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Jake

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Re: a sad, sad day
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2018, 11:07:32 AM »
I've had the G7 for a week and a half, here is my review:

Pros:
-screen is super nice; brilliant colors, crisp display
-size is ideal - it is just a hair thinner than my moto but just enough that with one hand my thumb reaches everywhere
-great audio - both on speaker and head phones - at least compared to my moto which was pretty quiet, especially on the speaker. This one is so loud that I don't even have to have it on the max level.
- head phone jack!
- unlike what I mention in the previous post, this GUI is very intuitive and I had no issues navigating it from the start

Cons
- battery life is just OK - I understand I was spoiled with the moto, but I was hoping this would be similar. I barely get 24 hours of usage and find myself plugging it in each night. I hope that there are still things I will learn to disable on this phone to extend the battery life just like I did on the moto
- battery charging speed - even with the turbo charger it still takes a little over 2 hours to get a full charge from less than 5%. Moto was much faster - full charge in about 45 minutes
- google assist physical button - there is a button located below the volume buttons that brings up the google assistant, I never use this feature, and find myslef hitting the button by accident often. I wonder if I could reprogram it to something else


still testing:
- finger print reader is on the rear of the phone - I'm still not sure if that is a good spot or not
- camera: there are features that I love, like the portrait settings and the wide lens is super cool but jury is still out on the quality of the pictures themselves.

wish I had:
- moto motions - I think that is what it was called. Where I could turn on the flashlight by shaking the phone twice. Or silence an incoming call by waving over the phone. Those features were awesome
- moto display: when phone was in the "sleep" mode - that was one of the slickest things moto had - you could chose which notification came to you and displayed on the dark screen. This made it very convenient to look into emails or texts when in meetings and such https://youtu.be/3TMycL9mzpg
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Re: a sad, sad day
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2018, 11:21:41 AM »
Hello Rob! how are you?


Good thanks! Life is just crazy busy right now.

You still at the same place?

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Re: a sad, sad day
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2018, 11:25:04 AM »
This thing I really hate about iOS is that you can't configure which apps are the default handlers of different types of content like you can for Android.

Agreed. I got turned off Apple when I had an Ipod touch for like 6 months, and went to download an app from the app store only to be told it was no longer supported. WTF?

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Re: a sad, sad day
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2018, 11:38:06 AM »
Hello Rob! how are you?


Good thanks! Life is just crazy busy right now.

You still at the same place?

indeed I am. Gotta love NCR :)
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Re: a sad, sad day
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2018, 11:02:49 PM »
I should mention, that over all I really like this phone!
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Re: a sad, sad day
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2018, 03:21:16 PM »
This thing I really hate about iOS is that you can't configure which apps are the default handlers of different types of content like you can for Android. If you tell Siri to play a song, it opens iTunes. Google can be configured to use any music app. If you click on a URL in iOS, it opens Safari.. on Android, choose any browser. Want to open a photo? Apple Photos... on android, choose your favorite photo library or editing app. Click on an address or GPS coordinate? That has to be Apple Maps on iOS.. but again on Android you can choose. calendar entry/iCal? opens in Apple Calendar, on android, your choice!  It's a real pain if you're already set up with Google services and try to use an iPhone.

I also like Androids sorted "app drawer" that allows me to have fewer icons on my desktops. I know iOS lets you have folders but it's not quite the same.
If there is one thing I hate about iOS, it is this.  Truly truly wish they would let you set default apps.

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Re: a sad, sad day
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2018, 03:24:26 PM »
This thing I really hate about iOS is that you can't configure which apps are the default handlers of different types of content like you can for Android.

Agreed. I got turned off Apple when I had an Ipod touch for like 6 months, and went to download an app from the app store only to be told it was no longer supported. WTF?
The only time I had that happen is if the app is super old and hasn't been updated, but I never got one from the store like that.  It was always an app that I had for a long time but stopped using.  I get why they'd prevent usage if the OS no longer supports it but they should block you from downloading them.

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Re: a sad, sad day
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2018, 09:38:09 PM »
I'd probably prefer Android but everybody and my mom is on iOS so it's just easier to use that. My daughter has a deactivated phone but I can easily message her just like I'm texting since we both use Apple. I can also easily manage her screen time. My whole family can see photos easily on photo streams. Etc etc.

Sure there are apps that can go across devices, but the ease of use of having built-in stuff outweighs any preference I'd have for an Android.

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Re: a sad, sad day
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2018, 09:02:06 AM »
I'd probably prefer Android but everybody and my mom is on iOS so it's just easier to use that. My daughter has a deactivated phone but I can easily message her just like I'm texting since we both use Apple. My whole family can see photos easily on photo streams.

for what its worth my wife has an iPhone, I have an Android and my kids use android tablets and my old deactivated Android phones and we use the google exosphere to do the same.  Google hangouts (or whatever its called now) lets my wife text the kids and all of the (thousands) of photos my 8-year-old takes on her tablet end up in our shared googled photos library.  All that is built into the Android phones, but I'm sure my wife had to download apps on her iPhone. 

There have been a couple times recently I've thought it might be better to have an iPhone - mostly because new tech/apps get developed for them first.  Like I really like the idea of this "smart" insulin pen https://www.companionmedical.com/InPen/ but their app is only for iOS.  But in the end, I'm still happy with the perceived flexibility I get on the Android platform.

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