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Android |OT| I called the death of 3.5mm

Just had all three Galaxy 10 phones in my hands.

Think the hole punch looks much better in person than in images or videos online.

The white on the 10E is very pearl looking. It's nice and definitely the one I would gravitate towards if I were in the market and wanted to jump back into bed with Samsung.

Don't entirely love their skinned over Pie os, but I'm sure I could easily adjust.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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how the fuck do I never here about these issues from people who champion stock android? what are these guys doing on their phone?

my S9+ has almost never ran into similar issues (I say almost never because there have been a few select times where there was a weird hiccup and everything ran slow because of 1 act app acting up). But I also do things like factory reset after every major upgrade. Not sure if they do the same.
Because the phones work great till (if) they crap out on you. My (multiple) Nexus 5xs and 6P both worked great till they hit their respective hardware issues and started showing all these weird symptoms. Hardware issues on a certain percentage of products are expected, but Google phones just seem to have a very high rate of failure.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Decided it's time for an upgrade, as my S7 Edge's battery is embarrassing at this point, and the screen has permanent pink lines now (and it's been smashed for like a year and a half)

I'm quite keen to go back to pure ish Android, have always planned to get a pixel next but the 3 is currently a bit more expensive than I'd like to pay.

The Nokia Pureview for £549 seems pretty good.

I guess I'm after as pure Android as possible, a p good camera and at least the battery my S7 had when it was new

IDGAF about headphone jacks or notches

What are the best options in the Pixel 3 downwards price bracket?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I'm really curious about what performance and improvements the Note10 will have, cause that's probably going to be my next phone. Do Notes share the same Exynos as the S line of the same year?
 
Jan 11, 2018
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Xiaomi just had their launch event for the Redmi Note 7. The Redmi Note 7 Pro was officially revealed, Snapdragon 675 and Sony IMX586 camera sensor confirmed. 4GB/64GB Rs. 13,999 ($196.77), 6GB/128 Rs. 16999 ($238.94).

Ordering one of these things international is gonna be a fucking madhouse.
 

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Xiaomi just had their launch event for the Redmi Note 7. The Redmi Note 7 Pro was officially revealed, Snapdragon 675 and Sony IMX586 camera sensor confirmed. 4GB/64GB Rs. 13,999 ($196.77), 6GB/128 Rs. 16999 ($238.94).

Ordering one of these things international is gonna be a fucking madhouse.
Its likely that the Redmi Note 7 Pro will be the international Redmi Note 7, with the Redmi Note 7 being the Redmi 7 Plus in the west. I would just wait instead of importing.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I don't know. I wanted my next phone to be the One Plus 7, but I am not sure I like the pop-up selfie camera. Should I rather wait and buy the 6t when/if a price drop happens?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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OnePlus phones always feel a bit behind the times with their phones but it hasn't been a big deal usually. Having a pop up camera when we're already on small cut outs feels full on archaic tbh. One would hope the OP7T will go with that design.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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OnePlus phones always feel a bit behind the times with their phones but it hasn't been a big deal usually. Having a pop up camera when we're already on small cut outs feels full on archaic tbh. One would hope the OP7T will go with that design.
Punch holes versus cutouts are a tossup, though both are better than the notch. Given how little I use front cameras, I'd rather have a popup or slider camera and just have a full screen phone.
 

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Cutouts and the notch are exactly the same thing. Just because you can now draw a pretty circle around the hole, doesn’t mean you gained anything useful by having some extra pixels around the camera that do nothing.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Cutouts and the notch are exactly the same thing. Just because you can now draw a pretty circle around the hole, doesn’t mean you gained anything useful by having some extra pixels around the camera that do nothing.
Cutouts still provide usable real estate behind and around where the hole , going a longer way of preserving the scene of whatever you're viewing. it's still annoying, but in the same way channel logos are, versus someone standing in front of the screen.

At least the S10/Huawei Nova 4/V20 hole punches, the S10+ camera hole is maybe 5-10% better than an iPhone/Pixel styled notch. Best notch is the teardrop tho, because at least it looks nice.
 

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Cutouts still provide usable real estate behind and around where the hole
Pointless real estate that just emphasises the fact there's a big hole in your screen.

the S10+ camera hole is maybe 5-10% better than an iPhone/Pixel styled notch
Come on lol...

Best notch is the teardrop tho, because at least it looks nice.
There you go.

Doesn't change the fact that none of this is an improvement over the OnePlus 7 solution.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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OnePlus phones always feel a bit behind the times with their phones but it hasn't been a big deal usually. Having a pop up camera when we're already on small cut outs feels full on archaic tbh. One would hope the OP7T will go with that design.
Not even slightly. It looks so much better than any cut out that I would finally consider OnePlus above a lot of the big boys for the first time.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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If OP were trying to be cutting edge, they'd be going for a rear screen approach. I don't dislike pop-up camera but we've already found more elegant solutions. It feels like OP are 8-10 months behind the trend here.
 

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One Plus unfortunately has to work with whatever upper-midrange parts Oppo provides them in order to upgrade them to a flagship snapdragon and call it a day. Same as removing the headphone jack and having a notch, if that's what Oppo is having, One Plus will have to go with it as well even if it paints them as hypocrites (don't forget One Plus criticised other OEMs for removing the jack like 6 months before)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't think anyone has excuses when Samsung can pack a 4100mah battery, 90% screen to body ratio qhd display + expandable memory + heart rate sensor that most ppl don't even know exists, triple cameras + 2 cameras, stereo speakers on the front in a 170g package.

yet still have room for a headphone jack.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Sad to say I'd probably get a S10e over the OP7, even with the Samsung bloat. I don't use the front facing camera, but I don't want another thing that could break, and at least Samsung had the courage to bring back the headphone jack.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't think anyone has excuses when Samsung can pack a 4100mah battery, 90% screen to body ratio qhd display + expandable memory + heart rate sensor that most ppl don't even know exists, triple cameras + 2 cameras, stereo speakers on the front in a 170g package.

yet still have room for a headphone jack.
THINK ABOUT THE SHAREHOLDERS!!! 15 cents per device!!!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The Pie update is rolling out on the Razer Phone 2. Also updates the camera to allow 4K 60fps video.

Also has a price drop to $499
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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It's been $499 for a few days now
Turns out I read that on PC World Australia, hence the much higher price.

For $499, it's well worth it. Now if only they'd drop the price of that wireless charging stand since the ones I had for the Samsung don't work with it...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I've got a 6T and I have no desire to upgrade to a new phone at this time. This phone is incredible to me. Maybe next year I'll upgrade!
I feel that way with my S8+. It's fine for me. I'm gonna ride it out another year, and then I'll see how my battery is holding up.

I'm in no rush for a new phone. This does all I need.