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Making the case for more “budget phone” coverage.

Seriously, it’s time to put the Samsung Note 7 story to bed. It’s one phone, by one manufacturer.
So, I’m going to try to make the case for more “budget phone” coverage.
Right now, I’m using a BLU Energy XL. Big display, BIG battery, USB-C charging, 3GB of RAM, 64GB storage, microSD slot, fingerprint sensor. I can watch 1% uptick per minute while it’s on the charger. Yes, I replaced the launcher with ASUS’s ZenUI, and Chrooma keyboard, I imagine it’s running 5.0 because it’s a known variable, and they can tweak out more battery-life than they could 6.0, which has been promised before the year is out. I've had it for two months, and love it.
I’m using Google Drive and Docs constantly, a few niche apps, and search for work. Camera use is primarily to get a “look, I did it” photo that I email to the boss. When I’m not at work, it’s music, podcasts, and some social media. About the only unusual thing I do on this device is reading; Kindle, Nook, OverDrive, Play Books, and Zinio for Librari…

Droplet

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Horseshoe Bend, AZ

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After the storm

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