here, so that was quite the undertaking. The results, published here, paint a unique picture of which phones us Android-lovers actually use (spoiler alert: one of us uses an iPhone).
The comments section is filled with people discussing the data as well as proclaiming their love for their own daily driver, whatever it may be. But commenter Manawell tells an interesting story about his daily driver — the Samsung Galaxy S3!
Sony phones are great, but nobody knows about them
The Sony Xperia XZ2 series of smartphones are pretty neat. Yes, Sony abandoned the design elements that set their phones apart from the competition and made some very questionable decisions when it comes to dongles and headphones, but the XZ2 is still pretty nice.
The only problem is that very few people even know Sony makes smartphones at all, as Sony’s advertising department seems to not care about pushing the products. That’s what reader jrharbort thinks, anyway, as he so eloquently describes in the comment below, which appeared in our article about how Sony is starting to understand the mistakes it makes:
The ‘ThinQ’ moniker is the gift that keeps on giving
We’re not gonna lie: we here at Android Authority think the LG G7 ThinQ should have simply been called the LG G7. This whole “ThinQ” business is, we feel, a little silly. We, like many people, didn’t even know how to pronounce it when it first came to light — is it “Think” or “Thin Queue?”
That’s why when we got word that LG was rebranding the one-year-old LG G6 as the LG G6 ThinQ, we got a little flustered. Eventually, we did find out from LG that it was all a mistake, and no rebranding is happening. But the comment threads from that article are still hilarious, with top commenter Elvis Lees winning the internet for the day with his two-word comment:
Hope everyone has a great weekend! Don’t spoil Solo for anyone by saying that Han, Lando, and Chewie, survive at the end of the movie. That would just be horrible.