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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #100 on: November 23, 2014, 01:27:33 AM »
Thork is right. Most of the tech in my house was provided by work. I don't pay for my phone which is a 6 Plus, and have a 150Mb business internet circuit I also don't pay for. Full benefits with no premiums (which is very uncommon in the US), and good pay.

I can also buy anything from Newegg I want basically anytime I want.

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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #101 on: December 07, 2014, 03:33:38 AM »
Abandon hope all ye who press enter here.

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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #102 on: December 07, 2014, 07:11:27 AM »
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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #103 on: December 25, 2014, 03:03:38 PM »
My phone is suspiciously going haywire just weeks before my upgrade cycle date. Coincidence? I think not.

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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #104 on: December 25, 2014, 03:11:49 PM »
My phone is suspiciously going haywire just weeks before my upgrade cycle date. Coincidence? I think not.

Let me guess. Samsung?
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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #105 on: December 25, 2014, 04:05:51 PM »
My phone is suspiciously going haywire just weeks before my upgrade cycle date. Coincidence? I think not.

Let me guess. Samsung?

Motorola. Uninstalling a bunch of apps had little effect. Restarting it temporarily helps.

Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #106 on: December 28, 2014, 02:44:29 PM »
Did you try a factory reset?
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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #107 on: December 28, 2014, 04:09:37 PM »
Did you try a factory reset?

No, but the phone seems to have gotten itself in order again. Still does some funny business but at least it doesn't lag like hell now.

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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #108 on: December 28, 2014, 05:59:40 PM »
Let me guess. Samsung?

Why are Samsung phones such shit? I know a few people who have Galaxy S4-5 and they are some of the worst pieces of crap smart phones I have ever touched. They're slow, choppy, and lock up way too often. I don't understand why some people get so excited when a new Galaxy S or something comes out.

I have always used Motorola phones. My Moto X has had no problems in the 2 years I've had it.

Rushy, you need to stop downloading games like "Hot Strip Poker" and "MILF Hunter" from the Play Store. All they do is ruin your phone.
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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #109 on: December 28, 2014, 06:38:31 PM »
But my S5 is neither slow not choppy
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« Reply #110 on: December 28, 2014, 06:39:53 PM »
But my S5 is neither slow not choppy

Maybe you take good care of your phone and these people do not.  I don't know.

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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #111 on: December 28, 2014, 06:49:06 PM »
I do take excellent care of my phone, if I may say so myshelf.
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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #112 on: December 28, 2014, 07:55:12 PM »
I've never had an issue with performance on my iPhone's while I had them. On a 6 Plus now, and it's rock solid. Although I never had performance issues on my Android phones, either. Having said that, I loaded new, custom ROMS on a near weekly basis.

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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #113 on: December 29, 2014, 12:45:47 AM »
I think it was Facebook jacking up my phone. When I looked at apps that process any time the phone is on, Facebook was always there with 3 different processes doing some nefarious shit.

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« Reply #114 on: December 29, 2014, 12:57:55 AM »
I think it was Facebook jacking up my phone. When I looked at apps that process any time the phone is on, Facebook was always there with 3 different processes doing some nefarious shit.
Always turn off Facebook notifications.  That shit keeps your phone from going into deep sleep and drains your battery hard.
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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #115 on: December 29, 2014, 12:58:26 AM »
The Facebook app is really shit. It also reduces battery power by literally 40% (based on ad-hoc measurements by myself and some friends). Friends don't let friends use the Android Facebook app.
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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #116 on: December 29, 2014, 01:00:21 AM »
The Facebook app is really shit. It also reduces battery power by literally 40% (based on ad-hoc measurements by myself and some friends). Friends don't let friends use the Android Facebook app.
I use it.  As long as you turn off the notifications and the stupid "auto play videos" crap, your battery life won't suffer too much.
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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #117 on: January 08, 2015, 04:58:53 AM »
Got my new Droid Turbo. It's Turbo-Tastic. It's pretty much just a newer, faster version of my old Razr Maxx. Not sure why I need 1440p on a phone, though.

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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #118 on: January 08, 2015, 08:36:23 AM »
Got my new Droid Turbo. It's Turbo-Tastic. It's pretty much just a newer, faster version of my old Razr Maxx. Not sure why I need 1440p on a phone, though.

So your battery life can be worse than an iPhone.

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Re: Getting a new smartphone
« Reply #119 on: January 09, 2015, 02:32:38 AM »
So your battery life can be worse than an iPhone.

I don't understand what you guys are doing with your phone that makes battery life even a relevant thing to look for. I'm playing a N64 emulator quite a lot and the battery still lasts until the next day (and that was on my Razr maxx, which has a smaller battery than the Turbo), the hell are other people doing with their phone? Running Folding@home mobile edition?

Seriously, I want to know.