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NotBacon
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(11-08-2015, 11:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aarglefarg

Uh oh. The thin clients at my work don't charge my phone with the USB-A to USB-C cord. :( These are the only USB ports I have access to at work and all power points are in use. The charging options appear on the phone but the battery icon doesn't change and it goes down.

Odd, but a simple solution: buy a charging pack? I think quick charging packs are coming down in price.
post-S
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(11-08-2015, 11:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by chifanpoe

Great info, thank you for that.

Update: found that you can fix Samsungs aggressive memory settings and fix this very easily "requires root access" http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-fix-mem...note-5-1519359

IDK if its still the case but when I was using a Samsung S4, you would lose screen sharing function if you root your phone.
Never considered any Samsung phone since then. (plus the UI is so ugly)
Aarglefarg
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(11-08-2015, 11:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by NotBacon

Odd, but a simple solution: buy a charging pack? I think quick charging packs are coming down in price.

Thank you. I hadn't looked into charging packs before because I didn't have a need.
Bregor
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(11-09-2015, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Moreche

I get your point but what happens when my unit bends in my pocket next month and Google don't do anything for me?
Personally I think that the larger the phone, the higher the chance this could happen so shame on the company that don't strengthen the frame to avoid this.

Have there been any reports of accidental bending?

If not, why are you worried?
tiredheadcrab
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(11-09-2015, 12:36 AM)
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I have had it for over a week i think. Its a great device. The screen is nice and bright, its fast, wonderful camera.

The battery leaves something to be desired but i can live with it.

Finger print reader is fast as well.
Arol
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(11-09-2015, 12:56 AM)
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Sorry complete newbie to this but I'd appreciate any help.

I got my Nexus 5 with Sprint and I'm thinking of getting this.

Do I buy it and just take it to a sprint store so they can transfer my account to the new phone?

Thanks for the responses
claviertekky
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(11-09-2015, 01:02 AM)

Originally Posted by Arol

Sorry complete newbie to this but I'd appreciate any help.

I got my Nexus 5 with Sprint and I'm thinking of getting this.

Do I buy it and just take it to a sprint store so they can transfer my account to the new phone?

Thanks for the responses

I looked into this.

You either go to Best Buy or to a Sprint corporate store and ask for a $10 SIM card. Be advised there are still customer service reps clueless on the BYOD process.

From Sprint
Part: SIMGLW446C
SKU: CZ2144LWC
UPC: 019962040146

From Best Buy
Part: SPRINT HTC M9/MOTO X PURE SIM
SKU: SIMLTGSM4FF
UPC: 7000116

You can attempt to use the self-activation tool online if you buy from Best Buy.

Here's a video of a guy filming himself with the activation process on a Moto X Pure/Style: https://youtu.be/Dp9UX-KB-Gk
Last edited by claviertekky; 11-09-2015 at 01:06 AM.
Elitist1945
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(11-09-2015, 01:03 AM)
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I might buy one, really want one.

I also keep telling myself I should stop buying expensive things.

Only time will tell which one of those will happen.
Arol
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(11-09-2015, 01:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by claviertekky

I looked into this.

You either go to Best Buy or to a Sprint corporate store and ask for a $10 SIM card. Be advised there are still customer service reps clueless on the BYOD process.

From Sprint
Part: SIMGLW446C
SKU: CZ2144LWC
UPC: 019962040146

From Best Buy
Part: SPRINT HTC M9/MOTO X PURE SIM
SKU: SIMLTGSM4FF
UPC: 7000116

You can attempt to use the self-activation tool online if you buy from Best Buy.

Here's a video of a guy filming himself with the activation process on a Moto X Pure/Style: https://youtu.be/Dp9UX-KB-Gk


Cool thanks for response.

I'll hit up a corporate store when I get the chance and ask in person.

Otherwise I might just transfer my number to another carrier.
Hamster Plugin
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(11-09-2015, 01:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fletch

I was so ready to get one on release but its over $1000 in Australia

one thousand dollars

I payed $400 for my N5 in 2013

Everyone outside USA is getting screwed hard with this phone. Don't buy it.
Aarglefarg
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(11-09-2015, 01:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Fletch

I was so ready to get one on release but its over $1000 in Australia

one thousand dollars

I payed $400 for my N5 in 2013

If you get it through a plan it is cheap. I pay $5 a month for 24 months for the phone itself ($120!) with Virgin Mobile Australia.
Lockehardt
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(11-09-2015, 01:59 AM)
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64 GB Graphite ordered. Gonna stay strong on unboxing it until Christmas.
NotBacon
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(11-09-2015, 02:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hamster Plugin

Everyone outside USA is getting screwed hard with this phone. Don't buy it.

I feel bad for them :/

Dammit Googy
VanquishUK
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(11-09-2015, 02:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hamster Plugin

Everyone outside USA is getting screwed hard with this phone. Don't buy it.

It's reasonable in the UK.
NomarTyme
(11-09-2015, 02:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Arol

Cool thanks for response.

I'll hit up a corporate store when I get the chance and ask in person.

Otherwise I might just transfer my number to another carrier.

I chatted with them and got free sim card and fast delivery.
SirMossyBloke
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(11-09-2015, 02:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hamster Plugin

Everyone outside USA is getting screwed hard with this phone. Don't buy it.

$700 in Canada. Same price as most high end phones.

Looks weird though when people keep saying they're getting the "graphite" version when it literally says "grey" on the box. Unless they're two different colours.
Drifters
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(11-09-2015, 02:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hamster Plugin

Everyone outside USA is getting screwed hard with this phone. Don't buy it.

It's not my fault people don't live in God's greatest nation ever built.
EmiPrime
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(11-09-2015, 02:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by VanquishUK

It's reasonable in the UK.

It's 450 here, $500 in the US which = 330.

I wouldn't call that reasonable given we don't get the $50 Play Store credit and Nexus Protect isn't offered.
VanquishUK
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(11-09-2015, 03:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by EmiPrime

It's 450 here, $500 in the US which = 330.

I wouldn't call that reasonable given we don't get the $50 Play Store credit and Nexus Protect isn't offered.

Reasonable compared to other high end smart phones over here.
Husker86
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(11-09-2015, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by NotBacon

Odd, but a simple solution: buy a charging pack? I think quick charging packs are coming down in price.

But are there any quick charging battery packs that use the USB-C quick charge spec?
Mrbob
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(11-09-2015, 03:40 AM)
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The speed of charging is crazy good. Maybe I just got used to my nexus 4 taking all night to charge, but I couldn't believe I charged this phone from 5% in about an hour.

Originally Posted by Divvy

My wife got it and I am insanely jealous of that fingerprint reader. I thought it was just another pointless feature, but it's speed and location are actually game-changing.

Yeah they fingerprint scanner is great. I went from wondering why I need it to using it all there time.
SliChillax
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(11-09-2015, 03:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by VanquishUK

Reasonable compared to other high end smart phones over here.

I got mine for 450 pounds, 32gb version. Meanwhile a Galaxy S6,Note 5, One M9, Iphone 6s cost way way more. It's a bargain.
VanquishUK
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(11-09-2015, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by SliChillax

I got mine for 450 pounds, 32gb version. Meanwhile a Galaxy S6,Note 5, One M9, Iphone 6s cost way way more. It's a bargain.

Indeed. Compared to other Android devices (especially Samsung) it really is a no-brainer when deciding which one to buy.
23qwerty
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(11-09-2015, 07:08 AM)
Mine shoooould be here tomorrow unless Canada Post shits the bed, can't wait!
Prototype Viktor
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(11-09-2015, 07:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Moreche

I get your point but what happens when my unit bends in my pocket next month and Google don't do anything for me?
Personally I think that the larger the phone, the higher the chance this could happen so shame on the company that don't strengthen the frame to avoid this.

no company can actually strengthen the frame and still sell it at a cost

Originally Posted by NotBacon

It's a term that iOS users use to hold on to the old notion that Android is inherently laggier than iOS, which we know hasn't been true in a long time.

If anything, I feel like my iPhone 6 hiccups more than my Nexus 6.

i secretly think they turn the animations to flag up to 2x instead of .5x or off
Last edited by Prototype Viktor; 11-09-2015 at 07:25 AM.
FallingEdge
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(11-09-2015, 07:26 AM)
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anyone having the phone randomly reboot? It has happened twice since Tuesday.
Aarglefarg
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(11-09-2015, 07:30 AM)
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Battery report! 5.5 hours of screen on time until I got down to 5% (over the course of 9.5 hours. It was a slow day). Mostly on a fairly low brightness (was all I needed since I was inside), mainly using Firefox over 4G.
Last edited by Aarglefarg; 11-09-2015 at 07:33 AM.
andrerobot
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(11-09-2015, 07:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Prototype Viktor

no company can actually strengthen the frame and still sell it at a cost

Google? Selling their phones at cost?
luckygodzilla
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(11-09-2015, 08:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by FallingEdge

anyone having the phone randomly reboot? It has happened twice since Tuesday.

Had one crash that required a hard reset, but other than that smooth sailing.
hodayathink
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(11-09-2015, 08:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Enter the Dragon Punch

no one remembers Xperia ;_;

I remember it. Sony has to release it in the US first.
yogloo
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(11-09-2015, 08:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Enter the Dragon Punch

no one remembers Xperia ;_;

I am using a Z3 compact right now.
Prototype Viktor
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(11-09-2015, 09:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by andrerobot

Google? Selling their phones at cost?

not cost cost but at a cost that isn't stupid like HTC or Blackberry or HTC
Moreche
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(11-09-2015, 09:33 AM)
I've decided to keep mine as I can't face giving up the keyboard and flexibility of android for ios.
This phone never shutters and never slows also I'm also loving Google's services a lot more than apple's.
And the screen is beautiful but I just hope Google stands by it if I get a problem.
Last edited by Moreche; 11-09-2015 at 09:42 AM.
Johnny Cage In The Shower
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(11-09-2015, 10:39 AM)
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How would someone buy this phone in Canada? (As in retail... But not from some dude off of Craigslist)

Advice is much appreciated, thanks!
Argyle
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(11-09-2015, 11:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Husker86

But are there any quick charging battery packs that use the USB-C quick charge spec?

Found this on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Portable-RAVPo...type+c+battery
Husker86
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(11-09-2015, 02:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Argyle

Found this on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Portable-RAVPo...type+c+battery

Nice! Bigger than what I want, but good to know they're out there.
Bregor
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(11-09-2015, 02:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Husker86

Nice! Bigger than what I want, but good to know they're out there.

Be careful, the Nexus 6p does not use qualcom quick charging, and a Google engineer who went and tested USB-C cables found that a good number of them don't match up to spec.
Pyrokai
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(11-09-2015, 02:52 PM)
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For those of you getting this phone over the 5X, what was the kicker that made it seem worth the upgraded price?
Last edited by Pyrokai; 11-09-2015 at 03:06 PM.
EmiPrime
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(11-09-2015, 03:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by VanquishUK

Reasonable compared to other high end smart phones over here.

That I agree with. It's a much better deal than the 5X here.
Veritigo_X
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(11-09-2015, 03:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pyrokai

For those of you getting this phone over the 5X, what was the kicker that made it seem worth the upgraded price?

Build quality and overall look of the phone did it for me. I hate that camera nub on the back of the 5X.

Now that I actually have the phone, the large screen is also a plus. I was a bit worried about having a bigger phone but I'm used to it at this point and can't imagine going back to a smaller screen.
FallingEdge
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(11-09-2015, 03:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by luckygodzilla

Had one crash that required a hard reset, but other than that smooth sailing.

kk. I was just wondering. Ty!
Pete Rock
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(11-09-2015, 04:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tripon

For the removable battery, just carry a battery pack with you.

This does nothing to address the actual point of a removable battery, which is to replace it when the cell eventually degrades and dies. I've been able to refresh lagging phones simply by swapping out a $15 cell too many times to put myself in a position where that isn't an option.
GTS300Coupe
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(11-09-2015, 04:23 PM)
Nexus 6P is so expensive in Canada. Google only stocking the 128GB model at the moment and it's $960 after tax. :(
Airan
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(11-09-2015, 04:33 PM)
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I just got mine. 64gb Alum. It's nice.
andthebeatgoeson
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(11-09-2015, 04:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aarglefarg

Battery report! 5.5 hours of screen on time until I got down to 5% (over the course of 9.5 hours. It was a slow day). Mostly on a fairly low brightness (was all I needed since I was inside), mainly using Firefox over 4G.

Nice. But the SOT is all over the place. I can't wait til they really get a good handle on these phones with their SOT.
Khalifa Jayy
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(11-09-2015, 05:40 PM)
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am I crazy for being torn between this and the Note 5? Any pros/cons between the two?
theepicoftyler
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(11-09-2015, 05:53 PM)
Mine just shipped, and of course I will be out of town on business for the next several days. ;_;
Husker86
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(11-09-2015, 06:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bregor

Be careful, the Nexus 6p does not use qualcom quick charging, and a Google engineer who went and tested USB-C cables found that a good number of them don't match up to spec.

I understand, which is why I made my original post further up on this page. The linked battery pack appears to support the USB-C fast charge spec.
jwick
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(11-09-2015, 06:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Khalifa Jayy

am I crazy for being torn between this and the Note 5? Any pros/cons between the two?

For me it comes down to software -- I absolutely despise heavier third-party modifications of the stock android experience and Touchwiz is at the top of my list. Performance and general UX is pretty terrible (for me) so it's a non-starter no matter how good the hardware is.
CronoShot
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(11-09-2015, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pyrokai

For those of you getting this phone over the 5X, what was the kicker that made it seem worth the upgraded price?

There's only a $70 difference between the two in the US (because the 16GB 5X shouldn't even be considered)

So that $70 gets you:

Bigger and higher res AMOLED screen
More powerful processor
More and faster RAM
More premium build
Gorilla Glass 4 (vs GG 3 on the 5X)
Front facing stereo speakers
Bigger battery (and better battery life, according to most tests)
Extra features in the camera (240 fps slo mo, burst shooting)

I'd say it's a no brainer, unless you don't care about any of the extras, or absolutely want a smaller phone.

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