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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 13:33 
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I reckon it probably will be better - it'll certainly have a more sensible screen size, and even if they keep the camera the same it's already as good as the one on the S8*. They are keeping the headphone socket (they tweeted about it just last night). But it might cost more, I guess.

TheMy 1+5 is waterproof, by the way. They don't say it is for some reason, but I dropped mine into the bath about a week after I got it and it was fine ;)



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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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The 1+5 is waterproof, by the way. They don't say it is for some reason, but I dropped mine into the bath about a week after I got it and it was fine ;)

There's a world of difference between "might survive an accidental dip if you're lucky" and "hey, you said my phone was waterproof and it was damaged by water, gimme another." OnePlus is firmly on one side of that equation. Consider how much confidence OnePlus have in its waterproofing if they're not willing to sell it as waterproof.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 13:38 
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Oh, fo sho. After it happened I was confused so had a hunt around and quite a lot of people have done the same thing (some on purpose).

But, I shall retract my statement.

My 1+5 is waterproof, by the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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They are keeping the headphone socket (they tweeted about it just last night).

https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/the- ... ck.671594/


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:11 
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My S7 edge reset itself three times and then powered down. Hard resets do not work. Balls.

That's exactly what happened to my S4.

Contact Samsung for warranty repair. Do you have a spare phone?


I'm tot take it into the shop and they'll have a look. Hopefully, the smashed rear glass won't color their opinion that it's a "phone bricked2 issue as it ran quite happily for months and months with the damaged rear.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:57 
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My new phone, the Xiaomi Mi A1, just arrived. It's very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:40 
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Good review, man.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:46 
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It's really thin and light but feels very solid. It's got a big screen, it charges quite quickly but drains very slowly. It's got stock android on it. Camera seems good, it's got a speaker that is pretty loud without much distortion.

Finger print scanner is very quick, but I've not decided if I want to routinely use it yet.

Biggest thing that will take a bit of time to get used to is that it's swapped the multitasking and back button around compared to other phones I've used.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Biggest thing that will take a bit of time to get used to is that it's swapped the multitasking and back button around compared to other phones I've used.


That's one thing I can say in favour of the S8: you're finally allowed you to swap those back to what they should be after years of idiocy on Samsung's part. I mean I suppose it's not technically a positive, it's just a negative that no longer exists.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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I think the back button on the right would drive me insane

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Just turn your phone upside down.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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I think the back button on the right would drive me insane

It does. Every time I have to use MrsPaz's Galaxy S7 my brain takes a good few minutes to adjust.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:16 
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I think the back button on the right would drive me insane


Yeah, it's awful. After years of Nexii use I had a loan of my mate's S7 while my N6P was in the hospital for a few weeks and I just never got used to it at all. I'm not even sure why Samsung chose to reverse it in the first place. Or did Google reverse it at some point and Samsung just chose not to follow suit? Hmmm...


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:29 
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Looks like it used to be on the right.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:31 
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Aww, look at that little thing. How far we've come!


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:34 
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My buttons switched sides when I went from he N5 to the S7, but I don't remember it as being any sort of problem, insofar as I can't remember it at all. Obviously I had to get used to the new setup but it must have been a non-issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Looks like it used to be on the right.


Huh, oh yeah. From doing a little digging I've got a feeling that they were first switched around on the Nexus One; which predates even the original Galaxy S so Samsung have been clinging onto this layout from a point even after it was ditched by Google.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Aww, look at that little thing. How far we've come!

Lost the (fucking awesome) physical keyboard, though :(

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Man, I loved that thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:20 
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I never had one with a physical keyboard. I was going to get a G1 when it first launched, but that swinging mechanism felt a bit ropey to my hands, so I got am HTC Desire instead.

Since then I've had...

Galaxy S2
Galaxy S4
Moto G (Original)
Nexus 5X
Moto G4
Google Pixel 2

Huh, I thought I'd had more than that


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:24 
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Why would anyone put a "back" button on the right hand side of anything? (unless it's in a RTL country, obviously)

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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:26 
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DavPaz wrote:
I never had one with a physical keyboard. I was going to get a G1 when it first launched, but that swinging mechanism felt a bit ropey to my hands, so I got am HTC Desire instead.

Since then I've had...

Galaxy S2
Galaxy S4
Moto G (Original)
Nexus 5X
Moto G4
Google Pixel 2

Huh, I thought I'd had more than that


That's quite a lot of phones, isn't it? Since 2011 I've had:

iPhone 4
iPhone 5
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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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I remember someone at work having "A Google Phone" back in the day. I liked the keyboard and did it have a little trackball in the middle? I seem to remember that being pretty cool too.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:33 
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That's quite a lot of phones, isn't it? Since 2011 I've had:

iPhone 4
iPhone 5
Samsung S7

Well, I got the Desire in 2011 so it's basically one a year since then.


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Findus Fop wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
I never had one with a physical keyboard. I was going to get a G1 when it first launched, but that swinging mechanism felt a bit ropey to my hands, so I got am HTC Desire instead.

Since then I've had...

Galaxy S2
Galaxy S4
Moto G (Original)
Nexus 5X
Moto G4
Google Pixel 2

Huh, I thought I'd had more than that


That's quite a lot of phones, isn't it? Since 2011 I've had:

iPhone 4
iPhone 5
Samsung S7

Presumably on some kind of upgradey contract, more upgrades will happen.

As it stands, I've had a Samsung galaxy S, a nexus 4 and a nexus 5x.

In the meantime, my father's had a whole host of budget Samsungs on PAYG. I think spending more than me all told. A bit of a false economy, that.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Also, I basically gave up on S4 as it wouldn't stop restarting, even after being 'repaired' by samsung. So the Moto G was a holdover phone.

Pretty much the same with the Nexus and the G4 :)


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Let's see what phones have I had.

I had a Nokia N95 then a 5800 before I got an android phone.

Then it was an HTC Desire, HTC One m7, Nexus 5, then I dropped and smashed my Nexus 5 and went back to the HTC One m7 for a bit, and now I got my new Xiaomi Mi A1.

Edit: Feels like I might have missed something between the Desire and the One m7, but not sure what.


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Why would anyone put a "back" button on the right hand side of anything? (unless it's in a RTL country, obviously)

It's a Xiaomi phone, made for the Chinese market. So maybe that's why.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 14:02 
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Why would anyone put a "back" button on the right hand side of anything? (unless it's in a RTL country, obviously)


Every computer keyboard I've ever used has placed the back(space) button on the right-hand-side. There's an almost equivalent logic.


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 Post subject: Re: Google Android
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Why would anyone put a "back" button on the right hand side of anything? (unless it's in a RTL country, obviously)


Every computer keyboard I've ever used has placed the back(space) button on the right-hand-side. There's an almost equivalent logic.

Backspace being on the right makes sense as repeated presses move the cursor from right to left.

The back button goes back through a stack as it were though, so the logic doesn’t quite follow through.

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Findus Fop wrote:
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Why would anyone put a "back" button on the right hand side of anything? (unless it's in a RTL country, obviously)


Every computer keyboard I've ever used has placed the back(space) button on the right-hand-side. There's an almost equivalent logic.


You don't use a normal keyboard one-handed, as a rule

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Cras wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
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Why would anyone put a "back" button on the right hand side of anything? (unless it's in a RTL country, obviously)


Every computer keyboard I've ever used has placed the back(space) button on the right-hand-side. There's an almost equivalent logic.


You don't use a normal keyboard one-handed, as a rule


You haven't seen me type.


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