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  Reply # 2203628 22-Mar-2019 21:30
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Update on spark was there when I checked.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2203630 22-Mar-2019 21:35
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freitasm: Is that it? No fixes?
Doesn't seem to be just security.

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  Reply # 2203631 22-Mar-2019 21:46
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Sure as heck hope they slipped the CA fixes into this one..

 

 





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  Reply # 2204819 25-Mar-2019 17:59
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NikT:

 

... You can't turn off the battery percentage - I personally dislike seeing battery percentages when I'm not specifically looking for them ...

 

 

Is this what you were looking for?

 

Settings -> Battery -> Battery Percentage -> Do Not Show

 

I've only had mine for a week, I'm still finding my way around it.

 

I'm using dual SIMs. It's quite interesting to compare relative signal strengths in the areas that I frequent. So far Vodafone win every time. Maybe I frequent the wrong places...


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  Reply # 2204827 25-Mar-2019 18:38
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DonH:

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... You can't turn off the battery percentage - I personally dislike seeing battery percentages when I'm not specifically looking for them ...



Is this what you were looking for?


Settings -> Battery -> Battery Percentage -> Do Not Show


I've only had mine for a week, I'm still finding my way around it.


I'm using dual SIMs. It's quite interesting to compare relative signal strengths in the areas that I frequent. So far Vodafone win every time. Maybe I frequent the wrong places...


Do you frequent the coromandel area by chance..




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  Reply # 2204845 25-Mar-2019 20:08
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No, Wellington.

 

Settings -> System -> About Phone -> Status -> Network gives you the network and signal strength etc for each SIM.


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I'm very impressed by the battery life. Currently showing 80% after a light usage day. I have noticed that switching to "dark mode" (white on black) where possible has made several percent difference on heavy use days.

 

Repeating someone's earlier query, has anyone found a source of Huawei Super Chargers yet?

 

 


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  Reply # 2205218 26-Mar-2019 18:31
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My Mate 20 connected to the Benq 35 inches curved monitor - using a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I am wondering if I can go to Auckland tomorrow and not take the laptop... Plenty of monitors I can plug to in the Auckland office.





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  Reply # 2205220 26-Mar-2019 18:32
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The BenQ might not fit in the carry on bag... ;-) Oops. Didn't read there were screens in Auckland!





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  Reply # 2205245 26-Mar-2019 19:02
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That's quite impressive....

 

 

 

i haven't played with the desktop mode much...





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  Reply # 2205253 26-Mar-2019 19:29
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I connected mine wirelessly to one of my Fire TV's the other day. In was very impressed.




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  Reply # 2205322 26-Mar-2019 21:03
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213 brings a fair few more updates and fixes than just the security patches, it's frustrating that the staggered update schedule means we also miss out on the details when they do arrive. The one I appreciate most from this cumulative build bump is that the glitchy overview/multitasking animation has finally been fixed. Significantly smoother when entering the multitasking screen and quick-switching between apps.

 

Gestures are better again as well, but the back gesture still triggers too far up the sides of the device to avoid accidental activation when opening side menus, e.g. in the Play Store, so those stay off for now. Do wish they'd nick Xiaomi's excellent feature in which holding the side-swipe back gesture quick-switches to the previous app.

 


DonH:

 

Is this what you were looking for?

 

Settings -> Battery -> Battery Percentage -> Do Not Show

 

I've only had mine for a week, I'm still finding my way around it.

 

I'm using dual SIMs. It's quite interesting to compare relative signal strengths in the areas that I frequent. So far Vodafone win every time. Maybe I frequent the wrong places...

 

 

That comment was specifically with regard to battery percentage on the always-on display, rather than the standard one in the status bar. 





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freitasm:

 

Do you think the Always-On display uses more battery than normal (as in excessive use compared to just turn it off)?

 

 

Unless something is very wrong it shouldn't use excessive battery, but I've found the permanent percentage and lack of third-party notifications so offputting that I haven't tried it for extensive periods of use. That said, I think I do recall several of the in-depth review sites mentioning that standby time nosedived when using AoD on both the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro. 

 

The major Chinese vendors do this marvelous (for customers) thing where they nick each other's best features quickly, but that's presently resulted in Oppo/Xiaomi/Meizu/Huawei all having the same barebones AoD devoid of the splendid featuresets and customisation found in Samsung and LG's devices. Was never a big fan of AoD until the V30 when the Big Red Clock sold me, although Nokia's Glance Screen of old was excellent too. Samsung and LG's implementations use minimal battery on OLED devices.

 

Of course, the Mate 20 Pro has both raise-to-wake and a notification LED so it's not as missed as it would be without those. Hopefully we'll see an improvement in this area when EMUI 10 lands.





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