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by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:56 pm

I'm really struggling for a new android phone. I don't want a flagship but want to upgrade from a Nokia 8. I'm not really finding much that I would consider a good enough upgrade to justify the price. I brought and sent back a S10 5g (reconditioned) and A51 as I thought the low light photos were frankly awful. Samsung really need to work on their night sight and low light camera software. Neither could have the Google cam sideway installed as they didn't use Snapdragon processors.

My Nokia 8 with Google cam seems to take as good a photo as a pixel camera, comparing it a pixel 3xl. I've been toying with the 4a but would want the 128gb version as 64gb is ridiculous but I feel the lack of a wide camera on the rear may be annoying. If they were releasing a 4axl then I would probably stump up the extra for it but that looks to have been binned sadly.

Also I don't want a Chinese phone, just to make it harder.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by more heat than light » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:16 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Also I don't want a Chinese phone, just to make it harder.


Why not? That's quite a lot of different companies you're writing off there.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:22 am

more heat than light wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:Also I don't want a Chinese phone, just to make it harder.


Why not? That's quite a lot of different companies you're writing off there.


I can only see google barring more of them like Huawei from using their services in the future.

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by That's not a growth » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:53 am

That was down to the US Gov, not Google. So unless there's more of an overlap between mobile phone manufacturers and phone infrastructure providers that I realised I would say it's unlikely.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Winckle » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:29 am

What's your budget ROTS?

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:31 am

£300 to £500. Probably around the £400 ish Mark.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Curls » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:23 am

My Xiaomi Mi 9T is a lovely phone in that price range.

https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp ... oodsDetail

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Tomous » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:35 pm

Anyone got any app recommendations for tracking yohr TV watchlist, ideally one that tells you what platforms shows are available on?


Edit: if anyone else was looking for this, the app Just Watch is a great solution for the above.

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by Tomous » Thu May 14, 2020 4:36 pm

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Curls » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:45 am

Gosh, the price of some of these sim only deals is ludicrous

https://www.fonehouse.co.uk/best-sim-only-deals

If you click the Vodafone one on there. It's crazy.

In other news I recently got a 3 Sim card. What a strawberry floating USELESS network.

I've cancelled it.

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by Mafro » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:33 pm

Curls wrote:Gosh, the price of some of these sim only deals is ludicrous

https://www.fonehouse.co.uk/best-sim-only-deals

If you click the Vodafone one on there. It's crazy.

In other news I recently got a 3 Sim card. What a strawberry floating USELESS network.

I've cancelled it.

What’s the catch here because those deals are ridiculously good.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Curls » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:50 pm

Mafro wrote:
Curls wrote:Gosh, the price of some of these sim only deals is ludicrous

https://www.fonehouse.co.uk/best-sim-only-deals

If you click the Vodafone one on there. It's crazy.

In other news I recently got a 3 Sim card. What a strawberry floating USELESS network.

I've cancelled it.

What’s the catch here because those deals are ridiculously good.


Annoying with the cash back claiming, but a little patience and know how means it’s fine. Just set reminders on your phone for when your bill comes in (think it’s 6 monthly) to claim the cash back.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by 7256930752 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:50 pm

Has anyone had volume issues with the Galaxy buds? My right earphone had suddenly become much quieter than the left, a little internet search suggests this is quite a common issue but I'm yet to find a solution.

I swear Samsung's build quality has gone down the toilet.

*Edit* Just checked and the warranty is 6 months, I've had them for 6 months and 2 weeks.

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by darksideby182 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:50 pm

Maybe speak to company you bought them from. You may get more joy.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Errkal » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:04 am

Hime wrote:Has anyone had volume issues with the Galaxy buds? My right earphone had suddenly become much quieter than the left, a little internet search suggests this is quite a common issue but I'm yet to find a solution.

I swear Samsung's build quality has gone down the toilet.

*Edit* Just checked and the warranty is 6 months, I've had them for 6 months and 2 weeks.


Factory reset usually fixes this sort of thing. I have the buds plus and have had to reset once to get the touch pad working again on the right one.

I’d say your right about their build they deffo don’t seem quite as good as they once were.
S10+ has been playing up with launcher restarts and lag in this heat which is proper gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Carlos » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:28 am

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I'm really struggling for a new android phone. I don't want a flagship but want to upgrade from a Nokia 8. I'm not really finding much that I would consider a good enough upgrade to justify the price. I brought and sent back a S10 5g (reconditioned) and A51 as I thought the low light photos were frankly awful. Samsung really need to work on their night sight and low light camera software. Neither could have the Google cam sideway installed as they didn't use Snapdragon processors.

My Nokia 8 with Google cam seems to take as good a photo as a pixel camera, comparing it a pixel 3xl. I've been toying with the 4a but would want the 128gb version as 64gb is ridiculous but I feel the lack of a wide camera on the rear may be annoying. If they were releasing a 4axl then I would probably stump up the extra for it but that looks to have been binned sadly.

Also I don't want a Chinese phone, just to make it harder.


You can get the Galaxy S10e for £469 on Amazon unlocked at the minute: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NXVRY66/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_Jwe-EbC661EFX

6gb ram, 128gb memory, fantastic camera, wide angle lens, superior side mounted fingerprint scanner, wireless charging and waterproof. What more do you need in a phone?

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by 7256930752 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:18 pm

Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:Has anyone had volume issues with the Galaxy buds? My right earphone had suddenly become much quieter than the left, a little internet search suggests this is quite a common issue but I'm yet to find a solution.

I swear Samsung's build quality has gone down the toilet.

*Edit* Just checked and the warranty is 6 months, I've had them for 6 months and 2 weeks.


Factory reset usually fixes this sort of thing. I have the buds plus and have had to reset once to get the touch pad working again on the right one.

I’d say your right about their build they deffo don’t seem quite as good as they once were.
S10+ has been playing up with launcher restarts and lag in this heat which is proper gooseberry fool.

It didn't work unfortunately. I just can't believe it's completely broken as it's fully functional other than being quitter.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Errkal » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:39 pm

Hime wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:Has anyone had volume issues with the Galaxy buds? My right earphone had suddenly become much quieter than the left, a little internet search suggests this is quite a common issue but I'm yet to find a solution.

I swear Samsung's build quality has gone down the toilet.

*Edit* Just checked and the warranty is 6 months, I've had them for 6 months and 2 weeks.


Factory reset usually fixes this sort of thing. I have the buds plus and have had to reset once to get the touch pad working again on the right one.

I’d say your right about their build they deffo don’t seem quite as good as they once were.
S10+ has been playing up with launcher restarts and lag in this heat which is proper gooseberry fool.

It didn't work unfortunately. I just can't believe it's completely broken as it's fully functional other than being quitter.


Equaliser isn't on Soft or something is it?

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by 7256930752 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:47 pm

Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:Has anyone had volume issues with the Galaxy buds? My right earphone had suddenly become much quieter than the left, a little internet search suggests this is quite a common issue but I'm yet to find a solution.

I swear Samsung's build quality has gone down the toilet.

*Edit* Just checked and the warranty is 6 months, I've had them for 6 months and 2 weeks.


Factory reset usually fixes this sort of thing. I have the buds plus and have had to reset once to get the touch pad working again on the right one.

I’d say your right about their build they deffo don’t seem quite as good as they once were.
S10+ has been playing up with launcher restarts and lag in this heat which is proper gooseberry fool.

It didn't work unfortunately. I just can't believe it's completely broken as it's fully functional other than being quitter.


Equaliser isn't on Soft or something is it?

No it's on bass. That would affect both buds wouldn't it? I lied actually, ambient sound has stopped working on the right bud too.

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by Errkal » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:06 pm

Hime wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Hime wrote:Has anyone had volume issues with the Galaxy buds? My right earphone had suddenly become much quieter than the left, a little internet search suggests this is quite a common issue but I'm yet to find a solution.

I swear Samsung's build quality has gone down the toilet.

*Edit* Just checked and the warranty is 6 months, I've had them for 6 months and 2 weeks.


Factory reset usually fixes this sort of thing. I have the buds plus and have had to reset once to get the touch pad working again on the right one.

I’d say your right about their build they deffo don’t seem quite as good as they once were.
S10+ has been playing up with launcher restarts and lag in this heat which is proper gooseberry fool.

It didn't work unfortunately. I just can't believe it's completely broken as it's fully functional other than being quitter.


Equaliser isn't on Soft or something is it?

No it's on bass. That would affect both buds wouldn't it? I lied actually, ambient sound has stopped working on the right bud too.


Yeah they sound buggered. I have the Buds+ if it helps and they are decent other than the needing a reset to get the touched on the right one working.


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