1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    The humidity is up today. The high is 94F, but humidity has it feeling like it's almost 100F. The GF asked me to stay over by her the next two days since I don't have AC, but I declined because work is getting done in my apartment Wednesday.

    Good times...

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    07-20-2015 09:40 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The first link. I don't need the base, just the case. Amazon here was selling it for $60 and the kit as in your link for $110. eBay here has the case only for $80. I'll continue to juggle just fine with the magnetic adapter. I had a great knock off dock station that my friend who bought the Z Ultra I'd happily using.

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pUvbUpU3162658

    This is the dock I bought. Came with a cable as well. Neither is perfect but I managed to fix both of them to suit.
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    07-20-2015 09:41 AM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pUvbUpU3162662

    This is the dock I bought. Came with a cable as well. Neither is perfect but I managed to fix both of them to suit.
    That's what I heard...especially the case being a little bit of a headache. That's why I didn't buy it initially.

    Now I have more devices using Qi: a watch, my 930 and the X with the adapter. But it is way, way down my to get list, so I'm in no rush.

    Posted via Xperia Z3
    07-20-2015 09:45 AM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    The humidity is up today. The high is 94F, but humidity has it feeling like it's almost 100F. The GF asked me to stay over by her the next two days since I don't have AC, but I declined because work is getting done in my apartment Wednesday.

    Good times...

    Posted via Xperia Z3
    Normally I'd walk to and from the P.O., but not today with humidity like this...I'm doing the bus for sure...

    Posted via Xperia Z3
    07-20-2015 09:46 AM
  5. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    That's what I heard...especially the case being a little bit of a headache. That's why I didn't buy it initially.

    Now I have more devices using Qi: a watch, my 930 and the X with the adapter. But it is way, way down my to get list, so I'm in no rush.

    Posted via Xperia Z3
    I noticed that the charging case and the plate are a kit. They used to sell them separately but now they're always a kit. Kind of turned me off getting one. That's why I went with the dock and the cable.
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    07-20-2015 09:52 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The humidity is up today. The high is 94F, but humidity has it feeling like it's almost 100F. The GF asked me to stay over by her the next two days since I don't have AC, but I declined because work is getting done in my apartment Wednesday.

    Good times...

    Posted via Xperia Z3
    I'm not a fan of humidity but I don't mind warm weather. The summer here has been somewhat crap so far. Very windy with lots of cloud. No much rain though. It has been humid here as well. Kind of expected being an island.
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    07-20-2015 09:54 AM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I noticed that the charging case and the plate are a kit. They used to sell them separately but now they're always a kit. Kind of turned me off getting one. That's why I went with the dock and the cable.
    I suppose more people bought the kit, or they wanted more folks to buy the kit...

    Don't blame you there for passing on it. I don't have enough Qi devices warranting me getting a spare charger. The GF has two because of her water damaged S4, so I can hijack her spare anytime I visit.

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    07-20-2015 09:56 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I suppose more people bought the kit, or they wanted more folks to buy the kit...

    Don't blame you there for passing on it. I don't have enough Qi devices warranting me getting a spare charger. The GF has two because of her water damaged S4, so I can hijack her spare anytime I visit.

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    Having a spare wouldn't hurt really but I can't justify the price. Way too expensive. 30, sure. 55? No way.
    07-20-2015 10:00 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Hey can I get someone's thought on what is a good sub 5" Android phone?

    I'm still trying to convince my wife to go to Android and lately she's been finding Windows less and less enjoyable. But I need a good phone to convince her. She's not fond of large phones though. So it's kind of hard to point to a phone and say that's a good one to go with. It's got to have good specs but all the high spec phones tend to be 5+ inches. So I'm sort of stuck what to tell her to get.

    I've tried to convince her on the Z3 Compact but she's not too keen on that for some reason. Wireless charging would be nice and lightweight.
    07-20-2015 10:04 AM
  10. Muessig's Avatar
    Hey can I get someone's thought on what is a good sub 5" Android phone?

    I'm still trying to convince my wife to go to Android and lately she's been finding Windows less and less enjoyable. But I need a good phone to convince her. She's not fond of large phones though. So it's kind of hard to point to a phone and say that's a good one to go with. It's got to have good specs but all the high spec phones tend to be 5+ inches. So I'm sort of stuck what to tell her to get.

    I've tried to convince her on the Z3 Compact but she's not too keen on that for some reason. Wireless charging would be nice and lightweight.
    Are you on the right forum?

    I would have suggested the Z3 compact but if she doesn't like that for some reason I don't know what other phones there are out there for Android that fit the bill. What is it about Windows that she's struggling with?
    07-20-2015 10:06 AM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Are you on the right forum?

    I would have suggested the Z3 compact but if she doesn't like that for some reason I don't know what other phones there are out there for Android that fit the bill. What is it about Windows that she's struggling with?
    She currently owns a L820. It's starting to get that old feeling.

    What she's missing is a full function Instagram client and a good photo editor. I can tell you that 6Tag is OK but the photo editors that are on WP don't compare to Snapseed in the least.

    That and a lot of the apps she uses have better clients on Android. Lots of apps she sees she'd like to try are iOS and Android only. So that's the issue. She's getting tired of that.

    The reason I asked here is that Azcruz, 99 and MIA have used quite a few Android phones and keep up to date with what's coming out.
    07-20-2015 10:09 AM
  12. Muessig's Avatar
    I'm curious to see what they recommend too! I totally get the frustrations of apps and editors (although editors aren't a problem for me).
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    07-20-2015 10:11 AM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm curious to see what they recommend too! I totally get the frustrations of apps and editors (although editors aren't a problem for me).
    I'm really liking Google Photos. The fact that I can just go to the app on my browser, edit it and then share it is pretty cool.

    There's probably so many apps I've yet to find on Android that may be helpful.
    07-20-2015 10:25 AM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    Hey can I get someone's thought on what is a good sub 5" Android phone?

    I'm still trying to convince my wife to go to Android and lately she's been finding Windows less and less enjoyable. But I need a good phone to convince her. She's not fond of large phones though. So it's kind of hard to point to a phone and say that's a good one to go with. It's got to have good specs but all the high spec phones tend to be 5+ inches. So I'm sort of stuck what to tell her to get.

    I've tried to convince her on the Z3 Compact but she's not too keen on that for some reason. Wireless charging would be nice and lightweight.
    Samsung Galaxy Alpha is actually quite nice. You have to buy the wireless charging back for it separately though.
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    07-20-2015 10:47 AM
  15. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy Alpha is actually quite nice. You have to buy the wireless charging back for it separately though.
    The price is pretty good. Looks nice. A little concerned about the battery and screen resolution though. Buying a charging back is not an issue really.

    I know you can get other launchers but the thought of getting a Samsung is a bit depressing. I own an older tablet and I'm so not impressed.

    Camera is important as well.
    07-20-2015 10:54 AM
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    The price is pretty good. Looks nice. A little concerned about the battery and screen resolution though. Buying a charging back is not an issue really.

    I know you can get other launchers but the thought of getting a Samsung is a bit depressing. I own an older tablet and I'm so not impressed.

    Camera is important as well.
    Screen is actually quite nice. I contemplated for a while to get one. Put Google Now launcher on it and you will be just fine.
    07-20-2015 10:58 AM
  17. azcruz's Avatar
    Hey can I get someone's thought on what is a good sub 5" Android phone?

    I'm still trying to convince my wife to go to Android and lately she's been finding Windows less and less enjoyable. But I need a good phone to convince her. She's not fond of large phones though. So it's kind of hard to point to a phone and say that's a good one to go with. It's got to have good specs but all the high spec phones tend to be 5+ inches. So I'm sort of stuck what to tell her to get.

    I've tried to convince her on the Z3 Compact but she's not too keen on that for some reason. Wireless charging would be nice and lightweight.
    Sub 5? How about exactly 5"...

    I still am pleased with my Honor 6, but no wireless charging. I like its EMUI. My office mate has the P7 and she loves it. I recently almost bought, for no reason, the Alcatel Idol 2 Mini. It is a very nice phone to me, has LTE really good size. Might be worth a look.
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    07-20-2015 11:05 AM
  18. azcruz's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy Alpha is actually quite nice. You have to buy the wireless charging back for it separately though.
    If this is the A series (A3, A5, A7) then the A5 is nice. I tend to like it over the S6. But at the price it is selling here, and for the specs, I'd still prefer the Honor. The A5 is better looking though.
    07-20-2015 11:07 AM
  19. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Screen is actually quite nice. I contemplated for a while to get one. Put Google Now launcher on it and you will be just fine.
    What about camera and battery?
    07-20-2015 11:08 AM
  20. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Sub 5? How about exactly 5"...

    I still am pleased with my Honor 6, but no wireless charging. I like its EMUI. My office mate has the P7 and she loves it. I recently almost bought, for no reason, the Alcatel Idol 2 Mini. It is a very nice phone to me, has LTE really good size. Might be worth a look.
    I'll have to look into those.
    07-20-2015 11:12 AM
  21. azcruz's Avatar
    I'm curious to see what they recommend too! I totally get the frustrations of apps and editors (although editors aren't a problem for me).
    My Honor don't have much apps. Usually the Microsoft "common" apps only, such as Outlook and Calendar, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneDrive, Office Lens. The Synology apps, Spotify, Waze, Here... what else?

    I use the EMUI apps for most everything, like Photos, Video, Music. All Google apps are tucked away in a folder and most are disabled. :D
    07-20-2015 11:13 AM
  22. azcruz's Avatar
    I'll have to look into those.
    The Huawei P7 is "old" and the replacement P8 while nicely built and 5.5cm thin, is too *big* for me.
    07-20-2015 11:15 AM
  23. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of humidity but I don't mind warm weather. The summer here has been somewhat crap so far. Very windy with lots of cloud. No much rain though. It has been humid here as well. Kind of expected being an island.
    I was raised in dry heat. I didn't know humidity until I came to NYC...

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    07-20-2015 11:53 AM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    She currently owns a L820. It's starting to get that old feeling.

    What she's missing is a full function Instagram client and a good photo editor. I can tell you that 6Tag is OK but the photo editors that are on WP don't compare to Snapseed in the least.

    That and a lot of the apps she uses have better clients on Android. Lots of apps she sees she'd like to try are iOS and Android only. So that's the issue. She's getting tired of that.

    The reason I asked here is that Azcruz, 99 and MIA have used quite a few Android phones and keep up to date with what's coming out.
    Leave it to the wife to knock the best option for her in the Z3 Compact.

    The options others have suggested are were I would have gone at too. Question...she doesn't like your Z3? I know it is a bigger phone, but if you can get her one of the off colors like the silver green, that may work.

    Otherwise the galaxy alpha is nice at a good price...the battery is useless though. As 99 says, throw another launcher over it. I'd skip the S5 because at night the camera is a joke...the Alpha is better.

    Or you could go to the dark side and get her a iPhone 5s...

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    07-20-2015 12:06 PM
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    That debunks the whole idea of WP running well on low end hardware.

    If 6Tag didn't run well on an old flagship then I can only imagine what someone with a 520 must be feeling.

    Ignorance, there is a cure.
    im assuming here :P never really tried 6tag on my 810. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the cause having older chipsets would eat up battery fast
    07-20-2015 12:42 PM
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