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Old 10th July 2016, 22:35   #23956
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Hey, I need suggestions on how the Nexus 5X 32 GB and the Blackberry Priv perform?
5X is a brilliant phone. Since you can afford the Priv, why not consider the Nexus 6P? 6P is a beast with 3GB of RAM and more processing power.

If your friend can buy the Nexus 5x on a project fi connection, he can get a discount on activation. That'll save you some cash.
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Old 10th July 2016, 23:04   #23957
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I have a friend who is ready to bring them down here to India. The Priv costs around $400 and the Nexus $290.
Avoid the Priv. Nexus 5X 32 gigs at usd 290 looks like a steal considering that it costs 30K here in apna desh. I've been using the same since launch and the phone rocks. The 2GB is enough with stock Android or other decent custom roms and the camera is great as well. Negatives are the lack of Micro SD support, bad battery backup and type C cable (not from a charging perspective but from availability of chargers perspective) .

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Probably Android should let us create a priority list on which apps can be shut and which should not.

This is precisely the reason why I hate Samsung and love my humble bare bones Moto E first gen. The trading app shuts down every 10 minutes in my S4 while the Moto needs only 1-2 logins in the entire trading day of 6.5 hours.
I suppose Xiaomi phones will be a boon for a user like you. There is an option to lock an app in the RAM. If you lock an app and then click close all, the locked app does not close.

Hope my understanding is correct.

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Got the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge+ as a replacement to my LG G3. Went have a look at the LG G5, but ended up with the Samsung. Even though the LG got the detachable battery module, overall the phone looked quite underwhelming compared to the G3 and G4.

Likes:
  • Premium feel with those beautiful curved edges.
  • Super crisp screen
  • Great camera, works well in low light

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  • Way too many Samsung apps!
  • The interface looks a bit complicated compared to the LG G3.
  • Photos looked a bit over-processed.
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Old 11th July 2016, 14:29   #23960
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Guys I am unable to set my SD card as adoptable storage in my Samsung A5 running marshmallow. Any idea how to get this done?
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Guys I am unable to set my SD card as adoptable storage in my Samsung A5 running marshmallow. Any idea how to get this done?
If you are asking about converting SD card into Internal Memory (feature provided by Marshmallow), then to my knowledge, Samsung doesn't allow that in touchwiz. But, I guess, you are still able to set the app specific storage as SD card in App settings.
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Likes:
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  • Great camera, works well in low light


It's a hell of a phone, congrats. Does the camera really work that well in low light like they have shown in their advert?
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It's a hell of a phone, congrats. Does the camera really work that well in low light like they have shown in their advert?
Thank you! I have not seen the advt., but this is a sample I just clicked from the window - on the left is the S7 and the picture on the right is with iPhone 6s
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Guys I am unable to set my SD card as adoptable storage in my Samsung A5 running marshmallow. Any idea how to get this done?
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If you are asking about converting SD card into Internal Memory (feature provided by Marshmallow), then to my knowledge, Samsung doesn't allow that in touchwiz. But, I guess, you are still able to set the app specific storage as SD card in App settings.
It's really not such a great thing to do. Read up about it and think twice!
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Old 12th July 2016, 13:01   #23965
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I suppose Xiaomi phones will be a boon for a user like you. There is an option to lock an app in the RAM. If you lock an app and then click close all, the locked app does not close.

Hope my understanding is correct.

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What are the steps to do that? I have a Redmi 1s lying around with a broken screen and I would try out the feature to see if its effective.
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What are the steps to do that? I have a Redmi 1s lying around with a broken screen and I would try out the feature to see if its effective.
http://webcazine.com/15313/miui-6-ho...-task-manager/

I suppose this link is self explanatory.
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I have been using LYF Flame 2 with Reliance Jio since Sunday - mainly as a hotspot.

For Rs. 3499, I think the phone is not bad at all, even without the unlimited data/ voice - 3 months offer.

The only negative I can see is the weak battery. (not touched the camera yet - but I don't expect it to be good).

The phone is quite responsive and manages well within 1 GB of RAM.


The hotspot connection has been very stable for me!
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Honor 8 is launched with very good specs and meets all my requirements - Display<=5.2", RAM >=3GB, Fingerprint sensor, 4G connectivity, good camera and battery life (fast charging also).

It seems it has the same dual camera setup as the P9 which is a big advantage compared to competitors like MI5/Oneplus etc.
It is basically a cheaper P9 which is good (considering P9 is positioned against the topmost flagships like S7)
I will most probably buy it when it launches in India.
The only disadvantage is the weaker GPU but I am no gamer.so that's not an issue for me.


http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_unvei...news-19331.php

Also, the link below is from GSMArena phone finder which captures my requirements. I find it very useful to shortlist phones.

http://www.gsmarena.com/results.php3...2600&s4Gs=3,40

Sadly, not many out here which are <=25K and available in India.
Hoping some of these phones will be available in India in the coming 2-3 months along with the new Nexus.

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Some icons on the notification bar of my Moto X Style have inverted. It is only on Home screen and app drawer screen. If I use any app (even if I open settings), it becomes normal. It is quite an eyesore.

Everything else is perfectly normal.

Any suggestions how to fix it?
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Some icons on the notification bar of my Moto X Style have inverted. It is only on Home screen and app drawer screen. If I use any app (even if I open settings), it becomes normal. It is quite an eyesore.

Everything else is perfectly normal.

Any suggestions how to fix it?
Are you using a Launcher by any chance? I use Nova and it has an option for dark icons that has the exact effect you mention.
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