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Post by A_B » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:03 pm

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Google is offering the Pixel 3 for half price today and tomorrow for new and current Google Fi customers. This is good timing for me, as my original Pixel has become a major pain in the ass the last week or so.
Some might say a little TOO convenient. #apple
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Post by Ryan » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:32 pm

If you didn't put this in the phone thread, I wouldn't know that it's talking about a phone.
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Ryan wrote:
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If you didn't put this in the phone thread, I wouldn't know that it's talking about a phone.
I would have guessed computer monitor or TV.

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Post by rass » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:32 pm

I feel like spell-check/assist has gotten worse (or I guess I can holdout for gotten better but I somehow haven’t taken advantage) since my iPhone did the major iOS update the other day.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:44 pm

do you have google keyboard? miles better than the iphone keyboard interface
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Post by mister d » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:10 pm

rass wrote:
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I feel like spell-check/assist has gotten worse (or I guess I can holdout for gotten better but I somehow haven’t taken advantage) since my iPhone did the major iOS update the other day.
It has, but if you reset your keyboard it seems to help?
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rass wrote:
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I feel like spell-check/assist has gotten worse (or I guess I can holdout for gotten better but I somehow haven’t taken advantage) since my iPhone did the major iOS update the other day.
yeah it's the keyboards fault...

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Post by rass » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:24 pm

I really don’t think it’s just me.


Just had my first apple store experience. My oldest saved up for a new iPhone and Christmas got her to her needed total. We were done in about an hour, which would be great but for the 30 minutes or so where they seemingly forgot about us.
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Post by Rush2112 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:37 pm

If you're a Fi guy and want a free Google Mini you can get one via the Fi app until tomorrow. The "Free Gift" is listed at the top of the app, just click through.
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Post by A_B » Fri May 08, 2020 9:59 pm

Been fiddling with my wife’s new iPhone 11. This camera is nuts. Not even the pro with the third lens. Just off the charts good.
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Post by Johnnie » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:39 pm

OnePlus 7 Pro is $430. That's a really good price.

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Post by Johnnie » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:07 pm

Ordered. They had the launch event today.

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Post by BSF21 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:24 am

Thinking about migrating from an Iphone 8 to a Samsung.

Anyone have an android they love? I'm looking at the S20FE but I know nothing. Its either that or be beholden to apple for another 2-3 years.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:28 am

I've been generally happy with the Pixels (1, 2, and 3) that I've had since moving away from Apple. My wife has had less success with her Pixels. I've been very happy with Google Fi service. I can send you a code for that if you move carriers.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:59 am

I have a pixel I bought straight from the Googles. Huge fan because it has no carrier garbage on it. Just plain Android. It also gets updates very quickly. I am running on the Sprint network because I am grandfathered into a pretty great plan with unlimited data, hotspot, etc.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:04 am

I'm in a near-panic now because I have found out that MotionX-GPS has been removed from the iPhone App Store and is basically being discontinued.

This was one of the first apps I ever downloaded and the only one I spent real money on (ten bucks). All my hiking and driving routes and waypoints are on it. I use it whenever I go exploring the dirt roads and "roads" of the mountains or desert.

Does anyone know of another good GPS navigation app that works for hiking/biking and exploration driving, both for navigation and also for saving routes and waypoints?
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Post by EnochRoot » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:23 am

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:04 am
I'm in a near-panic now because I have found out that MotionX-GPS has been removed from the iPhone App Store and is basically being discontinued.

This was one of the first apps I ever downloaded and the only one I spent real money on (ten bucks). All my hiking and driving routes and waypoints are on it. I use it whenever I go exploring the dirt roads and "roads" of the mountains or desert.

Does anyone know of another good GPS navigation app that works for hiking/biking and exploration driving, both for navigation and also for saving routes and waypoints?
What about FootPath?

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Post by BSF21 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:46 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:59 am
I have a pixel I bought straight from the Googles. Huge fan because it has no carrier garbage on it. Just plain Android. It also gets updates very quickly. I am running on the Sprint network because I am grandfathered into a pretty great plan with unlimited data, hotspot, etc.
I can buy one and take it to Verizon to switch the sim right?
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EnochRoot wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:23 am
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:04 am
I'm in a near-panic now because I have found out that MotionX-GPS has been removed from the iPhone App Store and is basically being discontinued.

This was one of the first apps I ever downloaded and the only one I spent real money on (ten bucks). All my hiking and driving routes and waypoints are on it. I use it whenever I go exploring the dirt roads and "roads" of the mountains or desert.

Does anyone know of another good GPS navigation app that works for hiking/biking and exploration driving, both for navigation and also for saving routes and waypoints?
What about FootPath?
Never heard of it ... I'll check it out. Thanks.
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Post by EnochRoot » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:51 am

Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:47 am
EnochRoot wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:23 am
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:04 am
I'm in a near-panic now because I have found out that MotionX-GPS has been removed from the iPhone App Store and is basically being discontinued.

This was one of the first apps I ever downloaded and the only one I spent real money on (ten bucks). All my hiking and driving routes and waypoints are on it. I use it whenever I go exploring the dirt roads and "roads" of the mountains or desert.

Does anyone know of another good GPS navigation app that works for hiking/biking and exploration driving, both for navigation and also for saving routes and waypoints?
What about FootPath?
Never heard of it ... I'll check it out. Thanks.
I use it, but the only trails I've used it on are pretty well publicized. I would definitely reach out to a hiking community for your off-the-beaten-path hiking ventures. I've heard good things about Gaia.

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BSF21 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:24 am
Thinking about migrating from an Iphone 8 to a Samsung.

Anyone have an android they love? I'm looking at the S20FE but I know nothing. Its either that or be beholden to apple for another 2-3 years.
I personally tend to stay away from Samsung due to bloatware. I'll never buy a phone from a carrier because of it (mine is T Mobile) and have latched onto OnePlus as my preferred brand.

My last 4 cell phones have been the 8T, 6, Nexus 6, Nexus 5. Prior to that it was an LG phone I had in Korea.

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Post by BSF21 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:18 pm

I might wait until there's some holiday deals coming up and then I can take it to Verizon and have them swap the sims for me right?

Would be my first time buying one not from the carrier itself. How much bloat is on a Samsung? I'm also thinking about a googlephone. I just want something that plays nice with my googlecontacts for work. If it can run about 4 other aps I'm good with it. I don't need a ton.

I essentially need:
1) battery life
2) ease of sync to google
3) facebook/twitter
4) podcast ap/ amazon music/ spotify
5) sportsbook
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Post by HaulCitgo » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:30 pm

Moto g power. It's fine. was $99 from google fi but no likey google fi. Had motorola before that and nexus the several before that. All solid and fine. All those in particular have less bloatware because sold through Google.

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Post by Rush2112 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:37 pm

BSF21 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:18 pm
I might wait until there's some holiday deals coming up and then I can take it to Verizon and have them swap the sims for me right?

Would be my first time buying one not from the carrier itself. How much bloat is on a Samsung? I'm also thinking about a googlephone. I just want something that plays nice with my googlecontacts for work. If it can run about 4 other aps I'm good with it. I don't need a ton.

I essentially need:
1) battery life
2) ease of sync to google
3) facebook/twitter
4) podcast ap/ amazon music/ spotify
5) sportsbook
I NEEDED a new phone and couldn't wait for the 5Gs to drop so I bought a Pixel4a for like 350$. They are Google phones so super easy to sync, I've had good battery life, though I haven't really really tested as I am not living my "normal" life. I use PocketCast and Spotify easily (I am sure Amazon Music works fine, I use Prime Video easily.) Every phone is going to be good with Twitter and Facebook. The one qualm I have is that the fingerprint unlock is on the back so when I have it docked in the car I have to use my pin to unlock.

I think that phone choice has a lot to do with how you like the UI and general build of the phone (does it have a headphone jack, does it wirelessly charge that sort of thing) and then the extra stuff. Do you take a lot of pictures? Do you need extra storage for music/pictures/documents?
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Post by BSF21 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:43 pm

Rush2112 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:37 pm
BSF21 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:18 pm
I might wait until there's some holiday deals coming up and then I can take it to Verizon and have them swap the sims for me right?

Would be my first time buying one not from the carrier itself. How much bloat is on a Samsung? I'm also thinking about a googlephone. I just want something that plays nice with my googlecontacts for work. If it can run about 4 other aps I'm good with it. I don't need a ton.

I essentially need:
1) battery life
2) ease of sync to google
3) facebook/twitter
4) podcast ap/ amazon music/ spotify
5) sportsbook
I NEEDED a new phone and couldn't wait for the 5Gs to drop so I bought a Pixel4a for like 350$. They are Google phones so super easy to sync, I've had good battery life, though I haven't really really tested as I am not living my "normal" life. I use PocketCast and Spotify easily (I am sure Amazon Music works fine, I use Prime Video easily.) Every phone is going to be good with Twitter and Facebook. The one qualm I have is that the fingerprint unlock is on the back so when I have it docked in the car I have to use my pin to unlock.

I think that phone choice has a lot to do with how you like the UI and general build of the phone (does it have a headphone jack, does it wirelessly charge that sort of thing) and then the extra stuff. Do you take a lot of pictures? Do you need extra storage for music/pictures/documents?
So the headphone thing is also something I'm wondering about.

If I stay with Iphone I probably get some airpods that will be great, but if not, does anyone have a great set of wireless buds they use with an android? I'm thinking about trying some Raycons, but anything like an airpod knockoff (with a charging case, etc) would be great.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:49 pm

BSF21 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:43 pm
Rush2112 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:37 pm
BSF21 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:18 pm
I might wait until there's some holiday deals coming up and then I can take it to Verizon and have them swap the sims for me right?

Would be my first time buying one not from the carrier itself. How much bloat is on a Samsung? I'm also thinking about a googlephone. I just want something that plays nice with my googlecontacts for work. If it can run about 4 other aps I'm good with it. I don't need a ton.

I essentially need:
1) battery life
2) ease of sync to google
3) facebook/twitter
4) podcast ap/ amazon music/ spotify
5) sportsbook
I NEEDED a new phone and couldn't wait for the 5Gs to drop so I bought a Pixel4a for like 350$. They are Google phones so super easy to sync, I've had good battery life, though I haven't really really tested as I am not living my "normal" life. I use PocketCast and Spotify easily (I am sure Amazon Music works fine, I use Prime Video easily.) Every phone is going to be good with Twitter and Facebook. The one qualm I have is that the fingerprint unlock is on the back so when I have it docked in the car I have to use my pin to unlock.

I think that phone choice has a lot to do with how you like the UI and general build of the phone (does it have a headphone jack, does it wirelessly charge that sort of thing) and then the extra stuff. Do you take a lot of pictures? Do you need extra storage for music/pictures/documents?
So the headphone thing is also something I'm wondering about.

If I stay with Iphone I probably get some airpods that will be great, but if not, does anyone have a great set of wireless buds they use with an android? I'm thinking about trying some Raycons, but anything like an airpod knockoff (with a charging case, etc) would be great.
I have the Pixel buds, and they're fine, although I hear the Jabras are better. I don't miss the headphone jack.
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Post by Johnnie » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:11 pm

If you want to compare phones: www.gsmarena.com

It may assist in your decision.
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BSF21 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:43 pm
If I stay with Iphone I probably get some airpods that will be great, but if not, does anyone have a great set of wireless buds they use with an android? I'm thinking about trying some Raycons, but anything like an airpod knockoff (with a charging case, etc) would be great.
I have some JLab wireless headphones that I have no complaints about.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:53 pm

For headphones...don't buy expensive ones. Anker makes a great pair. I have bought expensive ones that die from exercise (including the one that USA triathlon recommends). The ones I love right now are the Sound Core Liberty Neo. They are coated in sweat proof stuff, sound good, and mic pics up well. They are also on sale on Amazon frequently.

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Post by GoodKarma » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:47 pm

I'm due for a new phone (currently have a five year old Moto Z Force). Wife is harping on me to get an iPhone plus some iPhone users appear to have problems texting me...their texts don't come through.

That being said I'd like to get a smaller phone since I don't use my phone for much other that reading the occasional article, random cat video and texting (I use a tablet for daily time-wasters like YouTube/Facebook, Twitter, etc). The most important thing to me is 1) battery life and then 2) speed/storage. I've been on Android for years and only had Motorola's so I would be interested in trying something new. I've seen the posts about the Pixels in this thread as well as the positives on the One Plus's.

As of right now I'm torn between the Pixel 5 and the iPhone 12 mini. Any opinions on those two and/or any other suggestions?
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Post by Johnnie » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:07 pm

What about the Pixel 4a 5G?

https://www.engadget.com/pixel-4a-5g-re ... 53038.html

Personally, I'll always stan for OnePlus. The latest iteration, the 8T, has really good battery life and I can go from 0 to 100 battery charger in 39 minutes with their Warp Charge. It's also a 5G phone. I couldn't give a shit less about the sub par camera (according to the experts) and I'm not too bent out of shape over losing the headphone jack after all. (OnePlus buds aren't too bad, but I have narrow ear canals and, gross as it sounds, waxy ears. So if the bud doesn't have silicone tips, it's not good for me.)

I'd start at www.gsmarena.com and compare everything and then make a selection based on your preference.

Also, Black Friday is around the corner, so expect deals. And always watch MKBHD on YouTube for excellent reviews.
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Post by rass » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:43 am

I got the current iPhone SE late in the summer when my 4+ year-old SE didn't want to hold/couldn't take a charge anymore. It's relatively small (looks like the display area is smaller than the 12 mini?) and maybe I'm still comparing it to the performance of my old phone but the battery has been pretty amazing. I can go for an hour run with a run-tracker app and downloaded music streaming to bluetooth headphones and be in the upper 90s when I return. It looks older than the other current models (still has a dedicated home button) but I'd recommend it.
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I got the current iPhone SE late in the summer when my 4+ year-old SE didn't want to hold/couldn't take a charge anymore. It's relatively small (looks like the display area is smaller than the 12 mini?) and maybe I'm still comparing it to the performance of my old phone but the battery has been pretty amazing. I can go for an hour run with a run-tracker app and downloaded music streaming to bluetooth headphones and be in the upper 90s when I return. It looks older than the other current models (still has a dedicated home button) but I'd recommend it.
I'm still rocking the iPhone6S and either need a new battery or a new phone. My understanding is the SE is just the 6 with updates components. My battery started dying while saying it was charging in the car. Only had Google maps running, and it dropped from 95% when I left the house, to 30% in about 10 minutes. Last night it was on the charger over night, woke up with 6% battery while it had the charging symbol. It'll go days with normal battery drain, then pull this as soon as I think it's working. My son's 6S battery completely died back in March, wouldn't take a charge at all. Dropped it off at a repair shop, they replaced the battery for $50 and it's worked great. I really don't care about having a better phone, so I might just replace the battery.
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Post by rass » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:27 am

Yes on the new SE. I think it's just an old 6 on the outside.

A friend of mine and my boss got the battery on their older SEs replaced and said it worked great. And while I had some of the same oddities with the battery performance you described, I think there was something wrong with the port on mine where I had a shit of a time just getting it to start to charge. So I gave up and upgraded.
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Post by The Sybian » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:52 am

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Yes on the new SE. I think it's just an old 6 on the outside.

A friend of mine and my boss got the battery on their older SEs replaced and said it worked great. And while I had some of the same oddities with the battery performance you described, I think there was something wrong with the port on mine where I had a shit of a time just getting it to start to charge. So I gave up and upgraded.
Did you try cleaning the port? I've had that, and pulled out shocking amounts of lint, and it worked again.
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Re: Phones & Cases And Such

Post by rass » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:54 am

Yeah. For all I know I damaged it after months of poking a pin in there...
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

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Re: Phones & Cases And Such

Post by P.D.X. » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:12 am

2nded on the SE.

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Re: Phones & Cases And Such

Post by mister d » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:13 am

SEs here too. We went from the 7(?) to the SE so it was basically the same phone but with a battery that worked again.
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I'm definitely known as "the boy who cried penis" in town.

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