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Forum: Touring
01-04-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

Via Play Store. I have the modified ROM model...

Via Play Store. I have the modified ROM model (https://www.cect-shop.com/en/hisense-a5.html?v=11374). I could install the app but it didn't work because Google Services isn't secure.



From what...
Forum: Touring
12-14-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

[UPDATE] I've used this e-ink phone as my main...

[UPDATE]
I've used this e-ink phone as my main phone for about a month. It is a competent device with, unfortunately, a fatal flaw -- the custom ROM isn't recognised as a safe platform by some...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

FWIW -- the technology is moving in this...

FWIW -- the technology is moving in this direction. Hisense makes color e-ink handsets (https://goodereader.com/blog/reviews/hisense-a7-cc-color-e-ink-5g-smartphone-review) and Boox has introduced...
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

Good point (waterproof). This being said, I've...

Good point (waterproof). This being said, I've toured with an S10 this past summer. It is waterproof alright, but very finicky WRT humidity when you attempt to charge it -- I mean, no rain but very...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

well... depends on how you look at it. (AM)OLED...

well... depends on how you look at it. (AM)OLED does require much more energy than adding a light in front of an e-ink display. Honestly, I do not notice any drain when reading at night (compared to,...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

Question of perspective -- "couple of dozens of...

Question of perspective -- "couple of dozens of messages a day" is a lot for me :)


No need for a headlamp -- there is a built screen front light. Similar to the recent Kindle PaperWhite
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

Actually, I do not navigate with my phone -- i...

Actually, I do not navigate with my phone -- i use a watch (Fenix 5, and now upgraded to Enduro). I go to my phone if something is wrong with routing and I have to improvise an alternative. I...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

saddlesores Thanks for the link. Looks like a...

saddlesores Thanks for the link. Looks like a great option. Incredible price point. And you are right - a ruggedized phone makes perfect sense for touring.

You write that you get 8-10 days between...
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

You may want to watch this video review. It gives...

You may want to watch this video review. It gives a good idea of the user experience.

(review here)
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

Forums and r e d d i t (spaces to confound the...

Forums and r e d d i t (spaces to confound the bot :) ) are full or comments wrt readability (i.e. OLED giving people headaches or worse).
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

Many (most?) users seem keep their smartphone and...

Many (most?) users seem keep their smartphone and use the A5 as a reading device. For example, to read/browse when in the bus/plane/on a park bench/in bed. Another interesting use case if to be able...
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

Same impression here. From what I read, the A5...

Same impression here. From what I read, the A5 gets very positive reviews, but since it is not actively marketed outside of China and requires contortions to connect to the Google ecosystem, its...
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,147
Posted By gauvins

Perhaps a better touring phone

I've used this e-ink phone as my main phone for about a month. It is a competent device with, unfortunately, a fatal flaw -- the custom ROM isn't recognised as a safe platform by some applications....
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