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Phablets edition

>http://smartphone-general-spg.wikia.com/wiki/Smartphone_General_-_/spg/_Wikia

POST WHAT COUNTRY YOU ARE IN WHEN SEEKING PURCHASING ADVICE

A general thread to collect all of the smartphone threads into one place

Suggestions to this general OP post are appreciated!

>YouTube Reviewers
https://www.youtube.com/user/marquesbrownlee
https://www.youtube.com/user/AndroidAuthority
https://www.youtube.com/user/pocketnowvideo
https://www.youtube.com/user/gadgetmatch
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAngelofmusic1989

>/g/ Approved Review Sites
http://www.gsmarena.com
http://www.phonearena.com
http://www.notebookcheck.net

>Anon's Mobile Device Guide:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxMugiNgJ2qteHBfNFJyLUgxN1k/view

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WI4dKGcwWjn5XpTgfLsK8c0cipRzrWbVpiLGeVr55Ks/htmlview?sle=true)

To see if your phone (model) would work somewhere else in the world or just different carrier:
>willmyphonework.net

>/spg/ Wikia
http://smartphone-general-spg.wikia.com/wiki/Smartphone_General_-_/spg/_Wikia

>/g/ Approved Phones

* All Nexus devices
* Moto G
* Moto X Pure/Play/Style
* LG V10 and LG G4
* Samshit Note 5 and Samshit S6
* Oneplus X and Oneplus 2 if you don't like warranty support
* Firefox fx0 phone - For $60 and basically the same internals as a Moto /g/, it's the best poorfag phone
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Any good cases for a Samshit Galaxy S5?
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Is there any actual way to select the 'none' screen lock option? It doesn't even appear in the menu, only Swipe/Pattern/Pin/Password.

Clearing credentials doesn't work and it's the only fix I can find through Google.

All I wanted to do was have a different lock screen wallpaper...
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Is there any way for an Android past Lollipop to save directly to the SD? I've rooted it, had the platform file altered to give it permission, but when I boot up any version of Dolphin, it still says it can't access it. Is there something I'm missing?
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Should I? Is it worth it for the vr porn?
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http://www.rogers.com/web/link/wirelessBuyFlow?forwardTo=PhoneThenPlan&productType=normal
Keked in a family contract at rogers. what should I get? I want to watch youtube videos and text and kik. I also like customizing stuff. Any suggestions would be great thanks
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>>51586402
s6 or 6p
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>>51586333
Nope
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>>51586366
Nope
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>>51586333
lollipop sd card support is pretty shit without custom roms, holding out for marshmallow
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Gonna be the first time I'll use a phablet.
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>>51586431
depends on what you want. stock Android and fast updates, 6p. a little bit more features, s6. also glass vs aluminum for design is your decision
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>>51586402
Best phone a kek can buy, limited space tho and will fell dated. Kinda soon.
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>>51586431
6P
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>>51586490
Dann that is a good deal.
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People with a nexus 6p:
Is the build quality actually good?
Have you had pink screen or non flush back panel or any other defects/ reasons to RMA?
At this point I'm actually considering a 5x just because of how many people are RMAing. The G4 looks good but the Kangaroo land version has no bootloader unlock, and I'd rather use a galaxy nexus than use an OEM skin. What phone do I buy? Also budget unlimited.
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>>51586868
>Is the build quality actually good?
no
>Have you had pink screen or non flush back panel or any other defects/ reasons to RMA?
no but still, the build quality is quite bad. It's weird because the thing feels so nice in your hand, but it's very fragile.
>At this point I'm actually considering a 5x
as if i'd fall for the 5x meme. shit has poor performance
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>>51586868
Build quality is fucking horrible. I dropped it off my bed onto carpet and the metal got a ding in it. I thank God the screen or back visor didn't fucking shatter

Screen looked kinda pink one time but that was after a robotrip, i haven't really noticed it otherwise. Pretty sure there is a slight pink hue though

If unlimited budget, why not just get a proper flagshit?
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>>51586868

i hear the glass on the panel cracks spontaneously.
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>>51586431
s6, the 6p literally bends with a small amount of force. and a shit tier camera compared to the s6
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Pleb here, anyone have any recommendations for a good phone I can get for $300 or below? I'm a stupid piece of fucking shit and accidentally destroyed my M8 and need a replacement. I'm probably going to buy it used.
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>>51587216
Nexus 5x brand new is $300.

I'm also interested in this price range. I just broke my Nexus 4 so I need a new phone.
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>>51587216
Oneplus X, own it and so far this thing is amazing for the price.
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>>51585826
Alright you lagdroid cücks.
I'm looking for
>8in android tablet
>1920x1080 minimum
>128gb micro sd support
>cellular data compatible
>comes in black
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Any good tablets or smartphones good for pentesting?
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still can't decide between oneplus one and lg g4

help me out bros
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>>51587244
>>51587234
Thanks, I'll look into them.
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I just got a note 5

Upgraded from a note 3

It is very impressive

However I'm very sad and disappointed that it no longer has the ability to do the multi window feature of the 3

I guess I'll have to learn to live without it
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>>51587324
it does retard
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>>51587324
yes it does...
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Anyone else get their opx? I love it
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>>51587324
being this retarded
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So was planning on buying a new phone in the next week but accidently killed my phone when an alarm went off and I somehow managed to throw it across the room trying to turn it off. Ill be buying something tomorrow. I was looking into the G4 and OnePlus Two but couldnt figure out which route to go. Any major pros/cons about both or does anyone have either of these phones and want to talk about them? Any advice is appreciated.
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Ordered a 64gb Nexus 6 for 250 and it's coming on Monday

Anyone got any tips or warning for this phone? I would be grateful.
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Should I pull the trigger on the 5x meme or should I wait till cyber monday and see if anything pops up?
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>>51587339
>>51587355
>>51587369
No, it has a split window mode, not a multi window mode

The note three you could have infinite floating Windows like pic related
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>>51587425
warning, get a case or skin for it. shit is beyond slippery - it's insane.
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>>51587516
Pen window mode is what they call it
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>>51587528

Shieet, thanks, anon, I will do that now
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>>51587360
>opx
Can you compare it to the nexus line? Is it worth getting over a N6 or N5x?
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I got the htc m8 a few months ago. Really loved the phone until I discovered an issue with the bluetooth. I have to manually connect each time (going into the settings and tapping the device I want to connect to), the first time I tap it, nothing happens. The second time I tap it, the bluetooth resets and then connects to the device.

I would be hesitant to call it a dealbreaker, but it really is a major annoyance. I found out it's a problem in general with the m8. What I'd like to know is if this is also a problem with the m9, and if there are any other issues with that phone I should know about.
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>Finally back to Android after being stuck with an iPhone 4 for a couple hellish years
I'm finally free again, the world seems brighter
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Is the LG G4 a meme? Sick of the shit tier battery on my Nexus 4 and want a new phone.
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>>51587620
Just switched from a N4 to the V10, rooted and froze a bunch of crap soon as I got home. Going pretty good so far, needs some abuse testing though.
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>>51587649
Was thinking about the V10, but screen size put me off
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>>51587620
I have a G4 and I love it. One of the most solid phones I've ever had.

However, it does have the same bluetooth bug that >>51587600 mentions.
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>>51587649
>>51587683
>having anything but stock android
can't do it mate
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>>51587600
My LG G4 also does this. I wonder why they both do it? Maybe same bluetooth driver or something?
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>>51587667
It is Xbox hueg but it's honestly manageable. The thing that throws me off is it feels much thinner than the N4, also the buttons being on the back take getting used to.
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>>51587696
Understandable, I can't say I blame you.

I'm the G4 owner from earlier in the thread, and honestly next phone I get will definitely be stock android, just for ease of updates.
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>>51587696
Phones new, clean rooms will come. I feel ya though, freezing apps feels dirty.
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>>51587696
I've always ran Cyanogen Mod, even on all my Nexus devices. It's just a little more comfy than stock featurewise
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Fuck Google for picking Huawei for the 6p. Imagine 6P specs with good build and quality control.
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>>51587620
>>51587683
>>51587698
>>51587708
Does the G4 have much ROM support?
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>>51587739
Currently only if you have the fucking T-mo (and I think the international) variant. As far as I know we still don't even have an unlocked boot loader for sprint/us cellular/verizon.
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Should I use Solid Explorer 2.0 or stick with the classic version?
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>>51587739

The ROM support isn't great yet. Right now Tmo and I think international variant are getting unlocked bootloader.

US Cellular on the other hand... I'm starting to doubt I'll ever see rom support. I have rooted the phone though, so I uninstalled all bloatware etc. I generally can get 2-3 days of battery life out of the phone with normal usage, including ereading which it is good at with the big screen.

G4 tweaksbox is a godsend as well.
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Does anyone know of a good ROM for the Redmi Note 2? I like CM but...
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>>51587861
Actually just took phone out of pocket to check the battery life. This is the usage graph, no charges. And I have a second fucking battery.
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Poorfag here, thinking about getting the Moto G. Is the 3rd gen worth the price increase or would I be fine saving a few bucks and just getting 2nd gen?
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I bought a Nexus 6 which is my first Android phone. I'm coming from iOS. Is rooting recommended these days? I've heard that it's not as necessary as it used to be, but it sounds like you need to be rooted for full use of Greenify, AdAway, and Titanium Back up, which all sound like nice programs. Though rooting disables OTA and I'd have to manually download and install every security/feature/OS update myself, wouldn't I? Not sure if it's worth the loss of convenience or not. Why does rooting disable OTAs anyway?
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Got gifted an iPhone 6+
Should I sell it or try and swap it for an s6
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What's good in the 250ish range? I'm in the us.
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Bout to upgrade from a Nexus 4.

Is the S6 worth the extra £70 over the G4?
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>>51587279
Can anyone help?
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>>51587874
MIUI 8)
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>>51588216
Just root and install TWRP, yes.

> Why does rooting disable OTAs anyway?
It doesn't on my Xiaomi phone. Maybe they disabled it on yours for one reason or another, IDK.
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>>51587874
MIUI is very good.

Make sure you install the upstream version or a variant of your choosing rather than whatever a reseller might have put on there.
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>>51588337
galaxy tab s
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>>51588359

>It doesn't on my Xiaomi phone. Maybe they disabled it on yours for one reason or another, IDK.

That's just what I've heard. Not sure if it actually does or not as the phone is still on its way to me.
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>verizon unlimited data raising in price again
>it's the only carrier in my area with non-shitty service


goodbye 50+GB a month
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>>51588397

Oh, I just remembered something else I wanted to ask. I've seen people bitching about ATT being slow pushing the Marshmallow update to Nexus 6es. Does that only affect people who bought the phone locked to ATT or every Nexus 6 user? I thought unlocked phones wouldn't have that issue.
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>>51588427
Just switch carriers already, t-mobile and sprint have vastly outreached their coverage in the last 6 months let alone the last 3 years
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>>51588081
Anyone?
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>>51587516
that's shitty garbage and you should feel bad for wanting such liquid shit present in your phone's operating system.
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Just got the 6p on a 2yr term with Rogers (yeah we get fucked up the ass in Canada with phones). It was on sale for black friday for 50 bucks down and I jumped on the 32gb version.

How bad did I fuck up? Will this phone last me at least a few years? Is the build quality that bad?
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>>51588397
Well, don't worry much about it. It is not much work anyways to manually run updates if you get TWRP or CWM as your recovery, and you can theoretically also do your 1:1 phone backup while you're at it.
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>>51588481
i live in a really small, shitty town on the central coast. I know people who have T-mobile and sprint and constantly complain about it being extremely spotty service. if i do switch, going to T-Mobile for sure though. I'm just gonna hold out on this data a little longer and maybe use the fuck out of it, im gonna try and hit over 200GB in a month before i leave
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>>51588528
Apart from the 2 years contract, you probably didn't fuck up too badly.

> Will this phone last me at least a few years?
That obviously remains to be seen. Well, as a phone, I think it will remain operable for a few years, yes.

You'll find out about new media formats and games and emulators and "killer apps" (whatever is popular, maybe they'll do 4k+4k resolution 3D VR compact glasses then) or whatever in a few years.

> Is the build quality that bad?
No. It's decent.
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>>51588587
That's good to hear, I'll get a hard case just in case. I am really careful with my tech, I've had my Nexus 4 for like 3 years now and it still works perfectly.
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What does /g/ think of Sony Xperia C4 Dual? Also, what's the best sub-$400 phone out there?
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>>51586490
Good choice! I bought this back in September and it has been the best phone experience I have had (came from a G2). The G2 was good, but since I have large hands, the Nexus 6 was a good option. Also, if you want to root it, do it early. You have to manually unlock the bootloader which erases the user contents on the flash.
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Can anyone recommend a non-rooted way to make my Android's crappy homescreen look better?
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>>51588621
Sure. Although while I did need a replacement battery before due to aging, none of my phones broke because of physical damage. These things are almost as robust as a block of metal overall, really. I don't bother with cases anymore.

My phones more like, fell victim to technological obsolescence (current android & apps no longer possible to run conveniently on the Desire HD). Or, in the most recent case, me simply wanting to own the much quicker PDAF camera of the Redmi Note 2 as my snapshot gear.
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Who 6s here?
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>>51588834
Dunno about "the best", but some ideas for very good / good value:
OnePlus 2 or X
Xiaomi Mi4C or Redmi Note 2 / 3.


If you're in the USA (one of the few countries that doesn't have global FDD-/TDD-LTE bands) you'll not be able to get LTE on the Xiaomis. EU and so on will be fine.
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>>51588851
Nova Launcher or Apex Launcher.
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So I'd like to buy this phone (http://www.gsmarena.com/asus_zenfone_2_ze551ml-6917.php). Any opinions?
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>>51589117

What does Nova Launcher offer that stock doesn't?
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>>51589123

I've heard mostly good things about it, though I've heard it's loaded down with bloatware.
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>>51589173
More icons in dock. Up to 7 including app drawer.
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>>51589123
These >>51588964 are better overall / better deals.

It's still a good phone as such, though. But I don't think it's a good deal.
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>>51587279
Your best option is the Galaxy Tab S2.
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>>51589173
it'll make your homescreen not like shit. i am not a fact tag for Nova Launcher. Go look at it on the play store.
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>>51587279
Xperia z3 tablet
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Just ordered Ulefone Paris for about $150 AUD. How did I do?
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>>51589184
Hopefully I'll be able to get rid most of it

>>51589190
I need dual sim and according to gsmarena, zenfone 2 phones seem like best deals
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>>51587310
How is this a fucking question, of course g4
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>>51588216
Rooting is not really needed unless you're into heavy customization and or are an enthusiast. UN rooted android is still good and you can say that it has as many features as "jailbroken iOS". Rooting DOES break otas, but in your case, you can simply flash new updates from day dot through a custom recovery.

In my case, I simply can't love without root, adaway, closed, gravity box and other stuff are just too important to me to give up.

If you ever do wanna go back from rooting, its easy to undo it though.

Also, how's your nex 6 goin? How's the size? Battery, screen, camera, performance etc ? Do you find it as an upgrade from your old iPhone?
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>>51588334
Definitely not
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>>51588497
Dude its wayyy better
Not only are you going to get a newer update cycle, there's a 2gb ram edition, its water resistant, bigger battery and it just looks a lot better in aesthetics.
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Currently now I have an iphone 4 with 16gb, I mostly use it to play mobile games and just changing region to download games is simple.

I don't have enough room on my phone anymore and it lags a lot, sometimes when I tap it, my touch won't verify and apps will close for no reason.

I was suggested to get an iphone6 because 'it's so great Apple products are wonderful' but I've wanted to try getting a Sony phone or at least something recommended with good specs.

It'll be used mostly for games, I'm not really tech savvy and while lurking these threads once in awhile I see a lot of dislike for Apple and more praise for Android phones, I've been looking at comments about pros and cons for each phone but I'm still not sure what kind I should get.

>td;lr
Anyone with or has ever had a Sony Xperia want to share their experience with the brand?
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>>51586868
So far so good, no cracking, the screen is great and the back panel is flush. I'm really impressed with this phone, and I think it may be the best Nexus phone I've had.
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>>51589467
> I need dual sim
You didn't even check, did you...? Literally all have Dual Sim.

> and according to gsmarena, zenfone 2 phones seem like best deals
Don't ask me what they're weighing how. I stand by my statement.
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>>51589556
See >>51588964.

The Iphone 6 also is good, as are the new Xperias and stuff, but they aren't nearly as good in terms of value.

Besides, Xiaomi's phones are made in the same Foxconn factories as dem iPhones, I think.
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I've had an HTC m8 for a little over a year now, probably more actually.
But its been slowly going downhill on me over the past 6ish months. Apps getting buggy, phone super sluggish, flesky killing it.
I'm thinking it might be time for a new phone soon. However I do a lot of manual labor from time to time when working outside on farms.
What would be a decent phone that's not too big? I like the smaller sizes so I can stick them in my pocket and still be pretty mobile.
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>>51589630
I can get Xiaomi for basically the same price as asus with double the storage/RAM, one plus is out of question
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>>51587605
I've just come back from Windows phone exile. Feels good man
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>>51589906
> I can get Xiaomi for basically the same price as asus with double the storage/RAM
The Zenfone 2 32GB is 380 Eur on the german Amazon. You could even get an OnePlus 2 for that.

How much is it where you live?
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>>51589696
I'd backup all the data and do a factory reset - you want to buy a new phone anyway, so it's worth a try.
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>>51589995
probably because it's overpriced, like all Sony devices at the day of release
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>>51586333
HA FUCKING FAGGOT EVEN WP CAN DO THAT

android is kill
android is bankrupcy
2016 the year of the windows phone
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>>51589992
~310 for xiaomi mi4c 16gb
~270 for zenfone 2 32gb
~400 for One plus 2 16gb
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>>51590064
>~310 for xiaomi mi4c 16gb
It's $250 for the 32GB edition.

For example:
http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_241904.html

I checked though, the Zenfone 2 also is that when you import it... amazon.de prices are rip-offs, apparently.

The Redmi Note 2 Advanced is $170, by the way. Also still has a better camera than the Zenfone 2, and faster chipset.

> $400 for One plus 2 16gb
$390 is the cost of the *64GB* variant. https://oneplus.net/oneplus-2
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>>51590121
I was looking at prices in local shops.. I am not sure about buying goods from china
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>>51590188
You pay the import fees when you pay from a local dealer afaik plus some margin for them.

Find some store on aliexpress that ships from eu warehouses.
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>>51590188
> I am not sure about buying goods from china
It's the same thing as always, apart from customs fees/taxes (if you have any where you live), and perhaps the shipping times if you're not using one of the faster postal services. DHL, UPS, TNT, FedEx, (...) however can easily deliver in 3 days to a week or less.

Basically no problem, unless your customs are terrible. I heard they really suck in some places in South America, for example.

If you're in the EU, quite a few of the Chinese sellers have EU warehouses, too.
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So my nexus 5 has died and i need a new phone. I don't really know what to get I live in Denmark and I was thinking something in the 400$ range. Any help is much appreciated!
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>>51590250
Consider OnePlus's or Xiaomi's phones... look at the last few posts.
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>>51590312
I have been recommended the moto x, are oneplus 2 and the mi4c better?
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>>51585826
None got any opinions on the Lenovo K3 Note?

Seems like a chinaphone but for a ridiculously good price, it reminds me of the Note 2 I once used to had.
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>>51590312
Are they getting android 6 updates?
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>>51590340
IMO quite clearly yes.

>>51590363
https://www.techmesto.com/android-marshmallow-update-availability/

From experience, Xiaomi will take a while to port its big MIUI to a new Android version, though MIUI itself gets weekly updates & really long term support.

OnePlus is closer to stock with its OxygenOS, they might have it pretty soon.

Both already have user-made AOSP or CWM ports though personally I'm not in a hurry to get Android 6. [You know, for instance a better UI layout, copy&paste, permissions management, storage diagnostics and more stuff already was in MIUI since like Android 4.4 or so...]
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Convince me that I should buy either the Redmi note 2 or the mi4c. I'm in Sweden and most important for me is build quality, ROM support, camera and general performance.
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>>51590554
>Xiaomi
>ROM support
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>>51590554
Build quality is essentially perfect.

General performance is great. (45-50k on Antutu and what not).

MIUI is supported for years by Xiaomi if they keep doing what they did for past devices, and will get many updates.

>>51590571
Yep, ROM support - by Xiaomi:
http://en.miui.com/download.html

Much of what the predecessor mi4i got from third parties:
http://en.miui.com/thread-138587-1-1.html

The Mi4c has so far like a dozen MIUI derivatives, a bunch of AOSP ports for Android 5 and 6 and now a Cyanogenmod derivative, but I can't find a convenient listing somewhere.
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>>51589556
Most iPhone haters are just retards

However if you're looking into getting an xperia phone, if think you'd like to check out maybe the z3 or the newer models, the z5. They have generally OK cameras, great battery life, SD card slot expansion for storing media files and etc., front facing speakers and the best of all, they're water resistant.

They're all glass like the iPhone 4 so you might need to get a case or skins or somethin gif you find glass slippery. Personally I have my s3 naked with just tempered glass protectors on both sides. I've dropped it a couple of times it it hasn't smashed yet.

I haven't encountered any problems with my phone yet so I think you'll be fine as well.

Also, yes it can play starlight stage at highest 3d settings smoothly.
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>>51590656
So what ROM alternatives are there for the Redmi note 2 or the Mi4c?
Also please continue about the build quality, I like premium feel and don't want shit to break easily. I think it's aesthetically pleasing to look at, but does it actually feel the same way? I can imagine it feels like plastic garbage.
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>>51590705
I just realized this may sound aggressive, it's really not, I'm just curious.
Also are there any re-sellers with EU warehouses that will have a cyber monday sale?
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>>51586868
Got my N6P yesterday. White 64GB. No issue so far. The camera is pretty dope too.
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>>51590453
I'm not in a hurry for Marshmallow, but I don't want to buy a new phone and get stuck with old android (I'm still using android 2.6)
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>>51590705
>So what ROM alternatives are there for the Redmi note 2 or the Mi4c?
There are a bunch of international roms on xda as well as the miui.com forums for starters. Here are two for the mi4c:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-4c/development/unofficial-cyanogenmod12-1-mi-4c-t3226541
http://en.miui.com/thread-178354-1-1.html

Find more yourself. As I said, there's no convenient listing I'm aware of.

Also, I mostly don't care, I've preferred MIUI to AOSP, Cyanogen and everything else I've tried on the Redmi 1s (have not reevaluated it on the newer phones).

> Also please continue about the build quality, I like premium feel and don't want shit to break easily. I think it's aesthetically pleasing to look at, but does it actually feel the same way? I can imagine it feels like plastic garbage.
All feel fine to me. Feel free to get a replacement cover for a Redmi, order an OnePlus, or get a Mi4 or Redmi Note 3 (metal) if you prefer.

Here, for your luxury feels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Z3WsNZveI
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>there are shills that will actually defend the bloated, commie botnet that is chinkMiui
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>>51590755
From past history: Few in the market have supported their phones as long as Xiaomi did, though some ended up getting only MIUI (and not base Android) updates eventually - probably 'cause of kernel porting issues or something.

You can just go to the MIUI download site http://en.miui.com/download.html and check how far they went with each phone.

Arguably, you don't have a support contract, who knows what will happen...
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>>51585826
Britfag here

I want a phone with
> MicroSD
> Fingerprint scanner
> Wireless charging
> 2015 specs

I'm aware I can buy Qi wireless charging receivers, but I'd rather have a receiver chosen by the manufacturer.

Wat do?
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>>51591258
> Wireless charging
Is horseshit. You'll still have to bring your phone to a specific place, place it on there, and can't be using it while you charge it with worse efficiency.

You really have to be immensely lazy to want to even omit to plug in an USB Type-c cable (and I find it sad enough that people celebrate that you can plug those in both ways).

> Fingerprint scanner
Placebo security that probably makes things even easier than a pin for phone thieves. But eh, like with typical locks on houses and bikes and all that, people will like and use it anyways.
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What are some recommended low end nexus phones? I need an emergency backup phone since my main one is acting up, so I'd prefer not to spend more than 100 yuropoor currency units.
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>>51587732
Samsung s6?
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Is galaxy s6's battery that bad? I always had iphone and now I want to switch to android but I am scared of those battery related horror stories.
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N6P master race
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>>51591664
My LG G4s battery lasts me like 3 days, with RSS feeds, calls, texts, email, documents & some general browsing usage. However if I play some shitty game it can eat up the battery in hours. Just depends how you use it la
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Gonna buy new phone, but im undecided between these 3.
Nexus 5x
OnePlus X
OnePlus Two
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Is the LG G3 any good? I don't have the money to afford G4.
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>>51591736
Nexus 6P
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>>51591775
>Nexus 6P
too big
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>>51591788
I have manlet hands and it's perfectly usable
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>>51591822
doesn't matter, i can't even buy it here
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>>51591884
not much more than scrolling
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>>51591736
Oneplus Two is the best phone.

OnePlus X makes more sense as a deal unless you can justify the OnePlus Two for some specific reasons. It's more than fast enough.
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>>51591884
Half-Usable, you can basically hold it in one hand without any problems but using the keyboard one handed doesn't really work because when your finger glides from the right to the left it triggers the shortcut of deleting the current word. other than that it is pretty usable imo. feel free to ask any questions about the device - undoubtedly the best phone i have ever used.>>51591884
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>>51587387
I don't know about the OPX, but I have the G4 and it's really nice. No lag, good battery life, but I don't have any experience with other phones to compare it to.
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How much bloatware is on the G4 and how is the battery life? I can't find any reviews with useful information on this.

Coming from a Galaxy S3 I'm sick and tired of laggy skins, so I'm now deciding between the G4 and the 6p (or maybe even the z5?).

I'm in Germany so the 6p is crazy expensive, about 1.6 times as expensive as the G4 to be exact
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>>51591752
Bump, need an answer.
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>>51592056
Battery life on my G4 is pretty good, and I don't think the bloat is too bad either.
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>>51592056
> How much bloatware is on the G4 and how is the battery life?
Seriously? Battery life information is literally in the first of the review sites from the OP. Easy to find with search engines, too.

LG has relatively normal stock ROMs.


But just slide over to Xiaomi or OnePlus, my lazy Nachbar...
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>>51592114
Wrong screenshot, it easily goes 2-3 days unless I do thing like watch streams etc like I was in the first pic I posted.
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>>51592075
It's better because it has an actual rom community.

Although the 808 upgrade is nice.
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>>51592158

Is this good?
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>>51592226
Larger battery? Or just not using it much?
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>>51585826

Can I use this on T-Mobile?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2KN31H7589&ignorebbr=1
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>>51592244
Stock battery, I just use it when I need it.
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>>51591364
why the hell do you think fingerprint scanners are less secure then pin code


hell not that id give a shit, i just dont want people to look at my shit in my phone in case i lose my phone or something like that. pin codes are too much of a hassle tho.
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>>51592315
>why the hell do you think fingerprint scanners are less secure then pin code
Because you leave your fingerprint literally everywhere - usually including your phone. You might as well write your PIN on it directly.

Yes, it's trivial to crack them at home too, dat internet explains how to do it.
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>>51592376
anyone with the resources to life your finger print off your device and then create a copy to get into your phone is the kind of person who is going to break into your phone regardless of your password fuck head.

The only people capable of that sort of shit are government agencies dumbass.
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>>51592251
Why would you want to get a g flex 2?

>>51592401
At least with a pass code you can change it. Once he's got your fingerprint, its with him forever. You can chnage your pin anytime you want and if the pin is long enough it'll take him around 10 lifetimes to crack it.
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>>51592440
I keep my phone encrypted the lock screen uses finger print lock, its backup password would take an estimated 1.56 10^31 years to crack by brute force.

Android encryption doesnt even load the operating system without that password. So as long as you dont physically steal my device while it is already turned on and unencrypted, you'll never break into it.
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>>51592440
>Why would you want to get a g flex 2?
Not him, but - why not? Its performance is very good right now, it's not overheating, the screen is gorgeous, the phone itself is very comfortable to hold - all that for very cheap. This phone has no serious flaws.
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>>51589117
Nova can do everything apex can and more.
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>>51592578
Proofs?
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>>51591664
It's one of the best after it received the 5.1.1 update
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>>51592401
>anyone with the resources to life your finger print off your device and then create a copy to get into your phone is the kind of person who is going to break into your phone regardless of your password fuck head.
Anon, you are completely wrong. This has been demonstrated to be fucking trivial by people like the Chaos Computer Club and so on before. Actually more than a bunch of procedures, for a decade or two now.

Any faggot with like $0-30 to spend on top of what is already in almost any household can do it.
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>>51592749
Try it on your own phone if it has a finger print scanner, you'll find it actually ISNT that fucking simple and the average idiot will in no way be able to mimic your fingerprint with any real certainty, at least enough to fool your phones finger print scanner.

I've yet to see anyone fool the S6 scanner.
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Does anyone own an S6 with the current model Gear VR? I bought an S6 just for that and was wondering how the battery would fare.
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I tried rooting my S6edgy+ with odin and a stock auto kernel (?)
But when i plug my samshit in the usb, odin doesnt react at all. It's like it doesn't recognize it
Pls halp i want cyanogenmod
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>>51592789
it needs to be plugged in, the GearVR has a passthrough.

You CAN use it on battery, but it dies sooooo fast.

Even the Note5 dies too quick really, unless it's at 100%, there is no way you are watching a full movie. And even then it will be down near dead by the time you're done.


VR takes a lot of power, for this generation anyway, you're going to be constrained to within a few feet of an outlet, or you can buy an aftermarket usb cable that is longer.
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Hey /g/, /pol/ here,
I currently have a SM-G900V(Samsung Galaxy S5, Verizon) on G900VVZW2BOG5. Is there any way I can downgrade this piece of shit to KitKat on 4.4.4?
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>>51592809
Install the Samsung USB drivers
http://developer.samsung.com/technical-doc/view.do?v=T000000117
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>>51591441


www.notebookcheck.net/Notebookcheck-s-Top-10-Smartphones-under-120-Euros.137498.0.

Notebookcheck posting this article.
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>>51592769
> I've yet to see anyone fool the S6 scanner.
But you see all, right? Thieves call you when they pick door and bike locks, gay dudes call you to watch when they fuck down the street, and everyone who ever broke a clearly insecure Windows share showed you?

That is your problem here. CCC has however demonstrated that these placebo security scanners are very easily broken - done unless you can find a very good reason why their methods wouldn't work on your phone.


Hell, they've even done it with publically available images from press events, to show a pro-biometry politician that this shit is not safe.

It's obviously easier if you just intentionally snatch them with a camera, though. Better wear gloves, fag.
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>>51588512
It was the best multitasking of any smartphone so fuck you, you impotent cow
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>>51591664
Fuck no, while neckbeards argue muh 4 day battery on other phones its actually really good.
Battery lasts me all day unless i use it heavily, and the battery goes from 0-100 on my + in under an hour, and thats a larger battery mind you
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>>51592905
again, which is why my phone is encrypted with a password that is stupidly difficult to brute force.

The only way stealing my finger print would give you access to my phone is if I left it turned on after unencrypting it and someone stole it before the battery died, or I powered it off.

Sure it is possible. BUT the moment my phone turns off, either by me or an app that can remotely restart my phone. They need the actual password before the phone even boots into the android OS.

I just use fingerprint unlock because once I have booted into android, its great using my fingerprint as a password for all apps and webpages and the lockscreen, and mobile payments.
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>>51592839
I did install the usb driver, i followed the steps exactly
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today I finally tired the iphone 6s and holy shit it feels so good in hand
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>>51592984
Enjoy it up your ass
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Bought a Huawei P8 Lite

wat do?
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>>51592959
If you use your phone as a phone and thus need it on standby, it will be booted with like a 95% chance when it gets stolen.

But do what you want. A lot of people like their placebo security and insist it is useful somehow, you're not alone.
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>>51592997
it's so smooth...
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>>51592882
is the link wrong?
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Is it possible to use iMessage on an android phone? Are there any apps for this? Most people I know use iphones and imessage a lot, so the ability to use it is pretty much necessary.
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Anyone running android without google apps? How is it with out the botnet? I am considering getting rid of it on mine and am wondering what /g/'s experience with it is.
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>>51593194
fuck off tool
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Hey /spg/,
I'm on a search for a phone that has good sound chips and can play FLAC, I know the marshall-london phone does that, but its quite a shit phone.
Are there any mainstream phones like htc m8 that play better sound in your headphones?
Is m9 good in sound as m8?(currently I have lg-g3)
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>>51593226

All Phones except iShits play flac.

Samsung phones have Wolfson DAC which is supposedly the best DAC out there.
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>>51593226
What you are looking for is any phone that can play flac + a portable dac+amp. I use the fiio e10k
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>>51592440
holy fuck that is just so bullshit, how much of a fucking autismolord can you be in order to even consider that? you're hating on fingerprint scanners for the simple reason of wanting to look like you're above the rest of us because you know completely irrelevant stuff that others don't right? just in order to stand out? fuck, go die on a fucking fire. people like you make it impossible to have an actual discussion about the functionality of technology. kill yourself, for the love of god.
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>>51593248
I'm not a fan of Samsung, is there any other phone?
Also I saw the note4 has a very nice quality. Should I get that?(even though I'm not a fan)
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>>51593219
thanks bud
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>>51592440

Seems pretty good for the price, so what's up, can it into T-Mobile or are there bands missing?

I don't understand carrier shit at all and while it's unlocked I don't get why it says AT&T as well?
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>>51587195
>touchwizz
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>>51585826
>recommending technigger
>Mr. Bigger CPU is better
He loost all credibility with that statement
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>>51593216
You can try paranoid android or just f-droid, but that ain't for me. Not enough software.

I'd probably try an Ubuntu phone or such if I wanted that.
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>>51593316
>I'm not a fan of Samsung, is there any other phone?
Just about every goddamn phone.

> Inb4 ESS ES9018K2M DAC on a mi4c or whatever is on some other phone isn't good enough 'cause of muh audiophile vivid imagination issues.
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So, I got a V10 and want a stylus for taking quick handwritten notes. Everyone sells the fat tipped ones cheap but fine tip types are like 50$. Anyone have experience with styluses?
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>>51593734
It will never be as good as a Samsung note which uses an active digitizer.
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Is Sony Xperia C4 Dual shit? Or should I buy it?
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I cant get my phone service working on my moto g 3rd gen?
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Plan on buying a Mi4c, I'm in the UK, will this have any notable effect on my cell service?
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>>51593749
Really it comes down to I'm a mechanic, I'm filthy all day, so I'd rather jot down notes using the disposable stylus than fuck up my screen with whatever chemical I'm bathed in at the moment.
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>>51587279
Late to the party but you should look into the Nvidia Sheid K1 tablet.
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>>51592506
Does it have a lot of dedicated community support?
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>>51593827
Can you even afford a smartphone?
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>>51593879
I work a job where I can get paid for 16 hours in 8, obviously I'm destitute.
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>>51593977
>mechanic
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>>51593783
Anyone?
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>>51593987
>NEET
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Is there even a better option than the Moto X Pure for the price?
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>>51594050
Nah, stay at home dad with a home business. I build custom furniture to sell to yuppies.
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>>51593824
Generally no. The "global" type FDD-LTE bands 1,3,7 are supported on the phone, and Europe has 3,7 almost anywhere.

Seems like with some specific UK providers there might be a problem, though:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks_in_Europe
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Good phone with decent specs for a tinkerer? I'm in Poland.
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>>51594129
Doing the lords work anon.
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>>51593216
depending on what google services you actually use, it's pretty easy.
Between F-Droid for most apps and Aptoide for anything you absolutely need from the Play Store, I'm doing fine.
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Anyone know if the 6P can be woken up when it's lying face up by double tapping the screen?
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>>51594197
Thanks. Yep, just my luck that my provider specifically doesn't work
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>>51594305
Standard feature on 5.1.1 nexus devices and up.
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>>51594305
no it cant
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I'm in Ireland.

What are the best smartphones on the market right now that are for a reasonable price? The only thing I really care about is it being ergonomic(I can reach the whole screen with my thumb) and I won't have to be constantly charging it.
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I have an old Note 2 I want to use a dedicated music player and for offline maps for my car. I've figured out the music player part, but what should I use for offline maps? I'm in the US if that matters
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>>51594313
Sucks. Well, 2G and 3G should still work, but if you're getting it all for data... this will not be a good choice.

Personally, I have a provider that works even with FDD-LTE but CBA to pay for data.

>>51594402
Get a Redmi 2 or something like that.

Though I guess quite a lot of phones (bigger Xiaomis too) have a way to toggle one-handed mode...
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>>51593827
Like I said it'll never be as fluid or smooth as a Samsung note for note taking. It might work somewhat but my experience with capacitive stylus' is they only really work with tablets and even then they aren't particularly precise.
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>>51594426
Doesn't Google maps have offline maps for the US now?
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>>51594426
OSMAnd is neat if you want a more extensive database of stuff.

I voluntarily paid for it, and there is a free version on the google store - but you can get the "better" edition on f-droid for free.

Try it. If you need something more pleb-compatible, there are also other options. Sygic and what not...
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>>51594465
Yes, but I don't have gapps installed on the Note 2. I have it running the latest CM11 build with no gapps to maximize battery life.

>>51594475
>OSMand
Thanks, I'll check it out
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>>51593792
pls
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>>51594329
>>51594377
Now I don't know what to think
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opinions on LG G3? worth buying?
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>>51594605
shit battery
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>>51594629
fuck, I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini atm, does LG G3 have a better battery atleast? sorry if I seem retarded but I'm not too much into technology
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What's the preferred adblock method for rooted android these days. Is it still that terrible proxy setup that never works?
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>>51586366
Just cardboard
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Is the HTC One M9 that bad?

I really like the metal build and I don't care much about the camera, but it seems buying an M8 is a bit too late now.

Especially since I missed this week sales and it might be a while until I get my money to get a phone.

Europe. Budget: approximately 500$.

So basically all imported phones (above 350 $) from outside the EU will cost an extra 100$ in taxes and shipping. It feels kinda crazy and weird to pay for more than 400 bucks on an M8 or to pay 550$ for an M9.

Don't suggest me Nexus or LG or Moto or Oneplus or any of those phones, because I don't like any of them. I wanted to get a Note 4 or 5, but the amoled burn in issue is too much for me, since I'm not sure I'll be able to buy a new phone every 2 years. So, I thought HTC would be a safe bet, if I can ignore the camera. Thoughts?

Is the M8 still worth buying if the price goes over 400? Is the M9 really worth 500? I try to avoid buying from shady Asian places, like China or Hong Kong, since I've heard it can be very hit and miss and you might get the wrong model/colour or some shit like that.
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>>51594743
Stop
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>>51594781
Explain
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>>51594435
People are saying with the Redmi2 that you can't pick Europe as a location.

What about an iPhone? I'd be interested if the price weren't so high. I don't want to be messing with really techy stuff all the time.
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>>51594732
Anyone who has used a gear VR would slap you for saying that. Cardboard is shit compared to the Gear VR. On the GearVR you have actual hardware sensors for 1:1 head tracking. Cardboard has nothing but lenses.

Also gear VR being a closed app environment with specific hardware standards. The apps actually fucking work unlike cardboard which just feels shitty and clunky
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>>51594874
> People are saying with the Redmi2 that you can't pick Europe as a location.
I dimply recall there might not have been an "Europe" in the "quick init wizard" thing but you can pick Europe for the whole two-three settings it affects (time zone, date format, and, uh, something?) in the settings any time.

If that still bothers you, you can flash the xiaomi.eu rom, I equally dimly recall that one *had* quick init settings for specific European countries. I did that to get everything including the stock app's captions in german, for grandma who's not so fluent in english.

> What about an iPhone? I'd be interested if the price weren't so high. I don't want to be messing with really techy stuff all the time.
I don't like them beyond the price. Nothing particularly good about them as far as I'm concerned, save for the cameras on the high-end models.

And yes, the Apple phones also come at a steep price. Your call, really.

Also not like the choice is between a Redmi 2 2GB and iPhone only - dem Xiaomi phones are just what I bought for myself, acquaintances and family members 'cause they are a nice deal.
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>>51594671
Do you mind using an extended battery and case? Battery is not bad but it does not last if your using it to watch videos.
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>>51594874
Why are you talking about a cheap phone like the redmi then an iphone in the same sentence? Are you retarded?
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>>51595363
> Cardboard has nothing but lenses.
But your phone can have rather good orientation sensors. The difference isn't very big then, I had no problems with cardboard tracking quite exactly what I was looking at.

> The apps actually fucking work unlike cardboard which just feels shitty and clunky
Felt pretty smooth to me. The magnetic button was a bit un-smooth, though.
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I just got a Note 4 and I'm looking for an app for reading manga offline.

I tried simply making a folder for each chapter but the default gallery app orders them in an order that's completely fucked, is there an app that could directly read chapters from .zip files for example?
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>>51595462
"Comic reader" or whatever in the store gives you quite many choices.
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>>51585826
Looking for a medium sized phone.
>nice camera
>decent battery
>expandable storage
Those are main priorities
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>>51595458
The difference is HUGE. The galaxy S6 sensors are already the best you can get in a phone. Use the S6 in cardboard vs GearVR and it's night and day. GearVR was made FOR the S6 and note5. And John carmack wrote the code for the GearVR head tracking so it's wayyyy better than any phones internal sensors.
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>>51594671
>extended battery
What is that, how does it work and is it cheap?
And what would I use the case for?
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>>51595553
What's medium to you?

These days medium means 5-5.5" screen size.

Large is over 5.7"

Small or compact is anything under 5"
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>>51595592
> The galaxy S6 sensors are already the best you can get in a phone
Haven't seen a larger test of gyros and accuracy anywhere yet.

> The difference is HUGE
Not seeing it anyways, since cardboard worked really just fine. Tracked my head's movements reliably, quickly (25-40ms? dunno) and accurately to about 1.5 degrees or so.

Maybe you can have 0.5 degrees and with lower latency, but you'd have to be playing FPS to even care about that. I do not feel it mattered shit for the arcade-like games, immersive 3D movie clips, and so on.
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>>51595652
oops, meant to reply to
>>51595428
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How does one set up sim card/data stuff on the moto g3
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>>51595745
See lin
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=252089904962&alt=web
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>>51595713
...look up eve gun jack gameplay

Also does cardboard have NetflixVR?
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Oneplus Two vs. Nexus 6.

I'm buying one or the other tomorrow. /g/ decides
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>>51595974
Nexus 6
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>>51595974
You missed a great Nexus 6 deal. Don't buy it anymore.
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>>51595987
I was leaning towards Nexus 6 until I started reading about the Oneplus Two..

Is it really the better option?
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>>51595811
> ...look up eve gun jack gameplay
Looks boring, but I know some people like these kinds of games. Still, nothing too impressive, could probably play that with cardboard. Hit boxes seem larger than like 1.5 degrees?

> Also does cardboard have NetflixVR?
Apart from Netflix itself sucking over here (licenses, heh):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk4-bjn3B4k

The rest is of course up to the Netflix company, if they can't make an app they suck - basically every third rate video clip / video game company that tried managed to make one; it's not hard.
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>>51596027
What carrier?

Oneplus has shit customer service.

>>51596013
I'm betting tonight at midnight it goes back on uber sale.
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>>51596027
Depends on your exact requirements, but quite possibly yes.
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What is a good app to manage compressed archives?
RAR is good but fuck those ads are annoying as fuck.
Also, Cant i just buy a 8GB USB with a MicroUSB to connect it to my phone for extra space? its the Moto G1 8GB.
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>>51596125
AT&T. I don't mind the lacking customer service, honestly. All I really want is a solid phone with root capability that can run cyanogenmod 12

I appreciate the help btw!
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>>51596176
oneplus phone I'm fairly sure is missing bands fot US carriers

Also, when i mean bad support I mean they refuse to replace malfunctioning hardware
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>>51596169
Another question, How hard is it to root a Moto G1 5.1?
I want to install xPosed and Adaway when my warranty expires this February.
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>>51596219
Super easy, follow guides on XDA.
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LG chocolate is best phone ever made

http://www9.pcmag.com/media/images/183623-lg-chocolate-vx8550.jpg?thumb=y
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What are good phones in the $200-$300 price range with notification lights? This was my favorite feature on my Moto G LTE (coming from an iPhone), and I don't want to lose it.
>>
India
Reccomened me a smartphone
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Are Meizu phones good?
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>>51596288
Nexus 5X is as low as $299 on sale right now
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So my HTC Droid DNA has crapped out on me and I need a new phone. I'm in the US and I mostly use my phone for youtube video viewing/web browsing, and light gaming.

I just really have no idea where to start in terms of looking for a new phone. I was told that the Nexus 6 and 5x are great phones but unfortunately as far as budget is concerned I can't purchase a 400-600 dollar phone outright.

It has to have its price reduced through contract signing(im with verizon), or be purchased with a monthly payment plan.

That being said, currently best buy has the LG G4 for 1.00 with 2 year contract, and the LG V10 for 50.00 with 2 year contract. Thats a great deal and I'm looking at both phones. The problem is that they are just damn big phones. If I could find a Moto X pure for around the same price I think I'd be set.

What other options do I have? I appreciate any advice you can give me. Thank you.
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>>51596209
It looks like the missing bands may just be in the Oneplus X and Oneplus One. I can't find anything on the 2.

I'm likely going to break the warranty with root and roms anyways so the parts replacement doesnt phase me too much.

But can you give me a better insight to the performance between these two? Oneplus two seems more powerful. Does anyone know anything on the build quality?
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>>51596354
aggressive throttling + encryption = slow
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>>51596367
>the warranty with root and roms anyways so the parts replacement doesnt phase me too much.

Why does that matter? Oneplus isn't a company with a locked bootloader so they can prove this

Oneplus doesn't have a good reputation is all I know, you're never going to see one in the US for the most part.

Moto tends to make the best smartphones, and I've seen the Nexus 6. It's a tank.
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>>51596099
They have a VR app it works on GearVR because it's the only phone that can run continuous CPU/GPU for that long without overheating
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>>51596380
cant* prove this
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>>51596371
>Good phone
>LED notification
>coming from Moto G
Nexus 5X will be just fine.
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>>51594437
Thanks for the input, I've been considering an active stylus as well. Sometimes it's just easier to write things down when taking notes.
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>>51596440
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>>51596434
Well yeah it's a great phone, just a tad slow for 2015. just giving you a heads up m8
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>>51596574
If it wasn't for the software encryption it would be on the level of most other flagships
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>>51596599
It would probably be even faster thanks to muh stock android
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>>51596574
>>51596599

Is it??
I was interested in getting it too.
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>>51596363

This guy here again.

I just keep going back to the LG G4, for the price it's just an excellent offering. I'm really thinking of just going and picking it up right now, what do you guys think?

Also since i'll be getting this phone at best buy with a 2 year verizon contract, do you guys know of any quick way to rid the phone of all the bullshit verizon bloatware?
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>>51596599
Thank you based overpowered note5, encrypted and running non-stock android and it's still the fastest android phone this year.
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>>51596790
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClZiJ3gG0ls
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>>51585826
i dig sound quality through headphones/ear plugs. should i go for Z5P with high-res or V10 with 32 bits DAC?
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Why don't Nexus phones have SD card slots?
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>>51596842
or both sound the same?
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>>51587216
Check out the Moto G
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>>51596842
I don't use headphones but using the aux input there it's a noticeable difference on my v10 from my old phone. I'm not an audiophile though so would suggest just pick the phone that has the most features you like since they are both above average.
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>>51588081
I have the 2nd gen currently and I'm pretty sure the 3rd is the same price if you don't bumb it up in the moto maker. For a bit more you can get an extra gig of ram which I think is worth it
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>>51593002
any good? might pick one up myself
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>>51596932
I'm not an audiophile either so i dont have much knowledge on both sound technologies V10 and Z5 uses. I just would like to know which sounds better. I've lurked a lot about these phones and on paper V10 win the cake. But I think that in the human ear both sounds the same. Just like the 4K in an 4" display.
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>>51597123
i meant 5.5". Thoughts?
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As I understand, some phones can not be rooted and/or don't give access to the bootloader. Where could I find a list of those?
Are all of the phones listed in OP unlockable?

Also, is Samsung Galaxy S5 good? I like the price and that it has an SD slot. This will be my first Android phone.
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I'm looking for a phone under a €350 budget. Is there anything i should get other than the OPO or Moto G?
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>>51597192

One Plus X
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>>51596332
Generally yes, but most of them recently have fallen behind Xiaomi (used to be a wash ~2-3 years ago, Xiaomi mostly pwn'd recently though).

I think the newest high end model showed up very high in benchmarks again, though.

>>51596289
Xiaomi's TDD-LTE phones work, right? Sorry not too much experience with TDD-LTE phones here...
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Who ready for Windows 10 mobile here?
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>>51597250

Lol nerd
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>>51597250

I would if they would start porting some lagdroid apps to it.. I thought Win10 was supposed to make it easy.
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Any good phone with a metal case for less than 500 bucks?

Everything I see is plastic. Also Samsung's metal glass backs don't qualify since they can break quite easily. I want a durable phone, but with a nice design.

Europe here.
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>>51597211
Thanks. I'm considering MX4. Only major flaw for me is lack of SD slot.
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>>51597164
> As I understand, some phones can not be rooted and/or don't give access to the bootloader. Where could I find a list of those?
... try Google, but actually you'll have to look up each model that interest you.

Any list about smartphones is incomplete, there are way too many.

> Also, is Samsung Galaxy S5 good? I like the price and that it has an SD slot. This will be my first Android phone.
I think it should be okay? Just consider what kind of specs you need. Maybe you could literally make do with a $55 chinese smartphone, too... who knows.

>>51597192
OnePlus X / 2.

Or Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 / 3, Mi4c. Maybe Redmi 2 2GB if you want to go as low as the Moto G in specs for a cheaper price.
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>>51597250
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>>51585826
I've never had a smartphone before and I've been looking at reviews recently but I'm can't be sure what to think for myself having never owned a phone to gauge others. I live in the US and my workplace overs a 17% discount on plans over $32/mo.

I'd prefer a phone that just runs well and has an sd card slot. I'd like the S6 edge plus but the storage seems lacking and it doesn't have sd card support. I've never cared for the camera quality. I just want something that isn't slow as fuck.
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>>51597308
The Redmi Note 3 will have metal body.

Currently ~$200 but it's a pre-order for new year where they resellers will be trying to get their hands on one of the first batches.

> I want a durable phone, but with a nice design.
Honestly, plastic already *is* pretty durable. Or Kevlar or whatever, if you want the fancy OnePlus 2 back.

Metal is mostly a looks thing...
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>>51597320
>... try Google, but actually you'll have to look up each model that interest you.
Where's a good place to look up?
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>>51597383
also I'm not as retarded as that post makes me sound
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Is the LG V10 available anywhere in the UK?
Im dying to get it man
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>>51597314
Hm. The Elephone P8000 / OnePlus X / Redmi Note 2 / might be some newer devices with SD slots to have a look at, perhaps.
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>>51597383
> my workplace overs a 17% discount on plans over $32/mo
A cheap plan without data (or with little data) can cost you $10 or less / month. YMMV if you constantly make calls.

> I just want something that isn't slow as fuck.
I have the idea that any phone from this year right down to a $55 doogee x5 (import from china, no plan - it's literally the cost with shipping) might do the trick with these requirements.
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>>51597471 (correction)
"Zenfone 2" was erased by careless management of fingers on keyboard.

>>51597537
Also, for the cheap providers, most are in this list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_mobile_virtual_network_operators
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>>51597320
But isn't the OPO overall better than the X? Also i heard that the Xiaomi has a somewhat lazy touchscreen, am i wrong?
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If on the GSMArena page of a phone, in the features, it says Java: No, does it mean the phone is not worth buying?
It's a very good phone with good specs otherwise.
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>>51597839
> But isn't the OPO overall better than the X?
Not really. Weight and microSD and such give the X some advantages, I would overall prefer it to the One myself.

> Also i heard that the Xiaomi has a somewhat lazy touchscreen, am i wrong?
About that, yes, you are wrong.

You can watch a bunch of Youtube reviews, but even on the low end models it is accurate and just fine. The unspecified internals of Xiaomi phones and gadgets are basically almost all better than you'd expect on average, they're kinda making a point with that.
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>>51597970
No. A Java ME interpreter was a lesser used feature in the past.

Modern Java runs on ART (or maybe Dalvik still, kinda modern) and *ALL* Android phones support that.
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If you ain't talkin Lumia I don't wanna talk
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can anyone comment on LG's build quality? thinking of going with a nexus 5x since my moto g first gen just died on me. $300 seems pretty decent for a phone released this year
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Should I just by the 5X right now or wait until Amazon maybe puts the 6 back on sale?
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>>51598339
I'm waiting until midnight personally for the 6 to go on sale. Should we all stay in the thread and stay up together like butt fags?
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>>51598353
Yes <3
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Huawei P8 or Motorola Moto X Style? I can get the P8 for slightly less but I intend to keep my phone for atleast 2 years. Currently using a Sony Xperia from 2012 with no working headphone port and cracked screen.
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>>51597385
Yeah, it looks interesting, but frankly I avoid buying Chinese good or stuff made in China. You are basically growing their economy, if you do so. And I don't trust their "quality" control.

So I might have to settle for an HTC, after all.
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>>51598560
Moto x style all the way

>>51598339
I'd wait for the nex 6
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I'm choosing phone for my sister
She's not very tech savy so i'm guessing she wouldn't use full potential of higher priced phones than these two are (200€+-)
I can't decide from these 2
>Motorola Moto G 3rd, but only 8GB version is available!
or
>Samsung Galaxy J5

Looks like samshit take better photos, have longer battery life but has lower RAM by 0,5GB and is not waterproof.
What do you guys think
Or if else do you have better tip for that price? Im in central europe
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>>51599015
Moto G, does that mean the Samshit only has .5GB of ram? I thought the 8GB Moto G only had 1GB RAM
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>>51598583
> You are basically growing their economy, if you do so.
I'd like them to continue making smartphones and get wealthier, sure. Not seeing the problem.

> And I don't trust their "quality" control.
Foxconn -same company as for Apple- manufactures Xiaomi devices. I think they also have others, but QC never has been an issue.

> So I might have to settle for an HTC, after all.
Eh, HTC is a Chinese company, too. But do whatever you like.
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Just got my first smartphone ever, a Galaxy S4. Is there a list of what software to get or a simple tutorial on how to get most out of it? I literally have no knowledge of these things, I've been using Nokia phone with black and white screen up until now.
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>>51599167
>>51599015
sorry i made mistake,
samshit have 1,5GB

well i guess there's no way buying motorola would be better choice right?
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>>51599200
Ah yes a, fancy video for you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF5_0_0WN8I

I do not think it's like the phones serially all get tested like this, but they've been made well.

>>51599015
Yea, get her the Samsung? Most like their cameras... and full waterproofing is very rarely needed.
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>>51599286
It's hard to say, I have experience with the Motorola phones. I have never used the cheaper Samsung phones.
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>>51599255
Root it and install TWRP. Then install TitaniumBackup and maybe F-Droid.

>>51599286
Nah. If you preferred cheaper I'd suggest to get the Redmi 2 2GB for your sister instead of the Moto G anyways. Or the Redmi Note 2.

But the 13MP camera and stuff on the Samsung will probably be fine.
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>>51599255
Apps that I can recommend:
>Sunshine Calendar for scheduling appointments
>Evernote for taking quick or long-term notes
>Spotify for free music
>SwiftKey Keyboard for a nice typing experience
>Nova Launcher for clean and customizable homescreen
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>>51597998
64GB storage is more than enough for me and also 3100mAh battery. The only downsize might be the size and the fact that it is 1 year old already if not more. I'll see. Thanks
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>>51599200
You are basically committing economic suicide, by feeding the Chinese economy, this way.

>wants to make the Chinese wealthier for making cheap rip-offs of original phones

And no, btw, HTC is a company from Taiwan, you know, basically China's archenemy. Read some history about it.

Yeah, and thats also one of the reasons I don't like iPhones, since they are made with Chinese labour. Apple is a fake company, built on cheap labour exploitation, but which claims to embody some kind of "cool" culture. They're nothing but gay reptiles.
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Someone red pill me on the Huawei P8 lite please.
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>>51599255
>>51599321
>>51599367
Thanks for the recommendations, guys.
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>>51592578
not the free versions. i've never used apex, but from what i've been told, apex free has much more capability than the nova free. considering buying one of them though, just want to try apex free first
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