Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Tablets and Smart Phones' started by anticupidon, Oct 15, 2022.

  1. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Hello gurus.
    Pretty much have my mind set up on buying a new Pixel 6A
    Reasons:
    Upgrading the smartphone for the spouse.
    Pixel hardware
    Pixel hardware+software= Calyx OS or GrapheneOS.

    Priced new 380€ on Amazon.de
    Go for it?
     
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  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Also, tried and true camera.
     
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    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Being an owner of the standard Pixel 6, just get ready for a pretty sub-par fingerprint scanner experience. Otherwise, it'll be fine.
     
  4. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    No worries, will not use it.
     

  5. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Let's see how it works out.
     
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    Got the Pixel 7 to replace my LG V60. Finger sensor is fast. Face unlock is a bit funky. But besides that. I'm enjoying the phone.
     
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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Most under screen fingerprint scanners offer a subpar experience.... Most of the time, I end up using a passcode on my S20 because the fingerprint scanner absolutely sucks.

    What does that have to do with the Pixel 6a the OP is considering buying?
     
  8. 386SX

    386SX Ancient Guru

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    We got the Pixel 6a at work as a software dev platform. If you'd like me to test something you'd like to try out before buying just tell me.

    @ern88 Your V60 is still in excellent shape? LG G8s here and I like LG phones. The V60 was my favorite, but not available at the time I needed to buy one, so I went for the G8s instead.
     
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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Install CalyxOS and test the camera and photos done with it?
     
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    386SX Ancient Guru

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    I don't know if I can get the device for that. But I'll try. How do I flash stock Android back afterwards? Any trustworthy sources? :)
     

  11. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    The CalyxOS home page has all explained
     
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    386SX Ancient Guru

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    @anticupidon Devs refused to let me flash another OS. I am sorry. Is there anything else I could test?
     
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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    I assumed as much. Could you kindly test the camera in low light conditions?
    And ask if you can "extract" the GCam .apk from the OS.
     
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  14. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Until actually buying the thing, I flashed Lineage OS 19 on a Poco F1. Installed GCam and pictures are quite good.
     
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    386SX Ancient Guru

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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Danke schön!
    Will reply in a PM.
     

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