One Phone to Replace Four

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. 

 The four phones replaced by the Moto G5 - HTC 10, HTC One m8, Redmi Note 3 and Windows Lumina

The four phones replaced by the Moto G5 - HTC 10, HTC One m8, Redmi Note 3 and Windows Lumina

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.

 Moto G5

Moto G5

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.
 

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