The "I've got an iPhone" thread Page 284

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  • Tonka 27 Oct 2018 12:57:19 28,767 posts
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    CrispyXUKTurbo wrote:
    Dunno, just changed from a galaxy s8 to an xr and other than pure black it doesn't seem any worse.
    I read a lot of e-books on my phone and at night it's nice to have white text on pure black.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 27 Oct 2018 13:05:10 1,649 posts
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    Me too, it's perfectly fine for that, it's a very good display
  • askew 27 Oct 2018 13:16:55 18,022 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    On the other hand, if you bought the XS, would you constantly look at it and think 'that absolutely wasn't worth it. That 300 quid would have been better spent on coke and hookers'?

    It is an odd one. The XR is manifestly the best bet, right down to the storage tiers being more sensible.
    Also best battery life :o
  • Fake_Blood 27 Oct 2018 16:05:36 9,107 posts
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    720p though, where did they even find those screens in large quantities these days?
  • THFourteen 27 Oct 2018 16:14:25 50,252 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    720p though, where did they even find those screens in large quantities these days?
    Nintendo.
  • nickthegun 27 Oct 2018 16:16:44 75,881 posts
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    Theres internet rumours that they cost at least as much as the XS screen due to the economies of scale and the work needed to fit the form factor.

    Many, many, many moons ago one of my bros was a citroen salesman. He said the standard poverty trim on their cars came with a casette player rather than the CD player even though in the mid-2000s it cost more to produce just to provide that extra nudge to go bigger.
  • elstoof 27 Oct 2018 16:24:15 21,965 posts
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    Loss leader economics
  • Fake_Blood 27 Oct 2018 16:30:32 9,107 posts
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    I think the worst part is other manufacturers are now more expensive too. MKBHD was explaining on the Joe Rogan podcast that the google pixel 3 is now almost $200 more expensive than the pixel 2 when it launched, and nobody batted an eyelid.
  • Tonka 27 Oct 2018 18:36:04 28,767 posts
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    CrispyXUKTurbo wrote:
    Me too, it's perfectly fine for that, it's a very good display
    Why settle for perfectly fine tho?
  • BigOrkWaaagh 27 Oct 2018 20:19:27 8,162 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    CrispyXUKTurbo wrote:
    Me too, it's perfectly fine for that, it's a very good display
    Why settle for perfectly fine tho?
    To save 300 odd quid.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 27 Oct 2018 20:46:25 1,649 posts
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    Cheaper with a bigger screen that is just not quite as good at black, seems like a no brained to me
  • BurnoutJunkie 27 Oct 2018 23:47:11 1,079 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Fake_Blood wrote:
    720p though, where did they even find those screens in large quantities these days?
    Nintendo.
    Hah. What a hit, son.
  • ChiefGB 28 Oct 2018 06:57:18 9,773 posts
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    I was always looking at an x, so when the Xs max came out and it was just £100 more, I went all in. Like other here I only upgrade something like 4 years, and therefore try to go top tier when I do. I does help I work at Argos and got 10% off plus a year to pay for it on the store card.
  • TheSaint 28 Oct 2018 11:23:29 18,152 posts
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    If you are the kind of person that would splash out on an OLED tv rather than a basic LCD then you are the kind of person that is going to notice the difference between the two. Thatís how I looked at it anyway.
  • nickthegun 28 Oct 2018 11:51:26 75,881 posts
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    I went from an oled on my S8 back to an iPhone 7 and, yeah, the difference is obviously noticeable but it's a phone. You can't really compare it to the use case on a massive TV.

    The screen on the Samsung is much nicer but it's a 5 inch rectangle I hold a foot away from my face. I'd rather have it than not but it's absolutely not worth the premium I'm this instance.

    But, as has been said, the fact that most other handsets at this still premium price have it isn't a great look.
  • elstoof 28 Oct 2018 11:55:48 21,965 posts
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    Whatever screen you have, you very soon get used to it in my experience. As long as you donít also have an oled phone that you regularly use I canít see myself particularly missing it. On the other hand, I spend far, far longer looking at my phone than any other screen, so Iíd go for the best available given the choice
  • THFourteen 28 Oct 2018 11:59:15 50,252 posts
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    Iíve been alternating between a Xiaomi budget phone and my X for the last week and the difference in screen quality is unnoticed by me.
  • AddyJB 6 Dec 2018 16:36:53 545 posts
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    Anyone ever replaced the vibration motor on an iPhone? Iphone 6s to be exact. If this is a blag is there any decent repair services online that will do this. It's out of warranty as well.
  • superdelphinus 6 Dec 2018 16:49:52 9,952 posts
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    I have just gone from an se to an xs. Really like it - I thought I would hate the increase in size but Iíve got used to it quickly. The photos look very nice. Iíve already thrown it on the floor twice though.

    I have no idea what the specs are but itís got some really funky magic speaker thing where if you watch a video or listen to music in landscape mode it has this magical stereo effect thatís incredibly convincing.
  • dominalien 6 Dec 2018 16:56:49 8,878 posts
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    It has speakers on both sides of the screen innit.
  • superdelphinus 6 Dec 2018 18:30:18 9,952 posts
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    Oh yeah! Hadnít spotted that little thing there before.
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