Best Smartphone Companion for Surface Devices

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  1. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    2010 and it had the same bezel size as the Neo and Duo. Someone should show that to Panos and shame him for those 2010 side bezels in 2020.

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    Well, in fairness, the middle bezels are much smaller, but the forehead and chin are pretty porky...
     
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    Yeah, I meant to say the top and bottom bezels. Thanks for the correction.

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    Now the Fold is available for pre-order in Japan... I'm soooo tempted. Stop me, please!
     
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    You have to do this (treat with kid gloves):

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    Or you get this:

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    Some additional cautions courtesy of commenter Urist on Ars Technica by way of @JoeS :

    Caring for your Galaxy Fold:

    Do not remove protective layer from Galaxy Fold screen.
    Keep Galaxy Fold in a cool, dry place away from dust or debris.
    Keep Galaxy Fold away from children and pets.
    Do not touch Galaxy Fold, surface may be hot.
    Do not make any sudden movements around Galaxy Fold.
    Do not fold Galaxy Fold.
    Galaxy Fold may contain nuts.
    Keep Galaxy Fold away from open flame.
    Use your indoor voice when speaking to Galaxy Fold.
    Do not look directly into Galaxy Fold.
    Do not take Galaxy Fold with drugs or alcohol.
    Always wear PPE when working near Galaxy Fold.
    Consult your doctor before trying Galaxy Fold.
    Do not feed Galaxy Fold after midnight.
    If Galaxy Fold is ingested, induce vomiting and contact local poison control center.
    Do not use Galaxy Fold as a flotation device.
    Do not taunt Galaxy Fold.

    (Courtesy of ArsTechnica site)
     
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    I'll just be upfront and say that MKBHD was an absolute tool for doing that. It's what finally led me to not watching any of his videos any more.

    Now, if it has a headphone jack port...
    I likely won't be able to get it though, as carriers in Japan sell their phones in 'seasons' and from what I know don't change the lineup until the next 'season'. The Autumn/fall season just arrived, so the Note 10 and Fold are only coming out around now. That is unless it's an iPhone, which gets a normal release date.
     
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    I have to admit, I'm considering moving over to a penless phone (from my Note 8 to the Pixel 4 XL) for the first time since I officially switched over to a Note 5 from my Lumia 950XL.

    Main two holdups are the lack of an SD slot and the lack of the pen. But I've been on Google Fi for a while, and it'd be nice for that to work completely seamlessly (most specifically with Wifi Calling, not an option on Samsung devices, but Visual Voicemail doesn't work properly on the Samsung either and I would also get the ability to seamlessly switch between T-mobile and Sprint towers).

    Plus, now that my company-provided laptop has a pen and my personal laptop has a pen, the times when I need to pull out my phone to take notes are much more infrequent. And OneNote on Android is awful anyway, so I'm not really losing much there. On the flipside, I'm always wishing I had a better camera with me, so the Pixel's camera prowess would be a big benefit.

    And honestly, there are literally zero Samsung-specific apps that I'm using anymore. I don't use their launcher, browser, calendar, camera gallery, email, payment app, sound recorder, dialer, audio player, nothing. In every one of these cases, I use the Google version, or a third-party (Microsoft fills some of these gaps, other third-parties fill others). So we'll see, but I'm definitely seriously considering it.
     
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