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10:06am on Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020:

New Phone


I have a new mobile phone (or, as the kids today would call it, a new phone). It's a Samsung Galaxy S20.

I can't say I've noticed much difference between it and my old S8, apart from its having a better camera so I can take better bad photographs of things.

There's some bubbling in the top left corner that looks as if it's air trapped under a surface. This leads me to suspect that there could be some kind of screen protector on it that I ought to remove. If there is, I don't know how to remove it, though. It doesn't seem to affect the operation of the device, so maybe I'll leave it as some kind of theft deterrent.

The Samsung transfer service is good enough that it maintained my don't-show-me-your-damned-Samsung-bloatware settings.

Vodafone keeps sending me texts trying to get me to do something, but when I click the link it launches into a help page that's so bad I can't even tell what it's trying to help me to do.

I don't know if the phone is 5G-capable. I should maybe have asked when I upgraded to it.

When I try to set my house as a trusted location so I don't need to use the load screen unlock, it has the precise location on Google Maps but uses the address of a house two doors away and won't let me change it.

I ordered a case for it that arrives today, so I'll be able to drop it in complete safety.

It's great at taking photos of comets at night, though!

The comet is behind those clouds.

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