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longdi
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(02-17-2017, 01:34 AM)
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Supposedly the mate is their pro (note) line and p is their consumer version (s). But things seem to getting hazy.
NervousXtian
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(02-17-2017, 01:46 AM)
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So I just ordered Axon 7 and it's coming Saturday... I have a LG G5 now.. on AT&T.. can I just swap the SIM and it'll just convert over?

Last few phones were always done at an AT&T store as I either needed a new SIM or bought a phone through them.
Jeffrey
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(02-17-2017, 02:05 AM)

Originally Posted by NervousXtian

So I just ordered Axon 7 and it's coming Saturday... I have a LG G5 now.. on AT&T.. can I just swap the SIM and it'll just convert over?

Last few phones were always done at an AT&T store as I either needed a new SIM or bought a phone through them.

I'm on at&t and I swapped easily with no hassle.
Jazzy Network
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(02-17-2017, 02:05 AM)
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The Mate 9 was ahead of its time. The P10 is just catching up.
Jeffrey
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(02-17-2017, 02:19 AM)
Also supercharge is pretty great. As good or better than oneplus dash charge.
Bboy AJ
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(02-17-2017, 03:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

I mean. America has lobbies and donations. Money is key regardless of culture.

Yes, but it's far more profound, prevelant, and accepted in Korea.
Toki767
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(02-17-2017, 04:13 AM)
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My brother and literally came to the same conclusion tonight that we should switch from AT&T to T-Mobile.

Guess I gotta wait until the S8 is out though. No point in getting any other phone currently out.
Jeffrey
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(02-17-2017, 04:20 AM)

Originally Posted by Toki767

My brother and literally came to the same conclusion tonight that we should switch from AT&T to T-Mobile.

Guess I gotta wait until the S8 is out though. No point in getting any other phone currently out.

Check opensignal.com for your area first. T-mobile was finicky for me when I had it a few years ago near me.
Toki767
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(02-17-2017, 04:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

Check opensignal.com for your area first. T-mobile was finicky for me when I had it a few years ago near me.

I'm in San Francisco so everywhere is basically decent signal no matter what service you're on.
Jeffrey
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(02-17-2017, 04:35 AM)

Originally Posted by Toki767

I'm in San Francisco so everywhere is basically decent signal no matter what service you're on.

Reminds me of when I was in LA a few years ago for a wedding and I was getting like no data at all on att.
Toki767
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(02-17-2017, 04:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

Reminds me of when I was in LA a few years ago for a wedding and I was getting like no data at all on att.

Yeah, my brother actually said he gets really bad reception with AT&T in LA. I know Verizon is super popular there.
Laekon
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(02-17-2017, 04:56 AM)

Originally Posted by -bakalhau-

This. I'm so confused with all the leaks. I'm beyond confused. I just gave up today, I don't care. In a week I'll know what to count on.

But the worst part about seeing all the leaks? It's that I don't know what we are providing in the P10 that's gonna make us go to the next level.

There's no Leica/blurring photos/monochrome ace card this time, it's been used and isn't as exclusive or "groundbreaking" now with a lot of cameras catching up and going dual-lens. There's no bezelless phone, something eye catching. Design is very much similar actually to the P9.

We only have the "faster, more storage" thing going on. It's like a P9S year. I even thought after the Mate 9's 12+20MP camera they were gonna go with an awesome 20+20MP choice or something like that but apparently no it's 12+12 still.

It seems like a mild upgrade from the P9. If you're in the states that's fine there's no precedent there, but in Europe with P9 already here it feels like a gap year. With Samsung going bezelless and Apple supposedly blowing up everything with the iPhone 8 too, I feel like I'm gonna struggle selling these like I struggle now to sell P9.

And even from my costumer point of view, I maintain what I said. I feel slightly disappointed if the P10 is just what the leaks have shown.

The main upgrade I'm looking for is OIS in camera. While the P9 camera seemed to be pretty good it wasn't quite up to the S7/Pixel so I'm hoping the P10 is just a little better. Other then the camera and the changes to EMUI I'm not sure what else they could do. All these bezelless phones just seem unusable. I feel phones have matured fast and their are not a lot of improvements left to be made.

Their line up is out of control though. Sliming it down would really help them focus their marketing dollars and help with profitability. Mate 9, P10 Plus, P10, Honor 8, and Honor 6X is all they need. Pick up Googles OEM business and they would be set.
Jeffrey
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(02-17-2017, 06:30 AM)
Dang you can snag a used S7 edge for like $350.

Half value in a year.
LeleSocho
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(02-17-2017, 11:17 AM)
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P10 looks also uglier than the P9, unless they have intention of introducing another premium line of smartphones Huawei goofed up this year.
brotkasten
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(02-17-2017, 11:49 AM)

Originally Posted by Jeffrey

Dang you can snag a used S7 edge for like $350.

Half value in a year.

As expected for any high volume flagship that isn't the iPhone. I got my S7 for 499 instead of 699 last summer. It was 399 by Christmas (not regularly, though).

Phones simply aren't worth the price, especially if it's something that manufacturers and telcos want you to replace every year or two. That's why Chinese OEMs are getting (somewhat?) successful in other territories. You pay 200 bucks less for 90% of the other high-end phones.
DrFunk
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(02-17-2017, 01:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by LeleSocho

P10 looks also uglier than the P9, unless they have intention of introducing another premium line of smartphones Huawei goofed up this year.

Huawei is definitely gonna drop a Mate 10 towards the end of this year. They normally do 2 flagships a year. (aside with the hundreds of mid/flagship phones)
Jeffrey
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(02-17-2017, 01:29 PM)
I can see the mate 10 doing the catchup updates. Waterproofing 2k screen etc.

Maybe even try to go minimal top bezel?
Vanillalite
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(02-17-2017, 01:33 PM)
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On a side note do we know why Google is having such problems with stock?

Even if we concede that the Pixel is more popular than they ever dreamed of should they really be having stock problems essentially 5 months later?
DrFunk
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(02-17-2017, 01:42 PM)
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Beats me. Goog has never really explaned 'why' it's so hard to find a Pixel

on that note, they're also asking folks what they want to see in the Pixel 2: http://www.androidauthority.com/goog...ixel-2-750501/
alpinestars1980
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(02-17-2017, 01:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meus Renaissance

I tried the Pixel today. Feels so cheap compared to an iPhone. Very disappointed with the plastic-build.

The eff are you talking about?
Mr.Shrugglesツ
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(02-17-2017, 01:49 PM)
Maybe he tried one of those dummy units?
Vanillalite
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(02-17-2017, 02:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrFunk

Beats me. Goog has never really explaned 'why' it's so hard to find a Pixel

on that note, they're also asking folks what they want to see in the Pixel 2: http://www.androidauthority.com/goog...ixel-2-750501/

Shouldn't you already know Google and be telling us? I always feel like companies who don't have vision have to use a life line to phone a friend or in this case ask the audience.
Hasney
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(02-17-2017, 02:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrFunk

Beats me. Goog has never really explaned 'why' it's so hard to find a Pixel

on that note, they're also asking folks what they want to see in the Pixel 2: http://www.androidauthority.com/goog...ixel-2-750501/

The majority have requested smaller bezels, stereo front-facing speakers and water-resistance.

Well at least the first 2 I agree with. Now make the XL 6" or bigger and baby, we got a stew going.
alpinestars1980
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(02-17-2017, 02:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr.Shrugglesツ

Maybe he tried one of those dummy units?

Good point.
Junior Mint
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(02-17-2017, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

Shouldn't you already know Google and be telling us? I always feel like companies who don't have vision have to use a life line to phone a friend or in this case ask the audience.

Biggest search engine in the world with advanced analytics and AI teams can't figure out what people want in phones
Crimson_Gold
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(02-17-2017, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Junior Mint

Biggest search engine in the world with advanced analytics and AI teams can't figure out what people want in phones

Sometimes it is best to make people feel involved, even if they aren't. Community engagement is great marketing
Vanillalite
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(02-17-2017, 02:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Junior Mint

Biggest search engine in the world with advanced analytics and AI teams can't figure out what people want in phones

It's head scratching.

Like Google doesn't know the things people want like better speakers, smaller bezels, and waterproofing?

You can't tell me someone over there doesn't already know this. So why ask us?
this_guy
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(02-17-2017, 02:45 PM)
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So which one of you told Google you wanted HTC left overs when it comes to the Pixel?
Jeffrey
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(02-17-2017, 02:46 PM)
people want the nexus 6 basically.

And I don't disagree.
Vanillalite
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(02-17-2017, 02:50 PM)
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I still think the Pixel 2 gonna suck especially if they are asking for tips.

Feels like you need 2 years out to really make a great design. Hence why we got all of those iPhone 8 leaks 2 years out.

Pixel 2 will be slightly better, but Pixel 3 will be what people actually want.
Junior Mint
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(02-17-2017, 03:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey

people want the nexus 6 basically.

And I don't disagree.

Really? I thought the Nexus 6 was a good example of how to destroy a good brand. Make the biggest, ugliest phone possible then price it at double the cost of the previous phone. I don't think a single person I know went from Nexus 4/5 to Nexus 6.
Hasney
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(02-17-2017, 03:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Junior Mint

Really? I thought the Nexus 6 was a good example of how to destroy a good brand. Make the biggest, ugliest phone possible then price it at double the cost of the previous phone. I don't think a single person I know went from Nexus 4/5 to Nexus 6.

Nexus 6 is what brought me onto the Nexus train. Damn good looking with the blue back. I miss it and probably would be still using it if it had a fingerprint reader.
DrFunk
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(02-17-2017, 03:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crimson_Gold

Sometimes it is best to make people feel involved, even if they aren't. Community engagement is great marketing

unless you're ZTE and have no idea what to do with this monstrosity

Vanillalite
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(02-17-2017, 03:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Junior Mint

Really? I thought the Nexus 6 was a good example of how to destroy a good brand. Make the biggest, ugliest phone possible then price it at double the cost of the previous phone. I don't think a single person I know went from Nexus 4/5 to Nexus 6.

Think they meant in terms of look.

I mean we already know the Pixel pricing is gonna be iPhone like.

More that the Nexus 6 has stereo front facing speakers with minimal bezels and the like.
Crimson_Gold
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(02-17-2017, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrFunk

unless you're ZTE and have no idea what to do with this monstrosity

Some things are just sins. I don't care how they came to be
Jeffrey
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(02-17-2017, 03:20 PM)
tbf I prefer companies that at least attempt different things like ZTE. Seriously if they dump their shitty ass early 2010s janky android skin for something more 'lean and clean', axon 2017 could be another winner.


nexus 6 was the 'reaction' I wish I got with the pixel. Its like 'woah the price hike... but damn this is some hot shit!"

pixel is just 'woah the price and... oh this body...)
Vanillalite
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(02-17-2017, 03:48 PM)
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Do we have a date yet for the next Samsung conference or are they waiting for after their MWC shit?

They gotta be sending invites out in the next month for the GS8 event.
akileese
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(02-17-2017, 04:26 PM)
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If you have an S7/Edge with T-Mobile I just got Nougat pushed to my phone. I was not in the beta program.
Jazzy Network
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(02-17-2017, 04:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

Do we have a date yet for the next Samsung conference or are they waiting for after their MWC shit?

They gotta be sending invites out in the next month for the GS8 event.

Pretty sure they said MWC will reveal the date of when it is. Probably middle of March in NYC.
DrFunk
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(02-17-2017, 04:58 PM)
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ZTE Hawkeye Kickstarter Campaign Shut Down

http://www.droid-life.com/2017/02/17...mpaign-closed/
HawkeyeIC
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(02-17-2017, 05:59 PM)
Did the Google Voice update break integration with the dialer for displaying voicemail for anyone else? Pixel XL.
DrFunk
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(02-17-2017, 07:19 PM)
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man i dunno
Jazzy Network
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(02-17-2017, 07:26 PM)
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Looks like an LG phone alright.
rugioh
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(02-17-2017, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by akileese

If you have an S7/Edge with T-Mobile I just got Nougat pushed to my phone. I was not in the beta program.

S7 Reddit claims that T-Mobile has opened the floodgates on it. Nothing out of AT&T/Verizon camps yet.
Hydrargyrus
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(02-17-2017, 07:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jazzy Network

Looks like an LG phone alright.

Nope, you can't see the bootloop in a picture... it could be from any brand...
this_guy
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(02-17-2017, 07:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrFunk



man i dunno

That brushed metallic look makes it look like a cheap phone.
LeleSocho
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(02-17-2017, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrFunk



man i dunno

*sigh* that logo on the front.
yagal
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(02-17-2017, 08:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hydrargyrus

Nope, you can't see the bootloop in a picture... it could be from any brand...

hahahahaha lol so true
Detox
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(02-17-2017, 08:57 PM)
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What's the best filemanager?
JaggedSac
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(02-17-2017, 09:09 PM)
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When do the new Android phones usually release? I'm in the market for one and am curious if I should wait or buy one now.

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