i need to buy a new smartphone.
Help me to choose a good device.
My budget is 300-400$
Yet it's better in other areas than those other phones.
+better build quality than those phones
+better sound quality than those phones
+better battery life than those phones
+still has a micro sd card slot
+less bloated than those phones
>Noone had a social life before a cell phone was invented.
I call my friends from home, or send out some emails when I want to hang out.
I don't own a smartphone.
>or send out some emails when I want to hang out
>shit battery life
>weight is more to the front of the phone which makes it more frequently fall onto the screen
>no sd card slot
>UI is a fucking mess
>screen is tiny as fuck
>only one menu button
>camera isn't too great
Get a nokia flip phone and an android tablet.
Posting here since kind of related.
Okay so long story short, due to some poor timing on the part of my dear old Galaxy Nexus I have to replace my phone on short notice with a tiny budget. My options are something like a used Droid Razr M for $160 or my sister's pink iPhone 5c for free. The only catch with the iPhone is the screen is broken, but I've been told that Apple can replace it for $150 and if not them, a local mall has an iPhone repair shop that'll do it for that much.
Would the 5c be a decent deal at $150?
>When I was young I didn't have a telephone, I just used letters to talk to people.
>When I was young I didn't have a bike, we should rode a horse to get to people.
You're posting shit like this on a FUCKING TECHNOLOGY BOARD.
now someone steals your cellphone. what do you do? I on the other hand.... who has a watch with an alarm, a notebook (made of paper) as a planner and to take notes, and a map made of paper will laugh all the way while you cry like a helpless babby.
>I create technology
>I develop software
>a smartphone doesn't fit into my workflow therefore it's useless and unusable to everybody
Is a device with GPS, calendar, alarm, email, notes, and a seemingly endless assortment of other features really useless? Because to me it seems like it's a great convenience. Not a necessity, but something that makes things so convenient that it's hard to go without one.
Now someone spills coffee on your handbag with your paper notebook and paper map. They're rendered ruined and unreadable. What do you do? I on the other hard, who has a smartphone safely tucked away in my pocket will laugh all the way while you cry like a helpless baby.
>Now someone spills coffee on your handbag with your paper notebook and paper map
Confirmed for never having used anything made of paper. What do I do? I put it on the heater and wait for it to dry.
Coffee stains paper. Even if you dry it, it's going to be fucked up. Just like even if I track and get back, or replace, my stolen smartphone, I still got my phone stolen. The thing is, I'm pretty sure a spillage accident is far more likely than somebody stealing my phone right out of my front pocket. And both my phone and your bag of assorted shit are both equally likely to be stolen if left unattented.
Except the screen is so small that you can't even read any of the apps, and the touch screen barely works so you always touch the wrong thing because the buttons are too small, so you can't even use the damn thing.
> Even if you dry it, it's going to be fucked up
Like I said, you clearly have never used any paper before. I pity you.
Also, my equipment getting wet is clearly less destructive than your $500 "smart"phone getting wet or dropping or getting stolen. checkmate.
>Also, my equipment getting wet is clearly less destructive than your $500 "smart"phone getting wet or dropping or getting stolen. checkmate.
How is that checkmate? Most of the stuff that's stored on my phone is backed up regularly off of the phone. Even if my phone was lost or destroyed, I wouldn't lose anything but the device itself. And considering how infrequently these sorts of things happen to me because I take care of my expensive things, it wouldn't exactly be the end of the world.
>can't even use it properly
What the fuck are you even talking about? What constitutes proper use? Throwing my phone at the wall, taking a shit on it, and trying to make it eat corn flakes?
>says the guy using the internet right now
>on a message board that runs on proprietary software
>using hardware that likely has backdoors installed
Keep on believing that you're somehow safe. All they have on me that they don't have on you is a semi-accurate real-time location. Then again, they might have that on you anyway.