I have started searching for a new phone. My predicament is that I am pretty current with the field as far as #Android
phones go and see none that meet my needs.
What makes the search so difficult is that I find myself in the position of being tied to a stylus. I use my phone as my note pad, and, working in a low-tech parts store where many things are still mainly done on paper my #GalaxyNote3
has been a godsend. Instead of falling out of my shirt pocket when I bend down to pick up parts (agricultural repair parts), my notes are searchable. Having the stylus has revolutionized the way I take and keep notes.
Hearing this I am sure many would recommend staying with the #GalaxyNote5
or getting the #GalaxyNote6
when it comes out. But, there is a reason I haven't upgraded already. The note 5 has no removable battery.
Now, while some might view this as an inescapable fact of owning a smartphone these days I view it differently. I depend on my removable batteries. I use my phone too much for me not to. Notes, calls, emails, texts from customers, product videos, etc, I am always using my phone at work. A workplace, I might add that has very poor signal reception as it is out where agriculture actually takes place. Though I must say +Verizon
does a nice job getting us signal in Smallville USA it just isn't the nicest signal situation for a cell phone's battery.
I feel a definite need for spare batteries. They mean I can swap one out and keep going. Couple of minutes and you're topped off.
I also feel a need for my stylus, and having it stored in the phone is the epitome of convenient.
Alas, it seems that +Samsung Mobile
is going to make the #GalaxyNote6
without a removable battery all because they want to make the phone look appealing out of a case, a case that someone who uses their phone primarily for work, working on concrete floors no less, would not do without.
Is there a solution to this dilemma? I know I'm just one customer but I cannot be the only one.
I know I like that +LG USA Mobile
is keeping the removable battery, my only obstacle in choosing the #LG #G5
is the stylus. #Samsung
has some great apps with the #Note
series that bring a lot of utility.
It would be really nice if #Google
would make a #Nexus
with a stylus and tie it in with #GoogleKeep
but they don't seem any more interested in building a phone with a removable battery again than #Apple
is with their #WindowsPhone
I love #Android
and I love my #Note3
but I'm putting all options on the table when it comes to looking for a replacement, which I am becoming increasingly convinced is going to be needed soon.