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2018 Smart Phones

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  1. fba34

    fba34 Contributing Member

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    Fellow nexus 6p user here too. Mines still working great, but itching to upgrade for any reason.

    I'm probably going to wait for the discounted pixel 2 or 2xl. Love that they're promising 3 year updates now.
     
  2. HillBoy

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    I have an HTC 10. It's a terrific phone but HTC appears to be circling the drain and I no longer believe they'll be around that much longer. There hasn't been any Android updates since the Feb Oreo update and HTC just announced that the 10 won't be getting Android Pie. I'm waiting for the Pixel 3 to drop as I plan to be looking at a discounted Pixel 2 as well.
     
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  3. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko
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    Got the G7 on Friday. Love it even more than the v30.
     
  4. JayZ750

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    Android experts...

    What would be the best most current Android phone I could get if switching from iphone, and assuming (1) size matters (i like bigger), (2) I'm not attached to any particular service provider, and (3) budget isn't an issue... EXCEPT I will absolutely try to find the best deal possible (whehter by switching providers, or a deal on a certain phone or whatever)?

    I watch lots of streaming video (sports, Netflix), and use the camera (but not like a millennial).

    I might just get the new iphone, but am at least open to switching.

    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. KingCheetah

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    I think I'm going with the Note 9 over the LG or the Pixel -- my last 2 phones have been LGs and I'm heading back to Samsung -- I really don't know a lot about Pixels.

    Change my mind..?
     
  6. superfob

    superfob Mommy WOW! I'm a Big Kid now.

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    I'm waiting for the Pixel 3 and OnePlus announcements before I make a choice.

    Samsung's bloatware and slow OS updates keep me from going back to them.
     
  7. OmegaSupreme

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    Samsung has an up to $600 dollar trade in for their devices including the note (I think it's still going on). Kinda tempted myself.

    https://www.droid-life.com/2018/10/05/deal-600-off-trade-note9-galaxy-s9/

    As @superfob mentioned, the Pixels are being announced (hopefully released also, but unlikely) tomorrow.
     
  8. OmegaSupreme

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    I dunno. GSMarena seems to think the XL screen will be just 1080p (I doubt that). If that's the case, it better be reflected in the price. If not, "that's a no from me dawg."
     
  9. JayZ750

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    Doesn't matter. Samsung takes Apple devices.

    [​IMG]

    Click the source link within the link I posted.
     
  11. JayZ750

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    Cool! Thanks
     
  12. JayZ750

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    I'm trading in an iphone 5s, lol. They'll offer like $50.
    I have a 6s that is all f'd up though. Not sure if I could get anything for that....
     
  13. Eric Riley

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    Really interested in the Razer Phone 2. It'll be unveiled Wed night.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Invisible Fan

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    I thought QHD is the new standard for flagship devices. Debate usually swirls around led vs oled in terms of pricing even if oled is sometimes unreliable with ghosting issues.
     
  15. rockbox

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    If screen size matters, Galaxy note or s9 plus. Best screens on the market and Samsung created the phablet space.


     
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    Google event today approx . 9:40am : look for Pixel 3 , Nocturne (tablet), Pixelbook 2

    Google live feed :

    CNET coverage :
     
  17. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    Good God I'm hoping the Pixel is either moderately priced, or has something that draws me over because I'm sick of this BS Samsung ecosystem. God I hate Samsung so much, I'm mad I got tricked into an S8+
     
  18. JayZ750

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    Please elaborate/explain?
     
  19. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    Basically the locked phone in combination with slow update structure is frustrating to me. Samsung takes a similar approach to apple in that the phone is quite invasive in terms of what it tracks and there is a ton of samsung bloat. Samsung packs on it's own apps and makes it so that you can't remove them without installing third party apps to do so.

    Case in point, let's say you want to use chrome instead of samsung internet, guess what? You can't remove samsung internet from your phone. Or lets say you would like to use a non-samsung keyboard like swiftkey, since the dictionary is local to the keyboard and not device level you won't get spell check on other keyboards. Samsung locks you into their crap. It gets old. Fast.
     
  20. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    Not a bad showing from Google today, I'm tempted to hop on... I'll have to ponder that price.
     

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