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wolfwolfwolf
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(03-20-2017, 02:23 PM)
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That plus screen size is going to be glorious.
this_guy
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(03-20-2017, 02:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by wolfwolfwolf



That plus screen size is going to be glorious.

I'm liking the size of the Galaxy S8.
wolfwolfwolf
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(03-20-2017, 02:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by this_guy

I'm liking the size of the Galaxy S8.

Here it is next to an iPhone 7 and S7 Edge.

Vanillalite
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(03-20-2017, 02:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by this_guy

I'm liking the size of the Galaxy S8.

This. Big screen in a smaller footprint without having to upgrade to the Edge model to get something larger than just 5". So you still get a rather large screen, but without the extra cost.

I think the iPhone will be the same.

I'll be interested to see how well the Plus models for both sell if the regular model fixes the smaller screen issue by getting rid of the bezels without dramatically increasing the footprint of the phones.
derFeef
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(03-20-2017, 02:50 PM)
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Starting to enjoy my A3 a bit more the more I use it. It's a nice, small phone - not sure why it's not getting more recommendations here. Probably because of the camera?
Jeffrey
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(03-20-2017, 02:50 PM)
S8 seems like a good size but rumors are it having the same 3000mah battery at S7 which wasn't really known for good battery.

Originally Posted by derFeef

Starting to enjoy my A3 a bit more the more I use it. It's a nice, small phone - not sure why it's not getting more recommendations here. Probably because of the camera?

We don't talk about ultra budget phones much lol.
TTOOLL
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(03-20-2017, 03:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

S8 seems like a good size but rumors are it having the same 3000mah battery at S7 which wasn't really known for good battery.

My S7 (exynos) has great battery life. I get 24h frequently with 4 hours of SOT.
DrFunk
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(03-20-2017, 03:37 PM)
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Exynos has always been known for steady battery life. It's the SD variants that binge on juice
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(03-20-2017, 04:03 PM)
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I just can't wait cause the S8 is the first 835 phone and I want to see benchmarks for performance and battery.
Jeffrey
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(03-20-2017, 04:16 PM)

Originally Posted by Vanillalite

I just can't wait cause the S8 is the first 835 phone and I want to see benchmarks for performance and battery.

Best wait for op4 lol. Well benchmarks are leaked already.

I bet it's gonna lose to op3t in speed tests lol.

Unless Samsung really care about performance this time for the snapdragon model.
Spork4000
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(03-20-2017, 04:21 PM)
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When is the s8 event again? Sometime next month?
derFeef
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(03-20-2017, 04:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

We don't talk about ultra budget phones much lol.

I guess so.
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(03-20-2017, 04:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spork4000

When is the s8 event again? Sometime next month?

29th of March so next week.
Spork4000
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(03-20-2017, 04:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

29th of March so next week.

Sweet, thanks
IronRaven
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(03-20-2017, 05:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by wolfwolfwolf

Here it is next to an iPhone 7 and S7 Edge.


If that's really the size of the normal S8, I'm struggling to think why I would bother getting the larger one.


http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTCs-...-about_id92188


Hey HTC. Do you wanna talk about some problems you might be having?

This is just so stupid on so many levels.
Last edited by IronRaven; 03-20-2017 at 08:58 PM. Reason: Added something for discussion
rc213
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(03-20-2017, 10:29 PM)
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Anyone find anything good in the Android beta?
Vanillalite
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(03-20-2017, 11:42 PM)
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Gotta be honest both Android and iOS updates kinda bore me now. Most of the major features are already in.

Everything else especially in Android land is all handled via app updated vs system.
Groof
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(03-21-2017, 01:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by rc213

Anyone find anything good in the Android beta?

well if you give a shit fingerprint gestures are in.
this_guy
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(03-21-2017, 02:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

Gotta be honest both Android and iOS updates kinda bore me now. Most of the major features are already in.

Everything else especially in Android land is all handled via app updated vs system.

Yeah just give me semi regular security updates and I'm good for the most part.
IronRaven
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(03-21-2017, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by this_guy

Yeah just give me semi regular security updates and I'm good for the most part.

I feel the same way. Unfortunately, security updates seem to be low on the totem pole for most manufactures.
Vanillalite
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(03-21-2017, 03:37 AM)
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Update in progress

Now to see how much shit Samsung has changed and how much the wifey will complain about it being different lol

-Pyromaniac-
(03-21-2017, 03:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

Gotta be honest both Android and iOS updates kinda bore me now. Most of the major features are already in.

Everything else especially in Android land is all handled via app updated vs system.

iOS still has room for growth in notifications but yeah almost everything else is refined. I like that though. The more I grow in this tech world the more I value refinement and consistency.
this_guy
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(03-21-2017, 03:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by IronRaven

I feel the same way. Unfortunately, security updates seem to be low on the totem pole for most manufactures.

The big manufacturers like Samsung, LG, seem to be doing monthly security updates for their flagships. Even ZTE with their Axon 7 has been quick with updates. Huawei promises quarterly security updates which I can live with. Motorola has been really disappointing after the Lenovo purchase as my Moto G4 Plus is still on the July 2016 security update.
Quasar
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(03-21-2017, 03:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bboy AJ

I've never not used Google Voice. It's the best thing Google has ever done aside from Gmail.

Better than search and maps and YouTube?
Stronginthearm
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(03-21-2017, 03:59 AM)
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Tomorrow, I'll be getting a new phone. I have a micro sd card in my old android phone. I'd like to stick the card into the new one, move the music off it into the new phone's storage and remove the micro sd card. Is there a way to do this with no access to a computer?

EDIT: Can I transfer by bluetooth?
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Jeffrey
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(03-21-2017, 04:33 AM)

Originally Posted by Stronginthearm

Tomorrow, I'll be getting a new phone. I have a micro sd card in my old android phone. I'd like to stick the card into the new one, move the music off it into the new phone's storage and remove the micro sd card. Is there a way to do this with no access to a computer?

EDIT: Can I transfer by bluetooth?

from sdcard to local memory? just do it with one of the handful of good file managers on android.


probably easier to manage on pc though.
kaiyo
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(03-21-2017, 04:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stronginthearm

Tomorrow, I'll be getting a new phone. I have a micro sd card in my old android phone. I'd like to stick the card into the new one, move the music off it into the new phone's storage and remove the micro sd card. Is there a way to do this with no access to a computer?

EDIT: Can I transfer by bluetooth?

Bluetooth would be really slow.
Gattsu25
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(03-21-2017, 05:20 AM)
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Pixel C owners, PSA: The Android Beta program has a new beta out that includes the Pixel Launcher instead of the old Google Now Launcher.
IronRaven
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(03-21-2017, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by this_guy

The big manufacturers like Samsung, LG, seem to be doing monthly security updates for their flagships. Even ZTE with their Axon 7 has been quick with updates. Huawei promises quarterly security updates which I can live with. Motorola has been really disappointing after the Lenovo purchase as my Moto G4 Plus is still on the July 2016 security update.

That's actually pretty reassuring to hear. I might consider a non-Pixel phone for my next phone then.
ty_hot
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(03-21-2017, 08:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gattsu25

Pixel C owners, PSA: The Android Beta program has a new beta out that includes the Pixel Launcher instead of the old Google Now Launcher.

I hope they open it up for any phone.
Gordon Shumway
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(03-21-2017, 09:41 AM)
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Asking again.

Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway

Hey, y'all. Hopefully someone can answer this for me. I have a spam number list such is full of random people that would call all hours of the day. Recently, I've had some weirdo in Nevada calling and just breathing in the phone. Went to add the number to spam, but the option has just vanished!

Is this a firmware/version thing? Did Google do this on purpose? Why?

I'm on android 6.0
Moto G 3rd gen

Thanks again.
Bboy AJ
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(03-21-2017, 10:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Quasar

Better than search and maps and YouTube?

Good point. No.
ty_hot
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(03-21-2017, 11:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway

Asking again.



Thanks again.

You can install a different dialer or contacts app that have that feature. On my dialer I have that option under settings, blocked numbers, yours should be similar ( I think all dialers will have it somewhere).
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(03-21-2017, 11:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stronginthearm

Tomorrow, I'll be getting a new phone. I have a micro sd card in my old android phone. I'd like to stick the card into the new one, move the music off it into the new phone's storage and remove the micro sd card. Is there a way to do this with no access to a computer?

EDIT: Can I transfer by bluetooth?

If you have both phones you can connect phone to phone via AirDroid and just transfer shit over your local network.
Stronginthearm
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(03-21-2017, 12:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

If you have both phones you can connect phone to phone via AirDroid and just transfer shit over your local network.

Now that looks good. I'll give it a go!
Jeffrey
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(03-21-2017, 01:19 PM)
More s8 videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5bZtOdmmuQ

It's a phone!
Vanillalite
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(03-21-2017, 01:30 PM)
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Virtually no bezels and on screen buttons are hawt.

That being said they aren't game changer, and the UI looks pretty familiar especially since I played with my Wife's GS6 with Nougat last night.

Think I'm gonna just order the Blue Coral GS7 when I get home and cop that free gift card.

835 ain't enough to sway me for the extra cash I would pay out.
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(03-21-2017, 03:28 PM)
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Side note I hate how all the major carriers will fawn over you if you are a new customer or adding lines, but they give 0 fucks if you are an existing customer.

You almost are better off switching carriers every year or two to get the credits. It's fucking stupid.
Crimson_Gold
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(03-21-2017, 03:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

Side note I hate how all the major carriers will fawn over you if you are a new customer or adding lines, but they give 0 fucks if you are an existing customer.

You almost are better off switching carriers every year or two to get the credits. It's fucking stupid.

It really is, but growth is more important than retention or something like that.
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(03-21-2017, 03:58 PM)
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So the Galaxy S8 benchmarks are all over the place.

The original leaked benchmarks for both the exynos and 835 sucked.

Then new benchmarks hit and supposedly the S8 basically broke Antutu it was so fast.

Idk wtf to think.
Jeffrey
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(03-21-2017, 04:08 PM)
It's all a smokescreen!
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(03-21-2017, 04:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

It's all a smokescreen!

Antutu is usually reliable though and yet the S8 is the first device ever to break 200k for a score.

Makes me wonder if Samsung cheated on the bench test somehow.
this_guy
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(03-21-2017, 04:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

Side note I hate how all the major carriers will fawn over you if you are a new customer or adding lines, but they give 0 fucks if you are an existing customer.

You almost are better off switching carriers every year or two to get the credits. It's fucking stupid.

Yeah since you don't have to do contracts any more it's better to just switch if something better comes along. It's more of a hassle if you're on a family plan if everyone needs to get a new phone.

If you're on an individual line Cricket, AT&T GoPhone, or MetroPCS are all solid choices and you can get pretty much any unlocked phone to use on those carriers.
Jeffrey
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(03-21-2017, 04:47 PM)

Originally Posted by Vanillalite

Antutu is usually reliable though and yet the S8 is the first device ever to break 200k for a score.

Makes me wonder if Samsung cheated on the bench test somehow.

Regardless im bored of benchmarks. Give me the real world smoothness.
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(03-21-2017, 04:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

Regardless im bored of benchmarks. Give me the real world smoothness.

If it's not an iPhone well it's not an iPhone

#SorryNotSorry
IronRaven
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(03-21-2017, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

If it's not an iPhone well it's not an iPhone

#SorryNotSorry


Unless you have an older iPhone. In that case, here's some free slowness.
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(03-21-2017, 05:38 PM)
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Yo Boy AJ how much faster is web browsing on your iPhone vs Android?
DrFunk
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(03-21-2017, 06:12 PM)
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The android O preview is out - and if you got the cajones you can install it

http://www.androidcentral.com/how-ge...ll-back-nougat
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(03-21-2017, 06:13 PM)
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I kinda like the logo

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/21/14...ifications-api
IronRaven
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(03-21-2017, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrFunk

The android O preview is out - and if you got the cajones you can install it

http://www.androidcentral.com/how-ge...ll-back-nougat


I'm going to go ahead and sit this one out and let other people test it for me.

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