Which phone should I buy? Page 37

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  • b0rk 26 Apr 2017 21:50:27 7,238 posts
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    Is there a phone benchmark I can use to see where my phone compares to others? It's not latest model but I'd like to think it scores higher than a cheapo G5.
  • Deleted user 26 April 2017 21:54:36
    Haven't you got an iPhone? You're probably much better off not knowing how it performs Vs
  • b0rk 26 Apr 2017 22:07:38 7,238 posts
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    I NEED TO KNOW OK
  • General_Martok 1 May 2017 12:13:02 178 posts
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    Anyone else got a galaxy s8?

    I've got one and I have to say that I'm not blown away by it so far apart from the outstanding screen.


    I've come from an iPhone 6s but I had a HTC one m8 before that. I'm a little underwhelmed by touch whizz again despite it looking better than previous incarnations.

    I've also got a clear stand cover after watching the drop tests which means I'm hiding the pretty body.

    I'm not regretting it just a little underwhelmed by the software side of it.
    I guess I'll get used to it all soon.

    Edited by General_Martok at 12:39:51 01-05-2017
  • Syrette 1 May 2017 18:33:53 48,706 posts
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    Still loving mine, aside from having problems finding a case/screen protector combination that I like and that works. That's the problem with having a curved screen, I guess.
  • Kovacs77 1 May 2017 21:43:22 517 posts
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    Yeah I'm having the same problem, tried the Clear View Stand case (crap) and a Spigen Neo Hybrid with a yootech screen protector, don't like either of them (I had the Spigen / yootech combo on my last phone but on this one the edges keep lifting). Also, I can't find a keyboard I'm comfortable with, they don't seem as responsive as on the S7 Edge.
  • Bloobat 1 May 2017 23:47:59 860 posts
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    I'm waiting for the XZ Premium, looks absolutely insane with a 4k HDR screen and brand new camera system. Check it out if you haven't heard of it it won best phone of MWC this year
  • TitanWarlord93 1 May 2017 23:53:29 132 posts
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    Used to have an iPhone for years but now switched to Samsung Galaxy. I have now got a S7 Edge. The new S8 looks nice but I'm sticking to the S7 Edge for now and save up for it.
  • TitanWarlord93 1 May 2017 23:53:30 132 posts
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    Used to have an iPhone for years but now switched to Samsung Galaxy. I have now got a S7 Edge. The new S8 looks nice but I'm sticking to the S7 Edge for now and save up for it.
  • Rusty_M 2 May 2017 08:05:53 6,667 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Don't go near LG... ever.
    Why not? My LG G4 has been better than the Samsung S4 before it.
  • CosmicFuzz 2 May 2017 08:11:28 31,899 posts
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    So my ebay purchase of the S8 seems to have fallen through :( seller has cancelled the sale (no idea you could even do that) despite the fact that I've already paid. No sign of refund yet so looking like I'm going to have to raise a dispute.

    Tbh I've got so much stuff happening over the next few months (stag do, weddings) that I probably should just stick to my Sony for a while longer. Urgh.
  • Reallysorry 2 May 2017 11:45:39 681 posts
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    @CosmicFuzz When you've got your money back drop me a message if you still want one mate as mines been sat in a box since I got it and I've been hesitant to sell online due to the problems you've experienced.
  • CosmicFuzz 2 May 2017 12:20:38 31,899 posts
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    @Reallysorry It's crazy, stuff like this really does put me off making big purchases/sales from places like ebay. Although I guess they're normally pretty good at refunds. I've been burned before with fake ipods etc from ebay and they sorted me out eventually. Such a pain in the arse though.

    That's a kind offer though. What's the model/colour of your phone? And what sort of price where you looking for?

    How come you're not interested in using it?
  • Reallysorry 2 May 2017 21:47:55 681 posts
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    @CosmicFuzz I've never really sold anything of this value online but heard all the horror stories.

    It's the 64gb galaxy 8 in black I believe. I didn't really want to upgrade as I had a 50gb data plan on my contract and EE no longer offer that, only 30gb now so I just bought a One plus 3T a few months back then when I threatened to leave they offered me this Samsung with 45gb data and nearly half the price I was paying previously so no brainier really.
    I have been tempted to open it just because it's shiny and new but I'm possibly getting married in Vegas next year so figured I'd sell it to help with those costs.

    Not sure on the cost mate but I'd let it go a bit cheaper to someone on here probably as I'd hope there's less chance of getting screwed haha.
  • VanillaLake 2 May 2017 22:18:47 288 posts
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    Are BQ smartphones good?
  • mal 3 May 2017 00:17:37 27,919 posts
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    I find Homebase ones are pricier, but usually worth the extra.
  • FWB 3 May 2017 00:28:57 53,628 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    FWB wrote:
    Don't go near LG... ever.
    Why not? My LG G4 has been better than the Samsung S4 before it.
    Just wait. The bloatware will eventually slow it down and make it go crazy.
  • funkstar 3 May 2017 01:22:09 3,187 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Rusty_M wrote:
    FWB wrote:
    Don't go near LG... ever.
    Why not? My LG G4 has been better than the Samsung S4 before it.
    Just wait. The bloatware will eventually slow it down and make it go crazy.
    I had a G4 which was surprisingly free of bloatware. Do certain networks load em up with 'extras'?
  • FWB 3 May 2017 07:03:51 53,628 posts
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    I'm on a sim-only contract. Bought the phone independently.
  • CosmicFuzz 3 May 2017 08:31:54 31,899 posts
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    @Reallysorry cheers for the info dude. Once I get my money from PayPal I'll shoot you a PM. No idea how long that will take so no worries if you crack and end up using it :)
  • b0rk 3 May 2017 11:53:06 7,238 posts
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    I'm having some difficulty playing music from YouTube in the background. I used to just swipe from bottom and tap play to resume but now it just starts playing random music from my library. What's gone wrong here?

    Edit

    This is on iPhone btw

    Edited by b0rk at 11:54:08 03-05-2017
  • CosmicFuzz 3 May 2017 12:02:54 31,899 posts
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    Are you able to play youtube in the background? Not sure about iphone, but on android you have to be watching the video, you can't close the app/browser and keep listening to the music.
  • b0rk 3 May 2017 12:06:24 7,238 posts
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    I used to start playback then press the home button which would stop the music but it was possible to bring up the music controls and resume playback from YouTube. Now it doesn't seem to work. :/
  • THFourteen 3 May 2017 12:10:17 44,649 posts
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    Off topic but I'm bored and feel like posting inane shit

    Out of contract on my 6s so changed my monthly payment from 50 to 15 per month!!!

    Iphone 8 needs to be something amazing to get me to upgrade as the 6s pretty much still does everything I want.
  • b0rk 3 May 2017 12:17:33 7,238 posts
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    Can't really see the point of constantly upgrading. The SE I have does seemingly everything and it does it very well, apart from the aforementioned problem I described above.
  • General_Martok 3 May 2017 12:18:33 178 posts
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    When I used the iphone 6s one of the features I loved was that I could click on a time in an email or SMS that was sent to me and create an event for it quickly.

    I can't seem to do that on the S8. Is there something I need to activate for that or download?
  • b0rk 3 May 2017 12:20:05 7,238 posts
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    Let's concentrate on what's important here, namely my YouTube problem.
  • funkstar 3 May 2017 14:18:08 3,187 posts
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    General_Martok wrote:
    When I used the iphone 6s one of the features I loved was that I could click on a time in an email or SMS that was sent to me and create an event for it quickly.

    I can't seem to do that on the S8. Is there something I need to activate for that or download?
    probably try a different messaging app
  • THFourteen 3 May 2017 14:32:35 44,649 posts
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    b0rk wrote:
    Let's concentrate on what's important here, namely my YouTube problem.
    Just tried that on my phone now, and I am not sure that it ever worked like that however i can now confirm its b0rked.

    Did you try this? i.e. use safari not the app

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/apple/how-play-youtube-in-background-3447568/

    Edited by THFourteen at 14:33:26 03-05-2017
  • b0rk 3 May 2017 15:23:19 7,238 posts
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    Ok I'll try Safari.
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