Wack Shit EditionIf you're requesting purchasing advice, please provide your country and what carrier you'll be using. Include the features you want, budget, and size. BEFORE POSTING, narrow down your options by using the links below.>What phone has X and Y feature?Don't ask, use these!https://www.gsmarena.com/search.php3https://www.kimovil.com/en/compare-smartphoneshttps://phonedb.net/index.php?m=device&s=queryGood Resources:>Reviewshttps://www.gsmarena.comhttps://www.phonearena.comhttps://www.notebookcheck.net>Frequency Checkerhttps://kimovil.com/en/frequency-checkerhttps://www.frequencycheck.comhttps://willmyphonework.net>Visual Phone Size Comparisonhttps://phonesized.com/https://www.phonearena.com/phones/size>Everything rooting and custom ROM related>Beware carrier variants with locked bootloadershttps://www.xda-developers.com/>A curated list of open source Android applications, tutorials and resourceshttps://gitlab.com/linuxcafefederation/awesome-android/-/blob/main/README.md>Android App compatibility list for de-googled phoneshttps://plexus.techlore.tech/>Custom ROMs suggestions, privacy guideshttps://gearjail.neocities.org/>Recommended Chinese phoneshttps://pastebin.com/sQbs83pY >Post a mini-review of your phone>Discuss upcoming and current models>Ask for help related to phones>Tell us how much you spent on a good/bad phonePrevious thread: >>86909537
What's the android equivalent of the iphone mini
>>86932037maybe the Asus Zenfone 8?
>>86932029>E-ink Android smartphoneWhat the fuck
Tourist hereI've been an iToddler all my life, but now that I'm getting a new phone after 7 years, I'm wondering if I should switch to AndroidShould I go for an iPhone 13 or a Samsung S22? I always hear about how superior Android is, but can someone give me a qrd on why? I also want to go for red instead of black or white now, so I am reluctant to go with Samsung, even if it is autistic
>>86932175Really comes down to Android giving you much more freedom, but if you're in the iOS ecosystem already sticking to it might still benefit you
>>86932175>iPhone 13 or a Samsung S22Get Sony Xperia 1 IV instead.
>le I need a doowhip Bing bing blep device You don't. Stop using phones.
Dumb question:Is there such a thing as a rugged e-ink phone?
>>86929227The efficiency thing isn't even true when showing bright colours. It's only true for dark colours but every NPC parrots otherwise.>>86929861OLED QC in general is bad.
>>86932175Most Android builds can't even play media (including simple in-app sounds) while on a phone call, Perhaps it's not a big deal for you but for me it was glaringly stupid design choice with no option to turn it off.
>>86932175what >>86932215 saidif youre getting a samsung i recommend debloating it. samsung is notorious for bloatware. also if you arent dependant on google apps or services id recommend completely deleting google play store & google play services and switching to F-Droid. if you want to use an app from the google play store and it isnt on F-Droid then download Aurora Store from F-Droid, its a google play store front end which isnt dependant on google play services.
>>86932287i forgot to mention why delete google play store & services:it has complete control over your phone and it tracks you to shit. if you dont care about spyware, it still uses up half your battery. after debloating my android and removing google play store & services i got atleast 5+ hours of battery life
I don't know where else to post this, but my dumb third-world ass bought a Google gift card and totally forgot about region lockingAnyway, here's free $25 for whoever cashes it first: 7HGM 7ETW 8ERE 2P7L
>>86929902Firefox for iOS doesn't play webm, I just tried it. Doubt any browser does since they are just safari with different skins.
>>86932357i am going to redeem sir
>>86932357>>86932411good morning sirs
>>86932029Once again I am asking:Is there a way to flash a recovery from the main OS? Either through a flashing app or through Termux. I have root. No, I can't use fastboot in this specific case.
My Pixel 6 recently arrived. I installed GrapheneOS on it and it seems pretty cool. I don't understand why you guys hate it so much. Is this thread nothing but chinamen and rajesh?
>>86932411NOOOOOOO DO NOT REDEEM
>>86932029To wait for A9CC Kaleido 3, or B&W, that is the question.
Waiting for the iPhone 14 Pro Max but my current phone (LG G7) is on its last legs. What phone should I buy in the interim?
Any of you guys getting the Pixel 6a?
God I fucking despise Indians. Literally brown turds in “human” form
Any budget 5G phones with good cameras under $300?
>>86933079Iphone 13 Pro Max
>>86932029Assuming the processor is good enough that everything's snappy and the battery hasn't gone to shit, is there any reason to upgrade from a phone that isn't receiving updates anymore.I've got a Pocophone F1 which honestly serves me very well but it's last security patch was in December 2020, should I be worried at all?Plus I've heard unflattering things about Android's newest version.
>60hzI'm so, so, so, so fucking angry, they had one fucking job
>>86933293just get a regular pixel 6 with calyxos
>>86933261Is it worth buying that when I'm saving for the 14 PM?
>>86933293What this>>86933309 guy said
Where can I find authentic battery replacements?I bought one for my Poco F1 a few months ago and now it lasts only like half a day...
>>86933079get a cheap xiaomi phone in the meanwhile like the Poco M3/M4 Pro>>86933341no, the A15 Bionic is a piece of shit with terrible thermals and throttling
Browser with quick text scaling and autofit? Fucking chrome is useless piss of shit cant even have same size text between posts next to eachother, im stuck in a hospital with nothing but phone im actually livid how bad the most used default mobile soft is, how do billions put up with it, god bless new pipe creators or id give myself heart attack wrangling with horrible castrated YouTube app
>>86933096100% would. it's not even a fetish, it's just that one missing limb is not an issue
>>86933096>paying 430€ for a 6GB RAM phone in 2022
Anyone else using a Pixel 6?I have GrapheneOS on mine and I'm having constant issues, mainly with the fingerprint scanner becoming unavailable which got worse after the last few updates. Does this happen on stock? I don't want to reinstall Android and set everything up again but these bugs are getting on my nerves.
>>86933544Install CalyxOS instead.
>>86933827Yeah I used it on my Pixel 3 and it seemed fine, but I though GrapheneOS was supposed to be better.
>>86933435fell for the > 4GB of ram on a phone meme
Is there any app for removing metadata from videos on android? I use imagepipe for images, but can't find anything for videos and don't know enough to be able to do it manually.If there is no app, any good way of removing metadata using just my phone is good, even if it's some termux fuckery.On a rooted OnePlus 6T with LineageOS, if that helps
>>86933947exiftool or ffmpeg through termux
How much can I expect to pay to get my digitizer (possibly LCD screen) replaced on picrel? There was water damage. Another anon mentioned that there is no way to know the extent of water damage unless I open it up, but everything else seems to work just fine. The only issue is the screen which is unresponsive to touch.
What's a good power bank for Redmi Note 10 Pro?
>>86934350>How much can I expect to pay to get my digitizer (possibly LCD screen) replaced on picrel?More than the phone is worth
Are there any phones with notification LEDs anymore? After making a recent forced "upgrade", it's annoying not being able to know what's come in by just glancing at my phone while the screen is off.
>>86933293Yeah that's the only thing they should have kept. It now has a worse screen than the 5A.
any decent video player that has a resume playback feature?
>>86933293How much call of duty do you play yo justify more than 60hz ? You could take that money saved and put them in microtransactions
Opinions about the Pixel 6a?Looking for a phone for GrapheneOS.https://store.google.com/de/product/pixel_6a
>china onlyWhy Moto...
>>86934395Any recommendations for a cheap, old phone to use simply for music then (anything preferably Samsung)?
Best phone I can currently get for ~£200?
>>86934803Just buy from Taobao.>>86935140Poco X3 Pro
>Set my galaxy s10+ to route calls through my bluetooth wireless earphone automatically, but output sound from google maps through the phones speaker>Test it several times, it works>Go on the road, get a call and it routes through the bluetooth earphone>Google maps suddenly cuts into the conversation through my bluetooth, not the phone speakerGod damnit, how do I fix this once and for all?
>>86934396Sony, but they are so expensive
>>86933427Anyone who says he wouldn't is 100% lying, she's even beautiful so you wouldn't need a paper bag
>>86935074you could buy the a52 for 250$ but if you want something cheaper buy a refurbished phone from the chinks
>ip 67 water resistant>1440p display>6,000 mAh battery>built like a fucking tank>$339why isnt this thing more popular!
>>86935760Because it's a piece of shit
>>86935760Because its overly huge and most people don’t need/want a real keyboard
>>86935074>(anything preferably Samsung)lmao why
>>86933120bloody bitch bastard
>>86934638>Opinions about the Pixel 6a?Stupid question or why is it that nobody replies? :(
>>86933120Wait until you see white people.
holy crap upgrading from 8 to 10 is night and day for battery performance. Went from ~2-3% drain per hour idle to only losing 1-2% overnight
>>86933131LG V60 or Velvet.
>>86933120What if they hate you
what's the point of making a slim phone with a shitty battery if you have to slap a case on it if you don't want it to shatter in 20 min
>>86936741just buy a new one :^)
>>86933120I going to fuck to you mother bitch
I'm replacing my pixel 5 with the iPhone 13. i have no idea why desu
Who's the kind of long-term support in the Android world?I vaguely recall Pixel phones getting updates longer than the competition (which made sense, because it's google), but I heard now it's Samsung that supports it's shit for longer?
>>86932088Hisense A7 CC
>>86936741The point is to sell phones and cases
>>86936854don't fall for the update shills, it just slows the crap out of your phone, you'll be better if you don't update it at all
>>86936928My pocophone F1 isn't getting updates anymore and it's as snappy as the day I bought it.I don't play games on it an awful lot so I can't imagine it being any faster would be noticeable.
I'm starting to hate this Poco X3 NFC, it's touchscreen spazzes, the screen almost seems to magically scuff itself, and it's optimization loves killing Pano ScrobblerWhat's a good upgrade? Preferably something that won't hold my SIM hostage for a week to unlock the bootloader
>>86932037Galaxy S10eSnoy Ace 2Unihertz
Used Note 20 Ultra Exynos in perfect condition for $450, how good is it?
>>86933120Indians are very nice people. At least nicer than Americans
>>86932051Got myself a Zenfone 8S last year>small (what I wanted)>great build quality>snappy>pretty good battery life, even in high performance mode>crispy pics & vids (8k vids a bit too choppy for my tastes, but 4k looks great)BUT>bad bad bad temp regulation, can't take a 4k vid for >5min without it shutting itself down for safety, even in a colder country (Germany)>took it to Thailand on my vacation, where it couldn't handle the heat AT ALL, shut itself down one too many times and lost its WIFI functionality afterwards>literally couldn't turn on WIFI, not in the settings, not via command line, not at all, just wouldn't turn on>bricked randomly overnight a couple of months later, I didn't even root it or loaded non-store apps on it since it was my work phoneWas so great and my fav phone to use until it was literally trash, also you'd think that a Taiwanese phone could handle some heat but noooo
>>86932259Didn't notice that but my S7 Edge (I know I know, it's my old phone that replaced this >>86937932) can't use data while on a call, which is really annoying esp if you wanna look up something while in a call. Kinda funny that you can spot a call coming in by noticing that your data shut off tho, kinda like interference-induced speaker-spookers
>>86934396>being able to know what's come in by just glancing at my phone while the screen is off.Samsung phones have this using the AOD. When a new notification comes in, it turns on. Its the reason why I don't care about the notification led anymore
>>86932938WHY ARE YOU REDEEMING>WHY ARE YOU REDEEMINGWHY ARE YOU REDEEMING
>>86937670Don't The Exynos in the S20 series really is as bad as everyone says
>>86937780both are fake fucks, but differently. indians are fake to try to milk you of anything as much as they can, while americans are fake just because. I prefer both over chinese though
Is there a significant benefit to 5G to 4G, is there a more coverage in an area?I have an iPhone X and am thinking of buying the iphone 13 or maybe the 13 mini since god forbid you make a phone smaller than 5 inches that has 5g.I hear the battery is smaller, but runs efficiently. What are your experiences with those phones?
any modern android equivalent to something like the iPhone mini models, or the SE?somethin small, around 5 inches, with a very high quality display (OLED preferred).
>>86938150Maybe release it in Yurop and I will
>>86937989ARE YOU BITCH ARE YOU CRAZY
>>86938175See>>86937260Search the thread before asking questions. This question gets asked several times per thread.
>>86937978>>86938002There's another deal where a guy's selling his month old 256gb S22U Snapdragon variant for $940, a brand new one goes for $1400 here. Damn good deal right?
>>86932029How's lineageOS on a Snapdragon 801, 810 or 821? Thinking of getting a second phone for work
>>86938604Forget about those ancient processors. Get a Poco X3 Pro or something. Cheap as fuck and the SD 860 mogs <865 chipsets
>>86938637Prefer not to get a chink phone
>>86936584probably because it ain't out yet anon
>>86938673Doesn't matter when you'll be using a custom ROM anyway.
>>86938819Don't want to support the Chinese any more than I have to.But in all seriousness if I'm getting a phone that isn't somewhat old I'm not gonna put lineageOS on it if it isn't necessary.I'm just looking for a good (new) phone that has two SIM card slots or a cheap phone that I'll use solely for phone calls from clients
Whenever the brightness on my phone (OnePlus 7T Pro) gets low, the touchscreen just stops working. No idea what causes it, and the only way I can fix it is by raising the brightness again through the Google assistant which I'm glad I didn't bother disabling.Does anyone know anything about this or what could cause it? It started happening fairly recently.
>>86938847I know what you mean. I'm about to cuck myself into getting a Samsung because the Xiphones are all dogshit.
>>86932215What does being in the ecosystem mean? I don't use any other apple products, if that's what you mean. My family all use Apple though
>>86939260I already have a Samsung S10 lite and it's been great for 2 years now but I'm up for something new to upgrade. But now with a client facing (front office IB) job I need a phone on which clients can call me or just use my own phone with a second sim card.Insane how expensive phones have gotten
>>86938019That’s weird. I lived in Shanghai for a while and the Chinks i were very nice ti me and unironically more civilized and clean than most Pajeets i worked with. God I fucking hate poos
>>86939687To be fair I had only met Chinese tourists and expats, in Germany the expats were OK (well-mannered, but very pretentious and snobby), in Thailand the expats were worse (less well-mannered with a clear air of superiority). The tourists were the worst in both places, just rude, 0 situational awareness, so stupid that I wasn't sure if they were just pretending to be at first, and absolute 0 hygiene.Sure pajeets got their designated pooing boulevards, but the chinks SHAT ON THE LID OF A WORKING TOILET ON THE FUCCKING LID, PISS ON THE FLOOR, EVERYWHERE and I saw this happen twice, many months apart.
>>86938175S22 is the smallest flagship easily available and up to date
still using my S3
How do you guys clean your ear speakers when the grate is really small and gunked up? the phone is waterproof if that helps
>>86933293Every time I read posts such as this one, I feel immense relief that I'm not mentally ill.
Your decision, /spg/
I'm thinking of returning my S22+Which phone should I replace this with? It just has to be available in the gay ass Verizon store.
How do I stop this from turning on automatically? I turn it off but it turns itself back on. Android 11 on moto g stylus 5G
Oneplus Nord 2 looks great for this price. Is it bait or worth?
>>86940306I forget where the setting is but something to do with location will turn it back on
>>86940129neither what the fuck is wrong with you? get a mi mix 4, a oneplus 7 pro, or an eink phone. KYS>>86940013toothbrush
>>86940537yeah, when I have to turn on location it turns on wifi scanning. Even if wifi scanning is off. How do I make wifi scanning stay off?
>>86940129My brother has a Velvet. It's light and very nice to hold.
Is it better to get OnePlus 8 pro or OnePlus 9?
>>86939839Wrong. The smallest flagship is Zenfone 8 followed by Xiaomi 12/12x. All better than s22 as well in terms of battery
>>86940658>zenfone 8Lol>ciaomiLolRecommend some actually relevant phones.
>>86940625this might help but it seems like the screenshots are old samsung shithttps://www.solveyourtech.com/turn-off-wifi-bluetooth-scanning-location-accuracy-android-marshmallow/
Any exploit to get temp root on an old hisilicon Huawei phone under Android 8? Looked far and wide, broke my duck duck in the process
Should I buy Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G for 150 eurobucks and install lineage?
>>86940672Not my fault they outperform the s22 base model in so many ways. Blame Scamsung
>>86940699I did that and wifi scanning keeps turning back on, but thank you for trying to help anon.
>>86940822did you go into the location accuracy settings and turn off the wifi detection? I think that's the key part
>>86940812>outperformWhat do benchmarks matter in the grand scheme of things? So what if your phone can run a benchmark 3% faster, if that phone is shit to use anyways.
>>86940833they must have changed that on android 11.
>>86940896Who tf said anything about benchmarks??
>>86940949Any flagship performs perfectly fine regardless the company. The only measureable differences are in benchmarks.
>the pixel watch uses an exynos chip from 2018what the fuck are google smoking? thats two devices in a row now that use a shitty old samsung chip.
>>86940995Sure let's ignore camera and battery differences as well as cooling and so on. Even speakers are night and day difference between Zenfone and s22. Zenfone 8 speakers makes s22's sound like dogshit and oh look it even has headphone jack and bigger battery
Just got my Redmi Note 10 Pro, and holy shit Google really fucked up with the scoped storage bullshit. Reading from an SD card is slow as fuck, practically impossible
>>86941184S22 has way better cooling.
>>86941105The watch has been in development hell for a long time. Probably because of that, plus watch chips are rarely updated. I don't think it's a big deal, if it runs smooth and has multiple day battery life it's better than the GW4.
>>86934638No point to the 6a when the 6 exists.
Should I get a battery from ifixit or polarcell?
im looking to buy a new cheap smartphone for my mom. was gonna wait for the redmi note 10S to go on sale on amazon, but I missed my window on that and it never really came around again. and now it's like, outdated. what's the current best phone in that pricerange? like 150-200
So I just upgraded from my Iphone 6S to a 12 today and I need a case. I was hoping to find a 12 version of the case I've been using, the Body Glove dropsuit. https://www.mobilereviews-eh.ca/body-glove-satin-and-dropsuit-review-iphone-6s-cases/Problem is I can't seem to find a similar case from them. All they seem to have now is waterproof cases, which I don't want. Any recommendations for a similar case? I might just get a Pelican or Otterbox since they're close enough, but I really liked the deep ridges of my old case.
I give up trying to get replaceable battery or a headphone jackI just need something that won't lag while web browsing with shitty bloated Chrome, and I guess a decent camera (but all phones seem to have so much better than dedicated digital cameras with larger lens a decade ago)Is there anyway to go wrong just getting a Samsung S20 FE for CAD$699 (approx US$545) off Amazon? I don't even need 5G since lol Canada, but the A52s isn't available in Canada so if I buy that off amazon prob no warrantyI assume there must be a way to get rid of bloat software from any brand
>>86943226>inb4 exyshitwith a device as niche as this sadly you have to settle for what it is
>>86937260These are all sorely underspeced compared to the iPhone. Not the equivalent at all.
what do you guys think of th motorola edge 20 pro?from the reviews I saw, it seemed kinda underwhelming.
>>86943226Pixel 5a has a jack and a good camera with basically no bloat.
>>86943226>but all phones seem to have so much better than dedicated digital cameras with larger lens a decade agoNot single one of them does.
>>86933309Redpill me on calyx please, what doesn't work? Does the camera take shitty pictures? Does rcs texting still work? Android auto? I'm intrigued but I don't see how it's different from lineage
>>86943361I was going to get that but not if I can't even buy replaceable batteries, it's not popular enough for chinkshit batteries to be sold fulfilled by amazon either>>86943527thanks I'll look into this one as well>>86943541prob should have mentioned cameras flagships, better than what I remember from digital cameras
Do you leave this always enabled, spg?
>>86944286Of course. Why would you not?
>>86944475im glad i have a poorfag phone, having to choose would drive me bonkers
>>86933120Kill to yourself Motherchod
>>86932029Fuck, the Sony Xperia Ace 3 looks amazing, is there any chance it has the european lte bands?
>>86933120Agreed especially Paki’s and Sikhs. Their ethnicity are all scammers.
>>86938939Moto phones are a Chinese brand. They are owned by Lenovo. So that anon you reply to can only stick to Samsung or Apple.
can you put a custom OS on an iphone 13
>>86944663You haven't been able to have a custom OS on an iPhone since the 3G and even that didn't work well.
I really like the trend of cheap phones having side mounted fingerprint scanners now that Sonys are too expensive.It's the best place for it.
>>86944286yes but not always30-60hz are only reserved for video playback btw
>>86943226>CanadaJust buy a Motorola Edge S off Taobao
>>86944642He could get a Pixel then.
>>869428694g Version of the A32My mom has it and it's great. Great screen, great battery, doesn't lag and even has a decent camera for its price
does grapheneos actually do something or is it a larp for autists? Also is it possible to use it with microg?
>>86945867Yes. Most importantly is that it relocks the bootloader.No. You can install it, but it won't be able to spoof the signature.
do you still swipe around pages on your homescreen?
Its time I'm tired of not being able to make callsI use consumer cellularI currently use a bb priv that can't make callsAll I need is to be able to use some 2fa apps for work and have discordI would like to spend 1-200 bucksWhat are my optionsa friend recommended the pixel 4 4xl and 5
Had anyone tried the Pinephone pro? Is it usable as a daily driver if I'm already decently deep into Linux, or is it only for turboautists?
>>86945931I use more apps than that.
>>86946025i do too, i scroll down instead of swipe, its way easier to find my apps
>>86946036what launcher is that? I want to like something like that but I actually do use 25 apps on my homescreen regularly.
>>86946036And I just use folders like a normal person
What's the modern of android equivalent of Iphone SE (2016)?
>>86942159No it doesn't lmao. It has GOS and that isn't cooling
>>86946113I've never once had mine get hot.
>>86945929so using any sort of google services is out of the question?
>>86946093Flagship specs in a 5" package? Sharp Aquos R2 compact, there's nothing more recent that fits the bill. XZ1 compact is older but has more support though.
>>86932259Speaking of, why is iOS sound system so terrible? It can’t play from multiple sources. E.g. I’m listening to music and imageboard has a video. Music stops.If I have multiple possible sources the audio widget craps itself and says “nothing to resume” and so on.I hoped Android has a better solution.
Did the vanced and yt music apps got updated somehow? I'm seeing different interface than before
Which phone has the best telephoto lens right now?
>>86946204or if you really want the "flagship specs" look up the ulefone armor x7 pro
>>86946146not necessarily, but if you're installing graphene why would you want to use google services?Only google app I had on mine was gcam which worked after I installed the gcam services app from fdroid.
>>86946247S21 and S22 Ultra
>>86946274>>86946247or xiaomi 11t pro
>>86946263because I haven't found an alternative to google maps yet, specifically the traffic feature
>>86946291I think google maps (and waze) are apps that do break without microg. I don't use google maps, but for some reason waze needs me to have one of the location backends installed or else it won't get a location even with gps on.But here are some potential alternatives you could try if you haven't already.maps.mehere wego
>>86945931WHAT FUCKING LAUNCHER?
>Already absolutely and completely forgotten OnePlus bros...we got too cocky
>>86946424>OnePlusWho ? is that a name of some Xiaomi clone ?
>>86946360I think it's Niagara Launcher. Seems quite simple and functional
>>86946431It's an oppo clone
>>869320292 questions for someone buying their first phone and phoneplan - A) Any recommendations on a phone plan in the US? The biggest thing I'm looking for is unlimited data and maybe 5G if I can get it for a good deal. I would like something that is not super gay like Verizon as I have been looking at chink phones as of late. As for budget? I really would like to get the best deal that I can. I don't want anything all too special, especially the fact I don't plan to buy into those "new phone every couple of years" bullshit. Under $100 would be preferable. Though I'm willing to go over if its a damn good deal. Only 1 line btw.B) I have a budget of $300 dollars for a phone. Its flexible but I'd rather not go too far above. Really looking for the best cost to performance. I enjoy emulation and such but most important to me is having something that will last me a good while. Typically I use my devices for listening to music reading books, emulation here and there, I also do a lot of media consumption before bed. Would be nice if I could have something I can rice and tinker with, though I know with chink phones (which seem to be the best cost to performance) OS replacements can be a bit shoddy. I don't really care about camera quality, expandable storage would be cool but not required, speaker quality is whatever, 3.5mm jack would be nice, size is w/e but I do love me my big ass phones the note series was cool as hell, waterproof would be nice, and a nice screen quality would be really appreciated. If its not a huge ask, I would like a phone I can get a good case for. Don't want to drop it and destroy it in a week. Looking to keep it for a long long time. Can't seem to find a case for the chink phones I looked at.I hope this is enough information, all suggestions are appreciated. Never had to think about this stuff before, but now I'm an adult with adult dollars and need to.
Might actually get this just for the battery lifeSure it's overpriced as shit but there isn't a notch/hole free alternative with a jack in this price range is there?I don't care about screen refresh rate or soc power since I don't play games on my phone.
Bros is the S22 Ultra worth it for $940? It's practically brand new, zero signs of use. Most I ever blew on a phone was $700 for an Xperia in 2016
>>86946660>don't care about screen refresh rate or soc powerthen get one of those phones with a pop up camera
>>86946677They're too old to find reliably at this point, my country has a shitty used market
>>86946660There's the rog 5s. Looks gaymer but has a much better battery life, no notch, better speakers, better audio jack that's supported by a quad dac and a better aspect ratio than these long phones. Snoys tend to heat up quickly and if you use their cameras the app will just shut down within a minute on normal weather and under 10 seconds if it's even remotely hot around you. I've used chinkphones with better thermals and snappier UI than Xperias
>>86946688Gsmarena review says it doesn't throttle at least even with synthetic benchmarks. I bought the 5 iii last year but that really got hot often and battery life was unsatisfactory so ended up returning it.But I didn't know about the rog 5s, thanks, but it seems in europe they only sell the highest specced version for 1k euros... I guess I'll look into other retailers or gray import.
>>86946660Why the fuck can't 1 IV have this battery life?
>>86946732Meme 4k screen and 8 Gen 1 housefire
>>86946735> 4kcan't I just run fHD with 2x scaling without any filtering?> 8 Gen 1 Housefirejust underclock it?
>>86946750You go ahead and do that mate, I won't buy an $1600 phone
>>86946750>just underclock it?(You) can't, only qualcomm/sony can and they have to do it at the factory
>>86946803Why would they make it into a housefire in the first place?
>>86946128Cuz its throttles to death and it depends on usage. Not even 8gen1 phones gets hot if basic usage
>>86946810They(Qualcomm) are stuck using arm's shitty X1 cores and those cores are very hot, they would work well in an actively cooled device but suck in a passively cooled phone. All chips with X cores suck dick even googles tensor which is an underclocked version, and even mediatek's chips aren't impressive even with them being on tsmc nodes.
I feel stupid for beta testing with the Pixel 6 Pro. The 7 is going to be so much better in every way.
>>86946684get a oneplus 7 pro you dumbass, they are $200 new
>>86946942Or a 7t
>>86946942>no headphone jack>>86946951>Notchshit>both of them have shittier battery life, especially when buying used or new old stockIt's like you didn't even read my original post, retard
>>86946978youre the retard for caring so much about headphone jacks and notches.
I got a pixel 6 but I'd actually prefer something more compact, is it worth downgrading to a pixel 5? Otherwise give me some phone recommendations, preferably android, unless you can somehow convince to get one of those apple iPhone mini devices.
The worst thread on /g/Why are all of you so fucking obsessed with these little devil devices? I've used flip phones since 2007 and I'm not stopping anytime soon and it does literally everything I need it to doWhy did zoomers create a culture of worship around the very device that contributed to the downfall of the modern internet? Fucking wish I was the head of the FCC so I could ban the first iphone before it came out, you can call me a boomer or bait if you wish but I needed to rant considering how much I hate seeing teens these days glued to their shitty screen glass
The OnePlus Nord CE or some Sony Xperia?Bros.......Give me the answer.
>>86947629Ask me how I know you’re unemployed.
>>86947629>Why are all of you so fucking obsessedno u
>>86932303Just asking, I try to disable Google Play Store and Google Play Service connection with netguard, but it fuck up my app's notification. Any solution?
>>86943946Calyx is gay use graphene OS. It just werks
Lads, what's a good phone to buy in $current_year? I want something that will last for years, at least 5 years of software upgrades, no BS bloatware, good battery life(ideally replaceable. I also want NFC, great camera and good screen but the last one isn't as important. Would also be great if it could run games like CODM at high framerates but not all that important. No budget limit. Should I get the iphone 13 pro max?
Imagine being such an autistic nigger that you have a meltdown in two smartphone threads>>86947669
>>86947944This shit physically hurt to read
I'm currently on Mi A3 and I have a chance to buy Oneplus 7 Pro for like 200 dollars. Is it a good upgrade? I need good custom rom support, apparently OP has DivestOS which looks like GrapheneOS 'lite'.
>>86947944it's just some poorfag seething because people can afford expensive phones and IEMs
>>86947865S22U of course
>>86947944goddamn at first it was hilarious but that part about his mom is kinda sad to read
>>86947944People like him are the reason I keep reposting >Fucking dies because of smartphones In these generals
>>86947944>i read my local maps on my computer and know my surroundingsJesus Christ dude. He must be a riot at parties.
how do I disable media control via the headphone jackthe phone goes apeshit with music and fucking google assistant whenever I plug anything in
>>86947629OK now let me run you through how it works in the real world >anon we need you to drive out to that customer. try and get them to buy some new power drills for their construction site>oh, you don’t know the address? well, use your phone to navigate. you need to be there within the hour!>oh and do take some photos of their shelves and send them to me so I can come up with a strategy on what to sell them next.>now excuse me. I have to answer these 500 whatsapp messages I got from customer companies over the ten seconds I’ve been talking to you. wow our company really couldn’t function without smartphones
>>86949194>whatsappthis never happens outside of maybe africa or eurabia, go outside.
>>86949239who said that flip phone anon (or myself for that matter) doesn’t live in Europe? and who said smartphones are any less essential for your job in the US just because of a difference in messenger apps? I get that you can get by with a flip phone if you work at McDonald‘s, but that’s not the case for all of us, whether we’re here, there or in Africa
>>86949283>>86949239>>86949194to be perfectly clear, we can’t afford to keep employees who reject smartphones. not when I have to send half of them into field service every day. but even with the sheer size of our company grounds the only viable way to communicate is via text or voice messages.
>>86948746But the RX100 series is still streets ahead of any phone both in IQ and versatility.Should be posting the cheaper compacts which did actually die out because of smartphones.
>>86948746These things are dogshit anyway. My brother owns a Sony Alpha 6000L and it looks no better than my S22 Ultra's camera.
>>86948746I looked up sample photos for the rx100 I and iphone 13 pro. The rx100 I (from 2012) still looks way better in every way and can be had for like 150-200 USD equivalent in my country.
>>86947865Depends on your country. Do you need a headphone jack or microSD slot?Chances are you'll have to prepare to forgo the replaceable battery, though.
>>86947629My company communicates through whatsapp and I literally need to take a selfie just to sign in and out of work every day. Just because YOU don't need smartphones doesn't mean other people also don't.
>>86947629>i never leave my home>why do you all need smartphones?
>>86949782Headphone jack would be nice but not necessary, removable battery is also a nice to have. I just want something that works and will work for years.
What smartphones have a 'neutral' camera?As in, a camera that looks the most realistic rather than fucking around with color saturation and sharpening.I know all smartphones do that to some degree but which ones are the least offensive?I know Sony's smartphone are fairly neutral and while the iPhone isn't neutral it's processing is at least inoffensive.What about the new Samsungs? I vaguely recall them being sharpened to all hell and back.
>>86949849Just get the S22 Ultra
>>86939308>What does being in the ecosystem mean?typical itoddler retardation, sad!
>>86949849Apple has Styles that you can use to adjust photos Same thing with Samsung, since they have filters you can use. Samsungs algorithm sometimes oversaturates reds and blues but I often use its "Cool" filter to reduce saturation to a minimum So the people who complain "Omgz Samsung oversaturates photos" are morons who don't realise you can just turn it off
I'm a heavy phone gamer and I've been using my Samsung Galaxy Note 9, for years now, I kinda need a new phone because this one is not working too good lately. What would be a good, cheap replacement? The only thing I really need other than good performance is a micro SD slot
>>869504344G S20FE with Snapdragon, my dude
I've had an LG G7 since they came out (what like 3 years ago or something) and I've recently started to notice that some apps will randomly crash/close. The main offenders being Microsoft apps (surprise surprise) and android auto (while I'm driving). I've noticed that when the offending apps are running, the smart cleaning app indicates my memory usage is like 96%, so I'm assuming the memory is maxing out momentarily and the apps are crashing. tl:dr how to free up memory on LG G7
>>86950460Is 330€ a fair price for it? It doesn't look bad
>>86949849Sony's phones. But most phones let you take photos in RAW with no processing done, so you can just do it yourself if you want.
>>86943946Use GrapheneOS, its far superior. Everything works as normal, you can use google apps.
>>86950493Yep. That's a good priceI've had it since last year and I love it, great performance, screen and camera Funny how my previous phone was also a Note 9
Is he right? Is F-Droid insecure and shit?https://wonderfall.dev/fdroid-issues/
>>86950501Hmmm 400€ is a bit too much for my budget, although I like its size
>>86950617It's ips screen will feel like a downgrade if you're coming from oled
>>86932029Is an Edge 20 for 250 € a good deal? I was also thinking of getting a A52s for the headphone jack but the cheapest I have seen it is 290 €, and it feels like a downgrade from the Edge 20.
>>86951193The edge 20 got android 12 and that's it. A52s will get android 14.A52s has a slightly worse camera setup but a better battery You're essentially paying that extra 40 euro for long support and good software
>>86947629smartphones are basically pocket computers, of course shit like that will make /g/ cream their pants >Why did zoomers create a culture of worship around the very device that contributed to the downfall of the modern internet?the downfall of the modern internet is actually a good thing you nigger >I hate seeing teens these days glued to their shitty screen glasswhy do you care so much about what do teenagers do in their free time, are you a pedo or something?now appreciate this Xperia XZ1 Compact, the best phone ever made
>>86950581just bookmark the GitHub pages of your favorite apps and add them to RSS to be notified of updates , F Droid just makes easier something that's already not that hard to begin with
>>86951767Way to miss the point you idiot.
damn what a nice phone
>>86951477I have read that it will get up to Android 13, but that's it. But is the software really better? I like the Pure android offer from Motorola. If I had the funds, I would get a pixel instead.
Are there any decent phones with built in gamepads? Was looking into the Moqi i7, but as far as I can tell it's not compatible with Google Fi (assuming the stats I found on it are correct).
>>86952057OneUI4 is really good right now. Arguably the best version of Android 12.The people who scream about how OneUI is Bloated are autists who think their phone is ruined because they have 3 apps they can't delete and have to disable them
P20 Lite is failing me.I won't buy anything that's bigger than this brick, I'm also tired of being rootless, I miss the old modding days with my Moto G.What are the options is 2022?Is a Pixel 4 still a good idea (or has it ever been)?
>>86952214>I won't buy anything that's bigger than this brickThen Start saving up for an S22 or iPhone, buddy
>>86932175safe and get 200 usd poco x3 pro or poco f3 for 300 usd.phones are bloat and garbage anyway.
>>86935140highly recommend xiaomi/poco with oled screen and snapragon 8xx cpu over x3 pro's tft.Poco f3, xiaomi mi12X. they are 280-360 usd
Really can't decide between the a52s and the G100.I really like the stereo speakers and screen on the a52s, but the SOC in the G100 seems significantly better. And they're both around the same price.
>>86949180dude I almost threw my phone off a cliff because of this while hiking
I'm comfy on my Poco F3 but I also wonder what the catch is. Like, I bought this thing 8 months ago and it's still recommended? Also android 12 (lineage obviously) is pretty fucking nice desu. I dunno I guess I just bought the good thing for once lol. Also just the absolute failure of the samsung-made chips of the last year.I made sure to protect the battery with a limit (and the device with a good case) so I'm looking forward to using this motherfucker forever until they fix the one issue I must admit I have: thing's kinda big.
>>86932029>clear all notifications on Android>get notification as they're all swiping away>it clears that one too>no clue what the notification wasLiteral pajeet tier programming
iToddler hereI got an S21 after using an iPhone 6 for 5 years. It's "good" and all, but it just doesn't feel comfortable. It hasn't clicked for me yet. Would it be retarded to go back and opt in for an iPhone 13 instead? I would miss out on the 120hz and the "freedom" people talk about here. Maybe I just don't get Androids, even though aside from phones I've never used Apple for anything
>>86946732Partly because of the 4k screen which eats way more battery and the other part is just the difference in SoC power.The 8Gen1 is notorious for being kind of a battery hog, but generally a mid-tier SoC will do better on battery, even if the high-end stuff is more efficient, just because the SoC is that much less powerful. It's what made the Pixel 3a such a battery champ for its time: the SoC it used was just that much less powerful.
So my Gear Sport watch got water damage today at last, seems to not be completely dead but the screen is currently blank.My last bet is to open it up and see if letting the thing air dry will do the job otherwise my options are either to just buy a preowned replacement and roll the dice on that or decide to upgrade to something new.So on that note, what are some watches that might make a good replacement? My main asks are (in order of preference):>Decent battery (ideally 3 days minimum, so this basically means the GW4 is out as an option)>Good at fitness tracking>Has voice assistant>Raised bezel design to protect the screen (also I fucking loved the rotating bezel on the gear sport)>Has some form of maps support (I use it for directions when riding my bike)>Can handle notifications well (i.e. can reply to shit and read more than just the first line of an email)Probably looking around the £200 mark here in the UK. Currently seems like the ticwatch 3 pro might be best, but open to suggestions.
Is the Poco X3 Pro is the mid range king for a 300$ budget?
>>86954540I think it's completely understandable that you are having trouble adapting to android. How long have you been using the S21?Also, if you are not really using the "freedom" android allows you like sideloading apps or custom ROMs then you are not going to miss that.
I have never damaged a smartphone. I have accidentally flung them across the room into the wall or dropped them onto tile and the worst that has happened is that the corner of the frame got slightly scuffed. I haven't used a case in years.How the fuck do people break them?
>>86946942200 dollars? Wtf they are like 600 dollars new here in Sweden
>>86954755I mainly got the phone for 120hz and for the novelty. iPhone 13 only has 60hz and Pro is too expensive.I don't know what to do with the freedom. Although it might sound like cuckshit, I really like how simple and restricted Apple is. It's just a phone, nothing more nothing less. But letting go of the 120hz is the bigger dilemma for me. All of my friends have Androids so I wanted to "join in", I particularly liked how one of them customised his shit to look like a vidya character's phone. Everything sound great on paper but I still don't "get it". It's like something is missing and I can't put my finger on it.
>>86954810I understand completely, I'm looking into the possibility of switching to ios but I'm still not 100% sure. I only really got into customizing android like 2 times and while sideloading apps is great, Most of the apps I use I won't really miss that much if I lose them.I say stay with your S21 for a while and wait for the next iphone to drop, if you still don't like Android you can always pick an iphone 13 (probably, I'm not to familiar with apple's price drops) cheaper.
>>86954751Poco F3 is a tiny bit more and has amoled, imo a worthy screen upgrade on a phone. Either should be great though. I bought my bro a poco x3 nfc in 2020 and debloated the stock ROM before giving it to him and he loves it, says he only has to charge it every 2 days and says it has a nice camera. Been using a mi 9t pro myself and I still don't see myself getting a new phone for years
>>86954810You may just be a minimalist. You don't need the freedom because it's just a phone, and you want to pinpoint your need instead of having a backpack full of swiss army knives with you at all times.Samsung phones come quite bloated with preinstalled shit that aren't always removable. I feel like with any android phone going through the debloating process and then going through every customization menu for an hour or two to remove shit you'll never ever use. Like most android phones will have like 20 quick settings tile with everything like screen recording, airplane mode, wifi hotspot, 2 different battery saver modes, screenshot, sync, etcetc. All those things you never fuckin hit but are in the way of quickly finding the flashlight or whatever. Apple just gives you a bare minimum and tells you that you don't need more, while android dogpiles you with options you may not want. It's great if you remove literally everything from Android besides what you need, and get every little annoyance toggled off, shit like new apps appearing on your home screen when you want that shit locked down etc, if you ignore all those annoyances and just live with them instead of customizing them you'll never enjoy that phone.
>>86955389How's MIUI? Everyone says it's cancer but is it smooth and snappy after debloating?
how hard is it to crack and Android 12 phone when you physically have it without factory resetting compared to an iPhone?
>>86955471>bloatwareyeah I just bundled those up in a folder called "Useless Shit". The debloating process sounds nauseating
>>86955503Are you talking about zero-day brokers? or do you mean your average joe schmo? your average joe can't crack either of them.
>>86955483I feel like miui 12 is a massive improvement over 10 and 11, I find no reason to get anything else and all of my family is using it and Xiaomi phones. The day they added the app drawer to the stock launcher suddenly it's not so different from the other android UIs. Pretty much my whole family has SD845 or w/e phones with 6+ gb RAM going strong for a couple years now and all of their phones were like $300 each, pretty sweet deal. You definitely have to go through the settings or use a debloater though, like every other android phone>>86955510If you use a tool called "universal android debloater" it's very simplified, just a line of checkboxes of safe stuff with descriptions of what you're removing.
>>86952164just get any gaming phone with at least sd855 cpu + razer kishi or similar controllersas for jewgle fi, it should work as long as the phone supports t-mobile's specific network bands
>>86952164What >>86955692 said. I picked up a razer Kishi and turned a spare phone into a gaming console with a console launcher. RetroArch works beautifully and these controllers work off usb-c so there's next to no latency. Doesn't work with genshin impact though - no controller support on Android for that game.
>>86955546don't mean the crack addict that stole my last phone, if someone was more interested in hacking my shit (not uncle Sam) just above average skills. would it be harder for him to hack an iPhone or something?
>>86955844>just above average It would be the same for both then, impossible. modern android phones and iphones tie access have security measures that defeat even factory resetting.
>>86937967this might be random but im high as fruck and this doesnt seem like something a real human would take the itme to ttype out and say to a stranger. are you a bot? dead internet theory is tripping me up brah
>>86956261Relax and chill, tripfag. Drink some water.
>>86956469im buggin bro ;-;
>>86940013Fine tip paintbrush gets all the dust out nicely
>>86944286No, because battery life matters more to me than scrolling smoothness, and mobile gayming is for small children
>>86947211Pixel 4a 5g was perfect size/dimensions/aspect ratio
>>86951747that isn't a compact