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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7960 on: February 15, 2019, 11:37:25 AM »
Holy crap look at the battery on this...

If I remember right, Energizer said they had to "downsize" the battery from ca. 21000mAH because of heating concerns.

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7961 on: February 15, 2019, 11:47:09 AM »
i just went to look on gsm arena to read up on that phone and saw this

https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_note_7-9513.php

look at the camera!
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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7962 on: February 15, 2019, 04:43:44 PM »
The Redmi Note 7 is meant to be amazing, I love the photos!

If I remember right, Energizer said they had to "downsize" the battery from ca. 21000mAH because of heating concerns.

Fifty odd days standby seems okay to me! Will wait for the GSM Arena review. I'm a sucker for battery life AND no notch...

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7963 on: February 15, 2019, 04:49:10 PM »
im not sure it would last that long

they always have mad figures like 30 days (yeah maybe if you dont touch the phone for a month and turn off internet)

but it will be a game changer
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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7964 on: February 15, 2019, 05:10:37 PM »
I get about two days off my rooted Oneplus 5, I don't selfie or watch videos so I would probably get a decent amount of time! But I never buy phones without a review.

GSM Arena said aboot it:

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You can take this on extended trips away from the power grid, the phone promises up to 4 days of music playback (non-stop), 2 days of video or up to 50 days of standby.

The phone supports 18W quick charging (USB Power Delivery 2.0), vital for battery capacities of this size. You can also use the P18K as a power bank and charge other phones and accessories.

My Oneplus 5 USBC port is effed so the next phone I get, I want wireless charging, mind.

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7965 on: February 15, 2019, 06:15:23 PM »
im not sure it would last that long

they always have mad figures like 30 days (yeah maybe if you dont touch the phone for a month and turn off internet)

but it will be a game changer
I don’t think it will be at all.

People have sown that battery life isn’t the biggest concern over the last few years.  People are happy to charge daily or more.

I suspect it will sink without a trace.
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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7966 on: February 18, 2019, 10:16:12 PM »
Going to need to start looking for a new smartphone. Got a Lenovo P2, so the battery life is probably more important than all the latest features. Got a budget of around £250. I'm on a SIM only deal so would want to buy the phone outright. Has anything been recently launched in my price range?

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7967 on: February 20, 2019, 07:06:49 AM »
I don’t think it will be at all.

People have sown that battery life isn’t the biggest concern over the last few years.  People are happy to charge daily or more.

I suspect it will sink without a trace.

Sorry, this is way off the mark. People have repeatedly indicated that they would gladly sacrifice thinness for larger battery capacity in different polls.

https://www.businessinsider.com/poll-shows-people-want-thicker-smartphones-with-better-battery-life-2015-3?IR=T
https://www.zdnet.com/article/battery-vs-thinness-the-choice-is-clear/


This is reasonably handy for a phone with such a huge battery. I for one am looking forward to buying this. Imagine the long hours on PUBG or Netflix without needing to charge.
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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7968 on: February 20, 2019, 09:42:24 AM »
I don’t think it will be at all.

People have sown that battery life isn’t the biggest concern over the last few years.  People are happy to charge daily or more.

I suspect it will sink without a trace.
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Re: What mobile phone?
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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7970 on: February 20, 2019, 08:17:14 PM »
Samsung Galaxy S10 is out today. Always bewilders me how little coverage they get compared to Apple events.


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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7971 on: February 20, 2019, 08:34:48 PM »
Samsung Galaxy S10 is out today. Always bewilders me how little coverage they get compared to Apple events.


It sort of makes sense in that there's only that one event for ios fans, whereas there's dozens of interesting releases a year from the various big android oems, this is just the first of this year's flagship announcements, albeit from the biggest company.

It will be interesting to see how they progress with the foldable designs, by the 3rd or 4th generation they might be approaching a reasonable option and/or price, even if this first one is just a very expensive public beta.

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7972 on: February 20, 2019, 10:16:31 PM »
Isn't the foldable one 2k?? No thanks  ;D

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7973 on: February 20, 2019, 10:18:05 PM »
Isn't the foldable one 2k?? No thanks  ;D

Yep, like fuck you phone companies, they are really taking the piss now

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7974 on: February 21, 2019, 05:02:22 PM »
Ordered the 10+ today. Traded in my S8.

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7975 on: February 25, 2019, 08:19:58 PM »
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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7976 on: February 26, 2019, 10:59:24 AM »
Holy crap look at the battery on this...



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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7977 on: February 27, 2019, 11:16:36 AM »


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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7978 on: February 27, 2019, 12:13:23 PM »
i just went to look on gsm arena to read up on that phone and saw this

https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_note_7-9513.php

look at the camera!

I dint think its a true 48mp camera though, heard its interpolated to 48mp. Its truly 12mp camera.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro which will get a global version soon is the true 48mp camera with a better snapdragon processor I believe. Ill be upgrading from the Note 5 to that for sure.
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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7979 on: February 27, 2019, 06:24:01 PM »
I am gonna get the Xiami Mi 9!!

That Energizer one sounds boss but Jaysus it won't fit in my pocket  :D

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7980 on: February 27, 2019, 06:53:20 PM »
I dint think its a true 48mp camera though, heard its interpolated to 48mp. Its truly 12mp camera.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro which will get a global version soon is the true 48mp camera with a better snapdragon processor I believe. Ill be upgrading from the Note 5 to that for sure.

I'm worried about that phone, read this...

https://www.gsmarena.com/redmi_note_7_fail_actual_durability_test-news-35742.php

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7981 on: February 27, 2019, 07:31:59 PM »


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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7982 on: February 28, 2019, 11:00:49 AM »
I'm worried about that phone, read this...

https://www.gsmarena.com/redmi_note_7_fail_actual_durability_test-news-35742.php

i might get the Mi 9 myself but when anyone takes a stanley knife and a lighter to a phone no matter phone it is they will fuck it up. I have the note 5 and its excellent. Not a mark on it. I assume the note 7 pro will be of the same quality.
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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7983 on: February 28, 2019, 12:28:24 PM »
i might get the Mi 9 myself but when anyone takes a stanley knife and a lighter to a phone no matter phone it is they will fuck it up. I have the note 5 and its excellent. Not a mark on it. I assume the note 7 pro will be of the same quality.

Haha, yeah. I've - touched wood - never even cracked a screen, so durability doesn't worry me toooooooo much.

Notes are great phones. The only thing stopping me saving up for a Note9 is the size of the thing!! Phones keep getting bigger and bigger...

BTW, I spoke to a fella on XDA who found out you can order the Mi 9 on Amazon's Italian website

Why? Well, it isn't out til the 25th March here and VAT will make it higher!

But it won't come with a UK plug. Amused Amazon Italy send to the UK...



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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7984 on: February 28, 2019, 01:56:35 PM »
Haha, yeah. I've - touched wood - never even cracked a screen, so durability doesn't worry me toooooooo much.

Notes are great phones. The only thing stopping me saving up for a Note9 is the size of the thing!! Phones keep getting bigger and bigger...

BTW, I spoke to a fella on XDA who found out you can order the Mi 9 on Amazon's Italian website

Why? Well, it isn't out til the 25th March here and VAT will make it higher!

But it won't come with a UK plug. Amused Amazon Italy send to the UK...



I've imported before, the thing to watch out for is Chinese images vs global
The Note 7 you mean? The redmi note 5 and the redmi note 7 are the same size roughly just the 7 has a bigger screen.

I love the look of the Mi 9 but the battery is turning me off. I'm wondering will the fast charging make up for it.
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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7985 on: February 28, 2019, 02:45:23 PM »
Meant the Samsung note 9 soz!

Yeah, the Mi 9 battery puts me off but the GSM Arena review says it ranks highly because the new snapdragon chip is more effective at how it uses the battery.

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7986 on: February 28, 2019, 02:57:45 PM »
Meant the Samsung note 9 soz!

Yeah, the Mi 9 battery puts me off but the GSM Arena review says it ranks highly because the new snapdragon chip is more effective at how it uses the battery.

Yeah, I wonder about that.... 20w fast charging though, and wireless too. Looks really good for the price. I like a big phone and the Note 5 is starting to feel a bit small for me now  ;D

Still, cannot justify paying top end prices for a phone. The prices of the S10 plus is just ridiculous. Even though I'd love one.
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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7987 on: February 28, 2019, 06:32:06 PM »
Ahh, new 128gb Mi 9 coming my way, found a fella with the European version off ebay doing it for £449 with a warranty. (Got tons of USB plugs lying around, so not bothered about a 2 pin plug; will worry about full wattage charging later)

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7988 on: April 20, 2019, 09:50:47 AM »
Need to get a new Android for the missus, she's on sim only so will buy outright, up to £150, she only needs it for taking holiday snaps, phone calls and whatsapp.  She's got an LG at the minute. Any recommendations?

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7989 on: April 20, 2019, 11:49:16 AM »
Need to get a new Android for the missus, she's on sim only so will buy outright, up to £150, she only needs it for taking holiday snaps, phone calls and whatsapp.  She's got an LG at the minute. Any recommendations?
I bought my son an Honor 9 lite for 119 in December. I believe the 10 lite is now out, but maybe a little more than £150. I cannot recommend the 9blite enough. It even has a finger print scanner - mad for the money.

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7990 on: April 22, 2019, 12:50:01 PM »
I bought my son an Honor 9 lite for 119 in December. I believe the 10 lite is now out, but maybe a little more than £150. I cannot recommend the 9blite enough. It even has a finger print scanner - mad for the money.

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Cheers - will look at both the 9 and 10. Where did you buy the 9 from?

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7991 on: April 22, 2019, 10:06:11 PM »
Gone and cracked the screen on my Huawei mate 20 Pro. Anyone replaced the screen yet? I've seen prices around 300 quid which is a bit fucking silly if you ask me

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7992 on: April 24, 2019, 07:20:11 AM »
Unfortunately, dsplays are the most expensive component in smartphones and the Mate 20 pro has a top of the line high end 2K Oled display.  Even a basic 1080p LCD IPS panel costs 90 -120 odd. 

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7993 on: April 24, 2019, 09:33:38 AM »
Unfortunately, dsplays are the most expensive component in smartphones and the Mate 20 pro has a top of the line high end 2K Oled display.  Even a basic 1080p LCD IPS panel costs 90 -120 odd. 



Twat. Looks like taking an insurance policy out and claiming in a few months is the way forward then

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7994 on: April 24, 2019, 05:23:59 PM »
Twat. Looks like taking an insurance policy out and claiming in a few months is the way forward then

Who do you bank with as most banks now have some sort of multi cover with current accounts. I dropped my Nexus 5 a good few years ago and done the screen in. £30 excess and got my old phone sent off and received a new one within 7 days.

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7995 on: April 25, 2019, 02:19:45 PM »
Who do you bank with as most banks now have some sort of multi cover with current accounts. I dropped my Nexus 5 a good few years ago and done the screen in. £30 excess and got my old phone sent off and received a new one within 7 days.

Halifax, I don't think we have all that additional cover on it. I'll get it lashed on.

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7996 on: April 27, 2019, 07:02:33 PM »
Found a good deal on mobilephonesdirect.co.uk which EE can't match, do you literally just buy it off the website and they sort it all for you if you're keeping the same network, and then just stick my SIM in when it arrives, or do I have to contact EE at all? Never used one of these sites before but the EE upgrade deals are shite.
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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7997 on: April 28, 2019, 08:00:25 AM »
Good question that. I got a deal from buymobiles on three and always wondered how they can do it for so cheap on a 3rd party site but if you go direct the offers dont exist.

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7998 on: April 28, 2019, 09:33:59 AM »
Not sure about upgrades as I've never done one but I'd contact EE to make sure. Especially if you want to keep your existing number etc.

Really want to go for an S10 but the prices are eye-watering. S9 has some pretty good deals so might go for that. But I agree with the above post that it's funny how the prices between these websites and the network is night and day. Almost £200 difference.

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Re: What mobile phone?
« Reply #7999 on: April 28, 2019, 10:38:32 AM »
Ahh, new 128gb Mi 9 coming my way, found a fella with the European version off ebay doing it for £449 with a warranty. (Got tons of USB plugs lying around, so not bothered about a 2 pin plug; will worry about full wattage charging later)

Happy days!

I love Samsung but the phone prices are indeed ridic. Sod going on contract too. Did order a Galaxy Tab S3 off Tecobuy I think it was a year back, for a serious discount; I just hate, hate the idea of going north of £500 for tablets or phones. (I'm on the dole, not just a skinflint!)
How are you finding the mi9? How's the battery and quick charge?
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