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Old 12-21-2017, 12:15 AM   #21
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I've been using the otterbox defender series with my 6S Plus for quite a while. When on a job site, I carry it in one of the side cargo pockets of my pants. So if I'm wearing a safety harness setup & climbing around around a 12/12 pitch roof working on a chimney or crawling around a crawl space doing foundation work, I have no problem what so ever accessing the phone quickly if needed.
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I made the jump to the Note 8 this morning. Meh. It's a phone. Hopefully when I put it through its paces this weekend it will turn out to be awesome.

My S7 was just starting to get too wonky. I missed calls all week, even though it was turned up, battery would die within a few hours, etc.

The first thing I've noticed is that this one feels so freaking fragile. I put a glass protector on it and bought a Platinum full shell case for it. Here's hoping. After my S7 edge debacle, I'm a bit nervous. I also hate spending 75 bucks to protect a thousand dollar phone. Only paid 600 at best buy though. Still, they should be made of carbon fiber and ballistic plastic for that price.

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I made the jump to the Note 8 this morning. Meh. It's a phone. Hopefully when I put it through its paces this weekend it will turn out to be awesome.

My S7 was just starting to get too wonky. I missed calls all week, even though it was turned up, battery would die within a few hours, etc.

The first thing I've noticed is that this one feels so freaking fragile. I put a glass protector on it and bought a Platinum full shell case for it. Here's hoping. After my S7 edge debacle, I'm a bit nervous. I also hate spending 75 bucks to protect a thousand dollar phone. Only paid 600 at best buy though. Still, they should be made of carbon fiber and ballistic plastic for that price.

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Haven't tried Bixby yet. I don't want it to send black helicopters to my house. I love the thought of technology, but then when I get a cool new phone, I don't have time to figure it all out. I think, hey, this thing is cool, it could actually run a spaceship to the moon and have room to play games at the same time, all the while shopping for underwear on Amazon.

However, when I get it, I tend to take pictures and surf Tapatalk and maybe Drudge. That's about the extent of my phone use these days. This one seems pretty cool though, I may see what it can do. However, I already don't like the fact it doesn't have an actual button and back button. That is annoying.
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For me the most comfort size is about 5.2 inches.
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haha! I have a tiny flip phone. ....
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I'm kind of a regular size guy who's been using an Iphone 6 for 3 years and ready for an upgrade because my fat fingers can't text without making more corrections than correct words. I use an Otterbox defender w/ belt clip, the size is convenient

anyone make the jump from a 6 or 7 to the 6 plus / 7 plus / 8 plus? would appreciate some feedback on whether it's difficult to get use to the added size, especially wearing it with the belt clip. I don't wear baggy pants, sticking in a pocket isn't feasible.
I think the 7Plus is a good fit. I will warn you that if you do not have big hands then the 3.10" width can make it hard to hold in one hand, but if you are having a hard time with the regular one then I will say you got big hands like me. Just be aware you lose your headphone port with the new Iphones. It may not matter to me, but I did not like having to buy the earpod things

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Just be aware you lose your headphone port with the new Iphones. It may not matter to me, but I did not like having to buy the earpod things
I just got a X and in the box it came with an adapter for the regular stereo minijack and a set of those white Apple earbuds that have the whatever-they-call-it Apple connector. Your 8 didn't? I thought they all came with them included?
I'll probably lose the adapter if I ever move it off my radio, but at least they included one for backwards compatibility.
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My 8+ did come with the adapter but when my earbuds are plugged in using that adapter it gets snagged more often.

My gripe about the wireless earphones is that I can’t put my pencil behind my ear now


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