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muon

muon is my cell phone, an Alcatel Insight 5005R. After my Blackberry Priv died, I needed a phone quickly that could give me a 4G LTE hotspot. In an uncharacteristic but opportunistic purchase, I scored it at Walmart for $40. After some customization it turns out to be a decent phone, and I'm keeping it going as long as I can.

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Whether it's a vendor-specific power management function or a feature of Android 9 GO I have to manually start apps like Signal and FairEmail before notifications start coming in, and I had to whitelist them with adb to keep doze from killing them from the background after a period of inactivity. The camera sucks, I have to use Open Camera's full ISO and exposure control to get good pictures out of it.