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Is smaller necessarily better?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GeoffR, May 30, 2021.

  1. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    You can. Google 'mobile phone no camera no internet'. The first hit was a nokia which the amazon listing claims has a battery life of weeks. Whether you can get one to NZ is another question.
  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I was once told that the first sign of age related mental degredation is wanting everything to stop changing... :confused:
  3. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    When we first had Office 365 at work I really disliked the presentation, too many things hidden in the ribbon that used to be easy to find, since getting a newer version (I was using 2008!) it seems to be much improved, seems to have changed back to something recognisable from the pre-365 version. I very much doubt it is older users driving the "change".
  4. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    Mine is a 2017 Samsung A5 which is perfectly OK apart from the sheer volume of proprietary crap loaded by Samsung which you can neither delete or disable. It was bought it second hand (or poss. B stock) in 2017 for approx half the launch price 6 months after the launch date. I expect to have to replace it in the next year or so due to upgrades not being available. I do not do anything clever on the phone so do not need a high spec. I would not consider an Apple simply because I expect to be able to buy and insert an affordable large capacity memory card rather than buy cloud storage and streaming capacity - or pay way over the odds for built in storage.
  5. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I don’t think so. It is observing the reinvention of the wheel. “We did that 20 years ago” - sadly I find myself doing that now.
  6. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    I'm struggling to understand why a 3 week battery life would be an essential requirement for anyone living in the developed world?
  7. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    John's in New Zealand, remember.

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  8. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I'm sure they'll join the developed world soon... :p
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  9. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure that it is essential but if one rarely makes calls it increases the possibility that, when one wishes to do so, the battery will be flat. I would be happy with a battery life of three days and I rarely make calls.
  10. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    I mainly use my mobile phone for calls & texts (old fashioned I know). I only turn WiFi & Mobile Data on as and when I need it. I go well over a week between battery charge.
  11. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Even using my phone to listen to the radio at work, via a Bluetooth speaker, and calls/text/WhatsApp and a bit of social media etc, I can get 2 days out of a full charge on my Huawei phone.
  12. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    It is using Bluetooth that runs the battery down, if you don't use it the battery life is extended.
  13. Ascu75 AKA Don Wood

    Ascu75 AKA Don Wood Well-Known Member

    I use my phone when I’m in respite care. I use it as a camera and as a video call my family. I FaceTime my son in Qatar and text etc. My phone is an Apple 4 released in 2010 and ex at least four family members I just checked eBay and I can buy another one for £21.99. Apart from using it when in respite I never take it out of the drawer.
  14. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    IIRC Nokia responded to a request from security services to create a phone which was more difficult to hack, so they obliged with a no-internet, no camera machine - not sure if this is the same one, but it is a good idea, and should be mandatory in secure settings. Having it simple enough for those who don't want or require internet, email or camera is a bonus.
  15. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Convenience. And if by "developed world" you mean rat race, I want no part of it.
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  16. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Only reason I use Nikon as opposed to Canon is when I tried them out in the shop Nikon fitted my hand better than Canon
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  17. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Only reason I use Canon as opposed to Nikon is when I tried them out in the shop Canon fitted my hand better than Nikon
  18. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    When I first went to a pub I discovered a pint fitted my hand so much better than a half….
  19. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Same here
  20. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    It still fitted ok yesterday

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