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.
- CPU: Mediatek MT6739 (4x1.5Ghz)
- RAM: 1.5GB
- SZ: 5" screen (480x960)
- CAM: 5MP back, 2MP front
- BAT: 2200 mAh removable
- OS: Android 9 GO
- ENV: nova launcher + minimalistictext + hacker's keyboard
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.