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Video: Are we being cheated by phone manufacturers?

Video: Are we being cheated by phone manufacturers?
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Welcome to QuickRadar, where we at TechRadar take the opportunity to let our hair down and discuss hot topics in the world of tech.

This week our phones and tablets team are asking, are we being cheated by phone manufacturers?

We're seeing more and more handsets launching with varying features in different parts of the world, and for some of us at least that really grinds our gears.

Why does the HTC One get microSD support in Japan? Why isn't the Sony Xperia Z water-resistant in the States? Why don't we all get treated to the octa-core Samsung Galaxy S4?

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Should we be annoyed at phone companies, or does it simply not matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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John McCann

John joined TechRadar a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He's interviewed CEOs of some of the world's biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar's resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.