Interesting to step back in time with a smartphone… (Galaxy Note Edge)

I decided to do some deep in depth studying on smartphones. I have two phones that are modern and in retrospect, not easy to work with, but stable and always working perfect. One is a non-Google Huawei Mate 30 and the other is a ZTE Axon 10 Pro with complete Google…

I rooted them both and did everything I cared to, yet I put them back original and will leave them that way. They are just perfect phones, root not needed and they serve me well as stock devices…

My last rooted phone was an Umidigi A3 Pro and Svetochka ended up giving it to her cousin from Britain while I was working in the Tiny Russian Village and she came to Russia at the death of her dad and Svetochka’s Uncle. Bad times and the phone went to a good use and now has a new life in Britain…

So….after loosing my only easy root phone and play toy to do Android dissection with….and I was a sad bear to boot….Sveta allowed me to get another phone to root and keep going with my Android escapades…

Therefore, after looking around for a few months. I discovered a Samsung phone, built when Samsung built phones for us humans to play with and not phones that are built to keep you from doing what you want to do with them…

I found a brand new in the box Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Never used before, original battery, original everything….7000 rubles. That is about $100 in US funny money. I also found a white (OMG – me and white color means dirt and more dirt. But beggars cannot be choosy) flip case for 350 rubles and once I got the two items, I went to town and worked on it…

I fell in love with this phone…

We have lost the era of smartphones that had a sound jack, removable battery, sim card replacement under the back cover, SD card installation the same as the sim and very very easy to work on and replace parts as needed. Those days are gone and I have had great memories brought back by this phone…

It is interesting that when I bought the phone, the store worried about that the battery would be worthless and refused to sell until I acknowledged verbally and in a written message format that the original battery would most likely be toast and worthless. I said, “Okay Dokey!” Then waited until the phone was in hand to worry about the battery. I hugged and sweet talked the battery with a trickle charger and then with a fast charger and she woke up and decided she found a new home….the phone had set boxed on a shelf since 2014 and that means she is 8 years old right now…

This device is still fantastic in 2022. It’s way better than any budget phone. Display is simply exceedingly gorgeous, battery life is okay par to the era, camera not too shabby and performance is great actually. Too bad Samsung isn’t as innovative as it was many years ago….only exception about the phone is software and or the inability to utilize new Android versions, unless “”rooted””….this is the phone that started the curved edges….this phone is so easy to root and to top it all off, you can have a smorgasbord of things to play with software wise…

Oh there is that “rooted” statement and what I said above is why rooting is so important and why companies that sell smartphones hate the term rooted….they want you to buy a new phone every year or so and that is not right…

WtR

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.