What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Somehow still working, but yet it’s not.
Somehow still working, but yet it’s not.

Considering something to tide me over while I get my Priv repaired.

Cell radio and Wi-Fi decided to stop working out of nowhere (kind of know what the issue is), but I still got some “warranty” on it and it will be fixed some time next month when I fly out of the country.

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Currently using a borrowed-to-own Nexus 5. Works OK for the most part with some complaints:

  • Battery - flat by the time I commute into the office.
  • Wi-Fi - sometimes it would say it’s connected, but WhatsApp would randomly say trying to check messages and desktop disconnects.
  • Bluetooth - on occasion would not connect to my car, requiring a reboot before it works, but very seldomly.
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It still works, app experience is still fluid since I don’t have huge app requirements (BlackBerry Work, email, Reddit, Spotify). Some slowdowns but it’s manageable.

Current candidates:

  • BlackBerry KEYone Black 4/64GB - Expensive, that keyboard tho. Found it for C$599.
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  • Essential PH-1 128GB - I hear a lot of stories of terrible build quality, returns, but Telus is dumping them for C$460, still a LOT of phone for the money and has all the flagship specs. Arguably even better than OnePlus.
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  • Nokia 6 2017 3/32GB- Great build quality, decent price, C$290, but it’s the 2017 version, not sure about the 430 knowing the 2018 version round the corner with a much better SoC.
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  • Keep using the Nexus 5 - save money, it’s just another month out anyways before I get my phone fixed.
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Thoughts? It really is just a month, it won’t be my permanent phone. I’m too attached to the slider keyboard.

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