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What cell phone are you using now?

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by Myth90045, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Dirt

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  2. Dirt

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    Just upgraded from a Samsung flip phone to a brand new (to me) Iphone 8. Man, is this thing fast :)
     
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    i said the same thing when upgrading from my iPhone 8 to the iPhone 12. My neighborhood has AT&T 5G deployed.
     
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    I just upgraded my iPhone XR to an iPhone 12 Pro on Thursday, but they didn't have any in stock locally so it is supposed to arrive Monday. My kids like when I get new phones because I don't trade in, so one of them is getting it.
     
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    Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
     
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    Finally retired my aging HTC 10. It came down to the Samsung Galaxy S20, the iPhone 11 Pro, and the Google Pixel 4a or 5.

    Frankly, the best cost-effective choice would've been the Google Pixel 4a 5G. It's an excellent value. I was tempted to go with that as a hold-over to the Pixel 6 next year, but the Pixel 5 called to me. The massive 4080 mAh battery plus "perfect" form factor for pocketing made it the best choice. Also nice to have induction charging, which the 4a 5G lacks. I've had the phone for a month now and really love it. So well done!
     
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    S20 Ultra

    Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk
     
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    I'm curious to know how much people are spending on their phones & service.
    Recently I got the bug to replace my 11 year old flip phone with a shiny new smart phone.
    Found a phone I liked at about $400.00 (Samsung Galaxy A51).
    Nothing extravagant, but a nice phone.
    Then I figured in the cost of service for it.
    Turns out, over a period of two years, the phone + the service would run me about $2500.00!
    I squashed the bug.
     
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    Go prepaid with Red Pocket which offers service through AT&T, T Mobile and Verizon from $10 per month with limited data. FYI, the 3 remaining majors will soon require an LTE capable phone as they phase out the older wireless networks.
     
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    Just switch to Galaxy A20. Any bigger I'd need wheels on it. -:)
     
  11. Jay-uk

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    Still a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 , cant see the need to change and the newer version phones have deleted stuff I like ( headphone jack etc )

    To a degree we have reached the point where a phones ability, features aren't going to be pushed by most users even a mid and lower range handset can do all you need.

    Next its just waiting until we get decent open source platforms to run on the handsets
     
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    When I have to buy a new phone, I always buy something that was THE top phone 2-3 years ago. Those are still pretty good phones, but on a more affordable price. Last year (2020) I bought iPhone 8, which was the top thing in 2017. Still works... :) response time is pretty good, camera is fine, there is NFC, ApplePay, it syncs to cloud automatically, all of my smart gadgets has the control app on iOS. Even my "smart" washing machine has an app for iOS :) I mean a washing machine... it's crazy.
     
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    Still plugging along with my Samsung S8+. Trying to decide whether or not to pull the trigger on the new S21 ultra. Anyone have one? Worth it? What screen protector if any are you using.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    Got a 2020 Moto G Power a couple months ago after years with HTC phones. Ridiculous battery life and a great macro camera that I use constantly at work.

    Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk
     
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    Upgraded my work phone to a Samsung S21 from a Samsung S20. Personal cell is iPhone 12. The work phone is required for MFA but the nice perk is work alerts stay with the work phone when I go out.
     
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 I will keep it until it dies
     
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    Just opened up a Samsung, too bad I can't use my old Anker on this.
     
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    I upgraded from my Samsung S8+ to the S20 Ultra last year. And truthfully, it was not worth it. It's no faster than my S8+. The only thing that it brings to the table is larger memory and a slightly better camera and camera features. I expect that the S21 is not much an improvement over the S20.

    I believe that we're at the limits of our cell phone technology and every new model brings only slight improvements over the previous year's model. Kind of like cars and computers. Nothing revolutionary anymore.
     
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    The major advancement between the phones is 5G which may or may not be sufficiently deployed in your market to notice the difference. 5G speeds are carrier dependent on the market with the carriers stretching the truth about their speeds and coverage.

    I upgraded my work phone to an S21. Verizon 5G is spotty in my market because of congestion. My work phone is primarily used for MFA. My personal AT&T iPhone 12 has much better overall speeds in my home area. I have a 5G hotspot from T Mobile to test for a month.
     
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    5G is supposed to increase speed connectivity, which is kind of useless since carriers throttle customer's speed after reaching a certain data usage. I've got unlimited data with AT&T, but they will throttle my speed after hitting 25GB of data usage. So what's the point of 5G?