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1 minute ago, SuperT said:

Thanks man. iPhone it is. Any software to transfer contacts/data from Android to iPhone ? 


Move to iOS works well. There’s a long convoluted way to do WhatsApp transfer too. 
Also, your Google account can sync on iOS too. 

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Are there any good options for "dumb" phones that have WhatsApp and wifi? My domestic help need one and would want to use WhatsApp and our wifi to call back home. 

 

Not looking for a touchscreen based piece but having a dumbed down android version would be great. 

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56 minutes ago, LordSpymaster said:

Are there any good options for "dumb" phones that have WhatsApp and wifi? My domestic help need one and would want to use WhatsApp and our wifi to call back home. 

 

Not looking for a touchscreen based piece but having a dumbed down android version would be great. 

 

I think Jiophone comes with options that you're looking for. 

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On 6/5/2022 at 3:31 PM, Bird Bird Bird said:


Move to iOS works well. There’s a long convoluted way to do WhatsApp transfer too. 
Also, your Google account can sync on iOS too. 

Got the 13. Display is brilliant, I was used to the OP7T screen oversaturating everything, so it took me a while to get used to this OLED display as it looked dull when compared to the OP7T. The battery life is also nice but I need to buy a charging brick, I have a 5W brick which I used for my iPhone 7 but that will be too slow - is the official Apple 20W charger the best ? 

 

Also, I tried but finally gave up on transferring whatsapp chats, I don't think there is any way to transfer from android to ios. :wallbash: 

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54 minutes ago, SuperT said:

Got the 13. Display is brilliant, I was used to the OP7T screen oversaturating everything, so it took me a while to get used to this OLED display as it looked dull when compared to the OP7T. The battery life is also nice but I need to buy a charging brick, I have a 5W brick which I used for my iPhone 7 but that will be too slow - is the official Apple 20W charger the best ? 

 

Also, I tried but finally gave up on transferring whatsapp chats, I don't think there is any way to transfer from android to ios. :wallbash: 

 

Congrats ! The display is brilliant - day and night difference with usual Android displays, specially when watching HDR content (Netflix etc). 

 

I use the 30W brick since it can fast charge both iPhone and iPad. 

 

Also, for Whatsapp transfer, I used Dr Fone. Works perfectly, but FOLLOW THE STEPS PRECISELY !

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

Congrats ! The display is brilliant - day and night difference with usual Android displays, specially when watching HDR content (Netflix etc). 

 

I use the 30W brick since it can fast charge both iPhone and iPad. 

 

Also, for Whatsapp transfer, I used Dr Fone. Works perfectly, but FOLLOW THE STEPS PRECISELY !

 

 

Thanks man. Will check it out. But never switching back to Android unless something game changing is released to avoid these hassles. 

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2 minutes ago, SuperT said:

Thanks man. Will check it out. But never switching back to Android unless something game changing is released to avoid these hassles. 

 

Well, I miss 4 things on iOS - the default map is Apple Maps, and you can't change it on most apps (like Whatsapp location sharing) - the it SUCKS a*s compared to Google Maps. The neighbourhood detail is nowhere to the extent of Google Maps. 

 

Second is Google Lens integration. While the app is present for iOS, the default integration on Pixels for every photo (just long press, and a lens option is available) is legit time saver. Not to mention GA runs circles around Siri.

 

The notification panel is atrocious on iOS compared to stock Android - I just hate looking at notification on iPhone. Simply useless. Android not just has better control, but the interactivity is superior as well. 

 

Finally, IMHO, the sharing menu is more mature on Android vs iOS. I almost get lost everytime I am trying to share something on iOS which is not present in the default list of apps. Workflow sharing actions are seem a tad confusing tbh. 

 

What works well is the rest of the phone. Extremely quick, no lags, excellent screen, excellent speakers, great battery, comparable camera to Pixels, better widgets than Android, and the new iOS 16 does look exciting with lock screen customizations. 

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6 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

Well, I miss 4 things on iOS - the default map is Apple Maps, and you can't change it on most apps (like Whatsapp location sharing) - the it SUCKS a*s compared to Google Maps. The neighbourhood detail is nowhere to the extent of Google Maps. 

Apple Maps is pathetic here in India. When you share the location the person who receives it has the option of opening it on Google maps so shouldn't be much of an issue. Thankfully in the latest version of Apple Car Play Google maps and Spotify can be used, it was terrible a few years back when it was just Apple Maps and Music.

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3 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

The notification panel is atrocious on iOS compared to stock Android - I just hate looking at notification on iPhone. Simply useless. Android not just has better control, but the interactivity is superior as well.

This more than anything else. iOS notification panel SUCKS!

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27 minutes ago, quixote_1989 said:

This more than anything else. iOS notification panel SUCKS!

Can't wait to experience the shittiness myself :wub:

My iPhone 13 and Airpods pro are sitting in Mumbai. Can't wait to get my hands on it. 

Excited to get rid of the Mi for good. Fastest upgrade till date for me. All previous phones were used for at least 20 months. For this one, even the EMI isn't over yet. 

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3 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

The notification panel is atrocious on iOS compared to stock Android - I just hate looking at notification on iPhone. Simply useless. Android not just has better control, but the interactivity is superior as well. 

 

 

36 minutes ago, quixote_1989 said:

This more than anything else. iOS notification panel SUCKS!

 

iOS 16 will move the notifications to the bottom of lockscreen and are more organized. 

 

Long overdue. Can't wait for it to be out in september. 

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3 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

Well, I miss 4 things on iOS - the default map is Apple Maps, and you can't change it on most apps (like Whatsapp location sharing) - the it SUCKS a*s compared to Google Maps. The neighbourhood detail is nowhere to the extent of Google Maps. 

 

Second is Google Lens integration. While the app is present for iOS, the default integration on Pixels for every photo (just long press, and a lens option is available) is legit time saver. Not to mention GA runs circles around Siri.

 

The notification panel is atrocious on iOS compared to stock Android - I just hate looking at notification on iPhone. Simply useless. Android not just has better control, but the interactivity is superior as well. 

 

Finally, IMHO, the sharing menu is more mature on Android vs iOS. I almost get lost everytime I am trying to share something on iOS which is not present in the default list of apps. Workflow sharing actions are seem a tad confusing tbh. 

 

What works well is the rest of the phone. Extremely quick, no lags, excellent screen, excellent speakers, great battery, comparable camera to Pixels, better widgets than Android, and the new iOS 16 does look exciting with lock screen customizations. 

Anyway to share that Dr Fone license and split the cost? 

Or is it single device license? 

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23 minutes ago, Mr. Comingle said:

Excited to get rid of the Mi for good. Fastest upgrade till date for me

 

There. That's your problem. 

 

10 minutes ago, Mr. Comingle said:

Anyway to share that Dr Fone license and split the cost? 

Or is it single device license? 

 

Will check if it's tied to email or hardware. 

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Yup the only thing I missed when I made the switch to Apple with iPhone 12 was the notifications, it’s miles better on android but hoping the new iOS 16 notifications will be better. 

I remember trying iOS long back with iPhone 3G couldn’t stand it and switched back to android very quickly. iOS has gotten better over the years in fact there’s not much difference now in terms of features between Android and iOS and add to that iOS is super stable and smooth easy to understand why so many are switching.

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16 minutes ago, Vamos said:

 

 

iOS 16 will move the notifications to the bottom of lockscreen and are more organized. 

 

Long overdue. Can't wait for it to be out in september. 

 

Saw WWDC yday. Tbh, it doesn't look as useful as Android notifications. Moving it to the bottom makes zero sense unless they're grouped correctly, and granular controls are available on the type of notifications without explicitly hitting every setting off in settings. It's anal how poorly designed notifications are in iOS. 

For ex, in Android, you can just swipe a notification and simply just disable marketing notifications, but enable shipment notifications on apps like Amazon/FK etc. The grouping is also better, with easy snooze controls etc. 100x better than iOS unfortunately. 

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1 hour ago, Mr. Comingle said:

Can't wait to experience the shittiness myself :wub:

My iPhone 13 and Airpods pro are sitting in Mumbai. Can't wait to get my hands on it. 

Don't know how the display is on the MI, but the iPhone 12 display is significantly better compared to the Pixel 4A (yes, I know). And definitely feels smoother all around. Camera is damn good.

 

 

Except those brotherfudging notifications!! It does some weird sh*t with the grouping of Outlook emails, not sure if that is partially an Outlook issue as well.

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28 minutes ago, quixote_1989 said:

Don't know how the display is on the MI, but the iPhone 12 display is significantly better compared to the Pixel 4A (yes, I know). And definitely feels smoother all around. Camera is damn good.

 

 

Except those brotherfudging notifications!! It does some weird sh*t with the grouping of Outlook emails, not sure if that is partially an Outlook issue as well.

It's less about the build quality (which is decent enough barring the mediocre camera) and more about the random f**king bugs it's smacks me with. 

Every f**king update fixes some bug and introduces some random f**king bug. 

Eg:-

Apps in pip mode would buy out such that if you touched the pip window, it would hide itself making it impossible to dismiss the window without force closing the app. It won't be fixed unless you reboot. 

 

Vibration would not work on gestures

 

Latest bug, every f**king thing is tinted with some weird orange colour and I cannot seem to fix it

 

Notifications on lock screen stopped displaying half the apps out of nowhere. Sometimes it comes up sometimes it doesn't

 

Camera won't focus in third party apps

 

Internet does not work on my router's 2g ssid for whatever reason. Works on every other network

 

Apps get killed randomly so I don't receive notifications from mygate (for eg) randomly

 

The fingerprint sensor gestures randomly stop working

 

The proximity sensor has weird behaviour leading to random mutes or disconnects during calls

 

Just few of many.

 

This is a 38k phone btw. I'd fund the bugs somewhat acceptable in a 10-15k phone. 

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20 minutes ago, Mr. Comingle said:

It's less about the build quality (which is decent enough barring the mediocre camera) and more about the random f**king bugs it's smacks me with. 

Every f**king update fixes some bug and introduces some random f**king bug. 

Eg:-

Apps in pip mode would buy out such that if you touched the pip window, it would hide itself making it impossible to dismiss the window without force closing the app. It won't be fixed unless you reboot. 

 

Vibration would not work on gestures

 

Latest bug, every f**king thing is tinted with some weird orange colour and I cannot seem to fix it

 

Notifications on lock screen stopped displaying half the apps out of nowhere. Sometimes it comes up sometimes it doesn't

 

Camera won't focus in third party apps

 

Internet does not work on my router's 2g ssid for whatever reason. Works on every other network

 

Apps get killed randomly so I don't receive notifications from mygate (for eg) randomly

 

The fingerprint sensor gestures randomly stop working

 

The proximity sensor has weird behaviour leading to random mutes or disconnects during calls

 

Just few of many.

 

This is a 38k phone btw. I'd fund the bugs somewhat acceptable in a 10-15k phone. 

 

Well, you deserve that for buying a Mi. The original quality is now down the drain (for a few years infact). 

Options are few: iPhone, Pixel, Samsung or Moto. Everything else is crap. 

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21 minutes ago, Mr. Comingle said:

It's less about the build quality (which is decent enough barring the mediocre camera) and more about the random f**king bugs it's smacks me with. 

Every f**king update fixes some bug and introduces some random f**king bug. 

Eg:-

Apps in pip mode would buy out such that if you touched the pip window, it would hide itself making it impossible to dismiss the window without force closing the app. It won't be fixed unless you reboot. 

 

Vibration would not work on gestures

 

Latest bug, every f**king thing is tinted with some weird orange colour and I cannot seem to fix it

 

Notifications on lock screen stopped displaying half the apps out of nowhere. Sometimes it comes up sometimes it doesn't

 

Camera won't focus in third party apps

 

Internet does not work on my router's 2g ssid for whatever reason. Works on every other network

 

Apps get killed randomly so I don't receive notifications from mygate (for eg) randomly

 

The fingerprint sensor gestures randomly stop working

 

The proximity sensor has weird behaviour leading to random mutes or disconnects during calls

 

Just few of many.

 

This is a 38k phone btw. I'd fund the bugs somewhat acceptable in a 10-15k phone. 


Then you will love the iPhone, it’s complete opposite to mi super stable, smooth and great battery life.

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23 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

Well, you deserve that for buying a Mi. The original quality is now down the drain (for a few years infact). 

Options are few: iPhone, Pixel, Samsung or Moto. Everything else is crap. 

Pretty much why I got Iphone. That and getting a ridiculously good price due to it being from US. 

I'm not too hot for Samsung also. It also has random f**king bugs and microstutters which drive me crazy. 

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