1. Chregu's Avatar
    Lumia 930 video shows it getting charged by lots of apples and potatoes | Windows Phone Central

    They showed something lacking any practical use and wasted a boatload of food at the same time. Why exactly is this regarded as clever marketing?

    I'm still not sure whether my G3 supports wireless charging or not.
    07-25-2014 08:36 AM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Well I need to finish up some stuff, then I'll get my glasses, then I'll pack for the weekend, then I'll take the train, then I'll take the car, then I'll drive, then I'll meet my friend.
    Well, I hope you have a good time. Perhaps you may we t to fiddle with your G3's settings a little bit to balance out some of those washed out shots.

    For the record, many of the hard core people you may see on Android Central (IMHO) care more about the specs and rooting and not necessarily using the camera in ways similar to yours. Hence the responses you may have seen so far...

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    07-25-2014 08:37 AM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Lumia 930 video shows it getting charged by lots of apples and potatoes | Windows Phone Central

    They showed something lacking any practical use and wasted a boatload of food at the same time. Why exactly is this regarded as clever marketing?

    I'm still not sure whether my G3 supports wireless charging or not.
    Probably some gimmick for sales. I'm not sure if the G3 has Qi in it. They may have followed the Samsung route and sell the optional back cover. Sammy has done that for the S4 (the GF loves Qi thanks to me) and the S5.

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    07-25-2014 08:39 AM
  4. Chregu's Avatar
    Well, I hope you have a good time. Perhaps you may we t to fiddle with your G3's settings a little bit to balance out some of those washed out shots.

    For the record, many of the hard core people you may see on Android Central (IMHO) care more about the specs and rooting and not necessarily using the camera in ways similar to yours. Hence the responses you may have seen so far...
    The stock camera app doesn't offer any settings. I started to look into third-party apps, but wasn't sure if I could replace the stock app with them to be activated over hardware without tinkering too much.

    I'll certainly take my S120 with me though.
    07-25-2014 08:42 AM
  5. Chregu's Avatar
    Probably some gimmick for sales. I'm not sure if the G3 has Qi in it. They may have followed the Samsung route and sell the optional back cover. Sammy has done that for the S4 (the GF loves Qi thanks to me) and the S5.
    I get mixed results when I ask Google. I downloaded a manual from LG UK and the write something about safety when using wireless charging but don't mention it else. So I guess it's an optional back cover.

    Edit: Well, on the official homepage they mention wireless charging. But only in some promo stuff, not in the technical specifications. Weird.

    Edit 2: Yeah, it seems to have wireless charging. They probably don't promote it to much as they don't sell the official charging station in Switzerland. In a Swiss forum they write however that other charging stations work very well, for example the Nokia one ;-)
    07-25-2014 08:43 AM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I get mixed results when I ask Google. I downloaded a manual from LG UK and the write something about safety when using wireless charging but don't mention it else. So I guess it's an optional back cover.

    Edit: Well, on the official homepage they mention wireless charging. But only in some promo stuff, not in the technical specifications. Weird.
    Maybe something like this might help you out:

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=J00xNcvR

    I know the variants are slightly different, but...

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    07-25-2014 08:52 AM
  7. Chregu's Avatar
    Maybe something like this might help you out:

    LG Wireless Charging Quick Circle Folio Case for LG G3 - Black - Verizon Wireless

    I know the variants are slightly different, but...
    Yeah, the US variant certainly doesn't have it.
    07-25-2014 08:54 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I get mixed results when I ask Google. I downloaded a manual from LG UK and the write something about safety when using wireless charging but don't mention it else. So I guess it's an optional back cover.

    Edit: Well, on the official homepage they mention wireless charging. But only in some promo stuff, not in the technical specifications. Weird.

    Edit 2: Yeah, it seems to have wireless charging. They probably don't promote it to much as they don't sell the official charging station in Switzerland. In a Swiss forum they write however that other charging stations work very well, for example the Nokia one ;-)
    Yup. Looks like you need a back cover. Surprising they didn't bundle one in for you. I used the Nokia DT-900 before in sent it to my friend with my lumia 810 as a gift for shipping down a bunch of elebctroncis for another mutual friend if mine. If you can one on the cheap it is nice.

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    07-25-2014 08:55 AM
  9. Chregu's Avatar
    Yup. Looks like you need a back cover. Surprising they didn't bundle one in for you. I used the Nokia DT-900 before in sent it to my friend with my lumia 810 as a gift for shipping down a bunch of elebctroncis for another mutual friend if mine. If you can one on the cheap it is nice.
    I think the European version does have it built-in. I'll ask in the Android forum to be sure.
    07-25-2014 08:58 AM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Yeah, the US variant certainly doesn't have it.
    Actually, the US ones support wireless charging - just not in stock at the carriers right now. Even AT&T, who of course went with PMA as their wireless charging option.

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    07-25-2014 08:58 AM
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    I think the European version does have it built-in. I'll ask in the Android forum to be sure.
    OK. Let us know what you've found.

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    07-25-2014 08:59 AM
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    Sad but true: the last paragraph of this review sums up many people's feelings about the 930:

    http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2014/0...camera-second/

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    07-25-2014 09:03 AM
  13. Chregu's Avatar
    Sad but true: the last paragraph of this review sums up many people's feelings about the 930:

    Lumia 930 Review: Finally, a Flagship Lumia That's a Phone First and Camera Second
    Yeah, for people switching that might be true.

    My perspective is slightly different: I'm a Microsoft ecosystem person and I don't miss anything on Android. Everything I did before on Windows Phone I still can do on Android. However, the apps are so much better, and I already know that I would miss VPN so much. In all the areas I don't have reception I can now still use my phone because I can access the university's WIFi. Widgets are the better live tiles, they are just much more functional.

    There's nothing I miss from my 8X except less intrusive app permissions and better low light pictures (what I hope will be fixed soon), there's so much I'd miss from my G3.

    And while the 32 GB / 3 GB version of the G3 is more expensive than the 930, you can get the 16 GB / 2 GB version for the same price. But then you have expendable storage up to 128 GB.
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    07-25-2014 09:30 AM
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    i don't think so as long as you take it off the charger from time to time like once a week to make the battery work
    'k.
    07-25-2014 09:49 AM
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    Yeah, for people switching that might be true.

    My perspective is slightly different: I'm a Microsoft ecosystem person and I don't miss anything on Android. Everything I did before on Windows Phone I still can do on Android. However, the apps are so much better, and I already know that I would miss VPN so much. In all the areas I don't have reception I can now still use my phone because I can access the university's WIFi. Widgets are the better live tiles, they are just much more functional.

    There's nothing I miss from my 8X except less intrusive app permissions and better low light pictures (what I hope will be fixed soon), there's so much I'd miss from my G3.

    And while the 32 GB / 3 GB version of the G3 is more expensive than the 930, you can get the 16 GB / 2 GB version for the same price. But then you have expendable storage up to 128 GB.
    It's not only for people who are switching from other platforms but for people who are upgrading. The lack of useful hardware diversity at this point makes the choices not as appealing. The 930 is essentially an updated 920 in nearly every way - screen, processor, RAM, less weight. Is the camera better? I'm sure it is, but is it the next-gen Pureview tech? Doesn't seem so. It is funny because if the ecosystem was more mature this would a be very good option as a flagship and the 1520 would be a stellar choice too.

    But the tiles don't take advantage of the bigger real estate. Neither are there specific apps that do either. Even though it is a slight gimmick, I can take a pen and or pencil and handwrite my notes on my Z Ultra with a good enough degree of accuracy.

    It is good, but something is missing.

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    07-25-2014 09:54 AM
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    I've just got my new glasses.

    It's amazing, like a HD upgrade of the world. It's truly beautiful.
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    07-25-2014 10:21 AM
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    Yeah, for people switching that might be true.

    My perspective is slightly different: I'm a Microsoft ecosystem person and I don't miss anything on Android. Everything I did before on Windows Phone I still can do on Android. However, the apps are so much better, and I already know that I would miss VPN so much. In all the areas I don't have reception I can now still use my phone because I can access the university's WIFi. Widgets are the better live tiles, they are just much more functional.

    There's nothing I miss from my 8X except less intrusive app permissions and better low light pictures (what I hope will be fixed soon), there's so much I'd miss from my G3.

    And while the 32 GB / 3 GB version of the G3 is more expensive than the 930, you can get the 16 GB / 2 GB version for the same price. But then you have expendable storage up to 128 GB.
    I guess for me I haven't really missed out anything because ive used Android as my secondary platform along with WP. When I go to my Sony setup like today, it is nice. Sometimes I wish the Z Ultra was a little smaller, or more importantly had a better camera, that's not why I bought it. I've never had WiFi issues with hopping onto the GF or the company WiFi.

    For me Android is still cool. Don't like the over abuse of permissions and how Google does certain things, but I can manage. I still would prefer for WP to make the next leap though...

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    07-25-2014 10:25 AM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I've just got my new glasses.

    It's amazing, like a HD upgrade of the world. It's truly beautiful.
    New glasses, new phone. Any other upgrades you're working on?

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    07-25-2014 10:25 AM
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    New glasses, new phone. Any other upgrades you're working on?
    I've bought an electrical tooth brush last weekend...
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    07-25-2014 10:28 AM
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    I've bought an electrical tooth brush last weekend...
    How are those by the way? I'm still stubborn brushing manually but have been curious recently.

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    07-25-2014 10:32 AM
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    How are those by the way? I'm still stubborn brushing manually but have been curious recently.
    I really like it, first of all I brush longer as it has a 4 times 30 seconds timer (I never brushed 2 minutes...) and the teeth really feel more clean. I don't think it's a necessity though.
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    07-25-2014 10:35 AM
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    Been on the road since 10am. It's now 16:30. Traffic has been really bad. The journey should take 4hrs.
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    07-25-2014 10:41 AM
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    Well, I'm off to the train station. I hope I reach it before the rain storm starts, I had enough of them when trying to reach a train.
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    07-25-2014 11:27 AM
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    Been on the road since 10am. It's now 16:30. Traffic has been really bad. The journey should take 4hrs.
    Hope your phone holds up.

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    07-25-2014 11:43 AM
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    Wow even box gut is getting impatient :o yup it's that bad and looks like o over slept >.<


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    07-25-2014 11:45 AM
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