Apple, Android, Smart & Dumbphones - The Mobile Thread

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I’ve only had about an hour to play around with it.

I mostly use my phone for messaging friends overseas, skimming this forum, taking pics of the kids and sharing them with family and watching movies/tv shows.

For doing that stuff it is a huge improvement on my old phone. The camera is impressive, video display is great and I now have memory to store shit. Plus it’s water ”proof”.

Worth the money or worth upgrading if you have a newish phone -probably not. But I’m still impressed how far thing have come in four years.
Hows the forum look on the larger screen?
 

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Moar bigger!!!

Actually, not a lot different. I went fully planning to get the smaller phone - easier to stuff in a front pocket. But the jumbo really isn’t that much bigger irl.
 

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Moar bigger!!!

Actually, not a lot different. I went fully planning to get the smaller phone - easier to stuff in a front pocket. But the jumbo really isn’t that much bigger irl.
Good. Thats what i was hoping to hear.
 

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This place is spending money on all the wrong stuff. Some IT manager comes by to help me set up my iPhone 7.
 

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I don't know who had my work mobile number before, but I get strange text messages from people who clearly can't spell. Sometimes they ask to meet up. Today I received a message from Kathy who sent me 4 photographs and a video of her doing facial extractions. Remember me from Bossy Lady - no I bloody don't remember you.
 

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Does anyone else find the bloody split screen in iOS annoying?
yes, extremely. its not as bad on my ip7 but i've tried some of the newer models and its a real pain in the ass with no home button.
 

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yes, extremely. its not as bad on my ip7 but i've tried some of the newer models and its a real pain in the ass with no home button.
I'm having the most issue with it on my iPad. Maybe it's how I do gestures but I always seem to spawn a split screen window. I wish there was a way to turn it off. I can't imagine doing the same on my corporate mobile which is an iPhone 7.
 

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I'm having the most issue with it on my iPad. Maybe it's how I do gestures but I always seem to spawn a split screen window. I wish there was a way to turn it off. I can't imagine doing the same on my corporate mobile which is an iPhone 7.
I think there are apps in the store. Might be worth checking on.
 

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Since the last iOS update I have to think that the virtual keyboard has become more unintelligent. It deliberately mangles properly typed words with its autocorrect. I am using back space to correct the word league multiple times until I accept its suggestion of ue to finish the word so it leaves it alone. Baffling.
 

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Why do I need 5G?

My father keeps talking about which mobile will support it. I don't watch streaming video on my mobile except to check out the odd music video on YouTube. I don't even stream music.

Then I was told I need it for IoT but neither of us own a vehicle. The thought of transmitting terabytes of data of my health and GPS location for contact tracing terrifies me.
 

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Not getting a new one before next year. But the return to the square edges is nice.
 

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Not getting a new one before next year. But the return to the square edges is nice.
same but i'm waiting for the fingerprint sensor. after 9 months of watching jackoffs take their masks off so their phones can scan their faces I'd rather just fucking wait.
 

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Is that the "coronavirus" limited edition model?

My father was raving about it and I saw yet another iPhone.
 

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same but i'm waiting for the fingerprint sensor. after 9 months of watching jackoffs take their masks off so their phones can scan their faces I'd rather just fucking wait.
Oh you are right. I have an 8, so don't even think about it.
 

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My Android mobile complained about low space on the device so I cleared it up by deleting cache and deleting a few apps and reinstalling them. Lo and behold the entire mobile phone is a lot faster now. It was getting a bit sluggish this past few weeks. I wish I knew to do it sooner.
 

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Make sure it stores all stuff up in google cloud. Then delete from phone only. I then download backups to pc and backup external HD.

a few reboots often help too. I tend to now turn it off overnight. It seems to me the rest and reboot helps. Mystical thinking I know.
 

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I'm one of those cave people who still store most of my media on a card. I have privacy issues with cloud. I actually try to turn off location tracking when I'm not using Uber.
 
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