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Do most Android phones these days rely on a side swipe to go back? I upgraded from a Huawei P20 to a Pixel 6, and I'm missing the P20s physical back button!

Primarily I find myself deleting e-mails in gmail when trying to go back (by swiping) or when trying to crop pictures to send via WhatsApp exiting out the menu because I've swiped!

It's beginning to become annoying, and this faster phone is proving slower in reality because of this UI for me!
 
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Do most Android phones these days rely on a side swipe to go back? I upgraded from a Huawei P20 to a Pixel 6, and I'm missing the P20s physical back button!

Primarily I find myself deleting e-mails in gmail when trying to go back (by swiping) or when trying to crop pictures to send via WhatsApp exiting out the menu because I've swiped!

It's beginning to become annoying, and this faster phone is proving slower in reality because of this UI for me!

Settings - System - Gestures - System Navigation
 
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Got my headphones today, went to put them on ebay... literally dozens and dozens of them on there! :D

I wonder if they're worth keeping? £150ish wouldn't be so bad before Christmas though.
I'm keeping mine, they sound good and really nice to have in the office and loud environments. Tried it yesterday and they're great
 
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I'm keeping mine, they sound good and really nice to have in the office and loud environments. Tried it yesterday and they're great

Thing is I have a nice pair of sennheiser headphones already which are perfect - don't really think it's worth having a second pair?

They do look pretty decent though.
 
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Stuck mine on the MM but to be honest for the money I'll end up getting i might just keep them and use them for work calls and music while I'm working.
 
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Thing is I have a nice pair of sennheiser headphones already which are perfect - don't really think it's worth having a second pair?

They do look pretty decent though.
Ah yeah if you've got a decent pair already then get rid. Could make a good Xmas present. Only con is the microphone.. sounds like I've got a bucket over my head
 
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I'm still in two minds but think I'll likely keep mine. I only really use headphones for commuting on the bus and have always gone for the in ear type as it's easy to chuck them in a pocket, but now I have to carry a laptop to the work I can just sling them in the same bag. I might enjoy some decent headphones for once, and guessing the noise cancelling with be a decent benefit on a bus.
 
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Ah yeah if you've got a decent pair already then get rid. Could make a good Xmas present. Only con is the microphone.. sounds like I've got a bucket over my head
Is the mic really that bad? Might scupper my plans on using them for calls
 
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I would have a look at some reviews. I've had no complaints from last year's ones.

Going by someone's laptop teams call is not best judge could be a million things
You're right but I guess it's the difference between my other headset compared to this..the other was a hyper X gaming headset. Could well be windows handling the mic incorrectly.. but I can see even from above review what they mean by "bucket" over head comments :D
 
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You're right but I guess it's the difference between my other headset compared to this..the other was a hyper X gaming headset. Could well be windows handling the mic incorrectly.. but I can see even from above review what they mean by "bucket" over head comments :D

they will give you ear ache as well after a while, i mix it up between jabra, pixel buds and bose
 
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Windows 10 on a teams call people were struggling to hear me :/ bit disappointing to say the least as they're very comfy and sound decent.

Strange cos I heard really good things about the microphones and voice call performance. The Verge in their review said they're the best headphones for voice calls.
 
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Got my headphones today, went to put them on ebay... literally dozens and dozens of them on there! :D

I wonder if they're worth keeping? £150ish wouldn't be so bad before Christmas though.
Try Facebook Marketplace I got £180 cash yesterday. Only had them on there for a few hours and they sold straight away with no selling fees to pay either.
 
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Strange cos I heard really good things about the microphones and voice call performance. The Verge in their review said they're the best headphones for voice calls.
Makes me wonder what is up with mine then... must be some configuration/compatibility with windows then! Haven't tried voice call over phone yet so no idea if it's any better
 
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From a quick Google the reviews for call use aren't great especially if you've got a deeper voice so I probably won't risk opening them up and just wait for the jabra things we're being issued.
 
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