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jrs1871

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Thanks for the replies. They have given me food for thought and I appreciate both the pros and cons. As I said, we live in a fringe area so provider choice is limited. We have been with Verizon and its predecessors since the beginning. US Cellular also has a decent signal in our area but not so much so when we are traveling.
At this time, it looks like I will stay with android. One of the convincing factors is you can get more phone for the money. And I like the option to add a memory card and switch out the battery if needed.

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jrs1871,

Unfortunately newer android phones have to be taken apart to replace the battery. A sales lesson they learned from Apple.


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If you are looking for an obd2 scanner, I would suggest you check Innova Scanners. Most of its scann tools are compatible with all vehicles manufactured from 1996 and newer. SO you will never go wrong with this one.

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The bottom line is all of them work. If you go Android your Apple friends can install Google Duo on their iPhones which is Googles answer to FaceTime.


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pianotuna wrote:

jrs1871,

Unfortunately newer android phones have to be taken apart to replace the battery. A sales lesson they learned from Apple.


While true it's not too bad. I've replaced a couple in iPhones and can tell you the hardest part is dealing with the tiny screws that holds the battery down ! The batteries come with all the tools including the screwdriver which looks like a tiny Torx head driver. First thing you need to do is put the driver on a magnet and magnitize it. If you drop one of those tiny screws you'll probably never find it. Tons of YouTube videos on how to do it.

They all basically come apart the same way. I even replaced the battery in my Samsung tablet which was basically the same process as the iPhone only bigger. If you're handy don't be afraid to do it.

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Apple tells you what you want. Google lets you choose.

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wa8yxm wrote:

There is a like app (or several) for android but since I do not like that feature... I can't tell you what they are.

I'm anti-apple due to stuff that happened a long time ago which I won't go into here as well.. it's not an RV issue.
But I have heard that applie I-phones .. if you use the wi-fi mobile hotspot feature to connect devices to the internet via the i-phone.. May give you headaches. (Actually I know what they are and how to get around 'em)

No such issues with my Samsung Galaxy S7


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I'm anti-apple due to stuff that happened a long time ago which I won't go into here as well..

I was thinking maybe they did to you what they did to me. I had 90 gigs of music in VLC. I thought I would copy it into Itunes to see if I liked it. As soon as it was done copying the music, it went over and deleted all the music in VLC. I had detached the original drive so I lucked out there they couldn't get to it. I admit a lot of the music was torrent'ed, but still, it left a sour taste in my mouth. Once you put your music in Itunes you can't get it out, but I suppose it's a moot point with modern streaming services.


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Both my phone and tablet are android. Previously, my tablet was an iPad. Unfortunately, it was stolen last year together with my vehicle. While I like my android phone (Samsung Galaxy J3, and find the android tablet to be OK, I do prefer the iPad and iOS system. Trouble with Apple products, is I think they're just too expensive.(my original iPad had cost me about $500, years ago). The android tablet (RCA Viking Pro) was only about $80, compared to the hundreds an iPad would have cost. That being said, I still feel the Apple product was better, for reasons I won't get into here. If my RCA tablet becomes defective, I'd probably opt for the iPad again, regardless of the exrra cost.

* This post was edited 05/05/20 12:54pm by mr. ed *


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Jackathan wrote:

Apple tells you what you want. Google lets you choose.

well stated,
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Here’s some reviews of $400 iPhone SE vs $400 Galaxy A51. A51 looks good but surprisingly no Optically Stabilized Camera:

https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-se-vs-g........1-camera-comparison-which-phone-is-best/
https://www.cnet.com/news/how-iphone-se-........l-3a-galaxy-s102-a51-specs-versus-price/


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