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August 03, 2020, 12:00 PM
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Today, I've been to Paris and I took a few photos (with the Samsung s6). I will post them tonight.
I will try to answer shadow.97 too.

August 03, 2020, 05:46 PM
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Regarding the S7, cant you hand it into a shop and have them replace the battery? Surely shouldn't be more than 60~70€ including labour and then you have a very solid phone.
I found a website and apparently it is possible to repair my phone. Tomorrow I will go to this phone shop to have my phone repaired. And it costs only 49€, I thought it was more expensive.

August 04, 2020, 07:49 AM
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Tonight, a few photos are available on the forum.
I will give you some comments later.



The Place de la Concorde, the largest square of Paris. In the middle you can see the Hôtel de Crillon. And on the left, you can see the white rooftop of the ambassy of the USA.

On the background, you can see the Eiffel tower. The photo is a bit dark because it was shot against the sunlight.



At the place of Opéra, in front of rue du 4 septembre.



This photo shows the Opera Garnier on the left. It was taken in the 9th district.



On the background, you can see the galleries Lafayette.



As you can see, this is the new fashion: surgical masks are mandatory for people visiting shops.



Rue Scribe. There is a beggar near the bus stop


On the background, you can see Place Vendôme, earlier known as Place Louis-le-Grand, which is a square in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France, located to the north of the Tuileries Gardens and east of the Église de la Madeleine. It is the starting point of the rue de la Paix.




Note that I reposted the photos with some comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDPllSfenzQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKK5hvHcF0U
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August 04, 2020, 03:48 PM
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Note that I followed the advice of shadow.97: my Samsung s6 was repaired today by a phone specialist: I've got a brand new battery (for 59€, it's less expensive than a new smartphone).
This is good news for the users who like beautiful photos, since this phone is taking exceptional photos.
However, for the moment, I'm going to keep using my new honor 9 lite (which got wet).
Note that the S6 uses Android 7. Is it possible to upgrade? My knowledge in smartphone is pretty limited compared to that in computers.

August 04, 2020, 10:02 PM
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I havnt had the need for anything better than my Oneplus 5. My main complaints are:
Low storage for my usage, 128gb
Bad quality speaker
Okay-ish camera.

I've had a OnePlus 5 for 2½ years and I agree with your evaluation. Mine is rock solid and for now there is no need to upgrade. In fact, my next phone must have WiFi6 (802.11ax) and 5G, hopefully both sub-6 and MMwave. The speakers might not be the best in the world, but you can always use bluetooth or the phone jack. Sadly newer phones don't have phone jacks.

August 05, 2020, 04:02 AM
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Note that I followed the advice of shadow.97: my Samsung s6 was repaired today by a phone specialist: I've got a brand new battery (for 59€, it's less expensive than a new smartphone).
This is good news for the users who like beautiful photos, since this phone is taking exceptional photos.
However, for the moment, I'm going to keep using my new honor 9 lite (which got wet).
Note that the S6 uses Android 7. Is it possible to upgrade? My knowledge in smartphone is pretty limited compared to that in computers.

With my own personal experience I'd recommend against upgrading to non-official firmware unless you absolutely have to.

I have gone through soft-bricking my phone, hours of confusion, and big annoyances where my phones features seem to be working but actually arent.. For example, alarm clock.
I also had massive issues getting the phones modem(gsm/3g/4g) to connect properly when changing areas.
I never ended up solving all the issues. But I've spent at the very least 20 hours on troubleshooting them.
Regret it? Kinda. It was interesting to learn about.
Phones I've done it with:
Galaxy S3 4g,
Galaxy S4 Active
Galaxy Note (?)
Galaxy S5
S3&S5 were mine, some were other peoples phones. S5 ended up in the bin as I got it used for dirt cheap and it was in horrible condition. Never got everything to work properly until I had to get a new phone.
The S3 kind of still lives to this day, although... It is a literal frankenstein project at this point. Battery hanging on wires outside of the phone. It had an issue where it would discharge very rapidly and become crazy hot. Also has an issue with internal antenna for mobile network after i disconnected/connected it a few too many times.. But thats just an added bonus.

Things may ofcourse have changed a lot since I last messed about with phones. If I was unemployed and had a spare phone I'd do it in a heartbeat.

August 06, 2020, 04:07 PM
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Today, new photos are available on the forum.
Note that I added comments.


In the rue Guy Mocquet. I used to live in this neighborhood, in the 17th district. So I know this place pretty well.



I’ve been to SOS phone to buy a new case for my Samsung S6.



Here, on the avenue de Saint Ouen. You can see rue Etienne Jodelle, and its buildings.


On the Champs Elysées, in the 8th district.





You can see the mcdonald’s of the Champs Elysées. I know that humbert has been here before.


Le Fouquet’s restaurant seems to be closed. Le Fouquet’s didn’t re-open after the Yellow vest torching.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNEadYEZb9M
Monsieur baboon


August 09, 2020, 06:33 PM
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Tonight, new photos are available for the users the forum.
They were taken on Saturday 8 August in Paris.


Place des victoires in the 2th arrondissement. If I remember well, the shirker on the horse must be Louis XIV or Louis XVI.



The Church of Saint-Sulpice. This is a Roman Catholic church in Paris, in the Latin Quarter of the 6th arrondissement. It is only slightly smaller than Notre-Dame and thus the second largest church in the city. It is dedicated to Sulpitius the Pious.



In the church





Behind the Church Saint Sulpice there is a square and statue dedicated to a famous Swedish playwright, Johan August Strindberg, a prolific writer of plays, novels, etc, who spent many years off and on in Paris.





In the rue St Sulpice



There is a heatwave. The thermometer shows 38°C and it’s pretty unpleasant to be here actually.



Carrefour de l'Odéon





Place Saint michel





The cathédrale notre-dame de paris.
the roof and spire of the cathédrale are gone since the cathedral was devastated by a blaze in April 2019.



The conciergerie on the left, and a barge under The Pont Neuf, the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine.
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August 18, 2020, 04:10 PM
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Note that new photos are available tonight. They were taken last week in the 15th, 18th, 10th district of Paris and in La Défense.



The Eiffel Tower, as seen from the 15th district.



On the place Pigalle, in the 18th district.



On the Boulevard of Clichy, in the 18th district, near the moulin Rouge.
The man with the black glasses is a tout (or procurer, you can choose) and on the right the woman who is working for him. I'm taking a risk taking such a shot.
shadow.97, humbert and usman have probably never been to seedy areas like this one.



On the boulevard of Clichy



In la Défense






On the place Napoleon III, in the 10th district, in front of the Gare du Nord, the busiest railway station in Europe.



On the Rue Lafayette, in the 10th district.




You might be wondering if it is a Labrador which is lying on the floor, but alas it is a man.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scsnj9xgdgU


August 19, 2020, 10:39 PM
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shadow.97, humbert and usman have probably never been to seedy areas like this one.

What is so seedy about the image in the picture? Typical European street corner with cafés and people.