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RIP phone
« on: Tue Feb 13, 2018 - 13:24:31 »
I just dropped my phone, and it's completely useless. It's a Galaxy 4. I had it repaired about a year ago, and it's not been the same since, but this just completely killed it.
I don't use my phone for much except calls, texts, and just a little web browsing, but not much. I don't use much data at all. I don't need a phone with tons of crazy features.
Any suggestions?

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #1 on: Tue Feb 13, 2018 - 13:27:46 »
I can fix it for you.


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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #2 on: Tue Feb 13, 2018 - 13:46:53 »
Amazon refurbished

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #3 on: Tue Feb 13, 2018 - 18:29:27 »
All depends how much you want to spend on a new device, lower line Samsungs are fairly reasonable.


https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875169274


I like Asus phones for reliability, features, and godd price.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875220044


https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16875220043


Refurbished


https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875220019


The LG G3 is now a couple years old, it's a full featured 5.5" display phone that had a big following in it's time.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIADV76YN3663

I like NewwEgg as a seller, but I'm sure there are many other places to look, even eBay if you want to spend a little less.

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #4 on: Tue Feb 13, 2018 - 18:35:47 »
I bought a Samsung Note 4 certified refurbished on amazon for $210 when mine broke

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #5 on: Tue Feb 13, 2018 - 20:11:14 »
I bought a Samsung Note 4 certified refurbished on amazon for $210 when mine broke


Was that a while ago? I can grab a Note for for $125 on a good day, $50 if the screen is smashed, but I assume you received warranty as a certified refurb.


The Note series is by far the best phone on the market, I'd love to have a Note 8 but I had to settle for an LG V30, still good though and the flagship of it's brand.

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #6 on: Tue Feb 13, 2018 - 20:17:47 »

Was that a while ago? I can grab a Note for for $125 on a good day, $50 if the screen is smashed, but I assume you received warranty as a certified refurb.


The Note series is by far the best phone on the market, I'd love to have a Note 8 but I had to settle for an LG V30, still good though and the flagship of it's brand.

About six months ago.  I think the same thing as "certified refurbished" is 170 now.  It would probably be cheaper if I didn't need CDMA for Verizon.  I stayed with a Note 4 for a removable battery.

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #7 on: Tue Feb 13, 2018 - 20:26:01 »
I have noticed on ebay type of purchases in the past of some of my coworkers, there was a higher chance of getting a phone with malfunctioning digitizers.

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #8 on: Tue Feb 13, 2018 - 20:49:29 »
Thanks for all the good ideas.

I'm about to talk myself into a new Galaxy Note 8. Still thinking, though.  ::pondering:: ::pondering:: ::pondering::


On the plus side, this not having a phone at all is rather freeing so I don't mind waiting another day or two to decide.
I may wait a week or so before deciding. Why not?




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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #9 on: Tue Feb 13, 2018 - 20:58:07 »
I have noticed on ebay type of purchases in the past of some of my coworkers, there was a higher chance of getting a phone with malfunctioning digitizers.


I buy a lot from ebay, they have a decent return policy even if the seller lists NO RETURNS. You can't sell something that doesn't work if you claimed it works. The biggest concern I have is water damage and it's the first thing I usually look for.

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #10 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 12:54:33 »
I just got a new Galaxy 8+, and I'm so happy with it. It's so sleek and fine.

The young man helping me was so nice and helpful even though he was so ill (and handling everything.)  ::unwell:: ::unwell:: ::unwell::

I hope he gets well soon and I hope I don't get whatever he has.  ::prayinghard:: 


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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #11 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 12:58:37 »
I just got a new Galaxy 8+, and I'm so happy with it. It's so sleek and fine.

The young man helping me was so nice and helpful even though he was so ill (and handling everything.)  ::unwell:: ::unwell:: ::unwell::

I hope he gets well soon and I hope I don't get whatever he has.  ::prayinghard::


I looked at them also, very nice phone, in fact probably one of 5 phones that I would opt for at this time.

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #12 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 14:47:04 »

I looked at them also, very nice phone, in fact probably one of 5 phones that I would opt for at this time.

Alan, what's your advice on the face/iris/fingerprint security feature? Would you use one of these or opt for the traditional methods for locking it down?

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #13 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 15:15:48 »
Alan, what's your advice on the face/iris/fingerprint security feature? Would you use one of these or opt for the traditional methods for locking it down?


I have an LG V30, it has a fingerprint sensor. I use it and it works awesome, I found that out when I smashed my finger a couple of weeks ago and had the finger bandaged up. By habit I kept trying to unlock the phone but no dice. I also have it setup so that it does not activate the security when I'm at home, the phone goes straight to the home screen. 


I haven't tried the facial recognition but it doesn't seem as convenient to use IMO.

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #14 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 16:05:47 »

I have an LG V30, it has a fingerprint sensor. I use it and it works awesome, I found that out when I smashed my finger a couple of weeks ago and had the finger bandaged up. By habit I kept trying to unlock the phone but no dice. I also have it setup so that it does not activate the security when I'm at home, the phone goes straight to the home screen. 


I haven't tried the facial recognition but it doesn't seem as convenient to use IMO.

I don't know what I will get the next time I need a new phone.  I don't want a phone without a removable battery.

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« Reply #15 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 16:42:01 »
I don't know what I will get the next time I need a new phone.  I don't want a phone without a removable battery.


I hear ya, one of the reasons I opted for the V30 was the excellent battery life but it's still non-removable and that is not a plus. I think removable batteries are a thing of the past, LG was the last hold out with the G5 and the V20.



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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #16 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 16:43:44 »
Ok, I did the iris scan for security. I found out the facial scan feature isn't too secure since someone can hold your photo up and trick it, but not with the iris or fingerprint options.
Having fun discovering the features on the new phone, but if someone would have told me 30 years ago that I'd pay this much for a phone...well... ::doh::   

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #17 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 16:50:45 »
Ok, I did the iris scan for security. I found out the facial scan feature isn't too secure since someone can hold your photo up and trick it, but not with the iris or fingerprint options.
Having fun discovering the features on the new phone, but if someone would have told me 30 years ago that I'd pay this much for a phone...well... ::doh::



If you could go back 30 years and show people that phone, you'd be a multi millionaire.  ::smile::


I actually had a Mitsubishi Cell around 1992, I traded a fellow a transmission for a mustang, he paid $1500 for the phone, extra battery, and the car kit. The phone alone was $1000.


This is pretty much it with the extended battery installed.

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #18 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 16:56:01 »

If you could go back 30 years and show people that phone, you'd be a multi millionaire.  ::smile::


 rofl True!

I got an email from my mom this morning asking me to please go buy a phone because, "I have too much to talk to you about to put on an email."  ::noworries::  So we just had a nice, long phone call.


I'm amazed at the features this phone has, especially on the camera, that my Galaxy 4 didn't have. I'm bound and determined to explore it all and actually use those features.


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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #19 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 16:58:26 »
See my edit above, On that Mitsubishi phone, I could call and receive, that's it.

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« Reply #20 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 17:17:00 »

I hear ya, one of the reasons I opted for the V30 was the excellent battery life but it's still non-removable and that is not a plus. I think removable batteries are a thing of the past, LG was the last hold out with the G5 and the V20.

My Galaxy S5 has a removable battery which I like. But to be able to do a replacement... Verizon around here no longer handles them and
where I would have to drive is not great.

My S3 needed a new battery and I tried online.... It would not fit. (Hence the jump to the S5)

But iphones had that mini scandal a couple of months back when they admitted to slowing down older phones because of older batteries and  started to sell replacement ones for about $30 and not the normal $70... so they must still do that removable thing?

Not that I would get an iphone.... In fact, I know I am dreaming but I intend to keep this one as long as possible.... It is about 18 months old for me.

If something happens to this one, I still have an old flip phone I will reactivate or get a new one of those. ::nodding::

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Re: RIP phone
« Reply #21 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 18:30:34 »

But iphones had that mini scandal a couple of months back when they admitted to slowing down older phones because of older batteries and  started to sell replacement ones for about $30 and not the normal $70... so they must still do that removable thing?



No, it isn't removable without partial disassembly, in that respect ALL phones can have their battery replaced.


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« Reply #22 on: Fri Feb 16, 2018 - 19:22:10 »

No, it isn't removable without partial disassembly, in that respect ALL phones can have their battery replaced.

Thanks for the clarification.