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Laugh it up. Android is king. I have the A53 5G and does everything I want it to do $500
 
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Laugh it up. Android is king. I have the A53 5G and does everything I want it to do $500
Hi,
iphone se 2020 was free and is doing just fine :cool:
 
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Hi,
iphone se 2020 was free and is doing just fine :cool:
How's that battery life :oops: Poor se phones. Especially that slow charging... (which is so good for phones to which people don't realize) but the capacity of the batteries they used but but the cpu energy efficient was there but..
The OS and high bright screen
 
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How's that battery life :oops: Poor se phones. Especially that slow charging... (which is so good for phones to which people don't realize) but the capacity of the batteries they used but but the cpu energy efficient was there but..
The OS and high bright screen
Hi,
Seems fine to me like I said earlier all one has to do is disable battery optimization features and battery last and charges swiftly but I charge overnight and haven't had any issues with battery life.
But then again I don't listen to music or youtube/ facebook/... crapola either
All phones have screen dimming features
I usually unbloat apps as well as turning off especially gps and never install safe driving insurance tracking apps they eat the hell out of a battery not to mention auto syncing backup/...
 
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Using SAMSUNG A53 5G and just updated to Android 13
 

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My wife finally broke the Oneplus 7 Pro she was using, dropped it and it now has a cracked screen (admittedly minor) and the bottom mic doesn't work.

So I'll be on the hunt come new year to replace the Galaxy S21 Ultra so she can have it, I'll probably go S23 Ultra with how damn much the S21U has impressed me.

Seriously, almost 2 years old now, and it's the Exynos version (roughly on par with SD for S21 gen tho), just got Android 13 a year ago and it feels like the phone is faster, smoother and more feature rich than ever, some serious fine wine here Samsung, colour me impressed - especially after swearing off Samsung's for Touchwiz.
 

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My wife finally broke the Oneplus 7 Pro she was using, dropped it and it now has a cracked screen (admittedly minor) and the bottom mic doesn't work.

So I'll be on the hunt come new year to replace the Galaxy S21 Ultra so she can have it, I'll probably go S23 Ultra with how damn much the S21U has impressed me.

Seriously, almost 2 years old now, and it's the Exynos version (roughly on par with SD for S21 gen tho), just got Android 13 a year ago and it feels like the phone is faster, smoother and more feature rich than ever, some serious fine wine here Samsung, colour me impressed - especially after swearing off Samsung's for Touchwiz.
Sucks how they use different CPUs in different parts of the world.
 

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Sucks how they use different CPUs in different parts of the world.
Yeah it does and it's a bit strange, seems like the S20 Gen and S22 Gen the Exynos was quite a letdown too, I luckily bought into the gen that was close to parity. Unless Exynos gets their shit together though it seems like the S23 series will use the SD chip which is rumoured to be excellent. I really wanted Exynos + RDNA2 to succeed, and still do, so I wonder what the future brings there.
 

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Yeah it does and it's a bit strange, seems like the S20 Gen and S22 Gen the Exynos was quite a letdown too, I luckily bought into the gen that was close to parity. Unless Exynos gets their shit together though it seems like the S23 series will use the SD chip which is rumoured to be excellent. I really wanted Exynos + RDNA2 to succeed, and still do, so I wonder what the future brings there.
Haven't used Android phones in a while but yeah, I prefered SD chips back then.

I'll probably get an used iPhone SE 2020 or 11 next month myself.
 
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I mean to me my phone runs great and battery life is par good
 

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I mean to me my phone runs great and battery life is par good
I bet that's an excellent phone dude, the specs are really good for not being the S series, and having used the A13 update myself, I agree on how great the phone runs and the great battery life too.
 

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I bet that's an excellent phone dude, the specs are really good for not being the S series, and having used the A13 update myself, I agree on how great the phone runs and the great battery life too.
Isn't the A series a mid-end product line? :) My mom has an A8 and it's fine for its age.
 
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Isn't the A series a mid-end product line? :) My mom has an A8 and it's fine for its age.
Yes it is but what about it? Not everyone wants or can afford top notch stuff
 

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Yes it is but what about it? Not everyone wants or can afford top notch stuff
Yeah, I agree. Haven't paid over 200EUR from a phone in 14 years (I got a Nokia N95 back then) as I prefer either mid-end phones or used ones. :)
 

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Isn't the A series a mid-end product line?
Absolutely it is, I was just commending their software update timeliness and quality, Samsung have come a long way for me personally.

If my procurement cycle was just for me I'd probably buy more midrange too, but I buy for myself every 2-3 years, then my wife gets the phone I had, and her mum gets the phone she had, so I buy something high end as it generally needs to last at least 4-5 years in my household and then longer once it goes to MIL, plus I'm pretty good at finding discounts and then salary sacrificing the phone too.

The S21 Ultra for example, was $1949 AUD RRP for the 12/256 model, I got it for half price, so $974.50, then that was salary sacrificed, which equalled -10% absorbed by my employer, so $877.05, deducted from my pre-tax wage. The upper part of my wage is taxed at 32.5%, so in effect I paid ~$592 AUD (~$400 USD) out of pocket for a $1949 RRP product. Very happy with that price, especially as I am highly motivated by the camera experience now that I'm a dad and constantly taking photos of my son, among other things.
 
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I use a 3rd gen iPhone SE. Normally I wouldn't consider an iPhone, but I ended up with this thing because I found an old mall gift card that had 200 bucks on it.
I tried to spend it on other stuff in the mall, but most stores didn't accept it anymore. Only the Apple store still accepted the card, and even then they weren't 100% sure. I had to wait like 20 min for a manager to give the green light. lol

The phone runs really well, and I have no big complaints about it.
 
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Ordered a Galaxy Z Flip3 5G this Black Friday, at a pretty decent discount since that's the outgoing model from the Galaxy S21 generation. It's still a Snapdragon 888 phone, so it should perform leagues above any of the Galaxy A or M series (even the A73 5G flagship has only a 778G processor), and reasonably higher than the S20 (with Snapdragon 865) and the S21's Exynos 2100 variant. That foldable OLED screen is some really exciting technology, too. Might have to sign up for Samsung Care though! I can't lie, I take excellent care of my devices, but I am a bit scared of screen damage, I really think it'll be a matter of when, not if. I don't mind the crease too much, from all I've seen and felt it's not that much of a big deal, but panel fracturing is going to occur over time, and I think that's pretty much inevitable on any foldable today. :eek:

My Galaxy S10+ didn't have a very happy 3rd birthday. I've used it a lot to play NieR Re[in]carnation for very prolonged periods of time (read: sometimes looping quests for days on end), so it pretty much lived overheated 24/7 for months, over time that heat load softened all of the adhesive inside the phone, and it pretty much began to fall apart. First the back came clean off, battery had mild signs of stuffing already, given it will receive no further updates to Android, I decided to retire it. I'll probably drop it at the Samsung store for a battery replacement and a complete reassembly/re-seal sometime, though. It should make a nice backup.
 
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iphone 13 pro max is my main and an iphone SE (2022) is my work.

I love the 13 and its battery lasts me a couple of days easily.
 
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I have my Samsung Galaxy S10.

It's over 2 years old, and I got it through Koodo (a Canadian Mobile Carrier, that's a Subsidiary of Telus) through a $0 Promo they had going on through their Upgrade Program. I didn't have a Credit Card at the time, so I bought a $25 Visa Vanilla Pre-Paid Card and got it that way. Still can't believe it worked even to this day. :laugh:

Before acquiring this, I've had:
A Samsung Galaxy S7 (which I still have).
A Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime.
Some old flip phone (possibly the LG CE110 looking at pictures of old phones on GSMArena to try and jog my memory) which my Dad gave to me at the start of High School or maybe start of Grade 10, though I gotta say; I do not miss texting on that thing, at all.
 
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Software Windows 11 Pro
Android user for a long time and decided to try Apple. Keep in mind, from my long list of Pixel and Samsung phones, I have never had any physical issues with my phones.

I got a brand new iPhone 14 Pro Max. I gave up my S21U for this phone. Within two weeks, the ultrawide camera failed, just simply stopped working. I noticed this, because I use it a lot. To top that off, the phone would become unresponsive in rare cases. Power button wouldn't wake the phone, volume down+power wouldn't wake the phone. The phone would eventually reboot on its own. The final straw was, I use my phone as my alarm and guess what didn't go off one work morning because the phone was unresponsive? The phone was plugged in all night, and I had finally learned about the volume up+down+power button to force reboot, which did reboot the phone and what do you know, the alarm went off as soon as the phone booted.

I got rid of that phone and just recently got a Pixel 7 Pro, and I absolutely love the phone. The recent December patch fixed a lot of little issues here and there, although I will have to say the random audio cutouts via bluetooth keep occurring, albeit much, much less frequently. The patch notes did say that Google worked on this issue.
 
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I have my Samsung Galaxy S10.

It's over 2 years old, and I got it through Koodo (a Canadian Mobile Carrier, that's a Subsidiary of Telus) through a $0 Promo they had going on through their Upgrade Program. I didn't have a Credit Card at the time, so I bought a $25 Visa Vanilla Pre-Paid Card and got it that way. Still can't believe it worked even to this day. :laugh:

Before acquiring this, I've had:
A Samsung Galaxy S7 (which I still have).
A Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime.
Some old flip phone (possibly the LG CE110 looking at pictures of old phones on GSMArena to try and jog my memory) which my Dad gave to me at the start of High School or maybe start of Grade 10, though I gotta say; I do not miss texting on that thing, at all.
I had a prepaid Nokia 2730 Classic from Bell back in the day. I also didn't enjoy T9 texting. It was a pretty handy MP3 player for me though, until the battery gradually became a spicy pillow back in '15-'16.
 
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OnePlus 9.

it was on color OS, and 2 weeks ago changed to Oxygen OS 13. Color is superior. Everything was clean, now it looks like a child's phone.
 
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