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|>>|| No. 24774
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.
|>>|| No. 26823
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
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.
|>>|| No. 26825
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
>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
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
>just solid and reliable
That's enough. Oh and the fact that I trust Apple more with my data than Google.
|>>|| No. 26829
From my experience, iPhones are less reliable than similarly-priced counterparts. Especially the batteries.
|>>|| No. 26831
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. 26835
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. 26858
> It pays homage to 1980s martial arts and police action films.
I was right, the camera/video editing job screams of 80s.
|>>|| No. 26909
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
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
>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
I'm probably thinking of the G4 Play, which definitely can.
Never mind then.
|>>|| No. 26917
> 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
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
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
Just over a month of using the POCO, my thoughts:
- 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.
- 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
> 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
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
I found the standard cable far too short, so use my (w)Anker cables that seem to serve me well.
|>>|| No. 27099
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. 27101
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. 27104
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. 27114
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
>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
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
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
> Jesus fucking christ the modern world pisses me off.
Well it's your own fault for engaging with it.
|>>|| No. 27119
varg in lorica hamata.jpg
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. 27122
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. 27125
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.
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