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Do you NEED a flagship phone these days? Apparently a TON of you are gravitating to more budget-friendly options like the Samsung A53 so we tried to figure out WHY.

 

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lol, the reviews about bloatware are almost certainly correct.

 

I like how you guys quickly scrolled past the full page of a bunch of bloatware apps xD

There's a whole ton of apps (most are in folders on the top) that I bet almost no one is using (Samsung Free, Samsung TV+, Samsung Global Goals, etc.) as well as a microsoft folder that probably has the Office app, Linkdin & onedrive as well as some other stuff I forgot.

I don't think they still do this as of Android 13 but android 12 verisons of OneUI had 2 copies of google duo (one renamed to meet) that opened the EXACT SAME APP, one was just a shortcut that can't be removed because they are both system apps.....

 

Also, not all bloatware is a visible app, there's a TON of apps that are installed but not present in the app drawer.... there's at least 4 apps just related to AR Emoji/stickers and 3 system apps dedicated to just Facebook Meta....

 

not to mention Samsung's questionable features like game booster and game launcher/services whatever.
 

I honestly like OneUI once you remove all the crap (and there is a LOT of it, I've removed 100+ apps/packages) but the bloatware situation on Samsung phones is AWFUL.

 

You shouldn't need to pre-install all these apps like Netflix, Facebook, Spotify, etc. because the users of them will just download them when they set up the phone... especially when the only way to remove them is with root or ADB....
(Yes, I'm aware they are almost certainly installing these apps because of paid agreements but it's still ridiculous IMO)

why no dark mode?
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- GPU: RTX 3050 Ti 4GB
RAM: 32GB @ 4800 MTs

Storage: OEM 1TB M.2
Display: Main 1800p@120Hz OLED + Screnpad Plus 2880x864@120Hz

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CPUs: Ryzen 7 7700X @ 5.1GHz all core

RAM: 128GB (4x32GB) DDR5 @ whatever it'll boot at xD (I think it's 3600MTs)

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14 minutes ago, Mnky313 said:

lol, the reviews about bloatware are almost certainly correct.

 

I like how you guys quickly scrolled past the full page of a bunch of bloatware apps xD

There's a whole ton of apps (most are in folders on the top) that I bet almost no one is using (Samsung Free, Samsung TV+, Samsung Global Goals, etc.) as well as a microsoft folder that probably has the Office app, Linkdin & onedrive as well as some other stuff I forgot.

I don't think they still do this as of Android 13 but android 12 verisons of OneUI had 2 copies of google duo (one renamed to meet) that opened the EXACT SAME APP, one was just a shortcut that can't be removed because they are both system apps.....

 

Also, not all bloatware is a visible app, there's a TON of apps that are installed but not present in the app drawer.... there's at least 4 apps just related to AR Emoji/stickers and 3 system apps dedicated to just Facebook Meta....

 

not to mention Samsung's questionable features like game booster and game launcher/services whatever.
 

I honestly like OneUI once you remove all the crap (and there is a LOT of it, I've removed 100+ apps/packages) but the bloatware situation on Samsung phones is AWFUL.

 

You shouldn't need to pre-install all these apps like Netflix, Facebook, Spotify, etc. because the users of them will just download them when they set up the phone... especially when the only way to remove them is with root or ADB....
(Yes, I'm aware they are almost certainly installing these apps because of paid agreements but it's still ridiculous IMO)

 

Hi

 

Please create manual for this.

I hate that bloatware on my S22

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1 hour ago, Regisnox said:

 

Hi

 

Please create manual for this.

I hate that bloatware on my S22

I have this:

 

it's a little outdated but the process is the same, you can also look up debloat/bloatware lists for specific devices/OneUI versions but the process of setting up ADB is outlined in that post.

 

Staff Edit:

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why no dark mode?
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CPU: i9-12900H @ Up to 5.0GHz all core
- dGPU: RTX 3050 Ti 4GB

- eGPU: RTX 3080 (mobile) XGm 16GB
RAM: 16GB (8x2GB) @ 5200MTs

Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD, 1TB MicroSD
Display: 1200p@120Hz

Asus Zenbook Duo (UX481FLY):

CPU: i9-12900H @ Up to 5.0GHz all core
- GPU: RTX 3050 Ti 4GB
RAM: 32GB @ 4800 MTs

Storage: OEM 1TB M.2
Display: Main 1800p@120Hz OLED + Screnpad Plus 2880x864@120Hz

Custom Game Server:

CPUs: Ryzen 7 7700X @ 5.1GHz all core

RAM: 128GB (4x32GB) DDR5 @ whatever it'll boot at xD (I think it's 3600MTs)

Storage: 2x 1TB WD Blue NVMe SSD in RAID 1, 4x 10TB HGST Enterprise HDD in RAID Z1

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Speaking of phones, my iPhone 11 has hit the three year mark recently. Feeling no need whatsoever to upgrade, device feels as snappy as ever. Though I’m definitely considering a battery replacement. 

My eyes see the past…

My camera lens sees the present…

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Was definitely considering this phone but the lack of eSIM support was a deal breaker for me. 

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I'd love to see a review of a Sony phone. I absolutely LOVE my Sony Xperia 10 III. I bought it for ~$350

It actually has a headphone jack, and every other feature you'd want.

 

edit;

Oh, I will say though, the camera isn't great. REALLY REALLY bad auto focus. It refuses to focus correctly most of the time.

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I am aware many phones come with bloat installed, some you can't even remove, which really is irritating. I'd consider paying extra for a phone with a plain/stock Android on it.

Also, off topic, but I miss having a real honest-to-godz physical QWERTY keyboard.

Come back Blackberry, all is forgiven!

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1 hour ago, Mnky313 said:

I don't think they still do this as of Android 13 but android 12 verisons of OneUI had 2 copies of google duo (one renamed to meet) that opened the EXACT SAME APP, one was just a shortcut that can't be removed because they are both system apps.....

I just want to point out that this isn't an exclusive case of bloatware, but rather it happened to everyone because of Google being extra stupid (even for them). They renamed/merged Duo to Meet, but secretly changed the icon and name in an update. They eventually (and rightly) realized that it confused literally everyone when they couldn't find Duo in their app list anymore. So Google kept the new name (Meet), but added a new shortcut with the old name (Duo) so people would not wonder where their app went. It would then open Meet, and give them a prompt basically saying "hey dummy, we changed the name of the app. Look for this name in your app drawer instead."

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18 minutes ago, Kid.Lazer said:

give them a prompt basically saying "hey dummy, we changed the name of the app. Look for this name in your app drawer instead."

weird, I never got a prompt. It just opened the same app...

but yeah, it's not really Samsung's fault for this specifically BUT IMO they are still partially to blame because the apps can't be uninstalled normally...

why no dark mode?
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Watercooled Eluktronics THICC-17 (Clevo X170SM-G):
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GPU: RTX 2080 Super (Max P 200W)
RAM: 32GB (4x8GB) @ 3200MTs

Storage: 512GB HP EX NVMe SSD, 2TB Silicon Power NVMe SSD
Displays: Asus ROG XG-17 1080p@240Hz (G-Sync), IPS 1080p@240Hz (G-Sync), Gigabyte M32U 4k@144Hz (G-Sync), External Laptop panel (LTN173HT02) 1080p@120Hz

Asus ROG Flow Z13 (GZ301ZE) W/ Increased Power Limit:
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- dGPU: RTX 3050 Ti 4GB

- eGPU: RTX 3080 (mobile) XGm 16GB
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Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD, 1TB MicroSD
Display: 1200p@120Hz

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CPU: i9-12900H @ Up to 5.0GHz all core
- GPU: RTX 3050 Ti 4GB
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Storage: OEM 1TB M.2
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how come theres no mention of google's powerful tensor chip on the 6a vs that exynos. Linus mentions the weak processor on the a53 3 times at least but nothing when it comes to google's

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Do you NEED a flagship phone these days?

 

You do to help you with context when you whine about needing a living wage and not being able to afford rent 🙂

 

 

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Seeing this video title made me wonder what phone this would be about, turns out it's the phone I have!

I got it in July of last year (oh jeez, that's 6 months ago already!) and it has served me very well.

 

With moderate use, I can get two days of battery out of it, but with my typical use, I usually get one day of battery. That 'typical use' does include a lot of screen on time + GPS + LTE, as I play Pokemon GO while walking.

The finger print reader can be a bit wonky at times, but usually it works just fine. Although this is my first phone with a fingerprint reader, so I don't have anything to compare it to.

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The average consumer does not give a <advertisement friendly words> about youtube reviewers.

 

That being said, Samsung has probably realized that the A52s was too good of a phone, so they had to downgrade 😂

 

Still a good phone, though.

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23 minutes ago, powertoys said:

The average consumer does not give a <advertisement friendly words> about youtube reviewers.

 

However many "average" consumers like uncles and grandmas that don't know about tech, ask young people they know who do what YouTube reviewers.

LTT videos are watched by people who might not buy stuff, or have jobs and money to purchase things, but they influence purchases by advising others or asking mom/dad/etc for the cool new thing.

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6 hours ago, Mnky313 said:

lol, the reviews about bloatware are almost certainly correct.

 

I like how you guys quickly scrolled past the full page of a bunch of bloatware apps xD

There's a whole ton of apps (most are in folders on the top) that I bet almost no one is using (Samsung Free, Samsung TV+, Samsung Global Goals, etc.) as well as a microsoft folder that probably has the Office app, Linkdin & onedrive as well as some other stuff I forgot.

I don't think they still do this as of Android 13 but android 12 verisons of OneUI had 2 copies of google duo (one renamed to meet) that opened the EXACT SAME APP, one was just a shortcut that can't be removed because they are both system apps.....

 

Also, not all bloatware is a visible app, there's a TON of apps that are installed but not present in the app drawer.... there's at least 4 apps just related to AR Emoji/stickers and 3 system apps dedicated to just Facebook Meta....

 

not to mention Samsung's questionable features like game booster and game launcher/services whatever.
 

I honestly like OneUI once you remove all the crap (and there is a LOT of it, I've removed 100+ apps/packages) but the bloatware situation on Samsung phones is AWFUL.

 

You shouldn't need to pre-install all these apps like Netflix, Facebook, Spotify, etc. because the users of them will just download them when they set up the phone... especially when the only way to remove them is with root or ADB....
(Yes, I'm aware they are almost certainly installing these apps because of paid agreements but it's still ridiculous IMO)

I agree I got a refurbed s10e and it had so much bloatware, that I chucked all the apps into a folder and don't use any of it.

somehow non of those apps have do notifications, did though change the messaging app to google's.

I use only google play.

1 hour ago, FlyingMonkeyMen said:

Does anyone know the name of the rhythm game that they showed?

Looks like bangdream but not, I have no idea actually.

5 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

Also, off topic, but I miss having a real honest-to-godz physical QWERTY keyboard.

Come back Blackberry, all is forgiven!

I know one of my IT technicians has a key 2

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14 minutes ago, sub68 said:

I know one of my IT technicians has a key 2

I would have kept my KeyOne until the heat death of the universe, but the #*%$^^(ing cell phone provider would no longer support the 4g it provided.

*&^(&*%*&^ing #$%#ards

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7 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

cell phone provider would no longer support the 4g it provided

What is your provider

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on sony phone comment.

there a reason why the market base for them is getting smaller.

god awful support. oh and if there on firmeware bricks or breaks the phone. tough luck.(sony reply) not are problem!

 

other then the bloatware talk.

this is a overall solid phone.

good cases are cheap to buy/screen protectors to!

 

 

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38 minutes ago, sub68 said:

somehow non of those apps have do notifications

I've gotten notifications from some of them, I know Find My Phone sends notifications as well as a bunch of Google apps, especially Drive, I remember Drive liked to just bitch at me to use it xD.

41 minutes ago, sub68 said:

did though change the messaging app to google's.

I use only google play.

I use barely any Google apps, I have the play store & maps (just for the messaging thing in it)...

I mean I also don't use Samsung Messages.... QKSMS is lit and it's FOSS.
 

why no dark mode?
Current:

Watercooled Eluktronics THICC-17 (Clevo X170SM-G):
CPU: i9-10900k @ 4.9GHz all core
GPU: RTX 2080 Super (Max P 200W)
RAM: 32GB (4x8GB) @ 3200MTs

Storage: 512GB HP EX NVMe SSD, 2TB Silicon Power NVMe SSD
Displays: Asus ROG XG-17 1080p@240Hz (G-Sync), IPS 1080p@240Hz (G-Sync), Gigabyte M32U 4k@144Hz (G-Sync), External Laptop panel (LTN173HT02) 1080p@120Hz

Asus ROG Flow Z13 (GZ301ZE) W/ Increased Power Limit:
CPU: i9-12900H @ Up to 5.0GHz all core
- dGPU: RTX 3050 Ti 4GB

- eGPU: RTX 3080 (mobile) XGm 16GB
RAM: 16GB (8x2GB) @ 5200MTs

Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD, 1TB MicroSD
Display: 1200p@120Hz

Asus Zenbook Duo (UX481FLY):

CPU: i9-12900H @ Up to 5.0GHz all core
- GPU: RTX 3050 Ti 4GB
RAM: 32GB @ 4800 MTs

Storage: OEM 1TB M.2
Display: Main 1800p@120Hz OLED + Screnpad Plus 2880x864@120Hz

Custom Game Server:

CPUs: Ryzen 7 7700X @ 5.1GHz all core

RAM: 128GB (4x32GB) DDR5 @ whatever it'll boot at xD (I think it's 3600MTs)

Storage: 2x 1TB WD Blue NVMe SSD in RAID 1, 4x 10TB HGST Enterprise HDD in RAID Z1

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3 minutes ago, Mnky313 said:

I use barely any Google apps, I have the play store & maps (just for the messaging thing in it)...

I mean I also don't use Samsung Messages.... QKSMS is lit and it's FOSS.

Sadly I have to keep all the google apps due to school

4 minutes ago, Mnky313 said:

especially Drive, I remember Drive liked to just bitch at me to use it xD.

surprisingly mine doesn't maybe I just stopped

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HP compaq 8300 prebuilt - Intel i5-3470 - 8GB ram - 500GB HDD - bluray drive

 

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school laptop lenovo 300e chromebook 2nd gen - Intel celeron - 4GB ram - 32GB SSD 

 

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7 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

I am aware many phones come with bloat installed, some you can't even remove, which really is irritating

The ones that you cannot Uninstall in Samsung phones is 

* - You could disable it but not uninstall it

  1.  Galaxy Store
  2.  Bixby*
  3. AR Zone
  4. My Galaxy *
  5. Samsung Pass
  6. Secure Folder
  7. Google*
  8. Chrome*
  9. Gmail*
  10. Maps*
  11. Meet (NEW original is uninstallable)*
  12. One Drive*
  13. Playstore*
  14. Youtube*
  15. Netflix*
  16. System apps (My files,Phone, Messages etc )
  17. Game launcher*
  18. Modes and Routines (Bixby Routines)
  19. Phone Link (Embedded in the settings app but iam still counting it)

All of this was in Samsung Galaxy S20FE running OneUI5.0 (Android 13). The majority is google and Samsung stuff.  compared to the old vivo phone i had its a lot less and doesnt show ads when i install a app or do anything. 

 

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42 minutes ago, UndefinedException said:

Pentile layout uses RGBG subpixels, so you can't just calculate PPI like that, you have to time it with 0.8165, so in fact it was 405ppi * 0.8165 = 330ppi

 

 

How did you arrive at that number? Every pixel maintains the green subpixel and gets either a red or a blue subpixel, so I'm (or I was, at least) pretty sure the right way is multiplying ppi by 1 / √2.

 

In fact, this is exactly what Apple did. LCD iPhones (excluding the Plus variants from iPhones 6, 6s, 7, 8) are standardized at ~326 ppi and OLED iPhones at ~458 ppi. If you do 458 * (1 / √2) you get ~324, so the red/blue subpixel is still roughly the same as the LCD iPhones.

 

This is the Galaxy A53 screen at a microscope, courtesy of notebookcheck, and you can clearly see the subpixel geometry.

 

subpixel.png

 

My personal take on this: I can't tell a difference from 1080p (RGB) LCD. Resolution is too high and screen size is too low for me to notice, so I'll gladly take the OLED benefits instead of more resolution. Now I can definitely notice this on a 720p OLED, because it makes text look horrible.

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I think I'll stick with my tactic of buying old flagships for 200 USD. I currently have an S20 FE 5G.

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