Android users - experiencing recent GPS issues?

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Originally Posted by Dave9
^ Of course. If you compare the power saving features on ancient cheap phones, they didn't do as much. Android evolves, and more Power Saving features to come in Pie 10/Q. Always assume you should disable Power Management if a feature doesn't work, especially on more modern phones that get updates, unlike the old LG's.
Thank you for that info. I was in Target yesterday, just to look at what they stock for upgraded phones. As I was talking to the employee, a lady came up and told us a pretty long string of events with her Note 10's GPS. Maps has been doing the exact same thing to her, for a while now.
 
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Actually, one other question -- he had said the Google Pixel phones were nice. I know nothing about them - any users and opinions?
I've had a few of them. They're thought to be the cutting-edge of what can be in a smartphone. Seems there are endless discussions how good/bad they are. The main thing that seems to be best in class is the camera. I don't care much about a camera so I'm probably throwing away my money buying Pixel phones. But, I look for deals, and got a decent one for the 4XL. Downsides of some of the previous models were batteries that swelled. Downside of the current 4/4XL is it was skewered by the influencers when it first came out, adam-henrys who just want to get clicks. Hence, why I was able to get a deal.
 

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Does anyone here own a Samsung S7; if so, what are your opinions. I ask, as Verizon (pre paid option) has refurbished models for less than the J3 I currently use. I was leery about buying a refurb'd phone, but an IT friend bought his entire family 4 reconditioned phones off of Amazon, and has had zero issues, over the last year plus. Thanks.
 
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Depends how much you care bout having the latest software and security patches. If you just use the phone for calls text email web it's a great phone.. If you do personal banking maybe security might be a concern. S7 is still a flagship device just now dated.
 
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My wife still uses her S7 and it works for her needs fine. As stated above - its a flagship phone, but is getting dated at this point. I wouldn't count on much in the way of upgrades to software moving forward from here. I upgraded from an S6 Active to an S10+, and there were many things I had no idea they weren't working in apps until the upgrade. All depends on what level of service you want to accept...
 

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My phone really is a phone/text platform. The caveat is that I am having to use Google Maps much of the day (hopefully short term), as I took on a different job while on furlough. Storage space is really not a concern, but I know the Ram is double what I currently have, so flipping between the few apps that I have to use, should be quicker. My guess is the J3 has the same issues as the 7, in that it is dated, and updates are happening quarterly, at best. I don't stream music or movies on a phone. Mainly simple Google searches (news updates, etc), a few short YouTube videos, etc.
 
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