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What phone you use as your daily driver? And, a discussion of them.

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I don't really understand the reasoning to buy a 1000$ phone that breaks easily. I'm fine on any 50-100$ burner phone. (All I need to do is, call, youtube, browse the web, some games, and I guess read?)

Currently on an iPhone SE (2nd gen) Bought it for like 50 bucks.
I'd been on the original Fold, which had screen issues, traded that in to Samsung for a Fold 2, which as you can see is still working. Granted, Folds are a tad more prone to damage than regular phones (which is why I still have my Note 10+ as backup), but as long you are more careful, and take precautions like installing a tempered glass screen protector (TG SP) for the cover screen and using a case with hinge protection, you should be okay.

My Fold 2 (a 2 year old device) is still good and I use it when I leave my Fold 4 at home (for whatever reasons), it's well protected with a Spigen Slim Armor Pro which I believe to be one of the best cases to get for a Z Fold phone. My Fold 4 is protected with a Slim Armor Pro as well....
 
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I'd been on the original Fold, which had screen issues, traded that in to Samsung for a Fold 2, which as you can see is still working. Granted, Folds are a tad more prone to damage than regular phones (which is why I still have my Note 10+ as backup), but as long you are more careful, and take precautions like installing a tempered glass screen protector (TG SP) for the cover screen and using a case with hinge protection, you should be okay.

My Fold 2 (a 2 year old device) is still good and I use it when I leave my Fold 4 at home (for whatever reasons), it's well protected with a Spigen Slim Armor Pro which I believe to be one of the best cases to get for a Z Fold phone. My Fold 4 is protected with a Slim Armor Pro as well....
How is the Fold 4 as a daily user?

I'm tempted to buy a Fold phone one day as I hate the phablet mania and really miss a phone that fits into my pocket. Only two things keep me back: the price, and the (on paper) tiny battery.
 
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I'm not a power user, but I'm part of a group chat about all things Fold 4. I don't really read any complaints about battery though, seems most are satisfied with battery 'life' as a daily driver, it's been even reviewed that the battery outlasts the S22 Ultra (due to more efficient chipset). With a modified 12L OS, and more optimized apps that go well with the Fold, things are looking better. I'd read that Google wanted assurances from Samsung that they (Samsung) would release new fold type phones every year for them (Google) to lend them their support.
 
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I'm not a power user, but I'm part of a group chat about all things Fold 4. I don't really read any complaints about battery though, seems most are satisfied with battery 'life' as a daily driver, it's been even reviewed that the battery outlasts the S22 Ultra (due to more efficient chipset). With a modified 12L OS, and more optimized apps that go well with the Fold, things are looking better. I'd read that Google wanted assurances from Samsung that they (Samsung) would release new fold type phones every year for them (Google) to lend them their support.
That's good to know. I'm only worried that it wouldn't come close to my A22 5G and its 5000 mAh battery and basic MediaTek chipset. I'm not a power user, either. Any basic phone is fast enough for me these days, but I don't like skimping on battery life. There's nothing worse than having to charge your phone every day.
 
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That's good to know. I'm only worried that it wouldn't come close to my A22 5G and its 5000 mAh battery and basic MediaTek chipset. I'm not a power user, either. Any basic phone is fast enough for me these days, but I don't like skimping on battery life. There's nothing worse than having to charge your phone every day.

I really wish phones with removable battery, expandable storage and IR blasters made a comeback... I scored a mint, unused LG G3 still in the box a couple of weeks ago and I have actually been using it alongside my craptastic S10+, it's very slow nowadays, of course, but with some great deal of patience, I find it's still more or less usable today. I was able to find two new batteries for it, I can just replace them when one is depleted, and the universal TV remote functionality has come in handy already :)
 
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That's why I think expensive phones have more drawbacks than useful features nowadays. Bad battery life is the biggest one. My A22 5G easily goes 2 days on one charge - 3 if I'm at home and don't use it much.
That's why i like the bixby features - the ability to automaticly toggle various things depending where i am.

I honestly wish it had a more conservative power saving mode - as a non gamer, i'd happily settle for lower clocks and longer battery life. 1.5 days is fine, but why not the 7 my otherwise crappy A... A22? 12? Look i forgot, it's an older one that sucks for everything but battery life and video playback life.
 
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That's why i like the bixby features - the ability to automaticly toggle various things depending where i am.

I honestly wish it had a more conservative power saving mode - as a non gamer, i'd happily settle for lower clocks and longer battery life. 1.5 days is fine, but why not the 7 my otherwise crappy A... A22? 12? Look i forgot, it's an older one that sucks for everything but battery life and video playback life.
The screen brightness seems to matter a great deal with a lot of these UHD screen phones.
My oldest uses a Note 20. Really nice phone. Keeps brightness at like 5%.
Must be nice to have young eyes (he's 21yld) I need cheaters at less than 35% haha.
 
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The screen brightness seems to matter a great deal with a lot of these UHD screen phones.
My oldest uses a Note 20. Really nice phone. Keeps brightness at like 5%.
Must be nice to have young eyes (he's 21yld) I need cheaters at less than 35% haha.
What's the point of having a UHD screen if you have to keep it at 5% brightness to save some battery life?
Same with the SoC. Why have a 3 GHz CPU with the most modern GPU when any basic Chinese chip can run Messenger and Gmail just as nicely?

Or am I getting old? :roll:
 
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What's the point of having a UHD screen if you have to keep it at 5% brightness to save some battery life?
Same with the SoC. Why have a 3 GHz CPU with the most modern GPU when any basic Chinese chip can run Messenger and Gmail just as nicely?

Or am I getting old? :roll:
maybe. because, basic chinese cr*p runs messengers and gmail as sh*t.
 

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maybe. because, basic chinese cr*p runs messengers and gmail as sh*t.
My A22 5G has a cheap MediaTek chipset (the most basic 5G SoC in existence), and runs everything I need like lightning. It could even do some light gaming if I wanted to.
 
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My A22 5G has a cheap MediaTek chipset (the most basic 5G SoC in existence), and runs everything I need like lightning. It could even do some light gaming if I wanted to.
well, mediateks have evolved lol. back a few years it was pretty dumb
 
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Not my main phone, but I am considering switching to it...


Youtube and YT Music apps are the community-updated Vanced versions.

Grabbed this Pixel 3 off eBay for around $65. It has an immaculate front side with a cracked and worn back.

I originally intended for it to be just something to play around with. I unlocked the bootloader, installed LineageOS (microG version), and rooted it.



Now I'm getting buyer's remorse... for my Pixel 5a. I think I like this old Pixel 3 more than my main phone, despite the 5a having 2GB more memory, twice the storage, and a headphone jack (that I actually haven't used at all).

I really like the smaller size, the better quality (and front-facing) speakers, and the lack of a punch-out camera. Even the screen, despite being four years old, is better than the one on the 5a. The Snapdragon 845 in it is actually faster than the 5a's 765G in some cases.

I also am liking LineageOS, though I can put that on my 5a if I really want to.

I have yet to test if my SIM works in it. It is a factory-unlocked phone, but it's originally from Germany, so I don't know if that will affect anything.

EDIT: Stuck my SIM in it, and everything worked right away. It lacks 5G support, but that's kind of limited in my area anyway.

Honestly, I think that if the Pixel 3 had a headphone jack, a microSD slot, and an easier-to-replace battery, it would be my perfect phone.
 
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I got it on July 26, 2019 and the last update was applied in July of this year. So, I threw a red flag like a referee!

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I have a Samsung Galaxy S 10+ from U.S. Cellular. It was fully paid off. But updates appear to be denied now. Looks like I only get 3 years of updates! :mad::banghead:

Looks like I now require a modded OS and be able to bypass the "anti-consumer" features that are known to the phone gurus!

I got it on July 26, 2019 and the last update was applied in July of this year. So, I threw a red flag like a referee!

[sarc] Great! Now my Galaxy S10+ may become as bricked as my Radeon RX 5600 XT! [/sarc]
My Note10+ came out not long after the S10+, sometime in August, 2019, and my phone has a Security patch up to August, 2022. Don't tell me that that was the last update!
 

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Liked my Pixel 4a(non 5G). Nice oled screen, good camera, light and fast then I damaged the touchscreen by handling the phone with wet hands.
Looking at getting another phone I saw they had Pixel 6a with trade in for only like $150 so I jumped on it.
And to my surprise putting the phones side by side the 6a screen looks dull, the fingerprint sensor is slow and doesn't work most of the time have to enter a pin to get in, the camera also looks worse and the phone is like holding a brick. I ordered a case but I'm not using it as it's making it even worse. And I'm getting calls randomly disconnecting that I had no issues with from the same location with the 4a.
Only thing that's better on the 6a is on 5G I get 880Mbit which honestly it's not something you'll notice by just surfing or streaming as the LTE did that just fine.
If I didn't ordered the phone straight from Google I would have thought that's a cheap copy.
 
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My Note10+ came out not long after the S10+, sometime in August, 2019, and my phone has a Security patch up to August, 2022. Don't tell me that that was the last update!
Looks like it is, exactly what I dreaded! Looks like you need to successfully install a custom Android, or ban Samsung phones from being the daily driver. The camera is the best thing on a lot of their phones, it looks like.

3 years, just like the Galaxy S5. (2014) (2017 was the last time it got an official update, at least that's the case with U.S. Cellular)

Now, I wouldn't be surprised if other Galaxy S fans are pissed off as I'm typing this!
 
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