Pie or 10 | Which is better ?

BhaskyBhasky Level 2
edited September 2020 in ZenFone 6

Hello dear users,

I recently got 6z (6/64), soon after booting got an update to 1909.194_0 as latest update to Pie, and immediately popped up for 10 , but I refused.

Till now there seems to be no annoying issues for me, except I use my native language as system wide for which in Pie with latest build it was removed from build 191 onwards, so i did enable it via ADB command.

TBH I'm happy with overall usage, but

I would like to know is 10 update worth over 9 ?

Just wanted to know, will these get affected upon update ?

* cannot zoom while using 48mp (for photo capture) is this the same even after 10 ?

* no built-in fm recording, (someone said it's not there even in 10)

* flip camera functionalities like retract on free fall, no abrupt opening or closing while using any video call app(no issues).

* no issues with battery backup ( previous user of Max Pro M1)

experienced with same good backups

* enjoying fluid responsiveness in overall usage

if there are any significant change that could improve lot better than 9, then please highlight them so that I can update my device.


Thanks in advance

Comments

  • BhaskyBhasky Level 2

    So it's better to stay with Pie, as none recomended for upgrade !

    Not sure about the reality, but even for a premium phone there is a lack of support here with ASUS or I would say most of the brands

  • Several first versions of 10 was horrible, but now it's acceptable.

  • _jis__jis_ Level 5

    Each Android version has bugs at the beginning, which are gradually fixed. This also applied to the A9, but only those who bought the ZF6 a year ago know this.

    The shortcomings of A10 that I reported and have not yet been resolved. It is said that Google is responsible for them and Asus can do nothing about it:

    https://zentalk.asus.com/en/discussion/13596/privacy-settings

    https://zentalk.asus.com/en/discussion/14042/reboot-is-slower-in-android-10

    But surely it can be said that these are cosmetic trifles, they are not serious.

  • BhaskyBhasky Level 2

    No idea on the first link as I've not seen A10 at all, but appreciate the observations though !

    Regarding boot time, my device boots in less than 18secs , real snappy

    might differ, but I've checked this couple of times never more than 20secs

    (I've removed all g apps, and others via adb)

  • RangzenRangzen Level 1

    Hey just curious: what is ADB? I too wanted to remove all Google apps.

  • RangzenRangzen Level 1

    Of course excluding playstore and it's core elements.

  • BhaskyBhasky Level 2
    edited June 2020

    ADB is a debugging tool for Android, please get one from xda or similar forums and/or just head to youtube tutorial., 


    once installed, command below would help you

    adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.tachyon # Google Duo

    likewise search further packages and remove (be aware of each such package and it's neccessity) not to worry even if you have un-insatlled accidently , as this applies to current user, a format or an appropriate command would bring them back !

  • BhaskyBhasky Level 2

    Anyone else recommend 10 or how many of you still love to stay with 9

  • _jis__jis_ Level 5

    If you don't use the internet, feel free to use whatever version of Android you want, it doesn't matter. However, if you use the Internet, always try to use the latest version of Android with the latest version of security patches. Everything else is irrelevant due to the threats that await users on the Internet today.

    In addition, if the A10 does not suit you for any reason, you can always return to the A9. No one can advise you better than you. No one but you knows what your real needs are.

    At least I will answer some of your questions:

    * cannot zoom while using 48mp (for photo capture) is this the same even after 10 ?

    48MP is a gimmick, so avoid it if you can except for rare special cases where you just need the highest resolution for some reason.

    * no built-in fm recording, (someone said it's not there even in 10)

    That's true. But I use internet radios via TuneIn, so I have no need for this feature. In addition, we already use DAB+ in Europe :)

    * flip camera functionalities like retract on free fall

    No problems.

    * no abrupt opening or closing while using any video call app(no issues).

    Still with problems. It happened to me several times when the phone was lying on his back on the table that he was trying to open the camera. Fortunately, he didn't open it, but the growl and strain of the electric motor was audible.

    * no issues with battery backup ( previous user of Max Pro M1)

    Battery consumption is practically the same as in the A9, it is not significantly better or any worse, at least according to my continuous measurements using AccuBattery.

    * enjoying fluid responsiveness in overall usage

    No problems at all, but I am using FNG and Nova.

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