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Going small: how I learned to stop worrying and love the Moto E

A couple of weeks ago my beloved Nexus 6 died. It was a perplexing situation as it had been running relatively smoothly up to that point. I was browsing that other social network which shall not be named when poof! The screen shut off and nothing would bring it back. Tried various methods of restarting, factory reset, all to no avail. As I'd purchased it through Verizon and was still within the one year manufacturer warranty, I took it in and had them file a claim for me. The sales rep claimed the replacement would come in the next day, but the next day being Friday I was a little dubious. Friday came and went, no phone. Not wanting to spend the rest of the weekend with no phone, I went and purchased a Moto E.

Going from a nearly 6 inch screen to a 4.5 screen was a bit of a shock at first. It felt almost as though I was using my very first smartphone (an HTC Hero) again. But after a couple of hours spent downloading apps and setting up I grew to appreciate something I'd grown used to going without: one-handed use. It was truly amazing to hold the device in one hand and still be able touch all four corners of the screen with my thumb with little shift in grip. Also the build quality was better than I'd expected. I'd read that Motorola had done a great job but I guess I still expected it to feel like a 50 dollar phone. Nope. The second gen Moto E feels like a first gen Moto X that shrunk in the wash. All the ergonomics are familiar, from the curved soft touch composite back to the solid click of the volume rocker and power button to the signature Moto dimple. I was actually fooled for a minute into thinking the sides were aluminum, until I had to remove it to access the sim and storage cards. And unlike many smartphones in the sub-$100 segment, there was absolutely no flex or creak to the frame. This thing is built like a tank.

The software is everything we've come to expect from Motorola: pure Android plus a few additions on top. It's quick and mostly smooth all around. It starts to lag when running more intensive tasks like downloading multiple apps at once or loading multiple chrome tabs. But otherwise it performs well and even handles light gaming with ease. I loaded up Shadow Strike and noticed no sluggishness or dropped frames.

But what really surprised me was the battery life. Granted, I didn't use it anywhere near as much as my Nexus 6. The Nexus gets treated like a tablet: tons of media consumption, web browsing and gaming every day, enough that I usually end up having to plug up by mid afternoon. I cut my usage habits by about half when using the Moto E and still managed to make it to the end of the day with 50% or more. A combination of a sub-720p screen, a decent sized battery for the form factor, and my lower usage probably helped a lot. But Motorola really seems to have optimized their software to work with the hardware and it shows.

The Nexus 6 replacement finally came in last Monday and I've been back to my old usage habits. But if something befalls this one as well, I at least know I have a solid backup device. I've learned to stop worrying and love the Moto E.

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+Benchamas Resnik if you're in the US they can be bought at most local stores. Wal-Mart has them for $50.
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Is the US murder rate really higher than any place else?

Facts can always be twisted to fit a certain narrative. Always do the research to try and get a complete picture. 
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Huh. Would've thought they would use the 821.
Evan Blass has already shared quite a few details regarding the upcoming Nexus smartphones, but he's now managed to get his hands on a ROM dump from the Nexus Sailfish. The full dump has not been shared, but Evan has posted an image of the phone's build.prop which does give some visibility into the components which are used in the phone. The most obvious item to stand out if the reference to the phone's MSM8996 processor - aka the Qualcomm Snapdr...
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Verizon slowly trying to take over the world. 
Yahoo's future may be decided on Monday following reports that the company will be acquired by Verizon Communications in a $4.8 billion deal.Report...
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I am sure there will be changes. I though I hope they keep the some things the same. I'm not sure how it will work out.
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Finally some truth. I don't agree with Trump on everything but I definitely think the media has twisted things to portray him in a certain light.
"I’m sick of this race and divide – and CNN is perfect at doing that."
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Spoiler alert: no one died.
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For every single cop that oversteps his bounds, there are a hundred more like these guys. #backtheblue
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This one had me chuckling throughout. Lol gotta love these guys.
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So much for that bullet through Google's head.
I guess that bullet intended for Google's head kinda backfired at Cyanogen Inc. First reported by Android Police, Cyanogen Inc. has laid off around 30 of its staff, following an extended executive retreat. The majority of those losing their jobs are on the OS side of things, putting the future of Cyanogen's vision of a Google-less Android in question. Cyanogen himself, Steve Kondik reportedly led the layoffs, scheduling generic human resou...
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Stuff like this makes me sad. A few decades ago shooting clubs where a regular part of many schools who sought to teach responsible gun ownership while having fun. Now these clubs are vilified because of recent events. Smh...
Zoe Callaway enjoys going to the rifle range to blow off steam, help fellow University of Delaware students learn gun safety and hone her sharp-shooting skills, but lately she and some classmates feel they are being targeted over their enthusiasm for firearms.
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Great place. Staff is always friendly and helpful and there's a decent selection of firearms for rental. The facility is one of the biggest I've been to, there are two separate sides with lanes for approximately 20+ total lanes. And the attached deli serves fantastic sandwiches and potato salad. One of their ongoing deals is a date night special: 2 boxes of ammo, 2 targets, 2 meals and a lane for $50 which is pretty good considering the price of certain types of ammo. Not only is it a shooting range; they also offer a variety of classes from ranging from introduction to firearms to advanced gunfighting. All in all, one of the best ranges in the mid south.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
This is a small no frills type of place. You place your order, pick it up from the window and sit outside on park style benches and tables. The area is covered so you don't get drenched by the unexpected downpour. There is a drive through window. Service is quick and easy. And the food. If you haven't tried frozen custard, well, it is simply the closest thing on earth to ambrosia. More rich and creamy than ice cream and far more addictive.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
As a previous reviewer noted, this place isn't a campground. It's a rundown trailer park that lets you pitch tents. The bad: our campground had a pile of trash, broken glass and dog feces littered across it. No fire pit. Location was next to a busy road. Bathhouse, while relatively clean, had no toilet paper, soap or paper towels. Grounds poorly maintained. The good: it was cheap. Also when we complained about these issues they apologized and gave us a discount.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food and service were both top notch. Moussaka and chicken shawarma were amazing and the falafel and hummus were good as well.
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One of my favorite Asian food places. Where else can you get Chinese, Thai, Japanese in the same place? Granted it's not 100% authentic but it still tastes great. Huge menu with lots of variety.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great hole in the wall place. It's tiny and I mean it seats maybe 20 people max. It's literally a renovated 2 bedroom house with a restaurant kitchen added in the back. Don't let that put you off however. Food is very good, if a little bland at times. Great for any vegans, vegetarians or anyone just wanting healthy food that actually tastes good. Their Memphis bbq sandwich platter is quite tasty.
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One of my favorite Asian food places. Great variety of foods from different regions, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, etc. Thai curry is very tasty.
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