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  1. - you can customize your install the way you want. From distros to desktop environment, and then customize those environments... - sort of safer than windows for the same reasons Macs are: not as popular so not as many viruses actively developed for it. - large community to help (or tell you to RTFM) - a lot more control on your system and privacy - much lighter than windows which is perfect for old computers that you still want to keep.
  2. A bit late to the topic but since I've been looking for the answer recently: From my understanding there is no difference between the AT and LT other than appearance. Since they are priced the same and the AT ones seem to get sold out at the moment I believe they were a limited run in partnership with Asus to match the aesthetics of their TUF motherboards (similar colors, and AT could stand for Asus TUF while sounding similar to LT which is their normal name).
  3. Hello everyone ! I am currently looking for a new smartphone to replace my LG V10. There are a few models that catched my eye, and I can't quite make my choice. Also I may be unaware of other brands/models, font hesitate to give advices. My budget will be around 700€, but that would only be for the best phone of the year honestly. Closer to 600€ is better. (I live in France). Here are the phones that make me hesitate : -Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (650€) -LG V30 (550€) -Huawei P20 Pro (could be obtained around 700€ for now) -Huawei Mate 10 (450€ today) -OnePlus 6 (havent checked its size, 450€) I was also wondering if it would be worth it to wait for the release of newer models this summer, mainly the LG V40 or the Oppo Find X. But they will be pretty expensive at the start so I doubt I'll be able to afford them. And I will definitely not be able to wait for a Galaxy S10, or afford a Note 9. Things that matter to me : -screen size. I like big screens, and preferably wide ones. The reason why I won't consider the regular S9 is because the screen is just tall but not wide enough, that combined with the curved sides means not comfortable for watching videos and using it in general (tried it, didnt enjoy it). -screen quality. 1080p or 1440p are both fine if the colors and display are beautiful. Higher resolution is better but if it means a huge drop in battery life, then it's not worth it. -audio quality. The main reason I stayed with LG for so long and why the V30 is for now my prefered opion despite the known screen issues. This is going to be the main selling point as I listen to music a lot. So I want to know what are the jack dongles worth on the Huawei phones. I use Beyerdynamics Custom Studio 80 Ohm headphones, and like loud and bassy music, so if I'd need an external Amp to make it work, I can remove them from my list. The LG V10 has no problem driving it. I don't know how Samsung phones and Huawei dongles would handle it. -battery life. I want to be able to stay a whole day without charging and without having to downgrade the screen quality. My day usualy consists of 3 hours of web browsing, a good hour of video watching, maybe half an hour of games and the regular texting through Discord and Messenger (I probably spend a total of 2 hours of SoT in Discord). My LG V10 used to be able to hold that, but now the battery starts to unload pretty fast. Idealy I should be able to do all of that and still have a bit of battery left. -Software updates. The main downside of LG phones is that by the time you get an android update you're almost already behind again. I am going to keep the phone for at least two years, so I'd like to at least get the next Android version and not be stuck at Oreo. -While I don't take a lot of photos or videos, I'd still like a decent camera. The LG V10 makes photos look like oil paintings when you zoom in, which is far from the best. But the overall quality is good enough for me. Any feedback or advice is welcome. Especialy feedback regarding the jack dongles, and how all those phones handle 80Ohm headphones (DT770, Custom Studio...). I also heard of Xiaomi, but never saw much of their products. Do what are they worth ? Also in case it wasnt obvious : no iPhones. They have everything I dont like : big bezels, rather small screens, too expensive, no audio jack anymore, meh battery life. And I am not going back to Apple now that I tried Android. Thanks for your help, sorry for the long (but hopefuly detailed) post.
  4. Hello everyone, I currently own an LG V10, which I very much like. However the phone is starting to get old, the jack is dead (which is a shame considering its audio performances), and my screen burning issues are not going away (despite it having an LCD screen iirc). So I am starting to look at new phones I could get. I am not exactly sure of what I am looking for to be honest. My main criterias are a big screen (at least 5.8" like the V10), good audio (got used to LG's DACs), and of course an audio jack. I have been looking at different phones so far. LG V30, Samsung GS9+, Honor10, Oneplus 6... So far the two formers are looking better, mainly for the better screen resolution and especially for the SD card slot (unless the H10/OP6 come in 128GB versions in France). But they are still too expensive for me (I could get them, but I'd rather wait until they are below 900-850€) Photo isnt the most important factor, however if I could get a better camera than the V10 it would be nice, since it tends to make pictures look like paintings once you zoom in. I'd be changing phones around september, so prices can change until then. But since I lack knowledge in the mobile field, I'd like to get some advices from you guys. Thanks for your help PS : slow updates are not that big of a deal for me, I'm kind of used to it with LG. Same goes for this brand's UI which seems to not be liked much in general, but personnaly I like it.