After Windows Phone’s sad death, I moved on to Android. The iPhone SE currently retails for $350, which is quite tempting for the hardware involved, but I just cannot get over my dislike of iOS. It seems so antiquated, blocky, rectilinear, imprisoned. In contrast, Android’s material UI speaks to my tastes: lighting and color, with a touch of texture (mainly in dimensional planes).
So, here we are. $130 bought me a simple Moto E4 – does everything I need, except photography – but for that I have my actual equipment (post coming up on that soon). Ideally I would’ve got a Moto G5, but only the Plus 5.5″ version is available in the US, which seems gargantuan to me. The E4 was the only 5″ phone that supported T-Mobile’s bands 2/4/12 and had decent hardware for an everyday phone. Maybe the Moto G6 will offer 5″ models in the US again next year (and let’s face it, we all know by then I will have shattered this E4’s screen). In the meantime, this will do.