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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by BTB » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:07 am

Now after looking at the Pocophone, but a little put by some of the sites selling it with 'questionable' reviews I'm looking at the Honor 8X which seems to be a great price and looks pretty slick. But think I'd want to handle it first as it is a bit bigger than any phone I've had before.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:17 am

A work colleague just bought that, she's very pleased with it.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Rightey » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:33 am

I got my new phone today, the Asus Zenfone 4 Pro, pretty happy with it so far, I'm so glad to have a phone with actual navigation bar buttons rather than the on screen ones that every single manufacturer seem to use now so they can say their screens are ever slightly so much bigger. :x

What's the point when you just need to pin the navigation bar to your screen anyways?!

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Errkal » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:01 am

Physical buttons :dread:

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by darksideby182 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:31 am

Doesn't every phone have buttons for some function or another?

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by Errkal » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:38 am

darksideby182 wrote:Doesn't every phone have buttons for some function or another?


I meant more the front 3 (home, back and apps) it's a massive waste if space and looks ugly

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by darksideby182 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:30 am

It doesn't really bother me but some people like to the feel I presume.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Slayerx » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:04 am

Can anyone recommend some Bluetooth headphones?

Ideally ones that don't go into your ear as I find them really uncomfortable.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Errkal » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:43 am

Slayerx wrote:Can anyone recommend some Bluetooth headphones?

Ideally ones that don't go into your ear as I find them really uncomfortable.


I have these

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M32OZGY/ ... 7Bb5VPFMCY

Have had my set for a couple of years and they work great and are properly waterproof (have been through washing machine and tumble dryer a few times)

Technically they go on earth but don't get held in by that so more rest there than are wedged.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Rightey » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:50 am

Errkal wrote:
darksideby182 wrote:Doesn't every phone have buttons for some function or another?


I meant more the front 3 (home, back and apps) it's a massive waste if space and looks ugly


Yes, so did I. This is what the phone I got looks like...

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How is it a waste of space when those buttons need to be there virtually all the time anyways? Initially I got the Zenfone 5q which doesn't have the buttons so I had to pin them there, but some apps overwrite that, and then instead of being able to switch apps with just one press you need to go back through several screens until they reappear. I'd rather have a slightly smaller screen with the physical buttons any day.

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by Errkal » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:45 am

Rightey wrote:
Errkal wrote:
darksideby182 wrote:Doesn't every phone have buttons for some function or another?


I meant more the front 3 (home, back and apps) it's a massive waste if space and looks ugly


Yes, so did I. This is what the phone I got looks like...

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How is it a waste of space when those buttons need to be there virtually all the time anyways? Initially I got the Zenfone 5q which doesn't have the buttons so I had to pin them there, but some apps overwrite that, and then instead of being able to switch apps with just one press you need to go back through several screens until they reappear. I'd rather have a slightly smaller screen with the physical buttons any day.


When an app hides them like a game or something you swipe up from whatever the bottom of the screen is at that point and it brings them back.

It is so much better having them on the screen, it means more screen and means they are always at then bottom of the screen no matter the orientation.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by SandyCoin » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:01 pm

Anyone got much experience with Honor or Huwaie? I'm looking to get a new phone and they have some good prices for the Honor 9 Lite and the Huwaie P20 in the sales.

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by Slayerx » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:17 pm

SandyCoin wrote:Anyone got much experience with Honor or Huwaie? I'm looking to get a new phone and they have some good prices for the Honor 9 Lite and the Huwaie P20 in the sales.


I have the Huwaie Mate 20 pro and love it the UI takes a bit of time getting use to, ive come across from oxygen OS which was pretty much stock android.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Drumstick » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:18 pm

Slayerx wrote:I have the Huwaie Mate 20 pro

Traitor.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by Slayerx » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:21 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Slayerx wrote:I have the Huwaie Mate 20 pro

Traitor.


I know I love the OP phones but didn't feel that the 6T was pushing the brand enough I'll be keeping a close eye on them.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by NickSCFC » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:33 pm

Rightey wrote:How is it a waste of space when those buttons need to be there virtually all the time anyways? Initially I got the Zenfone 5q which doesn't have the buttons so I had to pin them there, but some apps overwrite that, and then instead of being able to switch apps with just one press you need to go back through several screens until they reappear. I'd rather have a slightly smaller screen with the physical buttons any day.


Most modern phones have the virtual buttons right at the bottom edge of the screen.

People have always wanted bigger screens, but have also always wanted smaller phones.

This is the natural solution to that allowing for dynamic navigation such as hiding the buttons when playing games or watching video.

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It also allows for the redesign of the navigation buttons, such as the upcoming Samsung update

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by darksideby182 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:48 pm

Had a Honor for a while was great for cheap phone. I now have it as a spare.
Although it did come with a load of Huawei software that cannot be removed which a little annoying but they generally get good reviews.

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by LewisD » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:57 am

Been offered a free upgrade by o2.

Currently on a two year OnePlus 3T - which apart from the battery life decaying, I'm still happy with.
I just can't decide between the OnePlus 6, or splash the extra on the 6T.. is it worth the extra?

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by LewisD » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:41 am

Or even the 5T - comes in loads cheaper per month than the 6/6T

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PostRe: Android Thread v2
by abcd » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:43 am

Wait for the 7T

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