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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Smartphones are all basically the same. The parts are monopolized out. The same company is making headphone jacks for Apple or Samsung.
    Apple removed the headphone Jack back in 2016 so highly doubt they are the same between Apple and Samsung.

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    What's important to me is "charge time" , camera has to be good with good zoom, and I do need a headphone jack. (Muso who has to test the amps from time to time).
    So, I am a OnePlus fan.
    Super fast charging (they call it dash charging) from 20% to 80% in 15-20 minutes!
    You can get the older models (5t ) for around 10k baht now.
    But my buddy has the Samsung S20 R ( i think) and it has a fantastic zoom on the camera. That's impressive.
    Has to be 128 gb for me too as I don't want to change phones often. It's such a pain getting a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Apple removed the headphone Jack back in 2016 so highly doubt they are the same between Apple and Samsung.
    Smartphones come with a headphone jack still.... With the introduction of wireless ear buds and headphones who uses a corded headset????

    Quote Originally Posted by fiddler View Post
    What's important to me is "charge time" , camera has to be good with good zoom
    I agree, super fast charge is extremely nice. I have the S20 ultra 5G and I have to say the Camera is really quite amazing. The vid and picture quality are outstanding. I use AIS and the service here in Thailand is WAY better then Verizon and AT&T in states. I can tether off my S20 to my laptop so I can sit on a beach and work or download shows remotely.


    All that said, all these features of the new smartphones can be overwhelming for the old timers. I have a few colleagues who still want the old pager day yet anytime we are anywhere they turn to me and say "Hey, How far is this", or "how can we get there from here", "Can you get us a ride". While I can appreciate a flip phone for what it was back in the day, there is no need to go without. Being able to search the web for something you want in the area you are, restaurants, maps, chat or vid call with friends through Line and Whatsapp. Share real time pictures with family and friends is awesome technology. Are the flagship models worth their price....Hmmm. They are not really phones IMHO, they are mini hand held computers that can do a host of functions oh yeah and you can call someone if you want. They allow you to remain mobile and still be connected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    The proper Android phones came out in 2017
    Why do you continually post crap. The first versions came out shortly after Google took over. 2007, 2008.


    The history of Android: The evolution of the biggest mobile OS in the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Why do you continually post crap. The first versions came out shortly after Google took over. 2007, 2008.
    He doesn't bother checking for facts. He just makes shit up instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I just assumed the top line Nokia was in that $1500 ass rape range. But you're right. The Nokia just is $620 to $752.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Why does Backspin continually post crap.
    That is a very good question AO. I usually ignore it but sometimes the shit he posts seems like he just pulled the information out of his ass.

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    I have a Sony Xperia. Works fine - and I have stuck with Sony (Sony Ericsson) for my last few phones. Mainly as I hate shifting to a different manufacturer as it takes ages to work out all the small differences (how to find settings, use the keyboard etc).

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    Just buy a cheap low end phone if you dont use all the features. Something with Android 9 up. if you lose or drop it just buy another.
    I have a 6 year old nokia 930 been dropped numerous times never damaged and never missed a beat. I miss window phone10. I keep it as a spare when my samsung gets repaired which happens regularly. They are as weak as piss and expensive to fix in Aus. They also have a load of bloat ware. this is australian dollars but you can check the models.

    The best budget smartphones in Australia: From $99 | Reviews.org AU

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    I’m on the iPhone X still but will be getting a new one when the 13 comes out.

    For a cheapie I’d get a low end Samsung. Wouldn’t get the blatant chink phones out of principal and security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Wouldn’t get the blatant chink phones out of principal and security.

    What, like an Apple or Samsung ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    What, like an Apple or Samsung ?
    Chinese hardware ≠ Chinese software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    What it boils down to now is
    a 5000+ mAh battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Chinese hardware ≠ Chinese software
    if you choose a phone with support on XDA and can flash it with an ASOP ROM

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Why do you continually post crap. The first versions came out shortly after Google took over. 2007, 2008.


    The history of Android: The evolution of the biggest mobile OS in the world
    Nokia's first Android smartphones set to debut in 2017 - revu

    Those were a forked version of android..Not android proper



    Nokia made the grave mistake of shipping the phone without support for the Google Play Store and services. Unlike Samsung’s TouchWiz or other smartphone skins of the time, the Nokia X platform wasn’t just a skin. Instead, it was built as a forked version of open-source Android and was a completely customized take on Google’s operating system.
    Last edited by Backspin; 15-04-2021 at 01:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    He doesn't bother checking for facts. He just makes shit up instead.
    Please piss off

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Why do you continually post crap. The first versions came out shortly after Google took over. 2007, 2008.


    The history of Android: The evolution of the biggest mobile OS in the world

    He is talking about the Nokia Android phones.

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    I recently bought the iphone SE that came out last year. It is the cheapest iphone yet (starting at $599), and has decent specs.
    If you aren't used to iphones, I'm not sure you'd like it. Apple takes some getting used to, but once you go iphone it is hard to go back to android imo. The screen is the same size at the iphone 6. Excellent pics, and fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Apple removed the headphone Jack back in 2016 so highly doubt they are the same between Apple and Samsung.
    yes.. and the newer ones have a small usb type of headphone that doesn't fit into the older iphones. I have my old iphone headphones from the 6 that fit into my computer and the newer one for the iphone SE doesn't fit into anything, but my phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    yes.. and the newer ones have a small usb type of headphone that doesn't fit into the older iphones. I have my old iphone headphones from the 6 that fit into my computer and the newer one for the iphone SE doesn't fit into anything, but my phone!
    Mine are bluetooth and require no jacks.

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    Samsung are now offering 200 off their s21 if you give them any broken phone.

    The bastards.

    I thnk to undercut Apple's iPhone mini.

    Tbh. I think I prefer my s8 to the s21 although the s21 has a slightly better camera, its harder to crack the screen and battery life is better.


    Its a chunky thing with a case and I cant use it one handed like the s8.

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    ^ You shouldn't be taking selfies while yer driving that bus anyway.

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    ^ Fuck you Blakey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Its a chunky thing with a case and I cant use it one handed like the s8.
    Just pretend it's a calzone.

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    I have a Galaxy S2 up for sale its in good condition and running android 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ You shouldn't be taking selfies while yer driving that bus anyway.



    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Its a chunky thing with a case and I cant use it one handed like the s8.
    Just get bigger hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    I have a Galaxy S2 up for sale its in good condition and running android 10.
    I have an S9+ in perfect condition I could part with. Its just sitting in a box now. I was only using it to fly my Drone but have the app in both phones.

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