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What's your Smartphone Brand?

Apple 16 20.25%
 
Samsung 18 22.78%
 
Nokia 3 3.80%
 
Huawei 5 6.33%
 
Google 6 7.59%
 
OnePlus 6 7.59%
 
Xiaomi 2 2.53%
 
HTC 0 0.00%
 
Another brand 22 27.85%
 
Still using a good ol' cellphone 1 1.27%
 
Total:79

Samsung S10E. Perfect size, super fast, really sleek. Love it so far.



 

 

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I still have an old-school flip phone. Apparently I'm one of maybe a dozen people left in America that still uses one.



thismeintiel said:
EricHiggin said:
BLU Life One X. Have had it for a few years now and while it's nothing special it does the trick. Paid $200 on Amazon brand new shortly after it's release and it's worth every penny. The only issue I have with it is with updates because the battery life can vary greatly. At worst it can be 3 hrs with heavy use and best closer to 6 hours heavy use. In an average use case it just get's me through an entire day with a poor update. Whenever a poor update leads to a much shorter battery life they tend to release another update soon enough to get it to a much more reasonable level, so it's never been a major problem. Otherwise it does everything good enough and has held up.

Ah, a fellow BLUfer. I had the Life One X as well. No complaints other than the battery, like you said. Still wasn't the worst battery I've had on a phone, just kinda in the average zone. Sadly, after about a year or so, the mic died on me.

Then, I got a good deal on an Alcatel Idol 4s, like $220 for the phone and VR headset. Loved the dual speakers and sharp display. But, the battery crapped out on me in a year or so. Got the Vivo + and have been very satisfied with it.

BLU da ba dee da ba daa, lol. Ya the battery is average, it's just the inconsistency with some crappy updates from time to time that I haven't had with previous smartphones. Most of the time it's acceptable though. I've read good things about the Vivo series. It'll be a model I look at when upgrading eventually if it's still around by then. BLU seems to be a pretty decent value brand overall. After getting mine a buddy who goes through phones like socks bought one of the BLU Studio models and was happy enough with it back then that they bought the 2018 Studio Mega when it came out and liked it as well.



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Shadow1980 said:
I still have an old-school flip phone. Apparently I'm one of maybe a dozen people left in America that still uses one.

You're not alone, both of my parents and my 14 year old sister use them still. My parents, especially my dad, are technologically impaired and find smartphones too complicated, while my parents gave my sister an old flip phone because they don't want her playing with a smartphone in class at school. They're basically the only people I know who still use them though, lol. 



OnePlus 6. Funny enough I got it around a month ago this time last year. So my phone just recently had its first-year anniversary.



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thismeintiel said:
EricHiggin said:
BLU Life One X. Have had it for a few years now and while it's nothing special it does the trick. Paid $200 on Amazon brand new shortly after it's release and it's worth every penny. The only issue I have with it is with updates because the battery life can vary greatly. At worst it can be 3 hrs with heavy use and best closer to 6 hours heavy use. In an average use case it just get's me through an entire day with a poor update. Whenever a poor update leads to a much shorter battery life they tend to release another update soon enough to get it to a much more reasonable level, so it's never been a major problem. Otherwise it does everything good enough and has held up.

Ah, a fellow BLUfer. I had the Life One X as well. No complaints other than the battery, like you said. Still wasn't the worst battery I've had on a phone, just kinda in the average zone. Sadly, after about a year or so, the mic died on me.

Then, I got a good deal on an Alcatel Idol 4s, like $220 for the phone and VR headset. Loved the dual speakers and sharp display. But, the battery crapped out on me in a year or so. Got the Vivo + and have been very satisfied with it.

And its stuff like this I never quite get. I mean I guess its ok if you absolutely can't afford to spend more on a phone, but I don't know.

Sounds to me like you have spent ~$750 on 3 phones in 3 years.

My girlfriend did the same thing, she insisted on not spending me than $270 on a phone and got an Asus Zenphone. One year later the thing stopped taking a charge and she started bitching about how this is why she hates buying phones. Told her that you get what you pa for and she should consider doubling her budget. She went onto to get a Oneplus 5T and has been using it for almost 2 years now and swears that its the best phone she ever has had and how she would ever buy a phone from any other brand.

 I, on the other hand, replace my phone every 3 years. I literally put $20 aside every month for three years towards my "phone budget" then take that money at the 36th month and buy whatever best phone I can get at that price.

I adopt the same budgeting approach towards buying my consoles too lol.



Intrinsic said:
thismeintiel said:

Ah, a fellow BLUfer. I had the Life One X as well. No complaints other than the battery, like you said. Still wasn't the worst battery I've had on a phone, just kinda in the average zone. Sadly, after about a year or so, the mic died on me.

Then, I got a good deal on an Alcatel Idol 4s, like $220 for the phone and VR headset. Loved the dual speakers and sharp display. But, the battery crapped out on me in a year or so. Got the Vivo + and have been very satisfied with it.

And its stuff like this I never quite get. I mean I guess its ok if you absolutely can't afford to spend more on a phone, but I don't know.

Sounds to me like you have spent ~$750 on 3 phones in 3 years.

My girlfriend did the same thing, she insisted on not spending me than $270 on a phone and got an Asus Zenphone. One year later the thing stopped taking a charge and she started bitching about how this is why she hates buying phones. Told her that you get what you pa for and she should consider doubling her budget. She went onto to get a Oneplus 5T and has been using it for almost 2 years now and swears that its the best phone she ever has had and how she would ever buy a phone from any other brand.

 I, on the other hand, replace my phone every 3 years. I literally put $20 aside every month for three years towards my "phone budget" then take that money at the 36th month and buy whatever best phone I can get at that price.

I adopt the same budgeting approach towards buying my consoles too lol.

Well is my phone a rarity or was their's because mine still works fine mechanically. As for phones with bad batteries, even the more expensive one's can blow up in your pocket. I would agree just buying any generic cheap phone is potentially asking for trouble, but with a little research you can get something worthwhile for a reasonable price. How you handle it and take care of it also has to be taken into account.



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Oh planet Earth! The home of native lands, 
True social law, in all of us demand.
With cattle farts, we view sea rise,
Our North sinking slowly.
From far and snide, oh planet Earth, 
Our healthcare is yours free!
Science save our land, harnessing the breeze,
Oh planet Earth, smoke weed and ferment yeast.
Oh planet Earth, ell gee bee queue and tee.

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Large screen and has been dependable. Just print off all the pictures and download videos to DVD every fee months at Costco and erase. So my space is always good too.



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I have a cheap, low end Huawei Ascend XT and I couldn't be happier. I have dropped this thing more times that I can count and it doesn't have a single scratch on it. And I have been using it without any case nor screen protector FOR YEARS!

I'm telling you, I keep scratching my head trying to understand why the heck manufacturers keep insisting on making phones with glass. That shit just makes the phones way too fragile.



I always tend to get a model that's a generation old or so. When they have their first big drop in price I usually go for it..

Currently with a S8+ which I enjoy quite well.. before that I used two Honor 8. The best most value for the buck phone I ever had.. sadly both got stolen :(