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  # 2206726 28-Mar-2019 23:03
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hey guys I just realised the phone I ordered from Noel Leeming has an Exynos CPU according to noel's website.


i read somewhere you don't want the Exynos, you want the Snapdragon.


What gives?



not sure where you usually do or don't do your research, however all the versions in NZ and most of the world (except US) use Exynos chips. The Snap dragon models will largely have the wrong bands for nz networks.

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  # 2206745 29-Mar-2019 00:22
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landcruiserguy:

 

Geektastic:

 

I keep finding that mine has saved screenshots.

 

 

 

Since I have not the faintest idea how to do that deliberately, I must be doing something accidentally to trigger it.

 

 

There is a smart gesture for screenshots so turn that off in settings.

 

 

 

 

Ah. Thanks. I have done that so we will see if that stops all these random screenshots..!






 
 
 
 


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  # 2206774 29-Mar-2019 05:58
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Snapdragon is usa only.

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  # 2206776 29-Mar-2019 06:36
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Ah i see.

I just read that the exynos ones have a battery drain issue.

That was the reason I moved away from Samsung after the s2 and s4. They both had very bad battery drain.




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  # 2206800 29-Mar-2019 07:53
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Batman: Ah i see.

I just read that the exynos ones have a battery drain issue.

That was the reason I moved away from Samsung after the s2 and s4. They both had very bad battery drain.

 

While battery drain can have many causes it's been a general problem with Android since the beginning.  Android's liberal policies about what can run in the background has been abused by many apps.  It's gotten better because stock android has introduced doze mode and limited what can be done in the background.  Add into that Samsung's AI where it detects apps that haven't been opened in the last couple of days and then shuts them down.  It's not the problem that it was back in the S2\S4 days and I don't think you can avoid it completely by buying another brand.  Worse of all is pixel because Google wants things to always run so it can track you and your data.  Most of the other manufacturers have added their own layer of background app management because it's been such a known problem.  Sony have had Stamina mode since forever, all the Chinese brands arbitrarily shutdown background apps (which can be annoying if you need the app to run).  Samsung have their own AI based app management solution.


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  # 2206810 29-Mar-2019 08:15
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from what i have been reading the battery drain seems to be happening to people that use VOIP products.  this is stopping the phone going into a deep sleep 

 

 


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  # 2208230 31-Mar-2019 16:06
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Batman:

 

hey guys I just realised the phone I ordered from Noel Leeming has an Exynos CPU according to noel's website.

 

 

 

i read somewhere you don't want the Exynos, you want the Snapdragon.

 

 

 

What gives?

 



not sure where you usually do or don't do your research, however all the versions in NZ and most of the world (except US) use Exynos chips. The Snap dragon models will largely have the wrong bands for nz networks.

 

I looked at the specs for the 2.

 

SD versions have about 10 more bands than Exynos. There is one band missing in the SD that Exynos has - LTE 32(1500)

 

So if anything the SD will be more compatible than the Exynos unless you need LTE band 32(1500)





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  # 2208299 31-Mar-2019 19:08
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I've noticed odd behaviour in that the phone seems to have a habit of switching off mobile data.

I've never had a phone do that.





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  # 2208300 31-Mar-2019 19:11
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I haven't even used the phone yet and I've noticed that my font size (yes font size) changes at random.

 

From my experience Samsung commands a special kind of love hate relationship. Actually all mobile phones but I don't know why the feeling is stronger on Samsung. My Huawei handicaps me a lot and I don't seem to complain.





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  # 2208301 31-Mar-2019 19:13
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And why is the screen always responding even though I've turned off everything I can find to do with the screen.

 

When phone is locked the screen responds to my touch. It is sucking battery doing that!

 

I've turned off lift to wake, tap to wake, always on display, everything I can find.

 

I do have fingerprint sensor turned on though. So that makes 2 things that are sucking my battery - the screen and the ultrasonic sensor. *sigh





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  # 2208315 31-Mar-2019 19:34
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Batman:

And why is the screen always responding even though I've turned off everything I can find to do with the screen.


When phone is locked the screen responds to my touch. It is sucking battery doing that!


I've turned off lift to wake, tap to wake, always on display, everything I can find.


I do have fingerprint sensor turned on though. So that makes 2 things that are sucking my battery - the screen and the ultrasonic sensor. *sigh



Have you turned off the hidden home button and unlock using that home button? I had random pocket wake ups on my s8 until i turned that off.

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  # 2208316 31-Mar-2019 19:34
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Batman:

And why is the screen always responding even though I've turned off everything I can find to do with the screen.


When phone is locked the screen responds to my touch. It is sucking battery doing that!


I've turned off lift to wake, tap to wake, always on display, everything I can find.


I do have fingerprint sensor turned on though. So that makes 2 things that are sucking my battery - the screen and the ultrasonic sensor. *sigh



Have you turned off the hidden home button and unlock using that home button? I had random pocket wake ups on my s8 until i turned that off.

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  # 2208336 31-Mar-2019 21:03
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I just found the setting hidden in the fingerprint menu where it says turn on sensor when screen is off, unchecked and screen is no longer responsive. Took me 2 days to find it, but glad I did.

 

Now just going to whinge that I have the Exynos and not the Snapdragon.





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  # 2209275 2-Apr-2019 09:44
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I'm really not finding any love with the touch screen.

First i dislike the edge glass, it distorts the edges of the screen too much. Almost contemplating swapping with a10e.

Then i am finding the screen is not very responsive. I'm not meaning the fingerprint sensor but the touch response is poor. I have the stock screen protector in place and I chose not to increase touch response.

Thirdly, browsing for 8 mins this morning used 8%of battery with the screen at 10%. What is this Samsung!




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  # 2209304 2-Apr-2019 10:41
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i am loving the bixby routines , just the fact i can set them based on GPS location is a huge deal.

 

 

 

https://www.sammobile.com/2019/03/15/galaxy-s10-bixby-routines-my-favorite-bixby-feature/

 

 

 

https://www.samsung.com/levant/support/mobile-devices/how-to-use-bixby-routines/

 

 


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