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Default OT: Problems with Moto G 6-plus Phone

On 09/06/2021 10:53, newshound wrote:
On 09/06/2021 09:06, Chris Green wrote:
newshound wrote:

I've had several Moto G phones of various models over the past few years
(currently on an 8). One had a "hard" microphone failure, two others
started showing short battery life but associated with the phone, not
the battery. In each case after something like 18 months to two years of
use. As relatively low cost phones given their performance I just
replaced them. I did divert to Huawei for a while but that was
unreliable downloading BBC Sounds files. Touch screens seem a little
flakey with either cold or wet hands. I've actually never lost or broken
a phone, but I tend to regard £100 or so as a throw away sum, whereas
I'd be reluctant to risk £500 plus on one. YMMV.

Mobile phones seem to live in a wierd "value for money" world of their
own.* If I spent £100 plus on a piece of technology I would expect it
to work pretty well and I certainly wouldn't regard it as "throw
away".

My phone hardware costs me typically £50 a year. Considering how
transformative it is, I regard that as amazing value for money.

But I don't feel the need to spend £1000 a year for the latest bells and
whistles.


Indeed, although one irritating aspect of it is that the hardware will
typically last longer than the support from the manufacturer. Even top
tier makers normally only offer three years now. So you can find
yourself in the situation of having a perfectly good handset that does
all you need, but is a walking security vulnerability because critical
flaws have not been patched and likely won't ever be.


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Cheers,

John.

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