Relish this episode [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand gather to discuss the very late arrival of Android Oreo on Galaxy Note 8 and use of emoji as an adjunct to written language.

From there, they do an incredibly detailed pixel peep of the Galaxy S9+ camera compared to Google's Pixel 2 XL. They say podcasts are the theatre of the mind, but you'll want to take a look at these photos for yourself: Galaxy S9+ vs. Pixel 2 XL: Which camera is best?

The gang also talk about OnePlus 6 and Huawei P20 rumors, the importance of brand loyalty, and Huawei's loss of Best Buy as a retailer. Finally, they share how permissions are being leveraged to an abusive degree by the Facebook app on Android.

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Jim Metzendorf
  • Thanks for a fun show guys, and you had me laughing in public as I ate lunch. "Notch what you expect"? Nice one. Jerry, thanks for including my cheeseburger thoughts in the emoji section. If you had decided to edit out your comment, would that have been the same as cutting the cheese? Regarding the rough patches on the road in the Butcher's Table photo; the S9 has the ambulance headlights lighting the road and casting shadows in the depressions. That section was lit differently and is why I ignored that particular feature. No comment on the S9 "king of lowlight" statement being challenged? OnePlus getting "up there" in price is risky, and yes, I would spend the extra or consider other options at that price. I would even wait for a sale on a preferred device with better camera and audio and battery.
    The LG button's name would be the Chucky button, and if you disable it, it takes over other buttons. Yay for LCD! I thought GSM Arena and I were crazy for loving the U11 screen, but I guess we're not alone after all. I already knew the U11 screen was better than the iPhone 8 Plus, but I was surprised how well it compared to the S9 in person. Still feel bad about Huawei being dropped. I liked the Mate 10 Pro a lot, and it would have been nice to have more alternatives to Samsung and Apple. By the way, did you know some AT&T stores have an in-house Samsung representative? So glad I'm not a part of the Facebook mess, even aside from the recent data collection issues. Online acquaintances are fine, but there's something special about talking face to face. I spent some time last night shooting the breeze with some casual acquaintances last night (Hi Stephanie! Hi Amber!), and I got a lot out of it. No weekend comments thread again. Sniff...
  • Love you guys.
  • My favorite podcast thus far, great job!
  • Perhaps the AC Squad can utilize their vast network of contacts and look into the crush/gradient banding issues on GS9+. Rather meaty thread in the forums about it.
  • Yes! Love it guys, regards to Daniels Dog! Kind regards Richard U.K
  • Good podcast. Really enjoyed all the conversation, the more people the better - love the diversity of comments as always...
  • IMO You guys have it wrong with the road detail btw the S9+ and Pixel on the Butcher block photo, the road is being illuminated by the van where there aren't any headlights on the Pixel so obviously the S9+ has more detail there because your getting the highlights and shadows by the enhanced side lighting in the S9+.
  • Great cast this week, guys! Really enjoyed this one and all the nuances of the different topics.
  • Am I missing something with the discussion on aperture? The difference between the S9 at 1.5 and the Pixel 2 at 1.8 should be roughly half a stop (f/1.4 to f/2.0 is a full stop) . So the increase on the S9 is progress, but I think you were exaggerating the physical difference a little. I was driving while listening so I couldn't record exactly the shutter speeds you were speculating on the one shot you discussed, but it was roughly 1/4 second for the Pixel and 1/20 for the S9. The aperture difference alone can't account for that difference.
  • I just want you all to know that there was no part of me that was sad about a 2 hour podcast. Keep the 2 hour podcasts coming!
  • I had a cross-country flight and this was perfect. Thanks!