Time for a new phone I guess

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    Time for a new phone I guess

    Current phone is a Galaxy S8 Active. Over the past 2 weeks the internet seems to be not working intermittently. I need to be able to browse the web and use outlook / excel etc. for work so I guess I need a new phone.

    What's everyone using these days? Only requirement is that it needs to support Outlook and Microsoft. Pretty sure all phones open .PDF's these days so not worried about that. I couldn't care less about cameras or games and I don't use very many apps I use the web browser for everything.

    #2
    If you're looking for an unlocked phone, I have my kids using Blu phones, the G9 pro is about $200. That's what I would do if I were replacing today.

    If you are going through Verizon then then ignore this. (GSM vs CDMA)
    Last edited by spork; 06-28-2020, 11:53 AM.

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      #3
      running an s10
      does all i need to do

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        #4
        Just Got an s10 to replace my Edge 7. on Amazon for $500. It's literally brand new. Very happy with it so far.

        Edit: the vendor I used. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N4GKMH8...roduct_details

        I smashed the Edge 7 so hard (flew off my truck around 45 MPH and someone ran it over ) the screen wouldn't light up. Had to use the google to transfer my data and my pics were thankfully on my chip. I took it apart to try and see it it was just a loose cable. Nope. on power up the samsung logo would light up but the software wouldn't . I thought, oh well. Google worked pretty good other than it forgot a shit load of the most commonly used numbers

        Anywho....I tried to remove the battery to recycle it cuz the phone was going in the garbage. I accidently poked the fully charged battery and where I poked it, the hole turned cherry red. ....yep it started a mini fourth of july in my hand. Couldn't get outside quick enough before the house filled with smoke. Phucking phone was a total loss after that. Wouldn't stop flaming until I submerged it in water.
        Last edited by Boss; 06-28-2020, 12:46 PM.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Will12785 View Post
          Current phone is a Galaxy S8 Active. Over the past 2 weeks the internet seems to be not working intermittently.
          Have you tried rebooting it? My 7 would do that and a reboot would fix it every time. It stopped happening after a while.

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            #6
            I went from an s8+ or whatever the larger one was to a pixel 4 XL and I really like it. It boots in seconds, no bullshit from Samsung loaded on it to slow it down, just pure Android goodness.

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              #7
              S8+, works great browses internet, email and I can see porn just fine on it. Try rebooting your phone and have it search for updates. My wifes s10+ went full retard one day and that fixed it.
              Every major institution is against you and will let you die!
              - Tim Dillon

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                #8
                I just went from s8+ to note 10. Honestly I've already scratched the glass on this new phone two weeks in. Glass seems fragile on this new phone.

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                  #9
                  There is maintenance options to do in settings on my J3. They might be on yours too. Memory and App cleanup, and shit like that. A reboot afterwards is good idea.

                  I was phoneless for 7 years till I got a J3, which lasted 4 years till I sat on it and it smashed. It was issue free all that time and I beat the hell out of it, purposely trying to break it at times to upgrade, but it never would break. When my ass finally managed the feat I told myself what a phone it was and got another.

                  J3 number two......

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                    #10
                    I just went through the same thing with my old S8+. I ended up with a Note 10+. The older I get the bigger screen I need.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Boss View Post
                      Have you tried rebooting it? My 7 would do that and a reboot would fix it every time. It stopped happening after a while.
                      Yes I've rebooted it several times, checked for updates, performed "maintenance" all that stuff. It will come back on after a while but nothing seems to cure it.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Poriggity View Post
                        I just went from s8+ to note 10. Honestly I've already scratched the glass on this new phone two weeks in. Glass seems fragile on this new phone.
                        Did yours come with a factory screen protector? I just picked up a Note 10 about 2 weeks ago and it has one factory. Looking at mine now and it does have some light scratches already, but no big deal, its just the cover. They also sell a thick version that is applied at the phone store. Ill go with that one once the stock cover gets to fucked.

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                          #13
                          Have you tried clearing your browser cache?
                          There is​ no reason for an S8 to be slow.

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                            #14
                            They repacked the Active series with the Xcover Pro. It is rugged, waterproof, has a large capacity removable battery and cost $500. I like mine a lot.

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                              #15
                              I use an A70 and it works great for a cheap phone.
                              Hey, don't lob factual statements at me as if they're insults

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