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ki2017 wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:31 pm
Congratulations! Glad to hear you finally have the phone in your hands. Enjoy!
Thanks :)
How's your 7 pro?
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jayace wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:01 pm
Well I have mine all set up and have had a chance to play with it for a while and am very happy with it.

Like everyone else it was packaged well, came with the screen protector installed, has the clear case, dash charger and had an EU adapter thrown in. Phone looked mint and was hard to tell it had been opened to flash the Global Rom.

It's faster than my OP6 and I never found my 6 slow. The audio is considerably louder. Love the smaller notch.

I was using the Google Launcher on my 6 and downloaded the Lawnchair launcher for the 7 and really like it. Google restore did a good job of setting up the new phone, minus my folder setup of course.

I don't have any delayed notification issues I was having on my 6, however I'm sure if I had done a factory reset on the 6 it would have resolved it.

Display is very similar to my 6 so don't see much difference there. Haven't played with the camera.

Overall I'm very happy with it and the price was awesome. Thanks again OP.
Curious, how is the vibration motor of the 7 compare to the 6?
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zobi123 wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:38 pm

Awesome!
The screen protector on the phone seems to be of pretty good quality. I'm keeping this one on until it needs to be replaced.

Do you like lawnchair better than the oxygen launcher? Any particular standout features or differentiators?
I agree about the screen protector. I've ordered some but I'll be leaving this one on.

I've always liked having the Google feed to the left of the home page and could never get the stock launcher to replicate that feed the way I like it. So far I really like Lawnchair. It's slightly different than the Google launcher so it gives the phone a slightly "new" feel for me. It has alot of easy to understand customization settings so you can really tweak it.
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jayace wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:46 pm
I agree about the screen protector. I've ordered some but I'll be leaving this one on.

I've always liked having the Google feed to the left of the home page and could never get the stock launcher to replicate that feed the way I like it. So far I really like Lawnchair. It's slightly different than the Google launcher so it gives the phone a slightly "new" feel for me. It has alot of easy to understand customization settings so you can really tweak it.
I've been looking for a launcher that gives the Google feed to the left side, I missed that feature. Didn't like having to click on the Google app just to see the feed.
Thanks, I'll try it out.
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The vibration motor isn't great. It's the ones that make the phone vibrate lightly and make more bzzz sounds than actually physically vibrating the device.
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cy wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:42 pm
Curious, how is the vibration motor of the 7 compare to the 6?
It's maybe slightly softer but not enough for me to really notice.
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mcg wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:51 pm
The vibration motor isn't great. It's the ones that make the phone vibrate lightly and make more bzzz sounds than actually physically vibrating the device.
I would agree with that. Feels more like a buzz. I don't really mind it.
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jayace wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:46 pm
I agree about the screen protector. I've ordered some but I'll be leaving this one on.

I've always liked having the Google feed to the left of the home page and could never get the stock launcher to replicate that feed the way I like it. So far I really like Lawnchair. It's slightly different than the Google launcher so it gives the phone a slightly "new" feel for me. It has alot of easy to understand customization settings so you can really tweak it.
I just installed lawnchair, how do I get the Google feed to work on it?
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cy wrote:
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Curious, how is the vibration motor of the 7 compare to the 6?
I still have my 6 and just compared the two for vibration, they are almost identical.
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zobi123 wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:55 pm
I just installed lawnchair, how do I get the Google feed to work on it?
Swipe right from home screen
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jayace wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:57 pm
Swipe right from home screen
It's the Google now page with search but I don't see any cards, it's all blank.
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zobi123 wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:41 pm
Thanks :)
How's your 7 pro?
I'm really enjoying it. The screen is fantastic and everything is super fast. I hope it continues to be this fast as I want to keep it for 3-4 years.
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Temped to pull the trigger on this..(have the OP6), the draw back for me is no earphone jack, the pro is that the fingerprint thingy is infront. I have the magnetic charging adapter in my OP6, so it would be a pain to remove the charging adapter to connect the usb c to 3.5mm adapter...not into bluetooth headphones.
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jayace wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:46 pm
I agree about the screen protector. I've ordered some but I'll be leaving this one on.

I've always liked having the Google feed to the left of the home page and could never get the stock launcher to replicate that feed the way I like it. So far I really like Lawnchair. It's slightly different than the Google launcher so it gives the phone a slightly "new" feel for me. It has alot of easy to understand customization settings so you can really tweak it.
You can use Nova launcher, then add Google Now companion: https://help.teslacoilapps.com/nowcompanion

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jayace wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 12:52 pm
I would agree with that. Feels more like a buzz. I don't really mind it.
Same, I used touse the oneplus 5t and had the bad motor until I was spoiled with the pixel 2.

Ill be using this phone until the pixel 4 comes out... Provided they get it right. Would've stayed on the pixel 3 had it not been for the bugs I ran into and the poor screen.

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