Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by editor, Sep 27, 2018.
it's going to be even funnier if Huawei manage to release their foldable phone first now. especially if its not held together by a screen protector and it works.
Yeah, then consumers will be able to choose between a foldable phone that doesn’t work, or one that spies on them for the Chinese government
What a world we live in
Headline writers across the world are just itching for it to be canned so they can go with "Galaxy Fold Folded".
Well, you're clearly living in a fantasy world of FUD. Still, if you want to keep paying huge amounts for a handset that is matched and surpassed by ones half the price, that's your call.
Buying on capability against your personal needs is the key - Buying because it's the latest toy is pointless. I won't be buying a folding phone in the foreseeable future because they don't fit my needs; that and I rarely buy brand new radial tech until it's had a proving time so I know it's likely to work.
I bought my latest Note 9 because I wanted the 512 gig memory so I didn't have to mess with memory sticks, and I wanted the output to HDMI/RGB the thing offers, and the pen acting as a Ppt remote is a handy bonus. I have to travel a lot at the moment so I can now skip taking my tablets as the phone will handle presentations nicely, and those nights alone in hotel rooms are shortened with my movie collection and playing on the internet. If I want a big screen, I have a sweet pico projector I can hook up to the phone.
Saying that, if you have so much cash it doesn't matter - what the fuck, indulge yourself in a folder if you're that way out.
Possibly one of the greatest understatements ever from the Samsung press office
“While many reviewers shared with us the vast potential they see, some also showed us how the device needs further improvements that could ensure the best possible user experience.”
What's your evidence that Huawei phones 'spy on people for the Chinese government?'
My post my have been a teeny bit tongue in cheek, no?
What with all the flapping from the CIA about Huawei getting money from the Chinese security services
Make your mind up. Do the phones spy on people or not?
I think it's a distinct possibility. They have to wait their turn after Google and the CIA though.
They must be awfully good at it if no-one has managed to extract any proof yet.
Still, them peeking at my drunken WhatsApp messages is almost worth it given the fucking amazing camera that comes with my phone. Makes many far more expensive phones looks embarrassingly crap
Well yes. I don't actually think I'm intresting enough to spy on. And if I was I wouldnt be using a smartphone full stop.
Have you stuck with stock UI or installed a third party launcher. Any random annoyances perculiar to the brand?
Oh, I always stick Nova Launcher on as soon as I get a new phone. It's handy that I can just import the entire layout too. Apart from that it's a bloody fantastic phone that takes photos that are nothing short of mindblowing,
I was wondering how you you were getting on with EMUI and whether you'd just Nova-over-it.
Did you try EMUI?
Good to know that works. I tried it on my OHs Honor and it just sulked.
For about 5 seconds but seeing as I really like the way Nova lets me set up things exactly as I like them (and takes moments to install), I slapped it on without bothering to faff about with EMUI.
the motorola folding one looks the best.
Is that the RAZR-like one? Haven't seen any pics apart fron design mock-ups
yes. mock ups look great.
That's the easy part...
My missus had an original RAZR. I was in awe when she whipped that out and I still had a brick of a Nokia.
Turns out that materials will get fatigued if you bend them. Who would have thought? Only everyone who ever broke a wire coathanger.
Oddly, my elbows must have bent millions of times and my arms are yet to fall off.
Looks like the galaxy fold is indefinitely on hold with customers having to specifically opt in to keep their pre orders otherwise the order will be cancelled on 31st May.
Samsung Confirms Shock New Galaxy Smartphone Cancellation
What a shambles
You should be grateful that there's tech companies who are prepared to take risks and innovate, rather than those who churn out the same bland, predictable, overpriced inspiration-free stuff year after year.
Samsung's big flop ain't going to cost me a penny but it's given the industry a kick up the arse as foldable phones start to hit the mainstream (as they will, in time).
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