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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by KevinFromNapa, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. KevinFromNapa

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    So, my galaxy S7 decided to take a dump on me yesterday, half the screen looks like the static you used to get on a tv when you didn't get that channel, except it does not move. The right half of the screen. It's still responsive to touch.

    Anyway, a factory reset didn't even clear it, so I sent it back to samsung while it's still under warranty.

    I should get it back in about 2 weeks, but in the mean time, I'm stuck with my galaxy s5 and wondering if I should look at new phones. I know Sprint is not the best carrier, especially for phone selection, but it's what I've got, and my dad and I split the phone bill between us, so I probably will not switch carriers. In any case, I'm up for an upgrade with Sprint, should I wish to take it, since I paid cash for my S7. I like the S7, but the outlook for the future is little grim for my taste.

    I can't stand the fact that I can't use a glass screen protector for the S7, because of the slightly curved screen. I So I really don't like the new trend of curved screens on everything.

    I don't like the fact that EVERYTHING has gotten rid of the dedicated home and back buttons, but I guess that's what the top dogs at android want, so screw you guys for that one. That may be one that I just have to deal with.

    I also don't like the new trend of getting rid of the headphone jack.

    Given my pet peeves, is there really anything decent still out there? The new LG V30 has a curved screen, so does the S8, the pixel got rid of the headphone jack and they have that stupid edge sense or whatever it is. I don't know if I can even get a pixel for sprint. Is there anything out there still worth getting, or on the horizon that might actually go back to a place that makes some sense?
     

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  2. Brian706

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    You could get the original pixel or pixel XL. No curved screen and still has a headphone jack. Also doesn't have the squeezeable sides and can be used on Sprint (or any other carrier).
     
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    I don't see why the squeezable sides of the new Pixels should be a problem - just turn it off. Does the smaller one have more curve to the glass than the first generation? Doesn't look it. Of course that still leaves the headphone jack and the fact that it's not being offered subsidised through Sprint so wouldn't use that upgrade option.

    (Technically the V30 hasn't a curved screen, but I assume the peeve is about any curves to the glass).

    The LG G6 has a flat screen and headphone jack as I recall. Specs are a bit 2016, but it is cheap now.

    Sony certainly do what you want, apart from physical buttons, but I don't know whether Sprint carry them.
     
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    One plus should be an option, OP3/3T and OP5;)
     

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