1. libra89's Avatar
    They took away some features I was getting to like, such as the boom box tech.

    Overall, this is the first time I've ever seen LG semi focused. They're being a bit more targeted in their approach - one basic model in the targeted market (outside of the 5G bands). Let's see if they ship it out at the end of March..and they advertise the HECK of it SMARTLY. THAT would be very impressive.
    I'm glad that they are a little better focused. I wonder how much advantage they will have with being priced slightly lower than the S20.
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    02-27-2020 08:23 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    While the Z Flip has issues, I was kind of curious about it still. I finally got to watch MrMobile's review on it (student life when you have a paper due calls...) and I'll stay with my S10e.
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    02-27-2020 08:26 AM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    Gotta love the MTA...can never tell when it's gonna help you get late to work...
    That sounds annoying.
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    02-27-2020 08:29 AM
  4. nate0's Avatar
    While the Z Flip has issues, I was kind of curious about it still. I finally got to watch MrMobile's review on it and I'll stay with my S10e.
    The truth about the zflip is that all other OEMs will be chasing Samsung's innovation and tech behind it. They just set the bar on that device...that is if flips really do make a come back.
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    02-27-2020 08:30 AM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    The truth about the zflip is that all other OEMs will be chasing Samsung's innovation and tech behind it. They just set the bar on that device...that is if flips really do make a come back.
    That's true. This will be interesting to see if that comes to pass. The size was the biggest draw for me with it. HTC shouldn't use their resources to make one, Sony probably wouldn't, maybe Huawei might since they seem to have the resources.
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    02-27-2020 08:36 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I leave that to Rue as he rolls his eyes during the tech comments...
    Well, not really.

    First is that I don't have the varied experience that most of you have with phones. So I typically get lost in that so just scroll by.

    Second I find most news about smartphones rather boring these days. There's nothing really exciting anymore. Android Central might as well call themselves Samsung Central. The only phone they write the same about is the Pixel.

    Big yawn fest really.

    Tech is a bit boring in the PC and mobile phone sphere currently.

    PC is all about games. Mobile is mostly about camera and games.

    Since I'm not into games,...
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    02-27-2020 10:08 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The truth about the zflip is that all other OEMs will be chasing Samsung's innovation and tech behind it. They just set the bar on that device...that is if flips really do make a come back.
    Don't see the point of a flip other than being flashy. Some people will get it just for that and no other reason.

    I have doubts about the excitement of dual screen devices. Until they can make them thinner and useful I don't see much use.

    Most tablets in Android have gone. Only a few OEMs left. Even Apple had to reinvent theirs.

    So I don't see the fascination with either of these 'innovations' other than being gimmicks.
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    02-27-2020 10:13 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The sad reality with dual screen devices is that it will take Apple to release one for them to be relevent.

    Until then they'll be niche devices.
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    02-27-2020 10:23 AM
  9. nate0's Avatar
    Don't see the point of a flip other than being flashy. Some people will get it just for that and no other reason.

    I have doubts about the excitement of dual screen devices. Until they can make them thinner and useful I don't see much use.

    Most tablets in Android have gone. Only a few OEMs left. Even Apple had to reinvent theirs.

    So I don't see the fascination with either of these 'innovations' other than being gimmicks.
    It's a huge waste of time the vendors will jump on it if that's what people want.
    02-27-2020 10:31 AM
  10. nate0's Avatar
    The sad reality with dual screen devices is that it will take Apple to release one for them to be relevent.

    Until then they'll be niche devices.
    Like I mentioned in another thread give it a couple years until Apple reinvents it and innovates it for everybody else to Marvel at then we can start looking at as old Tech or old news.
    02-27-2020 10:31 AM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Well, not really.

    First is that I don't have the varied experience that most of you have with phones. So I typically get lost in that so just scroll by.

    Second I find most news about smartphones rather boring these days. There's nothing really exciting anymore. Android Central might as well call themselves Samsung Central. The only phone they write the same about is the Pixel.

    Big yawn fest really.

    Tech is a bit boring in the PC and mobile phone sphere currently.

    PC is all about games. Mobile is mostly about camera and games.

    Since I'm not into games,...
    That's awfully fancy way to describe the eye rolling...
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    02-27-2020 03:21 PM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That sounds annoying.
    It's more annoying than it sounds.
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    02-27-2020 03:22 PM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm glad that they are a little better focused. I wonder how much advantage they will have with being priced slightly lower than the S20.
    If they're looking at it frome the lens of poaching Samsung customers - they'll have the same no advantage they've had since they screwed up the Note 7/V20 scenario.

    If they look at it from targeting media junkies and semi serious content creators, they've got a puncher's chance if they nail pricing.
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    02-27-2020 04:05 PM
  14. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    New headphones have been good so far. The call quality is very good. Had a long call during a walk home recently with my winter hat on and the mics didn't miss a beat and the quality was crystal clear. I'm still adjusting to the passive noise canceling. My ears are adjusting to the volume quickly, so I keep them at 50% and they are loud enough to enjoy the music but still give me not completely gimped sound awareness via the passive NC.

    For $50, a home run.
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    02-27-2020 06:49 PM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So as I digest the V60 some more, I see the chamfered edges, in that HTC 10 style. It looks really nice. I just think it's going to be a lot bigger than what I want to use it for. That's likely what will keep me away.

    If I was going to have only two devices, it would be a Nokia 9 and this. I'd like beat the hell out of it for vacations though.

    I hope LG does well enough this year. I don't think they will sell more than Samsung, but this is a very solid device - at least they've been consistent.
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    02-27-2020 08:42 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    New headphones have been good so far. The call quality is very good. Had a long call during a walk home recently with my winter hat on and the mics didn't miss a beat and the quality was crystal clear. I'm still adjusting to the passive noise canceling. My ears are adjusting to the volume quickly, so I keep them at 50% and they are loud enough to enjoy the music but still give me not completely gimped sound awareness via the passive NC.

    For $50, a home run.
    Nice! I'm glad it was worth taking a chance on.
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    02-27-2020 09:28 PM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    02-27-2020 09:32 PM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Nice! I'm glad it was worth taking a chance on.
    It was. Did a ton of looking around. I knew the Sabbats were on the short list but wanted to see if I could find something else as an alternative. These have fit nicely so far.
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    02-27-2020 09:34 PM
  19. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I have to say this is going to be an interesting year... Will interesting is the only word I can think of to describe it.

    So far, we have a virus running rampant and is starting to affect business. The economy was already slowing so this creates a whole new level of worry.

    Then we'll see how the USA handles this outbreak with it's healthcare system... Not looking good...

    And it's only February...
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    02-28-2020 03:37 AM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I have to say this is going to be an interesting year... Will interesting is the only word I can think of to describe it.

    So far, we have a virus running rampant and is starting to affect business. The economy was already slowing so this creates a whole new level of worry.

    Then we'll see how the USA handles this outbreak with it's healthcare system... Not looking good...

    And it's only February...
    #2020cluster****.
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    02-28-2020 06:35 AM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So, NYS is "banning" single use plastic bags starting 03/01/2020. When I grocery shop, I take the paper and recycle it. I'll just have to carry my bags now as I'm not as consistent with them. I've been cracking jokes about it with my corner Bodega workers. At least there are a few sensible exemptions, yet I'm hopeful it cuts down the waste.

    I personally try to recycle single use bags ad much as I can, but they can be such a scourge at times.
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    02-28-2020 07:37 AM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    So, NYS is "banning" single use plastic bags starting 03/01/2020. When I grocery shop, I take the paper and recycle it. I'll just have to carry my bags now as I'm not as consistent with them. I've been cracking jokes about it with my corner Bodega workers. At least there are a few sensible exemptions, yet I'm hopeful it cuts down the waste.

    I personally try to recycle single use bags ad much as I can, but they can be such a scourge at times.
    Wow, banning! I can only wonder how this will work with things like meat. You'll probably be the only one to know what I mean, but when you go to some "international" food stores, you can buy meat. This meat is usually packaged in bags. Even though they do that, I would rather use a plastic bag to also bag it again.
    02-28-2020 09:23 AM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    Wow, banning! I can only wonder how this will work with things like meat. You'll probably be the only one to know what I mean, but when you go to some "international" food stores, you can buy meat. This meat is usually packaged in bags. Even though they do that, I would rather use a plastic bag to also bag it again.
    We have had a plastic bag ban in LA County since 2011. So we're used to it. They will sell you a sturdy bag for $1 or a paper bag for 10c.
    02-28-2020 10:01 AM
  24. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    What's a plastic bag??
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    02-28-2020 10:44 AM
  25. libra89's Avatar
    We have had a plastic bag ban in LA County since 2011. So we're used to it. They will sell you a sturdy bag for $1 or a paper bag for 10c.
    That's good to know. Well, y'all are more ahead. In my county, composing isn't even really a thing. Just trash, recycling and yard waste. A neighboring county charges for them.
    02-28-2020 12:14 PM
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