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    Someone mentioned QI being gimmicky and how one shouldn't be basing their decision on that.

    In theory that is not wrong. However for the past two years or so I've been using that to charge my phone over night on the nightstand. I want QI so I don't have to change my way of doing things.

    Gimmicky, sure. But it's a gimmick I get tons of use out of.

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    For those who dislike glass backs: put a skin on it.

    Also if the G6 and the S8 were roughly the same price I'd get why people were torn. But they aren't, I got the G6 for EUR 480 and the S8 is EUR 744 here, so at those prices it's p much a no-brainer IMHO.

    Also also TouchWiz is a thing of the past, it's called something dumb like Samsung Experience now. Apparently it still stutters though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Someone mentioned QI being gimmicky and how one shouldn't be basing their decision on that.

    In theory that is not wrong. However for the past two years or so I've been using that to charge my phone over night on the nightstand. I want QI so I don't have to change my way of doing things.

    Gimmicky, sure. But it's a gimmick I get tons of use out of.

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    It will fuck up your battery by overheating the shit out of the phone and charging it comparatively as fast as a hamster doing wheelspins for 14 hours.

    But if you find it nice, then by all means go ahead
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    Slow charging isn't an issue as I use that at night while I sleep. My phone didn't explode yet, so that's nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Slow charging isn't an issue as I use that at night while I sleep. My phone didn't explode yet, so that's nice.
    It doesn't explode, however Qi chargers don't have the auto-off that USB chargers have (they can't really be controlled when to stop charging). So basically they'll cook your battery by a) generating heat through inefficient charging and b) not stoping charging when the battery is already full.

    My Nexus 4 which I tried wirelessly charging on the same principle has had its battery expand (the original one), albeit it is a "sealed" phone. 9.99 quid got me an original battery that I had no issues changing, but it's still a pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoffl View Post
    Samsung faggots everywhere
    Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx arrived today. This is a big screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Overspark View Post
    For those who dislike glass backs: put a skin on it.

    Also if the G6 and the S8 were roughly the same price I'd get why people were torn. But they aren't, I got the G6 for EUR 480 and the S8 is EUR 744 here, so at those prices it's p much a no-brainer IMHO.

    Also also TouchWiz is a thing of the past, it's called something dumb like Samsung Experience now. Apparently it still stutters though...
    Whoa that's super cheap on the g6. Yeah that's really not even a choice anymore.

    And I was hanging out with two friends who both got the s8 yesterday, one with the big version. Very nice, but once you out the mandatory case on it (seriously those curved edges look brittle as fuck and besides, with all that glass for that price?) it's just like any other phone tbh. Screens are fucking nice tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordstern View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stoffl View Post
    Samsung faggots everywhere
    Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx arrived today. This is a big screen.
    Bleh.

    - There is way too much stuff on this phone, even without installing anything.
    - All the ringtones are shit. Will have to make my own.
    - I can't find a way to get rid of this Top Apps banner.

    Will try out making calls tomorrow.
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    Fuck me is there any reasonably priced Android phone that doesn't have some horrible compromise? Samsung and their bloatware, HTC and their not knowing what the fuck to do, Sony and their total lack of support after 3 months, everyone else and their shit cameras.

    FUCK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawinte View Post
    Fuck me is there any reasonably priced Android phone that doesn't have some horrible compromise? Samsung and their bloatware, HTC and their not knowing what the fuck to do, Sony and their total lack of support after 3 months, everyone else and their shit cameras.

    FUCK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawinte View Post
    Fuck me is there any reasonably priced Android phone that doesn't have some horrible compromise? Samsung and their bloatware, HTC and their not knowing what the fuck to do, Sony and their total lack of support after 3 months, everyone else and their shit cameras.

    FUCK
    R U retarded or memeing from 2010 m8?

    xperia z3c was launched in September 2014. Latest/last? firmware update (marshmallow) was 2nd half 2016.

    It would've gotten nougat but Qualcomm refused to supply snapdragon 800/801 drivers for Nougat.

    Sony is one of fastest manufacturers with updates nowadays.
    They also let me you unlock the bootloader freely, albeit with some caveats(some of their DRM features are lost)

    They're still overpriced though.
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    ye my xperia seems to push an update every other week. lovely lovely camera too, and i like the metal casing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawinte View Post
    Fuck me is there any reasonably priced Android phone that doesn't have some horrible compromise? Samsung and their bloatware, HTC and their not knowing what the fuck to do, Sony and their total lack of support after 3 months, everyone else and their shit cameras.

    FUCK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawinte View Post
    Fuck me is there any reasonably priced Android phone that doesn't have some horrible compromise? Samsung and their bloatware, HTC and their not knowing what the fuck to do, Sony and their total lack of support after 3 months, everyone else and their shit cameras.
    As sad as it is, that's why I went for the Google Nexus (5x currently). No bloatware, frequent & timely updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hel OWeen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Spawinte View Post
    Fuck me is there any reasonably priced Android phone that doesn't have some horrible compromise? Samsung and their bloatware, HTC and their not knowing what the fuck to do, Sony and their total lack of support after 3 months, everyone else and their shit cameras.
    As sad as it is, that's why I went for the Google Nexus (5x currently). No bloatware, frequent & timely updates.
    It's great for a midrange phone tbh, camera's great for what it is and it's just wonderful all around. Also liking the fact it's not huge. Also possibly cheap as hell these days.

    For high end stuff there's the Pixel now though, last i checked that was pretty decent all around and still keeps those perks, no? Never seen one in the wild though so got no actual idea.

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    Honestly after a few months with the HTC One I'm a bit meh. I love it's small but that's also the issue with it, love the 6S Plus screen size. Also the Photos app is atrocious and albeit it can shoot RAW there are issues with processing with Snapseed because the colours are off and the screen is small (thus controlling the sliders is more difficult). Camera has manual controls so that's nice.

    I think I got used to a bigger screen and that's not horrible but it comes with caveats.

    Hence my project to make the BlackBerry torch my main phone and use the Fuji X100T as my all around camera. On one hand it takes away options (pull the phone or pull the camera out if there's a photo worth taking) and it culls down on the instagratifications mayhem of "omg poast it nao on social media".

    Tldr I love having that much processing power in my pocket but it usually takes me away from taking in surroundings, makes it difficult to socialise (it's much easier to pull your phone out than strike a conversation with the person sitting next to you in line at the music store) and flows you into the instagratifications crap that's sweeping people away from people. Not to mention the phone manufacturer and Google's prying into one's life. Yes, going to cull on my drop box use or at least move my stuff into encrypted disk images. Having private pictures uploaded is fine, when they're indexed, face recognized and offered to search engines it becomes a tad creepy.

    Will poast back with results of this, atm I can't use BlackBerry desktop manager on my Mac due to the OS upgrades and the fact that BlackBerry is dead this no updates.


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    What is this, faux nostalgic hipster manifesto time?

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    I am looking for a new android phone, one of the flagships/ high spec. My last phones have been HTC One M7 and then M9 and I was generally happy with them apart from bloatwear from HTC and the network. This time I'm going sim-only to avoid the latter.

    I've looked at the pixel but I cant find anywhere selling a 128gb silver one in the UK. Google store is sold out too. No indication of wait time. The huge top/bottom bezel also looks pretty ugly / outdated.

    I would consider S8 too (it looks gorgeous) but bloatwear is an issue presumably. Will it explode? Where can I even get one simfree in the UK?

    What's important to me? I'm a generalist so no one feature in particular - games and video a bit, maybe i'll dabble in VR maybe not. Lots of browsing, some minor photography.

    Any suggestions?

    Also is rooting worth it? What are the benefits/costs?


    Finally I would very much like a wireless charging setup I can have on my bedside table - I've never had a phone with wireless charging before. What is a good charger for this? Any risks leaving a device in range for too long?
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    Yeah I have similar questions. Old Nexus 4 still working fine for me so am being fussy. Love pure android, the old nexus devices were very reasonable priced - but Pixel is way too expensive to justify upgrading. Could hang on till N4 dies and get a pixel second-hand by then?

    Samsung has best hardware, but I won't consider them at all because of their software. Rooting and custom roms are fun for everyone to play with, but you will get bored fast and they offer nothing of value really (note comparison based on running pure android with a nexus).

    Have been looking at Xiaomi and Huawei's offerings. Was trying to get a Xiaomi Mi5s around xmas but could only find Mi5 in shitty color really. Too much hassle to order direct from China with customs etc. Huawei P9 also looks decent and has good price. Of course these are probably obsolete now (P10 already out!?).

    Regarding wireless charging: Doesn't seem like something I give a single fuck about tbh. I have a micro-usb cable on my bedside table - so what? With a wireless charger you still have a wire there I guess plugging charger in is so automatic I don't even notice anymore.
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    get the re-release of the 3310 m8s

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