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Rambler said ()

Galaxy S10. Pretty standard. I replace my phone maybe once every 5 or 6 years, when using it becomes cumbersome. To put it in perspective, my first smart phone was a S3 which I got as a work phone, then I replaced it with a Huawei something or another (yeah yeah, China bad. I got it. ) and then this S10.

When it comes time to replace it it'll probably be with something I can harden a bit more. I don't use much of the 'smart' features of the phone anyhow, outside of browsing the web, Signal or the camera which I still think is fantastic for a phone.

Though I do sort of miss the simplicity of my old Nokia brick and Cingular (remember them, anyone?) flip phone. I've had a few random dumb pre-paid phones years ago too since I was always too poor to afford a proper phone on a plan. I know that they still make and produce flip phones too, my old job had shared flip-phones for the shift supervisors to carry around and used in some other cases for like emergency or if the phone system went out. I remember when the old ones with the broken buttons, cracked bodies and fucked up screens got replaced with brand new Verizon flip phones. I felt like was a teenager again.

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hideyourlies said ()

I remember old Nokia brick phones and Motorola Razr flips from when I was younger. Galaxy is a very good phone to this day, I have a Note a while back and loved it, till I smashed it to bits at a concert. I never usually get a phone fixed when I break it I usually just buy a new one.

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BlackWinnerYoshi said ()

Pixel 3a XL with CalyxOS, though maybe I'll get a flip phone when I won't have to rely on my phone so much (when I'll get a new laptop).

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burnerben OP said ()

I was planning on getting a Pixel 4a running grapheneOS then i remember i still had my old burner taped to the ceiling in my closet so and my phone was becoming a time suck so i switched to the flip phone. the flip phone has a modern os/rom i could browse the wired but i don’t. i just use it for simple texts but mainly calls. i do miss having a good camera in my pocket though. so i wouldn’t be suprised if in a couple months i switch back to a dumb phone.

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awdrifter said ()

OnePlus 8 Pro. The hardware is good (except for overheating when recording long videos), the software has many small issues that makes it hard to recommend. Switching apps sometimes it'll freeze and you have to press the recent button (square) then back to the app to make it respond. The phone will become laggy after 1-2 weeks without restart. The screen turns yellow whenever an HDR video is played. It also doesn't have a one-handed mode, since it's a big phone, makes reaching the corners with 1 hand almost impossible. Also VPN app gets killed randomly, so you lose connection without notice.

This phone is 8/10 hardware, but 5/10 software. Maybe when there are stable third party ROM for it that solves these issues, then it'll be worth buying.

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Wahaha said ()

An old one. But it works, so whatever.
I tried buying a new phone, but it's kinda overwhelming and with the simple specs I want: triple sim, dual sd-card slot and 16:9 display I seem to be shit out of luck. Even dual sim phones prevent sd-card usage if you actually dare to use two sim cards. Like, what the fuck. I don't get why SIMs are still necessary and couldn't be digital, but here we are.

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hideyourlies said ()

If i recall the new models of iPhone have virtual sim cards. I side with you that a SIM in 2021 is pointless. The next day 2 years I think it will be all virtual.

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rmlrml said ()

I've never had a smartphone. I currently still use an old candybar style Nokia phone. It can call and text and has tetris. But I want a PinePhone!!!

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burnerben OP said ()

PinePhone suckssse you prob like me just like the idea of it. In reality the hardware sucks and so does the software.

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rmlrml said ()

:( did you get one? what are some of the problems you've been having with it?

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burnerben OP said ()

no i just know from other peoples experience. pine phone would be awesome if it had faster hardware and better software. from what i understand apps load slow the whole os is slow.

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hideyourlies said ()

I have two mobile phones I use currently. Don’t ask why because I’m not entirely sure, I use a iPhone X on a daily basis and I usually bring my Oppo Find X3 around.

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whitestar said ()

A Nokia smartphone because:

  1. They are cheap
  2. All Nokia smartphones guarantee three years of security upgrades, something very rare in cheap Android phones, this is usually reserved to high end models.
  3. They are not owned by the Chinese. The brand is owned by Microsoft and they sold to HMD Global, a Finnish company, the rights to build phones with the brand.

HMD Global announces three years of OS updates for mid-range Nokia devices https://www.notebookcheck.net/HMD-Global-announces-three-years-of-OS-updates-for-mid-range-Nokia-devices-two-years-for-budget-handsets-and-not-necessarily-anything-for-the-Nokia-C-series.531561.0.html

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