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More On Using the Asus Zenfone 5 - The First Week

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I was able to do a backup and restore of my call logs and contacts. Get the old Android device and the new Android device paired. Using bluetooth to transfer the backup file. In the old device open the app - Contacts and Phone apps. Go to Settings. Find and click Backup and Send Out to device. Then choose Bluetooth and then choose the new device as it is detected. On the new device, the backup file is automatically restored to its respective app. If not, open the particular app on the new device then navigate to the bluetooth download directory. Choose the backup file.
I was able to set up, enable and test face recognition on the Asus Zenfone 5 ZE620KL. Go to Settings, just click the wheel icon on the top right of the panel. Go to Security And Lock Screen, click on Face Recognition. Make sure you're in a well lighted location. Just hold the device at arms length to your face. My test result is 8 out 10 successes. Certainly fingerprint login is more consistent and faster.
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Using The Zenfone 5: The First Week

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I had a big problem with migrating to the new phone. The Zenfone 5 ZE620KL uses a nano sim. I figured I can cut the micro sim which I used with the old Zenfone 2. I think I might have overestimated my skill at trimming it. So I had to go to a cellphone repair shop for it. The repair guy salvaged the globe sim but the smart sim is damaged. I had to make a trip to the official Smart shop at Sta. Lucia annex. They had to ask some questions about my sim and account but I passed. I own this sim and number.
They provided an upgraded LTE (4G) sim with the same number for me. Thank you Smart staff.
At the end of the day I have the Smart sim 4G ready that my contacts already know and the Globe sim as backup for contacts with globe sims too. I use the smart sim for data connections. I have the wifi in the house for most browsing and downloads.
It took about two days for all the apps to migrate and update for the new phone. Some apps like the Asus email app isn't as good as it was in the old…

Upgrade Linux kernel 4.16.13 -->> 4.17.2

Arch updated from the linux kernel 4.16.13 to 4.17.2-1.
Arch is a rolling release distribution.

Asus Zenfone 5 Delivered

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The Asus Zenfone 5 ZE620KL dark version (blue), it also comes in a light version of silver. The specs in this one is Qualcomm snapdragon 636, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. 

It has excellent build quality, a front gorilla glass, aluminum glass covered back. The display is 6.2 inches full HD, a resolution of 1080 by 2246 pixels.

Now I'm migrating my apps and data to the new device. Hopefully I don't lose my data.

MyPaint

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My version of MyPaint is 1.2.1+

My Wacom tablet CTL471 plays well with MyPaint. Downloaded from the arch repositories.

Path June 2018

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1500 x 1000 pixels drawn with Mypaint.