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>reviews and specs
BlackBerry Priv is now available from T-Mobile - http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-Android-powered-BlackBerry-Priv-is-now-available-from-T-Mobile_id77735
Lumia 650 available for preorder before being announced officially - http://www.phonearena.com/news/Microsoft-Lumia-650-available-to-pre-order-before-its-official-announcement_id77736
China’s Oppo Sold 50M Smartphones In 2015 - http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/26/chinas-oppo-sold-50m-smartphones-in-2015/
LG books US$116m loss, smartphones unit also in the red - http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=70689
5X is a great phone, OPX is my second choice or what I would get if I was more budget constrained and needed a replacement for my 5X. OPX should get Marshmallow pretty soon, hopefully it becomes an officially supported CM device.
From what I've read it is a decent device, but it features a locked down and (lightly) modified version of Android filled with Blackberry Bloat.
I am personally staying away since a keyboard isn't more important to me than Vanilla Marshmallow.
Why is the Blackberry Priv such a failure?
>Build quality of a 200€ chink phone
>Literally no fucking release date for Marshmallow which makes the whole "Priv" think a fucking joke
Holy shit, it's like Blackberry wants to die
My phone screen is too sensitive. Every little smudge, crumb or whatever is detected as a touch. What can I do about this? Should I put one of those plastic covers over it? I could have sworn there was an option to increase or decrease touchscreen sensitivity, but I can't find it.
Motorola XT919 by the way.
>5 inch display or more
>no removable battery(okay as long as it's servicable without having to heat your phone up with a fucking hairdryer I'm okay with it)
>no micro sd card slot
>wake me up when those memes end and manufacturers actually start making half decent phones.
Because the brand name is a meme.
And because they want to be like Apple and support the phone for longer than 12 month
>implying the company will survive that long
>implying people will not just buy a fucking iPhone for 800€
Is Moto X Pure much better than LG G4?
It has the same SoC and screen. It has a better camera and according to gsmarena runs a bit longer, but is a bit larger and doesn't have a removable battery.
Is it much better than G4 in terms of software?
Also, how is it that Moto X Pure lasts longer on the battery, when it has the same SoC and battery capacity?
Oh, and is Moto X Style the same thing?
I have the moto x pure, and one of my friends has the g4 so I've used that one a bit as well.
>a bit larger
Yes it is, but there really isn't a whole difference. I came from a 4.3 inch phone and adjusting to the 5.7 inch screen only took a couple of days. The only thing you should make sure of is that in all your pockets (for guys this really isn't a problem unless you wear skinny jeans or something like that).
>no removable battery
I agree this is a downside, but I've never actually had to replace a battery on any of my phones. It doesn't really affect me, or most people, at all.
In terms of software I'd actually say the moto x is even better than the nexus line. It's basically stock android but it has the moto features built in, which are god tier.
There's moto display, which will turn on if it detects motion (up to 6 or 7 inches above the screen), or if it detects being picked up. It'll show you the time and any notifications you received.
There's also attentive display, which keeps the screen on as long as you're looking at it. I don't know if lg has this or not, but it works much better than the Samsung equivalent.
There's also two moto actions: double twist for camera and double chop for flashlight. The camera one works perfectly and will activate every time, but the flashlight one is a bit strange and the exact motion takes some getting used to.
The moto x style is the same thing. It's called the pure in American and style everywhere else. If you've got any other questions about it I'll try to answer them as well.
It's just that both phones are pretty similar, but the LG one in my country is a bit cheaper.
In terms of software, I was thinking about custom ROMS, overall community interest. I know CyanogenMod is supported by the LG. Overall, I don't know much about Android, nothing first-hand, I'm looking for my fist one with this OS (moving from Nokia N900). I understand that Moto can be at least rooted and have it's bootloader unlocked?
Anyway, one thing that really interests me is how's the Snapdragon 808 in terms of CPU and GPU performance. I'm wondering if I'm not loosing much by not getting a phone with 810.
There is a performance difference, but I'd say only for games. Also, while the 810 is more powerful if you do some research you'll find many people actually don't like it because it overheats VERY easily.
In terms of custom roms both phones will have massive developer support since they're very popular flagships. As far as custom roms for the moto x go though, most of them are stock based. This is because the goal of most custom roms is to deliver an experience close to stock android, but the moto x already comes with stock. Instead, the stock based custom roms try to debloat and optimize the OS for better performance, faster multitasking, and more fluid animations. Anything you can do with a custom rom can also be done with xposed or RRO layers on stock anyway.
I'd recommend checking out the xda page for both phones as well to get a sense of how to dev support for each device is.
I'd say the moto x is the better choice, but if you've got budget constraints the g4 is DEFINITELY a good choice.
808 is great, I have no issues. Unless you game heavily it shouldn't be a problem at all.
One issue with Motorola is that they were purchased by Lenovo, and have started to become shit with respect to updates. They dropped support for the Moto E after a couple months after promising updates.
Dunno about the bootloader, but do your research and make sure you can unlock whatever model you get. It's less important on Moto compared to LG, because Moto is mostly stock compared to LG's bloated UI.
I have a g4, love it, the screen is beautiful, has tons of not so hidden features. Removable battery and mcSD support upto a 1tb. Its has snapdragon 808 which is better then good, adn the screen is amazing, big IPS. I dont really know much about moto x tho
I don't really know what kind of games are there on this platform, but I would probably be satisfied with emulating PSX and maybe PSP.
I've heard that 810 is prone to thermal throttling, but I've seen reviews, where after the phone heated up, the performance didn't drop drastically (I think one was with HTC M9). It's maybe a matter of decent cooling in a phone. Also, my friend has a 6P with 810 and he didn't notice issues (but he doesn't run anything intensive, he really bought the phone because he loves Google).
So if I understood you correctly, your opinion about Moto X being better is based on it being stock-based and having nice additions from Motorola/Lenovo, correct?
By the way. Can I play games with a lower res than native? I'm worried about 808 coupled with 2K res.
Wow, great to know.
How's the battery life on G4? Do you use a custom ROM?
Most games are pretty casual like simple platformers or retro style games, so there will be a negligible difference in performance between an 808 and an 810. Probably the same thing for the emulators as well.
Yeah, I'd say the moto x is better overall because of software.
I'm not sure about the g4, but on the moto x you can lower the screen resolution down to 1080 x 1920 and everything will work fine (except moto display).
Yes, you really do want LTE. Trust me.
Battery is very good, much better then S6 plus it supports fast charging and you can always swap batteries because of the removable cover. A Big advantage of g4 is its camera, which is said by many reviews on youtube to be even better then S6. You should check out some videos online.
The camera itself is one of the best if not the best one out on flagship phones atm. It even has this stabilisation function which makes it move inside the phone to create a more stable video. A++ Camera
I would really just want intensive full-screen applications to run at lower res, to gain performance.
Besides games, is there some other compute-intensive applications that benefit from higher performance? Like maybe image editors?
Oh, also, while 810 is problematic, Exynos 7420 seems on pair in performance (even better) and doesn't throttle as much. Would it be a good idea to get a phone with that (but not from Samsung). Like e.g. Meizu PRO 5.
Those phones will probably be cheaper, and in all honesty reliable enough to last you a while. The only problem is that they will probably have very small dev communities, if they even do have one at all.
To my knowledge, there is no way to make certain apps run in specific resolutions. You can either choose to run everything in 1440p, or everything in 1080p.
For most users the only activity they do that requires a lot of processing power is games, and like I said you're only going to notice a difference on a very small group of graphically demanding games. I don't really think there's any other kind of program that requires much processing power.
I listen to podcasts in mp3 format and they're like 4 hours long or so. My Samsung music player always forgets here I was and when I reopen it it goes back to the start of the file. Are there any players which will remember how far I got through the podcast and start where I stopped?
Pic unrelated but the sexiest phone ever made.
5x owner here.
Absolutely loving this thing.
h8 if you'd like.
Anyone ever tried project botnet?
Some people love the coverage others say its shit.
The 5X and 6P look pretty damn good right now.
I have it and its okay, the data plan is a bit expensive in my opinion but then I am not used to using too much data and wifi hotspots are around me so it works out fine. it does have some problems such as dropping to 3g a lot from LTE service but most of the time its on LTE
So the G4 seems to be a popular phone around here and I was interested in it too. My only concern is the size: I'm used to my old S4, it's very comfortable to use with one hand and fits my pockets just fine. Did some of you make a similar upgrade (size wise)?
Also, I don't really like the UI so I was wandering if there is a theme that looks similar to stock Android or I should just root it and install a custom rom. Thanks.
I had a Galaxy S4, and went to a Oneplus One, which has the exact same screen size if I'm not mistaken.
I personally love bigger screens, and 5,5" seems to be a great size for me. The weight (increased due to size) put me off a little. It gets tiresome to hold when you're texting in your bed, but the weight also brings a feeling of value. I can still use the phone with one hand, and on the G4 it should be easier since the screen has a slight curve.
I don't think LG does themes but I assume dev support is great for the G4.
I went from a razr m (4.3 in) to a moto x pure (5.7 in) and it only took me about two days to fully adjust to it.
If you're not a manlet these new phones really shouldn't be a problem.
I listen to podcasts in mp3 format and they're like 4 hours long or so. My Samsung music player always forgets here I was and when I reopen it it goes back to the start of the file. Are there any players which will remember how far I got through the podcast and start where I stopped?
i see no issues with firefox.
except that on some sites, the font is too light or dark and i see no way to change that.
still, it has some nice addons.
mx player does. it's primarily a video player, but does audio too.
not necessarily. check gsmarena for the phone you want (may be listed as mhl).
Thanks. I'll try MX.
Shut the fuck up you mouth-breathing cunt.
Which app should i get as a new alarm clock? the one that comes with galaxy s6 is garbage
I actually have one. I need one that isn't torn though.
Looked up the P/N online. Got Motorola tablet screens, and I'm not grabbing the screen on the off chance I can find that little bridge.
I got a Google Fi invite and I want to act on it ASAP. However, I have one year left in my Sprint contract with the LG G3, well taken care of.
What course of action would you guys suggest if I want to break my contract and go to Fi? What's the least costly route? Can I break my contract?
I've had phones with it, and phones without it, and I prefer not having to deal with it.
No lagging or hanging here. I have experienced a couple of hiccups when I'm installing other apps and flying around the phone. Nothing major.
Screen is no yellower than my LCD monitor. Much more yellow than the IPS monitor I have at home.
I would love more ram, but I don't think it matters at this point.
I do agree that it is paltry. I think Google could do better to make this a much better value. I will never defend them not making this feel more premium the way that the OP2/OPX/Honor 5x/ Blue LX etc. Feel.
Still, I don't think there is a need YET for more ram. I might regret it later, though I change phones once or twice a year.
a copypasta i made when i was mad at the phone before i sold it:
>capacitive buttons that you hit while typing
>bloatware as far as the eye can see
>screen too dark in sunlight, too bright in dark rooms. to add insult to injury they added a screen filter at the lowest manual brightness
>shitty double tap to wake implementation means the phone will wake up in your pocket as you're walking, and start trying to use the emergency dialer. Since the power button is at the top and hard to reach, you basically need to have DT2W enabled
>demon battery drain bug which depletes the battery rapidly, otherwise you get merely mediocre battery life (3-6 hours SoT at absolute max)
>the bloatware deserves two mentions, Cheetah Mobile apps are BUILT INTO THE ROM
>still on 5.0, updates come every couple weeks but it still is on 5.0 with the memory leak
>unlocking the bootloader voids your warranty, CM still buggy and has no FM radio
>LED notification light has few options: green (charged), flashing green (notification), amber (charging) red / flashing red (low battery). these cannot be customized, notifications don't show while charging, and LED does not work properly in CM12.1
'bout to buy an OP2. Should I consider an OPX instead? Now that phones are >5" standard 720p just doesn't cut it for me.
I think you're a little confused on what a moto x is. It gets the quickest updates compared to any non nexus device, and the software it comes with is actually better than pure stock since the moto features are all amazing.
>massive fucking brick
Glad to know you're a manlet. I'm sorry, but I can't really related.
>Better camera experience
This is entirely situational. It's been shown many times that the only play the 5x beats the x pure is in low light, but in regular conditions the x pure camera is better.
Not too sure about the dev community for a device like that, but in general I always bootloader unlock and root the phone.
From there you should check on xda for custom ROMS and decide if it's worth flashing or if you want to stay on stock.
thinking of selling my Oneplus 2 and going back to the Nexus line. I am sort of leaning towards the Nexus 6 because it is cheaper, but I am wondering if the 6P is really good enough to justify the extra price? i think i will miss the fingerprint scanner.
If that's your only problem then buying a new phone might be a bit rash. Let me remind you that you do not have an iphone, and if you've got a problem with your rom you can just flash a different one.
Price is plumetting on this. Officially $300 and $350 on the Google Store.
How long until $250?
Oneplus One user here.
If I were in the market for a new phone right now, the Nexus 5X would be one of my top choices, other than just buying another OPO. Storage would be a slight problem for me since I'm at 32GBs on my OPO right now, but I have Shenmue and other shit I could do without on my phone.
I think you did gud.
You did alright. I hope you checked your bands to make sure that the phone is supported in your country and on your network.
Also, I too used to be against phablets until I started using one. The added screen space is so worth the pocket space. If you want to use your smartphone as a pocket computer, you will want a phablet. Once I realized the convenience of being able to use my phone as a second computer, I'll never go back.
If you just use your phone for texting, calling, social media, and music though, there's no real need for a phablet.
I would take the OPO over the OPX personally.
>4G band support in America
>more rugged design, less glass
>more on-board storage
>better battery life
>one of the best phones for ROMs out there
>CPU is apparently clocked 0.2 MHz higher
That said, I'd take the OP2 over all of them.
I bought a Zenfone 2 over the summer. I loved the size and it's got me released interested on a 6 inch device, even though it's 5.5, but holy fuck it was a piece of shit. I returned it and got a Moto G instead.
I have a rather specific questions/suggestion, but maybe its a quite interesting change, for a change?
My internet access at home is done via mobile 'broadband'. Problem is: If I use the USB modem I got with it, connection, and thus speed is shit.
If I simply plug the simcard in my phone (BlackberryQ10) and open a WIFI hotspot with it, I get pretty good rates, but I need to have my BB as my main device with my phone and data contract. Switching the SIMs a few times each day is also not an option.
So I am looking for a cheap phone, to use as a WIFI hotspot. Now I know that there exist devices specifically for that purpose, but they are not that much cheaper than a cheap android phone.
And I will freely admit, that I sometimes would like to take part in >muh apps (though not games, so I wont need a large CPU), and with a 'clean' phone (read: no contacts on it, no e-mails, no other data I wouldn't want to share with the botnet), I could safely do so.
So which devices would you suggest?
I have an old htc sensation that I use for playing around with custom roms and shit, but lately it feels slower than ever, even after a fresh install. The phone is going to be 5 years old soon.
Can old age affect performance? The battery lasts like 30min on screen and cant use the flash.
That's what I DON'T want to do. Feels like a waste of money, when a few bucks more would give me a full phone, which - unless we are talking about pro grade modems with external antennaes and shit - should have an identical sender and receiver unit.
how/where do i buy chinese phones without getting cucked?
Was looking for the redmi3 and it goes for 130-160€, plus 20-30€ shipping from china and on top of it there is 20% import fee from customs. Some sellers promise to refund it (for a 10-15% markup) but then add exceptions to most of the EU and half of the world
Some offer custom-free shipping from an EU warehouse, but in this case the price is greater and the shipping is about 40€
My nexus 7 2013 has a very thin black line running vertically down near the right side of the screen, is there any way to fix this without replacing the screen? Sometimes the line changes in thickness or disappears, I don't know what exactly is causing this. The tablet is very much still useable but if there is a fix that would be helpful
I'm trying to stay under $250 for an unlocked phone, but all the phones in that price range seem like shit. I have no one to call as I'm a NEET, but I just want a nice pocketable media device that isn't a tablet.
Is there anything decent? I'm a poorfag and I really can't afford anything higher.
I tried to root my LG G3 today but it didnt work and my phone got stuck at the "Life's Good" boot screen.
Next i tried to enter recovery mode and do a hard reset, but even after that is still gets stuck at the same boot screen.
How do i fix this?
I'm in the same situation and would also like a rec. I primarily read books and listen to music on my two hour commute to uni, would be nice to replace it with a phone, but it would need to have a decent battery life.
>don't need it
>don't need it
>don't need it
>i have fastboot
>implying phones have resale value at all
>so no marshmallow?
>like all phones these days?
Eh, could be worse. There's no perfect phone.
>tfw there will never be a 4.4" phone running stock android supporting back to kitkat, up to marshmallow and beyond, with a 1080p IPS/OLED display (made to order), octacore processor, 4GB ram, 16-128GB internal storage, microSD slot, dual SIM, mini, micro, or C type USB made to order, NFC, bluetooth, dual radio CDMA/GSM, 802.11ac, removable battery, screen removable with screws, stereo speakers, back cover swappable with stippled, grippy, or smooth options, raised corners for protecting the screen.
It'd be fucking glorious.
I'm thinking about moving to republic wireless, but I can't decide between the 3rd gen moto g and the 2nd gen moto x. The price is only 30 dollars apart for 16gb, so I'd prefer the one that'd be better long term. Expandable storage and water resistance vs better specs across the board, what do?
why the fuck do you want a full hd display on a 4.4" phone. hd is far more than enough for that size.
other than that it sounds not too bad, will never happen though. Sucks, it really does suck.
Had the 3rd gen Moto G.
They display's really, really fuzzy compared to the 1st gen if you've seen that. It's 720p and ~5". It also feels much cheaper and the back is very, very slippery. Worse than my dad's HTC M9 which has an aluminum back. Also the speakers suck and the camera's not great either.
Can't speak for the X
Do you guys think I will be able to sell my OP2 on eBay? It's in mint condition and comes with an otter box. What if I just put a dirt cheap price tag on it? I don't know where to check for a demand side of smartphone.
Bump that up to 5" and I'm sold. I think that's the sweet spot for phones.
Currently have an LG G4, tired of waiting for Marshmallow and carrier apps/skin bullshit. I'm considering getting a Nexus 6P, is this retarded yes/no
I've never replaced the battery in the G4 and I don't really need more than 32 GB of space, like, ever.
>In battery, the Zenfone 2 Laser comes with a 3,000 mAh unit that is replaceable, which allowed for about three and a half hours of screen-on time, with a total of eighteen hours of use. While heavier usage, the screen-on time could be pushed closer to four hours, but with around fourteen hours of use. The battery life is mediocre, but the good news here is that users now have the option to carry around spares if battery life is a concern
>bought an HTC M9 thinking its battery will be fine because lol it was an expensive phone
>now it can't even charge while turned on and every charger (including the one it came with) says slow charge enabled, connect to a better charger
>tfw I bought a meme phone that can't be fixed
fuck smartphones and fuck memephones
Pre-paid poorfag here. My carrier is Virgin Mobile, so the smartphone selection is fairly limited. My options above $100 are basically:
>Samsung Galaxy J3 - 2016 release
>HTC desire 626s
>Moto G 3rd gen.
The Galaxy J3 looks cool but there's no real reviews out there yet. The moto G looks like a solid choice but I don't think Virgin Mobile carries the 2gb ram one, which i would love. What do you guys think?
I should mention I'd probably pick the one that has the least amount of Bloatware. Basic user, a better screen would probably be preferred but i can settle at 720p. I don't even do gaming, mostly just watching videos and browsing clover.
I had the disastrous HTC desire 510 which had 4gb internal storage but 3gb of un-removable files and all htc and google apps were stuck on mandatory auto update. I couldn't move anything to SD card either, so when I didn't even have enough internal memory to use Clover or update Chrome on the device i said fuck this.
My carrier doesn't have the 2gb model for some reason. If it did, I probably wouldn't be posting here. Though even with 1gb ram the fact that it's stock android is a huge plus.
Can anyone tell me why buying a OP2 is a retarded idea?
I know people don't like it but I'm not sure why. I don't care about no NFC.
OK so excuse my newfaggotry, I should be able to buy straight from motorolla and then have it activated under my current carrier? Virgin Mobile gives the impression that you have to use supported devices.
I'm looking to buy a moto G. I found a deal on the 1gb ram model for $99 usd. This deal does not apply to the 2gb ram model. Is it worth another $100 just for 1gb of ram? I'm a low end user.
>tfw manlet hands
Are there any good phones around 5 inches or should I wait for the next volley of tech? Was considering the Nexus 5X but the build quality is probably sketch like last gen.
It's the definition of lagdroid. The hardware is nice and on paper you'd think it's a steal with those specs, but the ASUS' software is bloat and unoptimized dogshit that lags and drains battery.
It is nearly perfect.
>From what I've read it is a decent device, but it features a locked down and (lightly) modified version of Android filled with Blackberry Bloat.
If you don't need to root, you will not notice any lockdown.
Blackberry Bloat consists of Blackberry hub, blackberry messenger and dtek. None of these apps are "bloat"
>I am personally staying away since a keyboard isn't more important to me than Vanilla Marshmallow.
For my usecase, a keyboard is more important. But vanilla would be nice too on priv...
I'm also curious. I've been looking around a bit and haven't seen much that's peaked my interest. I'm unfortunately stuck with Verizon as well and all 10 of the phones they offer are big. I guess an iphone 6s is a little smaller, but I don't really want another iphone. I bought a 4s because it was small (after having a first-gen nexus), then went to a 5s again because it was the only small one. Am I doomed to apple phones if I stick with verizon? I am in rural areas kinda frequently do t-mobile isn't a great option, and I don't think at&t will pay my cancellation fee if I switch.
I'm wondering if i should get a Oneplus One/X as the SD801 is still more than enough for me
If i should wait a few more months to see if something else will come out.
Is there any chipset like the 801 coming out soon?
i'm in Canada and swappa does not work so well
laggy Oxygen OS. fingerprint scanner inconsistent. weird audio problems from the jack. speaker is loud but is on the bottom, which is retarded.
Looking for info on blacklisted imei's.
Friend has a note 5 on verizon, and will/has defaulted, though not in contract, in lease with the phone.
If it isnt blacklisted yet, can i unlock it and switch gsm's, to say tmobile? Has a sim card and is capable of gsm .
Tl;dr want to buy cheap blacklisted verizon gsm, will it work on tmobile gsm.
Is OIS a good thing to consider on a smartphone and pay a little bit more for it? I know that it's superb for video, but I was wondering if it makes a lot of difference on photos since the sensor should be more "stable". I don't want to pay much but I really like the camera function on smartphones. So I was considering waiting for a new WP with OIS (because only android flagships have one) or just going for Lenovo Lemon 3 or Xiaomi Redmi 3. Between those androids I'm more inclined to pick lemon 3 because xiaomi is chinese and potentially a huge botnet in a non-meme way.
Lenovo is Chinese and has been found to be including software that persists through OS reinstallations on their laptops. If anything, I trust Xiaomi more.
OIS is useful, the 5X/6P don't have it but have smaller sensors which usually result in good photos.
Also, if you mean Windows Phone when you say WP, I'd highly recommend against it. No apps, shitty default apps, beta software. The 950 would be a great phone if it was running Vanilla Android, but I can't recommend it as is.
What's the reading experience like on the 5x? I'm over paperback books now, going all in with ebooks. I find the reading experience on my Moto G 3rd gen to be lacking though.
I'm not sure if 5.2 is a big enough to comfortably reading. I was reading on a kindle, but I've since old it.
How's the battery? I had one once and my average was 3h 30 SOT over 24 hours. I ended up replacing it with a N6, but I think I'll sell this N6 soon and get the 5X (or maybe 6P for the first time) again.
cant decide between the Moto G (3rd) and the Nexus 5.
i can spend $300 and not know what to do.
i can buy a zenphone or one plux because my country of residence dont have the replacements and support which sucks.
I don't know if I would spend a lot of time reading on the 5X's screen. I mean I read a lot of forums and stuff, but books are kind of a stretch. I dunno if a phablet would even be comfortable, maybe look into getting another dedicated ereader?
pick one. Samsung is even backwards with the back button on the wrong side.
You can't change what the hardware buttons look like, it will always be a back button unless you put a sticker on it or something.
You're right though, it should be configurable. Unless of course you're using a carrier variant of a Samsung phone that locks down the bootloader and prevents stuff like rooting.
I don't give a fuck what they looks like as long as they're always there and not taking screen real estate
I was going to buy a 1+2 but then I watched this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0dhJ_9xAj0 and it seems pretty underwhelming now, but the gs6 is 600 fuckin dollarydoos for the 64gb version
Checking out the Priv since it's on T-Mo now, coming from a Note 4. Would it be an overall improvement? I have CM 12.1 on mine, but the keyboard looks like a neat addition and the hardware seems pretty good. What's the verdict?
Gonna get a job soon and am in the market to buy a phone and get a plan and all that.
This is the current phone I have
It's alright, I got it for free since I found it one cold winter morning on my walk to Uni. It feels weak and sometimes messes up, its not activated and I've just been using it to browse when class is slow.
I want a nice, not too pricey smartphone. Nothing like a supercomputer, anyone have any recommendations?
t. someone who's never had a cellphone/smartphone
Because Blackberry used to be the Apple of the IT world when it came to mobile devices. Some government contractors still salivate over the brand name alone. And the Blackberry Classic still attracts some nostalgia.
You can get LTE, it just doesn't support some of the more modern and exotic frequencies that carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile use. Band 12/17 penetrates buildings much better, so if you work in an office you'll notice the lack of 700MHz support.
Why they gimped the OPX like this I have no idea. Shouldn't matter for most users, but it's something to consider.
I understand why people feel 16GB isn't enough memory, but can anyone tell me what type of work/files they store on their phone that requires 32GB+ GBs?
I got a 32GB SD card on my phone and haven't even come close to filling it up. The only reason I maxed the 16GB is because I put more than average amount of music and games on the shit I'd normally leave out because in the end I don't even listen to that music often, or play those games. With streaming/cloud storage and tiny app sizes I rarely come close to filling up a phone I've ever owned.
Because fuckers think smartphones can replace laptops and smart tv's "look muh phablet with hd movies and shiet, god I need more storage for my selfies" 16gb with sd cards are more than enough
I have literally 2 GB of music, which fits perfectly comfortably on a 16GB smartphone, and I could never take enough pictures to fill up the rest of the space.
People just like to carry all of their chinese cartoons with them on the go I guess, it's pretty retarded.
Typing on the Priv now. It was worth the wait. Performance is decent, better than than my old note 4, so I'm happy. Feels AMAZING having a hardware keyboard again. The feature I've enjoyed the most so far is the swiping on the keyboard to scroll. Any app that can scroll supports it and it feels clean. Camera is a bit slow but works really well, can take photos while recording (even during 1080/60 which my note couldn't do). It'll get even better with the marshmallow update at the end of q1
So I'm hating my iPhone 6, I'm able to get a new phone in June, anyone have any recommendations of some upcoming android phones? I might just go with the Galaxy S7 if it's out by then, but I'm open to suggestions.
>16gb of storage with no micro sd slot
>2gb of ram
There's no other reason other than updates to buy the 5X over something like the the Moto X Pure or LG G4 which isn't much more expensive.
opinions on the best music player for android?
currently using blackplayer ex but only because i got it when it was on sale i dont really like the widgets it comes with
looking for + and - of
So my Xiaomi Note 3 arrived from Gearbest EU warehouse (I live in Italy, ordered it at 8 PM on the 26th, it arrived today 28th at 9AM, no idea how they did it since it's still marked as processing in their site.)
Anyway the ROM that's on it is in English and has the Google Play Store already installed, version 220.127.116.11 which from what I understood is a custom ROM but still comes with the chink Music and App store.
Is there any way to get rid of them that doesn't involve me fiddling too much with the device? I don't really care about custom roms and so on, I always left my phones with all their default things because they always did their job despite me being a huge gentoo autist with computers I just can't get into tinkering with phones.
I wish they made phones like this nowadays.
On a side note, I wish this ran whatsapp.
Perhaps OnePlus X? Depending on your country/carrier it could be a decent phone for you. SD801, 3gb ram, 1080p amoled screen, 2525mAh (average 4-5 hours SoT) and i don't know about the camera, maybe they improved it in the last update
Currently using one now.
Was wonderful until update left vertical bars on half of screen rendering it pretty much useless and not reversable. Bought it as first smartphone because it looked ok for the price and its a fucking meme.
I'm not quite up to the level of
But I have a ton of music and movies on my 64 GB SD card and never have any performance issues. The real test will be when I upgrade to marshmallow and move full apps to the SD card.
I dunno how much you make a month but I paid about that price for my 5X and am really satisfied with my purchase.
5X. Nexus master race.
Just got my OnePlus Two yesnerday. I loved the OnePlus One, and this is even better
>inb4 generic home screen
yeh I know, as I said, just got it
Doze is amazing. I regularly go 24 hours on a charge, sometimes up to 2 days if I don't use it that much. SoT averages around 6 hours, but can be less if there is tons of standby time and you're not actively using the phone.
Right now I'm at 64% with 2 hours and 14 minutes SoT, so I should end up with over 6 hours at this pace. I've been on battery for about 17 hours now.
I don't have battery suckers like Snapchat or Facebook installed, so you might see worse performance if you install these terribly coded apps.
I have like 10GB of music and my current anime series I'm watching, and just stream everything else.
It sucks that it doesn't have microSD but I make do with the 25GB of usable space.
I'm thinking about a new phone, and I'm hoping to find one that is both stylish and functional.
I use my phone for reading and music mostly, but I do like those weeb games too.
I was thinking about this one, but any phone that actually works, looks cute, and is sturdy will be a heaven-sent match for me.
Are Lenovo phones OK?
I was thinking about getting the LG G4, but I'm also considering Droid Turbo 2 and Moto X Pure/Style.
Also, should I really avoid all phones with SD810, or is it just an issue with some models with inadequate cooling? And how does 810 compare to 808 performance-wise?
I agree about the sd card part, that's just fucking dumb. But no like I do not know too much about the different models of phones but I know that normal people all rave the S6 but when I come to /g/ it's despised, so I'm just wondering why that is and what you guys might prefer.
I think /g/ hates Samsung because of their bloat called Touchwizz.
The main selling point of Samsung phones to me is that they have Exynos CPUs, which are best SoCs currently (Exynos 7420 easily beats Snapdragon 810).
If you only care about hardware and don't care about software get an iPhone. Apple's chips are the best in the business.
Of course, with iPhone and Samsung you are severely handicapped by the software. A Nexus 4 (2012) can do more than an Apple or Samsung phone unless you jailbreak/root+flash, and can even run a newer version of Android than the Samsung.
Out of curiosity is anyone here still using a Nexus 4?
Also Exynos chips have shitty dev support, so you're stuck with Touchwiz for the most part. Software is way more important to me than hardware, since the specs race is just a dick waving contest since the majority of phones are fast enough for my use.
I will never have a powerful cool looking phone with stock android
because they are popular. the exynos variants have little to no dev activity because the drivers do not exist and/or are proprietary. You can't even root many of the exynos carrier versions.