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Samsung Galaxy S10 |OT| Happy 10th Galaxy

Oct 25, 2017
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Gboard = Google Keyboard
You can select different themes for it and there is a dark one.
Ah perfect. Gave it a quick glance and tbh I could go for a full black, might have to see if there's a way to use a custom made. Only other thing I noticed was theres no feedback at all but I guess that's a setting somewhere.
SwiftKey give you a bunch of different size options. I use swiftkey with a small minimal keyboard, but you can make it huge if you want.
Oh I really should have checked the settings more lol. I'll keep them on mind too if I can't settle on one.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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There's this beautiful set of lock screen wallpapers in a "multi-pack" in the Galaxy Themes store that switches every time you turn the screen off and on again.
Is there a way to apply this to the home screen as well?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I don't currently plan on changing my phone (I have a 5T), but tbh, I can say that the 10e is really appealing. It is more of a sidegrade than anything else. But having the same screen size, with a smaller footprint is really appealing.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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hold down icon,. Pop up shows up with options. Choose uninstall.

someone may know more, but that's the basic on how to uninstall an app within the one ui.
There are apps you can't uninstall. That's what makes bloatware annoying. I thought you were going to mention something about disabling them, which is what everyone who has used Android knows. I know you can also physically remove apps, but it has to be done through adb.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Still waiting on my parcel from Samsung to return my old phone and I've got until Saturday to send it back. They're gonna be getting a call again if it isn't here by Thursday as the sales department is shut over the weekend too.

Does anyone know a good data recovery method for android btw? To be blunt me and my wife send each other some 'personal' pictures from time to time and I want to make sure I wiped the fragments completely. Flooded it with data a couple times but not sure if something like Recuva would work on android?

I'm assuming they do a proper wipe themselves anyway but I'd rather not have reconstructable nudes of ourselves on a device I'm throwing in the post.
 
There are apps you can't uninstall. That's what makes bloatware annoying. I thought you were going to mention something about disabling them, which is what everyone who has used Android knows. I know you can also physically remove apps, but it has to be done through adb.
ah i didnt think they would want more info on another option about disabling. but yes, disabling is known if uninstall isnt an option. bloatware can mean many things and pretty vague so i gave a very general answer.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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S10e beats xr and 10s max.

S10+ destroys worlds.

I know they didn't test the regular S10 which is the one I have, but at least the way I use my phone I find that the XS Max lasted way longer than my S10 did (which I assume is at least close to the S10e's battery even with the smaller screen).

With my XS Max I got a similar screen-on time at the end of the day as that video showed except I still had 10% left when I went to bed.
My S10 with similar usage barely made it over half that time without needing a charge (and that was with the resolution at 1080 too).

Granted my usage is different than that video (I use GPS and listen to podcasts for about 1.5 hours, browse about 50-60% of my usage, and maybe a few YouTube videos here or there), but I still wouldn't have expected such a different result from my day-to-day usage.
And to my knowledge I didn't have a ton of background apps sucking up battery (don't even have Facebook installed), so I don't think the smart battery would help much over time.
 
Nov 17, 2017
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Fml I hope I don't have this shit as it'll prow mean I don't get both pairs. My order was in my name, but owing to circumstances my wife is using it while I'll use hers in a few days when it arrives. Submitted the first claim yesterday so we'll see.
I'm expecting a similar situation with mine. I accidentally used one of my other email addresses. If that's enough to get screwed out of them I'll be giving their customer service department a whole load of angry calls until they sort their shit out. Their service frankly is some of the worst I've ever dealt with. I've had more productivity from Ebay sellers trying to pull scams.
So I just received an email from Samsung and they have removed my IMEI from the system which has allowed me to resubmit my claim for my ear buds. They stated in the email that It is required for the name on the claim to match the name on the Proof of Purchase being used to support that claim. So just a heads up to make sure your claim matches the details on your invoice.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I know they didn't test the regular S10 which is the one I have, but at least the way I use my phone I find that the XS Max lasted way longer than my S10 did (which I assume is at least close to the S10e's battery even with the smaller screen).

With my XS Max I got a similar screen-on time at the end of the day as that video showed except I still had 10% left when I went to bed.
My S10 with similar usage barely made it over half that time without needing a charge (and that was with the resolution at 1080 too).

Granted my usage is different than that video (I use GPS and listen to podcasts for about 1.5 hours, browse about 50-60% of my usage, and maybe a few YouTube videos here or there), but I still wouldn't have expected such a different result from my day-to-day usage.
And to my knowledge I didn't have a ton of background apps sucking up battery (don't even have Facebook installed), so I don't think the smart battery would help much over time.
I find that iPhones have lasted longer in real world usage, but shorter if used continuously due to their smaller battery capacity. Stand by time makes a big difference.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So I just received an email from Samsung and they have removed my IMEI from the system which has allowed me to resubmit my claim for my ear buds. They stated in the email that It is required for the name on the claim to match the name on the Proof of Purchase being used to support that claim. So just a heads up to make sure your claim matches the details on your invoice.
Well at least I've got some hope of fixing it now. Wish they were quicker getting things moving one way or another though. Still waiting on a reply to my claim status.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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BxActions + "One Handed Operation+" + Task Changer + MultiStar = flawless experience

And all of that is crazy considering that the regular experience is perfectly adequate, even with Google's stupid decisions in the design of the task switcher.
Hmm. Do you know if there's an option to customise what the power/fingerprint button does on the S10e? Right now it pulls down the status bar when swiping/scrolling it, but I'd love to change that to media controls or something.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Is it possible to remap the buttons for BxActions but keep the Bixby voice assistant? It's actually come in handy to quickly make a call while in a game on my PC a few times now so ideally I'd like to keep both. Main feature I actually want is flashlight on hold while locked tbh. That should be an option by default.

Edit: Nevermind I got it. Seems you need to still have Bixby as enabled in Locked and Unlocked as one control with the latter being mapped to long press, Though this part may be dependant on which function is the non bixby action in the phones settings instead.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Alright. Been back on SwiftKey for a few hours. Aesthetically, it's still not great. I can't find a theme I love. As a non-flow typer, it's much better than Gboard right now.
Been using Chrooma myself for a few years since it color maps to the app you're using (not always flawlessly, though). It had the swipe on spacebar to move the cursor feature well before other keyboard apps did, swiping up on the backspace key clears out entire lines of text, and I aesthetically, I like the design. To be honest, swiping isn't as accurate as the other keyboards, including Samsung's default, but I put up with it because each keyboard seems to lack something, and if I'm going to use one that lacks something, I at least want it to look nice.

I should probably use the other keyboards to see how they are these days, though. But i'm too used to having the keyboard match the app and I'm not sure anything else does that.
 
Been using Chrooma myself for a few years since it color maps to the app you're using (not always flawlessly, though). It had the swipe on spacebar to move the cursor feature well before other keyboard apps did, swiping up on the backspace key clears out entire lines of text, and I aesthetically, I like the design. To be honest, swiping isn't as accurate as the other keyboards, including Samsung's default, but I put up with it because each keyboard seems to lack something, and if I'm going to use one that lacks something, I at least want it to look nice.

I should probably use the other keyboards to see how they are these days, though. But i'm too used to having the keyboard match the app and I'm not sure anything else does that.
I'll give it a shot. Being a pecker, I just need something to complete my words quickly and move on.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I feel like this build of Andriod is super incessant about push notifications about wifi networks that aren't yours and won't stfu. How can I silence it?
Download AutoNotifications. It pretty much perpetually snoozes any notifications you don't want to see, including persistent ones about certain apps using permissions when you know they're using them because you told the app to.

I think you can tinker with it in your settings too, but if not, nuke it from orbit with the above.

I'll give it a shot. Being a pecker, I just need something to complete my words quickly and move on.
There's a free and a pro version; I forget all of which comes with the free versus the pro though, so some of the stuff I've mentioned might only come with pro. I doubt it, but for the sake of clarity, I had to bring it up.
 
I have an Exynos S10+ and honestly it's wonderful. Don't get hung up on the Snapdragon version existing, there is always going to be a better phone or faster processor or whatever unless you spend loads constantly. It's a class phone, better than 99% of handsets. The warranty matters more.

For the record I also have an S8+ and haven't had any issues. My mate bought an S8+ at the same time and had to take it back 3 times for battery issues until they replaced it. Warranties.
Same.

I had the 8+ and this is stunning in comparison.
The processor diffrence is only there if you have them side by side.
Thanks for answering guys, I was kinda afraid about some performance or battery issues, but yeah, it is miles better having the phone with some kind of warranty.
Also, I wrote Exynos wrong, it was too late on the night, lol