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>>52527491
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I found a Galaxy S5 Neo on the street today (looks like it fell from a bike or something), turned off with a PIN-locked SIM. The owner has no Google info setup and there's no way to track him. Should I just keep it for myself?
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>>52544758
these are your options
1. give to police
2. remove sim, destroy sim, fastboot erase userdata, enjoy your phone
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>>52544846
Since the police here is corrupt and will probably keep them for themselves, I'll do that and replace my aging, shitty, Galaxy Ace 3 LTE.
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>>52544878
nice rationalisation asshole
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This seems like as good a place as any to ask: I'm thinking about buying a new phone pretty soon, looking at either a Nexus 5X or a Lumia 950.

I know, both are botnet etc. and I really don't care, but does anyone have a useful opinion on which would be better between those two choices?

Any other better choices? Mainly looking for something that isn't too large, has decent battery life and decent quality camera capabilities. I really don't care about custom roms or any shit like that, I just want my shit to work and for the phone to be responsive and not all laggy.
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First Android phone here. Can anyone recommend some apps to make this experience to notch.

It's not a super phone, but i was hoping to make the experience as pleasant as I can.
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Do these threads still keep up with carrier deals? I need to get a new plan.
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>>52545310
The old thread were made by another person and he used to put more info in the first post.
We need Locutus back :((((
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Any way to root my S3 with a broken USB port? I would also like to replace the stock rom if possible.
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>>52544904
>find phone
>no possible way to find previous owner
>keep phone

I see no problem tbqh famicom
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I need a smartphone that uses Verizon's CDMA network and can be used with Straight Talk's $45/mo plan.

>Straight Talk version of S4
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-S975L-LTE-Prepaid-Smartphone/36202746

Can this use Verizon's towers?

>Verizon prepaid version of S4
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Verizon-Samsung-Prepaid-Galaxy-S4-Smartphone-White/47150309

Does this use CDMA? I don't have gsm coverage in my area. Is locking still a thing? Can I buy this verizon S4 and then activate it on straight talk?

Shopping for phones makes you wanna kill yourself all this shit is infested with marketing aids.


For reference these work.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-LG-Optimus-Dynamic-II-L39C-Prepaid-Smartphone/36471494

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_mpower_txt_m369-3746.php


Want to upgrade. $300 max budget, need a 5" screen and 1080p.
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>>52545530
Straightalk phones are shit.
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>>52545071
950 has the better camera. if it gets an update to windows 10 mobile, the photos will look very sharp, which isn't natural. not sure why microsoft did this.
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poorfag here, i am thinking about one of them chink phones. should i go with xiaomi redmi note 2/3 or some other phone in that price category?
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The fairphone 2 looks fantastic! Easily disassemble with interchangeable parts. Fairly sourced. Decent specs. Can literally swap any part!
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>>52546081
>Fairly sourced
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why does my g4 take noisy photos?
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>>52546273
(left is my old s3(!!!!) and right is my g4.
Here's the the same but compensated for the lg having double the resolution, and another area of the same g4 pic
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Is the Nexus 6p worth it? I have a almost 5 year old sgs2 and I'm fed up with the slowness. It just feels like a waste to buy a phone for almost 800€ and it doesn't even have a removable battery or a sd slot. I could get 3 OPX:s for that amount, or even a used OPO.
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It's probably worth wating to see what comes out of MWC before you get a new phone, that's what I'm doing anyways.
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>>52546356
less post processing is done on G4.

phone cameras are awful.
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>>52545071
Same chipset, both have great camera iirc.
The 950 will have better batterylife, thanks to the 300mAh bigger battery and WP making sure not a lot it running.
You can probably achieve batterlyife in the same ballpark with the 5x though.

I'd strongly recommend android over WP on high end phones though. A much more full and customizable OS, and much more apps. And nexuses have good updates, countering one of the main weaknesses of android.
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>>52546388
How do I do this processing myself afterwards then? I'm annoyed since the g4 is praised for its camera, which is amazing in some situations yes, but not all.
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>>52546518
Shoot raw if that's an option.
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>>52546535
It is, but I suck at editing them.
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>>52546373
if it costs you that much, no, it is not worth it.
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Is snapdragon 820 worth the wait?
Also, is it possible there will be cyanogenmod for Kirin 930 or any other newer non-snapdragon SoCs?
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>>52546858
That's the 128gb version. The 64gb version would be 100€ lower, but I'm not sure if I wan't a phone so confined. I always hated how I can't store enough music on my sgs2 (total of 32gb on phone + card), so the 64gb might just cut it but I'd still have to lose some of the albums. Chances are I'm also going to install some games and emulators on the new phone, so ideally I'd want the 128gb version.

And no, I don't use spotify. I'd rather pay for more memory than pay for music I already paid for. We don't even have decent 3g coverage here in the rural areas of Finland (let alone 4g)
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>>52546945
what happens when the battery goes to shit in three years and you have no warranty?
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>>52545071
Whats a botnet? Why dont i want one?
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42 minutes screen time
100 percent battery
Wew lads
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>>52546990
That's what I'm concerned about. I'd like to be able to swap the battery easily but it seems modern phones are designed to fail. It only cost 20€ to buy a new battery for my sgs2 a few years ago.
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>>52546990
You get a new one.
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>>52547018
Is this my ZL g4 bro?
I had that too this morning.
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>>52546996
It's just the default argument that most of the neckbeards on /g/ have when talking about anything that isn't their precious "support muh freedumz" open source software options
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>>52547029
not if it's sealed, which is
>>52547022
quandry.
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>>52547029
I can't imagine the other hardware being obsolete in 3 years like my sgs2 was. Phones are advancing more slowly these days and the nexus doesn't get Samsung bloat on every update.

That's why it would be frustrating to get a new phone just because it didn't have a removable battery.
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>>52547051
A new phone is what I meant, not the battery.
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>>52547039
HI ;)
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>>52547063
Honestly, phones are cheap enough these days that getting a new one every 3-4 years is pretty much the norm. Not everyone feels the need to cling to obsolete 5+ year old hardware.
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>>52546945
Moto x is 450 for 32gb and has an sd card slot. No removable battery, but has an SD card slot and cheaper.
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>>52546990
My note 4 is a year old and I've done the battery swap already, worried the new Samsungs are all apple now and unibody so can't upgrade mem/bat, will be here asking for advice in like October to see what phone to get next...

(Got Note 4 on launch day for $99 because they gave $200 trade in on any smart phone, gave them really old Droid, then I sold my S3 for $140 on ebay, so I made $40 upgrading my phone...)
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>>52547107
>800€
>cheap these days

The sgs2 was THE flagship and it "only" costed 500€
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>>52547165
There are plenty of phones that don't cost $800 yurobucks.
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>>52547075
seems excessive senpai.
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>>52547202
But we were talking about the Nexus 6P. Would you not mind buying that and swapping it soon for a similarly priced phone because of its planned obsolescence?
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>>52547223
swapping it with what exactly?
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why is the front camera quality for most androids so shit despite being identical in specs to iphones?
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>>52545071
In the same ballpark is the moto x pure, I'm using it right now 9/10 no fingerprint scanner is all
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>>52547289
All phones have the same sensor?
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>>52545183
Google Keep for notes
Wifi file transfer, airdroid of similar for easy syncing without looking for a cable
Calculator++ if you need one at all
OsmAnd has offline maps unlike google
some toolbox/army knife with a bubble level, metal detector, flashlight, heartrate monitor and such
i like data, so i use GPS Logger (by mendhak) since it is specialized for long term background operation and consumes relatively little battery
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I got 100gb on gdrive for free, nice.
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Tried some raw editing, it killed basically all noise, but it's tedious.

Note on the noise on g4 photos: The one I compared above is using the HDR feature, they are significantly noisier than the normal ones.
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>>52547697
Thanks for the suggestions. I have gotten a few utilities, but I've actually turned off GPS location because i don't want apps knowing where the hell I'm going.
I will look for more tools that won't try to data mine me, i actually got a flashlight based on that premise.
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>>52547697
Google Maps lets you download maps offline now
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>>52545183
>>52547697
I really like Unified Remote, i can do some basic PC stuff without getting up :) (Even if it's next audio track or video file)
and roku remote, remote software if you have an IR blaster, touchtunes, OBD software for car, plex, google translate, RDP client, netflix, soundhound, fing, steam, diff video player (MX player, VLC), where's my droid... so much out there I guess.
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>>52547018
Does the g4 zl battery have the otterbox kind of case like the note 3?
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>>52546081
>>52546172

yeah, it's still quite far from entirely fairly sourced, but they're putting some effort towards it and that does deserve some recognition.

apart from that, there's a sailfish os port in the works, which is pretty neat.
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>>52544878
nigger
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Is it worth buying a shattered icuck 5s for $50. I can probably replace the screen for $50.

I want to eatshit with my hands for once.
The only problem is that its a Sprint iPhone and I can't use it on tmobile
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If you ain't taking Lumia I don't wanna talk
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Here are my choices and I need to make them in the next hour.

All unlocked:
LG G4
Nexus 5X
Moto X Pure Edition
OnePlus 2


I want a good camera and good battery life.

What do?
Thanks in advance!
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>>52550734
lg g4 use custom rom
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Is €33 per month reasonable for a Nexus 6P?
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>>52550887
minutes/text/data?
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Should I spend an extra $40 getting the Redmi Note 2 Prime instead of the regular?
As far as I can see it has a little bit more storage, processing power, and ROM. From what I've heard the regular Note 2 is adequate, but can anyone weigh in?
Guess I'm most concerned with future-proofing, I don't really tax my phone atm. Just snapchat, tinder, messenger, jotterpad, etc.
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>>52550734
Just get the G4. The rest are irrelevant
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I've got this old HTC One that I've had forever now. I jailbroke it a while ago for some apps, but now I'm sick of being stuck on Android 4.4.2 when I could be updated to 5.something by now. Is there way to flash android system updates like you can with custom Roms? Because I can't update like normal while jailbroken. Or should I just say fuck it and go for a custom ROM like CyanogenMod or something?
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>>52547047
So I should ignore the botnet comments and just get comfy vanilla android Nexus??
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Recently upgraded from a note 2 to a note 5. I really liked the feature in the note 2's stock browser called quick controls that has a menu wheel pop every time you have your finger on the side edges of phone that has tabs, reload function, close, etc. Is there a similar feature on the note 5's stock browser? Browsing feels much slower without it even if the phone is newer and faster.
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Does anyone have a Samsung Gear VR? Would you recommend it to someone who doesn't own s6, but is looking for a new phone?
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Is £25 quid per month decent for Nexus 6P? It has 1000mins/Unlimited texts/1gb data. I'm not too fussy about the low data since literally everywhere I go to has free Wi-Fi and I rarely use over 400mb a month.
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>>52544373

Im on an LG G3 and im seriously considering swapping to either a Z3compact or a G2.

big mistake or best decision?
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>>52554957
yes
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>>52549618
I wouldn't buy a fairly-sourced phone. If I had to chose, I would buy the cheaper one with conflict materials and allocate the rest of the money elsewhere.
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hola familia
I've been on a shitty lg l9 for ages now, but I need to replace it because the screen finally cracked on me

I want to spend around $300 tops, and have no problem buying used
I also want a good camera and decent battery life. Not being xbox huge would be nice too but that seems to be rare these days so 5,5" is fine too

I was considering buying a used OPO or LG G3
thoughts/comments?
im on t-mobile
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I'm a Verizonfag. Is the Maxx 2 any good? It's called the Moto X Play in countries that have not accepted freedom into their hearts.
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>>52559067
nothing wrong it. processor and gpu is mid-range, 2gb ram, which is fine for now, battery life is good and it should get marshmallow.
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>>52548309
That's a very nice picture, anon. Killing noise without losing detail is a bit difficult.
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is honor 7 good phone by this price ? need help
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>>52559436
>honor 7
for what price?
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>>52559615
about 320 $
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>>52559661
If you are fine non removable battery and no roms, then yeah.
The build quality is very good on the one I have tried.
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>>52544373
What new phones have actually good battery life on low and high usage?
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>>52559749
If you ask me, no phones other than chinkphones and phones with extended batteries. Or maybe the z3 mini. Depends on what you mean by good.
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Thoughts on the LG G4 c ?
I can't really find any good reviews on it, that don't sound like it's trying to sell it to me.
I appreciate a good battery life, but I feel like the 1.4 GHz and 1 GB RAM are a little outdated.
the phone costs about €140 right now, and I dont have much more to spend.
Any thoughts or recommendations?
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>>52560347
>1gb ram and lg's ass ui

don't do it mang. android needs 2gb minimum.
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Is the S6 edge plus a good phone? It seems the best all rounder and isn't Xbox huge like the 6p.
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What's a 100$ phone with decent or good cameras?
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>>52550701
You, I got a Lumia 640. You got one?
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>>52560625
Lumia phoned or an S4 might suit you
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>>52560347
That's a decent price, compared to a moto g for example. consider a chinkphone though, at that price. 1GB ram is fine.

>>52560478
- overpriced, fragile, edge is nothing but a gimmick, meh battery, locked, no roms

+ Good SoC (better than any qualcomm), best screen

>>52560625
Nothing really, unless we are talking second hand.
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>>52560750
>consider a chinkphone though
the network bands seem to incompatible here. Thats why i dont wanna buy a xiaomi or whatever
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>>52546356
is this a painting you photographed on the right?
would be nice if you could post the full pic, it looks lovely
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anyone using project fi?
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my Moto G2 is starting to crap out and I'm thinking of getting a new flagship phone

what's good for about 400 Euros?
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>>52560939
>is this a painting
Not sure if that's you making fun of the camera, but no it's the view out of my window.

>>52559333
Thanks, yeah. The filters in rawtherapee work well though.
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>>52561071
sexy af
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>>52561110
well thank you then.
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>>52560735
What Lumia phones? I'm considering a 532 but the FFC is VGA.
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>>52560697
Plebbish 530. Going to either get the one touch xl fierce or a used 1520 in the next few months
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just came here to say how happy I am with my 6p. I could spend all day just holding it, premium feels family
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What new features will the LG G5 and the Samsung S7 bring? I'm due an upgrade so going to hold out until I've seen these two.
Otherwise it's LG G4 for me.
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>>52561588
premium cracks family
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>>52560988
g4
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>>52561617
probably next to nothing other than 820 and metal body in the g5 (disadvantage)
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I live in Germany, I have a max budget of 350 EUR.

I am looking an Android with the best camera. What is the best that I can get for this money?
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So how's the HTC A9? I think it's a really cool looking phone (better looking than the iPhone it's ripping off).

But I dunno about long-term prospects, battery, updates, etc. Would buying one be retarded? Maybe I should just wait for the (as rumored) HTC Nexus.
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Just a shitty blog passing by.

[blog]

I give up on my Windows Phone. Microsoft can't into phones and operating systems. I bought it mainly because I had no need for other stuff but the basic. With WM 10 I had some hopes that it would get better in general and even having some more alternative apps in the store.

Whoever, as Android kept growing on the low end market, it makes no sense anymore to have a WM phone. I mean, before the advent of the Moto G, all cheap phones were sluggish and server only for some months. At that time it made sense having a WM device.

Now, WM10 feels like shit. It's buggy and featureless compared even with cheap phones such as the Moto E and chinese crap like OPX. I wish I had the same cool features and well maintained apps I have on my tablet (which I bought only for reading textbooks)

Anyway, I give up. I'll probably wait only a little more for the next flagships so I can buy one from 2015 for cheaper. Maybe one OP2? Even a G4 looks nice. Slap CM and be happy with my constant updates and good app.

[/blog]
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>>52545372

>Replace USB port
>Root through USB port

Not that hard, anon.
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>>52544373
Got redirected here from /wsr/.

Simple situation: I just want a decent normie-phone, nothing fancy or complicated.
I have no clue about the market though and since I trust you guys a lot I'd appreciate a recommendation.

I'll probably just go with a Samsung Galaxy-model anyways, I'm not planning on paying more than 300€ and that seems to be in range.
Which one should I go for? I was thinking about a Galaxy s5 mini. Anything I should know, or avoid?
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>>52562060
g4
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>>52562577
>Galaxy s5 mini
Those suck. Don't get those. Get a real flagship, like a s4, s5, or lg g3
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>>52562187
That's very rational of you, welcome to the world for having apps and being able to change things.
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Does anyone have the Alcaltel Idol 3?
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good phone under 200$?

what brands/models should i be looking into?
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>>52562632
Alcatel Idol 3
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>>52561940
>This
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>>52562632
Moto G is the safest bet. Blu life one x 2015 if you want to take a risk but get better specs.
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>>52546703
>why does my phone camera take bad pictures
>gives answer
>b but I'm too retarded to use it properly
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>>52562577
Avoid Samsung, buy a Nexus, Motorola or LG.
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will i be able to listen to music while using google maps and possibly another app on the Moto g 1gb?
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I'm thinking about upgrading to a LG V10 sometime soon, anyone have any opinions on it?
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>>52562688
No "need" to to know how to do that on samsung phones. But I figured out the real reason, HDR photos are noisier.
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>>52562753
Pointless. It's a G4 with a gimmick second screen that doesn't even do anything useful. If you're going LG, wait for the G5.
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>>52562785
This, but get a g3/g4 for cheap so you wont have to deal with metal body.
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>>52562785
Agreed
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>>52561617
S7
>force touch meme
>the battery will be fuckhuge again
>the best hardware available

G5
>no more meme curve
>volume buttons on the side, power button still on the back (I personally hate the back buttons meme)
>metal build with removable slide-out battery
>excellent hardware, but will probably have a way worse screen than S7
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>>52562138
Paying premium price for a mid-tier phone is retarded. HTC deserves to die.
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>>52562708
>>52562603
Care to elaborate? Not saying you're wrong, I just want to be informed on a surface level.
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I have had my galaxy s4 for awhile now and I've been thinking of upgrading

I might just hold out on the s7 but is there anything out right now that you would recommend?
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>>52562855
The samsung minis are nothing like the real deal. low/midrange hardware, no software supposrt and so on. It's just a overpriced midrange phone with the "s5" label on it so it can be sold for more.
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should I get the xiaomi redmi note 3? can the botnet be removed?
if not, what phone would be the best for under 200€?
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>>52562577
All the non-flagship Samsungs are very bad. Avoid. SamA Galaxy S5 is still a great phone, you might find one for 300€. For 300 a Oneplus One is still the best bang for the buck, comes with a stock OS that isn't bloated with useless features and isn't complicated to use. If size is an issue, you could consider Oneplus X. They aren't exactly normie phones, though.

Avoid any Samsung "mini" phones, they're overpriced for what they really are and are not worthy of the flagship name.
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>>52562868
I really wouldn't get a phone from 2015, they're all flawed in some way. I'd definitely wait.
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>>52562978
Oh, but you've seen nothing yet. 2016 will be much worse.
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>>52562923
Huh, good to know that, because I've been told the opposite by my friends.
>Smaller, but more capable and refined!
>>52562929
>Oneplus One
Now that is a name I've never heard of. Can't find anything below 300€ either.

S5 is also only above 300€ and thats my absolute cutoff-point since I don't even care that much about a new phone to pay more than that. Or is there such a colossal jump in quality between s4 and s5? Because I feel like I'm gravitating more towards an s4 now
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>>52563044
>more capable and refined!
Clearly clueless.
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>>52563114
Thats why I ask you instead of my friends duh
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Has anyone owned an htc desire 626s? Currently have moto e, might upgrade after tax returns, also could just go with moto g
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So my price range is €180-200
And since I can't get chinkphones (4G complications) I've decided on either a Moto G, or an LG G3 S.

The moto g supposedly has great battery life, but it is not removable, would this be a problem in the long run? I plan on keeping this phone for 4-5 years or so, if possible

If someone would want to recommend something better, any help is appreciated
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>>52563044
Try buying used. You can easily score and S5 for very cheap.
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>>52563044
>Or is there such a colossal jump in quality between s4 and s5
Depends if we are talking the the exynos octa s4 vs the snapdragon 801 s5. The s5 is 1 year newer and considered the last good samsung by many, so It has a lot of software support, that's the main difference I guess


>>52563232
>but it is not removable
Yeah, that'll be a problem in 3-4 years if not earlier, assuming you use it a whole lot. I'd suggest switching after 2 years anyways, probably.

Or buy used, or put down another 50-100 bucks and get a much better phone like a g3 or 1+1.
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>>52563232
>moto G
>4 years

Replacing the battery is difficult, but possible. Not really worth it for a budget phone.

Point of the Moto G is pretty much to upgrade every year and still spend less money than people who get a new flagship every 2.
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>>52544373
So if my phone is already out of warranty from verizon is there any reason not to put cyanogen on it?
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>>52546273
>why does my g4 take noisy photos?
Because cameras do that. Even DSLRs take noisy photos, and they'll especially come out noisy if you're shooting RAW because then your phone/camera won't do any post processing, which is where noise is removed or reduced.

>>52561071
>Thanks, yeah. The filters in rawtherapee work well though.
Just tried it, seems worse than Photoshop.
A good way to reduce noise is to simply scale your image down. Pic related, taken with my Lumia 950 scaled down from 5344x3008.
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>>52563290
>>52563297
My S3 died after, what, 3.5 years of heavy use.
Which was ofcourse a big flagship when it came out. But I figured if I got a mid-range phone for 170 bucks, which is water proof and has an amazing battery, it'd last me another 3-4 yeras easily.
Would I be wrong to assume so?
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My new "midrange" S5 Neo is so much faster compared to my old dual-core device it's not even funny. While I never had multi-second lags on my old phone, everything was a tiny-bit slower, from showing the keyboard to transitioning between views or loading webpages. And that was with a stripped-down CM12.1 port that had some issues (random reboots from time to time).

Also, the 5.1" FHD AMOLED looks pretty awesome.
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>>52563034
Will it? Why? I can only see a way up from the overheating mess the SD810 made.
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>>52563398
The problem is that lithium ion batteries rarely last longer than a couple years and if you bought a, say, Moto G 2016 in a few months and the battery was starting to fail by 2018 there'd be no point in not just getting a new phone.
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Since I'm going for a maximum of 300€ I'll probably go for the Samsung galaxy S4. Anything I should know or am I good with my decision?


>>52563269
Where can I reliably buy used phones?
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>>52563491
try swappa
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>>52562868
If you're not in a hurry/your phone is still functional, wait until 2016 models start coming out. Shouldn't be too long.
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>>52563491
Swappa is pretty good, but mostly US based. Maybe try whatever Craigslist-equivalent you have, I've had pretty good luck buying phones there.
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htc one m8
vs
moto x play

who win?
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>>52563297
>upgrade every year and still spend less money than people who get a new flagship every 2.
That's a pretty terrible idea.
If you buy a 150-200 every year, compared to a cheap flagship for 400-450 per year, you're not paying much more to have a MUCH better phone if you buy a flagship. Or better yet, you buy the old flagship for ~250, and keep it for 2 years, you save a decent amount for money AND have a better phones.

>>52563398
>mid-range phone for 170 bucks, which is water proof and has an amazing battery, it'd last me another 3-4 yeras easily
>Would I be wrong to assume so?
Coming from a s3 myself, I'd say yeah. Depending on what s3 model you have ( I had the 2GB exynos) A mid range phone like a moto g will be the same quality in CPU/RAM and a downgrade in screen and camera quality, or decrease in all areas. I couldn't make that last for long at all.
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>>52563357
pls respond
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>>52563539
>>52563398
And again, if you can muster ~300 you will get a MUCH better phone than if you pay 150-200.
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>>52563357
>>52563557
Not really, other than CM often being buggy and lacking features.
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>>52563044
Oneplus is a Chinese startup company that aims on selling flagship tier phones at cheap prices. The company went viral due to their marketing strategy and that you had to have an invite to purchase one. At first this was because a fresh company selling phones with making just a small profit couldn't keep up with demand, but it soon turned into a marketing scheme. They did drop the invites recently though.

They only have a few phones out, with Oneplus One still being the best bang for the buck. You can order them from their website.

Oneplus phones are regarded to as a meme on /g/ since the One was hugely popular, while some were hating on the invite system. It also has a god-tier amount of dev support, which /g/ loves, but even if you aren't into that the phone is still very, very good.
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>>52563539
>>52563573
Since when are flagships $400?? The latest normie phones (Galaxy/iPhones) are at least $700.
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>>52563597
Lg and moto flagships are.
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>>52563597

>>52563573
whoops, responded to the wrong person, my bad.

But on that subject I tried putting CM13 on a Galaxy S5 and it was horrible, nothing worked.
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>>52563491
Don't get a 3 year old phone, bro. My Galaxy S4 just died on me and I can say it's nowhere on par with today's standards.

For used phones you can pretty safely find some on your country's auction/marketplace site. My country has a few and they're pretty good. If you want to be sure it's not a scam buy from people that have good ratings.
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>>52563593
>selling phones with making just a small profit couldn't keep up with demand, but it soon turned into a marketing scheme
This. 1+1 was amazing value when it came out, they barely made a profit. It's still decent value, but now they are making a decent amount of money on them since they aren't lowering the price like they should. While you are getting a decent price on the 1+1 still, you are still getting fucked over because you should have gotten it as soon as it launched.

The 1+2 sucks though.
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Question about my phones in general.
Is it bad to keep using your phone after the back gets hot? It takes almost nothing to grt my lg-g3 to turn into a handwarmer, is it a bad sign?
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>>52563691
They dropped the price 50€ when the Oneplus 2 came out though.

The One is pretty old now, but it had great value when it came out and it still has some of that value left. Too bad I didn't have to upgrade when it came out, I would've bought one instantly.
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>>52563691
I had the 1+1 right after it launched, the comination of kick ass hardware and almost naked version of android for a very low price was unmatched for almost a year.

Really the only thing that disapoints me about the phone is the camera which isn't very good, and that's probably the main reason I'll get an S7 this year if it has a good camera.

The price/value ratio of the OPO was amazing though.
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>>52563737
>Is it bad to keep using your phone after the back gets hot
No, it should throttle itself.
> It takes almost nothing to grt my lg-g3 to turn into a handwarmer, is it a bad sign
Kinda, but it should be easily modded away.
kinda happened with my g4, but only when snapchat is left open as the main app it seems...
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>>52563737
Not really, but if it's to the point that it's burning your hand you should probably get a different phone.
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>>52563737
The processor has a hard time running the pixel-dense screen. You could downscale the resolution to fullHD or something.

And no, it's not bad, technology always heats up when in use.
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>>52563776
>They dropped the price 50€ when the Oneplus 2 came out though.
Oh ok, not here. So what's the price now where you are? Did they drop it in the US too?

>Too bad I didn't have to upgrade when it came out
Yeah, me too, but I should have since it was a one time thing.
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>>52563860
It costs 299€ here, plus shipping which was 40€ for me. Still insanely cheap. I'm not sure about the US, but it was originally 300€, then they raised it to 350€ because the euro sucks dick, and then they dropped it back to 300 when the 2 came out. I assume in the US the price just went from 350 to 300 $.
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>>52562928
Get the Redmi Note 2?

> can the botnet be removed?
No, I think it only runs Android.
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>>52564158
>but it was originally 300€, then they raised it to 350€ because the euro sucks dick, and then they dropped it back to 300 when the 2 came out

Oh. I'm pretty sure it was just 300 everywhere else all the time, both in the US and and here in sweden.

>Still insanely cheap
Not as much. There's been stuff like the g4 avalible here for ~€250, that's almost €100 cheaper and still better camera and screen.
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>>52564335
g3* sorry
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