08-01-2020 07:07 AM
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  1. Morty2264's Avatar
    I used my Note 3 for three days this past February and then a Note Edge for three days after that. It was like going back in time. I tried using an app called My Motospeak with a Motorola Roadster 2 which was purchased in June of 2012 but that dog wouldn't hunt as they say. That My Motospeak app was the simplest and most effective way to hear incoming text messages read aloud to me and then I could compose and send a reply just by using my voice. Since late-2015 when the app was no longer supported I haven't found a suitable replacement for it. Both the Note 3 and Note Edge performed as new when I used them just about five months ago. I have been planning on using my LG V10 for several days later this month. I've located the V10 and two spare batteries in preparation.
    That's so awesome that you are cycling through your former devices! Now I want to pull put my Honor 8 and see how he is faring! Great idea!

    Plus, it's good to have these phones available to you as backups in case something happens to your daily driver.
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    07-18-2020 07:58 AM
  2. bembol's Avatar
    My two are Huawei P30 Pro and iPhone XR. I can't remember when the XR came out but it was good enough that I gave up my 11 Pro Max.

    That is what I love about Apple, unless you're an addict you don't need the latest iPhone. I realized that after over 10+ years of addicting.
    07-18-2020 09:05 AM
  3. Nostromo79's Avatar
    That's so awesome that you are cycling through your former devices! Now I want to pull put my Honor 8 and see how he is faring! Great idea!

    Plus, it's good to have these phones available to you as backups in case something happens to your daily driver.
    Yes. I get a thrill out of using recent, old tech, Morty. I recently revived my vintage Moto 360 Gen II smartwatch which I'd purchased in December of 2015 from Verizon. With the Wear OS updates the 55 month old watch still has something left in the tank.

    My Note 4, October 2014, received the Marshmallow update three years ago and it can keep up nicely with more modern devices. Most of my old phones have their own story to tell.
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    07-18-2020 05:19 PM
  4. Casualballer's Avatar
    Yes. I get a thrill out of using recent, old tech, Morty. I recently revived my vintage Moto 360 Gen II smartwatch which I'd purchased in December of 2015 from Verizon. With the Wear OS updates the 55 month old watch still has something left in the tank.

    My Note 4, October 2014, received the Marshmallow update three years ago and it can keep up nicely with more modern devices. Most of my old phones have their own story to tell.
    I have seen on the internet a following of older tech users but typically they are rooting the phone and loading lineageOS or something of the like to it. Obviously you have the crew who hold on dearly to BB10 (and earlier!) phones but this is an android forum
    07-19-2020 08:47 AM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    Yes. I get a thrill out of using recent, old tech, Morty. I recently revived my vintage Moto 360 Gen II smartwatch which I'd purchased in December of 2015 from Verizon. With the Wear OS updates the 55 month old watch still has something left in the tank.

    My Note 4, October 2014, received the Marshmallow update three years ago and it can keep up nicely with more modern devices. Most of my old phones have their own story to tell.
    Wow, that is so cool that you revive old tech, not just phones! I also like your quote: "most of my old phones have their own story to tell." Brilliant!
    07-19-2020 09:57 AM
  6. mwake4goten's Avatar
    I wouldn't say daily driver but I still rock my HTC one M8 when I'm at home that's because of the handy IR blaster.. I can control my tv, hifi, AVR and fans with just this phone. The phone still works great although it works best when using factory installed apps rather than the 2020 version apps which slow it down.
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    07-19-2020 10:07 AM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    I wouldn't say daily driver but I still rock my HTC one M8 when I'm at home that's because of the handy IR blaster.. I can control my tv, hifi, AVR and fans with just this phone. The phone still works great although it works best when using factory installed apps rather than the 2020 version apps which slow it down.
    The One M8... Oh, man. I really wanted that phone. An HTC phone, really. And it never happened!
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    07-20-2020 08:34 AM
  8. Casualballer's Avatar
    The One M8... Oh, man. I really wanted that phone. An HTC phone, really. And it never happened!
    Do yourself a favor and never buy one on eBay for nostalgias sake... It'll ruin your nostalgia when you experience its non flagship experience in 2020.
    I did it with a blackberry bold a couple years ago. Enjoyable but tinged with sadness
    07-20-2020 08:51 AM
  9. the_boon's Avatar
    Do yourself a favor and never buy one on eBay for nostalgias sake... It'll ruin your nostalgia when you experience its non flagship experience in 2020.
    I did it with a blackberry bold a couple years ago. Enjoyable but tinged with sadness
    Man those Bolds have even less usability today. And once carriers really shut down their BIS servers, they'll be alarm clocks with QWERTY's lol
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    07-20-2020 09:36 AM
  10. Casualballer's Avatar
    Man those Bolds have even less usability today. And once carriers really shut down their BIS servers, they'll be alarm clocks with QWERTY's lol
    A couple years ago I was able to have basic functionality... Talk text music etc. Email didn't work and forget about any apps of any sort. I had basic Twitter functions and a slow mediocre browser. At that time I was looking for a simple communication experience so it worked and whenever I pulled it out of my pocket I got a little thrill but it really was so much less then it was back in the day. Now I doubt you could even get that level of functionality
    07-20-2020 11:56 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Man those Bolds have even less usability today. And once carriers really shut down their BIS servers, they'll be alarm clocks with QWERTY's lol
    They do make great clocks in the charging stands in bedside mode.
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    07-20-2020 11:57 AM
  12. the_boon's Avatar
    A couple years ago I was able to have basic functionality... Talk text music etc. Email didn't work and forget about any apps of any sort. I had basic Twitter functions and a slow mediocre browser. At that time I was looking for a simple communication experience so it worked and whenever I pulled it out of my pocket I got a little thrill but it really was so much less then it was back in the day. Now I doubt you could even get that level of functionality
    Today if you really want to go "detox" mode but still have some "smartphone" functionality, a BB Classic can still be useful. It's not dependent on BIS networks like the Bolds, it's got 4G LTE and exceptional cellular reception.
    The processor however, is an underpowered one from early 2013 lol.

    Think about it as a device much more capable than a T9 feature phone, but far less than today's powerhouses.
    07-20-2020 12:00 PM
  13. mwake4goten's Avatar
    Do yourself a favor and never buy one on eBay for nostalgias sake... It'll ruin your nostalgia when you experience its non flagship experience in 2020.
    I did it with a blackberry bold a couple years ago. Enjoyable but tinged with sadness
    I don't know about that... As I said I'm still using the HTC one M8... Still works great, definitely functional..I have all the popular apps although admittedly I have the 'lite' versions and of apps like messenger and twitter for performance. But other than that it works great, even Google assistant works normally. I'm not interested in camera stuff so that might not be to cameraphobes standards but overall it's still holds up.
    07-20-2020 12:59 PM
  14. Casualballer's Avatar
    I don't know about that... As I said I'm still using the HTC one M8... Still works great, definitely functional..I have all the popular apps although admittedly I have the 'lite' versions and of apps like messenger and twitter for performance. But other than that it works great, even Google assistant works normally. I'm not interested in camera stuff so that might not be to cameraphobes standards but overall it's still holds up.
    It's definitely serviceable... When it came out it was arguably a top 3 phone. At that moment in time you may have eagerly wished that you owned it because of its top features etc. Using it now is probably comparable to a cheap budget phone. Fondly remembering the unique and top of the line status and then using a ok budget phone could ruin the sepia toned nostalgia. That's all I'm saying.
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    07-20-2020 01:27 PM
  15. ezdoit's Avatar
    Oh Mike!! Never spoken a truer word.... we also like handbags!!!
    Do you have a phone for every handbag - OR - a handbag for every phone? I'm more the saddlebag type - 2 saddlebags - 2 phones.
    07-29-2020 10:28 PM
  16. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Iphone 6 with 16gb of space. I use it for my "landline" now .
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    07-30-2020 06:57 AM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    Iphone 6 with 16gb of space. I use it for my "landline" now .
    That's awesome! The iPhone 6 seems to be a trusty iteration. My brother still uses his as his daily driver!
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    07-31-2020 01:34 PM
  18. Inders99's Avatar
    My mum rocks an S3, well 2 and 2 note 4s, and 2 Note 8s and now a Note 9. Yes all at once. She is addicted to phones.

    S3 is my favorite phone of all time.
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    08-01-2020 07:07 AM
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