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>>52544373
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Any reviews of redmi note 3 pro yet?
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I have a one plus one but my camera is fucked up, so I'm looking for a new phone. I prefer a 5.5 inch screen and a very good camera. I was thinking about getting an iphone 6s, but I'm iffy about going to iOS and losing the ability to customize my phone. What should I get?
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>>52567687
G4
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thinking about getting a 6P -- so is the build quality shit or not? I 'm not gonna spend 600 dollars on a phone that bends/cracks randomly.
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>>52568051
it doesn't bend/crack randomly, the bend/crack meme is being pushed by iphone fags because the 5s or 6 bent in a few people's front pocket

these "bend tests" they do on youtubers nowadays is purely for enjoyment.. do you see any instance where you'll need to use every ounce of your strength to bend your phone?

NEVER put ANY phone in your back pocket, just fyi
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What service provider should I go with? I've never had one before.
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>>52568051
Yes. Enjoy your bent, uneven speakered, pink hue phone with terribly battery life laggy camera interface.
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>>52567849
Specs seem good, but it's kind of ugly. Will consider it though
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Any experience with playing music off SD cards? Does it work fine?
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>>52568279
works perfect for me

if you use VLC it will take a decade to load them
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>>52568250
The v10 is a g4 on steroids, and the build is better. I'm happy with mine.
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>>52568426
ah my hands are tiny, so big phones are a no go for me

I think I'll wait for the g5, it seems that it's coming out soon
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My S4 has crapped out on my

I'm looking to upgrade to something with near stock android and not crazy expensive.

Is the Moto X worth the jump or should i look elsewhere
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>>52568279
Yes, it works fine. microSD and SD cards are magnitudes faster than you need for music, even on the relatively low end models.
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I just got a droid turbo (i am europoor). Is this phone as good as they say even nowadays?
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>>52568742
It's still useful enough, sure.

I think it had a shit camera and no microSD, but it's surely still fast enough for any apps you're likely to use.
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Nexus 6p or Note 5?
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>>52568426
I came from a note 3 to a v10. Other than the camera, can't tell much of a difference in performance. A little, but not much. The sd slot and removable battery is the only thing that kept me from the note 5
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>>52568918
iphone 6s plus
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>>52569316
Fuck you
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>>52568918
6P obviously.
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>>52568918
Stylus?
Custom OS?
Quick non essential updates that don't affect anything not under the surface?

You now have your answer
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>>52568594
Oneplus One or X.
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>>52569769
The basic moto x will suit ok ?

Not the pure or style or any of the other line.

Honestly its more of a stop gap untill something comes out that i really love the look of
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>>52568051
Best phone available tight now imo, but there are some issues with the build quality you should be aware of.
Many people have had the phone bend for them, the glass on the back randomly shatter, and the sides of the phone peel apart.

No, I'm not joking. Google any of those problems and you will find people complaining about them. That being said, it seems to be a very small amount of users with bad luck. Other than the questionable build quality it has very nice specs and software/aftermarket dev support.
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what's the consensus on chinkphones? I've been thinking of importing one to the UK, anyone had any experiences with that?
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Does anyone here have a Nexus 6P? I'm thinking of upgrading from a G2, how does a 5.7 inch screen feel compared to something like a 5.2 inch screen?
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>>52570230
had an s6, moved up to a 6p. it's noticeably bigger, but i was used to the g3 i had before the s6, so it wasn't too much of a step up. play around with a note 4/5 for a while, cause the sizing is about the same as the nexus.
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>>52570230
I upgraded to a moto x pure (5.7 in) from a droid razr m (4.3 in).

There was a huge difference for me initially, but after a couple of days it felt normal. It'll probably be an even easier transition for you.
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What's a good upgrade from 1st gen moto g?
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>>52571207
>G4
G4
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Best place to buy an iPhone 5S that's in excellent condition online? Would you guys recommend getting a refurbished one? I'm pretty skeptical and want something reliable.

Any other similar phones you guys recommend with good cameras?
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>>52571804

>>52571767
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>>52568100
6p owner detected. Hahaha
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>>52568100
Why would you buy something so fragile? I sometimes sleep with my phone in my pocket and 6p would probably explode under that kind of strain. Nobody reasonable is buying your faggot phone.
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>>52571767
2 expensive, would rather get the oneplus or nexus 5
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>>52571891
>moto x pure edition

Best price/performance flagship you can get right now.
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>>52571897
I just said the other one is too expensive. I'm looking for something that does the bare minimum and maybe has a good camera
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>>52571917
Then either get a new moto g or the OPX.

There are a bunch of decent chinkphones but I'm not familiar with them so I can't recommend any.
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>>52571897
But is its camera better than the G4's?
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>>52571948
If you really care about the camera so much then get a windows phone.

The g4 will probably have a better camera than the OPX and the new moto g since its in a completely different price range, but those phones should have acceptable cameras as well.
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>>52571968
>a windows phone
I like having apps thanks lol
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>>52569853
If stopgap, the Moto G is more like what you need. Cheaper, microsd, get the 2 GB RAM/16 GB ROM version.
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>>52570230
My wife has one. I have an iPhone 6, and while it's definitely bigger, it doesn't seem unwieldy. Build quality is great (don't bend it, good advice for any phone). Camera is excellent. Best Android device available right now? I think so.
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>>52571804
>>52571804
Swappa. Don't bother with refurbished unless you get a viable 3rd party warranty like SquareTrade. Swappa is the place to get a 5S right now...but if you can wait until March even better.
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People that root their phones are retarded.
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If I already have an S6, is the Gear VR worth it?
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>>52572835
I don't want ads on my phone
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>>52573047
If you want to watch porn with it, it's worth it
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Has anyone here with a Z5 (Premium/Compact) flashed the official AOSP rom onto their phone?

Are updates done the same way as on my Nexus 5? Or would I have to reflash every single time I want to update Marshmallow?

I used to have a Nexus 5 and loved the snappiness of it. Upgraded to a Z5 Compact and love everything about it, but I miss the snappiness of my Nexus 5. I feel like the OS is to blame, so I assume that flashing it with AOSP will make it as snappy (if not more snappy) than my Nexus 5.
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>>52567687
Im with Iphone 6s Pluse my 1st iphone. Once go black you never go back
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>>52568918
6p ofc if you pick android nexus is the best option
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Nexus 5 is shitting the bed in battery department, so I want to buy a powerbank
Is there anything else I should look for except for "storage", any must have models/brands or what to avoid ? Right now I'm looking at some Tracer 4-5k mAh powerbank that has 3 year warranty
Can't get Xiaomi
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>>52568166
Straight talk
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>>52567364
>Smartphone Advice
Advice: don't buy a "smart" phone AKA voluntary government and corporate surveillance tracker
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Just smashed up my S3 and looking for a new phone, contemplated the G4 but it seems a bit expensive considering I'd never use the camera and don't really need the 1440p. The main features I need are microSD support, at least 1080p, not a huge size, and an ability to root would be nice too. I'm not too bothered with the price but I'd like to aim for somewhere around £250.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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>>52576278
You realise dumbphones are easily trackable as well right? Simply using a phone at all is suicide for this sort of thing.

The only way to do it is removing the battery when not in use and never using it in the same place/times as another phone.
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>>52576566
htc m8s sim free £220 at argos. haven't checked if it's rootable. oh, and it's only available in red.

or the moto g 3rd gen 32gb rom/2gb ram version from amazon - £170
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/g/ mobile device guide

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxMugiNgJ2qtWHViS2NyNFpwY1k/view?usp=docslist_api

Enjoy

Will take requests for phone lookups.
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>>52575103
bump
Also how much of a difference makes a battery change of Nexus 5, probably to an original so the same mAh battery
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>>52577248
Thanks for the suggestions but the red m8 feels a bit garish and I should probably have been more specific in that I want a 1080p display. (moto g's only 720p res but a 1080p camera)
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4.7" 720p ips curved back sd slot qualcomm soc when?

FUCKING WHEN GUYS
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>>52577529
nah, you made that clear, but i missed it. my fault.

the g4 was £225 online at vodafone, but now out of stock ring your local store? can be unlocked on ebay.

or there's the one plus x or vodafone smart ultra 6 (not sure about unlock, root available on modaco i think).
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Hi, right now I am rooting my mobile phone device for the first time.
The S4 from samsung it is.

What do I do, if I want to use cyanogen mod and the google play store?
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>>52577632
thanks for the suggestions, think I'll take a closer look at the one plus x
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>>52577680
unlock bootkoader
get the correct cwm for your device
flash it trough fastboot
flash rom, find something aosp that ISNT bloatmod
reboot
flash gapps
flash supersu if the rom doesn't come rooted
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What are the best media players for Android? Preferably with support for the ridiculous subtitles that anime fansubbers like to use.
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>>52577758
vlc, it supports a fuckton of different encodings. the more recent version have a somewhat bloated ui, 0.9.20 for one doesn't but isn't the most stable. it has great in-player ui though
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>>52577758
I personally use MX player but I'm not sure about the latest version
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>>52577714
£199, appears to be invite only.
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hello,my phone tells me, it can't charge properly.
I think I found the culprit:
The battery contacts show me that one side is slightly dented in, pic related.

what do?
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>>52578820
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Is there an up-to-date list of /g/ approved apps for android?
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>>52568051
>chinese hardware

just get an iphone desu
you won't regret it :^)
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>>52577949
Purchaseable without one every Tuesday.
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My current phone is iPhone 4S, Should I get the samsung s6 for 450 or wait for the s7? I'm hoping the s7 won't cost over 600 new
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Help! Coming from an iphone 6s plus.

Want either note 5 or v10. Leaning toward v10
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>>52579867
I'd wait for the S7, it's a big jump forward from the S6. It'll probably cost 600 minimum at launch.
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>>52579910
Nigga don't be making stupid choices. 6s ain't about the life withcu? If I were you I'd be waiting them jailbreak and have the most optimize piece of tech on my hand. Granted it's your money so if you want to change that hard then go note 5. V10 is about function with the added bonus of damn good camera. Form or function? You choose.
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>>52579910
I'd pick the Note 5. Way better processor and screen, and the pen features are unmatchable. Cameras about equal. TouchWiz sucks, yes, but you can at least make it look like AOSP with the dedicated theme. LG's UI sucks balls as well, and the small meme screen is useless.
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Is it possible to install apps to an sd card in Android nowadays? I'm currently using Galaxy S4 and in this phone it isn't possible. "Move to sd card" really just moves the app to the internal "sd card" which really is just another compartment of the internal memory.
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>>52571891
Okkkay.. Then G3..
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>>52571878
>I sometimes sleep with my phone in my pocket.

What the fuck?
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Why didn't microshits remove Zune from old lumias when they stopped supporting them?
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>>52579952
Is the s7 really worth the 200 extra? I'm not a poorfag, but if the upgrades aren't that big, I would rather use the 200 for something else
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Guys, need to buy a new phone.
300-350€ budget.
Was interested in Xperia Z3, Samsung Galaxy s5, but today I looked at Lg G Flex 2 and it didnt seem bad.
What do you guys suggest?
It could be anything different from the 3 I said, as long as they fit the budget and are good
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>>52580501
bump
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>>52580501
lg g3.

samsung's touchwiz is shit, sony's build quality is hit and miss, no idea about flex phones.
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>>52580501
>Flex
I have the flex 2, I enjoy it a lot! Little large of a screen for my tiny fingers. But its a fast phone.
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>>52575054
iphone user is a cuck, what a surpsrise
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Questions for anyone with the Moto X Pure: I'm moving from iPhone 6 to this (not abandoning iOS, my iPad Air 2 will remain at my side). Decided against the latest Nexuses (don't like Huwaei, like the 5X except for the storage options). Since there is microsd support, the base model of 16 GB should be fine, no? How much out of the box space do you have? I don't care about moto maker customizations, am I missing out on anything by buying from a local shop instead of going custom (don't care about accents or back color, I'll be putting a case on it).
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I was thinking of getting a Huawei P8, but I learned it's CPU has shit performance due to idiots using A53 instead of A57. It also has a small battery. How long does it ;last on that?
Ignoring performance and battery, it seems like a decent phone.

Is there anything comparable in the same price range, with better performance and battery life? Card slot mandatory for me.
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>>52582576
blu vivo air lte?
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>>52567364
Can I get App Ops on Marshmallow somehow? I just want to disable 'Keep Awake' for the Google App and never deal with the shitty battery problems again.
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>>52582777
That's significantly worse.
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>>52582315
You might miss out on a discount or something buying local, but other than that you'll be fine. It's a nice phone. The vibration motor on mine is noisy as shit since I accidentally knocked it against a desk, but that was my fault. Still, you should be careful with it, even with a case.

You're really the only person that knows whether 16GB is fine for you.
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>>52582853
lol what makes you think that?
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>>52582315
be aware that with marshmallow, you have the option of combining the internal memory and external micro sd card as one - so the amount of the internal storage does not matter.

the only caveat is that the card will be 'stuck' to your phone - removing it will mess up your apps.
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 from Sprint but I want to use it on AT&T. How do I unlock it so I can do that? Do I have to buy an unlock code or can I just swap out the SIM cards?
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>>52583049
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=7559&idPhone2=7006
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>>52582947
Looks like buying local I'd miss a free upgrade to an extra year of Moto's extended warranty, but Amex will take care of that automatically so looks like I'm buying tonight.

>>52583070
I suppose MM is smart enough to keep apps that have to be on the main ROM there and move everything else accordingly. I think I'll go 16 and pick up a 64 GB card; I mainly need the extra space for music and media, and I'm pretty sure Moto's camera has the option to save to SD automatically (unless that's gone in MM).
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>>52583152
damn i done goofed

a-at least it has a qualcomm cpu r-right
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>>52583675
there's detailed info here:

https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_detail/a_id/109134/p/1449,9582
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>>52583757
oh shit, there is! Thanks, anon.
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>>52583796
no problem.

and rip moto ;_;
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>>52572835
nice bait

enjoy using your mobile data for ads

>>52568051
6P bending is literally a meme

It took a ripped guy all of his strength to bend the phone. If you're not a downs syndrome bodybuilder you won't bend your phone like that. Any phone will bend if you put enough force into it.

>>52583133
You are at the mercy of Sprint to unlock your phone. This is what you get for buying a phone from a carrier. Sometimes Sprint phones wont even include a GSM radio, so you might still be out of luck even if Sprint allows you to unlock it. You'd likely be okay though.

It is possible that your phone just includes a CDMAids radio, but it's probably more likely that it has the GSM radio included. So it should work. Again this is only theoretical, since it is a tossup whether Sprint will even unlock your phone.

According to the specs it looks like it supports the UMTS frequencies used by AT&T, so you should be okay.
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How important are:
CPU performance.
Having ARMv8 (A53, A57, A72) versus ARMv7 (A15, A7).
RAM size (2, 3, 4, more).
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>>52583818
Amen. I used to swear by MacBooks and Thinkpads, alternating every few years. Here I am time to upgrade and I'm probably going to go with Dell. I'd never have believed that before.
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>>52583836
Specs don't really matter unless you buy a phone with tons of OEM bloat. A Samsung phone with Touchwiz will still feel sluggish and struggle with multitasking with the fastest SoC in the world, a Nexus device will feel fast even with a modest processor. Many people are still using the Nexus 4 and 5 to this day.
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>>52583836
>CPU performance.
Quite a lot.
>Having ARMv8 (A53, A57, A72) versus ARMv7 (A15, A7).
Irrelvant, only cpu speed matters.
>RAM size (2, 3, 4, more).
Not as important as people make it out to be.
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>>52583857
lenovo can get fucked after that sailfish bullshit.

>>52583836
really you want a snapdragon 801 at least. 810 had/has(?) heating issues. 4xx is low-mid-end, 6xx is mid-end, 8xx is high-end.

you want 2gb ram minimum.

64 bit arm doesn't matter much, yet, unless you want fast device encryption.
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>>52583891
A huge exaggeration posted by a nexus shill.
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>>52583914
So it's better to get a faster 32bit one than a slower 64bit one? No downsides of 32bit? Is software support (including android versions) different between these?
>>52583941
Any other brands are OK? Like kirin or mediatek.
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>>52583948
>Samshills 2015 model BTFO by a phone from 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJa_4sj5To0


Touchjizz is cancer. /g/ents don't let /g/ents buy Samsung phones.
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>>52583891
I'm not interested in nexus until Google starts adding SD card slots.
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>>52583993
>So it's better to get a faster 32bit one than a slower 64bit one?
Basically, yeah.
> Is software support (including android versions) different between these?
As far as I know, there's no 64bit exclusive software.

64bit matters mostly when you have more than 3GB ram
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>>52583993
all android software is 32-bit. 64-bit will come, but you need at least 4gb ram to take advantage of it.

i've heard mixed views on mediatek. try and get a snapdragon 615 cpu if you can. if not the 801/808.
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>>52584012
Can you not remove OEM crap?
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>>52584063
Doesn't ARMv8 give other improvements besides addressable memory size?
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>>52583993
>Any other brands are OK? Like kirin or mediatek.
They are, but there's won't be much rom support.
kirin & mediatek - cheap and decent CPUs
Samsung & apple - expensive but better than qualcomm cpus.
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>>52584100
Should I avoid 810? Or is the overheating a meme?
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>>52584090
mainly it's if you want encryption. i haven't noticed any other real-world benefits.
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>>52584121
How about the future?
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>>52584118
No it certainly is real.
It's the reason 808 is a thing at all. 810 has 4 big cores and 4 LITTLE cores, and 808 has 2 big and 4 LITTLE.
That should be a huge difference, but it isn't because 810 throttles a lot because of heat. An 808 was almost as fast as a 810 at launch. The first 810 phones were really bad.
Newer phones with 810 have better heatsinks and software has been update, so these days 810 is okay.
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>>52584276
How do I know which 810 does a phone have? GSMArena only lists cpu name.
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>>52584273
the thing is, we are talking about phones. what apps need 64-bit support (meaning 4gb+ram)?

i've just bought a phone with a 32-bit 801 and 2gb ram. incredibly fast.
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>>52584328
Look up reviews from phone sites, gsm arena is kind of shitty.
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Anyone had dealings with the RMA process with OnePlus devices?
I'm under the impression that it's not a good idea to close the PayPal dispute, as it's my only lifeline to getting a replacement or refund
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>>52584328
I doubt that there is actually a different version, it can be all software. But yeah, look at the specific phone.

htc m9 and glfex is hot as fuck for example.
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How does the scheduling work for 810 and 808? specifically how is the load alocated between big and little cores?
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Is there a phone that's less than or equal to 4.7 inches that has 3gb of ram in it
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How good is the camera & sound quality on this compared to the iPhone 6+? I'm getting really sick of iOS.
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>>52584497
You will hate TouchWizz even more
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>>52584506
I had to deal with TouchJizz on a S3 and Note 2. There's no way the new ones could be worse than ~muh dandelion nature aesthetic~
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>>52584456
at exactly 4.7" is the meizu pro 5 mini. not out yet.

the only other one is the blackberry passport.
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>>52569043
I came from an s4. It constantly overheated and had a hard time after the lollipop update. For me it was a big step. I'd have gotten a note 5 but the sd card was a deal breaker.
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>>52584046
i'm not buying another nexus until they make a phone with solid build quality and no meme processor
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>>52585364
What meme processor did they use? 810?
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>>52585420
yes

>muh heatsinks

i had one, that shit got hot as fuck. was kinda nice desu when it was cold outside
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Is the Lumia 640 the best cheap windows phone to buy? Microsoft releases a ton of cheap devices and I don't know which one is better. I'm poorfag and I want to go back to use windows phone.
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>>52585458
6P?
But does it throttle?
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>>52580011
I get alot of use out of the meme screen. I use it to switch through recently used apps and web pages. Since you can swipe it, my most frequent contacts are there along with my most used apps. I can also activate the flashlight from there with the main screen locked.
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>>52577632
>curved back
Sounds shit desu
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I'm looking for a developer phone to use at work and as a daily driver. I have manlet hands and don't want a large phone.

The nexus 5x seems like a no brainer, but I'm more tempted by the Oneplus X because of its size, price, and the look of it. Does the oneplus have Marshmallow yet? How is the camera? Any issues I should be aware of?
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>nexus 5 randomly turned off
>stuck in a boot loop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b5xJ_QP5xI
not my video but it's what's happening

what do? I have an extended warranty, so I'm hoping it's actually broken so I can replace it
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Need a £200-£300 phone.
Something that will last for a few years with a big screen.
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>>52588498
Oneplus 2
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Looking to get a smartphone soon, mainly concerned about compact size and battery life. Is there anything right now that works or should I just get a G5?
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>>52589059
Z5 Compact. The only time I've noticed it get hot is when I'm recording in 4k.
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My phone only has 16gb capacity and I want to download a 25gb torrent on it and then pass it to my computer.

Is it possible in any way shape or form to maybe divide the 25gb torrent into two parts of 12.5gb and download one, pass it to the computer, download the other part, pass it to the computer, and then join the two parts?
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Looking for the cheapest phone possible that's just as good or at least a bit better than this fucking garbage
http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_optimus_one_p500-3516.php
that I had since 2011.

I literally only use it for calling someone and viewing pictures (I save Google Maps screens there for viewing, since I can't afford any Internet provider for my phone). The only thing that matters to me is stability and reliability. The old dogshit phone I have keeps dying when I dare turn the screen off (not the phone off, that would be a whole other apocalypse) and I can't access the images half the time because of the "Gallery" software malfunctioning.
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I just want to use mass storage on android 4+ phones
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I'll probably be buying a new phone soon. I always bought flagship phones but they're a pain in the ass to root and you can't even use micro SD cards in most of them now.

Should I just go ahead and get a chinkphone? If yes, who makes the best ones?
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What do you goys think about the asus zenfone 2 series of phones?
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Just waiting here for Marshmallow the be the default Android version on every device so i can install the fucking apps on sd. Why do devs still put 4.4 jesus christ
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>>52577570
this desu
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>>52567687
LG V10. Do it bruh.
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>>52592007

I can get Xiaomi Redmi Note for 169 Euro.
http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_note-6217.php

Should I, or should I not?

I know Motorola's are a lot better/cheaper but they don't sell them in my country and I pretty much have to use a local physical store here due to time constants.
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>>52567687
g4>v10
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Why all Wiko smartphones are so shit?
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>>52593660
You can get Note 2 for the same price here in Poland.
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>>52593811
polska strong
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>>52593776
Because Android 4.4 and plastic screens instead of any kind of glass

Also french
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>still no mm on motog2014
only pain and suffering since lenovo bought motorola
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>>52584444
Both have global task scheduling according to wikipedia, i.e. the scheduler is free to occupy any of the 6/8 cores.
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>>52592076
use a custom rom which allows it.

>>52592096
get the lg g3.

>>52592191
awful battery life, and x86 isn't taking off on phones.

>>52594278
is it confirmed to get it?
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>>52594391
Good, that's the best. Is there something like setCPU that actually works for my 808?
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>>52594509
it's confirmed, soak test is in progress

I hope it just werks(tm), lollipop is a buggy pos on this phone
>inb4 ridden with lenovo rootkits
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>>52584065
It's not even the bloatware that is the main cause of all the performance problems. Sure, it causes some of the performance deficiencies. But the main cause is touchwiz's handling of memory.

I use a stock debloated tw rom with tweaks to build.prop to keep many apps in memory. However, a side effect to this is that with every app opened, the interface becomes more sluggish. With 5 or fewer apps open, it performs comparable to cm.
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>>52592096
>G3
Why are you trying to troll that dude
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The g flex 2 is now £200 on Amazon. Is this a good Phone?
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>>52594849
I don't like that it has a curved display and 810.
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>>52567364

Any news on the 9.2 jailbreak?
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What's so bad about LG's UX? I've been using it for some time, and I don't get the complaints. It's a lot lighter than TouchWiz or Sense. It's closer to stock than both of them. Is there something I'm missing?
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>>52595343
It doesn't have as many options as sammy that's my only complaint. and ram management seems kinda bad.
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>>52595401
How so, if you don't mind me asking? In regards to the RAM management. From what I've seen, Samsung's is worse.
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>>52595428
I just see a lot of apps reloading on my g4, but it could be the actual apps too. samsung is probably worse.
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Need your advice /g/.
Currently I owe Nexus 6 but now I need a smaller phone now so I decided to change it. What should I get to be happy about it? I can change it to iPhone 5s 16GB or Xperia z3 compact. I'm not really sure what to choose. My priorities are battery life, smooth interface and reliability.
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Why is LG G4 considered high end device, but Xiaomi Mi4c is top low end/mid end device when they use same HW and MIUI is superior to any other android UI.
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>>52595513
>iPhone 5s 16GB or Xperia z3
Those are both kinda downgrades, but 5s is going to be slow and z3 is not gonna get any updates.
z3 is pretty reliable, has good battery etc.
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>>52595624
It's about the overall experience not just the SoC. The g4 has much better camera, better screen, but most of all better support from LG and third parties. MIUI is generally considered to be bad.

That said no one would call Mi4c low end, maybe someone would call it mid end but I would call it high end/flagship killer but not a real flagship like the g4 is.
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How is the battery life on the G4?
Will be getting it on Verizon so I'll be using 4G for a good amount of the day.
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>>52595823
Pretty good, but for a hard user like me almost no phone without extended batteries is enough. So I got a zerolemon.

How much do you plan to use it?
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>>52595513
z3 compact owner here. battery life is great, no hardware issues so far. the os is mostly stock. you can disable most of sony's stuff. some of it is good, like track id (ad-free shazam/soundhound) and screen mirroring. it's getting marshmallow - the beta has closed, but you can still get it on xda.
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I'm thinking of getting a new smartphone

I currently have an ond potato one (Galaxy Ace i) and I am basically looking for a phone that would last me for another 5 years. I don't really care for specs but for customability and long term support (updates and so on)

It's a Nexus phone the way to go? What does /gee/ suggests?
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>>52595942
Nexus makes sense if latest android is that important. Battery will be really shit if it's alive after 5 years though.
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>>52567364

Advice for best entry level smartphone for someone that's literally never owned a smartphone before. Is the Moto still the /g/ choice or has that changed.
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>>52595958
Can I replace it? (I barely know anything about 'new' smartphones)
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>>52595983
It's non replaceable, but it's possible but harder and harder and more expensive to find a battery for it.
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>>52567364

hi , please help me , I just bought a galaxy s5 already used , is in good condition .
the problem is that under the sunlight ( not in enclosed places ) the screen blinks very fast . A keen eye notices . What can I do ?
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>>52595983
thanks m8
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>>52595982
Budget?
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>>52596008
>>52596026
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>>52596049

preferably under £100
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What are your experiences with prepaid phone plan are there any you guys would recommend I plan on buying a redmi 3 but cant figure what prepaid plan would suit the phone best while being cheap but not useless.
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>>52596086
Maybe a low end lumia (You'll like WP since you haven't had a smartphone before) or a chinkphone.
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>>52596086
vodafone smart prime 6. £65 at amazon.
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>>52595898
I'll probably use it for around 2-4 hours with 4G during the day, then wifi at home until it gets down to 5%. Probably gonna put it in powersave mode for the majority of the time.
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>>52567364
Latest galaxy or latest xperia?
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>>52596112
>>52596134

Both look nice. I'll do some more research on data and specification before actually going to a store and looking at these. The store assistants scare me.
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>>52596232
go in when it's busy if that's the case.
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>>52596232
I'm this guy >>52596112 but I say the vodaphone looks great for that price, same specs as a moto g but much cheaper.
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>>52596204
Galaxy. Sony didn't learn from Z3+/Z4 overheating so they put the same chip in the Z5. Also the camera still sucks balls.
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>>52583891
True. My N5 is 2 years old and still perfect. No lag, no crashes, average 2 days of battery life with normal usage.

I will never buy anything else than nexus if I want android. Everything else is a bloated shit.
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Just flashed blisspop official 6.0 on my s5 stable as fuck friends, bundle it with boefflas kernel to fix the retarded aosp issue with the capacitive led lights
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I want a modern smartphone with a physical keyboard, similar to the N900. Why can't I find any?
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>>52597454
>average 2 days of battery life
> 2300 mAh
confirmed for not even using your phone
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>>52597732
no mainstream demand.
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What's so great about having a removable battery? Seems like the non removable are all cheaper always.
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>>52598358
Being able to swap it out and/or have a bigger battery is so much more convinient than having a battery bank.
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>>52597732
I once wanted that too, but I decided to bite the bullet and get one with touchscreen only. I decided I'll buy a bluetooth keyboard for it, one hat attaches to the body. If not specifically for my model, I would adapt it.

If you don't care about specs, you could get Jolla plus OTK keyboard for it.

Third options are old (but still more modern than the N900) android phones.
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Are there small (<5'') phones with 1920x1080. 1280x720 seems low, but I've only seen 1920x1080 on the so-called phablets.
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>>52598395
>If you don't care about specs
And don't care about apps, or camera..
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>>52598464
Sailfish has apps plus it supports android apps. What's wrong with the camera? Does a phone need 20MP CMOS garbage?
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>>52598536
>Sailfish has apps
haha
>plus it supports android apps
Then you might as well use android, you already are.
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>>52598458
htc one dual sim. don't know if still available. 720p is fine.
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>>52598395
I think I will have to settle for the Blackberry. It seems to be good enough.
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>>52598887
I want slide-out.
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>>52598949
You can slide out my dick
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>>52598358
I don't really care. For me, the only downside is that you can't swap it out after 2 years of use, when the capacity will have dropped considerably. But if the battery is still pretty easily replaceable, then I have absolutely no problem with it.
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>>52598971
I can slide out my own as well, your point?
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any good way to add player control to my volume buttons without rooting? I already tried a couple applications on the play store...

maybe something... like hardware adapters for headphones, something to add buttons or maybe a mic if such thing exists.

I'm on a galaxy s6 with a tech 21 impactology case and some MDR XB 1000 sonys.
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>>52599224
poweramp

but last time I checked the only available crack only worked on deodexed roms (so not on most stock) so you gotta pay without root. there's also this http://www_amazon_com/Koss-155954-VC20-Volume-Control/dp/B00001P4XH
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>>52599224
bluetooth headsets usually have next song buttons. or you could, you know, root.
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>>52595958
>Battery will be really shit if it's alive after 5 years though.
>implying any 6p will make it 1 year let alone 5
kek
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>>52567687
huawei honor 5x. will be available in the U.S. on the 31st
>>
Have there been any leaks of what the S7 looks like yet?

I'm sure this time last year we'd seen various photos of the finished S6.
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>>52599701
Why would it not?
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I've never had a phone with a fingerprint sensor, seems super convenient but a lot of the phones I'm looking to upgrade to don't have one. People that use it, should I choose, say, oneplus 2 over the g4 just for the fingerprint?


>>52567687
OnePlus Two?
>>52571891
Can't recommend nexus 5, battery life is too shit to handle
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>>52599784
11/10 would expect round corners and plasticy all around
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Blackberry Classic or Blackberry Passport, wich one should one buy?
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>>52600000
NICE
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>>52600068
OH SHIT I DIDNT REALIZE
>first quints
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>>52600000
Just get the iPhone 6S Plus, best fingerprint reader on the market
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Is huawei p9 max worth waiting for?
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>>52600004
Implying the S6 Edge+ isn't the most beautiful phone of 2015
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>>52600319
>worth waiting for
If you have to ask this question, ever, then the answer is no.
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Is there an expected significant price drop for the G4 when the G5 comes out? I'm kind of itching to buy a G4 but I'm waiting for the new release so it'll be cheaper. If it doesn't drop much though I may just buy it sooner anyway.
Any opinions on having watched phone prices in the past? May it be worth it to wait or fuck it yolo buy now?
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>>52600428
Not really, g4 can be gotten for ~350 here. It'll drop gradually.
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>>52600035
i'm going to buy the Passport, in my opinion it could last way more long than the classic considering the specifics. it is also not so difficult to change the batteries considering that are non removable
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I'm trying to root my Moto g 4g, and I've already unlocked the bootloader, and installed teamwin recovery, and used that to install supersu, but now when I go to supersu on my phone, but now when I start up supersu it says "there is no SU bianary installed, and SuperSu cannot install it. This is a problem!".

How do I fix this?
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>>52600511
>i'm going to buy the Passport
I think I will do the same. It seems to be the best fitting for me.
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>>52600282
I don't care how good the fingerprint reader is, I just want to know if i need a phone with one
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Should I buy a Lumia 550 for 128€ or a Lumia 640 (Dual) for 165€?

I live in two countries so there's a slight chance that the Dual might be worth it eventually although so far I don't think I paid a lot extra from using the same card in both countries.
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>>52600881
Question: why would you but a lumia at all?
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Toughts on BLU Life One X / XL for best budget phone?
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Is it possible to jailbreak an iPhone 5s with IOS 9.2 yet?
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>>52600881
Wait until Microsoft actually releases windows phone 10.
8.1 already runs like shit, I'm 100% sure 10 will fucking kill the budget phones. Rumors are that's also the reason why they're delaying the release.
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>>52586205
I wanted to post again, but then I realized this is the same thread as last night.

Thoughts of the OPX as developer phone and daily driver?
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>>52601183


Oneplus X is arriving tomorow
got it for 280$ with DHL shipping.

I can finally sell this piece of shit Iphone6 and im already smiling because of it.
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>>52600953

I'd think so. Just picked up this up myself on Amazon. I'm impressed..
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>>52600555
Nevermind, I just got the newest version, and erased the cache.
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>>52600953
>>52601260
>blu

enjoy no updates ever

>mediatek

enjoy no dev scene, if blu will even unlock your bootloader

other than that it looks like a decent phone for a good price
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>>52601226
I heard its hard to get screen protector for opx since they tear off because of glass egdes. I'm also looking for phone and opx and opt is in list.

>>52601224
atm there isn't marshmallow rom, only for opt but they are still cant get source for fingerprint sensor. Opt should recieve OTA MM at first quarter
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>>52601183
>Wait until Microsoft actually releases windows phone 10.
It's not released yet? Some of the Lumia phones are already advertised as they have Windows Phone 10 in the store.
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>>52600907
Because I read it's the best phone other than Motorola Motos for asocial losers like me. Since the Motorolas are not sold here, I have to go with either the Lumias or Huanwei Honor 4 (has an attached battery, do not want) or some other chink garbage phone whose name I can't remember, X-read something.
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>>52603054
*non detachable, I mean
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Is the LG G5 worth the wait?
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So i have a first generation moto g, and i've beeb thinking in upgrading to a OPX or a moto g 3, the thing is my moto g still works fine, except for the ocassional crash when a used 3 apps at once, so do i upgrade now or should i wait till later this year for the newer smartphones to come out?
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>>52603745
It'd be a pretty big upgrade (2013 SD400 1GB RAM to SD801 and 3GB RAM). It will definitely multitask MUCH better.

OnePlus X would be what I would get if I was slightly budget constrained and needed a new phone, but I'm happy with my 5X. Only worries is that apparently the glass back which makes it feel premium is a little hard to hold.
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