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"Samsung pay on the Samsung watch is sweet"

yeah, I have a gear s3 which is why i'm not too concerned if the chip disappears from the phone - the watch will still work

the newest gear watch got rid of it's MST chip though, which makes me think it might happen to the next phone :/

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"All the phones I'm targeting are based on the current Snapdragon 845 chipset, including the Pixel 3. Where are they a generation behind?"

I think they have the lowest RAM of all this generation's flagships. plus biggest notch and a chin (for the xl).

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"Fuck those expensive ass phones"

True, the econo-phones have caught up a lot

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"on UI I usually target vanilla Android but I'm not married to it."

i think this is what samsung's trying with their next iteration https://www.samsung.com/us/apps/one-ui/

[Edited on November 21, 2018 at 12:32 PM. Reason : yak yak yak]

11/21/2018 12:21:51 PM

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"I think they have the lowest RAM of all this generation's flagships"


Yeah, 4GB is a curious choice for a $800+ flagship phone being released now.

[Edited on November 21, 2018 at 12:54 PM. Reason : I'll probably try and wait for a Snapdragon 855 powered phone like u BM]



[Edited on November 21, 2018 at 12:56 PM. Reason : ]

11/21/2018 12:49:14 PM

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I'm skeptical, but if this works it'll be hard to turn down

The Verge: Best Buy’s Pixel 3 sale might be unbeatable: $400 off for Black Friday.
https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2018/11/21/18107357/google-pixel-3-xl-black-friday-verizon-best-buy-sale-deal

11/21/2018 9:45:52 PM

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Pulled the trigger. Can't pass on $400 off. It's not a bill credit, can pay off tomorrow

11/22/2018 5:02:24 PM

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^app romoves the discount if you select pay in full. Will vz2 let you. Pay off balance and still give you credit for 24 months?

11/22/2018 10:32:08 PM

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Shit I was just going by what I read here:

https://slickdeals.net/f/12268417-pixel-3-pixel-3-xl-400-off-at-best-buy-thanksgiving-day-and-black-friday-400-16?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

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"This definitely doesn't involve bill credits. That only applies if you do the deal with Verizon directly and not through Best Buy. The BB deal deducts the full $400 up front, so only the remainder is split into 24 monthly payments on your phone bill which you can pay off in full whenever you're ready. This is clearly stated in the terms and was even confirmed to the website the verge by a Best Buy rep. No annoying monthly credits to worry about (I just received my last one for my OG Pixel purchase from 2 years ago. Not something I would want to do again)."


[Edited on November 22, 2018 at 11:34 PM. Reason : ]

11/22/2018 11:30:03 PM

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When I log on to VZW's site it shows $400 "paid" towards the device, with $24.99/month remaining for 24 months.

11/22/2018 11:45:19 PM

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didn't realize Google limited fast charging to their chargers only. Shit move, Google. Now my current fast chargers might as well be bricks

11/26/2018 2:58:31 PM

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I recommend you install an app called "Ampere" and see what charge you're actually getting. While I think you're mostly right in that only Google's chargers deliver a full 18w fast charge, plenty of my other quick-charge/etc chargers charge my pixels at a pretty good clip...I certainly don't consider them bricks. Do some testing with that Ampere.

I've been reading that some of the 3-party wireless OEM chargers can do 18w too (and ordered one to test with in addition to the Pixel Stand) but we'll see about that. Apparently when shopping for chargers look for a feature called "Power Delivery 2.0"

[Edited on November 26, 2018 at 4:16 PM. Reason : ]

11/26/2018 4:15:02 PM

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do you know if the limitations are for wireless only? e.g can I get third party wires / adapters and have fast charging

11/26/2018 5:02:20 PM

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^ I've seen some wired chargers on amazon that reviews say they charge their pixels rapidly (search reviews for pixel), but don't know that i've observed any that I own show up as rapidly charging. Check for Power Delivery 2.0 chargers on Amazon and search the reviews. From a brief look at them earlier they were mostly almost as expensive as the OEM Google chargers : /

11/26/2018 5:13:21 PM

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These look good if you want to eek out the fastest charging rates: https://slickdeals.net/f/12355612-anker-2-port-usb-a-usb-c-power-delivery-chargers-wall-17-car-13?

[Edited on November 27, 2018 at 1:54 PM. Reason : Anker is a popular brand]

11/27/2018 1:52:40 PM

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I have that charger. It's legit. My P3XL shows "charging rapidly" in the car now. I guess fast charge 2.0 isn't "fast charge" anymore.

11/27/2018 1:57:00 PM

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if youre plugging phone in overnight you want it to charge as slow as possible cause fast charging shortens battery life i believe

also if your battery doesnt last all day then you need to put the thing down and enjoy real life more

11/27/2018 3:23:02 PM

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Android Central: Aukey's $11 USB-C Power Delivery wall charger keeps your gear powered up.
https://www.androidcentral.com/thrifter-deal-aukey-usb-c-power-delivery-wall-charger

11/28/2018 10:32:19 AM

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There's also this battery pack, which supports PD: https://www.amazon.com/10400mAh-Portable-Charger-Delivery-Compatible/dp/B07H98W3V7/ - Currently $20 after coupon. Most of the PD ones are a good bit more expensive.

11/28/2018 11:30:41 AM

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Dang this is a pretty interesting proposition: https://bensbargains.com/bargain/up-to-999-in-travel-gc-w-google-fi-phone-purchase-625223/ - only in effect today

11/28/2018 11:56:17 AM

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What are the good newish phones available through Verizon, S10 and Pixel 3?

4/15/2019 11:20:46 PM

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I'm in the camp of buy the newest chipset available, so if I was in the market I'd target the S10.

[Edited on April 16, 2019 at 12:23 AM. Reason : I have a Pixel 3 XL and it's great...so if you can save $400 vs a S10 then that's ok too]

4/16/2019 12:21:14 AM

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what are you all using for weather? I've always been a wunderground user, but I swear the app is buggy, laggy, etc. and I'm getting tired of it. No special needs; just like having a temp/conditions icon in the status bar, moderately detailed pull-down tile, and a full-featured app. Great RADAR is a major plus; otherwise, what's a good RADAR app?

I don't like downloading and testing random info stealing apps.

6/5/2019 2:44:40 PM

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I love Dark Sky.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.darksky.darksky&hl=en_US

I think I got it for $1, but I'd pay more if I had to.

6/5/2019 3:19:29 PM

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I use built-in widgets and Google weather for detailed stuff

For a bare bones radar app, I use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appdlab.radarexpress

6/5/2019 5:18:13 PM

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Another vote for Dark Sky

Meteogam is good if you want a very customizable, high detail widget but it's a real pain to setup and isnt as pretty as modern apps like Dark Sky

6/5/2019 6:12:34 PM

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MyRadar has always been really good for me. Never really tried anything else simply because it hasn't let me down.

6/5/2019 7:23:39 PM

BigMan157
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another vote for MyRadar

6/5/2019 7:51:16 PM

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RadarScope if you want to go full weather nerd. It's more app than most folks need.

6/5/2019 8:45:26 PM

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do people actually pay this much for a phone case?

https://www.cases.com/lifeproof-fre-case-for-samsung-galaxy-s10-plus-body-surf/

8/18/2019 3:32:37 AM

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I paid $40 for one once

8/18/2019 9:58:18 AM

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^^ ever heard of rich people?

if there are phones that cost several thousand dollars (porsche/lambo/ferrai logoed korean/chinese brands), then a 100 for a case is nothing. pretty sure those people buy cases worth several hundred dollars.

been to several top-end stores lately (they are quite common where i am) and have come across $3k formal shoes, $1k sneakers, $250 t-shirts, $500 polos, etc.

yes, rich people exist.

p.s. many cars costing several $100k exist, as do many hypercars now in the $several million price range, so what kind of question is this? million dollar watches?

8/19/2019 12:44:37 AM

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8/19/2019 3:09:25 AM

0EPII1
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^

go back to bed bruv

8/19/2019 3:50:50 AM

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I had a LifeProof case once. It was a piece of shit, and I would not buy another one.

8/19/2019 10:36:51 AM

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^^https://lmgtfy.com/?q=rhetorical+question

8/19/2019 2:45:52 PM

0EPII1
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^ Lol I know, but of all the things you could ask that about, a $90 phone case is one of the most 'pedestrian'.

How about a bespoke suit made with fabric infused with diamond dust?

The Tailor 'Picky' Footballers Turn to for Their Diamond suits
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-49341413

Yup, $54,000 for a suit.

8/19/2019 3:25:45 PM

TreeTwista10
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because this thread is about phones and accessories, not the richest people or most expensive things in the world

8/19/2019 5:21:50 PM

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