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  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    "enjoy"

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    I OCced my SGS3 to 1.6 and I couldn't really tell any difference, except that when I had it plugged into the car charger and was in use as a satnav, it seemed to get quite toasty..

    Didn't find any really good replacements for ICS, rooted the phone and tried JB 4.2.2 but it really doesn't work so well on the S3,i'll wait out on samsung's official port of the S4 operating system
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    if you use setCPU, set up profiles. have it run at stock (or even underclocked) unless you set the app to clock higher.
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    Finally replaced our router, let's see if my S3 finally connects (at least now I know my father's S2 connects to it LOL)
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Yay it works lol
  8. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    Y U NO CARE ABOUT MAH SHiTTY VIDYA
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    Nice work! I've tried that! It's really hard to play without a mouse tbh
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    its freakin terrible XD


    i've got a USB OTG cable coming in, so that i can bluetooth a keyboard and USB the mouse (dont own a true BT mouse) and give it a shot that way.
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    Check out my new toy! :toast:

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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Very nice Mindweaver. Im assuming you have given it a good workout?

    I ended up getting a HTC One myelf just under 2 weeks ago and apsolutly love it. :D
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    My girlfriend just got herself an S4. For the first time ever since 2006 (when we first met) she has the 'better' phone. :laugh:
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I still love my SGS2 though I wouldn't mind a SGS4 or a HTC one.
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    Got my Desire (yes, the original) running 4.2.2 now, smooth as silk!
    Rom was rewritten to use the ION memory manager instead of PMEM, and wow, just wow.
    Can't wait till the last bits work too (camera is missing).
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    Thanks! Yea I haven't put it down..lol I'm debating if I should root it with Google removing all the ad blockers.. but I guess people will still work on them, they just won't be on the play store. Have you rooted your One yet? I know for a fact I'll root it, but It'll be when I get tired of the vanilla OS.. hehehe
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  17. Mussels

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    you can still sideload the adblockers, they just wont work without root.


    adblocker plus isnt working on android 4.2.2 atm, adaway is.
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    No i havn't even though i have thought about it. The Sense 5 interface is really good and overall its a huge upgrade from my old Iphone. I can't beleive i put up with it for as long as i did. :shadedshu
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Sorry to say it, but most half descent Android smart phones are an upgrade from a Iphone.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i always find that people compare a <$200 android to a $500+ iphone and whine the iphone was better.


    no shit. spend $400 on an android and see how awesome it is.
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    There's actually a less than $200 Android phone with good specs...lol

    1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM7627A CPU coupled with an Adreno 203 GPU, 4" IPS display, albeit only 480x800. Dual-sim too though. Stock 4.0 Android, 5MP camera...all for around $95.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    thats low end in my estimates. it certainly wont come close to an iphone for non phone usage (meaning, games, media playback, etc)
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    LOL

    Actually in those aspects (in the reviews at least, and according to my friends) that phone is great. It's the 'phone' part that it's not as good, calling and texting. :laugh: :laugh:


    Indeed though, at $95 it definitely won't be better than iPhones. Oh and that '$500 iPhone' you mentioned? That would probably be the first one or two iterations of it. For comparison's sake, the S2 is still cheaper than its iPhone counterpart, ditto for the S3, and the S4 (yep, its launch price, although still expensive by its own right, is still lower than the iPhone 5).

    Phones in general are slightly more expensive here than in most places, but Apple products are much more notorious in pricing.

    My S3 for example, is roughly $500, bought in Saudi Arabia last year. At that time the S3 here in the Philippines is $714. Right now the S4 replaced the S3 at that pricepoint, at $720 (S3 at $680). The iPhone 5, from $810 is now 'just' $750.


    I'm guessing if that $95 phone gets to Australia, it would be just $40.



    EDIT: Using US$ btw
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    look up the galaxy ace. that goes for $250 here, with worse specs than what you posted.
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    Probably just Australia being upside-down.

    Even the Galaxy Ace 2's price is lower than that.

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