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I'm currently using a 64gb Xiaomi MiA1. I would buy it again.
My deal breaker is actually community support. I have perfectly good phones that I had to put in the electronics' closet because of obsolete OS versions.
Pros: Android One and a good community support (i.e. custom ROMs when the devices will be unsupported by the manufacturer), cheap (less than 200 EUR), plenty of storage, high audio volume, dual sim/microsd support, headphone jack, bright screen of the right size, battery lasting a couple of days with normal usage (no social network apps). The IR transmitter is also cool (I use it for the projector and air conditioning at the office... coworkers tend to hide their remotes!).
Cons: A bit subpar camera in low light, but there are software fixes for that (GCam thread on XDA). Some carriers with exotic 4G bands are not supported (worth a check before buying). As it's a Chinese phone, there is no manufacturer-provided warranty. USB-C connector so good charging cables are a bit on the expensive side. No user-replaceable battery (but still can be replaced by cheap repair shops).
The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. -- Wing Commander IV
En Það Besta Sem Guð Hefur Skapað, Er Nýr Dagur.
(But the best thing God has created, is a New Day.)
-- Sigur Ròs - Viðrar vel til loftárása
The name of the phone starts with "i".
The brand of the phone is named after a fruit.
It's currently the most expensive phone on the market, yet it's inferior to cheaper phones.
It comes with iTunes or other malware pre-installed.
Any input or output doesn't adhere to standards such as USB so that you have to buy really expensive proprietary cables (for a phone that is already the most expensive on the market).
It doesn't even have a headphone jack.
It's not new.
I'm really not into second hand stuff.
Things will break sooner or later and when something's already been used chances are it will be sooner rather than later
I've had two Samsung Galaxies now and I'm satisfied with them so my next one will probably be a Galaxy as well (maybe not the newest, but not the cheapest/oldest either)
A part of me just wants a device that is a mobile phone. Doesn't even need an OS or a screen. Give me something with buttons to dial. OK, texting would be an extra, but not necessary - that's what email is for, or just call me. I don't even care if it records messages. If I'm not answering, don't leave a message, I don't care. But in particular, I don't really need all that extra crap - camera, games, FB, LI, etc. It's all fluff that I consumes my time, which, granted, I am in control of and allow it to consume. There's a thing - I really should engage the will forces and change my phone habits. Anyone know of a 12 step program?
I just received my copy of The Imposter’s Handbook by Rob Conery[^] so I can pretend to be a real programmer and I've immediately fallen in love with an aspect I've never missed before: It has syntax coloured code samples. In print.
I've probably been living under a metaphorical rock because I tend to get my tech content online ('natch) so it's been a while since I've bought something printed on pulped woodchips.
You need to buy the dongle, and the the adapters that mate with the dongle: the power adapter, and the on/off switch adapter.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
Jeff Horn (Brissy boy, ex school teacher) defends his World Title tomorrow, unfortunately I am being forced to turn up to St Marys Leagues Club and start the schooners at 10:00.
This is a luxury, a sleep in, back in the Mike Tyson days I had to be in the pub schooner in hand at 08:00.
Maybe to newbie, name started with a J, can have a Code Project contest of earliest to get out of bed, get into a schooie and then keep going. I'm up for it.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
That book looks really interesting and Conery is a very interesting speaker (I've seen him on PluralSight).
Too bad it is $49. I am a terrible cheap-skate. ($4.99 is more along my lines.)
Also, I do not understand this one topic he mentions:
"Essential Unix Skills"
Does peoples still use Unix? I thought it all Linux now. I'm joking but serious too.
Send along your copy when you're done. Glad to read it.
Never thought that Trump was a true politician, but guess if this is the case he is one of the best: He still has convinced his supporters that he is such a great leader for them, and that he is not strictly out there for himself, and does not care about the proletariat, just about the rich.