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    4G Android phone megathread

    Unless there is something wrong with the S10+, probably not. I'm sure the 120 Hz screen is nice, but unless you game on your phone, it's not the sort of thing I'd shell out for. It's also my (uninformed) guess that 5G connectivity will be of limited use in the near future. Broadly...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Is it iOS primarily driving the move, or is it the iPhone XS specifically? I ask because I'm very strongly considering making the opposite move after a decade on Android. The batteries on the new iPhones seem to be great, and the Pixel 4 models seem very underwhelming. Also, the lack of...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Did you get one of those kits from iFixit to in order to pull it apart or did you already have the tools? Different use case, but I need to swap out the battery on an old MacBook Air that Apple will no longer service. It seems like those iFixit kits are legit, curious to know if that's the...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    It's the best Android phone I've had, and I've had quite a few dating back to the first Droid. I bought it at launch for $1000, but only because they had a dollar-for-dollar travel credit at the time. I bought the 1 XL for around $600 or so when they were clearing inventory for the 2 XL. If...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    I don't know what service you use, but if you sign up for Google Fi today, the Pixel 3 XL is 50% off, $449-499 depending upon storage (the Pixel 3 is also 1/2 off). I'm sure they are clearing inventory before the Pixel 4 comes out in a month or so. The Pixel is probably a better phone than the...
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    The $200 Lineup Game

    This is fun and I'm bored at work. Not sure if this is better or not, but with some tweaks, you can get Gary Payton into the Celtics lineup: C - Shaq - 37 F - McAdoo - 20 F- Gugliotta - 20 G - Maravich - 26 G - Payton - 77 6th - Prince - 9 189. Is the downgrade from Gilmore to Gugliotta...
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    How Did They Do This?

    It's at the point where people call me and tell me they received a call from my number, and I explain spoofed calls to them. I answer every spoofed call now, because I am frequently bored at work. If it is the thing about the extended car warranty, I tell them I drive a 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    There are some cheap USB-C earbuds that come with it. I used them for about five minutes yesterday, and they seem on par with all the other cheap earbuds I've use (I've never had a pair of earbuds that cost more than $20, but I'm listening to podcasts, rarely music, so I don't know it makes a...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    I took the plunge on the Pixel 3 XL yesterday, entirely because of the $999 travel credit. I was absolutely going to drop a grand with Airbnb next year. Instead, I did it today and picked up a new phone. I figure if I don't like it, I can sell it on eBay after I've fulfilled all the terms of...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    I have a first gen Pixel XL, but I have a $10-ish case from Amazon. I don't know if it really matters* (beyond aesthetics) so long as it keeps the screen from making contact with the surface you place the phone upon when it is face down. The brand appears to be "Caseology". I think the glass...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Fi user on original Pixel XL here. I'm in SW Connecticut. I have one of those apps that tells me what network I'm on and records it. Scrolling through the history I see no US Cellular in the past few months. I'm usually in suburban/urban areas, so this makes some sense. I'm almost always...
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    Computer Monitors

    I couldn't find a recent thread on this. Thought about putting it in the gaming thread, but there might be other people who are having the same dilemma as I am. I got a new desktop the other day. Dell Alienware i7-8700, Nvidia GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM, seems to work pretty well. Except for more...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    I've had it for about 24 hours now on the original XL. I've had an app or two crap out on me unexpectedly, but otherwise is pretty good. The battery life seems like it might be better, but it's virtually impossible to say for sure after just a day. I don't think I'm seeing any difference in...
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    Broadcast Team Groupings in Boston Sports History

    I have a very distinct memory of being drunk in college watching this game. In addition to "the Hall of Famer Einar Diaz," I recall that either Sean or Jerry referred to Jaret Wright as "that punk Jaret Wright" quite a few times after one of the brawls. I think it was Jerry, I can't find any...
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    4G Android phone megathread

    Same phone and setup, except I have terrible battery life but good service. I'm constantly charging this thing. I don't want to pay $600 for the ten month old Pixel XL, I don't want to wait til October to get rid of this phone, and I really don't want to pay whatever the Pixel XL 2 is rumored...