One Phone to Replace Four
I’m sure I’m not the only person who owns more mobile phones than I need because when you think about it, any additional phone compared to the one mouth you have is surplus to requirements - In my case, I owned four phones.
I had my personal HTC 10, my work HTC One m8, a dual sim Redmi Note 3 and an old Windows Phone. Each one I kept because they served an individual or specific function, instead of looking at the wastage and lack of return these devices gave me.
I knew about the benefits of a dual sim phone from my ownership of the Redmi Note 3, and if it wasn't for the Bluetooth playback issue in Android 5 (Lollypop) and 6 (Marshmallow), I would have transferred to this phone.
I knew I needed a dual sim that ran Android 7 (Nougat). Some research pointed me towards the Moto G5 Dual Sim on Amazon.
It seemed to cover all my needs to minimalise my phone technology. The phone ran Android 7 so the Bluetooth playback of podcasts wouldn't mess up in the car. With dual sim capabilities, I could utilise my personal and work sim cards in one device, separating calls between the numbers ensuring work/life balance.
The Moto G5 also has a separate SD card slot, so I shouldn't run out of storage space. When I'm away on personal travel, I can remove the work sim, and use the empty slot for a local data sim, removing the need to keep either or both of the dual sim Redmi Note 3 and the Windows Phone that really was only been used as a mobile hotspot.
And to help pay for it, I can trade in my three personal devices and have some cash left over.
The end result is I carry and only have to charge one phone that suits all my needs.