@c1tobor, Thanks for the thorough, straight-forward information on changing my username. I submitted a support ticket.
DAY 3 of my RW experiment:
The Huawei Ascend 5W has not let me down yet. BETTER NEWS is I’ve had zero issues with the RW service so far. Calls, texts, on WiFi, on Cellular, switching between the 2…working great.
Remember when I said the Ascend 5W seemed to recognize the 128GB SD despite the fact the specs said the phone supports up to 32GB? Well, not so much. When I first popped the SD in, the phone gave me a message indicating it saw 117GB of space there…which is kind of normal to not recognize 100% of the space. I configured my Plex app to sync content to the SD card and started downloading about 10 movies from my Plex Media Server. Eventually an error popped up saying the SD card was bad, and the phone stopped recognizing the SD card.
I popped the SD card into my laptop. It reports 126GB, and I can see the files the phone put on it just fine. So I think it’s truly just a case of the phone supports up to 32GB…like the specs said. Duh. I’ll pick up a 32 and test it out of course.
I should probably start a new thread for this, but yesterday, our Moto G4 arrived and I set it up late last night. Again, the setup and activation process is a breeze–so smooth. Great work, RW! My initial reaction to the G4 was very good. I like the way it looks and feels. I shouldn’t be, but I’m always surprised by how different Android is on different manufacturers. For example, the settings menus are quite different between the 2 phones. How your desktop & icon tweaking works is very different between the 2 phones. Both work fine, but I felt slightly more comfortable with how the G4 worked. I especially like how the “all apps” feature/page works on the G4. The Huawei does not even seem to have an all apps feature. If it’s installed, it’s on a main screen window…which I guess if you install an app, why would you not want to organize it on an active screen…so not a problem by any means. The G4 has a single vertical scrolling page with all apps in alphabetical order–it’s the easiest way to find an app on any phone I’ve used.
I’ll know more in a week, but my initial reaction is the Moto G4 is a better phone and better value. Advantages of the G4 include 32GB model available (instead of only 16GB), support for 128GB SD (instead of only 32GB), water-repellant nano-coating (NOT waterproof), and I assume better after-market support for accessories, cases, etc. It feels like it’s probably a bit more rugged, but I’m not going to drop test these phones!
Only advantage of the Huawei that I’m aware of so far, other than lower price, is the fingerprint scanner. I’ve not tried it, but if it works really well, I imagine this to be an excellent feature that both greatly improves security and reduces complexity in unlocking your phone. I might give this phone to my relatively young daughter, in which case I don’t want her phone locked with her fingerprint! Mommy & daddy get to look at her phone content any time we want.
UPDATE: Thanks to folks who replied to inform me you can configure multiple fingerprints, so mom, dad, and child all have fingerprint access.
Both phones seem a good value for the $200 (or so) price point. So far so good.