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Android Phone with Long Battery Life under Heavy Data Usage

Your best bet is likely to be to get either a smartphone with interchangeable batteries and carry multiple ones, or get an external power pack. A limited sample size survey of a number of ...
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Mobile phone used only for calls & SMS

The Crosscall Shark V2 seems to fit almost all your requirements. Almost, because with the current exchange rate (Euros to USD) it costs 101$. It: floats (water resistant) is IP68 certificated ...
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Cell phone for an 8-year old, pre-programmed numbers only and works in the UK

The only available option that I could find was OwnFone It's a customized phone that is made specially for the customer based on their order. They company intention is to provide our elders with an ...
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Android Phone with Long Battery Life under Heavy Data Usage

Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z5 Compact are about the same size as the iPhone 6 (not plus). They also seem to be the only (as of beginning of Oct, 2015) high end Android devices with screens ...
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Are there any mobile phones that can run desktop Linux?

Purism Librem 5 runs a custom distro developed by the company which made the phone, but you can run it on desktop as well, so I believe it qualifies. As a bonus, recently the open source GPU driver ...
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Phone with physical keypad and hotspot

The big issue you're going to run into is the need for a hotspot. While there are still recycled and cheap phones made by one or two manufacturers which possess the other features, it's very rare ...
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Comparison between Xiaomi RedMi 2 and Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500

In my opinion Xiami RedMi 2 Pro is much better choice than SGS4. Below I present pros for both phones: Xiami RedMi 2 Pro it's new it has LTE it has DualSIM it uses MIUI OS which has regular updates ...
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Mobile phone used only for calls & SMS

The Microsoft Lumia 430 is a nice bet. It was Nokia when I bought it, but it's just the name which has changed and not the specs. I used it for around 2 years, so I can vouch for it. Price: With the ...
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Mobile phone used only for calls & SMS

In Asia, in particular Thailand and India, there are a lot of cheap and popular dual SIM phones. In fact most people seem to have dual SIM phones - I'm not particularly sure why, but I think multiple ...
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Which are the most popular phone processors?

You could look at this: https://deviceatlas.com/blog/most-popular-smartphones It gives the 12 most popular phones by country.
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Is it possible to make a router with 4G out of a sim card, and how?

I Think you're looking for something like one of the following: 1) TP-Link M7350 Mobile Router 2) Huawei E5577 Bonus: If you're not on a tight budget here's one of my favorites the Netgear AC810-...
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What is the easiest way to share/listen to music from one device with 2 headphones?

You can daisy chain headphones, or use passive splitters, like this one I found on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088686SKJ/
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How to increase range of cellular internet?

what Robert said in the comment... cell repeater... is close. Look for Cellular Booster. Loaded on amazon, minimum price is around $130 currently. You can spend $500 easily on a good one, and ...
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Looking for a One-Button device that makes a call

You can got a cheep android for £55. This can be configured to have a singe button to call you. Use multi users, so admin user configures the phone, and other user can not re-configure. Non-smart are ...
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Making a phone call with a laptop? (with a SIM card)

As far as I know there isn't such a thing officially available. Search keyword would be "USB 3G voice calling dongle." There are some guides over the internet on how to "hack" data dongles to be able ...
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Phone with physical keypad and hotspot

Any mod capable Moto Z series device can be equipped with a Livermorium sliding keyboard mod, although as of answering this question it is out of stock from the manufacturer but should be available by ...
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Portable camera with bluetooth or some other wireless technology support

Not Bluetooth, but wifi, therefore it qualifies for "other wireless technology, the "aiball" camera comes in as a candidate. Available on Amazon, as well as a few other locations, it doesn't come in ...
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Choosing a back-up smartphone

If you want an expandable, very reliable, pretty cheap backup phone I would go with an Samsung S5. Does not have the great specs you listed but it may be alot more reliable.
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Sensible embedded board and SIM module to switch heating on and off in response to text messages

Have a look at this: https://store.open-electronics.org/index.php?route=offers/salescombopge&page_id=6 Its from a quick Google search. A plus of going with a Pi is having ModemManager (software ...
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Where can I buy a basic non-smart monochrome phone online? (long battery life)

From Amazon.com 5200mAh Long Standby Rugged Mobile Phone with Waterproof Shockproof Dustproof Unlocked Phone for Elderly People Adventurers Army Cellphone(Black) It's $50, and can call and send/...
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Wireless headset that works with PC and mobile phone

First of all, bluetooth won't provide high quality sound and using the microphone by its standard. From my research I think the SteelSeries Sibera 840 might be a good match, it can be used with most ...
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Looking for a quality feature phone, with a good camera for use within North America

I've been looking for the same thing. The major challenge is finding a good camera on a current feature phone. The best option seems to be camera phones from around 2009-2011, like a refurbished ...
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Classic phone with Linux backup/restore

Looking at your requirements it may just be easier to get an Android smart phone. You can backup your contacts and numbers to a Google Account , standard smart phones will have a microSD card slot, a ...
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Mobile phone in room missing calls

Most wearables have this functionality. The Charge 3 performs this function well. It will vibrate when the phone rings and show you who is calling and when you get a text. It has good range over ...
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New, affordable, rugged "Dumbphone" to last as long as possible

Kyocera's "Dura" line of phones and Casio's "G'zOne" line frequently ~$100 new and ~$20 used. Waterproof and "military grade" specifications for impact resistance and ...
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