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New Phone Ideas?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by smitheygerard, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. smitheygerard

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    Yeah totally feel "murked"
     
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    Pretty happy with my Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, got the hardware of flagships and is pretty cheap.
    Haven't run into any issues as of yet.
     
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    My old Samsung J7 has gotten to where it takes interminably long to open anything (though my wife's stills works fine) Needed Google maps yesterday to avoid a wreck on I-10 and it just would not get there in time. (it's been hard reset twice).
    I don't care about camera's, I don't watch movies, i don't care about fashion I just want a phone that works fast and reliably. I got off of Apple 10 or 12 years ago because their DRM was a hassle and been a Chrome guy since.

    If you are phone knowledgeable post an opinion please. I've used ATT since it was Houston Cellular. Got Amazon Prime, bought the J7's on Swappa.
    I think I would like OS updates.

    The Apple 7 idea above could work. I use a Trackman radar for work and there is no Android Ap for it if I need a back-up monitor. Oh, I need a headphone jack because I'm deaf and wireless headphones don't get loud enough but wired ones will.
     
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    To Dubious - you can get a Oneplus 6 with headphone jack. It's a good phone. Or, you can dump the headphone jack, and get a Pixel 2. The new Oneplus and Pixel phones are coming soon, too.
     
  5. CCity Zero

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    I need to check some of these out eventually... I miss rooting/playing w/ android setups etc etc. But do enjoy the new samsungs, their launcher finally doesn't feel like ****
     
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    Are you looking at buying 2 or leaving to t-mobile or another provider or something? I know you didn't state that... But new samsungs s9/9+/note 9 are bogo... Pretty decent deal for flagships. I left att earlier this year after years under a Corporate acct w/ at&t and went to t-mobile, their Corporate discount killed att. At least w/ everything I'm getting.

    There's a lot of good phones though for sure. I'm w/ you though on Android phones, I left apple after the iPhone 4th Gen and never looked back.
     
  7. fba34

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    Probably not the best time to buy. At least wait until the pixel 3 to drop. Should affect other phone pricings as well.

    @Dubious a few good android one phones out already if you like light skins of android os and dont really need the pixel price. Nokia, LG, OnePlus definitely.

    I would love a discounted year old pixel 2 (up from 2 to 3 year os update guarantee) to replace my 6p but dreading not having a headphone jack in future phones.
     
  8. Space Ghost

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    Grab a Galaxy S8. Sure its packed with lots of stuff you dont need, but it's a quick and nimble phone. I dont get flagship phones for the features. I get them because they work amazingly well. It's almost a year and a half old so you can pick one up for a reasonable price. For what you need, there is no reason to buy a newly released phone.
     
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    I went with a Pixel XL for $375. I like Android 9 and it had a headphone jack.
     
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