posted on Oct, 16 2019 @ 03:14 PM
I have had a few smart phones now. Three have been stolen from me if you can believe it. I've been without a smart-phone now for about 2 years, maybe
1 1/2 years. I don't miss it at all.
I did have a cheap amazon fire 7" I bought on a sale for around $25, bought 4 of them for the entire family. I'm the only one ended up using mine.
Everyone else sold theirs to someone else, liked their smart phones better.
About a 3 months ago I had a very close friend from Virginia invite my kids with him for the summer (my oldest turned 18). Took 'em anywhere they
wanted to go for 3 weeks on the east coast. They toured mostly Washington D. C. and New York, vistiting all kinds of muenems, etc. A really good time.
Anyway I digress. When they came back they had a gift he sent me, a brand new IPad. Wow, it's a lot faster than the Fire. I use my tablet mostly for
the JW Library app. I use it to study the Bible every day, and read. Oh, I just love it. And I like the Facetime App which I actually use to
communicate with my family and friends got 'em all added.
If you want a cheap and good tablet that is a little slow I recommend the $25 Amazon fire 7", they have a 10" version which is I think $100. But if
you wait for the Amazon day sales which I think are on July 15th you can get 'em for $80, or wait for Black Friday sales.
I know tablets are kinda going out of style for smartphones. But I still only use mine for reading, and for watching video. And for that I prefer a
larger tablet. I don't care much about taking pictures, and having the best camera software etc. My wife and kids are into that.
If you're like me I would recommend a cheap Amazon Fire tablet. And if you get the fortune a new IPAD is, oh really nice. Fast, good looking screen.
Can't complain. Get a good cover, and read an article online about preserving the lifetime of your battery.
Never want to let the battery run down below 50%. At 0% the ion batteries will lose all charge and not be able to charge again. So if your battery
runs out, be sure to charge it soon. If storing a tablet for a long period of time leave it at around 50% charge. And don't expose battery to extremes
in temperature, hot or cold which can lower the battery life. An Ipad life-cyle is about 10,000 cycles. I read Apple considers a cycle to be to run
down to about 50% then back to 100%. But I don't know for sure if that's true.