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What phone feature can't you do without ?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by Dazstoke, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 2,938

    Thing I use most on mine and wouldn't be without is pretty simple lol
    The torch
     
  2. mrochester

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003

    Posts: 5,348

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Face ID.
    Not android.
     
  3. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,049

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    An internet connection, web browser, torch, and camera.
     
  4. AndyCr15

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

    Posts: 10,530

    Location: Barnet, London

    I've done this survey a few times in years gone by, so it could be interesting to see how opinions/priorities have changed over the years... would everyone mind taking a couple of minutes to fill out this form on what they think is important when buying a phone :)

    Google Form

    Thanks.
     
  5. mrochester

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003

    Posts: 5,348

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Some of your survey questions don’t make sense. You’ve incorrectly grouped ‘cost’ and ‘value’ together in one question when they are two separate things (something can be cheap but poor value or expensive and good value).

    Size and weight are two separate things that have been grouped together.
     
  6. Terminal_Boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 7,830

    Location: La France

    Unlocking via fingerprint. Didn’t get on with Face ID at all when I used an iPhone X for a month.
     
  7. Electroshadow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 12, 2006

    Posts: 1,324

    NFC, Top-notch camera & Dolby atmos or at least stereo audio playback no single speaker. USB-C
     
  8. deuse

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 17, 2007

    Posts: 19,962

    Location: Solihull-Florida

    NFC\GPS and android pay.
     
  9. ezekial

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 2, 2012

    Posts: 454

    I am really bad at clearing my notifications anyway so my notification LED was always flashing and lost all purpose :D
     
  10. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 24,257

    The feature I think is great on an iPhone is the auto notification mute at a certain time. Mines on at 8pm till 8am. Works great. No notifications at all.
     
  11. The_Arbiter

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 2, 2019

    Posts: 408

    Torch is a good one from above.

    Maps with traffic is nice, it also has places saved that i need on the go that i'd never remember due to such a large number of them.

    Youtube, only because of chromecast. If chromecast wasn't a thing i wouldn't care.

    3.5mm jack, mp3 support.

    SD card and removable battery i'd prefer, but not fully needed.

    A web browser.

    Txting and phonecalls. But i'd be happy to have a device that does the above that isn't a phone. The old smart mp3 players were nice.

    Notifications is something i despise.
     
  12. Squink

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 25, 2007

    Posts: 4,169

    Where do you find that please? I'm on Android at the moment and have just started using Bixby routines to mute the volume at a set time in the evening and turn it on again in the morning. It's a small thing but so pleasing that I'd like to do the same on iOS if I go back to iphones.
     
  13. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 24,257

    on an iphone it's called DND aka Do not disturb. :D
     
  14. Squink

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 25, 2007

    Posts: 4,169

    Thanks - I didn't realise it could be scheduled.
     
  15. mrbell1984

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    That's alright. Now you do. Perfect. :)
     
  16. Dazstoke

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 22, 2012

    Posts: 384

    You can do it on android in the do not disturb settings by creating a rule
     
  17. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,820

    3.5mm socket.
    SD card
    Decent camera.

    I do miss removable batteries, notification LED's, IR blaster (Hello Dixons. Somehow all your tv's turned themselves off...), hardware home button (It's easier to find when still half asleep at 4am)