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4wd:
This made me spontaneously laugh out, not because I don't believe this but to the contrary, admirably, I believe you 100 %, you're an expert in these questions and know what you do, even in the wilderness.-ital2 (January 23, 2017, 07:02 PM)
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I am far from being an expert, I'd be lost in any area without any form of topography, (eg. sand deserts, sea), my experience is predominantly 4wding, I am always going to be located on a track of some kind, that narrows things down considerably.

I carry a GPS to know where I am and to keep a track of where I have been, not to indicate where I should be going.

An old saying: A GPS will show you the shortest distance between your location and your destination, a map will show you how to get there without going through a crocodile infested swamp and over a cliff.

xtabber:
An old saying: A GPS will show you the shortest distance between your location and your destination, a map will show you how to get there without going through a crocodile infested swamp and over a cliff.
-4wd (January 24, 2017, 08:31 PM)
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That is no doubt still true when you are traveling in the wild.

It is no longer the case in heavily traveled areas and particularly in urban areas, at least in the U.S., where coordinates from a GPS get augmented by a large amount of information about local conditions from a variety of sources, most notably other users in your immediate area.

I still rely on maps for planning, but now I nearly always use a GPS when I'm driving, to get up-to-the-minute information about traffic and road conditions around me, as well as reasonably accurate estimates of ETA.  That doesn't mean I blindly follow the GPS advice, particularly when I know an area reasonably well, but I do pay attention and take any additional information it provides into consideration.

kalos:
Sorry but your recommendation to buy the Xiaomi seems not good.

The phone somehow disconnects from the network in the mornings after I leave it charging next to by bed. It has been a couple of mornings that they tried to call me and the phone didn't ring at all and they said that the call could not go through. However, there is no miss call on my phone. Then, I restart the phone and I get message for missed calls.

This is so crucial problem, not to be able to receive calls. I never trusted anything chinese and this comes to justify my opinion. Chinese companies, people, technology, etc are decades back, their quality is not just low, it's absolute crap.

Ath:
@kalos: Is that phone on Android 5? In that case upgrade to 6 ASAP, if possible, I had similar issues on an original Nexus 5, and it is related to the power-management kicking in too long/not waking up when needed. It went away when I upgraded to Android 6.

If it's already upgraded to Android 6 then it could still be a power management issue, you could turn it to a lesser degree/level of power management, or turn that off.

4wd:
Sorry but your recommendation to buy the Xiaomi seems not good.-kalos (February 02, 2017, 06:16 AM)
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I suggest you read the thread again, I mentioned a particular model of phone that I was interested in, I didn't recommend it one way or another - I said multiple times that you need to do the research before getting anything.
I also mentioned that the MIUI OS is crap and that you should walk into a store and buy a phone because:
a) You're using the phone for business purposes. Why the hell are you buying something that is apparently a critical use item by mail order from another country where you'll have limited immediate repair/replacement options?
b) You were unwilling to do any research on the subject.

And we still have no idea exactly what phone you've bought or the OS version it's running because of your consistent lack of providing information.

I never trusted anything chinese and this comes to justify my opinion. Chinese companies, people, technology, etc are decades back, their quality is not just low, it's absolute crap.
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Then why didn't you get a Samsung S6 or S7 with optional bonus firelighter and be secure in the knowledge that you've bought quality?

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