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Bye Bye Nokia 6.1

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My Nokia 6.1 was my first Android phone, after owning an iPhone 4 and two Windows Phones (HTC One M8, Lumia 950). I went with the 6.1 in April 2018 because it was a great midrange phone for the price, had the 1080p display, Android One, a perfect size (not too big), and a headphone jack. It’s served me well over the past two years, although it’s had its wonky moments; I remember the camera app being absolutely awful when the phone first came out, and now it’s slowing down and the battery life isn’t so good anymore. I wanted to stick with Nokia but unfortunately they’re not putting out any compelling midrange options, and based on the feedback of the Nokia subreddit, they seem to be going downhill. It’s a shame to see this happen to the Nokia brand yet again, especially after they were putting out such winners.

My Google Pixel 4a arrives tomorrow and I think it’ll be a great phone to move onto after my 6.1. It sounds like everything the Nokia 6.1 was in 2018, but designed for 2020.

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Android

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A couple months ago I got rid of my Lumia 950 (RIP Windows Mobile) for a Nokia 6.1 and it’s a terrific piece of hardware. For $280, it’s powered by a mediocre but serviceable Snapdragon 630 and 3 GB RAM. It’s got a 1080p display, USB C, and a headphone jack! Having a headphone jack was a requirement of mine. I will always choose a phone equipped with one over a phone without. The bezels are kind of big, and the camera hangs a lot on shutter. Other than that it’s definitely a great phone. Highly recommend.

I do really miss Windows 10 Mobile. It had such potential but Microsoft just killed Windows Phone with too many reboots and not enough focus or attention.

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My Phone

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First off, I’d like to say that iPhones are shit and that iOS is shit. Apple is shit. I was forced to suffer with an iPhone 4 for two years and it became a completely shitty experience six months after I got it with the release of iOS 7.

A month ago I got an HTC One M8 running Windows Phone. It’s a beast of a phone. Five inch screen, quad-core Snapdragon processor, and two gigabytes of RAM. You probably think I’ve gone off the deep end at this point. Windows Phone? Who uses that? I bought it because I have faith that with Windows 10 and universal apps, there’s going to be no shortage of applications available for Windows 10 Mobile.

Going from the 3.5″ iPhone 4 screen to the 5″ HTC One screen is amazing, and I can finally play games and stuff!

I love my Windows Phone <3

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