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>reviews and specs
>Google allows Samsung Adblock app back into the Play Store
>Apple being shit on by Apple fanboys for allowing their software to stagnate
>Samsung S7 spotted in the wild
>6.0 MM update begins for LG G4 on AT&Thread
>New HTC Perfume/M10 rumor claims 5.2" screen
>Tim Cook posts blurry photo from his iPhone at the Super Bowl, deletes it
>MWC being held from Feb 22-25
It's a Nexus 5X dbrand skin.
When it is applied, it should look something like this
My iPhone 6S gets here tommorow to replace my HTC One M8. Did I do good /jee/?
G4 is getting 6.0
T-mobile has it listed as a device that is currently rolling updates to 6.0 out right now.
My G4 hasn't received it yet, BUT ...I'm sure it will any day.
The rest of the hardware in the phone makes a difference.
That being said, your basic user experience index will probably not differ, but the 5x has far fewer features.
Just look both phones up on gsmarena and make the decision for yourself.
It's just getting 6.0, while the 5X is already on 6.0.1 with the new emoji.
5X will definitely get Android N and O. G4 might not get either, depending on the whims of LG.
5X is encrypted by default which has a performance cost in exchange for security. I have only experienced intermittent and rare hiccups that disappear on a reboot, 95% of the time it is really fast.
G4 has the same SoC and is pushing pixels on a 1440p screen. It does however have an extra GB of RAM, which you will need because of LG's bloat.
If you absolutely need an SD card slot and removable battery, get the G4 but make sure you get the one with the unlockable bootloader. If developer support, vanilla Android, and fast reliable updates are important to you get the 5X.
Tried the iphone 6s plus at the store because everyone says it's about the same size as the nexus 6p. Felt a little too big for me. Do you get used to the size over time? Also the note 5 felt much smaller and easier to handle.
I flashed a 5.1 rom on my HTC One, coming from 4.4.
For some reason I can't access the internal storage, can't take pictures or download files.
But all my existing files are in
Anyone ever experienced this, can I fix it with a symlink or something?
So the camera on the V10 does indeed take really nice shots, far and away better than my old Droid Turbo. I'd upload an image, but imgur is being dumb
I'm wondering about the battery though. It seems okay, but I think I can make it last longer, pic related.
While I miss the smaller form factor of my Turbo, I rather like the rubber back of the V10, though I sort of 'meh' on the feel of the metal sides.
I think the second screen would be perfect if I could get media controls while the main screen is off, which I either can't do, or haven't figures out yet. I do like that it can give you more detailed notifications while remaining unobtrusive.
All in all, performance has been nice and smooth and at the end of the day, I'm loving this phone.
>sponsored by botnet company
>no card slot because you should use the botnet to store files
>battery not removable, so you can't turn off the phone for real, and escape the botnet
please help me what phone to get, my s3 mini ive had for 3 years finally died and im going to get a new phone tomorrow.
>audio quality, security/privacy
other than that im not a huge phone guy so any guidance is appreciated thanks.
The thing that had me initially concerned was the seemingly fast dropoff. Like I would go from 100% to 95% in a matter of minutes it seemed. Also the fast charging is WAY faster than the Turbo, but that's at least to be expected with the technology improvements.
Another thing I'm glad about is the 64GB internal with the option for a fatass SD card, which begs a question for Marshmallow users; is the ability to 'fuse' internal and external a good idea? I know it won't even let you if the SD card isn't fast enough.
It's going to be a few days before it 'stabalizes'. I wouldn't worry.
Also, I think it's a better idea to keep it separate. If you merge them and then the SD card fails (rare but happens) all of your shit is fucked m8.
Oh yeah, here's the image I was talking about. If it seems not as good as it should be, it should be noted that I'm an idjit, though I look forward to learning to take good shots.
>implying the non-free telephony firmware isn't still communicating with the botnet in airplane mode
if you're in the mafia get a phone with a removable battery, because as long as power is available it might be listening in.
a soap bar. If the recent leaks of the upcoming s7 are real then it reminds me of a soap bar with those curved edges
What kind of price drops can I expect to see for the G4 after the G5 is announced. I need a new phone, and I'm leaning towards the G3, but if I can cash in on some sweet G4 liquidation I may wait.
Guess we'll see when it is announced sometime shortly after MWC. They did stop the focus on speakers with the A9, preferring to make the headphone DAC higher quality. Personally I don't use the speakers that often, so would prefer better headphone sound to speakers. They also got rid of the HTC logo with the black bar. Guess we'll see how big the bezels are when it is announced.
Probably best to wait. Dunno how big it'll be but it should be significant.
> I had high hopes for the M10.
having watched HTC over the past year I have to ask you why the fuck did you have high hopes for the M10 in the first place? All throughout 2015 HTC showed how fucking incompetent they were.
OK, anyone with a 6P that is NOT bent?
Hope, not confidence. I wouldn't've put my money on it, but I thought they can't afford to fuck up again and might produce something good again.
If they seriously release this iPhone clone without front facing speakers, they're done for good. I expect them to pull out of the phone market completely. They sacrificed their main selling point in order to cater tho people like >>52891348 who have no idea what they're talking about and will just buy an S7 anyway...
I don't care about botnet, hence I have a smartphone and participate in /spg/
RMS has it right: if you are paranoid, don't use a smartphone.
BEND MEME BTFO
Hey guys. I currently use a iPhone 6+ and I really have had enough with a touch screen smartphone. Are there any /g/ approved qwerty sliders out there? Trying to get off of the smartphone teat. Pls no bully.
Finally found my board.
Looking to upgrade from current phone (Kyocera Hydro Vibe)
Looking for waterproof mid range-high end, wireless charging not necessary, but it would be a plus. Interested into the Galaxy S7 since I heard its supposed to be some sort of water resistent (doubt it) plus its OP.
Pic related, shit but surviving phone
How do i get one of those cool riced out clocks for my homescreen? Im currently stuck with this beautiful widgets clock sporting a meh theme. LG v10
>Good camera to take videos and pics on snapchat.
>Android 5.0 with at least 8gb and the ability to put apps on SD
I am considering buying a phone on ebay but how would I go about safely doing it?
I am afraid that someone will have installed something to steal my personal info or even that the phone will be DOA.
Maybe I am just paranoid. I know the former can't really be detected so I just want to know the likelihood of that happening.
Looking to get a poorfag-level budget phone. Should I go with the Nexus 4 or Moto G3?
I know the Moto G is actually new and gets Marshmallow but everyone talks about how great the Nexus is/was and I'm interested in owning one for a while if that isn't a horrible idea.
Nexus 5 is way better. Official updates to marshmallow and has an LTE radio. Nexus 4 is pretty dated at this point. The 5 can be had for like $180.
The Moto G 3rd gen is also pretty decent. Either would be better than the Nexus 4 in 2016.
Thanks, I almost pulled the trigger and I probably would've regretted buying a 4 year old phone just for the novelty.
Comparing the Nexus 5 and Xperia M4 Aqua now, and I can't believe they didn't put an SD slot in the Nexus... probably gonna go with the the M4 in spite of the inferior resolution just because I care about having more than 32gb for music and stuff.
kill yourself could've might as well bought a samsung cause thats what a 6s is
Problems with burn in, but deeper blacks that consume no power. Thus you can have a black screen with only a free white pixels and it will consume almost no power.
HTC also switched to AMOLED for the A9, so it's possible that the M10/Perfume will also have one. The OPX also has one and people seem to like it. I didn't mind the screen on my Lumia 925, it would get really bright in sunlight which was nice.
Might want to consider the OnePlus X. Pretty cheap for what you get, and it comes with an SD card slot.
>shilling antiquated iPhones
Hi /g/entlemen, my 1st gen moto g died yesterday and I need a replacement. I'm looking for a mid to high end device
- 5" or bigger screen
I don't care about microSD card slot but hey if it has it, better then.
Also I'd like something compatible with CM or another well known rom, but if stock firmware isn't very bloated, nevermind then
How do I customize my lockscreen? Im on an htc m9 and already I know I cant edit my taskbar, but why cant i find settings for my lockscreen? I want to remove weather cause its always "Weather unavailable" and I want to see marshmellows options.
Hello, I want to encrypt all important files on my phone. I searched for encrypting apps on play store and found apps called S.S.E and Crypt4all lite. I want to know if I encrypt my files using one app, can I decrypt using another software on my computer or phone in future?
I encrypted a test file using Crypt4all and tried to decrypt using S.S.E, but I couldn't do that. Crypt4all uses .aes and SSE uses .enc, maybe that's why it failed. I searched for best encryption methods and found that AES 256 is best, do you recommend other methods?
AES256 is recommended by NIST and is the most popular; you should use it, yeah.
AES256 encrypts data only in 16-byte blocks. To encrypt larger files, some type of chaining method is used. There are many chaining method and you have to know which one is used to decrypt. You also need to know the actual 256-bit key used to encrypt - the one you supplied might have been hashed and salted.
Jesus christ, just got an iPhone 5 from my girlfriend to replace my galaxy s3.
And man it's a world of difference, the performance seems a bit slower overall compared to CM12, but it's much more stable.
The S3 stock rom was completely trash though.
I like it a lot. Kind of getting bored though, I'm a serial phone swapper and although the 5X meets my needs very well I feel like getting something new.
Battery life is pretty great, but I might be an outlier. I typically get around 6 hours SoT over a 24 hour period on a charge. Yesterday I went from 100-50% with slightly over 3 hours SoT, and then went to sleep. I woke up with 48% 8 hours later, only losing 2% overnight.
A 5X can probably do more than your 6S simply because it is an Android phone that isn't locked down at all. You could also probably make a bit of scratch from the transaction, since iPhones (even used) are heavily overpriced.
It's basically your only option if you want a flagship tier phone under 5". It does overheat when shooting 4K video (like many if not most phones) but lasts much longer than the Z3C did. The fingerprint scanner is a handy addition but some anons have said it is underperforming, and the US version doesn't even include it. All in all looks like a pretty excellent phone, and like I said it's your only real option <5".
Bought a chinkshit Ecoo just over a month ago and it's already having problems. First it was the earpiece speaker which didn't work but seems okay again. Now pic related started happening today. It shuts down and looses all battery when it reaches around 50%. What do you guys reckon is the problem? Batteries are cheap so i hope the issue stems from there
Are you a girl? No really, are you?
Anyways, just factory reset the fucker and that's it, works 99% of the time, if the previous owner didn't have stuff like a custom recovery installed.
That's some god tier battery life.
Been more and more disapointed by the battery life in my LG g4, i was expecting god tier, im getting good tier, which is better than the shit tier I had with the Galaxy s6.
>Went to Verizon the other day to look at upgrading to an LG G4 from my Motorola Droid Max
>Sales rep tells me Motorola is doing a promo where if I were to trade in my old Motorola phone when getting a new one, I'd get a $200 credit
>And because of my data plan (Still sharing a plan with my parents and brothers) I'd get a $25 a month credit for getting an upgrade
>Droid Turbo 2 is $26 a month for 24 months, he says as long as I stay on that plan it'd only cost me $1 a month for 24 months
Surely this is too good to be true, surely it's not this easy
Anyone speak sales-rep?
They're both about the same age.
The thing is, with the 5 you have a much better experience without tweaking anything, whereas the s3 is barely usable on the stock Rom updated to 4.4.
I'm worried that with my next purchase I'll suffer from the same issues e.g. the 6s will have better support than the s6 4 years from now and better resale value.
Hell I see the 5 going for 150-200 while the s3 can be had for around 60.
Any good deal you get from your carrier will be repayed many times over with the cost of your plan. Basically you're fucking over your parents in order to save yourself a few bucks.
Getting a phone from a carrier is like buying a car from the gas station.
Also, with the Droid Turbo 2 you will be (essentially) stuck with Verizon since it doesn't include Band 12/17 for T-Mobile/AT&T, plus the contract and unlocking fees.
Samsung and Apple are both terrible normalfag-tier phones. Good only for tech illiterates and women.
iPhones and Macs have ridiculous resale value because people are willing to pay top dollar for several years old tech because it has an Apple logo on it. I see 2012 model rMBPs on sale for almost full price. Doesn't mean that it is worth it, just that it still sells for ridiculous amounts.
But hey, once Apple makes your 6S lag to hell with iOS 12, you can probably still sell it and make a quarter of your money back. I still don't think it's worth it for the amount of time you'll be stuck in Apple's walled garden and having to use shit-tier iTunes.
Well I mostly use my phone for text and phonecalls and the 5 seems to be more than capable of that, the camera isn't too bad either (the s3's was also pretty much the same). And what do you mean by lag? I'm not experiencing any type of lag whatsoever, though things load slower than on my girl's 6s.
Apple essentially plans obsolescence with older iPhones. If you had a 4S updated to iOS9, you would experience tons of lag. So while Apple updates phones for a long time, these updates are a poisoned chalice designed to make you have to buy a new phone.
On Verizon. What's the best stock Android phone that I can get?
I'm on a family plan and I want to get the upgrade opportunity before I split from it and get my own
Should I buy:
- Moto G 2015 (2GB ram model)
- Moto X 2014
- Sony Xperia m4
Moto X seems better, but it is older and I hear the screen is fragile..
Zenfone is more powerful, but filled with bloat and has build quality issues (plug it in and sometimes it never powers on again) which makes flashing CM dangerous (since it voids the warranty) which you need to do to get rid of the copious amounts of bloatware Asus includes. I'd go Honor 5X if those are your only options, I had the Zenfone 2 and hated it.
X and G will probably get updates. I'd go for the G unless you get a great deal on the X, since the X is probably going to stop recieving updates soon since Motorola is shit now that they are owned by Motorola.
The S2 recently got an unofficial update to 6.0.1, and Marshmallow performs better than previous versions compared to iOS which gets more bloated with every release.
>Any good deal you get from your carrier will be repayed many times over with the cost of your plan.
Would it though? I mean, we're on some sort of shared family plan I know and I hardly use any of the data allotted on it. At the same time I don't know much about the plan but I'll still look around at unlocked phones, though being stuck on Verizon doesn't bother me too much since it's the only carrier around here with decent reception (Thanks to buying Alltel)
It's just how the subsidy works. They recoup the cost of the phone subsidy and then some from the money you pay for the plan.
However, it can make sense. When I signed up with my carrier, they gave me a $20/month discount since I brought my own phone. Over a two year period (the typical contract length) that saves me $480, which essentially covers the cost of my phone I bought outright. However, they changed their plans after I signed up, so now I'd only save $10/month or $240. Since they offer you $500 off a phone, it actually makes more sense to get a phone on contract now thanks to the carrier's greed and increasing the rates. However, I'd sacrifice flexibility like the ability to switch carriers if another one started actually competing on price and offered a good deal. I'm considering signing a contract for my next phone since it makes sense financially, and the perks offered by this carrier (free Spotify Premium for two years, free NHL Gamecenter) make it unlikely I'll switch, despite having worse coverage outside of cities.
Have you read my previous post? I've installed an official CM12 rom for the S3 and it's nowhere near stable with random bugs out the ass while performing simple tasks, sure it's fast but I sure as hell wouldn't pick it over the iPhone 5 (which is also faster in browsing).
The S2, while I have no experience with it probably suffers from the same issues and you have to resort to messing around flashing all kinds of mods to get it to run smooth.
I never even heard of that brand. Why didn't you go for xiaomi or something that is known in the western world instead of this piece of shit here anon? Your battery is completely broken btw if that happens often. Had the same problem (although less prominent, only 10 % drops) in my two year old battery.
V10 guy again.
How does this phone do it guys?
So heres my story
>get Asus Zenfone 2 for $300
>get Cricket Wireless
>phone works great for 9 months
>two days ago the battery just fucking ides
>currently waiting for replacement because 1 year warranty
>have to drop money on a cheap replacement phone in the meantime
Has this happened to anybody? I'm thinking about switching to a main provider and getting a phone that is easily replaceable at a store in case it breaks.
I got a cheap $30 phone with bare minimum functions, and I refuse to switch from Android. I'm thinking about switching to Samsung or Motorola by the end of this year since I expect my replacement phone to die in 8-9 months.
Picked up a nexus 6p not too long ago and am having a lot of fun with it but now you guys have me worried. Should I be losing sleep or concerned about burn in? What are the chances of this of this happening in the near future?
Thinking about getting the
Alcatel onetouch idol 3 with the 5.5" screen.
gonna cost me $312 Canadian pesos straight up or $5 pesos a month for 2 years
Good idea? Bad idea?
>13 MP camera
>2 GB Ram
>16 GB built in storage + SD card slot
Hi /g/, i need a new phone. I've got a €350 budget. I don't have many preferences but i'd like to root it. Bands aren't a problem where i live and i barely use mobile data anyway.
What are my best options?
> = greater than
S6 is the best hardware, 5X is the worst of that bunch. But a 5X will perform better than an S6 because of all of Samsung's bloat.
I'd consider the OnePlus X or the Xiaomi Mi4c. The Nexus 5X is also an option, but the 32GB version is still 400 eurobux (a reduced price until the 12th).
How is the Huawei Honor 5x?
5X is €330 here but maybe 32GB won't be enough in the long run? (i think i would be fine with it though)
And is 2GB ram really enough?
Price wise the Oneplus X seems better. But isn't the One better anyway?
The only thing i dislike about Oneplus X is that it has no backlight keys and shit warranty support.
What do you think?
Is there any way a custom rom could damage hardware? I just got my phone back from repair after the screen failed, an I can't help but think that it might have been somehow related to cyanogenmod. Is that completely retarded? I'd like to have stock Android back but I don't want to risk anything.
I guess I should note that it came back from repair with stock touchwiz (galaxy s5).
OPX is made of metal and glass and I think it is sexy but maybe a little slippery. If bands aren't an issue I would consider it.
5X is great for me, the 2GB of RAM isn't really an issue. imho it multitasks better than videos i've seen of the S6+/Note 5 w/4GB of RAM. Sometimes things do have to reload, but generally things stay in memory and I've never had issues of running out of memory.
Pretty decent handset, with some neat fingerprint scanner tricks. However it has a 6xx series processor so it is definitely midrange.
doubt it. CM might have a bug with the display, but it wouldn't physically damage the hardware. it was probably dropped and the connector malfunctioned or it suffered water damage. IMHO the minuscule risk that CM might miraculously damage your hardware is not worth running touchwiz.
I'd like to get the 5X 32gb but i don't really want to spend more than 300 for a phone. 16gb just aren't enough.
Maybe the Oneplus One/X but i'm not sure if something better will come anytime soon worth waiting for
I have a question and since it's smartphone-related I figure I'd best ask it here.
Is there any decent, free (as in gratis, libre would be nice but optional) way to stream media from my (windows) PC to my (android) smartphone? I'm aware of Plex and Emby, but both of those only let me stream for one minute before they start begging me for money.
Not to mention paying €39 for 16GB of extra storage.
i notice alot of people here using and asking about the 5x here is it cause of your hand size? I have pretty small hands and have used a big phone while its not ideal I think the screen size is worth it.
I have an HTC One M8 converted to GPE and running 6.0 with latest security updates.
It's pretty solid, but I have T-Mobile and want to upgrade to a device that has Band 12 and actually gets regular updates like the GPE did.
What are my options? Is it too late in the game to get an N6?
5X doesn't have an SD card slot, so you're limited to 32GB (something like 24 usable). Works for me, i just have 10GB of audio and my current Mongolian moving picture series and just stream everything else.
>Not a nexus 6p master race
>Stuck with samshit S5
>Contract ends in november
>10 million years away
Hey /g/ayboys. What are some mid ranged LG options for T mobile? Ive been shitting around on a free verizon s3 for like two years, but now i need to access 4g so its time to grab a t mobile phone.
Hello /g/ I need immediate help with this decision:
With a plan, prices for out of pocket:
LG G3 $0
Samsung A5 $0
Samsung S5 Neo $65
LG G4 $115
I had a Nexus 5 and I was very happy with it.
Unfortunately it is gone and I can't afford to buy phones for retail / don't care for used.
Forgot to mention the Huawei Mate 8. It's only 1080p but has the massive screen you seem to crave. It has a non-Snapdragon processor so good luck getting any dev support for the device, but at least it supports all the LTE bands we use in North America
For Canadians out there-- Im going with WIND (standard $35/mo unlimited) and buying one of the following phones:
With 24 months of this plan + their individual phone costs (lowest model), it comes out to
Nexus 5X $1229
Nexus 6P $1489
One Plus X $1169
One Plus 2 $1289
What's the best value?
Just get a Nexus 4. You don't need a modern phone because Wind doesn't even offer LTE.
But seriously, go 5X if you want 5.2" and fast updates. 6P if you want 5.7". OPX if you want an SD card slot. OP2 I can't think of a reason to get... Maybe you like 5.5" phones and dealing with terrible customer service if the phone is defective?
5X is a really good choice, but if money is your main concern go with the OPX. It's not like the missing LTE bands will matter since you're using 3G only. There is the chance the phone might be defective and if so you're much better off dealing with Google than OnePlus.
>no cost limitations
>big screen, preferably 5.7 at the least.
>A phone I can use effectively for the next two to three years(Dev updates, removable battery, expandable storage, all desired but not required)
Currently looking at the v10, I heard the second screen will limit dev support and also interferes with changing the DPI(Which is needed to fix the massive icons ext..) But I'm thinking about just waiting until MWC or later this year and buy whatever big phone is good at that point.
Anyone hear have Android 6.0 Marshmallow?
If so... how it is?
Standby time (Doze) is amazing. 2% overnight last night.
Permissions editing is very useful, especially since some apps, while useful, like to datamine your contacts.
Google Now on Tap is all right when it works.
My 3rd gen Moto G will arrive by mail tomorrow... you should too. It'd be by July before it comes out and probably won't be that much better. It might have a slightly better camera and possibly a 1080p screen which doesn't really matter much. Also the 3rd Gen will receive Android 7.0 N which will be awesome.
Moto G is the first lineup of phones to receive the latest Android update.
Nexus devices had it in October.
Moto X had it in November
Moto G only got it at the end of December.
Moto E? DUDE UPDATES LMAO
Nah actually that'd be the Nexus phones. Still, who gives a fuck?
you can find all kinds of phones that run stock, cyanogen, or another light ROM. If your phone is popular, there's a Cyanogenmod ROM of the latest version of Android available a week at most after the update is released.
>How much do you want to spend
i have a budget of somewhere around 200-250usd, if i'm converting correctly. what other good budget phones are there comparable to moto g 3rd gen
does this even matter if i want to install custom roms?
LG G3 (the $20 you'd pay for the upgrade to 3GB of RAM is worth it)
>$270, best, most expensive out of these but one of the most popular phones on /g/
HTC One (M8) refurbished
>$220, last good HTC phone
Redmi Note 2
>$160, chinkphone but one of the best, check your bands on gsmarena
>does this even matter if i want to install custom roms?
No, that doesn't matter at all. Only thing that matters is that your phone is popular enough to receive community support.
I'm up for upgrade and I was thinking of trading in the Iphone 5 s I have for an LGV10, Mostly I'm looking for a phone that has an SD slot and removable battery as my old Galaxy had it, and the iphone made me long for it again.
Is the LG good or are there better phones to be looking at?
LG are literally the only company that still buys the SD card slot meme and the removable battery meme.
As long as the battery is serviceable (you remove screws to replace the battery), you're good.
SD cards are also shit, and slow:
But if you really want that stuff badly, the LG phones are the only good ones around that do it.
those are listed for 2.5/3x the price of moto g3 in my country. i don't trust the refurbished sellers here kek.
>Redmi Note 2
can't imagine this having more community support than moto g
Are there any better phones on the market? Just looking at the features the V10 looks like ti have a better camera, better display, better music quality, but a worse processor than the HTC M9 or the Iphone 6s.
Can you wait a few weeks? I have a V10 and love it, but the G5 and S7 are coming out very soon. I'd wait to see what those phones offer.
Plus, if they're shit, you might get the V10 on sale since it'll technically be an older model.
Not really that I'm aware of.
The best overall phones on the market right now are
>Galaxy Note 5
The processor is good. Honestly, anything past the 801 is good. The 801, while not the most powerful, is arguably the best for performance + battery life. The rest have had overheating issues, but firmware updates have fixed a lot of those issues. You're not going to notice much of a difference unless you're running a benchmarks test though.
>can't imagine this having more community support than moto g
It has good support. It's arguably the best phone for the money you can get.
There was anon on here a few weeks ago that said he was interested in buying my Moto G if I put in on Swappa. Said he'd be around so I should just bring it up when I was ready to sell. Just posting to see if you're on here.
My Galaxy S2 LTE still runs perfectly, when will I get the privilege of splurging out a pile of dosh for a new phone? I thought S6 would be the one but this shitter just keeps on shugging
Still waiting for a truly revolutionary phone.
There hasn't been any major innovations in a long time.
Everything is so incremental and scheduled.
When will our minds be blown again like with the original iPhone?
Nah, honestly from the 2nd Gen Moto X to the G4 it isn't a big upgrade.
The Moto X 2 has the SD801 chip and 2GB of RAM, which is more than adequate today. The G4 is only a year newer to begin with.
Why do you want to switch to the G4? Is your Moto X slow?
Not really, but the lack of a removable battery and a microSD slot bothers the fuck out of me.
I mainly got the Moto X because it was just the right price point with stock Android to boot. Does the G4 also have stock?
It was great on paper. Hell, if the battery was replaceable then it'd be functionally perfect. The problem is cheap parts, including faulty built-in battery. ASUS fucked themselves out of the market, thats for sure.
Anyone else have a 6 plus and really ticked off at the laggy internet browsing, tab refreshes and freezing/crashing?
I'm seriously considering replacing this thing way earlier than I usually do with phones.
Should've waited for the 6S, the 2GB RAM makes a world of difference in terms of shit resuming instantly. Sell the iPhone and just get an Android Nexus phone or a cheap as shit Windows phone and pocket the change. The sweet spot of getting Apple (2013-2015) products is finally over.
I questioned the decision to buy this phone a lot but I had a 4s and I couldn't deal with it for another year, I was really worried about the ram but found a lot of forums where I was assured (and reviews) that it would be fine.
I should've listened to my gut, it's fucking miserable.
I got the 4S and it's not too bad for phone and app use, why is it so bad for you? Web browsing on sites heavier than 4chan is a bit slow, but yeah, I just use dedicated apps for those sites.
Sell the 6 Plus and keep the 4S for the rest of the year until Apple decides to drop support (hopefully not).
The 4s had bad battery life, small screen (I use my phone quite a bit), very slow, ram issues even worse, lock button was broken, just would not go back.
I'll probably just stick it out with this 6+ until later this year, maybe longer, I don't know.
I had tried android one time before (note 3) and I returned it within my window, I think maybe I should've kept it I may have learned to like it more.
iPhones had always lagged and stuttered, just less than Android phones. If you want a perfectly smooth experience no matter what, Windows phone is for you, even on my piece of shit Lumia 535 I got for $15, it never lags a single bit, and 1GB RAM means a lot less "Resuming..." screens.
Shame about the Apps situation.
They are pretty decent though, Ironically they're awesome phones if you like using a lot of Microsoft services and Apps.
Switching to sprint and need a new phone, preferably unlocked since I'm not doing any of that leasing shit. Budget is around $400, but I can budge a bit on it. Doesn't really need to be top of the line just want it to operate smoothly.
I know people recommend Chinese phones here a lot, but I'm still a bit skeptical about them.
>total control over your phone
>you can install xposed + xprivacy to keep google and other apps from getting all your data
>you can remove systemapps (apps that you can't remove like google kiosk or some shit you don't like)
>might lose warranty
>might lose a few features that are only available when you have an unrooted phone (if you trip know you lose samsung pay I think ? Correct me if I'm wrong here)
can't think of anything else right now
unrooting is updating your smartphone since you have to flash an older firmware version (kitkat) to use an exploit for root. For the newer 5.1.1 there is no root afaik (only with unlocked bootloader, which trashes your drm keys)
There are ways to back them up. I don't have a new sony, but it's as easy as
>downloading a .zip from xda
>running the batch file (all open source, by the way!)
>backing up your TA partition
>checking if it backed up properly
So, what are better option to the Moto X Pure at $350?
>having a normal income
>buy new high end phone every 1-1½
Why do people do this? Especially the apple consumers?
Updated my nexus 5 to the newest android version, and when i plug it into my pc autoplay pops up, but there are no folders inside, I cant transfer any more music on it. What could cause this? happens on every pc ive tried. Thanks.
any tips on debloating the stock GSIII android?
i only use it to listen to music and be a telephone so i don't really care about the other features and it was cheap as hell.
should i just install CM or some other custom rom?
need advice for new phone.
I've got a budget of 500€ max and I don't wan't a phone bigger than 5.5"
Also it needs a sd card slot, a not to bad proc and 2 gigs of ram. 1080p screen and I think that's all.
I've got my eyes on the xperia z3 but need advice. I've got the N5 atm but it's completely fucked up. thanks anons
>SD cards are also shit, and slow:
I have an M8 GPE and the 64GB microSD I have is near unusable because its retardedly slow.
I'd forgive the lack of SD as long as the device has ample and FAST storage.
you did unlock it on the screen, swipe, passcode, gesture what ever. If the phone has a lock screen it has to be unlocked once when you plug it into your computer or nothing will show.
While it is plugged in and you see what you've described, pull down the notification bar.
Do you see "Usb charging options"?
Make sure it is not set to 'charging only' but to 'file transfer'.
I fucking love mine.
Went to it from the s6. Missing the super fast charge time and finger print sensor, otherwise the LG g4 is amazing, and either meets or beats the s6 in every other category.
official. There are detailed guides, this is what I used. Do some research, troll around xda, etc.
G4 has fast charge 2.0, doesn't that work for you? But one needs a better charger than the one in the box.
I have some questions:
How's the screen quality? Does it have good colors? Does it have a blueish tint?
How's the audio quality via headphones?
How's the performance, in games especially?
Yeah fast charge 2.0 on snapdragon CPUs isn't the same as the exynos fast charger.
My galaxy s6 would go from dead to full in like 45 minutes. The G4 still takes two hours to charge, even with a fast charger.
It's only about 25% faster, where as the exynos fast charger is way faster than normal.
Based on the current "Leaks", the G5 doesn't look worth it. But I Got my G4 for 200 bucks and i'm happy with it. AMOLED screen and the "SMart compartment" or what ever look interesting, but that's about it.
IF it manages to blow up the MWC, then I might consider buying one, but based on leaks, I don't feel the need.
You can get a G4 from tmobile for 400 bucks, probably wont find it cheaper any where else any time soon.
Sorry I spaced on the rest of your questions.
>How's the screen quality? Does it have good colors? Does it have a blueish tint?
Not really, but most of my wall papers and themes are blue, so it's pretty difficult to tell, for the breif hour or so I had it at stock everything, I didn't see anything. The flash has a slight blueish tint, but that's LED for you.
>How's the audio quality via headphones?
Well, I just switched carriers as well as phones, so my review may be biased. but it's god tier. Coming from samshit AND AT&T, the call quality was always dog ass. T-mobile AND G4 combined is like night and day difference.
It didn't come with any head phones, but I am using my old Galaxy s5 headphones, which were surprisingly god tier quality themselves. (Which is why i am still using them 2 years later)
>How's the performance, in games especially?
Have not played any games on it, but I haven't seen any significant lag at any point in my operation. I adjusted the animation scale to .5 like I usually do and the fucker is fast.
I have my emulator loaded but I'm waiting for payday to get a microsd card so i can load it up with ROMs. (Playstation ROMs are fuckhuge and most of my phones memory is currently dedicated to music)
If there is a free game you want me to download from the playstore and try I can.
4k display kinda turns me off. Don't see the need for it.
Like I said, I am basically just reserving my hype and trying to remain objective. It does look like a great phone, but do I really *need* it over the G4 that I just got for dirt cheap? IDK
Haven't listened to much music via head phones. Only blue tooth. It does sound good though. Hell even the built in speaker is pretty good for it being a tiny little shit.
I am a regular here. soon as I get my sd card, I'll see about reporting back. What games you play on psx?
No, of course, in your place I wouldn't switch G4 for G5, that'd be ridiculous.
I'd play Crash 2 and 3, Croc, Tekken 3, Ridge racer type 4, Tomb raider, Final Fantasy VII, VIII or IX, or Vagrant story.
I've got all those. I'll give them a try.
This will be an interesting test, because one thing the s6 did do well was emulate. No matter what game I played on it, it was smooth as hell.
Not really, no. Most of the shit I disabled was put on there by T-mobile, but it was fully disabled and removed, taking up 0.0kb of space, with the exception of like two apps that still take up around 8mb of space while disabled.
LG's default lock screen was shitty, so I replaced with the Nexus Lock screen. Some people dislike the launcher, but I don't mind it.
I hadn't played any fighting games before, so that'll be interesting. Really only ever played them vs my brother and our friends, haven't played in years.
I'll give it a shot. Shame tekken tag was not ps1.
It's not about backlight, that shit is negligible.
It's about the GPU having to work harder to drive more pixels, thus wasting more power.
Also, most people with 2560x1440 phones don't even have that high resolution on their desktop monitors and certainly not on their TVs, so why the fuck do they need that or 4K on a tiny-ass phone display?
The phones with 4K will have efficient and fast GPUs made in the 14nm FinFET process.
As to what's the point of this, firstly higher DPI makes vector graphics smoother, at some point not needing antialiasing. And secondly, you place your phone pretty close to your eyes (about 20cm), closer than a monitor (40-50cm).
Try this for a fun experiment: install a graphically demanding game (some new AAA title) and run it first at lowest possible resolution and then at highest possible.
Somehow, at lower resolutions, it'll magically perform better despite using the same GPU! Amazing isn't it?