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  # 1783846 17-May-2017 19:31
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Maybe not a S8 specific question, but in the Samsung message app when I send want to a txt to a number of people (in my case 19, its the parents of my football team) the Samsung message app converts the message (even before I start typing) into an MMS.  Is there a way to stop this?  I know I could use another messaging apps (I know Chomp/Textra all works fine), but I would rather use the default messaging app.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1783963 18-May-2017 06:28
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Damager:

Good stuff. I use my 8plus until it's completely flat . Current charge is at 31 hours with 5hours 55 mins screen time. 11%left at approx 2 hours.

Where did you get your DBrand backing from?

 

 

 

Just from the dbrand website, took about 8 or 9 days to get here.

 

I did get 2 and the first one (which was the skin i liked the most) did not go on right (my own fault, first time doing it).  So ripped that off and used the 2nd one which is perfect :)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1783974 18-May-2017 07:25
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nicmair:

Maybe not a S8 specific question, but in the Samsung message app when I send want to a txt to a number of people (in my case 19, its the parents of my football team) the Samsung message app converts the message (even before I start typing) into an MMS.  Is there a way to stop this?  I know I could use another messaging apps (I know Chomp/Textra all works fine), but I would rather use the default messaging app.


 


 



I think your message might be to long then it converts it mms ?. make another group to get around the 19 limit ... Yeah I use to use go sms and all the other ones lately there adverts just to intrusive




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  # 1783987 18-May-2017 08:05
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cokeman2:
nicmair:

Maybe not a S8 specific question, but in the Samsung message app when I send want to a txt to a number of people (in my case 19, its the parents of my football team) the Samsung message app converts the message (even before I start typing) into an MMS.  Is there a way to stop this?  I know I could use another messaging apps (I know Chomp/Textra all works fine), but I would rather use the default messaging app.


 


 



I think your message might be to long then it converts it mms ?. make another group to get around the 19 limit ... Yeah I use to use go sms and all the other ones lately there adverts just to intrusive


If we are suggesting alternative SMS apps, try Google Messages. I switched to it from Handcent, partly because of ads but mainly because of GM supporting Android Wear. It is a simple, but well featured app. I have had to switch back to the Samsung sms though because it supports the Gear S3.

Is anyone still waiting for their 256 GB SD card? I pre-ordered through Noel Leeming and when I last checked with them they had 120 on back order with Samsung. From what I can gather, Samsung didn't inform retailers that the pre-order 'while stocks last' numbers had run out. Not necessarily a bad problem for Samsung to have, selling more phones than anticipated. Glad to see it is still being honoured, with no attempt to weasel out of it. I, for one, got the salesman to annotate on the receipt that it included the SD card.




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  # 1784016 18-May-2017 09:37
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I've got the convertible charger/stand pad on my desk.

 

I've noticed that sometimes when I put the phone on it, it just goes to "charging" and that if I then pick up the phone and put it down on the pad again, it goes to "Fast Charging" which is around an hour faster.

 

Is that normal? Why does it not just go to fast by default?






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  # 1784022 18-May-2017 09:40
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My contacts are often defaulting to "assistant" so even my wife, I have an extra click to dial her number.

 

 


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  # 1784092 18-May-2017 11:45
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Geektastic:

 

I've got the convertible charger/stand pad on my desk.

 

I've noticed that sometimes when I put the phone on it, it just goes to "charging" and that if I then pick up the phone and put it down on the pad again, it goes to "Fast Charging" which is around an hour faster.

 

Is that normal? Why does it not just go to fast by default?

 

 

You have to get it right in the middle, also can something depends on the case.  A couple of my bigger cases have issues if it is off center.  Not much of an issue with thinner case or naked phones.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1784096 18-May-2017 11:50
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I have cheap Aliexpress chargers which work well but don't fast charge. I made lego frames for them as I can't afford a 3d printer. I just literally throw the phone at the lego frame and it is guaranteed to sit in the right place for charging. As it is on the wireless overnight I don't need to worry about fast charging.





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  # 1784185 18-May-2017 13:02
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hairy1:

 

I have cheap Aliexpress chargers which work well but don't fast charge. I made lego frames for them as I can't afford a 3d printer. I just literally throw the phone at the lego frame and it is guaranteed to sit in the right place for charging. As it is on the wireless overnight I don't need to worry about fast charging.

 

 

 

 

I think we need pictures...! wink






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  # 1784195 18-May-2017 13:07
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I tried a few different ebay cheapo chargers and in the end sprung the cash for the Samsung one, no fuss or hassles any more it just works.





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  # 1784462 18-May-2017 20:19
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Geektastic:

 

hairy1:

 

I have cheap Aliexpress chargers which work well but don't fast charge. I made lego frames for them as I can't afford a 3d printer. I just literally throw the phone at the lego frame and it is guaranteed to sit in the right place for charging. As it is on the wireless overnight I don't need to worry about fast charging.

 

 

 

 

I think we need pictures...! wink

 

 

Here you go.

 

 





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  # 1784581 19-May-2017 08:38
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XSA is getting a firmware upgrade right now (currently downloading).  Improvements to SD cards and updated security by the looks of it.

 

 

 

Over 200megs


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  # 1784606 19-May-2017 09:53
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tripp:

 

XSA is getting a firmware upgrade right now (currently downloading).  Improvements to SD cards and updated security by the looks of it.

 

 

 

Over 200megs

 

 

Yep has the May security patch. Haven't noticed any obvious changes.


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  # 1784654 19-May-2017 10:49
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bradstewart:

 

tripp:

 

XSA is getting a firmware upgrade right now (currently downloading).  Improvements to SD cards and updated security by the looks of it.

 

 

 

Over 200megs

 

 

Yep has the May security patch. Haven't noticed any obvious changes.

 

 

Something about SD card and camera as well from that i have seen on the web


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  # 1784684 19-May-2017 11:53
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Dingbatt:
cokeman2:
nicmair:

 

Maybe not a S8 specific question, but in the Samsung message app when I send want to a txt to a number of people (in my case 19, its the parents of my football team) the Samsung message app converts the message (even before I start typing) into an MMS.  Is there a way to stop this?  I know I could use another messaging apps (I know Chomp/Textra all works fine), but I would rather use the default messaging app.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



I think your message might be to long then it converts it mms ?. make another group to get around the 19 limit ... Yeah I use to use go sms and all the other ones lately there adverts just to intrusive


If we are suggesting alternative SMS apps, try Google Messages. I switched to it from Handcent, partly because of ads but mainly because of GM supporting Android Wear. It is a simple, but well featured app. I have had to switch back to the Samsung sms though because it supports the Gear S3.

Is anyone still waiting for their 256 GB SD card? I pre-ordered through Noel Leeming and when I last checked with them they had 120 on back order with Samsung. From what I can gather, Samsung didn't inform retailers that the pre-order 'while stocks last' numbers had run out. Not necessarily a bad problem for Samsung to have, selling more phones than anticipated. Glad to see it is still being honoured, with no attempt to weasel out of it. I, for one, got the salesman to annotate on the receipt that it included the SD card.

 

I also waited the 256Gb SD card, and noelleeming don't have exact explanations with regards to the sdcard. Initially when pick-up, they told me that it's on the box but when opened there was none. On the next day, salesman told me that they run out of it as already sold the stock (what?), then contacted them again but no avail for the main reason.

 

But in terms of the phone very impressed about it: nice camera, display is superb and very responsive. 

 

 

 

 


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