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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1520 on: October 09, 2017, 07:28:02 PM »
phone recommendations for 12~15k budget? priority is the camera.  so far, the Sony XA1 kinda fits the bill because it uses the old Z5's camera.  any other suggestions?
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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1521 on: October 09, 2017, 08:49:56 PM »
A lightly used LG v20, plus you can swap out the battery when it goes bad. It's a biggish phone though.
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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1522 on: October 09, 2017, 09:06:11 PM »
not Asus. :lol:

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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1523 on: October 10, 2017, 07:06:24 PM »
Do tell, Dean what phone you bought and your impressions of it.

Am content with the xa1 so far. I am not a phone fanatic however, and the only game i have installed on it is chess.com.

Only comment i can say is that usb type c is a pain as of now since it's not ubiquitous. A good cable will set you back 1K.
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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1524 on: October 11, 2017, 06:42:18 PM »
it's for my wife and she's currently leaning towards the XA1.  just need to raise funds.

as for USB-C, i just got me a micro-USB to USB-C adapter for my phone since mine is USB-C while the other devices at home are still on micro-USB.  got it from lazada.
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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1525 on: October 12, 2017, 05:11:32 PM »
bought my type c cables from miniso.  i even bought the high ampere one.  it seems to work fine for me and costs 200php.  oddly, my powerbank only puts out 1500ma even though its rated at 2.4A.  i was using a fake usb C cable which charges my phone really slowly so i changed it into this new one.  old cable was charging at below 500ma at times.  sometimes it would increase to 1500ma but sometimes it would charge really slow.  the miniso cable charges it at a more decent speed
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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1526 on: October 12, 2017, 06:27:49 PM »
bought my type c cables from miniso.  i even bought the high ampere one.  it seems to work fine for me and costs 200php.  oddly, my powerbank only puts out 1500ma even though its rated at 2.4A.  i was using a fake usb C cable which charges my phone really slowly so i changed it into this new one.  old cable was charging at below 500ma at times.  sometimes it would increase to 1500ma but sometimes it would charge really slow.  the miniso cable charges it at a more decent speed

Also bought my Type-C cable from Miniso. Seems to be working fine.

Also for those looking for a new phone but on a budget:

http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/android-smartphones-with-3gb-ram-under-php10k/#1zvgCOCVuwiiT6e6.97

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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1527 on: October 13, 2017, 01:19:23 AM »
bought my type c cables from miniso.  i even bought the high ampere one.  it seems to work fine for me and costs 200php.  oddly, my powerbank only puts out 1500ma even though its rated at 2.4A.  i was using a fake usb C cable which charges my phone really slowly so i changed it into this new one.  old cable was charging at below 500ma at times.  sometimes it would increase to 1500ma but sometimes it would charge really slow.  the miniso cable charges it at a more decent speed

Also bought my Type-C cable from Miniso. Seems to be working fine.

Also for those looking for a new phone but on a budget:

http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/android-smartphones-with-3gb-ram-under-php10k/#1zvgCOCVuwiiT6e6.97

same as mine?  the 3A rated type c cable?
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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1528 on: October 13, 2017, 04:49:52 AM »
^not sure about the specs, it was the only Type C they got. I use it to charge an Asus Zen tablet. Seems to charge at the same times as the OEM.

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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1529 on: October 16, 2017, 03:52:21 AM »
Bought a nokia 6 for my dad. 5.5" 1080p vs. XA1's 5" 720p. Translates to being a better e-book reader while still being pocketable.

The takeaway is that sync&charge jelly case is pretty good, volume n power buttons press easily as if naked.
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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1530 on: October 17, 2017, 06:08:43 AM »
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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1531 on: October 19, 2017, 11:42:53 AM »
http://bensonapproved.com/ has a list of "good" USB type C cables tested by Google engineer Benson Leung.

The local (SG) markup on cables on his list are ridiculous though, compared to Amazon.
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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1532 on: October 21, 2017, 09:59:18 AM »
the nokia 7 seems nice. also interested in the xiaomi Mi Mix2.

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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1533 on: October 24, 2017, 07:49:20 PM »
What kind of game would need to access Device and app history?

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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1534 on: October 24, 2017, 08:43:28 PM »
^ nope nope nope

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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1535 on: November 02, 2017, 07:05:32 AM »
Razer phone looks like the most impressive Android device yet
https://www.razerzone.com/mobile/razer-phone



120Hz screen with Variable Refresh, 8GB RAM, 4000mAh battery, Stock Android 7.1 + Nova Launcher, $699
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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1536 on: November 02, 2017, 07:12:38 AM »
now that's a phone worthy of its tag price.


maybe.  >:D

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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1537 on: November 02, 2017, 12:45:26 PM »
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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1538 on: November 02, 2017, 01:36:15 PM »
still, its price is just about the same as the top end of samsung and apple, right? and its specs are better, if i am not mistaken.


not that i am interested in buying it, but i hope it would provide a healthy competition to the market.

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Re: Android thread
« Reply #1539 on: November 02, 2017, 01:53:33 PM »
^ Yep on the specs. I think someone benched it and it's faster than the 8S.
Price is much lower. High-end Apple/Samsung is at $1000+
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