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  1. theefman's Avatar
    @theefman

    It is mostly rumor right now, but they all point to a device at some point. Nokia is not done yet, so it is inevitable anyway that another flagship grade phone comes. The headphone jack thing though, could happen. You might take to their twitter page if you can to get that answered. They already opened up to say they would be willing to unlock the boot loaders, so that is only a matter of time.

    https://nokiapoweruser.com/nokia-9/
    Here you see a glass panel leaked -- actual hardware so it could be close by.
    Thanks for the link. Certainly looks good on paper, if its actually real, apart from the curved screen. Guess while i wait for the unlocked V30 i can keep an eye on this as well.

    Sent from mTalk
    10-08-2017 10:08 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Thanks for the link. Certainly looks good on paper, if its actually real, apart from the curved screen. Guess while i wait for the unlocked V30 i can keep an eye on this as well.

    Sent from mTalk
    If I can ask, why not the Nokia 8?
    @Nate W

    I saw your thread and noticed that you are changing carriers. How are you dealing with getting your Windows Mobile fix? I'm just curious.

    (Not related to the question but didn't want to double post lol) One of my favorite tech YouTubers did a unboxing for the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact so of course I watched it and it has me even more excited to get it in my hands tomorrow.
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    10-08-2017 12:27 PM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    If I can ask, why not the Nokia 8?
    No wireless charging, plus the screen is too small.


    Sent from mTalk
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    10-08-2017 01:53 PM
  4. nate0's Avatar
    Surviving on the device that started it all for me back in 2013/2014. Using a rugged Lumia Icon for now. But I ordered the VZW Elite X3 yesterday and planning see how that pans out over the next two weeks.
    10-08-2017 05:07 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Surviving on the device that started it all for me back in 2013/2014. Using a rugged Lumia Icon for now. But I ordered the VZW Elite X3 yesterday and planning see how that pans out over the next two weeks.
    Gotcha on the Icon. Wait, I didn't know that this version of the Elite x3 came out. Very cool and congrats!
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    10-08-2017 05:11 PM
  6. nate0's Avatar
    Gotcha on the Icon. Wait, I didn't know that this version of the Elite x3 came out. Very cool and congrats!
    It hasn't been released yet. But has a sku officially and can be special ordered.
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    10-08-2017 05:12 PM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    It hasn't been released yet. But has a sku officially and can be special ordered.
    Nice. I will be looking forward to your impressions when you do get it and if it feels any different on the Verizon network.
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    10-08-2017 05:14 PM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Nice. I will be looking forward to your impressions when you do get it and if it feels any different on the Verizon network.
    I'm sure it will be better than T-Mobile. I'm guessing it will have working HD voice and Wi-Fi calling too.
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    10-08-2017 07:55 PM
  9. digitaldd's Avatar

    B&H Photo Video is the one. 30 day returns, no restocking fee and depending on location, you can get your order in 1-3 days without additional cost. 1 year warranty on any phone bought from them.
    They have a great store here in NYC where they sell pretty much everything in electronics, similar to Best Buy only no appliances and a lot larger selection in what they carry. Only knock would be they close early on Fridays through sundown on Saturday (the owners and many employees are Orthodox Jews) as well as for all the Jewish holidays for example this week they are closed for Succos.
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    10-09-2017 09:09 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    They have a great store here in NYC where they sell pretty much everything in electronics, similar to Best Buy only no appliances and a lot larger selection in what they carry. Only knock would be they close early on Fridays through sundown on Saturday (the owners and many employees are Orthodox Jews) as well as for all the Jewish holidays for example this week they are closed for Succos.
    Yep. The timing just sucks for me right now (since the phone I want is still on preorder status since they are closed). I live in an area where I get my order the next business day always so I'm spoiled by them.
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    10-09-2017 09:37 AM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    Anyway, I got the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact today. The performance is great, size is also great but the camera has me unsure. At least in low light situations anyway, with my play testing.

    I wanted it to be better than my Galaxy A3 (I already knew that it can't top the Pixel) and now I'm not sure about that. (In my observation, the camera is better than it was on the X Compact.) When testing the same shots with all three phones (ignore the mention of the X Compact, it doesn't count here) in low light, there seems to be similarities and differences. Basically, the Pixel tones down the yellow totally, making a great picture and the A3 does a similar thing but it is very noisy (somewhat similar colors). As for the XZ1 Compact, it has more details but the yellow color is present.

    Camera aside, they finally used a reasonable button placement for the volume rocker. This is finally in a natural place unlike before which was annoying right above the camera button. I got the Blue one and the color is awesome. I love how it feels in my hand and of course, one hand usage is wonderful and the speakers are nice.

    So I'm debating what to do here, since the issue appears to be the color of pictures. I'm leaning on possibly returning it and taking the 20% restocking fee + shipping loss but hmm I feel conflicted.
    Last edited by libra89; 10-09-2017 at 10:23 PM.
    10-09-2017 08:31 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Sounds like your tipping point is low light photos. Is it worth the restock fee to play around with other camera apps on the Play Store? Personally, I don't care for Google Camera.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
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    10-10-2017 07:05 AM
  13. nate0's Avatar
    Gonna be honest here. I have been slowly selling off my GSM windows phones, since moving to VZW. Well, I got a bit risky and took a bit of that money and purchased a Pixel XL cheap. I had owned one before, so I knew mostly what I was getting.

    It was a bit hasty knowing the news I have heard lately and figured I could hold the device for now and use it when the time is right. Plus my Lumia ICON is some what decrepit. I cannot believe I fooled myself into buying it. Anyway, I tried to use it and maybe it is just not the right Android device but it went back in the box by the end of the day. Sunlight visibility was bad on it. I already knew the UI was going to be depressing for me. The scaling of text and in apps is just not there for me too. I hate having to tweak something 50 different ways to get to work the way I need. However responsiveness was superb, and the FP unlocks the phone faster than any. That's just not what I spend my time doing on it....

    Long story short I have a pixel xl for sale now. The device is great in itself, but I know now that if I have to move from Windows mobile I may end up on an iOS device. As much as I try to stay away from iOS due to pricing and other reasons I've come to see, it has the uniformity and lacks fragmentation of Android. Security of the platform is always a priority for Apple, and their support is always top notch. From a usability standpoint it is better in my eye. I suppose unless that Rent-A-Phone shop appears soon, that is the only way for me to trial phones. Anyway, thought I would share that.

    Edit: Thankfully I have until 2019 or so to use Windows 10 Mobile. :)
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    10-10-2017 08:16 AM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    Sounds like your tipping point is low light photos. Is it worth the restock fee to play around with other camera apps on the Play Store? Personally, I don't care for Google Camera.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    Hmm that's a good point. I care a lot because I'm into concerts which usually are low light situations.

    I have no choice at this point because a sucky situation happened at work. I dropped my new phone outside because we had an emergency situation (everything is fine) and we were trying to call other coworkers to get out. It dropped from my hand, and it has no cracks thankfully BUT it has some scratches along the edges that are mostly small but still visible, along with a big scuff.

    So I'm going to be rolling with this...

    Gonna be honest here. I have been slowly selling off my GSM windows phones, since moving to VZW. Well, I got a bit risky and took a bit of that money and purchased a Pixel XL cheap. I had owned one before, so I knew mostly what I was getting.

    It was a bit hasty knowing the news I have heard lately and figured I could hold the device for now and use it when the time is right. Plus my Lumia ICON is some what decrepit. I cannot believe I fooled myself into buying it. Anyway, I tried to use it and maybe it is just not the right Android device but it went back in the box by the end of the day. Sunlight visibility was bad on it. I already knew the UI was going to be depressing for me. The scaling of text and in apps is just not there for me too. I hate having to tweak something 50 different ways to get to work the way I need. However responsiveness was superb, and the FP unlocks the phone faster than any. That's just not what I spend my time doing on it....

    Long story short I have a pixel xl for sale now. The device is great in itself, but I know now that if I have to move from Windows mobile I may end up on an iOS device. As much as I try to stay away from iOS due to pricing and other reasons I've come to see, it has the uniformity and lacks fragmentation of Android. Security of the platform is always a priority for Apple, and their support is always top notch. From a usability standpoint it is better in my eye. I suppose unless that Rent-A-Phone shop appears soon, that is the only way for me to trial phones. Anyway, thought I would share that.

    Edit: Thankfully I have until 2019 or so to use Windows 10 Mobile. :)
    Wow. Good luck with your sale! And yep, you do have a whole year and some.
    10-10-2017 10:38 AM
  15. krazyatom's Avatar
    Anyway, I got the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact today. The performance is great, size is also great but the camera has me unsure. At least in low light situations anyway, with my play testing.

    I wanted it to be better than my Galaxy A3 (I already knew that it can't top the Pixel) and now I'm not sure about that. (In my observation, the camera is better than it was on the X Compact.) When testing the same shots with all three phones (ignore the mention of the X Compact, it doesn't count here) in low light, there seems to be similarities and differences. Basically, the Pixel tones down the yellow totally, making a great picture and the A3 does a similar thing but it is very noisy (somewhat similar colors). As for the XZ1 Compact, it has more details but the yellow color is present.

    Camera aside, they finally used a reasonable button placement for the volume rocker. This is finally in a natural place unlike before which was annoying right above the camera button. I got the Blue one and the color is awesome. I love how it feels in my hand and of course, one hand usage is wonderful and the speakers are nice.

    So I'm debating what to do here, since the issue appears to be the color of pictures. I'm leaning on possibly returning it and taking the 20% restocking fee + shipping loss but hmm I feel conflicted.
    I have to decide between pixel 2 or zx1 compact. How’s he battery life? SOT? I may try pixel 2 and if I don’t like it, ill get compact. Does it have finger print scanner?
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    10-10-2017 12:57 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    I have to decide between pixel 2 or zx1 compact. How’s he battery life? SOT? I may try pixel 2 and if I don’t like it, ill get compact. Does it have finger print scanner?
    I haven't used it for 24 hours yet to speak on it. I'll be able to give you a better answer soon though.
    So far, I have over 5 hours of SOT.



    The one I got has one. Unfortunately, if you are on T-Mobile, you would have to choose between VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling or the scanner. I'm on cricket so I'm indifferent.
    10-10-2017 01:27 PM
  17. krazyatom's Avatar
    I haven't used it for 24 hours yet to speak on it. I'll be able to give you a better answer soon though.

    The one I got has one. Unfortunately, if you are on T-Mobile, you would have to choose between VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling or the scanner. I'm on cricket so I'm indifferent.
    I am cricket too. I’ll be looking forward to your review. Where is xz1 compact thread anyway :(
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    10-10-2017 01:33 PM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    I am cricket too. I’ll be looking forward to your review. Where is xz1 compact thread anyway :(
    Sweet! If you're interested, I can send the link of the seller I got it from. Cheaper than Amazon and B&H by a lot, along with a US repair point.

    I have no idea :/
    10-10-2017 01:37 PM
  19. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Hmm that's a good point. I care a lot because I'm into concerts which usually are low light situations.

    I have no choice at this point because a sucky situation happened at work. I dropped my new phone outside because we had an emergency situation (everything is fine) and we were trying to call other coworkers to get out. It dropped from my hand, and it has no cracks thankfully BUT it has some scratches along the edges that are mostly small but still visible, along with a big scuff.

    So I'm going to be rolling with this...



    Wow. Good luck with your sale! And yep, you do have a whole year and some.
    Ouch!! So sorry to hear that.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
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    10-10-2017 01:38 PM
  20. krazyatom's Avatar
    Sweet! If you're interested, I can send the link of the seller I got it from. Cheaper than Amazon and B&H by a lot, along with a US repair point.

    I have no idea :/
    Sure. Send me a link please. Thanks
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    10-10-2017 01:40 PM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    Ouch!! So sorry to hear that.

    Sent from my HP Elite x3 on mTalk
    Thank you. I never drop my phone, especially so early. You can get how this is as a switcher lol. It bugs me but thankfully only the big scuff is very visible.
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    10-10-2017 01:45 PM
  22. R_0171's Avatar
    I'm off to Android. Such a shame as I like the UI. Have a Nokia Lumia 930. Never upgraded to the 950 as it lacked an alluring design. Sick of apps suddenly not working. Sick of Windows full stop. Poor range of apps. More disappointed by Nokia's decline.
    10-10-2017 01:53 PM
  23. libra89's Avatar
    Dropping phones aside, I have found an excellent camera app. Well, a few actually that work well in low light situations so I think this can work out after all \o/.
    10-10-2017 09:45 PM
  24. sd4f's Avatar
    How does the Xperia XZ1 compact camera compare to the L950?

    I'm in a bit of a bind, as I'm keeping an eye out for a replacement phone, I'm starting to get tired of just being left behind in a lot of stuff. Stupid feature in FB messenger, trying to use the camera within the app just crashes it, need to take a photo, and then grab it from the camera roll, which is incredibly slow.

    Thing is, quality of photos on the L950 are just so good. Hard to give up a feature like that.

    Alternative phones I'm interested in are the Oneplus 5, and had a feel of the new iphone 8, and it feels impressive. Really premium feel. Annoyed about lack of headphone jack.
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    10-10-2017 10:31 PM
  25. libra89's Avatar
    How does the Xperia XZ1 compact camera compare to the L950?

    I'm in a bit of a bind, as I'm keeping an eye out for a replacement phone, I'm starting to get tired of just being left behind in a lot of stuff. Stupid feature in FB messenger, trying to use the camera within the app just crashes it, need to take a photo, and then grab it from the camera roll, which is incredibly slow.

    Thing is, quality of photos on the L950 are just so good. Hard to give up a feature like that.

    Alternative phones I'm interested in are the Oneplus 5, and had a feel of the new iphone 8, and it feels impressive. Really premium feel. Annoyed about lack of headphone jack.
    Unfortunately, I have no idea. I haven't had the two phones together at the same time. Sony has finally improved their software image processing so it is better (just to note, the XZ1 has the same main camera by the way). I think the 950 can surely beat it out in low light though.

    Since you mentioned the OnePlus 5, that is a solid phone. I would say that OnePlus and Sony share similar DNA with adding a few things (OnePlus more so) to the Google experience, which makes it still very light.
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    10-10-2017 10:49 PM
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