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Hanto
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3283 posts since 30/11/09

20 Aug 2021 13:14
Arrived a week early. Cool

andymakesglasses
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20641 posts since 26/1/06

20 Aug 2021 13:27
When are you getting the Z Flip and Fold2?
swede
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10140 posts since 21/3/09

20 Aug 2021 13:32
nan kid phone
C-Stylez
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5238 posts since 4/7/12

20 Aug 2021 13:37
Seventyfour
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9431 posts since 6/10/05

20 Aug 2021 18:16
Hanto wrote: Arrived a week early. Cool


Is there a an hole in it for the s pen to go like on the Note? It says they are compatible but it's unclear if there is actually a space for it! Let me know how you get on with it thinking of getting one myself.
Hanto
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3283 posts since 30/11/09

20 Aug 2021 18:39
No there isn't. Plus the s pen with the preorder is not like the note so does not have Bluetooth. You need a case to store the s pen.

Still getting used to the screens. The small is definitely smaller than the note. It's thinner but is good for one handed use which I have struggled with for a few years with notes!

The main screen is incredible. Never had anything like. Videos and photos etc look amazing and the Web experience is more like a laptop than phone.
smith
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11554 posts since 5/5/04

20 Aug 2021 19:32
Nothing looks more incredible than real life. If I didn't need a smartphone for work and Google maps I'd go back to a Nokia 3210. Smartphones are overrated and take people out of their actual reality. Nothing worse than being out with someone and them scrolling through someone else's fake reality on instagram or Facebook.
generic_guy
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10101 posts since 16/9/02

20 Aug 2021 20:44
£1600 for a phone, blimey. You could get 1/3 of a coat for that Jawdropping!
youngkamio
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62 posts since 27/6/14

21 Aug 2021 10:10
How do you find the crease in the middle? Also are the cameras any good and does it fit into a pair of jeans? I was thinking to get the flip 3 as it looks to be the perfect size
NigelBenn
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4514 posts since 6/2/08

21 Aug 2021 18:39
Looking at getting some Crystal tumblers for old fashioned/negronis for a mates. My favourite right now are baccarat Harmonie or Waterford.

Anyone have suggestions?
Hanto
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3283 posts since 30/11/09

21 Aug 2021 19:31
youngkamio wrote: How do you find the crease in the middle? Also are the cameras any good and does it fit into a pair of jeans? I was thinking to get the flip 3 as it looks to be the perfect size

Crease is fine tbh. Camera is fine also. I'm not too bothered as long as its not oixelated! Fits fine in a pair of jeans as well. It's more tall and thin. Easier to hold in one hand than the Note if you have had one.
Peanuts
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382 posts since 17/5/08

posted 22 Aug 2021 10:31, edited 22 Aug 2021 10:31
NigelBenn wrote: Looking at getting some Crystal tumblers for old fashioned/negronis for a mates. My favourite right now are baccarat Harmonie or Waterford.

J.Hill Standard or Norlan
inversesquare
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6752 posts since 7/6/08

22 Aug 2021 14:06
smith wrote: Nothing looks more incredible than real life. If I didn't need a smartphone for work and Google maps I'd go back to a Nokia 3210. Smartphones are overrated and take people out of their actual reality. Nothing worse than being out with someone and them scrolling through someone else's fake reality on instagram or Facebook.

THIS
joeyjojo
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4677 posts since 24/8/06

22 Aug 2021 16:48
You say that but I think we’re in a rare generation where you may actually keep in touch with people when your older and that’s because of things like WhatsApp etc. You reckon anyone is gonna call you on a 3210? If you don’t like the features, social media etc on a smart phone just delete the apps
smith
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11554 posts since 5/5/04

22 Aug 2021 16:59
I like WhatsApp for the reason you mention and didnt include it in my rant. I just can't stand social media. Was in a bar the other day and I observed a table of young generation folk all not chatting to each other because they were too busy on their phones. The one screen I did see was Instagram and the guy was scrolling at lightning speed through photos and liking them. I deleted that app years ago as it doesn't add any value to my life.

Smartphones are a godsend for navigation and I couldn't go back to an old Nokia because of Google maps. My smartphone is basically stock apps and WhatsApp my only downloaded one.
Hanto
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3283 posts since 30/11/09

22 Aug 2021 17:12
I rarely use my phone for anything flash tbh. But I do use YouTube a lot for example, as opposed to conventional TV or streaming, so having a large screen helps.

Plus recording and watching videos/pictures of our little one will be good.
mtthrvy2
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1977 posts since 8/11/10

22 Aug 2021 17:17
Hope they've fixed the screen on the z fold!

feels like previous versions were paying for their development of a beta product


smith
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11554 posts since 5/5/04

22 Aug 2021 17:17
I wasn't having a go at you Hanto. Each to their own I say.

It's just my opinion and it feels to me smartphones have hit a dead end in recent years and the hardware upgrades just don't appeal to me anymore. I had an iPhone 12 for a bit and realised it did nothing any better than my honor 7 from 2015 for me, so I went back to that. Still working well Smiling
smith
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11554 posts since 5/5/04

22 Aug 2021 17:20
mtthrvy2 wrote: Hope they've fixed the screen on the z fold!


It's basically a tablet or iPad with a crease mark to make it fit in your pocket. Sticking out tongue
Hanto
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3283 posts since 30/11/09

posted 22 Aug 2021 18:25, edited 22 Aug 2021 18:25
smith wrote: I wasn't having a go at you Hanto. Each to their own I say.

It's just my opinion and it feels to me smartphones have hit a dead end in recent years and the hardware upgrades just don't appeal to me anymore. I had an iPhone 12 for a bit and realised it did nothing any better than my honor 7 from 2015 for me, so I went back to that. Still working well Smiling

No offence taken. Believe me I completely agree. I'm 29 so I'm in the bracket where primary school was using Windows 2000 and social media/instant messengers was MSN and dial up. I grew up with the arrival of smartphones so have seen the tech grow but equally drive people further apart socially. I am worried about the amount of tech etc. my six month old will be exposed to. I have the phone on the Samsung upgrade program so it changes each year anyway regardless so just stick with the latest phone basically. I just want a fast phone that has decent battery and good for browsing, video and pictures. Smiling

Also, I love new shiny tech but equally if something is broken don't fix it. I haven't replaced my Panasonic plasma TV in nearly 10 years, and my mac book is the same age. Laughing out loud