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Old 10-01-2018, 05:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Since I prefer putting quality Chinese components into my stuff and not cheap ones, I tracked down replacement batteries by Samsung.

They do not sell them anymore.

I found one on Amazon. It was $60 with zero reviews. I found other ones on Amazon that were allegedly new, but they only charged $7, and they were rated 2.5/5, with 93 reviews.

Most of those said that their battery was used.

TVserviceParts.com will sell me one for the same price.

Well, let's see how the $16 one is!

One thing that I take for granted doing my own car repairs is an exploded diagram. I searched for one and found Ifixit's teardown. They rated the S6 4/10 for ease of repair. There are fifteen steps to replace the battery and they charge $25 for one, with a one-year warranty. The one on Amazon has a twenty-four-month warranty, but which company honors warranties better?

I do not have any idea.

Ifixit shows an additional twenty-one steps to replace the daughterboard.

This site analyzed 1,590 reviews for thirty products and said 93% of the products passed and 7% raised warnings.

Uh. Okay.

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We get it. Ads are annoying and nobody clicks on them anyway. (We use adblock too)
Does everyone admit they use adblock? I never read those messages!

I have morals! I am not allowing their ads if they block everyone else's!

That is how morals work, right?

The Ifixit kit is twice as expensive as the the one on Amazon and so is the daughterboard with the charging port, plus $8.75 shipping.

T-Mobile $14.59 4.8/5, 14 reviews:


Sprint $11 4.2/5 99 reviews:


Verizon $14.59 3.5/5 30 reviews:


I started cropping the pictures, but I seriously need a nap before facing my afternoon clients! I did schoolwork until 0530!

The only difference that I can tell between the pictures is the stamp on the cable and just below it. If there isn't a significant difference between the parts, why do the reviews vary so much?

Should I pay twice as much (plus shipping) for Ifixit parts?

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Old 10-01-2018, 06:06 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I was watching Joe Rogan talk to other comedians about murder, when he pulled out his new Samsung with a stylus so you can write notes on the lock screen and declared he's over his iPhone.

A stylus that pops out the bottom, instead of the top like my Apple Newton in 1993. (gotten through the developer program on release. I read Edgar Rice Burroughs novels on the city bus 'back in the day')

Apple lost it's soul. You know when.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I have a Samsung and soon, two Samsungs! However, Samsung copied Apple's repair-resistant design in this case. You could pop out the battery with the Galaxy S5.
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A stylus that pops out the bottom, instead of the top like my Apple Newton in 1993.
I feel like I wasted my time learning PalmPilot Graffiti (single stroke handwriting recognition).

The last PDA I owned was some sort of Dell Axim. It seemed super neat at the time since it had a Windows Mobile OS, WiFi, and could play videos, browse the web, and play mp3s.

Funny how technology goes in cycles.

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I have a Samsung and soon, two Samsungs! However, Samsung copied Apple's repair-resistant design in this case. You could pop out the battery with the Galaxy S5.
Most phones are going to less ease of serviceability, likely because they can make it a smaller form factor that way, and more people are demanding water resistance / waterproofing. I think that's why Apple dropped the 2.5mm stereo jack (and to sell their $150 bluetooth earbuds).

According to one source I just found, cell phones have an average operational life of 21 months, so they are basically disposable items these days.
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People replace cell phones every year when the new model comes out, but it sounds like there are fewer and fewer new options.

The articles that I read about Back Market said that iPhone sales plateaued, although prices are up, so I guess that revenue is still up. I also kept reading that the refurbished business was growing quickly and they kept mentioning the increased price of phones.

"Research into how the world’s population revealed that between Android and iOS, around 18 per cent of women and 17 per cent of men used Apple’s system."
"Women were more likely than men to download photo, networking and messaging apps, sports and business apps had a higher probability of being downloaded by men."
"Women are also marginally more likely than women to own iPads, with the ratio of iPad ownership compared to an Android-running tablet at 1:4 compared to 1:6."
Great article!
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...-than-men.html
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After the troubles I've had with half a dozen Sammies, I'm over them.

I've had two Chinese phones so far, and the only reason I ever had to replace the first (A Xiaomi Mi3) is on the hundredth time I dropped it, I managed to crack the casing by dropping it edge on on the edge of a concrete slab. It still works, but the casing flexes, meaning the screen is now vulnerable to cracks.

Still thinking about repairing it. Even if it is outdated. It was the best phone I've ever had.
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I have only had two smartphones, both Samsungs, and I do not have any complaints--except for those good-for-nothing anklebiters on my lawn!
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Great article!
Terrible sentence. It needs a semicolon.
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Great article!
Nobody else noticed that?
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Nobody else noticed that?
I noticed, but figured I'd give you a break. We know what you meant to say.

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