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  • Ginger 14 May 2017 17:24:04 7,234 posts
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    Are the unlocked from three? Battery life is always my main concern on phones
  • pacrifice 3 Aug 2017 22:15:57 4,136 posts
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    Alright so, I've Lways wondered and hoping this can be answered.

    What's better for my battery; having 4g 1 bar of reception or having 3g+ at 5 bars?

    4g is still faster at 1 bar but if at 1 bar, there's battery usage as it's constantly trying to maintain a signal or improve... But if it's faster download, then there's less time spent for the processor to display the page

    But at 3g 5 bars, it's not as fast to download, but processor will have some time spent loading the page so that takes from the battery..

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding exactly how the processor and speed and battery usage are connected but I think you get what I mean.
  • Barrel_Trollz 4 Aug 2017 00:16:43 743 posts
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    I feel like 3g is better for battery, though that's just my experience. I can't back it up with numbers. I get better reception with 3g almost everywhere I go, too.
  • pacrifice 11 Aug 2017 16:14:23 4,136 posts
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    -Xperia xa ultra
    -Fast charging by mediatek pump express - not Qualcomm
    -Fast chargers are expensive from Sony
    -Bought a third party one from China for a fiver

    It's 100-240 and 50/60 hz so there's no issues using an adaptor here.

    Thing is, phone still doesn't quick charge.

    Is it possible it's not fast charging because it's being used through an adaptor?

    I was thinking that these phone chargers/plugs don't seem to have a fuse in there. What if I took the fuse out of the adaptor and just plugged in/switched on? The documentation does say that as it's a fast charger, it has these built in protection mechanisms.

    My house won't burn down will it?

    Edited by pacrifice at 16:15:18 11-08-2017
  • Load_2.0 11 Aug 2017 16:15:43 25,472 posts
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    Yes.
  • pacrifice 11 Aug 2017 16:22:10 4,136 posts
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    Ok, no quick charging shenanigans for me.
  • Tonka 11 Aug 2017 19:09:42 26,047 posts
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    @pacrifice there's also the very real chance that you'll ruin the battery.

    Or is that a USB type C exclusive problem?
  • nickthegun 11 Aug 2017 20:13:35 71,332 posts
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    I say go for it
  • Dougs 11 Aug 2017 20:54:48 83,121 posts
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    Is he trying to saw it in half?

    Edited by Dougs at 20:54:56 11-08-2017
  • neilka 23 Aug 2017 04:08:50 20,369 posts
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    Android 8.0 (Oreo) is available via the beta program for Nexus 5X/6P and Pixels: https://www.google.com/android/beta
  • Tonka 23 Aug 2017 05:42:22 26,047 posts
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    I got 7.1 in about update from Lenovo for my Moto G Play last week. Doubt I'll see Oreo though.
  • GarlVinland 23 Aug 2017 10:37:39 1,966 posts
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    I played around with the Oreo beta. Barely noticed I had it installed, all the enhancements seem to be under the hood. Anything new obviously wasn't of much use to me because I can't recall any right now.
  • neilka 23 Aug 2017 14:03:07 20,369 posts
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    There are notification dots on icons now...

    I think that's it.
  • Tonka 23 Aug 2017 14:26:32 26,047 posts
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    There's also a rather massive underneath the hood thing to make it easier for Google to push new Android updates.

    Had some cool name that I forgot.

    Plus, Android now supports Kottlin or is that Kotlin?
  • eleven63 1 Sep 2017 19:03:43 2,082 posts
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    Just got myself a S8 plus - any thoughts of the 'always on' screen and battery life? Cheers.
  • CosmicFuzz 1 Sep 2017 20:58:57 31,966 posts
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    Don't know about the S8 plus, but I've got the S8 and it's really great. I have the 'always on' screen showing the time, date, battery life and any notification icons (whatsapp, email, etc). It doesn't impact the battery life much at all I don't think. In fact, it's almost certainly less battery intensive than turning the full screen on to check stuff. I just leave it on my desk at work and glance at it from time to time to see if anything has come in.

    Always get a full day at least on battery. Normally day and a half/two days if I'm not really using it much.
  • mrpon 1 Sep 2017 21:31:55 33,478 posts
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    Yeah but what about popular people like me and eleven eh Fuzz?
  • Frogofdoom 1 Sep 2017 22:15:09 5,762 posts
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    My LG g4 decided to brick itself last night. Only had it 15 months or so and the warranty has run out. However I'm trying to return it under the sale of goods act as LG have admitted there is a design fault with the model and that the solder will basically fail on all of them at some point. No idea if I will get anywhere with it but it's worth a try.

    Tldr don't get an LG g4 as it will die.
  • Jono62 1 Sep 2017 22:15:47 18,131 posts
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    Always on uses more battery but it's a nice feature.

    Broke my S7 edge so I'm waiting patiently for the new Note to come out.
  • thelzdking 1 Sep 2017 22:31:24 6,117 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    My LG g4 decided to brick itself last night. Only had it 15 months or so and the warranty has run out. However I'm trying to return it under the sale of goods act as LG have admitted there is a design fault with the model and that the solder will basically fail on all of them at some point. No idea if I will get anywhere with it but it's worth a try.

    Tldr don't get an LG g4 as it will die.
    I have an LG K10 and although it works it is shit. I'll never get another LG phone.
  • Frogofdoom 1 Sep 2017 22:32:58 5,762 posts
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    The g4 was actually really good, except a glaring and huge design flaw.
  • eleven63 1 Sep 2017 22:54:01 2,082 posts
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    @CosmicFuzz cheers buddy I'll keep it on for now - love the phone so far, snappy and, relativity bloat free.
  • pk1980 2 Sep 2017 09:58:32 766 posts
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    I have had no issues with battery life, no idea if I have the always on screen on though.

    Generally can get through a day 7:30 - 10:30 with between 30-40% left that's usually involved playing games and been on the net a lot.

    In terms of battery best phone I have had I think.
  • GuybrushThreepwood 2 Sep 2017 10:02:30 853 posts
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    @Jono62 I just read up on the latest Note (as a note 4 owner) and I'm underwhelmed for the price to be honest. Camera sounds good, but beyond that and a big screen (that's too big to hold one handed), I'm not sure what is offering over other phones. As a review I read said, after the first couple of weeks, the pen is used once in a blue moon for me.
  • nickthegun 2 Sep 2017 10:18:44 71,332 posts
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    Most of the reviews Ive read have said 'this is one of the best phones ever made, but get an 8+'.

    Apparently the screen size difference is barely noticeable and the extra features arent worth the premium you pay.
  • crashVoodoo 2 Sep 2017 13:40:13 5,405 posts
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    GuybrushThreepwood wrote:
    @Jono62 I just read up on the latest Note (as a note 4 owner) and I'm underwhelmed for the price to be honest. Camera sounds good, but beyond that and a big screen (that's too big to hold one handed), I'm not sure what is offering over other phones. As a review I read said, after the first couple of weeks, the pen is used once in a blue moon for me.
    i was gonna jump to the S8 from my note3 back when it was released but the base cost of a contract equivalent to what i was on at the time put it around 50pm . fuck that noise!

    I knew then that the note8 price (as its the first UK follow up since the 4) would be a joke. Decided to stick with my note3, went sim-only and got a switch instead.
  • Jono62 2 Sep 2017 18:21:20 18,131 posts
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    @GuybrushThreepwood I got 30% off otherwise I would have got the S8+. I prefer the Note to the Galaxy. I used the pen all the time when I had a Note 4.
  • Darth_Flibble 2 Sep 2017 19:15:35 2,771 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    I got 7.1 in about update from Lenovo for my Moto G Play last week. Doubt I'll see Oreo though.
    I'm surprised Lenovo bothered to put out 7.1 update for the Play, G5 owners had no updates, not even security patches and don't even bother respond to questions on their forums. A truly shit company
  • eleven63 2 Sep 2017 20:44:28 2,082 posts
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    First full day with the S8+ - medium use, Swarm checkins, Instagram, a bit of gaming, Facebook, etc - last charged 10 hours ago, and still 64% left, outstanding !)
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