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I’m switching over from iPhone 6s Plus just brought the google pixel 2 xl comes in next week can’t wait
 
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Back on the android side. iPhone 6S Plus to Galaxy Note 8 and simply loving it.
 

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Oh I updated phones again too. Got a LG G6 for work and LG V30 for me. Both aren't awful
 
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Note 8 eh? How's it treating you so far?
Man I love it

The screen is gorgeous
The phone is amazingly light and very thin despite the screen size
It’s very snappy even with all my apps running
And the stylus with live messages make texting the wife very interesting :toast:

Definitely worth the buy
 
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after a couple of month with a Nokia 5 Next in line is a Nokia 8 .... why not a Galaxy S8 or 9 ... well i had the option to take any of the 3 ... but i settled for the one with the best value :laugh: ok no "infinity" screen but still fine, on par with a Galaxy S8 Exynos, slightly above the S8 SD835 (which is probably due to the fact that Nokia has strictly no bloatware added ) not really far from the S9 either ....

what's the main argument? well 3 of them 1. pure stock Android (and not even needing a custom ROM to make it good ) 2. price wise ... the actual flagship line of some manufacturer are a joke ... 499chf for a Nokia 8 or 999/1199 for a S8/S9? 3. build quality well even the 160ish $ Nokia 5 has it, Aluminum unibody is still sexy ... bonus 4th .... it's Nokia (well HMD )

well i know with a contract i could care less for the price ... tho it would still cost the double, just the amount would've been splited over 24 month and 999chf is not a interesting price for anyone, be it in one go or 24x41.625, actually a friend told me "why do you care for the phone with your contract ... it's free..." a typical case of someone who does not understand how contract work :laugh: after telling him i would pay ~60chf a month with the Nokia 8 or ~80chf with the S9 he retracted his word and changed his mind over the OnePlus 5, another one what is usually half the price, instead of a S9 :laugh:


took it in 64gb 4gb Tempered blue
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contract confirmed and waiting on delivery
 
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I picked up a new tablet on sale. From $266 to $202..

Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus.

My Nvdia Shield K1 got so painfully slow and laggy and I think the memory card reader was dying.

New tablet is such a breath of fresh air
 
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all my android hardware gets custom roms as they get old, but it sucks as you tend to lose features

(galaxy note tablets lose the pen features, phones lose NFC/banking stuff, etc)

throw in shit like pokemon go and basic apps like snapchat not working on custom roms, and the concept of reviving old hardware becomes more problematic - i've even heard of video streaming apps refusing to work on custom roms because "piracy"
 

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Not bad.

You likely need to do a fresh install with a custom rom that won't crap out over time.
I'll probably get around to it now. One off the reasons I didn't want to touch it was because of all the manga I had downloaded on it.

It was such a lag fest. Waking the tablet and loading up chrome with 3 or 4 tabs open would take forever if not lag out other apps or cause them to crash. That was what I had to deal with. All I ever had running in the background was chrome and mangareader
 
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All I ever had running in the background was chrome and mangareader
I'll bet money that there were other apps running in the background that you didn't notice. It's very common problem with even expert Android users and is easy to overlook.

What model of Shield do you have?
 

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I'll bet money that there were other apps running in the background that you didn't notice. It's very common problem with even expert Android users and is easy to overlook.

What model of Shield do you have?


Afaik there was always one tablet made and no variants.

I dont think it was a lot of background tasks either as I run with half the google trash disabled and dont install a lot of stuff.. I dont even have games on it. usage was 70% Manga reader and 30% video streamer.

I think Nvidia f**ked it by pulling further support for it to it wont even get Oreo officially. They never even came out with a newer tablet and i dont think they will for a few years if anything.
 
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Amazing phablet.
Me too. Loved it friday when it arrived. But it started to install one firmware update after another (5 waves) and then it bricked. Been trying to get it working the whole weekend... no way, it's going back. I will not let it update so fast :banghead:
 

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Amazing phablet.
Me too. Loved it friday when it arrived. But it started to install one firmware update after another (5 waves) and then it bricked. Been trying to get it working the whole weekend... no way, it's going back. I will not let it update so fast :banghead:
Im sorry for your loss -- I went through wave after wave of these firmware updates too but i got lucky i guess... I thought they werent installing properly at first hence the continuous wave. Best send yours back for a refund i think or contact Lenovo support
 
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Today i received notice that RMA (for bricking during updates) is accepted and a new Tab 4 Plus has been send to me:rockout:
 
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Is there a way to turn my phone off so it doesn't listen to me and direct its ads towards me? I mean seriously this thing is listening to me and its annoying. Its an LG G6.
 
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Is there a way to turn my phone off so it doesn't listen to me and direct its ads towards me? I mean seriously this thing is listening to me and its annoying. Its an LG G6.
ads? are you sure its not from the apps that you install there and displaying ads
 
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Is there a way to turn my phone off so it doesn't listen to me and direct its ads towards me? I mean seriously this thing is listening to me and its annoying. Its an LG G6.
Root, and disable/freeze/remove the offending app. You'll have to figure out which app is causing the problem. AdAway and a good firewall will go a long way to solving these problems.
 
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