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Phone Update Q4 2018


#1

Have been a power user of my LG V20 and it has seen me through a good couple of years of web and e-commerce development as well as serving me for my needs in network and system architecture. But even with a fresh battery with a late 2017 manufactured date, it is very slow, WiFi is completely unreliable, and the camera has become a potato. This leaves me in a good season of picking a replacement.
Ruled out are the following devices:
Samsung - horrible launcher UI and baked in Samsung BSloatware
LG - once bitten, the LG launcher is terrible and the inconsistent allocation of android updates

Frontrunners:
OnePlus 6
OnePlus 6T
Pixel 3XL

I currently use Verizon for service but will be switching to Project Fi after my update/upgrade. (I am aware that you must have a Pixel or Nexus device to activvate the Fi SIM before it can be used in most unlocked phones).
What are y’alls thoughts on the mobile device arena this season?


#2

I’ll start by saying I have no valuable input here, I know shit about phones.

How does this happen? It is crap compared to modern ones or has it gotten worse. If its gotten worse, how? Damage?


#3

It is now so slow in operation that every single shot is blurry.


#4

Have you tried formatting the phone? Generally formatting the phone should bring it back to near new performance. If you still want a new phone then sure, but I’d say give a format a try and see if its back up to original speed.


#5

I will likely try to wipe it and set it up just as a content device and remote (because IR blaster) once I update. I cannot really afford downtime that is necessary to reconfig the device for my needs.


#6

I have never been a fan of Android. I bought an HTC and 2 Samsung phones. The first (HTC) was fairly simple to root and install Cyanogen Mod, but the piece of shit digitizer failed after less than a year. The Samsung phones were just constantly head-up-ass levels of data mining.

I stick with the cheap iPhones now. I had a 5S and now the SE is good enough for me. I hate Google, Apple and Microsoft equally. At best, I just hate one less than the other 2 depending on what they are currently doing, but I wouldn’t mind seeing them all run out of business by some sociopathic Chinese corporation who would at least do things correctly in the long run.


#7

I still use a 2013 Xperia M, with LineageOS and without Google stuff on it. Without the google stuff it runs real snappy. The only thing that I’d love to have is a nicer camera (convenience…) but that’s about it. It’s got NFC, it’s got an SD-card slot - it’s got a headphone jack and cost me < 100 bucks back in 2015. So perfectly usable still unless you like, want to do crazy 3D things I guess


#8

Formatted it yesterday, and have been struggling to recover from verfied backup. Nonetheless, the handset microphone no longer functions…but the format did improve the overall speed but it is infuriating t use now that everything is jacked up and out of order.