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I own two android devices, a Defy+ and a Nexus 7, and I have no use for them, and instead use an old gray screen Nokia dumb phone.

The main reasons are:

- Battery life. My Nokia holds 7-14 days, depending on how much I actively use it.

- Industrial customers: I can not enter factories with a phone that has a camera.

I thought about using the Defy+ as a navigation aid for sailing, but:

- The GPS is unable to get a lock, if there is no cell phone connection.

- The display is not readable in sunlight.

- The compass is a bad joke.

So the only use case remaining is: A water proof camera that shows only noise in dim light with a display that is not readable in bright light.

I have unpacked, loaded, booted the Nexus 7 once. Since then its collecting dust in the shelf.

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