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>> No. 24774 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 10:49 am
24774 New phone
So my Three contract (24m One Plan at £33.50pm) is finally bloody ending and I'd rather not keep paying for this lacklustre Galaxy S4. It's caused me more bother than good.

Do any of you chaps have recommendations for a more modern handset, perhaps on contract at a lesser price? Stock Android is a bonus. Expandable memory is a must.
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>> No. 26823 Anonymous
21st November 2018
Wednesday 3:46 pm
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>>26822
It's more the pissing wait. Why? What possible reason (other than data-mining) do they have for this bullshit?

Not to mention that any non-root adblocker I install simply just doesn't work, despite disabling Async DNS in Chrome.

I wouldn't even mind if they would just allow root access by default.
>> No. 26824 Anonymous
21st November 2018
Wednesday 4:31 pm
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>>26823

Xiaomi know that a lot of their customers buy phones from unofficial distributors. Some of these distributors were installing dodgy ROMs filled with malware. That's bad for customers and bad for Xiaomi's reputation. Xiaomi countered that by locking the bootloader. The time delay and the requirement to register a Mi account is intended to prevent middlemen from unlocking devices in bulk and installing their shitty hacked ROMs. It's not ideal, but it's the best solution they could come up with.

https://thehackernews.com/2018/03/android-botnet-malware.html
>> No. 26825 Anonymous
21st November 2018
Wednesday 5:35 pm
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>>26824
Fair enough, now I've got over my initial teary I've managed to get VPN adblocking working and the Vanced version of YouTube doesn't require root any more, so I'm more or less sorted for now.

I still, for some reason, live in the days of Xposed and CWM but it's getting a lot easier to do stuff without root and dodgy zip files these days.
>> No. 26826 Anonymous
23rd November 2018
Friday 5:19 am
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>>26823
>Not to mention that any non-root adblocker I install simply just doesn't work, despite disabling Async DNS in Chrome.
I have the same issue. I installed Brave browser and all issues are fixed. It looks like chrome as well.
>> No. 26827 Anonymous
24th November 2018
Saturday 12:57 pm
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I actually messed about with somebody's Iphone the other day for the first time in years.

They're absolutely abysmal, I genuinely struggle to see why they are still selling at the rate they are.

You can buy a Pixel 2 for like £500 now and that's not even the best deal there is, although it comes with an amazing camera and unlimited photo and video storage (until 2021), Google updates and is generally quite nice.

I'm honestly not sure what iPhone actually has going for it other than strong marketing and an old reputation, they're hardly revolutionary anymore, just solid and reliable and that's about it.

Anybody care to put me straight?
>> No. 26828 Anonymous
24th November 2018
Saturday 1:07 pm
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>>26827
>just solid and reliable

That's enough. Oh and the fact that I trust Apple more with my data than Google.
>> No. 26829 Anonymous
24th November 2018
Saturday 2:37 pm
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>>26828
>>26827
From my experience, iPhones are less reliable than similarly-priced counterparts. Especially the batteries.
>> No. 26830 Anonymous
24th November 2018
Saturday 4:34 pm
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>>26825
I'm in. Rooted. Finally got notification icons back.
>> No. 26831 Anonymous
24th November 2018
Saturday 10:38 pm
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>>26830
We really are living in some shit boring dystopian future. Instead of injecting nanobots so I can surf the cybertubes to access the mainframe, I'm listing and systematically removing hidden ads packages from my phone. Fuck.
>> No. 26832 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 10:03 am
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>>26825
Does YouTube Vanced offer any advantages over Newpipe?

Also I like the look of the Nokia N 7.1 and would probably get it if I needed a new one. What do you lads think?

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/10/the-nokia-7-1-is-a-300-budget-phone-you-might-actually-want/
>> No. 26833 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 12:45 pm
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>>26830
Where is that pic from?
>> No. 26834 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 3:09 pm
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>>26832
You can sign in using your BotnetGoogle account and keep all your playlists, etc from PC. Last I checked, NewPipe didn't allow that but I may be wrong nowadays.

>>26833
https://youtu.be/bS5P_LAqiVg?t=504
>> No. 26835 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 3:50 pm
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>>26832

The build quality is excellent, the cameras are good, but the Snapdragon 636 chipset is only about 40% faster than the 625 you get in a Xiaomi A2 Lite and legions of other budget phones. It's a worthy contender to the Moto One and the Honor 8X, although a lot depends on fluctuating prices. The Pocophone F1 is clearly better value if you don't mind Miui.
>> No. 26836 Anonymous
26th November 2018
Monday 5:25 pm
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>>26835
The Pocophone doesn't have NFC. Flagship my ass.
>> No. 26858 Anonymous
1st December 2018
Saturday 4:46 pm
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>>26834
Thanks mate.
> It pays homage to 1980s martial arts and police action films.
I was right, the camera/video editing job screams of 80s.
>> No. 26909 Anonymous
3rd December 2018
Monday 9:03 pm
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For the first time in my life I've managed to break a phone; I somehow contrived to throw my trusty Moto G4 down the (unflushed) toilet. It's presently covered in rice, constantly restarting itself.

I thought I'd have been able to get a fair few more years out of it? What's a decent replacement? I'm out of the loop with this sort of thing.
>> No. 26910 Anonymous
3rd December 2018
Monday 9:29 pm
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>>26909

The fact it's still powering on is a good sign, though why you haven't taken the battery out is beyond me.

A decent replacement is the Moto G6.
>> No. 26911 Anonymous
3rd December 2018
Monday 9:59 pm
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>>26910
>though why you haven't taken the battery out is beyond me

It doesn't look like it's a battery that actually can be removed.
>> No. 26913 Anonymous
3rd December 2018
Monday 10:03 pm
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>>26911

I'm probably thinking of the G4 Play, which definitely can.

Never mind then.
>> No. 26915 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 9:50 am
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>>26909
Why have you been shitting rice?
>> No. 26917 Anonymous
5th December 2018
Wednesday 5:26 pm
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>>26909

> I somehow contrived to throw my trusty Moto G4 down the (unflushed) toilet.

Luckily my toilets have always been flushed but I know the feeling of walking into your bathroom to have a nice shit while you flick through bollocks on your phone and as soon as you get within range shoooom the phone slips out of your hand at an unreasonable speed straight into the toilet bowl.

My record was doing this roughly two hours after having bought said phone.
>> No. 26949 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 2:39 pm
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>>26915
His subconscious decided that trolling him with tossing the phone down the loo was a bit over the board and made him eat some rice before.
>> No. 26950 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 2:44 pm
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>>26915
In my poo I have seen chunks of nut, sweetcorn, peas and seeds. It seems plausible to me that you could have solid rice in a Tues; it seems like one of those things your innards wouldn't break down fully.
>> No. 26997 Anonymous
5th January 2019
Saturday 5:09 pm
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Just over a month of using the POCO, my thoughts:

Pros:
- Really, really responsive and fast.
- Really good battery life.
- Once you get past the 72 hour bullshittery, rooting and installing recovery was smooth and you can still even use official updates (though updating to Android 9 did overwrite the custom recovery).
- Feels really nice in the hand.
- Barely gets warm, even under stress.
- MicroSD card slot.
- 3.5mm headphone jack.


Cons:
- Screen is LCD so backlight is clearly visible.
- Notch cannot be 'hidden' in MIUI 10.
- MIUI 10 also really does not like playing with my WearOS smartwatch - it seems to force applications to sleep to conserve battery life, meaning that my watch loses connection to my phone unless I'm listening to music.
-By far and away the worst feature, though, is the camera. It's really not good - it makes me feel like I'm using my HTC Desire again.

A couple of the complaints can be resolved after my warranty expires (warranty stipulates you can root but you need to use MIUI) with a custom ROM, but the camera really does let it down - until you consider the price, I suppose. I have my EOS 5D so it's not a major major issue, but sometimes I want to get quick snapshots and compared to my N6P it's just not great.

Would I recommend it? Yes, but with caveats; if camera and/or NFC are important to you then it's a no.
>> No. 26998 Anonymous
6th January 2019
Sunday 11:27 am
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>>26997
> MIUI 10 also really does not like playing with my WearOS smartwatch - it seems to force applications to sleep to conserve battery life, meaning that my watch loses connection to my phone unless I'm listening to music.

Aggressive dozing is pretty typical for MIUI.
Unfortunately I don't remember what things there are to be ticked off in order to lessen this problem.
>> No. 26999 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 1:02 am
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>>26997

Great phone until the defective charge cable almost set fire to my bed and burnt the contacts on the charge port.

Going to get a Honor Play since the hype has slapped another hundred quid on the Poco.
>> No. 27000 Anonymous
8th January 2019
Tuesday 6:09 am
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>>26999
I found the standard cable far too short, so use my (w)Anker cables that seem to serve me well.
>> No. 27099 Anonymous
5th May 2019
Sunday 7:31 pm
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>>26997
Pocophone 6 month review:

Battery is holding up. OS is as snappy as ever. Screen could stand to be brighter. Audio through the 3.5mm headphone jack doesn't like playing with my SoundMAGIC E-50s. Still haven't figured out how to stop the watch dozing issue. Camera still subpar. Still decent for the price.

That said, the POCO F2 has been announced so might be worth waiting for that.
>> No. 27100 Anonymous
5th May 2019
Sunday 8:34 pm
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>>26997
Ever since someone pointed out to me that the town hall clock looks like a penis I haven't been able to unsee it.
>> No. 27101 Anonymous
5th May 2019
Sunday 8:36 pm
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>>27100

Where is this? It looks familiar but I can't place it.

If it's fucking Ossett again I'm going to ban everyone
>> No. 27102 Anonymous
5th May 2019
Sunday 9:07 pm
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>>27101
It is.

It's been nice knowing you lads.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 27103 Anonymous
5th May 2019
Sunday 9:11 pm
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>>27101
Maaaaaaaybe.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 27104 Anonymous
5th May 2019
Sunday 9:35 pm
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The gratitude of every poster in our board, our website, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the Ossettlads who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the war by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human cunt-offs was so much owed by so many to so few
>> No. 27105 Anonymous
5th May 2019
Sunday 11:13 pm
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MODS ARE ASLEEP POST OSSETT

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 27106 Anonymous
6th May 2019
Monday 12:11 am
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>> No. 27113 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 1:18 am
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Don't get a Chinese phone Pt. 417

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48330310
>> No. 27114 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 2:25 pm
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Anyone know if the Google Pixel 3a is worth the money? I got a new Sony Xperia XZ1 on contract in October, and it's a piece of shit, so I'm looking for an early upgrade. Was going to get a Huawei, but recent events have blocked that avenue, and the Google Pixel 3a is just about in my price range.
>> No. 27115 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 2:35 pm
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>>27114

>Anyone know if the Google Pixel 3a is worth the money?

Yes. It's not brilliant value on pure specs terms compared to a Chinaphone, but the cameras are excellent and you get guaranteed Android updates as soon as a new version launches. It's a wee bit plasticky, but it's a fundamentally good phone at a reasonable price.
>> No. 27116 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 6:57 pm
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>>27115
I remember fondly the days when all phones were plastic. So fucking stupid to make them more expensive and fragile just so some cunt reviewer can talk about a "premium feel".
>> No. 27117 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 8:37 pm
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>>27116

I can't imagine how achingly tedious it must be to be one of these cunts who's supposed to be a "tech journalist" when actually you're one of those tossers who wouldn't have been able to answer an e-mail until the iPhone came along. You know who I mean, those hip trendy fucking dicks who have YouTube channels where they review fucking endless upon endless amounts of identical modern bollocks "tech". Sat there going on about how it's totally great they got rid of headphone jacks, who needed headphones anyway, I for one am glad to be freed of the tyranny of the cable and love having another bastard wireless thing to keep charged. Dropping the fucking things on the floor and counting it as a huge deal if the fucking thing doesn't smash into a million pieces; where back in the day your nokia would have smashed the fucking pavement. Taking selfies and waxing on about how the fucking fraction of an extra megapixel makes all the difference.

Jesus fucking christ the modern world pisses me off.
>> No. 27118 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 8:48 pm
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>>27117
> Jesus fucking christ the modern world pisses me off.
Well it's your own fault for engaging with it.
>> No. 27119 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 8:58 pm
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>>27118
It's pretty much impossible not to, unless you're a famous black metal musician who marries an autistic French fangirl and uses her parents' money to buy a cosy rural property.
>> No. 27120 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 9:04 pm
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>>27117
>>27119
I really don't think you need to go "off-grid" avoid YouTube reviews of the latest iPhone.
>> No. 27121 Anonymous
21st May 2019
Tuesday 11:20 am
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>>27119
Holy shit, is that Varg?
>> No. 27122 Anonymous
21st May 2019
Tuesday 12:33 pm
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>>27121

Yeah, it's him. He likes LARPing as an ancient Viking while sponging off his autistic wife and the French government. It's easy to pretend to be a Viking from 10.000BC while on the dole!
>> No. 27124 Anonymous
21st May 2019
Tuesday 4:33 pm
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>>27122
Bugger to that. He's just 46 and he looks as if he's well into his sixties on that pic.
>> No. 27125 Anonymous
21st May 2019
Tuesday 8:04 pm
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>>27122

He's also got 8 kids, and a YouTube channel about freeing your mind and escaping serfdom.

He's clearly been busy since he got out of jail. But then, it was news to me he was even released. Just goes to show how fast time flies- More than a decade has passed since I was a greasy teenlad into Mayhem and Burzum. Varg has had 8 kids and all I've got is a lot of debt.
>> No. 27126 Anonymous
21st May 2019
Tuesday 8:26 pm
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>>27125
>8 kids
>a lot of debt
Aren't these the same thing?
>> No. 27136 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 3:16 pm
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>>27126
Not when the debtor doesn't have 8 kids, I guess.
>> No. 27145 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 10:30 pm
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>>27122

Just a middle class LARPer that missed the antifa bus

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