|OT| The 'I need a new phone' thread.

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NarohDethan

NarohDethan

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The fuck, yeah that is the absolute worst thing about Apple, they are so goddammed puritan! How long before they autocensor dickpics?
Yeah what the fuck, I don't want to be prevented from joining servers.
 
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NarohDethan

NarohDethan

日本語の学生
Apr 6, 2019
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Yeah that is fucked up. I understood on the Tumblr app that you couldn't search or find NSFW stuff, but it you already followed then you could see it. The same for Flickr. But yeah it is messed up with discord.
I'm seriously considering to go back to Android now lmao
 

spiel

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I already got my new phone, but I'll post anyway! My Xiaomi Mi A1 was dying after 3 years. It was really good for a $220 phone, but it was showing its age. My wishlist was stock Android and reliable updates, plus I don't game on mobile so no need for flagship specs either. I was kind of hesitant about going Pixel, considering Google's poor track record with the hardware on Nexus and Pixel phones. But wanting stock Android doesn't leave me with a lot of choice.

So I'm now rocking the Pixel 4a. It doesn't feel like a major upgrade but I appreciate some of the new software features like selecting text from the Recents menu. The cutout camera didn't bother me as much as I thought it would. Gestures take some getting used to but they're not bad. It's still awkward for apps with side drawers that haven't updated to account for back navigation. Disabled adaptive brightness and adaptive charging because they were useless. I was looking forward to the camera but the results were kind of meh. I think I'm just bad at taking photos. :cryblob:

Oh, I have two sim cards but forgot to check if the Pixel 4a had physical dual sim slots. Luckily the phone supports eSIM so that turned out to be a non-issue. One telco (the consumer-friendly one) lets you convert to eSIM online fuss-free, so it was painless to set up.
 

Ascheroth

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I think I need a new phone. The power button of my Galaxy S8 just fell off today, lol (I don't know exactly when and where the button is right now, but it's definitely not on the phone :whistle: )

Served me well the ...4 years? I had and I got it with a very good deal, so it's fine. I don't really need the power button either but it's noticeably getting clunkier recently (the loading port is somewhat loose and the battery has been getting worse and worse). Nothing I can't deal with but combined it's probably a sign that I should just replace it.

I really don't need anything high-end and I really don't care about custom android stuff, so I'm thinking of going a bit more budget this time - it seems like even the "high end" phones kinda start falling apart after 3-4 years anyway so why bother. The Pixel 4a seems nice. It's basically just a side-grade at best in terms of hardware (pretty much the same size and specs, some stuff actually seems to be sliiiightly worse even but not really much), but it should really be enough for my purposes - which are basically browsing the internet,reading webnovels/webtoons and listening to music/podcasts, lol.