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"Samsung pay on the Samsung watch is sweet"

yeah, I have a gear s3 which is why i'm not too concerned if the chip disappears from the phone - the watch will still work

the newest gear watch got rid of it's MST chip though, which makes me think it might happen to the next phone :/

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"All the phones I'm targeting are based on the current Snapdragon 845 chipset, including the Pixel 3. Where are they a generation behind?"

I think they have the lowest RAM of all this generation's flagships. plus biggest notch and a chin (for the xl).

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"Fuck those expensive ass phones"

True, the econo-phones have caught up a lot

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"on UI I usually target vanilla Android but I'm not married to it."

i think this is what samsung's trying with their next iteration https://www.samsung.com/us/apps/one-ui/

[Edited on November 21, 2018 at 12:32 PM. Reason : yak yak yak]

11/21/2018 12:21:51 PM

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"I think they have the lowest RAM of all this generation's flagships"


Yeah, 4GB is a curious choice for a $800+ flagship phone being released now.

[Edited on November 21, 2018 at 12:54 PM. Reason : I'll probably try and wait for a Snapdragon 855 powered phone like u BM]



[Edited on November 21, 2018 at 12:56 PM. Reason : ]

11/21/2018 12:49:14 PM

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I'm skeptical, but if this works it'll be hard to turn down

The Verge: Best Buy’s Pixel 3 sale might be unbeatable: $400 off for Black Friday.
https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2018/11/21/18107357/google-pixel-3-xl-black-friday-verizon-best-buy-sale-deal

11/21/2018 9:45:52 PM

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Pulled the trigger. Can't pass on $400 off. It's not a bill credit, can pay off tomorrow

11/22/2018 5:02:24 PM

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^app romoves the discount if you select pay in full. Will vz2 let you. Pay off balance and still give you credit for 24 months?

11/22/2018 10:32:08 PM

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Shit I was just going by what I read here:

https://slickdeals.net/f/12268417-pixel-3-pixel-3-xl-400-off-at-best-buy-thanksgiving-day-and-black-friday-400-16?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

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"This definitely doesn't involve bill credits. That only applies if you do the deal with Verizon directly and not through Best Buy. The BB deal deducts the full $400 up front, so only the remainder is split into 24 monthly payments on your phone bill which you can pay off in full whenever you're ready. This is clearly stated in the terms and was even confirmed to the website the verge by a Best Buy rep. No annoying monthly credits to worry about (I just received my last one for my OG Pixel purchase from 2 years ago. Not something I would want to do again)."


[Edited on November 22, 2018 at 11:34 PM. Reason : ]

11/22/2018 11:30:03 PM

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When I log on to VZW's site it shows $400 "paid" towards the device, with $24.99/month remaining for 24 months.

11/22/2018 11:45:19 PM

wdprice3
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didn't realize Google limited fast charging to their chargers only. Shit move, Google. Now my current fast chargers might as well be bricks

11/26/2018 2:58:31 PM

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I recommend you install an app called "Ampere" and see what charge you're actually getting. While I think you're mostly right in that only Google's chargers deliver a full 18w fast charge, plenty of my other quick-charge/etc chargers charge my pixels at a pretty good clip...I certainly don't consider them bricks. Do some testing with that Ampere.

I've been reading that some of the 3-party wireless OEM chargers can do 18w too (and ordered one to test with in addition to the Pixel Stand) but we'll see about that. Apparently when shopping for chargers look for a feature called "Power Delivery 2.0"

[Edited on November 26, 2018 at 4:16 PM. Reason : ]

11/26/2018 4:15:02 PM

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do you know if the limitations are for wireless only? e.g can I get third party wires / adapters and have fast charging

11/26/2018 5:02:20 PM

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^ I've seen some wired chargers on amazon that reviews say they charge their pixels rapidly (search reviews for pixel), but don't know that i've observed any that I own show up as rapidly charging. Check for Power Delivery 2.0 chargers on Amazon and search the reviews. From a brief look at them earlier they were mostly almost as expensive as the OEM Google chargers : /

11/26/2018 5:13:21 PM

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These look good if you want to eek out the fastest charging rates: https://slickdeals.net/f/12355612-anker-2-port-usb-a-usb-c-power-delivery-chargers-wall-17-car-13?

[Edited on November 27, 2018 at 1:54 PM. Reason : Anker is a popular brand]

11/27/2018 1:52:40 PM

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I have that charger. It's legit. My P3XL shows "charging rapidly" in the car now. I guess fast charge 2.0 isn't "fast charge" anymore.

11/27/2018 1:57:00 PM

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if youre plugging phone in overnight you want it to charge as slow as possible cause fast charging shortens battery life i believe

also if your battery doesnt last all day then you need to put the thing down and enjoy real life more

11/27/2018 3:23:02 PM

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Android Central: Aukey's $11 USB-C Power Delivery wall charger keeps your gear powered up.
https://www.androidcentral.com/thrifter-deal-aukey-usb-c-power-delivery-wall-charger

11/28/2018 10:32:19 AM

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There's also this battery pack, which supports PD: https://www.amazon.com/10400mAh-Portable-Charger-Delivery-Compatible/dp/B07H98W3V7/ - Currently $20 after coupon. Most of the PD ones are a good bit more expensive.

11/28/2018 11:30:41 AM

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Dang this is a pretty interesting proposition: https://bensbargains.com/bargain/up-to-999-in-travel-gc-w-google-fi-phone-purchase-625223/ - only in effect today

11/28/2018 11:56:17 AM

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What are the good newish phones available through Verizon, S10 and Pixel 3?

4/15/2019 11:20:46 PM

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I'm in the camp of buy the newest chipset available, so if I was in the market I'd target the S10.

[Edited on April 16, 2019 at 12:23 AM. Reason : I have a Pixel 3 XL and it's great...so if you can save $400 vs a S10 then that's ok too]

4/16/2019 12:21:14 AM

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