1. libra89's Avatar
    Initial impressions: I like this device so far.

    It is a big device and does take so getting used to as I haven't used a device this size in a while. Comparatively speaking, the 950XL feels a lot more compact, even though dimensions wise, it is about 85% smaller.

    On the performance level, the phone is quick...Like with the Mi 5 before it, I disable system transitions so the phone screams. Aesthetically, it looks really good. Curved screen is somewhat of a gimmick (this DOES lacks the Edge software as seen in the Galaxy series), but looks great.

    Camera is TBD...I've got to take the GF's in-laws to Ellis Island Tuesday so I'll test it out then.

    Still need to set it up how I fully want, but I'm looking forward to using it.
    Sweet! Glad that you are liking it. Thanks for sharing impressions!
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    03-26-2017 08:30 PM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Sweet! Glad that you are liking it. Thanks for sharing impressions!
    It's a nice device. Much of the basic hardware is similar to your Pixel. I still wish it had water resistance and wireless charging, but with a 4070mah battery + a 1080P screen, I should get two days usage per charge.
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    03-26-2017 09:32 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    It's a nice device. Much of the basic hardware is similar to your Pixel. I still wish it had water resistance and wireless charging, but with a 4070mah battery + a 1080P screen, I should get two days usage per charge.
    Nicee. That sounds like a great combo.
    Wow, yeah that's going to be some awesome battery life.
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    03-26-2017 09:56 PM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Nicee. That sounds like a great combo.
    Wow, yeah that's going to be some awesome battery life.
    I hope so. If the camera is comparable to the honor 8, then I'll be OK.
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    03-26-2017 09:57 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Wow this has been the longest Sunday in a while for me. 1 hour left and I need to iron my work clothes...and yet I'm watching a 15 minute vlog.

    On second thought, this would be a good time to try out the steamer I bought a month ago but I'm not sure I have the desire or energy level to actually figure that out.
    03-26-2017 10:00 PM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    I hope so. If the camera is comparable to the honor 8, then I'll be OK.
    I'm curious about the camera on it. I hope that it will be for you.
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    03-26-2017 10:02 PM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    I know I haven't mentioned my mom lately. Haven't had anything to say. She's doing fine but thankfully she's coming back the first week of April.

    It's been weird without her.
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    03-26-2017 10:04 PM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So I'm just finished with the GF and I noticed during our call that when the screen of the phone was off, the call was muted...I heard her, but she couldn't hear me (WTF?) I'm digging in the settings to see what's up with that...I hope to heaven this isn't a thing as that too is enough to sell this phone.
    03-26-2017 10:29 PM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So I'm just finished with the GF and I noticed during our call that when the screen of the phone was off, the call was muted...I heard her, but she couldn't hear me (WTF?) I'm digging in the settings to see what's up with that...I hope to heaven this isn't a thing as that too is enough to sell this phone.
    I'm on a beta Global ROM apparently with weekly builds...So I'll put the pitchfork away (slightly). It's just always so ironic these days whenever these mini PCs called smartphones mess up on the phone aspect...
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    03-26-2017 10:41 PM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Ooh okay, I see. Hopefully it would feel so good that the smell will be an afterthought.
    The smell wasn't an afterthought... Unfortunately. My nose didn't like it at all. Stuffed up most of the night.

    It will be fine in about a week or so. The bed is nice but i think I need to do something about my pillow. :/
    03-26-2017 11:20 PM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Also the bed is a touch stiff but I think it will loosen up in a bit. It's very comfortable in general. It's by far the biggest mattress, height wise, that I've ever seen.
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    03-26-2017 11:24 PM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    This is by far my favourite meme at the moment.
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    03-26-2017 11:25 PM
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    Some interesting pictures demonstrating symmetry from the weekend trip to Santa Barbara.







    03-27-2017 01:01 AM
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    Some pictures of things in bloom since it is spring.







    03-27-2017 01:03 AM
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    Last, a nice panorama shot from the top of the courthouse tower.

    All pictures from the S7edge.

    03-27-2017 01:06 AM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    I'm on a beta Global ROM apparently with weekly builds...So I'll put the pitchfork away (slightly). It's just always so ironic these days whenever these mini PCs called smartphones mess up on the phone aspect...
    I hope that it's just a setting that can instantly fix this because that is weird. You don't need another phone with actual phone issues. If it is on Nougat, I remember reading for some people on the Honor 8, that there's a conflict with Google so it's either one or the other. I'm not sure if I'm saying the correct thing, but it had something to do with Google listening passively.
    03-27-2017 07:16 AM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    The smell wasn't an afterthought... Unfortunately. My nose didn't like it at all. Stuffed up most of the night.

    It will be fine in about a week or so. The bed is nice but i think I need to do something about my pillow. :/
    Wow, I'm sorry. That's a bummer.

    Oh? Why do you say that about the pillow? Smell? Not firm enough anymore? I can't guess, I'm just saying random suggestions xd
    03-27-2017 07:21 AM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Wow, I'm sorry. That's a bummer.

    Oh? Why do you say that about the pillow? Smell? Not firm enough anymore? I can't guess, I'm just saying random suggestions xd
    I recently changed pillows to find something more supportive and more comfortable. Unfortunately the one I bought really isn't doing the job.

    I have two slipped discs in my neck and recently I've been pretty sore on the side that affectd so I can only assume it's the pillow.

    Though the new bed is more comfortable it's also a bit firm at the moment so the support of the pillow is important for my neck.

    I'm not as sore today as i have been so I'm going to see if the pillow really is the issue or if it was the bed but since I have quite a bit of pain it's not an easy thing to sort out. Having my nose stuffed all night didn't help either. Lots of tossing and turning.
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    03-27-2017 07:27 AM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I recently changed pillows to find something more supportive and more comfortable. Unfortunately the one I bought really isn't doing the job.

    I have two slipped discs in my neck and recently I've been pretty sore on the side that affectd so I can only assume it's the pillow.

    Though the new bed is more comfortable it's also a bit firm at the moment so the support of the pillow is important for my neck.

    I'm not as sore today as i have been so I'm going to see if the pillow really is the issue or if it was the bed but since I have quite a bit of pain it's not an easy thing to sort out. Having my nose stuffed all night didn't help either. Lots of tossing and turning.
    What kind of pillow are you using? The best decision I ever made pillow wise a few years ago was to buy one of those expensive contour pillows on sale...
    Wow, I'm sorry. That's a bummer.

    Oh? Why do you say that about the pillow? Smell? Not firm enough anymore? I can't guess, I'm just saying random suggestions xd
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    03-27-2017 07:45 AM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I hope that it's just a setting that can instantly fix this because that is weird. You don't need another phone with actual phone issues. If it is on Nougat, I remember reading for some people on the Honor 8, that there's a conflict with Google so it's either one or the other. I'm not sure if I'm saying the correct thing, but it had something to do with Google listening passively.
    I'm on 6.0.1 still. We'll see what happens. I've got the Google Assistant and it is already acting up with the "device is locked" prompt.

    That's the thing with Android that some people (including certain OEMs haven't figured out yet)...people like when tech works and is unobtrusive. Fancy is cool, but I'd rather function over form.
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    03-27-2017 07:48 AM
  21. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    What kind of pillow are you using? The best decision I ever made pillow wise a few years ago was to buy one of those expensive contour pillows on sale...
    I'll have to investigate that type of pillow again. I'm a side sleeper and I've often found that certain pillows just don't work as they claim.

    My wife has gone through a bunch of expensive pillows as well and none were that great. We have some I can trial at home before I go purchasing something else.

    One step at a time as usual...
    03-27-2017 08:31 AM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'll have to investigate that type of pillow again. I'm a side sleeper and I've often found that certain pillows just don't work as they claim.

    My wife has gone through a bunch of expensive pillows as well and none were that great. We have some I can trial at home before I go purchasing something else.

    One step at a time as usual...
    I use one of these styles, as I'm the type who starts off on either the stomach or side and wakes up on my back. I'm on the old school queen flat mattress. Maybe I need a fancier adjustable bed to help with the snoring...

    https://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore...W9UxoCF9Hw_wcB
    03-27-2017 08:43 AM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I use one of these styles, as I'm the type who starts off on either the stomach or side and wakes up on my back. I'm on the old school queen flat mattress. Maybe I need a fancier adjustable bed to help with the snoring...

    https://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore...W9UxoCF9Hw_wcB
    For some reason that link didn't work for me.

    I have a bit of a snoring issue as well. I know mine is probably weight based even though I'm not hugely overweight. Apparently there's this new laser operation they can do to fix it. However, I think mine has some other issues with it.

    The bed we bought is this - Catania 2600 Bed | Pocket Collection | Sealy Posturepedic

    This is apparently the best one you can buy currently. Their hybrid ones they have at the site are apparently not that good. The tech is too new.

    I've never been a fan of those adjustable beds personally but that's just me. I think they make me think of hospitals too much.
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    03-27-2017 09:09 AM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    For some reason that link didn't work for me.

    I have a bit of a snoring issue as well. I know mine is probably weight based even though I'm not hugely overweight. Apparently there's this new laser operation they can do to fix it. However, I think mine has some other issues with it.

    The bed we bought is this - Catania 2600 Bed | Pocket Collection | Sealy Posturepedic

    This is apparently the best one you can buy currently. Their hybrid ones they have at the site are apparently not that good. The tech is too new.

    I've never been a fan of those adjustable beds personally but that's just me. I think they make me think of hospitals too much.
    I see you have to go to the top of the London Eye every night to get some sleep with how high that bed is...

    Here's a better link (I hope) to the one I use...

    http://m.macys.com/shop/product/drea...cys?ID=1847330
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    03-27-2017 09:36 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I see you have to go to the top of the London Eye every night to get some sleep with how high that bed is...

    Here's a better link (I hope) to the one I use...

    http://m.macys.com/shop/product/drea...cys?ID=1847330
    Those links for whatever reason didn't work on my work PC. I did see them on the phone though.

    I have tried something similar and so has my wife. I always found those pillows a bit stiff. Maybe they're better now? My wife has issues with the height. It's hard to find one that suits her.

    Yeah the bed is very high. It's probably the highest I've run across. My wife has to hop on it. I'm just tall enough to get on it easily. I think when I visited my mother last she had something similar but not as high.

    I can't complain though. It was a major bargain. 😀
    03-27-2017 03:54 PM
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