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Which would be your next phone?

grubjpeg

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2017
#1
I used to be an Android guy but after moving to iPhone 7, I am now an Apple fan, lol. What would be your next phone and the reason?
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#2
I went over to Apple some years ago, never regretted it. I have an old secondhand iPhone 4 and it still works perfectly. If it dies - the new iPhone 7 surely looks tempting ;-) Buen Camino, SY
 
Camino(s) past & future
Some but not all, and other routes too.
#3
I've just changed from an iPhone 5s to the 5se very pleased with it and the size is ideal for me.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Past? Not enough.
Future? Sure!
#5
Using Android phones since years.
Actually a Samsung S6, after several Sony, HTC and Samsung.
Nice size for my pocket.
Screen is very hard (no scratch in around 18 months without protection!).
Battery life is good, if I deactivate all useless features: in airplane mode, the GPS can run for 6-8 hours, depending on how often I look at it.

Buen Camino,
Jacques-D.
 

Lmsundaze

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2016), CP (2017)
#6
I use the iPhone 6S plus -- the big one. I got it before the Camino and it was great. The larger size makes it more inconvenient to carry but I liked it because it was convenient for everything. Of course I used it for telephone, which was good for calling ahead for reservations and some other calls I needed to make. Google maps was very helpful, and I needed it in some the larger cities to find my way around and get back on the Camino. I had the kindle app, and had downloaded the brierly maps, the village to village guide, and the wise pilgrim app, all of which I used. I also had downloaded some books and music for when I resting, and it was easier to use than than a small phone for my old eyes (70). I also used it as a camera. So, my phone was the only device are carried, and I also carried no books, no guidebooks, no nothing... it was all on my phone. I kept my backpack down to 10 pounds and if I am able to walk the Camino again will do the same.
 

Smallest_Sparrow

Life is rarely what you expect or believe it to be
Camino(s) past & future
2012: most of some, all of a few, a bit of others
#9
I was joking about the exploding Samsung phones. Our only risk as Apple users is when we foolishly update the iOS:eek:
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
#11
I heard of Google's Project Fi this year and liked the cost of the service so I picked up a Nexus 5X from them with a price break. I also liked the description of how it would work when you take it overseas (pretty much the same as in the US without having to do anything, I'll be finding out if that is true soon.) With Project Fi the phones are unlocked and can handle GSM and CDMA protocols. They charge data at $10 US per GB but essentially you pay a cent per MB used whether you go over or under your expected usage.

Google's new Pixel phones can be used with Project Fi.

https://fi.google.com/
 
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onwayhome

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Ponferrada-Santiago,(c1986)
Frances SJPP-Santiago (2011)
Portuguese Porto- Finisterre (2016)
St Michaels Way (2016)
#13
I used to be an Android guy but after moving to iPhone 7, I am now an Apple fan, lol. What would be your next phone and the reason?
Part of me is uncomfortable with the consumer pressure to update and use more resources. Unfortunately another part loves having phone, good resolution camera, gps,maps, email etc all in one device. After many years with a dinosaur phone I've recently got an Android smart phone ( mostly for the plug in extra memory) and it's amazing! Think this'll do me for a while.
 

xin loi

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked May 14, 2014 from St Jean France

starting to walk again August 25, 2016 --SJPDP to Finisterre
#14
Leave it home!

Since I finished in late September, I have received emails from a woman I walked with frequently. She brought up that she wished that we had talked more and learned more about each other. I reminded her that SHE was the one who was on her phone during EVERY break at any place with Wi-Fi and texting until 2 AM in the albergues. Never had time to talk? It was not I on the phone.
If you walked in August and September, you might have seen me--- I was frequently with the 3 guys who they used to tell to keep quite outside the cafes when we were laughing too loud while we drank beer. None of us used phones while we met and had the chance to talk and laugh every couple days. How could you text anyone when you had the chance to laugh with us? People did it all of the time.

This is your chance to experience meeting people from all over the world--talk to THEM.
 

movinmaggie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015) Scotland GGW (2017) Primitivo
#15
Three reasons I first went with the Nexus5; reasonably priced, it's sold unlocked, but mostly it was for the camera quality. Now considering the new Pixel.
 

GreatDane

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF to Burgos Sept/Oct 2014, Burgos to Astorga April 2016, Astorga to SdC 2017
#16
I carry my large iPhone in the pocket of my Macabi skirt. No problem!
Can't live without my Macabi skirts!! And back to the thread topic - I currently have an iPhone 6+, waiting for and iPhone 8 when it/if comes out.
 

GreatDane

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF to Burgos Sept/Oct 2014, Burgos to Astorga April 2016, Astorga to SdC 2017
#18
Have you seen anyone wearing the new short length Macabi skirt?
No but I've been trying to win a cheap used Macabi on ebay so I could chop my own. On my last two CF's I was the only one I saw or heard of with a Macabi. Could have sold at least 5 each trip! Had people trying it on in my albergues!
 

Lmsundaze

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2016), CP (2017)
#19
No but I've been trying to win a cheap used Macabi on ebay so I could chop my own. On my last two CF's I was the only one I saw or heard of with a Macabi. Could have sold at least 5 each trip! Had people trying it on in my albergues!
I only saw one other on my CF April/May. I think I might have looked like a nun
 

GreatDane

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF to Burgos Sept/Oct 2014, Burgos to Astorga April 2016, Astorga to SdC 2017
#20
A nun friend of mine has one charcoal and one in black!! I was on the meseta April 7-17 0r so. Was I ahead of you? We'll have to compare notes!
 

Thomas1962

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2010: Porto - SdC - Finisterra 2011: E4 on Crete 2012: Le Puy - SJPdP 2013: Camino Madrid -> Del Salvador -> Primitivo 2014: European Peace Walk. 2015: Amsterdam - SdC & Barcelona -Burgos. 2016:Norte & hospitalero
#23
I have a Samsung S4 now, but my next phone will be a fairphone.
It's an android phone which is made with as much as possible 'fair'' materials, taking care for reuse an recycling, and good working conditions.
https://www.fairphone.com

I don't have any personal conection to this company, I just like the aims.
 

rometimed

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP: May/June 2015; English Route Nov 2015; Lycian Way Oct 2015; Coast to Coast Aug/Sep 2015; West Highland Way July 2015; Hadrians Wall June 2015; Westweg Jul/Aug 2015..... ..... .... ... .. . SJPdP May/June 2020; A Coruna 2020... ... .. . SJPdP May/June 2025... .. . SJPdP May/June 2030... .. . SJPdP May/June 2035... .. .
#24
I dislike Apple's locked down ecosystem but their hardware is great. When I went on my 6 month walking trip I brought a Samsung Alpha which worked very well. I upgraded this year to a Samsung Galaxy S7 which has some incredible features but unfortunately I'll have to get a new phone soon since the whole phone is glass the whole back shattered in an electric skateboarding incident. Prior to that I was having huge amounts of fun with the fact it's waterproof. I actually was able to take it to an aquarium and filmed some stingrays in a stingray petting area.
 

Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
#25
I used to be an Android guy but after moving to iPhone 7, I am now an Apple fan, lol. What would be your next phone and the reason?
I nearly took this post down as spam / trolling but then got distracted by other threads.

The questions that arose in my moderator head when I first saw the post was "what the hell has that got to do with the camino and aren't there enough forums about 'phones already?" Exploding Singsongs make the 5 o'clock news while the camino never gets a mention unless somebody dies or gets spectacularily lost in the woods.

But you all seem interested. So I'll go walk the dogs.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#26
DogS? Do you have more than one now?

Phones are tools that can be useful on the Camino and - cough - some of us are techno freaks/geeks/nerds that enjoy that kind of discussion.

Oh, and I pray that the Camino never makes the news - too much publicity already - Keep the secret ;-)

Give doggies an ear scratchie from me!

Buen Camino Perrogrinos, SY
 

rometimed

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP: May/June 2015; English Route Nov 2015; Lycian Way Oct 2015; Coast to Coast Aug/Sep 2015; West Highland Way July 2015; Hadrians Wall June 2015; Westweg Jul/Aug 2015..... ..... .... ... .. . SJPdP May/June 2020; A Coruna 2020... ... .. . SJPdP May/June 2025... .. . SJPdP May/June 2030... .. . SJPdP May/June 2035... .. .
#27
I nearly took this post down as spam / trolling but then got distracted by other threads.

The questions that arose in my moderator head when I first saw the post was "what the hell has that got to do with the camino and aren't there enough forums about 'phones already?" Exploding Singsongs make the 5 o'clock news while the camino never gets a mention unless somebody dies or gets spectacularily lost in the woods.

But you all seem interested. So I'll go walk the dogs.

As a 'do it all' kind of tool Smartphones are very useful on the long walks. The 6 walks I did last year carrying one smartphone allowed me to shed a lot of other gear I would have brought for safety reasons. Not to say it's not important to know all the gear for certain times but a Smartphone is so so so handy as a GPS, Map, Communication tool, Info backup, entertainment backup, translator, calculator, currency convertor, calendar, alarm... I could go on and on.

Just as I wouldn't do a big walk without a swiss army knife I wouldn't do one without a smartphone either.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#28
And in a pitch a good Smartphone can replace a Camera ;-) SY

PS The free Kindle App is also very useful - you can take the whole bible with you - at no additional weight ...
 

rometimed

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP: May/June 2015; English Route Nov 2015; Lycian Way Oct 2015; Coast to Coast Aug/Sep 2015; West Highland Way July 2015; Hadrians Wall June 2015; Westweg Jul/Aug 2015..... ..... .... ... .. . SJPdP May/June 2020; A Coruna 2020... ... .. . SJPdP May/June 2025... .. . SJPdP May/June 2030... .. . SJPdP May/June 2035... .. .
#29
And in a pitch a good Smartphone can replace a Camera ;-) SY

PS The free Kindle App is also very useful - you can take the whole bible with you - at no additional weight ...
Hehe problem becomes how many pictures you take. Only 2 months ago did I sort all my photos out. Have 10,245 from my trip... still working on how I will display them lol.
 

Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
#31
OK, OK. Sounds like it was a good job I got distracted ;)

And yes SY. Dogs. We are fostering a dog from the local rescue centre. Poor old Archie can't do kennels. And we have Smeagol the Beagle staying with us because my son is in Morocco.

In between the refereeing, the pop-scooping, walkies, din-dins and cuddles I'm still trying to work, moderate, cook, eat and even, occasionally, get to the pub. If there is an App that would assist in any of this I'll be quite happy to load it to my Bell Binatone (tm) :D
 

grubjpeg

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2017
#32
One more thing, when you switched to a new phone, what is the fastest way to move data from one to another? I used to do it manually, but it takes a lot of time.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte (2016)
#33
A few years ago I decided to switch to smartphones, so I bought the best available at that time: Samsung Galaxy S3 and Iphone 4S. After a few months I got rid of the Iphone: TERRIBLE! :) After a Sony Xperia Z3, I now have a Microsoft Lumia 950 which works excellent and has a really good camera. Next one? Nothing from Apple, for sure. :)
 

rometimed

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP: May/June 2015; English Route Nov 2015; Lycian Way Oct 2015; Coast to Coast Aug/Sep 2015; West Highland Way July 2015; Hadrians Wall June 2015; Westweg Jul/Aug 2015..... ..... .... ... .. . SJPdP May/June 2020; A Coruna 2020... ... .. . SJPdP May/June 2025... .. . SJPdP May/June 2030... .. . SJPdP May/June 2035... .. .
#34
One more thing, when you switched to a new phone, what is the fastest way to move data from one to another? I used to do it manually, but it takes a lot of time.
What kind of data? The biggest pain is usually contacts and that's usually backed up either by Itunes or by Gmail.
 

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