06-26-2020 10:12 AM
42 12
tools
  1. xTlex's Avatar
    I started with Huawei Browser but 100% recommend DuckDuckGo its smoother and Ive had nothing but a good experience from it!
    I've dabbled with a few browsers, I like the Privacy policies they got, but I am using Ecosia sometimes whenever I want to make myself feel better
    06-24-2020 05:29 AM
  2. xTlex's Avatar
    I've used HereWeGo and for me maps was my biggest trepidation in moving over to a HMS device, now its one of its strengths. Its something to do with the back end of Amazons delivery system so it must be good.
    Oh I see, makes sense, if Amazon is using it, there must be tonnes of data to be fed into it, I assume it's really good in the US and Western Europe. I just downloaded it and had a look. I like the aesthetics of it, seems straight to the point. Will report back when I get to actually use it outside.
    06-24-2020 05:58 AM
  3. wakawaka89's Avatar
    Whats Ecosia? Ive not heard of that before
    06-24-2020 08:57 AM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    Wow, that's pretty good, I always use screen protectors either way, but I guess the tougher the better (Honor 8).

    Ye she has OP2 right now (also from me ������) and it's on it's last leg, and the camera was never good anyway, so she's been politely asking when I'm FINALLY getting my phone. ������

    So this takes me to the last part, am I getting it? I guess this thread is supposed to help me with that. So far, seems like ppl who don't have it bash it "cAuSe nO GoGl", while ppl who actually have it are quite encouraging, seems like as long as you know what you're getting, you're set.

    Edit: grammar
    Well, with regards to what you are saying about the lack of Google Services, I think potential users fear or get anxious about things they don't understand or know well. In my case, for example, I wanted the P30 last year and might have purchased it, but I didn't get it because at the time I didn't know if my phone would stop working; or if and when that new Huawei software came, would I enjoy it; and whether or not I'd be able to use the phone in the States when I would visit my brother. So, though I wanted to give Huawei a chance, to me, it was a gamble.

    Now, though, I don't think it's *as much* of a gamble because I know more about Huawei's OS and how they are making strides to still deliver a phenomenal phone experience.

    I guess all this is to say that, don't let others discourage you if that is the phone you really want. Only you can decide whether or not the phone will work for you.
    xTlex likes this.
    06-24-2020 10:18 AM
  5. wakawaka89's Avatar
    im looking forward to what other devices will look like in the future
    Morty2264 likes this.
    06-25-2020 04:13 AM
  6. garlow's Avatar
    Speaking of navigation has anyone tried android auto at all? I don't have a compatible car and a friend is asking.
    06-25-2020 04:34 AM
  7. The General52's Avatar
    I've never used Android Auto because of the fact you have to have it plugged in, although I think the new version is different. If I had to take a guess I think it wouldnt work on HMS phones?
    06-25-2020 05:18 AM
  8. xTlex's Avatar
    Whats Ecosia? Ive not heard of that before
    They are an ethical/environmental/privacy-oriented search engine. Basically every few searches you makes (I think it's 40 or so), with the revenue from the ads they show (which are way less invasive than Google's might I add) they will plant a tree for you (without you having to get up from the sofa). They even have a little icon on the right letting you know how many trees you've ...ahem "planted" (I am on 270 right now, hooray!). You can actually add it as your default search engine on w/e browser you are using. It's not always spot on with 100% of the things you want to find, but it's really good and the more ppl use it, the better it gets obvs. I would defos recommend it. Check out more if you're interested https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecosia.

    P.S. They also got a mobile browser app themselves.
    06-25-2020 05:43 AM
  9. xTlex's Avatar
    Well, with regards to what you are saying about the lack of Google Services, I think potential users fear or get anxious about things they don't understand or know well. In my case, for example, I wanted the P30 last year and might have purchased it, but I didn't get it because at the time I didn't know if my phone would stop working; or if and when that new Huawei software came, would I enjoy it; and whether or not I'd be able to use the phone in the States when I would visit my brother. So, though I wanted to give Huawei a chance, to me, it was a gamble.

    Now, though, I don't think it's *as much* of a gamble because I know more about Huawei's OS and how they are making strides to still deliver a phenomenal phone experience.

    I guess all this is to say that, don't let others discourage you if that is the phone you really want. Only you can decide whether or not the phone will work for you.
    Thanks for the encouraging words, I am leaning towards getting it, giving it a try and if it's REALLY bad, I could always return it within 2 weeks. But I really think I can manage, I am almost seeing it as a challenge, I've been trying to do it on the P20 pro right now. Basically just NOT using any of the google apps, not that I was using THAT many (I know some ppl are really invested). And I already have a healthy amount of third party apps, like Youtube Vanced, Fenix (for Twitter), Reddit is Fun for Reddit, etc. So I think I'll be fine, also the people on here have been quite helpful and providing good feedback ( I saw other posts like mine as well). I am looking at some offers with contracts here in the UK and looking to get something decent, prices have gone up from 2 years ago, but not as much as Samsung/Apple and even OP has skyrocketed.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    06-25-2020 05:50 AM
  10. xTlex's Avatar
    Speaking of navigation has anyone tried android auto at all? I don't have a compatible car and a friend is asking.
    Sorry never used myself, I don't really get it. If I get a chance to try, I will. I did have a chance to use HereWeGo maps and works absolutely brilliant! I mean, again nothing too crazy, but straight to the point, and it's fun to use something new as well.
    06-25-2020 05:55 AM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thanks for the encouraging words, I am leaning towards getting it, giving it a try and if it's REALLY bad, I could always return it within 2 weeks. But I really think I can manage, I am almost seeing it as a challenge, I've been trying to do it on the P20 pro right now. Basically just NOT using any of the google apps, not that I was using THAT many (I know some ppl are really invested). And I already have a healthy amount of third party apps, like Youtube Vanced, Fenix (for Twitter), Reddit is Fun for Reddit, etc. So I think I'll be fine, also the people on here have been quite helpful and providing good feedback ( I saw other posts like mine as well). I am looking at some offers with contracts here in the UK and looking to get something decent, prices have gone up from 2 years ago, but not as much as Samsung/Apple and even OP has skyrocketed.
    I'm glad you've found folks here to be helpful! I think you should take the plunge! You're right: you can always return it in two weeks if you find that it's not what you were looking for. I think getting it and giving it two weeks is awesome - and it's the only way you'll get a real picture of what it will be like to use from day to day.

    My only piece of advice is to not be hard on yourself or the phone if the first couple of days involve searching for apps or getting used to things. Every new phone and OS will have a learning curve. When I switched from my BlackBerry Q10 to my Nexus 5 years ago, the first few days were fun but a little frustrating because I had to hunt for things and learn how everything worked all over again.

    But you'll get things figured out fast and it will be smooth sailing from there! Plus you have us and the Internet if you need anything further!

    Please let us know what you decide!
    06-25-2020 08:23 AM
  12. xTlex's Avatar
    I'm glad you've found folks here to be helpful! I think you should take the plunge! You're right: you can always return it in two weeks if you find that it's not what you were looking for. I think getting it and giving it two weeks is awesome - and it's the only way you'll get a real picture of what it will be like to use from day to day.

    My only piece of advice is to not be hard on yourself or the phone if the first couple of days involve searching for apps or getting used to things. Every new phone and OS will have a learning curve. When I switched from my BlackBerry Q10 to my Nexus 5 years ago, the first few days were fun but a little frustrating because I had to hunt for things and learn how everything worked all over again.

    But you'll get things figured out fast and it will be smooth sailing from there! Plus you have us and the Internet if you need anything further!

    Please let us know what you decide!
    Ye, there're tonnes of good stuff on here, gotta say, people seem quite passionate about it (and I get it, as I said I was gonna stick with them based on my previous experience).

    NO WAY! I had the Nexus 5 as well, good times, but unfortunately it got water damaged within a year and that't when I went for OP2.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    06-26-2020 04:38 AM
  13. xTlex's Avatar
    'makes drum roll sounds' Trrrrrrrrrrrrtrrrrr

    Thanks to everyone for their input, it was really useful for my decision and seems like ppl are enjoying the phone so far. So I have decided to indeed "Take the plunge" . Need to figure out plan and offers etc, will report back when I get as well. I'll come back and answer as many questions as possible for ppl in my position now. Cheers lads/ladettes!
    Morty2264 likes this.
    06-26-2020 04:42 AM
  14. garlow's Avatar
    "'makes drum roll sounds' Trrrrrrrrrrrrtrrrrr

    Thanks to everyone for their input, it was really useful for my decision and seems like ppl are enjoying the phone so far. So I have decided to indeed "Take the plunge" . Need to figure out plan and offers etc, will report back when I get as well. I'll come back and answer as many questions as possible for ppl in my position now. Cheers lads/ladettes!"

    Awesome! Hope you enjoy! Let us know how you get on
    xTlex likes this.
    06-26-2020 04:53 AM
  15. wakawaka89's Avatar
    "'makes drum roll sounds' Trrrrrrrrrrrrtrrrrr

    Thanks to everyone for their input, it was really useful for my decision and seems like ppl are enjoying the phone so far. So I have decided to indeed "Take the plunge" . Need to figure out plan and offers etc, will report back when I get as well. I'll come back and answer as many questions as possible for ppl in my position now. Cheers lads/ladettes!"

    Awesome! Hope you enjoy! Let us know how you get on
    woop!!
    xTlex likes this.
    06-26-2020 04:56 AM
  16. SamRH1's Avatar
    I'm really intrigued how you get on. Mines great I'm just hoping that everyone else has a great experience like I DO.
    xTlex likes this.
    06-26-2020 06:43 AM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    Ye, there're tonnes of good stuff on here, gotta say, people seem quite passionate about it (and I get it, as I said I was gonna stick with them based on my previous experience).

    NO WAY! I had the Nexus 5 as well, good times, but unfortunately it got water damaged within a year and that't when I went for OP2.
    Oh, we *love* phones! I'm so glad that you got the help you needed! And OH NO, that is a very sad fate for your Nexus 5! In my case, the battery started to go. That always seems to be what happens to my phones!

    That's so wonderful! Congratulations on making a choice - it's getting harder and harder to make phone purchasing choices these days!

    Yes, please let us know when you get it and how you are liking it - and how the process was when you bought it!
    xTlex likes this.
    06-26-2020 10:12 AM
42 12

Similar Threads

  1. Can I not pair a Huawei Watch 2 with S20+?
    By Android Central Question in forum Huawei Watch 2 & Watch 2 Classic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-22-2020, 11:53 AM
  2. Why doesn't the message notification show up on my Moto G7 power?
    By Android Central Question in forum Moto G
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-22-2020, 12:49 AM
  3. Why doesn't the message notification show up on my moto G7 power
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-22-2020, 12:49 AM
  4. ES File Manager PRO Can't Open Apks File
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-21-2020, 06:07 PM
  5. Motorola phone with Sprint Launcher
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-21-2020, 06:05 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD