Sunday 24 April 2016


I've been looking through my blog posts for when I last renewed my mobile phone contract. It looks like I didn't share that event which is a shame since I would have liked to look at how I felt about the device back then.

Back in late 2014 I upgraded my LG Nexus 4 (which I'd been having issues with poor battery life) to the new LG G3 complete with 'circle case'. It's been a great phone although it became laggy at the back end of last year which I fixed with a factory reset and restore. A couple of months ago the SD card slot stopped working then this week, without notice, it began random rebooting, the WiFi and Bluetooth packed up. I tried everything to save the device from a premature demise. Sadly I failed and with the battery only lasting a couple of hours (it wasn't a battery fault, that was one of the many things I checked) it was time to source a replacement.

I was limited in my selection but I am now the owner of a OnePlus 2, a Chinese branded phone that's still fairly new to the market. I wasn't prepared for the quality of this device, the build is exceptional as are the features. There have only been a few devices (that I've owned) which have had that 'premium' feel, this is defiantly up there with them. For the record those devices were the Nokia E71, iPhone 4 and the Nexus 4. It's pretty much a stock Android experience with a couple of tweeks, which I prefer.

It's early days but so far I'm impressed.

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Eileen H said...

It does look nice, but I could easily live without a mobile phone so am very unusual in that respect :)

Mark said...

I've heard a lot about the OnePlus phones. They're supposed to be great. Unfortunately I didn't have a lot of choice the last time my phone died. I like my new phone, sure, but it is a downgrade and I can't rpetend otherwise.

The Captain said...


The Captain said...

I'd be lost without mine although I sometimes miss the days when we weren't so connected.

The Captain said...

I've been there. Think I fell on my feet this time.