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If requesting purchasing advice, please provide your country and what carrier you will be using it with, along with wanted features, budget and size.

Good resources:
>Reviews, specs, comparisons
http://www.gsmarena.com
http://www.phonearena.com
http://www.kimovil.com

>Frequency checker
http://willmyphonework.net
http://frequencycheck.com

>Chinkphone news
http://www.gizchina.com
http://www.gizmochina.com

>Recommended Chinkphones $80-$300 as of a long time ago (outdated - blame /csg/)
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Chink_shit_general/Phones

>Post a mini-review of your phone
>Discuss upcoming and current models
>Ask for help related to phones
>Tell us how much shekels you spent on good/bad phone
>PRAISE THE CHINKPHONES unless you live in America you shits

>News:
Huawei Mate 10 to come in three variants
http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_might_launch_three_mate_10_variants-news-27246.php

Nokia 9 shows up on GFXBench running Android Oreo
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_9_now_shows_up_in_benchmarks_running_android_oreo-news-27240.php

The TrueDepth camera of the iPhone X works like the Xbox Kinect
http://www.gsmarena.com/truedepth_camera_of_iphone_x_works_like_the_kinect-news-27242.php

Sony H4233 with 6-inch display and Android Oreo spotted on GFXBench
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_h4233_with_6inch_display_and_android_oreo_spotted_on_gfxbench-news-27238.php

iPhone X, iPhone 8 duo release dates and pricing across the world
http://www.gsmarena.com/iphone_x_iphone_8_and_iphone_8_plus_release_date_and_pricing-news-27233.php

HTC U11 Life will be HTC‘s first Android One Phone
https://twitter.com/LlabTooFeR/status/907870249458049024

iPhone X hands-on live from Apple Event 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCQuasiJgYM

Apple iPhone X first look
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYYvHb03Eog

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus hands-on live from Apple Event 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Gh1dAifbs

old >>62408702
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U11 still best flagship
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Just wanted to say something:

>iPhone X is shit, LG, Samsung, Xiaomi, Essential they all had edge to edge displays before Apple and the G6 is much more affordable...

>Note 8 is not worth it over a Galaxy S8, S pen is just a meme.

>LG V30 will be the best phone of the year but nobody will fucking buy it.

>OP5 is the worst OP phone ever.

>iPhone 8 is horribly 2015-ish...

>Apple bragging about wireless charging when Palm had it in 2009 and Nokia in 2012.

>iPad Pro is the best fucking tablet and Android isn't even trying.

>Huawei Mate 10 will be better than the Note 8 and more powerful too.

>Xiaomi will dominate the electronics world by 2030.


Hail kek
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>>62420854
HTC has terminal cancer.
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>>62420917

not while they're making Pixels they don't
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the fuck is up with used phone prices. $40+ for galaxy ace 4. it's an ace 4 not an s4. ridiculous prices even for horribly outdated shit like s2
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>still no Nokia 7
I'm gonna buy the x compact instead I guess. Or the x and go with sailfish OS.
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>>62420811
I'm actually considering buying the iPhone X because I been wanting a phone that isn't just android. My HTC One M9 is a literal dumpster fire. This thing is like holding hot cup of water for hours on end and the camera quality is garbage. The property software is everywhere like the bullshit ATT apps they preloaded and have to disable them in settings and do not plan to root because of my family photos and other important documents on my phone. The only good thing about this phone is the DAC and the speakers.

I love Android but I want to try iOS for a change and i do not care for the price, just want to try their new flagship, see how it is, if it shit I'll just return it for my money and get a Samsung note 8
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>>62420953
It's supposed to release next year in January
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Saw some anon talking about the amazon prime deal smartphones last thread, thought it seems like a cool idea since you can pay to remove the ad stuff. Just noticed though that it looks like it comes with non-ad shit installed; now I wonder if you can actually remove that crap or if it's permanently built into the OS.
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>>62421014

>complains about bloatware
>if it shit I'll just return it for my money and get a Samsung note 8
>kek
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>>62421014
Look at the into getting a pixle if you want to experience android
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What kind of phone should I buy? On ATT, unlimited budget but still want to get my money's worth. Must have a headphone jack and last me hopefully 3 years. Plz no apple products
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>>62421022
>thought it seems like a cool idea since you can pay to remove the ad stuff.
nigga what

the discount you get for allowing the ads is the whole point
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>>62421115
Lg v30 since you clearly don't want s8.
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>>62421124
I'm saying it's cool because you can save now and if it TRULY annoys you, you can get it gone later.
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>>62420901
Nobody will buy the v30 because it looks just like a S8 except the S8 has better specs and only 500bucks BRAND NEW.
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[spoiler]The LG v30 seems too good to be true, honestly.

Or maybe it's a PS4 situation where it's simply good by default since the competition shit the bed.[/spoiler]
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>>62421055
>shitty bezels
>weird design
>no water resistant
>jewgle botnet

Yeah, no thanks anon
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>>62421198
True true
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>>62421115
S8 with a case and screen protector. Still cheaper and better than the v30.
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is motto g5 plus or g4 plus better/
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>>62421184
>only 500bucks BRAND NEW
nice meme
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>>62421184
Why would anyone pay more than $300 for a smartphone?
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I'm currently using a moto g2 and want to switch to something similar but obviously better. Turns out I can get moto g5 (3gb version, not plus) for relatively cheap. Any reason not to get it? Is it decent enough for its price? Any better alternatives?
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>>62421283
Oh boy op.
Tmobile unlocks super easy.

>>62421290
Some people do some dont.
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>>62421290
$400+ gets you flagship-tier specs. better soc, screen, camera
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I'm considering getting the p10 lite or p9. I'm more considered about battery life than performance. What alternatives should i consider at the same price range?
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>>62421322
>""""mint""""
>""""new"""" (resale)
lmao
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>>62421337
No argument.
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>>62421357
fucking dodgy literally whos don't count. try real stores like amazon
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>>62421384
560
Were you trying to prove something?
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>>62421022
>now I wonder if you can actually remove that crap or if it's permanently built into the OS.
pls respond
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>>62421458
where
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>>62421499
Amazon used like new
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>>62421514
>used """"like new""""
>brand new
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH kys kys kys
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>>62421523
?
I posted a picture to brand new devices. Cheaper than Amazon and brand new.
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>>62421543
read the sticker. the seller is dodgy as fuck. you don't know if they're stolen or if they get hobos to sign up for contracts and cops track you down and take the phone from you
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Question. How good is lineageos at security updates? How long is it gonna take them to patch out that Bluetooth exploit for instance? If I root the new pixel to remove gapps, am I fucked out of getting updates?
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>>62421560
Oh. All those sellers? Also, all the phones on the site?
495$ guy has 200+ reviews 5star
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I've never owned anything but Motorola phones (Razr, OG Droid, Droid 4, Droid Turbo 2) and I'm in the market for a new phone but good God Motorola has gone to shit. Moto Mods are the stupidest shit on the planet. All the phones look like shit with those exposed pins (or whatever they are) and huge ass camera bumps, and all the mods are fucking retarded (gay ass garbage brand speakers, a bigger battery when the droid turbo 2 already had a big ass battery without looking like a turtle, and none of the new motorola phones have these sexy backs.

I fucking loved my turbo 2 (had some complaints but the pros far outweighed the cons) and now I need a new phone after Jamal swiped my shit, but everything feels like a letdown in some way (I can't even go back to 1080x1920.) The Galaxy S8+ looks good on paper but it has an ugly back and
>touchjizz

What do, /spg/?
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>>62421613
"lightning controls"

the ones that claim mint instead of new might be legit
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>>62421560
>>62421625
Are you a different anon?
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>>62421671
no
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Had a go of a Mi6 in a Xiaomi store today and it was much smaller than I thought. Also, the store said that they don't do refunds.

Not sure I could bring myself to buy it.

If I do, I'll buy it from HK Goldway when I'm back in the UK so I at least have a chance of returning it if it's DOA
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Looking to buy a new phone, tired of using iphone(currently have an iphone 6 plus), is the s8+ any good? Was also thinking of getting the OP5, that phone worth a look?
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>>62421933
Jelly screen lottery for OP5. Don't recommend. Note 8 or Pixel
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To those who use phone cases, do you use generic ones or specialty ones (ex. those panatone iphone cases)
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>>62422013
Generic ones
As long as they go over the screen I'm not terrible fussed
I don't do silicone cases because they warp about 30 seconds after putting them on, but I like TPU cases
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Opinions on refurbished Nokia 3310 on Aliexpress for 18.33?
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>>62420901
What is your opinion on the underpowered SD625?
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>>62420901
I agree with most, but OP2 was much worse than OP5
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>>62421618
Just use a style shell. Exposed pins, gone. Camera bump, gone.
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>>62421952
>Jelly screen lottery
What lottery? They all have the jelly screen
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>>62422243
for what purpose?

i got a snapdragon 400 phone for $14 but i guess that was a fluke
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>>62422458
Different times buddy...

The OP2 was meh but the company was new and they were still learning things, plus, the phone was fucking cheap.

The OP5 feels out of the club because it lacks an edge to edge display like the best flagships of this year.

That and the iPhone look killed the OP5 this year for me.
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>>62422429
Not underpowered, enough for most users actually.
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I'm a complete tardo when it comes to phone rooting. Can anyone spoonfeed me a good guide for the S5 active?
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will anything happen if i root my friend's prime deal phone?
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>android 6
>most devices comes with unlockable bootloader and rootable
>xposed
>immersive mode
>desktop tabs on browser
>per app dpi
>gravity box, xprivscy, and various other gems


>android 7
>bootloader locked
>rooting requires exploit
>no properly working xposed in sight
>only way to somewhat get around it is to pay $1000 for a pixel
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Note 8 just shipped, it better arrive tomorrow and not on monday.

I haven't really looked into it because my phone never got android 4 or higher.
But can you use an external screen as a secondary screen? Not just mirroring.
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>>62420811
Getting my first smartphone soon and have been lurking this general for a while, but want this one question answered in real-time. How many gigs of RAM are ideal for a phone? Specifically if I plan to install games and emulators?
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>>62422898
4-6
3 if you're on a tight budget
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>>62422910
There really games that need more than 4 gigs?
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>>62422898
onePlus 5 here

>8gb of ram or life is not worth living
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>>62422920
maybe not but you'll have more than just the game. don't pay extra for the 6 gb version if the base model has 4 gb but high end phones come with 6 gb on the base model these days
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>>62422608

https://theunlockr.com/2014/10/13/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-s5-active-2/

Gotta have the supported model of phone, though.
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any cheapish chink phones with physical qwerty keyboard available yet?
Android ofc
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>>62423026
No
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>>62423026

Just the new Blackberries.
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>5"-5.1"
>4k mAh battery
>USB-C
>NFC
>Band 20
>64GB ROM
>4GB RAM
>Snapdragon

Is there any phone like this coming out soon? every phone dev just meme out 5.5" phones that dosent fit one of my hands properly and I have no need for a big screen. Just want a phone that fits nicely into the pocket.
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>>62423086
Asus was about to make one, zenfone zoom s, but I guess there isn't a market for so small phones.
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>>62423114
there is a market, everyone are just being big phone fags
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>lol ur dad wus russian
>you're banned federally
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>>62423086
The battery is the problem right there. Hard to fit it into smaller phones. And pretty much overpowered imho. Remember that with a smaller screen comes less power consumption. Closest bets to your demand right now: Google pixel or Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime
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Buying a phone for my Mum, to replace her 3 year old HTC ONE(???) it has to justwerk, good battery, decently big screen and specs that will last for a while, I'm looking at the lenovo P2, any other suggestions?
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>>62423086
>4k mAh
>4,000
>mAh
Think about what you just said for a second
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>>62423312
what do you mean?
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>>62423320
>4(k)
>(m)Ah

Yes, today I drove 15,000,000 millimetres to the shop
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>>62423338
Fuck off you retarded autist.
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>>62423338
do you have autism or something?
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>>62423151
Not big enough for it to be profitable
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>>62423309
Can anyone help me out here? I was thinking about getting her the new Xiaomi phone but I think I need something with a warranty in case she drops it in the toilet or some bullshit.
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>>62423086
>4k mAh
>not 4Ah
Retard
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>>62423366
>>62423338
Samefag please go, noone cares about your autism.
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>>>62423376
Keep telling yourself that
Hey, I'm only 1,000/2,000 of the posters :^)
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>>62423086
OnePlus 5
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>>62423598

screen too big
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>>62423653
But 5.5" is the sweet spot unless you go bezelless
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>>62423689
already have a 5.5" phone and i find the screen to big, want it smaller. I dont watch videos or browse much on my phone I use my tablet for that.
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does anyone have the redmi 4x? if yes, can you comment on the device's temperature? I'm about to puchase it, but I see a lot of complaints about it running overly hot for no reason
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>>62423862
Get the redmi note 4x you twat
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>>62423701
manlet baby
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>>62423086
Closest I can think of right now is the bq aquaris x
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>>62424073
wow the BQ Aquaris X Pro seems perfect, where the fuck do you buy them? cant find them anywhere.
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>>62423982
when my hands grow the size of plates and pigs fly, I'll get a 5.5" phone
until then, how about we talk about the 4x
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>>62423338
>>62423366
kill yourself, battery capacity is measured in mAh for consumer electronics
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>>62424170
get a redmi 4 prime/pro instead, just a little big more expensive but you get a vastly superior phone
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>>62424170
Handlet get out.
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>>62424116
They are euro only pretty much. In the German caliphate I can find it on amazon or their official website. Allahu Akbar.
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Is Oneplus 3T still worth buying in 2017? Will it have more longevity than iPhones in the same generation?
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>>62424206
It's sold out nation-wide and I need a new phone ASAP, so no time (or money) for a highly-taxed import
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>>62423026
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ofQV33q0Bo
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>>62422711
Xiaomi doesn't have this problem.

Currently have root and xposed on Android 7.0. when i get my mi mix 2 it will be bootloader unlocked and rooted within minutes because all their phones are the same. Xmiui is a nice xposed module
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>>62424246
Oreo is the last official update it's getting, but I'll be supported in the form of custom ROMs for years ahead
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The Xperia XZ1 doesn't release in December or November does it?!
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>>62424446
>within minutes
Except for the 72h pairing time
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What should I do now that I'm rooted? I feel like all the old cool stuff is just standard features now
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My 5X died yesterday, it's now stuck in an eternal bootloop and won't be recognised by ADB, even in recovery mode (but fastboot sees the bootloader). I'm in the UK, should I wait for LG v30 bought outright or go for something else? Almost pushed the button on a LG G6 last night but held off.
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LG V20 masterrace reporting in. Just wanted to let all you iCucks and Samshit users who the real big dog is in the smartphone world.
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>>62424681
Contact Google, try to get them send you a Pixel
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Why isn't the iPhone X the best smartphone right now?
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>>62424724
All their support sites are sending me to LG instead, who I guess are unlikely to send me a pixel.
(on top of that, I can't get into my amazon account to get the order page thanks to 2FA being enabled and no phone to generate the code)
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I currently own a Samsung Galaxy S Advance.

A friend offered me a barely used Moto G4 for roughly 100 bucks. I'm tight on money so although my current phone hangs a lot, I'm not sure if the Moto would be worth the investment.

Would it even be a hardware upgrade? Seems to be a budget phone. If it barely manages to run even a browser I should keep the money and try saving for something better.
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>>62424934
Just save for something better. It's never worth going from one budget phone that barely does what you want, to a other budget phone that is marginally better.

$220 will get you an LG G Stylo 3 Plus via TMobile. Around the same will get you a Samsung J7.
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>>62424771
keep pestering them, I know a lot of the people with bootlooping Nexus 6Ps have been sent Pixel XLs to replace them. Maybe send them a tweet, it's bad PR for them if they don't replace it.
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>>62420811

I ordered a Xiaomi Redmi 4x from gearbest. It's my first chinkphone.

Does it really take them weeks to just dispatch it like I've read online?

I ordered DHL delivery. How likely is it that I'll have to pay import tax? (here in Ireland it's very rare for imports to catch you)
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>>62425062
DHL means import taxes are pretty much 100% guaranteed.
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>>62425062
Mine took about 10 days to arrive with DHL. No additional taxes (In Germany)
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>>62425071

Do DHL add any other charges on top of import? Do I pay on my doorstep or do I have to pay before I get my item?

Whats the best postage option to escape customs and not take forever?
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>>62425099
yeah I think DHL adds their own charges too. The slower shipping options are more likely to escape customs
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>>62425095

10 days after ordering, or after dispatch?
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money isn't really that big of a deal in this case

I've been using Note 4 for past few years, I'm now buying either s8,s8+,or note 8...

Would I have trouble getting used to s8 smaller size? And should I wait for note or just get s8+ if that's the better option?

Thanks reddit.
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What's a /g/ approved video player for android?
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>>62425099
pretty sure that depends on your country.

>>62425029
thanks. i'll look into the alternatives then
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>>62424246
Bought mine in July. This is gonna have custom rom support for years
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>>62424724
Too bad that only works if you bought from Google
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>>62425176
Note 8 is pretty much s8+ with the pen and extra cost
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>>62424745
If it's running Android it will be.
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>>62424526
Not sure but I want the xz1 compact. Currently have a z2 since launch. Still get kick battery life on this phone.
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>>62421618
emigrate to a first world country
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Should I hold on to my money until USB type C becomes the norm across all budget tiers?
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>>62424246
iPhone will always last longer. Longer support and better build quality. I doubt the 3T will even be supported next year.
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I have a few questions
1) can anyone find the outright buying price of the OP3T on O2 in the UK?
2) what version equivalent is oxygen OS on i.e is it similar to android 7 or 6
3) USB type c mean I'll need new cable right? they don't work with micro usb do they?
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pls halp

>120-170ish yuropoor money
>4G LTE
>At least 5' screen, up to 5.5'
>Headphone jack, if possible located to the bottom of the device
>On-Screen buttons
>Stock Android, or easy to flash a stock android version
>16GB+ internal storage
>SD Card slot

Nice haves:
>NFC
>USB-C
>Half-decent rear camera
>Fingerprint

Dealbreakers
>junky android filled with shitware
>moto g5 (I hate the design)

Couldn't care less
>front facing camera
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>>62425814
A used Moto X pure. Also called the Moto X style for you I think.
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>>62425746
1) £399 upfront with PAYG
2) It's on Android 7.1 with an update to 8.0 coming at the end of the year.
3) you'll need new cables, or MicroUSB to USB-C adapters, yes. The retail box does include a charger and a cable though. Also keep in mind, only Oneplus cables and chargers support the DASH charging.
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>>62420811
OP3, honor 9 or P10?
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>>62425814
Around 200 Euros you can get a Nokia 5. That checks out all you want except USB C.
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>>62425859
>>62425814
not being sold anymore.
design pretty average, I could live with it.

I should also add that it should be released in 2016 or later, planning to keep the phone as much as I can, so the newer the better probably.
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>>62425884
selling for 220 ))))
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Does anybody here have a LeEco Le Max 2? What are your opinions?

Everything I've read says it's a decent phone but thought I'd ask for more opinions
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>>62425864
>PAYG
does this mean just buying it?

also I heard rooting doesn't void warranty is this still true if bought through O2?
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>>62425908
Das just 50 euros more mane. Hold on to your money until then. Or buy some chinkphone that has all that you want and more for less money
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>>62425892
Well then save more money. Because unless you're willing to let go of the stock Android/easy to flash Android requirements, you're looking at a minimum $300 phone.
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>>62425814
Mi A1 or Redmi Note 4 Global
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>>62425938
>>62425936
jesus fuck, then for 220-250 what would make a solid choice?
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what happen with the ubuntu phones? i remember reading that they were making some revolusionaly new phones and then everythign kinda stopped..
did they do anything>
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>>62425954
chink phone with on screen buttons?
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>>62425954
>Redmi Note 4 Global
Is twice as cheaper than A1. Glorious advice!
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>>62425925
Yeah, I think you can just buy it outright. Rooting shouldn't void warranty, I'd assume it's up to Oneplus to make that decision, not O2.
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>>62426000
alright thanks, I'll nip down to the shop at weekend
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>>62425978
Mi A1 is the stock android that you want though
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>>62425968
>what happen with the ubuntu phones? i remember reading that they were making some revolusionaly new phones and then everythign kinda stopped..
>did they do anything>
It dieded
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>>62426008
it wasn't me
the main problem with it is that I want the on screen buttons instead of the physical ones
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>>62425978
>twice as cheaper
on Kimovil the 4/64 Redmi Note 4 is ~165€, the Mi A1 (also 4/64) is ~180€
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>>62425099
In Finland they add 20€ charge for doing customs for you. If you want to do it by yourself they charge 40€.
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>>62425814
Sony XA1 maybe?
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>>62426018
no interest from the public or unability to follow up with what they promised ?
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>>62426065
bretty gud
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>live in 3rd world shithole
>SE broke, won't turn on, tried 3 pcs/laptops, iTunes can't restore it
>need phone ASAP because of work
>get iPhone 7 without a contract just 1 day before the launch of 8
>start feeling a bit sad after looking at us prices
>forgot US doesn't include tax in their listings
>shithole also only dropped the price by 38 usd
>8 reveal was underwhelming
Guess I'm just trying to cope.

My only regret is that all the stores here didn't have a matte black on hand, so I had to get the silver one.
Oh and the telephoto lens but being a handlet I will have to use 2 hands when using the plus.
Here's the actual kicker
>SE suddenly alive again
Fuck everything.
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>>62425868
Anyone?
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>>62426150
>aplel
>ever
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>>62425868
Nokia 8
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Looking for:
LTE band 4 (1700/2100)
LineageOS-capable
small-ish (5" display or smaller)
cheaper is better
and preferably with a removable battery
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>>62426256
>Nokia 8
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lineageOS vs oxygenOS?
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>>62426310
Moto G5
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Should I buy a Huawei Mate 9 or Honor 9?
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do OP3T batteries really degrade as quickly as people on reddit claim? how do I stop it degrading quickly?
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>>62426360
no
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What is the best smartphone i can get with 400$?
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>>62426488
Bump
Want to know about this too
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Wanting a new phone 'round Xmas time. Living in the US of A, with AT&T as my carrier. Budget is not an issue, really.

I'll be upgrading from a Note 4. I don't think I much care about size and the pen functionality in the Note isn't at a feature I need. Better battery life would be ideal, but I think there's kind of a standard across all phones at this point. I'm not a huge fan of Samsung's TouchWiz, but if they're making the best phones, then I'm willing to suck it up and deal with it. Ability to root would be a nice bonus.

What buy?
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>>62426488
Either change the battery after some time, or don't use Dash Charge.
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>>62426992
>don't use Dash Charge
can you just turn it off in the settings?
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Is there a phone with a dedicated camera button and a silent mode on/off switch?
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>>62427007
Off course you can, that shit overheats the battery af.
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>>62427034
don't think there is a phone that has both. you can use the volume buttons to take photos on many phones though
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What do we think of the OnePlus 5? Is there a good reason to not get this phone?
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>>62427092
There is, Zenfone 4 Pro.
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>Not more than 5" display size
>Not less than 3000 mAh in battery capacity
>3.5mm jack
>USB Type C port; at least 3.0
>Stock Android; will receive future updates
>Has both a dedicated camera button and a silent mode on/off switch
>No biometric security systems
>Has IR blaster
>Has NFC
>MIL-STD-810G compliant
>IP68 certified

Does such a phone exist?
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>>62427202
no
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>>62427216
Why not?
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>>62427223
The 3.0 type C port isn't that common, together with sotck android, IR blaster and IP68, the closest thing i can think of is the G6 or the V30.
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>>62427199
Physically, these two phones look suspiciously similar.
I'll keep an eye out for reviews though on the Zenfone. One of the main things I wasn't happy about with the OP was the lack of an mSD card slot, and the Zenfone has one while being relatively the same otherwise.

Thanks for the heads up on it, there's too much shit to keep track of.
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Why haven't Sony and HTC and Blackberry given up on the phone market yet? Are they not bleeding cash year after year since Apple and Samsung rekt them all?
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>>62427202
When's the last time you've used the IR blaster on a phone? I don't think I've ever used mine.
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>>62427339
Fucking with others' television sets
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>>62427351
So not an actual use case beyond childish pranks?
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Post your home screens, no cleaning.
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>>62427327
You're welcome, also take a look at the ZenUI, they have some cool features, use gsmarena to compare phones.
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I don't get the metal and glass "premium build" meme. Plastic is fantastic desu. Those Lumia phones got it right, at least for their materials and build quality.
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>smaller than 5"
>headphone jack
>max 300€
>android

What are my options? So far I'm zoning in on Xperia x compact, but are there any similar options? I don't want it to get outdated too quickly. The size is the most important factor, last phone was 5"2 (right now on borrowed old iPhone) and I remember finding it too large for me.
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>>62427464
Galaxy A3 2017. That's pretty much it
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>>62427464
You could look into the g6 I am a manlet like you who enjoyed his small phones I find the g6 quite comfy or else look into xz1 compact
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>>62427407
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>>62427498
>>62427491
Alright, thanks. Still leaning towards the X compact, are there any major reasons for me to not buy that phone? I've been satisfied with my sonys before, but they were flagships iirc (Xperia arc s, Xperia z2) so I will expect less from this one.
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>>62422429
Underpowered for what?
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>>62427655
The battery is too small the performance will be fine for day to day use
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>>62427407
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I'm a poor fag still using an S5 but I want a new phone with a good camera, what's the best 300 dollar or less phone? I'm willing to go second hand as there's some good vendors nearby with a 2 year warranty on used tech
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>>62428298
Honor 8
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>>62427407
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>>62427407
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>>62428497
What is the Y icon on the bottom row there?
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>>62427407

S8+, best phone I have ever had
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>>62428536
Yandex.
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>>62428571

Whoops
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>>62428497
>Clover has the Reddit robot
Please tell me your home board is /pol/, /v/, or /tv/
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>>62425914
Pretty good phone for the price, I got an score of 136000 on Antutu
The only problem is battery life but that's because I'm obsessed with heavy demanding games and with quick charge 3.0 is not a big deal
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>>62428594
>4channel
>2013 + 4
>not completely reddited up the ass on every single major board
wew
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>>62428749
Meh, /o/ and /ck/ aren't so bad
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I've just got Mi 4, it still looks like the best phone for the price? Did I do good ;_;?

Linageos was a must.
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>>62428837
how much did you pay?
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>>62427407
Smart Launcher Pro 3
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>>62428910
About 210$, converted from TRY.
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>tfw Verizon
Fucking shit
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>>62428936
you paid $210 for a three year old chinkphone? not good, not good at all.
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>>62428951
Verizon is the ultimate fun-killer.
Not sure who I'm swapping to once I get a new phone, but I know I'm not sticking with this cunt carrier.
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>>62428970
Is the age that important? Mi 4 was the cheapest phone with 3 GB RAM, linageos support and a decent chipset. It looks like LG G3 with a lower resolution screen.
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>>62429014

Can you give me reasons why verizon is so shitty and what a better alternative would be?
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>>62429014
Fuck, why are they shit? I have to swap to them when I move. Now I'm looking into project fi.
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>>62429052
CDMA and they only allow certain phone manufacturers to use their services. For example I wanted the oneplus 3t but can't because you can't get 4glte or any form of data on it. The worst part is when you live out in the middle of nowhere you have no choice but to deal with them
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>>62429052
Chinks phone don't work with Verizon

Hell, half of the the phones Euros and Asians keep posting in these threads don't work with Verizon
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>>62429052
>>62429091
Verizon locks down any phone bought through them (permanently), and prevents the majority of unlockable/rootable devices from being brought to their network if you decide to buy them outside of Verizon. Even if you don't plan on rooting or unlocking your phone, you straight-up can't use it on Verizon.

I can't comment on their value (or lack thereof) in terms of plan costs or whatever, but the fact that they absolutely fuck over any device you want to use is unacceptable to me.
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>>62420811
Xperia L1 or XA1?
Which and why?
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>>62429091
They're shit because they lock ALL the phones down except for the iPhone, you are stuck with whatever they offer because lelCDMA, they're also the worst big company that you can get prepaid from, anyone that isn't a post paid customer is limited to 5Mbps down and 1Mbps up

The best prepaid people are GSM (AT&T/T-Mo)
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>>62429094
>>62429117
>>62429123

All of these reasons are retarded, except CDMA
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>>62429148
>>>62429094
>>>62429117
>>>62429123
>All of these reasons are retarded, except CDMA
>choices are for faggots

You're a moron
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>>62429162

Choices are for faggots. Straight men have no choice but missionary vag sex retard
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>>62429123
>>62429144
Thanks anon, appreciate it
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So I just got these.
Jesus christ VR sucks ass, don't buy into the hype.
Higher resolution than the oculus rift, still able to count every pixel.
Apart from that the experience really isn't special, like sitting very close to a 3d screen. I don't understand those people losing their shit over some shitty rollercoaster video
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>>62428298
G5S+
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>>62429341
>tfw still not available in Mexico
I know it's the same shit as the G5 plus but with a better camera, but I'm still waiting to upgrade to something
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>>62429337
roomscale VR is good
I've tried the Rift and the Oculus, both are basically the same, and both are infinitely better than phone """VR"""

I'm not saying it's not a gimmick
But it's definitely more than people like to say it is. When you can actually interact with what's being displayed and the environment, it's miles better than just being able to move your head around a bit to change the view while sitting/standing in place. From experience I can say the screen-door effect is minimized as well when you're actively engaged in the game. NOT to say that the effect isn't there; just that it's not blatant while playing.

Different beasts entirely, imo.
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>>62422506
Phone-thinness that was part of the whole gimmick of the phone, gone.
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>>62427407
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>>62425959
Pretty much.
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I have a Moto X Play, now cracked, but I have no idea if I want to replace this thing

The screen is 5.5, its fast, the battery is huge, it was cheap, its stock android. What do I even upgrade to?
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>>62429421
You realise motomods are the reason they made the phone as thin as possible?
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>>62429655

Why not get the same model if you like the one you have?
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>>62429861
I don't think you can buy it anymore
Preferably it would be nice if there was something that also had a huge battery, and running better/more up to date specs
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i just googled moto z play. Any reason i should pick full "z" instead of z play?

>z has 4k display, i don't need it
>z has also better soc, i guess i could want this one
>z play has better battery, headphone jack, and mods are supposedly working the same way on both devices

Seriously, the only true advantage of big Z is RAM and camera (supposedly Z has less megapixels and brighter optics). I'm interested in buying one of those because of this keyboard add-on, so i might want it to live as long as possible and more ram should make it usable for years to come. It's not like i'm going to get any other unlocked keyboard smartphone in the future.

Z or Z play?
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>>62429029
Are you joking? Redmi note 4 has exactly what you described, newer processor, and has the most custom ROM support out of all the xiaomi phones.
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I have the possibility of buying a new n9 because I always wanted to have one.
being 5 years old is the battery shit or is it good since it was never used?
does anyone know? pls help
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>>62429981
You pretty much answered yourself on the first >.
Do you want a 4K screen? If not, Z play.
Will you be doing heavy gaming? If not Z play.
Do you ABSOLUTELY need the thinnest phone you can get? If not, z play.
I don't think there's any reazon to get the regular Z.
Oh, the camera is slightly better I guess.
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>>62430022
nokia n9 I meant the meego option
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>>62429140
XA1. L1 has shit specs
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>>62429987
>Mediatek Helio X20 10x 2.1GHz
>or
>Snapdragon 625 8x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53

Note 4
$300

Mi4
$210
>Mi4
>Basemark OS II: 1324

>Redmi Note 4
>Basemark OS II: 1290

Hmm. Looks pretty close to me except Note 4 has SD, and fingerprint scanner.
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>>62429655
Moto Z Play
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>>62430077
Mi4 also has 5ghz. Note 4 doesn't.
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>>62430077
>Note 4
>$300
wtf are those prices?
https://www.kimovil.com/en/where-to-buy-xiaomi-redmi-note-4-global-3gb-32gb
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if I flash TWRP and root my phone can I still use full disk encryption?
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Why is everyone suggesting the global version of redmi note 4?
How can I get one?
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>>62427407
Live wallpapers are comfy
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>>62429981
What keyboard addon?
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Does anyone have/know about the BlackBerry DTEK60?

I had a blackberry years ago and swore to never use the company again because it was supposed to be an iphone competitor yet lagged all the time in basic shit like scrolling through menus

Apparently this Snapdragon 820 thing does the same - is blackberry really this retarded? can anyone confirm?
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>>62430151
Because it's the only version that has B20 (used in almost all of Europe) and B4 LTE (used in North and South America). If you live elsewhere then the Note 4X is fine too.
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>>62430030
>slightly better camera
That's my main concern. I'm googling samples as we speak and the more samples i see, the more i'm convinced to get normal Z.

But then again, i bet 3GB of ram should be enough to take on some kind of android P in the far future, and i don't think i should sacrifice battery life for some camera bullshit. I think i should get Z play after all, i just hope it'll have enough processing power to hold up for years to come.

Just to be sure: motomods are single platform and as long as device has the connector, it'll fit? My moto z keyboard will fit in Z2?
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>>62430189
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keyboard-mod-a-physical-keyboard-for-the-moto-z
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>>62430189
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keyboard-mod-a-physical-keyboard-for-the-moto-z/x/9099742
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>>62430119
Local stores in Turkey.

It is forbidden for any device that can connect the cellular network to cross the border for retail purposes with any postal service. So you have to shop locally or bring one with you while coming back to Turkey.
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>>62429655
Nah get a new Moto
Lots of options now
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>current state of apple


http://www.gsmarena.com/iphone_8_and_8_plus_have_smaller_batteries-news-27268.php
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>>62430238
they're literally all downgrades or equivalents, I can't spend 200/300/400 to get essentially the same phone but without a cracked screen
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>>62428594
No, my home board is here actually. I browse /v/ once every blue moon, but besides that, it's either here, /mu/, /ck/, or some random board when I have nothing else to do.
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>>62430214
All motomods fit all Z-series phones
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>>62430214
Z2 has the same connectors but not the same shape, so I don't think the motomods will be forwards compatible.
I may be wrong.
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>>62430271
You are wrong
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>>62430233
Should've started off with saying that, because given the choice of importing I don't think you should ever go for the mi4.
In your case, yeah you're probably shit out of luck.
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>>62430257
That phone has a shitty SD615, literally anything would be an upgrade
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Rate Redmi 4A
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>>62430267
alright, thanks. i'll get play for sure then, and when it'll get old i'll just obtain Z2. (although z2 seems to be a flop, supposedly it has some kind of shitty plastic on top of the screen and it gets scratched just from looking at it. anyway, it's good to know that soon-to-be-mine keyboard has some kind of future)
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>>62430313
chink/10
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>>62430318
>shitty plastic on top of the screen
The whole screen is plastic, that's what makes it shatterproof. Just cover it with a tempered glass protector and you get the best of both worlds.
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>>62430287
Thanks, I kind of mentioned in previous linked posts where I said I've converted the price from TRY.
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>>62430309
>literally anything would be an upgrade
you're acting as if its bad though
its so smooth and buttery. perhaps that's just stock android at play, but I see no point of spending money for small upgrades

I think my only alternative is chinkphones but
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My nexus 5x died and now I need a new phone. What's a phone that's better for $300 or less. Please no chinkphones.
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Just wanted to say the Nextbit Robin is on sale for $130 right now on Amazon and you can easily throw LineageOS on it. Currently the best poorfag phone imho.
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Are there any recent phones that allow for 2 mSD cards at once? I'm kind of curious to know what the max storage you can have would be. Highest internal I've seen is 128GB, with 256GB from an SD. So I guess if you had two slots that'd be 640GB.
Pretty insane to think about.
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Wait for Google's anncoumnet in October 4th.

https://madeby.google.com/askmore/
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>>62430395
>Nextbit Robin
>2680 mAh
didnt realise it was still 2012
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>>62430426
I can't wait to be disappointed again by Google
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>>62430427
It's $130 faggot who gives a fuck that's literally 90% of the galaxy s8's capacity
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>>62430356
Sure, that might tell someone that you're in Turkey, not that turkey has pants-on-head retarded import laws on cellphones.
But then again, terrorrists.
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>>62430395
Meh, it's been $110 before
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>tfw you want a Sony Xperia body with iPhone X's cameras and Samsung's OLED screen.
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>>62430443
Why can't they just add an cheaper version to their lineup? Like literally just make the 5x again, upgrade it just a tad for 2017, and call it the Pixel C (compact) or whatever. I don't want all these fancy gigantic phones and I don't give a shit about fucking bezels or 3D scanning or whatever bullshit they put in.
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>>62430421
No phones with two MicroSD slots. There's a few phones with 256gb internal storage though, and SanDisk recently unveiled a 400gb MicroSD card, so that makes 656gb total storage.
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>>62430022
>>62430041

Does anyone know?
it's a basic question
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>>62430382
>Please no chinkphones
Fuck off
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does oxygenOS still ship with swiftkey?
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why can't there be a non-chinkphone 4000mah phone with snapdragon 800 and 5.5inch

Oh wait I'm just poor
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>>62430542
There's unused ones on Ebay. No idea about the battery.
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>>62430543
he's right. they're just dodgy
give it 5 years and maybe they'll reach Korean-tier and Koreans will reach Apple-tier
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>>62430633
Droid Turbo/Maxx?
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>>62430657
old technology
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>>62430633
LeEco Le Pro3 has 4070mah and a SD821 for little over $200
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>>62429964

Amazon seems to have a few: https://www.google.com/search?q=moto+x+play+amazon&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwii47bCqaXWAhWOLVAKHeOwD5UQ1QIIdigB&biw=1920&bih=1069
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>>62430682
So is the SD800, what's your point?
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>>62430051

>XA1
>Helio processor
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Can anyone tell me what would be the 'Thinkpad' of smartphones?
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>>62430707
I think he meant a SD800-series SoC, not THE SD800 SoC
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>>62430728
xiaomi+lineageos
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>>62430744
Then he should have been more specific
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>>62430715
The Helio P20 in the XA1 is equal to a SD625 in performance, whereas the MT6737 in the L1 is below SD425
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>>62430687
chinkphone but looks tempting. I'll look into it thanks

seems it is literally impossible unless chinkphone

are there any Xiaomi phones like this?
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I'm not seeing a way to connect my phone to pc as USB mass storage device. Is it hidden somewhere or can you force it via some setting or on the side of Windows 7?
Honor 7 lite and android 7.0
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>>62430793
Too bad Sony gimped the battery and there's no quick charge function on the P20
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>>62430800
It's in the developer settings, find the build number and tap it really fast, you'll see a message stating you're now a developer
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>>62430800
Androids ditched USB mass storage somewhere around the Galaxy s3 era

dumb decision
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>>62426150
You should have done your research and realized it's a terrible time to buy an iPhone, you could have bought a cheap used phone to get you through until the 8.

Only have yourself to blame, baka.
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>>62430639
that's what I'm saying I don't know if the battery is still good
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>>62430823
Not there
>>62430833
Ok, thanks
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>>62430796
Mi5s Plus or Mi Note 2 perhaps
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>>62431099
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If I have an S7
Is it worth it upgrading to the S8+ or V30?




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