Android |OT| I called the death of 3.5mm

reKon

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Oct 25, 2017
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I like the changes on the Google keyboard. The dark gradient themes and easier accessibility of all options are an improvement to me.
 

BoboBrazil

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I'm pretty ready for the OnePlus 7 Pro. My 3XL runs like crap probably thanks to the 4 gigs of RAM, so it will be nice to have a phone with 8+ again. Still trying to decide between the 8 and 12gb ram variants.
 

reKon

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I'm pretty ready for the OnePlus 7 Pro. My 3XL runs like crap probably thanks to the 4 gigs of RAM, so it will be nice to have a phone with 8+ again. Still trying to decide between the 8 and 12gb ram variants.
Did you you see the news about how it's suspected that digital being may have been causing all of those pefromance issues?
 

reKon

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I turned it off and it still has piss poor memory management. Apps have to keep reloading.
Yes, that wasn't going to change.

I think with phones like the One Plus 7 Pro and Galaxy S10 series, we're going to be set on phones for a while...

OnePlus 7 Pro is already pushing this trend but phones aren't going to look much better than this..

This is the Pinnacle of design for this phone form. I would just like to see a similar design in a 5 inch footprint and 6 inch footprint as it would benefitvmore people.

Fodables will have some work to do before I take them seriously.
 

BoboBrazil

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Yes, that wasn't going to change.

I think with phones like the One Plus 7 Pro and Galaxy S10 series, we're going to be set on phones for a while...

OnePlus 7 Pro is already pushing this trend but phones aren't going to look much better than this..

This is the Pinnacle of design for this phone form. I would just like to see a similar design in a 5 inch footprint and 6 inch footprint as it would benefitvmore people.

Fodables will have some work to do before I take them seriously.
Yeah I can see this phone lasting me awhile. I don't see many improvements coming down the pipeline other than 5G
 

Aiii

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Oct 24, 2017
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Yes, that wasn't going to change.

I think with phones like the One Plus 7 Pro and Galaxy S10 series, we're going to be set on phones for a while...

OnePlus 7 Pro is already pushing this trend but phones aren't going to look much better than this..

This is the Pinnacle of design for this phone form. I would just like to see a similar design in a 5 inch footprint and 6 inch footprint as it would benefitvmore people.

Fodables will have some work to do before I take them seriously.
Agreed. The only thing remaining to correct at this point, looks wise, is getting rid of the chin. But that’s a minor thing that is barely anything.
 

Rodney McKay

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Oct 26, 2017
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Agreed. If Samsung's claims that their batteries only degrade like 5% after a year are still true (and they don't ruin performance/battery life with an update), I can see myself holding onto my S10e for a long time.

4G is more than good enough for what I use my phone for, so 5G isn't a bit plus for me. Foldables are neat, but not worth the risk for at least another few years.

Only thing I can see tempting me in the short term is if Apple ever beings back a fingerprint sensor to the iPhone (either a very reliable in-screen one, or side button sensor is fine like the S10e). I loved my XS Max (screen is the one of the best I've ever had), but there's just too many cases where the Face ID was a hassle.
 

chokeartist

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Nov 12, 2017
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Google really needs to have OnePlus make their next Pixel but stick to the smaller size and leave the larger sizes to OnePlus and everyone else.
 

jokkir

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Oct 25, 2017
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The Zenfone 6 runs stock android w/ a 5000mAh battery:

$499
It's not even stock. It's close to stock

"ASUS's ZenUI 6 shares branding with its earlier software efforts ...

... So this isn't quite a pixel-for-pixel recreation of Google's Android UI, but it's extremely close."

"And as far as the interface goes, ASUS has pivoted hard towards stock Android. It's not quite Android One, but it's close enough "

It's even one of the bigger headlines in that article

"ASUS is shipping near stock Android, and plans to be one of the first to Android Q."

Otherwise, looks really good for the price. I wonder how the cameras are.
 
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Rand a. Thor

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For 500€ its easily the best option after the 1+7, if not better. I mean, stereo speakers, headphone jack, micro sd, Asus custom software for audiovisual, and a just right full screen is a hard combo to beat at that price. And camera samples this early are pretty damn grest.
 

Suicide King

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Oct 27, 2017
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Man, I just bought an iPhone SE last month, but that Motorola One Vision looks amazing. I wonder how games will play on that aspect ratio, though. I need my Marvel Future Fight fix.
 

reKon

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RIP to Samsung and Huawei pricing

EDIT: And Pixel 4 pricing as well
 
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Theswweet

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Man, if it wasn't for lack of Verizon LTE band support and how much I've been loving Samsung Pay I'd actually be tempted to return my S10e to get that Asus instead. Killer phone for the price, there!
 

jokkir

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hoping Samsung and others drop their prices due to the ongoing competitive pricing wars from other companies
 

nature boy

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(Seems Asia specific)

Doesn't want to pay for IP rating tho

(I like the OP7/OP7Pro just the stupid marketing gimmicks like the IP rating thingy hit a nerve)
 

linnus

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just switched to P30 Pro from the awful Razer Phone 2 and I'm in love with this phone. The battery is amazing. Also the night shot and the zoom on the camera really blew me away.
 

opticalmace

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Oct 27, 2017
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Just switched to P30 Pro from the awful Razer Phone 2 and I'm in love with this phone. The battery is amazing. Also the night shot and the zoom on the camera really blew me away.
That's awesome, what kind of screen on time are you getting? And where'd you get it?

I have a Pixel 3 right now and I'm considering jumping ship. The battery sucks, I've had hardware issues (this is my third phone), and the RAM issue is actually a thing. Camera is great... but it loads to a black screen half the time -- sigh.

My father-in-law has a P20 Pro and loves it. Wonder if the P30 Pro might work for me..... also thinking about maybe the Oneplus 7 Pro, though I heard it's huge.
 

shinshoryuken

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Nov 13, 2017
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Huawei emui is already garbage...now it will be straight dumpster fire without Google. Glad didn't get the p30 pro and I won't even bother with the mate x.
 

TheDoctor

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Oct 27, 2017
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10x lossless zoom is probably the most interesting innovation we've seen this year (aside from foldables). Other OEMs should take notice.
 

Aiii

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Oct 24, 2017
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Can't reproduce the error on my Pixel 3a. Apart from a sometimes disappearing navigation bar and regular Android MMS failures, I haven't experienced any bugs with my device.
That's good. Perhaps a specific network configuration, a channel, or band?

Hopefully an easy software fix for those affected and not anything hardware related.
 

reKon

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Oct 25, 2017
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The Pixel 3A I ordered better not have this issue. I won't have time to replace this for my overseas trip
 

shark97

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Nov 7, 2017
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Does smart lock just never work on Android? It didn't really work on my s8, but I thought there were some s8 specific bugs involved. Finally got the One Plus 7 Pro. Set it up, it worked for a day, but now is already locking my phone at home which of course I had set up as a trusted place.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Does smart lock just never work on Android? It didn't really work on my s8, but I thought there were some s8 specific bugs involved. Finally got the One Plus 7 Pro. Set it up, it worked for a day, but now is already locking my phone at home which of course I had set up as a trusted place.
I'm in the same boat as you, having configured Smart Lock to recognize my home as a trusted place. It only works intermittently on my Pixel 3a as well.
 

Rand a. Thor

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should I buy a 3a or an s10e

or a used iphone x. .. . . .
US correct? I would just wait till tuesday if I was gonna buy a 400-500$ cell phone, Redmi is gonna go even harder than Xiaomi with the Pocophone last year with a flagship level device at an uber low price. I'm talking glass and metal build, OLED screen with UD-FPR, 6GB ram, SD855, Full screen display with a motorized selfie cam, stereo speakers, 3.5mm jack and micro SD support, and the rumored price is not gonna be higher than 500 for the base models. Even could be lower than 400. But I dunno if it can support US carriers.