Android |OT| I called the death of 3.5mm

Samaritan

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Oct 25, 2017
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I genuinely don't understand why anyone would want the Galaxy Fold when there are literally more impressive folding phones coming out of China. Everything from the size of the folded up screen to the massive camera notch screams 1st generation.
 

neoak

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Oct 25, 2017
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I genuinely don't understand why anyone would want the Galaxy Fold when there are literally more impressive folding phones coming out of China. Everything from the size of the folded up screen to the massive camera notch screams 1st generation.
Not everyone likes the plastic screen to be exposed.
 

shinshoryuken

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Nov 13, 2017
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I've been debating which fold phone to get.

But even though the mate x might look more appealing, it has to major drawbacks, EMUI and BOE screen...both are pretty garbage.

Hopefully Oppo will use a Samsung screen with their folding phone.

So far I'm leaning toward the galaxy fold 5g version.
 

shinshoryuken

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Nov 13, 2017
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I've been debating which fold phone to get.

But even though the mate x might look more appealing, it has to major drawbacks, EMUI and BOE screen...both are pretty garbage.

Hopefully Oppo will use a Samsung screen with their folding phone.

So far I'm leaning toward the galaxy fold 5g version.
 

Smylie

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Oct 25, 2017
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14-year-old son's Moto Z Play died after a good 2.5 years of service. Upgraded him to a Galaxy S10 Plus. Dang, that's a nice phone!
 
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I genuinely don't understand why anyone would want the Galaxy Fold when there are literally more impressive folding phones coming out of China. Everything from the size of the folded up screen to the massive camera notch screams 1st generation.
Too bad us USA folks won't be getting them and these first gen foldables you better have warranty lol.


Anyways foldables are pointless atm until there is more native support until q is out.
 

shinshoryuken

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Nov 13, 2017
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Well not pointless, I've imported plenty of phones that never made it to the US. I never really had a problem with them.

It also allow me too experience cool tech that's not available in US.

For example people was saying oppo Find X retractable camera was clunkly and will break easily. Guess what? They're are wrong cause mine is still working fine after plenty of drops. It end up better than most phone in the US with notches. Some people will never realize how ground breaking a phone that can charge 0 to 100 in 30min. A lot of people like to be sceptic without out real world experience.
 

neoak

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sir Tsunami

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Must be nice
 

shinshoryuken

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Nice!! The phones price is not that bad actually cause its 512gb. How much does a iPhone XS 512gb? Like $1400 right?
 

VanWinkle

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Oct 25, 2017
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My Galaxy S8 finally got the Android Pie/One UI update and holy CRAP is this thing smooth. Every animation is just beautifully smooth and responsive.

It's so nice nowadays in Android, the phone is two years old, gone through three major Android versions, and it's literally faster and smoother than ever.
 
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hope they release a variant with spen in august.

The inside is like the perfect size and dimension for taking notes.


I don't get why it doesn't support 4 app splitscreen though. It got 12gb of ram!





what the heck. hope this is fixed... makes no sense why the notch covers the screen on video playback lol.
 

neoak

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Oct 25, 2017
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I see the colors and kind of regret getting black, but then I see it fully open from the back and that black bezel around the front screen would piss me off.
 

GSG

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just saw on the Verge's Galaxy Fold preview that the notch on the inside always obstructs fullscreen Youtube videos?

That's not cool 😕
 

Sems4arsenal

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Apr 7, 2019
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Should I get a Oneplus 6T instead of the S10? the difference in price is quite significant.

the 3.5 mm lack of in the 6T might be an issue with the my car's AUX (unless the dongle isn't a hassle). Is the camera decent enough though?
 

emag

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Oct 26, 2017
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Should I get a Oneplus 6T instead of the S10? the difference in price is quite significant.

the 3.5 mm lack of in the 6T might be an issue with the my car's AUX (unless the dongle isn't a hassle). Is the camera decent enough though?
You could probably get an Android Auto-supporting head unit installed in your car for less than that price differential.
 

STech

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Sep 24, 2018
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How does the screen feels in these folding phones?, I mean, does it feels plastic and soft or is it completely rigid once opened?
 

Nilaul

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Oct 26, 2017
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I'm in between buying a Huawei p30 and a Google Pixel 3. I absolutely love the Pixel 3 front cameras, as I like taking selfies, with context but I realise that the back cameras of standard p30 are probably superior, in daylight and in low light. And I sure do like using zoom for portraits and framing. Don't care about video.

But does the P30 still do that annoying "sharpening, the photo please hold your device steady " message? Also, what would you guys recommend me to get?
 

shinshoryuken

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Nov 13, 2017
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I'm in between buying a Huawei p30 and a Google Pixel 3. I absolutely love the Pixel 3 front cameras, as I like taking selfies, with context but I realise that the back cameras of standard p30 are probably superior, in daylight and in low light. And I sure do like using zoom for portraits and framing. Don't care about video.

But does the P30 still do that annoying "sharpening, the photo please hold your device steady " message? Also, what would you guys recommend me to get?
If you like taking selfies, huawei device are the worst! All super washed out and soft.
Pixel 3 front camera is superior.

Overall I think the huawei's camera functions are overrated. Pictures that comes out of it are just Instagram worthy...way too punchy and over process.
 

DrFunk

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm in between buying a Huawei p30 and a Google Pixel 3. I absolutely love the Pixel 3 front cameras, as I like taking selfies, with context but I realise that the back cameras of standard p30 are probably superior, in daylight and in low light. And I sure do like using zoom for portraits and framing. Don't care about video.

But does the P30 still do that annoying "sharpening, the photo please hold your device steady " message? Also, what would you guys recommend me to get?
How do you feel about Google's Android vs EMUI? That's what it's ultimately gonna boil down to
 

Nilaul

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Oct 26, 2017
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Greece
How do you feel about Google's Android vs EMUI? That's what it's ultimately gonna boil down to
I'm fine with both, my sister has the P20 pro, it took a while to get used to having all the apps on the home screen but ultimately it doesn't bother me. I suppose the google pixel 3 would be fine if there was some cheap lens for portraits (not the moment's lens that cost 100+). The lack of autofocus on the P30 front camera will seriously fuck up a lot of action selfies on the other hand.
 

Rushersauce

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Oct 25, 2017
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hope they release a variant with spen in august.

The inside is like the perfect size and dimension for taking notes.


I don't get why it doesn't support 4 app splitscreen though. It got 12gb of ram!





what the heck. hope this is fixed... makes no sense why the notch covers the screen on video playback lol.
I mean, it supports up to 8 apps opened... At once.
 

Selbran

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Oct 25, 2017
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I wonder why Samsung didn't remove the selfie camera's for the folding display and make it all screen without the ugly notch. There is no reason they couldn't have put the "best" selfie shooter on the folded side (And it would have been easier to use versus taking a selfie with a tablet).
 

shinshoryuken

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Nov 13, 2017
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I wonder why Samsung didn't remove the selfie camera's for the folding display and make it all screen without the ugly notch. There is no reason they couldn't have put the "best" selfie shooter on the folded side (And it would have been easier to use versus taking a selfie with a tablet).

Probably to show off multitasking, like be on a video call while writing an email...who knows..
 
Oct 25, 2017
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being able to selfie on the giant view finder is probably a big selling point of the thing. For the Orange county millenials.


unbox therapy did a pretty good video comparing the fold with other large phones... man does it make me want one... I read there is software option to not have the notch intrude with content like youtube videos... so thats nice.

hope there are more multitasking options.

Wonder if at&t or tmobile or best buy or other retailers will have demo units out.