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    Asus ROG Phone 3

    What out of spec? It relies on Android and Qualcomm hardware soley. It's basically a racket to make sure you buy phones from T-Mobile.
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    Asus ROG Phone 3

    I meant that I hate that there's a whole certification thing. If your device supports VoLTE, it should just connect and work like regular voice does.
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    Asus ROG Phone 3

    I hate that it's a thing though. There's no reason it doesn't support VoLTE (the software and hardware is all there) except you have to pay for "certification". I bet T-Mobile said "you must pay the license for 100000 units" while Asus said "but we're probably only going to sell a 1000 of...
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    Asus ROG Phone 3

    VoLTE is pretty important and if Asus doesn't start paying up for support, it's DOE even if they have the bands. This is something you simply need for a flagship level phone in 2020.
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    Pixel 5 early news

    Generally speaking face unlock is not really a selling point. Neither is Project Soli for that matter. What would be a selling point is mid-range prices for a mid-range phone that otherwise has most of the Pixel features even if it's not the top line SoC.
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    iPhone Home screen redesign?

    Why put the brakes on his thoughts? If anything he actually talks about things when they've changed (for the better or worse) as well as giving a (perhaps enthusiastic) assessment instead of digging into a "camp" where the other side must be terrible. He makes his own topics oftentimes, so...
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    iPhone Home screen redesign?

    Finally getting an app drawer.
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    Pixel 4

    Because the Pixel 3a it seems. I don't mind if the Pixel 5 ends up not top-ranged if Google doesn't price it as such. Make it a happy medium between what the Nexus was and what the Pixel was.
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    Pixel 4

    On the other hand, it's 2020 and Android still doesn't have a backup and restore option even close to as good as the iPhones without root. Luckily it's not as necessary as it used to be but given that Google puts in new and exciting bugs with each monthly update, I just wonder why I'd bother...
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    Sony Xperia 1 II

    Sony hardware has always looked nice to me but they are also always let down by (1) bad camera software resulting in poor image quality (2) not getting enough software updates Since the XZ1 series isn't even going to get Android 10, they're out of my running for any consideration.
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    How to turn off update message: iPhone?

    It's an iPhone so you can't.
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    Pixel 4

    Nova Launcher is still good except for the bit about Google "not fixing" gestures for third party launchers. Don't know if that's been fixed yet, I'm not on Android 10 because of its myriad issues.
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    Apples new Iphone SE

    I think you're confusing something here. If the GPU is just displaying a static 2D image of course the resolution doesn't come into play, but start using the GPU and it will absolutely make a difference. HardOCP's tests are only idle vs maximum load and they very specifically test at the...
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    Apples new Iphone SE

    How about a friendly bet then? I'm willing to wager the iPhone SE2 will have at least 10% better battery life than the iPhone 8 despite both having 1800mAH batteries. In fact, I expect the SE2 to match the average battery life of the 11 Pro. It'll be worse in things like phone calls and idle...
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    Apples new Iphone SE

    This is in fact wrong when you're doing anything that requires said GPU. Even desktop composition has a slight difference. Only the most mundane tasks would show no difference. In any case, the phones are different enough that I suspect the SE will have good battery life. The iPhone 11 has a...
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    ASUS ROG 2

    Sorry, I always forget about Verizon/Sprint CDMA when I talk about LTE. As usual though, US support means everyone but those two. It also doesn't have the latest B71 but does have B66
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    ASUS ROG 2

    The 12GB/512GB models, regardless of region, has the bands for the US. I've been using it since returning the 8GB/128GB model (that has very limited bands) and it's wonderful.
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    Galaxy S20 Thread

    Dex mode is one of those things that are neat sounding but in practice not really worth the hassle (I'm not saying it's useless). Everything important can be synced to my desktop these days easily and it's frankly more valuable for my phone to be independent of what I'm doing on the desktop (as...
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    Pixel 3 Battery Life after Last Update?

    This isn't strictly true though. While the memory effect hasn't been a factor even when NiMH's were released, holding a lithium ion battery's charge at 100% all the time represents greater wear than holding at a lower percentage. For example, Tesla's actually let you charge to near 100%...
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    Pixel 3 Battery Life after Last Update?

    Too bad Google hasn't implement battery care into Android like a lot of manufacturers and even Apple has done. My Asus ROG2 has a feature where during my specified period of the day it will pause charging at 80% until an hour before the end of that period whereupon it'll charge up to 100%. You...
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    Storage space on smart devices

    I video my kid at 2160p60 and it's something like 75mbps (and I can't control this bitrate). That mean 1GB is less than two minutes of video. Even 1TB is less than 17 hours of video and that's easily eaten up from filming kids. Personally, I offload video from my phone but I can see the point...
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    Galaxy S20 Thread

    Well we'll see but in 3D loads the ROG2 matches the ballpark of the iPhone 11's sustained performance. I'm fairly confident when I stated it'll beat the S20.
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    Galaxy S20 Thread

    Yes, I did make the trade-off in still photo quality and software update speed. It's odd that Asus has done almost 10 betas for Android 10 but still hasn't opted to release the stable, probably all the customizations for the ROG. However, keep in mind the S20 Ultra will likely be slower than...
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    Galaxy S20 Thread

    Whenever I look at the S20 Ultra's key features, I look at my ROG2 and just smile.
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    LG V60

    Not really? If anything "recently" applies to Samsung. Oneplus and Essential are the biggest standouts in Android anyway. Too bad Essential is done but it seems on average everyone is doing better now (probably because Google's changes to Android is making it easier).
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    Iphone

    Infuse can do it.
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    ASUS ROG 2

    I had a chance to play a bit with the Tencent edition of this phone last week. It turns out the listing claiming it had the bands I needed for my carrier was wrong but at least the seller paid for the shipping back and will be giving me a refund. My thoughts are that this phone really does...
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    Oneplus 7 Pro - Screen Protectors

    Depends on your case and the phone I'd imagine. The Pixel 2 XL's glass isn't as curved as some other phones so my Whitestone Dome worked perfectly fine with the Spigen Rugged Armor. I can't say what will happen with your phone though so I'd recommend looking into XDA for people who actually...
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    Oneplus 7 Pro - Screen Protectors

    The Pixel series never had great coatings, only adequate to bad. The P2XL's coating was adequate and the Whitestone Dome's coating isn't worse nor significantly better.
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    Oneplus 7 Pro - Screen Protectors

    My P2XL kit came with two vials so you get two tries. But you're able to make sure it's on properly already before you use the UV curing light since you'd be able to see if it's on straight and if there are any bubbles. After being cured, if you peel carefully, you will not damage the glass...
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    Oneplus 7 Pro - Screen Protectors

    Oh, yeah I can see the concern then. I had a Whitestone on my P2XL and I had no complaints. I guess sometimes you get what you paid for.
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    Oneplus 7 Pro - Screen Protectors

    Could just google it:
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    Oneplus 7 Pro - Screen Protectors

    Off brand LOCA's can be hit or miss. I've heard many success stories though. I thought Oneplus phones come with a pre-applied screen protector. Why not keep it on?
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    Oneplus 7 Pro - Screen Protectors

    Liquid adhesive: when fully cured, peel off not too much harder than regular TGSP's. Expensive though (e.g., Whitestone Dome) Nano liquid: snake oil TGSP: I've never had a decent one for curved glass. Even for "2.5D" glass it's not great. Film: I don't know what happened to these because...
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    OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro

    OnePlus is one of the fastest updating manufacturers. It's also not as heavy as Samsung's One UI. Overall one of the better spots in the Android landscape anyway.
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    Pixel 4a rumors

    With an SD7xx, as long as it has an average sized battery, it should have pretty great battery life too. I wonder if Google will make it a hit like the 3a or bungle it somehow.
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    Next Generation Battery Tech Finally Arrives 2020?

    It's possible they're using graphite conduction sheets to improve the cooling though and someone in marketing got very confused. Similar cooling is already in use for a few existing phones and would be a boon for very fast charging.
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    Next Generation Battery Tech Finally Arrives 2020?

    Keep in mind that it's not like it's impossible without graphene. The Galaxy M30s is about the same size as a P30 Pro but packs a 6000mAh battery. I can guarantee you the Exynos in the M30s isn't so much smaller that the battery capacity can be so much higher. (The real reason is because the...
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    Next Generation Battery Tech Finally Arrives 2020?

    Batteries aren't usually made by the same companies that make the phones. Unless there's an exclusivity agreement (and those usually have only a relatively short duration), I don't see why it wouldn't have already been considered by other manufacturers. With that said, Oppo already does 0-100%...
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    OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro

    mmWave is basically going to be useless. None of the carriers will invest enough to make it worthwhile (see the stadium they failed to cover with mmWave). Low band 5G will give better average speeds than 4G (even LTE Advanced) because of less congestion. T-Mobile also puts it at the very low...
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