1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That makes sense, since it's really good on the Pixel. I'm still amazed that it does Portrait Mode so well with just one lens.
    Google software tricks. They got really good at it and shocked a lot of people on the Pixel... especially since the Nexus cameras up to the 5 were garbage. I think the 5 was where they slowly started to make improvements.
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    03-13-2018 08:58 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    The camera here feels like a more poorly executed idea of what Google did with the OG Pixel.

    Andy's team got a lot right the first try...design, in hand feel, premium materials, very attractive packagaing and color options. They just missed where most people though they would have excelled - software.

    I do like the phone. When it ran smooth, it was a treat to use. It was so barebones it was great! I literally could put the basics on it and rock out just fine. That I love because there's stuff on the lil Pixie dust I wish I could uninstall but I can't. On Andy's phone, I was able to use the Sony apps for gallery and music flawlessly and didn't have to bother with Play music and Google Photos, apps I never use. It was so lean, outside of the camera it's a great phone to go fully MSFT apps on.

    In the end, what did me in was the really small things such as not being able to charge the phone with anything other than my battery pack if not using the bundled charger. Or the radio performance on T-Mobile (If I were on Verizon, I heard it runs like a true champ).
    I find that the small things matter the most in the end. At least it always does for me anyway, especially if they are inconveniences.
    03-13-2018 09:01 PM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I find that the small things matter the most in the end. At least it always does for me anyway, especially if they are inconveniences.
    They matter. The radio performance and battery charging were huge for me. I would wake up some days where the phone didn't charge at all overnight when I plugged it into a QC adapter.

    I think 8.1 will make a massive difference for the phone. I just updated it and it runs a lot faster than the beta did.
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    03-13-2018 09:37 PM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    They matter. The radio performance and battery charging were huge for me. I would wake up some days where the phone didn't charge at all overnight when I plugged it into a QC adapter.

    I think 8.1 will make a massive difference for the phone. I just updated it and it runs a lot faster than the beta did.
    Yup, sometimes software can boost the appeal of a device and I think 8.1 was the right move for Andy's team. Device feels much more responsive.

    Only time will tell though. As it stands, I'd certainly keep it as a spare (although I may not do so).
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    03-13-2018 09:45 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Yup, sometimes software can boost the appeal of a device and I think 8.1 was the right move for Andy's team. Device feels much more responsive.

    Only time will tell though. As it stands, I'd certainly keep it as a spare (although I may not do so).
    That's good that it is faster. That's a solid way to start. I wouldn't be surprised if you decide not to considering that the battery not charging with certain chargers and the radio sound like annoying issues to deal with long term.
    03-13-2018 09:49 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That's good that it is faster. That's a solid way to start. I wouldn't be surprised if you decide not to considering that the battery not charging with certain chargers and the radio sound like annoying issues to deal with long term.
    I'll test it out to see if with the stable version the charging issues are the same. I also had read a while back that 8.1 was to bring some improvements to the radios.
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    03-13-2018 10:33 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Here's the view from the car, 2 minutes before we got to the restaurant.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...77f715acd3.jpg
    Yikes! That's a lot of snow.
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    03-13-2018 10:53 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Looks like I can still make this old jambalaya recipe I found a few years back. Always nice to have certain recipes in memory...
    Ooh, that sounds delicious.
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    03-13-2018 10:54 PM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Ooh, that sounds delicious.
    I still got it. It came out good. I make make some for my coworkers and swap the brown rice out for white and the shrimp for chicken as once person is seafood allergic.
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    03-13-2018 11:03 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    I'll test it out to see if with the stable version the charging issues are the same. I also had read a while back that 8.1 was to bring some improvements to the radios.
    Keep us posted on how that goes for you.
    03-13-2018 11:06 PM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    Dealing with WhatsApp from one platform to another makes me want to stay on Android. It is such a pain and it still didn't work. Welp. Thankfully one group remained, even though it's empty. There hasn't been much there anyway. It's on Google Drive and on the phone itself.

    The only other possible solution is to take the sim out of the iPhone, be done with it there, put it back in my A3, load it and then try again and hope it would work. I'll pass.
    Last edited by libra89; 03-13-2018 at 11:38 PM.
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    03-13-2018 11:08 PM
  12. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    RIP Stephen Hawking.

    Both intelligent and funny.

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    raycpl, libra89, MSFTisMIA and 2 others like this.
    03-14-2018 03:42 AM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    Oh Sony....
    Sony on why it dropped the headphone jack: the other kids were doing it - GSMArena

    Not sure if the Apple "courage" reason from late 2016 or if this reasoning is worse. And what I don't get about them is that they have the capability to make good USB-C ones.
    03-14-2018 07:50 AM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    Took me 40 minutes to dig out of this today morning.
    03-14-2018 08:07 AM
  15. worldspy99's Avatar
    On the plus side the view from the meeting room is absolutely spectacular!
    03-14-2018 08:07 AM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    On the plus side the view from the meeting room is absolutely spectacular!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0af8e85716.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...793c52ccf5.jpg
    That's stunning!
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    03-14-2018 08:53 AM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    Took me 40 minutes to dig out of this today morning.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...700d0925bf.jpg
    Whoa...
    03-14-2018 08:53 AM
  18. raycpl's Avatar
    Frosting!!

    ... !
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    03-14-2018 09:34 AM
  19. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Took me 40 minutes to dig out of this today morning.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...700d0925bf.jpg
    The Abominable Snowcar! Would that be a Yeti or Yugo?
    03-14-2018 02:45 PM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    The Abominable Snowcar! Would that be a Yeti or Yugo?
    That’s where I would have just started my Subaru Forester and blasted right out of there! Haha.
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    03-14-2018 05:11 PM
  21. fatclue_98's Avatar
    That’s where I would have just started my Subaru Forester and blasted right out of there! Haha.
    Me too.
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    03-14-2018 05:19 PM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    That’s where I would have just started my Subaru Forester and blasted right out of there! Haha.
    Me too.Click image for larger version. 

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    03-14-2018 05:20 PM
  23. TgeekB's Avatar
    Me too.
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    Well, it’s not a Subie but I’m sure you enjoy it.
    03-14-2018 05:22 PM
  24. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Well, it’s not a Subie but I’m sure you enjoy it.
    That's momma's actually. I only get to drive it on weekends because I drive a company car.
    03-14-2018 05:39 PM
  25. TgeekB's Avatar
    That's momma's actually. I only get to drive it on weekends because I drive a company car.
    Gotta make sure Momma’s happy!
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    03-14-2018 05:41 PM
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