Android hardware Page 234

  • GarlVinland 4 Jun 2018 14:52:57 3,590 posts
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    As recently as a couple of weeks ago, it was working well, 90% of my results were things I typed into the search box, and the rest would be major news stories it would probably be good to know. I could remove individual results from the 3 dot menu but never needed to, the results were so good.

    Now it's flipped and 90% fall under the umbrella of 'Trending', which can't be removed like an individual search result can, or at all apparently. I'm removing results as fast as I can but bloody hell, there are a lot of shit reality TV shows Google wants me to know about. Whereas I type 'Monster Hunter' 100x and no results show up.

    Tried a bunch of things, deleting cache, resetting web activity and reinstalling the app, no difference. Seems like Google is just pushing their favoured content really aggressively now. Will probably keep it for plane schedules, deliveries etc but looks like I'll just have to ignore it for news suggestions from now on.
  • crashVoodoo 6 Jun 2018 00:07:22 5,952 posts
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    Asus ROG phone ... after the Razer, is this a new category ?
  • GoatApocalypse 6 Jun 2018 22:04:24 4,427 posts
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    Just bagged a brand new S9 for £446.
  • GoatApocalypse 10 Jun 2018 10:19:08 4,427 posts
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    GoatApocalypse wrote:
    Just bagged a brand new S9 for £446.
    All set up and running now - it's definitely a step up from my S7 but maybe not quite the leap I was hoping for.
  • GoatApocalypse 10 Jun 2018 10:20:05 4,427 posts
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    Although the DAC is excellent, music sounds fantastic through my Momentums and the stereo speakers aren't too shabby.
  • Vice.Destroyer 10 Jun 2018 14:11:47 7,190 posts
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    Enjoy your phone.
  • crashVoodoo 10 Jun 2018 14:55:55 5,952 posts
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    Pixel 2 XL 128GB unlimited mins/texts and 15GB data - £34pm

    I've been waiting for a deal to finally show and now I don't know if I can be arsed to go back to a contract.
  • GoatApocalypse 10 Jun 2018 17:26:19 4,427 posts
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    Christ that's a good deal.
  • FWB 10 Jun 2018 18:47:40 55,092 posts
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    How many years?
  • crashVoodoo 10 Jun 2018 19:00:46 5,952 posts
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    2 years on 02. Found it via uswitch

    https://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/contract_deal/fd9e8b8920b94a61e774f68ef2d3a3e414ce9505?comparison=cz1iZXN0c2VsbGVyJnA9L21vYmlsZXMvZ29vZ2xlLXBpeGVsLTIteGwtZGVhbHMvMTI4Z2Itd2hpdGUvJnBvPTE=&impression_id=d5a8ddae-1c24-484a-8e44-91be9033f87c

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 19:04:12 10-06-2018
  • GoatApocalypse 10 Jun 2018 19:04:20 4,427 posts
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    No upfront cost?
  • crashVoodoo 10 Jun 2018 19:10:55 5,952 posts
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    Yeah £65
    £881 I think overall.

    Compared to what it's been lately the 65 is cheap. Most have £79-99 and then nearly £50pm
  • AceGrace 10 Jun 2018 19:19:08 3,189 posts
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    I agree.

    I think it must be my age but being OK with paying £50 a month for a phone contract sounds insane.

    /dribbles

    Edited by AceGrace at 19:19:33 10-06-2018
  • Deleted user 10 June 2018 19:35:51
    Sounds a bit like the Pixel deal I got last year with Vodafone. Unlimited mins/texts and 25gb data for 32 quid a month. I've since switched to a Nokia 8. My contract is up next March so will see what deals are floating around then.
  • crashVoodoo 10 Jun 2018 19:54:04 5,952 posts
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    @Addyb_V2 yeah Addy sounds about right, I posted on an earlier page that all the prices for pixels had shot back up for some reason.

    Was yours the 128gb version as well?
  • crashVoodoo 10 Jun 2018 20:02:34 5,952 posts
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    @AceGrace I agree fully. £35pm is my limit on a phone contract. The watermark for new high end handsets seems to be around 45-65. They can all do one.
  • Deleted user 10 June 2018 20:19:09
    crashVoodoo wrote:
    @Addyb_V2 yeah Addy sounds about right, I posted on an earlier page that all the prices for pixels had shot back up for some reason.

    Was yours the 128gb version as well?
    Think it was.
  • THFourteen 20 Jun 2018 06:00:35 49,633 posts
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    Does anyone know of any YouTube video downloaders that you can set up to download new videos added to a particular feed automatically when they are uploaded?

    Got keepvid but itís a manual process. Would be nice if vids were ready to go in the morning like podcasts.
  • Deleted user 23 June 2018 14:53:37
    Tempted to get a Razer phone. My Nokia 8 is fine but its bland I guess.
  • Deleted user 30 June 2018 13:32:38
    Any S9 owners on here? Some decent deals floating around for it so it's caught my interest.
  • crashVoodoo 30 Jun 2018 14:14:01 5,952 posts
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    Are they for the S9 or the plus?
  • GoatApocalypse 30 Jun 2018 14:22:19 4,427 posts
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    I really like my S9. It has loads of utterly superfluous features but it's great nonetheless.
  • Deleted user 30 June 2018 15:01:09
    crashVoodoo wrote:
    Are they for the S9 or the plus?
    For the S9 from my admittedly brief look.
  • crashVoodoo 7 Jul 2018 22:57:57 5,952 posts
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    i finally upgraded from my note 3 ... picked the s9 plus.

    nearly purchased it last night after comparing prices on uswitch. 128gb black, unlim mins, txts, 30gb data £38pm - wanted the titanium grey though but no one had it.

    heard advert on radio today for carphone warehouse doing deals and they have exclusivity on the titanium grey. not only that, but 256gb model too.

    just ordered, same deal. excited. first new phone sine 2014
  • crashVoodoo 11 Jul 2018 16:13:33 5,952 posts
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    Phone all set up with most of the stuff I needed from the old one. Didn't realise how slow my note was until I go back to it. Everything is so much quicker ... especially the camera.

    Gotta find a nice slim case now.
  • HarryB 11 Jul 2018 20:51:15 7,347 posts
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    My 3rd Pixel 2 XL ... getting bored of doing RMAs!
    1 - horrific battery life
    2 - crackling speakers and the screen had a weird blue blotch always visible
    3 - speakers crackling / distorting at any volume

    Might move to the non XL pixel 3 later, hopefully not built by LG
  • BurnoutJunkie 11 Jul 2018 22:40:07 1,014 posts
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    @crashVoodoo Nice. I'm running a 2014 iPhone 6 and looking forward to when I get my next phone. Hoping to last until Q4 next year...though I'm not sure I 'll manage it. Despite getting a new battery, it's beginning to run out quickly again and is getting a bit slow and clunky. Let's see if iOS 12 improves things for older models, as rumoured.
  • chessboxer 12 Jul 2018 13:13:02 306 posts
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    I'm still rocking a black Xperia Z3 with the latest Android 4.4.4 update. Battery life is still great, the screen is awesome although mild heat damage can be seen where the USB plugs in. It is still quick and responsive although I'm unable to use many of the free themes that Sony give away with Xperia Lounge.

    I will consider updating if/when the Xperia XZ3 is announced and I can compare it with the XZ2 Premium.

    I was hoping to buy an Xperia tablet this year but there are rumours that the rumoured Xperia Z5 & Z5C Tablets have been dropped which has pissed me off no end.
  • HarryB 13 Jul 2018 20:00:30 7,347 posts
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    And m replacement pixel has good speakers but the screen is damaged .. the top corner is actually rippled like something is pressing on it from underneath. Ugh, might just sell up. Will miss that camera!
  • monkehhh 14 Jul 2018 00:21:31 4,966 posts
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    @HarryB bad luck! Are they just sending you phones that other people have returned?! Got a Pixel 2 XL and it's been great, it even managed to convince the future wife to switch from an old knackered iPhone to a Pixel 2.
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