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#2851 crystalline

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 08:27 PM

I've been happy with an external battery pack. If you carry a bag around you can throw this in and charge the phone in the bag in the middle of the day. Not the most slimline solution but it's off the shelf. Mine holds about 6 full charges.
Example
http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/B00BQ5KHJW

Edited by crystalline, 13 February 2015 - 08:28 PM.


#2852 kelpapa

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:30 PM

I just down loaded lazy swipe. It's a favorites tool bar right by your thumb position. Seems pretty useful so far.

#2853 Caspir

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 07:09 AM

Good find. That's a nice app for phablet users our people with small hands. It's not intrusive, and I've only accidentally activated it once. I love my Note, but once in a while I have to awkwardly turn it in my hand to swipe at the notification bar. This saves me the trouble.

#2854 SoxFanInCali


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:08 PM

So, Samsung has decided with the S6 that style (glass and metal build instead of plastic) is more important than substance (removable battery, MicroSD Card slot, waterproofing are all out). That's disappointing.



#2855 Monbo Jumbo


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:01 PM

Neither the new Samsung nor the HTC M9 seem to be wowing folks based on early looks - I still haven't pulled the trigger on something - :(



#2856 NortheasternPJ


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:22 PM

So, Samsung has decided with the S6 that style (glass and metal build instead of plastic) is more important than substance (removable battery, MicroSD Card slot, waterproofing are all out). That's disappointing.


The edge looks amazing but pretty much impossible to even put a case on it. I'd imagine even with the newest gorilla glass the edge glass wouldn't be hard to crack.

#2857 Orange Julia


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:23 PM

So, Samsung has decided with the S6 that style (glass and metal build instead of plastic) is more important than substance (removable battery, MicroSD Card slot, waterproofing are all out). That's disappointing.

So, it's an iPhone? I need to upgrade my SG3; perhaps I'll just get the SG5.



#2858 SumnerH


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:33 PM

The edge looks amazing but pretty much impossible to even put a case on it. I'd imagine even with the newest gorilla glass the edge glass wouldn't be hard to crack.

 

Wow.  I think the edge is ugly as sin.



#2859 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:39 PM

I thought the edge was ridiculous until I saw how my coworker is able to leave it lying flat and still control his podcasts and read notifications. It's a gimmick, but having seen it in action it seems pretty useful.



#2860 glennhoffmania


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:50 PM

Neither the new Samsung nor the HTC M9 seem to be wowing folks based on early looks - I still haven't pulled the trigger on something - :(

 

Did they upgrade the camera at least?  I still have a little while to go but I'm thinking of moving on from HTC after having three of them in a row.



#2861 Remagellan

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:54 PM

I was intrigued by the idea of the Note Edge until I held it in my hand and found it uncomfortable, so I was curious to see how a double-edged one would feel.  But having removed most of the reasons for not getting an iPhone 6 Plus (removable battery, MicroSD card slot, waterproofing), I'll probably now just get an iPhone 6 Plus.  

 

Good job, Samsung!  



#2862 Remagellan

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 03:55 PM

 

Did they upgrade the camera at least?  I still have a little while to go but I'm thinking of moving on from HTC after having three of them in a row.

 

It's a 20 MP camera, not the ultrapixel BS. 

 

http://www.htc.com/u...nes/htc-one-m9/



#2863 SumnerH


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:07 PM

I was intrigued by the idea of the Note Edge until I held it in my hand and found it uncomfortable, so I was curious to see how a double-edged one would feel.  But having removed most of the reasons for not getting an iPhone 6 Plus (removable battery, MicroSD card slot, waterproofing), I'll probably now just get an iPhone 6 Plus.  

 

Good job, Samsung!  

Samsung not having those features doesn't mean that nobody does (the LG for instance just added back removeable batteries and microSD slots in the G3).



#2864 Monbo Jumbo


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 04:10 PM

 
Did they upgrade the camera at least?  I still have a little while to go but I'm thinking of moving on from HTC after having three of them in a row.


Yes, but the reviews on the new camera suck. Even though it's lots of pixels, the images supposedly aren't very good. Perhaps a software upgrade will fix it.

#2865 gars finnvold

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:38 AM

It looks like the Nexus 6 will be available for online purchase tomorrow for Verizon customers.  At least initially, they are only offering the 32GB internal storage memory version.  Is this a concern and should I wait for the 64GB version to become available?  I do not take a tremendous amount of photos and videos with my phone and the pictures I do take are stored to the cloud. I could download some music to store but I have an older iPod with most of my music library.  I typically carry both devices with me, so storing music is not too great a concern (but probably will be when the iPod stops working a week after I get the new phone.)

 

I am up for a renewal of my phone and have narrowed the choices down to the LG G3 and the Nexus 6.



#2866 glennhoffmania


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:50 AM

Has anyone with Sprint figured out a way around this ridiculous ItsOn app battery drain issue? I've read articles and the forums and apparently Sprint just gives people the run around and blames HTC even though it's an app related to Sprint service.



#2867 Orange Julia


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Posted 25 March 2015 - 07:50 AM

I can't wait much longer to replace my SG3 and I'm looking at the 5 which is bigger than I'd like but I'm sure I'll get used to it just like I did with the 3 I am wondering though about backing up all my data in a wholesale type of way as opposed to one app back up at a time. A lot of my stuff is on my SD card but some of it probably isn't. Should I just mount it to my computer, make a folder, drag everything in and then reverse the process, or is there an easier cloud-based kind of situation that I can use? I use my google account for almost everything I can so I am covered that way as well, but I do know there are some outliers on there. Thanks.



#2868 Caspir

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 09:58 AM

Couldn't you share the sd main folder to your Google Drive, then just share it from your Drive back to the sd card once you pop it into the new phone? Would save you the trouble of plugging into a computer and doing the drag drop twice, which would also involve installing new drivers on your computer for the next phone you get before you can transfer everything back.

Edited by Caspir, 25 March 2015 - 09:59 AM.


#2869 jercra

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Posted Yesterday, 11:51 PM

Are you rooted by any chance?  If so you can just use titanium backup.  It will back up your apps and your data.


Edited by jercra, Yesterday, 11:51 PM.





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