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  1. wizbangdoodle

    wizbangdoodle Stay right except to pass Established Member

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    I've been considering something new myself. Have a note 8 now and like so many phones in the past, it starts out great and then after a year or so, battery life goes down the toilet.

    Not a fan of Google and their privacy/security concerns. I absolutely detest Apple and the company mindset. Wish I didn't have to carry this leash around at all. But if I must carry one, I want it to work. Several comments on the Pixel have my interest piqued. How has the history of battery life been on the Pixel phones?
     
  2. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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    After 23 months by Pixel 2 battery is finally showing it's age. Used to last over 24 hours on a charge. Now it lasts about 12-14. Not bad IMO.
     
  3. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    What did you come from before that?
     
  4. BlueSnake01

    BlueSnake01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I see you haven't used Sammy's One UI.... Bloatware is next to none. Funny thing, it has a ton of features that Google is introducing on Android 10.

    Apple charging $1,000 for 64gb is a joke....
     
  5. BlueSnake01

    BlueSnake01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    OP, I would wait for the Pixel 4. Honestly, ive never been a fan of Note series, I hate their form factor and wideness. Probably dont see myself using the pen either, had a Note 2 long ago and pen was mostly left inside.

    Im perfectly happy with my S10+. Good thing iPhone's are finally getting night mode for pics, its pretty awesome!
     
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  6. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    BlueSnake01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That 90hz display is going to be awesome! The OP7 Pro is probably the smoothest phone ive ever used because of that. Never used the RAZR phone.

    Not sure how I feel about the gestures chip, and no fingerprint FTL.
     
  8. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    I don't use the fingerprint thing now.

    I guess I'm in a holding pattern for a few weeks. I imagine it'll come down to the Pixel 4XL and the Note 10+.
     
  9. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    It starts at $700. If that’s too high people won’t buy it.
     
  10. L8APEX

    L8APEX On my tummy..! Established Member

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    Also Microsoft and samsung have worked together on the note 10 so it integrates with your win 10 desktop/laptop. Even helping polish samsung DeX that allows you to hook up a screen, keyboard and mouse to your note 9 or now 10 and get a "desktop" experience.
    The "Your Phone Companion" app has been wonderful for me. Getting and replying to texts on my pc whlie working is something we should have had years ago.

    Sent from my Note9
     
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  11. BlueSnake01

    BlueSnake01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I love the FP, mostly use my phone on a desk and very convenient, dont need to turn on the screen either.

    Not sure if you heard of Good Lock. Its an app that adds extra customizations to Samsung phones, pretty sweet to use! Maybe google will add something like that later on.

    For the lower end model, both pro and pro max however, only come with 64GB with a nice price of $1,000 and $1,100 respectively....
     
  12. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    The $700 has almost all the software of the pro. Yes lower screen quality but faster than the s/note10.
     
  13. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    You guys are making me want to stick with a Note.

    Sent from my potato using Tapatalk
     
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    gaspasr Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have a note 8. Before this I had iphone 3GS thru 7 plus. All i know is i am never going back to an iphone.
     
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    That's why I upgraded from a working Note 8 to the 10.
    Actually use those features at work/home.
     
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    Question since I'm too lazy to google it. Is the text from PC via web browser or desktop app like iMessage for Note w/ Your Phone Companion?
     
  17. L8APEX

    L8APEX On my tummy..! Established Member

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    I believe it is like the i message.
    It's an app that was available in windows 10 in 1809, but is part of 1903.
    You can read and send text (and gifs), view and send photos, notifications pop up on the pc etc, it's a slick setup.
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    That's nice. The one biggest thing I miss is having an app on my computer for sending / receiving. With the Pixel, I use the web platform. The latest update was huge, but I still prefer an app over web based.
     
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