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Old 07-16-2016, 03:33 AM
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Default Best non-Iphone Cell Phone for cockpit?

I need to get a new phone and was wondering about others experience for in cockpit backup functions. Screen readability is obviously a concern.

Would like to hear personal experiences and opinions.

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Old 07-16-2016, 05:08 AM
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My LG G4 is very readable under all conditions I have experienced. Under bright direct sunlight it is still pretty good. At night it dims enough to not be a distraction.

Garmin Pilot runs well on it.
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Old 07-16-2016, 05:50 AM
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I'm using an LG G3 and it seems to work out pretty well.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:01 AM
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My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a large screen and good readability. I run Avare and WingXPro on it with no problems. Battery life seems OK. I don't have any experience with others.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:34 AM
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I need to get a new phone and was wondering about others experience for in cockpit backup functions. Screen readability is obviously a concern.

Would like to hear personal experiences and opinions.

TIA
Gary
I have an HTC M8, great phone, not near bright enough. Long battery life though.
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:06 AM
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Nexus 6P + Naviator work great for me.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:16 AM
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My Samsung flip phone is perfect for me.

I just put it in my pocket and ignore it while flying-------no distractions from the job of flying.
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:40 PM
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Watch out, the version of Medical Reform signed by the president makes possession of one of those a disqualifying condition.
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:29 PM
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My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a large screen and good readability. I run Avare and WingXPro on it with no problems. Battery life seems OK. I don't have any experience with others.
Second this. Very bright, good gps, one of the largest phone screen sizes. I run Garmin Pilot. Zero lag with minimal apps running. Never locked up either.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:57 PM
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Default Samsung S5

To your question. Samsung S5. Big screen. Fast processor. Faster than the S7.
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