New Phone or Fix old one- advice request
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:42:26 PM »
So, here's the situation.My phone, an HTC One M9 is 3 and a half years old.  In the last few months, it's been shutting off suddenly.  Battery indicator is anywhere between 45% and 91% (average is about 70%) when it happens.  I'm pretty sure it's the battery and even a factory wipe didn't help.  My attempts to recalibrate the battery did not help.  When I charge it back up so it can boot, it reads the % that it was at when it lost power, unless I let it try to boot then power off a few times. (ie. I try to reboot it, watch it get into the process, then die) only the will it realize it's at 0%.  But even a full charge does nothing to help it.

So it's been shutting off randomly alot.  To the point where I've lost data because of it.  (nothing big, but things like bookmarks, settings, etc..)

So I have 2 options.1. Replace the battery.  That's 500Nok. (like $70)2. Get a new phone on a payment plan. (an additional $37 a month for 2 years)
My biggest unknown is: "How much damage does random poweroffs do to the other systems of a phone?"  Like, has it damaged the cpu or ram and I'll only have problems down the line?

What do you all think?

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Re: New Phone or Fix old one- advice request
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 09:01:45 PM »
There likely won't be damage.

If you don't need any newer features, then replace the battery. If you want the new hotness, get a new phone. Actually get a new battery and a new phone, keep the M9 as a backup.
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Re: New Phone or Fix old one- advice request
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 09:38:16 PM »
Concur with junker - damage is unlikely (you'd probably already be able to tell).

The biggest risk I can see is the potentiality of misdiagnosis - that is, if it's not the battery that's the problem, you might be wasting $70.

It honestly sounds like you've diagnosed it accurately, so I'd say the risk is minimal, but of course it's worth keeping in mind.
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Re: New Phone or Fix old one- advice request
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 09:57:55 AM »
Thanks you two.  I'm gonna take Junker's advice and get a new phone.  We wanna swap carriers anyway and said carrier has a 50% off first 3 months (of the phone bill) and even then its cheaper.


So I'm getting this:
https://consumer.huawei.com/en/phones/p20-pro/


Huawei p20 pro.  Its a good phone for the price and its very common despite the risk of China spying on me.


Then, once I get the funds, I'll spend the $30 to get a battery and tool kit. 

Re: New Phone or Fix old one- advice request
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2018, 11:49:31 AM »
I ended up getting the mate20 pro for Christmas.  So far so good.  Threw in apex apex launcher and its working just fine.

Re: New Phone or Fix old one- advice request
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 11:32:36 AM »
Well fuck me.

After Trump Ban, Huawei Phones Will Lose Access To Google Software https://n.pr/2WRpFwV


I rely on google.  So losing access to gmail and youtube and maps is not something I can handle.  So guess I need to see if I can find another phone and swap this...

Thanks Trump, ya asshole.

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Re: New Phone or Fix old one- advice request
« Reply #6 on: Today at 09:35:16 AM »
I rely on google.  So losing access to gmail and youtube and maps is not something I can handle.  So guess I need to see if I can find another phone and swap this...
Slow down for a moment. A lot of the coverage surrounding this is extremely poor. I'll spare you my usual rant about how much I hate the press, but here's the long and short of it to the best of my understanding:

Current users of Huawei phones will not lose access to Google services - https://twitter.com/Android/status/1130313848332988421

The restriction that is most likely to affect you is a potential loss of access to security updates. Huawei needs to find a way to keep delivering these (most likely by switching to the base Android Open Source Project rather than Google's commercial version of it), and the US Govt. agreed to relax this restriction for 3 months, so Huawei have some time to figure this out. - https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/20/18633171/huawei-software-updates-phones-google-android-commerce-department

tl;dr: Despite this being an obviously difficult political situation, everyone seems to be in agreement that individual customers shouldn't take the brunt of the damage.

Even though the Evening Standard is a British conservative rag, their article on this is at least not appalling: https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/huawei-google-ban-mean-for-huawei-phone-owners-a4146211.html

(Oh, and if Huawei doesn't sort their shit out in 3 months, you always have the option of switching to a community Android project)
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Re: New Phone or Fix old one- advice request
« Reply #7 on: Today at 09:44:02 AM »
Yeah, saw that.  Trump reversed course a bit but when it hit, it hit hard and fast.  Hence the stock price drops.

But still, its pretty harsh.  I'm actually wondering if its pro-republican even.

On one hand, you have "Fight the non-Americans!  Buy America!" Patriotism.
On the other hand you have the government literally telling business they can't conduct business with another business.  If it was the Chinese government, sure, thats another story but this is private entities being banned from engaging in the market of their choosing.  Which is usually what republicans are against.

Also, while I understand the fears, Google and facebook as well as the phone operators can(and do) spy on us as their leisure.  And I have yet to see proof that Huawei is spying for China.  Its all "Well, they could..."

Re: New Phone or Fix old one- advice request
« Reply #8 on: Today at 10:14:12 AM »
Well fuck me.

After Trump Ban, Huawei Phones Will Lose Access To Google Software https://n.pr/2WRpFwV


I rely on google.  So losing access to gmail and youtube and maps is not something I can handle.  So guess I need to see if I can find another phone and swap this...

Thanks Trump, ya asshole.

Another victory for Trump. He wants you to buy American you dummy. He's trying to close the trade deficit. He doesn't want you sending your dollars to China. That will make you poor. Trump is having to do this because you are too dim to work out that you should, given the choice, buy American where possible. That means more dollars in the US and more jobs. What an excellent president. I will admire him from afar being as he is unappreciated in his own land.
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