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Re: Smart Phones

Postby nelly the elephant » August 14th, 2014, 9:17 pm

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domhnallj wrote:Due an upgrade so I was wondering what people think of the phones they are using now? I have an iPhone 4 but not sure I can be bothered getting a 5. Anyone got a HTC M8 or Samsung 4/5 they'd be willing to share their experiences?


I have the Samsung S5(jumped up from S2)......very happy with it. No quirks or foibles.....good battery life but I took John G's advice a few months ago and bought extra batteries so never an issue now regardless. Having said that I don't use it much outside of calls, e mail, a few photos and a couple of apps(eg Map My Run/facebook/Twitter)

Can you change the battery on the new S5? I heard you couldn't.


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Re: Smart Phones

Postby domhnallj » August 15th, 2014, 9:58 am

Went for the S5 in the end - wasn't based on the fact the phone was free - it was the rather fetching electric blue back cover swung it over the M8.
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby johng » August 15th, 2014, 2:49 pm

And the fact that you can change the battery in it...... (I know. I know. I'm obsessed right?)
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby domhnallj » August 18th, 2014, 12:56 pm

johng wrote:And the fact that you can change the battery in it...... (I know. I know. I'm obsessed right?)


Yes, that also John. :?:
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby IanD » October 28th, 2014, 7:51 pm

Just found out about this deal from Tesco Mobile. It is sim only but a great price.

http://www.tescomobile.ie/priceplans/pa ... plans.aspx

€25 - unlimited txts and calls and unlimited data - Data limit is 15gb. This is on a 30 day rolling contract.
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby rooster » October 29th, 2014, 11:43 am

IanD wrote:Just found out about this deal from Tesco Mobile. It is sim only but a great price.

http://www.tescomobile.ie/priceplans/pa ... plans.aspx

€25 - unlimited txts and calls and unlimited data - Data limit is 15gb. This is on a 30 day rolling contract.

Not sure if it's the same as up here but I know 2 people with Tesco mobile and they have a fiasco every time they leave the country on holidays, normally finish up borrowing phones or using call boxes
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby Peg Leg » March 2nd, 2015, 5:08 pm

johng wrote:And the fact that you can change the battery in it...... (I know. I know. I'm obsessed right?)

Samsung S6 - non removable battery, no micro SD expansion!
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby johng » March 2nd, 2015, 5:20 pm

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johng wrote:And the fact that you can change the battery in it...... (I know. I know. I'm obsessed right?)

Samsung S6 - non removable battery, no micro SD expansion!
Now they're all the same FFS

I'll have to get an s5 :(

Anyone have one? Are they decent? Heard a few stories about bugs.
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby Peg Leg » March 2nd, 2015, 5:51 pm

johng wrote:
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johng wrote:And the fact that you can change the battery in it...... (I know. I know. I'm obsessed right?)

Samsung S6 - non removable battery, no micro SD expansion!
Now they're all the same FFS

I'll have to get an s5 :(

Anyone have one? Are they decent? Heard a few stories about bugs.

The s5 Alpha, is very beautiful
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby Dave Cahill » March 2nd, 2015, 5:58 pm

Heres the thing for you John
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby johng » March 2nd, 2015, 6:39 pm

Nice. Over 30 years ago I used to build disk systems the size of about 6 washing machines with a total storage of about half a per cent of this fingernail sized device.

Massive capacity at the time in fairness when the PCs of the time (such as they were) could fit their OS, all their apps and all their docs on a few hundred kB. Which is about 0.0001% of this fingernail sized device.

Mind blowing. If you are into that type of thing.
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby Oldschool » March 2nd, 2015, 7:27 pm

johng wrote:Nice. Over 30 years ago I used to build disk systems the size of about 6 washing machines with a total storage of about half a per cent of this fingernail sized device.

Massive capacity at the time in fairness when the PCs of the time (such as they were) could fit their OS, all their apps and all their docs on a few hundred kB. Which is about 0.0001% of this fingernail sized device.

Mind blowing. If you are into that type of thing.

I think we need a nostalgia thread.
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby nelly the elephant » March 3rd, 2015, 12:43 am

johng wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:
johng wrote:And the fact that you can change the battery in it...... (I know. I know. I'm obsessed right?)

Samsung S6 - non removable battery, no micro SD expansion!
Now they're all the same FFS

I'll have to get an s5 :(

Anyone have one? Are they decent? Heard a few stories about bugs.


Ahem...(cough)...yep.......works well for me.... and great battery life too!
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby IanD » March 10th, 2015, 5:35 pm

http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/oneplu ... 3-Mar2015/

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Re: Smart Phones

Postby Dave Cahill » March 10th, 2015, 5:59 pm

johng wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:
johng wrote:And the fact that you can change the battery in it...... (I know. I know. I'm obsessed right?)

Samsung S6 - non removable battery, no micro SD expansion!
Now they're all the same FFS

I'll have to get an s5 :(

Anyone have one? Are they decent? Heard a few stories about bugs.



I used to have an S4 - you could change the battery but no memory expansion

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Re: Smart Phones

Postby johng » March 10th, 2015, 6:05 pm

I had a (Nokia) Mobira Cityman in 1989. 3200 Punts + Vat, and another 1200 + Vat for the car kit. Nearly as big as a housebrick too. And if you pulled it out in a pub (ooer) people would look at you like you had just stabbed their granny.

Ah good times!
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby domhnallj » March 10th, 2015, 7:53 pm

johng wrote:I had a (Nokia) Mobira Cityman in 1989. 3200 Punts + Vat, and another 1200 + Vat for the car kit. Nearly as big as a housebrick too. And if you pulled it out in a pub (ooer) people would look at you like you had just stabbed their granny.

Ah good times!


Were you a participant in this study?

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/lekking- ... l-1.269970
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby RoboProp » March 11th, 2015, 11:08 pm

domhnallj wrote:
johng wrote:I had a (Nokia) Mobira Cityman in 1989. 3200 Punts + Vat, and another 1200 + Vat for the car kit. Nearly as big as a housebrick too. And if you pulled it out in a pub (ooer) people would look at you like you had just stabbed their granny.

Ah good times!


Were you a participant in this study?

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/lekking- ... l-1.269970


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Re: Smart Phones

Postby domhnallj » March 12th, 2015, 12:42 am

I wouldn't know about that. Just had an image of John hitting the local, checking the action then whipping it out and waiting for the scrum of dolly birds. Lekking 101.
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Re: Smart Phones

Postby olaf the fat » April 14th, 2015, 10:07 am

Changed my number and my Iphone died!

I got a pay as you go sim to keep in contact at work, it came with a samsung phone - nothing smart or bluetooth. (had to go through several sim activations, about 4hrs on to Vodafone and 3 visits to their shop!)

Anyways, I charged this non-smart phone on Thursday - and its still got almost full power on Tuesday - bye bye Iphone!
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