Top 10 Phones I Can’t Afford But Love

Today I quickly wanna go over some phones I don’t have now in my phone library but I wished I had! Some are pretty expensive as of this writing August 2017. But many beautiful phones in this list from good brands.

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#1 Xiaomi Mi MIX

Xiaomi Mi MIX is an amazing phone when it comes to design. It features and edge-to-edge display that fully goes up to the top of the device. This makes it stand out from many other phones. We do have a rumor that the iPhone 8 will also go up to the top which would be amazing. The battery size this phone packs is 4400mAh which sounds extremely good when other phones only has around 3000mAh.

But then again it is probably a big battery drain display with it’s huge 6.4″ size. If features snapdragon 821 which is not that impressive when the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with snapdragon 835. But I would still love to test this device out. Because of the quality Xiaomi put’s into their products. I really loved their Xiaomi Mi Max phone! The Xiaomi Mi MIX is available here.

#2 Samsung Galaxy Note FE

The new Samsung Galaxy Note FE is made up from parts of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 which Samsung’s stopped selling because of battery issues. It has 3200mAh instead of 3500mAh that the Galaxy Note 7 had.

But otherwise most of the specs seems to be the same. I never got an opportunity to test out the Note 7. So this device would be fun to test out! I am a big lover of Samsung’s Note series. I was one of the first to adopt their first Note phone in the end of 2011. Here is my unboxing of that device. The original Note’s problem was how it was too wide. So very hard to hold. But it for sure stood out! And I really loved it.

Stylus is awesome!

 

I can’t still wrap my head around why not more companies tries to implement a pen in their huge phone. The S-Pen is truly a unique feature. The stylus phone people really loved that unique feature. It stands out. And the pen has been improved a lot over the years.

#3 Nokia 6

The Nokia brand is making a comeback with HMD Global. Phones under the Nokia brand has usually had an amazing quality. I have done an unboxing on the Nokia 3 which I really enjoyed when it came to hardware quality. I bet that this larger Nokia 6 branded phone is even better. I will try to get it when I can afford it. I do wish that HMD worked a bit harder to create a more unique Android software feel. To make themselves stand out from the masses. The Nokia 3 mostly had just a standard Android experience. I want them to try to be more original.

#4 Zenfone AR

I have had a good experience with previous ASUS phones. For example I truly love the Zenfone 3, both the software which stands out in the Android world. But also the attention to design and beauty. With it’s amazing glass back. Same as I had an amazing experience with the Zenfone 3 Max phone. Which featured a matte back. ASUS has an amazing way to design creative phone designs. This Zenfone AR has a superb design on the back. And I’m sure it delivers a perfect overall phone experience.

#5 Sony Xperia XZ Premium

So I am very impressed with Sony’s comeback! The comeback started with the Sony Xperia XZ. Amazing new design! My favorite Sony design so far. Now they have released a bigger model which should be even more impressive. Sony has an impressive smooth software that I never had any lag problems with. And the battery optimize features are great as well. I am going to try to save up money so I can review the Sony Xperia XZ Premium but go watch my XZ videos on YouTube if you wanna see more with the smaller variant.

#6 HTC U11

So HTC has released the new U11 with a cool unique back! I really loved the HTC 10 but I felt it lacked something. I’m sure this one is way more cool. I have a good feel about this device. I also like HTC unique apps how they try to do their own thing. A bit like Samsung. HTC U11 is available here.

#7 OnePlus 5

So OnePlus has made a new device that kinda looks like an iPhone 7/iPhone 6. But I like it! I have reviewed the OnePlus 3 and 3T and with them I really enjoyed the fast UI and it’s extra features implemented. It has nice color theme that is kind to your eyes. I am sure this device will deliver good results as well. With it’s dual camera lens. Good thing with this phone is it features the brand new Snapdragon 835 which is same processor that Galaxy S8 is using! So real specs. Running with the same Adreno 540 GPU and latest Android 7.0. The OnePlus 5 is available here.

#8 OPPO R9 Plus

It was a long time ago I checked out an Oppo device. But they have been keeping up with making amazing new designs. That reminds us about the iPhone 7 design! But with Android of course. This phone features a massive 6″ display with a 4120mAh battery. The processor is a more humble one a Snapdragon 652 with Adreno 510 GPU. But it looks so slim and beautiful that I truly wanna test out how this device runs! OPPO has been busy producing many more other cool phones as well. Some new phones they even call “Selfie Experts”! This OPPO R9 Plus is available here.

#9 Zenfone 3 Zoom

Another cool phone from ASUS. This one is especially cool because how big battery it packs in a slim phone design. 5000mAh! It does pack a shy Snapdragon 625 processor which I’m not sure how it will perform. But camera’s seems to be decent with a Dual 12MP rear and a front 13MP camera. It also come’s with SonicMaster which is suppose to enhance the audio. This phone is available here. And I will buy it when I can afford it! To compare it against the Zenfone 3 and the Zenfone 3 Max.

#10 Xiaomi Mi6 

I have a had pretty good experience with Xiaomi except with the Mi5 where the battery turned faulty. But again remember that I usually don’t use my phones a lot so that could probably have made the battery worse. This new phone from Xiaomi looks really great. I really enjoyed their Mi Note. Seems like it’s splash resistant. Pretty small display in today’s 2017 standards only 5.15″ big. But comes packed with amazing Snapdragon 835 so should be amazing phone performance. The Mi6 is available here.

Hopefully you enjoyed this quick blog post one some phones I can’t afford at this moment but may pick up in the future. It also gives you a quick idea of potenial phones you might be interested in getting.

Best Regards,

Adrian

 

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4 Amazing Apps For Productivity and The Importance of Habits!

Today I want to talk a little bit about keeping track of habits. Some app’s that I use that are extremely helpful on Android when you do this.

 

So the first app is called: Goal Tracker & Habit List. This is an extremely good app to quickly write in a ton of habits and keep track of your current streak with a monthly calendar built in.

The second app I find extremely useful is called aTimeLogger. This app will help you keep track of how long you have been doing a certain task. And the good thing is you can have multiple time loggers going on at the same time. As well as adding a bunch of new things you wanna track. With a built in custom colour and icons available for free.

The third app that can be good to quickly get your ideas down on paper if you hate writing is a free app called Speechnotes. This app will record your voice in english and try to translate it in realtime as you speak. I think it does a pretty damn good job at it. It does make a lot of mistakes but sometimes also amazingly good translation.

I also use a 4th app which is extremely useful to get most of your ideas down in text and it’s called ColorNote. You can easily create fast notes and sync them online and you can create notes in various colours to keep track of certain topics. Very easy to use and friendly app.

One extremely good thing I have noticed in my life in how you can organise your habit life is that you first identify in a list which habits are the most important first that you should get control over. And then when you know the key habit you need to work on then just focus in on that until you have got it under control. Now you have an habit order you can work on.

Develop Chain Strong Habits!

 

I have noticed when I try to start multiple new habits at the same time I always end up failing. But if I just focus on get 1 habit down for 2-3 months until it’s extremely strong then I can keep it. And I can then start to work on my 2nd most important habit in my life that will produce a big shift for me.

What habits that are most important for you to get down is of course very individual. People struggle with different things in their lives. Also you have to find out what sort of life you want, what you feel is your true calling and try to move towards that. Creating a new strong habit people usually think that they can do it for a few weeks then it will be strong. More realistic it will probably take a few months to make it strong. If you work on it daily.

Habits aren’t really hard to do once you get into a routine. But when you start maybe you will be able to identify other things that stops you in your current path. You will bump into different walls when you are trying to do stuff in life. Maybe you thought 1 key habit you have to get down first. But a few weeks in you notice and detect another more important habit that you need to fix first.

Set High Goals!

And then here comes a very important point where you have to ask yourself if you are willing to make the sacrifice to take time to implement these new habits into your life. This has a lot to do with discipline, self-mastery and self-control. Many times people really don’t see the massive reward to go through all of this to maybe get a 10% better life.

But why not fix a vision that is exciting? A goal that is 10X higher than you have previously thought of? Many people make the mistake of making low goals and actually get them. Instead of aiming super high and maybe you don’t get there but with a high goal at least you will probably get further than a smaller goal. And a smaller goal is not that exciting to chase and create solid habits with. Not that motivating.

It’s a Marathon Not A Sprint!

I have worked out my own purpose what I wanna do in life and I constantly most days go over it again to see if there is something that I wanna tweak in my life purpose. It gives me a direction and I’m not that interested in what happens next week or next month I try to aim in for goals where I try to set them where I can be in 10 or 15 years with solid steady habits that you keep on doing for the rest of your life.

Especially when you have found the golden habits that works for you. For example people learn in different ways, some people learn by reading, watching, audio or writing down. You have to find what is most effective for you. I have found writing to be my most effective one. When I write I remember myself about the new lesson.

Never Ending Abundance Like A Waterfall!

And I also believe in abundance so when I put something out into the universe a new better idea will soon follow. Because I have made my brain empty of ideas. And it will try to make the ideas more solid. I also believe that you have to share in life. We are not independent islands we humans. We are all connected and we all affect each other with everything we do. We become what we consume and the people we surround ourself with.

A funny thing I read about the brain is that it cannot tell the difference between reality and imagined stuff. So if you read let’s say a book about the roman empire your brain can’t tell if you have experienced that in real life or if you are just in your bed reading a bed time book.

I wanna finish this blog post off with a great quote from a great book I really enjoy from a very successful man called Napoleon Hill. In his book The Law of success he said this:

Have a great day!

Best Regards,

Adrian

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