General Discussion: The iPhone thread


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toin
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1717 posts since 1/4/13

posted 13 Sep 2018 12:22, edited 13 Sep 2018 12:22
Iphones are more stable as they have less variables to work with (differrent brands, models, OS versions).

On the other side theyre more expensive compared to other brands, apple charges a foot and a leg for everything and the OS is more rigid.

Not really one better than the other, just what you want out of a phone. I do think most people prefer the iphone because of its more straightforward OS though… until it breaks.

MoB
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36706 posts since 31/8/04

posted 13 Sep 2018 13:14, edited 13 Sep 2018 13:14
I use a Xiaomi Mi6, i reckon it's crashed twice in the year i've had it. It's still faster than my work iphone and I paid £300 for it, £1000 for a phone is obscene and totally unnecessary
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1028 posts since 17/7/06

13 Sep 2018 14:01
The difference between the hardware and OS is becoming smaller and smaller.

Especially considering this is on the horizon for a little over half the price:

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/new-product/mobile-phone/major-oneplus-6t-news-3683621/

TeenageIcon
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203 posts since 24/11/14

13 Sep 2018 14:05
Had used iPhone since iPhone 3G came out, switched to OnePlus for a year, switched back to iPhone and recently switched to Pixel 2.

Agreed, iPhones are stable, but I'd say Pixel lineups are on par with iPhone in term of stability. Both Apple and Google are vertically integrated, they're responsible for their own software and hardware.

As for straightforwardness, I'd say the same, it's just a matter of getting used to.

What I like about iPhones is their service, genius bar etc. But can't justify their price, the new XS Max goes up to 1.5k
swede
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8118 posts since 21/3/09

13 Sep 2018 14:18
£1500 phone Cool strictly for fudge, stoney and centurione
carl lewis
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23649 posts since 14/10/04

13 Sep 2018 16:02
I remember when this thread used to pop around announcement time Cool
quest
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3262 posts since 11/7/11

13 Sep 2018 16:39
I’ve put my 6 up in the classifieds
swede
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8118 posts since 21/3/09

13 Sep 2018 17:04
which you reaching Carl?
Hello World
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12102 posts since 7/3/05

13 Sep 2018 18:47
Considering a pixel 3 XL in an all google move in the home, or a XR. Need to feel in hand, so much bigger over my current wrecked 5S.

carl lewis
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23649 posts since 14/10/04

13 Sep 2018 18:48
swede wrote: which you reaching Carl?

Not even bothering sticking with 7
LFC
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3773 posts since 14/6/11

13 Sep 2018 18:55
Yeah also still on the 7. Can’t think what else I need from a phone to justify the change. My Mrs will be getting a new one though so her 7 will be for sale on here in future.
swede
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8118 posts since 21/3/09

posted 13 Sep 2018 23:55, edited 13 Sep 2018 23:55
carl lewis wrote:
swede wrote: which you reaching Carl?

Not even bothering sticking with 7

me too. 7+ for as a lols phone and 8 with work

dual sim compatibility got me thinking though.. combine the two could be spicy
MoB
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36706 posts since 31/8/04

posted 14 Sep 2018 07:06, edited 14 Sep 2018 07:06
For anyone silly enough to want one, can get the Xs max For £1280 instead of £1499
stoney
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17417 posts since 22/1/05

14 Sep 2018 11:40
Mob, the 64gb on is £1099, can you get this model any cheaper ?
fudge.dredd
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770 posts since 15/12/12

14 Sep 2018 11:53
swede wrote: £1500 phone Cool strictly for fudge, stoney and centurione

I'm not stupid mate. Got the X but that's my lot. And even thats on o2 pay monthly.

Getting silly now.
nothingelseworked
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3304 posts since 21/2/10

14 Sep 2018 12:00
£1500 is fucking criminal Laughing out loud
MoB
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36706 posts since 31/8/04

14 Sep 2018 12:00
stoney wrote: Mob, the 64gb on is £1099, can you get this model any cheaper ?

£990
gonzoking
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780 posts since 13/3/11

15 Sep 2018 14:27
Mob I was interested in the Xs max 256gb, £1249 on the apple store, can you get this for fukers at a reduction?
MoB
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36706 posts since 31/8/04

15 Sep 2018 15:21
£1150
ChrisAlright
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1429 posts since 29/6/08

16 Sep 2018 12:20
Agree it is a lot for a phone but I think given how much we use it, it isn’t actually that overpriced.

Or that’s how I’m justifying it anyway…