11-13-2017 09:42 AM
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  1. AccentAE86's Avatar
    I've gone a different direction than most I think.

    I've been really disheartened with the behavior and priorities of MS lately. I have Galaxy phones and iPhones but neither just "get it right" like windows does.

    So I've kinda given up on the whole smartphone thing. I've taken this as an opportunity to disconnect a bit from the always-connected world. So now I have a phone that is minimally intrusive in my life, but still has all the functionality I may need in a pinch.

    Enter the Jelly Pro.

    Super small. And I'm not a big guy. The smallest smartphone running a full modern version of Android (7.0, but slated to get updates to 8). So I've simplified my life by not using my phone for everything anymore. Mainly just calls, text, and WhatsApp, with the occasional email and Instagram post. The Microsoft Launcher is great in that it keeps me up to date with the weather, and my calendar items. Keeping it basic. And I'm loving the freedom. I get my real work done at my desk now, instead of trudging through it on my phone like I used to on my Lumia 950. Though a 5.2" screen is great, it's still painful to get real work done on it compared to a laptop or desktop.

    It has also freed up a pocket for me. One of it's marketing claims was that it fits into a coin pocket, and it totally does. It's so nice to NOT have a big brick of a phone in my pocket that restricts movement and is uncomfortable when sitting down. The new Galaxy phones like the + and the Note 8 are BRUTAL in this regard, as they are now extra long, and extra uncomfortable. You almost need a separate carrying case for it.

    When I'm not carrying it in my coin pocket, it's small enough that I use it like a wearable strapped to my forearm. It is a bit clunky in this configuration, but it doesn't bother me at all. So much better than strapping to my upper arm like you have to do with all smartphones due to their large size. On the forearm, you can still do everything you need to do without removing it from your arm. Heck, you can even take a phone call.


    So I've gone the route of finding something with LESS, rather than finding something with more.
    10-30-2017 12:48 PM
  2. pidjones's Avatar
    Well, about a month with Android Marshmallow, and I'm back to the Lumia 640. Android still can't reliably handle voice dial through my Bluetooth headset, and the layout just seems "wrong". I'll keep it (a POSH Kick Pro L520) and use it for some apps via WIFI, but doubt the SIM will go back in it.
    fin11 likes this.
    11-11-2017 05:20 PM
  3. fschmeck's Avatar
    I just switched to an lg v20. like the phone,but the battery stinks and I'm still figuring out which case to use (Poetic Revolution.,Obliq TPU case, or Feitenn folio).

    My Lunua 650 is the first phone I owned that approached my BB10 in terms of pure fun to use. It will be missed.
    11-12-2017 08:29 PM
  4. fschmeck's Avatar
    I like your perspective on this wrt the Jelly Pro and simplifying your use. Making me think about something like this a well...
    11-12-2017 08:36 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I got an LG V20.
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-13-2017 01:15 AM
  6. steven girdham's Avatar
    I have had windows phone since windows mobile 7 and had Lumia 950xl on release day just over 2 years ago got feed up waiting for its replacement just gone out got myself iPhone x now just getting used it
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-13-2017 07:23 AM
  7. Nam3d's Avatar
    Still holding on to my Lumia 640, though I've been checking what is around in the android sphere, I think of taking some budget device or actually going for Blackberry Keyone which seems to place value at things I appreciate. Keyboard features remind me of the glorious N900 and the smaller screen is of no issue for me since I do not play games and very rarely watch videos on my phone. Tool > Toy

    Hopefully my L640 will keep going long enough to see Keytwo or a discounted Keyone, or what might come around.
    11-13-2017 09:42 AM
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