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The Nokia 6 is a mid range phone with the following specifications:
5.5-inch 1080p screen
Snapdragon 430 chip set
CPU - Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU - Adreno 505
3GB of RAM
Dual 4G SIM capable (All UK networks)
32Gig internal storage expansion with SD card up to 128Gig
16MP and 8MP cameras
3.5mm Headphone Jack
All metal Aluminium case
Price at purchase, network unlocked £200
The phone came with Android 7.1 and as soon as it was connected to the Internet it updated to 7.1.1 so has the latest September security patches.
The first issue encountered was that this phone uses a nano SIM card for the phone network and my old One Plus used the bigger micro SIM, so I had to get a new Sim card sent to me which took 24 hours. In the mean time I was installing some of the applications that I have on the phone and checking that all my contacts had transferred to the new phone, which despite a backup of same some had not migrated, but that’s a Google issue not the phone.
When the SIM arrived I put it and a 16Gig micro SD card into the SIM slot, the cards were recognized and after configuring the SD card as additional storage I was able to set my pod catcher and camera to save files to the SD card rather than internal storage thus leaving internal storage for apps and Android updates.
First thing I noticed over my previous One Plus1 is how snappy everything is the CPU upgrade was definitely and improvement over my old phone. Another thing is the fact that Nokia has decided to keep the 3.5mm headphone Jack which for me is essential as I listen to music and audio recordings at some time on the phone most days. A lot has also been said about the 3000mAh battery not being up to all day use and the slowness of recharging it if needed. For my use profile I find the battery more than adequate, I surf, use social media, take occasional snaps, watch the odd You Tube video and listen to pod-casts/music, Oh and make the odd phone call.
After a 14 hour day I have still got 50-60% of battery left. Granted the other night I got down to 40% it did take all night to recharge to 98% with a 2.5A charger, with the official 2A charger it does seem to be a little faster, but yes if you're a heavy user you will need to carry your charger or a portable battery for emergency top ups.
So would I recommend the Nokia6 to someone in the market for a phablet, the short answer is yes, if you need the larger screen but can't afford the high end larger screen phones this is a very good mid range option, if you need to use the dual SIM capability it might be worth spending the extra £40 and getting the 64Gig version to give extra room for updates and plenty of space for Applications as you will not be able to use the expansion capacity as the second SIM uses the space where the Micro SD card goes.
After the first 2 weeks or so my first impressions are this is a good phone and well worth the £200 price point.
First published by the now defunct 3DO Company, the game was first launched online in an early form on December 15, 1995 and released commercially on September 27, 1996 with a flat-rate monthly subscription. Meridian 59 is currently available as open source software and is being run by original developers Andrew Kirmse and Chris Kirmse.
This is the 3rd in the Amateur Radio Round Table series.
Participants in this episode are:
No agenda items had been set before recording, so we spent our time answering Ken's questions and allowing the discussion to proceed naturally. Some of the topics of conversation included:
What the licensing exams are like in the US as well as Germany.
The next Amateur Radio Round Table recording is tentatively set for November 15, 2017 at 18:00 UTC. Watch the HPR email list for any further updates on this and consider joining in the discussion if you are a "ham" or if you aren't but have any interest in the subject.
Both Caroline and I use that particular microphone each to record The Bugcast each week. Both the Samson and AudioTechnica microphones have been recommended by Daniel J Lewis of The Audacity To Podcast for those podcasters who cannot afford professional level equipment.
The cars I have owned
This list may contradict the detail provided in the episode... that's because I may have made a few errors in recollection when I was recording.
I'm interested in Astronomy and listen to a number of Astronomy podcasts. I have listed a few of these in the past when doing HPR shows about the podcast feeds I subscribe to (shows 1516, 1518 and 2339).
One of the recent additions to my podcast list that I have been listening to this year is called "The Urban Astronomer", which has a website here and a podcast feed here. The site and podcast are run by Allen Versfeld, who is based in South Africa.
To quote from the website:
Allen is an amateur astronomer, an IT professional, a podcaster, a father of five beautiful kids and a barely competent chess player. He is also the director of the Astrophotography Section of the Astronomical Society of South Africa, where he coordinates and promotes the activities of people who are far better photographers than him.
I have been enjoying Allen's episodes a lot. There are some great interviews with some very interesting people in the world of Astronomy. Allen has a relaxed interviewing style which I find appealing.
I wrote to him, commenting on one of his episodes, and I mentioned Hacker Public Radio in my email. He has subscribed to HPR and has been kind enough to mention it on a recent podcast. I'm offering you a chance to listen to one of his episodes here.
The episode is number 12 of "The Urban Astronomer", from June 16, 2017. It is an interview with Jen Millard, a first year Astronomy PhD student at Cardiff University in the UK. Jen is also a host on the "Awesome Astronomy" podcast, as mentioned in the episode.
I hope you enjoy listening to this example episode.
Released: 2017-09-20. Duration: 00:37:24. Flag: Explicit. Series:HAM radio, QSK. Tags:ham radio, amateur radio, radio, shack, equipment.
I describe the equipment that I have an use in my Amateur Radio station.
Released: 2017-08-25. Duration: 00:19:36. Flag: Clean. Tags:Internet, ISP, BT, Wireless Networking, Infrastructure, rural.
One person's quest to get a decent internet connection when the big corporations aren't interested.