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You can't just compare camera quality like that, anyways make sure you get the 2GB ram version. Don't get the 1GB one. The white one looks pretty sexy :-)

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You can't just compare camera quality like that, anyways make sure you get the 2GB ram version. Don't get the 1GB one. The white one looks pretty sexy :-)

I think I revised my decision due to the user reviews... posted the link in my previous post :/

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I once bought a phone that had many bad reviews. But I still bought it cos I liked it.. Used it for 2 years and it didn't even heat up... I would go for the Aqua M4. Anyway now phones are becoming a trend. Every year a new phone is coming out with soo much upgrades than its predecessors.. So I think you would be tempted for a new phone in about 2 years (Im tempted every 3 months or so. I have used 74 phones to date) And 25k for a phone is peanuts these days. Buggers I know spend 150k plus to get iphones on the release date,just cos its an apple(they dont care about specs and durability) . So I would say go for the Aqua M4, I think it suits your purpose.If its bad ,then you atleast loose 25k rather than 50k on a age old iphone 5s

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Right now the best bang for buck are the One Plus. Question is if they stay there when the new models come out.

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On 6/30/2016 at 8:41 AM, fiat fan said:

I once bought a phone that had many bad reviews. But I still bought it cos I liked it.. Used it for 2 years and it didn't even heat up... I would go for the Aqua M4. 

Looks like M4 has 2400mAh battery. I find really difficult to manage battery when listening to music even with GPS off and power saving on (Even with a 3000mAh battery).

Just saw Samsung S7 active with whopping 4000mAh battery. Just thinking should i manage with 3000mAh battery connecting to the PC so battery wont die before leaving office or will the S7 active with 4000mAh will survive for about 8 hours of normal use.

I think this would be cheaper than iPhone.

On the other hand i wish android would do a better job in managing resources / battery right? 

Adding specs for S7 Active - S7 Active Specs

KMeeg.

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18 hours ago, kmeeg said:

 

On the other hand i wish android would do a better job in managing resources / battery right? 

 

Yup. .. however Marshmallow onward introduces some decent battery saving features. like 'doze' there 3rd party doze-like apps in the play store too.

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Just got iPhone 7 Plus. On Initial testing;

1. Whats good - battery life is quite better than Samsung Note5.

2. Whats bad - Note 5 had far better low light still pic quality than iPhone 7 plus. (Pics were more warm / yellowish at in door low light). I think its because the image sensor. Note 5 has Sony image sensor vs iPhone 7 plus (haven't checked yet).

3. Whats same - Audio quality on Car audio via bluetooth on Youtube - Sound same (Having said I dnt have high-end audio on my car)

4. Wish it had it -

    a. "Fast charging" - Haven't timed yet but it takes too much time to charge.

    b. Regular headphone jack - It comes with an adapter, but when you are using Black phone + white adapter + (3rd party) Black color earphones doesn't match at all.

 

Will see if I could do some more testing on weekend.

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9 hours ago, kmeeg said:

Just got iPhone 7 Plus. On Initial testing;

1. Whats good - battery life is quite better than Samsung Note5.

2. Whats bad - Note 5 had far better low light still pic quality than iPhone 7 plus. (Pics were more warm / yellowish at in door low light). I think its because the image sensor. Note 5 has Sony image sensor vs iPhone 7 plus (haven't checked yet).

3. Whats same - Audio quality on Car audio via bluetooth on Youtube - Sound same (Having said I dnt have high-end audio on my car)

4. Wish it had it -

    a. "Fast charging" - Haven't timed yet but it takes too much time to charge.

    b. Regular headphone jack - It comes with an adapter, but when you are using Black phone + white adapter + (3rd party) Black color earphones doesn't match at all.

 

Will see if I could do some more testing on weekend.

You should have gone for the s8 Bro. All my friends who bought iphone 7/7 plus are gonna buy S8 and s8 plus! I feel apple is loosing touch of innovation. They just deliver to Show off apple boys IMO

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6 hours ago, fiat fan said:

You should have gone for the s8 Bro. All my friends who bought iphone 7/7 plus are gonna buy S8 and s8 plus! I feel apple is loosing touch of innovation. They just deliver to Show off apple boys IMO

I agree that Samsung put lot of features in it but they need to put more attention on optimizing the battery usage and definitely not a fan of the back glass.

Not sure S8 come with a better glass at the back but if you check drop test for Note5 on youtube you can see how delicate that back glass is. Bcos of that I had to use a case and whole point of having a shiny glass is wasted.

Again on another point on battery optimization needless to say Samsung drop the battery size from Note 4 to Note 5 and resulted having a lesser battery life. I don't see the point of reducing battery size while putting better hardware, specially display. BCos of this i had to use Location Service on Wi-Fi / Mobile mode to help safe battery when i'm not using the phone for navigation.

If Samsung doesn't do anything in battery department it might not be good.

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My Wife got a iPhone 7 and I have a Galaxy S7 Edge, I still feel the S7 Edge is better in so many ways than the iPhone except the front and rear cameras.

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The fact that iPhone 7 has a single shared port for charging + headphones is a massive no-go for me. For a music lover who wouldn't opt for wireless audio, this would matter a lot.

As for the risk of shattering glass panels, you can use a tempered glass screen/back panel protector. I'm on my second tempered glass screen protector after it was dropped pretty hard once. The glass screen protector absorbed the shock and shattered leaving the screen intact. My wife's phone (OnePlus X) has a glass at the back too and has two ultra thin tempered glass protectors that have been doing the job for over 2 years now. It doesn't ruin the look of the phone as well. 

Just my two cents. 

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I couldn't find a good tampered glass for my edge, using the spigen back cover only. But for the iPhone 7 they had the spigen 360 pretty neat and well protected.

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