Why I left Pixels behind and found a new home with Samsung
Turning to Google then turning away
Let go back to early 2015, and talk about why I initially bought a Google phone. My Galaxy S4 wasn’t doing so well the Lollipop update was not only extremely late, it made the phone almost unusable. It became slow, bogged down by bloat, captain america iron man stormtrooper z3681 iphone 6 plus 6s plus coque goldufoa4187 and a downright pain in the neck. Wanting something fresh, with fast software updates and no bloat, I bought the dinosaurs claw of coque galaxy j3 dragon ball dinosaurs l1224 coque iphone 11 1coques8iphone1303 Nexus 6. I loved it from the moment I took it out of its box, and Google was the OEM for me.
After the Nexus 6, I upgraded to the latest Google flagship every coque antichoc tablette samsung year, but by the time the Pixel 3XL was in my hand, the magic had started to die. I was paying almost for a phone that got a lot of things brand budweiser w4914 coque iphone 11 1coques8iphone2966 right, but still made many of the same compromises the Nexus phones had in the past. Plus, I had issues with every Pixel, from failing speakers to displays popping out of the frame. coque samsung j3 2017 zelda So on March 15 of last year, I returned my Pixel 3XL and bought a Galaxy S10+, and it became the first phone in years that I never once needed to have replaced on warranty.
What I miss from the Pixel experience
There are a few Pixel features I still pine for after making the jump: The selfie camera on the S10+ isn’t anything to write home about, and neither is Live Focus or Night Mode. collier perle deau douce prix Portrait mode and Night Sight are far superior. I can’t rectify this with a Gcam port either, as my device is using an Exynos processor, not a Snapdragon.
A rear mounted fingerprint reader is undeniably the best way to unlock a phone, and while the in screen sensor Samsung uses is okay, it’ll never beat a traditional barcelona coque samsung s10 antens102025785 setup. Then again, Google has also ditched this for something even more gimmicky, so it’s likely time to give up on getting this configuration back.
Why I’m staying with Samsung
In short, the Galaxy S10+ is the best phone I’ve ever owned, and I wouldn’t go back. I could leave things there, but my editors tell me that this piece needs to be longer, so I’m going to ramble a bit more.
Despite the slower Exynos chip in my handset, performance has been nothing short of amazing. The extra RAM means coque iphone 6 tech 21 amazon coque7iphone19745 I can actually keep more than 15 apps open in memory a distant dream on the Pixel 3 and still have plenty to spare. Having 128GB on the base model plus an SD slot means I don’t have to manage my storage as carefully as before. At all times, I have at least 30GB of Youtube Music downloaded on my SD card, as well as two or all i can draw coque samsung s10 antens102028140 three movies and Netflix series held offline. bracelet cuir 718braceletpascher848 I didn’t think I missed having an SD card until I got the slot back. bracelets en crocodile en alliage de zinc vintage bracelets de manchette pour femmes bracelet de mode femme punk bijoux style ancien ukmoc The extra versatility is very freeing indeed.
Other than the hole punch not being centered, the display is magnificent. It may not be a fancy high refresh panel, but it doesn’t need to be. It nails the core pillars of a good smartphone coque galaxy j5 2016 dragon ball screen. Samsung has been the display champion for years now, so this shouldn’t be surprising. fabriquer collier coquillage collierpascher14933 But reading about its panels is nothing compared to using one. For the first time in years, I don’t have to squint at my phone during our one day of summer. It’s more than bright enough for me to be antisocial in all environments.
As David said in his S10+ review, One UI is Samsung’s masterpiece. Previous Samsung skins gave us an impression that the company was throwing ideas at the wall to see what would stick, but colorful feathers z1243 iphone 11 coque goldufoa4853 then leaving all the useless rubbish in there anyway. Samsung has trimmed the fat, leaving only the lean, juicy software features people want and use. There’s a lot of them, but I’ll only cover my favorites.
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Good Lock is jack daniel teneese p1046 coque iphone 11 1coques8iphone4641 nothing short of amazing, offering the same level of customization as a custom ROM without the hassle of modifying your device. My favorite feature is editing status bar icons, as I don’t like clutter. I don’t need to see the Bluetooth connection icon all the time as my watch the melancholy of haruhi suzumiya z0791 iphone 11 coque goldufoa16851 is always connected, so supreme simpsons z5202 iphone 11 coque goldufoa16185 I switch it off for a cleaner look. I also use Theme Park to ensure everything looks exactly the way logo oakland raiders z4062 iphone 11 pro max coque goldufoa10519 I want it. Good Lock has always been good, but the 2020 update I covered has made it even better.
I didn’t feel left out of the Android 10 beta either as One UI already packed so many useful features. When Android 10 arrived for my S10 significantly faster than expected, galaxie s10 plus coque I couldn’t believe Samsung managed to refine and improve things further.
The overall katy perry x2497 coque iphone 11 1coques8iphone6304 camera experience is another reason I’ll be sticking with Samsung for a bit longer. Sure, there are things I miss from the Pixel’s camera experience, but my S10 is more versatile in most conditions. The wide angle lens is my favorite camera upgrade in years because I can take photos from perspectives I couldn’t before.
All three cameras can record [email and you can switch between them all while shooting. I recently went to a Museum exhibit and recorded a walkthrough for the sea coque samsung s10 antens102027459 my disabled mum to enjoy. collier femme vermeille 720collierpascher7062 Using the wide lens to take in the vastness of the room, the regular lens to walk around the museum, and then zooming in on items with the telephoto lens all in one continuous video made her feel like she was there.
The camera app is superb. It’s slick and packs more features than the Google Camera by far. Pro Mode is particularly useful, provided you know what you’re doing. It’s mad that Google still hasn’t added this to Pixels when third parties have been doing it for years.
Finally, there’s battery life. mode or couleur mauvais oeil cerceau boucles doreilles de haute qualite bleu cristal oeil boucles doreilles pour femmes homme coreen mode bijoux 2020 My S10+ lasts longer than any other phone I’ve owned, and when I do need to charge it, it’s flexible. Unlike my Pixel 3XL, it can fast charge on any compatible wireless charger, not just a first party accessory. For wired charging, it supports USB Power Delivery like the Pixel and Qualcomm Quick Charge on top of that.
I could carry on and write an entire novel about forest spirit coque samsung s10 sushicube5826 the options Samsung offers, but I’ve made my point and covered my favorites. Samsung has changed a lot over the years, nailing the software experience, display, and hardware quality. If it can wow us with the new cameras on the S20, it’ll be the manufacturer to beat.
Would I go back to the Pixel Maybe if something drastic changes, but for now, the solid experience Samsung has to offer is keeping me on team Galaxy. Yesterday, my Galaxy S20 Ultra arrived, and it’s already blowing my mind. It takes everything I love about my S10, and turns it up to 11. Or 20, according to Samsung.