AnonD-653156, 05 May 2017Why do you want to switch from note 5? I love my note 5 in ever aspects I was using note 5 since it was released and wanted some change as the oneplus would be the next cheapest best option i assume as Dual sim and better battery performance i assume.
The OnePlus 3 and 3T are nice phones. And the OnePlus 5 sounds promising (although the price is starting to inch out of the flagship killer category into the just another flagship category).
But the thing that OnePlus really needs to do (has been needing to do for a long time) is properly certify their phones for use with VoLTE on all carriers and make them work with things like T-Mobile's wifi calling.
If a brand new phone is out of the box not fully compatible with the carrier networks it is expected to work on, it is on some level irrelevant how many other great features the phone has or what the price is.
Anonymous, 07 May 2017yes and there is no point of having killer hardware if the device don't get OS updates for 3-5... moreYou dont get it.
Its not about number of gb of ram.
Its about mobile SoC, designed for a mobile platform that has to equalize resource/benefit parameters of mobile, all depending on passive energy source battery.
You could try adding an active energy source for an active SoC cooler on a mobile device, just like it is on a desktop computer, but it would deny the whole idea of mobile tech.
Smartphone is not a desktop computer, and never will be.
Maybe then 6 gb, let alone 8 gb, will be actually usable or in any way reasonable on a smartphone.
Until then, its just nonsense.
Unusable dead weight for marketing purpose only.
Anonymous, 07 May 2017yes and there is no point of having killer hardware if the device don't get OS updates for 3-5... moreGood thing that Android is open source then. It basically means upgrades for as long as Lineage people (or any other team) supports it.
My 4 year old tablet is abandoned by Samsung but still getting upgrades . That's one of the main points of open source ... Who knew?
Tann Hauser, 06 May 2017Going defensive now? You can talk all around the facts all you want, with absolutely unrela... moreyes and there is no point of having killer hardware if the device don't get OS updates for 3-5 years as the hardware will be good for 5 years for sure if it has 8GB ram
Tann Hauser, 06 May 2017Going defensive now?
You can talk all around the facts all you want, with absolutely unrela... moreHaha, I just greenify the apps that cause wakelocks (there are only few). I have never ever have any problem with background apps, only noobs do.
Also I'm not deflecting, I just gave you a video showing OnePlus 3T destroying each and every android. Sadly the C4etech's video showing Sony phones being *eviscerated* are no longer online so that's the most relevant I can get.
Also ram is not just about background apps. You'd see ram to be continuously lost over many days of use even as you clean all your apps. A lot is used by the android framework, by services and pretty much anything that needs ram owning to a smoother existence.
8GB phones would be faster than 6GB phones, I'm sure of it!
Anonymous, 06 May 2017Haha outdated links.
Just watch it destroy all androids (just 7 minutes in the lengthiest t... moreGoing defensive now?
You can talk all around the facts all you want, with absolutely unrelated yt stuff...
In the end XZs proves 6gb doesnt have any advance over 4gb if software utilised properly.
And 6 gb if utilised in all, overheats the phone, drains battery like a monster, and causes serious SoC throttling on todays android phones, and future some most certainly.
So even OnePlus decided to keep the 20 app limit, that ll use 3 gb most, to prevent these issues.
But, Glad to see you living in some other reality.
Good luck with actually using incoming 8 gb on phones, it ll most likely kill the battery, melt the SoC, and seriously interfer with performance if all used.
Enjoy your 8gb on a phone with passive energy source nonsense.
Tann Hauser, 06 May 2017You call me detached from reality?
Well, enjoy your reality:
https://www.xda-developers.... moreHaha outdated links.
Just watch it destroy all androids (just 7 minutes in the lengthiest test ever) and weep:
It only loses to iPhone but that's because the iphone did the encoding much faster.
It's a fantasy to say that ram doesn't matter. You just saw a yesteryear phone destroy this year's flagship all with ram alone (holding more assets in memory).
You have no excuses now.
AnonD-152282, 06 May 2017Before buying, I did bit of research and found that s6 edge is good in terms of camera, ram pr... moreIn Display and SoC was indeed top, but those are both secondary features (SoC plays little role in anything other than games at this point, ie all SOCs are fast enough; most displays are also top quality).
S6 lacked in ram amount (Zenfone 2 and Oneplus 2 had 4GB), ram management (most brands manage it better than Samsung), battery life (very low for a flagship) and its camera was losing to LG G4. It also lacked waterproofing and micro SD slot.
It was a bad phone that sold the least of all S phones of late, yet reviews would praise it. That's why you should pay attention to YouTube for performance, to forums for battery life and DxO mark for camera performance.
Two phones with the same review score one can be very bad and another excellent. Also raw specs are not enough either . Just keep this rule (YouTube for performance, forums for battery life and DxO mark for camera) and you'd make no mistake again.
Anonymous, 06 May 2017No those are not facts.
Calling someone a Luddite is basically calling him detached from r... moreYou call me detached from reality?
Well, enjoy your reality:
Do explain afterwards how exactly does using 6 gb ram benefit in any way an android phone usage, in contrast to reported behaviour while using it.
Anonymous, 06 May 2017Android multi tasking is excellent. Samsung is a very bad android maker. If you buy low qualit... moreBefore buying, I did bit of research and found that s6 edge is good in terms of camera, ram processor and display, that time it was top class phone and quite expensive also.
But this was really worst phone, battery life was so bad, hardly 4 hr. screen on time, multitasking was also useless kinda.
Next time I'll try xperia phone. many people say that Sony mobiles are lot better than other android brands..
Tann Hauser, 06 May 2017You can call me whatever you want.
But facts are facts.
Im more inclined to belief that ... moreNo those are not facts.
Calling someone a Luddite is basically calling him detached from reality. At no point have you made any sense. Extra resources are both immediately and in the long term useful. That's pretty much a law of computing since the early 60s... You live in a fantasy land and spread misinformation.
Anonymous, 06 May 2017We used to call people like you luddites. Why are you even in a technology site?
Resolution... moreYou can call me whatever you want.
But facts are facts.
Im more inclined to belief that tech humping is useless without software evolution to actually use it.
Android being a perfect example of that.
Tann Hauser, 06 May 2017On the contrary, it is better.
And only proves that all those extensive gb of ram, 8 gb esp... moreWe used to call people like you luddites. Why are you even in a technology site?
Resolution I can understand, the human eye can't make the difference from one point onwards. But hardware resources? Are you serious? Microsoft works only needed 16MB of ram, anything more and it was going to waste. Should we have had the evolution of PCs end there?
With more hardware you get more uses. Something that luddites like you will never understand...
lacp, 06 May 2017No, XZs hasn't better multitasking then OP3T. If you watched the tests there isn't no advantag... moreOn the contrary, it is better.
And only proves that all those extensive gb of ram, 8 gb especially, are only marketing purpose, no real use.
Tann Hauser, 05 May 2017Did I say it has advantage overall? No. But in multitask it obviously does. So conclude,... moreNo, XZs hasn't better multitasking then OP3T. If you watched the tests there isn't no advantage in multitasking. And 6 and 8GB of RAM are one natural evolution of the hardware which is welcome and useful and required in the future.
Herodroid, 05 May 2017I better choose lower price and poor availability + average service, than high price and all t... moreLoL, and then people think why cant other oems provide services like samsung or apple...
AnonD-152282, 06 May 2017See I am not an expert of all these things but I must admit that despite of having decent amou... moreYou ve been using Samsung. Thats where you made a mistake in the first place.
Believe me, Android is not near that bad on some other brands, and is much more featured than IOS.
AnonD-664474, 06 May 2017"More ram keeps more assets in memory"
-I've been waiting trillions of centuries for you to e... moreBecause it does not happen?
There were a couple of proper speedtests showing Sony lagging behind, unfortunately most are taken down and we only have the biased ones.
I hopes this gen we'll get some proper Sony speedtests, seeing Sony be *destroyed* once again.
Sony lost because of the giant bezels, the low performance, the small battery for exorbitant prices. Nobody cares about Sony at this point apart from her fanboys ... Soon Sony mobile division will shut down and this noise will go away.