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    Has anyone had a folding-screen smartphone long enough to legitimately comment on the screen durability vis-a-vis distortion at the fold line? thx
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    Hi Ian, I have had all the Z Flip phones and they are getting better with every new release.
    I get at least a year or more out of the screen protector they come with. The screen protector isn't that hard to change although the first time I thought the screen was cracked and the guy at you break, i fix just changed the protector . no problem. I need to see if Otter Box makes a protector for it.
    I would like to see how the phone works using something other than T mobile however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotus7 View Post
    Has anyone had a folding-screen smartphone long enough to legitimately comment on the screen durability vis-a-vis distortion at the fold line? thx
    Hey Ian, I'm on my second Motorola flip phone. Had the first one for 2 years, and the screen never was a problem. I've had the second one for about 6 months, and again no problem.

    I know it's a sure sign that I'm a "boomer", but I love the way you can fold these up and stick them in your pocket anywhere.

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by douglap1 View Post
    Hey Ian, I'm on my second Motorola flip phone. Had the first one for 2 years, and the screen never was a problem. I've had the second one for about 6 months, and again no problem.

    I know it's a sure sign that I'm a "boomer", but I love the way you can fold these up and stick them in your pocket anywhere.

    Cheers,

    Paul
    Paul,
    I believe he's talking about the foldable ones:
    https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/best-foldable-phones/
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    Yeah that is what I was talking about:
    https://www.motorola.com/us/smartpho...us/p?skuId=917

    It is still a mark of a boomer if you carry something foldable, which is by definition not an Apple product.

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    Paul,
    I believe he's talking about the foldable ones:
    https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/best-foldable-phones/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garey Guzman View Post
    Paul,
    I believe he's talking about the foldable ones:
    https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/best-foldable-phones/
    yes, the current "fold in half" smartphones, not the decades-old ones they now call "feature phones" LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglap1 View Post
    Yeah that is what I was talking about:
    https://www.motorola.com/us/smartpho...us/p?skuId=917

    It is still a mark of a boomer if you carry something foldable, which is by definition not an Apple product.
    I thought that the mark of a boomer was using a phone with BIG buttons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Nesbitt View Post
    I thought that the mark of a boomer was using a phone with BIG buttons.
    Not sure about that. I thought it was one with a rotary dial! Sits on a desk, and is 100% reliable!

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    As a "War Baby" (also known as the silent generation, before the baby boomers),I recognize his Red dial phone as Modern, perhaps 1986 or later. I always wanted the princess phone that came out in 1959. The cool thing about having a real dial phone is that you didn't have tap the number sequence on the handset cradle to make a call, like you did if you had a non-dial phone on a dial system. There was a time when you could do that on a pay phone without putting money in it.

    Ahhh, the joys of growing up in a primitive part of Oklahoma.

    Have fun today!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Edmonds View Post
    As a "War Baby" (also known as the silent generation, before the baby boomers),I recognize his Red dial phone as Modern, perhaps 1986 or later. I always wanted the princess phone that came out in 1959. The cool thing about having a real dial phone is that you didn't have tap the number sequence on the handset cradle to make a call, like you did if you had a non-dial phone on a dial system. There was a time when you could do that on a pay phone without putting money in it.

    Ahhh, the joys of growing up in a primitive part of Oklahoma.

    Have fun today!!

    Jim
    Years ago in Canada, a friend was a tenacious hold-out with his rotary dial home phone. Bell Canada kept offering him free button phones, and eventually even cash discounts on service, because it was costing them too much to continue supporting the old rotaries. He gambled, waiting to see how high their offer would go ... until one day his service mysteriously just stopped working LOL
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    Both my work and personal phone are Samsung Z Fold 4 phones. I love being able to use them as mini tablets and have had zero issues with the screens after 1.5 years of ownership.

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    My wife just got notified of a text message because the Bluetooth music muted. Her comment: "Phones - they're not just for taking pictures any more."
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