Linux Mint 18.3 MATE and Cinnamon

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    Sorry typo, E6810......... I am very happy with it so far. Also with the phone you have the new video calling too.
     
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    google Duo is supported and comes with app on stock ROM. Phone is simply rugged and seems like my type when my lumia dies.
     
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    I am not a web on the phone user, my daughter is. She loves this compared to the Razr Max HD we used before. That too was a 5 day battery but this is so much better. It is heavy because of the battery but that is the price you pay for long battery life.
     
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    True, it has a place for that reason. And, it shows by looking at the user base in general. But, the unfortunate downside to that is, as long as they continue to use it they will be low-level techtarded noobs that rely on tech designed for dummies just to get by.

    Athough I have no reason to believe it can or will happen, I will still be wishing that at your side. There have to be some good reasons to care about the future of PC technology, and Windows 10 damned sure isn't one of them, LOL.

    As extravagant as I like to be with PC hardware, I simply cannot bring myself to pay more than about $200 for any phone no matter how nice it might be. Even spending $100 on one makes me feel sick to my stomach for a day or two.

    I'm really happy with my ZTE Blade X Max. I got mine on sale several months ago for under $200 and now Cricket has the Blade X Max for $99 (Black Friday sale ends tomorrow). With an octacore CPU and nice 1080p screen, the price is definitely fantastic. This phone has worked flawlessly for me since day one. The only thing I don't like about it right now is I cannot find a way to root it. Once I have root, I think it will be perfect, especially for the price. The camera is OK, but there is no way I would pay more just for a better camera. I'd rather spend the money on a real digital SLR camera than a phone with a better camera, but I'm not interested in spending money on a digital SLR camera either. If I had the money for that, I would spend it on PC component upgrades instead.

    Me neither. While I do it some when a computer is not within reach, definitely not ideal. I find web browsing and email on a phone to be a fairly miserable experience overall and if I do it for too long it sets the stage for me to have a bad day because after a while it starts making me frustrated. Screen is just way too small to enjoy it, and even more than that, touchscreen input starts to make me feel like I need to be violent after about 20 to 30 minutes of using it. I despise using touchscreens even more than the tiny phone display. And, while mine is among the largest displays available on a phone it is still too small to be thrilled about using it.
     
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    If I do connect to wifi and email sync and app updates my phone lasts for exactly 2 days. With strict usage, wifi connected occasionally I get 5-6 days of battery with 5-6% battery left on W10 mobile.
     
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    I use my phones similar to PC. I prefer using AC power and limit my time running on battery to only doing so when AC power is unavailable. That's one reason I don't really care much about battery life on a laptop or a phone. It's just not very important to me. Now, what that actually translates to is that I almost never, under any circumstances, run a laptop on battery. My phone is running on battery about half the time, but only because a wall outlet isn't movable or wireless. Whenever a phone charger is within reach (AC or DC) and I am stationary I have it connected to external power. And, it is often turned off when I don't need to use it. I can always return a call whenever I feel like it, if I feel like returning the call, and the stupid supply of notifications drive me nuts. Constantly having to disable notifications, or mute them, and deleting emails synced on the phone that I don't want to read or re-read is just an extra hassle. And, yes... the fact that Windows 10 and modern browsers have location and notification feces drive me nuts as well. I don't want to be notified about anything, ever... especially if it involves social media. If I ever care, I will manually log into whatever account and go looking for new information. Most of the notifications are for stupid stuff that I don't care about, and it's impossible to keep them all turned off forever on every platform. If you use a better OS, like Windows 7, then it is a little bit easier to only have the browser filth to deal with.
     
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    For me battery life matters the most you'll never when you don't have power supply for like 5-6hrs or even a day. Even an inverter lasts only a day.
     
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    I am sure it would matter to me if I had that situation, but I seldom do. My wife leaves her phone on battery all the time, and when she needs to use it the battery doesn't have much juice left. Mine is almost always fully charged. Same with her laptop. And, I won't even move my laptop to another room for a few minutes without an AC adapter. I think the last time I used a laptop on battery for an extended period of time was maybe 5 or 6 years ago. I was traveling on business and the airport power went out due to a storm. I had no option other than to use the battery. Thankfully, it was an M18xR2 and had about 6 hours of battery runtime available on iGFX with the LED lighting turned off and the power saver ThrottleStop option enabled. I was able to use it as long as I wanted to at the airport and on the plane.
     
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