This is more than 5 yes after buying my second smartphone. this is a 小米 Xiaomi Redmi 5A NOte Model that was used quite heavy all that time< its features were very good for me with 13 + 5 MB camera a i5 model plus 1280 x 720 and dual Simm even that i used only the one. 16 GB internal memory , 2 RAM plus added external SD memory 32GB
It was used not only as mobile telephone but much more. My standard programs were Gmail that i later stopped as i preferred to use the web version in google due to low internal memory (just 16 GB ). MY fav programs of the start time were also Xiia free edition that later was replaced with the pro version and which later was removed due to ver low memory again. In the list thre were also a PDF reader and pdf manager - Foxit - and many more that i think are not reason to write them here .
As always was fan of photographing and with this smartphone I uploaded more thjan 4500 photos in Instagram and deleted more than 5000 photos so far .
last year - after Sept 22 Instagram app made a twin cases of complete freezing the smartphone that is i cold not do anything with it , neither even being abe to reset it. I can assume the problem lied mostly in the less than free 600 MB in the main RAM (not the SD)
The nly i could do was to wait until the battery goes zero and completely stop operating > And really this idea worked in full. Instagram application then was reset losing my personal data . I then preferred to use the web version only and lower the postings
On Jan 23 we did a trip to a nearby mountain and liked to walk along a small village nearby ours. Driving there was rather difficult into a meander of a thin road and finally ending after 25 minutes into a place of temperature 5 degrees lower than Litohoron ! It's name i Old Panteleimon
the place was really something really impressive and extraordinary with its very beautiful houses of the older style . this made me to immediately take a few pictures but without checking then after shot. Because we were a bit in a hurry
After ending our adventure there ad returning back home i understood that no photos were saved except something black and only for the 2 out of the 5 shot. I tried unsuccessfully to find a better solution by checking via the menu. Neither the technicians on the smartphone office found any solution except of backing up part of the phones inner memory into another SD card
Finally the problem solved when I returned back to the city – Thessaloniki- and given to a new PC technician. He spent around 2 days to analyze the memory problems , add a new memory and backup al the data . The reason was simple :
The SD CARD is dead!
Backup was too slow that he inner data of 18-20 GB required around 15 hour to be transferred
The total cost was 25 EU for service and 10 EU for the memory
After that I have seen some mysterious behaviours:
One of the dictionaries used by the Gtranslate cannot be downloaded. I use 4 languages for offline translating together with Greek and English Any who knows me well already knows which are!
A voice recording program I use for writing my ideas does not identify well the save path I had to make a new path or directory to save the new recordings
Any other savings
are OK and the camera still works OK after so long time of esp heavy use after
4 + years