- Apr 20, 2020
- Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
- Real Name
- John ...
AB, I had a small number of criteria for my new phone (not in any particular order, but all essential to me):Yes, my work iPhone now takes daily lunch at least. Now I have converted my personal phone to a Nokia 3310, which is extremely tiny and only needs charging every 18 days even with calls and texts (with the keypad, of course)! It's not connected to the internet and I like it.
1) Long battery life - 5+ days with normal use;
2) All but physically indestructible in any kind of normal use;
3) Waterproof, at least to dunny depth (IP68 rating) ;
4) Superb reception - not faux "Blue tick" like some Apple and Samsung products (for youse foreigners, "Blue Tick" in Australia means excellent rural and remote reception);
5) Not clogged up with unremovable Google s/w. This is what has caused me to ditch my old phone, which still works perfectly in all respects after about 5.5 years. Google keep updating apps that I never use, and this runs the phone out of memory. My new phone (same company, ZTE) has the essentiaal apps installed, and not every bit of detritus Google could think of, like my old phone!
My new phone is a ZTE T86, with 64GB memory, and a 128GB microSD card. It fulfills all the above criteria.