07-16-2020 08:13 AM
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  1. Theot's Avatar
    Took advantage of the trade in deals on Samsung's website and traded my pixel 3 for the $400 trade credit. Still got my pixel 4XL but I'm excited to try the S20. Haven't had a Samsung device since the S7 so this should be interesting.

    I've been on pixels the last few years, while I like them I always feel like they are lacking a bit. I left because of all the stuff Samsung puts on their phones, however I also think a lot of that was carrier software and now I only buy unlocked so I'm hoping it's a better experience. I expect to not love the launcher but IDK?

    So any tips, suggestions?
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    07-12-2020 08:54 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Samsung Good lock

    Nova
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    07-12-2020 08:59 PM
  3. Theot's Avatar
    Samsung Good lock

    Nova
    I figured Nova would be on it pretty quick.

    What is good lock?
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    07-12-2020 09:00 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    I figured Nova would be on it pretty quick.

    What is good lock?
    Lot more customization, like recent apps,lock screen, add more grids to stock home page like nova ,status bar changes
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    07-12-2020 09:03 PM
  5. Lepa79's Avatar
    Samsung Good lock

    Nova
    I figured Nova would be on it pretty quick.

    What is good lock?
    No, keep Samsung launcher. Again, Nova messes up the experience on Android 10 just like it did on your pixel 4 XL. Stick with stock launcher for a bit and see how you like it. Good Lock is a MUST. had it on my Note 10+ and loved it. I'll stick with my pixel 4 XL only because of the camera. Let me know how you like the S20. It and pixel 4 XL were top of my list. The S20 size was very appealing. 6.2 inches in that nice profile is nuts. Great looking phone for sure and yes, Samsung came a long way since you left.
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    07-12-2020 09:09 PM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Lot more customization, like recent apps,lock screen, add more grids to stock home page like nova ,status bar changes
    I still don't use it.
    07-12-2020 09:13 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Took advantage of the trade in deals on Samsung's website and traded my pixel 3 for the $400 trade credit. Still got my pixel 4XL but I'm excited to try the S20. Haven't had a Samsung device since the S7 so this should be interesting.

    I've been on pixels the last few years, while I like them I always feel like they are lacking a bit. I left because of all the stuff Samsung puts on their phones, however I also think a lot of that was carrier software and now I only buy unlocked so I'm hoping it's a better experience. I expect to not love the launcher but IDK?

    So any tips, suggestions?
    Stock Samsung for me.
    07-12-2020 09:14 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    No, keep Samsung launcher. Again, Nova messes up the experience on Android 10 just like it did on your pixel 4 XL. Stick with stock launcher for a bit and see how you like it. Good Lock is a MUST. had it on my Note 10+ and loved it. I'll stick with my pixel 4 XL only because of the camera. Let me know how you like the S20. It and pixel 4 XL were top of my list. The S20 size was very appealing. 6.2 inches in that nice profile is nuts. Great looking phone for sure and yes, Samsung came a long way since you left.
    True with the google gestures
    07-12-2020 09:15 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I still don't use it.
    You dont like customization
    07-12-2020 09:15 PM
  10. Theot's Avatar
    No, keep Samsung launcher. Again, Nova messes up the experience on Android 10 just like it did on your pixel 4 XL. Stick with stock launcher for a bit and see how you like it. Good Lock is a MUST. had it on my Note 10+ and loved it. I'll stick with my pixel 4 XL only because of the camera. Let me know how you like the S20. It and pixel 4 XL were top of my list. The S20 size was very appealing. 6.2 inches in that nice profile is nuts. Great looking phone for sure and yes, Samsung came a long way since you left.
    So I've learned to live with Nova on my 4XL, the only issue I really have is multitasking but I don't use that much anyway and I setup a gesture for it to use instead. If the back gesture wasn't so convenient I'd totally use the three button setup and not even worry about it.

    I like my 4XL, I just got a new battery on warranty last week (two months old and the battery dies) but it's big for the screen size, and idk, I still love Samsung hardware and have been resisting temptation the last couple years to get one and for that price with the trade in I just had to do it.
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    07-12-2020 10:04 PM
  11. gendo667's Avatar
    I have a Nova setup and a One UI setup. I go back and forth between launchers. They're both good.
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    07-13-2020 04:01 AM
  12. I_didnt_do_it's Avatar
    Keep the stock One UI launcher if you plan to use gesture controls to their full capabilities, Nova launcher if you find you don't like the stock launcher. Download icon packs if you don't like the stock icons. Uninstall any preloaded third party apps such as games, etc-- this is an area samsung has been much better at of late, used to you couldn't Uninstall any pre-installed 3rd party apps unless you rooted the device. Now however, you can uninstall those annoying games and useless apps.

    Enable dark mode to help with battery life, stay on 60hz screen refresh rate to save on battery life, 120hz absolutely throttles the battery. 4000 mAh is underpowered for this phone IMO. Set screen brightness between 50-60% to save on battery and delay onset of screen burn-in.

    Avoid the Facebook and Facebook messenger apps as both are still to this day notorious resource hogs and battery sappers.
    07-13-2020 08:42 AM
  13. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You dont like customization
    Not that at all. I don't see how it would improve my experience.
    07-13-2020 09:35 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Not that at all. I don't see how it would improve my experience.
    Yeah , interesting
    07-13-2020 09:39 AM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Yeah , interesting
    Maybe after you buy me the tenth shot
    07-13-2020 09:45 AM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Maybe after you buy me the tenth shot
    By that time you wouldn't need Samsung good lock or a phone
    07-13-2020 09:46 AM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    Yay! Congratulations on your ordering choice, and enjoy your S20! I too wasn't sure I'd like the OS/skin on my S10 when I got it, but I was pleasantly surprised and now I love it! My advice would be to give it a chance and see what you think!

    Let us know how you are liking it when you get it!
    07-13-2020 10:12 AM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    Samsung Good lock

    Nova
    Sorry to derail this thread, but where can I find Good Lock in the PlayStore? Is it the first on the list?
    Attached Thumbnails S20 is on its way!  What do I need to know?-4995.jpg  
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    07-13-2020 10:16 AM
  19. gendo667's Avatar
    Sorry to derail this thread, but where can I find Good Lock in the PlayStore? Is it the first on the list?
    Galaxy Store. Not the Play Store.
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    07-13-2020 10:17 AM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    Galaxy Store. Not the Play Store.
    LOOL can you tell that I hadn't finished my first cup of coffee when I wrote that? Thank you!
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    07-13-2020 10:33 AM
  21. gendo667's Avatar
    LOOL can you tell that I hadn't finished my first cup of coffee when I wrote that? Thank you!
    Happens to the best of us. Add a baby/very little sleep in there.
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    07-13-2020 10:36 AM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    Sorry to derail this thread, but where can I find Good Lock in the PlayStore? Is it the first on the list?
    Sorry , yeah galaxy store , then choose the modules u want
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    07-13-2020 10:39 AM
  23. gendo667's Avatar
    Task Changer and QuickStar are a must, Morty.
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    07-13-2020 10:45 AM
  24. Morty2264's Avatar
    I am quickly foreseeing an addiction here. This is AWESOME. Thank you X 1000!
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    07-13-2020 10:46 AM
  25. ultradmx135's Avatar
    Samsung software has gone a looong way, their samsung experience was good, but oneUI is really good don't just skimp on it for nova. It will add to the consistency if you have it anyways.
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    07-14-2020 01:27 AM
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