Call quality is fine. Cellular and wifi reception are good too. You can stop worrying now.
662 posts • joined 30 Mar 2011
Re: Great phone BUT......
The port is a new USB C type that will eventually be on everything. It's a standard unlike the "lightening port". An emerging standard but still a standard. As a whole load of juice is pumped down the cable they limit the ones you can use with dash charging so as not to cause Samsung style conflagrations. You can get third party ones that are cheaper and work - have a look on XDA developers forum in the oneplus 3 section and I think some are mentioned there.You can use any USB C cable and charger but it'll be slower.
Really like my OP3
I bought my OP3 before they went up in price and for the money it's been the best phone I have had. They, so far, have been bang on with ROM updates too. I am running the second community beta of N and it's really good. I don't really see the reason for the update to the 3T but it's nothing that worries me at all.
Highly recommended and as long as they can keep the costs reasonable I can see me getting a OP4 when they come out.
Re: No reschedule needed here
"such as ribbon interfaces?...."
Nope. I don't mind them and the other people I deal with don't either. They seem to be far more of an issue with IT experts than IT users.
The issues are with screens and dialogs used for controlling and administering the actual OS. You can tell that they were designed by different people with different views on how things should work. It's the reason that things like Photoshop, chrome and others annoy me - use the standard windows controls won't you? There is a perfectly good tab control - use that instead of re-inventing the wheel.
Can you tell consistent UI is part of my job?
Re: No reschedule needed here
"Anyone who still uses Windows (especially 10) as their main online OS these days must be a sucker for punishment or they just don't know about the alternatives."
I know of the alternatives but they just don't tick all the boxes or are more expensive. I make it a point of trying Linux distros regularly to see if they have yet reached the point at which I would consider switching (after all trying them is free).
So far every time I try I hit one or more issues that would make switching either such a pain or impossible. The worst part of it is that, even now, everything I have tried seems so... what's the word... amateurish, perhaps that's too severe,,. but the interfaces all seem to be a bit odd with too many quirks that would simply annoy me in day to day use. And I am quite forgiving about how my computers work.
And even now - after so many years of Linux being in existence I have never just been able to use a printer without any faffing. I get them working eventually but it is a total pest. With Windows I have never done more than just plug them in and I'm good to go (except for an old serial label printer)
I expect a whole load of down thumbing - perhaps some logical answers would be nice. Give me a really professional looking consistent and easy to install and use Linux distro and I will try it this weekend as a challenge.
Re: As I live in Yeovil...
If you look, Big John, I do say that I have seen many examples of his behaviour in the local press. A quick look on Somerset Live website (you really need an ad-blocker or you will get really angry) and search for his name you will find a few.
His ilk is anyone who shares his views and actions, and these are plain and clear from the public record. Simple really.
As I live in Yeovil...
The antics of this prat are quite well known to me (local papers regularly feature him), and all at home had a bit of a chuckle that he's going to be in prison for a while.The town is well off without him for a bit. It's still a dump but just a little bit better. He won't learn though as he approaches his racism with a religious fervour that is only reinforced by him, how his mind will surely twist it, being imprisoned for his worthy fight.
Really we should find a deserted island for him and his ilk.
Re: Other examples...
And, according to the news this morning, people....
We are, through having women with narrow birth canals giving birth by cesarean section stopping so many women dying in child birth, causing an overall narrowing in average birth canal sizes across human kind. (I paraphrase but I hope you get the idea).
"...larger segment of society has not been taught or has objected to the concept of "critical thinking"..."
Interestingly it was the exact opposite for me. When I was studying for ministry I was actually encouraged to think critically and to question. I suppose when you are meant to have confidence and faith then questioning holds no fear. Though it was the critical thinking that led me to leave....
Playing devil's advocate here as I don't buy into their sky daddy any more...
But loads of creationists won't actually see this as an issue as they will just say that it's not a new type that has been created and that this kind of change has been observed before. Also they will say that there was a whole load of intelligent interference (they will read design) in the process. What they will want to see is a frog becoming a giraffe before they are convinced.....
I agree with Asylum_visitor. I queried three to find out if I am on the list but they wouldn't tell me as I am not one of the few that have been involved in the actual upgrade interception. They seem to think that having my information including name, address, telephone number, date of birth and "other non-financial" information leaked like this has no effect on me, I understand stuff like this will always happen whilst people have access to useful information at any level and am not going to make a big issue. What I don't understand is the uppity attitude of the person on the phone....... sigh..... minor rant over.
Roads and cars....
What happens when this shines across a field at a pigeon, misses and blinds the driver of a car and causes an accident? In fact the more I think about it the more stupid this is. Can anyone think of an actual good reason for having one other than fewer pesticides? We don't need to use pesticides - what we need is promotion of predators. More raptors means less rats - buzzards love them.
Re: Those of us old enough to remember . . .
Going to have to be a very clever laser that distinguishes rats and pests from protected species that it is illegal to interfere with. In fact that reason will likely make this illegal to use in the UK. Shine this at a natterjack toad or a barn owl and cause them to do something that injures them and you'll be heading for a fine or even prison sentence..
Very sensible Flippo. That seems to be exactly what I see and I spend most of my time dealing with everyday folks and their PC usage. I also think you missed one thing. As net connections get faster the need for processing at the client end lessens. Why bother buying a really powerful PC if everything you want can be provided "in the cloud" on a 5 year old budget PC.
Perhaps cheap 4K screens on laptops will get a few sales?
Re: Planned to buy...but didn't.
"I'm now looking at a Oneplus 3, albeit without an SD card slot, but it doesn't run Android N yet which would be a bit of a downgrade for many to go back to Marshmallow. Once it starts shipping with Nougat I feel Oneplus will have an order book that HTC can only dream of."
I have a OP3 and I think it's possibly my favourite android phone yet. And I've not come close to filling the 64 gig it ships with.
Re: Pacman & cancer
"@TimmyB - broadly speaking wrong on all three counts"
Are you saying the most commonly used application software works as well on Linux as it does on Windows? Are you saying that most commonly purchased hardware suppliers create Linux drivers? Seriously? And yes - the Windows experience is better. Give me an example of day to day usage where it isn't.
Re: Windows 10 a hopeless muddle
"gratuitous Ads"... I keep hearing this but on 6 PCs at home and several here at the office on 10 I barely see any ads beyond the suggested app in the start menu. That's hardly gratuitous now and two clicks and that's are gone forever. Got any example of these "gratuitous Ads"?
Re: Pacman & cancer
"Here we have a PROFESSIONAL OS with Candy Crush and X-Box on the start menu. These cannot be easily removed and keep on coming back like a cancer."
Erm... I right clicked on them and selected unpin and they went and never came back. Easily removed and didn't come back. Come on now.... did you actually have this problem or are you simply regurgitating something you read elsewhere?.. be honest now...
"The statistics are absolutely clear that countries with few guns have a much lower rate of gun deaths (duh!)"
Nope. Honduras is highest in deaths and way down the list in ownership. Switzerland is the opposite. The statistics are not clear at all and gun deaths are more to do with the overall socioeconomic situation in countries.
Microsoft axes 2,850 more Windows Phone, sales staff – a week after Justin Timberlake sang on stage for them
Re: Also a name change-
"I've just spent what seemed the best part of a life-time setting up a Windows laptop for my granddaughter. What a pain."
I set up a Win 10 PC for my partners mother a few days ago. I basically turned it on, ran through the setup screens and let it do all the updates for me. Took longer than that to install the specialist stroke recovery software. No desktop mess here. Though the amount of stuff that was a pest to get working the last time I did a Linux install made me remember why I think it'll never be used by more than a few hobbyists. Though that's the issue with anecdotes, each person will have different stories.