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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby AussieJester » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:24 pm

dodjob wrote:
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PS: would be great in the future to get an app for the forum. I know that a lot of people don't really like the though but an app like the XDA would be awesome :) I'm also waiting someone to design any CA compatible app ;)


There already is, has been for months. The bloke that bought the forum from and wanted to commercialize it, had an app made, i tried it but prefer accessing it via web browser.

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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby ohzee » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:23 pm

Hah sorry Luke - Was out at dinner and the wife brought up Fabio and I remembered that pic and responded in kind.

thanks for sharing.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby Arlo1 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:49 am

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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby oatnet » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:45 am

Luke I have resolution envy on your new screen. :mrgreen:

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PS - Am I the only one getting an Al-Bundy-with-long-hair vibe from Fabio in this shot?

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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby liveforphysics » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:46 am

Oatnet- my laptop has resolution envy too. :-) And contrast envy. It seems insane a tiny mobile disply can have such inky dark blacks, and have such a vivid color pallet. looks perfect from way off angle still, and even stayed totally usable in direct sunlight with glare today earlier.

Im all hacked and on my 2nd ROM and 3rd kernal today. Over clocked dynamically, saves power when idle, goes to dual 1.6ghz cores when working. Which is something it spends roughly zero time doing now, because the new OS is totally de-bloated and streamlined.

Im am really really happy with it. My 4.3in screen evo feels like a clumsy childs toy to try to type and browse with now, and just yesterday i was loving it. Lol
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby Green Machine » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:37 pm

Here is the galaxy note shipping from amazon prime for $636 shipping included...641 with next day air delivery.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Un ... 084&sr=1-1

I bought mine from amazon and converted my existing iphone unlimited data contract to the note. Amazingly the at@t store did the conversion for me and swapped out the data card for free.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby liveforphysics » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:13 pm

Green Machine wrote:Here is the galaxy note shipping from amazon prime for $636 shipping included...641 with next day air delivery.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Un ... 084&sr=1-1

I bought mine from amazon and converted my existing iphone unlimited data contract to the note. Amazingly the at@t store did the conversion for me and swapped out the data card for free.



Right on! That's a fantastic price on this amazing device.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby RVD » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:59 pm

Luke,

I have the Dell Streak. It's pretty similar to the note in terms of size. I love it. Yes, it's big and everyone makes fun of me and random people say "is that a PHONE?" but it's perfect and it fits right in my pocket.

My next phone is probably going to be the Note.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby liveforphysics » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:29 pm

RVD wrote:Luke,

I have the Dell Streak. It's pretty similar to the note in terms of size. I love it. Yes, it's big and everyone makes fun of me and random people say "is that a PHONE?" but it's perfect and it fits right in my pocket.

My next phone is probably going to be the Note.



Right on, I had often considered the streak when it released.

I couldn't be happier with the Note, it's absolutely everything I had hoped it could be and more. Perfectly suits me as a phone, the size has never been a bit of an issue yet, I hardly notice it in my pocket. If I wasn't a huge guy with huge hands I could see where it could potentially become an issue though.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby frodus » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:43 am

do they even sell the 5" streak anymore?
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby RVD » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:11 pm

no, the 5" streak was discontinued. i bought it last year (almost exactly 1 year ago). it's still a nice phone and i'll probably keep it for at least another 6 months.

roms are getting updated regularly but you have to download them off the internet, etc.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby grindz145 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:54 pm

That's my next phone if they bring it to Sprint, for sure.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby Ypedal » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:24 am

Hey.... any droid users here experiene an occasiional ( like once every few months) .. when you unplug the charger in the morning and unlock the ph, very slugish like 100 amps were running at once... try to power off and reboot but it just locks up on " shutting down " .. until you pull the battery ?

I've had this happen like 4 times since having my motorola Atrix.. not rooted..
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby jingles98 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:29 pm

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Previously on my desk has been:
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All of these previous handsets have gone to friends when i wanted to update to something else. Next on the cards WILL be a Galaxy Note.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby Green Machine » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:09 pm

IT turns out one of my favorite things about this phone is cheap interchangeable lithium batteries. Reminds me sort of electric bikes.

I keep a charging station with extra batteries...keep a soft cover on the phone and no longer keep the back of the phone on the phone. I simply slide the phone out of the soft case and then change the battery. The most convenient charge solution on a phone ever. I keep an emergency battery in the glove box of my car etc.

I get batteries for $5 each straight from china on ebay.

Here is an example...3 batteries and wall charger including shipping from china $15.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3x-2500mAh-Batt ... 19ce7493d0
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby RVD » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:41 pm

btw, i also got the samsung galaxy note. it's awesome. much better than my old dell streak.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby boppinbob » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:55 pm

Go android die Apple.


I have an android phone. (open source) There was a time long ago when IBM was looked at like the status quo and Apple was the rebel way. Now Apple is worth more than Greece.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby liveforphysics » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:51 pm

Its been 6months of bliss now with my Note.

Really really happy with it, and always actively looking for anything better. Nothing is out that comes close.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby zombiess » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:52 pm

I'm still on my Nexus one and have no need to replace it. Some of the newer bigger screens are nice, but also take up more pocket space which is annoying.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby liveforphysics » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:58 pm

zombiess wrote:I'm still on my Nexus one and have no need to replace it. Some of the newer bigger screens are nice, but also take up more pocket space which is annoying.


The Note just slips in my pocket and fits perfectly.
Most important,it feels like its sized properly for use with my giant paws. If I was a tiny guy I might not like it. As a big guy, it feels like it was made for me. :-)
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby Ypedal » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:09 pm

Guy at work got a note a few weeks ago.. seems HUGE compared to my Atrix.. but it's slim, and light.

he likes it so far.. but damn it's big for a " phone " ... small for a tablet.

speaking of tablets.....

anyone have opinion on getting a playbook for 200$ vs a ship from china for 150 ish with droid ?
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby AussieJester » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:28 pm

liveforphysics wrote:Its been 6months of bliss now with my Note.

Really really happy with it, and always actively looking for anything better. Nothing is out that comes close.


Picked up the HTC Sensation 2 months ago, couldnt be happier with it, not the screen size of the Note but suitable for my needs...Was a toss up between the Samsung Galaxy 2 the build quality IMO lacked in the Samsung, screen was nicer granted but had a toy plastic feel to it, both run the dual core CPU performance wise they are on a par, the HTC is metal case feels alot more solid to me though so .....either way Gotta love Android.... 8)

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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby kevo » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:51 am

YPedal wrote: anyone have opinion on getting a playbook ?


My son participated in their promotion of write an app, receive a playbook free.
They're pretty liberal on the promotion if its still in effect.
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby kevo » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:54 am

Those who have the Note, is anyone using it mounted to your bikes handlebars while riding?
If so how easy is it to see the screen with glare?
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Re: Bought a new phone

Postby Xanda2260 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:56 am

Use a desire s myself (im only little), and love it to bits. Got my speedict ebike hooked up on the trike and having all the info I coild possibly want on the phone is cool.

Just wish they did a version with more processing power, but anything more powerful is generally too big for my little hands... :(
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