A few months ago I had been researching a new cell phone to buy. My Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos I was getting slow for my day to day tasks. After instalar o Cyanogenmod 12 and get rid of bloatware da Samsung he was more agile. It also helped activate the mode root and using Greenify to suspend applications that see no need to stay running in the background. But even then I noticed that it was time to make a upgrade. My impression is that applications are becoming heavy with updates, because developers probably flush over, using top devices to test their applications.
I'm not the kind of person that cell exchange every year, My first phone was a Nokia 8280, I got my parents in early 2002, if memory serves me. At the time its main attraction was the WAP technology (remember it?), I even wore because ended with credits. But for calls and SMS to send it fulfilled its role very well. And the battery lasted one week! I used the Nokia 8280 for almost six years, always on the hood. Never needed assistance. If you have retired with the original battery. I still have saved. As it is CDMA, It can not be enabled in any carrier in Brazil. Looking in my files I found this picture below, where you can see it with full signal in the middle of the Amazon River, in 2006, which was somewhat surprising and motivated the photo.
I also found this other photo here where it appears a little better, but setting a bad both flash and bursting. It was a test I did.
O Nokia 8280 I was still functional when acquired my second phone, which was a Nokia 6131, no final de 2007. Just made the acquisition because travel to Minas Gerais and at the time only had Vivo GSM there, which would leave my Nokia 8280 completely no signal at all times. Furthermore, Vivo was already relaxing purposefully to the CDMA signal to force people to migrate to GSM and she could be with only one network.
I was a few months with Nokia 6131, as a trio of assumed Rovers (yes, they said that this business was not working for them), such that the left defends tooth and nail, decided to take it for a lightning kidnapping. I bought another equal. Era de flip, I had two screens: an external and an internal, ran Java applications. Ultimately, was good and cheap. In 2009 I lived in Canada and bought a chip Fido (Canadian GSM operator) for him and made this picture down so he picked up the new carrier signal and I could re-enter the new millennium. Were almost 3 years using Nokia 6131. He even gave the problem flex cable, something common in this model due to the flip. I even got another flex cable, I made the change and even used it for over a long time.
Looking through the archives also found that the Nokia photo 6131 running Guitar Hero clone or some of the time, I do not remember exactly.
In November 2010 I got my third cell, by Nokia 5530, as I always wanted to have a mobile phone with Symbian, that at the beginning fitted only Nokia's top models. Unfortunately, when I finally had a Symbian, he was already outdated. Symbian has not adapted well to touchscreen. O Nokia 5530 It was the phone that I was less time. Little more than 1 year. It was probably my worst choice in cell today. I searched the archives, but not his pictures I found. Good what he had was a dedicated button for the camera. Also had good speakers and stereo, but as I am not funkeiro, I use headphones to listen when I want to listen to music.
Such as Nokia decided to give his greatest shot in the foot and do Android phones, I decided to abandon the brand. My room was a phone LG P698 Optimus Net Dual, acquired in January 2012. It was the first Dual SIM and the first with Android, it was also something that I spent a long time wanting to have. I made a point of supporting two chips because they had won the Tim Beta chip and wanted to stay with him and the living I've ever had. The LG P698 served me well for a long time, but I often comes up against the limitations of internal memory which only allowed me to install a few applications. Do root and put apps on SD card worked, but it was very slow. Nevertheless, I stayed with him for over a year and a half, ROMs installed alternatives, and took as much as it could. Looking for a picture of him taken in this thought 2012 Singapore. In Brazil I used the little chip Tim, but there he was the one that worked, whereas hitherto Vivo had not roaming International Pre-payment.
And even here in Skooter Blog across an article in which he had already appeared, was the Supports Mobile and Tablet Crystal Clear Plastic.
My fifth cell was Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, of which I have spoken. He won in August 2013. It was the best Dual SIM Samsung at the time. A little later would be released the Galaxy S4 Mini Duos. The leap in quality was big with respect to LG. It has also been used for more than two years. At that time I had problems with battery, that puffed, what makes tighten internal components and therefore the touchscreen He began to fail. Battery changed and the problem was solved, but after a few months this battery also puffed. He is currently with the fourth battery and running perfectly. But, as already mentioned, applications that use have been getting heavier (I'm talking to you, Runkeeper and Waze) with updates and the lack of memory and processing power began to weigh. It was time to buy a new cell phone.
Made all this long introduction, which in short means that we exchange some cell. We just 5 appliances 14 years (robbery does not count), average of one cell every three years. Very little even by Brazilian standards, as there are many people who keep saying that they are out of money, but they are always with the last phone model in your pocket. Then, every purchase needs to be well planned.
As or Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos It was still functional, I decided to decide calmly and wait until promotions black friday e final de ano. But, I put a deadline desirable in late November, because from December prices are expected to rise due to the Dilma have increased cell tax, tablets and notebooks.
The first criterion for the new cell was not Samsung, unfortunate because I thought the original battery Grand Duos have stewed. Worse still is the fact the touchscreen be failing because of that. Now with that damn idiot fashion not replaceable batteries, I can not risk. Furthermore, the Korean manufacturer insists on staying filling the cell of useless applications, most of them worsened copies of Google applications. Finally, Samsung launches zillion models, but leaves them in a very short time. Out of line and does not get more updates. The Grand Duos He came out with Android 4.1, and won a Android 4.2 with a significant delay (the 4.4 It has even had been launched to other devices). Stop there.
Apple also was out of the question. My history already shows that I always buy models at most intermediate. Apple is simply too expensive for what it offers. iOS do not like, I do not like to get so caught, I do not like my files be bound to a single application. I say this from my experience of more than 3 years with the third-generation iPad. I like him, use for certain tasks, but for others feel limited by iOS. I got to test a iPhone 5S, but I did not like. For the price it costs, You need to offer much more. I also find it pathetic Apple does not put a card reader on the iPhone and forcing the sale of a more expensive model only for the user to put pictures and music. Finally, I do not want to pay $ 200,00 in a single cable just because the manufacturer decided to use a standard plug out.
Windows also was out of the question. The vast majority of applications come out for Android, para iOS, and… maybe… para Windows. Furthermore, Microsoft makes Windows for PCs for decades and even then Windows 10 still has several annoying bugs and upgrade issues. Simply do not trust.
Of Android device makers, Samsung descartada, I now consider Motorola and Asus. For some time the Asus Zenfone 2 was being my choice. Good reviews, processor comparable to cell top, memória RAM de 4GB, etc. But, analyzing best, I noticed that Asus seems to be adopting a strategy of Samsung, launched many handsets, fill them bloatware and leave them in a short time.
My attention then turned to the Motorola Moto X Play de 32GB. I quite liked the fact that Motorola be putting in them a nearly pure Android. Nothing redundant applications that do just what Google applications already do best. And the little added that Motorola is really nice and helpful. The transition from Cyanogenmod 12 para o Android 5.1.1 from the Moto X Play It was very soft, it is virtually the same system, but better. For example, the camera application on Moto X Play It is very similar to the original, but lets you save photos on the SD card, something basic that does not exist in Cyanogenmod 12.
Among the pre-installed applications are just the Google suite, an application called “BR Apps”, the “Motorola migration” and the “Motion”. The first should be required from the government to exempt the tax unit. Yes, the PT government is so fond of quotas that set a quota for national applications on mobile. But now they decided to return to collect tax, then these quotas must end. It's a shame that instead of giving conditions for Brazilians make competitive products (is hardware, software, movies, etc.), which means intervene as little as possible and not squeeze so many taxes, the PT government prefers to create the dimensions and force us to watch and use national crap. Worse, national crap is still made to indoctrinate them in booklet, and includes aberrations as a film about Lula, for example.
The Migration application Motorola I have not used, but the idea is to use it to migrate from the old to the new cell data. I contented with Google's own backup that has brought contacts, saved WiFi networks, applications installed, etc. But I could have used Motorola's application to bring even call history.
The “Motion” It is a wizard that complements Google's assistant functionality. It can set times and locations so that the cell behaves differently (being silent, for example). It also automatically detects when I'm driving and configured-0 then to play music and read notifications on these occasions. Por fim, Moto is aware of my “Ok, Moto X” (or any phrase that I want to set) all the time. Yes, the same all the time. The standard Android, the “Ok Google” only works when Google Now is already open. Siri on the iPhone 5S must also be activated manually, and just have option to enable voice only when the phone is on the charger. Motorola managed to make an application that monitors the microphone all the time searching for the activation phrase without sacrificing battery with this. Still do not understand how they managed this feat.
But back to the choice of cell, the Motorola Moto X Play de 32GB It became my permanent choice for at least a couple of months. Then I spent monitor prices in Buscapé, waiting for the best time to acquire it. The standard price was R $ 1.500,00, with any discount for cash payments in most stores. I thought I would wait for Black Friday. But, to my surprise, in one of the promotions pré-black friday from the Submarino, a tal Black Night, o Moto X Play de 32GB apareceu por R$ 1.010,11, including there the extra coupon from Black Night that sent via email and over the discount for payment with the Submarino Card. I knew hardly find this price again, then I hit the hammer and closed the purchase on 12/11.
The submarine was also giving the assurance that if prices were lower on Black Friday them, they would return the difference double as gift certificate. De fate, on Black Friday prices of Motorola Moto X Play de 32GB even dropped somewhat, but not even close of R $ 1.010,11, do not no Submarino, or any other store. I believe that I bought at the right time.
It is not up here a detailed analysis of Motorola Moto X Play de 32GB, not least because many specialized sites have already done. I'll just leave my impressions.
The first item we found strange was the lack of a physical button below the screen, but soon I got used to press the side button to turn the screen. Soon also impressed by the speed and fluidity of the system. Even as all installed applications, that root e sem Greenify, the phone always responds quickly. A tela, although criticized in analysis, It was a big jump for me. The Grand Duos is large, but the resolution is only 480 x 800 pixels. The Moto X Play It has a screen with only half an inch to more, but the resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels, this gives a density of 403 dpi.
The battery is also a positive factor. Hard enough, It takes well over the Grand Duos. The speaker is just below the screen, on top, which ensures that I go hear him play even if he is on the couch, which did not happen with the Grand Duos, whose sound is muffled in the same situation.
As the camera Moto X Play, It is greater than the Grand Duos, clear. But it's still just a cell phone camera. Has 21 megapixels, what can impress laymen, but fall short of your photos taken with my Digital Camera Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS with only 12 megapixels. Then, for trips and events, I will continue to take the camera with me.
Migration from SIM Card tradicional para o Nano SIM Card It is traumatic, thanks operators, especially to Vivo. Do not know how 4G, but it makes no difference because the franchise data is ridiculous and you can not do anything that consumes a lot of data. I tried to test the 4G in the Tim chip, but Tim's wrong with 2G and 3G signal. In my house and in my work there is simply no sign of Tim, not 2G, not 3G, let alone 4G. In the streets as much as I could with him was the same 3G (HSPA+).
The power supply I found very interesting. It indicates standard output 5V to 1.6 A, Turbo 1 de 9V a 1,6A e Turbo 2 de 12V a 1,2A. I did not quite understand the function of these higher voltages, only know that they are related to the quick charge Moto X Play can do together with this source.
A entrega do Submarino It was very fast, so I bought on Thursday night, and on Tuesday he was already with the phone in hand. Sealed box, everything in order.
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