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  • BurnoutJunkie 23 Nov 2018 09:33:02 1,100 posts
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    @BigOrkWaaagh Hello again. I read on an Amazon review that you canít make the memory from the SD card part of the main memory to store and use apps from it...even though Google made this standard ages ago in one of their Android updates. Is this correct? If so, the 32GB space is tiny if we canít use the SD storage for anything other than photos/videos.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 23 Nov 2018 13:01:44 8,337 posts
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    @BurnoutJunkie Kind of. When you insert the memory card it asks you how you want to format it. If you set it as removable, you can't install apps to it full stop. If you set it as device storage, apps still install to the device memory, but you then have the option to move them to the SD card after the fact.
  • BurnoutJunkie 23 Nov 2018 14:11:36 1,100 posts
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    @BigOrkWaaagh I found these results on Google:

    http://www.tomsguide.com/forum/id-3580718/move-apps-huawei-mediapad.html

    https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/184929/cant-move-apps-to-sd-card-on-huawei

    Seems like Huawei has stopped supporting the use of SD card as expandable storage to make it the main memory like you can do with most other Android devices today.

    A bit gutted, was going to stick a 128GB micro SD in with it as a gift for my niece, but if the main storage is just 32GB and Huawei has removed the feature, then I won't bother.
  • crashVoodoo 28 Nov 2018 14:30:06 6,190 posts
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    Rather than a notch this company has removed the camera altogether so the front is nearly all screen with a hidden screen on the rear for selfies

    https://twitter.com/UniverseIce/status/1057555736203415552?s=20

    Custom back animations?

    https://twitter.com/UniverseIce/status/1066706642526326784?s=20

    Although the OCD in me will be triggered because I never put my phone's face down 🤯

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 14:32:50 28-11-2018
  • eleven63 5 Dec 2018 19:20:25 2,411 posts
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    @crashVoodoo that is a nice bit of kit. I'm with you on the screen down though!

    Talking of a nice bit of kit, just got the Huawei Mate 20 pro. Blimey it's good!
  • mrpon 5 Dec 2018 19:37:08 34,982 posts
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    Did you see this eleven? :)

    https://youtu.be/_5-bo8a4zU0
  • eleven63 6 Dec 2018 21:05:22 2,411 posts
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    @mrpon Interesting, it is a great camera!
  • eleven63 11 Dec 2018 17:46:34 2,411 posts
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    Question, and this is really bugging me.

    I've been charged for sending 4 picture messages, a couple of quid.

    I've never had this, especially as I'm 99% of the time on WiFi.

    Vodafone suggested WhatsApp had converted an SMS into a MMS and this incurred a charge.

    Is this right? I can't see how to turn this off, even if this is the case. They also suggested that if going over 160 characters I could also get charged (unlimited txt, so is this even a thing?!).

    Using Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Totally baffled. Am I missing some kill switch via settings that turns this off?

    Internet not really being that helpful, nor are Vodafone.

    Thank you
  • magicpanda 11 Dec 2018 18:18:41 14,828 posts
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    Whatsapp doesnt send SMS or MMS as far as I'm aware. It's a data based app be it WIFI or 4g and uses none of a phones native features.
  • Yorkshire_Bourne 11 Dec 2018 18:36:04 388 posts
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    For the first time ever I have experienced "early adopter" woes, with my Mate 20 Pro!

    Nothing too soul destroying. Just the screen edges having a green tint where (apparently) the glue was a bit iffy on the first batch. Phone is useable put it looks awful when the screen is black. Looks like the Hulk shot his wad all over my screen!

    Typically, I was 4 days over my 30 day "straight swap" entitlement, and EE have now got to send it off for a replacement directly from Huawei. Told them I'm keeping it until after Christmas.

    I'm not being without my phone over the holiday period ffs, god knows how long it'll take them to get it back to me!

    Other than that little blip, very impressed with the phone so far.
  • crashVoodoo 11 Dec 2018 20:14:46 6,190 posts
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    @eleven63 sent any SMS at all? Samsung's used to have an issue where SMS over the single message character limit were converted to an MMS
  • Dougs 11 Dec 2018 22:13:13 87,994 posts
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    Yeah, that. Was a particular problem on the S2 or S3 I think
  • monkehhh 11 Dec 2018 22:15:45 5,046 posts
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    Mine converts 'group texts' to MMS.. but I just use Whatsapp for all chatting now.
  • eleven63 12 Dec 2018 07:09:48 2,411 posts
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    Cheers chaps.

    In the 30 odd years of using mobiles, I've never been charged for sending a picture message.

    This is one of those tech things that should have a simple and clear answer, but does it fuck.
  • Dougs 12 Dec 2018 08:09:08 87,994 posts
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    I vaguely remember being able to split long texts up so they are sent individually to get round it. But yeah just use WhatsApp!
  • Tonka 12 Dec 2018 10:53:04 29,052 posts
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    I've never had a problem with long SMS es not being split up. Install the Google Messaging app or keep feeding Zucks evil empire to get around the problem.

    I've got free SMS/MMS anyways. Surprised to hear companies still charge for them.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 12 Dec 2018 11:29:20 8,337 posts
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    Also note that using emoji can push a fairly short text message over the limit into MMS territory.
  • brokenkey 12 Dec 2018 11:42:13 10,123 posts
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    eleven63 wrote:
    Question, and this is really bugging me.

    I've been charged for sending 4 picture messages, a couple of quid.

    I've never had this, especially as I'm 99% of the time on WiFi.

    Vodafone suggested WhatsApp had converted an SMS into a MMS and this incurred a charge.

    Is this right? I can't see how to turn this off, even if this is the case. They also suggested that if going over 160 characters I could also get charged (unlimited txt, so is this even a thing?!).

    Using Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Totally baffled. Am I missing some kill switch via settings that turns this off?

    Internet not really being that helpful, nor are Vodafone.

    Thank you
    Which app are you using for sending recieving SMS? Surely its not Whatsapp?

    Edited by brokenkey at 11:52:29 12-12-2018
  • eleven63 12 Dec 2018 16:38:10 2,411 posts
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    @brokenkey quite. I use WhatsApp for sending pictures. Text messages for, well, quick messages. Hence the confusion over the cost!?
  • brokenkey 12 Dec 2018 16:45:33 10,123 posts
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    Ok. so did you add an emoji or an animated gif? or a "sticker". The latter are picutres, rather than unicode, so will automatically trip the message (in your SMS app) into an MMS for sending. The former should not. hit me up on twitter and I'll send you some screenshots.
  • eleven63 12 Dec 2018 18:58:44 2,411 posts
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    @brokenkey Will do. Cheers
  • eleven63 12 Dec 2018 19:32:24 2,411 posts
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    @brokenkey Thank you for your help, hats off.
  • BurnoutJunkie 12 Dec 2018 21:14:37 1,100 posts
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    @eleven63 Also, some phones have a setting to convert long text messages to SMS. So have a rummage through your settings just in case. One of my friends occasionally sends me very long text messages which come through as an SMS which I then have to log in on BTís website to read!
  • eleven63 12 Dec 2018 21:17:46 2,411 posts
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    @BurnoutJunkie Nice one, thank you
  • Darth_Flibble 6 Jan 2019 20:18:47 3,292 posts
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    Apparently lots of foldable phones this year and at CES this month.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46715334
  • THFourteen 6 Jan 2019 20:25:56 50,946 posts
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    @Darth_Flibble did you see the Samsung prototype last year? Iíd be all over a foldable phone but it really looks a terrible implementation.
  • Darth_Flibble 7 Jan 2019 17:44:10 3,292 posts
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    @THFourteen

    I did, I'm sure they will improve in time. BBC have hands on with the FlexPai and looks better than the Samsung prototype

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-46736554/flexpai-hands-on-with-the-first-bendy-phone
  • wobbly_Bob 22 Jan 2019 20:28:51 4,811 posts
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    I didn't know where to ask this and it's not worth starting a thread so hopefully ok here.

    I have no sound on VOIP calls. I've googled it and found a lot of people with the same problem. I've tried all of the suggestions: emtpy the cache, check microphone is on, turn off Google Voice, turn off Google assistant and nothing works. I know the mic works because I can record audio, Google Voice picks up my voice and my videos have sounds.

    This is driving me crazy. Any ideas? I have a Huawei p10 plus.
  • wobbly_Bob 22 Jan 2019 22:29:12 4,811 posts
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    So frustrating I've been at this all night. I know 100 percent the mic works. Nothing I try fixes it. Pissed off.
  • fontgeeksogood 22 Jan 2019 22:31:01 4,686 posts
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    Have you tried mustard around the mic
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