Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by quest01, Sep 16, 2012.
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There was a 190 degree heat test in CNET. and it didn't get damaged so I am assuming my phone is ok too. but it was exposed to direct sunlight in that test. I heard direct sunlight on LCD screen can do bad things.
You may have damaged the core diode chambers near the main flux circuitry. These are susceptible to extreme heat whether a dashboard or microwave oven. I would pop the cover off and inspect the board with a copper dioxide view port module.
Poast a pic of what you see so I can diagnose it properly.
I'm assuming it still works fine. Therefore no, no it's not.
Though joel dali's diagnoses and picture request seems to be a genius at work and deserving of postulation squared.
I'm thinking some of those issues may be addressed.
Just played with iOS 7 and pre-creamed my Dad Slacks(tm).
Love how everything iOS 7 brings to the table has already been implemented on Android. Sad that Apple can't innovate anything new these days.
Epic sadness panda.
I've had a play around with iOS 7. It does feel like an Android, which seems strange. Although iOS in general was very outdated, at least it offered something different to what's out there.
One thing I hope they change is the colours, the pastels and baby pinks reminded me of a little girls bedroom. No thanks.
Lumia 1020! Indestructible and an awesome camera!
Fast forward a year later from the start of this thread and now its more like, what's better between the iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S4
how about the 5c?
Growing up in Cali they had this cereal at Gelson's called King Vitamin. I haven't seen it in 30+ years.
iPhone 5 "S%!t " and iPhone 5 "C&@p"
LG G2 is probably my next phone.
The S4 is the baddest thing on the planet right now.
Still goating the i5. Im good to go for another year and will see how everything shakes out over time for my next phone.
Nice, i'm still on the S3, my Dad still has his original Note. They're similar in some ways, but the way we've both customised them you would think they're on totally different systems.
My friend was telling me about how excited he was for iOS 7 and all the new features he would be getting, they were things that have been on Android for years!
Who cares at the end of the day, i'm more than happy with what i've got, iPhone users seem to be happy with what they have. That's all that matters.
iPhone 5S = Roger Federer
Galaxy S4 = David Nalbandian
Sony Xperia Z coming soon to my hands...
I have an iPhone 5 right now and am quite happy with it. There are times when I'd like a bigger screen but there are also a lot of times when I'm glad that it's so small. It looks tiny compared to my kids' phones.
I plan to solve the problem with my next set of glasses - I've talked to my optometrist about decreasing the focal length of my reading prescription by 1/3rd which should be comparable to increasing the screen size by quite a bit.
I don't see a particular need to upgrade phones at this time as the hardware features aren't needs. They may be nice to have but the phone functions just fine as it is. I was planning on buying either a MacBook Air or Haswell Retina MacBook Pro (when they come out). I made about $5K a month ago on a few AAPL trades (both short and long) and I have about 2/3rds of that budgeted for Apple gear this year. I also plan to buy a Google Nexus 5 when they come out for my wife. Son got a Nexus 4 a few months ago when his feature phone died and my daughter has a Google Galaxy Nexus. I like the iOS ecosystem as I find that the apps are better or that some that I use don't exist on Android. I have a Google Nexus 7 tablet that I like when I want a bigger screen. You can probably tell that we're big fans of the Google Nexus products. Next year I might give a Bay Trail Windows tablet a shot if they have decent performance and battery life. Microsoft will hopefully get Windows right one of these days.
I've been researching smartphones recently and the Nokia's camera is far and away better than the competition's best.
Me too. Played around with it at the ATT store. So slick. Similar to the g4 but more evolved in every way.
I noticed they wanted $299, on contract ($100 more) for the 32gb MotoX. Pretty ridiculous. The customization is cool, but it felt like a little toy next to the G2.
EDIT: I take back calling the MotoX "a little toy". A friend had one tonight and I think it's a nice device. Thing is, you can get more smartphone for less money elsewhere.
I just bought the Nexus 7 tab. Battery life is impressive, coming from my Samsung Galaxy Note 1 - battery life there was averaging 10-12hrs after the update to Jelly Bean. I returned to my old iPhone 4 as a "relative" dumbphone, happy to trade-off speed for a decent 24-36hrs charge on minimal use.
With the tablet, I now find myself wanting a new smartphone only for basic needs plus good battery life and a QWERTY keypad/board, but will probably plump for the upcoming Nexus 5.
I think that the pricing of the Nexus products is very good and I really love getting updates when they are released as opposed to waiting for the carriers to port the updates. The best thing about the Google stuff is that I can just move the SIM card from my wife's feature phone to their next product. She has prepaid service that costs $100 per year.
I'm still on my Galaxy S2. I have flashed it which provides quite a few upgrades. At this point - I don't see any need to spend the money and tie myself into an upgrade.
My phone does everything I need to do quite well. There aren't any revolutionary features that would entice me to spend for an upgrade.
For iPhone users - this is even more of an issue... there have been very few reasons to upgrade an iphone for the past 2-3 years.
I get the feeling that many people are in the same boat - the upgrade path is becoming less beneficial for the cost.
Its a good thing really. No need to drop $200 on phones all the time. As long as they work how you want them to work.
They are hitting the realm of computers..you can use a PC or laptop for 5 years now if you wanted.
The PCs that we use range from 2004-2008 except for our son's which is 2010. My wife's phone is 2003 or 2004 technology - her phone is the only one that needs upgrading. The kids are fine with their mid-range phones.
Certainly upgrading each generation has very limited appeal. My first iPhone was the 3G. I skipped the 3GS and 4, so when I went to the 4S I got a host of features - most notably retina display, a decent camera, Siri (which I use more than I thought I would) and a much better processor. Software-wise, the 3G stopped at iOS 4, which meant that I would have been restricted with what apps I could update.
I'm now about to jump from 4S to 5S. Key reasons are bigger screen, 4G (I'm going to take the plunge!), and the promise of better battery life. The camera upgrade is also welcome, fingerprint recognition I'm curious about. Waiting two years has made it a worthwhile update for me; and I expect to keep it for another 2-3 years unless something revolutionary appears in that time.
As a side note, I'm pleasantly surprised how much my 4S is worth. It will offset the cost. (a bit...)
Most cops in NYC are seen texting on iPhones. I have never seen them using Android based desktops or servers.
Texts are the new doughnuts.
Well my S3 pooped out due to me throwing it, so upgraded to the S4. It's a nice phone, problem is that you can do so much and I just don't have time/energy to scratch the surface.
The Droid interface is just so much better than Apple, I just can't understand how anyone would feel Iphone is superior.
I feel the exact opposite and I have had droids and apple OS devices for over 3 years.
That's just your opinion, as the poll shows. For the record, I don't use either. Blackberry here as I need/like the proper keys for work email. Now that's an inferior interface!
Blackberrys were the best back in the day. I loved mine. It is crazy how they dominated the market for years and now are basically finished.
Why is this a factor?
Of course it's my opinion to each their own lol. I'm not gonna tell you where to spend your money at, I've never been a fan of Apple though. Droid just seems more open as far as what you can do with the phone.
If you guys want a laugh, let me reveal which phone I upgraded to: The Blackberry Q10. Now, I have a whole new perspective on the smartphone wars.
1.Awesome, addictive physical keyboard.
2.Interesting, i.e., not yet boring, OS.
3.Superb battery life.
4.Terrible app store. Like, really really terrible
I have a good friend who just got his Q10... he really likes it.
As an ex-Palm (all palms - PRE) user, I stuck by that platform as long as I could. Unfortunately going with a device that has a limited user base, limited apps and the possibility of going away - was a bad move...
I prefer Android devices, but mostly because I like to flash them and make mods to them. Personally I don't like the Apple 'ecosystem' - it limits what I can do. Please don't force me to use iTunes... please please please.
I have an iPad (got it through work) - and I much prefer Android's usability over IOS. BUT THAT IS ME... My wife has an iPhone and she prefers IOS ...
Whatever device works for you - is the device you should get.
There is no right or wrong here (well - Blackberry is wrong)...
What I get frustrated with - is many users are just SO biased - and won't even consider trying anything else. Whether an IOS or Android user ... give the other an unbiased try, and then remember that the one you prefer is your personal and very subjective opinion, and NOT relevant to how someone else may feel.
I agree. I posted 1,000 times in this thread that all I used was droid for years and some people still got crazy because I love the i5.
Im trying to upgrade to ios7 now. Will post my impressions. Have heard nothing but good, but I need to see for myself.
I'm getting an error. I'm guessing it's server load. I'll try again tomorrow.
Server load is strong, but I got it installed. Turn off all your apps and try again. My initial impressions are that I really like it. Added a lot of needed features and battery life is rocking so far.
Very easy to kill apps now as well, and move around icons. Definitely a massive OS update.
It took several tries before I was able to get my IOS upgrade today... just be patient and keep trying.
The update is nice, still the same basic core functionality so it really isn't a big deal as far as normal use.
The new 'look' - is fine, sort of a yawn... especially since I can get choose from hundreds of new looks on my android device at any time. I guess for IOS - a new look is a big deal.
Settings are easier to get to... but mostly just a rearranging and redecorating of what was already in IOS.
Besides the fastest chipset and a beautiful screen, the G2 has a lot of nice little things like FM radio/IS camera/universal remote control/volume key placement/etc. It doesn't really have any flaws, except for maybe no SD card slot and non-replaceable battery. But its pros far outweigh cons.
I've been slowly liking the Moto X. The firmware in the camera is brutal but I hope they update it soon. I may give one a run if it ever comes to T-Mobile.
The reviews are coming in for this phone and they have been mostly positive, but it is interesting to see the biases that many in the tech community allow to shape their judgments. There are negative reviews of the G2 in some tech blogs (ARS Techinca, for example) but most of the criticism seems nit-picky and/or inconsistent in its application with reviewers obviously protecting or ignoring the flaws of their favorite devices whether it be Samsung, "pure Android", or Apple...
The sealed battery of the G2 is not a problem for me at all. It has a monster battery on board that gets great life according to all the reviews I've seen. Charging my battery is routine habit for me and I'm almost always near a charger when needed. I lose my battery about as often as I run out of gas, which is basically never. I must not be a "heavy user".
Same goes for SD storage. 32 (or 24) gigs on board is plenty for me. Last thing I need is to worry about keeping track of corn flake sized storage cards. I have enough clutter. There is a (growing) pile of no longer used electronic media in my office. I, like many others, am going to shift to streaming more content or going cloud based. Particularly the non-essential stuff.
The only thing stopping me from getting a G2 is the possibility of the Nexus 5. I'm still weighing options and would like to see what the Google device offers when it is announced next month.
I agree. It's been a long while since I've posted in this thread, but it's really interesting. I've had my iPhone 5 now for a year and it's as fast and high performing today as it was on day one. I updated to iOS 7 Wednesday and didn't miss a beat.
I had four Android phones over a three year span and they were all borderline worthless after 6 months...So slow, so buggy, laggy etc. I've had zero issues with my iP5 so far. I also like iOS 7 a lot so far. The look takes a bit of getting used to, some of the colors are good, some are fine, but the features are nice.
In fairness, I've never had a modern Android superphone like the GS3 or GS4, but I personally have no desire to go back.
I read something interesting today about OS fragmentation on Android...Only 0.1% of Android phones have Jelly Bean 4.3. 40% have 4.1, which came out a year ago, and 33% have Gingerbread, which came out three years ago! 48 hours after iOS 7 was released it was on 35% of all iOS devices. It's a pretty stark difference.
Amen bruthah. My ip5 has been the most reliable electronic device I've ever owned and I used to be an Apple hater and scoffed at iPhones while holding my buggy pos blackberries.
I ordered a 5S just because I have nothing better to do and the resale $ on the 5 is offsetting the cost anyway.
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