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Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:58 pm
by Quiffy
AndyPaul wrote:Meh. Got a sim only contract and bought my phone on a 0% credit card and pay a bit off each month. Would never have another phone contract. I've only got a haewai, fuck knows what model. Previously had an iPhone and would never go back. My phone is sound despite what Trump thinks

that's luxury. i'm on a £6.50 a month tesco contract and use my wife's old handset.

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:43 pm
by AndyPaul
Quiffy wrote:
AndyPaul wrote:Meh. Got a sim only contract and bought my phone on a 0% credit card and pay a bit off each month. Would never have another phone contract. I've only got a haewai, fuck knows what model. Previously had an iPhone and would never go back. My phone is sound despite what Trump thinks

that's luxury. i'm on a £6.50 a month tesco contract and use my wife's old handset.


Tesco contract? Posh. Mines a lidl contract and only get to use my data between the hours or 3am and 4am.

We are doing the Yorkshire men sketch right?

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:47 pm
by OWETB
AndyPaul wrote: Mines a lidl contract and only get to use my data between the hours or 3am and 4am.


Flash cunt.

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:09 pm
by Quiffy
AndyPaul wrote:
Quiffy wrote:
AndyPaul wrote:Meh. Got a sim only contract and bought my phone on a 0% credit card and pay a bit off each month. Would never have another phone contract. I've only got a haewai, fuck knows what model. Previously had an iPhone and would never go back. My phone is sound despite what Trump thinks

that's luxury. i'm on a £6.50 a month tesco contract and use my wife's old handset.


Tesco contract? Posh. Mines a lidl contract and only get to use my data between the hours or 3am and 4am.

We are doing the Yorkshire men sketch right?


yes :mrgreen:

O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:36 pm
by Tommy
Just got the new iPhone 11 Pro and seems as though they’ve finally made a market leading phone for the first time in years. Thicker and heavier than the XS but better in every way. The camera in particular is astonishing.

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:55 pm
by Ponte
Tommy wrote:Just got the new iPhone 11 Pro and seems as though they’ve finally made a market leading phone for the first time in years. Thicker and heavier than the XS but better in every way. The camera in particular is astonishing.

Pro a lot better than the standard 11 then? My mate has just upgraded the XR to the 11 and reckons it's pretty much the same phone.

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:09 pm
by eric olthwaite
My iPhone 8 is, IMO, too big. I'd bin the thing if I could but not my choice, sadly.

Mrs O got given an XR as a company phone and that's much too big. While we were away (she left it here) she bought a cover for it but obviously didn't appreciate that the X, XR and XS are all different sizes, so it's wrong. Why the 11 has to be different sizes again, fuck knows.

Anyway, stop buying new shite unless your old shite breaks irreparably.

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:07 pm
by OWETB
eric olthwaite wrote:Anyway, stop buying new shite unless your old shite breaks irreparably.


:thumbl:

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:25 pm
by Blackwhite
Tommy wrote:Just got the new iPhone 11 Pro and seems as though they’ve finally made a market leading phone for the first time in years. Thicker and heavier than the XS but better in every way. The camera in particular is astonishing.

I'm expecting great things from the new pixel - camera on the last two has been amazing (which is why I got the wife one cos her photos always look like she took them with a potato).
The new one can apparently be used for making astronomical pics with superlong exposures and clever image combination in software.

When it comes out my old 2 will have a catastrophic fault immediately.

O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:17 am
by Tommy
eric olthwaite wrote:Anyway, stop buying new shite unless your old shite breaks irreparably.

The thing is if you wait too long your older iPhone will be worthless. I just got £700 for my XS, which isn’t too bad.

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:57 pm
by eric olthwaite
Tommy wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:Anyway, stop buying new shite unless your old shite breaks irreparably.

The thing is if you wait too long your older iPhone will be worthless. I just got £700 for my XS, which isn’t too bad.


Nope. It can be considered to be without worth when it ceases to function. You're talking about reduced financial value, which is a hole you probably shouldn't have dug yourself into in the first place.

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:24 pm
by LSD&2Es
eric olthwaite wrote:
Nope. It can be considered to be without worth when it ceases to function. You're talking about reduced financial value, which is a hole you probably shouldn't have dug yourself into in the first place.


With Apple though, planned obsolescence means the 2 things happen pretty close to each other. The new phone comes out, six months later and the new iOS takes a nosedive in compatibility with the previous model.

O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:39 pm
by Tommy
eric olthwaite wrote:You're talking about reduced financial value, which is a hole you probably shouldn't have dug yourself into in the first place.

Yeah this is definitely true.

Still, it’s my one indulgence. Everything else I do is relatively cheap. We do use our phones every day for many tasks.

O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:50 pm
by Tommy
LSD&2Es wrote:With Apple though, planned obsolescence means the 2 things happen pretty close to each other. The new phone comes out, six months later and the new iOS takes a nosedive in compatibility with the previous model.

Nah this part isn’t true. Apple are the among the best in terms of supporting their older devices. The latest iOS (13) works fine on an iPhone 6S from four years ago. I used iOS 13 on my iPhone XS for a few weeks before upgrading and it was noticeably zippier than the previous version. The throttling controversy was actually due to Apple trying to keep devices running for longer, though they should have allowed users the option to turn it on and off.

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:03 pm
by Ponte
Tommy wrote:
LSD&2Es wrote:With Apple though, planned obsolescence means the 2 things happen pretty close to each other. The new phone comes out, six months later and the new iOS takes a nosedive in compatibility with the previous model.

Nah this part isn’t true. Apple are the among the best in terms of supporting their older devices. The latest iOS (13) works fine on an iPhone 6S from four years ago. I used iOS 13 on my iPhone XS for a few weeks before upgrading and it was noticeably zippier than the previous version. The throttling controversy was actually due to Apple trying to keep devices running for longer, though they should have allowed users the option to turn it on and off.

I would agree with this. I have an iPhone 7 for work, still runs perfectly.

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:17 pm
by eric olthwaite
Since I put 13 on an 8 my battery is dead on its arse. Can’t figure out what’s causing the bother.

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:40 pm
by Tycipa
eric olthwaite wrote:Since I put 13 on an 8 my battery is dead on its arse. Can’t figure out what’s causing the bother.

When was the last time you switched it off completely?

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:47 pm
by Ponte
eric olthwaite wrote:Since I put 13 on an 8 my battery is dead on its arse. Can’t figure out what’s causing the bother.

What's the battery health %?

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:47 pm
by Phil LUFC
On the subject of older phones going strong, my galaxy S7 is the first phone in a decade I wasn't desperate to change well before my 2 years were up. Battery still going strong and it still performs well against most middle of the road current models.

I've just discovered it does wireless charging, didn't think that was a thing then so was oblivious until acquiring a corporate freebie yesterday.

Re: O/T Nerdy phone advice

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:19 pm
by eric olthwaite
Tycipa wrote:When was the last time you switched it off completely?


Thought I did after the upgrade, but I've just done it again to see if it makes any odds.

Ponte wrote:What's the battery health %?


86%