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Old 8th June 2019, 22:14   #28846
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Obviously I haven't tested but I wouldn't buy OnePlus phone expecting the best camera performance. They have added extra lenses but I am skeptical about OnePlus matching the big boys ( Samsung, Pixel, iphone, Huawei)

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Old 9th June 2019, 07:14   #28847
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What do people here think about the Oppo Reno 10X zoom? At 40K it seems great value for money for a SD 855 phone. And the weight is a huge 210g!
I have heard some good things about that camera setup on the Reno 10x. Honestly I would have taken the plunge by now if not for the weight.

But then, even the Oneplus 7 Pro weighs 206g and even the Redmi Note 7 Pro is 186g, and these are very popular phones. So the weight distribution on the Reno might be even for all we know.

I am unable to decide between the Reno and the Pixel 3a. The Reno clearly seems to be the superior phone on paper but I don't want to be holding a brick.
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I am unable to decide between the Reno and the Pixel 3a. The Reno clearly seems to be the superior phone on paper but I don't want to be holding a brick.
Thanks to your early advice, i am enjoying the pixel experience. Phone is so light and easy to manage with one hand. The battery life seems to be getting better every day, i think the phone is adaptive is learning how I use it.

And the camera is fantastic. Like we discussed before, paper stats are one thing, real world usage is another. And if you see every single review out there, that's what they say.
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Thanks to your early advice, i am enjoying the pixel experience. Phone is so light and easy to manage with one hand. The battery life seems to be getting better every day, i think the phone is adaptive is learning how I use it.

And the camera is fantastic. Like we discussed before, paper stats are one thing, real world usage is another. And if you see every single review out there, that's what they say.
Any heating issues? I have read that camera usage immediately heats up the phone.
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Any heating issues? I have read that camera usage immediately heats up the phone.
None at all. Have even shot videos.
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You may try and tinker to get the Google Camera port to your Moto G5 Plus

Google Camera Port.

Thanks, I had a quick research on installing Gcam mod on Moto G5plus. But everywhere I read mentions that I need to enable Camera2 API, which is only possible when I root my phone. Rooting is I want to avoid as it would prevent many of the banking and payments apps to stop working.
Is there any way to install GCam other than rooting the phone?

Sorry I am not well versed with installing custom ROM and rooting, etc.
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Does it make sense to buy a 4G flagship phone now, or should I wait for 5G to be popular? My current phone is slowing down, and I have been thinking of replacing it. However, I can wait if 5G becomes mainstream in a year or two. What should I do?
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I guess you ve answered your own query. If you can wait for 2 years for 5g to become mainstream then wait out.
However, 2 years is a long time when it comes to phones so you could get a 4g flagship now and dispose it off in 2 years once 5g becomes common.
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Does it make sense to buy a 4G flagship phone now, or should I wait for 5G to be popular? My current phone is slowing down, and I have been thinking of replacing it. However, I can wait if 5G becomes mainstream in a year or two. What should I do?
In similar soup as you are. Been using the Oneplus 3 for 3+ years now. My only problem is the battery life on my phone.

Have decided to buy the Oneplus 8/similar spec 5G phone going to be coming out in 2020 in India , so that it'll be future proof.

Till then, getting the battery replaced by Oneplus for survival, and also that i could make this my spare phone later on.

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Thanks, I had a quick research on installing Gcam mod on Moto G5plus. But everywhere I read mentions that I need to enable Camera2 API, which is only possible when I root my phone. Rooting is I want to avoid as it would prevent many of the banking and payments apps to stop working.
Is there any way to install GCam other than rooting the phone?

Sorry I am not well versed with installing custom ROM and rooting, etc.
You can unroot/relock bootloader to continue using banking apps and getting OTA updates. Rooting becomes necessary only to enable Camera2Api once.

I have my OP3's bootloader unlocked (though not rooted), and continue to use Google Pay and banking apps without any issues.

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Obviously I haven't tested but I wouldn't buy OnePlus phone expecting the best camera performance. They have added extra lenses but I will be skeptical about OnePlus matching the big boys ( Samsung, Pixel, iohone, Huswei)
How are you managing the lack of headphone jack? Are you using the provided dongle, or have you switched to wireless earphones? My 6T is on the way, and I am wondering which is the better option, since my headphone usage is quite high, for taking calls, watching content, etc.

Also, how do you find the fingerprint sensor to be? I know it cant match the speed of physical sensor of earlier OP phones (I presently use the OP3) but taken in isolation, is the sensor good enough?

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Old 11th June 2019, 16:00   #28856
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My 6T is on the way, and I am wondering which is the better option, since my headphone usage is quite high, for taking calls, watching content, etc.
Any particular reason why you went for 6T even after having such a mouthwatering deal on the 7?
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Any particular reason why you went for 6T even after having such a mouthwatering deal on the 7?
Couple of reasons. (1) The final deal on the 6T was even more mouthwatering. (2) I did not like the Mirror Black finish that the 7 comes in, and prefer the Matte finish which is available only on the 6T.

I am getting a 8GB /128GB version of the 6T for quite a bit less than the OP7, all discounts and exchange prices considered. I don't think there would be any appreciable difference in performance between the SD845 chip on the 6T and the SD 855 chip on the 7 (especially given the whopping 8GB RAM on the 6T). The only deal on the 7 is Rs. 1500 off on the price of Rs. 33,000 if paying through SBI debit card, which is nothing that great. Unless, there is some other offer which I am not aware of !

All things considered, the 6T seemed a better deal to me.

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Old 11th June 2019, 18:47   #28858
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Just ordered Mi A2 from Amazon.
There wasn't much of a need, as my 19 months old Mi A1 was doing alright, except for the issue with the buttons which need multiple tries. But got a very good deal on exchange and ended up paying 3.7k for the new one.

I know its not an upgrade, but I wasn't looking for one, and moreover, I get a new one for less than 4k, which should last another 20 months.
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You can unroot/relock bootloader to continue using banking apps and getting OTA updates. Rooting becomes necessary only to enable Camera2Api once.

I have my OP3's bootloader unlocked (though not rooted), and continue to use Google Pay and banking apps without any issues.
Can you point me to any reliable boot locker and unlocker tutorial ? Sorry, I am a bit noob at these things!!
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Can you point me to any reliable boot locker and unlocker tutorial ? Sorry, I am a bit noob at these things!!
Your best bet would be XDA forums. Find below links which you can go through.It's a simple process.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-a2/how-to

https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-...-root-t3928731
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