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by Ad7 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:59 am

Right, my s7 appears to be killing micro sd cards.

The last one failed, so I got a new one and took my smaller capacity one out of the switch and put it in the phone. Today I went to listen to some music and found the player empty. Now the sd card isn't being detected which is exactly what happened with the last one.

Time for a new phone I think.

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by Errkal » Wed May 16, 2018 9:42 am

Try a factory reset if you haven't done one for a while it can do wonders.

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by NickSCFC » Wed May 16, 2018 12:40 pm

Anyone tried Google's new "AI" Google News app?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... s&hl=en_GB

Taken quite a while to get rid of the royal wedding stories by constantly pressing "Fewer stories like this".

I've added some favourites and this is quite interesting, two of them are "World Cup" and "Stoke City", and one of my top articles is an article from today naming Stoke players in World Cup squads which is pretty impressive.

It'd be impressive if Google Assistant could read out headlines to me every morning based on my interests.

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by Xeno » Wed May 16, 2018 6:57 pm

Just been looking at the Oneplus 6. Full glass front and back = non sale from me. If I wanted a Samsung I would buy a Samsung.

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by Tafdolphin » Wed May 16, 2018 7:54 pm

Xeno wrote:Just been looking at the Oneplus 6. Full glass front and back = non sale from me. If I wanted a Samsung I would buy a Samsung.


Have you tried buying a Samsung?

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by Errkal » Wed May 16, 2018 8:07 pm

I don't get it Samsung's don't have glass backs and I don't think ever have.

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by Xeno » Wed May 16, 2018 8:42 pm

I wouldn't touch a Samsung.

Samsungs do have glass backs, the only series in the UK that doesnt is the J series. A (A3, A5 and A8), S (S6 and onwards) and N (Note 5 and onward) are all with a glass back.

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by Errkal » Wed May 16, 2018 8:49 pm

Fair enough the S8 doesn't it's plastic.

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by bear » Wed May 16, 2018 8:53 pm

It's glass.

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by Xeno » Wed May 16, 2018 8:54 pm

It may feel like plastic but I can asure you it's Corning Gorilla glass 5.

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by Chocolate-Milk » Wed May 16, 2018 9:55 pm

It's absolutely glass on the s8, it needs it for wireless charging.

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by Errkal » Wed May 16, 2018 10:00 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:It's absolutely glass on the s8, it needs it for wireless charging.

I'll conceed it is glass but it isn't needed for wireless charging. The Lumia 920 was polycarbonate as was the charge case got the 1020 and basically all Lumias and they had wireless charge.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed May 16, 2018 10:38 pm

That OnePlus 6 looks really nice. Tempted.

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by Slayerx » Thu May 17, 2018 7:46 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:That OnePlus 6 looks really nice. Tempted.


Same they also have an exchange program now too.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu May 17, 2018 7:52 am

I found a super radical "hack" for my S8 that means I no longer care about the glass back:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-ikalul ... lectronics

Also, I did like the casual dismissing of Samsung back there, like they aren't the makers of one of the best Andoid phones out there. Don't get me wrong, they're a huge corporation towards which I feel zero loyalty but the Galaxy phones garner consistently excellent reviews for a reason.

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by Errkal » Thu May 17, 2018 7:53 am

I have the led cover it's awesome.

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by RichardUK » Thu May 17, 2018 7:59 am

NickSCFC wrote:Anyone tried Google's new "AI" Google News app?.


I have just downloaded it on the iPhone and it seems pretty good, I like how it gives you local news stories and I will be using it along with Apple news and the daily mail app

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by Lagamorph » Thu May 17, 2018 9:56 am

Errkal wrote:I have the led cover it's awesome.

I looked at the LED cover, but I opted for the clearview cover in the end since it allows you to control music and Youtube through the cover without needing to even open it, let alone turn on the screen and lets you answer/end calls without opening the cover too.

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by Errkal » Thu May 17, 2018 9:57 am

Lagamorph wrote:
Errkal wrote:I have the led cover it's awesome.

I looked at the LED cover, but I opted for the clearview cover in the end since it allows you to control music and Youtube through the cover without needing to even open it, let alone turn on the screen and lets you answer/end calls without opening the cover too.

You can control music with the LED, the LED panel is touch sensitive so you can pause, next and back as well as answer / reject calls and turn off alarms and things.

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by KjGarly » Sat May 19, 2018 12:46 pm

Errkal wrote:I have the led cover it's awesome.


Now I had the Samsung LED cover for my S7 Edge and it died within 2 weeks. I think wireless charging killed it.

I have this one for my S9+ which gives me controls on the screen when closed (answering calls, controlling music, viewing AOD)

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