Cell phones survey



  • I am now in the market to replace my cell phone, since my iPhone has the dreaded touch disease.

    I'm not locked into Apple, so I am open to options. I hated my last Samsung phone, but I've been looking at the Google Pixel. I'm looking for some discussion here on what everyone uses. I'm sure it will be a mixed bag for sure...



  • @fuznutz04 said in Cell phones survey:

    I am now in the market to replace my cell phone, since my iPhone has the dreaded touch disease.

    I'm not locked into Apple, so I am open to options. I hated my last Samsung phone, but I've been looking at the Google Pixel. I'm looking for some discussion here on what everyone uses. I'm sure it will be a mixed bag for sure...

    This will be a very mixed bag. @scottalanmiller will say iphone is the only choice, I personally prefer my edge by far and it has better reviews last time I checked. Google Pixel has good reviews as well. I doubt you'll get a straight answer.



  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a very good reviews... but I'll stick with iPhone just because I already used to its interface + Apple Watch. I think it's more of what you will be doing with it. Big screen = Youtube/Netflex.



  • @quixoticjeremy Yeah, the touch thing has been getting worse, to the point of actually doing things by itself. Like if I have the screen turned on, then it randomly pressing things on the screen. It's become a real POS.



  • I really like my Windows 10 phone (Lumia 950xl). I'm going to attempt to hold out until the "Surface Phone", but if not that one, then I'm thinking of either iPhone 8 or Galaxy Note 8 (not out yet?)



  • @fuznutz04 Wow, yeah my old iphone 4 did that and I dealt with it for far too long. I swapped over and I likely will stay with my edge for quite some time.



  • @tim_g I had a Windows phone once. It was OK, but I probably wouldn't go back.



  • @fuznutz04 said in Cell phones survey:

    @tim_g I had a Windows phone once. It was OK, but I probably wouldn't go back.

    I did too, it was awful.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    @fuznutz04 said in Cell phones survey:

    @tim_g I had a Windows phone once. It was OK, but I probably wouldn't go back.

    I did too, it was awful.

    I never did, thankful that I didn't.



  • I'm still on a Samsung Galaxy S5. The thing just will not die, gotta be 3 years old now. I've wipe and reload it a couple of times to bring it back to life and still getting good battery life off the original battery. However, I've been itching to upgrade it to a Google Pixel as well, and switch from AT&T to Google Fi with the Pixel.



  • I've also experience that touch interface issue when I had my iPhone 5c.
    I would still add iPhone to your list of possible new phones.



  • @magicmarker said in Cell phones survey:

    I'm still on a Samsung Galaxy S5. The thing just will not die, gotta be 3 years old now. I've wipe and reload it a couple of times to bring it back to life and still getting good battery life off the original battery. However, I've been itching to upgrade it to a Google Pixel as well, and switch from AT&T to Google Fi with the Pixel.

    How did I not hear about Google FI yet? Anyone here use it?



  • @black3dynamite said in Cell phones survey:

    I've also experience that touch interface issue when I had my iPhone 5c.
    I would still add iPhone to your list of possible new phones.

    Yeah, it is still in the running for sure. I like the iPhone 7. I'm trying to told out until the next models comes out (Pixel, iphone 7s, and iphone 8, others)



  • I love my Galaxy Note 4, until it died on me. I was forced to upgrade (for free) to the Note 5. That burned. Phone is sealed, so I can't add an SD card or change out the battery. Really felt that Samsung took a step back on that one.

    I'm starting to itch for an upgrade as well, but either considering the Google Pixel (I'm still paranoid about Google) or going back to iPhone. Wife would go back to iPhone kicking and screaming as she had problems with hers but loves her Note 4, still has it by the way.



  • @stess said in Cell phones survey:

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a very good reviews... but I'll stick with iPhone just because I already used to its interface + Apple Watch. I think it's more of what you will be doing with it. Big screen = Youtube/Netflex.

    LOL, not for me. I rarely watch videos on my phone. Kills the battery to fast.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    @fuznutz04 said in Cell phones survey:

    @tim_g I had a Windows phone once. It was OK, but I probably wouldn't go back.

    I did too, it was awful.

    When did you have one? What OS? version?



  • Think it also depends on what your going to use it for.

    If its a mobile office then you might need a top range one. If its just call, text odd email and light browsing then a £60 phone might do, e.g. I had (until the little one broke her phone) I had a Doogee X5 pro from eBay and it did what I needed it to and smoothly.



  • @dashrender said in Cell phones survey:

    @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    @fuznutz04 said in Cell phones survey:

    @tim_g I had a Windows phone once. It was OK, but I probably wouldn't go back.

    I did too, it was awful.

    When did you have one? What OS? version?

    Irrelevant as the issues were the malware ecosystem that Microsoft built. That it was technically inferior was not the problem. That MS made it just bad, period, is the issue and no amount of old or version or fixes will correct that. Once you can't trust the vendor, you can't trust it.

    My phone is for its functionality, if I wanted a malware platform I don't need to pay MS for it.



  • @nerdydad said in Cell phones survey:

    back to iPhone. Wife would go back to iPhone kicking and screaming as she had problems with hers but loves her Note 4,

    In the past two years I've used

    Samsung S4 - horrible - needed to be rebooted all the time, laggy, etc
    Lumia 520 - laggy but otherwise very usable, had the few apps I wanted (outlook email, Starbucks, and normal built in apps)
    Lumia 640 - less laggy than 520, very usable, same apps as 520
    Google Nexus 6P - Great in the beginning, but after 6 months or so it was noticeably slower. I probably had 20 apps or so on it, outside the factory apps. Decent battery life, 24+ hours with good amount of use. Though when taking a lot of picture, lots of FB/picture uploads/chatting - probably around 6 hours until dead.
    iPhone 6s - close to the same size as the 520, so a lot smaller than the rest. Lag is rare, but definitely no were near zero. Pretty much any app out there you want, great battery life. I can get nearly 2 days with low to moderate use. Heavy internet/uploading/photo taking, close to 6 hours until dead. This phone came to me 6+ months used with a cracked screen (haven't replaced the screen and still works 99+% of the time).

    I've definitely had the least amount of issues with the iPhone compared to the rest. As much as I detest normal Apple users (not IT Apple users), smug bastards, I do have to admit after using this phone - yeah it's pretty damned awesome.

    Both the iPhone and the Nexus 6P suffered from not being able to change certain aspects like ring tones to my personal choices versus just the built in ones (though I haven't tried that hard with the iPhone, so maybe it can now too), but my old Android phones and Windows phones all allowed me to use any wav/MP3 file as a ring/notification sound. sucks to be stuck with the crap default options.



  • I've moved two people off of iPhones to Google Pixel over the past two months. The first person would never go back to an iPhone after two months of usage. They really like it and it plugs into the Google ecosystem they had been using previously (which they hadn't been using to the full extent on iOS).



  • @coliver said in Cell phones survey:

    I've moved two people off of iPhones to Google Pixel over the past two months. The first person would never go back to an iPhone after two months of usage. They really like it and it plugs into the Google ecosystem they had been using previously (which they hadn't been using to the full extent on iOS).

    So a friend of mine has some something similar, but it was the Galaxy Note series phones - they loved the stylus, removing parallax from photos and a few other features, but now a year later - not sure what they think?



  • @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    My phone is for its functionality, if I wanted a malware platform I don't need to pay MS for it.

    Then I hope you aren't using an iPhone! Horrible track record (if you bother to look).



  • @tim_g said in Cell phones survey:

    @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    My phone is for its functionality, if I wanted a malware platform I don't need to pay MS for it.

    Then I hope you aren't using an iPhone! Horrible track record (if you bother to look).

    You've obviously never tried the Windows phone. Their entire store system is nothing BUT malware.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    @tim_g said in Cell phones survey:

    @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    My phone is for its functionality, if I wanted a malware platform I don't need to pay MS for it.

    Then I hope you aren't using an iPhone! Horrible track record (if you bother to look).

    You've obviously never tried the Windows phone. Their entire store system is nothing BUT malware.

    Ohhh Kay - you're talking about the store.. OK I have to give you that one. MS didn't monitor it at all.. and it is down right horrible! But that doesn't make the OS a malware platform.



  • @dashrender The MS store was really bad. I know android gets a bad rep but it's a tiny percentage of apps that are malware. And even then you have to do something stupid to be infected.



  • @dashrender said in Cell phones survey:

    @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    @tim_g said in Cell phones survey:

    @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    My phone is for its functionality, if I wanted a malware platform I don't need to pay MS for it.

    Then I hope you aren't using an iPhone! Horrible track record (if you bother to look).

    You've obviously never tried the Windows phone. Their entire store system is nothing BUT malware.

    Ohhh Kay - you're talking about the store.. OK I have to give you that one. MS didn't monitor it at all.. and it is down right horrible! But that doesn't make the OS a malware platform.

    That's an integral part of the experience. They didn't provide an alternative. So the store dictates the quality of the overall device.

    The entire store was designed around delivering fake products (malware) to me. It was a platform designed for malware, and nothing BUT malware.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    @tim_g said in Cell phones survey:

    @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    My phone is for its functionality, if I wanted a malware platform I don't need to pay MS for it.

    Then I hope you aren't using an iPhone! Horrible track record (if you bother to look).

    You've obviously never tried the Windows phone. Their entire store system is nothing BUT malware.

    That's the same thing as not liking Fords because people lock their children in them...

    What kind of apps are you choosing to install that have malware?



  • I recommend the Lumia 635 with Win 10.
    Just look here, i have about 15 different choices when i search for the Opera browser. The store is amazing. Dozens of vpn app choices in there too.

    "In case you cant tell I am being sarcastic" ~lots of people



  • @tim_g said in Cell phones survey:

    @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    @tim_g said in Cell phones survey:

    @scottalanmiller said in Cell phones survey:

    My phone is for its functionality, if I wanted a malware platform I don't need to pay MS for it.

    Then I hope you aren't using an iPhone! Horrible track record (if you bother to look).

    You've obviously never tried the Windows phone. Their entire store system is nothing BUT malware.

    That's the same thing as not liking Fords because people lock their children in them...

    What kind of apps are you choosing to install that have malware?

    Any. It was ALL malware. It wasn't that they contained malware, they WERE malware. The store itself was essentially malware. Which, being part of the phone, made the phone malware. From what I could tell, the sole purpose of the phone was to host the store and the store's only function was to present fake apps as looking like real ones from actual phone platforms. There were no apps that you would want to use, as far as I could ever tell, but the store was loaded with ones with the exact name of the app, names of the vendor and icons so that, since MS controlled the store, there was no validation for phone users to determine if the app they wanted existed or if there were just twenty malware items called that.

    It's nothing like "some people lock kids in the car", I could find no safe, legitimate use for the phone.



  • @momurda said in Cell phones survey:

    I recommend the Lumia 635 with Win 10.
    Just look here, i have about 15 different choices when i search for the Opera browser. The store is amazing. Dozens of vpn app choices in there too.

    "In case you cant tell I am being sarcastic" ~lots of people

    Exactly. Any app you wanted was in there a dozen times or more. Chances are, none of them were actually the app. But there was no way to know.


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