General Discussion: The iPhone thread


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ismvil
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2058 posts since 16/9/11

23 Nov 2020 17:55
Got the 12 pro max. Battery is nuts.
wembly
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572 posts since 15/1/13

23 Nov 2020 18:10
Rirawin wrote:
saltz33 wrote: Has anyone bought the 12 mini? thoughts?
or should I just go for the 12…

Depends on what you're upgrading from. Missus moved from a 6S to an iPhone 12 Pro and it was a huge leap for her. I'm still on the 11 Pro (going from a 6S) and that too was a giant leap. However, not much in it between the 12 Pro and 11 Pro. Either way, I'd say go for the 12 Pro if you're not bothered about the larger footprint (no beadle hand).

also it depends what you are looking for in a phone.

music, basic texting, taking pictures etc. - I would go for the mini
gaming, lot of filming in 4k, constant mailing, texting - go for the 12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxA0BBH2G-M&ab;_channel=TechDaily
morgan
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1142 posts since 22/2/11

23 Nov 2020 19:00
ismvil wrote: Got the 12 pro max. Battery is nuts.

Good or bad?
ismvil
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2058 posts since 16/9/11

23 Nov 2020 19:17
Good. About 8 hours of screen on. Easily getting through a day.
morgan
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1142 posts since 22/2/11

23 Nov 2020 19:44
Ffs. Cheers.
I’ll play with some settings to see what I can do to it improve it.
saltz33
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556 posts since 1/10/12

23 Nov 2020 20:37
wembly wrote:
Rirawin wrote:
saltz33 wrote: Has anyone bought the 12 mini? thoughts?
or should I just go for the 12…

Depends on what you're upgrading from. Missus moved from a 6S to an iPhone 12 Pro and it was a huge leap for her. I'm still on the 11 Pro (going from a 6S) and that too was a giant leap. However, not much in it between the 12 Pro and 11 Pro. Either way, I'd say go for the 12 Pro if you're not bothered about the larger footprint (no beadle hand).

also it depends what you are looking for in a phone.

music, basic texting, taking pictures etc. - I would go for the mini
gaming, lot of filming in 4k, constant mailing, texting - go for the 12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxA0BBH2G-M&ab;_channel=TechDaily

Cheers for the feedback.

She only uses it for the odd app (car parking, shopping, strava)… and taking pics… Think the mini is the best shout or downgrading her to a XR/SE.

Both are a step up from her 6
wembly
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572 posts since 15/1/13

24 Nov 2020 08:02
if she is upgrading from a series 6 I would go for the newest one - the mini

the XR is already two years old and the SE 2.0 almost one

se/ mini have almost the same size but the mini has the better and bigger display

the big plus for the mini - A14 Chip, 5G, better camera (two) bot front and back, the lightest of them all

I myself will upgrade from the 7 to the mini
saltz33
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556 posts since 1/10/12

24 Nov 2020 08:42
Nice… thanks for the insight (and agree… the mini future proofs her for a while)
Best
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9970 posts since 21/10/05

4 Jan 2021 14:25
Does anyone have a refresh / new phone every year contract, and would they recommend it?

ismvil
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2058 posts since 16/9/11

4 Jan 2021 15:00
I'm on the iPhone upgrade program and swap most years, mostly for the camera, if you're not focused on that I would say it's not really worth it.
Best
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9970 posts since 21/10/05

4 Jan 2021 16:06
Apple have closed that for now annoyingly, presume it’s a Covid thing
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

10 Jan 2022 15:40
going to leave three so i can keep free roaming. looking at o2/virgin. how is virgin coverage in london? three sucks but O2 works really well (have an O2 work phone)
eazypz
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3585 posts since 16/4/10

10 Jan 2022 15:55
I’m with EE and my Mrs is with O2.
Whenever we’re out together, my coverage always trumps hers.
EU roaming is included in my sim only plan as well and never had any issues with it.
Hanto
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3420 posts since 30/11/09

10 Jan 2022 16:13
swede wrote: going to leave three so i can keep free roaming. looking at o2/virgin. how is virgin coverage in london? three sucks but O2 works really well (have an O2 work phone)

Virgin and O2 have merged so could end up having shared networks. O2 has the best 2G coverage in the country I believe.
TheConductor
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4306 posts since 17/11/09

10 Jan 2022 16:15
swede wrote: going to leave three so i can keep free roaming. looking at o2/virgin. how is virgin coverage in london? three sucks but O2 works really well (have an O2 work phone)
When does the free-roaming finish?

I need to look at leaving Three as my bill is always quite high despite being on unlimited everything. Just hate the procedure and dealing with customer service for stuff like this and the last time I swapped providers it was messing with my phone for months afterwards.
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

10 Jan 2022 17:03
yeah i am dreading it tbh. pac code to port number etc. nightmare

virgin looks cheaper than O2 though. just dont want to be shafted with a crap network
-DiscoTits-
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992 posts since 26/11/07

10 Jan 2022 17:27
Giff Gaff ftw. Never had issues with them.
Kadafi39
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2133 posts since 30/10/09

12 Jan 2022 11:32
swede wrote: going to leave three so i can keep free roaming. looking at o2/virgin. how is virgin coverage in london? three sucks but O2 works really well (have an O2 work phone)

Virgin piggybacks off the EE network iirc, my work phone is with them, never had any issues with coverage.
beeper
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184 posts since 22/9/10

2 Apr 2022 11:46
Anyone after an iPhone SE 2020?

Just upgraded so got one going spare but don’t really want to have to deal with knackers on the bay.

It’s the black one, 128gb, boxed with unused charger and plug (no headphones), couple of scratches on the case (can take pics). Let me know if interested.