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Project Fi Adds Three Phones

Discussion in 'Wireless News' started by palandri, May 31, 2018.

  1. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    Seriously thinking about getting the LG G7 ThinQ, rather than waiting for the Pixel 3. I've had good luck with LG phones in the past.
     
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    Is LG still making them with removable batteries?
     
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    Apparently not. The LG G7 ThinQ doesn't have a removeable battery.
     
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    Thanks! You the best of my knowledge they were the last major manufacturer to offer that in a flagship device.

    Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
     
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    Hmmmm. I wonder why this OtterBox case for a LG G7 ThinQ got delivered to my house today?

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    My LG G7 ThinQ came today! :woot:

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    Nice! Have fun and don’t forget to post first impressions.
     
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    New toy! Congrats!
     
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    So I open the box and take the phone out. It seems very thin and fragile and my first thought was, one drop without a case and it's over, so I am glad I got the otterbox case. It comes with a charger, a cleaning cloth and ear buds.

    I charge the phone up and put the 3 piece otterbox case on it. This is the thickest, bulkiest otterbox case I can remember having. I am more in to protection than aesthetics, so I am ok with the case but it's really thick.

    I start the phone up and during setup I can tell it's not pure Android, but rather LG's modified Android. I thought it would have pure Android since I bought it from Project Fi.

    During the setup, I normally setup my phones as new and don't bother bringing over cloud data from my old phone. This time I decided to bring my cloud data over from my old phone. After I check that option, I am given the choice of my Asus Zenfone or my Samsung chromebook. LOL! my old phone isn't listed, so I bypassed that option.

    After the setup, I am looking at the modified LG Android to see how easy it would be to get use to. Here's the kicker. I open up the Chrome browser and it's a branded US Cellular Chrome browser. I thought you have to be kidding. I go into setting and that doesn't change it from a branded US Cellular Chrome browser.

    Next, I see an app that is called LG Mobile Switch for transferring data from your old phone to your new phone. I decided to try it and it worked fine.

    The next thing I notice is by transferring my data from my old phone the branded US Cellular Chrome browser is gone and I have a normal Chrome browser. I am going to call Project Fi about the branded browser.

    So I am happy with the phone at this point. It has a really nice, bright display screen. The dual rear cameras takes really nice clear photos. from either camera. I am not into a lot of music, but I tried playing a few songs and it really sounded good.
     
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    My phone gave me a tip to save battery life. It said to save battery life turn off wifi and bluetooth when not is use. I guess that would save some battery life, since it wouldn't be constantly searching for a signal, but I have always left those two features on and haven't noticed any severe battery drain. My wifi auto connects to my home and other safe public wifi and my bluetooth connects to my car and my laptop.

    I posted the issues about the branded US Cellular Chrome browser in the Google Project Fi forum. It's been acknowledged and looked at, but there aren't many post in the LG G7 ThinQ forum since the phone just started to ship. I'm guessing the phone I got from Project Fi is an unlocked LG G7 ThinQ that LG would normally ship to US Cellular. It's an issue that has to be fixed.
     
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