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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 20:41 
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I feel a right numpty now. It is charging properly.

No iPhone 8 for me

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 21:02 
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I got as far as taking my phone to a genius bar to have this pointed out to me, so don't feel too bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 21:48 
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Cras wrote:
I got as far as taking my phone to a genius bar to have this pointed out to me, so don't feel too bad.

Amazing, Jeff.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:35 
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Just over 2 weeks to upgrade day and I'm leaning towards the Huawei P10. The Nokia 8 is an option, but it seems overpriced.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:40 
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Cras wrote:
I got as far as taking my phone to a genius bar to have this pointed out to me, so don't feel too bad.

Did they offer to defrag your pockets with an iVacuum while you were there?

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:40 
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Recommend looking at the OnePlus 5, it really is very nice, and around the same price as the P10

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:45 
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Cras wrote:
Recommend looking at the OnePlus 5, it really is very nice, and around the same price as the P10

I would, but I'm not in a position to buy outright. Gotta take what the network offers.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 16:28 
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DavPaz wrote:
Cras wrote:
Recommend looking at the OnePlus 5, it really is very nice, and around the same price as the P10

I would, but I'm not in a position to buy outright. Gotta take what the network offers.

Change networks?


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 16:29 
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DavPaz wrote:
Just over 2 weeks to upgrade day and I'm leaning towards the Huawei P10. The Nokia 8 is an option, but it seems overpriced.


I should have a Nokia 8 in time for the cottage in case you want to take a look at it? Not sure what you'll see... It's just Android isn't it?


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:04 
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It's just occurred to me that I didn't poke TheVision's phone :(


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:10 
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You did not! Sorry... Shame, it's a nice phone. I'm pleased with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:09 
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I might get a Xiaomi Mi A1.

I've liked the look of their hardware for a while, but didn't like the look of their custom version of Android, but this one is an "Android One" phone, so ships with a stock build of android, and is guaranteed to be updated to the latest version for two years.

Kind of looks the same to me as what the Nexus lineup used to be. Cheap phone with solid specs and nice if fairly plain hardware, with a clean android experience. Before Google shifted to making high end expensive flagship phones with the latter Nexus and Pixel models.

It's £170 + any import duties, full specs here, but it's 1080p 5.5" screen, 64gb/4gb, mid range but power efficient processor, solid metal frame and good battery life. Reviews say it's very similar in design, look and feel to the iPhone 7+.

Biggest weakness seems to be no NFC, battery life is good but some other similar models have a bigger battery (but stock Android is more power efficient), and the processor/GPU can't match performance of top end models, but since it's only pushing a 1080p display I don't think it will be a problem.

I don't really need an expensive phone these days, and the main advantage that the high end phones have is the lack of bezels, which is obviously nice to have, but not really necessary.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:26 
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I ordered one. Update in 2/3 weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:29 
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I've ordered the Pixel 2. It wasn't any more expensive on a monthly plan than the Nokia or the Huawei.

Well, it was. A bit.

I'm weak.

But I did get a free Google Home Mini so it can listen to me 24/7 and report back the CIA about my nefarious activities


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:35 
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I was tempted by the Pixel 2 but it was just a bit too expensive for me and also, the headphone socket. That was a deal breaker.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:41 
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TheVision wrote:
I was tempted by the Pixel 2 but it was just a bit too expensive for me and also, the headphone socket. That was a deal breaker.

I don't use the headphone socket on mine anyway. Oh, wait I do. But it's only for testing audio at work and my work phone has a socket. Most of my music and audio listening is done via bluetooth.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 13:39 
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DavPaz wrote:
TheVision wrote:
I was tempted by the Pixel 2 but it was just a bit too expensive for me and also, the headphone socket. That was a deal breaker.

I don't use the headphone socket on mine anyway. Oh, wait I do. But it's only for testing audio at work and my work phone has a socket. Most of my music and audio listening is done via bluetooth.

That's bc you live in 2017


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:47 
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I'e had the Pixel 2 for a few days and here are a few thoughts.

Firstly, it's a really nice phone. Having being stuck in budget phone land for about a year, it feels really good to have a premium model in my hands again. Everything is fast, no delays, no lock ups. Very snappy. It's got plenty of space without having to lean on an SD card and that improves matters no end. No doubt about it, it's a really nice phone.

Second though. This marks the first time in my phone-ownership career (going back to probably 1998 or so) that I've got a new phone with a *smaller* screen than my last one. I feel that the 5" screen is pretty much perfect for a pocketable phone. Certainly more pocketable than the Moto G4 with a case on.

The camera is lovely. It has optical and digital stabilisation on it which (much like my telephoto lens on the SLR) gives me a bit of motion sickness! Weird. But it takes really good pictures.

Criticisms? Without a case on, it felt really slick to hold. I don't know if this is thing with aluminium phones, but it felt like it was going to slip off anything that I put it on. A simple bumper case has fixed that though. No gallery app. Grr, forgot about that from the Nexus. Annoying.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:53 
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DavPaz wrote:
No gallery app. Grr, forgot about that from the Nexus. Annoying.


Google Photos doesn't come preloaded?


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:58 
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It does, but I like to have a simple gallery app for browsing local files


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:05 
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Google Photos is complicated?

Also, the back of the P2 is meant to be grippy.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:06 
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Google photos is brilliant.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:09 
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MaliA wrote:
Google photos is brilliant.

Yes of course it is. I know that. But I like to have an app that just shows local files. As I said above. Just now.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:10 
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Well, with literally 5 seconds of digging, I have found the "local files only" option. Never mind me.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:13 
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MaliA wrote:
Google photos is brilliant.

Yes of course it is. I know that. But I like to have an app that just shows local files. As I said above. Just now.


I just like saying it.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:20 
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Grim... wrote:
Google Photos is complicated?

Also, the back of the P2 is meant to be grippy.

Hmm... maybe. But I'm a bit paranoid about my expensive gadgets. So... case. Basic case for now. Better case later.


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:38 
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Google photos is brilliant.

Yes of course it is. I know that. But I like to have an app that just shows local files. As I said above. Just now.

It gets even more brilliant if you VPN to an American proxy and turn the facial recognition on.

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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:42 
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Grim... wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Google photos is brilliant.

Yes of course it is. I know that. But I like to have an app that just shows local files. As I said above. Just now.

It gets even more brilliant if you VPN to an American proxy and turn the facial recognition on.

Pfff... did that months ago. But yes, it's ace. And appeals to my curation fetish :D


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 Post subject: Re: Phone RMD
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:48 
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DavPaz wrote:
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DavPaz wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Google photos is brilliant.

Yes of course it is. I know that. But I like to have an app that just shows local files. As I said above. Just now.

It gets even more brilliant if you VPN to an American proxy and turn the facial recognition on.

Pfff... did that months ago. But yes, it's ace. And appeals to my curation fetish :D


Pfft. Everyone knows what I look like. You 5s.

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