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13th July 2020, 06:59 PM |#12221  
Help Me To Choose Between LG V40, V60 or G8x Please!

So I'm having a hard time deciding if I should get either a LG V40 or V60 or even LG G8x to replace my sluggish LG V30? V40 & G8x can be had for around $200-300 both are good phone's.

G8x has a better battery, better processor, more memory plus a better front selfie camera. But it also has lower ppi 403 vs 537 on LG V40. 2 rear camera vs 3 on LG V40. I also heard the finger print reader is finicky and someone mentioned that with Android 10 it was even worse. Lastly G8x has lower screen resolution 1080x2340 vs 1440x3120

A fella on YouTube mentioned that if you get the LG V40 unlocked version which is V405QA7 that it has root available and that you can fix battery and throttling issues.

Or do I bite the bullet and get the LG V60 for more of a future proof thing? I'm sure there is some positive and trade-offs with this too. I just bought my wife a One Plus 8 from T-mobile today for $350 with 50% off. Would of gotten the One Plus 7T for $150 but it was out of stock everywhere probably because it's now discontinued.

I myself like having a SD card and headphone jack so LG is still probably best for me to stay with. Help me out here please, what phone should I get? Thanks Ron.


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13th July 2020, 08:12 PM |#12222  
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from what i've just read about tbe LG G8x only the european model is bootloader unlockable. ,even u.s./canadian unbranded devices are locked down.
so if you care about root you may want to look into the european model.
cause i'm with you on extSDcard and headphone jack.
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14th July 2020, 12:52 AM |#12223  
Actually I settled on a LG V60
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from what i've just read about tbe LG G8x only the european model is bootloader unlockable. ,even u.s./canadian unbranded devices are locked down.
so if you care about root you may want to look into the european model.
cause i'm with you on extSDcard and headphone jack.
js

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14th July 2020, 02:49 AM |#12224  
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I've owned a TON of phones since the G1 days when Android started. Some of which I haven't even listed on my little dippy signiture thingy here on XDA. My most favorite phones to date without even thinking twice about it would have to be my Pixel XL back when I had it and my OnePlus 6t that I use now. I bought my mint OnePlus 6t 8gb ram model off swappa.com for $185 not long ago and it smokes anything I've ever had in speed and battery life. I get 7-8 sot (screen on time) and 24+ hours on a better cycle using AOSiP rom with included kernel. I bought my Pixel XL for $155 NEW plastic on box and all from China about two years or so ago and it was awesome as well. The build quality that HTC did on the XL was just awesome! And it is a great phone imo still today!!! But anything with a Snapdragon 845 or newer is a beast! I have a device with a Snapdragon 835 and my OnePlus 6t with the 845 smokes it and it's a very noticeable difference in speed and battery life. In my personal opinion you just can't beat a OnePlus device!! I've had a OnePlus 3 & 5 and now the 6t and always have been happy with them! I know what I'll be getting next and it will most definitely be another OnePlus device, probably 7t or 8 pro in about 6 months or so.. OnePlus is an amazing company and as time goes on they just keep getting better and better at making great devices!! I'm also a pretty hardcore custom rom junkie and the developer friendliness of OnePlus is great! I can't stand bloatware and stupid features that many 0hone companies include in their phones that literally do nothing but eat ram up taking up space that could be used for something else that you actually use. OnePlus's oxygen os is in my opinion the best take on Android we have thus far. If I had to use an Android and not be using a custom rom I couldn't probably do that on any other device but on a OnePlus. Oxygen is pretty great imo.

Just my personal thoughts on Android devices. OnePlus is where it's at!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘Œ
14th July 2020, 03:57 AM |#12225  
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Actually I settled on a LG V60

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well congrats hope its a great phone for you. !
16th July 2020, 01:40 AM |#12226  
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I'm considering which 10" tablet to purchase. My current tablet is a Hisense Sero 7 Pro. It's getting "long in the tooth" and too hard to see for my eyes.

I will mostly use it for general web surfing, Social media, music, and streaming. (IE Netflix)

Requirements are..........

10" screen
Around $200
Quad core or better
Close to latest Android version as I can get
Manufacturer support (Upgrades/Firmware)
8GB storage (or better)
WIFI b/g/n
Headphone jack
Bluetooth
Front camera
USB
SD slot

Would be nice but not necessary;
Rear camera
GPS
Availability of custom ROMs

Any suggestions???
Thanks
16th July 2020, 06:47 AM |#12227  
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Originally Posted by RoDnSuE

I'm considering which 10" tablet to purchase. My current tablet is a Hisense Sero 7 Pro. It's getting "long in the tooth" and too hard to see for my eyes.

I will mostly use it for general web surfing, Social media, music, and streaming. (IE Netflix)

Requirements are..........

10" screen
Around $200
Quad core or better
Close to latest Android version as I can get
Manufacturer support (Upgrades/Firmware)
8GB storage (or better)
WIFI b/g/n
Headphone jack
Bluetooth
Front camera
USB
SD slot

Would be nice but not necessary;
Rear camera
GPS
Availability of custom ROMs

Any suggestions???
Thanks

For that price, I suggest Huawei lineup. Samsung would be better but no way to get those tablets just for 200$. I have an Huawei MediaPad M5 lite. The tablet is treble compatible. Therefore you can get unofficial latest Android version. Don't rely on huawei to get official updates. Mine is still stuck on Oreo. Can't wait for the warranty to expire.
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16th July 2020, 12:48 PM |#12228  
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For that price, I suggest Huawei lineup. Samsung would be better but no way to get those tablets just for 200$. I have an Huawei MediaPad M5 lite. The tablet is treble compatible. Therefore you can get unofficial latest Android version. Don't rely on huawei to get official updates. Mine is still stuck on Oreo. Can't wait for the warranty to expire.

I would never suggest anything made by Huawei, their products are known security risks, that is why Huawei has been banned in many countries.

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16th July 2020, 04:10 PM |#12229  
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I would never suggest anything made by Huawei, their products are known security risks, that is why Huawei has been banned in many countries.

Their products are known for security risks? Based on what? I ve searched the topic a bit, and a lot of allegations arent coming from well known tech newspapers. So far they ve been banned only in US. Europe and the rest of Asia seem to be fine for now with Huawei.
16th July 2020, 06:23 PM |#12230  
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Their products are known for security risks? Based on what? I ve searched the topic a bit, and a lot of allegations arent coming from well known tech newspapers. So far they ve been banned only in US. Europe and the rest of Asia seem to be fine for now with Huawei.

China has a certain amount of financial control of most of Asia, of course they wouldn't be banned in Asia, of course they would be highly promoted in Asia, it serves their interest. But, the point is, there is a very good reason why they were banned, because China has Huawei build things into the hardware and software that definitely are a major risk to the privacy and security of any users or corporations that use them. They wouldn't be banned and considered a security risk for no reason at all. This also somewhat applies to Xiaomi devices as well. This really applies to all hardware/software coming out of China on some level, some more, some less.

Dig deeper than just reading articles on tech websites, you'll see.

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16th July 2020, 08:46 PM |#12231  
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China has a certain amount of financial control of most of Asia, of course they wouldn't be banned in Asia, of course they would be highly promoted in Asia, it serves their interest. But, the point is, there is a very good reason why they were banned, because China has Huawei build things into the hardware and software that definitely are a major risk to the privacy and security of any users or corporations that use them. They wouldn't be banned and considered a security risk for no reason at all. This also somewhat applies to Xiaomi devices as well. This really applies to all hardware/software coming out of China on some level, some more, some less.

Dig deeper than just reading articles on tech websites, you'll see.

You ve been more familiar with these android devices. Software can be rewritten, but can those hardware modifications that prove to be a major risk be changed?
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