1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Since you mentioned HTC, I'm curious on your thoughts about the new HTC "flagship" offering in the U Ultra, and the Play too, I guess. Aside from the colors, it's not really interesting.
    The MediaTek chip on the U Play is snoresville. Nothing against MediaTek, but their GPU performance has ways been an Achilles heel - even though they've been making strides.

    People are up in arms with HTC using last year's chip in the 821. HTC lost their Schedule A designation years ago, which means as a non premier OEM, Qualcomm doesn't give them priority when it comes to accessing chips. My guess is LG is in that boat unofficially too. I do think HTC is going in the right direction...But the problem is pricing. People want them to hit a home run...They did with the HTC 10 last year but due to pricing turned it into a solid double instead. I like what they're doing, but they need to do some stuff that inspires confidence and reason to buy their stuffs again.
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    01-24-2017 09:55 PM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I know, I really dug up this quote but I had to.

    This month, I am doing a challenge of using just one phone for the whole month, which is an easy thing for many but not for me. I'm someone who feels a need to change phones after 2 weeks at least because something bothers me about the one I was using. In this case, it's just switching in-between what I own. Sometimes I'll use one for a week and then something comes up so I'm changing it. I have felt the urge to, but I haven't actually caved.

    Anyway, how this connects to you is that I was thinking about what you said and how right you are. I'm hoping that my dBrand skin would help me feel less annoyed with how, uh, not unique looking, my iPhone is.
    I've just adapted. I'd like to have another device to use, but realistically speaking, it's not practical for me. My preference would be a 950 or a 950XL, because once spring approaches I'd be more inclined to have a phone to got shoot prictures with. I saw a Zuk Z2 for cheap while browsing, but that money is better served landing a 950 or 950 XL. I have my Robin but haven't put my SIM in it since the Honor 8 arrived, as I have no reason to. I boot it up periodically, but is doesn't get usage as it's a true backup.

    It's nice to have a good camera on hand. In all the phones I've used in the past two years, I only miss my Z3 and the Mi 5. Z3 was great outside of the camera, and the Mi 5 was shockingly good, outside of the lack of LTE.
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    01-24-2017 10:03 PM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Wish i was able to take this originally in black and white...Honor 8 takes some solid pictures. And yes, it was actively raining when i took the shot.
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    01-24-2017 10:05 PM
  4. azcruz's Avatar
    I forgot to say it's my birthday today, yay :D.
    Happy birthday and which perfume did you like?
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    01-24-2017 10:05 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm going to need more storage containers for my vinyl LPs. I've always had vinyl LPs since I was a kid. However, my vinyl collection has been growing since I got a new turntable last month, and it's outgrowing the milk crates I've kept my records in for all these years.
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    01-24-2017 10:06 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    While we're talking about phones, I think LG needs to do some serious work on their designs. I mean, to me, G5 was the ugliest phone compared to it's competition, even Lumia 650 was more appealing to me. V10 look was not bad, maybe they should make something similar.
    I liked the G5's design. It just felt like a prototype because they rushed the design to market and were being LG - too creative for their own good. You saw the V20 was a great refinement of the G5's design.

    My issue with LG is that since the G3, there has been some quality control issues - boot loop and all that jazz. If they can continue to refine the design language from the V20 and step their quality control game up, it would be interesting. Personally i don't like the move to a bigger screen on the G6, but maybe they make the V series have removable batteries as the G series fixed ones. Who knows.
    Last edited by MSFTisMIA; 01-24-2017 at 10:28 PM.
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    01-24-2017 10:10 PM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm going to need more storage containers for my vinyl LPs. I've always had vinyl LPs since I was a kid. However, my vinyl collection has been growing since I got a new turntable last month, and it's outgrowing the milk crates I've kept my records in for all these years.
    You know Laura is old school when talking about keeping vinyls in old milk crates...Gotta love it...
    01-24-2017 10:12 PM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So I like the Honor 8. I don't love it, but I like it. It's not as charming as the Mi 5 which grew on me, nor it is as pristine as the Z3. Still, it's a very nice device. There's a lot I appreciate, but isn't unfamiliar to me from what i saw on the Mi 5. I hope that EMUI 5.0 plays much better with Android wear though...
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    01-24-2017 10:16 PM
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    So...If I were a phablet guy, I'd be using a combo of the 950XL and the V20. It's strange that as much as I like the V20, if you buy a 950XL outside of the OS differences the cameras and video recording capabilities are pretty close. I did like the 950XL, except the software at the time made the battery life garbage for me.

    If money wasn't an issue, if I was only to use one system setup...I'd buy a G5 + the HIFI DAC. If I were getting a 950 as a compliment, I'd get a HTC 10. I really liked the smaller Pixel, but price and camera lens flare cross it off my list. It's good to see that there are many choices out there, but i think for me it is hard to find all I want in one device. Maybe if i liked Samsung I could be happy with a S7...
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    01-24-2017 10:22 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    So...If I were a phablet guy, I'd be using a combo of the 950XL and the V20. It's strange that as much as I like the V20, if you buy a 950XL outside of the OS differences the cameras and video recording capabilities are pretty close. I did like the 950XL, except the software at the time made the battery life garbage for me.

    If money wasn't an issue, if I was only to use one system setup...I'd buy a G5 + the HIFI DAC. If I were getting a 950 as a compliment, I'd get a HTC 10. I really liked the smaller Pixel, but price and camera lens flare cross it off my list. It's good to see that there are many choices out there, but i think for me it is hard to find all I want in one device. Maybe if i liked Samsung I could be happy with a S7...
    I can relate with the struggle of wanting to find a phone that checks off all the wants. It's hard.
    01-24-2017 10:39 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I can relate with the struggle of wanting to find a phone that checks off all the wants. It's hard.
    That's true. There isn't anything new that really excites me at this time, so I won't be getting a new phone for awhile.
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    01-24-2017 10:47 PM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I can relate with the struggle of wanting to find a phone that checks off all the wants. It's hard.
    It's why I've stopped and settled with the Honor 8. It's good enough in all the areas that are important to me, and I can deal with that...As opposed to having something that's a home run in one area and has deal breakers in others. I've used too many phones like that in the past.

    Besides, I got my tablet to offload much of my phone's heavier media consumption anyways. That's working just fine.
    01-24-2017 11:44 PM
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    It's why I've stopped and settled with the Honor 8. It's good enough in all the areas that are important to me, and I can deal with that...As opposed to having something that's a home run in one area and has deal breakers in others. I've used too many phones like that in the past.

    Besides, I got my tablet to offload much of my phone's heavier media consumption anyways. That's working just fine.
    Good place to be at. I decided a long time ago that a tablet was a better way to go for media consumption and use the phone for basic communication. I guess that's why I'm happy with a Lumia as the app gap doesn't really bother me 😀
    01-25-2017 12:19 AM
  14. Rose640's Avatar
    Happy birthday and which perfume did you like?
    Thanks. It was Bruno Banani thing, I don't really know much about perfumes since I'm not a huge fan of them. But this one was quite nice.
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    01-25-2017 05:26 AM
  15. Rose640's Avatar
    I liked the G5's design. It just felt like a prototype because they rushed the design to market and were being LG - too creative for their own good. You saw the V20 was a great refinement of the G5's design.

    My issue with LG is that since the G3, there has been some quality control issues - boot loop and all that jazz. If they can continue to refine the design language from the V20 and step their quality control game up, it would be interesting. Personally i don't like the move to a bigger screen on the G6, but maybe they make the V series have removable batteries as the G series fixed ones. Who knows.
    They should also change position of the additional screen on the V20. I believe it would be much more useful if it was on the bottom instead of on the top of the device.
    I'm not liking the whole modular thing, mostly because they don't really offer anything better or new. I'm not just talking about the G5 here, I'm reffering to Moto Z as well.
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    01-25-2017 06:10 AM
  16. Rose640's Avatar
    So...If I were a phablet guy, I'd be using a combo of the 950XL and the V20. It's strange that as much as I like the V20, if you buy a 950XL outside of the OS differences the cameras and video recording capabilities are pretty close. I did like the 950XL, except the software at the time made the battery life garbage for me.

    If money wasn't an issue, if I was only to use one system setup...I'd buy a G5 + the HIFI DAC. If I were getting a 950 as a compliment, I'd get a HTC 10. I really liked the smaller Pixel, but price and camera lens flare cross it off my list. It's good to see that there are many choices out there, but i think for me it is hard to find all I want in one device. Maybe if i liked Samsung I could be happy with a S7...
    Why not get a V20 and then there's no need for any kind of DAC?
    And don't expect any better battery life on current builds. Or better stability. Or anything better. It's just a bigger mess than it was.
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    01-25-2017 06:12 AM
  17. Rose640's Avatar
    Yesterday I checked the the greatest 100 artist of all time, by Rolling Stones. I don't if I should be ashamed, but most of those in top 20 I've never heard of. And also, position of Zeppelin, Sabbath, and Lynyrd is just embarassing.
    01-25-2017 06:17 AM
  18. Rose640's Avatar
    And also Pink Floyd, 51., really? And I'm somewhat surprised that Rush didn't make the list.
    01-25-2017 06:21 AM
  19. Rose640's Avatar
    I'm so uncomfortable to look at this.

    01-25-2017 08:20 AM
  20. Rose640's Avatar
    Real Madrid is removing the cross from their logo not to offend muslims? What the ****? Who gets offended by a freaking logo. I don't.
    01-25-2017 08:22 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm so uncomfortable to look at this.

    http://image.prntscr.com/image/0de51...3ea3f63cc0.png
    Why is that? Because it's full of fanatics or whingers? :P
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    01-25-2017 08:53 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Real Madrid is removing the cross from their logo not to offend muslims? What the ****? Who gets offended by a freaking logo. I don't.
    Well if you try real hard you can find people offended of all kinds of things.

    To give an example of some things I've read, some Muslims have been offended by a pig cartoon (Peppa the Pig) and other cartoon characters so nothing surprises me any more.

    Then of course there are hard core Christians being offended by sex, nudity, a woman, or anything else that dives them crazy.

    A lot of the times some people in the USA get 'offended' at something and use that as an excuse to shut down conversation.

    This is the reality of the world we live in.

    I get offended by lots of things, stupidity, ignorance, lack of humanity, violence, war, etc but hey, I'm an atheist what do I know?
    01-25-2017 08:58 AM
  23. Rose640's Avatar
    Why is that? Because it's full of fanatics or whingers? :P
    I meant the picture, It's cropped in an unusual way. It just feels awkward :D
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    01-25-2017 10:11 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I meant the picture, It's cropped in an unusual way. It just feels awkward :D
    OH! You mean that it looks like a floating head?
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    01-25-2017 10:13 AM
  25. Rose640's Avatar
    Well if you try real hard you can find people offended of all kinds of things.

    To give an example of some things I've read, some Muslims have been offended by a pig cartoon (Peppa the Pig) and other cartoon characters so nothing surprises me any more.

    Then of course there are hard core Christians being offended by sex, nudity, a woman, or anything else that dives them crazy.

    A lot of the times some people in the USA get 'offended' at something and use that as an excuse to shut down conversation.

    This is the reality of the world we live in.

    I get offended by lots of things, stupidity, ignorance, lack of humanity, violence, war, etc but hey, I'm an atheist what do I know?
    Those who get offended by cartoons are, number one: plain idiots, and number two: have no clue about their religion. Islam allows certain things that are usually forbidden, when they're used as a fun maker for kids. And after all, they weren't eating that freaking pig.

    This second thing isn't only relatable to Christians, it goes for all religions I guess. Don't get me started on how the sex is treated in muslim communities, at least here in Bosnia. It's a taboo topic.

    And for the "I'm offended by that" folks, I just try not to cummunicate with them. I really don't like paying too much attention on whether I'm going to offend someone or not. And as I said, I'm not the most PC guy, since PC just makes you lie about your feelings and point of view.

    The offended folks are usually liberals lately, I might be wrong, but that's how I perceive SJWs.
    01-25-2017 10:20 AM
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