I play around with quite a few lower-end phones, but they’re generally not suitable for what I use them for (and the cameras in particular tend to be pretty terrible), and so I don’t spend a ton of time with them. You’re absolutely right that in the Android world these phones can be viable alternatives for many people, though.
At root, the answer is “the same things as any other Echo or equivalent”. I think the promise here is doing many of the same things, but better. There are signs that it may do that eventually, and it is an improvement in some areas, but the frustrations I discuss here detract from that today. I ordered my device for testing and likely won’t keep it.
It depends entirely on what I’m doing with it, I find. If I’m just web browsing, taking notes, watching a movie or whatever and the brightness is turned down I probably do get 10 hours. But if the brightness is way up and/or I’m doing intensive processing like video editing then it goes down quite a bit.
Hi Michael. It’s an interesting theory. I do believe Snap is working on more beyond its current app and hardware (see these two articles), but that’s not the same as saying its future isn’t the Snapchat app. It’s absolutely central to the value proposition it provides today, and also to the value of Spectacles today, and will likely remain the hub…
I don’t have any experience with the 13" version. But in many ways it’s similar. It doesn’t have all the same options as the 15" version but for what you’re talking about you should be fine with it.
Thanks for your comments. 3D is one of those areas where more RAM really does seem to be critical. You noted that Apple no longer has first party displays, but there are the new LG ones – do you just not like the look?