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  # 2274718 11-Jul-2019 16:14
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Yes with android it is best to leave everything for a week or 2 before trying to "save power".  Things to note coming from an iphone, iphone does have better standby time however android tends to be better with battery when using apps. People that say they get 9 hour on screen time tend to hack and turn everything off so don't expect to get the same on screen battery life as you read on the internet as some of them are just bulls***

 

Let the phone kill apps in the background, there is no need to manually close things anymore. Let the OS do it all.

 

 

 

 




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Well that took me a while to set everything up! Especially having to redo all my 2FA attached to the Google Authenticator etc...

 

Looks like I have all my required apps down and starting to settle with the settings. Compared to IOS, some stuff still seems rather amateurish but most of it is pretty slick. Hardware is undeniably ace.

 

I got Android Auto working well (eventually) and it seems pretty comparable to CarPlay in the main, though I do seem to have a weird sound issue with Audible; I am noticing a slightly metallic sibilence or ringing in places which definitely wasn't there before - almost as if the audio quality is still low bit-rate. I have set it to "high" in the app, but interestingly the file size is about half what it was under IOS...

 

Anyone any ideas?

 

Will give it a chance to settle now and see how it fits into my daily routine!





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So really getting back into the swing of Android now...sheer volume of settings can be annoying at first coming back from Apple in order to get everything "just so" but having reached a preferred setup, I am enjoying the ability to tweak far more than I could on the iPhone.

 

Battery life still seems OKish mostly. I guess I am probably fiddling with it more as it is new.

 

I am also wondering whether the battery life indicator is a bit more linear and "honest" than under IOS? It seems that as soon as I unplug the phone it is starting to tick down 99...98...97% etc, whereby the iPhone seemed to stick on "100%" for a significant period of time. Overall however, the battery life is at least comparable with the 8 Plus, so I wonder whether IOS plays some tricks with the indicator to make you think the battery is stronger/longer lived!

 

 

 

Hardware is great, screen is great, face and fingerprint unlock work really well. Camera is pretty good. Happy so far!





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So really getting back into the swing of Android now...sheer volume of settings can be annoying at first coming back from Apple in order to get everything "just so" but having reached a preferred setup, I am enjoying the ability to tweak far more than I could on the iPhone.

 

 

If you fancy tweaking even more, install Good Lock from Galaxy Apps - you can customise the navigation bar, status bar, multitasking screen, clocks for AOD/lockscreen, and many more things besides.

 

Glad you're happy, the S10+ is a good choice.

 

In retrospect the one device I should have mentioned earlier in the thread is the Mate 20 Pro, which is essentially a P30 Pro in a different box and has been on ridiculously heavy promo recently - but as I said at the start, no matter what you go with at the high end, you'll end up with a good product.





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  # 2278226 17-Jul-2019 12:01
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freitasm:

 

Kopkiwi:

 

freitasm:

 

No, the Huawei P30 Pro does not have a headphone jack. Reality is, no headphone jack means less cords.

 

 

Eeerrr  no. Reality means less options and inferior sound quality.

 

Less cords? Have you drunken the cool aid? 

 

 

I am pretty happy with a Bose QuietComfort and a Panasonic - both noise cancelling and with astounding sound.

 

 

 

 

BT with AptX is great sound. It is however undeniably yet one more battery to keep charged when compared to wired headphons.






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  # 2278227 17-Jul-2019 12:03
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Geektastic:

 

BT with AptX is great sound. It is however undeniably yet one more battery to keep charged when compared to wired headphons.

 

 

If you want high-quality, noise-cancelling headphones then you will live with having to charge batteries.





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  # 2278229 17-Jul-2019 12:05
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I heard the s10+can charge your head phones but Ymmv




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  # 2278235 17-Jul-2019 12:12
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Batman: I heard the s10+can charge your head phones but Ymmv

 

 

The same with Huawei Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro devices, via wireless charge. But your headphones need to support it.







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  # 2278243 17-Jul-2019 12:22
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

BT with AptX is great sound. It is however undeniably yet one more battery to keep charged when compared to wired headphons.

 

 

 

 

Using LDAP enabled with my Sony WH-1000Xm3 and sounds great so far with 256kb AAC, but haven't copied my lossless library over yet...waiting for the 512Gb SD card to arrive from Amazon and then I can give it a proper test!

 

 

 

Was also impressed at how good the sound was from the 3.5mm jack - worked beautifully with my Sonorous VI's - They are very easy to drive though.





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