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  1. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    It was a very strange decision for sure. The 8 isn't that different then my 7+........ I think I will get the X this spring. I want that new camera!
     
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    Denny Crane It's not even loaded! Staff Member Administrator

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    The camera is a really big deal if you take lots of pictures.

    The 8 has wireless charging, but meh about that.

    The 8 has more RAM and a (2x?) faster CPU, so it is going to work faster (except network intensive things).

    The camera is probably the only thing really worth upgrading for.
     
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    the new cameras are crazy. My bro got a note 8 and the camera is fucking insane, I guess the Iphone X and Pixel 2 have similar. Just crazy good quality, thought some of his pics were taken with a higher end prosumer compact camera.
     
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    bodyman5000 and 1 Lions, Tigers, Me, Bears

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    Can you see all the veins in the pictures?
     
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    Yeah, you really can't go wrong with the note/Galaxy, iPhone or pixel right now. I'm loving my pixel 2.
     
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    You got the small one? Does it already have Google Lens? That's the main reason I want to upgrade.
     
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    Yeah, I got the small one. Had the 6P before, which had a great camera, but was slooow. It's night and day how quick the camera on the pixel 2 is. I've only used lens a couple of times with mixed results. But assistant was the same way when it launched, so it should get better. But fit right now I wouldn't upgrade just for that feature.
     
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    Thanks. Will probably wait a little longer. Lens is really the most interesting feature out there in smartphones. Assistant is pretty good already, just adding the visual component will make it a killer app for me.
     
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    My 6s plus is plenty good and fast. I do think the camera is worth the upgrade, so I probably will at some point. Like you, after a few months.
     
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    Hey, how is your watch treating you. Integrated into your daily routine yet?
     
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    I like it a lot. It's been lasting me over 2 days on a charge, which is really surprising. I play stored music from it all the time to my ear buds and it still has a long battery life.

    I tore my hamstring running on the treadmill, so I've been really taking it easy the past several days - since I got the watch. I was only able to walk a couple miles one day using the watch for my intended purposes.

    My kid sends me texts and I respond using the watch. The speech to text is surprisingly good.

    I use a plain old watch face with a second hand and a button for health info and breathing on the screen, the date at the bottom. I tried the others and found myself having to work to find the info I really care about at a glance.

    I haven't gotten it wet, though. I wonder if the band will get all funky after a while.

    I charged it yesterday at 2:00PM and it's at 82% battery now, at ~9AM. FWIW.

    I like the Blazers' color scheme :)
     
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    76BDA1CD-810E-4630-A25C-7073155F4497.jpeg Ive always used it for Starbucks and Delta at the airport, but I have been using it for real random things lately. Playing music through our home stereo, voice texting and a real cool thing....... we just got a new furnace and the thermostat is hooked up to our wifi and the Home app on our iPhones......so I can talk to Siri through my watch and have her turn it on and off and change the temp right from my wrist. Kids love it.
     
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    I've always liked him
     
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    I loved my 6P. Then I smashed it in the gap of the tailgate on the wife's focus. Fuck.
     

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