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Android |OT| I called the death of 3.5mm

Oct 25, 2017
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funny enough... I was noticing drops in framerate on my note 10 at times with one ui 2 app switcher.... but hearing today's new's I flipped it to 1080p and those frame drops are gone.

makes you wonder.
 

DSP

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Oct 25, 2017
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do all the s20 phones have 108mpix camera?

I think mega pixel wars is going to make a difference this time, specially for low light shots, pixel binning helps quite a bit.
 

Consequence

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Oct 27, 2017
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S20 Line specs. International variants, so I assume that everything in NA will have the SnapDragon. I guess I will go with the + unless the Ultra isn't absurdly expensive. The extra little bit of battery over the base model will be nice.
 

PaulLFC

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Oct 27, 2017
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Just picked up a OnePlus 7T to replace my ageing OnePlus 3. Very happy with it so far (except for what appears it may be a dead pixel on the screen. Thankfully it's only noticeable when I really search for it).

I wasn't planning on buying this phone; in fact I was planning to wait for the 8 series and then decide between those and the 7T Pro. However, I was in the Three store trying out the Pro (mainly seeing how big it was because it's much bigger than the 3), and two guys from OnePlus were there. They asked me what phone I was interested in and when I mentioned the Pro, they both said something along the lines of "It's a fantastic phone but personally I prefer the 7T, non-Pro". The 7T was also on sale whereas the Pro wasn't.

I didn't like the curved screen of the Pro either; light was reflecting off it all over the place, which seems like it'd get annoying fast. With the sale, the Pro was effectively £13 a month more expensive, for 2 years. So I decided on the 7T. I'm really liking it so far, and the notch isn't nearly as much of a problem as I thought it may be. I could have waited for the 8 series, but it seems like those will all be 5G (maybe except for the Lite), and I have no interest in 5G at this point in time - right now it just seems like a pointless battery drain. I can't even get 5G coverage anywhere near me.

Really liking the 7T so far, possible dead pixel aside. Not sure if I can get that changed or whether they'll just laugh when I ask. Thankfully it's not too noticeable. I do wish OnePlus had included a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box though.
 

TheDoctor

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Oct 27, 2017
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Interesting to see them turn the POCO brand into its own thing, considering they were pushing Redmi as the more cost-effective 'youth' brand (both in China and India). But given the rapid growth of Realme, eating away Xiaomi's market share in India, this shouldn't come as a surprise.

There are already rumblings about a new Pocophone (Poco X2).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Just a friendly reminder of that if you are planning on getting a s20 during preorder... go buy up some cheaper flagships of last year, because samsung is always the most generous with trade in. I believe they gave like $600 for a pixel 3 for the note 10. pixel 4 are around $430ish on swappa atm.


Wtf you guys loading on your phones to say the S8+ has bad lag?
the same apps as every other phone i got? I remember there was like 1+ second delay on screen press before any response at times. Was crazy. I think this was back when snapdragon samsung phones were pretty rough though.
 

BoboBrazil

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Oct 25, 2017
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Most samsung lag is avoided by going to another launcher like Nova and switching animations to 0.5x though. Don't use touchwiz/one ui

Definitely looking forward to good trade in values for the s20 line so I can buy the ultra. Hopefully they have some goodies along with preorder this time too.
 

remz

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Oct 25, 2017
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Most samsung lag is avoided by going to another launcher like Nova and switching animations to 0.5x though. Don't use touchwiz/one ui

Definitely looking forward to good trade in values for the s20 line so I can buy the ultra. Hopefully they have some goodies along with preorder this time too.
That's not true man. The difference between my.s9+ and pixel 4 xl is like day and night. The pixel murders the s9. Idk about the S10 big s9 or earlier if you think they're "lag free" you need to try some other phones.

This is not mentioning the other weird issues with the s9- I couldn't type on this forum without the keyboard double inputting words randomly, the haptics are disgustingly bad, the curved glass is a palm touch nightmare
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yep the pixel 4 with 90hz screen and a stockish android build is smooth as butter.

Still don't have issue going to my note 10 though. Just takes me half a second to adjust.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yep, smoothness ain't samsung's game. The tradeoff is you get all these wacky features and gimmicks and multi window modes, and dex and other crap that can utilize the abundance of ram phones have these days.




The question is if things will change with s20. 120hz is gonna be meaningless if scrolling is super smooth but transition around the app switcher or bixby home or w/e is sub 60. Would be pretty jarring.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Soo... best phones of 2019. what y'all feeling? Samsung phones were solid... but man the ultrasonic fp sensor was unusable in the worst scenarios, slow on the best scenario. Heard ppl like the s10e though. I liked my oneplus 7 pro a lot. I also like my $614 pixel 4 xl a lot as well. I've heard iphone 11 family is amazing too. People on the subreddit seem to like their fold, and there does seem to be very few issues so far.

2019 wasn't too bad for phones.



I was pleased that Samsung announced a new phone with a replaceable battery, the XCover Pro. (https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-brings-back-rugged-galaxy-with-xcover-pro/)

My question is this. Coming from a Galaxy S7, will this phone feel underpowered and with a mediocre display? Or will it be comparable? I'm very interested.
probably? Battery life is gonna be better though lol.
 

PaulLFC

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Oct 27, 2017
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Soo... best phones of 2019. what y'all feeling? Samsung phones were solid... but man the ultrasonic fp sensor was unusable in the worst scenarios, slow on the best scenario. Heard ppl like the s10e though. I liked my oneplus 7 pro a lot. I also like my $614 pixel 4 xl a lot as well. I've heard iphone 11 family is amazing too. People on the subreddit seem to like their fold, and there does seem to be very few issues so far.
Did Samsung phones use a different fingerprint sensor to the OnePlus phones? Having recently got the 7T I haven't noticed any issues with the fingerprint sensor, it seems quite fast to me and works well. My brother has the 6T with the older version of the sensor but he hasn't complained about it as yet.