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Previous Thread: >>52859502

Drake Edition

Use >>>/g/spg/ to direct users with questions about smartphones to this thread, to help reduce clutter on the board.


If requesting purchasing advice, please provide your carrier, your budget, what country you live in, and what features are important to you.

Good resources:
>reviews and specs
http://www.gsmarena.com
http://www.phonearena.com
>frequency checker
http://willmyphonework.net

News:
>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
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The Oneplus 2 is now $349
Great alternative choice to the Nexus 6P if you want something $100 cheaper.
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look what just arrived in the mail
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>>52887282
What am I looking at?
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>>52887507
I believe it's a photograph.
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>>52887507
>>52887529
It's a Nexus 5X dbrand skin.

When it is applied, it should look something like this
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>>52887507
Chink shit
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>>52887561
That looks horrible.
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My iPhone 6S gets here tommorow to replace my HTC One M8. Did I do good /jee/?
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At the same price, G4 is better than 5X ?
Prices are fucked here, I can get G4 for 400 and I can get one for 650, both look the same(32GB, 3GB RAM) what the fuck is the deal
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>>52887612
I'd definitely get the G4.
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>>52887589
>iPhone

No, you did not.

>>52887612
Definitely the G4.
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>>52887612

G4 for performance

5X for better UI and longer support.

Whichever matters more to you
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>>52887657
Both phones have the same SoC, how can they differ in performance?
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>>52887657
>>52887650
>>52887634
gsmarena doesn't mention that G4 has Android 6.
Is it true ? It still hasn't got the update ?
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>>52887691

I mean like screen and battery as well
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>>52887691
1GB more RAM ?
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>>52887650

But that 3D touch is so dope f.a.m
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>>52887695
G4 has an official update to MM for Poland at least. You can download that.
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>>52887695
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.

>>52887691
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.

>>52887753
No.
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>>52887695
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.

>>52887691
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.
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>>52887802
>If developer support, vanilla Android, and fast reliable updates are important to you get the 5X.
Uh, but you could just get CM on G4.
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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.
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Is there an info graphic of recommended android apps?
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~120 euro more is worth for G4 over G3 ?
If bought, phone would be used for ~2years, would G3 still be viable then ?
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>>52888213
G3 uses 32bit ARM, which is already obsolete.
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>>52888330
>tfw father just upgraded to G3 from S3, because I recommended him, since G4 was ridiculously priced 2 months ago
I fucked up
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What are the phone recommendations of /g/?
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>>52888445
/g/ recommends phones that have the latter 'g' in the name. E.g. Lenovo Moto G, LG G4, LG G3.
Exception: Galaxy phones.
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>>52888536
>Negsus
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>>52888557
Nexus is not recommended, because it's a botnet.
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>>52888569
>using any smartphone ever
>not a botnet

I have some bad news for you
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SEND HELP

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
/data/media/0

Anyone ever experienced this, can I fix it with a symlink or something?
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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.
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>>52888664
That's about 5H SoT which is pretty good. A lot of phones are lucky to get 4h.
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I would really like to buy nexus 6p, but here in Europe it has a ridiculous price. Any good alternatives?
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>>52888585
>sponsored by botnet company
>botnet per-installed
>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
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>>52888706
any phone that isn't longer than your dick
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>>52888715
>buy non Nexus device
>it has the same botnet as Nexus AND the botnet of phones manufacturer too
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>>52888721
Z5 Compact it is!
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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.

>at&t
>200-600$
>USA
>audio quality, security/privacy

other than that im not a huge phone guy so any guidance is appreciated thanks.
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>>52888697
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.
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>>52888721
:(
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>>52888815
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.
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>>52888777
Moto G 3rd gen
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>>52888851
Fair points all around.

The only thing I'm going to have to cool my autism on is the giant N for NFC. Small but annoying.
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>>52888741
>buy any phone
>flash CM
>put into airplane mode
>enjoy no tracking and botnets
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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.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4OCUXJM5V2VVEdfNTVma1hHZE0/view?usp=docslist_api
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>>52888991
>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.
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Can you dual-boot multiple OSes, e.g. CM and stock firmware?
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What are the best phones for any budget at the moment? What are good phones coming soon?
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>>52889085
>What are good phones coming soon?
LG G5, HTC ONE M9.
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>>52889085
lg g 5, htc one m10 or s7 (only if you like soap bars)
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>>52889174
>soap bars
Huh?
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>>52889185
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
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>>52889174
>>52889252
They're returning to the S3 design?
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>>52888585
>>52888715
>>52888741
>>52888991
>>52889067
>actually caring about botnet while there's no way to escape it, even if you think you do

>>52889124
M10*
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>>52887062
>New HTC Perfume/M10 rumor claims 5.2" screen
The removed the front stereo speaker for .1" more screen size? Pinch me please, I had high hopes for the M10.
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>>52889085
Wait until MWC to see what phones are announced. Either one will be worth getting, or you'll get a good discount on last year's phones.
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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.
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>>52890617
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.

>>52890740
Probably best to wait. Dunno how big it'll be but it should be significant.
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>>52890771
>They also got rid of the HTC logo with the black bar.
I thought complaining about that was a meme.
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>>52888624
Your shit is bricked m8. Be glad you can still make calls and text on it.
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>>52890771
Fuck yeah, finally. It was like a kilometer of wasted space under the screen. HTC started thinking.
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>>52889073
>>>/xda/
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What's the consensus on moto x pure? I'm stuck between that and a oneplus two atm
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How long will it take for cheap chinese phones to be better than an lg g3?
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>>52890617
> 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.
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>>52887062
OK, anyone with a 6P that is NOT bent?
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>>52892247
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...
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>>52892318
99.9% of 6P owners
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>>52889857
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.

>>52892318
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxkdLEXDsL0

BEND MEME BTFO
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>>52892817
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxkdLEXDsL0
Oh Jesus, my sides. Is this mad jelly scrawny ass faggot actually being serious?
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What's the best 4chan Android app? Just made the switch from ios
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Where can I get a QUALITY replacement battery for my Nexus 5?

Does such a thing even exist?
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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.
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Looks like LG is going with an AMOLED screen for the LG G5, they're touting an always on screen.

http://www.droid-life.com/2016/02/09/lg-g5-will-have-an-always-on-display/
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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.
Any recommendations?
Pic related, shit but surviving phone
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I think I just got marshmellow on my htc m9 but im trying to do the system-ui tuner for the taskbar but it's not turning on
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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
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Which phones out there are best for playing music?
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I JUST WANT A NEXUS 6P WITH AN SD CARD SLOT HOW HARD CAN IT BE GUYS
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>>52887062
>AT&T Prepaid
>Under $100
>USA
>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.
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Guys, I'm pretty retarded but bear with me - where the fuck is my SD card's directory if it's formatted to have apps installed on it? Is it inaccessible?
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>>52895168
Sheesh... is this the best Sony can get for a spokesmodel these days? It must be worse than I thought for them...
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is sultan gud?
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my oneplus x comes this week
how did i do?
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>>52895960
Kill yourself before the disappointment arrives.
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>>52896201
what is it really that bad?
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>>52896228
No it's great I was just trying to fit in.
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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.
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>>52896335
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.
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>>52896794
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.
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>>52893592
Isn't AMOLED shit?
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>>52894674
Dude, get a sansa clip+.
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>>52887589
>6s
>not 4s/5
kill yourself could've might as well bought a samsung cause thats what a 6s is
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>>52897006
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.

>>52896882
Might want to consider the OnePlus X. Pretty cheap for what you get, and it comes with an SD card slot.

>>52897038
>shilling antiquated iPhones
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>>52897006
it's way fucking better in every conceivable way except burn in
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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
My preferences:
- 5" or bigger screen
- 1080p
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
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>>52891334
The phone is working fine though, I can still install and use apps from Google play. But I can't install f-droid...
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>>52888624
bricked senpai

happened to my one x few years ago
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I can get a GS5 for about 470 nzd or nexus 5x for 599 nzd

what do
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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.
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I'm currently using a Kyocera Hydro vibe with Virgin mobile and I'm looking to upgrade with my tax refund.
Any suggestions /spg/?
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>>52898060
I'm in America
My budget is anything under 600$
And I only really care about battery life and using the internet.
Sorry for the double post
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Moto X 2nd gen or OnePlus X?
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>>52898322
The cheapest
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I just got tempered glass for my phone. I'm so afraid to fuck up.
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>two1000andVIteen
>still no dark theme for android
explain this panjeet
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>>52899346
Is it hard to make those?
I'd make one, once I get a phone.
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>>52893255
Clover
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recommend me ~4.5 inches phone for 100-130$
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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?
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>>52899753
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.
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Coming from a oneplus one, would buying the xperia z5 compact make sense? Is it worth the extra 200$? Looks like the specs are better and I like the IP68 rating.
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>>52899918
Thanks for replying.
How can I know which chaining method and key is used to encrypt my data?
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>>52898060
>>52898090
Anything?
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>>52900298
Read the documentation, check settings, or reverse engineer by encrypting a known plaintext and examining the encrypted file.
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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.
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Should I buy a 5X and sell my iPhone 6S?
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thoughts on xiaomi mi4 and lenov vibe s1
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>>52900770
No. Even I wouldn't do that, and I hate iPhones.
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Jesus, and I thought Zerolemon's 3500 mAh case was good enough...

https://youtu.be/m_3R7kjUVhI
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For those with a Nexus 5X: Do you like it? How's the battery life?
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>>52897985
Search Lockscreen on the playstore
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>>52901369
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.

>>52900770
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.

>>52900181
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".
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>>52900501
Keep in mind that Galaxy S3 is pretty much ancient phone right now, and iPhone 5 is quite old, too. Right now Galaxy S6 is godlike compared to iPhone 6S.
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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
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>>52895091
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.
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>>52902291
Appreciated, anon. :)
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>>52902291
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.
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I'm a smartphone illiterate. Which (preferentially Chinese since I'll buy it on aliexpress) has a the best quality/price ratio ?
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>>52902700
Just flip a coin anon

Chinkfones are all the same shit.
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>>52902857
I mean, there's some cheap phone like the Xiaomi Redmi 3. Anyway, what do you recommend under 200$ ?
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>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?
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>>52902356

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.
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>>52903138
>Worried about resale value
>on a phone

you should probably just not spend more than a couple hundred on a phone. Ever.
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>>52903346

Not worried as I said, I went with the s3 4 years ago but it is something worth considering when you're buying a 600$+ dollar phone.
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>>52902998
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.

>>52902356
Samsung and Apple are both terrible normalfag-tier phones. Good only for tech illiterates and women.

>>52903138
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.
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>>52903385

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.
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>>52903445
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.
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>>52903385
>and women.

sexist pig much? Fuck head.
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>>52903561

>4S

Well shit a 2011 smartphone, can you name anything from android that's 5 years old and still fast and not laggy or buggy?
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Thinking of getting a oneplus 2 any one here have any reasons why i should i shouldn't pull the trigger?
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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
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>>52904238
Shit build quality, poor software support?

Dunno, ask one of the many hipstershit OPO owners who feel burned by their purchase.
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>>52904350
That's all i needed thanks sir
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>>52904349
Literally any unlocked Nexus phone.

Don't buy phones from carriers. It's a scam. Save your money and buy it unlocked.
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HELP
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..
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Should I swap out my Moto X for an LG G4?
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Honor 5x

or

ASUS Zenfone 2

yes i have very little disposable income
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>>52904583
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.

>>52904484
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.

>>52903732
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.

>>52903707
pic related
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>>52903385
>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)
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Please help? Which of these phones should I buy?
http://www.zoom.com.br/celular/2gb-a-3gb/3gb-ou-mais?resultsperpage=72&resultorder=2
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>>52904367
Any time senpai
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>>52904692
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.
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>>52904672

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.
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>>52902464
bump. please help me, senpais
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>>52895091
Lg g2 used is only 90
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>>52897038
>sees image
>responds
why
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>>52902464
>Ecoo
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.
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I wanna buy this but willmyphonework doesn't have it. Can someone tell me if this will work on Rogers in Canada
http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_gd580_lollipop-3083.php
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V10 guy again.

How does this phone do it guys?
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ok I need a phone under 200 for android carrier is AT&T

sd card slot and the best camera possible would be nice
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>>52905848
this guy

question is the G2 still good?

I'm also looking at the Moto G gen 3

open to suggestions
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>>52888664
>Battery
Dont worry about the battery life. Since its removable you can just switch it out.
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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.
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>>52906691
get iPhone 6S Plus 128GB as a cheap replacement
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>>52906920

>iPhone
>cheap

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.
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Whats is /g/'s opinion of the LG G4? I'm stuck between the G4, Nexus 5x/6P or the Samsung S6.
Any recommendations?
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>>52906044
Fair enough point, but the battery has been solid as hell with out of the box settings
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>>52907012
Wait till mwc
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>>52907012
Nexus has best OOTB software, Samsung has worst. G4 has removable battery and SD card slot. Spec wise, I think S6 > 6P > G4 > 5X.
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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?
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>>52907261
Aren't you concerned about bending?
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>>52887589
Happy with my 6 plus. My last phone was the first galaxy note and now I really can't go for anything smaller than a phablet.
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>>52907286
Not really, I take care of my things
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I need a phone

>200 and under
>AT&T
>SD card slot
>best camera possible

does anyone have a link to the korean version of the g2 that has an sd card slot?
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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?
>5,5" Screen
>SnapDragon 615
>13 MP camera
>2 GB Ram
>16 GB built in storage + SD card slot
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>>52906038
Id go for the G3 since it's little difference in price online (~$230).
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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?
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>>52907300
> = 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.

>>52907376
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).
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>>52907353
Familia, have you considered the 5X? I mean if storage is needed then the Idol 3 has advantage, but it's a Snapdragon 615 vs 808
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How is the Huawei Honor 5x?
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>>52907422
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?
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>>52907483
Ah nevermind, €330 for the 16GB and €369 for the 32GB. That's almost €400
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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).
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>>52907483
>>52907497
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.

>>52907470
Pretty decent handset, with some neat fingerprint scanner tricks. However it has a 6xx series processor so it is definitely midrange.

>>52907563
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.
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>>52907497
>2016
>there still exists smartphones with 16GB non-expandable storage
Why
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>>52907601
Ikr. It's not even like i'm paying for cheap stuff
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>>52907599
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
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>>52907644
Well MWC is the in the upcoming weeks, so you might want to wait to see what is announced. Normally they announce flagships, which would cost significantly more than 300.
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>>52907657
I guess i'll wait a bit more then. 22-25 February right?
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Sup /g/,

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.
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>>52907782
Just buy an oculus, you'll enjoy porn much better that way.
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>>52907601
Not to mention paying €39 for 16GB of extra storage.
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>>52907794
Thanks for the advice, but that doesn't answer my question.

Also that shit isn't exactly free.
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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.
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>>52907782
Point your camera at the screen. Then view it on your phone screen.
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>>52907859
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>>52888624
>not flashing GPE software
You only have yourself to blame
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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?
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>>52907424
>Looks very good actually. A bit expensive though and I would like to look at it first before I commit. but dat 32GB storage. does it have an SD card slot
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>>52908609
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.
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>Not a nexus 6p master race
>Stuck with samshit S5
>Contract ends in november
>10 million years away
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>>52895345
she's okay
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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.
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>>52909491
Fuck you
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>>52909502
>>52909502
Wew laddy. Which part of my post triggered you?
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Is there any way to use my phone as a wireless adapter over usb? And I mean sharing the wifi not 4G.
It's rooted and everything so I can use the basic ip command to do it if I need to
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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.
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Are there any 6 inch phones with modern specs and good builds out there?
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>>52911125
Settle for 5.7" and you get the 6P or if you like bloat the Note 5. Tons of options for 5.5". For a full 6" phone (which is fucking huge) get the Nexus 6.
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>>52911101
buy the G4 and quit being a pussy
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>>52911125
>>52911348
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
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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?
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>>52911566
*** One Plus 2 got a price reduction
$1189
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>>52911566
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?
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>>52898090
Moto x pure,lg g4,nexus 6,Xperia Z3/Z3c. Pretty sure you can find note 3 or a note 4 for the low as well.
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>>52911636
I had a nexus 5 before this and loved it.
5x a worthwhile buy? im trying to save as much money as possible desu
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>>52911708
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.
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>Verizon
>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)
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>>52911857
note 5, v10, 6p are all viable choices

I personally have the note 5 and love it, but I also went for the 64gb model due to the lack of expandable storage.
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>>52911829
cool. prob gonna sell my n5 and get a n5x
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>>52911875
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.
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cheapest smartphone with a min 5.5" display and is as good as a samsung s4 or better?? upgrading
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>>52912104
Oneplus One ($299)
LG G3 ($270)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 ($160)
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Anyone hear have Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

If so... how it is?
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is it worth waiting for moto g 4th until later or should i just get 3rd gen
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>>52912382
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.
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>>52912402

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.
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>>52912402
Don't get the Moto G.

The Moto G was a good line of budget phone maybe 3 years ago? Now there's much better options on a budget. How much do you want to spend?
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>>52912443

Moto G is the first lineup of phones to receive the latest Android update.
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>>52912435
1080p looks so much better than 720p on phones. Beyond that is a meme, but 1080p IPS LCD is perfectly vibrant and crisp.
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>>52912460
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
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>>52912460
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.
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>>52912443
>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

>>52912505
>updates
does this even matter if i want to install custom roms?
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>>52912546
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/
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Unlocked-x200E-Smartphone-Metallic/dp/B00U31HSHO/ref=sr_1_6?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1455167636&sr=1-6&keywords=lg+g3

HTC One (M8) refurbished
>$220, last good HTC phone
http://www.amazon.com/HTC-M8-32GB-Unlocked-Smartphone/dp/B0160SAKB4/ref=sr_1_5?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1455167582&sr=1-5&keywords=htc+one+m8

Redmi Note 2
>$160, chinkphone but one of the best, check your bands on gsmarena
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Original-Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-2-MTK6795-Helio-X10-Octa-Core-FDD-LTE-4G-5-5-MIUI/609089_32436219566.html

>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.
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>>52887062
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?
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>>52912546
oh and what country are you in? that matters a lot, not all phones are going to be available to you.
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>>52912636
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:
http://static.usenix.org/events/fast12/tech/full_papers/Kim.pdf

But if you really want that stuff badly, the LG phones are the only good ones around that do it.
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>>52912635
>LG G3
>HTC One
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
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>>52912691
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.
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What's a good notepad app for android?
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>>52912767
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.
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>>52912787
I was planning on waiting for the G5 to come out before deciding which one to pick. Thanks for the advice though
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>>52912767
Not really that I'm aware of.
The best overall phones on the market right now are
>Nexus 6P
>Oneplus Two
>LG V10
>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.

>>52912746
>can't imagine this having more community support than moto g
http://forum.xda-developers.com/redmi-note-2/general

It has good support. It's arguably the best phone for the money you can get.
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>>52902488
no, I just want to be more social. I feel like its all the rage now. anything with photos/vids anyway.

guess I am being really paranoid.
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>>52906691
The Zenfone 2 was such a shilled meme. Jesus what a disaster.
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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.
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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
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>>52904508
Bumping this
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>>52913144
Is it the 1st gen moto X or the 2nd gen moto X?
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>>52913217
2nd gen, with the bamboo backing.
I'm miffed by the fact that Motorola blocked removable batteries and an SD card slot and I heard the G4 is one of the best I can get
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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?
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>>52913238
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?
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I currently have a Note 2 and I want to upgrade because this was the T-Mo one which didn't have LTE. I'm looking at the 6P. Is it worth it for about $500?
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>>52913286
If you just want the best phone on the market right now, then yes it is worth it.
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>>52913278
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?
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>>52911101
>can't afford to buy phones for retail
>can afford to pay more with a contract
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Recommend me an Android phone up to £300
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>>52912954

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.
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>>52914272
Read the fucking posts above you you mong.
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>>52897437
I can't download and install .apks, but I can install apps through adb. So I downloaded the source for f-droid and installed it through Android studio. Adaway is back!
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Is z5 compact any good? Or should i get some chink cheap version with same specs
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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.
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>>52914767
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.
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>>52914792
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.
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>>52914803
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).
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>>52914864
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.
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>>52913248
What was mindblowing about the original iPhone?
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>>52915024
Nothing, but the build quality is better than anything else they put out. Well it better be for $599 with contract.
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>>52915097
It's certainly not very durable by today's standards.
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>>52914767
I don't mean to mock you but I always thought that apple devices are great and never lagg. Or why is this happening?
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>>52915187
What? I don't understand what you mean? Are you implying that I'm one of the people that say that?
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>>52915203
No, but that's usually what people say. Apple is great, the Iphone is great yada yada.
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>>52915187
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.

>>52915213
They are pretty decent though, Ironically they're awesome phones if you like using a lot of Microsoft services and Apps.
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Do you 5.7"s and up carry your phones in man sachels or something?

My 5" phone barely fits in my relaxed fit jeans pocket.
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>>52915244
Not all of us are 5'4" 110 lbs

I'm not even tall (5'9") and phones like the nexus 6 fit fine.
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>>52915264
It's the standing to sitting motion that it feels tight. I gotta adjust the phone to make it not feel compressed.
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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.
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>>52893727
Xperia M4
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Total noob here. Can you tell me about the disadvantages of rooting your phone?
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Can I root my Smart 4 Turbo?
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>>52916059
>advantages
>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)

>disadvantages
>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
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>>52888330
>>52888356

Hell, it's nowhere near obsolete. Snapdragon 801 still performs very well. It sometimes performs even better than 808 due to the thermal limitations of the latter.
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>>52916587
Yes, but the architecture is obsolete.
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I thought about rooting my z3c (stock 5.1.1), will it stop me from upgrading to 6.0 regularly? If yes, how hard is it to "unroot"?
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>>52917069
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)
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>>52897390
Easy e. Nexus 5x or moto g3rd
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>>52916361
I too would like to know this, anyone got any links?
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>>52900892
Mi4 better
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>>52917399
>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
>extracting it
>running the batch file (all open source, by the way!)
>backing up your TA partition
>checking if it backed up properly
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>>52917399
>caring about drm
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>>52917671
>>52917710
I just wanted to tell him what he can lose when he unlocks the bootloader for root.
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>have s3
>want to upgrade
what do i get /g/
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> Still not nexus 6p master race
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>>52918716
Go with a recent LG or Motorola for external SDs, LG for batteries.

Other than that it'll be hard to fail with any choice.
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So, what are better option to the Moto X Pure at $350?

Nexus 5?
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>>52919326
Something that gets actual updates?

The N6 64gb is the same price, isn't it?
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>having a normal income
>buy new high end phone every 1-1½
Why do people do this? Especially the apple consumers?
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Need a band 12 phone right fucking now

N6 64GB for $300, or should I put out the extra shekels for the N6P?
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>>52919557
>frogposting
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>>52919561
Don't do 6. 6P or go home.
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>>52919566
>underage
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>>52919621
Is it that much better? If I go N6p, I might as well go full retard and get the 128GB black one
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>>52919745
It might be too big for you
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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.
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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?
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>>52917671
I get its easy to do, but I don't want to lose drm... Guess I'll have to stick without it
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Hey !
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
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>>52912691
>SD cards are also shit, and slow
I'm not saying that you're wrong, but why do companies in 2016 still make phones with 16GB storage and no sd slot at all?
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>>52912691
>SD cards are also shit, and slow:
Can confirm

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.
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>>52920260
What class is you're SD card ?
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>>52919910
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.
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>>52920260
There are different SD cards just as there's different eMMC memory.
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>>52920019
just install CM

after rooting and roming my att s3 the performance increased 3 fold.

still lags a bit, but for it's age it's quite zippy and way better than the touchwiz shit.
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>>52920080
LG G4 is what you want.

or the Nexus 6p
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>>52919910
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'.
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>>52920331
Any feedback on the G4 ? looks really good
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>>52920314
are you using the official builds or one of those unofficial forks that were made specifically for SIII's?
i really have no idea what i'm doing with this shit
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>>52920428
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.

>>52920439
official. There are detailed guides, this is what I used. Do some research, troll around xda, etc.
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>>52920462
I think i'm gonna get the G4, all reviews looks positive. thanks anon
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>>52920462
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?
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>>52920494
I'm also hooked on the G4. I suggest you do as me and wait till March, when the new G5 will be out, and either it'll be worth getting, or the price of G4 drops.
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>>52920540
can't wait sadly. My nexus 5 keep shutting down at random like a retard and I need a smartphone and a good one as I user it h24 to access services on my computer.
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>>52920601
Could be worse m8. My N900 died and I'm using a 3310...
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>>52920629
well when you don't need a smartphone, a 3310 is a fuckin rock solid phone you can count on
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>>52920508
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.


>>52920494
Good Choice.


>>52920540
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.
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>>52920508
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.
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>>52920644
Besides a GSM phone, I need a portable computer.
Also, my 3310's soft is fucked up and the keyboard unlocks spontaneously.
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>>52920751
sad to hear that
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>>52920656
G5 looks promising to me, aluminum case with removable battery and card slot, 4K display and 820 (an improved 810).
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>>52920722
Thanks. But I meant for listening music.
Oh, I wonder how does PSX emu work, as that's what mostly interests me as far as games go. Are you a regular here?
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>>52920777
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

>>52920839
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?
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>>52920777
4k screen seems overkill for a phone. 1080p looks pretty damn good already on a 5" screen I don't see the need for 4k
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>>52887561
>dbrand
Why is called this (sounds like de-brand) when it actually MAXIMUM OVER-BRANDS your device?
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annnnnd I just received my LG G4 Android 6.0 Update.

Wew.


Fuck OTA updates for ever.

Based LG Bridge.
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>>52920777
>4K on a phone
It's like you hate performance and battery life.
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>>52920896
No, of course, in your place I wouldn't switch G4 for G5, that'd be ridiculous.
>>52920896
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.
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>>52920962
Is there a lot of bloatware on LG's phone ? If yes, is there a way to remove that crap ?
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>>52920998
>is there a way to remove that crap ?
Throw it in the trash and get an iPhone.
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>>52920968
What does the number of pixels have to do with battery life?
And the 4K phones have strong CPUs (SD820).
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>>52920974
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.


>>52920998
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.
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>>52921058
you need to refresh a shitload of pixel per seconds and that is eating battery life
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>>52921074
Ok thanks I just bought it unlocked so no crappy software then.
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>>52921058
>What does the number of pixels have to do with battery life?
Why are you on /g/?
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>>52921074
That's great. I wonder if you need hacks such as frameskip. Tekken 3 is the most demanding from that list I think.
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>>52921080
>>52921112
An LCD uses power mostly through backlight, and that doesn't depend on the resolution.
On OLED screens, you have more small LEDs but they use less power.
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>>52921119
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.
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>>52921148
k. I'm done with you.
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>>52921148
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?
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>>52921205
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).
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>>52921335
Of course they'll have decent GPUs, but the same GPU would a lower resolution monitor would perform even better.
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>>52921352
An image can be rendered at lower resolution and then interpolated. For such high resolution, you can get away with decimating resolution 2x.
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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?
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>>52921428
Games on Andorid allow to select resolution?
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>>52921468
I don't know, but I meant on PC.
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>>52917710
Enjoy your broken camera
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>>52920393
thanks man, this did it! had no idea i could do that, it was all automatic when i bought the phone
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>>52921510
What?
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New thread, this one is significantly past bump limit and almost dead:

>>52921730
>>52921730
>>52921730
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