The Official Cell Phone Junkies Thread - Part 2

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  1. InCali I got a pUpgrade!

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    I hadn't heard about the ports being eliminated. I did hear it would "support" wireless charging, which could be code for that. As for expensive accessories, if you're buying Apple's S***, you've already forked out a lot of money. I've got Bluetooth earbuds (skullcandy) which were fairly inexpensive, but are surprisingly nice.

    The thing about waiting is that if I decide I don't like the new model, I can buy what's on the market now at, probably, a somewhat reduced price (but knowing Apple, that's not a given). My 8 will work okay for a few more months. I've been thinking about a watch (again, Apple charges a premium) as a iphone accessory, but my wife bought me a Rolex when we first got together as a present and I (evidently) send enough wrong messages as it is.....
     
  2. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    Do people still use the software button?
     
  3. ComicChick I Work Too Much

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    i really hope not but i wouldn't be surprised at this point
     
  4. psylockolussus Merry Mutant

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    Anyone bought those new flip phones? Samsung has few models and they are so damn eXpensive.
     
  5. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    Just learned that those selfie cameras contain infrared and TOF sensors for Huawei's version of Face ID, and going by the reviews of the Mate 20 Pro to this one. It is on par with Apple's.

    Makes you wonder why Apple continues with the notch.
     
  6. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    Ugh I almost bought the Huawei Mate 40 Pro even though I heard it's hard to sideload the Play Store and services to it. I mean I figured I could do it the same way I did for my Amazon Fire tablet.
     
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    What ****ing monster has their apps in a grid on a smartwatch?!? Samsung better have brought over the circular interface for the app drawer over to Wear OS.
     
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    I was going to get the new IPhone, but changed my mind at the last minute. AT&T has this weird trade in policy. Essentially, you don't know what you're going to pay for a phone if you have a trade in until it is sent to the factory and evaluated. Even then, they said it would take 2-3 billing cycles to get back to me about it. I would think you should be able to bring it into a shop, have it checked out, and then buy what you want minus whatever credit they are going to give you.

    Can you imagine buying a car and the dealer says "After you buy this car, we'll send your used car in for evaluation, and get back to you in 2-3 months so you'll know what kind of credit we can get you."
     
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  12. Havok83 Registered

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    why not trade it in elsewhre like Best Buy or Apple?
     
  13. The Shape In the shadows

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    New iPhone 13 Pro is awesome. I wouldn't usually day this, but the camera update/improvement alone is worth the upgrade.
     
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    It seemed like Best Buy offered the same "deal", but I'll check it out.
     
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    That's the one I was thinking of getting. Not the Max. It's plenty big and the other is only .6 inches bigger. If I go in, I can at least check it out before deciding.
     
  16. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Yeah, I just ordered the 13 Pro Max (seems like better battery life too) and more friends and family are interested than usual.
     
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    I am waiting on the iPhone 14 Pro personally, cannot stand the following: the fingerprint magnet stainless steel band around the phone, the camera bump, and the notch (didn't mind it initially but to think that Apple is the lone OEM that still has a notch is wild). All of which will be addressed next year when they go for an iPhone 4 design influence:
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    Titanium band, punch-hole front-facing camera, flat iPhone 4 glass back, the return of the circular buttons from the 4.
     
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    None of those things really bother me. I always get a case because my phones have a tendency to fall on the floor.

    Are you "sure" these issues are being "fixed"? Apple is usually pretty tight lipped when it comes to releasing info.
     
  19. Lily Adler Politically Delicious (P) (she/her/hers)

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    What's sad is Samsung is already playing with the under-display camera, so it will probably be on the new Galaxy phones next year.
     
  20. InCali I got a pUpgrade!

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    I'm going to hold off getting a new phone. New releases are a pain and when it comes to phones, Apple seems to have the attitude that they will honor you with the opportunity to buy a really expensive phone.
     
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    They didn't bother me initially, because I stuck to getting Apple's cases but I usually never get a case on my phone. Seems like Apple finally realized people prefer thicker phones if that means better battery life as the last couple of iPhones have gotten thicker and addressed battery life. The notch didn't bother me initially issue, it just annoys me that every OEM has figured out something better and Apple hasn't implemented anything new yet.

    But yeah, some pretty darn reliable leakers with solid sources shared that leak on the 8th or so and got it trending on Twitter ahead of the 13 announcement, so I think it's fairly safe to say this is what they are working towards for next year. The renders were based on actual device images shared from their source.
     
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    Samsung is already implementing them, their new Fold 3 has it[​IMG]
    Worth noting that every OEM that has implemented an under-display camera struggles with a discoloration/gloominess issue, even Samsung. They are trying to use software optimization to fix it, but that can only do so much. We'll see, I honestly think out of all of these solutions for an all-screen design, the pop-up camera has impressed me the most: More Secure, No Distortion, Minimal to no hardware failure reported in most long term reviews
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    Hopefully, they can continue to work on the under-display camera tech. I just don't think it's entirely there yet and I think you'll have limitations to the overall quality of the photos taken with that type of tech but we'll see
     
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    I personally use the Surface Duo and have just recently preordered the Surface Duo 2.
     
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    Totally slept on the Duo 2.
     
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  25. InCali I got a pUpgrade!

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    Expensive......
     

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