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#-49 Posted by TonyDanzaFan (2973 posts) -
[QUOTE="mjc"][QUOTE="TonyDanzaFan"][QUOTE="flipin_jackass"] :P Glad to hear you're enjoying your phone.

Lol. Only problem is that my battery is having severe problems. I have done every tip I have read to do, and it still doesn't work. Thirty minutes after charging to 100% and it's already down to 94%. Something is up. :/

Under Battery Usage, which process is shown as chewing your battery the most?

Stand by time. I read online people were getting around 4 hours of screen time, and when mine almost died yesterday it only had about 2 hours and fifteen minutes of screen time. The stand by time has been really bad. And music has been bad too, but that might just be because I'm used to the ipod's long ass battery life while playing music.
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#-48 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
That is very unusual, it definitely has better battery life than that. the One XL had a battery life of 3.5 hours of screen time. the galaxy s 3 easily hit the 4 hour mark.
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#-47 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
Mj you would be the best person to answer this, im seriously thinking about the G Tab 7.7 since its hit the price point of the nexus 7. What is the better device between the 2, i know the screen of the G Tab is superior, but the experience of both, which do you prefer. ( I believe the G Tab 7.7 now has ICS, so OS experiences should be similar.)
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#-46 Posted by mjc (12708 posts) -

Mj you would be the best person to answer this, im seriously thinking about the G Tab 7.7 since its hit the price point of the nexus 7. What is the better device between the 2, i know the screen of the G Tab is superior, but the experience of both, which do you prefer. ( I believe the G Tab 7.7 now has ICS, so OS experiences should be similar.)mystic_knight
Now that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 has ICS, it wins on all counts. The only thing that I prefer on the Nexus 7 is the rubber pack. The metal back of the Tab gets slippery after awhile of holding.

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#-45 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
Thanks. I think im going for the galaxy tab. Your help is appreciated.
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#-44 Posted by Gambler_3 (7733 posts) -

I got a Galaxy S3 on Friday. I wanted it when it came out, but when I tried it out at the VZW store, I hated it. I kept hitting the capacitive buttons, and the screen was really dim even after I messed with the brightness. It turns out the first time I tried it, it was a combination of bad lighting in the VZW store, and there were like three options for the screen in the browser, so even when I turned it all the way up, because of the option it was on it was still dim. So I had the intention of getting a Droid INC4G instead, despite the tiny screen. Well, people here convinced me to try the GS3 some more, and boy I am glad I did.

The screen wasn't pixelated at all, and it was beautiful. I came from a Droid X/X2, the latter which was REALLY bad as far as lag and screen quality goes. That is why I was so hesitant to get a GS3 because I knew it used pentile. The fact that it was a motorola screen is pretty much why the Droid X2 sucked so bad. Motorola screens are just garbage. I bought an original Incredible which I used for a week, and the screen was good quality, but it was just too small. I'm loving the GS3. I got the blue one because, even though I enjoy white gadgets, the white used on the GS3 looks pretty bad. I thought the blue looked really cool, not sure why people say it looks purple. It looks metallic. And I feel like the blue enhances the screen more than white does. Even though I hate how samsung uses that glossy plastic, it is really nice feeling on the GS3.

It just feels great, unlike past samsung devices. I tried the Nexus, but the plastic on that felt flat out terrible. I used the DINC4G, and I thought because of pictures, that it would have soft touch plastic, but it didn't feel like that. The lines on the back really hampered the feel of it, which stinks because the soft touch on the original incredible feels great. The DINC4G screen was sharp, but it was just too small for my giant hands. I love HTC Sense, and Beats Audio would have been great, but ultimately I'd rather wait for a bigger HTC device. I know I already said this, but I LOVE the design of the GS3, and the Pebble Blue is beautiful. I went for the 32 GB because I ripped some DVDs and have 13 GBs of music, and unlike apple who charges over $100 more, it was only $50 more, so it was a no brainer.

Unfortunately I now only have 2 GB a month for 4g, so I'll have to stick with wifi most of the time, which sucks if I have to go on a road trip and want to watch netflix. :/ If I had one complaint, it would be that the physical buttons (home, volume, power) are really mushy and feel fragile. I'm also scared that I am going to scratch the back of the device. I bought a screen protector, but I struggled putting it on, so I basically wasted $13. I wanted the flip cover, but Samsung is INSANE for charging $40 for it. The music app sucks, so I will have to pay for power amp, and I will also be buying Beautiful widgets to get the HTC weather/clock widget.

My battery has been really bad, so right now I tried a tip I read online that said to turn it off and charge it to 100%, so I am attempting that right now to see if it works. I've seen people get over a day, yet my phone dies after less than 8 hours. Something isn't right, because I listened to music for an hour and it went from like 58% to about 20%. I had a few glitches where the text under my apps turned into squares, but a reboot fixed that. I hope I don't have a lemon. :/ But overall, I want to thank the people here who convinced me to not go with the DINC4G. And the screen is NOT dim like I originally tried a few weeks ago, it is plenty bright, and no sign of the dreaded pentile! I Love this phone!!!! TonyDanzaFan

Just so I could read it. :P

You made the right decision to go for 32GB as with 16GB version you only get 11.5GB which is really low for this kind of a phone. I hope you can solve those issues normally a factory reset can solve a major battery issue like you are having, if it doesnt then you got a bad one.

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#-43 Posted by Gambler_3 (7733 posts) -

Mj you would be the best person to answer this, im seriously thinking about the G Tab 7.7 since its hit the price point of the nexus 7. What is the better device between the 2, i know the screen of the G Tab is superior, but the experience of both, which do you prefer. ( I believe the G Tab 7.7 now has ICS, so OS experiences should be similar.)mystic_knight
Okay I cant speak for those 2 devices but I know just how much of a gigantic difference jelly bean makes in speed and smoothness of nexus S. I certainly wouldnt call an ICS device as being "similar" in terms of software to a jelly bean device.

Also bear in mind that the G tab has better screen but it is bound to last less. While it is not nearly as big an issue on a phone since we dont use a phone for many years but I'll think a tab would be used for quite a long time.

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#-42 Posted by mjc (12708 posts) -

[QUOTE="mystic_knight"]Mj you would be the best person to answer this, im seriously thinking about the G Tab 7.7 since its hit the price point of the nexus 7. What is the better device between the 2, i know the screen of the G Tab is superior, but the experience of both, which do you prefer. ( I believe the G Tab 7.7 now has ICS, so OS experiences should be similar.)Gambler_3

Okay I cant speak for those 2 devices but I know just how much of a gigantic difference jelly bean makes in speed and smoothness of nexus S. I certainly wouldnt call an ICS device as being "similar" in terms of software to a jelly bean device.

Now that it has ICS, there's no notable difference in speed between the OS on the Tab 7.7 and the Nexus 7 - even if you use Touchwiz. However, some of the heavier games like Mass Effect do load quicker on the Nexus.

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#-41 Posted by Gambler_3 (7733 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

[QUOTE="mystic_knight"]Mj you would be the best person to answer this, im seriously thinking about the G Tab 7.7 since its hit the price point of the nexus 7. What is the better device between the 2, i know the screen of the G Tab is superior, but the experience of both, which do you prefer. ( I believe the G Tab 7.7 now has ICS, so OS experiences should be similar.)mjc

Okay I cant speak for those 2 devices but I know just how much of a gigantic difference jelly bean makes in speed and smoothness of nexus S. I certainly wouldnt call an ICS device as being "similar" in terms of software to a jelly bean device.

Now that it has ICS, there's no notable difference in speed between the OS on the Tab 7.7 and the Nexus 7 - even if you use Touchwiz. However, some of the heavier games like Mass Effect do load quicker on the Nexus.

Honesty I find it hard to believe even a galaxy nexus got a big boost in overall system speed through jelly bean and thats around the same ball park as the G tab chipset wise. So we have same devices getting big boost with jelly bean it seems strange that a more powerful JB device wont be much faster than a less powerful ICS device.

Try opening the multitasking list on both devices after some heavy usage pretty much every ICS device seems to have some lag there, none on JB.

Maybe samsung simply did a brilliant job porting ICS to g tab? That ofcourse very much possible.

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#-40 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
If anyone would know the difference comparitive wise, it would be MJ simply because he is a true aficionado in the mobile tech world. He has tried and tested most of the gadgets. and honestly i actually like the look of the GTab 7.7 much more than the cheaper looking nexus 7. and his reassurance on the quality of the device has set my thoughts in concrete. :( unfortunately no one has the G tab byt the time i came back here lol, waiting on more stock.
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#-39 Posted by TonyDanzaFan (2973 posts) -

[QUOTE="TonyDanzaFan"]I got a Galaxy S3 on Friday. I wanted it when it came out, but when I tried it out at the VZW store, I hated it. I kept hitting the capacitive buttons, and the screen was really dim even after I messed with the brightness. It turns out the first time I tried it, it was a combination of bad lighting in the VZW store, and there were like three options for the screen in the browser, so even when I turned it all the way up, because of the option it was on it was still dim. So I had the intention of getting a Droid INC4G instead, despite the tiny screen. Well, people here convinced me to try the GS3 some more, and boy I am glad I did.

The screen wasn't pixelated at all, and it was beautiful. I came from a Droid X/X2, the latter which was REALLY bad as far as lag and screen quality goes. That is why I was so hesitant to get a GS3 because I knew it used pentile. The fact that it was a motorola screen is pretty much why the Droid X2 sucked so bad. Motorola screens are just garbage. I bought an original Incredible which I used for a week, and the screen was good quality, but it was just too small. I'm loving the GS3. I got the blue one because, even though I enjoy white gadgets, the white used on the GS3 looks pretty bad. I thought the blue looked really cool, not sure why people say it looks purple. It looks metallic. And I feel like the blue enhances the screen more than white does. Even though I hate how samsung uses that glossy plastic, it is really nice feeling on the GS3.

It just feels great, unlike past samsung devices. I tried the Nexus, but the plastic on that felt flat out terrible. I used the DINC4G, and I thought because of pictures, that it would have soft touch plastic, but it didn't feel like that. The lines on the back really hampered the feel of it, which stinks because the soft touch on the original incredible feels great. The DINC4G screen was sharp, but it was just too small for my giant hands. I love HTC Sense, and Beats Audio would have been great, but ultimately I'd rather wait for a bigger HTC device. I know I already said this, but I LOVE the design of the GS3, and the Pebble Blue is beautiful. I went for the 32 GB because I ripped some DVDs and have 13 GBs of music, and unlike apple who charges over $100 more, it was only $50 more, so it was a no brainer.

Unfortunately I now only have 2 GB a month for 4g, so I'll have to stick with wifi most of the time, which sucks if I have to go on a road trip and want to watch netflix. :/ If I had one complaint, it would be that the physical buttons (home, volume, power) are really mushy and feel fragile. I'm also scared that I am going to scratch the back of the device. I bought a screen protector, but I struggled putting it on, so I basically wasted $13. I wanted the flip cover, but Samsung is INSANE for charging $40 for it. The music app sucks, so I will have to pay for power amp, and I will also be buying Beautiful widgets to get the HTC weather/clock widget.

My battery has been really bad, so right now I tried a tip I read online that said to turn it off and charge it to 100%, so I am attempting that right now to see if it works. I've seen people get over a day, yet my phone dies after less than 8 hours. Something isn't right, because I listened to music for an hour and it went from like 58% to about 20%. I had a few glitches where the text under my apps turned into squares, but a reboot fixed that. I hope I don't have a lemon. :/ But overall, I want to thank the people here who convinced me to not go with the DINC4G. And the screen is NOT dim like I originally tried a few weeks ago, it is plenty bright, and no sign of the dreaded pentile! I Love this phone!!!! Gambler_3

Just so I could read it. :P

You made the right decision to go for 32GB as with 16GB version you only get 11.5GB which is really low for this kind of a phone. I hope you can solve those issues normally a factory reset can solve a major battery issue like you are having, if it doesnt then you got a bad one.

Lol sorry, I was just so excited that I didn't feel like splitting it into paragraphs. I got my phone down to 15%, turned it off, then charged it to 100% a few times and I seem to be getting normal Verizon battery life. I asked the guy from phonedog, and he said out of all the GS3s, the Verizon one had the worst battery life. :/. I've had it on for over a day now, and it is at 39%, but I have barely used it. I mean, Its not even moderate usage, it's minimal usage. I pretty much just check the time and send a few emails and it goes down. I'd like to listen to music and check the web, but it's just not possible without it dying after a few hours.
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#-38 Posted by Gambler_3 (7733 posts) -

Turn off 4G and see what happens then.

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#-37 Posted by Gambler_3 (7733 posts) -

If anyone would know the difference comparitive wise, it would be MJ simply because he is a true aficionado in the mobile tech world. He has tried and tested most of the gadgets. and honestly i actually like the look of the GTab 7.7 much more than the cheaper looking nexus 7. and his reassurance on the quality of the device has set my thoughts in concrete. :( unfortunately no one has the G tab byt the time i came back here lol, waiting on more stock.mystic_knight
I am not doubting his knowledge but you can read all the professional reviews as well they all say nexus 7 is easily the smoothest android tablet.

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#-36 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
But i dont find that little bit of the judder a major problem. The OS experience is very similar bar that project butter.
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#-35 Posted by Gambler_3 (7733 posts) -

But i dont find that little bit of the judder a major problem. The OS experience is very similar bar that project butter.mystic_knight
Ya thats right.

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#-34 Posted by flipin_jackass (9765 posts) -

D you guys know what game this is? I can't figure it out. :(

I just saw it on a few promo videos for the Nexus 7, but none of them named it.

google-nexus-7-b.jpg

Edit: Nvm, it's Jett Tailfin Racers THD.

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#-33 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
Bought a HTC ChaCHa (Status in the US) i got it for $55 i rooted it after 2 hours :) took off all the facebook/twitter crap. Im gonna use it for a throw around phone.
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#-32 Posted by Gambler_3 (7733 posts) -

Bought a HTC ChaCHa (Status in the US) i got it for $55 i rooted it after 2 hours :) took off all the facebook/twitter crap. Im gonna use it for a throw around phone.mystic_knight
I love the keyboard on that thing it's so spacious.

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#-31 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

[QUOTE="mystic_knight"]Bought a HTC ChaCHa (Status in the US) i got it for $55 i rooted it after 2 hours :) took off all the facebook/twitter crap. Im gonna use it for a throw around phone.Gambler_3

I love the keyboard on that thing it's so spacious.

:P the one x' keyboard was nicer than this. That was the best keyboard i had used on a smart phone since my dopod 838 pro.
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#-30 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
Hehehe i like the teaser trailer for the optimus g. I want it more now.
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#-29 Posted by Gambler_3 (7733 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gambler_3"]

[QUOTE="mystic_knight"]Bought a HTC ChaCHa (Status in the US) i got it for $55 i rooted it after 2 hours :) took off all the facebook/twitter crap. Im gonna use it for a throw around phone.mystic_knight

I love the keyboard on that thing it's so spacious.

:P the one x' keyboard was nicer than this. That was the best keyboard i had used on a smart phone since my dopod 838 pro.

Meh virtual keyboards suck.

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#-28 Posted by PinkiePirate (1973 posts) -

Hello!

I am a hugge Android fan and I just love Nexus phones. What's up?

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#-27 Posted by Gambler_3 (7733 posts) -

Hello!

I am a hugge Android fan and I just love Nexus phones. What's up?

PinkiePirate

Hello.:)

We are on the same boat then.:D

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#-26 Posted by mjc (12708 posts) -
ICS 4.1.2 update! I can finally hold my Nexus 7 sideways.
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#-25 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
Anyone interested in the new 32gb nexus tab with IPS display. Im hoping im free on that day, but knowing me im going to be busy, i will need someone to host a thread with all info if i can not do it.
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#-24 Posted by mjc (12708 posts) -

Anyone interested in the new 32gb nexus tab with IPS display. Im hoping im free on that day, but knowing me im going to be busy, i will need someone to host a thread with all info if i can not do it.mystic_knight
I thought the Nexus 7 already has IPS, or was that a redundant addition to your post? :P If the 32GB comes with 3G, I'll seriously consider getting it. I've been really impressed with my 8GB model, but only use it as a media consumption device around the home. It would be nice to have a larger one with internet for on the road.

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#-23 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
I have no idea.... i think im delusional LOL. getting on to my geriatric years brother. Monday the 29th is the event date i am interested in their mobiles more than the tablet, but specs have already kinda leaked for the Nexus 4, im just pissed there is no LTE, so hopefully they surprise me.
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#-22 Posted by mjc (12708 posts) -
[QUOTE="mystic_knight"]I have no idea.... i think im delusional LOL. getting on to my geriatric years brother. Monday the 29th is the event date i am interested in their mobiles more than the tablet, but specs have already kinda leaked for the Nexus 4, im just pissed there is no LTE, so hopefully they surprise me.

Too bad, hopefully the leak is wrong and they turn up with the goods.
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#-21 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
I bought a motorola defy+ as i was getting sick of my chacha lol I rooted it and put cyanogen mod 10 in a total of 3 hours. World record root and cfw install ^_^ I overclocked my phones cpu to a 500mhz base and a 1.2 ghz max. Love android, in what world can you do this on an apple phone. Jelly bean on my defy+ LOL
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#-20 Posted by Gambler_3 (7733 posts) -

I bought a motorola defy+ as i was getting sick of my chacha lol I rooted it and put cyanogen mod 10 in a total of 3 hours. World record root and cfw install ^_^ I overclocked my phones cpu to a 500mhz base and a 1.2 ghz max. Love android, in what world can you do this on an apple phone. Jelly bean on my defy+ LOLmystic_knight
Haha thats awesome isnt it. :D

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#-19 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
LG Optimus G to hit shelves in march at telstra, happy with the provider, but pissed off with the length of time they expected us to wait, the optimus pro is hitting japan before we even get it in OZ, in other news they have sold over 1 million Optimus G's Kudos LG, hopefully it will wisen you up a little now.
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#-18 Posted by QAqueen (25 posts) -
nice sharing
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#-17 Posted by psx_warrior (1755 posts) -
I've been lovin my Note 2 since I got it about three months ago.
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#-16 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
I've been lovin my Note 2 since I got it about three months ago.psx_warrior
Its a great little tablet or big phone :P Probably Samsungs greatest achievement yet.
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#-15 Posted by JasonDarksavior (9323 posts) -
Just ordered my GS4! :D Should be here by Friday morning
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#-14 Posted by wtrankin (25 posts) -
I'm using a HTC One on AT&T. I love it, there is no "android lag" to speak of, the screen is amazing, and the new wifi standard is great.
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#-12 Posted by arifterato (25 posts) -
Roll Call, different idea, idea!
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#-11 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -
Roll Call, different idea, idea!arifterato
Want a new roll call? Im not sure what your post means lol