08-01-2020 07:07 AM
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  1. Casualballer's Avatar
    I have a buddy running around with a HTC one m8. I thought that was pretty cool. I know a guy still using an S5.
    Any of you out there still daily driving anything older? Backup phones don't count lol
    Elky64, bkdodger2, kct1975 and 2 others like this.
    07-10-2020 04:39 PM
  2. gendo667's Avatar
    I have a buddy running around with a HTC one m8. I thought that was pretty cool. I know a guy still using an S5.
    Any of you out there still daily driving anything older? Backup phones don't count lol
    I've got the Galaxy S10 and the LG G8. My friend however, he's using an iPhone 4. He can't be helped. I've tried.
    Elky64, kct1975, B. Diddy and 1 others like this.
    07-10-2020 05:17 PM
  3. Casualballer's Avatar
    I've got the Galaxy S10 and the LG G8. My friend however, he's using an iPhone 4. He can't be helped. I've tried.
    That is insane! What's the equivalent in Android, an s2?
    (and btw those out there still rocking ancient blackberries, heavy respect)
    07-10-2020 05:59 PM
  4. gendo667's Avatar
    That is insane! What's the equivalent in Android, an s2?
    (and btw those out there still rocking ancient blackberries, heavy respect)
    Actually the OG. the Samsung Galaxy S.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    07-10-2020 06:07 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    With my aging eyes, I'd need an electron microscope to see things on an iPhone 4 screen these days.
    gendo667 and aximtreo like this.
    07-10-2020 09:14 PM
  6. aximtreo's Avatar
    With my aging eyes, I'd need an electron microscope to see things on an iPhone 4 screen these days.
    I know the feeling. Age 75 but still kicking. By the way; I used electron microscopes for almost 10 years and then sold them for Philips and Carl Zeis for over 30 years.
    07-11-2020 07:20 AM
  7. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    My mum rocks an S3, well 2 and 2 note 4s, and 2 Note 8s and now a Note 9. Yes all at once. She is addicted to phones.
    07-11-2020 07:32 AM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    My mum rocks an S3, well 2 and 2 note 4s, and 2 Note 8s and now a Note 9. Yes all at once. She is addicted to phones.
    Apple didn't fall far from the tree.
    07-11-2020 08:14 AM
  9. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Apple didn't fall far from the tree.
    Oh Mike!! Never spoken a truer word.... we also like handbags!!!
    gendo667 likes this.
    07-11-2020 08:26 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I know the feeling. Age 75 but still kicking. By the way; I used electron microscopes for almost 10 years and then sold them for Philips and Carl Zeis for over 30 years.
    Cool! So you can get me a Friends & Family discount, right? Maybe take $100 off, so it'll only cost me $999,900?
    Kizzy Catwoman and aximtreo like this.
    07-11-2020 10:47 AM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Great thread topic!

    Wow, an HTC One M8... I remember *really* wanting one of those. Man, I love HTC.
    07-11-2020 10:58 AM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    That is insane! What's the equivalent in Android, an s2?
    (and btw those out there still rocking ancient blackberries, heavy respect)
    My brother was using a BlackBerry Q10 two years ago. He said it was a powerhouse for his job.
    07-11-2020 10:58 AM
  13. Casualballer's Avatar
    My mum rocks an S3, well 2 and 2 note 4s, and 2 Note 8s and now a Note 9. Yes all at once. She is addicted to phones.
    That's a new level! I always loved the feel of the s3 in hand. It curved and settled in the hand in a way that was unique and now with the normalization of phablets, you never get anymore. I forgot how good it was till I saw a friend of mine who uses one as a dedicated GPS /media player in his car.
    07-12-2020 12:06 PM
  14. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    The longest I used a single model for a daily driver was for 2 1/2 years with the OG Motorola Droid. Now I can barely keep one phone for six months.
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    07-12-2020 04:43 PM
  15. j_hansen's Avatar
    Apple didn't fall far from the tree.
    Or should that be the 'non' Apple :-)
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    07-14-2020 05:10 AM
  16. the_boon's Avatar
    Wasn't too long ago I was rocking the BlackBerry Priv. The Snapdragon 808 was crap at launch in 2015, and it did NOT age well. Whatever time is gained by typing accurately on it, is lost by waiting for apps/screens to load.
    I owned multiple units of that phone and did every single optimization trick in the book, but the fact is that it remains unusable as a daily driver in 2020.

    The oldest I'd go now is my KEYone Black Edition. If you removed the keyboard (and notif LED) though, you get a very generic underpowered midranger from 2017.
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    07-14-2020 06:35 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    Wasn't too long ago I was rocking the BlackBerry Priv. The Snapdragon 808 was crap at launch in 2015, and it did NOT age well. Whatever time is gained by typing accurately on it, is lost by waiting for apps/screens to load.
    I owned multiple units of that phone and did every single optimization trick in the book, but the fact is that it remains unusable as a daily driver in 2020.

    The oldest I'd go now is my KEYone Black Edition. If you removed the keyboard (and notif LED) though, you get a very generic underpowered midranger from 2017.
    Snap dragon 808 was horrible
    07-14-2020 08:12 PM
  18. Casualballer's Avatar
    Snap dragon 808 was horrible
    What was the issue with it? I wasn't holding with the tech scene at the time. Badly optimized? Quality control issues?
    07-14-2020 09:21 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    What was the issue with it? I wasn't holding with the tech scene at the time. Badly optimized? Quality control issues?
    Heat issues, performance .
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-14-2020 09:23 PM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    Wasn't too long ago I was rocking the BlackBerry Priv. The Snapdragon 808 was crap at launch in 2015, and it did NOT age well. Whatever time is gained by typing accurately on it, is lost by waiting for apps/screens to load.
    I owned multiple units of that phone and did every single optimization trick in the book, but the fact is that it remains unusable as a daily driver in 2020.

    The oldest I'd go now is my KEYone Black Edition. If you removed the keyboard (and notif LED) though, you get a very generic underpowered midranger from 2017.
    That's really disappointing that the 808 affected the BlackBerry Priv in that way. The Priv, from what I remember, was pure awesomeness. But when your processor is slow...
    07-16-2020 08:19 AM
  21. the_boon's Avatar
    That's really disappointing that the 808 affected the BlackBerry Priv in that way. The Priv, from what I remember, was pure awesomeness. But when your processor is slow...
    I'd gladly pay a pretty penny for someone to replace the 808 with a newer more efficient processor, if it were possible.
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    07-16-2020 08:49 AM
  22. Casualballer's Avatar
    I'd gladly pay a pretty penny for someone to replace the 808 with a newer more efficient processor, if it were possible.
    I wonder if there would be a market for such a thing. The key phones seemed like too much a compromise on screen space. The priv seemed the more elegant solution but it's sales were pretty terrible if I remember. What was the reason for that? Anyone remember?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-16-2020 03:29 PM
  23. the_boon's Avatar
    The priv seemed the more elegant solution but it's sales were pretty terrible if I remember. What was the reason for that? Anyone remember?
    I think it was the high launch price of $750, which was alot for a phone back in late 2015. That said, the sliding design probably took alot of R&D money to execute correctly.

    Then apparently there was an issue at launch with the AT&T models that had trouble receiving e-mails...This led to high return rates even though BlackBerry did issue the fix pretty fast.

    And finally, last but not least, the absolute POS of a processor snapdragon 808.
    Laura Knotek and Morty2264 like this.
    07-16-2020 09:16 PM
  24. Morty2264's Avatar
    I think it was the high launch price of $750, which was alot for a phone back in late 2015. That said, the sliding design probably took alot of R&D money to execute correctly.

    Then apparently there was an issue at launch with the AT&T models that had trouble receiving e-mails...This led to high return rates even though BlackBerry did issue the fix pretty fast.

    And finally, last but not least, the absolute POS of a processor snapdragon 808.
    I've always loved that sliding design that BlackBerry implemented.
    07-17-2020 07:34 AM
  25. Nostromo79's Avatar
    I used my Note 3 for three days this past February and then a Note Edge for three days after that. It was like going back in time. I tried using an app called My Motospeak with a Motorola Roadster 2 which was purchased in June of 2012 but that dog wouldn't hunt as they say. That My Motospeak app was the simplest and most effective way to hear incoming text messages read aloud to me and then I could compose and send a reply just by using my voice. Since late-2015 when the app was no longer supported I haven't found a suitable replacement for it. Both the Note 3 and Note Edge performed as new when I used them just about five months ago. I have been planning on using my LG V10 for several days later this month. I've located the V10 and two spare batteries in preparation.
    Morty2264 and Laura Knotek like this.
    07-17-2020 07:48 AM
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