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>reviews and specs
the 6 is massive even for a phablet
dumb drake hater
Sorry for this but I am trying to do this, I have 5.1 on a moto e LTE I got from Verizon ($10)
Got adb working on the command prompt but it doesn't detect a device, I installed drivers from Motorola's site and still nothing
If it was just 5.0 I could download the network app but since it's 5.1 I have go through cmd
If I installed drivers from motos site and the phone isn't being detected then what else could it be?
Phone is already on USB debugging mode
Is the honor 5X a good choice for $300-$400 area? Or should I go with Nexus 5X? Or even something else if you guys recommend it?
Want 32GB or more of internal, or a 16GB with a MicroSD slot. Also want CM support. Any suggestions?
Honor 5X only has a snapdragon 615 in it. While not the bottom of the barrel, it performs worse than an 800 series SoC like the 808 found in the Nexus 5X. I know the Moto X Play has issues with lag and it also has the 615 processor, but that phone gets pretty good battery life.
Also, I'm not sure whether they will even let you unlock the bootloader on the Honor, much less whether CM will support the device. I say go for the Nexus.
N5X here, ask away. I will be as unbiased as I can possibly be.
I'm hovering over the purchase button for a Nexus 6P. Should I just go for it?
>launcher customizations which include:
>>>full custom gesture controls
>no easily accessible file system
>service lock ins
>myriad of problems that people are experiencing with the latest update as of today
>customization as development options (no, not talking root nor jailbreak)
>subjectively busy and poorly done notifications
>no widgets, if thats your thing
>no back button
>No beam support
>no open-ness in apps if you own devices outside of the ecosystem
I could go on.
That is without even going into the issues with the hardware it uses.
What about it? I've never installed it
Never understood much use for this honestly. I have a flash drive, any media i access through my plex server
>myriad of problems with latest update
Meanwhile, how many android phones don't have marshmallow?
>no back button
>no beam support
Not really sure what you mean. NFC? because airplay takes care of that and more (chromecast functionality as well)
>openness in apps
I think this comes with any ecosystem, not just apple
>issues with the hardware
801 here with 2gb ram. phone flies.
for 64-bit to work, you need 4gb ram minimum. there is no android 64-bit software yet. and do you even need it? remember, it's a phone we are talking about.
Memory size support is not the only benefit of 64bit.
Most android software is compiled for the JVM and thus is neither 32 or 64bit ARM.
64bit is more future-proof.
We aren't talking about phones really. we're talking about small, portable computers with a GSM modem.
Anyone own the LG v10? How about any G4 owners? I have the G stylo right now on T-Mobile and while the phone is decent, the camera is terrible. The v10 is really attractive and I love the rubberized backing. Any good phablets out there I'm unaware of?
Additional storage is a must, removable battery a plus.
The V4 apparently has a God tier camera. But it's screen has a 8000K color temperature, meaning it's a bit bluish, so your photos won't look great on the screen. But I'm considering it.
Others you might be interested in:
Moto X Pure Edition aka Moto X Style.
Droid Turbo 2
Xperia Z5 and X3+
ZTE Axon Elite
HTC One M9
Meizu Pro 5
Or you could wait for LG G5.
If you don't want to root your phone, you should only be considering nexus devices or the moto x.
If you plan on rooting then here's the order of what phone to buy:
Nexus 6p > Moto X Pure > G4 = V10 > Nexus 5x
All smartphones are ugly.
What is wrong with the m9?
Why do you consider Pure better than G4 when they have almost the same specs, but G4 is a bit smaller (giving it higher PPI), has a better camera and removable battery?
>Front facing speakers are ugly
>Front sensors are ugly
>Underwhelming battery life
>It's just not that attractive.
>All smartphones are ugly.
Tell that to the Lumia 920, the Z5, the 6P and the iPhone.
For the sole reason that the x pure is cheaper, and moto features are god tier.
I like the larger screen, and a ppi difference of that much isn't noticeable. It is unfortunate that the moto x doesn't have a removable battery, but that's not a feature I've ever had to use.
>Tell that to the Lumia 920, the Z5, the 6p and the iPhone
I was about to explain how the moto x is one of the best looking phones, but if you're taste is this shit there's no way I can logically explain anything to you.
Hmm, in my country, G4 is 50$ cheaper than Pure 16GB.
>moto features are god tier
What do you mean by moto features?
>I like the larger screen, and a ppi difference of that much isn't noticeable.
Well a difference in screen size that small doesn't give much more comfort while making it harder to put the phone in a pocket.
The moto features I use are moto display, double twist for camera, and attentive display.
Moto display is basically ambient display on steroids. It works much better and also lets you control music from it.
Attentive display makes it so that the screen won't dim if it detects you looking at it. I've only tried out a feature like this on Samsung phones, but it works much better on the moto x.
Double twist for camera is pretty self explanatory; you double twist the phone and it launcher the camera.
Your last point is valid, but I'm a pretty big person in general so I feel quite comfortable using a 5.7" phone. It fits in all my pants without issue, and I can use it with one hand.
I think you need Motorola drivers and android sdk. Then you have to enable us debugging on the phone. If should work after that.
When you type in adb devices there may be a popup on your phone asking if it can trust the computer. You should reply yes to that and you'll be good to go.
Typical butthurt fagdroids. I list plenty of reasons the phone is shit. There's literally no argument for the Moto X being a good looking phone. It's a cheap midrange consumer device plain and simple. I wouldn't expect anyone on /g/ to have any type of decent taste anyway though.
4 out of five of your "complaints" are completely subjective. If you get the phone in black the sensors don't even show up. The speakers literally take up less space and look cleaner than speakers on any other phone. Battery life is fine on the phone. On a good day I can get around 4 hours of SoT and still get home with 60% battery (add in some apps like greenify, powernap, and nap time and battery can get even better).
>It's just not that attractive
You are literally exposing your autism right here, faggot. The Moto X is the most aesthetically customizable device on the market. Just because you have shit taste in design and can't make it look good doesn't mean the phone looks bad.
This one is kind of true, but only if you compare it to phones $100+ more than it. If you compare it to phones in the same price range the camera will be more or less equivalent.
And no, I'm not just a gay fanboy, you're arguments were just complete shit. Some legitimate flaws with the phone would be:
>Non removable battery
>no fingerprint scanner
>most aesthetically pleasing customizable device on the market
Right because there's...one? I'm not saying it's ugly, but to say it's beautiful is just plain wrong. The speakers on the 6P look cleaner, and battery life is average at best. I'm sorry the phone isn't as good as you think it is but that doesn't mean you can just throw out bullshit.
I think we're saying the same thing but in different words. It's a great phone, but obviously if you compare it to devices that are in a different price range they're going to be better. For the price however, it provides a very good value.
And I said aesthetically customizable, not pleasing. Meaning you can pick and choose how you want it to look. It looks as good or bad as the buyer makes it. Battery once again is pretty similar to other phones in the same price range. It will easily last through a day of use, and if you're a light user you can make it through two days comfortably.
I am comparing my experience with the moto x to a g4 by the way, both of which I have used quite a bit.
I just got a new one m9 through HTC's replacement program. It's the exact same phone and as far as I can figure out I have it configured exactly as my one before, but now my battery life is shit.
My previous one could easily last through two days on a full charge, but now this one can barely get through one. Anybody else have a similar experience? It's really getting me down.
thorn between LG V10, Sony Z5 and Nexus 6p. Looking into a really good camera phone that is realiable and will last a really long time, not like my meme+1 phone.
Costa Rica but can purchase anything as long as it is unlocked
Camera pretty much, and big enough to read PDFs and shit (used to have a nexus 7 but I think I can do well with a big phone)
I probably got a bad one, but the bottom 30% of the screen is unresponsive, thus, I cannot hit the space bar when typing among other things which renders the phone pretty unusable for me. Plus, it takes about 2 minutes to start, no joke mate, and I don't have a lot of apps. One Plus 2 also has a problem with some parts of the screen being unresponsive, I found out after looking up my issue in the OnePlus forum
mate, you have to download the Google USB Driver. then:
Device Manager, Right click on your phone, update driver, look for driver and install it. ADB will recognize it instantly. If you download the Google USB Driver from the SDK Manager, which I recommend by the way, it should be stored somewhere in AppData/android/google/driver/
good luck m80
>buy moto g 3rd gen
>go to walmart to buy straighttalk sim
>they're sold out
>buy $30 tmobile plan instead even though most people say they can't get lte with tmoble with new moto g
I was on T-Mobile, but couldn't stay with them. Their coverage was dogshit in my area. When I was "4G" I'd still get infinite loops, buffers and loading times. I'm use AT&T Straight talk SIM now and it's night and day. Congrats though. Moto G 3rd Gen is nice little phone.
Are you the on 100 minutes, 5GB Data, Unlimited Tex plan?
Factory reset just formats your userdata partition, it doesn't reflash the firmware back to the original ROM.
You could theoretically flash it back to kitkat, but I only recommend this if you are a masochist.
Yeah, I looked up downgrading the tablet and there are high risks of bricking the tablet so fuck that. Looks like I have to deal with lolipop, I at least want to put everything back to black, anyway I can do that? White is rough on the eyes since I mostly use it in the dark.
I have a Galaxy S5 and every time I try to upgrade to a 2015 flagship I end up hating it and selling it. Manage to recoup most of my losses, at least.
My latest try was a Nexus 6P, and this is a beautiful phone. Feels good in the hand, buttery smooth, camera is amazing, stock android, awesome screen. But it's too big and I feel like I need to hold it like a baby, and it honestly bothers me that I couldn't replace the screen or battery if they ever started to fail (apparently it's very hard to almost impossible to disassemble a 6P)
My old beat up S5 does everything I need it to do, I'm used to it, and most importantly I don't need to give a fuck about it. So I find myself keeping on going back to the S5, every time.
Maybe when Nokia starts coming out with some nice midrange phones there'll be something that interests me.
Bois, my smartphone is a piece of crap, but I need something to edit pics at very basic level.
Whats the best in low resource usage? ty
why the fuck are you trying new phones when you're fine with S5? Stick with it as long as it does what it needs to do.
Except breaking it or sudden malfunction, there's literally no reason to switch from 2014 flagship to 2015 flagship. Except slightly better screens and more RAM here and there, there's nothing that changed.
Snapseed, Pixlr, Photoshop Touch
How shit is your phone?
Let's say that I pull the trigger on a Xiaomi from the UK.
What happens with service and warranty?
can those guys help?
Looks like a very cheap and scammy website.
I purchased a Note 3, returns accepted. Coming from a Galaxy Nexus, it seemed reasonable. Did I made a mistake? If yes, what would you recommend?
Rom support, battery life and microSD. [In that order]
>stock android (though you can put CM12.1/13 on an S5)
>no physical/capacitive buttons (could be a pro also, I guess)
>no replaceable battery
>no sd card
>Want a nice big screen for my album art since the PMP industry was destroyed by smartphones
>Barely use my phone for calls/phone stuff
>Media player that lets me check my email, wake me up & control my camera through wi-fi sometimes.
>Looking for 5"+, SD support & lightweight
>mid-range and low cost because I don't really like or need something high end
>Start looking at reviews and narrowing down a new handset
>Every review focusing on camera and video performance
>Almost none of the cameras offer full manual control
>Comment wars about camera performance
Why are normies so fucking disgusting /g/? I just want a nice review detailing real world performance and ergonomics.
Does anyone have a Xiaomi in europe?
What happens with warranty?
I have read horror stories of people buying them from online shops and then they get faulty ones and the sellers ask for more moneys to fix them.
redpill me on the galaxy s4, right now it looks bretty gud (1080p, removable battery, cm support)
>I have read horror stories of people buying them from online shops and then they get faulty ones and the sellers ask for more moneys to fix them.
Shops run by sandniggers and pakis, probably just like your average phone store in town. Just gotta hope you have reputable seller or remind them of EU law if you're not breaking it yourself.
If worst comes to worst threaten legal action and they'll soon act.
True. And they get away because you can't see the people online. It is just a website.
I think that seller on ebay with stats like
Feedback score: 347030)
98.8% Positive Feedback
should be ok though yes?
I have some overheating issues, but very minor. Phone can get hot while only reading something in chrome, with screen brightness ~20%.
It's not annoying or anything, just noticable.
i think so. look in modaco or xda to see if you can root it. then uninstall system apps with es explorer - if you cannot disable them by default without root
moto g 3rd gen 2gb ram model. if not, m4 aqua. p8 lite has shitty slow emotion ui.
The LG G3 is the worst phone I have ever owned. I have to deal with constant freezing, overheating, and lag spikes. Not only that, but sometimes the touch screen will not work at all. The battery lasts for about an hour and a half at anything above 20% brightness. If you are considering buying a G3, please reconsider your choice entirely.
I think he's referring to how the OPX lacks Band 12/17 which are important for people using T-Mobile and AT&T respectively. Unless you work in an office in a large city, it probably won't matter to you, since you'll still get Band 4. Band 12/17 does help with penetrating buildings better, so you may see reduced coverage or a drop down to HSPA+ inside large buildings.
It's something to consider, but not a dealbreaker per se. I haven't been able to figure out where exactly 700MHz/Band17 has been rolled out on my carrier due to lack of data for my carrier on most LTE Frequency Checker apps, but I'd guess that the OPX would be not bad. Hell, if I had Telus/Bell instead of Rogers there'd be little to no reason to not go for the OPX since the vast majority of their towers in my area use Band 4.
How much is the G4 to you? Price varies a lot by region, but there are lots of options usually. The thing with the G4 is that it has a removable battery and SD card slot when many phones do not these days.
OnePlus X is definitely an option if you're in Europe.
Performance is pretty great for me. Some hiccups here and there (like an additional half second compared to usual when unlocking the phone), but generally very consistent and speedy. You can decrypt the storage for even better performance, but I prefer the security of encryption over any minor performance gains.
While the 1440p screen might cause some issues, 1.5 hours SoT is ridiculously low. You might consider what you have on the device, apps like Facebook and Snapchat will drain your battery like nobody's business. Facebook is usable inside a browser, and can be pinned to your homescreen and you can even get Chrome notifications. No such option exists for Snapchat, it's kind of a necessary evil for your low resolution lewd pics from qts.
Your best bet is to meet them at your carrier's store when doing the transaction. That way you can verify with them that the phone isn't stolen and blacklisted. Beware of any deal that is "too good to be true" because it is usually stolen, and the IMEI is likely blacklisted. Basically it means the phone is only useful as an iPod Touch.
kek, can't disagree with this. A Samsung Nexus would be buyworthy, but I wouldn't buy a phone running touchwiz. You probably can't even unlock the bootloader and install CM either, due to the Exynos chip inside (which usually have poor dev support) and carrier restrictions.
Efficiency? As in Screen on Time and battery longevity? I'm not sure because I went for the 5X instead of the 6P, but doze makes your battery last much, much longer. It can be tweaked to be more aggressive with root and Doze Settings, so you see even more savings. Your best bet is to check the battery life thread on XDA for real life impressions.
Of course, as with any phone, the SoT and longevity you get will be heavily dependent on how you use the phone and what apps you install. If you have Snapchat and Facebook installed you'll get much less battery life than if you don't have these apps. If you go full retard and install an antivirus prepare your anus for even worse battery performance.
Yes, I meant the SD810s power consumption. I am specifically referring to the 6Ps AnandTech review. I don't however use Facebook or Snapchat and the likes of these optimized apps. I am torn between buying a 6P now, or buy a cheap used phone for the time being and waiting for the next Nexus.
Guys, should i get a OnePlus One/X, Nexus 5X or should i just wait a bit more? Anything will be fine for my use, really. Just need some space, either 64gb internal or at least 16gb + micro sd
the 1gb ram model worth it on sale for $100? Or is the ram/storage worth the extra $100 for the average low end user? Mostly just youtube, clover, and facebook (inb4 botnet jewbook). IDC about high demand programs like games, I have a gaming desktop.
Do not get a 1 gb ram phone. Even if you're strapped on cash if you gimp out on the ram it'll end up causing you more harm than benefit. The nexus 5x has 2gb and even that is said to lag when multitasking, so don't go any lower than 2 if you can.
I was going to go even lower end than a 1gb moto g and get like a $50 turd, but I saw how much of a discount the G was on at $100. As above, I mostly only use youtube, clover, and facebook.
If you're ok with poor performance (don't expect to be able to play games and get good performance in them) then go for the 1gb.
My old phone only had 1gb ram, and it definitely did lag on opening apps and basically everything, but it was also usable. Assuming the moto g has better ram management, then I guess it's alright to go with it.
I just want to make sure you know what to expect if you get it.
I think the low specs is half of the reason it runs Stock Android, to help debloat the cpu and ram.
My current phone is a lumia 635 and I'm switching mainly because I ended up not liking Windows phone (no support on ANYTHING, apps 1 year + out of date), no good 4chan app, no good web browser, no native google apps, ect.
Also I'm not sure I even CAN get the 2gb model. My carrier is Virgin Mobile (US prepaid) and they don't support unlocked phones. You need to but their carrier locked phones.
It's either the Moto G at $99, the HTC Desire 626 at $130, or the Galaxy j5 (i dislike touchwizz a LOT) .
Guys, i have a problem.
I've recently purchase the Redmi Note 2, and I'm having no problems whatsoever.
You'd expect hardware failure, software crashes, or at least heating problems from this kind of phone, but I've been using it for over a month, and I literally couldn't find a single con regarding it. The SD slot makes it even harder to grasp.
Is there really no catch? Is it actually just a really good phone for its price?
Anyone try the ZenFone 2E?
Thinking about buying one of these since they're $80
About to renew my contract and not sure what phone to pick.
Not sure what to choose between the following phones so far:
iphone 6s Plus (mostly cause of the OIS and better battery than the 6s)
LG V10 (mite b cool, but battery life seems rather poor, but has a microSD slot)
Galaxy S6 Plus (seems to have the best performance from all the android phones and camera, and battery life but, but no SD slot)
There's no note5 available here, so I can't go for that. The Z5 is also an option, but I've had such a bad experience with the Z1C that I'd rather not go for another sony phone. (the camera was really piss poor, so bad that I actually went back to my galaxy S3).
Please don't go with the samshit. The memory management on touchwizz is absolute cancer and you won't be able to keep more than five apps in memory at once.
I'd say the G4 is the best choice, but if you're picking between the V10 and Z5 I'd go with the V10.
Pros of Moto G:
>Flashlight shaker motion, no app needed. Same with camera.
>Water resistant, youtube videos with it submerged in a bowl of water. This could literally save your phone and data from an accident.
>Good build quality overall. Solid, rugged.
>13 mp camera
>better battery life
>stock android. like, actual, bloat-free stock android man. It even gets the 6.0 update
Pros of 626s
>500 mb more ram
>better GPU than the MotoG
>Htc sense is one of the nicer maker-specific android flavors. Includes a news feed feature called Blinkfeed which shows you news, facebook posts, ect. Also good power saving options in Sense.
>Looks nice if you care about that.
It really depends on what you're looking for in a phone. If you want a phone that will work out of the box, but won't let you customize anything then go with the iPhone. If you like tweaking and playing around with your device then don't even consider the iPhone.
To be honest, ever since the desire HD I've been rocking an android device and tweaking it but ever since I got older I really don't care about looks and tweaks.
The only thing that I would honestly like on an iPhone is webM support which it seems to lack, but the battery time camera and resale value seem to make up for it (considering my S5 is worth less than a 5s).
Guess I'll be going for a 6S plus this time around.
I'm the anon from >>52693005, >>52693195 , and >>52693462
I'm going to go with the MotoG myself because the Desire626s does not have great build construction.
Also, stock Android is a huge selling point when most phones are locked down with shitty OEM skins. There's always rooting / Cyanogenmod but some people actually use their warranties.
If you do ANY mobile gaming though the desire beats it with more ram and a better GPU. The more ram also allows better multi-tasking, and will run better on any other intensive web pages or demanding apps.
But I am a low end user and do not game, so for me, personally, I like the Moto at the price.
If neither of them were on sale and both were at MSRP the desire would be a better purchase.
I own a v10. The battery life isn't great (I manage to make it through a day just fine), but it's one of the few phones that still has a removable battery.
I got 2 batteries and a battery charger for $30, and now I can go a couple days without electricity.
What is a cheap phone that
>Decent battery life
>SD slot and removable battery are bonus points
I'll use it mainly for listening to music at the gym and facebook/instagram and shitposting while commuting to college. Right now I have a S2 LTE with CM11
Moto G 3rd Gen. Literally meets all the criteria except removable battery, but that's a bonus point to you.
Apparently it's got production issues so there's a real chance you can get a bad unit.
An alternative I guess is the OnePlus X. It just became available to the public. Biggest drawback is it's missing some 4G bands, so depending on your location you might not get constant 4G on AT&T/T-Mobile.
Never had an issue with mine other than the battery now. Never gets hot, and very rarely has any hangups. My only other complaint is that on my first one the glass on the lens cracked just from setting it down on things before I got a case because it protrudes out from the body. Fucking stupid design, but doesn't matter with a case.
Heating ? No
Throttling ? Yes but its not bad in the slightest. You're phone doesn't LAG badly AT ALL.
(I'm a Flex 2 owner)
Don't believe the media hype. You'll be just fine with the 810 anon senpai.
About to buy this. Still not sure if I should get this or the z5 premium. Any tips?
If you're going to buy it through Moto maker instead of off a retail shelf, you might as well customize the colors a bit. Otherwise just find any electronics retailer and pick it up there without waiting for shipping.
smart phones are idiotic.
i have a tracfone. an lg fuel. i literally spend less than 50 a year on it. i got a computer at home.
anyone who makes under 40K a year that pays 300 for a phone and upwards of 100 a month on a plan is an idiot. unless of course they genuinely use the phone.
Thinking about getting a new phone because I dropped my LG G2 today and the screen cracked, rendering the top half of the phone unusable. I can still send text/call, so waiting a bit isn't a problem.
I'm on Verizon, budget isn't a huge issue. I'd prefer an Android phone. My priorities are:
1) Battery life
2) Sound quality
3) Camera quality
Basically all I do on my phone is text, make calls, and take shitty nature photos. I play mobage sometimes, but not real often.
I was thinking about waiting for March for the Blackberry Priv or maybe getting a DROID Turbo 2. Of course, I could just buy the $60 in replacement parts and fix my phone; the LG G2 isn't too bad of a phone.
Turbo 2 is an excellent phone apart from the fact that it can't really be rooted and you can't flash custom roms on it.
If you do care about rooting then the nexus 6p is the phone to go with.
I have a note 3 and recently my mobile data stopped working, I can still call, text and use wifi, but my 4gLTE doesn't work and my provider is clueless about it. I've tried restarting, airplane mode, turning off mobile data, switching to gsm and back to LTE... anyone?
The Galaxy S3 I've owned for the past few years is dying on me, and I'm hankering for an upgrade. Any suggestions?
>"If requesting purchasing advice, please provide your budget, what country you live in, and what features are important to you."
>reviews and specs
Also half the people in this thread are getting recommended the Moto G. Check that out.
Thanks for the advice, anon. I appreciate it!
Apparently my phone has insurance or something, so I need to look into what that entails. I supposed getting the screen replaced for free is cheaper than a new phone and the new phones will still be there when my phone permanently dies/the insurance ends.
I'm not well-versed with mobile phone technology, but my hunch is that if it isn't a software issue, it might be a hardware issue related to the antenna or modem. I'm not certain, but I think LTE is in a different frequency band and thus requires a different antenna or something, so if that broke (or if there's a single antenna and it somehow broke in a way to prevent sending/receiving on LTE [don't crucify me, I didn't take an RF course]), that might be the cause of the issue.
Do you get a 3G signal? If so, do you get data over that?
IIRC, text and calls can both operate over non-data bands, so my suggested hardware issue would explain why they still work.
Or maybe something is wrong with your SIM card, and it stopped saying you're allowed to use data?
I'll stop theorycrafting because I'm not an expert by any means, but I feel like maybe you should ask your provider to check to see if it might be a hardware and maybe try to get a repair/replacement.
If you hate bloat, get something with Stock Android. You have what's considered just below flagship level budget, so you should be able to get some NICE hardware.
I had the Pure, I just replaced it with a ZUK Z1 after 3 months because of the terrible battery life, and the lack of double tap to wake. 2K screens are a meme.
A full day of using my phone at work for maps, bluetooth audio in the car, and some light web browsing would drop my battery to about 20% by the end of the day. The Z1 still has 70% left after a similar full day of use, and it cost me half as much as the Pure did.
>using a little bitch phone instead of a man phone
Which one, members of my family?
Is a Z3 really worth this price difference?
Also is it easy to install some other rom on the G2? I never did this before but I've heard of bricking and whatnot. Seems scary, familia.
I also forgot to include the second gen Moto X on the collage, it costs 1.199 banana coins. I don't like its looks though and I heard the battery life is kinda meh.
Also is multitasking even good on these phones? I wish I could have a phone that didn't reload stuff on the background constantly.
My second gen moto g died so I'm stuck with a craptastic lumia 720 that I can't stand anymore. I used my phone mostly for 4chins, whattsapp, kikebook messenger, internet banking, youtube, web browsing, you know, the usual stuff.
Has anyone experience being unable to connect to their mobile network?
I can still connect to wifi, call and text, everything is as usual but I can't get 3/4G or use location services at all.
Is my phone kill? Or would it be my carrier being fucking retards?
Check that mobile data is enabled, there's two or three places you can toggle it separately. Make sure you have the proper APN selected, and that you're connected to your own carrier's network
Like I noted at >>52696960 , live in the US, anything up to $450, LTE (not a deal breaker but still nice), decent camera and battery, minimal amount of bloatware. Forgot to add unlocked as well. Currently looking at the Nexus 6P and Moto X Pure. Any suggestions?
Hey i will be in US a couple of days and i want to invest some time buying a smartphone.
Now, here are my limitations:
Cant be a OnePlus, Nexus or Iphone.
This are my needs:
Good front and rear camera
Smooth performance (dont need a powerfull phone i just want to avoid throttling and freezes)
Now i was thinking on:
Z3, Z3 compact, LG G4, Moto X
Any sugestion anons?
What's best for 3 lines with smartphones and like 6GB max of data? We have Verizon now but it's fuckexpensive, is it cheaper to buy phones seperately and then get Total Wireless, which is $85/month? Is it worth getting my parents iPhone 6S's for their phones? I want to wait for the S7 for myself regardless. Should we just stick with Verizon's shit where you pay for the phones monthly and the plan? Our upgrades are up in like a few weeks. any advice is appreciated
if easy OS maintenance and fast updates are your thing, then absolutely.
if you want to use hard-connected swappable, or expanded batteries, and need lots of onboard storage, then no, it's not worth it.
updates from asus are non-existent last i heard.
whats a new cheapo phone that is suitable for giving someone an entry into the smartphone ecosystem?
is the moto e still the best bang for the buck?
basically my moms phone broke and its a very old siemens c55.
she does enjoy the android tablet i gave her but didnt really wanna upgrade but now that it broke im thinking of giving her a moto e.
the only real requirements are that it runs latest android and has basic features such as a camera, gps and maybe expandable storage for music.
>If requesting purchasing advice, please provide your budget, what country you live in, and what features are important to you.
features: 5" or more, 16GB
Please no Wiko, Motorola
Turbo 2 here. The screen feels a tad bit washed out at times and the camera is decent.
Go with moto x pure. It doesn't have some of the features but it isn't tied down by droid brand and bloatware.
I am hesitating /g/. I want to pull the trigger but I hesitate because I don't know the sellers and where they get those phones from. Even though they have good reviews and sell count.
what do? ..
multitasking is fine if your phone has at least 2gb ram here. mine has 2gb, i often have 10-15 apps open in the background with no lag.
how much ram does it have?
a phone should be good for 3 years minimum. if the battery isn't replaceable, get it done under warranty before it runs out.
moto e is fine for her requirements.
honestly, i think you will struggle. what does amazon.fr offer for that money?
i'm curious about the battery life, given the massive capacity.
i wouldn't. if the phone develops a fault, you're fucked.
you are right.. i think. it is either risk a xiaomi or poorfag it.
I am coming from a galaxy s2 and it is dying so looking for a replacement. same stats or a bit better..
asus zenphone go for $150 ?
how is the OS ? Lolli v5.1
has anyone tried to install MIUI on a Galaxy ?
Does it work well?
Is there ANY solid way to get a Moto Maker phone outside the few specific countries? I've looked all over and tried several times, I can't fucking find a way.
Been using my nexus 6p for about 3 months now.
Heres what i have learned/
Phone overheats like fucking crazy (dickheads saying in threads its been fixed are cuntish liars) the phone overheats on 30% brightness scrolling through a webpage.
The screen is nice but not as nice as a galaxy phone, however i love not having any cucking logos on the front, clean and understated
Love the feel of the metal on my skin, but wish it was black from and back and silver on side. Guess they couldnt copy iphone.
Phone runs perfectly fast, pictures are amazing in dark / neon lighting conditions. Generally happy with updates - released every month or so.
nexus 5x screen has perfect color gamma
>>no physical/capacitive buttons (could be a pro also, I guess)
>no replaceable battery
>no sd card
slows down phone
I've got a 350€ budget so money is no problem but i can't find anything good really. Being in Europe the missing band on the OPX is not a problem either but i'm not sure if i want to buy it. Why do you recommend it? The One for 30€ more has better specs
I'm guessing you have a 5x because there are some obvious issues with it that you're not admitting to. The bezels are stupidly large, if has a very low ram capacity, camera can't take low light pictures, no removable battery, and no expandable storage.
If it was priced at $250-$300 it would have been a good price, but for anything more than that it's overpriced.
and this will likely be the last major update that the n5 gets, n4 didn't get android 6 (despite the horrendous amount of bugs that plagued android 5 on the n4) and is only getting security updates now until google decide the phone isn't worth it
Is it worth buying a new Moto X for $100 in 2016? Will be replacing a Galaxy S4
>The bezels are stupidly large
>very low ram capacity
not at all, stock android and full hd screen phones run great with 2gb of ram, while samsung or lg phone, with plenty of bloatware running in background need 3
>camera can't take low light pictures
the fuck are you talking about, camera is great for lowlight, better than g4 and iphone 6 (idk 6s)
why did sonyxperia change my walkman to music app?
and how do I rearrange songs in the playlist on this?
2gb of ram is enough for the phone to be usable, but from my experience with the phone it does begin to lag while multitasking after a while. I have seen this first hand and it is also stated in most reviews of the phone.
As for the camera, I found it to be excellent in normal light conditions, but under low light it was disappointing. The lack of any ois is also annoying, but then again ois is surprisingly rare for how useful it is.
It depends on how often you think you'll be taking low light pictures. I rarely take pictures, so a camera that doesn't perform well under low light wouldn't really be a big deal for me.
>i prefer security updates to 4s ios 8 update, or 5 ios 9 update: same shit, but slower.
I prefer security updates also but android 5 has been a complete shitshow on n4 that I was excited when android 6 was announced only to be disappointed to hear that n4 wasn't getting it, I'd go back to 4.4 if I could but security updates aren't backported
what a shitshow, buy a new phone every 2 years or you'll be stuck with buggy software that crashes and has lag issues
Hello /g/, /k/ here. I'm looking to upgrade from my Galaxy S4, but I don't really know much about smartphones. I'm pretty normie when it comes to my uses, I won't be doing anything crazy with my phone. What are some good options right now? Should I wait for something better to be released?
Also, what do you guys think of Sprint's leasing program? Will it fuck me over?
For that amount I'd say either the moto x pure or the g4. Moto x will have much less bloat on it and will receive quick updates, and the G4 has slightly better hardware and a slightly better camera as well. Decide which of those things are more important to you and pick one. If you've got any questions about the moto x I can answer them. I've also used the G4 a little bit.
If you didn't have a budget the absolute best phone is the Nexus 6p.