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Picture and Mobile APs Issues With Cell Phones?

Does anyone else have issues with their phone seizing up constantly using the mobile aps, or just in general? Unfortunately I can not afford a GEO camera so like most use the cellphone as the camera, I am in Florida and it is blazing hot so consequently my phone spends most of the day baking, or I bake further while standing in a yard or inside a 105 degree house waiting for it to wake up so I can take a picture. I never had an issue when I was using my heavy duty Pentax..Any tips or hints how to combat these issues? I have a pretty current ZTE phone, plenty of gigs etc etc..Also taking pictures in the rain with a cellphone can be pretty entertaining too..ugh..Any affordable GEO cameras? Thanks!!
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This the only camera we use for GPS and pics, will take a 17 to 12 ft drop off a roof and works under water.

I just got 3 used ones from amazon, came with some scratches but works great.

Best camera Ive ever used and believe me Ive used them all.

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That is awesome thanks, that is affordable. Question, those cameras have the GEO coordinates etc etc on the picture? If so will definitely get one, as for the Mobile aps I gave up on them as it was too time consuming, do it old school upload the pics when get home. Now mandatory mobile check ins are in the pipeline and I suppose mobile field picture uploads are coming too..but that camera will definitely help in the interm..thanks again!!
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embeds it the pic. plus you have the option of taking a photo of the GPS you use for directions when traveling.

You get the same results.

But the Olympus Tough stylus TG 830 is the best camera Ive ever used and it has GPS and shock proof, Ive dropped of a roof and picked it up and it still worked fine to this day and Ive had for over a year now. I get the red model because is so easy to find, if i set it down or drop in tall grass or trash. which i have a bad habit of doing.

When i dropped of the roof it hit concrete at 12 to 14 ft and still works fine. plus it don't have the retractable lens which is a PITA.
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I learned when I started doing preservation that retractable lenses were meant to fail doing this work definite PITA factor..I will try the Olympus, phones were meant to talk on not be our work cameras!!
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Fm what u are describing it is over heating . Try putting it in a cool place and definitely not on your person in a pocket. I looked for a shoulder holder that would keep it secure and cool but got out of the rat race before I could find one. Best of luck
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