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    The battle of all battles.

    Personally, I carry two phones - both of them iPhones - one being for business one for my own personal stuff. Despite me being rather neutral towards Apple (I've always been a Blackberry fan but BB is now gone), I do not like Android at all, hence why I carry the iPhone. I do love the iPhone 7, which I currently have, it's the perfect fit and it looks great on the screen. Also - buttons. I want buttons. I cannot not have buttons. Furthermore, the new size of the phones like the iPhone XR are far too big for my tastes and I cannot even think of having one since they are so big.

    What's your pick? What's your take?

    iPhone / iOS or Samsung / HTC / Android?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    The battle of all battles.

    Personally, I carry two phones - both of them iPhones - one being for business one for my own personal stuff. Despite me being rather neutral towards Apple (I've always been a Blackberry fan but BB is now gone), I do not like Android at all, hence why I carry the iPhone. I do love the iPhone 7, which I currently have, it's the perfect fit and it looks great on the screen. Also - buttons. I want buttons. I cannot not have buttons. Furthermore, the new size of the phones like the iPhone XR are far too big for my tastes and I cannot even think of having one since they are so big.

    What's your pick? What's your take?

    iPhone / iOS or Samsung / HTC / Android?
    Have used both, and found both effective for most tasks. To me, the issue is not what your phone can do so much as what can you do with your phone. If all you ever do with your I-phone X is text with emojis, you have a very expensive ornament in your pocket that does what a 10-year old tracphone from walmart will handle just fine....
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    I'm with Seamus and even though I'm sort of a nerd, I stopped getting iPhones when I began to think that the things I use my phone for should also work on a 200€ device. Turns out they do, so why spend a humongous amount of money on an iPhone? Another thing that anmnoyed me greatly about the iPhone was iTunes and the relative dependance on it, at least before everyone used clouds for everything and songs could be downloaded from or streamed on multiple devices, etc.
    It's terribly slow on Windows and if I had just bought a new song there and wanted to put that on my phone in the 5mins before I had to go catch a train, iTunes would start with a backup, then synchronize 15GB of apps, then synchronize everything else....
    So I could either catch that train or listen to that song...

    Anyway, I have a mid-range Sony now and it does everything I want it to do without costing as much as an iPhone, so I guess Android is okay. Had a Windows Phone before that, but that one obviously didn't turn out that great in terms of the OS being dead now...


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    Despite me not being a super fan of one brand or another, I did stick with iPhones. Using one for business in fact, and I just bought a new one (an older model) which now takes me to approximately 7 iPhones used. I do really appreciate the super clean design and the very good internet capability, plus some specific reatures like iMessage, but I do miss my BlackBerry the most.

    That was the best... I loved my BB Bold 9700 with a keyboard. That was amazing and the BBM part was splendid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar View Post
    Anyway, I have a mid-range Sony now and it does everything I want it to do without costing as much as an iPhone, so I guess Android is okay. Had a Windows Phone before that, but that one obviously didn't turn out that great in terms of the OS being dead now...
    Aren't they Nokia Windows Phone now? Or they moved to Android?

    I know Nokia was bought out and became WP but Nokia is coming back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    Aren't they Nokia Windows Phone now? Or they moved to Android?

    I know Nokia was bought out and became WP but Nokia is coming back.
    Nokia was a partner for Microsoft and then Microsoft bought their cellphone branch and the right to use the brand for two years or so.
    After that they branded them as Microsoft phones. I just meant the OS though, which was also on a few other phones, one from Samsung, etc.
    But in the end it never really took off and they gave it up pretty much. I think a few of them still receive (security) updates, but there is no further development of the OS going on.

    Nokia is coming back with Android and they mostly just sell their brand, IIRC the (design and) manufacturing are done by some partner in Asia or thereabouts.


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    MKBHD (Marques Brownlee) is one of the most popular tech reviews on YouTube. iPhone fan but also heavily reviewing Android, so I guess, best of both worlds?

    Samsung Galaxy 10+ review below.


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    And here we go - folding phones~


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    Apparently the screen has some protective layer that some mistook for a transport protection and removed it, causing the screen to die after only two days of use. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...me-test-models

    Several publications, including Bloomberg News, outlined a bevy of problems with test versions of the device, which folds inward like a notebook. Bloomberg’s review unit experienced issues after a plastic protective layer was removed on Monday. By Tuesday night, a small tear had developed at the top of the hinge, where the gadget opens. Then the display failed to operate properly.
    There are several questions that I have, like how well does that protection sit if they could easily remove it? IIRC one reviewer said he removed it after it had partially come off by itself. The folding is said to last for "up to 200,000 times", is that really enough if you want to use it for more than 2 years or so (it's quite expensive and given this, the resale price after 2 years may be quite low)? And if it's up to, then what is the lower end?

    Not to say that being able to enlarge the screen of a mobile device isn't cool, I'm just wondering whether it's really ready and sturdy technology yet. And whether it is worth the enormous price of 1,980$ according to the above article. I guess I'll wait until it has arrived in 300$-phones, tablets and notebooks.
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    Analogous to the AK-47 v M-16 debate. The M-16 was, in most ways, a much better weapon. However, the Kalishnakov's ability to continue operating when used by morons with no clue often made it the effective choice.
    "The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom.” -- Milton Friedman

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    The phone I use is Redmi note 7. Awesome android device, the design is very cool. All my previous smartphones are android-based too. The only Apple stuff I have is my old iPod The thing I like about Android is that there is a bigger amount of applications created for it and most of them are free. http://androidgo.fun/ is the blog I follow to know better about interesting android apps, I like their reviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    Analogous to the AK-47 v M-16 debate. The M-16 was, in most ways, a much better weapon. However, the Kalishnakov's ability to continue operating when used by morons with no clue often made it the effective choice.
    I hope you're not trying to say only morons would break the foldable screen. Apparently, some screens also broke without anyone removing the protective layer and Samsung has delayed the launch to improve the phones. Something about the possibility that dirt would enter at the hinges and potentially cause these issues. Though at that point your comparison is quite good, given how an M16 would also not react too well to dirt entering it at the "hinges".


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    There's been so much discussion over those foldable screens that Samsung retracted them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar View Post
    I hope you're not trying to say only morons would break the foldable screen. Apparently, some screens also broke without anyone removing the protective layer and Samsung has delayed the launch to improve the phones. Something about the possibility that dirt would enter at the hinges and potentially cause these issues. Though at that point your comparison is quite good, given how an M16 would also not react too well to dirt entering it at the "hinges".

    Just so. Despite the "superiority" of one design in a purely technical sense, it ran into trouble when operated in less than ideal conditions or by under-skilled operators.
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    I don't really get the purpose though of foldable screens - why? I mean, what's wrong with a clear crisp big one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    I don't really get the purpose though of foldable screens - why? I mean, what's wrong with a clear crisp big one?
    However big your big screen is, the folded one can always be bigger or twice as big. It's probably partially because many people use their mobile phones as their only or main electronic device but deep in their hearts they know that a proper screen of 27" or above is so much better. So they try to get bigger and bigger ones.

    Personally I see my phone as a mobile extension of my computer, don't use it a lot when I can access my computer instead and stopped paying for more than a midrange phone that is small enough to fit into my pocket so I don't need an extra handbag for my phone.
    But I guess priorities differ, I also build my computers myself (not the parts, but you know what I mean).


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    It's super unconfortable to have a large phone in your pocket - that's why I avoid any big phone like the iPhone XR to be honest. iPhone 7/8 or the equivalent Samsung is perfect.

    Anything bigger is a nuisance.
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    This will be probably a big hit on the market - and so far OnePlus has exceeded expectations and sales too.


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