12-17-2017 12:36 PM
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  1. nkdd's Avatar
    My first post here, so please, don't be hard on me :)
    It is a kind of rhetoric question, about the whole industry: why make waterproof phones, when u can't replace the battery after 2-3 years? ..You get it right: $. A nice marketing excuse to be charged extra $ (first time), to be sold something you do not need (second time) - as it is like you take care of your glass back smartphone not hitting the floor, but is okay to go swimming with it.. c'mon man.. and lastly you will have to buy another phone in some 2-3 years time. Again because....well it is waterproof, so it is sealed, so you can't change the battery (third time).
    Nice!
    Recently I bought a spare battery for my 950, since the battery after 2 years started to fade away, barely lasting 8-10 hours of normal use. And then, as many of you, came to the conclusion that the inevitable is coming - I have to switch. Not only of the OS being left by MS, but also because of the app gap. It exists.
    Currently I will continue using my 950. Me thinks that LG V20 is a phone worth considering. Swappable battery (though not very impressive 3200 mAh), metal body, three mics, dual camera, Snapdragon 820, big screen, 1440 x 2560 pixels, FM radio, should be getting Oreo update. No wireless charging...
    11-09-2017 06:04 PM
  2. mweflen's Avatar
    I moved from 950 to Sony Xperia XZ Premium. I'm very happy with it.

    It has a physical camera button, expandable memory, 4k screen, and SD835 SoC. So it basically crushes the 950 in every system performance respect, while almost matching it for camera quality.

    The build quality is beautiful and luxurious, in the way the best Nokia Lumias were.

    I am also running Square Home 2 as my launcher, and like it quite a bit.

    For the $600 they cost on Amazon, you're getting a true 2017 flagship phone.

    I will say that the LG V30 is enticing, as well. The Pixel 2 camera is interesting, but the price is just out of control.
    11-10-2017 12:02 AM
  3. Dan Feinberg's Avatar
    It was time for new phones and Verizon offered no high end Windows phones. There was no way we were going to Apple Crapple so it was droid.
    We got Samsung Galaxy 8 or Galaxy Note 8 phones. I like them from a hardware standpoint and the os is OK and there are any apps we want. I do miss the more logical Windows OS on my phone but having to choose it was Droid and the Samsung Galaxy.
    11-11-2017 04:03 PM
  4. williamchip1's Avatar
    Galaxy S8 plus is the best Android phone currently in my opinion. If, i were you i would go with this one but you need to have a budget if you want to buy it as it is a bit expensive.
    11-11-2017 05:11 PM
  5. darrell reimer's Avatar
    I'm sticking with my 950 XL. I test-drove a LG V30 for two weeks, then returned it. Android OS - not bad, but not as good as Windows 10 Mobile. Screen aspect ration 18:9 - me no likee. When i returned the V30, and started using my 950 XL, and immediately noticed that i like the 'old' 16:9 much better. Camera on the V30 - very poor!! Noticed right away that the colours were bland and washed out; look at camera comparison result from Phonearena:

    Conclusion

    Summing up the results, one thing is clear: the LG V30 got the least votes and its photos definitely do not look as good as those from the iPhone or the Galaxy. The V30 only won the vote for 1 out of 10 scenes and was a close runner-up in scene 6.

    The iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 cameras had much more comparable and much better results. The iPhone won scenes 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10, so it got 6 out of 10, and emerged as the winner.

    The Galaxy Note 8 was the runner-up, winning scenes 2, 6 and 7.

    Are you surprised by the results? Did you vote for your favorite phone? Which phones do you want to see us test next? Let us know in the comments below!

    Me again: so i thought i just had a 'bad' V30 with camera issues, but no... the V30 is not the phone for you if you use the camera a lot!
    12-17-2017 02:07 AM
  6. RaRa85's Avatar
    I'm sticking with my 950 XL. I test-drove a LG V30 for two weeks, then returned it. Android OS - not bad, but not as good as Windows 10 Mobile. Screen aspect ration 18:9 - me no likee. When i returned the V30, and started using my 950 XL, and immediately noticed that i like the 'old' 16:9 much better. Camera on the V30 - very poor!! Noticed right away that the colours were bland and washed out; look at camera comparison result from Phonearena:

    Conclusion

    Summing up the results, one thing is clear: the LG V30 got the least votes and its photos definitely do not look as good as those from the iPhone or the Galaxy. The V30 only won the vote for 1 out of 10 scenes and was a close runner-up in scene 6.

    The iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 cameras had much more comparable and much better results. The iPhone won scenes 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10, so it got 6 out of 10, and emerged as the winner.

    The Galaxy Note 8 was the runner-up, winning scenes 2, 6 and 7.

    Are you surprised by the results? Did you vote for your favorite phone? Which phones do you want to see us test next? Let us know in the comments below!

    Me again: so i thought i just had a 'bad' V30 with camera issues, but no... the V30 is not the phone for you if you use the camera a lot!
    Incorrect. The V30 is not a great automatic shooter. It is perfectly serviceable for people who love manual mode and the results are amazing. If you just used the V30 in auto mode the whole time and never took the time to dive into the manual settings, which coming from the Lumia 950 you should appreciate, you really missed the best and most rewarding part of the V30's strengths. I loved the old Microsoft phones but their camera software is sorely outdated now. When you change the ISO and shutter speed settings in the Lumia camera app the screen does not even reflect the changes in 2017! Microsoft, rather Nokia, led the charge in camera tech and then left it alone. The V30 is factually the worst of flagships in auto mode(and still not by much) but that falls on LG for poor software. Manual mode is where the true fun begins.
    12-17-2017 12:36 PM
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