New Back Cover For My Phone

Although I was kinda disappointed when I got my phone that the store didn’t have the black version and I had to opt for the white colour, I knew ofcourse that I would soon get a back cover for my phone and hence it would not be an issue at all. I initially bought an almost plain, black rubberised grip semi-soft case which came cheap but knew I would look for a better design soon.

After going through multiple choices on Amazon India I narrowed my choices down to a few. Parallel Universe, a company in Bombay that makes cases and a lot of other stuff have some really good one among which I found 3 that were really awesome. Of those three I knew I had to get atleast one of two that were very similar in design but had different colour schemes.

I chose this one that you see here on the post. It’s the Parallel Universe Stitched Puzzle PU Leather Back cover for Moto G4 Plus – Brown Maroon colour scheme with a dark blue patch. The outside that you see is faux leather thought it looks like the cover for an expensive and classy large book. Or even leatheface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre (LOL)! The inside of the back case is hard matte for protection. The other colour scheme is here. and it is blue, black and a brown patch. I think they look awesome and at first I couldn’t decide which one I would get as they are both great. I picked this one as I think it will look better with a white phone.

Bought The Moto G4 Plus

I have bought a new phone. My Samsung Galaxy J7 was only 1.5 years old but I decided to sell it and get a new one. So I bought the Motorola Moto G4 Plus smartphone was launched in May 2016. Here are some specs:

Dimension 153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm (6.02 x 3.02 x 0.39 in) Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Screen 5.5 inches (~71.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PLATFORM OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617
CPU Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53)
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single & dual SIM models
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps, HDR, check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.2, auto-HDR
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

I wanted the black one but the store didn’t have any and only have a few ones in gold and several in white. I went for the white one. I have installed a few apps for the moment and will take tomorrow to do the rest. As I sold my Samsung in exchange for reducing the price for this phone, I can’t shoot an unboxing for my Moto G4 plus. So instead here is a video of someone else doing a professional unboxing of the same phone.

Phone Change?

I am thinking of buying a new phone and selling my current one. I bought my current Samsung Galaxy J7 in February of last year and I am thinking of getting either a Moto G 4 plus or 5 plus or getting the OnePlus 2. Either of these three phones will be fine. There is also the LETV Le 1s X507, Honor 6X Lenovo K6 Note or LG K10.

Any of these phones will be awesome and I am leaning towards the Moto G 4Plus but I dunno, things could change. I won’t spend more than 13-15 thousand on a smartphone. My phone cost should not be equal to more than the cost of my laptop. Since I can do a whole lot more things on my laptop the cost of Rs.20-25k is ok for a laptop but not for a smartphone.

I know some people will disagree but that’s how I see it. I also feel that this way of keeping the cost down enables me to change phones every 1.5 years with less guilt. Let’s see, I will decide in the next few days.

Amazon India Buying

I usually used to buy mostly on eBay but I’ve recently become an Amazon convert for several things. Back in 2015 October I made my very first really big purchase on Amazon India and that was this laptop I am typing on. My Dell Vostro 3558 Corei3 15 in. But other than that it’s been mostly eBay. However I recently began using Amazon a lot more and signed up for Prime and well, I have bought a few things online. This weekend too I was browsing and going through things and I bought just a couple of things.

First up is the first Fidget Spinner I have bought. I want to see just what the fuss is all about. I also bought this neat looking football design bottle opener for my beers. Mind you I don’t have the items yet.

Amazon’s grocery list is also kinda good. My first purchases are these two 1 litre juices from a company, Paper Boat I have known about but haven’t seen in the supermarkets in my town. They have lots of products and they come in nice packaging.

Oh and I also bought these three items that you see here for a friend who was leaving the company I work for. I knew she wanted a diary/journal with a lock that you see here on the left. This one was the nicest that I could find. Then I bought a steel travel mug for her since she loves coffee as much as I do and a leather covered pencil stand as well. I also bought her a poster but I can’t find an image for that poster.