Sandy Bridge Posted January 25, 2022 Share Posted January 25, 2022 Since we've already got a topic about Windows Mobile (albeit PDA focused), I thought I'd start one on Symbian. I stayed on Symbian longer than most people, until mid 2019 as my only phone system with a Nokia 808. But I must admit I don't really use it anymore. One of the major problems was that it wasn't charging as reliably (the connector being the problem), but its UI performance also leaves something to be desired once you've used a mid-2010s phone with a much faster processor. Still, it has some advantages over my iPhone. The OLED screen was really nice, including some great screensavers that have hardly any impact on battery life. Theoretically better picture quality thanks to its sensor, tied only by the Lumia 1020, although in practice software improvements since 2012 mean newer phones are better in many situations. An easily swappable battery. And some of the software was nice; the notes on the home screen were great to-do reminders, and I haven't yet found an iOS music player that I like as well as QuasarMX (which released an update for all platforms, including Symbian, last year, if you happen to need a maintained Symbian music player). Every so often I still fire it up to enjoy the OLED screensavers, and I wonder if it might have resulted in some better pictures when traveling in the mountains this year; my point-and-shoot beat the iPhone in situations with zoom, and the PureView system and larger lens might have too. But it's hard to justify taking it along as an additional device just for the pictures when I could take a dedicated camera for pictures. Desktop: Core i5 2500k "Sandy Bridge" | RX 480 | 32 GB DDR3 | 850 Evo + HDDs | Seasonic 650W | Noctua Fans | 8.1 Pro Laptop: MSI Alpha 15 | Ryzen 5800H | Radeon 6600M | 16 GB DDR4 | 512 GB SSD | 10 Home Laptop history: MSI GL63 (2018) | HP EliteBook 8740w (acq. 2014) | Dell Inspiron 1520 (2007) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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