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Old Yesterday, 10:33 PM
 
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Just bought an LG K51 for my wife who needed a simple 'smartphone' with a rather big screen!

When LG goes out of business, does that mean no updates or whatever?
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Old Yesterday, 10:43 PM
 
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But in all likelihood I'll be switching to Pixel.
Pixels are generally great phones. The 3a and 4 were big misses and steps backwards. But the most recent 4a and 4a5g are decent while the 5 is solid (albeit pricey for the hardware... but that battery and frequencies are worth it to me).
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Old Today, 04:45 AM
 
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Going on 3 years with my V20.

It's the best phone I have owned.

I plan on keeping it for a while. It's got a replaceable battery. It hasn't slowed down at all. No reason to change it.
Even if you stop using it as a phone with that great DAC it makes a killer audio player.
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Old Today, 05:09 AM
 
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I wonder why they're quitting phones?
They're bleeding money from the mobile division. Market share is only something like 2-3%.
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Old Today, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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They're bleeding money from the mobile division. Market share is only something like 2-3%.

Yup.
1.7% according to the article.
Samsung and Apple are the beasts.
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Old Today, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Just bought an LG K51 for my wife who needed a simple 'smartphone' with a rather big screen!

When LG goes out of business, does that mean no updates or whatever?
No, they will still send updates for awhile.
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Old Today, 08:58 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Even if you stop using it as a phone with that great DAC it makes a killer audio player.
Good point. Even if I switch I will not be throwing it away. I can use it as a wifi MP3 player.

By the way, you can still buy new old stock. Still available new on ebay for around $140. Mine may last another year or two? I'm in no hurry.

I'm not so sure about the newer form factors. Taller, more narrow phones seems to be the way it's going. I will eventually have to get used to it.
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Old Today, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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And you will. And you will pick up your old phone some day and wonder how you ever used something that small.
And it doesn't take long.
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Old Today, 10:13 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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And you will. And you will pick up your old phone some day and wonder how you ever used something that small.
And it doesn't take long.
My V20 is not small by any stretch. The phone itself is 6.25" x 3". Screen is 5.7" with 2.1" secondary screen. The difference is the aspect ratio at 16x9. The newer phones do not feel too big to me, just more narrow which takes a bit getting used to. The V20 still feels big. My last phone, a Nexus 6 was also big.

Most newer phones are coming in at well over 6" diagonal but are narrow in comparison to the width. They don't feel as bulky to be honest. I think the aspect ratio that is common now is about 20:9 give or take.
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Old Today, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I had a v20 for awhile. One of my favorites.
It just seemed when I got my first big phone I was very anti big phone. I used it for a few weeks then had an issue and had to sent it back. Went back to my old phone while I waited for a replacement and thought it felt too damn small.
I was like HOW DID I EVER USE THIS TINY THNG?
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