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Android |OT| I called the death of 3.5mm

Rand a. Thor

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I'm more interested in LG's mid-range offerings they just announced. If the chipset is something not starting with a 4 this year maybe it could be interesting, especially that triple cam. Shame that we are somehow back to the nightmare of shiny glossy plastic frames, we are somehow back to the nightmare of 2014 samsung aesthetics in the 400 and under price range.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It looks too tall and thick to be very portable which is supposed to be one of the big selling points of a foldable phone. It looks super cool and the specs are insane but yeah....I'm not feeling it this generation.
 

Rand a. Thor

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4 different S10 models, Samsung is crazy with those tiers. Even the 3 Apple XS models are ridiculous, but one entire separate 5G model that steps on the Note Series' toes is asking for trouble.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I think I'd prefer a normal sized phone that folds down to be half the height, rather than a tablet sized device that folds down to a weirdly sized phone.

A full-on 10in+ tablet that folds would be cool, I just don't like that shitty little screen Samsung put on the outside of the clamshell.
4 different S10 models, Samsung is crazy with those tiers. Even the 3 Apple XS models are ridiculous, but one entire separate 5G model that steps on the Note Series' toes is asking for trouble.
I already thought it was weird back in the S7 days when Samsung started having two sizes for their S series, the larger of which is basically as big as the Notes are.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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4 different S10 models, Samsung is crazy with those tiers. Even the 3 Apple XS models are ridiculous, but one entire separate 5G model that steps on the Note Series' toes is asking for trouble.
I think Samsung is counting on the 5G model selling about as many units as the Galaxy Fold. The S10/S10+/S10e will account for 95+% of the S10 devices actually stocked and sold.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I think Ruddock finally managed to paint himself into a corner
I dunno, my 6T scanner works quite well, even with a non official glass screen protector. Doesn't not register any more than multiple iPhone 8 series or gs9 series did. Not noticably slower either. I'll take it for the front scanner + not needing bezel.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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wonder if any the fat cats gonna get the Fold?

$2k is a bit too much for impulse buy for me haha.

I really need to see the durability tests, and the case and screen protector options.


I do switch between flagships often, and often got a few around (currently got a 512gb note 9 and a iphone x and op5t), but keeping them in good condition is quite important for me for resale purposes.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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wonder if any the fat cats gonna get the Fold?

$2k is a bit too much for impulse buy for me haha.

I really need to see the durability tests, and the case and screen protector options.


I do switch between flagships often, and often got a few around (currently got a 512gb note 9 and a iphone x and op5t), but keeping them in good condition is quite important for me for resale purposes.
don't you dare do it. Just leave this one
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I'll wait for reviews,but I'm excited for the Samsung Buds more than any of the phones they announced.

I love my Icon X's so any improvements to them would be great. Double the battery on the Buds themselves is great and wireless sharing should be convenient.
I really need to see the durability tests, and the case and screen protector options.

I do switch between flagships often, and often got a few around (currently got a 512gb note 9 and a iphone x and op5t), but keeping them in good condition is quite important for me for resale purposes.
The outer screen shouldnt be hard to get a screen protector for, but not sure if it would even be possible for the tablet part.

Even if a bendable protector existed that was as sturdy as the screen itself, it seems like the Fold folds so tightly there might not be space for one.
That fact that it does fold should help protect the screens when folded, just don't drop it in tablet form, haha.

Really want to play with one of these in a store someday. Once they can get the price down on these to like $1000 (and hopefully once underscreen cameras are a thing so no Notches) I'd definitely be interested in something like the Fold.
 

Rand a. Thor

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Wait the S10 fingerptint Sensor is considered below average to average? It I saw tons of hands on videos, and it looks like the best under screen out there, on par with a traditional one. No screen on then flash, almost instant process, and it doesn't fail to read as much as other under screens.!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Wait the S10 fingerptint Sensor is considered below average to average? It I saw tons of hands on videos, and it looks like the best under screen out there, on par with a traditional one. No screen on then flash, almost instant process, and it doesn't fail to read as much as other under screens.!
Average compared to physical fingerprint readers. It is slower than those, but it is the best under screen one.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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wonder if any the fat cats gonna get the Fold?

$2k is a bit too much for impulse buy for me haha.

I really need to see the durability tests, and the case and screen protector options.


I do switch between flagships often, and often got a few around (currently got a 512gb note 9 and a iphone x and op5t), but keeping them in good condition is quite important for me for resale purposes.
I'll probably get it. I read a lot on the go on my phone
 
Nov 12, 2017
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I purchased an unlocked Note 9 thinking it would update faster. Guess I'll go with the ATT version next go around for wifi calling and visual voicemail.

Oh, what happened to the canary yellow S10E? I only see the flamingo pink. Oh, and I can't go with prism white unless I go to the 256gb version? WTF
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I purchased an unlocked Note 9 thinking it would update faster. Guess I'll go with the ATT version next go around for wifi calling and visual voicemail.

Oh, what happened to the canary yellow S10E? I only see the flamingo pink. Oh, and I can't go with prism white unless I go to the 256gb version? WTF
Some colors (like the green S10+ and the yellow S10e aren't (or will not be) available yet.

As for the Fold, I can appreciate it, but $2k for a Gen 1 product is too much for my blood. I remember jumping on the Note 1 and showing it to gaf back in the day...but it was only $600 at the time lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just updated to Android Pie on my Galaxy S9+ and then disabled the navigation buttons by turning on the gestures and I've noticed I can't bring up the task manager from the home screen. Is that normal?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Has anyone done a Samsung trade in? I think I'm about to go through this due to how good of a deal I'd be getting after stacking EPP discount, Samsung Rewards, and the fact that I can just sell the Galaxy Buds.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Dxomark has a short review of the S10+ camera for those interested.

Please note: We wanted to share the results of our tests with our readers as soon as possible and therefore produced and posted this short version of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ camera review. We will expand this to a full-format review in the coming days, so please check back soon for more comprehensive results and sample image sets.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I can barely justify 4K on my 55" screen. So no, pointless. The HDR is lovely, but hardly a novelty when there are phones with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision out there.
The main benefit I can see to having a full 4K screen is that digital movie apps like Vudu should finally support 4K HDR on mobile (not counting streaming stuff like Netflix/Hulu/Amazon).

To my knowledge only the iPhones X's do HDR with movies and even then only on iTunes movies. Ideally Vudu and other digital movie apps would do what Apple does and allow HDR for sub-4k phone screens, but until then I guess having a 4K screen is probably the only way to do that on Android.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Has anyone done a Samsung trade in? I think I'm about to go through this due to how good of a deal I'd be getting after stacking EPP discount, Samsung Rewards, and the fact that I can just sell the Galaxy Buds.
The comments over on Slickdeals talk about it being hellish for what it is worth.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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works on my unlocked note 9, pixel 2xl, oneplus phones since 3. main reason I switched to tmobile
Sweet.

Already pre-ordered the S10 from Samsung, even if the trade-in process is a pain I'm still getting about $200 more for my iPhone 8 than I would selling it on Swappa.
Already wanted the Samsung Buds so that's a nice bonus.

Don't really need a new phone at all (currently have an XS Max I'm fairly happy with except that it's a bit large and heavy), but worst case I can always just flip it on Swappa and still come out on top.
I do miss Samsung Pay and Android's version of SwiftKey (I suck at typing on iPhones).
 
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The main benefit I can see to having a full 4K screen is that digital movie apps like Vudu should finally support 4K HDR on mobile (not counting streaming stuff like Netflix/Hulu/Amazon).

To my knowledge only the iPhones X's do HDR with movies and even then only on iTunes movies. Ideally Vudu and other digital movie apps would do what Apple does and allow HDR for sub-4k phone screens, but until then I guess having a 4K screen is probably the only way to do that on Android.
Netflix does HDR on several devices.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Yeah, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon do HDR for a few shows and movies. I was talking more specifically about digital movie libraries like Vudu or Movies Anywhere.
Youtube does HDR on my Xperia XZ Premium as well and is quite lovely.

I do like the design of the Xperia 1 more than the 2018 units, glad they went back to a more classic Xperia design. Also glad they've changed up the naming scheme. Looks like they're going to follow their point and shoot camera naming scheme where the 1 is the high end, and the 10 is either a mid or low end phone. If the 10 is a mid range then I expect a low end model might get the 100 name. It's a better, easier to understand structure to build off I think.

Still curious to see if there will be a Premium variant announced. Only a couple more days to go.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Anyone has experience with this Samsung backup and switching/restoring phones? Like, does it backup your whole phone including launcher, settings etc., like an iPhone iTunes backup would do?
If not - is there anythig that can do that?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Anyone has experience with this Samsung backup and switching/restoring phones? Like, does it backup your whole phone including launcher, settings etc., like an iPhone iTunes backup would do?
If not - is there anythig that can do that?
I was told by someone who used it that it does back up everything.
 
Anyone has experience with this Samsung backup and switching/restoring phones? Like, does it backup your whole phone including launcher, settings etc., like an iPhone iTunes backup would do?
If not - is there anythig that can do that?
If you're using Samsung's launcher you should be fine.

If you're using something like Nova etc then it might be best to back up your launcher settings separately if you can because unless I was doing something wrong restoring from backup would not restore my third party launcher to exactly how it was.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I'm actually super interested in the S10+. If after 6 months or so, performance seems good and the battery doesn't seem to go to shit I can see myself picking up one on the cheap after the prices crater.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I was never a fan of Samsung really, main reason was/is because everyone seems to own one. But now that Huawei is the new "favourite" (yuck) and the S10 line looks really neat plus my SO's S7 still recieving updates - they gained some plus points in my book.
If Nokia is not shoing something interesting I will sure consider the S10e this summer.
 
Nov 13, 2017
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I'm getting exciting again on smartsphone...

Mmmm...the the Fold, I might just go for it, but it might be too thick.

Hmm..Xperia 1, I'm a sucker for 4k xperia phones...and this time it's oled!!

No more Chinese phone!!
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I just updated to Android Pie on my Galaxy S9+ and then disabled the navigation buttons by turning on the gestures and I've noticed I can't bring up the task manager from the home screen. Is that normal?
Works for me. Have uou rebooted/updated all the Samsung apps?

Anyone has experience with this Samsung backup and switching/restoring phones? Like, does it backup your whole phone including launcher, settings etc., like an iPhone iTunes backup would do?
If not - is there anythig that can do that?

Backs up everything except app data/obb files.