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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 04:58 PM

18. I have a very old phone, android 4.4. Still works just fine. But

I have very few apps on it.

I want it to do these things:

1) make/recieve calls
2) handle texts
3) run google maps for driving directions.
4) play a few games.
5) When I get on airplanes, load the airline app for checkin, flight status etc.

I have restricted the power usage on it, at the end of a normal day I am at 80% power. This is the original battery. I got the phone 8 years ago I think. (it was not a new phone then)

I have had to restrict updates -- recent versions of google maps will crash (though they are *supposed* to work). Old version does what I need it to do.

I am also very careful with my phone -- I have never dropped it, and I don't set it down hard etc. Comes from a mindset that computers are fragile, and a cellphone these days is just a tiny computer, with a lot of little electrical connections that if fractured, can cause intermittent problems as the circuity heats up or cools down.

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