Android - what's in your pocket?

#1928

That would have added significantly to the weight, I think.

#1929

So I’ve gotten tired of the power button on my Pixel 1 working intermittently, the 1/3 day of battery life, the USB-C connector being a delicate flower, and the phone randomly shutting down particularly when I’m trying to take a quick photo. I’m trading down to a Motorola Moto x6, which should arrive in a couple of days. With trade in for the Pixel, the promotional price for the new phone, and the $100 in Fi credit I’m getting, I’m actually making money on the trade, even including a phone case and SD card. It’ll be nice to have a phone I don’t have to fight with, even if it’s not running Pie.

#1930

Nice! Wait, x6 or g6? Latest models in those lines look like x4 and g6.

Would love to hear impression at any rate; the midrange Motos are always tempting to me and I’m curious what you think.

#1931

I’ve got an X4 and like it a lot, but I’ve never had a top of the line phone. With moderate use of listening to podcasts for 90 minutes and a couple calls, maybe use an app of two for a short time, read email I can usually go 2 days before I have to charge it. I usually charge it every day, but I can skip a day.

The touch screen seems responsive, colors good, speaker is good enough for my use. We’re usually happy with the pictures - knowing this isn’t a good stand alone camera. I can’t imagine spending $800+ on a phone. I would maybe consider a Pixel when they are running a special for around $400, but this $250 phone seems plenty good.

I’ve also had a G5+ and felt the same way.

#1932

The g6. Sorry, my girlfriend has an x4, really likes it, and I was just remembering the model.

Yeah, after owning a Pixel for a couple of years, the benefits of having a top-of-the-line phone do not justify the cost, particularly since it’s lasted less well than any other cell phone I’ve owned. I’m happy to drop back to a mid-range phone. I’ll report how it is once I get it and switch over.

#1933

The folding phone is here! Doesn’t matter, though, because it costs a billion dollars.

#1934

Does that mean the Apple version will be $3,000 in a 19 months?

#1935

Seriously though, this phone looks badass.

#1936

Cripes, some people have more money than sense.

#1937

I already have a foldable phone, you hipsters

#1938

$2600 CAD. Jeez.

#1939

It’s an interesting phone from a technical perspective, but I wonder what the real-world usage will be for it in unfolded mode?

I wouldn’t be surprised if most people who get just won’t use it in unfolded mode much, beyond the novelty factor. If that turns out to be the case, you’ve basically bought yourself a heavier, thicker standard smartphone for twice the price.

#1940

Why didn’t they drill holes in the screen? For $2k you should get at least one satisfying, decorative hole.

#1941

They did that with the S10.

#1942

The original dual screen foldable phone that I rocked in 2012!

#1943

The S10 packs a lot of high-tech stuff into a phone. Ultrasonic thing a jig, a bag of camera lenses, wireless charging (not just of the phone but of other devices using the phone), 128Gb standard, 855 chip, new and better OLED display which looks fantastic.

I love the wide-angle camera and would consider one for that, but I need to know if Samsung is finally able to tone down the clown-vomit color saturation, because colors and skin-tones from my Pixel just look light-years better than the S9.

#1944

Man, my S9+ has multi-lenses and I have no idea if I’m even using both/all of them when shooting. If it’s not automatic, I’m guessing no.

#1945

How many phones had ports for earphones? I could do with less courage from phone makers.

#1946

Those mini-jack ports take up a fair amount of internal space (affecting battery life) and also affect waterproofing.

#1947

Don’t care. Want jacks