BLU Life One X3 vs. Essential Phone

Feb 1, 2018 9:53AM PST

It's new phone time again (BUMMER) !
I like the Android phones with the No Bloat experience .
I am not a social media / gaming kind of guy so no Facebook etc....

I've been looking at a lot of phones and am kind of interested in these phones Essential Phone  and the BLU Life One X3 .

I am confused and would like some input about my choices and maybe suggestions on other phones with no bloat.
No Spamming Please .

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As to the BLU
Feb 1, 2018 10:51AM PST

At the office we have a few of those. Nice price phone ready to do most of what folk do. The Essential Phone is not overly expensive for a phone that will get Android 8.1. They are skipping 8.0 due to stability.

That's a good thing.

Me? I carried a LG G4 which was great but just moved to a simple Moto G 5th gen model which has 64GB storage and 4GB ram which works well for me. What bloat? Didn't notice any.

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Hi Bob
Feb 1, 2018 12:40PM PST

I also have the G4 , wore the first battery out or something as it was beginning to bulge and back cover would not stay put.

Purchased the extended battery and after about a year it's beginning to show signs of the same as I always have to fidget with the cover and battery as the cover keeps trying to come off and always follow your ABC method , it seems to always need to be ABC otherwise the battery charge starts dropping quickly and doesn't seem to fit properly anymore. (slight bulging ?)

The Bloat I was referring to are the things running in the background draining the battery.

I'm looking at the Moto G . It seems a good fit for my needs also . I had Moto years ago and it was a reliable phone but slippery and cheapy /plasticy (?). The back liked to come off of it too . Maybe Moto/Lenovo have made improvements over the years.

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The Moto G 5 was so good that my wife took it.
Feb 1, 2018 12:53PM PST

And Amazon was out of stock so I snagged one from Amazon Warehouse for 212 bucks. This was the 64GB model with 4GB RAM.

However batteries tend to be short lived things. If the phone is otherwise fine why not another battery?

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I don't think
Feb 1, 2018 1:23PM PST

I'm interested in another battery , I'll let a nephew have the G4 and he can deal with that.
He'll just duct tape the cover on and keep rollin' lol.

It seem's every 2-3 years cell phones start acting up so I replace.
Years ago I had an Nokia analog phone , I think folks referred to this type of phone a snicker bar or something like that . I used it for maybe 6 years.

I'm gonna dig deeper into the 3 phones we mentioned and see if anything in particular really grabs me . the price range is right there though.

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