1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    i have seen interesting skin wear since its really hot outside ;P
    At this point Sahib, we only care about skin you've gotten to see behind closed doors as opposed to skin wear you've seen in the street...

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    About time you got your darn priorities in order, otherwise you were beginning to pull a Sahib with that wall outlet story of yours...
    I had a Sahib moment last night by not charging my phone and my tablet, that's all. Turned out to be a decent day off from work anyways...

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    You sure you were looking at the right regions?
    Of course he was...at the left and right wrists to see what phone was in hand and what type of watch/bracelet was being worn...

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    Well I recently got a serious scratch on my display, more like a shallow hole than a plain scratch. So I get you there, was even thinking getting a new phone if I manage to make a few bucks on spring break. But with this hole in it, I doubt it.
    Oh, I know what I want to get phone wise...a 950 and a LG G5. Right now, I can get a G5 unlocked for $490 brand new from my favorite Asian site, shipping included. I'm giving it until October or November before I pounds as many other things needed to be dealt with before I upgrade...

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    06-27-2016 05:32 PM
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    So here are a few random thoughts after a trip in Best Buy, messing with some unlocked phones:

    1) I can see why people think the Honor 5X is good value for money. Seemed fast enough, liked the construction and the camera seemed OK. I'm sure the 5C is still a better buy though as a newer model. $200 does one pretty nice.

    2) Nexus 6P is a tall phone. Like the premium feel but as to where I an now, I wouldn't buy this. I can see the appeal of the fingerprint scanner and the dual speakers and the vanilla Android...but it's missing microSD expansion for me and I think they could have fit a 6" screen in there with smaller speakers like what Sony did with the Z2/Z5 design. They wouldn't have sounded as nice, but hey...the damn phone is tall. Looks nice in gold.

    3) I really like the look and feel of the Z5 Compact. The design doesn't feel as sharp in hand as it's a smaller phone. The fingerprint reader placement is greaf and that volume button placement is horrid...no, atrocious. On a smaller phone like this, I can slide it up in my big mitts and get buy, but on a Z5 proper or Z5P, or the X series...no. Felt like the Sony engineers went to a meeting run by my supervisor when they decided on the volume button placement. I get the idea behind it, but the execution is no bueno.

    4) I was so impressed by the Z5C, I'd almost get one...and then I saw how much better the Z3C design was and how at $400 brand new, this thing is typical Sony - overpriced. I'd do this at $280 right now, preferably the international model with the functional fingerprint reader. I wasn't a fan of the screen of the Z5C, but id tolerate it at this price point.

    5) I don't like the G5 in this Titan grey color as much as i like the silver. I've seen a pink one and it looks OK, and the gold looks OK, but the best color for me is the silver. Problem is, the one I want they don't have it in the silver trim at the price I want.

    6) Something about the G5's screen I don't like either. Maybe with a different wallpaper it looks better, but I liked the look of the G4's screen more.

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    Popped back into the MSFT store. My thoughts are the same...the XL is the best device they have. I'll still get a 950, even though i like screen and processor better on the XL. Not a fan of the glance on the 950 at all. But it is LG G series light weight wise, and is still powerful enough.

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    I honestly think the panel on the 950XL was one of the best ones i've seen. I typically like mine with colder colors and as soon as I did that on the XL, I was very pleased. More importantly though, becuase it has an such a high PPI, using it was a treat becuase of how sharp it was. I think switching to a colder setting will make the 950's screen more tolerable for me, but the sharpness isn't there when compared to the XL. This is evident with the glance screen being way better on the XL than on the 950. Looks very washed out.

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    I honestly think the panel on the 950XL was one of the best ones i've seen. I typically like mine with colder colors and as soon as I did that on the XL, I was very pleased. More importantly though, becuase it has an such a high PPI, using it was a treat becuase of how sharp it was. I think switching to a colder setting will make the 950's screen more tolerable for me, but the sharpness isn't there when compared to the XL. This is evident with the glance screen being way better on the XL than on the 950. Looks very washed out.

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    I do like my little sisters xl panel better than mine but at least I can hold the 950 with one hand but I can't with the xl
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    So here are a few random thoughts after a trip in Best Buy, messing with some unlocked phones:

    1) I can see why people think the Honor 5X is good value for money. Seemed fast enough, liked the construction and the camera seemed OK. I'm sure the 5C is still a better buy though as a newer model. $200 does one pretty nice.

    2) Nexus 6P is a tall phone. Like the premium feel but as to where I an now, I wouldn't buy this. I can see the appeal of the fingerprint scanner and the dual speakers and the vanilla Android...but it's missing microSD expansion for me and I think they could have fit a 6" screen in there with smaller speakers like what Sony did with the Z2/Z5 design. They wouldn't have sounded as nice, but hey...the damn phone is tall. Looks nice in gold.

    3) I really like the look and feel of the Z5 Compact. The design doesn't feel as sharp in hand as it's a smaller phone. The fingerprint reader placement is greaf and that volume button placement is horrid...no, atrocious. On a smaller phone like this, I can slide it up in my big mitts and get buy, but on a Z5 proper or Z5P, or the X series...no. Felt like the Sony engineers went to a meeting run by my supervisor when they decided on the volume button placement. I get the idea behind it, but the execution is no bueno.

    4) I was so impressed by the Z5C, I'd almost get one...and then I saw how much better the Z3C design was and how at $400 brand new, this thing is typical Sony - overpriced. I'd do this at $280 right now, preferably the international model with the functional fingerprint reader. I wasn't a fan of the screen of the Z5C, but id tolerate it at this price point.

    5) I don't like the G5 in this Titan grey color as much as i like the silver. I've seen a pink one and it looks OK, and the gold looks OK, but the best color for me is the silver. Problem is, the one I want they don't have it in the silver trim at the price I want.

    6) Something about the G5's screen I don't like either. Maybe with a different wallpaper it looks better, but I liked the look of the G4's screen more.

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    Only one comment, I paid $275 for a Z3C last year in June so $400 is just plain asinine.
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    I do like my little sisters xl panel better than mine but at least I can hold the 950 with one hand but I can't with the xl
    It's still a big phone, but a nice one. We'll see if I can get a 950 in the fall. I'm starting to like the phone. My issue was that MSFT overpriced both the 950 and the 950 XL at launch last year. Especially since Windows 10 was such a mess at launch.

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    Only one comment, I paid $275 for a Z3C last year in June so $400 is just plain asinine.
    You misread there. I meant that the Z3C (which is now for $315 including shipping brand new at our favorite Hong Kong seller) has a better design than the Z5C in some ways. The Z5C is for $400 brand new (at the same Hong Kong seller) is still too overpriced...that's still my point. There are better values to be had at that price point now.

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    06-27-2016 08:55 PM
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    You misread there. I meant that the Z3C (which is now for $315 including shipping brand new at our favorite Hong Kong seller) has a better design than the Z5C in some ways. The Z5C is for $400 brand new (at the same Hong Kong seller) is still too overpriced...that's still my point. There are better values to be had at that price point now.

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    $400 for a Z5C?? No thanks!
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    Taken from my 950. There's alot of grasshoppers out. If I had to guess it's this heat
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    $400 for a Z5C?? No thanks!
    Believe it. That price from Hong Kong includes shipping, of course. Used on Swappa is still over $300. If you think that's bad, Best Buy was selling the one i saw for $550...and the US ones don't have a working fingerprint reader either...

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    Let me freestyle for a few moments before bed...

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    1) Don't be surprised if i get back a 950 before the G5. The G5 is weird to me...i like it, but am not moved to go out of my way to get it. Same vibe for the 950. Maybe I'm getting older, but the tech isn't as exciting anymore to go through the hoops to try things out.

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    http://i.imgur.com/INPcpRJ.jpg
    Taken from my 950. There's alot of grasshoppers out. If I had to guess it's this heat
    2) Nice picture, Sahib. Did you see what watch was on the grasshopper's wrist?

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    3) The camera from the Maxx continues to annoy me. Such a good package...if only it had OIS...

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    Of course he was...at the left and right wrists to see what phone was in hand and what type of watch/bracelet was being worn...

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    That's what I was afraid of, lol.
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    Oh, I know what I want to get phone wise...a 950 and a LG G5. Right now, I can get a G5 unlocked for $490 brand new from my favorite Asian site, shipping included. I'm giving it until October or November before I pounds as many other things needed to be dealt with before I upgrade...

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    G5 is a great phone, but 500$ would be way too much for me to spend. I was never a fan of expensive phones.
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    06-27-2016 10:26 PM
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    I think even if Burnie was the democratic nomination and say he won the presidential bid he would have to convince congress to pass his ideas. Besides I don't think now the US is ready for Bernie's ideas.
    Well he wasn't a communist as media tried to present him, I'd say he was a really nice guy with great, but slightly impossible ideas to execute. Bill Maher explained Bernie very well, you should check it on yt.
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    Woke at 5, off to do some work around weekend house. I plan to have a very long nap when I get back.
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    2) Nice picture, Sahib. Did you see what watch was on the grasshopper's wrist?

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    Usually I have issues keeping my eyes open at 5:30, but that one made me laugh hard, lol.
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    1) Don't be surprised if i get back a 950 before the G5. The G5 is weird to me...i like it, but am not moved to go out of my way to get it. Same vibe for the 950. Maybe I'm getting older, but the tech isn't as exciting anymore to go through the hoops to try things out.

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    Ibid. That is why I am happy with the 640 and my Nexus 5.
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    Everyone is talking how great the weather is and I'm still waiting for the summer weather...
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    Nexus 9 is gone. Someone is eyeing my iPad Mini 4, I guess I'm going to be stuck with my Nokia N1 which is fine with me.
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