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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2019, 04:05:52 PM »
Iphone, iPhone, iphone ;D
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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2019, 05:44:52 PM »
I guess that goes with that spelling. ;)
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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2019, 06:13:33 PM »
I got a g6 for my mom and it's been great for her. No lagging and awesome battery life.

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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2019, 10:04:02 PM »


I was asking Pixel 3 vs Pixel 3a.

She uses WhatsApp, some Gmail, Jewish apps (zmanim, siddur, tehillim etc. - better free options available on Android), CashApp, and not much more. However while iPhones might be less likely to be messed up, the on-screen keyboards on Android are superior to what's available on iPhone (I know SwiftKey is available on iPhone, but I can't tell you how many problems I have with it, and the phone switching on its own between SwiftKey and native keyboard).

I don't think it's the issue in this case.

The other alternative is Tech Savvy. I consider myself such, and for years avoided anything Apple due to the perception of it being made for dummies and the closed garden wall. However, after switching due to the fact that at a certain time it was the only option to access corporate email, I've come to appreciate the build quality, and other technical advantages, while conceding its disadvantages.

Based on this, I'd recommend the 3a.

Especially with the $100 gift card offer from B&H (and 3 months free service).
Worth a shot, return if you don't like it.

You didn't mention photography, but this phone will blow her current one out of the water.

Bonus: it has a headphone jack!

Nothing as smooth will come close to that price, and they tend to stay un-messed up.

(Maybe the new one plus 7? Who knows)

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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2019, 08:07:08 AM »
Iphone, iPhone, iphone ;D

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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2019, 10:58:52 AM »
The i is like the אל״ף of ויקרא.
LOL ;D
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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2019, 11:02:35 AM »
i had the same issue as u DW kept calling me all day how do u do this and that on the S7 S8... so we took a bold move and got her the latest most expensive iPhone on the market (cause they deserve it ;D) haven't heard a question since (or maybe its more complex and she cant figure out how to call ;D ;D ;) ;)
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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2019, 12:26:25 PM »
i had the same issue as u DW kept calling me all day how do u do this and that on the S7 S8... so we took a bold move and got her the latest most expensive iPhone on the market (cause they deserve it ;D) haven't heard a question since (or maybe its more complex and she cant figure out how to call ;D ;D ;) ;)

LOL.

More likely the phenomenon of people of a certain gender having a different language. She was saying all along that she wants you to get her the latest iPhone just like xxx has. You just didn't understand her language.
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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2019, 12:32:13 PM »
LOL.

More likely the phenomenon of people of a certain gender having a different language. She was saying all along that she wants you to get her the latest iPhone just like xxx has. You just didn't understand her language.
Ha Lol, she gets the latest phones every year anyway on iPhone tho if u want decent amount of storage u can pay big $$$! but that is prob what happened ;D >:( ;D
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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2019, 12:37:43 PM »
Ha Lol, she gets the latest phones every year anyway on iPhone tho if u want decent amount of storage u can pay big $$$! but that is prob what happened ;D >:( ;D

Forgot to mention that she doesn't even know why she wanted an iPhone, nor does she particularly like it, but it's probably too soon to let out that secret.

Also, don't forget that no matter how much phone storage you'll get her, it will get full. The advantage of the iPhone is that it will automatically move photos to the cloud for storage (assuming you have that set up and are paying at least $0.99/month for that storage). It seems like the Pixel has something about unlimited Google Photos, does it help manage phone space?
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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2019, 01:30:58 PM »
Forgot to mention that she doesn't even know why she wanted an iPhone, nor does she particularly like it, but it's probably too soon to let out that secret.

Also, don't forget that no matter how much phone storage you'll get her, it will get full. The advantage of the iPhone is that it will automatically move photos to the cloud for storage (assuming you have that set up and are paying at least $0.99/month for that storage). It seems like the Pixel has something about unlimited Google Photos, does it help manage phone space?
u can set up on iphone to upload to google photos to dont know if it saves storage tho
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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2019, 02:46:12 PM »
u can set up on iphone to upload to google photos to dont know if it saves storage tho
you could set up from any phone to save your pic's to google photos automatically but you need to delete the pic's from the phone manually
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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2019, 03:01:51 PM »
u can set up on iphone to upload to google photos to dont know if it saves storage tho

Google Photos has an archive feature which helps you delete photos from your phone once they're up in the cloud. While clean-up for regular photos is manual, it does a decent job of archiving photos that aren't of people - i.e. the pictures of food items I text DW asking -' you mean this one?'  while I am in the supermarket.

It also has a 'spouse/partner' feature that let's you automatically share photos of your kids with your spouse.

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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2019, 06:39:53 PM »
My wife still has a 16gb iPhone.
Because of Google photos there is no issue of full storage. She doesn't use many apps so that helps too.

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Re: Which phone to get for the Tech unsavvy?
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2019, 10:10:21 AM »
My wife still has a 16gb iPhone.
Because of Google photos there is no issue of full storage. She doesn't use many apps so that helps too.
WhatsApp images not an issue?