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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MikeyrInFL, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. MikeyrInFL

    MikeyrInFL Lurker
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    Refused to cough up all that cash for a new Samsung Galaxy phone. Bought a OnePlus 6 and really like it. My next phone should be 5G, so maybe a OnePlus 8 or whatever. Perhaps in late 2020. We'll see how 5G network rolls out and 5G phone pricing stabilizes... Lost the desire to be on the "bleeding edge" a long time ago

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  2. Steven58


    Good post.

    I totally agree with you. in the old days it was easier to be on the bleeding edge when the phone companies subsidized your phones. Now, you pretty much paying for the whole thing. you are probably paying the whole thing beforehand as well, but it seemed as if oh, but it seemed as if we weren't.

    And you're right. Why would I shell out money for a 5G phone when there is no 5G in my area? Seems kind of pointless.
    #2 Steven58, Jul 10, 2019
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  3. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    There will be a long wait to see the 5G covering everywhere. It means that most of 5G subscribers will still have to rely on the existing 4G network and Wi-Fi.
  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Yup, this year 5G coverage will be patchy and the phones are first generation products. Some networks will be charging a premium for 5G access too. So I see no reason to bother with it this year, maybe not even next.
  5. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    No rush for me, I'll happily wait a few (or more) years. LTE/4G is fine, I have zero need for improvement over that and don't see a huge need coming up right away. So yeah, no.
  6. Steven58


    All good points. I agree with all of you.
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    TO HELL WITH Y"ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I WANT MY 5G NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I HAVE $2,000 LYING AROUND SOMEWHERE!!!!!!!!!!

    just kidding. yeah i'm gonna wait as well
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  8. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    There is nothing, nothing, in this article that makes me want to switch to 5G. Ever.
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  9. Gecko114

    Gecko114 Lurker

    4G/LTE is good enough for now.
  10. I totally agree with you guys 4G/LTE are pretty cool right now. so for me no need to rush
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