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« on: April 15, 2020, 06:00:36 PM »
I've had my current phone for 3 or 4 years now. I forget. It's a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and it was alright. I had an iPhone 3 over a decade ago, and then 3 Samsungs in a row, but this one is on it's last legs and I'm thinking I'm ready to buy a new one. What would you go with and why? I'm leaning towards the iPhone 11 Pro 256gb but would consider another Galaxy Edge or perhaps the Pixel. I like a lot of things about the Android line, but I think I'm ready to just enjoy a phone that just always works instead of the tireless tinkering I seem to always be doing with my Androids.
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 06:26:18 PM »
I love my Pixel XL. I bought it when the Pixel 3 was the current version and I picked it for $229 new. It is 128 GB model. It is running Android 9 but it won't be updated to 10 as Google has stopped putting new versions on the original Pixel's (ver. 1). It is still the fastest phone I've ever had. In the future I'll stick with it and probably always stay at least a couple versions behind the latest and greatest. You can save a good chunk of money that way. Especially considering the latest Google Pixel 4 XL 128 gb is running over $1K. I will not ever pay over $1K for a damn phone.
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 12:30:47 PM »
I still love love love my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (waterproof!).
I recently bought another aftermarket battery for it just to keep it going as long as possible. It does everything and does it well.
Why would I spend up to $1K for a new device?
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 12:54:33 PM »
I still love love love my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (waterproof!).
I recently bought another aftermarket battery for it just to keep it going as long as possible. It does everything and does it well.
Why would I spend up to $1K for a new device?

No reason I can come up with!  :D
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 01:10:04 PM »
I still love love love my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (waterproof!).
I recently bought another aftermarket battery for it just to keep it going as long as possible. It does everything and does it well.
Why would I spend up to $1K for a new device?

No reason I can come up with!  :D
You must like dealing with hassles. I'm spoiled.

This phone quit recognizing the microSD card, so now I have no storage. I like the microSD, but you'll move an app to it and then if the card isn't seen, you've lost the use of that app. Plus, when the app updates, it moves itself back to the phone HD and then you have to move it back. I also have an ever-increasing circular loss of pixels on the upper left hand corner. It's almost half an inch in size now. The screen also seems to have lost it's touch ability, because there's at least a 2-second delay after you press something before it responds. I'm over it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 01:25:25 PM »
You must like dealing with hassles. I'm spoiled.

This phone quit recognizing the microSD card, so now I have no storage. I like the microSD, but you'll move an app to it and then if the card isn't seen, you've lost the use of that app. Plus, when the app updates, it moves itself back to the phone HD and then you have to move it back. I also have an ever-increasing circular loss of pixels on the upper left hand corner. It's almost half an inch in size now. The screen also seems to have lost it's touch ability, because there's at least a 2-second delay after you press something before it responds. I'm over it.

No not really fond of hassles. Before I bought the Pixel I did see those issues with buying cheap phones (<$100) which is why I finally got the Pixel. First off, on the Pixel there is no SD Card. Mine has 128 GB of internal storage so I don't have to worry about the crappy SD cards. I have no screen or touch issues. I've had it for a couple of years now and it works as good today as it worked the first day I got it. It was not a used or refurbished phone. It just wasn't latest overpriced version.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2020, 01:30:30 PM »
My iPhone 6S has been flawless since the day I bought it.


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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2020, 02:53:52 PM »
My iPhone 6S has been flawless since the day I bought it.


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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2020, 03:39:02 PM »
Nobody is selling me on the android right now. I'm ordering the 11 pro 256. I don't hear any arguments that make it better, and I'm not concerned about being cheap.
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2020, 03:42:11 PM »
I’ve never owned a “new” smart phone. When the iPhone 6 came out, I bought a used iPhone 4 from a kid working in the local Walmart electronics dept for $100 as he upgraded to the 6. When the GPS rollover happened I (needlessly as it turns out) bought a used iPhone 7 off of kijiji for $150. The old iPhone 4 still worked in all aspects after the rollover so I could have stuck with it, but the 7 is faster and you can successfully browse more websites with it. Never had an issue with either iPhone.
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2020, 11:14:54 AM »
Nobody is selling me on the android right now.

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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2020, 10:53:40 AM »
My 2nd battery on my iPhone 6 is crapping out. I'm getting a 7 plus, 128GB $250. Can't beat it with a stick.
I'd go for the regular 7 but read it has battery issues too.

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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2020, 11:21:40 AM »
I'm tempted on the iPhone 11 SE for $400. But there are 400 reasons stopping me. :D
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2020, 12:15:46 PM »
Don'tcha know all that 5G stuff causes Corona Virus? It either carries the virus or lowers immunity so we get it. So say the people who are actually burning down 5G cell towers here and in Europe.

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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2020, 02:30:36 PM »
Don'tcha know all that 5G stuff causes Corona Virus? It either carries the virus or lowers immunity so we get it. So say the people who are actually burning down 5G cell towers here and in Europe.

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