1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I doubt anyone has really had the X 1 yet. Sony has been notorious like LG for announcing phones and not launching them soon. It's nice to see them launch the X10(+) so fast so maybe there is hope.

    Don't know why they didn't put Qi in the phone. Don't understand OEMs fascination with slim phones. This whole societal push for "slim is in" annoys the hell out of me.
    Not sure why Sony avoids Qi. They haven't had that on any phone that I know of. It's not a deal breaker for me though. I don't have any need for it. It's a 'nice to have' option.

    As for slender phones, yeah, I agree.
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    03-20-2019 12:19 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the 9 has been a success in the aims of generating buzz, and trying to stake out a point of differentiation from others in the camera space. HMD knew it wasn't going to make this first Gen product a mass market device by controlling the number of units available.

    I really, really want to see a Gen two product - similar in the vein that the 1020 led to the 950 camera. Something like 3 lenses with all OIS (2 color + 1 mono/ 1 color + 2 mono / 3 color at different focal lengths) and a bit more balanced take in the sharpness and processing speed. Looks like the 9 also reminds me of the earlier Leica cameras on Huawei phones where the focus was more on stills.

    Phone is interesting to me. Would love to try it at $500.
    I think this is likely to happen where the phone won't drop much in price because of it's limited number.

    And I agree they definitely got people's attention with it.
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    03-20-2019 12:22 AM
  3. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Not sure why Sony avoids Qi. They haven't had that on any phone that I know of. It's not a deal breaker for me though. I don't have any need for it. It's a 'nice to have' option.

    As for slender phones, yeah, I agree.
    It's in the XZ2 and XZ3. While it's not an essential feature, I just don't see why they didn't leave it in there for all the $ they will likely charge for the X 1.
    03-20-2019 05:57 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It's in the XZ2 and XZ3. While it's not an essential feature, I just don't see why they didn't leave it in there for all the $ they will likely charge for the X 1.
    It's Sony?

    From one review I read it's going to be more than the Samsung 10.

    So yeah, typical Sony. Just hope the phone lives up to some of the hype. It's definitely interesting.
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    03-20-2019 08:22 AM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    I don't hate the Pixel just think they're over priced for what they are.
    It depends on when you plan to purchase them. I just got a 128GB Pixel 3 XL for $600. I think though the deals for Pixels are a bit scarce outside USA. Having said that, I think the Sony hardware is way over priced at least in the USA and probably there are better deals available across the Atlantic for Sony devices.
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    03-20-2019 10:53 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It depends on when you plan to purchase them. I just got a 128GB Pixel 3 XL for $600. I think though the deals for Pixels are a bit scarce outside USA. Having said that, I think the Sony hardware is way over priced at least in the USA and probably there are better deals available across the Atlantic for Sony devices.
    Oh I know Sony isn't cheap. I typically don't buy just released as you know.

    I don't really know what to do to be honest.
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    03-20-2019 02:51 PM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    I got a LG G5 from a co-worker friend today. It's fun to play with older devices in general. It hadn't been updated since August of 2017. It's going through a bunch of updates right now.

    And he also gave me two old iPhone 5 devices. How did we ever use that size of a smartphone is beyond me.
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    03-21-2019 05:00 PM
  8. worldspy99's Avatar
    Quick Android Q Beta update.
    So far no big issues on the Pixel 3XL. I tried out a few of the things reviewers have noticed on the web. I like the battery life function on notification toggle down. I did change the shading color from Blue (default) to Black. Dark mode once it arrives is going to be great. But I am already enjoying that on the Samsung S10+.

    More as I discover.
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    03-21-2019 05:03 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    I got a LG G5 from a co-worker friend today. It's fun to play with older devices in general. It hadn't been updated since August of 2017. It's going through a bunch of updates right now.

    And he also gave me two old iPhone 5 devices. How did we ever use that size of a smartphone is beyond me.
    Ooh interesting!

    As you know, I would use the 5 size again anyday lol.
    03-21-2019 05:43 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    Lol my mom asked me if I have any condemned phones. I asked her why, do you need one? She said, I asked because you always condemn phones and move on to the next one
    03-21-2019 05:50 PM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    Quick Android Q Beta update.
    So far no big issues on the Pixel 3XL. I tried out a few of the things reviewers have noticed on the web. I like the battery life function on notification toggle down. I did change the shading color from Blue (default) to Black. Dark mode once it arrives is going to be great. But I am already enjoying that on the Samsung S10+.

    More as I discover.
    That battery life function sounds nice. Keep us posted.
    03-21-2019 05:51 PM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I got a LG G5 from a co-worker friend today. It's fun to play with older devices in general. It hadn't been updated since August of 2017. It's going through a bunch of updates right now.

    And he also gave me two old iPhone 5 devices. How did we ever use that size of a smartphone is beyond me.
    Ah, one of the phones I lusted on buying for a long time. I really wanted a G5, but never found one at a price I liked. It was a screamer performance wise back in the day, even with LG's skin on top. I'm glad I got to use the wide angle lens on the V20.

    Looking forward to my restored HTC 10 from that year. There were some very solid options that year (Mi 5 included).
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    03-21-2019 06:18 PM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Oh I know Sony isn't cheap. I typically don't buy just released as you know.

    I don't really know what to do to be honest.
    Just chill. You'll buy something soon enough. For S&G, I saw that the XZ3 is now $579 at the link I sent you.

    A better question for the group would be for $579 what you'd buy: a Oneplus 6T (128GB/8GB RAM) or XZ3 (64GB/6GB RAM)?
    03-21-2019 06:20 PM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Lol my mom asked me if I have any condemned phones. I asked her why, do you need one? She said, I asked because you always condemn phones and move on to the next one
    [insert initial inappropriate comment here]

    Goes to show you the viewpoints folks across generations. Smart Phones are still luxury purchases, in spite of OEMs efforts to make them ubiquitous.
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    03-21-2019 06:23 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Just chill. You'll buy something soon enough. For S&G, I saw that the XZ3 is now $579 at the link I sent you.

    A better question for the group would be for $579 what you'd buy: a Oneplus 6T (128GB/8GB RAM) or XZ3 (64GB/6GB RAM)?
    The Sony. I really like Sony’s apps better than vanilla Android and their battery optimization lets them get away with smaller packs. I’m not feeling the whole FPS under the display thing yet.
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    03-21-2019 06:32 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    [insert initial inappropriate comment here]

    Goes to show you the viewpoints folks across generations. Smart Phones are still luxury purchases, in spite of OEMs efforts to make them ubiquitous.
    This is true. She said that she'll like any of those kind of phones to use as her Nigerian phone, as she goes there more than all of us do. I can offer my A3 since I can't technically use it (gsm only, I'm on Vzw now so not an option) but I need to replace some things on it. It feels like my phone baby but I do need a backup that is carrier friendly. (in the moment, I forgot all of this, because this carrier change is still very new to me.)

    Honestly, I am the one who has bought all of the phones (over time). I bought her phone, replaced my dad's (he paid me back for it so I just picked it out), bought my sister's phone, bought my brother-in-law's phone (kind of, I passed on my Honor 8), replaced my brothers phone (he didn't ask me to but it was SO done, so it was just a gift) so I am the source lol.

    Never mind the other phones she has asked me to buy...
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    03-21-2019 06:49 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    Just chill. You'll buy something soon enough. For S&G, I saw that the XZ3 is now $579 at the link I sent you.

    A better question for the group would be for $579 what you'd buy: a Oneplus 6T (128GB/8GB RAM) or XZ3 (64GB/6GB RAM)?
    I would go for the Oneplus 6T idealistically.
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    03-21-2019 06:57 PM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I would go for the Oneplus 6T idealistically.
    Why? Don't invoke your woman in tight clothes in the club not wanting to be looked at too closely card and be a tease by leaving us bereft of an explanation...
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    03-21-2019 07:33 PM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    The Sony. I really like Sony’s apps better than vanilla Android and their battery optimization lets them get away with smaller packs. I’m not feeling the whole FPS under the display thing yet.
    Surprised you haven't hopped on the $499 Razer 2 bandwagon yet...
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    03-21-2019 07:35 PM
  20. libra89's Avatar
    Why? Don't invoke your woman in tight clothes in the club not wanting to be looked at too closely card and be a tease by leaving us bereft of an explanation...
    Omg your analogy, lol.

    For me, it's slightly shorter, there's a silent mode without vibration or DnD (if I'm not mistaken) and as someone who never tried a OnePlus phone, I'm curious. I have heard that their software is like the Pixel's version but better. Also, I haven't looked at any of the XZ3 reviews so what follows after this statement is something you can take with a grain of salt. The cameras would probably require less fiddling for my use cases. From what I remember of the XZ2 Compact, the camera was almost there for me but didn't land.

    I used ideally because I don't know of the battery life difference between these two phones.
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    03-21-2019 07:47 PM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Omg your analogy, lol.

    For me, it's slightly shorter, there's a silent mode without vibration or DnD (if I'm not mistaken) and as someone who never tried a OnePlus phone, I'm curious. I have heard that their software is like the Pixel's version but better. Also, I haven't looked at any of the XZ3 reviews so what follows after this statement is something you can take with a grain of salt. The cameras would probably require less fiddling for my use cases. From what I remember of the XZ2 Compact, the camera was almost there for me but didn't land.

    I used ideally because I don't know of the battery life difference between these two phones.
    You know that analogy is so true. I was in a club a few months back and saw this. The difference was that she was the arm candy of some dude who paraded her around the dance floor for 20 minutes before they left.
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    03-21-2019 08:11 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    You know that analogy is so true. I was in a club a few months back and saw this. The difference was that she was the arm candy of some dude who paraded her around the dance floor for 20 minutes before they left.
    I believe that it is lol.
    03-21-2019 08:17 PM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    Just chill. You'll buy something soon enough. For S&G, I saw that the XZ3 is now $579 at the link I sent you.

    A better question for the group would be for $579 what you'd buy: a Oneplus 6T (128GB/8GB RAM) or XZ3 (64GB/6GB RAM)?
    For $579, I would get a Galaxy S10+
    which is what I paid for mine brand new out the door.
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    03-21-2019 08:25 PM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm very curious about how the G7 will handle 9.0. Guess once the G8 launches, I'll see what it looks like.

    I'm still interested in putting the G7 on the bench for better radios. We will see what happens though.
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    03-21-2019 09:44 PM
  25. worldspy99's Avatar
    My Prism Blue S10e has shipped today. It's probably going to be a gift for someone in the family.

    I also got a Product Red iPhone 8 for the Mrs.
    03-21-2019 10:11 PM
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